Podcast

149 – Intelligent Undead

The Mythcreant Podcast

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 »

Storytelling

Six Tips for Sequels

Cover art from Ghost Brigades.

Everyone loves sequels. Audiences love them because a sequel means more of a story they’re attached to. Storytellers love them because a sequels have a built-in audience. But sequels are no cakewalk. They must live up to the expectations of the original, while adding something … read more »

Story

Ambush at the Office

Antique swords and grenades laid out with yellow and blue labels

Thank goodness it was Sunday; the museum offices would be mercifully vacant. The back parking lot lay empty, the silence beguiling. No one would distract Rita from her critical mission: submitting the grant proposal. Museum admissions barely covered the salary for her underpaid and overworked staff. Year after year, the rafters rotted and the plaster cracked, and she had no funds to repair them or anything else. Either she got that grant, or her museum was done. Read more »

Podcast

148 – Throughlines in Roleplaying Games

The Mythcreant Podcast

We talk a lot about throughlines here at Mythcreants, even though we sometimes call them central plot threads, but we’ve never covered how they apply to roleplaying games. RPGs are stories too, but a very different kind of story. How do you apply a throughline … read more »

Analysis

Six Misogynistic Messages From The Orville

The Orville has a lot of problems, but most of them pale in comparison to the show’s biggest flaw: misogyny. While most speculative fiction is lurching toward better treatment of women, The Orville is here to remind us exactly what we need to avoid. Read more »

Podcast

147 – Stranger Things

The Mythcreant Podcast

You might have heard about this obscure show from a little startup called “Netflix.” We think that show is going somewhere. One day, it might even be a cult classic, so that’s what we’re talking about today. Get out your VHS tapes and your big … read more »

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