The Drunk and the Newsies 6-3-2012



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Second News!  Sordid Dystopia:  Still being worked on.  Sam is now working two different jobs and Nate just finished moving into a new house.  Things are still coming along and we are working to give you the best book we possibly can.

Today’s Topic:  Character creation, how does it work?

This is how it works.  Done.

But no, seriously, this is a topic that we manage to cover with a lot of detail and a lot of different methods.  There’s too much discussed in the show to write down here, but I will link all the different resources listed in the program:

  • Fake Name Generator – Probably the most-used tool here on our show for creating names and personalities for PCs and NPCs alike.
  • Gelbooru (NSFW), Safebooru – Both are great repositories of images with pretty good tagging set up in the case that you have a vague image in mind for a character and zero artistic abilities (like myself)
  • Character Hub (Beta) – A filing cabinet for up to 100 characters (presently) with options for portraits, stats, and personality questionnaires for all of your different beautiful and unique snowflakes.
  • Incompetech’s Royalty Free Music Library – Complete works of Kevin MacLeod.  All created under the Creative Commons license, great for Podcasting and anything that needs a royalty-free soundtrack.
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  1. CaptainCrispe
    Posted June 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    I honestly would like a discussion on gender alone. However, to spice things up, I think you should also talk about characters with no gender, no discernible gender, characters that were one gender but are now another, characters who are somehow both genders, etc. Essentially, go nuts!

  2. Elias Swift
    Posted June 4, 2012 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    I guess you could say that, in this episode, we heard Nate’s biggest fan!… That was so bad it actually hurt…

    Matt, I love and appreciate you! Though it is darkened by that fact we will eventually lose random Manda laughter.

    On topic, this was a really cool episode. I especially loved hearing how some of our favorite characters came to be.

    For another topic (Which may have been in the past Newsies), this one is for the GM’s. How do you get inspirations for your scenarios? I know with games like Frieda’s, half of it is based on what the players do, but other then that?

  3. Posted June 4, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    As for mom jokes in bro culture. I have been on both ends. Here is an excerpt from “How to be a Bro”:

    a) If bro is offended. Raise hands, Repeat “Sorry Bro, didn’t know”, offer brodolences and a brobrace.
    b) If bro isn’t offened. Read section on “Your Mom Jokes”

    Also you observation of Ned Flanders has a term, it is call Flanderization. Or at least that is the term the guys at the radio show used. Here is a link to the general idea of it (Warning TVTropes Link):

  4. Posted June 6, 2012 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    needing to have a pet project at all times… know that feel

    and don’t worry, Matt. I always get your Homestar Runner references

    DO NOT FOLLOW THE TV TROPES LINK! it’s legit and all, but you will never leave that site for hours without incredible willpower

  5. beshob
    Posted June 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    the best way for safe searches on gelbooru/danbooru is entering the following tag ” rating:safe”
    also large list of similar image sites at not all are safe
    Matt i appreciate you very much
    and thanks Nate for the forum

  6. beshob
    Posted June 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    For safe search on Gelbooru/Danboorue use the tag ” rating:safe”
    Also huge list of similar image boards at keep in mind some are very NSFW.
    And i would like to say that not only do i appreciate you Matt, i am dependent on your great work.
    Thanks Nate for the forums

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