Worldcasting Podcast

Worldcasting Podcast

By WB Magazine
Join your host Dino and his ever changing suite of guests as they tackle a myriad of worldbuilding topics. Aimed at giving general advice, good practices, and support on the meta topics in the craft.

Worldcasting is an affiliate production of Worldbuilding Magazine.
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On the Realms With Ed Greenwood
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
1:59:12
February 18, 2020
The Arts
Join Dino, Adam, B. K. Bass, and Imachinate as they discuss  the necessity for including the arts in your setting in celebration of our issue that just released, The Arts!
1:13:14
February 11, 2020
Boba & Kissing Games
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.
1:16:42
February 4, 2020
Every World Needs a Platypus
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. Link to the WWF-A >> https://www.wwf.org.au/#gs.vdc53l Works referenced: 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)
1:15:31
January 28, 2020
Talking Magic
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.
1:05:36
January 22, 2020
Avoiding Overexplaining
Dino, Adam, and Imachinate discuss best practices for talking about your worlds with others—what helps lead to a productive conversation and ways to avoid overexplaining things.
1:25:54
January 14, 2020
History is Cyclical
Join Dino, Adam, Hex, and Imachinate as they discuss using history as a springboard for creating a backstory for your story, and how to frame a timeline.
1:19:46
January 8, 2020
Inside RPG's With Phil Athans
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 Phil's Social Media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhilAthans?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Website: http://www.athansassociates.com/index.html
1:37:20
December 31, 2019
Divine Oomph
Join Dino, Chris, Hexarch, Red and Imachinate as they discuss using mythology and religions in our world, to help you better construct your own.
1:19:40
December 24, 2019
Cape Disappointment
Join Dino, AC, Adam, and Anna as they turn a discussion on Tolkien into one on naming conventions, how they name places, and the way stories in our world can change the names of places.
1:22:48
December 17, 2019
Occupied With Worldbuilding
Join Dino, Adam, B. K. Bass, and Imachinate as they discuss governments, economics, trades and occupations in celebration of our Trades & Occupations issue that just released!
1:11:59
December 13, 2019
Worldbuilding 101
Join Dino, B.K. Bass, Hexarch, and Imachinate as they discuss worldbuilding for your medium—plus some general tips and tricks along the way!
1:08:48
December 12, 2019