Episode 225 Let’s Gnome up Gardul!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_225_Lets_Gnome_up_Gardul.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Let’s Talk about the Cultural Background So, I was planning to create a vehicle this week for my gnomes in the world of gardul. Michael complained that he did not know much. This was true, they had only ever existed at the edge of the frames for […]

Episode 224 A plague this way comes

Is adolescence still a plague

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/224_A_plague_this_way_comes.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Scary and fun reasons to use plagues in your setting Whenever the topic of a disease breaks into the news cycle I freak out a bit. I do not want Zika and as a father, I get more worried for my son. It freaks me out. What […]

Episode 223 Building Vehicles for your fictional setting

I see you mystery machine and raise you a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_223_Building_Vehicles_for_your_fictional_setting.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Today’s Topic What to think about and what you need to know about vehicles in fantasy settings Vehicles can be iconic in fiction. Sometimes the can be real vehicles that just some to live in the stories Tony Starks Acura comes to mind.  You might have a fictional vehicle that […]

Episode 222 Beware of myopic storytelling

Get out of my yard!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_222_Beware_of_myopic_storytelling.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Today’s Topic – Prepare your self to not fall into the trap this reviewer did. All stories do not need to follow preconceived storylines So I was around the webernets and heard about a review from polygon from a YouTuber LegacyKillaHD in a video called Polygon’s Angry Far Cry 5 NOT PoIiticaI […]

Episode 221 What do you call a monster?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_221_What_do_you_call_a_monster.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Today’s Topic – What to look at when creating monsters for your fiction Is a wolf a monster or just a dangerous animal in your fiction? In today’s episode, Michael and I are going to look at what makes a monster. So listen now and figure out what […]

Episode 220 Marcus and the Jewels of Daivvavaahra, Part 4

The burning

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_220_Marcus_and_the_Jewels_of_Daivvavaahra_Part_4.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Today’s Topic – The burn is on and Marcus fortunes turn cold The fire has been lit and there is no going back. Marcus needs the Ax of Thormear and then the team can finally move on the Jewels of Daivvavaahra. Join Jeff as he runs Michael in the story of Marcus […]

Episode 219 Alternative sharing… not alternative facts

Time to share my fibbing

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_219_Alternative_sharing.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Today’s Topic – Creating a compelling encyclopedia for your fantasy world If you have ever gone to the Gardul.com and checked out my world tab. You would have noticed, it is very vague. I talk more about the story of my world-building than I talk about my world. […]

Episode 218 The most important tool in any worldbuilding project

Hey look at the mirror!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_218_The_most_important_tool_in_any_worldbuilding_project.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Today’s Topic – Understanding yourself is the most important tool when creating a fictional world We always look for tools to achieve things in life.  It is no different when we create fictional worlds. And many times we want the tools to be shortcuts or magic bullets to perfection.  I […]

Episode 217 Classic Character Archetypes: The Everyman

Part 2 in The Character Archetypes series

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_217_Classic_Character_Archetypes_The_Everyman.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic The Everyman, a literary archetype for creating your characters Back to the study of archetypes that can be stored in your storytelling and worldbuilding toolbox. The Everyman character is unique in the fact that this pattern is not meant to be exceptional. Listen to Michael and I as […]

Episode 215 Let’s build an aquatic race

What! That is underwater!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_215_Lets_build_an_aquatic_race.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Let’s make an aquatic fantasy race Michael and I often have many great ideas on shows.  We talk about having the episode and then we forget.  Thanks to Amanda for reminding us that we need to create an aquatic race. Listen to this episode if you […]