71 – Character Customization

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We’ve had deep and meaningful topics for long enough; it’s time to argue about roleplaying mechanics! In today’s episode, we explore the ways some systems let you build whatever character you like, while others make you play the game how the designers mean for you … read more »

70 – Unreliable Narrators

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Can you trust everything you’re told? How about the sights and sounds of a viewpoint character? Mike, Oren, and Chris discuss the use of unreliable narrators. They sort out the liars, the delusional, and the ill-informed whose voices we hear our stories through. Read more »

69 – Law and Trek

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Mike speaks with returning guest host Jim and new special guest Elise. The three discuss how law is presented in the Star Trek universe and why a Captain is no substitute for a trained attorney. In addition to poking fun at where Star Trek got … read more »

68 – Deep Worldbuilding Part 2

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Mike brings Chris and Oren back for a deeper dive into the depths of deep worldbuilding. Did we mention this topic was deep? Tune in for further discussions of what aspects of worldbuilding are successful for long running stories and what stories are best suited … read more »

67 – Deep Worldbuilding

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Chris, Mike, and Oren get into the weeds of worldbuilding. How much culture is too much? What little details are distracting? And do you really need depth, or just an illusion of it? Read more »

66 – Show and Tell

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Ariel, Chris, and Oren describe the difference between showing elaborate spectacle and simply telling what happens. They discuss how showing can invoke deep emotions and contemplate when telling is warranted. Listen to hear how writers enhance storytelling with showing and telling. Read more »

65 – Antagonistic and Evil Organizations

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Mike, Chris, and Oren discuss what makes an antagonistic organization shine in fiction. They examine their favorites and describe villainous groups that failed to feel plausible or threatening. Listen in to find out how to make an evil organization a fan favorite. Read more »

64 – When to Use House Rules

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Oren, Mike, and Johnathan get into the weeds with roleplaying rulesets. They discuss problems with rules-as-written and when to follow designer intent vs. establishing house rules. Johnathan also gleefully explains why roleplaying games are just like practicing law. Read more »

63 – Favorite and Least Favorite Main Characters

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Oren, Mike, and Rhys discuss what traits a main character should or shouldn’t have and contrast their favorite and least favorite heroes. While they’re at it, they ask who or what Hawkeye is, spout excessive train puns, and contemplate earlobe fixations. Read more »

62 – Transitions Great and Small

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Chris, Ariel, and Oren discuss transitions in writing and other media. They describe what transitions need to accomplish and various techniques for transitioning between scenes. While they’re at it, they debate whether Harry Potter should have died … Read more »

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