In this episode the guys talk about writing character vignettes as backgrounds and the power of creative writing to express the personality of our characters. They are joined by Caleb Merrick.
In this episode we come up with character concepts based on three words submitted by listeners.
The guys discuss historical cultures and their warriors to see how one can take inspiration from these to create a unique character
In this episode the guys answer a question from a listener. We brainstorm ideas for how players can pull together quests and factions in Skyrim to create a better defined story, with and without mods.
In this episode the guys talk about writing character vignettes as backgrounds and the power of creative writing to express the personality of our characters. There is some great discussion and examples of three vignettes from their new Pathfinder characters.
In this episode Stu, Joe and Matt discuss St. Alessia and consider how her story could be woven into a players Skyrim adventures.
Stu discusses the development of a new character and story for CouchWarriorTV. Listen in and find out the thought, ideas and concepts that go into build one the CWTVs carefully crafted story experiences.
In this episode Stu and Joe take a dive into the Lore Rabbit Hole to discuss Miraak and his nemesis Vahlok. The discussion is followed by fun open QA session with chat about role play, YouTube and character ideas.
In this episode the guys open the mail bag and discussion listener questions. We also do a live Skyrim Q & A!
Check out this panel discussion with awesome guests:
Jessa (The Jessa Channel)
Michael (Gamer Poets)
Cal (Dirty Weasel)
Recorded Saturday November 26th 1:00pm CST
Right here on CouchWarriorTV!
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How to create a geographically specific adventure.
In this episode we talk to Michael from Skyrim Addict Podcast!
From setup and configuration, to troubleshooting and patching, Stu from CouchWarrior TV and Cal of Dirty Weasel Media take an indepth look at modding Skyrim.
The Gentlemen Bastards get back to basics! Join the guys as they kick off their Virtually Immersive Tour from The House of Troubles, and talk about quests.
Shirley Curry takes some time to visit with the Crusaders! Listen in as we talk to Shirley about YouTube, books, and of course, Skyrim.
Matt and Joe take the wheel in this episode and discuss characters. Joe introduces a new character and Matt gives an update on his Nord, Inga. The guys also talk about character journals, Rune Runner, and some things a player can do to help them transition from one character to another.
This episode we talk with Carl of Voices From The Dark about Let's Plays, machinima, his Patreon campaign, the Skyrim remaster and more!
This episode is our first live stream! We discuss ways to sunset high level characters, we generate a random character concept using "Rory's Story Cubes", get lots of channel and podcast updates, answer listener mail and do our first live Q&A!
Rycon of Rycon Roleplays joins us in this episode. Find out how he got started, his methods, and more!
Episode 29 is dedicated to you the loyal Crusader fan!
In episode 28 the we welcome modder extraordinaire, DarkFox127 to the show!
In episode 27 the Gentlemen Bastards welcome Michael from GamerPoets to talk about role play, S.T.E.P., YouTube and more.
In episode 26 we welcome Cal from Dirty Weasel to talk about game performance and immersion.
In this episode we discuss the rituals we can create that bring our characters and role play experience to life.
In this episode we discuss how to use minor events, scenes, NPCs and items to build hooks into your own narrative.
In this episode we welcome Joe's daughter, Ari, to the the show. So, listen in as we talk about the basics of using mods, installing mods (using mod organizer), and some of the pitfalls to watch out for. The guys also talk a bit about the recent release of new Couchwarrior mods to Nexus.
In this episode we discuss the launch of The 5 Fables Skyrim story on YouTube. We touch on production process, voice acting, audience response and the way ahead. Join us in celebrating the arrival of this long awaited epic Skyrim story!
As a role player, linking together quests in Skyrim can sometimes be a real challenge. In this episode the guys focus on how you can enrich your game by connecting seemingly unrelated quests.
The 5 Fables is the latest Skyrim Story project in production now by CouchWarrior! This episode is a preview of the new story scheduled to arrive on YouTube in January 2016.
In this episode we get an amazing update on what Joe has been working on in his game and talk all about strategies for leveling up your character that allow you to gain power more quickly and still focus on role play.
Listen to part 2 of our mod round-table discussion with Jessa!
We had such a good time talking mods with Jessa from the The Jessa Channel a few episodes ago, we decided to invite her back to for another round! As a matter of fact, we had so much to talk about; we had to split our discussion in two. Listen in to Part I of our round table discussion!
In this episode we explore archetypes for dark evil characters. Some new ideas, how to build them and ways to play them.
Vulnerable characters are more engaging and allow us to empathize with their situations. This level of empathy promotes the deepest levels of role play. In this episode we talk to story expert, Alastair Stephens about the relationship between character power and vulnerability.
Starting out can be a challenge for anyone, so listen in as Matt and Joe talk about the newbie experience and the challenges that the veterans have all but forgotten about.
In episode 13 we tackle the issue of Game Breaking mods and prove that OP = BS! Have you ever heard people refer to a mod as "Over Powered" or "Game Breaking" and then argue that the mod is poorly designed and not fit for use in game? We have...and we hate it!
In this episode we interview the YouTube Let's Play Jessa from The Jessa Channel and discuss our favorite role play mods. Jessa has been crafting a story based Skyrim role play for three years! Featuring the character Mala, Jessa is now into Act 3 of the story that is soon to come to a conclusion. We discuss what it takes to make a Let's Play, the art of role play and the joy to be found in Skyrim.
The Erinyes Arcana Q&A featuring lost footage from the YouTube Let's Play! Stu reveals all about the secrets, characters and story arch of act 4 of the epic Skyrim story Erinyes Arcana
In this episode we discuss Elder Scrolls and Immersion with Cory Merchant, creator of the Elder Lore Podcast.
In this episode we welcome Dave Cravens to the Character Crusade studio. Dave is Senior Creative Director a High Moon Studios and has worked in the game industry for years.
In this episode the guys discuss the concept of Character Conflict as a method for defining character traits, motivations, wants and needs. The model focuses on character conflict at the personal, interpersonal and societal levels.
In this episode we discuss creating your own side quest to enhance role play, get a review of all three characters and our first Crusader Mail segment where we address your burning Skyrim and role play questions.
In this episode Stu talks about his Redguard warrior Shullat and character defining experiences. In the Play Theory segment the guys discuss traveling with intent and how embarking on a journey with purpose is more rewarding and unstructured wandering.
In this episode, Stu, Joe and Matt discuss enhancing role play by creating character weaknesses and self-imposed play limitations to better define a character's traits and psychological constraints.
In part two of this two part series, Stu and Matt continue their discussion of the Epicosity framework and talk about specific techniques and mod you can use to transform your play-through into an adventure in the style of a "High Fantasy" story.
In part one of this two part series, Stu and Matt discuss a framework you can use to enhance your story and tie together Skyrim quest lines into a larger, more holistic story.
This episode is all about the character background. So, listen in as we discuss the many creative approaches to documenting your character's biography, and prepare to dive deep into role-play, mods, storytelling and imagination!
Find out why we are doing this, and better yet, why you should listen!