Welcome to the second episode of series 49, everyone! This series, we welcome Jef and Jon from the System Mastery Podcast, to learn about a really old game, Marvel Super Heroes, a superheroic RPG by TSR that a lot have coined the FASERIP system (not affiliated with the actual FASERIP RPG). This episode we finish our characters and break Ryan’s soul… It’s fine!
Welcome to the second episode of series 49, everyone! This series, we welcome Jef and Jon from the System Mastery Podcast, to learn about a really old game, Marvel Super Heroes, a superheroic RPG by TSR that a lot have coined the FASERIP system (not affiliated with the actual FASERIP RPG). This episode we finish our characters and break Ryan’s soul… It’s fine!
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Amelia Antrim 0:01
Welcome to the second episode of Series 49. Everyone. We are hanging in there after the last episode. It was touching go for a little while. Ryan, are you doing okay?
Ryan Boelter 0:15
Maybe not in this episode. Yeah, yeah. There's stuff coming up.
Amelia Antrim 0:21
Yeah, honestly, all of you are in for a treat. And I'm gonna say that. Like, I felt no amount of schadenfreude at all. Like I didn't take any pleasure in any of this. You could hear it so many times. Me being like, we told you like, I know this is
Ryan Boelter 0:41
horrible game, but I've had so much joy. See Ryan suffer?
Amelia Antrim 0:45
Yeah, I mean honestly worth it. So definitely stick around for that. But before we let you hear Ryan being upset and me being happy for once. We have some announcements.
Ryan Boelter 0:59
Absolutely. First off we have de vos Academy is in its final stretches of crowdfunding on Kickstarter, as of the release of this episode, I think has had like maybe one or two days left, so definitely check that out. This is a game we covered on a spotlight episode last month. It utilizes a coloring book and paper dolls as part of its mechanics. And it's just a lovely game. So it's fully funded now, which is really great.
Amelia Antrim 1:26
I know. It wasn't last time we recorded it wasn't
Ryan Boelter 1:29
Yeah, it was like a couple days after we recorded it fully funded and now they're going for some stretch goals. So you can join them just under the wire and help fulfill some of those.
Amelia Antrim 1:40
The other game to check out is you save as bed and breakfast if you haven't yet it is a slice of life magical RPG it looks phenomenal. The art is beautiful. The game just seems like so much fun. We another one that we covered on a spotlight episode. Yeah, they have added some really phenomenal stretch goals including a hate grant stretch goal at 400k. This would set aside $20,000 in funds for people to create some stuff before the game. Is it just for the game was for anything for anything,
Ryan Boelter 2:15
people were creating music people have created other games, people have created art, it's like just some amazing stuff.
Amelia Antrim 2:24
The first half grant from the wander home campaign created a lot of amazing stuff. By helping to fund folks who are trying to break into the industry, it kind of helps give them a little bit of a leg up rather than you know, people just posting their stuff on it and hoping for the best. So it's really great to see that they could possibly come back with this campaign. They do need help getting there, though, is great as they are doing to get to this goal, they need a little more help. So if you have not backed the game yet, now is a great chance. This one is on Indiegogo not on Kickstarter. But we will put a link to it in the show notes. And we've been tweeting about it as well, if you want to find it over there. It's a cool game.
Ryan Boelter 3:09
I like it a lot. Another announcement is that I'm in my new office now. You probably hear a massive difference in sound quality.
Amelia Antrim 3:20
Ryan is like so upset about this difference in sound quality. He's like there's so much reverb and it's so tight. And I'm like I can kind of like a little bit hear it. Yeah. And dear listeners, by the time he's done editing it, you probably won't hear it at all. So he's over here like I'm sure that you can tell massive difference. And I'm like, oh, like, like maybe you took something down off the wall or like a doorway.
Ryan Boelter 3:45
I'm gonna ask her to listen and see if he can tell you that's
Amelia Antrim 3:50
not. That's not fair. That's not fair. That's like me being like, I can't tell the difference between real diamonds and fake diamonds. And you'd be like, let me have this jeweler. Look at them. I bet they can tell like yes, obviously.
Amelia Antrim 4:09
You know, I don't most of the time. I don't.
Ryan Boelter 4:15
Either way. So so the office is almost done. I've got some panels going to be coming within maybe the next week or so. And that'll tighten everything up nicely. And I can not wait.
Amelia Antrim 4:26
No, it's gonna be really awesome when you're done. I'm excited for you. Yeah, it's gonna look fantastic. As much as I'm making fun of you. I'm excited for you and like slightly jealous.
Ryan Boelter 4:36
But, but it's it's really cool. I've got so much spacey here for like a table and some other stuff. So like activities. Well, yeah, like no, we could like record whatever. In here. We could even like record like, like dread or Starcross or whatever. Like I can come to your house. Yes. Whoa, like an hour and a half north of you.
Amelia Antrim 4:58
And it's really not that far. Gonna go to Chicago next week as I know.
Ryan Boelter 5:04
Yeah. Yeah, it's nice. It's a nice little podcasting oasis. I like it.
Amelia Antrim 5:09
Yeah, I'm really excited for you. I know. I on the other hand, have been hard at work. making playlists for episodes. I'm just trying to match genre and vibe to the games that we used and the stories and characters that we made in those episodes. I have been sharing them on Twitter and in our Discord and on our Instagram. If you're looking for a new soundtrack in your life, those are out there. I have done now one Ford Deadlands Reloaded, I just finished one for headspace. I did one for our unbound series, did one for the Christmas belonging series. And then obviously, our starcrossed ones from forever ago. Oh, yeah. But I am hoping to kind of keep making more if the mood strikes me and I can find enough like genre differences and stuff. But it's been. It's been a fun creative activity to like, sort of stretch my muscles to like, find things that are not what I would pick normally.
Ryan Boelter 6:08
I've thoroughly enjoyed them so far. So yeah, that's really awesome to see. And if there's if there's anything that you think might belong on a paid list for one of our series for a character, just throw it on our way, and maybe it'll end up on there. Definitely. Um, in other news, we just passed our four year anniversary for podcasting. And we'd love to do a q&a mailbag episode to celebrate like we did after our first year. We have a Google form where you can submit questions to us, and we'll answer them in an upcoming episode. You can find that at questions dot character creation cast.com. If there is anything you want to know about how we make the show our thoughts on elements of game design, or if you're looking for advice on your next character, we'd love to hear from you. We have a link in the show notes as well. We also have a link on our Discord at discord to character creation cast.com. So there's plenty of ways to get the link and your questions to us. We already have quite a few that I'm really excited to answer. Some that I have no idea how to answer yet. But we'll find a way.
Amelia Antrim 7:22
And how many of them are terrible questions that I'm gonna hate answering.
Ryan Boelter 7:27
At least three. Cool, great, yeah. At least three. But you know,
Amelia Antrim 7:35
it's fine. It's great. Well, everyone, that's it for announcements. Thank you for sticking with us through all of that, in anticipation of what's about to come. Please enjoy this episode. It sure is. Sure isn't episode.
Ryan Boelter 8:30
On the last episode of Character Creation Cast, Jeff was making an undead John was making a deity. Amelia was making a use of form robot and I was making a change Li. We're picking up right where we left off last time. Enjoy.
Jef - System Mastery 8:48
Alright, I suppose should figure out how many powers talents and contacts I just rolled together 95 which means I have 10 friggin powers. Oh, I was too lazy to avoid.
Ryan Boelter 8:58
I haven't even got into week or you know what I'm gonna save to. I'm gonna save the weakness for all of my forms. Director old weakness for all my forms.
Jef - System Mastery 9:10
Probably. I mean, you could just roll it once and say this is the weakness I have. Let's do it that way. It's much easier.
Ryan Boelter 9:16
Oh my goodness. Might as well in fact, I'm
Jef - System Mastery 9:17
sure you're supposed to. Because having a different weakness for each one would just mean that you're constantly shifting to avoid your weaknesses. Right now I have plus two powers because I'm a deity so I go to four powers. Alright, so let's see I got 10 powers one talent and no contacts. I got four talents and four contacts that have a possible five okay.
Ryan Boelter 9:42
That right six feet work as energy depletion is my weakness. That makes sense from a weirdness. Yeah,
Jef - System Mastery 9:51
as DD I automatically get a travel. Ooh.
Ryan Boelter 9:55
Oh, so there's a there's a stimulus. That's the energy depletion. Then there's the effect that I roll. Yes. So then so here, it's 53, which is incapacitation. And then duration. Eight continuous with contact. Interesting.
Jef - System Mastery 10:17
So you get knocked out as long as someone is draining your energy.
Unknown Speaker 10:22
Yeah. All right. Flight travel
Jef - System Mastery 10:24
power is teleport others.
Unknown Speaker 10:29
Not yourself, not me.
Jef - System Mastery 10:31
You can just send send kids on their way to various trick or treat houses. Yeah. I banish you to the rich people houses with full sized Snicker bars about to send this kid to the Shadow Realm.
Amelia Antrim 10:46
Okay, so I rolled that I get to powers.
Ryan Boelter 10:49
I'm so far behind. Where am I at now?
Jef - System Mastery 10:52
You shouldn't be that far behind. If you're you're just doing your weakest weaknesses, right?
Ryan Boelter 10:56
I skipped like half of my stats, because
Jef - System Mastery 10:59
back to them later, if you're done with weaknesses, just rolling D 100. You're out you should be on power generation, which is on page 14. Okay. And find out how many powers you have.
Ryan Boelter 11:11
I guess 14? What What am I looking at here? The power? Okay, what is your role? Here all the 95
Jef - System Mastery 11:19
Same as me 10 powers out of a possible 12 Four talents out of the possible for four contacts that have a possible five this is useful because you have so many forms, which means that you can now have some powers like powers. Yeah, because
Ryan Boelter 11:31
it powers Yeah, yes. That's, that's nice.
Jef - System Mastery 11:35
And then you're going to put 10 You're going to put 10 entries on your sheet. But you're going to fill out some of these costs to powers. Some of them force you to take an extra power. That makes sense for them. So whenever you see that you'll if you get one that's like, Oh, you took you know, teleport through time. This automatically comes with regular teleporting, put them both down, you have both powers and you lose a slot.
Amelia Antrim 11:57
So then for picking the powers, they roll on this like power class thing and then go to that table, and then roll again. Alright, so I only have to do this twice.
Unknown Speaker 12:09
Yeah. All right. So
Jef - System Mastery 12:10
first thing I rolled is 86 or power control, which is a bummer for the first power, but we'll make it work.
Amelia Antrim 12:16
The first one I rolled 37 which is magic.
Ryan Boelter 12:19
Ni 22 which is energy emission. Do I go to an energy emission? Oh, there's an energy emission subtable. 26 by air generation.
Jef - System Mastery 12:36
Cool. Yeah, you can generate fire with one of your forms or with all them. Nice. Okay.
Amelia Antrim 12:42
All right. So I got a 35 which is magic transfer all
Ryan Boelter 12:45
fighting. Naked fight power. Amazing.
Jef - System Mastery 12:49
I seem to have rolled something called Gestalt. I have no idea what that is.
Ryan Boelter 12:53
That's a combination of multiple things. Yeah. Like the there's a gestalt hero's Unlimited, I think in one of the sub power books, or whatever. PCC or whatever RCC I don't know what they call them anymore.
Jef - System Mastery 13:10
I'm gonna reroll this one because since I'll be running the game, this one record requires interaction with other players. And since I'll be running the game, oh, you have to combine Yeah, I'm not gonna use it. Because isn't that
Ryan Boelter 13:21
like, the Megazord power of
Jef - System Mastery 13:24
the Marvel example that they list is Aurora North Star. But I would also suggest Fenris get to get to write down the two characters when they Wonder Twins. It's a Wonder Twin thing, which since my character is going to be a background NPC I don't want to mess with everyone else's characters. So I'm just gonna reroll it.
Ryan Boelter 13:41
I got weapons tinkering is my second power.
Jef - System Mastery 13:44
Nice. That's pretty much Forge. Okay, that's gonna be a bummer. Because you'll have to interact with a bunch of subsystems. And I guarantee you I will never let it happen in an AP because we won't have the time.
Ryan Boelter 13:56
Jef - System Mastery 13:57
I'll just be like, fine. You have a pistol now?
Ryan Boelter 13:59
Yeah, this is the most wild amount of tables I have ever seen. Yeah, this is ridiculous.
Jef - System Mastery 14:09
Yep, that's, that's the ultimate powers. But
Amelia Antrim 14:13
I like that Why two powers and one of those powers is giving my power to other people.
Ryan Boelter 14:21
Can you give that power to other people? No.
Amelia Antrim 14:24
Defense very clearly says that you cannot. Oh, okay.
Ryan Boelter 14:27
Eight, body armor. Body resistance. P 201. Again.
Amelia Antrim 14:33
God, mental enhancement.
Jef - System Mastery 14:40
The other thing is each one of these powers itself has a rank. I think the all rollin rank five. I'm trying to remember if that's correct or not baronne column five. Okay, trying to dig that information up. Give me just a second.
Ryan Boelter 14:54
59 mental enhancement. Mental enhancement. Well, there's a whole bunch of these
Amelia Antrim 15:01
hyper intelligence. So boring and one power that's like to give my power to other people and the other one is be super smart.
Jef - System Mastery 15:11
All you can do is get other people super smart. You know you just reroll no one's gonna get mad at you.
Ryan Boelter 15:16
I just got hyper intelligence as one of my party. That's
Amelia Antrim 15:19
exactly what I just got.
Ryan Boelter 15:21
Just got hybrid. How did both of us get hybrid?
Amelia Antrim 15:26
But you think I'm gonna roll again? Because that's like, trash. Yeah. Like if all I can do otherwise is give that power to other people. That's stupid.
Jef - System Mastery 15:36
You're like, I'm smart. And I can be dumb if I want someone else to be smart.
Amelia Antrim 15:40
I'm gonna make you smart to
Jef - System Mastery 15:42
Xanthi and crap. No one wants that.
Ryan Boelter 15:44
Right. I've got six more powers to generate. This is. This is time consuming. Welcome to the 80s 100 Bravo. I wasted my 100 on travel. No, you didn't you get travel? I guess that's true. Whereas my travel table, travel powers 57. Oh, it goes to the next page. Okay. Hello, skywalk.
Jef - System Mastery 16:09
What's up Luke? So let's see rank 72. On column five.
Ryan Boelter 16:19
I'm sure there's parts in the book that explains these all like the nitty gritty detail, right. Oh, absolutely. Yeah, you
Jef - System Mastery 16:25
can just you can just use a ctrl F to dig up the name of the power and go down to it. Lordy.
Ryan Boelter 16:32
37 magic. Ooh, I've got magic in one of my forms at least. All right. Now I have disintegration. Oh, that's pretty good album. 96. Warning. Mg 13. All right. Let's
Unknown Speaker 16:47
see. That would be a
Ryan Boelter 16:49
if you do a find on that code. Does that take you right there? It does. Yeah. Oh, wow. That's that's kind of smart. Actually. I was like, What are these codes for? Why this is weird. Pretty foolproof. I guess that makes sense. All right, so I've got four more abilities to roll. Another fighting ability. Reroll because it's the exact same one I roll before you go. Martial supremacy
Jef - System Mastery 17:22
you're just slightly better at fighting whoever you happen to be fighting.
Ryan Boelter 17:25
Oh, that's that's kind of wild. Yep. That's a wild crazy kid. feels a lot like one of my favorite characters from heroes unlimited that I had played Mishra, she she had natural combinability. So like, after one melee round of 15 seconds of observing somebody's fight. She got that person's combat stance, or martial arts at her level and, and like on top of the stuff she already had.
Jef - System Mastery 17:55
Yes, that's a good one. So far, this character is just, I've only rolled two of my 10 powers because I've been explaining a lot and looking things up. But I just my two powers are body armor and forcefield versus hostiles. Back off, and no one's getting anywhere near
Ryan Boelter 18:16
matter control. That sounds cool. 75 molding,
Jef - System Mastery 18:23
which sadly, is the ability to like shape wood with your hands and not the ability to mold. Oh, no. Hey, I'm blanking on dead guy. I would love to be all moldy.
Ryan Boelter 18:33
Tomorrow, tomorrow, and then I'm done rolling my powers. I'm glad I'm glad I didn't have to do this for each of my forms.
Jef - System Mastery 18:41
Yeah, you're gonna you're gonna split them out amongst your forms instead. Yeah, I'm probably taking forever because I'm I'm rolling the ranks up while I'm doing this, which is probably backwards because it means I'm moving around too much. So I'll stop doing that.
Ryan Boelter 18:51
I got body armor is one of my abilities as well. Yep. They want to get right last one. I want something super exciting.
Jef - System Mastery 19:01
Travel power and travel power in.
Amelia Antrim 19:05
Yeah, no, I would have loved a power that like helped define me a little bit more. But give
Jef - System Mastery 19:09
yourself another one. Cut your resources down by one and you could have one more power. That's a real role. I'm not making stuff up.
Unknown Speaker 19:17
Amelia Antrim 19:18
what were my resources to begin with? How do I know that?
Jef - System Mastery 19:21
Do you gotta roll that? You gotta roll it just assume you have a minus one to enroll yourself in other power for fun. Okay.
Ryan Boelter 19:26
Okay, matter creation powers. And if I roll 89 or higher, I could be a podcaster because he's got webcasting.
Amelia Antrim 19:35
That's definitely what that means.
Jef - System Mastery 19:36
Yeah, that's 1986 that's what that meant.
Ryan Boelter 19:40
We don't have to worry about that because I got mechanical creation. I guess that makes a lot of sense. Yeah. MCR for
Unknown Speaker 19:48
Chemical Romance. Yep.
Jef - System Mastery 19:53
I have a floating disc. All right. That's my that's my travel power floating disc.
Ryan Boelter 19:58
That's kind of cool. I like that. However, though, yeah, just floating around on a disk or multiplexes
Jef - System Mastery 20:04
for like a cent, I think for sure. Yeah.
Amelia Antrim 20:06
I did just get webcasting
Ryan Boelter 20:09
Amelia Antrim 20:11
because I kind of want to be a cool spider robot. So
Ryan Boelter 20:14
Oh, yeah. I want to see what skywalk is.
Jef - System Mastery 20:19
I believe there's a herald of Galactus that has it. It's a guy who can just walk on the sky, a peculiar
Ryan Boelter 20:25
form of flying, can walk along and invisible path that is created in the air only serves the hero and only exists as long as he concentrates on maintaining its existence, intangible to others unless the hero can extend its benefits to them by such powers such as by such means as power stunt power transfer, or telekinesis.
Jef - System Mastery 20:48
I just got my first one that casts counsels two powers. You can tell if they're double powers, by the way, because they have an asterisk after their name.
Ryan Boelter 20:55
Oh, should I have been looking at that?
Jef - System Mastery 20:57
Yeah, it has an asterisk. That means it's two powers. Yeah.
Ryan Boelter 21:01
Okay, let me let me look at all my things again. I might have rolled too many.
Jef - System Mastery 21:06
So let's see. energy emission.
Ryan Boelter 21:10
Goodness. Oh, many things to keep track of here. Yeah, I logged as not.
Jef - System Mastery 21:17
Alright, so that means I have 12345. But one of them's two. So it's six. So I have two more powers to go. You know what I had 10. My former powers to go. And I have one more power. And I keep rolling double powers. Can't take that was reroll a physical enhancement of okay. I don't. Sure it's another double power, but I can afford another double power.
Amelia Antrim 21:45
At this point, as many as you have to roll. It's almost better to take
Jef - System Mastery 21:49
two more now because with between those two and the other four I have I'm up to eight. Oh, I
Ryan Boelter 21:53
have to reroll my matter creation, because that's my only double power. And that was the very last one. I had rolled mechanical creation.
Jef - System Mastery 22:01
That makes it easy. Yeah, you can either get rid of a power you already rolled to take the double or just reroll a different power
Ryan Boelter 22:07
and reroll a different power. Elemental creation. Nice. That's fine. All right. 10 powers by forms one person. All right, one more. Wow. And I can get two more powers through a player right? Yeah, although
Jef - System Mastery 22:24
as I mentioned in the in the earlier discussion, they are so wildly expensive that you just never see it actually happen. Okay, theoretically, who knows in an AP I'm not using any of these rules. Wow. So I finally after four roles got a non to power for my latest power nice and managed to get through sites so I can see through any disguise so I know what you are behind your costume.
Jon - System Mastery 22:51
God of Halloween, although my other powers are so dumb, so I can teleport others I have telepathy. I have body resistance of just tough and then true sight so I can see through disguises.
Jef - System Mastery 23:04
Nice, straightforward. I think I'll just keep it because that went on to worry about too much. Okay, so here's my list of powers when I've enrolled the ranks out on all of them yet, but alright, so I have 10 powers, and two of them are double powers. Those two double powers are zombie animation. Well, so my character can raise zombies from the dead. So you're a dead guy that can raise that guy's dead guy can raise that dies and the other one is true invulnerability where I just don't it's like a double power. The character is just really hard to damage which is great when you combine it with his body armor and his forcefield versus hostiles like I finally got through your armor and your forcefield I don't matter the first few powers I got don't do anything.
Ryan Boelter 23:47
It just is it's just a ruse. And then it's like just for show.
Jef - System Mastery 23:51
He's full on indestructible and also has a bunch of armor and stuff on to make sure that you don't even dry. Yeah, then his other powers beyond the body armor in the forcefield are the floating disc which is he flies around on a on a flying saucer 40 thing. shadow casting where he can create pools of shadow and make weapons out of them and stuff you in your shadow stuff natural weaponry, so he can just sort of pull weapons out of his arms and so on. And growth where he can get all huge. Gross where he can be all gross. He has a growth.
Amelia Antrim 24:24
Well, I think that's at a baseline being undead.
Jef - System Mastery 24:26
Yeah, no, I love that. That's perfect. He's like a Frankenstein. You can grow all huge and summon zombies.
Ryan Boelter 24:31
That's amazing. Like
Amelia Antrim 24:33
breaking news that can just get bigger.
Jef - System Mastery 24:36
Really low on this. We can only get a little bigger. I've got feeble growth. He's just he's just my elephant from the heroes unlimited game. dead elephant. His new name is elephant graveyard. This is just gonna say yeah. Zombies. He summons your little elephants. It's the hot Oh, thank elephants it's not very Halloween, but
Ryan Boelter 25:05
you know? No. But they were a Spooky Mask.
Jef - System Mastery 25:09
Yeah, that's the other elephants wearing spooky little masks. That's terrifying. Each one of them's got a headband with cat ears on it and a cat tail side do with regular tail.
Ryan Boelter 25:20
So how do I? How do I figure out what these things do exactly like looking at the body armor, one that I have, right? Because I need to figure out what these do before I could assign them to my forearms.
Jef - System Mastery 25:34
I just have body armor too. And it is badly written, I think you just get a suit of armor with a rank equivalent to the rank power of the power. So all powers are rolled on the column five from the character creation chart. Oh, did you look that up? Yeah. Okay. And so what you're gonna do is now go up to that chart and roll all your powers ranks.
Ryan Boelter 25:53
Oh, Lord. Okay. This is like the opposite of convoluted. There's one I'm getting through.
Jef - System Mastery 26:00
It's very straightforward. Okay, so I gotta roll this a bunch of times. Here we go. Well, something is going to be absolutely terrible. What will it be?
Ryan Boelter 26:10
And you wonder why most of the character sheets that you had found our character generators?
Jef - System Mastery 26:17
Oh, yeah. Because random character generation and this is a hoot. So I mean, having being able to smack a button and see a whole kit, I have one open right here. I can just scroll up a bit. And okay, roll everything. Okay, I got a humanoid race, the origin of a technical procedure. He has 14 powers. They're really weird. He's got a lot of animal mimicry and hyper leaping. I feel like I might have just made the Animal Man entirely with a random button. Well, I get a feeble I'm gonna put it on growth. You can, you can get a little bigger.
Ryan Boelter 26:54
By my weapons tinkering is amazing. Rank 46
Amelia Antrim 26:59
Can we pick which we can just roll on pick which ones we want to assign it to?
Jef - System Mastery 27:02
I? I was just doing that because I'm a big old cheater. But yeah, go ahead. I don't care. Do as you will.
Ryan Boelter 27:09
I'm just going down the line and dealing with what I get.
Jef - System Mastery 27:13
Yeah. Alright, so I get an amazing flying disc. I'm gonna say that that is a tombstone.
Ryan Boelter 27:19
I got a poor hyper intelligence. But I'm in amazing Skywalker.
Jef - System Mastery 27:27
Remarkable at zombie animation.
Ryan Boelter 27:31
I can't even figure out what half of this stuff means. At this point.
Jef - System Mastery 27:35
The fields go look them all up. Luckily, we have lots of time between this and when we have to record the other one.
Ryan Boelter 27:40
Ah, so am I recording the rank number? Initial rank number for?
Jef - System Mastery 27:46
Yeah, put down the name and the end of the initial rank number.
Ryan Boelter 27:49
I need the name to need it.
Jef - System Mastery 27:51
But it's really useful to have. Yeah, I was gonna tell you when you call them shift if you call them shift from remarkable to incredible. Yeah, yeah. All right.
Unknown Speaker 28:03
We're almost there.
Jef - System Mastery 28:06
Now to figure out what my one talent is. Come on partying. It's a weapon skill. That's terrible. I don't want a weapon skills.
Jon - System Mastery 28:16
My strength is so huge, but your damage is based on the weapon you use? Yep. So if I punch you, it's absolutely unearthly powerful. But if I pick up a baseball bat, it sucks. And I'm just hitting you for baseball bat. Yeah, unless you find it out of mantium baseball bat. Okay, he has excellent shadow casting. Great. I have what my weapon talent is sharp
Ryan Boelter 28:38
Jef - System Mastery 28:42
As soon as that knife gets dull, can't use it anymore. Amazing. True invulnerability.
Unknown Speaker 28:49
Jef - System Mastery 28:51
he is. The one The one thing I can say for sure about my characters. They won't take any damage. Yeah, not that it'll matter.
Ryan Boelter 29:00
I've got four four amazing powers, weapons tinkering, Sky walking, martial supremacy and elemental creation. Nice. I almost feel like my defining powers. They're
Jef - System Mastery 29:13
probably I mean, I know that my character has feeble growth and a typical suit of power armor. So
Amelia Antrim 29:23
excellent magic transferal and typical disintegration. But my webcasting is monstrous.
Jef - System Mastery 29:32
At least webcasting we know exactly what it is like it's, it's understood from the beginning.
Amelia Antrim 29:36
Yeah, yeah. It's hosting a Twitch stream. Yeah, exactly.
Jef - System Mastery 29:40
Yeah, but it's old. So it's like hosting an IRC chat or a LAN party. Yes, man. I had of my four powers, one of them where I rolled 100 on it and God monstrous and it's for telepathy and it doesn't matter. I really want to talk to someone who doesn't want to Talk to me I can be like No, you will hear me and your brain I have amazing teleport others and then typical for my body resistance and TrueSight I guess I gotta go do my contact and for talents and all that junk too. Well, I have no context and my one talent is stabbing folks with my hobo knife. I have lots of both. What a time to be alive. Are those still in the core book? Yeah, yeah. All right. So I'm gonna go back to the core book to find those roles. Again also how to find out what your resources and popularity is. Right?
Ryan Boelter 30:34
I have to I'm going to organize my powers by all good the rank is I guess.
Jef - System Mastery 30:41
Yeah, you can order them organize them however you like. Okay, here we go talents All right.
Ryan Boelter 30:46
Born amazing three excellent one typical to poor good rollin this body resistance body resistance
Jef - System Mastery 30:55
I got that think it's resistance to stuff that would alter your physical form although you know body resistance is just you take less damage damage reduction.
Ryan Boelter 31:03
Okay, this is the form of body armor most heroes want now as
Jef - System Mastery 31:07
opposed to body armor? Yes, not armor. It's just your skin is tough. I'm pretty good with true invulnerability. Okay, so here's the column for the talent categories. And I'm gonna do this four times.
Amelia Antrim 31:16
What page is that on? Because I can find the list to the core
Jef - System Mastery 31:19
book on page 10. The players book Google Play airs be
Amelia Antrim 31:24
because it's like I found all of them listed in the appendix. But where's the rolling? The answers I just want to roll the dice.
Ryan Boelter 31:32
This is this is hard because like I said, all five of my farms each one has to have a unique power to itself. The power can't go on everything else so I can do five of my powers can be the unique powers. And then the other five can be all my farms habit. Aha. All right. I gotta figure out what all these mean then. molding? MC 11 Let's see a shape any solid material? Huh? You know what? My Ghost is going to be molding. Cool.
Jef - System Mastery 32:07
That's just like the movie Ghost. You're really good at helping making interesting clay pots.
Ryan Boelter 32:15
Through unique molding abilities,
Amelia Antrim 32:18
you man I wish one of my talents was trivia for webcasting.
Jef - System Mastery 32:27
Chemistry trivia, is it just comes with the deal if you're playing with me, or John, not get a trivia contest with us.
Amelia Antrim 32:36
I wouldn't dream of it.
Jef - System Mastery 32:39
Alright, so my first talent was journalism. Obviously, yeah,
Ryan Boelter 32:44
I haven't even gotten to the talent yet. This is ridiculous.
Amelia Antrim 32:48
Well, it's right after power. So it's not like you're alright. No,
Ryan Boelter 32:51
no. Okay. My human robot is going to be the weapon Tinker,
Jef - System Mastery 32:57
man, I really did just become sword on with telepathy and teleporting others Oh, actually didn't get trivia What do you know? What I'm writing down trivia is one of my skills.
Ryan Boelter 33:10
What do you look at me
Jef - System Mastery 33:14
to know some trivia?
Ryan Boelter 33:16
Jef - System Mastery 33:21
Okay, so let's see. 76 is a scientific skill
Ryan Boelter 33:29
Okay, all right. What else we got
Jef - System Mastery 33:33
be able to work that in geology.
Ryan Boelter 33:38
Know why all of my things to be able to skywalk? Because that's pretty sweet. Right? What's worrying all about? That's a magic one that can like fail and stuff right? was no image warning, mg 13 image concrete areas of latent power in any desired location.
Jef - System Mastery 33:58
What are you reading? Do you have a wizard talent? Yeah, the categories is magic.
Ryan Boelter 34:04
Now the main categories of my powers is magic. So yeah, I've got this magic warding power. Word is designated by a special substance or mark the mage decides what specific powers the word possesses
Jef - System Mastery 34:16
to one of your forms knows one spell. Yeah. Cool. That's it. Excellent.
Ryan Boelter 34:26
This is so wild.
Jef - System Mastery 34:27
Well, I just finished up my contacts or my talents and they are journalism, trivia, geology, and wrestling. Oh, amazing.
Amelia Antrim 34:39
Jef - System Mastery 34:40
I'm going to have to work out what those add up to. Geology is rock. The rock tumbler tumbled the rock. And now I'm coming for you. Man, I have so much health IT Even if that out, let's just face it's just your total of your face numbers numbers, you're still
Ryan Boelter 35:04
figuring out my unique numbers.
Jef - System Mastery 35:08
Yeah, your your actual rank numbers are your health and your rank in rip is your starting karma. Yeah.
Amelia Antrim 35:19
Oh my god, I have so much else.
Jef - System Mastery 35:21
I have 318 health.
Amelia Antrim 35:23
Okay, I don't think I have that much Nevermind
Jef - System Mastery 35:27
102 unearthly ease and a Shift X in my face. Yeah.
Ryan Boelter 35:34
Okay, Carol can create pure elements from virtually nothing. But any desired element in any shape, or at any location within one area that's wild. In a single turn, create a number of ounces equal to his power rink number, which is 4646 ounces, which is amazing. 46 ounces I can create if any element in in an area.
Jef - System Mastery 36:00
Yeah, that's one of those powers where you get it and you just retire, per turn. Why would I get in a fight I can make gallium it's really valuable. Yeah, seriously, gonna sit here and make like rare metals that are that are super expensive and just sell them
Ryan Boelter 36:15
forever, be a good hero and not even sell them just go around
Jef - System Mastery 36:19
forever. You could sell them to scientists and be like, Hey, you want to study this tritium for a while? Yes, it does. It has a half life of a couple of months. Anyway. That's amazing. My turn, I gotta remember how you calculate things like popularity. Oh, the durability
Ryan Boelter 36:31
of the newly created manner is determined at the time of creation. A green feet. Capital feet doesn't mean anything. That's the role on the table. Okay, gives the element a lifespan of 100 turns.
Jef - System Mastery 36:45
So whatever your rank is role on that table, and if you manage to get green or better than it does one of those.
Ryan Boelter 36:53
Okay, so if that would have the lifespan of 100 terms times the heroes reason rank number, yellow is 10,000 turns times the reason rank number. And red means it's permanent. Nice. So like you could synthesize a bunch of gold that only lasts for like a few 100 turns. And then it would just disappear. Yeah, yeah. That Okay, or if it's because
Jef - System Mastery 37:21
that way you can sell it screw someone over and it doesn't affect the economy because it's gone.
Ryan Boelter 37:26
Yeah. Oh, so you can't just go and say, Hey, here's a bunch of building material.
Jef - System Mastery 37:32
I mean, unless you got a red feet, and that's permanent. I've been
Ryan Boelter 37:34
true. There we go. But that would be sad. If you if you if you forgot which ones were which. Okay, don't touch that pile. No, I'm serious. Two to two years from now, you're going to be very sad if you touch that pile.
Jef - System Mastery 37:49
Okay, so I have start with typical resources. I wrote an 86 and the ability modifier table which increases it by three ranks. That was typical to 123 remarkable, remarkable resources.
Ryan Boelter 38:05
60,000 turns is about four days of time. Good.
Jef - System Mastery 38:11
That's the kind of stuff you expect from 80s TSR. Right. Game terms being translated into how many days? Aha, weirdly, while being immune to a robot would set my popularity super low. Everyone's fine with undead guys wandering around. Yeah, no one cares. Yeah.
Unknown Speaker 38:28
It might as well. How do you? Where's where?
Amelia Antrim 38:32
Where resources? What?
Jef - System Mastery 38:33
Okay, I'll just do this one, because it's in a weird page and the weird part of the book. Did you take another power and go down in resources? I did. Yes. Okay. So that drops you by one. So you start from instead of starting from typical, you start from one below typical Yeah, which is for resource resources. Now roll roll percentile. 100 greatly increase it by four ranks or typical Good, excellent, remarkable. Go to remarkable you have remarkable resources. Okay, they just write that down. Just write down remarkable in that rank number for remarkable which is 26
Amelia Antrim 39:07
Okay, it's super cool that they have a spot for this on the character sheet.
Ryan Boelter 39:11
I gave my abnormal chemistry form elemental creation. Oh,
Jef - System Mastery 39:15
there you go. Yeah. Metamorpho cool. Yeah, I never never met a Morpho I didn't like and then just put your popularity at 10 Unless your Character Creation Cast and stuff told you not to earlier No, I went up to CES just goes up to CES but most of the people are it's not gonna move around. Yeah, I think it might turn on debt a lot to look again, Google if I change my resources, there's a bank loans option. Thanks Marvel Superheroes Oh, look at that actually already had a weakness that came right with this. It's still psychological. So I don't three roles or anything, but it's just that my powers getting negated if I'm within 10 feet of a religious symbol. There you go. That's really bad. religious symbols are wildly common this was any religious symbol so like if like the moon is in a crescent form I'm like well No you're not 10 feet from the moon you say that now but what do we have to go to Adeline that sucks for you well on the moon yeah, also I worship the moon get out
Ryan Boelter 40:22
all right, I need to just see what this one is quick and then I might be okay having my my unique ones and my all around ones for my powers.
Jef - System Mastery 40:33
So now when you're building your character, I want you all to remember that this is technically a Sentai Halloween game we're going to be playing so your character should be able to squeeze into a Sentai suit and you should be picking your characters named by stuff like color arranger as opposed to calling them a cool superhero name. Okay, but you can also have a cool superhero name if you want I'm not going to stop you but you should figure out what color Halloween Ranger you are zord on yeah you can run the game since you clearly made sword on oops eyes or done
Ryan Boelter 41:08
oops all Zordon
Jef - System Mastery 41:13
for example, since I have clearly made a Frankenstein I'm gonna say he's the Green Ranger obviously because right for sure yeah. Oh man. If there's one thing I wish it's that we hadn't already done sandals with you guys because that would make this whole thing so much easier.
Amelia Antrim 41:28
We can just translate this into that
Jef - System Mastery 41:31
we could Yeah for the AP We could totally run this and scientists like actually placed on almost like we made them in Marvel Superheroes then we move them to a to a playable game right to make the AP law I would be fine with that. We still learned a lot about Marvel Superheroes today.
Ryan Boelter 41:50
I am not sure what I'm
Jef - System Mastery 41:55
first I do you populate your your resources role yet?
Ryan Boelter 41:58
I'm still figuring out what my fifth form my cyborg artificial leg you're making power just unique power is. I was thinking maybe hyper intelligence because that would be easier than modifying the, the our stat on all of my character forms. Maybe. All right, I'm going to put warning my magic spell as the the unique power of my cyborg artificial limbs and Oregon's character. Oh, cool.
Jef - System Mastery 42:33
Like, let's say that your character had like two arms grafted on but they're from a wizard. Yeah. You're like robot wizard arms. And you don't even know how they're doing that you like I don't know, they just do that. They just all right.
Amelia Antrim 42:48
Pretty good at it. Trying to think of like what color goes with my
Jef - System Mastery 42:53
well pick a Halloween monster. That's that's the way to do it.
Amelia Antrim 42:56
Well, like I mean, I've got like spider powers.
Jef - System Mastery 42:59
Well, then maybe go for black and red.
Amelia Antrim 43:02
Why can't be the black and red ranger. Like that doesn't work.
Jef - System Mastery 43:05
It's Halloween. You can do whatever I was when I initially planned for this. It was gonna be in sandals, and I was gonna play as the pumpkin Ranger. And his helmet was going to be I mean, you could be spider Ranger. Yeah,
Amelia Antrim 43:15
I mean, obviously, that's probably the better option here. Yeah. Okay, so I'm gonna be the spider Ranger.
Ryan Boelter 43:22
I probably be the question mark Ranger, I guess. Yeah.
Jef - System Mastery 43:29
Your costume Ranger White Ranger,
Amelia Antrim 43:33
Jef - System Mastery 43:34
because you have different costumes. Oh, there you go. Costume Ranger.
Amelia Antrim 43:37
Jef - System Mastery 43:38
yeah. You're that part of Halloween.
Ryan Boelter 43:42
Each one of my forms is a different Halloween costume.
Jef - System Mastery 43:48
Rather than the scent is being divided up by color. They're divided up by aspects of Halloween.
Amelia Antrim 43:52
Yeah, like Halloween. I like that. So John, what are you then?
Jef - System Mastery 43:57
Man? I don't even know. Sword on Ranger. No, you're the parents at home Ranger. You send people out to trick or treat your base camp Ranger.
Amelia Antrim 44:09
Okay, like it'd be like answers the door Ranger.
Jef - System Mastery 44:12
Sweatpants Ranger. That's what I am in real life. You should get a shirt that says sweat pants Ranger. I am going to make that for you.
Ryan Boelter 44:24
So one thing I need to figure out right now, since I've got hyper intelligence for all of my forms, that raises my my AR stat equal to the number of ranks that are enrolled but I rolled poor
Jef - System Mastery 44:39
poor is x from the bottom so you just count that I think it's two fours above people. So you raise your you raise your intelligence by two ranks or reason by two ranks?
Ryan Boelter 44:49
Right. Okay. So listen is excellent. That it goes up to Good lord. Incredible, huh? Incredible. Oh, that's not bad, Lord. All right.
Jef - System Mastery 45:04
I think I will choose to be the trick Ranger. Because my character is all kinds of undead spooky stuff and not a whole lot of the good aspects of Halloween. Great. I can be the tree Ranger trick and tree Rangers.
Unknown Speaker 45:16
Jef - System Mastery 45:18
I can teleport others up to 50 tonnes. That's not a unit of distance. How are you going to teleport someone 50 tonnes away? Well, I can teleport 50 tons worth of things up to I guess. 20 areas within 20 areas up to 220 miles away. Okay, there you go. Like you get get out of here. 220 Miles rich neighborhood go. Amazing putting you in a better city. Putting you in the ocean. You kill the robot dog. You go. Oh.
Ryan Boelter 45:52
Interesting. So my lowest intelligence or my lowest our I don't even remember what R stands for? Reason. Reason. Reason. So my lowest reason is excellent. Now. Yeah, you're hyper intelligent. And my my form my abnormal chemistry, which was on table two was my highest role of 98. And that was only excellent to start and then moved out to incredible. I'm like, Oh, I can get Monstress Nope.
Jef - System Mastery 46:21
Well, table sucks. Able to table two is real bad and regular, regular human table.
Unknown Speaker 46:28
I'm just some guy.
Ryan Boelter 46:30
It is really bad. All right. I'll figure it out the ranks later. For all of my stats for all of my forms.
Jef - System Mastery 46:39
Yeah, that's probably for the best. We probably should take a lunch break and figure out what these are and how they work. Yeah.
Ryan Boelter 46:47
So it looks like all of my forms have body resistance, Viper intelligence, body armor, skywalk and martial supremacy. And then my ethereal form has molding. My human robot form has weapons tinkering. My artificial limbs and Oregon cyborg farm has warning by abnormal chemistry farm has elemental creation. And my cyborg exoskeleton farm has fired generation. Okay, that's so I'm assuming flame throwers or something like that.
Jef - System Mastery 47:22
Yeah, absolutely. Little little flame jets or plasma torches or something.
Ryan Boelter 47:25
Yeah. That's amazing. Okay, so now I got my powers figured out finally. Somehow worsted heroes unlimited. Well,
Jef - System Mastery 47:37
it's like creating five heroes unlimited characters.
Amelia Antrim 47:40
You could have just not, I couldn't have every opportunity to just not you know what?
Ryan Boelter 47:46
I can't just not.
Amelia Antrim 47:48
Okay. Well, you're the one that has said this.
Ryan Boelter 47:50
I mean, that's super fe. Alright, so what am I doing next? Because now I'm stuck on powers. And I don't know where I'm looking. Next.
Jef - System Mastery 47:58
Go to page 10 of the players book. I gotta go all the way back there. Yeah, go to a whole different book. Because this book is just a big list of powers. And not a big list of character creature decrees
Amelia Antrim 48:08
Ryan Boelter 48:09
Oh, that makes more sense now. Okay, so now I'm on the talent category. Now I can roll for my talents is everybody done with this part? I wasn't welcome to welcome to Ryan finishes his character section of the show. Okay, so I got nine. So my my talent is weapon skills and I get
Jef - System Mastery 48:32
to this sounds to roll here. So now the next roll is just a D 10. Oh, Lord.
Ryan Boelter 48:39
Okay. Zero, a 10. Oh, that's not great. The literal definition in the book is oriental weapons.
Jef - System Mastery 48:51
In the 80s that flew.
Ryan Boelter 48:53
Yeah. All right. Now what it says marksman weapons master and weapons specialists are started but there's no numbers by them.
Jef - System Mastery 49:03
Those are counters to talents. Right.
Ryan Boelter 49:06
But you can't roll them.
Jef - System Mastery 49:09
Think you can? Let me go the page. You're on page 10
Ryan Boelter 49:12
Jef - System Mastery 49:14
But you rolled Okay, hang on. Let me let me just make sure I got this right. I mean, we're not Oh, I see what's happening. You choose one of those four. But the ones that are that have the asterisks by them count as two talents count is two I think
Ryan Boelter 49:28
also since I rolled the 10 I couldn't get any of those
Jef - System Mastery 49:31
days. You don't get them all you get you choose one. Okay.
Ryan Boelter 49:35
Now I need to figure out what those mean. I guess right
Jef - System Mastery 49:38
now. No. book isn't gonna tell you. I mean, you just you're just gonna I think it might. I don't remember. It's been a while.
Ryan Boelter 49:49
It's just so bad. Like,
Jef - System Mastery 49:50
what am I some kind of expert on this? That's what I'm here for. Right? I hope not because it's been like six months since I read this book. It's fine. I don't remember where I was yesterday. I,
Ryan Boelter 50:03
like half of the all of these don't really make sense for my character, but that's fine.
Jef - System Mastery 50:07
The thing that's killing me is, it doesn't say that the asterisk means it's two powers anywhere. I don't know what that means. And honestly, it's not like you're gonna be spending a lot of time using marksman weapons. So just write down write down the one that's free, but change it to let's change that to Asian. And even then that still feels bad. Yeah. Because why would you be able to lose every kind of Asian weapon? That's a massive diaspora of a lot of different cultures. I have sharp weapons. That's fair. Ah, all right. interest of brevity, we should just do another one.
Ryan Boelter 50:42
Yeah, I'll just do it. And I'll just roll again. But at the very least, it points out some of the problematic stuff that's within the system. Yeah. 14 another weapon skills. Cool. Seven this time, some blunt weapons.
Jef - System Mastery 50:57
Yeah, that's the opposite of sharp weapons. cover the gamut? And then you got three more of those.
Ryan Boelter 51:06
Okay, where did my other go? Here we go. 73 That's different scientific skills. That's neat. Biology. So apparently, my character knows about biology.
Jef - System Mastery 51:21
That's good. Because I don't know much about biology. I don't know much about the French I took I don't know much about a science book. But I do know that I love you.
Ryan Boelter 51:34
Finding skills. Like I'm getting weapons and finding and my character is not really based around that with my power. So hey, these
Jef - System Mastery 51:41
talents are weird. It's almost like you're randomly determined. They represent hobbies your character has so Oh, I got
Ryan Boelter 51:47
acrobatics. That's cool. Oh, that'll be fun. That'll be fun of me theory will form acrobatics. Just a ghost doing some back flips.
Jef - System Mastery 51:57
Yeah. We're looking forward to
Ryan Boelter 52:01
doing a doing some back flips and, and making making some clay forms and stuff. All right. 69. Nice. Got nice, fine skills again.
Jef - System Mastery 52:14
I said science again.
Ryan Boelter 52:19
Apparently my character is really big into science. This one is geology.
Jef - System Mastery 52:25
Hey, I'm a geologist to a couple of rockers over
Ryan Boelter 52:30
my character rocks, or at least nosy. Now
Jef - System Mastery 52:32
that skill suddenly turned to useful. It's how I met the other. The other one? Oh, there you go. Yeah. We met in geology class,
Ryan Boelter 52:39
geology class, geology class with this human robot.
Jef - System Mastery 52:44
Oh, yeah. Also, all your characters should be high school students, even if it's crazy, like if you're a robot spider or a god or something. That's just
Unknown Speaker 52:53
that's very true. Yeah.
Ryan Boelter 52:56
I'm very happy about this. Okay, so I've got my four to four possible talents. Two of them are combat oriented. And two of them are science oriented. That's great.
Jef - System Mastery 53:06
Now, you didn't buy yourself any extra powers? Because why would you have so instead, there's a chart a few pages up on I think page six. I guess it's on page six. It's called the ability modifier table. It's pretty much in the dead center of the page. Right under a really bad picture of rogue.
Ryan Boelter 53:24
That's rogue. Yep. Oh, Lord. Okay.
Jef - System Mastery 53:29
You're gonna roll once on that table.
Ryan Boelter 53:31
All right. I'll just see what happens. Yep. 12,
Jef - System Mastery 53:36
reduced by one rank. So instead of having typical resources, you have poor resources. So your own resources. Poor three. Seems ease out of all of us. You too are the broke high school students? Yeah, ma'am. I'm a deity. I don't need money.
Ryan Boelter 53:53
Because 70 All my money goes towards
Jon - System Mastery 53:56
my forearms. All my money goes towards all these candies that I keep giving people because I split my money five ways. Like I appreciate that. You don't have any money. But I have a Jumbo Jack. It's why I'm, I've got super high popularity. That's because I'm poor resources because I keep buying candy and giving it to people.
Ryan Boelter 54:15
All right, so now I've got now I've got my resources. So what's next I saw there was something about secondary abilities.
Jef - System Mastery 54:24
So there's contacts is pretty much the last thing but that is there's no roles for it, you're just going to take like four because you'll have four people you know, in the world that can help you in some way. Mostly just write down what industry they're in. And then other than that, there was one more thing you we have to work out your health and your karma. Okay, so to do those, you will add your face together and add your rip together the initial rank numbers, for example, together each category, oh, sweet, Lord, that's different. That means you have five different health bars and that's just part of the fun
Ryan Boelter 55:01
Okay, now I got to figure out what my right got to
Jef - System Mastery 55:06
imagine you only have one karma. I, I assume so. Because otherwise we fluctuate, you probably pick whichever one gives you the best karma and use that. Sure. But other than that, boy, boy, I think we should all just be quiet for a while, because that's a lot of roles.
Ryan Boelter 55:22
Oh, no, I have to do a bunch of roles. Now.
Jef - System Mastery 55:26
We don't do any roles at all. You just do math. Oh, that's a bunch of
Ryan Boelter 55:29
math. Okay. So those are okay, let me let me do that. Back to the ultimate powers book, everybody. Okay, here we go. I wish this was like, not a three column or page layout. Because they do not put the initial rank number on the on the second half of the table. So like tables three through five. You have to go back to the first batch of numbers for tables one and two to figure out your rank number.
Jef - System Mastery 56:00
It's not that bad because you still know you're like remarkable. Yeah. Okay, I mean, ultimately wishing that it wasn't a three column 10 Point crap font format is like saying I wish TSR didn't make books.
Ryan Boelter 56:13
Yeah. It's so inaccessible. It feels like oh,
Jef - System Mastery 56:21
good old days of having to read the old versions of Boot Hill and gamma world and stuff like that.
Ryan Boelter 56:25
Oh, this one hurts my brain. I was I was excited before we started I'm still half excited. But
Jef - System Mastery 56:33
if you all the warnings reroll that. We told you don't be a change.
Ryan Boelter 56:42
Can I just go one down? What would that have
Jef - System Mastery 56:45
been compound you'd still end up rolling a lot of stuff, but at least you'd wash them all together into one thing. Oh, that was one of my friends. First characters rolled in 99 and made like a half computer half Seder.
Ryan Boelter 56:54
Oh that sounds amazing. All right. So let me let me dig dig in here. Oh, the Sator
Jef - System Mastery 57:05
Processing Units The ultimately the problem of those really high number values your role is that they start they're really fun to make and character creation. And then when you actually get to gameplay You're like my characters half immobile computer on goat legs, and I guess we're all gonna meet in this building and talk. Yeah. I have a CPU on top of a goat and I guess the goat carries me into combat let's do it. Let's do a subplot. I think I might set this up lots out guys I'm a computer on a goat
Unknown Speaker 57:40
perfect love it
Jef - System Mastery 57:43
woke up computer on a go can I go home?
Ryan Boelter 57:46
You ever had pigeons amazing. Oh, this hurts so much. More remarkable. is only six. So what I'm feeling is this is not a game for people that don't like math.
Jef - System Mastery 58:05
They didn't make those games in the 80s Yeah. RPG in the 80s Because you were a big math nerd. Yeah,
Amelia Antrim 58:11
I didn't feel like there was that much math
Ryan Boelter 58:13
well you're not a changeling
Jef - System Mastery 58:16
also we haven't started playing yet
Ryan Boelter 58:20
thankful that we're not going to be using these rules in the actual like
Jef - System Mastery 58:23
Oh, is that decided we're going to oh no, we definitely John will John's can everyone can use whatever role playing game you want. Different RPG for each character will start with Stormer does with that? Yeah.
Amelia Antrim 58:39
masks and then you guys can
Ryan Boelter 58:41
translate my character to heroes unlimited
Jef - System Mastery 58:44
right made you poop I hope you like it. Send a video to Stormer and he's gonna turn it on it'll be like four of us screaming in Latin and clogging our eyes to max and fairness
Ryan Boelter 59:03
as the event horizon of APS
Jef - System Mastery 59:08
opens with a text scroll it's like this footage was discovered on the moon
Ryan Boelter 59:13
it's the rain of RPGs
Jef - System Mastery 59:16
but crews of system mastery and Character Creation Cast were never found
Ryan Boelter 59:23
oh lord zoom meet okay, I must cyborg form 37 That's good. But eight p psyche is right yep, yep. Right in the middle for that so that's that's an excellent
Jef - System Mastery 59:53
I don't know what's happening right. Oh, I see what's happening. This is you finally going through and writing down the rank results for your so I can
Ryan Boelter 59:58
figure out my health for All my forms, right? Yeah.
Amelia Antrim 1:00:04
The rest of us want to like take a break while Ryan does this, we can.
Jef - System Mastery 1:00:08
Yeah, this is all gonna get cut out, right?
Ryan Boelter 1:00:11
We'll see. We'll see how we'll see how I feel when I get to edit a mirror. When you cut it down, it's fine. So you're so you, you add all the faiths together and you add all the ripp together and that's your health and your karma, right? Yep. Yeah,
Jef - System Mastery 1:00:26
you should probably just have one karma. garment is the best karma but you need a different set of health for all five forms. Okay? Because your experience can't vary vary between your five forms. That wouldn't make any sense.
Ryan Boelter 1:00:38
I still have to figure out my karma for all my five forms. And just
Jef - System Mastery 1:00:42
figure it out for one well, yeah, figure it out as I did, because I don't
Ryan Boelter 1:00:45
know what's the best one until I figured them out. Oh, goodness. Okay, so 140 for health for my for my ethereal form.
Jef - System Mastery 1:00:56
You'll end up having way, way more health than me. But true invulnerability is insane. Yeah, I have amazing true invulnerability, which reduces the immune to any physical harm up to the limit of the rank which means it unless an attack is coming in at higher than amazing from any of the following fire heat, cold electricity, radiation, corrosives disease, poison, brute force, a sonic kinetic or bolts, it reduces all of those attacks by an amazing rank before anything happens. Sweet. Yeah, that's very good. It's just standing there. Yeah, man.
Ryan Boelter 1:01:31
Table two is horrible. Yes, it is. A roll the 94 and I I'm still just good. What? Okay, what happens? I rolled the number that's not on the table. We talked about 26 through 75. Typical 78 through 95. Good. Yeah. What happened to 76 and 77?
Jef - System Mastery 1:02:00
Well, let me tell you this 76 817. Put down good nickel.
Ryan Boelter 1:02:12
I'm just gonna say because this game has destroyed my psyche. Ah,
Unknown Speaker 1:02:22
that's amazing. I did not ever notice that.
Ryan Boelter 1:02:28
Ah, okay, incredible. What does that translate to incredible 36. Oh, my health and my abnormal chemistry form is nasty bad. Five plus eight plus eight plus three.
Jef - System Mastery 1:02:45
That's pretty much your regular human form. But you have a little abnormal chemistry in you, which is probably the nanites that turned into the robots of all your other forms.
Ryan Boelter 1:02:53
Yeah. 24. And then my karma in that form is fine. I've had the same karma in two of my forms. My robot and my cyborg farm. Both 70
Jef - System Mastery 1:03:05
I think that's a great, I think that's a great way to build them to say that when he's in his altered chemistry for him, he's got like, nanites in them that are making him weak and feeble. But when he lets them take over, like, it turns them into them into a robot.
Ryan Boelter 1:03:17
Oh, that would be fun. So that is that the abnormal chemistry form is my like, normal human, but it's abnormal, because I'm a normal human at that point.
Jef - System Mastery 1:03:27
It's weird. Yeah, it's abnormal. Because you've got all these nanites or whatever in your bloodstream. They're like trying to robot you. And you're like, No, I don't want a robot. But then something bad happens if you have to robot and if it's your first night at robot club.
Unknown Speaker 1:03:42
Talking about robot club,
Amelia Antrim 1:03:44
you have to robot
Jef - System Mastery 1:03:45
you have to robot.
Ryan Boelter 1:03:47
This is wild. My my ranks for the the for the face rip for my abnormal chemistry 5883 30 635. That's good. 44 carbon in that form. If I chose, right, I'm almost there.
Unknown Speaker 1:04:08
Don't worry about it. We're all good. Everything's fine. I got a bagel. Nice. There's so many bagels here. I had too much monster and it's five.
Amelia Antrim 1:04:19
Trying to figure out how to organize the apps on my phone. It's really stressing me. I got a new phone yesterday and like everything's a mess. So it's terrible. No, it's awful.
Ryan Boelter 1:04:30
I think I've been calculating something wrong. I'm one of these. Okay. Oh
Amelia Antrim 1:04:33
my god. Right. And that's it.
Ryan Boelter 1:04:35
No no, I'll fix it. It's easy. It's easy enough to fix.
Jef - System Mastery 1:04:42
We should all just make second characters. Yeah. Let's go back.
Ryan Boelter 1:04:48
We're all change leads with all five forms.
Jef - System Mastery 1:04:54
ourselves, a Sentai group each. Each one of us forms of Voltron and then that Voltron forms each drawn.
Ryan Boelter 1:05:03
Each form is just everybody else's base form. So then you can just rotate the same character.
Amelia Antrim 1:05:12
And then each group should have a different theme though.
Ryan Boelter 1:05:17
Okay, this makes more sense. Now. I'm markable markable. Dallas. I was adding up the numbers I had rolled for each of those style. Yeah, you don't want to do that. No. So that that made things a little weird. Yeah, I'm just cruising Twitter. What's the one that really destroyed half of the stuff that I had? I thought I had 144 health and material form, but it's, it actually turns out to be 26.
Jef - System Mastery 1:05:47
Well enough to survive from from a weak guy. Yeah. So regular guy comes up and punches you. You'll be like, hey, yeah, hey, dang it. Like a punch you. I would have knocked you out four times.
Ryan Boelter 1:06:01
But I'm ethereal and income pauriol in in Earth environment. Oh, good.
Unknown Speaker 1:06:07
I'll take you to the moon. Still, that's still
Ryan Boelter 1:06:11
I mean, it's the earth dimension. So you'd have to take me to the alternate dimension. Dimension. I'm sure that the thing
Jef - System Mastery 1:06:20
before Dr. Magnet hands plaatsen weights.
Ryan Boelter 1:06:24
I'm almost there. Thank you for bearing with me.
Amelia Antrim 1:06:27
Oh, yeah. No, we quit.
Jef - System Mastery 1:06:31
We're We're halfway on my shares. We're going to islands.
Ryan Boelter 1:06:35
45 translates into another excellent. That's nice. Just only 1664 turns into remarkable. Remarkable is 26 What's my rank for excellent. 16 again, Ah, okay. Oh, no, actually, it's not excellent. That goes to remarkable as well. My exoskeleton cyborg. is even better than I thought. Nice. I want to say 129. Good. Good. Most good. Newland. already? What is 40 Translate to that is also good. That's annoying. Okay, I've got my health and karmas I think.
Unknown Speaker 1:07:22
Jef - System Mastery 1:07:24
And use that one.
Ryan Boelter 1:07:25
All right, so my best karma is 70 on my cyborg with artificial limbs and organs that can cast the Wardian spell. Great. That's your karma then. All right. And then my health range from 26 to 71. To 106 24 to 63.
Jef - System Mastery 1:07:45
Okay. Oh, that 24 That's 24 You just don't want to be in that form. Unless you're like Safe at Home.
Ryan Boelter 1:07:50
Yeah, my theory of form is 26 is slightly better, but like, you know, at least I forms are
Jef - System Mastery 1:07:55
immune to almost every kind of attack anyway. Doesn't matter. Unless you run into like, an energy vampire. Yeah. Someone psychically attacks you I guess, if you're fighting the Shadow King that might
Ryan Boelter 1:08:07
just go away for 10 rounds and come back or something else?
Jef - System Mastery 1:08:12
Yeah, definitely don't fight the Shadow King or I don't know who else is a mind affecting bad guy.
Ryan Boelter 1:08:19
So my my, say tie transformation sequence is literally like going into a box of costumes. And put it putting something on
Jef - System Mastery 1:08:31
it. You're doing the full transformation where you are spinning around and dancing. And everyone's like, just put the costume on. Yeah. I think it should already be dressed up like a generic Halloween Power Ranger. You know, like, like basically a White Ranger suit with like a little like ghost shaped to the helmet where it's got the the jagged bottom like a Pac Man ghost. Oh, yeah, we're gonna helmet to see your ghosty but then you dive into a costume box and come out with costume parts over the Power Ranger outfit. fake mustache glued to that visor thing.
Ryan Boelter 1:09:02
Oh, wow. I am the ghost Ranger. Yeah, I know the costume Ranger, costumes. Costume arranger. Okay,
Jon - System Mastery 1:09:14
I like the idea that my dude just wanders around school with like a bag of candy. On Halloween my friends. Anyone who comes up is like hey man, you holding these like, obviously Here you go. Charleston to now I do require to hear the words. What do you say? Trick or treat? Ah, yes.
Jef - System Mastery 1:09:35
Molto Bedich you gotta have Halloween this Italian
Ryan Boelter 1:09:45
Okay, so I've got my costume Ranger. I've got my five forms. I've got my health and karma. I've got theoretically contacts or four contacts that I'm not going to define now because It's
Jef - System Mastery 1:10:01
just us. It's fine. I'm gonna be okay to be none of us to find any contacts.
Ryan Boelter 1:10:06
Yeah. Okay. Oh, yeah. So what's next? Is that?
Jef - System Mastery 1:10:12
Yeah, that's basically it. That's it. I mean, we could go through the whole process of gear assembly and so on. But, I mean, raise your hand if you care. Yeah, if you want to go through the, like 50 pages of, you know, making a dinette set or getting a television or radio in your rumpus room. So the way that works is we first create a team, and then we pool our resources. And then we go through and purchase a house that has an initial cost, which involves rolling to see if you lose money on the cost a cost spending, or if you don't, so you might be able to get like a two bedroom apartment without losing any money. Okay? Then you go through an E to find what each room in the house is and spend a variable amount of money on each room to do things like if you spend a good amount of money on a living room, it will have two couch or a couch, two easy chairs, two lamps, your choice of ceiling, floor or wall and a record player. But if you spend an incredible amount of money, you can have a piano and a television and a hifi stereo system in there. Oh, wow. I want to get the living room package, the cost is good. It gives me a sofa to easy chairs to end tables, coffee tables to lamps, ceiling table or floor,
Ryan Boelter 1:11:23
or at least are these 1980s dollars that they're working with,
Amelia Antrim 1:11:28
like Reaganomics, or
Jon - System Mastery 1:11:29
actually use money because your rank is your rank and resources. And it's a system where you can roll and if you roll poorly, you can accomplish the thing you were purchasing, but lose some of your rank and resources. Yeah, so if I want to get the living room package, the cost is good. And if I've got remarkable resources, I'm gonna roll on the remarkable column in the feet table. And then if I fail, then my resources will go down because I spent too much on my living room package. Yes.
Jef - System Mastery 1:12:01
And when you're done with all that, you'll have a small house that the heroes get to live in with no mechanical tool suit at all. Yeah, it doesn't matter. I could get a laboratory package. It doesn't give me anything. You'll just know that you have a laundry room. You're like, Ooh, I got an analysis and we're 16 kinds of boat.
Amelia Antrim 1:12:21
When we get to the fanfiction section though. We are going to discuss what pattern we went with on our China. Yes, of
Jef - System Mastery 1:12:28
course. Halloween I think because what we're gonna go fantastic. It's gonna be all Halloween or McDonald's Halloween cookware from the 70s.
Amelia Antrim 1:12:39
Okay, so like lots of orange lots of bright purple lime green.
Ryan Boelter 1:12:43
Camo. Yeah. I'm just at the core. None of us are a witch. I can cast one spell.
Jef - System Mastery 1:12:50
Nice. That's a witch costume.
Ryan Boelter 1:12:53
witch costume. My cyborg witch.
Jef - System Mastery 1:12:58
And now we got it this point outside of all that development and buying up of a base, which is the weirdest thing. That's it. We come up with names.
Ryan Boelter 1:13:08
Yeah, yeah. Oh, fantastic. So superhero name costume Ranger, obviously, right? But now we need like a like a normal person name right? That's correct. Because we're all we're all high school students.
Amelia Antrim 1:13:21
I'm a robot though.
Ryan Boelter 1:13:23
Your your your robot students still
Amelia Antrim 1:13:24
robot so my My name is sp one d3 are okay, because I'm spider writer.
Ryan Boelter 1:13:31
I like that. Yeah. Okay, good. Um, do you look like a spider robot?
Jef - System Mastery 1:13:38
John thought is something stupid.
Amelia Antrim 1:13:40
Well, what what else would it look like?
Ryan Boelter 1:13:42
Jef - System Mastery 1:13:43
Yeah, he looked like a spider robot. I mean, that's perfectly fine. You just attend school and look like is he?
Ryan Boelter 1:13:48
Like is it like a like a big spider? Or is it like a spider Centaur with like a humanoid top and then a spider bottom?
Jef - System Mastery 1:13:56
Well, spider sense is one of the things you can get on the on the table.
Amelia Antrim 1:14:00
Like a human at all. It just looks like a big spider.
Ryan Boelter 1:14:04
Okay, like like a three foot tall spider with with the big metal spider legs.
Jef - System Mastery 1:14:10
I love that no one puts together that you are the the spider Rangers crimson self into a regular human shapes anti suit.
Amelia Antrim 1:14:24
No, it does say somewhere in the in the rules that like people just don't pay attention to you because you're not personal enough for people to care?
Unknown Speaker 1:14:33
Yeah. Wow. Sure.
Jef - System Mastery 1:14:34
Once you cram yourself into a Sentai suit, so you're you're got like two pairs of legs operated each arm and leg of the Sentai suit. Right. Yeah.
Ryan Boelter 1:14:41
Right. So it's mostly Star Wars droid, basically. Yeah. But nobody cares about the droids. Right?
Jef - System Mastery 1:14:48
I would like I would, I would have assumed that like the high school robot club built you and then you got accidentally sentient. And then you're like, Well, I'm in high school, I accidentally say well, I'm stuck in high school and might as well matriculate through
Ryan Boelter 1:15:03
Amelia Antrim 1:15:04
Well, apparently though, my origin was a chemical exposure. So yeah,
Ryan Boelter 1:15:08
so you're probably a high school student that got chemically transposed into a spider.
Jef - System Mastery 1:15:14
Spider robot and then you got chemically blasted your mind into the spider robot. I
Amelia Antrim 1:15:18
was next door in the chemistry lab.
Jef - System Mastery 1:15:21
It was a robot. And someone was supposed to put robot fuel on you. But instead, they accidentally chemically blasted you with the rich flavors of Mountain Dew code red.
Amelia Antrim 1:15:30
That's what it was probably. Yeah. Yeah.
Jef - System Mastery 1:15:36
I am the Ranger. My name of course, and walking around as one of you normal humans. Is Godfrey Halloween. Oh, never
Amelia Antrim 1:15:50
guess they'll never
Jef - System Mastery 1:15:51
know that I'm the God of Halloween. Yes. And my character will be the trick Ranger. And he's the walker. He's a full grown adult Frankenstein in high school. Yeah. Because, obviously, with a letterman jacket, the thing I rolled was that the character was supposed to have been fully formed in his adult body. And I'm keeping that it's just that he was created two years ago. So he's a sophomore in high school. Okay, you got to skip the other grades. Yeah. And his name is Roger mortis. Checks out fairly straightforward. And yeah, he has a letterman jacket on. Because he's on the wrestling team. It's amazing how few people get to wrestle him because his weight classes that he weighs like 400 pounds. But he he does the other teams also our other schools also have super kids.
Unknown Speaker 1:16:35
Yeah, yeah, I instead of
Jef - System Mastery 1:16:38
being on any sports, even though I would win immediately at all of them, I just work the concession stand during sporting. I'm gonna get fired though, because I keep giving out stuff for free. The other problem with the high school wrestling team at our school is that every other member has to zombies I've created. So it's pretty much just me on the wrestling team. And then some zombies. Yeah, but we're undefeated. Yeah. We're on dead end. We're undefeated. And that's our motto.
Amelia Antrim 1:17:06
Unknown Speaker 1:17:08
my defeated fire.
Amelia Antrim 1:17:12
Brian, what was your? Your name? Okay,
Ryan Boelter 1:17:15
so my alias is the costume Ranger. Okay. And I'm trying to find a good, good last name. But I'm gonna go for my first name as chase with a C. So ch A C E, or cyborg humanoid robot. Abnormal chemistry. Cyborg. ethereal. Okay. all capital letters. The non valgus
Jef - System Mastery 1:17:47
last name Manhattan. Just Chase Manhattan.
Ryan Boelter 1:17:50
Jef - System Mastery 1:17:51
It's a bank. Okay, fine. Meridian. Never valgus that's fine.
Ryan Boelter 1:18:02
I like a Malgus it's it's very comic book II. Like Chase brilliant.
Jef - System Mastery 1:18:05
Isn't the Batman character? Although I think he was only in that movie.
Ryan Boelter 1:18:11
Oh, this is? Excuse me. This is Marvel. Yeah, get out of here.
Jef - System Mastery 1:18:15
That's why it's okay to use it. We recognize the distinguished competition
Amelia Antrim 1:18:20
filled out on my sheet is our base of operations, which I feel like obviously, it's like the high school right?
Jef - System Mastery 1:18:25
Yeah, well, it definitely it's for the wrestling area, because it's just you anyway.
Ryan Boelter 1:18:35
Jef - System Mastery 1:18:37
I mean, assumably we could be all members of a club in the school and that clubhouse could be the base of operations for the Halloween club.
Amelia Antrim 1:18:46
science labs don't we all have like some kind of science talent?
Jef - System Mastery 1:18:49
The amazingly Halloween specific Glee Club. Halloween club. Glee Club, we're wrestling club like we're Halloween club
Amelia Antrim 1:18:58
Halloween club. wanted each of Ryan's personas to be holiday related. So that like the rest of you know, it's like then you have like the Easter rangers to well, he's
Jef - System Mastery 1:19:09
got three robots. Maybe that could be the three robots of Christmas Past, Present. And future. Yes. I saw three robots coming.
Ryan Boelter 1:19:17
Oh my. Well, one of them is a person in a in a robot suit. One of them is a person with partial robots part. And one of those is a full on robot. Yeah, yeah, just varying degrees of robot. Then then one person is just a person with a different chemistry. And one person to ghost. Yeah. You know, all the all the different
Jef - System Mastery 1:19:43
forms of standard hero.
Ryan Boelter 1:19:46
Yeah, makes the most of us. It's almost like it's almost like a spectrum of person. Like a rainbow. Like,
Jef - System Mastery 1:19:54
exactly like one of those one of those old pictures of evolution in motion except that it's a person starting Use the gas are getting increasingly robot. See, I thought it was gonna be starting as a human turning more increasingly robot until they die in our ghost. Well maybe if you decide to define that the ethereal form was just a cloud of nanobots.
Ryan Boelter 1:20:13
Yeah, it really has to be it has to go from a ethereal to abnormal chemistry to exoskeleton to artificial limbs to full robot.
Jef - System Mastery 1:20:25
Yeah. If that's the way you want to do it I
Ryan Boelter 1:20:27
regression and I'm changing my name to chase a spectrum.
Jef - System Mastery 1:20:31
Yes, good. I would do it altered chemistry. artificial limbs, exoskeleton robot form ethereal and say that the way it worked was you got infected with a nano virus. So you've got a bunch of nanotech in you. And it makes you increasingly robot until there's so little human left that you just dissolve into a cloud of nanobots. I mean, that works too. But that said, I'm not I'm not making your character. I'm not here to tell you what to do.
Ryan Boelter 1:20:56
No, it's fine. I'm good with suggestions because this is bonkers. So bananas,
Jef - System Mastery 1:21:02
too much stuff.
Ryan Boelter 1:21:04
Like my brain broke like three character types before. Yeah. I finally know how Amelia fields with heroes unlimited.
Amelia Antrim 1:21:16
Up at some point, you just like stop listening.
Unknown Speaker 1:21:20
Like what does he do?
Jef - System Mastery 1:21:22
Exactly as comfortable as we are discussing every other game off? Yep. Yep. cannot be stopped.
Ryan Boelter 1:21:28
All right. And I just just for prosperity. What are our combined resources? Like what sort of like, Hero pad? Would we have? Because we have pores? We have
Jef - System Mastery 1:21:41
a clubhouse. That's a couple pores here. Yeah.
Amelia Antrim 1:21:44
It's a couple of them pores.
Jef - System Mastery 1:21:46
I think we both ended up with the same resources as well. Remarkables and two bores whoever Yeah.
Ryan Boelter 1:21:52
So they said too bad.
Jef - System Mastery 1:21:54
What's it it's the Breakfast Club. I heard the breakfast. Yeah. We got a weirdo and a criminal. And then a princess and a jock. And the brain is not part of this brain. Someone's eating Saltine sandwiches and someone's eating whatever the rich people eat in that. Sushi. Sushi. I haven't watched it since I were a giant bag full of like sandwiches. Yeah, fruits. Did one of them just eat pixie sticks pixie sticks on a sandwich that had Captain Crunch. That's right. Yeah, my my eight John Hughes movie knowledge is at an all time low. Hey, I know everything. That's okay. That's that's why we wait a good trivia team. Exactly.
Amelia Antrim 1:22:38
So I'm a robot. I don't actually need to eat it anything. I don't think
Jef - System Mastery 1:22:41
oh, yeah, well, plus, you're rich. So you can hoard all the money with me? sign that also doesn't need anything. Yeah.
Ryan Boelter 1:22:47
That's why you're rich because he never ever does. I could never have to buy food.
Jef - System Mastery 1:22:53
Whereas I keep buying candy.
Ryan Boelter 1:22:58
I only need to buy food half the time.
Jef - System Mastery 1:23:00
I would say that in the tradition of the Power Ranger movie, even though it was atrocious. We just we just say that the class is like, or the four of us meet in a club. Like the Halloween club or something that just happens in like the journalism room. You just have access to everything that's in there. I mean, I assume we just got a room. Yeah. gave us an official club and they gave Yeah, like if we Yeah, but even then all the clubs just meet in whatever room at the school is most related to what they do. Yeah, right. So we could maybe get like the concession stand and stand
Amelia Antrim 1:23:33
closet behind that like the like the drama club closet. Oh, yeah.
Jef - System Mastery 1:23:37
Oh, yeah. The costume closet. Like well, we don't have space for you. You can hide in the costume closet for the drama club. It wasn't closet.
Ryan Boelter 1:23:49
That's that's the perfect like place to transform and escape and go fight crime.
Jef - System Mastery 1:23:55
And drama is a good one. So that's perfect. We have we get the costume closet at the drama club. Yeah. And then we mean stout in fight. I don't know. The anti Halloween forces. Yeah, yeah, you know,
Ryan Boelter 1:24:06
take that. That's, that's I'm the GM to figure it out. I'll figure it easy. It'll be fun. All right. So we did it. We did it. We made a resemblance of people. And my brain hurts but we're here thanks. Thanks for being with us. Boy, what's happening now where are we? Yeah, now we know you're
Amelia Antrim 1:24:33
gonna do broke you right? Now we're gonna do an episode closer Ryan.
Ryan Boelter 1:24:39
Okay, all right. We got up here. I'm here.
Amelia Antrim 1:24:42
Okay. Jeff and John thank you so much for being with us and for going through this with us and for breaking Ryan. Somehow like, Honestly this like warms my soul to see Brian like fall apart doing a really crunchy game just like, like some kind of like shot in Florida.
Ryan Boelter 1:25:00
But if I had enrolled, the changeling, what
Amelia Antrim 1:25:03
will you told you not to? I have to I
Ryan Boelter 1:25:07
have to be true to believe in the heart of the dice
Amelia Antrim 1:25:10
part of the dice. Yeah. Great. Jeff and John, do you wanna remind everybody where they can find you online? Of course,
Jef - System Mastery 1:25:18
you can find us at a system mastery. podcast.com or support us over at patreon.com/system mastery. Technically, we're also on the One Shot network, but you don't need to go to that. Exactly sucks. They don't need the traffic.
Amelia Antrim 1:25:33
What kind of network is that?
Jef - System Mastery 1:25:37
I hear all the shows on they're terrible. Yeah. Not ours, though. Because we're not even really on it. We're just we're just friends.
Amelia Antrim 1:25:42
You are now. Right now. So?
Jef - System Mastery 1:25:48
Feed? Yeah. No, you're
Ryan Boelter 1:25:50
not in the feed.
Jef - System Mastery 1:25:51
Boom. arm's length. Afraid of commitment? We're mostly there. We're still shopping around. It's maximum funds gonna return my calls one of these days.
Ryan Boelter 1:26:03
Any minute? Yep. Well, thank you again. And thank you to everybody for listening. Please join us on the next episode for our discussion block. Call to what?
Amelia Antrim 1:26:19
Yeah, like that. Ryan, I would love to get your thoughts on this game.
Ryan Boelter 1:26:24
I love this game. Stockholm Syndrome.
Amelia Antrim 1:26:31
I don't know.
Ryan Boelter 1:26:34
It's so bad. But like, you know, it's interesting, because there's people that are like, I still play this game. And there's there's people that are like
Amelia Antrim 1:26:42
so many people on Twitter, like, we're like, oh, my gosh, this game. And they're like, I know, right? I love this game. And it's sure is something for everybody isn't?
Ryan Boelter 1:26:51
It's hilarious? Because it's like my heroes unlimited for a lot of people, which is really cool. And the game is objectively not the greatest. And it sure makes for good recording, like
Amelia Antrim 1:27:09
it does. And I do think it's interesting, like the number of powers that are in there and like the way that they tried to do yes. And like, I mean, I think this is one of the beauties of system mastery is a show too, for anybody who hasn't listened, is their ability to kind of take a game that's really bad and look at it and say, okay, like, what, what in here is usable? And what did we bring forward and all that kind of stuff. And so some of these older games I look at, I'm like, ooh, garbage. But also, like, we recently covered a really good superhero role playing game that was all rolling on random tables. You know, so like, those things have carried forward into really good games. It's just, they're, they're unpolished. Maybe like, yeah, we've learned a lot of lessons in game design and come a long way. You know, it's the difference between playing, you know, an Xbox game and playing Oregon Trail, like
Ryan Boelter 1:28:06
it's not at all. Yeah, it's, it's wild. And like, I get it, and I see the bones of a decent experience playing this game. And it's interesting examining a bad quote unquote, bad game. Yeah, and trying to see it through the lens of, you know, modern game design.
Amelia Antrim 1:28:30
Right. Right. Well, that's the thing is that we're looking at a lot of these games with these modern sensibilities. And that just wasn't how things were done. Yeah, you know, just we have this, you know, depth and breadth of knowledge that hadn't didn't exist yet.
Ryan Boelter 1:28:45
Exactly. Exactly. So yeah, no, I'm excited. The discussion was great. So next week, you'll get some great discussion about this. But, you know, I probably had an emotional breakdown during the recording of the character creation, but I think it was worth it.
Amelia Antrim 1:29:02
But you grew as a person.
Ryan Boelter 1:29:04
As a person. Yes. No, no, I mean, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I've I've gotten past denial. And now I'm in the acceptance stage of you know, of Marvel Super, super,
Amelia Antrim 1:29:18
really proud of you.
Ryan Boelter 1:29:24
Anyway, so yeah, call to action. So we got a few things. So, a quick reminder to check out the two games that we recently covered on spotlight episodes that are still crowdfunding. Exhibits Bed and Breakfast and Deimos Academy are both still going. Both fully funded, both going towards stretch goals. We have links in the show notes for both of those. So absolutely. Check them out.
Amelia Antrim 1:29:55
We are taking questions for a special anniversary q&a. And we would really like your questions. We did this after our first year, we haven't really directly taken questions, like, on air since then. So we'd really love to hear from you. If you want another look at what has changed since the beginning. You can also go back and check out our re recording of our session, or of our episode zero. Yeah, at the top of the feed, we had a ton of fun looking back on that one, and showing the difference between what we thought the show would be and what it is now and how we've grown. So if you want to go take a listen to that, you absolutely can. But if you have questions, you can find our submission form at questions dot character creation cast.com.
Ryan Boelter 1:30:50
Absolutely. Another thing that we're in need at besides questions is reviews. We are currently out of reviews. Unfortunately, I know a lot of you have left some really amazing reviews over the years. And honestly, we'll probably start reading through those again, at some point, because I'm sure we've gotten a lot of what's happened. You know, in the last four years
Amelia Antrim 1:31:15
I was thinking about this is like sometimes when we ask for reviews, it feels like an NPR fun drive. Yeah, like where it's like, okay, I know that it's like the six people that are gonna do it already did it. And so now I'm appealing to like the people that aren't, you know, and like people that aren't, hey, listen up. I really like you too. But I also feel bad for the people that already did. And we're just like repeating this message, like, send us reviews. And they're like,
Ryan Boelter 1:31:38
well, for the people that left us reviews on iTunes already. I chaser is doing their reviews for good again this month. So April, you can leave a review on pod chaser. And for every review that you leave for a podcast, they donate a certain amount of money to a charity. And then if the podcast hosts, that's us replies to that review. They match it again. I so we
Amelia Antrim 1:32:06
do get email notifications when those are Oh, yeah, we will be sure to reply.
Ryan Boelter 1:32:11
I'm pretty diligent about replying as well. So yeah, definitely leave us some great reviews. And we'll we'll read them out here. But also, you'll be helping us sudden, some good folks out there that that are really in need of some assistance, because you know, we're not in the after times yet. And, you know, any any sorts of charities that are out there right now are going to be even more helpful?
Amelia Antrim 1:32:33
Absolutely. You can check out a recent bonus episode that we did, I did. Where I made characters in weird scouts with my kids. That is over on the One Shot Patreon feed. Weird scouts is a fun like, it's you play scouts in like a magical forest. It's super fun. So you can find that on the Patreon feed, you can become a patron at patreon.com/one Shot podcast. If you listen to that, and all of our backlog and our new episode zero and you're still in need of Character Creation Cast content. After that. You can check out the playlists that I've been making for some of our old episodes. Hopefully that will fill your heart with warm Character Creation Cast goodness, until next week.
Ryan Boelter 1:33:22
Absolutely. Yeah. And that's where we're coming up on series 50. So it will be a good one. It's going to be good. We're going to be recording that soon. And I am thrilled to see how that one turns out. Yeah, I'm really excited about it. Yeah, so it's gonna be a lot of fun. So stay tuned, everybody. And thanks so much for sticking with us with us through both this game, of course. And the last four years. We'll be back next week with discussion was Jeff and John, about Marvel superheroes and probably some fanfic,
Amelia Antrim 1:34:00
and maybe some therapy for Ryan to a little
Ryan Boelter 1:34:02
bit therapy. Was it what's interesting is we're going to be actually playing these characters. And you'll be able to hear that in May. I do Jeff Stormers soup superhero themed charity drive so looking forward to that as well for
Amelia Antrim 1:34:20
once we must suffer the consequences aren't
Ryan Boelter 1:34:23
exactly, exactly. But next week, join us for the discussion. Until then, be safe, drink some water, get vaccinated, relax your shoulders, and keep making those amazing people. I'll see you next time.
Ryan Boelter 1:34:58
Character Creation Cast Cast is a production of the One Shot Podcast Network and can be found online at www dot character creation cast.com. Head to the website to get more information on our hosts this show and even our press kit. Character Creation Cast can also be found on twitter at creation cast or ON OUR DISCORD SERVER at discord dot character creation cast.com. I one of your hosts Ryan boelter and I can be found on twitter at Learn Neptune or online at Lord neptune.com. Our other host Amelia Antrim can be found on twitter at ginger reckoning. Music for this episode is used with a Creative Commons license, or with permission from the podcast they originated from. Further information can be found within the show notes. Our main theme music is Hiro remixed by Steve combs, and it's used with a Creative Commons license. This podcast is owned by us under Creative Commons. This episode was edited by Ryan boelter. Further information for the game systems used and today's guests can be found in the show notes. If you'd like to leave us a rating or review. We have links to various review platforms out there including Apple podcasts in our show notes. Also, check the show notes for links to our other projects. Thanks for joining us. I remember we find that the best part of any role playing game is character creation. So go out there and create some amazing people. We will see you next time.
Amelia Antrim 1:36:45
Now we got to read some
Unknown Speaker 1:36:46
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Ryan Boelter 1:36:52
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Amelia Antrim 1:37:05
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