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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.

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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 39.1 - Chimera with Amr Ammourazz and Ryan Boelter [Designer] (Discussion)

    Series 39.1 - Chimera with Amr Ammourazz and Ryan Boelter [Designer] (Discussion)

    Welcome to the first episode of Series 39, everyone! This series, we’re finally tackling the game that Ryan has been talking about for ages, Chimera, a Powered by the Apocalypse game that allows you to blend genres together and create unique worlds and people. Today, Ryan takes a backseat as a guest along with co-designer Amr Ammourazz, while Senda from Panda’s Talking Games, Gnome Stew and She’s a Super Geek takes over co-host duties with Amelia! We’ll be discussing what this game is all about and then dive into world building before we figure out what characters we’re going to be making together!

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Series 38.3 - Blue Planet: Recontact with Jeff Barber [Designer] (Discussion)

    Series 38.3 - Blue Planet: Recontact with Jeff Barber [Designer] (Discussion)

    Welcome to the final episode of Series 38! This series we welcome Jeff Barber back to the studio to cover the brand new version of a game we covered 32 series ago, Blue Planet: Recontact, a sci-fi game about life on an alien, ocean world. This episode we have some remarkable discussion about the character creation process as well as some very insightful design discussion! Also, make sure to check the show notes for the Blue Planet Kickstarter page as well as the #Reviews4Good campaign that Podchaser is doing this whole month of April! And don’t forget to stick around for the super sized outtakes!

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Series 38.2 - Blue Planet: Recontact with Jeff Barber [Designer] (Creation Continued)

    Series 38.2 - Blue Planet: Recontact with Jeff Barber [Designer] (Creation Continued)

    Welcome to the second episode of Series 38! This series we welcome Jeff Barber back to the studio to cover the brand new version of a game we covered 32 series ago, Blue Planet: Recontact, a sci-fi game about life on an alien, ocean world. This episode we finish creating our characters!! Also, make sure to check the show notes for the Blue Planet Kickstarter page as well as the #Reviews4Good campaign that Podchaser is doing this whole month of April!

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Series 38.1 - Blue Planet: Recontact with Jeff Barber [Designer] (Creation)

    Series 38.1 - Blue Planet: Recontact with Jeff Barber [Designer] (Creation)

    Welcome to the first episode of Series 38! This series we welcome Jeff Barber back to the studio to cover the brand new version of a game we covered 32 series ago, Blue Planet: Recontact, a sci-fi game about life on an alien, ocean world. This episode we find out what this game is all about and start diving into the character creation process! Also, make sure to check the show notes for the Kickstarter page as well as the #Reviews4Good campaign that Podchaser is doing this whole month of April!

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Series 37.3 - You Are The Dungeon with Tracy Barnett [Designer] (Discussion)

    Series 37.3 - You Are The Dungeon with Tracy Barnett [Designer] (Discussion)

    Welcome to the final episode for series 37! We welcome back Tracy Barnett and discuss how the character creation process went for their new game, You Are The Dungeon, a solo journaling game about creating a dungeon and dealing with the adventurers that wander into your walls. In this episode we dive deep into discussion about this unique game, learn a bit about its sequel game, You Are the Tavern, and enjoy some outtakes at the very end!

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Series 37.2 - You Are The Dungeon with Tracy Barnett [Designer] (Creation Continued)

    Series 37.2 - You Are The Dungeon with Tracy Barnett [Designer] (Creation Continued)

    Welcome to the second episode for series 37! We welcome back Tracy Barnett and finish creating characters for their new game, You Are The Dungeon, a solo journaling game about creating a dungeon and dealing with the adventurers that wander into your walls. In this episode we actually play a full round of this game and figure out what horrors exist within our walls!

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

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66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Buccaneerpaul ,

Love it

I’ve been playing RPGs since I was 10 and have always loved seeking out new and interesting games. This podcast has introduced me to so many fantastic games and gaming concepts. The hosts are wonderful and it’s a delight every week. Thanks for the show!

bertbert612 ,

Good podcast

Informative

Brick Steelhead ,

CharGen front to back

CCC is the in-depth show you need covering the one of the best parts of playing TTRPGs: cooking up the peoples.

Where every tired, unedited, tryhard "actual play" skips this wonderful step, CCC goes hard in the other direction to show how players (and the designers who love them) make CharGen simultaneously work as:
- setting the foundation for the great story the group will telll
- a primer on the rules and setting
- a mini-game of its own.

Your hosts Amelia and Ryan are compassionate and caring, which I also do not hate.

A wish for the show to go from "great" to "greater": let's get some older games in here that also have wild and wonderful character creation systems! Where's the ep on GAMMA WORLD 7e, WFRP 3e, ECLIPSE PHASE, Conan 2d20, INTO THE ODD, et cetera et cetera? Drag in passionate fans as co-hosts if you have to! (I volunteer as tribute.)

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