The Apex or climax of a good story is the event that incites such extreme conflict that our character is changed forever. In this episode we discuss what makes a great story apex and we hear about your adventures this season.
Published to iTunes: February 11th
The Struggle is what defines our characters. In this episode we discuss the difficult choices our characters will have to make in their journeys and how these victories and defeats shape who they are and impact your story.
Published to iTunes: January 28th
The Awakening episode is a discussion of our character’s growing physical, magical and social power. What can we do as players to express this growing power in meaningful ways to convey a more realistic sense of our character’s impact on the world.
Published to iTunes: January 14th
The Adversary episode is focused on the a discussion of the antagonists that will make the life of our characters interesting. We discuss faction, nemesis and foil selection and map these forces to our Circles of Character Conflict.
Published to iTunes: December 24th
The Hero episode helps players unlock a character’s role play potential at early levels. We will look at the character’s growth trajectory and align it to our overall plot with tools such as vignettes and quest selection maps.
Published to iTunes: December 10th
A new season of Character Crusade Unbound is coming! Join us for a whole new challenge and a completely revamped show!
Character Crusade Unbound is a community role play project. Each season we create a challenge and then we all play together and share our stories. The Unbound experience includes video, live podcast streams, community server and more.
Origins is the kickoff episode of every season of Unbound. This podcast and livestream is a 3 hour workshop packed with helpful tools and awesome discussion designed to set the stage for your next great character and adventure in Skyrim!
Published to iTunes: November 26th
Season 2, Episode 6, The Ghosts of Yore. Season Finale - Participant feedback.
We sat down with Rycon to discuss his new book, how it was created and all the rich experiences it has to offer role players. We think that by the end of this discussion you will be playing Z-Land too!
Season 2, Episode 5, The Ghosts of Yore. Updates, 24 Hours Live Stream, episode 6 submission criteria, and Ghost of Yore story discussion.
Season 2, Episode 4, The Ghosts of Yore. Schedule updates, authoring the Ghosts of Yore, and more about Breezi.
Season 2, Episode 3, The Ghosts of Yore. 24-hour marathon announcement and Stu talks about introducing Breezi to our story teller.
Season 2, Episode 2, The Ghosts of Yore. The guys talks recording set up and gear and address community questions.
Season 2, Episode 1, The Ghosts of Yore. In this episode we explain more about the structure and what's to be expected in this season of Unbound.
Season 1 finale. In this episode we take time to highlight all those that participated.
Every season of Character Crusade Unbound features homework. Homework is intended to help you with role play ideas, promote creativity and keep you from getting stuck. This season we are thinking about the concept of change and how our characters transform over time.
In this Season 2 starter, Stu explains the idea of Story Value Pairs and how you can use it to think about your character's journey and the many ways in which even small events can change a character.
The season 1 finale is Monday, April 30th @ 6pm CT
Submit a one paragraph description of your character's journey and what you learned:
Submit your final character images to the discord server. 16:9 aspect ratio and please include your users name in the corner. Images will be posted to a Season 1 Gallery on the website.
Character updates, listener questions, and what's next.
In this episode we remove the level caps and talk about a character's engine and the fuel that drives them.
In this episode we discuss the continuing stories of our characters and the Circles of Character Conflict. Our discussions include activities between levels 12 and 22 and then we follow up with some great listener mail and homework assignment.