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Worldcasting Podcast

28 EpisodesProduced by WB MagazineWebsite

Join us for some casual discussions about the craft of worldbuilding aimed at giving general advice, best practices, and support on the meta topics in the craft.Season 2 has ended. We'll be back soon with new hosts, guests, and lots of fun episodes! In the meantime, check out Worldbuilding Magazine … read more

28 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Creating Candlekeep with Justice Arman and Anthony Joyce

July 14th, 2020


Justice Arman and Anthony Joyce join us in this episode, discussing their newest publication Elminster's Guide to Candlekeep, written in …

Apocalypses & Prophecy with Tale Foundry

July 7th, 2020


Tyler and Imachinate are joined by Benjamin Cook, creator of YouTube channel Tale Foundry. They discuss how these events affect people, worlds, and simply how to approach writing apocalypses and prophecies for stories …

Shaping Worlds

June 30th, 2020


Join Tyler, Adam, Imachinate, and Ragolution as they discuss cartography, geology, geography, and how to use these as tools to shape your worlds. …

Artifacts and Wonders

June 23rd, 2020


Join Tyler, Hex, and Imachinate as they discuss artifacts and wonders. Places like Minas Tirith and items Excalibur are iconic to their setting, adding a sense of awe and depth to the lore. We will discuss why this is …

Divining the Elder Scrolls

June 16th, 2020


Join Tyler, Imachinate, and Red as they discuss The Elder Scrolls, the popular setting of games such as Skyrim, Oblivion, and Morrowind. They focus …

Fireside Chat: Hexarch

June 13th, 2020


In this Fireside Chat, meet B.H. Pierce, also known as Hexarch. He is a Writer here at Worldbuilding Magazine, published author, and an avid fan of centaurs. He and Tyler discuss his work, worldbuilding, and more in …

Discerning Core Races

June 9th, 2020


Join Tyler, Anna, Chris, Imachinate, and Inky as they discuss the concept of the Core Races in fantasy. Be it Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, or Halflings we briefly touched on each of them to try and cover: who they are, what …

Evil Empires

June 2nd, 2020


Join Tyler, Chris, Hex, and Imachinate as they discuss the concept of evil empire. From their rise to domination, and eventual defeat evil empires and the heroes who topple them are a long held fascination in fiction. …

Fireside Chat: B.K. Bass

May 30th, 2020


In this Fireside Chat, meet B.K. Bass. BK is the Writing Chair at Worldbuilding Magazine, published author, and Editor-in-Chief of Kyanite Publishing. He and Tyler discuss his work, worldbuilding, and more in this …

Heroes and Villains

May 26th, 2020


Join Tyler, Imachinate, Rag, and Red as they discuss creating heroes and villains, the archetypes that they fit into and how varied their motivations can be. As well as covering some of their favorite villains, and what …

Magical Ecology

May 19th, 2020


Tyler, Adam, Imachinate, and Red discuss creating new—magical—ecosystems for your setting. Going beyond your classic dragons, they consider what else exists around them, and how new introductions to that ecosystem might …

Fireside Chat: Adam Bassett

May 16th, 2020


Fireside Chats are a new type of episode we're trying out on the Podcast. They're much shorter, and feature just two people in conversation. To begin, we're using it as a chance for you to better get to know the hosts …

Examining Worldbuilding

May 12th, 2020


Tyler, Adam, Imachinate, and Taylor discuss how we view and examine worldbuilding. They bring a discerning lens to discuss what works and what doesn't in a setting—and how to apply those discoveries about other worlds …

The Iceberg Principle

May 5th, 2020


In this episode of Worldcasting, Tyler, B.K. Bass, Inky, and Imachinate discuss the iceberg principle: only showing a portion of your total …


April 28th, 2020


Join Tyler, Chris, Imachinate, Opal, and Red as they cover the basics of the various -punk genres: cyberpunk, steampunk, and many more. It’s a …

Worldbuilding 102 with Hello Future Me and Tale Foundry

April 21st, 2020


Welcome to the start of Worldcasting’s second season! In this episode, join Tyler and Adam as they talk with Youtubers Tim Hickson (Hello Future Me) and Benji Cook (Tale Foundry). Together, they discuss a flurry of …

On the Realms With Ed Greenwood

February 18th, 2020


Join Dino (Tyler), BK, and Imachinate as they discuss worldbuilding with Ed Greenwood. Ed is a New York Times bestselling author, an award winning game publisher, author of over four hundred books and thirty settings, …

The Arts

February 11th, 2020


Join Dino (Tyler), Adam, B. K. Bass, and Imachinate as they discuss  the necessity for including the arts in your setting in celebration of our February 2020 issue of Worldbuilding Magazine, The Arts!

This episode was …

Boba & Kissing Games

February 4th, 2020


On this episode, Dino (Tyler) is joined by Hexarch, Imachinate, Inky, and Ragolution as they discuss cultural norms, customs, and some overlooked …

Every World Needs a Platypus

January 28th, 2020


Join Dino (Tyler), Aravar, Imachinate, Inky, and Red in a discussion on the Importance of magical beasts and animals in fiction and mythology. From …

Talking Magic

January 22nd, 2020


Join Dino (Tyler), BK Bass, Hexarch, and Imachinate as they discuss the implications and use of magic in settings. As well, they dive into the difference between a hard and soft magic system, examples of good uses of …

Avoiding Overexplaining

January 14th, 2020


Dino (Tyler), Adam, and Imachinate discuss best practices for talking about your worlds with others—what helps lead to a productive conversation and ways to avoid overexplaining things.

This episode was edited by Anna …

History is Cyclical

January 8th, 2020


Join Dino (Tyler), Adam, Hex, and Imachinate as they discuss using history as a springboard for creating a backstory for your story, and how to frame a timeline.

This episode was edited by Anna Hannon.

Inside RPGs With Phil Athans

December 31st, 2019


Join Dino (Tyler), Chris, and Ragolution as they discuss worldbuilding for RPGs. Focusing particularly on worldbuilding as a shared setting, and …

Divine Oomph

December 24th, 2019


Join Dino (Tyler), Chris, Hexarch, Red and Imachinate as they discuss using mythology and religions in our world, to help you better construct your …

Cape Disappointment

December 17th, 2019


Join Dino (Tyler), AC, Adam, and Anna as they turn a discussion on Tolkien into one on naming conventions, how they name places, and the way stories …

Occupied With Worldbuilding

December 13th, 2019


Join Dino (Tyler), Adam, B. K. Bass, and Imachinate as they discuss governments, economics, trades and occupations in celebration of our Trades & Occupations issue that released December 2019!

This episode was …

Worldbuilding 101

December 12th, 2019


Join Dino (Tyler), B.K. Bass, Hexarch, and Imachinate as they discuss worldbuilding for your medium—plus some general tips and tricks along the way!

This episode was edited by Zaivy Luke-Aleman.

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