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

    Series 58.1 - Pasión de las Pasiones with Brandon Leon-Gambetta and Elsbeth Denman (Creation)

    Series 58.1 - Pasión de las Pasiones with Brandon Leon-Gambetta and Elsbeth Denman (Creation)

    Welcome to the first episode of our Pasión de las Pasiones series, everyone! In this series we have the game's designer, Brandon Leon-Gambetta (he/him) joining us with his good friend, and Magpie Games GM Elsbeth Denman (she/her) to look at this phenomenal Powered by the Apocalypse game about playing out your very own Telenovela. In this episode, we learn all about the game and get into some really fantastic discussions that, somehow, left us no time to actually start creating our characters yet! But trust us, you'll want to listen to this episode for the discussion, as it leads into some brilliant character creation in the next episode.
    Character Creation Cast Patreon
    https://patreon.com/charactercreationcast
    Announcements:

    Pre-Order Pasión de las Pasiones!:

    https://magpiegames.com/pages/pasion?m

    Girl Scout Cookies!:

    https://cookies.charactercreationcast.com/

    Undying Bonds Session 2:

    https://www.patreon.com/posts/undying-bonds-2-77740925

    Leave us reviews in any, or all, of these places:
    Character Creation Cast on Apple Podcasts (The best place to leave reviews for us)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/character-creation-cast/id1363822066?mt=2&ls=1
    Character Creation Cast on Podchaser
    https://podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCast
    Guests and Projects:
    Brandon Leon-Gambetta @bleongambetta

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/bleongambetta


    Website: https://brandonleongambetta.com


    Itch.io: https://bleongambetta.itch.io/



    Elsbeth Denman @elsbethdz

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elsbethdz/


    Dark Valley: https://darkvalleypod.com


    Magpie Games Curated Play: https://magpiegames.com/pages/elsbeth



    Stop, Hack and Roll @StopHackAndRoll

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/stophackandroll


    Website: https://stop-hack-and-roll-podcast.pinecast.co/


    Games/Tools discussed this episode:
    Pasión de las Pasiones:
    Website: https://magpiegames.com/pages/pasion?m

    Timestamps:

    00:01:24 - Announcements

    00:09:09 - What's in a Game? - Core Concept

    00:13:44 - What is the setting for this game?

    00:18:43 - What materials do we need to play?

    00:28:25 - What stories and themes is this game meant to play?

    00:33:54 - What makes the game unique and roll with questions?

    00:43:55 - What sorts of thigns do characters do in this game?

    01:05:50 - What else is unique about Pasion de las Pasiones?

    01:11:24 - History for PdlP

    01:26:44 - Terms and Concepts

    01:35:29 - Call to Action

    01:44:00 - Credits

    Music:

    Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by Kevin MacLeod

    Clip 1: There It Is by Kevin MacLeod

    Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/4519-there-it-is
    License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
    Clip 2: Catalina by True Genesis
    From SoundStripe: https://app.soundstripe.com/songs/8030
    Main Theme: Hero (Remix) (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by Steve Combs
    Our Podcast:
    Character Creation Cast:

    Website: https://www.charactercreationcast.com


    Twitter: @CreationCast (https://twitter.com/CreationCast)

    Discord: https://discord.charactercreationcast.com/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creationcast/


    Tumblr: https://creationcast.tumblr.com/


    Amelia Antrim:

    Twitter: @gingerreckoning (https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning)

    Mastodon: @gingerreckoning@dice.camp (https://dice.camp/@gingerreckoning)

    Ryan Boelter:

    Twitter: @lordneptune (https://twitter.com/lordneptune)

    Mastodon: @lordneptune@dice.camp (https://dice.camp/@lordneptune)

    Our Network:
    https://oneshotpodcast.com

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    • 1 hr 49 min
    C3 2022 Retrospective - Part 3

    C3 2022 Retrospective - Part 3

    Join our hosts, Amelia Antrim and Ryan Boelter, as they take a look back at 2022 in this special bonus series! In this episode we talk about our favorite things as well as what we're looking forward to in this new year!
    Character Creation Cast Patreon
    https://patreon.com/charactercreationcast
    Announcements:

    Newsletter Signups!

    https://newsletter.charactercreationcast.com

    Assist with Mr. Peaches’ final expenses:

    https://paypal.me/lordneptune

    One Shot Network Bad Ads Reporting Form:

    https://bit.ly/osnbadads

    Leave us reviews in any, or all, of these places:
    Character Creation Cast on Apple Podcasts (The best place to leave reviews for us)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/character-creation-cast/id1363822066?mt=2&ls=1
    Character Creation Cast on Podchaser
    https://podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCast
    Timestamps:

    00:00:00 - Announcements

    00:01:09 - Introductions

    00:01:40 - Favorite Game of 2022

    00:08:15 - Favorite Characters of 2022

    00:13:57 - Favorite Moments with Guests in 2022

    00:22:16 - Favorite Mechanic of 2022

    00:28:29 - Favorite World Building Detail of 2022

    00:37:48 - Favorite Behind the Scenes Thing in 2022

    00:50:02 - What are we looking forward to in 2023?

    01:03:24 - What is one non-podcast thing we're looking forward to in 2023?

    01:09:33 - Podcast Recommendations

    01:16:49 - Episode Closer

    01:20:26 - Call to Action

    01:28:00 - Credits

    01:29:54 - Outtakes

    Music:

    Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by Kevin MacLeod

    Main Theme: Hero (Remix) (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by Steve Combs

    Our Podcast:
    Character Creation Cast:

    Website: https://www.charactercreationcast.com


    Twitter: @CreationCast (https://twitter.com/CreationCast)

    Discord: https://discord.charactercreationcast.com/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creationcast/


    Tumblr: https://creationcast.tumblr.com/


    Amelia Antrim:
    Twitter: @gingerreckoning (https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning)
    Ryan Boelter:
    Twitter: @lordneptune (https://twitter.com/lordneptune)
    Our Network:
    https://oneshotpodcast.com

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    C3 2022 Retrospective - Clip Show

    C3 2022 Retrospective - Clip Show

    Enjoy these clips from each of our series this last year. We had a lot of fun listening to these as we prepped for the Retrospective series, so we are presenting them to you so you may enjoy them as well!
    Character Creation Cast Patreon
    https://patreon.com/charactercreationcast
    Announcements:

    Assist with Mr. Peaches’ final expenses:

    https://paypal.me/lordneptune

    One Shot Network Bad Ads Reporting Form:

    https://bit.ly/osnbadads

    Leave us reviews in any, or all, of these places:
    Character Creation Cast on Apple Podcasts (The best place to leave reviews for us)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/character-creation-cast/id1363822066?mt=2&ls=1
    Character Creation Cast on Podchaser
    https://podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCast
    Music:
    Main Theme: Hero (Remix) (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by Steve Combs
    Our Podcast:
    Character Creation Cast:

    Website: https://www.charactercreationcast.com


    Twitter: @CreationCast (https://twitter.com/CreationCast)

    Discord: https://discord.charactercreationcast.com/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creationcast/


    Tumblr: https://creationcast.tumblr.com/


    Amelia Antrim:
    Twitter: @gingerreckoning (https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning)
    Ryan Boelter:
    Twitter: @lordneptune (https://twitter.com/lordneptune)
    Our Network:
    https://oneshotpodcast.com

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    C3 2022 Retrospective - Part 2

    C3 2022 Retrospective - Part 2

    Join our hosts, Amelia Antrim and Ryan Boelter, as they take a look back at 2022 in this special bonus series! In this episode, we discuss the games covered in our primary series releases between September and December as well as all of the Character Creation Spotlight episodes we released this year, with a little mention of our Q&A bonus series as well!
    Character Creation Cast Patreon
    https://patreon.com/charactercreationcast
    Announcements:

    Assist with Mr. Peaches’ final expenses:

    https://paypal.me/lordneptune

    One Shot Network Bad Ads Reporting Form:

    https://bit.ly/osnbadads

    Leave us reviews in any, or all, of these places:
    Character Creation Cast on Apple Podcasts (The best place to leave reviews for us)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/character-creation-cast/id1363822066?mt=2&ls=1
    Character Creation Cast on Podchaser
    https://podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCast
    Timestamps:

    00:00:00 - Announcements

    00:01:15 - Recap

    00:01:33 - The One Ring

    00:05:53 - Delta Green

    00:09:56 - Sleepaway

    00:15:30 - Ryuutama

    00:23:28 - Deimos Academy

    00:26:27 - Yazeba's Bed and Breakfast

    00:28:32 - Broken

    00:36:38 - I Have the High Ground

    00:41:47 - Rebels of the Outlaw Wastes

    00:46:32 - Q&A Series

    00:47:25 - Episode Closer

    00:48:40 - Call to Action

    00:57:31 - Credits

    Music:

    Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by Kevin MacLeod

    Main Theme: Hero (Remix) (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by Steve Combs

    Our Podcast:
    Character Creation Cast:

    Website: https://www.charactercreationcast.com


    Twitter: @CreationCast (https://twitter.com/CreationCast)

    Discord: https://discord.charactercreationcast.com/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creationcast/


    Tumblr: https://creationcast.tumblr.com/


    Amelia Antrim:
    Twitter: @gingerreckoning (https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning)
    Ryan Boelter:
    Twitter: @lordneptune (https://twitter.com/lordneptune)
    Our Network:
    https://oneshotpodcast.com

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 3 min
    C3 2022 Retrospective - Part 1

    C3 2022 Retrospective - Part 1

    Join our hosts, Amelia Antrim and Ryan Boelter, as they take a look back at 2022 in this special bonus series! In this episode, we discuss the games covered in our primary series releases between January and August!
    Character Creation Cast Patreon
    https://patreon.com/charactercreationcast
    Announcements:

    One Shot Network Bad Ads Reporting Form:

    https://bit.ly/osnbadads

    Leave us reviews in any, or all, of these places:
    Character Creation Cast on Apple Podcasts (The best place to leave reviews for us)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/character-creation-cast/id1363822066?mt=2&ls=1
    Character Creation Cast on Podchaser
    https://podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCast
    Timestamps:

    00:00:00 - Announcements

    00:01:07 - Introduction

    00:03:12 - Trash Mob!

    00:08:09 - Thirsty Sword Lesbians

    00:14:14 - Kids on Brooms

    00:20:09 - Marvel Super Heroes

    00:26:52 - Dungeons & Dragons 5E Supplements

    00:32:06 - Alchemistresses

    00:37:12 - Under the Neighborhood

    00:44:50 - Nova/Lumen

    00:48:31 - Call to Action

    00:57:12 - Credits

    Music:

    Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by Kevin MacLeod

    Main Theme: Hero (Remix) (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by Steve Combs

    Our Podcast:
    Character Creation Cast:

    Website: https://www.charactercreationcast.com


    Twitter: @CreationCast (https://twitter.com/CreationCast)

    Discord: https://discord.charactercreationcast.com/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creationcast/


    Tumblr: https://creationcast.tumblr.com/


    Amelia Antrim:
    Twitter: @gingerreckoning (https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning)
    Ryan Boelter:
    Twitter: @lordneptune (https://twitter.com/lordneptune)
    Our Network:
    https://oneshotpodcast.com

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Series 57.3 - Ryuutama with Amber Seger [Tabletop Babble] (Discussion)

    Series 57.3 - Ryuutama with Amber Seger [Tabletop Babble] (Discussion)

    Welcome to the final episode of our Ryuutama series, everyone! This series we have Amber Seger from the Tabletop Babble and Shapeshift podcasts, joining us to discuss and create characters for Ryuutama by Atsuhiro Okada, a cozy game about travel in a fantasy world. This episode we have an excellent discussion with Amber about character sheets and accessibility, talk about how the process went with the character creation, and try to make sense of everything in our fanfic segment!
    Character Creation Cast Patreon
    https://patreon.com/charactercreationcast
    Announcements:

    Regarding Ads on the network:

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/1tiUCVvh9HJSV0I6vH5fNS?si=245d84e493b64829

    One Shot Network Bad Ads Reporting Form:

    https://bit.ly/osnbadads

    One Shot Network Patreon:

    https://www.patreon.com/oneshotpodcast

    Leave us reviews in any, or all, of these places:
    Character Creation Cast on Apple Podcasts (The best place to leave reviews for us)
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/character-creation-cast/id1363822066?mt=2&ls=1
    Character Creation Cast on Podchaser
    https://podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCast
    Guests and Projects:
    Amber Seger @rocketorca

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/rocketorca


    Website: https://rocketorca.com



    Tabletop Babble @TableTopBabble

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TableTopBabble


    Website: https://geekspective.com/show/table-top-babble/



    Shapeshift

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shapeshiftcast


    Website: https://geekspective.com/show/shapeshift/


    Games/Tools discussed this episode:
    Ryuutama:

    Website: 

    DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/161432/Ryuutama?affiliate_id=1601603


    Timestamps:

    00:00:00 - Announcements

    00:01:48 - Reintroductions

    00:05:43 - D20 for your thoughts?

    00:08:28 - What makes for a really great character creation system?

    00:10:58 - Let's talk about these character sheets.

    00:32:06 - How does the character creation of Ryuutama stack up to other systems?

    00:39:53 - Favorite part of character creation?

    00:41:58 - Fanfic!

    00:59:28 - Take it up a level!

    01:06:28 - Final thoughts about Ryuutama

    01:12:04 - Episode Closer

    01:14:41 - Call to Action

    01:23:49 - Credits

    01:25:44 - Outtakes

    Music:

    Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by Kevin MacLeod

    Clip 1: TableTop Babble Theme Music

    Clip 2: Shapeshift Theme Music

    Main Theme: Hero (Remix) (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by Steve Combs

    Our Podcast:
    Character Creation Cast:

    Website: https://www.charactercreationcast.com


    Twitter: @CreationCast (https://twitter.com/CreationCast)

    Discord: http://discord.charactercreationcast.com/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creationcast/


    Tumblr: https://creationcast.tumblr.com/


    Amelia Antrim:
    Twitter: @gingerreckoning (https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning)
    Ryan Boelter:
    Twitter: @lordneptune (https://twitter.com/lordneptune)
    Our Network:
    https://oneshotpodcast.com

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Gingerreckoning ,

The best show

This podcast has two excellent cohosts who have some of the best chemistry in podcasting. It is great to hear them become better and better friends over the course of the show. The discussions are always lively and informative, the guests always offer brilliant insights, and the games they cover show the depth and breadth of the TTRPG hobby. They have so much helpful advice on making your home games as great as possible, and the deep dives into game design and the relationship between mechanics and narrative is fascinating. Character creation is usually the first contact people have with a game but so many actual play shows don’t share their process. This is a niche that definitely needed to be filled and they do a fantastic job!

badgerfish7 ,

Character

Good show!!! From:Nate

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.

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