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Fantasy & Science Fiction for Storytellers

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One of my all time favorite podcasts!

By Fay Onyx - Apr 15 2019
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Great writing and storytelling advice that incorporates an awareness of oppression in an entertaining (and often really funny) three person conversation. They make it fun by giving examples which they describe in enough detail that you don't need to know the particular piece of media that they are referencing. I don't really enjoy listening to most writing advice podcasts, but I love this podcast! I've learned a lot and it doesn't feel like work. I look forward to it coming out each week.

Good advice, with a dose of ideology

By Interested in Writing - Mar 09 2019
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Passable-to-good discussions featuring both descriptive and prescriptive writing advice. They have a blog, but this podcast is the most valuable thing they offer. They do have a bent toward intersectionality and identity politics, and bring it up often enough to be irritating. But these moments are brief, and seldom preachy. Thus they don't ruin the episodes, and the podcasters do not come off as insufferable ideologues. The thing to keep in mind is that there is actually good advice and insight to be gleaned here. You just have to wade through a couple ankle-deep puddles of dogma on your way to reach it. Overall, a good experience

iTunes Ratings

30 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
3
1
0
0

One of my all time favorite podcasts!

By Fay Onyx - Apr 15 2019
Read more

Great writing and storytelling advice that incorporates an awareness of oppression in an entertaining (and often really funny) three person conversation. They make it fun by giving examples which they describe in enough detail that you don't need to know the particular piece of media that they are referencing. I don't really enjoy listening to most writing advice podcasts, but I love this podcast! I've learned a lot and it doesn't feel like work. I look forward to it coming out each week.

Good advice, with a dose of ideology

By Interested in Writing - Mar 09 2019
Read more

Passable-to-good discussions featuring both descriptive and prescriptive writing advice. They have a blog, but this podcast is the most valuable thing they offer. They do have a bent toward intersectionality and identity politics, and bring it up often enough to be irritating. But these moments are brief, and seldom preachy. Thus they don't ruin the episodes, and the podcasters do not come off as insufferable ideologues. The thing to keep in mind is that there is actually good advice and insight to be gleaned here. You just have to wade through a couple ankle-deep puddles of dogma on your way to reach it. Overall, a good experience

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Fantasy & Science Fiction for Storytellers

Rank #1: 168 – The Importance of Novelty

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Novelty is many things. It is a starship’s fusion plume against a starry night. It is primal forests disappearing into the mysts. It is an engraved silver wand that works wondrous magic. Novelty is critical to storytelling, especially spec fic storytelling, and it’s our topic this […]       

Apr 29 2018
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Rank #2: 183 – World Versus Plot

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Balancing plot and worldbuilding is a tricky business. You might want a world where magic is light and fun, but then want a plot about how magic is dangerous and needs to be hidden away. If that’s happened to you, then congratulations, you’re in good […]       

Aug 12 2018
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Rank #3: 177 – Creating Character Chemistry

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Characters that spend a lot of time together need to have a certain spark, a certain pop, a certain fizz. They need to interact in such a way that makes us want to see them interact more. That’s character chemistry, and it’s what we’re talking […]       

Jul 01 2018
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Rank #4: 122 – Redeeming a Villain

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Everyone loves a villain. Sometimes we love villains so much we want them to be heroes. But how best to redeem them? Should they even be redeemed? Join us this week for a discussion on what goes into flipping a character from team bad to […]       

Jun 11 2017
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Rank #5: Scum and Villainy Roleplay: Scum & Villainy, Session Part 1

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With character creation out of the way, our crew of shady bounty hunters is ready for their first job. But who would hire two weird cat-people and a cultist with a glowing worm under her skin? Why, the people who breed alien monsters for a […]       

Nov 06 2018
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Rank #6: Scum and Villainy Roleplay: Scum and Villainy: Character Creation

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At long last, the wait is over! The Mythcreant Oneshot Podcast returns with Scum and Villainy, a space opera game and successor to Blades in the Dark. Scum has all your favorite scifi tropes, like lasers and space ships and robots oh my. It’s about […]       

Oct 30 2018
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Rank #7: A Oneshot Review of FAITH

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Welcome to a little experiment we’re doing here at Mythcreants: recorded one shots. Whenever we review games we aren’t familiar with, we run a one shot first to be sure we know how the game plays. This time we’ve recorded that one shot, so you […]       

May 14 2018
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Rank #8: 192 – Magic Weapons

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Magic is cool, and weapons are cool, so you know what would be the coolest? Magic weapons, which is what we’re talking about this week. Despite being nearly ubiquitous across all genres of speculative fiction, magic weapons can be tricky to work with. What are […]       

Oct 14 2018
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Rank #9: 178 – Describing the Environment

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A story’s environment is vitally important, but how do we describe it? Too little description and the reader feels like the story takes place in a blank white void. Too much description and the plot gets lost. Should you use unusual and distinctive words, or […]       

Jul 08 2018
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Rank #10: 112 – Pros and Cons of Short Stories

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This podcast won’t be very long. We promise, no more than 10,000 words. That’s because today we’re talking about short stories, those bite-sized morsels of narrative. We discuss how short stories are not simply scaled-down novels, how they’re useful for new authors, and how they […]       

Apr 02 2017
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Rank #11: 153 – Character Classes

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Classes have been in roleplaying games for as long as there have been roleplaying games. But why? What benefits do classes provide, and are they worth it? Ari returns for a third episode to discuss how classes work, what they bring to a game, which […]       

Jan 14 2018
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Rank #12: 159 – Magic Items

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Golden rings with writing that appears in the flame, bags that are bigger on the inside, and glowy screwdrivers that supposedly work on sound waves. This week, we’re talking about magic items. Specifically, magic items that aren’t weapons or armor. Mostly. We discuss what role […]       

Feb 25 2018
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Rank #13: 111 – From the Real World to Fantasy

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What’s this? We’ve fallen through a portal into some kind of strange podcast universe. Oh well, might as well talk about stories where a character is transported from the real world into a fantasy setting. This podcast is Wes’ first time as an official co-host, […]       

Mar 26 2017
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Rank #14: Scum and Villainy Roleplay: Scum & Villainy, Session Part 2

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Our epic adventure in Scum and Villainy concludes! The Shrike’s crew have located their target, but how can they get to it? The warp-worm is surrounded by guards, and a Hegemony dreadnought watches the skies. If that weren’t enough, our heroes have competition from an […]       

Nov 13 2018
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Rank #15: 134 – Lessons From Long Series, Part 1

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Speculative fiction readers gobble up books like they’re going out of style, so this week we set our sights on what we’ve learned from these extra long sagas. Joining us is guest host Ari, who’s read these books about a million times. Listen as we […]       

Sep 03 2017
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Rank #16: 161 – Best and Worst Reveals

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A good reveal can be the high point of a story, but a bad reveal can ruin everything. The reveal is a delicate art, and that’s what we’re talking about today. We each discuss some of our favorite and least favorite reveals, in the hopes […]       

Mar 11 2018
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Rank #17: Unkown Armies Roleplay: Unknown Armies: Session, Part 3

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After much drama and toil, the story of Teddy, Loris, and Emma comes to a conclusion this week! Last time, they discovered the truth of Emma’s connection to the Vanisher. Today, they venture into an otherspace that looks suspiciously like a certain school of witchcraft […]       

Jul 31 2018
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Rank #18: 125 – Greek Mythology in Speculative Fiction

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Praise mighty Zeus, it’s time to talk about Greek mythology and its place in speculative fiction. For this task we bring on special guest Jim, who is perhaps the Iliad’s biggest fan. We discuss how accurately modern stories portray Greek mythology,1 how the mythology has […]       

Jul 02 2017
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Rank #19: 147 – Stranger Things

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You might have heard about this obscure show from a little startup called “Netflix.” We think that show is going somewhere. One day, it might even be a cult classic, so that’s what we’re talking about today. Get out your VHS tapes and your big […]       

Dec 03 2017
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Rank #20: 187 – Party Composition

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How many wizards should a party have? What about fighters? Does it even matter? That’s right, this week we’re talking about party composition in roleplaying games. Well, mostly in roleplaying games. We touch on other mediums too. Listen as we discuss which games require a […]       

Sep 09 2018
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