Game Designer: @ChimeraRPG, Co-host: @CreationCast, Creator/Writer: @SideHeroesPod, Webmaster: @DMs_Block/@TheYJFiles, He/Him
Recent episodes featuring Ryan Boelter
Series 23.2 - Lancer with Tom Parkinson Morgan and Miguel Lopez [Designers] (Creation Continued)
In the second episode of series 23, we’ll be finishing up our opening discussion about Lancer, a tactics based mech combat RPG by Massif Press, with designers Tom Parkinson Morgan and Miguel Lopez! This episode we’ll be creating some amazing characters with Tom and figuring out what sorts of mechs these characters would like to grow in to.Leave us reviews in any, or all, of these places:Character Creation Cast on Apple Podcasts (The best place to leave reviews for us)https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/character-creation-cast/id1363822066?mt=2&ls=1Character Creation Cast on Podchaserhttps://podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCastCharacter Creation Cast on Stitcherhttps://www.stitcher.com/podcast/character-creation-cast?refid=stprCharacter Creation Cast on Facebookhttps://facebook.com/CharacterCreationCastGuests and Projects:Tom Parkinson Morgan @OrbitaldropkickTwitter: https://twitter.com/OrbitaldropkickWebsite: https://killsixbilliondemons.com/Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/killsixbilliondemonsMiguel Lopez @The_One_LopezTwitter: https://twitter.com/The_One_LopezMassif Press @LancerRPGTwitter: https://twitter.com/Lancer_RPGWebsite: https://massif-press.itch.ioTimestamps:00:00:00 - Announcements00:03:48 - Terms00:04:17 - License Levels00:06:45 - Triggers00:09:37 - Backgrounds00:10:14 - Core Mechanics00:12:29 - Let’s make some people!00:13:57 - Making our pilots00:15:26 - Picking our backgrounds00:17:09 - Triggers00:29:43 - Talents00:37:33 - Creating our mechs00:50:34 - Picking our pilot gear01:02:35 - Episode Closer01:05:49 - Show Blurbs (Backstory)Transcriptshttps://charactercreationcast.simplecast.com/episodes/series-232-lancer-with-tom-parkinson-morgan-and-miguel-lopez-designers-creation-continued/transcriptMusic:Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)Clip 1: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Strength Of The Titans" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Clip 2: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Crossing the Chasm" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Main Theme: Hero (Remix) (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by Steve Combs (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/)Games discussed this episode:LancerItch.io: https://massif-press.itch.io/corebook-pdfOur Podcast:Character Creation Cast:Twitter: @CreationCast (https://twitter.com/CreationCast)Facebook: https://facebook.com/charactercreationcast/Discord: http://discord.charactercreationcast.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creationcast/Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCastAmelia Antrim:Twitter: @gingerreckoning (https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning)Website: https://ameliaantrim.wordpress.com/Garbage of the Five Rings podcast: (http://garbageofthefiverings.com/)G5R Twitter: @G5Rpodcast (https://twitter.com/G5Rpodcast)Ryan Boelter:Twitter: @lordneptune (https://twitter.com/lordneptune)Website: https://lordneptune.comChimera RPG: @ChimeraRPG (https://twitter.com/ChimeraRPG)Side Heroes: @SideHeroesPod (https://twitter.com/SideHeroesPod)Patreon: https://patreon.com/RyanBoelterItch.io: https://lordneptune.itch.ioOur Website:http://www.charactercreationcast.comOur Network:http://oneshotpodcast.comNetwork Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/oneshotpodcast
Series 23.1 - Lancer with Tom Parkinson Morgan and Miguel Lopez [Designers] (Creation)
Welcome to the first episode of 2020 and the first episode of series 23! This series we’ll be covering Lancer, a tactics based mech combat RPG by Massif Press, with designers Tom Parkinson Morgan and Miguel Lopez! This episode we’ll be diving into what the game is about as well as a peek behind the curtain at game design as a whole.Leave us reviews in any, or all, of these places:Character Creation Cast on Apple Podcasts (The best place to leave reviews for us)https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/character-creation-cast/id1363822066?mt=2&ls=1Character Creation Cast on Podchaserhttps://podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCastCharacter Creation Cast on Stitcherhttps://www.stitcher.com/podcast/character-creation-cast?refid=stprCharacter Creation Cast on Facebookhttps://facebook.com/CharacterCreationCastGuests and Projects:Tom Parkinson Morgan @OrbitaldropkickTwitter: https://twitter.com/OrbitaldropkickWebsite: https://killsixbilliondemons.com/Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/killsixbilliondemonsMiguel Lopez @The_One_LopezTwitter: https://twitter.com/The_One_LopezMassif Press @LancerRPGTwitter: https://twitter.com/Lancer_RPGWebsite: https://massif-press.itch.ioTimestamps:00:00:00 - Announcements00:02:43 - Introductions00:05:49 - What’s in a game?00:14:30 - What sort of stories and themes does this game explore?00:31:36 - The history of Lancer - Where did the idea come from?00:37:12 - How do you maintain momentum?00:49:19 - Episode Closer00:51:14 - Show Blurbs (Asians Represent)Transcriptshttps://charactercreationcast.simplecast.com/episodes/series-231-lancer-with-tom-parkinson-morgan-and-miguel-lopez-designers-creation/transcriptMusic:Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)Clip 1: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Strength Of The Titans" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Clip 2: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Crossing the Chasm" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Main Theme: Hero (Remix) (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by Steve Combs (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/)Games discussed this episode:LancerItch.io: https://massif-press.itch.io/corebook-pdfOur Podcast:Character Creation Cast:Twitter: @CreationCast (https://twitter.com/CreationCast)Facebook: https://facebook.com/charactercreationcast/Discord: http://discord.charactercreationcast.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creationcast/Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCastAmelia Antrim:Twitter: @gingerreckoning (https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning)Website: https://ameliaantrim.wordpress.com/Garbage of the Five Rings podcast: (http://garbageofthefiverings.com/)G5R Twitter: @G5Rpodcast (https://twitter.com/G5Rpodcast)Ryan Boelter:Twitter: @lordneptune (https://twitter.com/lordneptune)Website: https://lordneptune.comChimera RPG: @ChimeraRPG (https://twitter.com/ChimeraRPG)Side Heroes: @SideHeroesPod (https://twitter.com/SideHeroesPod)Patreon: https://patreon.com/RyanBoelterItch.io: https://lordneptune.itch.ioOur Website:http://www.charactercreationcast.comOur Network:http://oneshotpodcast.comNetwork Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/oneshotpodcast
New Years 2019 Special & ReCast - Character Evolution Cast E06 - Session Zero
This is a special episode of Character Creation ReCast where we spend an extended cold open reminiscing on 2019 and looking forward to 2020. After that, we dive into a bonus ReCast episode where we discuss what makes a good session zero and what sorts of things you need to keep in mind as both a player and a GM to help enhance the experience! We even have our own Session Zero worksheet in the show notes for you to follow along with!Leave us reviews in any, or all, of these places:Character Creation Cast on Apple Podcasts (The best place to leave reviews for us)https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/character-creation-cast/id1363822066?mt=2&ls=1Character Creation Cast on Podchaserhttps://podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCastCharacter Creation Cast on Stitcherhttps://www.stitcher.com/podcast/character-creation-cast?refid=stprCharacter Creation Cast on Facebookhttps://facebook.com/CharacterCreationCastAnnouncements:Play/Test Guest Appearance by Amelia and Ryan:https://playtest.pub/2019/08/05/hsh-athenapus-character-creation/Garbage of the Five Rings Podcast:http://garbageofthefiverings.com/Chimera RPG Twitter:https://twitter.com/ChimeraRPGRyan’s Itch.io Page:https://lordneptune.itch.ioA Horror Borealis:https://a-horror-borealis.simplecast.com/Timestamps:00:00:00 - Announcements00:24:39 - Intro00:25:20 - Ryan’s favorite part of session zero00:26:45 - Amelia’s favorite part of session zero00:27:36 - What is a session zero?00:29:20 - How does it feel different when you create characters together?00:32:17 - Building relationships between characters00:34:03 - Never go adventuring with strangers00:34:57 - The elevator pitch00:35:44 - Your inner power gamer00:36:30 - Say what you want00:38:05 - Your RPG first date00:40:00 - Why you should have a session zero00:41:06 - Safety and saying what you do(n’t) want00:27:27 - Establishing characters and relationships00:59:59 - A half-hearted apology to Caleb01:00:47 - Setting expectations01:05:05 - Our session zero guide01:09:30 - Meta game discussions01:11:54 - GM expectations of players01:26:18 - Player expectations of GMs01:29:56 - Safety guide01:32:54 - You don’t have to explain01:35:16 - NO MEANS NO (the X Card)01:39:07 - Soft no and checking in01:48:04 - Out of game logistics01:52:09 - Creating characters (or GO LISTEN TO OUR SHOW)01:55:08 - Let us tell people why session zero is great!01:58:53 - Closer02:00:11 - Show Blurb - A Horror BorealisTranscriptshttps://charactercreationcast.simplecast.com/episodes/new-years-2019-special-recast-character-evolution-cast-e06-session-zero/transcriptMusic:Opening 1: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Relaxing Piano Music" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)Opening 2: Meditation Impromptu 03 (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)Clip 1: Short Mission (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tagirijus/Hard_2018/manuel_senfft_-_short_mission_1889) By Tagirijus (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tagirijus/)Clip 2: Hero (Remix) (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by Steve Combs (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/)Main Theme: Endless Motion (https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/endless-motion-edm-electro) by Ben Sound (https://www.bensound.com/)Our Podcast:Character Creation Cast:Twitter: @CreationCast (https://twitter.com/CreationCast)Facebook: https://facebook.com/charactercreationcast/Discord: http://discord.charactercreationcast.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creationcast/Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCastAmelia Antrim:Twitter: @gingerreckoning (https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning)Website: https://ameliaantrim.wordpress.com/Garbage of the Five Rings podcast: (http://garbageofthefiverings.com/)G5R Twitter: @G5Rpodcast (https://twitter.com/G5Rpodcast)Ryan Boelter:Twitter: @lordneptune (https://twitter.com/lordneptune)Website: https://lordneptune.comChimera RPG: @ChimeraRPG (https://twitter.com/ChimeraRPG)Side Heroes: @SideHeroesPod (https://twitter.com/SideHeroesPod)Patreon: https://patreon.com/RyanBoelterItch.io: https://lordneptune.itch.ioOur Website:http://www.charactercreationcast.comOur Network:http://oneshotpodcast.comNetwork Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/oneshotpodcast
ReCast - Character Evolution Cast E03 - 8 Kinds of Fun with Jim McClure
On this final ReCast episode, we delve into the Character Evolution Cast backlog to pull out our interview with Jim McClure, host of the Talking Tabletop podcast, designer of Reflections and Satanic Panic and owner of Third Act Publishing to learn about how the theory of the 8 kinds of fun can help players hone in on their interests and communicate with their GMs for the best play experience.Leave us reviews in any, or all, of these places:Character Creation Cast on Apple Podcasts (The best place to leave reviews for us)https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/character-creation-cast/id1363822066?mt=2&ls=1Character Creation Cast on Podchaserhttps://podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCastCharacter Creation Cast on Stitcherhttps://www.stitcher.com/podcast/character-creation-cast?refid=stprCharacter Creation Cast on Facebookhttps://facebook.com/CharacterCreationCastGuest:Jim McClure Twitter: @GMJimMcClure (https://www.twitter.com/GMJimMclure)One Shot Network Twitter: @OneShotNetwork (https://twitter.com/OneShotNetwork)One Shot Network Website: One Shot Website (http://oneshotpodcast.com/)Third Act Publishing: Third Act Publishing Website (https://thirdact.pub)Timestamps:00:00:00 - Announcements00:03:26 - Introductions00:05:58 - The highest art form known to mankind00:07:06 - Jim’s most satisfying project so far00:10:24 - Jim’s favorite part of creating00:12:16 - Did you think we weren’t going to talk about L5R???00:18:09 - Jim’s types of fun00:19:16 - What is “The 8 Kinds of Fun?”00:23:35 - How can players use this theory to further their own experience?00:25:31 - “My D&D looks nothing like yours”00:28:18 - What if your game isn’t engaging your kind of fun?00:30:54 - A description of each type of fun00:31:31 - 1 Sensation00:33:39 - 2 Fantasy00:35:36 - 3 Narrative00:42:21 - 4 Challenge00:45:36 - It’s okay if that type isn’t your favorite!00:48:05 - 5 Fellowship00:50:28 - 6 Expression00:52:28 - 7 Discovery00:53:58 - Mountain Tuna!!!00:56:26 - 8 Submission01:02:57 - Ryan and Amelia speculate about their types of fun01:06:45 - Player Examples01:08:39 - Amelia can’t understand playing nice01:12:33 - Ryan can’t understand why you wouldn’t01:14:28 - How having these terms can change the conversation01:16:29 - How to know what your type of fun is01:18:47 - The 8 kinds of fun in character creation01:21:57 - HAVE A SESSION ZERO01:23:24 - Do RPGs do certain kinds of fun better?01:25:11 - How can players bring in additional types?01:30:49 - A little more advice...01:34:33 - Amelia tells Jim what’s what01:35:35 - Plugs01:39:15 - Show Closer01:40:22 - Network Plug: Design DocTranscriptshttps://charactercreationcast.simplecast.com/episodes/recast-character-evolution-cast-e03-8-kinds-of-fun-with-jim-mcclure/transcriptMusic:Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)Clip 1: Short Mission (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tagirijus/Hard_2018/manuel_senfft_-_short_mission_1889) By Tagirijus (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tagirijus/)Clip 2: Hero (Remix) (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/Principal_Photography_1493/11_Hero_Remix) by Steve Combs (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Steve_Combs/)Main Theme: Endless Motion (https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/endless-motion-edm-electro) by Ben Sound (https://www.bensound.com/)Our Podcast:Character Creation Cast:Twitter: @CreationCast (https://twitter.com/CreationCast)Facebook: https://facebook.com/charactercreationcast/Discord: http://discord.charactercreationcast.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creationcast/Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCastAmelia Antrim:Twitter: @gingerreckoning (https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning)Website: https://ameliaantrim.wordpress.com/Garbage of the Five Rings podcast: (http://garbageofthefiverings.com/)G5R Twitter: @G5Rpodcast (https://twitter.com/G5Rpodcast)Ryan Boelter:Twitter: @lordneptune (https://twitter.com/lordneptune)Website: https://lordneptune.comChimera RPG: @ChimeraRPG (https://twitter.com/ChimeraRPG)Side Heroes: @SideHeroesPod (https://twitter.com/SideHeroesPod)Patreon: https://patreon.com/RyanBoelterItch.io: https://lordneptune.itch.ioOur Website:http://www.charactercreationcast.comOur Network:http://oneshotpodcast.comNetwork Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/oneshotpodcast
ReCast - Series 2.3 - MASKS with Brandon James and Elsbeth [Protean City Comics] (Discussion)
On this special Character Creation ReCast episode, we’re going all the way back to the beginning! This episode was originally released with the launch of our podcast back in April, 2018, and our guests were the GMs from Protean City Comics where we learned about MASKS: A New Generation and learned a lot about PbtA and how important it is to be able to see yourself in a game.Leave us reviews in any, or all, of these places:Character Creation Cast on Apple Podcasts (The best place to leave reviews for us)https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/character-creation-cast/id1363822066?mt=2&ls=1Character Creation Cast on Podchaserhttps://podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCastCharacter Creation Cast on Stitcherhttps://www.stitcher.com/podcast/character-creation-cast?refid=stprCharacter Creation Cast on Facebookhttps://facebook.com/CharacterCreationCastGuests:Brandon Leon-Gambetta: @DrCaptainKoboldProtean City Comics:Twitter: @ProteanCity Website: http://www.proteancity.com/Stop, Hack and Roll:Twitter: @StopHackandRoll Website: https://www.stophackandroll.com/Pasión de las PasionesJames Malloy: @AndTheMeltdownsProtean City Comics:Twitter: @ProteanCity Website: http://www.proteancity.com/Stop, Hack and Roll:Twitter: @StopHackandRoll Website: https://www.stophackandroll.com/Two Weeks: A Microgame Collectionhttps://www.rpgnow.com/product/201480/Two-Weeks-A-Microgame-CollectionElsbeth Denman: @TheCatOnTheWallProtean City Comics:Twitter: @ProteanCity Website: http://www.proteancity.com/Timestamps:00:00:00 - Announcements00:02:37 - Introductions00:09:50 - D20 For Your Thoughts?00:10:01 - How do you approach character creation?00:21:56 - How does MASKS compare to other systems for character creation?00:30:52 - How does this process set up expectations of play?00:47:01 - How do the mechanics of the game lead to character immersion?00:57:05 - What sort of tone will our game have with this group?01:08:17 - Take It Up A Level!01:22:08 - Episode Closer01:26:46 - OuttakesTranscriptshttps://charactercreationcast.simplecast.com/episodes/recast-series-23-masks-with-brandon-james-and-elsbeth-protean-city-comics-discussion/transcriptMusic:Opening: Meditation Impromptu 03 (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Calming/Meditation_Impromptu_03) by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)Clip 1: Action Epic by KomikuClip 2: Stop, Hack and Roll opening themeClip 3: Night Owl by Broke For FreeClip 4: Protean City Comics opening themeMain Theme: Hero (Remix) by Steve CombsGames discussed this episode:MASKS: A New Generation by Magpie GamesPDF: MASKS: A New Generation on DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/193258/Masks-A-New-GenerationCharacter Inspired Dice Sets:RyanChessex Gemini Black and Blue w/Gold: https://amzn.to/2GjkTA5Swirling vortex of blue and black as a reminder of space, gold like her eyesAmeliaChessex Scarab Scarlet w/Gold: https://amzn.to/2E4nA6WA representation of the fire burning inside herBrandonChessex Gemini Purple and Teal w/Gold: https://amzn.to/2utft4jBright colors to match the flashy costume, and a mix of teal and purple to represent the male and female sidesJamesChessex Opaque Red w/White: https://amzn.to/2IejWcSCool and classic, just like a Ford MustangElsbethChessex Frosted clear w/Black: https://amzn.to/2E3dN0XClear to represent the negation of the power around her, but frosted to show that you don’t know everything about herOur Podcast:Character Creation Cast:Twitter: @CreationCast (https://twitter.com/CreationCast)Facebook: https://facebook.com/charactercreationcast/Discord: http://discord.charactercreationcast.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creationcast/Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/CharacterCreationCastAmelia Antrim:Twitter: @gingerreckoning (https://twitter.com/gingerreckoning)Website: https://ameliaantrim.wordpress.com/Garbage of the Five Rings podcast: (http://garbageofthefiverings.com/)G5R Twitter: @G5Rpodcast (https://twitter.com/G5Rpodcast)Ryan Boelter:Twitter: @lordneptune (https://twitter.com/lordneptune)Website: https://lordneptune.comChimera RPG: @ChimeraRPG (https://twitter.com/ChimeraRPG)Side Heroes: @SideHeroesPod (https://twitter.com/SideHeroesPod)Patreon: https://patreon.com/RyanBoelterItch.io: https://lordneptune.itch.ioOur Website:http://www.charactercreationcast.comOur Network:http://oneshotpodcast.comNetwork Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/oneshotpodcast
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Birthdate
Jul 14th, 1980
Location
Appleton, WI, USA
Episode Count
114
Podcast Count
7
Total Airtime
5 days, 17 hours