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Have you ever wondered what life would be like on a planet different from our own, or how writers create your favorite fictional worlds? Well, wonder no more because we have the facts for you! Every other week, astrophysicist/folklorist Moiya McTier explores fictional worlds by building them with a panel of expert guests, interviewing professional worldbuilders, or reviewing the merits of worlds that have already been built. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll gain an appreciation for how ...
 
Each episode, long-time worldbuilding duo Lauren Harris and Adryn Erickson pair with Farm to Taber's plant medicine PhD, Dr. Sarah Taber to interview experts on topics like Ancient Trade Routes or 3D Printing in Space, then use what they learned to brainstorm a sci-fi or fantasy world listeners can use and make their own.
 
We are creating a fantasy world from the ground up - literally! Join our adventure, from the origins of the universe to a new world full of magic. Cohosts (and boyfriends) Alan and Lee will be your guides as we explore different facets of the world and the people who inhabit it with each episode. Podcast airs every other Wednesday with some videos in-between and Bonus content for Patrons. This, is StarStuff Worldbuilding!
 
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World Anvil Worldbuilding Podcast

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World Anvil Worldbuilding Podcast

World Anvil founders Janet (writer, worldbuilder, nutcase) and Dimitris (GM, worldbuilding wizard, techmonkey)

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Are you worldbuilding for homebrew RPG campaigns, novels, game development, films or anything else? Then you're in the right place! Designed to educate, inspire and entertain, World Anvil's founders Janet (an entertaining nutcase) and Dimitris (relatively sane) chat with creators and academics about the brass tacks of worldbuilding, exploring a new theme each month. Expect topics like Cultures and Societies, Settlements and their needs, Myths and Legends and how to avoid worldbuilding plotho ...
 
I want to write short stories or video games or movies or tv shows or all of the above. I want to make world settings for these works to live in that are insanely fleshed out. I want to make characters with so much depth its heartbreaking. I want to make the world laugh and cry. And I want to inspire others to do the same. As the title suggests my name is Karl Cutler and I want to do these things and I'm starting from zero. I don't have a book in my name, I have no experience or reputation. ...
 
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Well, we didn't *exactly* intend to take almost 2 (2!) weeks off, but thanks to a long vacation we're back and nicely refreshed! Now as we get back into the swing of things, we explore the scope of what the next season might hold for us. Enjoy! ——— Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the …
 
Two friends join me to discuss the worldbuilding of the Stargate franchise! We talk about bromances, ancient languages, and the military industrial complex. There's a blood sacrifice and a twist ending! HOSTED by Dr. Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUESTS Dr. Rob Frawley is a biologist and co-host of the excellent podcast, …
 
Y'know, the thing about the world is... It isn't static! It changes, all the time, and if you want your invented world to feel real and full of life, a great way to do that is to make sure it also changes. But how do you build societal change into your fictional world? Guest Fonda Lee joins us to discuss cultural diaspora, temporal shifts, geopolit…
 
Two friends join me to discuss the worldbuilding of the Stargate franchise! We talk about scientific notation, infectious disease protocols, ancient aliens, and the military industrial complex. HOSTED by Dr. Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUESTS Dr. Rob Frawley is a biologist and co-host of the excellent podcast, Facts Mac…
 
In our final (for real this time) interim episode, imagine how magical cloth armor would work. ——— Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn more about Halûme? Got some ideas of your own? Join the conversation at www.reddit.com/r/thelorekeepers or…
 
Dirty clothes, grayed-out color palettes, and terrible things happening unrelentingly to everyone: that's the stereotype of grimdark. But in this episode, Anna Smith Spark joins us to explore what that term really means, from interrogating ideas of heroism and villainy to unraveling toxic masculinity and examining the consequences of supposedly nob…
 
As we prepare the transition to the new season, we take a quick glimpse at the anatomy of magic. Enjoy! ——— Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn more about Halûme? Got some ideas of your own? Join the conversation at www.reddit.com/r/thelorek…
 
Malorie Cooper invented Aeon 14, an epic sci-fi universe spanning 7,000 years; 50,000 lightyears; and over 100 books! Malorie and I talked about her sci-fi inspirations, astronomical geography, her favorite storylines, liberated futures, and how it's possible to write 100 books in 10 years. HOSTED by Dr. Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist an…
 
In our last Interim episode, we explore an oft-misaligned concept: immortality. ——— Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn more about Halûme? Got some ideas of your own? Join the conversation at www.reddit.com/r/thelorekeepers or by visiting ou…
 
As Halloween draws close and the veil between the realms grows thin, we wonder... how, exactly, do you build a world that, by design, touches other worlds? Seanan McGuire joins us to discuss portal realms, alternate realities, multiverses, and designing the liminal, the permeable, the spaces in-between. Transcript for Episode 62 (thank you, beloved…
 
This is an interesting one: how do you do an episode about literally nothing? Less than nothing? In this episode we explore the World that Never Was, a place not quite a part of the Howling Void, but not truly in reality either... ——— Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the …
 
How might life be different on a planet without a magnetic field? I'm joined by an evolutionary biologist and a natural navigator to find out! Buy tickets to the live Exolore recording here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exolore-live-worldbuilding-of-stargate-tickets-172936366327 HOSTED by Dr. Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist…
 
Carrying on from where we were last week, the Lorekeepers return again to the timeline and seek to clear up the events of the end of Aevum Tertius through the beginnings of Aevum Pentus. ——— Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn more about Hal…
 
From aliens to AI, from dragons to dwarves, from to nebulous clouds to sapient mushrooms, how do we conceive of non-human intelligence in our speculative worlds? Martha Wells joins us to discuss the various considerations in building a culture from a perspective entirely unlike our own, perhaps operating on different levels of consciousness, or thr…
 
We've made a mess of things, but now we're going to clean it up! This week, the Lorekeepers take the significant events of Aevum Tertius all the way through Aevum Pentus and tune them, weave them together, and do that good Interim content of rediscovering the truth behind the confusion! ——— Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances…
 
What does it take to build a fictional culture from scratch? How can you respectfully draw inspiration from real-world cultures? Two anthropologists join me to share their tips! Buy your tickets for the live show on November 2 here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exolore-live-worldbuilding-of-stargate-tickets-172936366327 HOSTED by Dr. Moiya McTier (…
 
One of the most consequential ideas in Halûme is the Aspects. Throughout the Aevums, their presence has marked the most significant events to occur. But how do the implications of them affect the cosmos as a whole? Are there ways their current representation could be enhanced? ——— Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you c…
 
It's October! This week, boyfriends Alan and Lee discuss the goriest of the five major civilizations in the StarStuff world. Learn more about the Democratic, Communist, Theocratic Councilship of the Float-Fall civilization! At the end we create the second character of our world. A rebellious woman who chose the lowest path in society and is sure to…
 
Worldbuilding is often considered part of the pre-writing process -- but sometimes, more worldbuilding happens mid-manuscript or even mid-series. What do you do with those interjections? Can you graft them in, or do some of them need to be deferred? What happens when answering one worldbuilding need knocks something else askew? How much can you ret…
 
In which Lauren, Adryn, Sarah, and special guest Susan Martinez of NASA create a science-fantasy world involving questionable solar mining practices, wizard cloning, a sidebar into Adryn's brain boner for Dyson spheres, and a potential foray into space piracy.על ידי Lauren Harris, Adryn Erickson, Sarah Taber, Susie Martinez
 
It's rare that we explore things during Aevum Pentus. Let's change that. You can find the Lorekeeper's album art tattoo here! ——— Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn more about Halûme? Got some ideas of your own? Join the conversation at www…
 
Comic artist and game developer, Lindsay Ishihiro, joins me to talk about the thoughtful worldbuilding that went into the simulator game, I Was a Teenage Exocolonist. There are mushroom trees, inclusive romances, and five fascinating seasons. We also talk about the importance of hiring sensitivity readers, so here's a directory (just one of many) w…
 
In which Lauren, Adryn, and Sarah thinly conceal their excitement at having a NASA Additive Manufacturing Engineer on the show, space radishes make a comeback, and the story of Food Safety's advent has its gut-rumbling beginnings in a shitty little story that put Pilsbury on the....F.O.D. map.על ידי Lauren Harris, Adryn Erickson, Sarah Taber, Susie Martinez
 
The end of one world is the beginning of another. But it's still an end. This week we focus the lens on a very tight view of a mere couple centuries and imagine what magic akin to Mistborn or Avatar would be like in the Halûmian world, a magic that is exclusive and cancels out the magic of previous Aevum. During the transition from Aevum Tertius to…
 
Let’s talk people! This week, boyfriends Alan and Lee discuss the first of the five major civilizations in the StarStuff world. Learn more about the polyamorous, islander society that worships a divine sky whale - and how they use music to guide their everyday lives. Stay tuned to the end to meet the first character we’ve created and how they inspi…
 
Worldbuilding can lead an author to generate a lot of fun ideas. But how do you figure out which of those ideas can actually be integrated into your story? Is there an upper limit on how many shiny notions the weight of the narrative will bear? In this episode, we discuss the balance in worldbuilding, as well as discussing how that balance is diffe…
 
It's something we've mentioned many times, but never truly explored. What is the Curse of Worship? And why can we not truly compare the religions of real life to Halûme? Thanks to Martha for guesting on the podcast! And if you're curious, you can find the Lorekeeper's art tattoo here :] ——— Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances…
 
Professional linguist and language creator, Dr. Jessie Sams, joins me this week to talk about how fictional languages are built. We talk phonetics, word order, bear languages, and so much more! HOSTED by Dr. Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUEST Dr. Jessie Sams is a language inventor and professor of linguistics at Stephen …
 
It must have been really confusing. From nowhere, hundreds of thousands have new access to abilities barely understood, and with even less control. At the end of Aevum Secunda, many are discovering their affinity for magic. What do they do with it? Also, this squirrel gutter. ——— Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you ca…
 
This week we continue our journey through the floating islands. We talk about the remaining three island clusters that fill our skies and take a look into the biomes that populate these areas. Episodes will be moving to a biweekly Sunday schedule. Support us on Patreon! Find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Email us at starstuffworldbuilding@…
 
Most speculative fiction takes place in a society that has a government of some kind. But what, exactly is a state? And how does it come to be? C.L. Polk joins us to discuss the making and breaking of nations within your fantasy worlds. From farmboy kings to scheming dukes with surprisingly benevolent control of their printing presses, from the tri…
 
Between spellbooks, copying magic down, and gathering magical power, wizards had to start somewhere. Carter has a great idea for that. Let's find out how the wizarding tradition began, shall we? ——— Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn more a…
 
This week, we're focusing on the physical biology of creatures living on a planet orbiting an M dwarf star. We talk electric senses, lego crabs, and flying turtle jellyfish! HOSTED by Dr. Moiya McTier (@GoAstroMo), astrophysicist and folklorist GUESTS Robert Ulrich is a PhD candidate at UCLA studying biomineralogy. You can follow Rob and all of the…
 
In a vacation to the faerie forests of the Illuvium, we reexamine some of their history and namely, how they are related to the One Who Was. Who is the Monkey, and why is he possibly one of the most historically important figures in the cosmos? ——— Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the …
 
How do people in your world handle death? Spiritually, financially, emotionally -- and, as may be relevant to your plot, how do they deal with actual dead bodies? Amanda Downum joins us to discuss the details of the deceased -- and she's both a writer and a licensed mortician, so she can answer some of the questions you've been afraid to Google, le…
 
This week we get into geography! We’ll focus on two of the five island clusters that dominate the skies of our world and take a peek at some of the biomes that populate these areas. Support us as a Patron! Find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Email us at starstuffworldbuilding@gmail.com Co-hosts are Alan Harvey and Lee Townsend Music by Tyle…
 
A change in the cosmic model necessitates other changes. If the Fundament is indeed real, how might other models of consciousness arise? Perhaps the Riven are not as doomed as the Knowing believe... ——— Curious about something you heard in this episode? Chances are you can find out more about it in the Record of the Lorekeeper! ——— Want to learn mo…
 
In which Lauren, Adryn, and Sarah waffle over genre, diss colonialism (again), and create a culture of displaced lightning mages living on the ocean. The writers consider writing in this world themselves...על ידי Lauren Harris, Adryn Erickson, Sarah Taber
 
We interrupt your regularly scheduled podcast feed to swing wide the doors on a new venture: in the backdrop, for the past several months Frank has been working on a new tabletop rpg system he's calling "Work to Eat" (yeah, the name is pending). It's not a proper episode but we figured, hey, why not share it with you fine folks? If y'all are curiou…
 
Let's get granular! How much can your literal language -- the individual words you use, the cadence of your sentences, a conlang, a poetic tradition -- help convey your worldbuilding? Sarah Beth Durst joins us to talk about the fine tool of wordcraft in your prose and dialogue, as well as the importance of white space on the page. She also reminds …
 
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