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World Forge is a comedy story-telling podcast for creators and world builders, each episode your hosts Sam and Piper use random prompts to create a hero, a villain, a monster, or who knows what else! We hope our antics inspire you to create and expand your own stories and worlds!

Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/worldforgepod

Did we inspire you to create something? Send us an email at worldforgepod@gmail.com and tell us about it! We love fan art, fan fiction, and fan mail! If we really like it maybe we'll give you a shout out!

World Forge Sam Weigel

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    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

World Forge is a comedy story-telling podcast for creators and world builders, each episode your hosts Sam and Piper use random prompts to create a hero, a villain, a monster, or who knows what else! We hope our antics inspire you to create and expand your own stories and worlds!

Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/worldforgepod

Did we inspire you to create something? Send us an email at worldforgepod@gmail.com and tell us about it! We love fan art, fan fiction, and fan mail! If we really like it maybe we'll give you a shout out!

    Combining Our Favorite Properties - Jack Nicholson: Honorary Lost Boy

    Combining Our Favorite Properties - Jack Nicholson: Honorary Lost Boy

    Hello listeners and welcome back to World Forge!  This week we're fresh off a wild weekend (finally) catching Hadestown and The Tallest Man on Earth live!  In honor of this lovely weekend, we decided we'd take inspiration from our inspirations by combining things we love into fun new creations!

    As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media!  How are your games going, and do you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations?  If so we can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  We're always excited to hear from our listeners, and if you send us something really interesting we may just share it on air!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcasting app of choice! Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners!

    We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!

    • 56 min
    Creating Characters Based on Prescription Drug Names - A World Forge Overdose

    Creating Characters Based on Prescription Drug Names - A World Forge Overdose

    Hello dear listeners and welcome back to another episode of World Forge!  This week we decided to just fully give up on being able to come up with names for characters ourselves and decided to build characters based on random names of prescription drugs, which all sound like made up fantasy words anyway.

    This weeks rec room is to go and check out the Cuphead Show!  If you liked the game or are just looking for something short and easily digestible on netflix we definitely hope you take a look!

    As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media!  How are your games going, and do you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations?  If so we can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  We're always excited to hear from our listeners, and if you send us something really interesting we may just share it on air!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcasting app of choice! Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners!

    We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!

    • 56 min
    Home Brewed Writing Prompts Part 2 - Slugs in the Mist

    Home Brewed Writing Prompts Part 2 - Slugs in the Mist

    Welcome back listeners to another episoede of World Forge!  This week Piper and I are continuing our discussion of the custom world building prompts we cooked up for each other.  We also may have accidentally included the first episode of our Hadestown fancast somewhere in the middle there.

    This weeks rec room is once again Pipers new podcast Eyre Buds!  Each week Piper and friend of the podcast, Lillian Cotter, dissect a different adaptation of the classic novel Jane Eyre!  Some are great, some are terrifying, but all are fun!  Give them a follow HERE and wherever fine pods are cast!

    We also have to recommend you go and listen to Hadestown if you haven't yet.  Not only is it one of our favorite pieces of media EVER but it also was clear inspiration for a lot of what we worked on in this episode!

    As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media!  How are your games going, and do you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations?  If so we can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  We're always excited to hear from our listeners, and if you send us something really interesting we may just share it on air!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcasting app of choice! Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners!

    We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!

    • 57 min
    Home Brewed Writing Prompts Part 1 - In the Hall of the Shadow King

    Home Brewed Writing Prompts Part 1 - In the Hall of the Shadow King

    Hello listeners and welcome back yet again!  We've taken a bit of an unexpected holiday hiatus but now we are back with a real humdinger of an episode.  This is part one of a 2 part series of episodes where Piper and I created prompts for each other to build upon.  This time Piper lays the foundation for a fascinating world of political intrigue and forbidden magic, next episode it's my turn!

    We also have to recommend you go and check out Pipers new podcast Eyre Buds!  Each week Piper and friend of the podcast Lillian Cotter dissect a different adaptation of the classic novel Jane Eyre!  Some are great, some are terrifying, but all are fun!  Give them a follow HERE and wherever fine pods are cast!

    As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media!  How are your games going, and do you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations?  If so we can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  We're always excited to hear from our listeners, and if you send us something really interesting we may just share it on air!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcasting app of choice! Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners!

    We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Building Stories Based on Local Holiday Traditions - Why We Light the Candles with Pigmavision

    Building Stories Based on Local Holiday Traditions - Why We Light the Candles with Pigmavision

    Hello dear listeners and welcome back to another episode of World Forge!  This week we're going international as we are joined by our friends from Pigmavision from way down in Chile!  Please go and check them out, they are wonderful people, podcasters, and supporters of the show!  They can be found on twitter @pigmavision and on all major podcasting platforms!

    As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media!  How are your games going, and do you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations?  If so we can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  We're always excited to hear from our listeners, and if you send us something really interesting we may just share it on air!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcasting app of choice! Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners!

    We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Lost Civilizations and Kingdoms, and Creating Episodic Adventures - The Fountain of Salt

    Lost Civilizations and Kingdoms, and Creating Episodic Adventures - The Fountain of Salt

    Welcome back listeners to another episode of World Forge!  This week we're taking on TWO topics for the price of one!  First we spend some time talking about our experience creating episodic adventures and finding ways to accommodate players with inconsistent availability.  We also take on a listener topic from our dear friend Angus who asks us to explore the idea of civilizations that predate known history!  We had a lot of fun with these ones and we hope you will as well!

    We also recommend you go and check out Arcane on Netflix it's...  just so good.

    As always, if you enjoyed this episode or want to share any feedback please consider reaching to us on on social media!  How are your games going, and do you have any ideas about how to improve or expand upon our creations?  If so we can be found on twitter @worldforgepod and via email at worldforgepod@gmail.com!  We're always excited to hear from our listeners, and if you send us something really interesting we may just share it on air!  If you're feeling particularly generous, please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts, or your podcasting app of choice! Leaving us a review or sharing our show with a friend are the best ways to support this podcast completely for FREE, and really helps to get our show in front of new listeners!

    We of course want to thank you all for tuning in, and we also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Talk to you again next week listeners!

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Foxxe7 ,

Great inspiration!

This couple is great! They really help with inspiration for writing scenes and NPCs as a DM or just writing in general. I love this podcast!

bslaww ,

Something for Anyone and Everyone

Whether you’re looking for some inspiration for a tabletop role playing game and/or world building, or just enjoy hearing some free form creativity, this podcast has what you need. Sam and Piper are fun to listen to and often present ideas in a different perspective than I would typically see them. Easy 5 star review

Dante Pineau ,

I don’t want to eat my own sandwich

This podcast is possibly my favorite podcast out there and you should listen to it immediately! An example of why it’s so amazing: in an early episode Sam says “I don’t want to eat my own sandwich” in the same way a normal person would say “I don’t want to pat myself on the back.” What? Sam, it’s YOUR sandwich. You should eat your own sandwich xD That’s like if Sam and I went to a cafeteria and both got sandwiches, and he comes to sit down across from me, looks at his sandwich, sighs, and reaches for mine! No, that’s MY sandwich Sam, eat your own! XD 5 stars, incredible podcast!

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