Hi! I’m Fox Keyes. Shortly after my fourteenth birthday, I was tricked into passing through an inter-dimensional gateway to a world called Dunari. Years later, I’m still here. And ready to talk about it. From killer toilets to killer Spirit Storms, and just about everything in between, I will describe how I learned to survive living in another world. This podcast is for creatives who think outside the box. Perhaps you are a role-playing gamer searching for a unique character angle? Or maybe you’re a games master designing something cool. Or are you a world builder or author seeking inspiration to bring your unique, inner vision to life? If so, my insights and experiences in Dunari may help.
Twice monthly, I will relate aspects of my life here, and provide context which may help you world build.For more info, visit my website: https://www.worldofdunari.comDiscord channel coming soon.
Blue Rain Falls
In this episode I describe how I first experienced extreme weather in Dunari, I explain how to use weather in your worldbuilding, and the Strange but True tells what happened when a group of crackpot inventors tried to use a tornado as a weapon.
This episode is sponsored once again by Island Fire.
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Series 2 Episode 8: Isolation
In this episode I experience utter isolation in Dunari. I examine the relationship between isolation and world building. And the Strange but True tells the story of the Lavun Guild’s disastrous attempt to introduce an ‘Instant Isolation’ spell to the people of the City of Bones.
This episode is sponsored by Island Fire, distillers of the finest ‘firewater’ from the Northern Isles.
And I get a free bottle for promoting it. Hurrah!
Series 2 Episode 7: Mapping out the City of Bones
In this episode I tell how I was taught to navigate the City of Bones by using landmarks to build a mental map in my head. I explore how to understand a city better by creating a mental map. And the Strange but True tells about a mysterious and ancient city map that inspired the construction of a replica city.
There is a growing list of potential show sponsors. The sponsors I’ve chosen this week fit well with the show theme, and gives me the opportunity for revenge.
Series 2 Episode 6: Earning My Keep
I had planned to talk about map making in this episode. But on the morning I was supposed to begin investigating how to navigate the City of Bones, Ganhook shocked me by giving me chores.
So, in this episode, I describe how I started ‘earning my keep’ in Ganhook’s compound. I explore how to use boring, common tasks to build characters and locations. And the Strange but True section deals with a New Year’s Eve tradition in the City of Bones.
This episode is once again sponsored by Felgoya. Felgoya is an experimental musician (whatever that’s supposed to mean in this place), and by not telling more about herself in the last episode, she was trying to invoke an air of mystery.
Season 2 Episode 5: In the Neighbourhood
In this episode I learn more about the Bone Jewelers, and how humans behave like humans no matter what dimension they inhabit.
I also analyze how to create realistic neighborhoods for your secondary world.
And in the Strange but True I relate how, after losing their human rights when they died, the spirit population of the City of Bones gained new legal rights.
This show is sponsored by Felgoya. I have no idea who or what Felgoya is. All I got from Ganhook was the name.
Season 2 Episode 4: The Culture of Dunari
In this episode I describe my first introduction to the many varied cultures in Dunari.
I analyze how to create cultures for your your world.
And the Strange but True tells how some of the streets in the City of Bones are paved with gold.
This episode is sponsored by Plantaval, the developers of the most effective air freshening vegetation in the City of Bones. One sprig from one of their plants will neutralize bad odors for up to one hour. It’s absolutely fantastic for dealing with cats with bad breath.