Episode 186 How to start your fantasy story

You have the world; how do you start stories

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Episode 185 Game of Thrones and other confusing musings

Tournament of the pointy chair

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Episode 184 Develop your Fantasy Royal Court

Hail to the King

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Episode 183 The Rules of your magic system, part 3

Imperio!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_183_The_Rules_of_your_magic_system_part_3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic A look at the first four rules of the magic system So now we covered the basics of magic systems in episode 181, and we covered the first 4 questions in part of this series in episode 182. Let’s finish up our magic system in this […]

Episode 182 The 7 rules of fantasy magic systems, part 2

Anál nathrach, orth' bháis's bethad, do chél dénmha

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_182_The_7_rules_of_fantasy_magic_systems_part_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic A look at the first four rules of the magic system We covered the basics of the magic system in episode 181 or part one of this series. Now let us get into the details of the first four questions into the system.  I would like […]

Episode 181 The 7 rules of fantasy magic systems

Klaatu Barada Nikto

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/181.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic How to create a fantasy magic system that works Magic is really one of the key features of a fantasy world.  Michael and I figured to stay on the ball we should now cover in depth creating a magic system for your fantasy world. Podcast Show […]

Episode 180 Spider-man Homecoming? How does he keep sticking around?

The everyman with a secret

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Episode 179 Interview with Game Master Derek Van Tilburg

From Seize the GM Podcast

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Episode 178 How to worldbuild a fantasy pantheon

Michael is my special archangel

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Episode 177 Create your fantasy in pain

*CENSORED*

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