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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 your next setting to be your best? Do you want to build better fantasy worlds? Then the Worldbuilder's Anvil podcast is for you. Learn to create the physical world, characters, cultures, kingdoms, races, species and monsters. Learn it all, with some banter to boot. Join Michael and Jeffery on the weekly podcast that looks at story ...
 
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Today's Topic Not the internal tools either Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow Notebooks Creative Friends Google ,Great Courses Plus, and Email Readers Grammarly Thesaurus The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi Worldbuilding Task Ri ...…
 
Today's Topic And do not forget the Kitchen sink Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow Big Picture of what is needed for Novel Vs RPG Setting 3 important needs for a novel setting Details needed for the narrative Details for the characters involved Enough ...…
 
Episode 288 Why should you use more one-dimensional characters? Today's Topic They all cannot be Jayne Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow What makes a character multidimensional Flaws or traits that suck Shades of Gray… not that … maybe that Contradict ...…
 
Today's Topic Is game of Thrones it? Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow What we want to see on TV Fantasy What has been done well From the perspective of today What has not worked Budgets do not meet the ambition – GoT Not much Pure Fantasy Cheesy or E ...…
 
Today's Topic Starting a Classic World of Darkness Setting Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow Nashville Theme to Nashville By Night Geography (Map in ShowNotes) Points of Interest Downtown Badlands Picket Centennial Park grand ole opry(Ryman Auditorium ...…
 
Today's Topic Bloodlines 2 Speculation and news Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow From Dracula to the word of darkness The Children of Cain White Wolf Games Bloodlines Bloodlines 2 – Why It can be great What we know for reading PC Gamer March 2020? Wi ...…
 
Today's Topic It is the stone of Figgleniz Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow Dealing with the dead Surviving /Understanding the world The growth of symbols Basic Religions Type Shamanism and ancestor worship Pantheism Polytheism Monotheism Monism Dual ...…
 
Today's Topic Why do people think realism is even possible, stick with believable. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow The Search for realism Cultures Races Magic? Technology What is wrong with it? The world is messy, the audience wants to understand St ...…
 
Today's Topic Writer’s block can happen to anyone! Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow What if the hobbit from Middle earth made it into space? Thanks to James in the undercroft for the episode idea Who would make it out of the shire? What would be an i ...…
 
Episode 281 Season 8, Game of Thrones story fixes are all wrong Today's Topic Winter is dead, long live the winter Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow What are the problems with many of the story fixes Game of Thrones was inspired by the past. It was me ...…
 
Today's Topic Writer’s block can happen to anyone! Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow What is Writer’s Block What we tell ourselves I am not good enough The work is not good enough I am just too lazy I do not have the time I am too stupid I am not a wr ...…
 
Today's Topic No Tia, Comenzar los debates Michaels Special 200th anniversary episode focused mainly on Season 8 Episode 5 of Game Of Thrones. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow What we talked about Season 8 Episode 5 of Game of Thrones Why reading/wat ...…
 
Today's Topic Do not break your laws Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow What are rules? Macro Only need to talk about the ones that very. Consistency Limit and make the world more interesting What I think about in my worlds An Inspire list not a checkl ...…
 
Today's Topic The long and short of creating a culture framework Reading about cultures in national geographic was my first step into worldbuilding. The similarities and differences of cultures and how they change over time have been fascinating. Years ago I learned about the idea of language families. So I extended the idea of language familie ...…
 
Today's Topic No, I am not the Chosen one The chosen one is a pervasive character trope used in stories, especially fantasy stories. It a trope I am personally bored with in my fiction. However, I am not sure if it is because it is so overused or since it is merely that the formula sometimes storytellers are lazy in spicing it up. So, Join Mich ...…
 
Today's Topic Worldbuilding in the Cowboy Bebop Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow A Netflix series is coming so we are looking back at the world Universe of Cowboy bebop- Hopefully only minor spoilers The feel The Genre The Music as an episode session ...…
 
Today's Topic Vive la fausse révolution Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show flow Popular uprising vs coup Popular reasons Famine Drought Magical Enflamed Coup To much power in the wrong hands Story tips How to the characters fit in Who wins (Is the outcome f ...…
 
So, Jeff was working on classes for his very-side-indie RPG video game and thought that brainstorming worldbuilding classes for a fantasy culture would be a great episode We often think about fictional characters in a vacuum. However, may people who live around each other have many of the same skills. So why not use classes when you worldbuild. ...…
 
Today's Topic 4 ideas to create better side scenes As a game master, I call them random encounters. I call them a side scene in writing. They are the scenes add do not add to the plot of the story. Join Michael and Jeff as they talk about the 4 “S”s for Creating Better Encounters plus a 5th for DMs. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTune ...…
 
Today's Topic Building a time loop plot so I can create the story plot So to further the upcoming time loop story we need to know what Michael’s character is planning to do to assassinate the king. From there Jeff can create what he wants the initial day to look like and create the basic plot for the story. Join Michael and Jeff in this plot bu ...…
 
Today's Topic Our story Hero In this episode, Jeffery and Michael, start brainstorming the character Michael will use in our timeloop story. When we create a hero or any character, we need to consider them in the context of the story. So listen to our let's build a protagonist podcast episode. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For ...…
 
The Tuesday Tidbit is where I talk about something I missed in the latest episode or funny moment that I had to cut when I was recording with Michael. They will premier in Facebook live videos typically Tuesday @ 1 PM unless My Baby says otherwise on our page Gardul and then moved to our YouTube channel and finally the audio will be released on ...…
 
Today's Topic How we Timeloop Fiction So we are looking to run a story with a timeloop. So Michael and Jeffery talk a bit about what we would make a good story elements when time keeps repeating. So join us as we start the timeloop. So we are looking at … nooooooo Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding ...…
 
Today's Topic Brainstorming extras content in a single player indie RPG video game So looking to start a new project in my world. Michael and I start brainstorming video game content, a wishlist, for a secondary battle and diplomacy system for a single-player JRPG style. This is all designed to keep Jeff engages since his driveway took out his ...…
 
Today's Topic Worldbuilder has lost its meaning. Maybe I should stop looking through worldbuilding sites online. I see so many people get stuck on worldbuilding. More to the point, I see people who call themselves worldbuilders get stuck on what it means to make your world realistic. I personally have had it. I cannot consider myself a worldbui ...…
 
So in my recent illness, he downloaded and played Lord of the Rings Online played for the first time since 2012. The game is old and not perfect, however, I had so much fun my wife downloaded the game and we played together. The experience got me thinking, there are certain games that stick in our minds years after we stop playing them. I reall ...…
 
Today's Topic We look at the world of judge Dread If you are looking for a dystopian post apocalypse world for inspiration. Go no farther than earth. No not Hunger Games or the Fallout universe. Join Michael and Jeff as the look at the earth of Judge Dredd. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show ...…
 
Today's Topic Here are simple hacks I use to get the most out of my time One of the major issues I hear from worldbuilders is that they do not know how to get the time. However, often time they have no idea even how much time they have to work creatively each week Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding ...…
 
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Today's Topic If you are writing grimdark. The characters are not going to have a good day. If Horror had a child with Epic Fantasy and the child and the child has a really bad attitude it would be named Grimdark. Join Michael and Jeffery as the look at the Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show ...…
 
The Tuesday Tidbit is where I talk about something I missed in the latest episode or funny moment that I had to cut when I was recording with Michael. They will premier in Facebook live videos typically Tuesday @ 1 PM unless My Baby says otherwise on our page Gardul and then moved to our YouTube channel and finally the audio will be released on ...…
 
The Tuesday Tidbit is where I talk about something I missed in the latest episode or funny moment that I had to cut when I was recording with Michael. They will premier in Facebook live videos typically Tuesday @ 1 PM unless My Baby says otherwise on our page Gardul and then moved to our YouTube channel and finally the audio will be released on ...…
 
Today's Topic – Sketch it out For two years, Jeff has been working a framework to make better worlds more quickly. Join Jeffery and Micheal as the discuss frameworks, why Jeff made one, and what you need to have in a good framework. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Po ...…
 
Today's Topic So many worlds so little time If you are like Michael you might be a bit confused by the name of this episode. These are a few ideas for worlds that I had though about last year. If you are new to worldbuilding, you might think that this is a long list. It is not. This does not include every world, just the ones that came to mind ...…
 
The Tuesday Tidbit is where I talk about something I missed in the latest episode or funny moment that I had to cut when I was recording with Michael. They will premier in Facebook live videos typically Tuesday @ 1 PM unless My Baby says otherwise on our page Gardul and then moved to our YouTube channel and finally the audio will be released on ...…
 
Today's Topic - Down By the Bay The orcs came, the saw, the conquered; but they never left. Join Jeffery and Michael as the do a preliminary build of the Castle of Many Arrows situated high up on a cliff overlooking the old port city of Kleinpharas. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go ...…
 
Today's Topic – The Vaulted topic I have always thought very utilitarian about creating the architecture for my fantasy setting. What do the people have? What do the people need? What is important to the people? However, I have come to the belief that I missed 2 very important considerations. Join Michael and Jeffery as they rethink architectur ...…
 
Today's Topic – Hallmark Christmas Movies are like a Romanic Fantasy Adventure, and no this in not a drinking game I must admit something. I love Christmas movies. I have watched hours and hours of Hallmark Christmas movies. You might think they are horribly formulaic and they are. However, I have learned two very important lessons about them. ...…
 
Monday Mini’s is where I talk about something I missed in the latest episode or funny moment that I had to cut when I was recording with Michael. They will premier in Facebook live videos typically Mondays @ 11 AM unless My Baby says otherwise on our page Gardul and then moved to our YouTube channel and finally the audio will be released on Fri ...…
 
Today's Topic – Is it Kevin Phillips-Bong Not Tarquin Fin-tim-lin-bin-whin-bim-lim-bus-stop-F'tang-F'tang-Olé-Biscuitbarrel Michael and Jeffery do something completely different and go into the development of characters for comedy relief. Even in the most dramatic of storied comedy is needed to allow the readers or gamers to achieve the proper ...…
 
Monday Mini’s is where I talk about something I missed in the latest episode or funny moment that I had to cut when I was recording with Michael. They will premier in Facebook live videos typically Mondays @ 11 AM unless My Baby says otherwise on our page Gardul and then moved to our YouTube channel and finally the audio will be released on Fri ...…
 
Today's Topic - I forge this episode by the power of Thundera and Eterna Michael and Jeffery go over the finer points of creating an Artifact or and extremally powerful magical item that to possess makes a character much more powerful but comes at a price. Oh, you want this marble. Mwhahahahaha. Sure. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTu ...…
 
Monday Mini’s is where I talk about something I missed in the latest episode or funny moment that I had to cut when I was recording with Michael. They will premier in Facebook live videos typically Mondays @ 11 AM unless My Baby says otherwise on our page Gardul and then moved to our YouTube channel and finally the audio will be released on Fri ...…
 
Today's Topic - The Undercroft Strikes back.... with questions for Michael and Jeff Michael and I have asked lots of questions in the first 254 episodes. So for this episode, we are trying something new. We let our Facebook group The Fantasy Worldbuilder's Undercroft ask anything and to our surprise, they had some fun, tough, and good questions ...…
 
Monday Mini’s is where I talk about something I missed in the latest episode or funny moment that I had to cut when I was recording with Michael. They will premier in Facebook live videos typically Mondays @ 11 AM unless My Baby says otherwise on our page Gardul and then moved to our YouTube channel and finally the audio will be released on Fri ...…
 
Today's Topic – We always worry if our stories are compelling, try these 5 steps One of the most common worries I hear from creatives is they are worried about making more compelling stories. This could be a topic for an entire podcast. However, Michael and I identified the 5 most important ways you can make a more interesting story. Join Micha ...…
 
Monday Mini’s is where I talk about something I missed in the latest episode or funny moment that I had to cut when I was recording with Michael. They will premier in Facebook live videos typically Mondays @ 11 AM unless My Baby says otherwise on our page Gardul and then moved to our YouTube channel and finally the audio will be released on Fri ...…
 
Today's Topic – Video games that help teach you to be better worldbuilder's There are many games that have taught me lessons about worldbuilding. Heck most things I do have an impact on how I worldbuild. I could have picked many games, however, I choose a few that I really think can help others better understand some systems that can give you i ...…
 
Monday Mini’s is were I talk about something I missed in the latest episode or funny moment that I had to cut when I was recording with Michael. They will premier in Facebook live videos typically Mondays @ 11AM unless My Baby says otherwise on our page Gardul and then moved to our YouTube channel and finally the audio will be released on Frida ...…
 
Today's Topic – Looking back to make it up with Historical Fiction All the way back in episode 246 we set the stage for looking into the fantasy genre. This episode we take our look into the Historical Fiction Genre. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow ...…
 
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