Creation

Series 4.2 - L5R 4E with Tanner Clausen (Creation Continued)

On today’s episode we sit down with Tanner Clausen, GM on the Shadow of the Cabal podcast, to finish create characters for the game that is played on that podcast, Legend of the Five Rings 4th Edition.

 

Timestamps:

00:00:00 - Announcements

00:03:09 - Recap

00:03:40 - Ryan’s Advantages

00:12:07 - Amelia’s Advantages

00:15:16 - Tanner’s Advantages

00:16:09 - Tanner’s Disadvantages

00:19:19 - Ryan’s Last Advantage and Disadvantages

00:25:18 - Amelia’s Disadvantages

00:29:26 - Spending XP on Traits

00:31:39 - Spending XP on Skills

00:37:14 - Ryan finally names his horse

00:38:00 - Ryan’s Spells

00:39:54 - Kiho and Kata

00:42:35 - Character Names

00:44:18 - Optional Heritage Tables

00:49:57 - Twenty Questions

01:26:39 - How we became a party

01:31:12 - Episode Closer

 

Guests and Projects:

Tanner Clausen: @TantaClaus

 

Game systems discussed in this episode:

Legend of the Five Rings 4th Edition

 

Character Sheets:

 

Dice Pairings

  • Amelia’s Character

  • Ryan’s Character

  • Tanner’s Character

 

Music:

Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 by Kevin MacLeod

Clip 1: Clean Soul by Kevin MacLeod

Clip 2: Shadow of the Cabal opening theme

Main Theme: Hero (Remix) by Steve Combs

 

Our Podcast:

Character Creation Cast: @CreationCast

Amelia Antrim: @gingerreckoning

Ryan Boelter: @lordneptune

Our Website: http://www.charactercreationcast.com

Our Network: http://oneshotpodcast.com

Series 4.1 - L5R 4th Edition with Tanner Clausen

On today’s episode we sit down with Tanner Clausen, GM on the Shadow of the Cabal podcast, to learn about and create characters for the game that is played on that podcast, Legend of the Five Rings 4th Edition.

 

Timestamps:

00:00:00 - Announcements

00:03:49 - Introductions

00:06:21 - What’s in a Game?

00:06:39 - Rokugan, the Setting for L5R

00:09:58 - What Do Characters Do in L5R?

00:14:35 - What Do You Need to Play L5R?

00:15:32 - What is Unique?

00:23:29 - History of the Game

00:32:52 - Let’s Make Some People

00:33:15 - Clans and Families

00:34:41 - Ryan’s Concept

00:37:18 - Amelia’s Concept

00:40:41 - Tanner’s Concept

00:41:42 - What are the other clans all about?

00:45:09 - Schools and our character’s techniques

00:54:22 - The Five Rings and Honor

01:00:48 - Skill Selections

01:03:33 - Equipment and the importance of money

01:06:03 - Experience Points and Advantages/Disadvantages

01:10:52 - Episode Closer

 

Guests and Projects:

Tanner Clausen: @TantaClaus

  • Shadow of the Cabal Podcast

 

Game systems discussed in this episode:

Legend of the Five Rings 4th Edition

 

Character Sheets:

 

Dice Pairings

  • Amelia’s Character

  • Ryan’s Character

  • Tanner’s Character

 

Music:

Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 by Kevin MacLeod

Clip 1: Clean Soul by Kevin MacLeod

Clip 2: Shadow of the Cabal opening theme

Main Theme: Hero (Remix) by Steve Combs

 

Our Podcast:

Character Creation Cast: @CreationCast

Amelia Antrim: @gingerreckoning

Ryan Boelter: @lordneptune

Our Website: http://www.charactercreationcast.com

Series 3.2 - Star Crossed! with Alex Roberts (Creation Continued)

On today’s episode we sit down with Alex Roberts to create characters for her new game, Star Crossed!

 

Timestamps:

00:00:00 - Cold Open

00:03:27 - Recap

00:03:43 - Amelia and Ryan - What two things about me do I not know is attractive?

00:04:24 - Player agency and X card use

00:09:18 - Back to picking two traits for Amelia and Ryan

00:13:11 - Amelia and Ryan - Why can’t I act on my feelings? Why is that so important to me?

00:17:16 - Play what you know

00:19:46 - Can you play with more than two people?

00:25:46 - Ryan and Alex - What brought our characters together?

00:27:32 - Ryan and Alex - What’s keeping us apart?

00:29:56 - Ryan and Alex - Who am I?

00:30:18 - Ryan and Alex - What is most attractive about ourselves?

00:31:08 - Ryan and Alex - What two things about me do I not know is attractive?

00:32:31 - Ryan and Alex - Why can’t I act on my feelings? Why is that so important to me?

00:35:01 - Alex and Amelia - What brought our characters together? Who am I?

00:38:45 - Alex and Amelia - What is most attractive about ourselves?

00:39:07 - Alex and Amelia - What two things about me do I not know is attractive?

00:41:17 - Alex and Amelia - Why can’t I act on my feelings? Why is that so important to me?

00:46:49 - Episode Closer

 

Guests and Projects:

Alex Roberts: @muscularpikachu

 

Game systems discussed in this episode:

Star Crossed! by Bully Pulpit Games

Other Games Mentioned as inspiration for Star Crossed!:

 

Character Inspired Mix Tapes:

 

Character sheets for this episode:
https://blockpartypodcastnetwork.squarespace.com/completed-characters/2018/4/23/series-32-characters-star-crossed-with-alex-roberts

 

Music:

Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 by Kevin MacLeod

Clip 1: Autumn Day by Kevin MacLeod

Clip 2: Backstory podcast opening theme

Clip 3: Sovereign Quarter by Kevin MacLeod

Clip 4: Delicate Frost by Winter Solstice used in the Star Crossed Kickstarter video created by @banana_chan_vid

Main Theme: Hero (Remix) by Steve Combs

 

Our Podcast:

Character Creation Cast: @CreationCast

Amelia Antrim: @gingerreckoning

Ryan Boelter: @lordneptune

Our Website: http://www.charactercreationcast.com

Series 3.1 - Star Crossed! with Alex Roberts (Creation)

On today’s episode we sit down with Alex Roberts to learn about and create characters for her new game, Star Crossed!

 

Timestamps:

00:00:00 - Announcements

00:04:42 - Introductions

00:07:01 - What’s in a Game?

00:07:13 - The Common Thread for Infinite Settings

00:08:45 - What Do Characters Do in Star Crossed?

00:10:42 - What Do You Need to Play Star Crossed?

00:12:55 - What is Unique?

00:16:04 - History of the Game

00:25:44 - Term Definitions

00:29:42 - The X Card and Its Importance

00:34:09 - Let’s Make Some People

00:34:17 - First Steps: Creating a World

00:35:42 - Amelia and Ryan Brainstorm with Alex

00:37:42 - Amelia and Ryan Pick a Setting for Their Couple

00:42:17 - The Character Sheets - Lead/Follow Explained

00:50:52 - Amelia and Ryan - Who am I?

00:51:37 - Amelia and Ryan - What is most attractive about ourselves?

00:53:22 - Amelia and Ryan - What two things about me do I not know is attractive?

00:54:42 - Episode Closer

 

Guests and Projects:

Alex Roberts: @muscularpikachu

 

Game systems discussed in this episode:

Star Crossed! by Bully Pulpit Games

Other Games Mentioned as inspiration for Star Crossed!:

 

Character Inspired Mix Tapes:

 

Music:

Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 by Kevin MacLeod

Clip 1: Autumn Day by Kevin MacLeod

Clip 2: Backstory podcast opening theme

Clip 3: Sovereign Quarter by Kevin MacLeod

Clip 4: Delicate Frost by Winter Solstice used in the Star Crossed Kickstarter video created by @banana_chan_vid

Main Theme: Hero (Remix) by Steve Combs

 

Our Podcast:

Character Creation Cast: @CreationCast

Amelia Antrim: @gingerreckoning

Ryan Boelter: @lordneptune

Our Website: http://www.charactercreationcast.com

Series 2.2 - MASKS with Brandon, James and Elsbeth

On today’s episode we finish creating our group of superheroes for MASKS: A New Generation, a game developed by Branden Conway. We are joined by some of the Protean City Comics crew, Brandon Leon-Gambetta, James Malloy and Elsbeth Denman!

 

Timestamps:

00:00:34 - Recap

00:01:17 - James’s character continued

00:06:02 - Amelia’s character continued

00:17:08 - Move selection - James

00:19:35 - Move selection - Brandon

00:21:33 - Move selection - Elsbeth

00:23:36 - Move selection - Ryan

00:26:03 - Move selection - Amelia

00:32:28 - When the team first came together…

00:47:04 - Relationships

01:01:22 - Episode Closer

 

Guests and Projects:

Brandon Leon-Gambetta: @DrCaptainKobold

 

James Malloy: @AndTheMeltdowns

 

Elsbeth Denman: @TheCatOnTheWall

 

Game systems discussed in this episode:

MASKS: A New Generation by Magpie Games

PDF: MASKS: A New Generation on DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/193258/Masks-A-New-Generation

 

Heroes Unlimited by Palladium Books

Soft Cover: Heroes Unlimited Second Edition: https://amzn.to/2J7k7YP

 

Character Inspired Dice Sets:

Ryan

      • Chessex Gemini Black and Blue w/Gold: https://amzn.to/2GjkTA5

        • Swirling vortex of blue and black as a reminder of space, gold like her eyes

Amelia

Brandon

      • Chessex Gemini Purple and Teal w/Gold: https://amzn.to/2utft4j

        • Bright colors to match the flashy costume, and a mix of teal and purple to represent the male and female sides

James

Elsbeth

      • Chessex Frosted clear w/Black: https://amzn.to/2E3dN0X

        • Clear to represent the negation of the power around her, but frosted to show that you don’t know everything about her

 

Music:

Clip 1: Action Epic by Komiku

Clip 2: Stop, Hack and Roll opening theme

Clip 3: Night Owl by Broke For Free

Clip 4: Protean City Comics opening theme

Main Theme: Hero (Remix) by Steve Combs

 

Our Podcast:

Character Creation Cast: @CreationCast

Amelia Antrim: @gingerreckoning

Ryan Boelter: @lordneptune

Our Website: https://www.blockpartypodcastnetwork.com/charactercreationcast

Series 2.1 - MASKS with Brandon, James and Elsbeth (Creation)

On today’s episode we start to create a group of superheroes for MASKS: A New Generation, a game developed by Branden Conway. We are joined by some of the Protean City Comics crew, Brandon Leon-Gambetta, James Malloy and Elsbeth Denman!

 

Timestamps:

00:00:33 - Introductions

00:05:30 - What’s in a Game?

00:05:42 - The setting of MASKS

00:07:20 - What do characters do in this game?

00:08:37 - Materials needed to play

00:10:45 - What is unique about MASKS?

00:16:59 - Terms and History

00:22:23 - Labels and their meaning

00:27:31 - The importance of Look

00:30:20 - Special Message

00:31:52 - Let’s Make Some People

00:32:16 - Playbook Selection

00:36:41 - First steps

00:40:35 - James’s Character

00:45:57 - Brandon’s Character

00:52:02 - Elsbeth’s Character

00:56:43 - Amelia’s Character

01:06:34 - Ryan’s Character

01:17:07 - Episode Closer

 

Guests and Projects:

Brandon Leon-Gambetta: @DrCaptainKobold

 

James Malloy: @AndTheMeltdowns

 

Elsbeth Denman: @TheCatOnTheWall

 

Game systems discussed in this episode:

MASKS: A New Generation by Magpie Games

PDF: MASKS: A New Generation on DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/193258/Masks-A-New-Generation

 

Heroes Unlimited by Palladium Books

Soft Cover: Heroes Unlimited Second Edition: https://amzn.to/2J7k7YP

 

Character Inspired Dice Sets:

Ryan

      • Chessex Gemini Black and Blue w/Gold: https://amzn.to/2GjkTA5

        • Swirling vortex of blue and black as a reminder of space, gold like her eyes

Amelia

Brandon

      • Chessex Gemini Purple and Teal w/Gold: https://amzn.to/2utft4j

        • Bright colors to match the flashy costume, and a mix of teal and purple to represent the male and female sides

James

Elsbeth

      • Chessex Frosted clear w/Black: https://amzn.to/2E3dN0X

        • Clear to represent the negation of the power around her, but frosted to show that you don’t know everything about her

 

Music:

Clip 1: Action Epic by Komiku

Clip 2: Stop, Hack and Roll opening theme

Clip 3: Night Owl by Broke For Free

Clip 4: Protean City Comics opening theme

Main Theme: Hero (Remix) by Steve Combs

 

Our Podcast:

Character Creation Cast: @CreationCast

Amelia Antrim: @gingerreckoning

Ryan Boelter: @lordneptune

Our Website: https://www.blockpartypodcastnetwork.com/charactercreationcast

Series 1.2 - D&D with Neal and Tallsquall (Creation Continued)

Continuing from last episode, we finish making our characters for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, a game created by Wizards of the Coast. We are joined by Neal Powell from the Dungeon Master’s Block podcast and Tallsquall from Encounter Roleplay.

 

Timestamps:

00:00:33 - Recap

00:01:36 - D&D Beyond Random Character Generator and Final Race/Class Details

00:07:44 - Character Details - Height, Weight, Age

00:12:40 - Alignment

00:17:13 - Backgrounds, Personality Traits, Ideals, Bonds, Flaws

00:36:31 - Trinkets

00:39:50 - Group Background

00:47:51 - Episode Closer

 

Guests and Projects:

Neal Powell: @joatmoniac

 

Tallsquall: @tallsquall

 

Game System used in this episode:

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition by Wizards of the Coast.

Player's Handbook 5th Edition (Dungeons & Dragons): https://amzn.to/2J4DXE3

Dungeon Master's Guide (D&D Core Rulebook): https://amzn.to/2GkPbTd

Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide (Dungeons & Dragons): https://amzn.to/2Gi5VdO

 

Character Inspired Dice Sets

Amelia

      • Chessex Phantom Teal with Gold: https://amzn.to/2E3uHfR

        • Swirling colors to represent her “potions” and gold for her desire for wealth

Ryan

Tallsquall

      • Easy Roller Oracle: https://amzn.to/2GTObGE

        • Earth and metal, but not opulent since he is still quite young and inexperienced

Neal

      • Hestya Red Copper Metal: https://amzn.to/2GDQmQR

        • Rich metals to represent the dwarven ancestry and his life experience

 

Music:

Clip 1: Cambodean Odessy by Kevin MacLeod

Clip 2: DMNastics opening theme

Clip 3: BMX Hero by Pierlo

Clip 4: Turncloaks opening theme

Main Music: Hero (Remix) by Steve Combs

 

Our Podcast:

Character Creation Cast: @CreationCast

Amelia Antrim: @gingerreckoning

Ryan Boelter: @lordneptune

Our Website: https://www.blockpartypodcastnetwork.com/charactercreationcast

Series 1.1 - D&D with Neal and Tallsquall (Creation)

On today’s episode we create a group of player characters for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, a game created by Wizards of the Coast. We are joined by Neal Powell from the Dungeon Master’s Block podcast and Tallsquall from Encounter Roleplay.

 

Timestamps:

00:00:33 - Introductions

00:07:27 - What’s in a Game?

00:31:27 - Let’s Make Some People

00:31:40 - Class Selection

00:35:52 - Ability Scores

00:41:15 - Race Selection

00:52:21 - Ability Score Reasoning

00:57:42 - Episode Closer

 

Guests and Projects:

Neal Powell: @joatmoniac

 

Tallsquall: @tallsquall

 

Game System used in this episode:

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition by Wizards of the Coast.

Player's Handbook 5th Edition (Dungeons & Dragons): https://amzn.to/2J4DXE3

Dungeon Master's Guide (D&D Core Rulebook): https://amzn.to/2GkPbTd

Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide (Dungeons & Dragons): https://amzn.to/2Gi5VdO

 

Character Inspired Dice Sets

Amelia

      • Chessex Phantom Teal with Gold: https://amzn.to/2E3uHfR

        • Swirling colors to represent her “potions” and gold for her desire for wealth

Ryan

Tallsquall

      • Easy Roller Oracle: https://amzn.to/2GTObGE

        • Earth and metal, but not opulent since he is still quite young and inexperienced

Neal

      • Hestya Red Copper Metal: https://amzn.to/2GDQmQR

        • Rich metals to represent the dwarven ancestry and his life experience

 

Music:

Clip 1: Cambodean Odessy by Kevin MacLeod

Clip 2: DMNastics opening theme

Clip 3: BMX Hero by Pierlo

Clip 4: Turncloaks opening theme

Main Music: Hero (Remix) by Steve Combs

 

Our Podcast:

Character Creation Cast: @CreationCast

Amelia Antrim: @gingerreckoning

Ryan Boelter: @lordneptune

Our Website: https://www.blockpartypodcastnetwork.com/charactercreationcast