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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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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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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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20 – What is Worldbuilding?

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20 - What is Worldbuilding?
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Happy anniversary! It’s been one year since we’ve been publishing content related to Worldbuilding for you! We’re excited to continue that journey, but we first wanted to explore the ways we’ve been learning about worldbuilding. What new tips and tricks have we discussed? What sorts of things are we looking forward to in the future?…

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20 – What is Worldbuilding?

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Rich vs. Poor in Harry Potter

So, here we are again, I’m writing about Harry Potter. In a prior blog I’d alluded to the Statute of Secrecy being a problem and now listening to our Rich vs. Poor episode featuring Seth and Marcos I’m even more peeved about it. You see, class disparity doesn’t have to be the result of cash…

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Rich vs. Poor in Harry Potter

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Apex Predators Can Make Your Characters Exciting!

This blog article references a patreon exclusive episode of the worldcraft club. Our club members get access to about 50% more content in longform episodes and entirely unique ones for as low as $5 a month. If you haven’t already, take little time to consider becoming a club member it’s honestly what keeps us afloat….

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Apex Predators Can Make Your Characters Exciting!

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Sapient Apex?

In short, it doesn’t necessarily makes your predators less scary, just less predatory and, therefore, less capable of fulfilling that precise narrative role. The distinction should not be taken lightly. A mind flayer is a complex villain not just a tentacle faced brain muncher, both are scary, but in different ways.

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Sapient Apex?

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Break It, Change It, Mix-Rewrite It

Authors, game masters, storytellers, visual artists, and others all have a common problem. You want to create something that’s familiar, but unique to you. Whether that be a new variant of Orc, a culture for your world, or something as simple as a snack for your characters to eat. Creating something that belongs to your…

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Break It, Change It, Mix-Rewrite It

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Water Water Everywhere

Having just aired an episode on rivers I figured I’d expand even more on what we discussed. Ya see, when we put an episode together we make a metric ton of notes. Much of that content makes it into our episode then a bunch gets left out. Here’s a taster of what our discussions about…

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Water Water Everywhere

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What’s the deal with WCC and Tabletop RPG? Part Two

So now, for the most important question, why should you care about Tabletop? As an author, artist, game designer, anyone making a fictional world why would TTRPG be important? RPGs pop up everywhere from Community, Freaks and Geeks, to Adventure Time and Gravity Falls. Matt Mercer has recently risen to, not inconsiderable, fame creating amazing…

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What’s the deal with WCC and Tabletop RPG? Part Two

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