Worldbuilding

54 – Creating and Using Factions

The Mythcreant Podcast
Mike, Chris, and Oren offer tips for depicting factions in stories. They describe how competing groups manifest in real life and list their favorite factions from Star Wars, Star Trek, Hunger Games, and Game of Thrones. Then they debate which Hogwarts houses they’re in.

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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.

Show Notes

Scifi book recommendations:

Pixar’s Inside Out

Hunger Games Districts

Game of Thrones: Brotherhood Without Banners & Sparrows

Avoiding the Planet of Hats

The Dominion: Vorta, Jem’Hadar

The Federation: Maquis, Section 31

Vedek Bareil & Kai Winn

Shadows of Mordor

Voyager: Learning Curve

The Legend of Korra: The Red Lotus

Mouseguard Comics

Pottermore

Hogwarts Houses

Death Eaters

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Comments

  1. Rand al'Thor

    Any other podcasts that are not solely science fiction that you would recommend?

    • Chris Winkle

      Are you looking for something that specifically covers a range of spec fic genres, or just something that covers things other than science fiction?

      • Rand al'Thor

        I want anything spec fic, I would also like anything that is just fantasy. Anything like what you do-awesome!!

    • Oren Ashkenazi

      The Anomaly Podcast and SF Signal Podcast are both quite good shows I listen to on a regular basis.

      • Rand al'Thor

        Those are only sic-fi though.

      • Oren Ashkenazi

        Actually they talk about a lot of spec fic, fantasy as well as sci fi. The SF in SF Signal stands for “Speculative Fiction,” not “Science Fiction.” There’s also the Grim Tidings podcast. They do mostly fantasy as I recall.

  2. Rand al'Thor

    What about Anomaly?

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