Episode 30: Let’s Talk About Characters!

Onyx Pathcast

In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew tell you about their characters.


  • Eddy kicks off talking about the characters in Chill Third Edition
  • What games have really striking and representational characters?
  • Vampire the Masquerade had a very diverse (if occasionally problematic) base of characters
  • Cyberpunk games like Shadowrun and Eclipse Phase
  • The pros and cons of playing characters not like yourself
  • The demographics of V5 Chicago by Night
  • The design goals of iconic and signature characters
  • What kinds of characters do we prefer to play?
  • Dixie talks about her D&D halfling
  • Matthew talks about his Shadowrun elf
  • Eddy talks about his D&D half-elf
  • Characters with families
  • What characters were helpful to work something personal out
  • Matthew learned as a GM from an awkward Pathfinder game
  • Characters as a metaphor for real-world concerns
  • What character concepts would we love to play?


  1 comment for “Episode 30: Let’s Talk About Characters!

  1. WuseMajor
    December 14, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    As far as older characters in Exalted go, the 1e Caste and Aspect books had several. The Bull of the North and Admiral Sand are both older and Karal Fire Orchid had a 40 year career in the Lookshy military and was retired before she exalted as a Zenith.

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