46 episodes

We like to create worlds of fantasy, sci-fi and other genres. In each episode, we brainstorm a new setting. Come and join us!

Crucible of Realms Jim Ryan

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

We like to create worlds of fantasy, sci-fi and other genres. In each episode, we brainstorm a new setting. Come and join us!

    Episode 29 - Apex Convergence

    Episode 29 - Apex Convergence

    Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent Guest: Keith Baker In February of 2014, we sat down and built a world with Keith Baker, the creater of Gloom and Eberron! In this episode, we create a world where massive elemental beings fight for dominence while posing a constant threat to the human populace, who make use of special forms of magic to survive. You can find some of Keith's work here: Web Site: https://keith-baker.com/ Twogether Studios: https://www.twogetherstudios.com/ DMs' Guild: https://www.dmsguild.com/browse.php?author=Keith%20Baker DOWNLOAD EPISODE 29 - APEX CONVERGENCE

    Episode 28 - Tide Shift

    Episode 28 - Tide Shift

    Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent Guest: Drew Meyer (NOTE: The original MP3 file had a bit of a hiccup late in the episode, but it's since been replaced and the new file should be available to grab now!) In this episode recorded in December 2013, we welcome podcaster and game designer Drew Meyer! Together, we hammer together a world permeated with dimensional waves that change the laws of reality. The ones living there have founded very different civilizations, each suited to their circumstances. You can find Drew's podcasts and other work here: The Never Say Die! Podcast - https://theneversaydiepodcast.podbean.com/Who & Company - https://whoandcompany.libsyn.com/The Doctor Who Podcast - https://thedoctorwhopodcast.com/Scaldcrow Games - https://scaldcrow.com/ DOWNLOAD EPISODE 28 - TIDE SHIFT

    Episode 27 - Children of the Fury

    Episode 27 - Children of the Fury

    Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent Guest: Dave RobisonEver have one of those personal eras when your life turns upside down a few times and then a pandemic happens and then you look up and realize the audio edit you've been stressing over for the past decade doesn't have to be as perfect as your inner critic insists and it's okay if the final product runs over two hours after all?  Sometimes it takes a very long time to get one's inner critic to back down. But when it happens? It can be a thing of wonder. At long last, here is the next episode of Crucible of Realms. In it, our guest Dave brings us a massive concept to play with - a world split into three parts, each experiencing a different environment and each with a different relationship with magic. You can find more about Dave and his work at these places: Dave Robison: Vocal Performer - https://butterymanvoice.com/ ARCHIVOS - https://www.archivos.digital/Archivos Podcasts - https://www.roundtablepodcast.com/ DOWNLOAD EPISODE 27 - CHILDREN OF THE FURY

    Episode 26 - Pinewood Cove

    Episode 26 - Pinewood Cove

    Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent Guest: David Sobkowiak It appears we've returned! This episode was one of a handful coming up that we thought gone to the mists of time. Thankfully, we've finally managed to recover the audio and are delighted to present it to you! In this episode we create a PERFECTLY NORMAL town deep in the Hundred-Mile Wilderness where ABSOLUTELY NOTHING is amiss. Nothing. At all. Well, except during glider season... Here are some links for David online: Blog: http://www.davidsobkowiak.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dsobkowiak Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/David-Sobkowiak/e/B004OXCA52 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4443153.David_Sobkowiak Also mentioned in this Episode: Portal Cake Mix Dubstep Kitty Broken Sea Gypsy Laura Twin Peaks Appalachian Trail Innsmouth / HP Lovecraft Super8 Mt Katahdin Baxter State Park Hundred-Mile Wilderness The Shining Dot-com Bubble Sasquatch Call of Cthuhlhu RPG Hunting and Trapping in Maine Jackalope Doctor Moreau Sugar Glider Loch Ness Monster Royal Canadian Mounted Police Jonathan Higgins/Robin Masters Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve Igor Fenrir Owlbear Presley Lake / Moose Head Lake / Seboomook Lake Rocky IV / Dolph Lundgren Sprockets Valhalla Northern Exposure X-Files DOWNLOAD EPISODE 26 - PINEWOOD COVE

    Epoch Iteration 17 - I Bought a Monster

    Epoch Iteration 17 - I Bought a Monster

    RECORDED LIVE AT CONCAROLINAS 2015! Kent and I met up at ConCarolinas to do a live podcast this year, marveled at the fact that the room was nearly empty and practically gave up hope. Then, as we were getting ready to pack it all in, we were bolstered by the arrival of a single audient (quite possibly by accident), so we decided to do an Epoch Iteration with her. So here's that. Enjoy! LINKS ConCarolinas Extra-Life, Team Intelsat Sabrina's DeviantArt Site Tenebrous CypherCaster Magazine, Issue 001 DOWNLOAD EPOCH ITERATION 17 - I BOUGHT A MONSTER

    Epoch Iteration 16 - Running and Screaming and Giant Frogs

    Epoch Iteration 16 - Running and Screaming and Giant Frogs

    For the first time, we have a guest on an Epoch Iteration! Author Eden Royce returns to talk about her upcoming novella release, Containment 2: Unleashed, a good portion of which takes place in our own Hell Noir setting. She also reads an excerpt from the book! In addition, we talk a bit about RPGs (as usual) and recent losses in the worlds of sci-fi and fantasy entertainment. LINKS Eden Royce- Web Site- Blog- Facebook Author Page- Twitter Containment Part 1 on Amazon Kindle Charles White of Fabled Environments (whom you may remember from our Epilareus episode) is running a new Kickstarter: Wild West Floor Plans. Check it out! In this Iteration, Jim also mentions he will be appearing as a guest at ConCarolinas 2015! RECOMMENDATIONS Jon recommends The Martian by Andy Weir. Jim recommends The Film Reverie Podcast. Also Mentioned in this Iteration: Center Lovell Inn Contest The Vampire Chronicles Gator People D&D / FATE Giant Frog/Toad Deadlands / The Flood / Deadlands Noir Dawn of Worlds "Keep watching the skies!" Terry Pratchett Leonard Nimoy Discworld / Star Trek xkcd Tribute MACE Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License "Excellent" Water on Ganymede Stephen Hawking Lizard People Ewan McGregor / RAF / Colin McGregor Majel Barrett DOWNLOAD EPOCH ITERATION 16 - RUNNING AND SCREAMING AND GIANT FROGS

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Nort333 ,

Great world building podcast.

The hosts are great and they come up with creative and amazing worlds and settings. Wish they came out more regularly though.

Bhuddiver ,

Creative ocean of plenty!

Good cast that is fun to listen to, but also really helps to brainstorm off of the realms they create. Looking forward to more!

BeefGriller ,

A Bounty Of RPG Ideas!

The hosts do an excellent job of providing settings and seeds for role-playing games, short stories, novels, and other story-telling media. They build on each others' ideas, gradually creating a logical and consistent framework. If you are looking for a setting for your next game, no matter the genre, Crucible of Realms is the podcast for you.

Top Podcasts In Arts

NPR
The Moth
Roman Mars
ABC News | Charlie Gibson, Kate Gibson
Snap Judgment and PRX
Sarah & Mia