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31 – Chekhov’s Obelisk

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31 - Chekhov's Obelisk
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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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31 – Chekhov’s Obelisk

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31 - Chekhov's Obelisk
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30 – Gameplay Mechanics and Worldbuilding

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30 - Gameplay Mechanics and Worldbuilding
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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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30 – Gameplay Mechanics and Worldbuilding

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30 - Gameplay Mechanics and Worldbuilding
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29 – Worldbuilding in CyberPunk 2077, Post Play Discussion Part I

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

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29 - Worldbuilding in CyberPunk 2077, Post Play Discussion Part I
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28 – Worldbuilding in CyberPunk 2077, Pre-Release Discussion

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28 - Worldbuilding in CyberPunk 2077, Pre-Release Discussion
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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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28 – Worldbuilding in CyberPunk 2077, Pre-Release Discussion

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28 - Worldbuilding in CyberPunk 2077, Pre-Release Discussion
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27 – Factions

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27 - Factions
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People aren’t self motivated so much as faction oriented. Belonging is a powerful part of the human experience whether it’s a family, a guild, a rebellion or bowling league we tend to seek the best for the people we’re closest to. These kinds of ties and relationships can create great conflict and add real depth…

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27 – Factions

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27 - Factions
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26 – Star Wars, Good or Bad?

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26 - Star Wars, Good or Bad?
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Ah yes, the brain melting question of every Worldbuilder. It’s clear that the worldbuilding that inspired 3 generations of writers and Worldbuilders can’t fairly be called bad but all of us can point to moments where it was real hard to call it good. Midichlorians, sar’lacs, the expanded universe, KOTOR, the Force Unleashed, James and…

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26 – Star Wars, Good or Bad?

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26 - Star Wars, Good or Bad?
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25 – Magic: An Overview

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25 - Magic: An Overview
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Fantasy science or deus ex machina? What is magic? Is it a set of physical laws that govern elements of your setting? Is it the unknowable will of the gods? Can it be learned, mastered even? Is it opaque and mysterious? Magic is ever present in fantasy (some would argue it’s the essence of the…

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25 – Magic: An Overview

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25 - Magic: An Overview
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24 – State of War

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24 - State of War
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War, war never changes, and it’s everywhere. At least in fiction. When we think about war in stories (except for the most gritty retrospectives) we think about glory, battle and the horrors of conflict but we rarely think about the folks at home and what troops would get up to during downtime. What does an…

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24 – State of War

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24 - State of War
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23 – Worlds That Endure

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23 - Worlds That Endure
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Adventure Time and Lord of the Rings obviously have a lot in common, but how much? There is a strong temptation to write worlds that entirely consistent ships in a bottle, where all the details are ironed out. That world, as long as it stays bottled, is perfect. When you put characters in it, though,…

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23 – Worlds That Endure

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23 - Worlds That Endure
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22 – Conquering Space: Faster Than Light Travel

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22 - Conquering Space: Faster Than Light Travel
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“Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.” Douglas Adams Seriously, he had a point. The amount of space in, well, Space is just mind boggling. In science…

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22 – Conquering Space: Faster Than Light Travel

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22 - Conquering Space: Faster Than Light Travel
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