Podcast Episode #005: Show Notes

Who are you? Who do you want to be? In this episode, we talk about the psychology of character creation in games. What makes us choose—sometimes predictably—certain types of characters? Do we tend to make characters more like ourselves or those whose characteristics embody the kind of people we aspire to be? How often do we take on the challenge of playing a character with a different type of personality than our own? And how might our character affect our playstyle in a game and vice-versa?

Also, in the Bone Wars, it’s a battle between Klaus Mikaelson (The Originals) and Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead)!

Let us know what you think of this episode! How do you tend to approach character creation in games? Either contact us via our contact form or comment below!

Mentioned in this Episode

ARTICLES:
The Sims 4: My Nemesis – Character Creation by Philippa Warr (Rock Paper Shotgun)

GAMES:
World of Warcraft
Hearthstone
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II
X-Men Legends
X Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse
Diablo 3
Dragon Age II
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Minecraft
The Sims
Game of Thrones
Mass Effect
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG

Credits

Music used in The Bone Wars Theme:
“Black Vortex” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Featured Image:
Character Creation in Dragon Age: Inquisition (Bioware)