Episode 274 A revolting development in a fantasy nation

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_274_A_revolting_development_in_a_fantasy_nation.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Vive la fausse révolution Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes Podcast Show flow Popular uprising vs coup Popular reasons Famine Drought Magical Enflamed Coup To much power in the wrong hands Story tips How to the characters fit in Who wins (Is the outcome fixes) Better […]

Episode 273 Brainstorming worldbuilding classes for a fantasy culture

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_273_Brainstorming_worldbuilding_classes_for_a_fantasy_culture.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Let’s brainstorm some jobs for the people of a fantasy nation So, Jeff was working on classes for his very-side-indie RPG video game and thought that brainstorming worldbuilding classes for a fantasy culture would be a great episode We often think about fictional characters in a […]

Episode 272 4 “S”s for Creating Better Encounters plus a 5th for DMs

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_272_4_Ss_for_Creating_Better_Encounters_plus_a_5th_for_DMs.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic 4 “S”s to create better side scenes As a game master, I call them random encounters.  I call them a side scene in writing. They are the scenes add do not add to the plot of the story.  Join Michael and Jeff as they talk about […]

Episode 270 Let’s build a protagonist, a loopy one

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_270_Let_us_build_our_loopy_protagonist_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Creating our hero In this episode, Jeffery and Michael, start brainstorming the character Michael will use in our timeloop story. When we create a hero or any character, we need to consider them in the context of the story.  So listen to our let’s build a […]

1st Steps New Indie Single-Player RPG Video Game– Tuesday Tidbit for Episode 268

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/1st_Steps_New_Indie_Single-Player_RPG_Video_Game.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Tuesday Tidbit is where I talk about something I missed in the latest episode or funny moment that I had to cut when I was recording with Michael. They will premier in Facebook live videos typically Tuesday @ 1 PM unless My Baby says otherwise on our […]

Episode 269 Timeloop Fiction – The Anvil goes looping

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_269_The_Anvil_goes_looping.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic How we Timeloop Fiction So we are looking to run a story with a timeloop. So Michael and Jeffery talk a bit about what we would make good story elements when time keeps repeating. So join us as we start the timeloop. So we are looking […]

Episode 268 Brainstorming video game content

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_268_Brainstorming_video_game_content.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Brainstorming extras content in a single player indie RPG video game So looking to start a new project in my world. Michael and I start brainstorming video game content, a wishlist, for a secondary battle and diplomacy system for a single-player JRPG style. This is all […]

Episode 267 Stop Worldbuilding, Jeff is not a worldbuilder

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_267_Jeff_is_no_longer_a_worldbuilder.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic Worldbuilder has lost its meaning. Maybe I should stop looking through worldbuilding sites online. I see so many people get stuck on worldbuilding. More to the point, I see people who call themselves worldbuilders get stuck on what it means to make your world realistic. I […]

Episode 266 Finding inspiration for new properties in our nostalgia

http://traffic.libsyn.com/gardul/Episode_266_Finding_inspiration_for_new_properties_in_our_nostalgia.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s Topic We talk about old video games and the features that we love So in my recent illness, he downloaded and played Lord of the Rings Online played for the first time since 2012.  The game is old and not perfect, however, I had so much fun my wife […]

Episode 265 I AM THE LAW

Today’s Topic We look at the world of Judge Dread If you are looking for a dystopian post-apocalypse world for inspiration. Go no farther than earth. No not Hunger Games or the Fallout universe. Join Michael and Jeff as the look at the earth of Judge Dredd. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review us on iTunes For complete […]