Discussion

Series 3.3 - Star Crossed! with Alex Roberts (Discussion)

On today’s episode we sit down with Alex Roberts to discuss character creation and much more in regards to Star Crossed!

 

Timestamps:

00:00:00 - Announcements

00:03:45 - Reintroductions

00:07:24 - D20 for your thoughts?

00:07:46 - How did Alex get into RPGs?

00:12:10 - Alex’s personal character creation process

00:14:45 - How does Star Crossed compare to other systems for character creation?

00:22:30 - What did Alex need to have in this game for character creation?

00:26:36 - How does the process lead to immersion?

00:30:58 - How do we think our scenarios for our couples would play out?

00:38:22 - How does this game handle character development?

00:41:56 - Take it up a level!

00:42:16 - Intensity and the concept of bleed

00:48:22 - Decompressing during and after an intense game

00:51:40 - What sorts of things can be learned from this game?

01:01:32 - What did Alex learn from making this game?

01:04:06 - Alex’s advice to get the most from Star Crossed

01:05:31 - Why should people give this game a try?

01:08:57 - Episode Closer

01:12:52 - Outtakes

 

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 2.3 - MASKS with Brandon, James and Elsbeth

On today’s episode we sit down with some of the Protean City Comics crew, Brandon Leon-Gambetta, James Malloy and Elsbeth Denman, to discuss character creation as well as how the process went in MASKS: A New Generation, the Powered by the Apocalypse RPG created by Brendan Conway!

 

Timestamps:

00:00:34 - Introductions

00:07:47 - D20 For Your Thoughts?

00:07:58 - How do you approach character creation?

00:19:53 - How does MASKS compare to other systems for character creation?

00:28:49 - How does this process set up expectations of play?

00:44:58 - How do the mechanics of the game lead to character immersion?

00:55:02 - What sort of tone will our game have with this group?

01:06:14 - Take It Up A Level!

01:20:05 - Episode Closer

01:23:43 - Outtakes

 

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 1.3 - D&D with Neal and Tallsquall (Discussion)

On today’s episode we discuss table manners as well as character creation 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:

00:00:35 - Introductions

00:04:23 - D20 For Your Thoughts?

00:04:54 - How do you approach character creation?

00:18:04 - How does D&D compare to other systems for character creation?

00:24:19 - How do the mechanics of the game lead to character immersion?

00:32:56 - How is our group’s cohesion?

00:35:17 - Character Development and Customizing Skills

00:50:10 - Take It Up A Level!

01:00:28 - Episode Closer

01:03:46 - Outtakes

 

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 Theme: Hero (Remix) by Steve Combs

 

Character Creation Cast: @CreationCast

Amelia Antrim: @gingerreckoning

Ryan Boelter: @lordneptune

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