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Possibility of changing universal constants to prevent cosmological events

Recently, I had an idea for a story in which a vacuum metastability event occurs. Would it be feasible in any way for an advanced civilization to alter the universal constants to prevent this or save ...
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How might a Dark Lord quickly overhaul a civilization?

Orcs or more specifically the Black Orcs were originally semi nomadic kinda like a mix of some Celtic city states and the Mongols. now in a relatively short time the "Dark Lord" had conquered all of ...
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How to maximize the effectiveness of a single invincible champion?

The setting is low fantasy medieval. Magic (and other supernatural things) belong exclusively to the realms of the gods, and are not for mortal beings to wield. However, there is one major exception. ...
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What early middle ages weapons would suit extremely strong child?

I'm worbuilding low fantasy with technology level of the dark ages. Very few of the people could tap into psionic power, which makes them faster, stronger then common people. Average psionic user ...
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Attempting to Cripple Society while Preserving Biosphere

Asking for a project that's floated in and out of my head for the past few years. I'm desiring to create a scenario where human society is globally affected - not wiped out, not even Mad-Maxed, but ...
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What work is there to do in the sky?

So, it's the future and society has long since became divided upon distinct lines of rich and poor. The rich upper-class living a life of luxury and the poor lower-classes living each day at a time, ...
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Can I create a made-up mental disorder for my story? [closed]

I was thinking of creating a fictional mental disorder for one of my characters. It's something like DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) but it's different. The similarity is that it stems from ...
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What could cause massive global sea level rise?

I'm thinking of creating a world in which sea levels have risen by around 200 metres, leading the Earth's surface to look something like this, minus the ice: Obviously, a 200 metre rise is enormous, ...
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What may be a good, possibly prexisting term, for spells that share mana and link together a fixed number of users [closed]

Some context. I been considering a number of conditions relating to spells that have limits and effects based on the number of people able to cast them. An example situation, would be if there was ...
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Why would two similar power sources in the same promixity cause both to be unstable?

The philosophers stone is an item that allows alchemists to perform unlimited transmutations. With this stone, an alchemist can become a literal god among his peers. I have discovered that the secret ...
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How far would technology have progressed for a 100 person tribe with knowledge of current technology in 15 years?

In my world, approximately 100 humans with were stranded on a planet with nothing but the clothes on their backs. They all have at least high school education, but most of them do not have degrees. ...
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How can an unholy Trinity to be worshipped as one being? [closed]

Zoth-Ommog is an ancient and demonic god that exists outside reality and seeks to enter our world. To accomplish this, he took a virgin to be his "bride" in order to reincarnate a portion of himself ...
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The chemical and nuclear science behind pyromancy

For quiet sometime now I’ve been stuck on one of the finer details of my world building. Namely that one of my characters is this world’s version of a pyromancer that, through the use of both the ...
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Why are tomb guardians often more powerful than the king personal guards?

When the king passed away, his corpse is often kept inside a tomb filled with booby traps and seemingly always protected by powerful tomb guardians. These tomb guardians are actually rocks and ...
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Is it a good idea to build floating city on water?

Let's say in a post-apocalyptic flooded Earth, the land is becoming more crowded and more scarce as the sea levels rise. So a countries government decides to build a floating city that expands ...
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What are some biological uses for silver? [closed]

The planet I’m working on is exceedingly rich in silver which is manifested in the plant life in a similar manner to what the following article (https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2013/10/gold-trees-may-...
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Would silver kill extraterrestrial microbial life like it does here on Earth? [closed]

What causes silver to kill microbes? What would silver resistant bacteria look like?
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How might a sea wyvern adapt its flame breath?

Sea Wyverns (name not final) nest on small, rocky islands scattered throughout the sea and primarily catch fish going somewhat below the water. Basically, wyverns ingest a piezoelectric crystal which ...
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How would a Jupiter sized planet impact humanity? [closed]

So while worldbuilding I was pondering the effects of such a large planet on humans and their development alongside magic, technology, society, etc. So the planet is like Earth in water/land ratio, ...
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Food ingredients in the medieval ages compared to their modern counterparts?

One of my characters (who comes from Earth) wants to open a restaurant in a fantasy world. This world is currently in its medieval era. The restaurant would serve all sorts of modern food; deep fried,...
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How would the weather and organisms and flora be affected on an Earth-like planet with floating continents?

I am currently writing a script for my graphic novel. My novel is in the fantasy genre and I use energy-based hard magic (that is energy-based magic that has its sort of "science" and rules). So I don'...
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Dinitrogen monoxide as a gaseous oxidizer for life

Could alien life use nitrous oxide, N2O, as its oxidizing gas, like oxygen on earth? What biochemical reactions would be needed to produce and utilise this gas? I've also heard conflicting messages, ...
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In what way would a regenerating undead be “undead”?

We all know an undead is a reanimated corpse, something rotten and decomposing yet still animated. Normally an undead (if made of flesh) will have an expiration date after which it won't be able to ...
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Reason for my character not knowing much about the world [closed]

My main character and his closest 3 friends are human boys, around 15 years old, who live in a fantasy medieval world. In this world there are many non human races (that actually live peacefully ...
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Why do the rich want to live on the ground?

So, it's the future and society has long since became divided upon distinct lines of rich and poor. The rich upper-class living a life of luxury and the poor lower-classes living each day at a time, ...
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Creating a plausible Griffin [duplicate]

griffins are a fantasy staple I want to put my own realistic spin on this classic.Some characteristics of griffins include: are Tetrapods are slightly smaller than a lion can fly or at least glide ...
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Would mission command, squad tactics etc. make sense in an ancient or medieval setting?

In my setting I want my isolationist, low-manpower city state or duchy to turn the tables on an invading empire --which employs rigid/ritualistic tactics similar in spirit to the phalanx-- through ...
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Why do goblins never form societies bigger than about 500 members?

the goblins in my world are classical fantasy goblins. They aren't too smart, have primitive technology, live in tribes, and use tamed boars, wolves, and other wild animals. They usually have a boss, ...
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How might someone live for thousands of years?

A long time ago during the last ice age an early hunter gather human encounter an unknown entity (likely a alien) who granted him the power of immortality with him living at least up into the middle ...
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How could religious institutions operate after losing their tax exempt status?

The United States of America were founded by a group of individuals on the principals of democracy and separating church and state. The core of this group of founding fathers, the Illuminati, ...
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Immunity from all infectious diseases?

The human body can create a quintillion variants of antibodies.   Resistance to infectious diseases is mainly carried out by the methods: White blood cells (white blood cells) and phagocytes. White ...
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If a portal scroll is cheap and easily available why they are not used when one's life is in peril?

Set in the medieval period, adventurers like to frequent the guild hall to check out the bounty lists, which are updated on a daily basis. Many of the requests on the list requires adventurers to pit ...
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What specialness would be attributed to an age range that would make it preferred for exsanguination?

The blood rite is an ancient ritual in which a bruja steals the life force of an individual and adds it to her own to extend her life. The bruja places the victim inside a cauldron, in which they are ...
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I have a way of giving something negative mass. Did I just end the world,or usher in a golden age of space travel?

So, somehow, I have discovered a process that makes an objects mass negative. Not its weight, its mass (although, I guess that the weight would also become negative). The thing is, before I try it, I ...
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Why would humans be the dominant species?

Humans, in most fantasy stories including in my own, are the dominant species. Why is that? Firstly, I guess I should give every race in my story strengths and weaknesses. Humans (same as us) have ...
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Malicious Infection Transmitted Across Outer Space

If an extraterrestrial race were to send a signal to earth containing a virus (technological or psychological), how could that signal then infect our technology and then be received by humans?
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How can two different creation stories be of two completely different religions yet be so similar

The way magic works in my world is runes. Some runes especially the basic variety have a story behind them. The culture my story starts off in is matriarchy and has a reverence to the rune of warmth/...
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Effectiveness of a glowing hot tungsten sword against medieval era knights?

A blade made out of tungsten alloy that’s also electrically heated to 3000C. The shape and sharpness is similar to a katana. The user carries a battery pack that provides enough energy for the sword ...
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What would a society where humans coexist with a second species with the intelligence of an 8 year old look like?

An alternate Earth has two species coexisting in it: Humans and Khnosh (/x'ʔɒʃ/) since the Stone Age. Adult Khnosh have the intelligence of the average 8 year old human but the strength of a human ...
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what organs or modification needed to have plants that drink liquid blood?

so in my world the rivers and lakes (not sure about the sea yet) are made of blood that'll never dry up. The blood maybe fresh or not (I still haven’t decided yet,probably both anyway) i also haven’t ...
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Perfect centrifuge crew quarters for a interstellar spaceship?

I want to design a realistic interstellar spaceship that uses centrifugal force for only the crew quarters. But while looking up for designs I found the most common ones are the torus or ring design. ...
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Would there be any way to keep ice from melting underwater?

I've been thinking of having an underwater structure in a world with ice, but I would think water from currents would melt the ice. Would there be any way to keep it frozen and have an underwater ...
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How would people in the 1920s-1930s explain or rationalize superpowers?

In June 1938 Action Comics #1 was published, introducing Superman to the world and codifying the modern idea of a superhero that the world has known for almost the past 80 years. There were ...
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Do I Have to Radically Change Plate to House Gems?

In a world there is a king and that king has knights. These knights make use of magic amulets to protect them from supernatural threats: witch spells, manticore venom, werewolf curses, et cetera ad ...
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Could the Ninki Nanka exist?

the Ninki Nanka is a mythical creature residing in West Africa which is commonly characterized as: being around 30 ft long having a long neck similar to a giraffe having crocodile-like scales having ...
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How feasible is a mobile city that sails across a salt flat?

Imagine a huge salt flat like Bonneville or Salar de Uyuni. Due to other logistical concerns, commerce between the economic powers on either side of the flat is forced travel across it. This has ...
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How's the climate on my mesa?

(Edited for focus; see history for previous version) Following up on this question, let's say I have a "coastal" mesa (relatively flat, high land not far from an ocean) with taller mountains behind ...
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Anatomically Correct Gardevoir

it's Valentines day so what better time to talk about some people's favorite waifu: the Pokémon Gardevoir! Characteristics of Gardevoirs are: are 5'3" tall have a crystal-like object embedded in ...
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Can a planet with blue glowing plants exist?

I have a planet where I want all plants to be blue and glowing. I was thinking that they could use something other than light for energy. I want the plants to always glow. The atmosphere is basically ...
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Would it ever be theoretically possible for future humans to prevent the sun from increasing in luminosity to the point of killing all life?

I am currently brainstorming a hard (like the hardest possible; everything that occurs in the story must at least be theoretically possible) sci-fi story which will take place far in the future. I don'...

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