The Mythcreant Podcast dabbles into the depths of worldbuilding. Dash discusses how she starts the process for new stories, and Mike puts some of his military history knowledge to work in spec fic. Plus examples from Star Trek and Discworld, laser catapults, and other short topics. Read more »
Mike Hernandez is a blogger for Mythcreants and cohost of the Mythcreants podcast. He holds a degree from Michigan State University, and is currently hard at work on several as-yet unnamed gaming projects. Mike's interest as a follower of spec fic is mainly in science fiction. As a gamer and a creative he has a decade of experience worldbuilding and game mastering.
The first choice I make when I start a new campaign is which type of world to set it in. Setting a campaign in an open-ended world fills it with mystery and rumors about what lies over the next ridge. It’s ripe for unbound exploration. Building a … read more »
In this installment of the Mythcreant Podcast, our hosts recall moments of scarring drama, delightful strangers, extreme boredom, and sublime triumph at the gaming table. Read more »
A common stumbling block in tabletop roleplaying games occurs when trying to arbitrate the results of a social interaction between characters. There are several clear layers of rules for most mechanics that provide guidance for the results of a roll, like attacking an enemy or … read more »
In this introduction to the Mythcreant Podcast, our hosts discuss how they came to be geeks, tout their greatest geek achievements, and prepare for the battle over which roleplaying system should rule them all. Read more »
One of the more frustrating habits a roleplayer can have is metagaming too much. The frequent metagamer can alienate the game master and other players if they start to feel that the metagamer is so concerned with winning that they are no longer playing in … read more »
After J.J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot of the Star Trek franchise, the expectation was that we would continue to see original stories in this new, faster, and flashier take on Star Trek. Into Darkness gives audiences a taste of this, but it is wrapped in themes … read more »