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Join Amelia and Ryan on a journey to create characters in many different role playing game systems with guests from across the industry.

Character Creation Cast Amelia Antrim, Ryan Boelter

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    • 4.7 • 73 Ratings

Join Amelia and Ryan on a journey to create characters in many different role playing game systems with guests from across the industry.

    Character Creation Spotlight - E19 - Rebels of the Outlaw Wastes with Banana Chan and Michael Addison [Designers]

    Character Creation Spotlight - E19 - Rebels of the Outlaw Wastes with Banana Chan and Michael Addison [Designers]

    Welcome to a bonus Spotlight episode, everyone! This episode we have Michael Addison and Banana Chan joining us to discuss and create characters for Rebels of the Outlaw Wastes, a game where you play in a rock-n-roll dystopia as misfit outlaws that fight the Powers That Be! Kickstarting October 4th, 2022!

    • 2 hr 3 min
    Series 54.3 - The One Ring with Stef Midlock and James Pierson [Athrabeth Podcast] (Discussion)

    Series 54.3 - The One Ring with Stef Midlock and James Pierson [Athrabeth Podcast] (Discussion)

    Welcome to the final episode of our The One Ring series, everyone! This series we have Stef Midlock and James Pierson from the Athrabeth Podcast joining us to discuss and create characters for The One Ring 2nd Edition, the official Lord of the Rings RPG by Free League Publishing! This episode we discuss the process and get into some really great fanfic!

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Series 54.2 - The One Ring with Stef Midlock and James Pierson [Athrabeth Podcast] (Creation Continued)

    Series 54.2 - The One Ring with Stef Midlock and James Pierson [Athrabeth Podcast] (Creation Continued)

    Welcome to the second episode of our The One Ring series, everyone! This series we have Stef Midlock and James Pierson from the Athrabeth Podcast joining us to discuss and create characters for The One Ring 2nd Edition, the official Lord of the Rings RPG by Free League Publishing! This episode we finish creating our characters and establish our own fellowship!

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Series 54.1 - The One Ring with Stef Midlock and James Pierson [Athrabeth Podcast] (Creation)

    Series 54.1 - The One Ring with Stef Midlock and James Pierson [Athrabeth Podcast] (Creation)

    Welcome to the first episode of our The One Ring series, everyone! This series we have Stef Midlock and James Pierson from the Athrabeth Podcast joining us to discuss and create characters for The One Ring 2nd Edition, the official Lord of the Rings RPG by Free League Publishing! This episode we learn what the game is all about, a bit about Tolkien lore, and we start creating our characters!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Series 53.3 - Nova/Lumen with Spencer Campbell [Designer] (Discussion)

    Series 53.3 - Nova/Lumen with Spencer Campbell [Designer] (Discussion)

    Welcome to the final part of our Nova/Lumen series, everyone! This series we have Spencer Campbell joining us to showcase his fast-paced, action heavy RPG, Nova, a rules-lite tabletop RPG in a world where the sun exploded, and humanity struggles to hold onto what little light they have left. In this episode, we discuss the character creation process, pick Spencer’s brain about character creation, and dive into some phenomenal fanfic!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Series 53.2 - Nova/Lumen with Spencer Campbell [Designer] (Creation Continued)

    Series 53.2 - Nova/Lumen with Spencer Campbell [Designer] (Creation Continued)

    Welcome to the second part of our Nova/Lumen series, everyone! This series we have Spencer Campbell joining us to showcase his fast-paced, action heavy RPG, Nova, a rules-lite tabletop RPG in a world where the sun exploded, and humanity struggles to hold onto what little light they have left. In this episode, finish our characters and find out a lot more about our world with some collaborative world building!

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

somethingaboutmaps ,

Thoughtful and Entertaining

Prior to finding this show, I assumed I was a bit unusual in thinking that character creation was the best part of RPGs (in fact I made characters for several years before playing my first game). It's nice to find others with the same passion. However, this is not merely a show about describing compelling & entertaining characters (though Amelia & Ryan are certainly skilled at coming up with those) — character creation serves as a lens through which they and their guests break down how a system ticks, and how the fun has been intentionally made. It's been an unexpected education in game design theory. And it comes with the bonus that it's brought to me by fellow Wisconsinites.

In recent months I've been rapidly binging my way through the archive, and while I'm starting to run out of material, I've hopefully timed this review such that I can hear it on air by the time I catch up to the present.

phopkins ,

Lovely, Insightful Show

I love learning about new games from this show because they take the time to really talk about the character creation process and how it fits in with the game. Amelia and Ryan are a treat to listen to, and have a warm dynamic that’s so inviting to hear.

Oldest newbie ,

Fun way to explore new games

Even though they had trouble answering my unusual question in their question and answer episode I am impressed that they tried.
This is the best podcast to find out about new games and see if the game fits your desires.

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