Thirty Minute Worlds

Four lore nerds make a fantasy setting from scratch in thirty minutes. Find us at thirtyminuteworlds.podbean.com.

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Nov 27th, 2021 by Thirty Minute Worlds at 2:04 pm

In an uncharacteristic display of competence, the pod boys clock in a terrific bite-sized episode before the start of the holiday season. On a planet surrounded by ten concentric salt rings, gargantuan lenses of unknown origin look out into mysterious and faraway parts of space. The natives are fascinated by them, and the discoveries they make astral projecting through the lenses to other galaxies have tremendously advanced their society, and cultivated interest in space at large. But unknown to the inhabitants of the planet, space is very, very interested in them.

Prompt words: Salt. Lens. Impact.

Reach out to the Lore Lads on twitter @lorelads or at thirtyminuteworlds@gmail.com

Our amazing artist is Chelle Torre--follow her on twitter @jovialparadox

Here's the link to our Discord: https://discord.gg/8qvuyTa3n2

Nov 13th, 2021 by Thirty Minute Worlds at 3:18 am

The gang has been drafted by Amazon Studios to produce the second installment of the award-winning Japanese (?) period drama, Squid Game. What follows is, without a doubt, the greatest artistic undertaking in television history. The boys storm the idea-laden cliffs of Normandy in a D-Day of creativity, and you lucky listeners have a chance to be a fly on the wall in the most ingenious, prop gun-filled writers room that the world has ever known.

Sit in your favorite chair, crack open a seltzer, and treat yourself--to Squid Game II.

Prompt words: N/A

Reach out to the Lore Lads on twitter @lorelads or at thirtyminuteworlds@gmail.com

Our amazing artist is Chelle Torre--follow her on twitter @jovialparadox

Here's the link to our Discord: https://discord.gg/8qvuyTa3n2

Oct 30th, 2021 by Thirty Minute Worlds at 11:31 am

Are you tired of banking it all on the nebulous concept of the afterlife, with no certainty that it will actually occur? NEVER FEAR--private companies, the vanguard of innovation, have stepped in to create a new and exciting DIGITAL REALM where you can visit your dead relatives, who are trapped there for an eternity of fun co-op and story-based missions. Do you want to talk with an AI-rendered simulation of your departed great grandfather while wearing a Lego Darth Vader skin, and also you both have to parkour through Bowser's Castle? Do you want to yell at your mother's ghost for being trash at pvp and tanking your familial score? Why not?

Prompt words: Normal. Game. Gold.

Reach out to the Lore Lads on twitter @lorelads or at thirtyminuteworlds@gmail.com

Our amazing artist is Chelle Torre--follow her on twitter @jovialparadox

Here's the link to our Discord: https://discord.gg/8qvuyTa3n2

Oct 18th, 2021 by Thirty Minute Worlds at 9:29 pm

The Lads pitch a setting where one swing from an immensely powerful glaive will destroy the world. The year is 2390. The glaive has been swung seventeen times.

Reach out to the Lore Lads on twitter @lorelads or at thirtyminuteworlds@gmail.com

Our amazing artist is Chelle Torre--follow her on twitter @jovialparadox

Here's the link to our Discord: https://discord.gg/8qvuyTa3n2

Sep 11th, 2021 by Thirty Minute Worlds at 11:31 am

Do you like swords? Do you like swords that have a mind of their own? Do you also like extended metaphors for the iniquities of a generation passing to another?

With the other hosts out of commission for dubious reasons, Walt and Dan go mano-a-mano on this promptless, no-holds-barred episode.

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Reach out to the Lore Lads on twitter @lorelads or at thirtyminuteworlds@gmail.com

Our amazing artist is Chelle Torre--follow her on twitter @jovialparadox

Here's the link to our Discord: https://discord.gg/8qvuyTa3n2

Aug 13th, 2021 by Thirty Minute Worlds at 1:42 pm

Proving once again that their previously-promised upload schedule is subject entirely to their fickle whims, the boys harass their old creative writing professor, reclusive satyr Junius Wright III, to take part in the show. In this episode, the gang whips up a world where gods eat each other to gain more spiritual power. The implications of this are thoroughly discussed, and Wright gets to plug his Three Dimensional Stories Project--the premiere collaborative worldbuilding project in the multiverse.

Prompts: Forgotten. Blasphemy. Wheel. 

Check out the Three Dimensional Stories Project Here: https://sites.google.com/view/3dsp?fbclid=IwAR2f_Cxc8D_xfNJIxpWpQGja16_BxgjdmsKFooT4d3Cbueaihxvpmg7uHzw

Reach out to the Lore Lads on twitter @lorelads or at thirtyminuteworlds@gmail.com

Our amazing artist is Chelle Torre--follow her on twitter @jovialparadox

Here's the link to our Discord: https://discord.gg/8qvuyTa3n2

Aug 13th, 2021 by Thirty Minute Worlds at 1:40 pm

WE'RE BACK! Walter comes down to visit and the boys record in person for the first time. Their minds obliterated by shitty light beer, none of them could remember what this episode was about. In lieu of a coherent description, we're going to present, unaltered, the notes the boys scrawled on a Papa John's box:

THE CRABSTAR, ZOM extending a claw-shaped solar flare to wipe out the planet

spider crab people, whole ass crustaceans
spider crab people came from space?

in order to generate enough force, they would have to destroy the planet, underground steam geyser

zach rants about gravity or some shit

canals are attempt to avert apocalypse?

check out heavy crab youtube channel

Prompt Words: Fly. Frame. Canal.

 

Reach out to the Lore Lads on twitter @lorelads or at thirtyminuteworlds@gmail.com

Our amazing artist is Chelle Torre--follow her on twitter @jovialparadox

Here's the link to our Discord: https://discord.gg/8qvuyTa3n2

Jun 5th, 2021 by Thirty Minute Worlds at 1:41 pm

Belvin's momentary absence from the podcast is all it takes for the boys to strike creative gold. In the far future, bioweapons have advanced to the point of sophistication that would make any war an extinction-level event. The Earth's greatest athletes play games of golf inside giant, space-ready robots to resolve international disputes.

But the mysterious Dark Golfer and the secretive organization NOCOUNTRY have an alternative, terrifying vision of the future, and they're disrupting the game in order to make it a reality.

Prompt words: Bioweapon. Shoes. Golf.

Reach out to the Lore Lads on twitter @lorelads or at thirtyminuteworlds@gmail.com

Our amazing artist is Chelle Torre--follow her on twitter @jovialparadox

Here's the link to our Discord: https://discord.gg/8qvuyTa3n2

May 22nd, 2021 by Thirty Minute Worlds at 8:27 pm

Back in the saddle, back buildin' worlds. The great god Olag, gatekeeper to the afterlife, has discovered his new ambition: amassing hoards of wealth. He begins exporting spirit glass with magical properties to those on earth, causing all sorts of problems and technically using ghosts as slave labor. This setting earned worldbuilding's highest honor: The Worldbuilding Magazine Croix d’Honneur, which entitles the recipients to one "talk with someone who works at Hulu" that will never pan out.

Prompt words: Prison. Glass. Aspire.

Reach out to the Lore Lads on twitter @lorelads or at thirtyminuteworlds@gmail.com

Our amazing artist is Chelle Torre--follow her on twitter @jovialparadox

Did you know we have a Discord? We made it as a tax write-off, but we occasionally hang out there! Here's the link: https://discord.gg/8qvuyTa3n2

 

May 9th, 2021 by Thirty Minute Worlds at 5:43 pm

After lots of editing by Chessman to cover up various historical errors, the revisit of the Mendican gate is finally here! New listeners should listen to Season 2, episode 2 before diving into the revisit for proper background.  In this revisit, we touch on the fate of Mendicus, the Mexican American War, the nature of the devils, and, of course, Mormon cosmology. Give it a listen if you're so inclined.

From this episode onward, we'll be releasing every other week as COVID lockdowns finally end in most places. We're sure you'll manage.

Reach out to the Lore Lads on twitter @lorelads or at thirtyminuteworlds@gmail.com

Our amazing artist is Chelle Torre--follow her on twitter @jovialparadox

 

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