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Join your host Tyler (a.k.a. Dino) and his ever changing suite of guests as they tackle a myriad of worldbuilding topics. Aimed at giving general advice, best practices, and support on the meta topics in the craft.

Worldcasting is an affiliate production of Worldbuilding Magazine.
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Heroes and Villains

Heroes and Villains

2020-05-2601:20:15

Join Tyler, Imachinate, Rag, and Red as they discuss creating heroes and villains, the archetypes that they fit into and how varied their motivations can be. As well as covering some of their favorite villains, and what about them makes them so memorable This episode was edited by John DV
Punkography

Punkography

2020-04-2801:24:55

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 Worldcasting, airing each week on Tuesdays. This episode was edited by Anna Hannon. Hello Future Me on Youtube Tale Foundry on Youtube
Worldcasting Trailer

Worldcasting Trailer

2019-12-1100:53

Welcome to Worldcasting, where we discuss real made up things.
Magical Ecology

Magical Ecology

2020-05-1901:17:04

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 Saturday, starting today, through the duration of season 2. We plan to release three Fireside Chats for now. If you enjoy them, we'll continue to release a couple each season. So, please let us know what you think of the format by leaving a review, or by dropping us a message on social media! In this Fireside Chat, meet Adam Bassett. Adam is the Vice Editor-in-Chief at Worldbuilding Magazine, a lead game designer at Smunchy Games, an author, artist, and a UI designer. He and Tyler discuss his work, worldbuilding, and more in this episode of Worldcasting. This episode was edited by J.D. Venner.
Examining Worldbuilding

Examining Worldbuilding

2020-05-1201:15:34

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.
The Iceberg Principle

The Iceberg Principle

2020-05-0501:10:59

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 more interested in the story around it. New episodes of Worldcasting air on Tuesdays. This episode was edited by Adam Bassett.
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. This episode was edited by Aaryan Balu. Ed's Twitter:  https://twitter.com/TheEdVerse
The Arts

The Arts

2020-02-1101:13:141

Join Dino, Adam, B. K. Bass, and Imachinate as they discuss  the necessity for including the arts in your setting in celebration of our February 2020 issue of Worldbuilding Magazine, The Arts! This episode was edited by Anna Hannon.
Boba & Kissing Games

Boba & Kissing Games

2020-02-0401:16:42

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. This episode was edited by Adam Bassett.
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 This episode was edited by Zaivy Luke-Aleman. 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)
Talking Magic

Talking Magic

2020-01-2201:05:36

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. This episode was edited by J.D. Venner.
Avoiding Overexplaining

Avoiding Overexplaining

2020-01-1401:25:54

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. This episode was edited by Anna Hannon.
History is Cyclical

History is Cyclical

2020-01-0801:19:461

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. This episode was edited by Anna Hannon.
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.  This episode was edited by Anna Hannon. 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
Divine Oomph

Divine Oomph

2019-12-2401:19:401

Join Dino, Chris, Hexarch, Red and Imachinate as they discuss using mythology and religions in our world, to help you better construct your own. This episode was edited by Anna Hannon.
Cape Disappointment

Cape Disappointment

2019-12-1701:22:481

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. This episode was edited by Adam Bassett.
Occupied With Worldbuilding

Occupied With Worldbuilding

2019-12-1301:11:591

Join Dino, Adam, B. K. Bass, and Imachinate as they discuss governments, economics, trades and occupations in celebration of our Trades & Occupations issue that released December 2019! This episode was edited by Anna Hannon.
Worldbuilding 101

Worldbuilding 101

2019-12-1201:08:481

Join Dino, B.K. Bass, Hexarch, and Imachinate as they discuss worldbuilding for your medium—plus some general tips and tricks along the way! This episode was edited by Zaivy Luke-Aleman.
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