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Do you have visions of fantasy world’s dancing through your head? Are you a gamemaster that wants to tell stories in your world? Are you a fiction writer who wants you next setting to be your best? Do you want to understand how fantasy worlds are made? Then this is the podcast for you. You are hereby invited! To join me on an epic adventure to explore topics on my worldbuilding podcast. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at midnight Eastern standard time. These shows will be specific topic abou ...
 
Have you ever wondered what life would be like on a planet different from our own, or how writers create your favorite fictional worlds? Well, wonder no more because we have the facts for you! Every other week, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier explores fictional worlds by building them with a panel of expert guests, interviewing professional worldbuilders, or reviewing the merits of worlds that have already been built. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how ...
 
Mystic and Sapphy are a husband-and-wife team who love knowing the background of the video game worlds they've explored over the years. In Lore Together, the two talk about what they've found out as they deep dived into some of their favorite fictional worlds.
 
In every episode of The Art of World Building podcast, host Randy Ellefson discusses how authors, screenwriters, game designers, gamers, and hobbyists can do world building better, faster, and have more fun doing it. Popular topics include creating gods, species, animals, plants, races, monsters, undead, continents, settlements, kingdoms, star systems, time, history, cultures, magic systems, religions, the supernatural, naming everything, and travel estimates for land, sea, and space.
 
This is a podcast where one veteran game master and one green game master discuss the ins and outs of GM-ing. We give tips on how to be a better GM, or at least how to avoid some pitfalls. The focus isn't on one system of rules but rather general ideas.We are an inclusive podcast. Is means we're very LGBTQ+ friendly, have a feminist approach, speak out on issues such as racism, ableism, and more. If you're not on board with this, don't be an ass and move on to a more suitable podcast.
 
When you write a novel or build a game, you have to design a whole world. A world with culture, hierarchy, taboos, economy, fairness, traditions, careers, and origin stories. In Full Worlds, we hear authors and creators explain the worlds they built, without the story getting in the way.
 
From humble beginnings in a living room to a full-on gaming space, the cast of The Pod Called Quest is here to bring you the best long-form actual play podcast around. Die-hard players of the Pathfinder Roleplaying game, the PCQ is dedicated to telling great stories while also fully utilizing the incredible ruleset that the Pathfinder RPG provides. So grab a drink and take a seat. For today, we quest!
 
Each episode, long-time worldbuilding duo Lauren Harris and Adryn Erickson pair with Farm to Taber's plant medicine PhD, Dr. Sarah Taber to interview experts on topics like Ancient Trade Routes or 3D Printing in Space, then use what they learned to brainstorm a sci-fi or fantasy world listeners can use and make their own.
 
Game Master’s Journey is a discussion podcast for GMs and players of Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop RPGs hosted by Lex Starwalker. The show explores strategies players and GMs can use to enhance the gaming experience for everyone at the table. Lex also discusses the creation of his homebrew D&D setting, Primordia, providing a valuable worldbuilding resource for DMs creating their own setting.
 
Vito and John are two brothers with a problem; world building addiction. They've decided to take action, kick their habit, and actually finish their fantasy novels, offering some accidentally educational tips and methods along the way. If you've ever spent days agonizing over how many banners should fly on the main mast of the Imperial flagship, then this is the place for you. Come with us on this journey of healing and recovery. You too can finish your novel. Let's do it together!
 
Five old friends of more than 20 years come together to produce a high quality, bi-weekly podcast about tabletop gaming of all kinds: board games, card games, miniatures, role-playing games and much more. In each episode you can expect board game reviews, gaming industry news and round-table discussions. The Founders, Jamie, Tony, Chris, Steve and Brian, each have varying tastes in gaming to provide a variety of viewpoints. Since 2011, over 100 full length episodes and now more with our new ...
 
Are you worldbuilding for homebrew RPG campaigns, novels, game development, films or anything else? Then you're in the right place! Designed to educate, inspire and entertain, World Anvil's founders Janet (an entertaining nutcase) and Dimitris (relatively sane) chat with creators and academics about the brass tacks of worldbuilding, exploring a new theme each month. Expect topics like Cultures and Societies, Settlements and their needs, Myths and Legends and how to avoid worldbuilding plotho ...
 
A fortnightly RPG podcast by a nerdy couple from Glasgow, Scotland. We aim to introduce you to new games (both mainstream and indie), support storytellers with our Ask A GM feature, and amuse you with quizzes and Python-esque silliness. Ailsa is a mainly lawful, occasionally chaotic player, and lover of all things strange and unusual. George is the long-suffering forever GM with close to 20 years experience of running a vast array of games. Plus we have a menagerie of strange creatures livin ...
 
RPG Crossing Radio is the podcast (in mp3 format) of RPG Crossing, a 30,000+ member online community that focuses on play by post role playing games, which are online versions of tabletop pen and paper games. Gaming news from the site and the wider world, and special features such as interviews and dramatic readings.
 
Go inside the walls of Dungeons & Dragons for exclusive interviews and previews! The D&D team sits down each week with celebrities and personalities from across gaming and pop culture to discuss one of the greatest fantasy brands of all-time. We'll talk about the tabletop roleplaying game, as the latest in D&D video games, comics, novels, movies, and television.
 
What happens when two D&D DMs decide to share a world and play in each others' games? Well, apparently, they decide to podcast about their experiences. Equal parts campaign diary, game philosophy, DM tools, and long tangents, the tl;dm podcast is a place for some nerds to nerd out about their games and the unique experience of sharing a lore while still trying to keep secrets from each other.
 
Our podcast was created to deliver guidance to our heroes and provide them with new and reusable material for both players and DMs. We hope to inspire you with creative content that you can bring with you on your next adventure. Visit us at www.critacademy.com and subscribe to our emailing listing for a chance to win awesome prizes. ​Our podcast is broken into three segments! ​Crit Nation feedback! Where we dedicate and entire segment to the concerns, questions or anything you have to share ...
 
Let's write novels! Around the Campfire: A Writing Workshop is a glimpse into what it's actually like to write a book and be part of a writing group. Our hosts, Jackson and Levi, give each other feedback every episode on the progress they've made on their respective novels, as well as give feedback to an audience member!Submit your work to be workshopped at campfiretechnology.com/submit
 
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In part 2 of our exploration of the Ano Occupation, we investigate the motive behind Iulia's warpath and the moral justifications for her passion. We also see the formation of the Shore Barons and the danger of threatening capitalism! Related Episodes Vampires, rulers of the blasted world: Ep. 1.31 Thog, amnesic vestige of the bygone utopia: Ep. 3.…
 
In a listener prompt from Dylan has us exploring a world of false(?) gods in a world obsessed with social media. Come explore a land where the gods are dead and the meme lords rise. Do you have a worldbuilding prompt you want to send to us?Email us your suggestions at: WorldbuildWithUs@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @LetsWorldBuild Or come chat …
 
Author and tarot theologian Saint Gibson joins me to share her creative process. We talk about the importance of setting up an atmosphere for your world and the many ways that tarot can help guide you in your creative journey. HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUEST Saint Gibson is an author and self-described tarot…
 
In today's episode, Angeline is taking you backwards, upside-down, inside-out, and every which way! She discusses how to take those super cool, but unconnected ideas, and back them up with reasons and causes to make sure they really fit into your world. She gives her top tips for working backwards, and shows you how you can use those cool ideas to …
 
Today's Topic – Less magic Rules more Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunesFor complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow What is world tech As you go culture, race, and state tech Framework vs 7 Rules of magic systems Not a system yet Where is the magic performed? Anywhere Place of power help What can th…
 
Calling all worldbuilders! My name is Lauren Harris, a fantasy author and cohost of the Story Soil Podcast. If you’re a willing victim of the Wikipedia rabbit hole like me, chances are you love the story inspo of history, science, and anything obscure or shiny. Well, on story soil, my 20-year co-author, a rogue scientist, and I interview experts on…
 
What can be better for the middle of Act II than a party? Holidays and events are a wonderful way to add some depth to the world while giving the characters something to work towards. Festivities can also give characters a new setting for different kinds interaction. Leigh and Ley discuss different kinds of holidays, how they usually get started, a…
 
Til Dice Do Us Part - A podcast by a nerdy Scottish couple sharing their thoughts and experiences on tabletop role-playing games. Content Warning: Sex, Relationships, Sex Work, Pregnancy, Homophobia & Transphobia. No explicit language is used in this episode. Valentine's Day sees us do a slightly more risqué episode of the podcast, such as a sectio…
 
Crit Academy discusses 5 Worldbuilding Faction Tips from Roc Humet over at World Anvil! Organizations are extremely important in any setting. Governments, companies, religions… they’re the ones who rule over your world. They set things in motion. They DO things! And more importantly, they’re utterly memorable for your players and readers and give c…
 
Get involved and help those in need! Black Lives Matter is a movement fighting to eradicate systemic racism and white supremacy and end violence against black communities. Help support the show by visiting our Patreon and find even more content at our Website! Music Used via Creative Commons Intro/Outro Music “Cruisin' for Goblins” Courtesy of Inco…
 
As we reach the end of the second act, it’s time to ramp up the preparations for the final conflict. While this changes vastly depending on the genre, the end of the second act should always result in the main character’s darkest hour. It’s the time where all hope seems extinguished from the world and the villain seems to be assured in their victor…
 
PWD Interviews...Richard of The D20 Future Show AJ is joined by Richard, host of The D20 Future Show! Check out The D20 Future Show on all good podcasting platforms, find them on Twitter at @D20FutureShow, and on Twitch at twitch.tv/d20futureshow Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook & Instagram @PretendWithDice…
 
Greg and Shelly get things going with some very exciting D&D news, the release of Van Richten’s Guide To Ravenloft! We’re also getting very close to the release of Candlekeep Mysteries, coming your way March 16th! Afterwards, we are once again joined by D&D community manager Brandy Camel for another edition of Random Character Generator! This week’…
 
In this episode, Crit Academy discusses the newest Wizards of the Coast Dungeons and Dragons playtest material, Gothic Lineages. The newest Unearthed Arcana brings forward three new racial features. Unlike the traditional fantastical races, your racial traits and features are determined by your lineage chosen. Not the race that you start off as or …
 
Conflict can help propel the middle of the book forward while actively setting up for the final confrontation. While sometimes it can be external, you can also use internal conflicts caused by a bad decision. Any time a leader chooses to act too rashly, too soon, or without enough consideration, it can lead to disaster. Other times it can simply be…
 
In this episode of Around the Campfire, Levi and Jackson keep moving along through their stories. Levi talks about potential story directions, while Jackson's characters find their voice. Check out Campfire Blaze: https://www.campfiretechnology.com/blaze/ If you want us to workshop your work on the podcast, submit it here: https://www.campfiretechn…
 
Your Hosts: Dan, Erin, Brandon, and Howard Let’s talk about how promote yourself and your work, and how to do it well. The tools we use for this continue to evolve, and in this discussion we’ll cover things that have worked, things that have stopped working, things we use now, and strategies we apply to … Continue reading 16.8: Smart Promotion →…
 
Parresari has not always been a simple place to live. When forces of powerful elven lords have taken an interest in your home, what can you do? This week, we focus in on a very specific period of time: the Ano Occupation. References Magic: the Gathering, Ixalan story arc Related Episodes The Bellum Obscura, the eternal war of all wars: Ep. 1.67 Lor…
 
Get involved and help those in need! Black Lives Matter is a movement fighting to eradicate systemic racism and white supremacy and end violence against black communities. Help support the show by visiting our Patreon and find even more content at our Website! Music Used via Creative Commons Intro/Outro Music “The Great Battle” Courtesy of Serpent …
 
Til Dice Do Us Part - A podcast by a nerdy Scottish couple sharing their thoughts and experiences on tabletop role-playing games. No content warning required for this episode as we go back to basics - or is that back to school? Find out in our Elevator Pitch in which we discuss Hellcats & Hockeysticks, a roleplaying game of anarchic schoolgirls in …
 
If you find yourself in middle of your manuscript wondering what could possibly happen to get things moving, you might consider an act of god. This doesn’t have to mean a literal god in your story reaching down and changing something, though that is possible. Acts of god, like natural disasters, weather, and other elements outside of the control of…
 
After months of scheduling our long awaited interview with Justin Alexander is finally here. We talk about his prolific writing and acting career, the modules that inspired him the most, Scarface inspired werewolves and more! Do you have a worldbuilding prompt you want to send to us?Email us your suggestions at: WorldbuildWithUs@gmail.com or follow…
 
In D&D news, Greg and Shelly talk Candlekeep Mysteries, which releases everywhere March 16th! We also drop some veiled hints at new announcements to come, along with the forthcoming Dragon Talk book! Our special interview this week is actor Anthony Rapp, best known for his roles in Rent, Dazed and Confused and currently Star Trek Discovery!Here's y…
 
The world of Dungeons and Dragons is packed with a variety of sentient races. The diversity of these races is what makes the world such a unique place. Cultures, personalities, behavior, etc. Each one is unique for each race. Beyond that, each race even breaks off into subraces based on location, history, wants, and desires. Volo's Complete Subrace…
 
If OldMacDonald has a dragon, how does he stable it? This episode explores domesticated animals in fantasy worldbuilding, from the useful cart-pullers to the companion animals who are purely there for scritchies. How does your world manage the animals who live alongside us? And what happens when those creatures can do things like breathe fire, open…
 
It's that time again for another Cabal episode and this time the gang rattles off a bunch of great games the Founders have been playing including The Shining, Bloodborne, Tapestry, Renature, Dice Throne Adventures and By Stealth and Sea. Then Don and Jamie jump into the feature review segment to talk about the brand-new hotness everyone is chirping…
 
Today's Topic – Simple might still be better Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunesFor complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow What is world tech As you go culture, race, and state tech Episode 116: The Simple, Succinct Technology Level Method Agriculture Energy Communication Engineering Trades Transpor…
 
This week, Holly & Angeline get stuck in to the meaty topic of pre-orders. They cover the pros and cons, the nitty-gritty technical details and share some resources on further information. It's a juicy episode packed with useful information, so grab a notebook and take notes! Or visit the show notes at www.unstoppableauthors.com for a break down of…
 
Your Hosts: Dan, Erin, Brandon, Howard Let’s look a the business considerations of whether that thing you’re writing is a standalone story, or part of a series. The factors are complex, and a single factor (like, say distribution channel) isn’t likely to make the decision clear cut. Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, … Continue re…
 
The Mario franchise is one of the biggest juggernauts of gaming, and while Princess Peach is frequently captured, the Paper Mario series gives the scenario much more lore and story than the typical Mario platformer does. Join us as we Lore Together. Music: "Perspectives" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attributio…
 
Get involved and help those in need! Black Lives Matter is a movement fighting to eradicate systemic racism and white supremacy and end violence against black communities. Help support the show by visiting our Patreon and find even more content at our Website! Music Used via Creative Commons Intro/Outro Music “The Great Battle” Courtesy of Serpent …
 
Well before the city of Parresari came to be a bustling port, a much more modest town found a place for itself among the craggy grounds of the far side of the island. This week, we explore what was there, and what it would become. Related Episodes Lorder's Scourge, downfall of the Marion Dominion: Ep. 3.14 ——— Curious about something you heard in t…
 
This episode we conclude our foray into the ever expanding City of a Thousand echoes. Come listen as we discuss our version of Ghostbusters, the importance of Sci-Fi labor unions, and of course Ultra-Capitalism. Do you have a worldbuilding prompt you want to send to us?Email us your suggestions at: WorldbuildWithUs@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter…
 
Apparently 99% of animals on Earth reproduce like ~the birds and the bees~ but what would life be like if you could make a baby with ANYONE, even yourself? HOSTED by Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUESTS Bri Watson is an archivist, historian, and knowledge organizer with a specialty in the history of sexuality. You can fol…
 
PWD Interviews...Adam of Snyder's Return AJ is joined by Adam - host of Snyder's Return! Check out Snyder's Return on all good podcasting platforms, and find them on Twitter at @Return_Snyder, and at https://snydersreturn.squarespace.com/ Find us at @PretendWithDice & @ajheretic666, and also on Facebook & Instagram @PretendWithDice…
 
Greg and Shelly open up the show with D&D news, talking Candlekeep Mysteries, Virtual Play Weekends, the D&D official Discord channel and more! Afterwards, Greg is once again joined by D&D community manager Brandy Camel for another edition of Random Character Generator! This week we randomly roll Grerel Ariessus, an Eladrin Barbarian. Be sure to ch…
 
Today we talk with James Introcaso about one of his most recent projects, My Dad's Monster Manual. This fabulous collection of monsters a straight from the imagination of his dad's mind. From the time James was a kid, his father created original stories using his toys. Now as a professional game designer, he asked his dad to look at just the art fr…
 
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