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 164 My GM Toolkit and bag of tricks

Like Batman’s utility belt, but not cool.

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_164_My_GM_Toolkit_and_bag_of_tricks.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday’s Topic The Tools I use to keep my campaign organized. Podcast Show Flow Maps and Art needed ProFantasy Art NPC List in excel or google docs Scrivener Worldbuilding File Names lists Scrivener Campaign file Story Outline NPC List linked Generic NPC Jobs list Excel Name Generators Notebooks of […]

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 […]

Episode 160 Stop being stuck and start sharing your fictional world with these 3 simple steps

Plus 4 Simple Bonus once you have started

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/160_Stop_being_stuck_and_start_sharing_your_fictional_world_with_these_3_simple_steps.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic So you want to share your fictional world and you are stuck, here are 3 simple steps to start now You have something inside you. A fictional world. You need to share it.  You feel it in you. You are exciting.  You sit at the keyboard. […]

Episode 159 Big History, My Worldbuilding best friend

And no it doesn’t bark

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/159_Big_History_My_Worldbuilding_best_friend.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Using the patterns of long history to create a natural framework fantasy world   Big history is a great way see the patterns that have successful let to the civilization on earth. Join Michael and I as we explore studying Big History to better build fantasy […]

Episode 158 Breaking through writer’s block

A headline, a headline, My Kingdom for a good headline

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_158_Breaking_through_writers_block.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Using Writing Prompts and Free Writing to practice and improve writing skills Have you ever had a great idea for a story or a novel., you sat down excited and filled with anticipation open up your app then placing your hand on the keyboard and freeze. […]

Episode 157 Inspiring Archeology ruins and how I use them to worldbuild

Don’t Believe the Hype

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_157_Inspiring_Archeology_ruins_and_how_I_use_them_to_worldbuild.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic How My Fantasy Worldbuilding is inspired by the archeology record and the amazing cultures of the world So, I have needed a year to think about an episode about Archeology.  I was asked to do this by Jennifer on the Facebook page last April I think.  […]

Episode 156 Building You As A Dream Character

Boy am I min/maxed in my dreams

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_156_Building_You_As_A_Dream_Character.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Starting reaching your goals by dreaming big Do you dream big? I do not mean for your fiction, but about your life. To be honest, I use to as a child. I was going to space as a fireman cowboy and nothing could stop me. Or […]