character creation


How to Use Character Archetypes in Audio Drama

ARCHETYPES CAN (BELIEVE IT OR NOT) HELP US WRITE A while ago I took some heavy fire in a conversation because I like using archetypes in my fiction… and while I’m happy to take it on the chin for not using them well, I remain pretty committed to the idea … Continue reading


Host Your Own Old Time Radio Drama Role Playing Game

Creating a Character – Chapter 3 (Part 4) – HYOOTRD RPG Players’ Guide

Step 5. Create skills and assign skill points If you have  completed the questionnaire above you will have already identified a minimum of 6 skills for your character (drawn from their life experiences).  If you didn’t complete the questionnaire you will need to invent your skills now.  This is easy.  … Continue reading


Creating a Character – Chapter 3 (Part 3) – HYOOTRD RPG Players’ Guide

Step 4. Fill out the background for your character Here’s where you create the back-story for your character; their name, upbringing, personal history, etc. Some players find this the most rewarding and fun part of character creation. Others find it a daunting task. If you don’t feel up to writing … Continue reading

Host Your Own Old Time Radio Drama Role Playing Game

Host Your Own Old Time Radio Drama Role Playing Game

Creating a Character – Chapter 3 (Part 2) – HYOOTRD RPG Players’ Guide

Steps in character Creation Step 1. Choose a speciality To begin creating a character for the game you will need to develop a character concept.  The heroes of the age of radio tended to be of three broad types; Adventurer, Mystic, or Academic. There are some clear points of overlap … Continue reading