Character Creation Cast

Series 46.1 - Trash Mob! with Melody [Mother Multiverse] (Creation)

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Welcome to the first episode of series 46, everyone! This series, we welcome Melody from Mother Multiverse Media, to learn about her game, Trash Mob!, a d4 based, isekai RPG about dying and then waking up as a weak monster in a fantasy world, eventually becoming an OP god! This episode we learn about the game and begin creating our people!

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Welcome to the first episode of series 46, everyone! This series, we welcome Melody from Mother Multiverse Media, to learn about her game, Trash Mob!, a d4 based, isekai RPG about dying and then waking up as a weak monster in a fantasy world, eventually becoming an OP god! This episode we learn about the game and begin creating our people!

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Amelia Antrim  0:00  

Welcome to the beginning of series 46. Everyone, we are bending the rules a little bit this series. But before we get to all of that first announcements,

 

Ryan Boelter  0:11  

first announcements of 2022, everybody welcome to 2022. Happy New Year, we made it through 2021 somehow. And I know a lot of people are ready to take on 2022, myself included, grab it by the horns and, and attack it before it gets us I guess.

 

Unknown Speaker  0:40  

Before it gets you

 

Ryan Boelter  0:46  

it's a very good energy, isn't it?

 

Amelia Antrim  0:47  

That's true. That is a good I, I strive to that energy. I hope to someday to feel that strongly of like, I'm gonna get it before it gets me.

 

Ryan Boelter  0:57  

Exactly, we got to become the predators.

 

Amelia Antrim  1:03  

A little sound bite of everything, like we got to become the predators. It's like the only time in his life he's ever gonna.

 

Ryan Boelter  1:11  

I'm all for it. I'm changed the year of the predator a year the predator with our thermal vision.

 

Unknown Speaker  1:22  

Or not those bullies

 

Amelia Antrim  1:25  

have ever seen. I'm actually

 

Ryan Boelter  1:27  

Oh, that's what from a while ago? Well, we have some plans already in motion. That I think our audience is gonna like, one thing that we have coming out soon is a new episode zero.

 

Amelia Antrim  1:41  

I do remember that?

 

Ryan Boelter  1:44  

We did, we re recorded our episode zero to replace the old one. Because oh my gosh, that old one.

 

Amelia Antrim  1:50  

It was painful. Like we both listened to it. And we're like, ooh, I'd like this to not be out in the world anymore. No, thank you. So we tripled it in length.

 

Ryan Boelter  2:00  

It's a bit longer. We do have some commentary in there is same base content of what it used to be. But you know, it's it's more of us talking with one another instead of reading off of a thing that we had prepared ahead of time.

 

Amelia Antrim  2:17  

Yeah, we definitely have more chemistry than we used to when we originally made it. And so I think that shines through it makes it a little bit longer. But still, I think still worth it.

 

Ryan Boelter  2:25  

Yeah, absolutely. And then if I have time, I want to remaster series one through three. And I might be able to get to that by February, maybe March we'll see. And we've got some bonus content that will be coming up sometime soon that will hopefully be able to record soon. That'll be out there. And oh, my goodness, we are excited for the possibilities this year.

 

Amelia Antrim  2:52  

Yeah, I think that we've got a lot of ideas of things that we want to do. Hopefully now that the holidays are over, it'll give us a little time to kind of sink our teeth into some of those things that were the worksite that we've been excited about for a while. Hopefully now we are a whole like used to pandemic living enough. But like, we're not like just hanging on by the skin of our teeth. So I mean, that's my big hope for 2022 I think it's just like, I can finally be like, alright, we're just gonna live

 

Ryan Boelter  3:20  

it up. Like everything we persevere.

 

Amelia Antrim  3:24  

Right, right. Like I'm gonna stop waiting for some waiting for these like waiting for it to go back to normal. We are busy planning our next recordings. We are excited to get to them soon. We also have our 50th series coming up in a few months, which is really exciting. I can't believe that like worth I mean, when we started the show, we knew that we certainly had plenty of content, but we're not concerned at all of like, Oh, do you think we'll make it? We're not sure what we want series 52 B. But we're really excited to make it something special. I think that it's going to be our own game that we wrote called legends of the heroes unlimited.

 

Ryan Boelter  4:08  

I mean, riffs is a very good contender for

 

Amelia Antrim  4:11  

50 No, no, I want it to be our own game.

 

Ryan Boelter  4:14  

Alright. We'll call it a slightly older than preteen, you know, Action Adventure sort of mutant amphibious creatures.

 

Amelia Antrim  4:28  

Yeah. super catchy. S as I was like, I was trying to come up with acronyms, but I can't remember all those words. No, we're really hoping to make it something special. We're not sure what it'll be yet. But if you have suggestions of things, I certainly would love to hear them. If there's a game that you're like, oh my gosh, this is perfect for the 50th episode. Let us know we're always looking for suggestions.

 

Ryan Boelter  4:52  

For sure. Also, you'll be getting some bonus content from us on the One Shot network secret archive which I'm I'm excited about and those will be coming up soon, hopefully the end of January and then February and beyond. If you want to get a hold of all the older bonus episodes we have, you can check them out by signing up for the one shot network patreon@patreon.com slash one shot podcast for $5 and above. It's a really great deal. And honestly, it goes to supporting some really fantastic shows on the network. And I'm sure a lot of you that are listening to us are also listening to at least one other show on the watch network. So absolutely check it out if you haven't yet.

 

Amelia Antrim  5:40  

That is it for announcements, fasten your seat belts, put your tray tables in the upright position and get ready to take off with character creation for trash mob. I promise that this metaphor will make sense by the end of the episode enjoy.

 

Ryan Boelter  6:28  

Welcome to Character Creation Cast a show where we discuss and create characters the best part of role playing games with guests using their favorite systems. I one of your hosts Ryan and this episode, my co host, Amelia and I are excited to welcome melody, also known as Mother multiverse from other multiverse media to discuss her new game crash Bob and Eastertide RPG about going from a weak monster to an OP God.

 

Amelia Antrim  6:56  

Welcome to Character Creation Cast, we're really excited that you are here.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  7:00  

Thanks. I'm kinda really excited to be here. It's a It's always interesting to see what ends up, you know, coming out of the character creation process and seeing what people come up with and how they approach things.

 

Amelia Antrim  7:13  

Yeah, I think that's been a thing that I've loved not only about our show, but like people coming to us about things and being like, Well, when I did it, it looks like this. It's like, we can just come up with such a variety of things. It's just so cool. This process is so much fun. Do you want to introduce yourself to our audience and tell everybody what kind of projects you are involved in right now?

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  7:35  

Oh, sure. So hi, I'm Melody right now. Trash mob has just come out as of the previous Sunday. So right now I'm mostly focusing on marketing that in the end, I am probably going to do two like Christmas adventures one will be for trash mob the other will be for one of my other games the old ways. So you know horror and anime almost not quite polar opposites but pretty close. And then once it hits January, I'm going to start working on the trash mop, advanced guide or Deluxe guide. I don't know which I'm gonna title it yet, but it's gonna have just a whole lot more options like it won't have as many rules because the base game is there. But just a lot more that you can do with them already very versatile system. And then later at some point, I don't even know if it'll be next year because these books take time to put together there will be the season two kind of book for this game which is called a peaceful lambs deadly schemes since the first portion of the game is about like, Okay, this is your, you know, your exciting story, your rise to power when you suddenly you know, kind of gained your humanity back. And now you've got, you know, all this ability. And then the next part is about how the world reacts to that and how you step up onto the greater stage of the setting.

 

Unknown Speaker  9:12  

Oh,

 

Ryan Boelter  9:13  

very cool. Let's go ahead and get into this. We will start by discussing what this game is all about. What's in a game?

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  9:21  

Okay, so, um, trash mob, the description of it being an ISA guy game of going from a weak monster to an opaque god. Okay, what does that what does that mean? What does that entail? You know, so isa chi as a genre for those who don't know, it's a sub genre of anime that essentially means other world. And typically, these are stories of people from a modern day, ordinary world, who then through some means or other end up in a fantastical different world than the one they were originally on. And usually they're visited upon by various powers. and get cool abilities and become really vital to this world and do a bunch of really crazy epic, often completely wretched kind of stuff. And, you know, they're very much power fantasies. And I think they work as a genre because well, it's very easy to identify with a character who comes from a world very much like ours, you can understand where they're coming from. And as they discover this new world, you get to discover it with them. So their bewilderment is already your bewilderment. So you're kind of engaged right from the start. And it's really easy to go along with that story like that. And trash mob is in that vein, specifically drawing more from that time, I got reincarnated as a slime and even more on point, so I'm a spider. So what? Yeah, it's a great title. It says, in that in this game, you you die. And in your next life, you're born as a weak monster in a fantasy world. And then, you know, through your your kind of struggles and survivals plus some of your knowledge from previous life, you're able to kind of overcome your environment and become some sort of powerful figure in the world, though, you know, how you react to what you do with that, and what your story looks like. All of that becomes extremely variable, based on who you were, and what kind of worlds you end up in. Nice.

 

Amelia Antrim  11:37  

So talking about what kind of world you ended up in, it sounds like that's something that you as players get to kind of create Is there a specific setting or guidelines for setting for this game are

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  11:47  

there are some central conceits that pretty much always proved true? See if I can get to my rules, the rules of VO, the specific assumptions of the setting, which I had it for now, there we are. So, okay, there's, there's only like three big things that have to kind of remain true for this game to work. One is that it is always a fantastical world. It is it is bigger than life. Now, that doesn't mean it has to be a fantasy fantasy world, it could be that you know, powers come from psychic phenomenon, or genetic engineering, or nanites, or whatever, or you know, it doesn't matter on that level, but it has to still be just big and beyond and have crazy powers, right? The second rule is that there is a video game or RPG like ruleset that seems to permeate permeate that world. So when it comes to the abilities, you have, in many ways your character sheet is it isn't 100%, like a real game artifact, but it's a fairly close to what you'd be seeing. So for instance, the fact that you have a skill, you literally will have some ability to either bring up a menu, or have an assessment ability, and be able to go like, Oh, what am I looking at, I'm looking at a level six monster that has the following abilities. So that's something assumed ability that every character you end up playing has to some degree or other. So you under so you have at least some ability to understand the kind of world you're in. Cool. That's interesting. And and this might change a little bit when, when advanced or Deluxe or whatever end up calling it comes out. But the third thing that is true is there is a typical adventurer, dungeon and Monster relationship. So at least on the surface, the usual assumptions of these are kind of true adventures fight monsters to save others gain power and gain profit. And not always in that order. Monsters are assumed to be dangerous to humanity, and they often gather under the banner of the more powerful monsters, sometimes with plans to destroy human civilization sometimes not. And dungeons and other dangerous places are often the homes of these monsters and adventurers will go into them to achieve various goals. Otherwise, things are very wide open to reinterpret as you wish to do.

 

Ryan Boelter  14:24  

Okay, like that.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  14:26  

So those are the base setting assumptions, everything else tends to generate out of play. Like it's one of those things. There's a lot of random generators here and this game is set up you can play it solo, you can play in multiplayer with no GM, you just kind of cooperative it or you can play it as a narrated kind of situation where somebody's feeding your story and has things so like, yeah, that's that's one of the there's there's a lot of versatility to how you want to play it. And there's advantages to each of those systems because obviously if you're playing so low, you get to decide everything. And when you go, that's cool. Well, it's going in the game because you don't have to negotiate it with anybody. You know, when you hit a narrated game? Well, the advantage of that is I think, surprise, because you don't know what's going to happen. And not only that, like, there's also that occasional ability for somebody narrating to go, feels too far out of left field, I'm gonna just nudge that in another direction and give something that's a little more fitting to what's already going on in this narrative,

 

Amelia Antrim  15:32  

like collaboration of like, Hey, I have this cool thing. And somebody's saying, and also, what if we do this on top of it, and then it becomes like this whole thing that's like, so much bigger than you planned. And I just love those moments, too.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  15:45  

Right. And that's, and that's one of the things I've loved about playing around with this system is that there is a collaborative element if you're playing with multiple people, and there's random elements. And so sometimes, things emerge out of play that you didn't expect, but suddenly become part of your setting party or world, as it almost sort of writes itself into existence. And it's really fascinating.

 

Amelia Antrim  16:11  

Some good random

 

Ryan Boelter  16:16  

things that we love the most collaborative world building plus random tables, you mush them together.

 

Amelia Antrim  16:23  

Yeah, you made our day. Because our two favorite things.

 

Ryan Boelter  16:30  

But yeah, that's really cool. I like that a lot. So we've got random tables, we'll probably have to roll on those. I'm assuming so. So what sort of materials then do we need to actually play the game?

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  16:42  

Um, okay. So, as suggestion it depends on like how you're setting up, if you're playing this online, my recommendation is have a Word file or something open, because you're going to be recording your world as you build it, you know, I have a suggested sample format in the book for how to do that. If you're playing around a table, I'm going to recommend having note cards, because as you explore areas, it might be easier to just, I'm gonna write down the name of the area, I'm gonna write all the exits it has and I'm gonna write down where how I got here, like, what was the thing that connected me to this place? And then I can give some fancy text that describes it. So I throw some creative flair onto it. Because you know, ain't going to save zone number three, that's boring. But if you go to say, you know, the spawning pit of, you know, the infinite labyrinth you go, okay, that's more of a place to it? Yeah. So like, definitely, there's a, one of the things I'll stress somewhere in the book, is that the aesthetics you want to pursue, you know, stick with the rules, but the aesthetics are yours to reinterpret as you wish. So when you were all say, for the monster, cobalt, what does that mean? It's like, well, if we go back to mythology, it's something completely different than what we have in d&d and what he has now is completely different, what it had 2030 years back, and if you go to what Japan reinterpreted kobolds as they're like, little dog people, like people or dog people, it's completely different. I'm like, okay, so Well, which do you like, which do you want to look like? Because you know, I'm, I may one day be like, now I want to be a little dragon person. And another day, I'm like, No, I kind of dig the fact that he's a little like, you know what, guys like that? I you know, I want to be fuzzy and cute today. That's that's where we're going. So like, a statically you know, pursue what's gonna, you know, follow your bliss. What brings you joy? What's gonna make it look like the game you want to play? Very cool. I think I forgot the question we're on. No.

 

Amelia Antrim  19:03  

Do we need other specific kinds of dice that this game uses or

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  19:07  

die force is all die for baseball? Wow.

 

Amelia Antrim  19:11  

Intriguing. Because you wanted people to step on them or go

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  19:15  

no, no, this wasn't about now I'm just like, and I'm gonna shout out Caltrop core really quick, because apparently somebody else decided I think it was Titano maki on Twitter, but they decided hey, a die force system let's do this thing called it catcher Corps. And I'm like, that's amazing. But no, for trash mob. What I kind of my initial urge was completely instinct based on this. And my thought was I making a game about small weak monsters. I want to use the smallest, most humble dice, because it doesn't get a lot of credit. And so there's another thing too, that I figured out along the way of just doing game design stuff is that sometimes people mistake in big numbers for Epic. And instead, what tends to happen as a system becomes some so unwieldy and so unable to like kind of deal with itself that it's like, Well, does it feel epic? Or does it just feel like I was a game I was playing and it was like You rolled for damage. And what would happen is, well, one hit would do absolutely nothing. And the other would instantly splatter somebody and there was no in between. And it didn't even matter how tough your character was. That's like, what's the point of that? Like, you want to have things dialed in. So it's much easier to do big effects in the world with smaller numbers. And so that's some of what my philosophy was on on keeping it a tiny dice with a tiny amount of facts.

 

Ryan Boelter  20:47  

That's really cool. Plus, you can stack them. So like, if you all if you only have D fours on the table, you want to play you're stacking dice can distract.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  20:58  

And dice. What do

 

Ryan Boelter  21:03  

I have to play the game? Oh,

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  21:07  

don't worry, there's always phones.

 

Amelia Antrim  21:12  

It doesn't mean you can't bring the other dice, Ryan,

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  21:15  

although I will. If you have a dice roller on your phone, you will not end up stepping on your D fours. So that's fair. That's fair. That's an advantage. It's an advantage.

 

Amelia Antrim  21:27  

This is why I started buying my children only the blocks of like D sixes. And I stopped buying them the sets of polyhedrons because they would leave the D fours on the floor. And those are worse than Legos. Yeah, awful. They're awful.

 

Ryan Boelter  21:40  

Especially if you've got the metal ones.

 

Amelia Antrim  21:42  

But then I would like change my son's sheets and stuff and find like he has like the little tiny ones like these. I have them now because I took them away. And I would find whole piles of diesel in his bed like under his pillow. What are you doing? You're like playing Shadowrun in your sleep? Why? Why?

 

Ryan Boelter  22:01  

Trying to try to access the matrix?

 

Unknown Speaker  22:03  

Yeah, that's that must be it. There you go.

 

Amelia Antrim  22:07  

So what kind of stories and themes are you hoping people will work with when they play this game?

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  22:13  

So there's there's a couple things that I think it lends itself to. One of the things is is that like when this starts like, well, one I've already kind of covered why isa chi stories kind of work, you get the perspective of somebody from a modern world, which makes it very easy to understand kind of their perspective, because it's in some ways, your perspective to at least a varying extent. But when you start off small, and you start off somewhere else, this is, you know, kind of life starting over from from zero, I think that's actually the name of anatomy, but like, you, you end up like, Okay, I'm somewhere else, I'm something else, I have lost a good deal of my humanity. And you're getting put into an underdog type story where it's like, okay, this is me, versus whatever and my circumstances, and I'm going to try my best on it. So it removes a lot of the like, because sometimes it's the kind of stories come off as a bit like you're this invader, the conquering thing. It's a very colonialist. But I feel like in this case, it's like, this isn't something you asked for. This isn't something you tried to make happen, the situation you're in, and you're doing your best to navigate it with what you have. And so it's a survival story. And I think there's a humanity story going on there too. Like what makes us human is some of that background vibe. Like don't get me wrong, I think that this game can vary from being very just juvenile like fun times, like what do you what happened? Like, I came back, as you know, you know, cobalt in this dungeon, I built the biggest weapons I could and I beat a bunch of stuff up and now I'm high level and that's awesome. But, and that will probably happen in your game regardless. But it can also be kind of the story of you know, in my former life. You know, I was a card player and I gambled all the time. And now in this new life. I don't even have hands, I can't shuffle a deck of cards. But I mentally deal with the fact that I I'm not even like a person then you run into some adventures, right? And if you don't have the ability to talk, or some other way to communicate, the first thing they may do is try to kill you. And so the first people you see, may instantly hate you. There's a lot of pathos that kind of goes into that. When you're playing solo, this can be a very lonely survival story, where the sudden triumph of having made the first time you make a socialized roll that's exceeds and goes oh my god I have a friend.

 

Ryan Boelter  25:04  

Yeah.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  25:04  

Oh so relieving like interested you know it puts you in a good place you feel better like Oh cool. I'm not gonna be alone forever as some sort of terrible nightmare inside of this maze and then you know past that the world kind of can shape lots of different ways depending on what you played before and where you end up Am I Am I good to just throw some examples of games? Oh, go for it. So first game I did for solo to kind of play test that was a pixie who ends up in a demon city and most of her struggle was that that struggle of being alone because they didn't see humans for a long time. They fought spiders they fought zombies with psychic powers. They ended up in an abandoned church and just sleeping bear by themself it was very sad for a long time and so the final triumph feeling of I've met some people and they made friends with me and now we're going to go kill this like demon lord and then we're gonna we're gonna jet like they got out of the city. And that was the story. That was a really emotional arc. I didn't expect it to be quite that deep the Veals the next game I did was a with a two person no narrator so as a multiplayer, but no, planned. I did it with a friend of mine. And we played at pumps, who died in a car crash being chased by the police. They wake up inside the blasted wreck of the car out in the desert. And they're both gremlins. No so they go around and they they fight some skeletons every human who sees them tries to murder them for a very long time. They eventually managed to make friends with like some people down and these crypts they get into but in this barren wasteland, and like it was kind of the whole thing of when they finally met other gremlins. Those Gremlins you know rolled up personality on them. They were all 100% irredeemable sociopath. Oh, wow. So they like we're hurting people and doing stuff. And so they ended up killing the only things that looked like them that they'd met and they went Oh, God, like,

 

Ryan Boelter  27:33  

what are we? Yeah,

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  27:35  

we are. Is this like a punishment? Are we these monsters because of who we were in our past life? Yeah. So once again, getting into this, like, you know, it's this cute little game, and it can be just fun. But you can get these really deep stories. And eventually, we started kind of figuring out the background of the world was that Gremlins had been the downfall of the previous civilization? Oh, yeah. So like this whole place, this barren waste was a testing ground for the adventurers and they sent them there to go wipe out Gremlins so that the new civilization overseas would never fall. And it just happens that these two have been you know, slowly leveling in the in the setting secret that we eventually get to is that the ultimate Gremlin? The one who's gotten all the cool abilities and make civilization fall this called the anarchy Gremlin. Yeah. repair that car. Like that was gonna be a thing. We didn't get to that part that was gonna happen.

 

Amelia Antrim  28:31  

No, I love when games can do that, though. When you have the ability to kind of shift between like, really kind of like fun silly, like, you know, like, Oh, we're gremlins. And like, that's kind of a weird, silly thing. But then like these really deep like, Okay, but why am I a gremlin? What does that mean to be a gremlin and like, not a human anymore. And, like I like when we have the ability to just tell those really like deep stories kind of within these silly settings because it sort of like, there. And I feel like it gives you a little more room to explore those things than if you just like sat down with your therapist. And we're like, okay, let's talk about feelings. Now. I know, it's like, it's a very different way to talk about those things, but to still kind of work out some of that stuff. Absolutely not that you shouldn't go to therapy and just play RPGs but RPGs can be therapeutic.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  29:22  

Absolutely, absolutely. And so like as far as stories I go, they're definitely stories that that are about humanity, what it is to be human what it is to be a monster and how that shakes out. And sometimes how that shakes out is I'm going to play a really shallow game about me becoming really really powerful beating up everyone who tries to stop me and going yeah, I'm gonna go do the thing I really wanted to do. I think my thoroughly third game was just about a woman who died in a shark attack. She was a chef. And she was like, I hope I'm the one doing the eating in the next life and she becomes this Newt and by the end Like title, his world eater Newt and just like destroys everything she comes across. But when she finally finds this, like Dwarven civilization, the only thing she really wants to do is like settle down and start her own like little like food stand and that was her story.

 

Ryan Boelter  30:17  

Oh, that's amazing. Yeah,

 

Unknown Speaker  30:19  

usually you Yep.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  30:23  

will make sense for the character and, and doesn't disrupt other people's fun.

 

Amelia Antrim  30:27  

That's right. Yeah, that's where it's the sweet spot.

 

Ryan Boelter  30:32  

Yeah, it does sound like we covered her next question. What do characters actually do in this game? Pretty well there. There's a there's pretty much whatever you want whatever you want. Yeah. Yeah. Which is cool. But I love that survival aspect. You were talking about, like, you know, being solo and doing this. Having that that alone feeling? I I think doing it to players, one Narrator would would kind of enhance that as well. A little bit, in some cases would would be such a wild thing. Gosh, yeah.

 

Amelia Antrim  31:12  

What do you think makes this game unique? I mean, there are a number of you know, kind of like anime style games, there are a number of you know, like, you're the monster now kind of get like, what makes this different than some of the other games you've seen? Or honestly, a different way to phrase that question of like, why did you feel that this game needed to be made? Like why was this the game that you wanted to see in the world?

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  31:34  

deep seated truth. So I watched I watched so I'm spider so what and that story is very much this this girl's teenage girl, her whole class gets destroyed in like a explosion. And we're playing this like really fun, almost Tim Burton esque music as she hatches out of this egg. And she starts freaking out looking around like Oh, god, there's spiders everywhere. Like, and then oh, I have eight legs. Oh, why is this happening? And you know, but she manages to maintain this like flick She's hilarious like the carrier's really funny. And she manages to have like kind of a good attitude very upbeat, like, Okay, this is my life now. Well, I guess I'll you know, start webs. I'm going to learn how to fight I'm going to learn how to hunt. Get away from all my siblings, because they're all cannibalizing each other. You know, and watching her story of struggling in this dungeon environment alone, having bad things happen to her. Like I said, just all that empathy pathos thing. And then watching as she keeps getting stronger and starts to overcome these issues. And eventually, like, you know, it's this whole thing of like, you're getting a simultaneous peek into the future. Where you find out all of her classmates have also reincarnated which was really fun. Most of them gonna be humans and novels and really interesting stuff. But the thing is, is they started off as like babies, and she's been going since she was like, basically like zero years old. So she's immensely powerful. And you know, one of the you know, by the end, she has, like half the human body going she's kind of turned into a driver.

 

Ryan Boelter  33:26  

Oh, no, no

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  33:29  

Yeah, and so like, let's see working her way up you know.

 

Ryan Boelter  33:35  

climbing the corporate ladder of

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  33:38  

humanity monstrosities Yeah, and like, you know, it's it's one of those things of watching that journey. And, you know, her struggling her way through it just is really easy to kind of jump on empathize. And I was like, this is such a cool way to do a story because I love that time I got reincarnated as a slime with if anybody watches one of the first bits is just them figuring out they're not human going. I have no limbs, I'm around ball and I can't see thinking that was one of the most fascinating parts of the story. Very quickly, they become really Opie really fast, like it's kind of montage of their way out of the dungeon. And I really enjoyed the struggle of the other story because I'm like, no, they really fought their way up. They were not just gifted everything it was no they have been working their butt off to survive in a really harsh world. And, you know, just just through grit determination and cleverness she she manages so like, you know, it's easy to cheer on a character who's gone from so far underdog to the heights of power that they've gotten to, and I was just like, and seeing those kinds of stories. I'm like, you know, I think other people will want to have This experience of knowing I started over in another world, because I will say now I was gonna say at some point, you know, hey,

 

Ryan Boelter  35:08  

hey out there, if

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  35:08  

you're going to play trash mob, and you're soloing, and you decide to do a self insert, no one can really judge you because no one has to know what to do. That's fine.

 

Amelia Antrim  35:20  

It's how you don't come into their house and like judge the game that they're playing?

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  35:23  

Oh, yes. I know, it's not really doing play if you're playing.

 

Amelia Antrim  35:28  

What you're doing the game?

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  35:34  

No, I my psychic powers are not that strong. But

 

Amelia Antrim  35:38  

honestly, if I had psychic powers, I'm gonna be honest, y'all. Like, that's not what I would do with that. I'm sure that all what all of you are doing is extremely interesting. But I know, like, if I had that power, that's not how I would use it.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  35:53  

But yeah, I thought I thought people would enjoy doing a game where you get to go from almost nothing to suddenly being, like a power that could change the world. That's a form of work to do. Yeah, absolutely.

 

Amelia Antrim  36:07  

There's something really satisfying about that, especially I think, you know, in in times like these, where we often feel really powerless. You know, I think that there's so many of us right now that are just feeling like things are happening in the world. And no matter how hard we try and are doing these things, it just feels kind of out of control. And so I think there is something really satisfying and validating about being able to be in a game where you're like, I'm on top now. You know, to be the one that's really in charge of things, and to really have that growth and to have, you know, all of that work actually come to something because sometimes it's not like that right now.

 

Ryan Boelter  36:47  

Yeah, absolutely. Well, this is the part we talked about the history of the game, but I think we pretty much covered all of that. Is there any anything else about the history that you want to throw out there?

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  37:00  

I mean, I might say like, I started it in February, and I thought this game was gonna be small, but every time I was like, okay, cool. I'm gonna make a little 16 page 20 Page game. Yeah, cuz that's a lot of what I did. And every time I got to that point, it was like, it needs a little something more here.

 

Unknown Speaker  37:17  

listeners.

 

Amelia Antrim  37:18  

Do you want to talk about that feeling?

 

Ryan Boelter  37:21  

Right, exactly. Goodness gracious. Yeah, trash man. It's 159 pages right now. Which is, it's not a small endeavor to create something like that. That's for sure. New.

 

Ryan Boelter  37:39  

Yeah, exactly. And goodness. I have. I've got that same experience of you go to Korea, small little thing. And it's like, Well, wait, we need to talk about this. Oh, wait, we need to talk about this. Wait, we need rules for this, because this is gonna cover Oh, goodness. And then, before you know it, you've got 50 Plus pages for something that you thought was gonna be like, 12? Yep. I'm gonna make a one page game 105 page,

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  38:09  

game monsters.

 

Amelia Antrim  38:11  

But it's not that but they get bigger, and then the book got bigger. Right, but I'm gonna make another book for when they get really big.

 

Ryan Boelter  38:23  

But you do have a lot going on here. Yeah, I mean, you've got three different ways to play the game. You've got, you know, all sorts of different things going on. So I'm excited to learn more about this. Because there's a lot of fun stuff that sounds like going on here. And I want to get to it. Yeah. But before we do there, there might be some basic terms and concepts we need to cover.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  38:47  

Probably, let's see, what are some basic terms. So I think the main term is just realizing that the term skill in this game is specifically the name for the powers and abilities you get and your character. There are a few other traits you get as you go. But skills make up the bulk of how your character works. So, you know, I'll go ahead I guess I'll give an example. Like if you play a vermin mob, one of your base skills is sneak, you gain the ability to sneak around and get past things. And then you know, if it goes further down to let's say, slime, that's a pretty popular choice. Slimes and aberrations. The next two skills, you get our acid attack and resist bashing damage. I mean, resists bashing damage, I'm pretty sure you can imagine what it does acid attack is pretty straightforward as well. Yeah, so those couple skills coming together will pretty much make up the bulk of your character. And then you have a like occupation, like Job class, occupation, kind of Do and your level levels I think people are pretty familiar with, um, levels in this go like one to 99 or 100 I can't remember which, just because that fits much more with the kind of like video game RPG kind of aspect for it. Yeah. I like big

 

Amelia Antrim  40:19  

numbers, there's something satisfying about it. I mean, you talked about that a little bit before with like the dice and stuff. But you know, as far as levels, it's like, it's fun to be like, I'm level 48 Rather than I'm like level four, like, you know, even it's the same amount of like power and stuff, sometimes it's fun to just be like level 400 Exactly,

 

Unknown Speaker  40:38  

is over 9000

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  40:42  

That's definitely something like, you know, the the skills will level up in tears, there's tears, that's also an important thing. So most skills start off at the basic tier, you don't put the word basic and because you know where it starts, but then you move from basic to improved, improved to greater, greater to master and then master to ultimate. And each of those tears, those skills will jump up a great deal and kind of what they're capable of what they do, how they went excetera. So yeah, not only do you get the satisfaction of level, you know, really high, but you also have the like, Oh, I'm sorry, I'm not throwing acid attacks anymore. Like, you know, peasant, I have an alternate acid. Was that mean? It means somebody getting hurt when you hit them with? Yeah, so that's, that's part of how that works. And then, as far as the skills and go, they are organized into several types. When playing the game, these types will matter. Character creation is probably well, I mean, it matters because you're making choices, right? Yeah, um, so you have attack skills, you have defense skills, you have boost skills, and you have movement skills. If you look on the right hand side, at the top of each pages, there's a little kind of lexicon, almost going like little symbols going. So you can see the attack symbol, the defense symbol, the boost signal, or symbol, and the movement symbol at the top. And so when you later go to the skills chapter and look at them, all the skills are set up like cards, so that if you want to, rather than try to record on your sheet and have to look them up every time, you can print them out, and they're built so that you can record what level they are, what level they are, and know exactly what they do. So if you want to make your character into basically like a deck of cards that you can quickly shuffle through and go, Okay, these are the things I need to use. That is totally viable.

 

Ryan Boelter  42:51  

Cool. That's very cool. All right. Anything else? Before we get into character creation, we need to know

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  42:59  

I think if there is we'll we'll discuss it as we go. And it'll all make sense character is fairly simple. Like this is gonna probably be the shortest part of things. So

 

Amelia Antrim  43:11  

no, cuz we take a long time to make decisions.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  43:16  

Well, that's fair. Okay. Don't worry, we

 

Amelia Antrim  43:18  

can make it complicated.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  43:21  

All right, I believe in you. So

 

Ryan Boelter  43:24  

Well, it sounds like we're ready to make some people so shall we make some people?

 

Amelia Antrim  43:28  

Yes, let's make some people let's make some people.

 

Ryan Boelter  43:32  

Let's make some people. Alright, so So what do we need to do first, I

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  43:37  

sure Um, first thing we kind of need to do here is we got to figure out who we were in the real world. As far as like kind of a starter idea when you're when you're playing with a group versus solo obviously you have some different considerations because you could have all completely unique origins but I find doing a group origin is just much easier it puts you kinda on the same page. Yeah, there's just some reasons to kind of know each other and that that that just makes it narratively much easier that when like all this chaos goes down you end up in this new place you're immediately on the working together level versus okay, how do we contrive away they all get together? No, yeah, we're all we're all gonna get hit by is are they what was this a term truck Khun together. It's pretty common is to kind of joke. But what I was thinking, what I think we may have planned out a little bit ahead of time, just so we're not getting too caught in the weeds here is that we're all going to be people going to an anime convention. Yeah, we're on a plane together. And the plane goes down. And then when we wake up, we are not who we were and work some work. completely different, and we're not gonna know that part until we get to the end of it. So right now, what we need to do is just come up with those people and what they're like and maybe come up with a little bit of who they are to each other. You know, obviously, I'm thinking animais type fans do either of you have any strong thoughts on this so

 

Amelia Antrim  45:23  

far? I mean, so like, generally, as a person, I am not an anime fan. So I need people to like, explain this. Because like, if it's not like, you do, I don't really I love I mean, like, outside of.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  45:41  

But that's that's like a potential like hook is you could be somebody who is like, not really all that into the anime scene. Maybe you're a card gamer, or maybe your video card. actually really cool as a as a starter, because it's a little different interest area.

 

Ryan Boelter  46:03  

Yes, but there's, there's enough of that overlap to go to the same convention. Right. Right.

 

Amelia Antrim  46:07  

Right. It's called Gen Con. And

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  46:12  

pro gamers, how you person you know, like somebody actually can compete on on this circuit. My level? Yeah, I'm pretty interesting.

 

Amelia Antrim  46:21  

Yeah, I would love to be a, let's say world's foremost YuGiOh. Player.

 

Unknown Speaker  46:26  

Yeah, no, very good.

 

Amelia Antrim  46:30  

I'm gonna play a game. I'm gonna be good at it. Yeah.

 

Ryan Boelter  46:32  

And the one that believes in the heart of the cards the most. It's true.

 

Amelia Antrim  46:43  

So I really love

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  46:46  

your like, Job class, you could put you know, professional card game person or best YuGiOh player in the world if you want. Whatever, whatever you feel is a good way to put it back in. Yeah.

 

Amelia Antrim  46:57  

I have all the sponsorships. Oh, yeah, just want to be clear. I just want to because like, I think even Mountain Dew maybe. So maybe I'm that guy. I'm like Mountain Dew level Mountain Dew. I just want to be really clear to people that I do actually really love these games. And I have like, played in tournaments. And so like, I'm not making fun of you. I do really like these things. And like so to everyone listening, I promise this is set with love. Okay.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  47:24  

And then obviously, you'll need you'll need some kind of name for your character. The most important thing in the world, but, you know, not a bad idea to have a name.

 

Ryan Boelter  47:37  

Kind of think of a good last name for my character. I wanted to I wanted to be like, also famous, but like in a like actual celebrity. Maybe like a singer. That loves going to cosplay conventions.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  47:55  

Okay, so you like incognito? Like you're like a famous singer. But you're like, Well, yeah, nobody? Kind of thing.

 

Ryan Boelter  48:03  

Yeah. Okay. But like, you know, it's it's one of those, like, if you're in the know, like, if you follow all the right accounts, you'll you'll

 

Amelia Antrim  48:13  

miss people, but like, does it like leave clues that like, be at the conventions or whatever, and then like leaves clues about who they are. And they're and like, I love those people.

 

Ryan Boelter  48:21  

There's like, what's the same Bryan Cranston cosplayed as Walter White at a convention, like God

 

Amelia Antrim  48:32  

also went on like one of the late night shows dressed as a Power Ranger too, though, so that's very good.

 

Unknown Speaker  48:38  

It's very good.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  48:40  

Now, that's super fun.

 

Amelia Antrim  48:42  

What's a good name? Names?

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  48:43  

Names are very hard. Let's you can always just use a random generator if you need to. I mean,

 

Amelia Antrim  48:50  

I know it's usually I usually have my books in here.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  48:53  

And to be fair, this is the kind of genre if you have a very on the nose name that is completely acceptable. Honestly, hearing your character concept on it being like a singer who's famous I'm almost the I wanted to play. I was thinking maybe playing a character that was kind of fighty

 

Ryan Boelter  49:14  

that's interesting. I'm going with Felicia Starfire

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  49:19  

Oh, my God.

 

Ryan Boelter  49:22  

What sounds like a really like bold sort of performer that has that like feisty attitude, right?

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  49:30  

Yeah, no, I Yeah. No, that sounds great. But once you mentioned that, I was thinking earlier you'd mentioned you know, necromancer and magical girl as some of the vibes right? And I was like, What? What could I do that isn't either of those and I was like, I can be fighty fighty sounds good. idea of maybe you're doing this and I could be your bodyguard. Also, like in a like disguise kind of thing like, Okay, I don't know. So they're, they're dressed up and maybe they look completely ridiculous, you know, dressed up as, and then I'm gonna be honest, I will entirely if depending on what comes out in the next part of character creation, I mean entirely retcon their costume to match whatever they do, because those kinds of fires are fun. Absolutely. So yeah, I'm thinking they're gonna be a bodyguard.

 

Ryan Boelter  50:26  

I like that thought that, like the three of us were sitting next to each other on the plane. Oh, yeah, no. So there was like, plenty of time for like conversation before you know, things went down literally.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  50:40  

Now the names. Wow, the names are hard.

 

Amelia Antrim  50:44  

I know. I'm trying to like look up like good YuGiOh cards that I can like. Cuz I put too much thought into this even though this is for a podcast and no one cares long term. Like what's good?

 

Ryan Boelter  50:58  

Wait a minute. I was reincarnated as a blue eyes white drinking.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  51:02  

Okay, my name is gonna be completely ridiculous. I have a friend who did some MMA. And her her MMA name was the honey badger. Oh, nice. So I think for this character who will be very flighty. Her name is going to be honey Barrington.

 

Ryan Boelter  51:21  

Oh, yeah. Nice. Nice.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  51:24  

Ya know what her cosplayers yeah, like I said, we'll get to that in a minute. So once we've all got our name and our kind of occupation, we'll probably move on to the next portions a little bit.

 

Ryan Boelter  51:37  

Gentle, saner, perfect. Now

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  51:41  

we all we all named up. Are we? Yep,

 

Amelia Antrim  51:44  

I know. But that's, that's okay. I'll think on it. And we'll get better. It's always just can Oh, that's fine.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  51:52  

It does have to happen in order because we're, this is before you play the game, right? Yeah, you build it out in a way that makes it work for you. Okay, so from here where I'm gonna roll one of the first dice, there is a how you died chart. Not so much of the means of how you died. Like, we're already on the plane, we know it's going down. But this is more the context of why this happened. Because in some cases, like how that happens, I feel like really flavors things. So someone who dies in a freak accident, it'd be one of those Oh, you died before your time, you're gonna get reincarnated is very different from, oh, you lived a terrible life. And while this place feels like how it's supposed to be, this is your punishment. Like this is your penance. That's a very different vibe. Right? So I'm gonna roll a die for and see what it suggests and see if we can kind of work that as part of like, what's going on with our characters?

 

Ryan Boelter  52:55  

Is that something like that? Yeah, absolutely. It was a random, I

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  52:58  

rolled number one. And this says dying for the sake of others, we knew some kind of good deed and our actions, save some people. So with a with a with a plane going down, I am almost imagining this is gets into some over the top action movie kind of nonsense, almost. Right? What if the case is there was like a storm and it's one of those things of like, you know, or maybe the pilot has an accident? And essentially or I mean, we could even do the terrorist flame attack it really wide open Anybody got any inspiration on this one?

 

Ryan Boelter  53:43  

I like the thought of there's a storm and you know, the plane gets hit. And the the the pilots get taken out. And we just happen to be in the right place. To to get to the front because we know we're going to go over like a population center. Rom so if we don't get this plane under control, at least a little bit. We're gonna go over Yeah, we're gonna hit a city or something like that idea.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  54:15  

Two, I think yes, I think that's solid. So we managed to, to steer things out of the way and, you know, this, this becomes our fiery, fiery gate into another word.

 

Ryan Boelter  54:28  

I like I like the thought of like, as, as we're about to hit, like, you know, take off my, my, my helmet helmet or whatever I'm wearing on top right and then, like, easily recognizable as superstar.

 

Amelia Antrim  54:46  

Like to perfect hair. Like there's a moment of like, shake out the hair and there's like a little like,

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  54:52  

oh, gosh, I'm sorry. I'm now seeing like the anime scene where you do that and someone's like, this pop star says Complete name like just the normal kind of reaction and then their jaw work correctly for a bit. Yeah, no, it's

 

Ryan Boelter  55:07  

Felicia Starfire Yeah. We got to do something.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  55:13  

Yeah. Yep. That sounds good.

 

Ryan Boelter  55:15  

Amazing.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  55:17  

Awesome. Okay. Is that enough of the idea there any?

 

Ryan Boelter  55:21  

Yeah. I think that works out really well. Um, so we saved we saved a populated city. At the expense of ourselves.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  55:34  

No, that's that sounds pretty good. Like, yeah, I mean, we were we were going down. We didn't have to do that. But we decided to do the right thing and, and then we're gonna end up in this other world. So the next part is we're gonna get our forms of this is part two page 27 who you are now? Oh, I was so excited. And this part's really easy in some ways. Now, I have a section there that says thanks. I hate it. Can I reroll? The answer is obviously yes. Like there are some things are just like, I never want to play X ever. Don't make me game and it's like, Listen, you have freewill. Yeah, like reroll it. It's like, Hey, this is meant to be fun. Yeah, reroll Yeah,

 

Ryan Boelter  56:20  

I mean, there's a lot of people that have, you know, phobias of specific types of creatures and stuff and right you're gonna be or even somebody else in the party is

 

Amelia Antrim  56:33  

just like it's a game. Yeah. And if that doesn't feel like a thing that's gonna be fun for you then don't do that.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  56:40  

And like literally, there's replay value to this game. I've played it a lot. Designing it involved a lot of play testing and saying there's some things I've already played that I'm like, you know, maybe Saturday maybe something different I want to try a different route. Absolutely. So alright, so to do this we have the your new form chart, and we simply roll a one D for that will decide your your base type which will be either vermin domestic animal, undead or small humanoid. Oh, yeah, the second dice will determine what the the subtype of that is going to be. Roll and then we'll all say what we got and it'll be kind of a fun reveal.

 

Ryan Boelter  57:24  

So I've got my my metallic D for

 

Amelia Antrim  57:30  

that like we should I wanted to tell you what dice I'm using because I'm using these ones that look like bones. Oh, I love it. So I just wanted everybody to know

 

Ryan Boelter  57:40  

I've got my my my signature blue green combo and metal printing and and really it hurts shaking this dice in my hand because the points are so sharp we're gonna come down with this recording to my Oh, what did I get? I got a two I got a one

 

Amelia Antrim  58:01  

which is vermin.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  58:03  

I got domestic also have vermin.

 

Amelia Antrim  58:07  

Okay, so now we roll again right to find Well, we get under that category,

 

Amelia Antrim  58:10  

my, my spider. Please, please, please,

 

Amelia Antrim  58:18  

boy, reptile five

 

Unknown Speaker  58:21  

snake gonna play.

 

Ryan Boelter  58:26  

I got domestic animal food animal,

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  58:29  

domestic animal food animals. So now you'll notice that these types while they kind of give you a suggestion you can definitely play with Yeah, what that form is. And so after we get this initial role, we have one more thing we need to do for our forum, which is we get to pick one more skill. Now, typically, this is this gets into kind of how you want to start your game and what's going on. If you want to play a more high power game, you could pick more than one skill or start picking from the more specialized skills you'll find in mystery skills. And if you want to go completely Opie, you can start with the Crown skills and Apex. But in this particular case, I think just to keep things simple, we should probably pick from one of the powers on the new form chart. And what you'll find is kind of useful there is that can either define more some sort of ability you get from your occupation. Like as a bodyguard, it might be really funny for me to get muscle because I am a rodent vermin. And so being like a mouse that just like has super strength for no reason sounds hysterical to me. Um, I might do that not saying I will I'm just thinking I might um, but you know, on the other hand, you could also I mean and then it could also be to like further define what kind of critter in specific you're playing instead of just like an occupation. ability thing like if you're playing a bug vermin for instance, and you've got Okay, poison attack vertical movement sneak, you might be playing something like a beetle and you're like, Okay, I want to be really tough. Maybe I will take resistant bashing or you know some other power that really works for giving me that ability right to kind of further to find the creature you're playing. Okay. Yeah so

 

Amelia Antrim  1:00:33  

so I'm sorry I was trying to research on what are we doing now at this point? For short, should

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  1:00:41  

give the initial skills if you've got those down this is about you get one pick of an extra skill you can get

 

Ryan Boelter  1:00:51  

okay. So since I rolled domestic animal I get charged for that you get enrolled food animal I get both metabolize and scavenger slash braiser

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  1:01:02  

Yep, that sort of so that you can choose kind of like so. So scavenger grazer is going to help during the survival stuff. If you when you get to the survival portion portion, because like a scavenger is better able to find Animal Resources. A grazer is better able to find Plant Resources. And, and they both just help with a survival rule rolls. metabolize on the other hand, as long as you've eaten, it gives you extra health levels. So it makes you tougher in general. So while those start small, it's like, okay, these are small things you get for the food animal leader, they can be very, like, you know, like, Okay, I have like five extra health levels. It doesn't matter what this is, I'm probably going to win the fight as long as as long as I don't get like knocked down too far. Absolutely. Yeah. So I'm not sure what I'm going to do for my force. Pick yet, but I've got some thoughts.

 

Unknown Speaker  1:02:01  

Yeah, I'm trying to.

 

Amelia Antrim  1:02:02  

There's like a lot of good choices here.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  1:02:04  

There really are. And if you see something, you go, Oh, that sounds cool. asked me what it does. And I'll tell you, because there's a lot of ability, so you're playing a reptile. Yeah, I'm

 

Amelia Antrim  1:02:16  

gonna be a snake. Okay, your snake. So

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  1:02:18  

you got sneak quick and regenerate, regenerate, it's obvious what it does every turn, you get to roll a dice. And if it comes up a four, you get a health level back. And as it gets higher levels, you get more of those dice to roll. And then quick, you roll a dice. And if it comes up before you get an extra turn, so that's pretty powerful. And sneak obviously, as well, it gives you the ability to sneak around. It gives you bonus dice for advantage, which is kind of like initiative in most games.

 

Amelia Antrim  1:02:51  

I think I kind of want to just take place and attack. Yeah, to feel like logic makes sense. Yeah, totally makes me sometimes it's fun to do the thing that doesn't make sense and just sounds silly. But I you know, I think poison attacks. No, that's really good.

 

Ryan Boelter  1:03:05  

It does sound really good. I've tried to figure out what sort of animal I want to be though. Yeah,

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  1:03:10  

definitely can because like, part of me is like I could take vertical movement and play a bat, instead of just being like a ground rodent. But I'm not sure that's where I want to go right now. Like, that's the thing I really want to get into. And I'm also like looking at all the the odd abilities that come in later. And I'm like, oh, man, there's a

 

Amelia Antrim  1:03:32  

thank you should be some kind of like, horrible Australian monstrosity. Like, you know, everything Australia can kill you.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  1:03:41  

This is true. Everything in Australia is very deadly.

 

Ryan Boelter  1:03:45  

Hmm. I almost want to Oh, boy. I found the skill board tactics to become an expert in fighting in and against groups. Yep. Knowing which ways in which they move and coordinate I was thinking about taking that and being a goose

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  1:04:16  

just so yes. There was there was one of our plates. One of the play test games was two of us got food animal. One of us was a goose and the other was a goat. And I didn't realize we had both like, Was it like untitled goose game and goat simulator in the same game? Oh, that could have been so much chaos. Aha, yeah, it was short lived but I was still very much enjoyed it. So goose

 

Ryan Boelter  1:04:43  

super Yeah, I will have to be a goose at this point. And I'm taking horde tactics as my my fourth skill. Sounds good.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  1:04:54  

There I am like being all picky about what I get. And I'm like, oh, no, I'm the only one At this game should I know right? I

 

Amelia Antrim  1:05:02  

just want to make a snake on a plane, Joe.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  1:05:05  

That's fine. That's perfectly fair. Mmm hmm. Gosh, there are so many good things I could get. But I'm thinking I'm not gonna take muscle because as much as like muscle mouse's, like, kind of great. I'm just I'm not sure I'm quite feeling that. I think I'm gonna take I'm gonna take hit and run is a pretty good boostability That'll make it so I can do like fast attacks and you know, eventually use fast weapons. Although it might be better for me to take ambush right off the right off the RIP so I can just get surprise attacks on people and do a lot of damage that way. Yeah, decisions.

 

Amelia Antrim  1:05:53  

I think.

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  1:05:56  

Maybe I'll just I think I'll go with a simpler instinct. I'm going to take muscle. And we'll see how that goes. Because being a super strong rodent is pretty funny.

 

Ryan Boelter  1:06:05  

That is really funny. Oh, yeah. So

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  1:06:07  

skills got sneak and my disease

 

Ryan Boelter  1:06:13  

attack the

 

Melody - Mother Multiverse  1:06:16  

speed. Good. And then muscle. So that's gonna be pretty, pretty hard as a character. I'll say that at the time.

 

Ryan Boelter  1:06:26  

Call to Action. Yeah, like that. I really like the simplicity of character creation in this game. I Oh, eight actually went really fast. And it was really cool. Seeing a game that was just de force. Yeah, I don't think I've ever seen that before. Yeah, I I didn't think it was something that was feasible, but apparently it is. And it actually works. And I was like, Oh, that's pretty sweet. But you know, before we let you all go for the week, we have just a couple of calls to action.

 

Amelia Antrim  1:07:03  

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Amelia Antrim  1:08:43  

Yeah, what we love them. You know, we say that every time we love reading them, we love getting them it does. It does really make us happy. We're not just saying that for the recording. It really does. It really doesn't matter. You can

 

Ryan Boelter  1:08:55  

see that when we're not recording. I know we do.

 

Amelia Antrim  1:08:59  

That is it for this week. You can join us next week as we dive further into character creation, and even break our format a bit. Until then please stay safe drink water, get vaccinated and keep making those amazing people. We'll see you next time.

 

Amelia Antrim  1:09:31  

Thank you for joining us for part one of this character creation series. We'll be back in part two picking up right where we left off.

 

Ryan Boelter  1:09:38  

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