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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 ...
 
Lorekeepers is a worldbuilding podcast about two friends chronicling the journey of an ever-expanding tapestry of interwoven lore.While other podcasts may start a new world with each episode, Carter and Frank return to Halûme each week, determined to create the deepest, grandest, and most nuanced fictional setting ever. Never forget that in an infinite world, there are always more tales to tell.
 
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Worldbuilder's Anvil

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Worldbuilder's Anvil

Jeffery W. Ingram And Michael Miller

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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 ...
 
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.
 
Join us for some casual discussions about the craft of worldbuilding aimed at giving general advice, best practices, and support on the meta topics in the craft. If you enjoy Worldcasting, check out Worldbuilding Magazine for free-to-download worldbuilding articles, inspiration, interviews, and artwork. Worldcasting is an affiliate production of Worldbuilding Magazine.
 
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.
 
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World Anvil Worldbuilding Podcast

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World Anvil Worldbuilding Podcast

World Anvil founders Janet (writer, worldbuilder, nutcase) and Dimitris (GM, worldbuilding wizard, techmonkey)

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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 - writer & RPG designer Janet Forbes and Gamemaster and RPG designer Dimitris chat with creators and academics about the brass tacks of worldbuilding, exploring a new theme each month. Expect topics like novel writing and short stories, game design, Cultures and Societies, Settlements and their n ...
 
Hey! I'm author N.A. Vreugdenhil and I'll be running two topics in this podcast. The primary one will be the Lives of Gethra podcast, an audio version of the episodic and interactive fantasy series of the same name. Lives of Gethra follows a variety of people living in a intriguing and ruthless fictional setting, while giving players on my website control over those characters. I'll also be airing World of Gethra segments, which will explore the history, cultures, and world of Gethra as it i ...
 
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.
 
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. All of this coupled with ardent devotion to quality audio and community engagement. So grab a drink and take a seat. For today, we quest!
 
Join us as we do a deep dive in to the lore, history, and creation of the worlds of our persistent D&D campaigns! Join us on...• Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/beholdroleplay • YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/beholdroleplay • Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeholdRP •
 
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.
 
Worldbuilders Weekly brings you interviews with authors, artists, designers and more from the sci-fi, fantasy, and gaming community. Every episode also includes the latest news from Patrick Rothfuss' geek-powered charity: treasures from the Worldbuilders Market, trivia, nerdy tangents, and plenty of geeks-doing-good stories thanks to your incredible support! Worldbuilders works to create sustainable change for the better throughout the world in partnership with other charities and through ou ...
 
We are creating a fantasy world from the ground up - literally! Join our adventure, from the origins of the universe to a new world full of magic. Cohosts (and boyfriends) Alan and Lee will be your guides as we explore different facets of the world and the people who inhabit it with each episode. Podcast airs every other Wednesday with some videos in-between and Bonus content for Patrons. This, is StarStuff Worldbuilding!
 
The cast of The Pod Called Quest brings you a brand new adventure via Paizo's Jade Regent Adventure Path! Join us as five unlikely heroes embark on a simple quest that eventually proves far more vital than it immediately appears. From thwarting a local nuisance to uncovering a decades-old secret that could change the course of a nation forever, find out what adventures await us along The Way of the Rusty Dragon!
 
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GM box

Åsa Tornborg & Johan Winqvist

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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.
 
The Writing Sparrow is all about writing, publishing and marketing your book, so you can go from unfinished draft to published novel no matter where you are on your indie author journey! We're here to motivate and encourage you. Also find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewritingsparrowpodcast and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewritingsparrowpodcast/
 
I want to write short stories or video games or movies or tv shows or all of the above. I want to make world settings for these works to live in that are insanely fleshed out. I want to make characters with so much depth its heartbreaking. I want to make the world laugh and cry. And I want to inspire others to do the same. As the title suggests my name is Karl Cutler and I want to do these things and I'm starting from zero. I don't have a book in my name, I have no experience or reputation. ...
 
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Story Nerd

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Story Nerd

Melanie Hill, Valerie Francis

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The Story Nerd Podcast demystifies story theory so writers spend less time studying and more time writing. Literary editors and writers, Valerie Francis and Melanie Hill, analyze a film a week as an example of a storytelling principle. The show focuses on concepts common to all stories across film, television, novels and screenplays.
 
Join the Party is an actual play podcast with tangible worlds, genre-pushing storytelling, and collaborators who make each other laugh each week. We welcome everyone to the table, from longtime players to folks who’ve never touched a roleplaying game before. Hop into the Camp-Paign, our Monster of the Week story set in a weird and wild summer camp, or marathon our D&D games with Campaign 2 for a modern, sci-fi superhero game and Campaign 1 for a high fantasy story. And once a month we releas ...
 
Hey, Lesson! is a show about science, history, language, and other fascinating topics explored through the lens of popular videogames. Every episode features two experts: a guru of games, and an expert from reality. Let's see what we can learn.
 
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🔔 Bring out your dead! 🔔 We're wrapping up this aeronaut setting with a whole lot of bones. Check out Clark at https://crrowenson.com Do you have a worldbuilding prompt you want to send to us? Send us your prompt! Email us your suggestions at: WorldbuildWithUs@gmail.comor follow us on Twitter @LetsWorldBuild Or come chat with us on our Discord serv…
 
Buffy the Vampire Slayer absolutely changed my life, and I know it impacted countless others as well. Sally Tamarkin joins me to talk about what we love and.... don't love about the worldbuilding in this beloved franchise. HOSTED by Dr. Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUEST Sally Tamarkin is a writer, podcaster, and sensiti…
 
This week we look closely at the timeline of Aevum Tertius, and examine what exactly happened then. What was it like for those who lived? How did the conflicts between the demigods and gods of the Etherium impact the world? ——— Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekee…
 
We kick off our fourth year of the podcast with a conversation about how to fill in the rest of your world, beyond the immediate scope of your plot. What's outside the borders your characters are familiar with? What's beyond the woods we know? Is it "here there be dragons" or a highly-detailed map with every corner marked? Your methods of showing t…
 
Are your Dungeons and Dragons settlements as wondrous and captivating as your complex dungeons? No? Well then, stick around as we delve into our Guide for Worldbuilding Settlements in your Dungeons & Dragons game. The D&D world is a wide and wondrous place, filled with monsters and magic. However, most people live in relatively safe communities, an…
 
Oh dear. The scales have fallen from Melanie's eyes this week as she analyzed one of her favourite films. The "spectacle" of film sure does make the movie-going experience a whole lot of fun, but when we strip away the soundtrack, the CGI, the costumes and the actors we admire, we're left with the story. Sometimes that makes us love our favourite s…
 
Well, we can’t have summertime fun, experiences, growth without a summer camp! So let’s build it from the ground up, using some worldbuilding games and our own fond memories. Housekeeping - Check out RPG City Planner by Eric Silver here and i'm sorry did you say street magic by Caro Asercion here. Sponsors - NordVPN. Exclusive - Grab the NordVPN de…
 
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Some worldbuilding is good, some is bad, and some is just… unfocused. Okay, admittedly that also usually means it’s bad, but it’s a specific kind of bad! When authors aren’t deliberate about their setting choices, it leads to worlds that are contradictory, confusing, or just bland. Fortunately, we have a lot to say on the topic, and we might even b…
 
The Worldbuilder's Survival Guide is intended for new Dungeon Masters. Jason talks to Jeremy about how to world build, using Jeremy's current homebrew world of Aikeon as an example. In this episode they talk about how to get started. Let's build something! Old Men Rolling Dice Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oldmenrollingdice Music by Alexande…
 
The group fights against a mighty mechanical foe in an attempt to help their new acquaintances! Check out the CAUSES WE SUPPORT to get involved and donate! Help support the show by visiting our Patreon and find even more content at our Website! Tracklist and Creative Commons Attribution Can Be Viewed HERE Intro/Outro Music “Jotunheim” Courtesy of S…
 
Do you want to be a healer? From psychedelic medicine to therapy to bodywork, after experiencing an awakening many hear the call to serve in the healing arts, but how do we create a practice that is both ethical and sustainable? Laura Mae Northrup, author of Radical Healership, breaks it down on today’s episode.On the show we discuss why people get…
 
BEFORE WE GET TO THE EPISODE THERE IS AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!!!! This upcoming weekend, July 3rd and July 4th, Friends at the Table will be doing a LIVE STREAM MARATHON FUNDRAISER for the National Network of Abortion Funds!! We'll be hosting the stream over at twitch.tv/friendsatthetable JOIN US 12 - 8 PM ET JULY 3RD AND JULY 4TH! Watch us p…
 
Learn about the preliminary trials that gave us our Artenai representatives, and watch our six competitors test their wits and knowledge of Kardia history to get to the center of a winding labyrinth. Content Warnings: language, references to disease (plague) and a suffering populace, rigged nomination processes, cross talk, questionable strategies …
 
How do we create fun and interesting villains in our stories? Villains, every story needs one. The heroes of a Dungeons & Dragons campaign are likely to face dozens of villains before the campaign runs its course. Coming up with that many memorable villains can challenge any DM’s imagination. To help with that, we offer this extensive list of villa…
 
Levi and Jackson are back, this time with some sad news about Levi's departure from Campfire. They discuss what Levi's going to be doing moving forward, and what that means for the future of the podcast. Levi's Video He Mentioned: https://youtu.be/c25jjYXlKhU Submit for Community Corner! Follow the link below and set the "Type of Request" as "Commu…
 
WARNING: This live play adventure gets dark and has themes that may be unsettling. The listener's discretion is advised. In this Live Play we try out and explore the TTRPG, Lamentations of the Flame Princess (LotFP). The rule set is based off the BX DnD rule set of the 1980s. It fits into the OSR (Old School Renaissance), which means this product l…
 
WARNING: This live play adventure gets dark and has themes that may be unsettling. The listener's discretion is advised. In this Live Play we try out and explore the TTRPG, Lamentations of the Flame Princess (LotFP). The rule set is based off the BX DnD rule set of the 1980s. It fits into the OSR (Old School Renaissance), which means this product l…
 
Adam, Cathy, and Red are joined by Horror author Zin E. Rocklyn to discuss the genre, how to write and worldbuild for it, and much more. Stick around 'till the end, because we (accidentally) saved all the advice for the outro. Follow the hosts: Adam @adamcbassett Cathy @overpreparedGM Red @hikitsune_red Zin @intelligentwat Edited by Rebecca Wain Wa…
 
Camp Diogenes Staff Handbook Rule #128: Every person, whether camper or staff, must pass the swim test if they want to swim at the Water Hole or participate in water-related activities. The swim test consists of, but is not limited to: swim six lengths of the water hole, tread water for one minute, and open their eyes under water to look out for aq…
 
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Ep 124: Putting the noisome sewers behind them, the party looks to the plains beyond the city for safety, but more trouble is brewing as the brewing battle looms ever larger. Listen now to find out what happens next in our ongoing story! ----- Stack o' Dice is an official affiliate of Dice Envy. Use this special link, https://diceenvy.com/stackodic…
 
Your Hosts: Dan Wells, Zoraida Cordova, Kaela Rivera, and Howard TaylerOur episode title comes to us across two and a half centuries:"We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." —Benjamin FranklinWe've already established that you're planning to write an ensemble. This isn't an episode about the pros and co…
 
Your podcast hosts missed lunch this week, which means it’s time for an episode about food in speculative fiction. OM NOM NOM! We discuss the classics of fantasy food porn, of course, but also more craft-focus topics like what purpose food serves in the plot and how it can assist in character development. But also, can people really tell the differ…
 
Old Mister, Old Mister In 1897, the “Twin-Pan” barrel organ was introduced to Bluff City by the Callahan Corporation and took the boardwalk by storm. The ease of use, the smoothness of operation, and purity of tone were a significant step forward from the common “Trout” model used at the time. These new instruments were expensive to source, and as …
 
A new listener prompt takes us to the skies with hot air balloon adventures, liquid hot magma, and buoyancy equations. What more could you possibly ask for? Check out Clark at https://crrowenson.com Do you have a worldbuilding prompt you want to send to us? Send us your prompt! Email us your suggestions at: WorldbuildWithUs@gmail.comor follow us on…
 
In our Unearthed Inspiration episodes we talk to Dungeon Masters, Game Masters and Judges about where they found inspiration for their games. Think of it as a modern Appendix N where we explore books, movies, comics and television that inspire modern roleplay. In this episode Jeremy talks about the movie Krull and how it inspired his Dungeons and D…
 
Welcome to Artenai, the capital city of the island of Kardia. Here, representatives have gathered to compete for a spot on Kardia's new governing council by completing a series of trials designed around island-wide values. Join us today to see our competitors meet for the first time and barrel through the first trial, a stamina-shredding obstacle c…
 
You wonder what it’s like, being at camp before the other campers show up. But you’ve also never been on staff before, so you’re diving into the deep end. It’s all different now. Meet Phoebe, Les, and Carrie-Ann. Camp-Paign Merch You can preorder your Camp Die hats, shirts, posters, and logo stickers AND get the Camp-Paign theme song at jointhepart…
 
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I’m often asked if I’ve ever considered creating my own RPG system, and the answer is Yes! Today I talk about some of the features that my ideal RPG system would have. Check Out my NEW PODCAST - Lex Out Loud Interested in Beta Reading for my new novel, Critical Balance? Find out more here. Get a free 30 day trial of Audible with my affiliate link. …
 
Today I'm talking to Aluko Deborah JB about every writer's greatest foe (besides burnout, self-doubt, etc): the rabbit hole of procrastination. Want to know how to beat procrastination and foster consistency instead? You've come to the right place. Note: we sadly had technical issues when we were recording, so we apologise if this chat sounds a lit…
 
Ep 123: The escape effort continues as the party moves to the next phase in the plan. Nothing is guaranteed, however, especially since the guards are on the alert. Listen now to find out what happens next in our ongoing story! ----- Stack o' Dice is an official affiliate of Dice Envy. Use this special link, https://diceenvy.com/stackodice, to buy y…
 
Your Hosts: Dan Wells, Zoraida Cordova, Kaela Rivera, and Howard TaylerWe've talked about making every member of the ensemble meaningful. In this episode we're discussing who, in archetype terms, everybody is. How can archetypes help us get started, how can they help us set reader expectations, and what are the archetype-related pitfalls we need to…
 
Villainous deeds are all well and good, but what about evil aesthetic sense? Does a laugh really make the villain? Should one aim for flamboyant or gritty misdeeds? Is there still a place for the classic villain speech? Those are the questions we’re considering this week, along with some important advice about orb pondering. Show Notes Cruella Devi…
 
When things get to be too much to handle, Henry takes a job out in the wilderness of the Shoshone National Forest. However, what should have been a peaceful job in isolation gets pretty weird. Join us as we Lore Together. Episode Edited by: oamonsoon We're proudly part of the Boss Rush Games Network! Check them out, and the rest of the podcasts ove…
 
The Thanes continue exploring Kaglemgrad and make quite the unexpected discovery! Get special access to our Patreon Discord server FOR FREE! Check out the CAUSES WE SUPPORT to get involved and donate! Help support the show by visiting our Patreon and find even more content at our Website! Tracklist and Creative Commons Attribution Can Be Viewed HER…
 
Special: The Stack o' Dice gang takes a few minutes to reflect on four years of episodes. As of Monday of this week, we've shared 250 episodes of content, to include our main actual play story, worldbuilding ideas, and other special stuff. We hope you'll join in the celebration, and do feel free to share your favorite moments, questions, and other …
 
Hey everyone! Join Austin Walker, Ali Acampora, Keith J. Carberry, Sylvia Clare, Jack de Quidt, Janine Hawkins, Art Martinez-Tebbel, and Andrew Lee Swan as we say farewell to the first season of Sangfielle and answer your questions! Thank you so much for all of your questions and for listening to Sangfielle! We hope you enjoy this send off! As ment…
 
This week we're honored to chat with author and game designer Lizzie Stark (Leaving Mundania, Pandora's DNA) and game designer Jason Morningstar (Fiasco, Night Witches, Desperation, and others) who collaborate as Six of Hounds to create fun improv-heavy roleplay experiences. We delve into GM-less games, emotionally intense RPGs and LARPs, the power…
 
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