The guys get back into the swing of things after knee surgeries, babies, and forest fires did their darndest to keep them from continuing their project. After a quick update, in which Vito discovers what ASMR is, they discuss a listener-submitted chapter and the proper use of exposition (or "telling") in writing, and when it might actually be ok.
Let's just say we have a new and improved version of the theme song today. Then stick around for a discussion of the guys' progress, John's experience rereading Lord Of The Rings recently, and even a little about alternative story telling media like video games.
The guys discuss their magic systems thus far, and how they're integrating them into their stories at this early stage. Sure, this podcast is all about avoiding excessive worldbuilding, but there inevitably comes a time in the story plotting process when you need magic to do its thing...which...