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The Art of World Building: Creating Breakout Fantasy and Science Fiction Worlds In Stories and Gaming
39 minutes | a month ago
EP 33: World Building Strategies
The podcast presents approaches to world building, how to organize files and folders, ideas on partnering with others, and more.
46 minutes | 2 months ago
EP 32: Other Systems
Explore how to create other systems, including legal, health, IT, education, and more.
39 minutes | 2 months ago
EP 31.2: Magic Systems
Explore how to create magic systems, including a brief look at types of magic (brief), the principles of creating a good systems, creating limits, how to invent spells, and more.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
EP 31.1: Magic Systems
Explore how to create magic systems, including whether we need to create them, sources of magic, whether spells are needed, a look at the life of wizards, and more.
37 minutes | 3 months ago
EP 30: Creating Items
Explore how to create items. This includes regular ones, supernatural ones, and technological elements, like an AI, and more.
20 minutes | 3 months ago
EP 29: Creating the Supernatural
Explore how to create the supernatural. This includes supernatural energy, magic paths, alternate realities, supernatural beings, and more
29 minutes | 4 months ago
EP 28: Creating Languages
Explore how to create languages, including whether we should, what’s involved, how to hire someone, and more.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
EP 27.4: Creating Culture
Explore how to create cultures, including rituals, pastimes, daily life considerations, and more.
27 minutes | 5 months ago
EP 27.3: Creating Culture
Explore how to create cultures, including greetings, farewells, language issues, and more.
33 minutes | 5 months ago
EP 27.2: Creating Culture
Explore how to create cultures, including how the body is part of culture, from clothing to hairstyles, body modifications, and more.
32 minutes | 6 months ago
EP 27.1: Creating Culture
Explore how to create cultures, including defining what culture is and is not, how to develop a cultural vision, and the types of cultural depictions we’ll likely need.
27 minutes | 6 months ago
EP 26: Creating Religions
Explore how to create religions, including its all important history, beliefs, worship practices, and traits of those who belong to a religion.
34 minutes | 7 months ago
EP 25: Creating Armed Forces
Explore how to create armed forces like the army, navy, and air force. This includes how to become a member of one, their ranks, and how they’re viewed by society.
30 minutes | 7 months ago
EP 24: Creating Organizations
Explore how to create organizations. This includes forces for good and evil, what they have in common, and how someone joins or get expelled.
29 minutes | 8 months ago
EP 23: Creating Names
Explore how to create fantasy and science fiction names using easy techniques that make it fun and uniquely yours.
34 minutes | 2 years ago
EP 22: Assign Senses to Your Species
Explore how to create your species' senses, from the five basics to other real senses humans and animals have, to sixth senses (second sight).
37 minutes | 2 years ago
EP 21: How to Draw Maps
Explore how to create maps like continents, settlements, and dungeon maps, and learn whether you should create any of this and why.
28 minutes | 2 years ago
EP 20: Places of Interest
Explore how to create places of interest, including catacombs, interstellar sites, ruins, monuments, and more. Learn how easy these are to create and how they can improve interest in your setting and story.
27 minutes | 2 years ago
EP 19: Time and History
Explore how to create time and history, including why we should usually keep timekeeping like minutes, hours, weeks, and more similar to Earth, and how to create historical events.
28 minutes | 2 years ago
EP 18: Travel in Space
Learn about travel in space. This includes the different types of engines, what to include inside a ship, and why we have a lot of freedom to decide how long it really takes to get anywhere.
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