Podcast #209: Creating a Character Beyond the Stats

This week, Morrus and Jessica talk about creating a character beyond the stats on the page. In the news, DriveThruRPG and Roll20 partnership, previews of Spelljammer and Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel, ENnie Award nominees announced, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about a party with a not ideal replacement for their fighter.


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Iron Kingdoms: The Nightmare Empire https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/privateerpress/iron-kingdoms-the-nightmare-empire

Arcanis 5e Campaign Setting Runic Edition https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1418216834/arcanis-5e-campaign-setting-runic-edition

Fading Suns: Lost Worlds https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ulissesspiele/fading-suns-lost-worlds

Hieronymus: Garden of Earthly Delights Edition https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/laurieoconnel/hieronymus-garden-of-earthly-delights-edition

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey, Peter Coffey, and Jessica Hancock

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

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Darryl Mott

Darryl Mott


I enjoyed the conversation on making characters. My process is pretty much identical to Jess'. Sometimes characters stroll into my head, hijacking my initial plans. I fully intended, for example, on making either a ranger or an elf for The One Ring. I ended up with a short, slightly plump Breelander farm girl and part time server at The Prancing Pony. Her fiancé had been killed by something from the shadows, so she has taken up the cause to warn people that evil is stirring.

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