The taboo in your fantasy world

ohhhhhh!

Today’s Topic How I failed at understanding taboos until I started researching this episode I always overthought what a taboo was. I focused on the idea that taboos are these forbidden ideas, but how do you create them. How do these ideas form in a culture? Some, like murder, seem to be universal. However, others […]

Why your fantasy world needs subcultures

Creating subcultures help make your fantasy world seem more real

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_170_Subculture_Why.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Today’s Topic First look into types of subcultures in fantasy worldbuilding If you have followed the show you would not that Jeffery is a huge geek about studying cultures. We have talked about cultures and how they evolve in many ways. We have even spent time talking about […]

The Total Beginner’s Primer to writing

Remember you become a writer when you start writing

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/169.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Starting your writing journey Writing is the second most important skill a worldbuilder can know.  Curiosity is still the most important skill.  Writing is invaluable to a worldbuilder, because you hone your delivery skills and immerse yourself in the world you are creating. It does not […]

Frame your fantasy world

Yes set it up on criminal charges

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_168_Frame_your_fantasy_world.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Before you start building your fantasy world. Build a framework that helps you get to telling stories Join Michael and Jeffery in this episode as the look to help show how to create a framework for worldbuilding.   Podcast Show Flow The two reasons I call […]

Stop creating a world, start worldbuilding

Maybe it did take God 7 Days, but you will never finish creating a world.

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_167_Everyday_Worldbuilding_Inspirations.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday’s Topic Framework Fantasy World Podcast Show Flow The importance of world building The challenge is to make it seem real from a perspective The Risk is focusing so much on creating the world that you forget when people interact with it from the angle you show them. Scope […]

Finding Everyday Worldbuilding Inspirations

You did not need alien worlds or ancient times to find inspiration

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/166.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Fantasy worldbuilding inspiration in the every day Join Michael and Jeffery as they start looking into their life to for inspiration, at least for an episode. Podcast Show Flow The Tree stump The Snow piles Pets and kids in action People watch Walkabouts Pick a place […]

Quick start guide for one-shot games

And yes, Michael was whining for a week

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_165_Quick_start_guide_for_one-shot_games.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic How to get a RPG game rolling for a one shot Podcast Show Flow Mission or Monty Hall style game Well planned Story outline Use your pre-built resources towns, NPCs and the such Pre-built characters (optional quicks for players) Pre-written notes and maps Post-it notes to […]

Episode 163 Climate is the birth and sometimes death of cultures

Look Thunder

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/1631.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic The effects of climate on Fantasy Worldbuilding Join Michael and Jeff as the climate in fantasy world-building. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast Show Flow Global warming lead to abundance in areas, usually around rivers Abundance leads […]

Episode 162 Podcast of the Dead

If a man was born in England, raised in America and died in Spain, what does that make him? Dead.

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_162_Podcast_of_the_Dead.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Death helps create a culture and that in turn becomes religion Join Michael and Jeff as the look at a simple system to develop death rituals for your fantasy worldbuilding cultures. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com Podcast […]

Episode 161 Lessons from Excalibur and King Arthur

Look into the eyes of the dragon and despair! Ahhhh Crap

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_161_Lessons_from_Excalibur_and_King_Arthur.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic The movie that helped shape a fantasy lover and worldbuilder   Podcast Show Flow Excalibur movie 1981 I want to be a freaking mage, even with the drawbacks Raistlin Majere only showed me how a good mage Based on the 15th-century Arthurian romance, Le Morte d’Arthur […]