Today’s Topic – Fantasy Storytelling made easy, treat groups of people like a character
Relations are at the heart of every… relationship. Yeah, that is a pretty lame line. I cannot help it. I am full of lame lines. With that in mind, let us move forward into relationships.
If you are like me, the relationship pattern is one that happens between individuals. We know these types of interactions. They happen to us every day. If we are not caught up in the emotion of the actual relationship, they are easy to see. I think that is why reality television is so popular. It can be entertaining to watch people engage in the same, or hopefully worse, mistakes we have been caught up in with our relations.
I do not go for the melodrama of reality television. I am more old school; I watch people in real life, not in reality shows. If I have time where ever I go, I like to watch people interacting. It does not only teach us how individuals treat each other. It does not only give me ideas for scenes I will right out in the future. It teaches me how to treat groups interacting with other groups. So take a trip with Michael and I as we discuss how groups like a nation can interact with other nations, much like you treat your arch rival.
Enjoy the episode and comment below to tell me how you overcome your fears.
Podcast Show Flow
- What is it important to treat groups like people?
- Mechanics of turing a county into a character
- Other groups to treat like characters
- Factions like political parties
- Relationship tropes
- Arch rival
- Forbidden Love / Lost Love
- death of . . .
- Best Friends / Betrayal
- Mentor / Pupil (Poopal)
- Fish out of water
- Reluctant Ally
Images and Quotes
Resource and Micheal’s Picks
The Worldbuilding Task for the Day
Create an “individual” person for each of your nations
The Real World task for the day
Practice humility for a week
Simply, Succinct Technology Tracking for you Worldbuilding Project.
Please take a moment and comment below on this episode. I look forward to hearing from you about your Fantasy Worldbuilding adventures