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Join us for some casual discussions about the craft of worldbuilding aimed at giving general advice, best practices, and support on the meta topics in the craft. If you enjoy Worldcasting, check out Worldbuilding Magazine for free-to-download worldbuilding articles, inspiration, interviews, and artwork. Worldcasting is an affiliate production of Worldbuilding Magazine.
 
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In this final episode of season 3, Taylor, Cathy, and Zaivy, are joined by our guests Daniel Greene and Tim Hickson for a chat about representation of indigenous cultures in popular media—especially (but not limited to) those in the area sometimes referred to as the "New World." We'll be back for season four in 2022! Make sure to subscribe so you d…
 
Emory, Chris, Red, and NYT/Washington Post bestselling author Michael J. Sullivan discuss creating compelling characters, plus some general writing advice. Get some behind the scenes details of how they develop their characters and what they’re looking for in them, and get Michael’s and Red's unfiltered thoughts on Patrick Rothfuss! This episode wa…
 
Join Taylor, Ianara (Imachinate), Inky, and Zaivy as they discuss some of the less represented African, Asian, and European cultures in popular examples of worldbuilding—and some exceptions to that rule. A sequel episode, which focuses on the Americas and Oceana, will air later this season. This Episode was edited by McKenzie Power & Jon Krebs.…
 
Red, Ianara (Imachinate), B.H. Pierce (Hexarch), and our guest Levi Johnson from Campfire Technology discuss their endeavors and thoughts on the more strategic parts of writing. They discuss their own projects and processes for writing, plot structures, methods to keep your notes together, and more! Edited by Adam Bassett.…
 
Join Taylor, Chris, Sean, and our guest author Daniel Dickinson for a conversation about fellowships. Obviously, they discuss the Fellowship of the Ring, but in addition they also break down what a fellowship is, how to represent each member, and even explore the idea that a fellowship can still work even when the characters are not together. Also …
 
B.H. Pierce (Hexarch), Seán, and John, are joined by Janet Forbes—co-founder of World Anvil, podcaster, and author! Together they define what a golden age is, what it means to the people who lived through it, and how to use golden ages in our worldbuilding. This episode was edited by Adam Bassett.
 
Adam, Cathy, Ianara (Imachinate), and our guest Devin Pigman—a former moderator with our friends at the Writing Cartel Discord Server—talk about magic systems. We discuss a few of our favorite systems, things we've learned from creating our own, as well as some best practices for creating your own kinds of magic! Plus, along with the hard and soft …
 
Ianara (Imachinate), Lizy (AC), B.H. Pierce (Hexarch), and President of the multimedia group Nerdolopedia and lead game designer at Smunchy Games Jacob Waterman discuss how to prepare and organize your role-playing games as well as how to integrate your worldbuilding into the game. This episode was edited by J.D. Venner.…
 
Emory, Taylor, Inky, and Adam take a quick dive into what makes dark fiction work, and the trap violence and traumatic events present. Also, the importance of hope in dark fiction, and how it gives the reader something to hold on to! Note: This episode contains some discussion on sensitive topics. If you're not interested in dark fiction or some of…
 
Adam, B.H. Pierce (Hexarch), Red, and our guest Chris Solo, founder of the Fabled 42 network discuss the usefulness of maps, as well as the drawbacks they present. Learn about the first known map created for fiction, become inspired by their ramblings, and steal their ideas for a story about a cartographer who illustrates the map throughout the sto…
 
Adam and Zaivy are joined by Angela "Angy" Abreu, the founder and creative director of the Dominican Writer’s Alliance. Together we discuss the importance of reading outside your comfort zone, of representation in literature, as well as some conversations specific to Angy’s work with the DWA. This episode was edited by J.D. Venner.…
 
Welcome to the start of season 3 of Worldcasting! New episodes will release every other week on Tuesdays (until the season ends). This season is going to be packed with new and returning guests discussing worldbuilding, the craft of writing, game mastering, and much more! To kick off the release of season 3, Taylor, Adam, Emory, and Nicholas Eames—…
 
Justice Arman and Anthony Joyce join us in this episode, discussing their newest publication Elminster's Guide to Candlekeep, written in collaboration with Ed Greenwood. Tyler discusses with them the process of creating the definitive guide to a place in the Forgotten Realms that many have claimed was impossible to define through maps and guides, w…
 
Join Tyler, Adam, Imachinate, and Ragolution as they discuss cartography, geology, geography, and how to use these as tools to shape your worlds. They cover the importance and uses of maps as well as plate tectonics, and give a simple breakdown to cut through the unnecessarily complicated tutorials out there. This episode was edited by Anna Hannon.…
 
Join Tyler, Hex, and Imachinate as they discuss artifacts and wonders. Places like Minas Tirith and items Excalibur are iconic to their setting, adding a sense of awe and depth to the lore. We will discuss why this is helpful to have, and how you might trap that essence. This episode was edited by Anna Hannon.…
 
Join Tyler, Imachinate, and Red as they discuss The Elder Scrolls, the popular setting of games such as Skyrim, Oblivion, and Morrowind. They focus on on how it uses ambiguity in its lore to help the player tell their own story, as well a dissection of how the games share their lore, to better help you understand how to share yours. This episode wa…
 
Join Tyler, Anna, Chris, Imachinate, and Inky as they discuss the concept of the Core Races in fantasy. Be it Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, or Halflings we briefly touched on each of them to try and cover: who they are, what they can do for you, why they exist, and how to discern when to use them or to throw them out. This episode was edited by Anna Hannon…
 
Join Tyler, Chris, Hex, and Imachinate as they discuss the concept of evil empire. From their rise to domination, and eventual defeat evil empires and the heroes who topple them are a long held fascination in fiction. Their rise and fall can help audiences understand your world, and are a classic backdrop to many stories This episode was edited by …
 
Tyler, Adam, Imachinate, and Red discuss creating new—magical—ecosystems for your setting. Going beyond your classic dragons, they consider what else exists around them, and how new introductions to that ecosystem might change the balance in it. New episodes air on Tuesdays. This episode was edited by Anna Hannon.…
 
Fireside Chats are a new type of episode we're trying out on the Podcast. They're much shorter, and feature just two people in conversation. To begin, we're using it as a chance for you to better get to know the hosts of Worldcasting. The Fireside Chats will be released in addition to your usual full-length episodes of Worldcasting every other Satu…
 
Tyler, Adam, Imachinate, and Taylor discuss how we view and examine worldbuilding. They bring a discerning lens to discuss what works and what doesn't in a setting—and how to apply those discoveries about other worlds to your own. New episodes of Worldcasting air on Tuesdays. This episode was edited by Opal.…
 
In this episode of Worldcasting, Tyler, B.K. Bass, Inky, and Imachinate discuss the iceberg principle: only showing a portion of your total worldbuilding. The practice, popularized by American author Ernest Hemmingway, helps us put the story first in our writing and storytelling. Because as much as we all may enjoy worldbuilding, people are usually…
 
Join Tyler, Chris, Imachinate, Opal, and Red as they cover the basics of the various -punk genres: cyberpunk, steampunk, and many more. It’s a strange, complicated collection of (micro)genres, and they’re here to help you through them. New episodes of Worldcasting air on Tuesdays. This episode was edited by Anna Hannon and Opal.…
 
Welcome to the start of Worldcasting’s second season! In this episode, join Tyler and Adam as they talk with Youtubers Tim Hickson (Hello Future Me) and Benji Cook (Tale Foundry). Together, they discuss a flurry of topics ranging from how they got started, to how they approach worldbuilding, and more. Keep an eye out for new episodes of Worldcastin…
 
Join Dino (Tyler), 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…
 
On this episode, Dino (Tyler) 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. This episo…
 
Join Dino (Tyler), 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 de…
 
Join Dino (Tyler), 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. This episode was edited by J.D. Venner.…
 
Join Dino (Tyler), 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 part…
 
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