105 – Writing Characters Inspired by Roleplaying

The Mythcreant Podcast

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.

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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.

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Vampire: The Masquerade

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  1. Jake

    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.

  2. SunlessNick

    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.

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