Join Dino, BK, and Imachinate as they discuss worldbuilding with Ed Greenwood. Ed is a New York Times bestselling author, an award winning game publisher, author of over four hundred books and thirty settings, and the creator of the iconic Dungeons & Dragons setting The Forgotten Realms. They talk about Ed's background, tips on writing, and a whole bunch of small things you can do in your worldbuilding to make your world feel more alive.
Ed's Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse
On this episode, Dino is joined by Hexarch, Imachinate, Inky, and Ragolution as they discuss cultural norms, customs, and some overlooked pieces of culture to help your peoples feel just a little bit more alive. Focusing on how to add activities for your peoples to do, as well as small every day acts that can help flesh them out.
Join Dino, Aravar, Imachinate, Inky, and Red in a discussion on the Importance of magical beasts and animals in fiction and mythology. From iconic creatures such as the dragon or gryphon, to lesser known and ancient ones such as the Sirrush. The roles they play in the narrative, and the perception of the wilder lands that they create.
In defense of the magical beasts of our world, we here at Worldcasting would like to call upon you to donate to the WWF- Australia to help them combat the devastation of the bushfire. Together, we can beat the destruction and save the mystery and wonder found in our world.
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The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings (book/animated/movie series) - J.R.R.Tolkien
How to Train Your Dragon (animated series) - Cressida Cowell
Dragonology (book) - Dr. Ernest Drake
Narnia - C.S. Lewis
Stormlight Archives (book series) - Brandon Anderson
Aesop’s Fables - Aesop
Anasi the Spider (folktale)
Avatar (movie) - James Cameron
Avatar the Last Airbender (series) - Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino
The Supernaturalist (book) - Eoin Colfer
Dürer's Rhinoceros (woodblock painting) - Albrecht Dürer
Mo Dao Zu Shi (魔道祖师) (animated series/book) - Mo Xiang Tong Xiu (墨香铜臭)
Carnival Row (television series) - René Echevarria and Travis Beacham
Fables (comics)/The Wolf Among Us (game) - Bill Willingham
The Witcher (game/television/book series) - Andrzej Sapkowski
Dresden Files (book series) - Jim Butcher
World of Darkness (game series) - White Wolf Gaming Studio
Shadowrun (game) - Fantasy Productions Catalyst Game Labs
Final Fantasy (game series) - Square and Square Enix
Terry Prachett (author)
Join Dino, BK Bass, Hexarch, and Imachinate as they discuss the implications and use of magic in settings. As well, they dive into the difference between a hard and soft magic system, examples of good uses of both, and how to make the distinction in your own setting.
Join Dino, Chris, and Ragolution as they discuss worldbuilding for RPGs. Focusing particularly on worldbuilding as a shared setting, and getting a behind the scenes look into the RPG publishing world from their special guest. Joining for this episode is industry veteran Phil Athans, who is a New York Times Best Selling Author, founding partner of Athans & Associates Creative Consultants, and former senior editing manager for Wizards of the Coasts on their Forgotten Realms DnD line.
Phil is running a worldbuilding workshop for Writer's Digest, it can be found here: https://www.writersonlineworkshops.com/courses/worldbuilding-in-science-fiction-and-fantasy-writing
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