Episodes: 4 Columns

39 – Jedi, Good, Bad, and Ugly

Happy Star Wars day everyone! May the Fourth be with you! The Jedi are a staple in everyone’s worldbuilding imagination, most everyone wanted to be one at one time or another. Seth and I are gonna tell you why they’re terrible and not just cause they indoctrinate kids in their hokey religion or have a...

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38 – Food Glorious Food

There’s one thing that unites us all, one thing that is totally and indisputably common to the human experience. We eat (and breath, and probably whole bunch of other stuff but mostly that first thing). Every people has unique food and that food is informed by thousands (if not millions) of years of history, necessity,...

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37 – What About Wanda

We spoil the crap out of this show so if you haven’t seen it yet and you want to see it and you don’t like spoilers then we recommend you give this a miss till you catch WandaVision. As for the rest of you. What happens when a deity grieves? This episode Marcos and James...

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36 – Does your world have potential?

If you were to strip your story from your setting leaving just the world you made behind would people still want to be there? If you take Rocky out of Philadelphia you just have, well, Philadelphia, Will Smith out of Bel Air and… you get the idea. Some worlds are just saturated with potential even...

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35 – Cheating at Worldbuilding with Seth Ring

Let’s be honest, GameLit is cheating at worldbuilding. Our very own Seth Ring is joining us today to talk about worldbuilding in his fantastical world of Nova Terra. Seth goes into the nuts and bolts of his collaborative writing style gives away some of his best secrets on how to write and keep writing even when...

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34 – Horror in the Margins: Interview with Zack Goings

Horror holds a grim fascination for millions of people but it can be elusive at times. The things that you’d think would draw out the biggest screams sometimes fall flat because they’re too obvious or gratuitous. Real horror lies in subtlety and the unknown. What if the best horror is in the margins, just outside...

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33 – Mars is Having a Mid-Life Crisis

Maybe it's time for Mars to reclaim its youth in our fiction.

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32 – DinoBeasts

Ferror, the world of DinoBeasts, is merciless. Only the strong survive, the ones who pass the frequent testing of her savage jungles filled with deadly beasts. DinoBeasts is an action packed comic about a barbarian, the last of his species, on a desperate race against to the clock to recover a salamander princess who was...

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31 – Chekhov’s Obelisk

As worldbuilders we constantly desire more detail in our settings but is it possible that we’re writing checks that can’t be cashed? When an object is placed in the world it’s inevitable that at least some your audience will place significance on it but the very act of worldbuilding is making things that exist, at...

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30 – Gameplay Mechanics and Worldbuilding

Why do people keep honking at James’ bike? How come no one cares that Marcos is streaking? Why can’t Seth get free burritos? Gameplay mechanics are where the game you’re making intersects with the world you were hoping to create. The truth is that almost any gameplay mechanic be it gunplay, stealth, inventory or crafting...

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29 – Worldbuilding in CyberPunk 2077, Post Play Discussion Part I

Well, we finally played it. We had high expectations for this game, did they pan out? Seth, Marcos and James dive deep into the worldbuilding of cyberpunk and discover the truest core of the wordbuilding ethos that surrounds the game and its genre. We discuss how we approached the game, some of their general impressions,...

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28 – Worldbuilding in CyberPunk 2077, Pre-Release Discussion

Verticality, outfits and styles, customization, vehicles, kitsch and radio show hosts. We break down the worldbuilding content of Cyberpunk 2077 by trawling through hours of YouTube videos and articles so you don’t have to. We also plan on playing the game with some unique styles and options so when we talk through our Post Release...

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