In this episode, Meredith and Alexei dig into the fundamentals of setting up a campaign world. We talk about the various “underlying assumptions” that go into building a fantasy world, and how to communicate those to your players. What’s the difference between an “epic” game and a “mythic” game? When should or shouldn’t you “cross the streams?” And why are barbarians and swamps so intimately intertwined?

Monster of the Week: The Gorgon

Guest: None, it’s just Alexei (@voxexmachina) and Meredith (@ladycartoonist,) sitting in a ten by ten by ten foot featureless dungeon room.

Listen at the door. You can hear an orc. The orc is listening to a podcast.

Music by:
Doctor Popular

Aaron J. Shay