96 – Scifi Films With Something to Say, Part II

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We did this topic once before, but it turns out there are a LOT of scifi movies out there, and most of them have something to say about something. Joined once again by special guest Graham, we learn firsthand just why Chris thinks life will … read more »

95 – Good Elements From Terrible Stories

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Do even the worst train wrecks have something good to take from them? We will find out as Chris, Oren, and returning guest Graham sort through a long list of awful stories looking for the slightest gems. Sometimes it’s a character that’s better than the … read more »

94 – Heroes With Evil Reflections

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Since we’re discussing heroes with dark counterparts, we brought on a new guest host: Graham, who is basically evil Oren. With our evil new co-host, we discuss all the ways in which a villain can be used to show us the darker side of a hero, and … read more »

93 – Science Fiction Films With Something to Say

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Just because scifi movies have something deeper to say, doesn’t mean that something is good. We discuss the strange mixed messages that stories can convey, how a film’s message may depend on interpretation For some reason, Mike and Chris also let Oren go on and on about his weird … read more »

92 – Fantasy in Space

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While there isn’t exactly a hard line that separates science fiction from fantasy, there are elements that most people will identify with one genre or the other. Elves and wizards are considered fantasy, outer space is considered scifi. So what happens when you mix them … read more »

91 – Democracy in Spec Fic

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This week, the normal voting process for deciding a topic was suspended, and it was decided by tyrannical dictate that we would discuss democracy in speculative fiction. Why is there so little of it? Can it be used to tell good stories? Why are we … read more »

90 – GMing for Beginners

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The game master has a lot of responsibilities. They choose the system, they stay up late planning the story, they help the players come up with character concepts. It’s intimidating to the inexperienced, but it doesn’t have to be. Join us this week as Mike … read more »

89 – Body Horror

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Elly and Rhys are back this week, once again joining Oren to keep the podcast on course. But this time that course is a dark and horrific one. Bodily horrific, to be precise. That’s right, we’re talking about body horror, mostly so that the hosts … read more »

88 – Portraying AI

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This week, Oren downloads two new minds into the podcast: Rhys and Elly. These disembodied voices claim they were once human, but who can say in a world where memories can be written like software? Together, the (mostly) human co-hosts discuss how to depict AI on … read more »

87 – Live at GeekGirlCon: Building a Welcoming Game

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This weekend is GeekGirlCon 2016, and yesterday the Mythcreants were there hosting a panel: Building a Welcoming Game. Mike and Oren are joined by our special guest contributors, Elise, Sarah, and Rhys, to discuss how to make the gaming table a welcoming and safe space … read more »

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