Season 2 Episode 8: Understanding Isolation

In this episode I experience utter isolation in Dunari. I examine the relationship between isolation and world building. And the Strange but True tells the story of the Lavun Guild’s disastrous attempt to introduce an ‘Instant Isolation’ spell to the people of the City of Bones. This episode is sponsored by Island Fire, distillers of the finest ‘firewater’ from the Northern Isles. Key Takeaways:…

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Season 2 Episode 6: Earning My Keep

In this episode, I describe how I started ‘earning my keep’ in Ganhook’s compound. I explore how to use boring, common tasks to build characters and locations. And the Strange but True section deals with a New Year’s Eve tradition in the City of Bones. Key Takeaways: How to give your characters everyday tasks unique to your world. How to use those tasks to…

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Season 2 Episode 5: In the Neighbourhood

In this episode I describe my first meeting with people outside of Ganhook’s fortress. I discuss how creating an interesting local population enhances your worldbuilding. And the Strange but True explains how the spirits in Dunari gained legal rights. This episode is sponsored by Felgoya. I have no idea who or what Felgoya is. I got zero information about them. It might as well…

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Season 2 Episode 4: The Culture of Dunari

In this episode I describe how I was introduced to the culture of the Bone Jewellers, the people who inhabited the area around Ganhook’s Compound. I also discuss how culture is important in world building. And they Strange but True tells how the streets of the Bone Jewellers’ Quarter are ‘kind of’ paved with gold. This show is sponsored by Plantaval. Plantaval has developed…

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Season 2 Episode 3: Into the City of Bones

In this episode, I describe my first ‘disastrous’ trip outside the fortress. I discuss ideas on how to introduce your world to your audience. And the Strange but True details the final Supernatural Tour of the City of Bones. Key takeaways: How to introduce your audience to your world. How to encourage your audience to create the world with you. My first sight of…

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Season 2 Episode 1: Walking Through the Bones

In this episode I describe walking inside the Seventh Relic, the great skeleton that forms the foundation for Ganhook’s Compound. I explore how to create weird but realistic habitations in your world building. I introduce Mind Node, a tool I use to help me document Dunari. The Strange but True tells how even the dead can influence the living. Key takeaways. How to design…

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Series 1 Episode 13: A summary of Series 1

This episode recaps elements of the twelve episodes of Series 1It also introduces elements of Series 2. For more details check out my website: https://www.worldofdunari.com This is the final episode of Series 1. Series 2 will begin on November 2nd Show Notes All previous show notes summarised in letter form. These were the letters I would have written to my family and friends if…

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Season 1 Episode 12: Illness is your Ally

In this episode, I describe my Dunari inoculation process. I explore the benefits of using illnesses in your world building. And the Strange but True details the spread of a most unusual illness through one of Dunari’s many inter-dimensional gateways. Key Takeaways: Exploring basic inter-dimensional inoculation processes. Learning how to use illnesses to add depth to your world. Show Notes Each show will be…

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