Episode 200 Let’s Build a Crypt

In a Necropolis

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_200_Lets_Build_a_Crypt.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Create a home for a bone So I was looking for a crypt to have Michael break into to help gather what is needed to pull off the heist for the jewels of Daivvavaahra. Crypts are classic fantasy fair, It is a great reason to go down […]

Episode 192 The Total Eclipse of your fantasy sun

Or Suns

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_192_The_Total_Eclipse_of_your_fantasy_sun.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Today’s Topic Using the Total Eclipse to rethink our fantasy cultures The total eclipse has happened in the United States on 8/21/2017. It started in the Northwest and continued to the Southeast. And unlike what I said in the episode will come in 7 years on 4/8/2024.  It […]

Episode 184 Develop your Fantasy Royal Court

Hail to the King

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_184_Develop_your_Fantasy_Royal_Court.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Today’s Topic What is a fantasy world without an Imperial or Royal Court Outside of the magic, one of the most common features of the fantasy genre is the royal court. It might be the seat of power to the forces of good or the focus of evil. […]

Episode 183 The Rules of your magic system, part 3


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 178 How to worldbuild a fantasy pantheon

Michael is my special archangel

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_178_How_to_worldbuild_a_fantasy_pantheon.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Create a new Pantheons in fantasy fiction Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete Fantasy Worldbuilding, show notes go to Gardul.com   The bigger benefit for me was increased focus.  It was another major issue of mine.  However, that is a story for a different day. Get […]

Episode 177 Create your fantasy in pain


http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_177_Create_your_fantasy_in_pain.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic How to create fantasy and worldbuilding when pain or disease get in the way My back started killing. I was having trouble standing.  My wife stood over me; her frustration turned into tears. She had won. Her tears are the most pervasive argument I heard. I […]

Episode 175 Storyboarding! It’s Not just for movies!1!

Frame the shot!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_175_Storyboarding_Its_Not_just_for_movies1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Using storyboarding to help visualize your stories Podcast Show Flow Realization that many writers cannot visualize the story in their head from just outline Solution Storyboard it Like is visual media, web design, marketing Focus you to see elements of scenes in a book, without looking […]

Episode 174 Why the world needs your world

It is bigger than just you

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_174_Why_the_world_needs_your_world.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic How reading and fiction help in more ways than entertainment If you are anything like me. You feel a bit guilty when you set a side time to create fictional work. Best case scenario in our minds is that we create something that enough people enjoy to […]

The taboo in your fantasy world


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 […]