Podcast 105 – Writing Characters Inspired by Roleplaying February 12th, 2017 by Chris Winkle, Fay Onyx and Oren Ashkenazi Another week brings us a brand new guest host, Fay Onyx of Writing Alchemy. With Fay on board, we discuss how to draw inspiration from roleplaying characters, so you won’t have to let that treasured PC go after the final session. We discuss the benefits of channeling RPG characters into your work, as well as pitfalls to avoid. We hear all about Fay’s RPG inspired system for quickly generating side characters. And of course, we look at existing novels where the author has done this very thing, just to see how it all turns out. Listen in, and you too can transfer protagonists from character sheet to page. Download Episode 105 Subscription Feed https://m.mythcreants.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/TMP105-Writing-Characters-Inspired-by-Roleplaying.mp3 Have a question or comment for our hosts? Send it to [email protected] Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission. Show Notes: Fay’s website is Writing Alchemy, where ze has an article about using dice to generate characters. Pathfinder: Path of the Righteous The Dragonlance Chronicles Vampire: The Masquerade Spirit of the Century Enjoying our podcast? Thank us with a review on iTunes or Stitcher. Read more about Characters, Roleplaying Systems Comments Jake February 17, 2017 at 9:50 am Great topic and guest. Fay brought up some interesting writing ideas such as swapping gender and other traits when moving a PC from RPG to the page. Reply to Jake SunlessNick February 26, 2017 at 5:57 pm Great ‘cast. Regarding Vampire’s Physical/Social/Mental breakdown, the successor games from Onyx Path add a second axis of Power/Finesse/Resistance – ie, whether you push your way through, wrangle your way through, or just outlast your way through. Reply to SunlessNick Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Name Email (will not be published) Send me an email alert for: Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Message By submitting a comment, you confirm that you have read and agree to our comments policy.