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Do you have visions of fantasy world’s dancing through your head? Are you a gamemaster that wants to tell stories in your world? Are you a fiction writer who wants your next setting to be your best?

Do you want to build better fantasy worlds?

Then the Worldbuilder's Anvil podcast is for you. Learn to create the physical world, characters, cultures, kingdoms, races, species and monsters. Learn it all, with some banter to boot.

Join Michael and Jeffery on the weekly podcast that looks at storytelling, game mastering, pop culture and life through the lens of fantasy world building. Subscribe TODAY!

Listen to new episodes every Monday and BUILD BETTER FANTASY WORLDS.

Worldbuilder's Anvil Jeffery W. Ingram And Michael Miller

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Do you have visions of fantasy world’s dancing through your head? Are you a gamemaster that wants to tell stories in your world? Are you a fiction writer who wants your next setting to be your best?

Do you want to build better fantasy worlds?

Then the Worldbuilder's Anvil podcast is for you. Learn to create the physical world, characters, cultures, kingdoms, races, species and monsters. Learn it all, with some banter to boot.

Join Michael and Jeffery on the weekly podcast that looks at storytelling, game mastering, pop culture and life through the lens of fantasy world building. Subscribe TODAY!

Listen to new episodes every Monday and BUILD BETTER FANTASY WORLDS.

    Final Worldbuilder’s Trap

    Final Worldbuilder’s Trap

    Today's Topic – When you use a hobby to block your passion  
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    Podcast Show Flow From 2015  
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    • 20 min
    How the Caravan Guard Changed the World

    How the Caravan Guard Changed the World

    Today's Topic – How a common person can change the world  
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    Podcast Show Flow The Role Anyone who is one the road How could a minor personal? What is the job? Why does it matter Do they have family Friends How long are they gone How much information and goods can they carry They will help destroy the economy WBT Create a character to be a friend of your guard
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    • 37 min
    How do you get around

    How do you get around

    Today's Topic – A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!” And More if you can teleport  
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    Podcast Show Flow Is the Tavern trope bad? I know more about Mainly English travel. Japan and Arabic versions are being looked into Surplus or Religion leads to Traveling for all peoples in the middle ages Until Trains and massive ships changed it all again Before long-distance travel was for the rich and their parties Caravans if stuck on land, ships being preferred Walking, Eating, Sleeping for the lower classes Walking and maybe hitchhiking 10 miles a day up to 40 for courier Up to 6o miles by horse Eating Travel food stews and porridge not 9 days old Inn if in a larger town or at locals house (bed and breakfast) Hunting and fishing might have local laws Dog or Ferret Camping or lodging Inn if you could, private homes, barns, or empty stables Under the thicket How could this be affected in a fantasy setting Good Bad WBT Think about your setting how far do people have to travel to work, How far can they go for fun
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    Finding your Worldbuilding People

    Finding your Worldbuilding People

    Today's Topic – Part 2 on Worldbuilding culture nouns  
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    Podcast Show Flow The parts of Culture Characters served up last season Religion (In 2 episodes) People Starting in a minute give or take a Michael People Questions Who are they? What makes them different Where do they live? When are they? How do they live Why do they exist? WBT Bring your people home
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    • 24 min
    The Threefold Path of People (Virtue not included)

    The Threefold Path of People (Virtue not included)

    Today's Topic – Cultural Worldbuilding Nouns starter kit  
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    Podcast Show Flow Not the Buddha’s training on virtue, mind, and wisdom Not with Wasteland of the Aeil My neither holy or unholy trinity of ideas that merge into an culture The Collective, Beliefs, and Characters of a group of common people The Collective is how I look at fantasy races or ethnicities The Beliefs which can be religious or other important ideas The Characters… see season 3 The Three parts working together create the cookie dough of culture. WBT Look at your main race, culture wargame changing major changes see the variations. Even character changes could be massive think of Greek culture with no alexander.
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    • 47 min
    Culture as a Spoon

    Culture as a Spoon

    Today's Topic – It’s the circle… the Circle of Culture  
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    Podcast Show Flow Choose your cultural pill Red or Blue The Red Truth – What is a Culture? The Blue Truth – There is no Spoon… Culture only exist from the outside because it is believed to exist from within A Culture Exist through argument between its parts … To Be a real Member you must” … We must be better by” … We must remember” …We must forget” Culture is a Circle There is not beginning or Ending The idea culture is an illusion caused by the nature of it changing and consensus No Beginning or End (Hopefully) Rapid Changes are possible Names Can Change new tribes can form How to make it work Treat cultures like Characters Some or Static and Some are dynamic Realize you can never finish them WBT
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
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83 Ratings

Dukeofdburg ,

The Mug Of Java is full

Jeffery W. Ingram offers a lot of valuable information. I was curious about world building and he has answered countless questions. He also suggests where and how to start. Podcasts are short, sweet, and his voice is not annoying. Thanks

AllieChristy ,

Good Resource

I found this podcast by searching worldbuilding in the podcast app. I find the hosts to be knowledgeable and informative and they have good rapport that is enjoyable to listen too.

I did go back and listen to all of the episodes starting at the beginning and found a lot of information to think about in my writing and as I worldbuild.

Thank you for a great podcast! It is definitely one of my favorites.

Sazed Harmony ,

Must Answer Worldbuilding Questions

This podcast gives any worldbuilder the questions they need to answer to help build a solid, natural world. I've been looking for something like this for a long time, so thank you! Great podcast for storytellers, worldbuilders, and creative people.

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