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!



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:



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!



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:


      • 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



      • 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



      • 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



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