Questions tagged [daily-life]

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How would a disabled person earn their living in a medieval-type town?

We are in a far future. Humanity has widely abandoned technology, and effectively reached medieval level (so things need not be true to an actual medieval setting). We are in a larger town. In that ...
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How impossible would a bioluminescent plant-based lifeform be?

Looking for alternative sources of lighting for my current worldbuilding project so I couldn't help but wonder if a bioluminescent plant-based lifeforms could be realistically feasible. I'm just ...
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House blimp living [closed]

What problems might I run into if I live in an airship? I would like to entertain the possibility to park tethered to a sky scraper in an unpowered airship in order to save money and travel time. I ...
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What would be day to day life like, for people during a renaissance like period in a world I'm building [closed]

Like I said, what would people eat, what would they drink, how'd they spend their time. I realise this isn't really a hypothetical question, rather a question that requires some information from an ...
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How would fantasy dwarves exist, realistically? [duplicate]

I've never ever seen even a suggestion of an idea of how dwarves actually can live how they are most often depicted - underground without handwaving or magic (which is just a fancy word for "...
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Essentials for post apocalyptic traveler

You are a traveling across what used to be Colorado and Utah: it may be cold, it may be hot. This is okay, you have caches of clothing and weather gear you can easily pick up. Electricity is ...
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Furnishing fantasy inns [closed]

My basic question is This: what would the basic contents of an inn or hotel room be during the pre-industrial period. The room would have to include the following: Bed ir mattress of some kind (what ...
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How can I ensure my existing lifestyle stays the same if I'm immortal?

I'm immortal. Yes, I could give you the secret and also no I won't. Unless...that is...you help me solve a bit of a dilemma I'm facing. I recently found out that both my wife and I are immortal and ...
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How Could An Antarctic Society Import Everything They Need For An Average Lifestyle?

My question is such: in a modern town or city in antartica, what would people produce/sell in order to import the other things they do not have yet? In this hypothetical city, people can get water ...
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Do things like a rope, bucket or firewood have to be protected from the weather? [closed]

A village. It has a shed, accessible to all dwellers, in theory for keeping stuff like the ropes and buckets needed to operate the well (one for the whole village) or firewood, to be taken by whoever ...
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How would a race of fish people whose women carry their males around in their bellies during much of the day be affected by this? [closed]

So, this question is probably going to be very, very weird sounding. In one of my fantasy worlds I have a race of merfolk. These merfolk are not merfolk in the traditional sense, as they have legs. I'...
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Using Fire For Good?

It's very rare that fire is associated with anything good, despite being one of humanity's first inventions. But, to a normal person, fire isn't used much these days. Heat is still utilized, but fire ...
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What chores and projects would exist around an off-the-grid house in the middle of a forest? [closed]

Imagine an old, decrepit victorian house in the middle of a forest. It is inhabited by a small family ages 8 to 25. The setting is the near future with no major differences from the real world (at ...
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What does it take to be entirely self-sufficient?

Say you were to have anywhere from one to ten people on an island in the ocean (On Earth). Close enough to get to the mainland for luxury items that can't be grown. The people living here want basic ...
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How life in a neverending war zone would look like?

I’m writing a post-apocalyptic novel, but I have a problem when dealing with daily life in a post-apocalyptic war zone. I know that I might know how civilians or soldiers live in a war zone just by ...
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What would be the effects on daily life if wood was unavailable? [closed]

I'm am currently creating a world in which wood is not used as a resource because it is not available. People can use stone, reed or other plants, but not wood. To specify; the world is in medieval ...
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What would life be like for the common people on a libertarian planet?

With the help of inexpensive FTL transportation, humans have begun to spread across the stars. Many planets have been found with near-Earth atmospheres, while many others have been found that can ...
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Work and life schedules in human made enviroment without a sun to drive day night schedule?

Currently your work and life schedules fall mostly into 'day' and 'night', with a few areas breaking up work times into 3 part shifts, morning, evening night etc. Imagine we live in an artificial ...
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What would daily life be like for an agrarian iron-age civilization that lived in a permanent state of near-twilight?

It's always ~7:30 PM. Gravity and air are normal, and clouds and winds and storms exist, but there's no moon, and the sun is always just touching the horizon, without ever moving in the sky. The ...
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How “advanced” can a stone age society get?

I'm working on a world where, with very few exceptions, metalwork is not possible/unwanted, and I'm trying to figure out what major differences one might see in daily life, and what would be necessary ...