The Art of World Building: Creating Breakout Fantasy and Science Fiction Worlds In Stories and Gaming
The Art of World Building: Creating Breakout Fantasy and Science Fiction Worlds In Stories and Gaming
Randy Ellefson
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In every episode of The Art of World Building podcast, host Randy Ellefson discusses how authors, screenwriters, game designers, gamers, and hobbyists can do world building better, faster, and have more fun doing it. Popular topics include creating gods, species, animals, plants, races, monsters, undead, continents, settlements, kingdoms, star systems, time, history, cultures, magic systems, religions, the supernatural, naming everything, and travel estimates for land, sea, and space.
EP 31.1: Magic Systems
Explore how to create magic systems, including whether we need to create them, sources of magic, whether spells are needed, a look at the life of wizards, and more.
Sep 8
33 min
EP 30: Creating Items
Explore how to create items. This includes regular ones, supernatural ones, and technological elements, like an AI, and more.
Aug 25
36 min
EP 29: Creating the Supernatural
Explore how to create the supernatural. This includes supernatural energy, magic paths, alternate realities, supernatural beings, and more
Aug 11
19 min
EP 28: Creating Languages
Explore how to create languages, including whether we should, what’s involved, how to hire someone, and more.
Jul 28
28 min
EP 27.4: Creating Culture
Explore how to create cultures, including rituals, pastimes, daily life considerations, and more.
Jul 14
33 min
EP 27.3: Creating Culture
Explore how to create cultures, including greetings, farewells, language issues, and more.
Jun 30
26 min
EP 27.2: Creating Culture
Explore how to create cultures, including how the body is part of culture, from clothing to hairstyles, body modifications, and more.
Jun 16
32 min
EP 27.1: Creating Culture
Explore how to create cultures, including defining what culture is and is not, how to develop a cultural vision, and the types of cultural depictions we’ll likely need.
Jun 2
32 min
EP 26: Creating Religions
Explore how to create religions, including its all important history, beliefs, worship practices, and traits of those who belong to a religion.
May 19
27 min
EP 25: Creating Armed Forces
Explore how to create armed forces like the army, navy, and air force. This includes how to become a member of one, their ranks, and how they’re viewed by society.
May 5
33 min
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