Episodes: 5 Columns

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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27 – Factions

People aren’t self motivated so much as faction oriented. Belonging is a powerful part of the human experience whether...

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26 – Star Wars, Good or Bad?

Ah yes, the brain melting question of every Worldbuilder. It’s clear that the worldbuilding that inspired 3 generations of...

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25 – Magic: An Overview

Fantasy science or deus ex machina? What is magic? Is it a set of physical laws that govern elements...

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24 – State of War

War, war never changes, and it’s everywhere. At least in fiction. When we think about war in stories (except...

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23 – Worlds That Endure

Adventure Time and Lord of the Rings obviously have a lot in common, but how much? There is a...

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22 – Conquering Space: Faster Than Light Travel

“Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think...

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21 – Interview: Matthew Selznick

The Shaper’s World is not limited by standard fantasy tropes or callbacks, it’s built on a system of real...

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20 – What is Worldbuilding?

Happy anniversary! It’s been one year since we’ve been publishing content related to Worldbuilding for you! We’re excited to...

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