In our games, we tend to use character creation as our first session. We all get together to sketch the setting, tone, and make the characters a cohesive group. This is because character creation is vitally important to RPGs, and it needs to be given the importance it deserves. In this episode, we talk about group cohesion, some bad ways of making characters, and some great ways to use character creation! In many ways, this episode is talking about what is awesome about making characters from a group perspective.
Joe also laments about some shelving problems, label problems, and is generally crotchety except when he pitches a “murder-hobo” game.
Favorite Games of the Week
Theron actually won the contest!
Servants of Gaius came out, and it’s awesome. Joe’s credited in it as a historian.
Joe was totally wrong about what was published when. InSpectres was published in 2002, My Life with Master was published in 2003, Dogs in the Vineyard was published in 2004, and Spirit of the Century in 2006.
The Building Better Characters column was from RPG.net published in 2006-7 by Greg Schneider. The three columns discussing the seven rules are in three parts: One, Two, Three. His methodology list can be found here.
Joe loves his Mom!
Shout out to Tony Miller, who was a player not a character!
Kevin the Epic is awesome, and is the reason we were Godcrusher!
“Roll the Dice, Make my Day [Stick Jones Remix]” (Stick Jones)
“Happy Birthday [Controls OMGHAPPYBIRTHDAYVENGEANCE Remix]” (Controls)
“LIARS” (Just and Animal)
“Soul Hit Man (The Funk Hunters Remix)” (See-I)
Dresden Files RPG
Geist: The Sin Eaters
Vampire: the Requiem
My Life with Master
Dogs in the Vineyard
Spirit of the Century
GURPS Flight 13
Qin: The Warring States
Star Wars D6
GURPS Vorskogian Saga
Queen of the Spiders
The Shadow of Yesterday