The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 046: What is a Life Worth? - with J.T. Williams

March 22, 2018

"The value of life" is one of the oldest debates of all time. For thousands of years, people have asked themselves, "What is my life or the life of my loved one/friend/family member/acquaintance worth?" Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer J.T. Williams as we discuss the value of a human life...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 045: Why We Love Our Favorite Characters - With Ben Hale

March 14, 2018

Great characters make us believe they are real, that magic and imagination aren't just elements of fiction, but things that exist just outside our understanding. If you take away the genre, the setting, the spaceships and the time travel and the romance, you're left with a person we recognize. Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer Ben Hale as we expound on this fascinating topic...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 044: The Mindless Mob - With Jeff Bardwell

March 12, 2018

Why is it that rational, intelligent, logical people turn into an emotion-driven, passion-fueled mob in large numbers? Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer Jeff Bardwell as we discuss "the mob mentality"...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 043: The Religion of Magic - With Christopher Lee

March 1, 2018

In many fantasy novels, magic is sort of a pseudoscience, one that has clearly defined rules, but one that requires a certain amount of belief in the existence of this intangible force (magic) to use. Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventure Christopher Lee as we discuss how the magic used in fantasy novels is, in a way, a sort of allegory for personal faith and belief...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 042: The Many Tools of Manipulation - Michael R. Baker

February 21, 2018

For all the good people in the world, there will always be those that try to use underhanded, abusive, deceitful, and devious behavior to manipulate others. Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer Michael Baker as we discuss the tools people use to manipulate others...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 041: Giving Characters a Personality Test - With M. D. Presley

February 20, 2018

The Briggs-Myers Type Indicator is one of the most effective personality tests, and can provide you with a lot of insight to understand not only yourself, but also the characters you write. Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer M.D. Presley as we talk about how to make it work...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 040: The Subtle Dangers of Sadism - With Jen L. Grey

February 5, 2018

We're all familiar with sadism as it relates to violence and dangerous sexual practices, but it's actually a far more insidious beast than we realize. Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer Jennifer Grey as we take a closer look at the real meaning of "sadism"...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 039: Gender Roles in Fantasy - With TJ Muir

January 31, 2018

Medieval life was heavily male-dominated--kings, knights, lords, and popes--but why can't we as fantasy authors break the mold of history and be better? Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer T.J. Muir as we discuss gender and its role in fantasy fiction...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 038: All About Language - With Aaron-Michael Hall

January 25, 2018

We take language for granted, but try to imagine what life would be like without words that enable us to communicate clearly with others. Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest adventurer Aaron-Michael Hall as we dive into language and what it means for us...

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The Fantasy Fiends Podcast Ep. 037: A Sliding Scale of Morality - With Stuart Thaman

January 10, 2018

Any tabletop gamer (D&D, Pathfinder, etc.) will be familiar with the moral systems: good, neutral, evil, lawful, and chaotic. But how applicable are these systems to real life? Join the Giant and the Gnome with guest Stuart Thaman as we discuss our true alignments...

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