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Despite slain monsters continually yielding gold coins, why does gold's trading value seem to remain constant over the years?

Set in fantasy medieval times, monsters can be seen loitering around the kingdom. People discovered that the slain carcasses of these monsters contain a certain quantity of gold coins. The rest is ...
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Why do people prefer metropolitan areas, considering monsters and villains?

About fifty years ago, a number of people started to get really lucky. While normal humans when exposed to toxic waste, radiation etc. die, these guys actually managed to exploit previously unknown ...
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How can defeating lesser monsters grant more magical power compared to more difficult ones?

Reality is both cruel and unjust when it comes to the point of absorbing magical power from a slain monster: every adventurer notices the significant boost in their magical power when they defeat ...
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How can caravans safely move between towns despite threat of monster attacks?

I have a traditional quasi-medieval fantasy realm where a few generations back improper use of magic lead to creation of monsters throughout the land. Our main countries have had to figure out how to ...
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If slaying virtual monsters can increase one's magical power, why would many veterans rather ditch the simulation?

Set 100 years into the future, a mysterious meteor landed in the pacific ocean and since then reports of supernatural phenomenon exploded exponentially throughout the world. People waking up the next ...
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How can a monster infested dungeon keep out hazardous gases?

There is a newly discovered dungeon believed to be made up of a series of interconnected tunnels and caverns that runs deep beneath the ground, the place is thriving with all kind of terrifying ...
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Communication between City States in Giant Monster World

I'm building a world, which takes place about 300 years in the future after an event in the near future, in which giant elemental monsters started to roam around the earth. These creatures are an ...
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How do guilds incentivize veteran adventurers to help out beginners?

Guilds often hand out quests which can range from tutorial level such as household chores to much more difficult ones such as defeating hordes of fire breathing dragons There are many veteran ...
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Why don't monster rulers work together to guard their dungeon against adventurers?

There is a huge dungeon that has been unexplored until recently it was opened up to the public by the authority, adventurers are encouraged to form party to ensure higher chance of survivability. ...
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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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Super Island Lab [closed]

I have this story, Super Dee, and I am wondering if I should improve the background, which is Super Island. An island in the modern world and futuristic technology, ahead from the rest of the world. ...
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Horror World Problems [closed]

I have left Super Dee behind, and is now focusing to truly build a world. In my new world, there are skeletons, vampires, zombies, witches, etc. Everywhere, people bring guns in their backpacks to ...
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What practical considrations would a world forever trapped in cold, snow, and ice face? [closed]

I'm building a world - or rather 3 interconnected worlds of cold and ice. The idea is worlds in a snowglobe because of a mis-worded wish of "I wish everything would stay the same forever." The first ...
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what are some unique ways monsters feed off people? [closed]

So I'm creating a world that has several different species of monsters/creatures that feed off humans (as well as animals and other human-like creatures). Some are like classic monsters who will kill ...