80 episodes

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 and Ryan Boelter

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    • 4.7, 44 Ratings

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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

PowerOfFriendship ,

A Must-Listen for Any RPG Fan

Character Creation Cast is low-key one of the deepest, most effective, dives into the game design space there is. Creating characters is often the first experience players have with an RPG, yet it’s something that goes overlooked more than it should. This show shines a light directly on this vital aspect in a friendly, fun, and engaging way.

Amelia and Ryan’s calming presence, easy rapport, and effortless positivity makes them downright delightful guides! With the addition of a guest (often the game’s creator or long-time player), they show you how the process works (or doesn’t), how characters interact with and support the mechanics, and how you can build a nuanced, three-dimensional character who’s living their best life.

The guests, creators, and games Amelia and Ryan showcase are also impeccable. You will learn invaluable design concept like the Eight Kinds of Fun from Jim McClure, learn about wonderful people/podcasts like The Magpies and Play/Test, and learn about amazing games like Descent into Midnight, which I sought out based on their recommendation (I was the sentient feeling of letting go of a regret, we all cried, it was amazing).

If you’re a fan of RPGs, Character Creative Cast is a must-listen.

Eyolo ,

Oops all character creation!

Ever get tired of all the playing games on actual plays?

Miss the early honeymoon period of meeting new characters to love?

Well do I have the podcast for you! Tune in to what one listener (me) refers to as the "speed dating of actual play podcasts" to meet a constant rotation of new characters made by fun people and learn about some cool games in the process. (but mostly the constant stream of new character energy thing).

*slaps hood* This baby can hold SO MANY CHARACTERS!!!

Eezy_Peezy ,

v good, 5/5, would listen again

I've thoroughly enjoyed listening to the Character Creation Cast since its inception. Every episode introduces me to a new system or actual play podcast I should be checking out: Blades in the Dark and the Magpies being a prime example! I also really appreciate the Character Evolution Casts, where Amelia and Ryan break from their normal format to discuss tips and tricks for Players to improve their gaming experience. Thank you for all you do!

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