74 – Religion in Spec Fic

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What could make for light listening better than a discussion of religion? This week, the hosts discuss how gods, faith, and worship are portrayed in various spec fic stories. They delve into deep and introspective topics such as Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s concept of belief-driven deities and argue over why … read more »

3 – Cloak and Dagger

Star wars space ships

Something is afoot aboard the Cartographer itself! Systems are breaking down without explanation; officers are attacked by assailants who vanish into the long corridors. There’s only one explanation: the ship is haunted! Or maybe someone’s loyalties aren’t what they seem. You’ll have to listen to … read more »

73 – Limits on Magic

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While it might be fun to imagine a world where magic has no limits, it won’t work for your story. Without some sort of limit, magic will destroy all conflict and make a mockery of your setting. This week, we discuss how best to put … read more »

2 – New Friends, New Enemies

Star wars space ships

Our heroes return to a galaxy far, far away. This time they deal with the fun and happy topic of forced relocation and terrible working conditions. Then, to brighten the mood, we hear about some of the horrors inflicted by the Empire. But hey, at … read more »

72 – Escalation

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It’s a basic rule of storytelling: the stakes get higher as the story goes forward. But how do you do that? How do you know what’s good escalation and what’s just skipping all the necessary build up? What should you do when you’ve escalated as far as … read more »

1 – The Dismaying Return

Star wars space ships

Behold the Last Ship of the Republic, a podcast recording of our Star Wars roleplaying campaign. Listen as we definitely don’t rip off Battlestar Galactica with our story of a single warship fighting for survival against all odds. In this first session, our heroes return from … read more »

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 »

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