38 episodes

In every episode of The Art of World Building podcast, host Randy Ellefson discusses how authors, screenwriters, game designers, gamers, and hobbyists can do world building better, faster, and have more fun doing it. Popular topics include creating gods, species, animals, plants, races, monsters, undead, continents, settlements, kingdoms, star systems, time, history, cultures, magic systems, religions, the supernatural, naming everything, and travel estimates for land, sea, and space.

The Art of World Building: Creating Breakout Fantasy and Science Fiction Worlds In Stories and Gaming Randy Ellefson

    • How To
    • 4.6, 29 Ratings

In every episode of The Art of World Building podcast, host Randy Ellefson discusses how authors, screenwriters, game designers, gamers, and hobbyists can do world building better, faster, and have more fun doing it. Popular topics include creating gods, species, animals, plants, races, monsters, undead, continents, settlements, kingdoms, star systems, time, history, cultures, magic systems, religions, the supernatural, naming everything, and travel estimates for land, sea, and space.

    EP 27.3: Creating Culture

    EP 27.3: Creating Culture

    Explore how to create cultures, including greetings, farewells, language issues, and more.

    • 26 min
    EP 27.2: Creating Culture

    EP 27.2: Creating Culture

    Explore how to create cultures, including how the body is part of culture, from clothing to hairstyles, body modifications, and more.

    • 32 min
    EP 27.1: Creating Culture

    EP 27.1: Creating Culture

    Explore how to create cultures, including defining what culture is and is not, how to develop a cultural vision, and the types of cultural depictions we’ll likely need.

    • 32 min
    EP 26: Creating Religions

    EP 26: Creating Religions

    Explore how to create religions, including its all important history, beliefs, worship practices, and traits of those who belong to a religion.

    • 27 min
    EP 25: Creating Armed Forces

    EP 25: Creating Armed Forces

    Explore how to create armed forces like the army, navy, and air force. This includes how to become a member of one, their ranks, and how they’re viewed by society.

    • 33 min
    EP 24: Creating Organizations

    EP 24: Creating Organizations

    Explore how to create organizations. This includes forces for good and evil, what they have in common, and how someone joins or get expelled.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

ConfusedDad ,

Useful!

Every episode has had something new for me to learn about creating a realistic world.

anonamous moose ,

THE BEST THING THAT I’VE EVER LISTENED TO!!!

Hi I’m an aspiring fiction writer and this podcast really helps with my writing! I just wanted to let you know that you’re awesome and informative and just overall amazing!

RadioArcade ,

Can’t stop all the ideas

The questions he asks and poses give me so much inspiration and new ideas.
Great for people who want to go all out and do things realistically. He’s also very concise with the way he speaks.
I’ve also wanted to use many of the cliche tropes on purpose to flesh them out even more, (elves, unicorns, Pegasi, etc) and he did a great job describing how to do so while remaining unique.

I’m writing this review only listening to two of his sessions, so I can only imagine how much better it’ll get from here.

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