Wes Matlock

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161 – Best and Worst Reveals

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A good reveal can be the high point of a story, but a bad reveal can ruin everything. The reveal is a delicate art, and that’s what we’re talking about today. We each discuss some of our favorite and least favorite reveals, in the hopes … read more »

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160 – Cyberpunk Vs Technology

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A few weeks ago we talked about how space opera has held up in the face of advancing technology and a changing culture. This week we’re giving cyberpunk the same treatment. Because cyberpunk is almost always near future, it’s particularly vulnerable to the passage of … read more »

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159 – Magic Items

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Golden rings with writing that appears in the flame, bags that are bigger on the inside, and glowy screwdrivers that supposedly work on sound waves. This week, we’re talking about magic items. Specifically, magic items that aren’t weapons or armor. Mostly. We discuss what role … read more »

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158 – Candy and Spinach

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In the ancient days of 2013, Chris coined the terms “candy” and “spinach” to describe the way characters need to be cool but also have problems. This week, in the far future of 2018, we take another look. How much candy should a character have? … read more »

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157 – Magic Classifications

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Where does Evocation end and Abjuration begin? Should a fireball require Prime magic? What even are Charms? This week we’re talking about how different settings classify magic, from novels to RPGs to video games. We discuss the purpose behind dividing magic … Read more »

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156 – Space Opera vs Science

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Space opera has always had a tenuous relationship with science, from sound in space to the main deflector dish. But as scientific awareness spreads among writers and readers alike, these problems are getting worse. Join us for a discussion of the issues that face space … read more »

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155 – Fantasy Races

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This podcast goes great with breakfast, or even second breakfast, because we’re talking about fantasy races. We cover everything from Tolkien to more Tolkien to even a few things that aren’t Tolkien. But first, why are they called “races” and not “species”? Second, how do … read more »

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154 – The Force

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The Force is an energy field created by all living things, except it doesn’t seem to have anything to do with living things. Is it just a collection of Jedi superpowers, or does it mean something more? What is the ‘Dark Side,’ and can there … read more »

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150 – Series That Got Better

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Most of the time, when someone tells you a story gets better later, it’s not true. Most stories will never be better than their first installment. But there are some happy exceptions, and we’ve invited Rhys back a third time to talk about them. We … read more »

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149 – Intelligent Undead

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We all enjoy a shambling horde of walking corpses, but what about the more intelligent varieties? Vampires get a lot of attention, but they’re not the only undead who can think, and that’s what we’re talking about this week. What makes something undead? What makes … read more »

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