Episode 214 Worldbuilder’s Guide to Fantasy Map Making the Overland Edition

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Episode 213 Worldbuilder’s Guide to Fantasy Map Making


http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_213_Worldbuilders_Guide_to_Fantasy_Map_Making.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic The start to our Worldbuilder’s Guide to Fantasy Map Making Making maps is a passion of mine. So Michael and I thought it was about time that we look how to create fictional fantasy maps. Now if you have followed the show long enough you would know […]

Episode 212 Let’s Build a Fusellbüt

I hear the fusselling

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_212_Lets_Build_a_Fusellbt.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic A New Fantasy Monster the Fusellbüt Michael and I always love making things up.  So I started calling my newborn son a Fusellbüt. My wife looked at me and asked. “What is a Fusellbüt?” Pausing studying the confusion on my face until she noticed that some of […]

Episode 211 Worldbuilder’s Best Friend a Fish out of water

Not a Duck, that would be silly

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_211_Worldbuilders_Best_Friend_a_Fish_out_of_water.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Placing characters out of water This episode was inspired to help show worldbuilder’s there are tactical choices that can be made to help remove or reduce infodumps in their stories.  I love my world! And I understand the desire to share as much as possible.  I […]

Episode 210 Building an Iron Age Gang

MS 119 BCE

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_210_Building_an_Iron_Age_Gang.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Let’s make us a very old school gang To further flesh out the world needed for the Marcus and the Jewels of Daivvavaahra heist story I knew I wanted a gang.  It would be easier to create a classic thieves guild, the trope is so common in fantasy.  […]

Episode 209 Marcus and the Jewels of Daivvavaahra, Part 3

Marcus and Gregory Betrayed

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_209_Marcus_and_the_Jewels_of_Daivvavaahra_Part_3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic We Pick up with Marcus and Gregor stealing a bone Marcus raids the toom of King Hermann and learns a very dark secret about the heist he is planning with Gregor. Michael and I pick up on the third part of the heist to steal the […]

Episode 208 Classic Character Archetypes: The prophesiers, doomsayers, and soothsayers

DOOM! I am predicting 0” to Doom in snow accumulation today.

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Episode 207 Greatest moments of the first 200 episodes

Michael will not talk about the first 78

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_207_Greatest_moments_of_the_first_200_episodes.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic A look back at where we have come and where we are going Over 200 episodes and Michael and I have had a blast. However, the fun is not over. We are just getting started. So join Michael and I as we look at our favorite moments from the Worldbuilder’s […]

Episode 206 5 Steps to great characters

nor 6 steps or 4 steps unless it is followed by a 5th step

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_206_5_steps_to_great_characters.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic 5 steps to create great characters great characters I spend lots of time talking to people about the act of character creation. I think it is the purest and most important step of great worldbuilding. I was shocked at how many overly complicated systems I saw to create […]

Episode 205 Characters Living on the edge

We are batman!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_205_Characters_Living_on_the_edge.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic What we love about characters on the edge There are so many wonderful character types that have been developed over the last 5,400 years of literature. Characters living on the edge is one of our favorites In this episode Michael and I will be looking at these […]