Chris, Oren, Mike, and special guest Sarah Gould discuss roleplaying games with mechanics for building a story.
Oren, Chris, and Mike talk about captains in futuristic space settings.
Oren, Chris, and Mike discuss how black and white morality is built into worlds, particularly through magic systems.
First of all, who says that, Lois?
Chris, Oren, and Mike discuss the depiction of parents in popular stories.
Oren, Mike, and Chris dissect spell mechanics across roleplaying systems.
Oren, Mike, and Chris discuss the trend of remaking stories with a darker and more realistic feel.
Oren argues that multiple viewpoints are awesome and everyone should love them forever.
Mike, Oren, and Chris are confounded by all-encompassing definition of anti-heroes on TV Tropes.
Oren, Chris, and Mike discuss utopias, dystopias, and their use in storytelling and worldbuilding.
Chris, Oren, and Mike discuss the great dilemma of whether or not to kill a character.
Oren, Chris, and Mike talk about breaking conventions in stories.
Mike, Oren, and Chris talk about stories in which characters use their knowledge of dramatic structure to anticipate what will happen next.
Oren, Mike, and Chris discuss how to do post-apocalyptic roleplaying games, how not to do them, and how really not to do them.
Chris, Oren and Mike discuss mythic structure and the wide variety of works that use it.
Chris, Oren and Mike talk about the main Disney Princesses and how their stories have evolved over time.
Mike, Oren and Chris speak in depth about Dr.
Chris, Oren and Mike discuss the unique challenges urban fantasy writers face when worldbuilding, and their share favorite solutions from books, shows and movies.
Mike, Oren and Chris discuss the weaknesses and strengths that come with episodic, overarching, and anthology stories.
Mur Lafferty joins Oren, Mike, and Chris to talk about classic creatures.