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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

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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 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 Episode 26 - Pinewood Cove Download

    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 Epoch Iteration 17 - I Bought a Monster Download

    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 Epoch Iteration 16 - Running and Screaming and Giant Frogs Download

    Episode 25 - Western Evolution

    Episode 25 - Western Evolution

    Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent Guest: Scott Roche Our latest world is a mashup of the Western, Sci-Fi and Horror genres with a slight touch of Steampunk thrown in for flavor. Not long before the turn of the 20th century, a group of scientists led by Nikola Tesla are caught in a war. To one side are the carriers of a lycanthropic virus - some want a cure, but others want only to take advantage of their newfound transformations. To the other are hordes of dead soldiers reanimated by the US government. Some say it's only a matter of time before the whole thing erupts into a second Civil War. Want to find Scott online? Here ya go: Blog - http://www.scottroche.com/blog/ Fiction - http://www.amazon.com/Scott-Roche/e/B004KS1U6Q Patreon - http://www.patreon.com/scottroche Twitter - https://twitter.com/spiritualtramp Also mentioned in this Episode: Leper Colony Being Human Frankenstein The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein Nikola Tesla / Colorado Springs Werewolf Belt Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Thomas Edison / Tesla vs Edison Apache / Geronimo Deadlands Hypochondria Hulk Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Apache Wars Fort Apache League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Mark Twain Boris Karloff Mike Mignola Topsy the Elephant Washington Monument / Arlington National Cemetery Battle Droids The Island of Dr. Moreau Ulysses S. Grant / George Armstrong Custer Teddy Roosevelt / Rough Riders Browncoats Giant Mechanical Spider Super 8 Area 51 Fargo Difference Engine / Guglielmo Marconi Magneto / Homo Superior / New Mutants Nietzschean Superman / New Gods / Herculoids Promethean: The Created Transformers Boomstick Evolutionary War Episode 25 - Western Evolution Download

    Episode 24 - Terror

    Episode 24 - Terror

    Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent Guest: Mark And now, as we get ever closer to Halloween, we bring you a realm of chilling darkness where fear is the greatest commodity. This is a place in which all of the world's worst nightmares are embodied. A strange, supernatural dimension where factions of living nightmares fight for dominance, each trying to force their own paradigm on each other even as they harvest the fear of mortals. Don't fall asleep, or you may find yourself there... Image courtesy of Imgur Unlike last month's extra-long episode, this one is a bit shorter than usual. We had a devil of a time with Skype on this particular episode, with calls dropping right and left, so we didn't have quite as much time to detail the world as we usually do, but I think we managed to put something pretty cool together. Along with making WAY more Frank Langella references than is generally recommended... Also mentioned in this Episode: Final Jeopardy Rice-a-Roni Monsters, Inc. Ronald Reagan Max Schreck / Nosferatu Frank Langella / The Box / Good Night and Good Luck Remora Coulrophobia Marcel Marceau Snowman Holocaust Se7en Mephistopheles Warwick Davis / Leprechaun Rumplestiltskin Albert Finney / Peter O'Toole Inception Manticore Morlock Will-o-the-Wisp Doc Holliday Knots Landing F. Lee Bailey The Fountainhead / Ayn Rand Planet Terror Episode 24 - Terror Download

    Episode 23 - Azure Tears

    Episode 23 - Azure Tears

    Hosts: Jim, Jon & Kent Guest: Jason Bulmahn of Paizo Publishing and Minotaur Games We brainstorm up a world so full of ideas that we had to bleed into an extra half hour! In a Conan-esque world where magic waxes and wanes in centuries-long cycles, the one who has the most power is the one who is best prepared for change. And when the next wave of magic comes, who will come out on top? The barbaric humans who hold Stoneshadow Valley? The forces of the High Imperator, who - it is said - can never die? The dwarves who live deep in the mountains and hold a terrifying secret? Or the much-maligned elves who live outside of civilization, yet may hold the key to changing everything? The seasons are turning, and when the Azure Tears appear in the sky once more, the die will be cast! Jason's Kickstarter for his card game Pirate Loot can be found HERE! Check it out! Also mentioned in this Episode: Yoda / Midi-Chlorians Pathfinder V Matt Forbeck Oxy Acne Medication Conan the Barbarian Ziggurat Lich Hero's Journey Sparta / Mongol Empire Incan Terrace Farming Helm's Deep The Hobbit Medici Family Doctor Doom Amway To Serve Man Cassandra Night of the Comet Mass Hysteria Vlad the Impaler Magic Jar Dalai Lama Thundarr the Barbarian / Gundark Corona Behind the Name Episode 23 - Azure Tears Download

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.

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