Season 3 Episode 2 Why your characters suck

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Season 3 Episode 1 The Character Primer

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Season 2 Episode 30 Still on the Edge

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Season 2 Episode 29 The Anvils Favorite Character Tropes

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Season 2 Episode 28 Mommy’s Interview Revisited

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Season 2 Episode 27 Our dishonorable mentions

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Season 2 Episode 26 Why should you use more one-dimensional characters

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Episode 25 Greatest Hits 5 Steps to great characters

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Season 2 Episode 24 Mending the campaign

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