Star Crossed

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 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