Podcast 109 – Getting Into Character March 12th, 2017 by Chris Winkle, Kristin Aline and Oren Ashkenazi Roll some dice, because it’s time to talk about roleplaying games – specifically, how to get into character at the table. Kristin is back to share her wisdom, which is a good thing, too, because Chris needs help dealing with Oren’s pro-GM propaganda. We talk about writing backstories, picking easy traits to roleplay, and using the system’s mechanics to aid immersion. It turns out some systems are better at helping you roleplay than others, so we go in depth analyzing the pros and cons of our favorites. Plus there’s a really deep cut reference for anyone who’s been listening to our Last Ship of the Republic series. Download Episode 109 Subscription Feed https://m.mythcreants.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/TMP-109-Getting-Into-Character.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: Torchbearer Legend of the Five Rings Chronicles of Darkness Burning Wheel Mouse Guard Blue Rose Delta Green Last Ship of the Republic Enjoying our podcast? Thank us with a review on iTunes or Stitcher. Read more about Character Roleplaying, Roleplaying Systems Comments Lcn March 12, 2017 at 11:45 am I wanted to note that in the second edition “Chronicles of Darkness” decoupled Virtues and Vices from the classical seven. Now they can be anything, as long as they’re playable. However, only Mortals, Mages and Demons use them. Each of the other game-lines introduced a personality system of it’s own, although similar in execution. Reply to Lcn C. R. Rowenson April 13, 2017 at 8:34 pm I love giving my characters unique voices and playing with accents. Before every session I run into a couple selected phrases to get me into their mind and voice. Does anyone else do this, or am I just finding excuses to talk to myself in funny voices? Reply to C. R. Rowenson Oren Ashkenazi April 13, 2017 at 9:20 pm I’ve done something similar, but usually it’s when I think my character needs to give some kind of important or dramatic speech and I don’t want to mess it up. Reply to Oren Ashkenazi Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Name Email (will not be published) Send me an email alert for: Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Message By submitting a comment, you confirm that you have read and agree to our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.