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Illegal Steampunk horse racing after the apocalypse: What format is most profitable?

My pirates need to maximize profit from their illegal horse racing activities But the horses are not normal, they are machines. You can ride on top with difficulty, and it may slow them down. So ...
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How can this prison induce Stockholm syndrome?

(please see note re: name controversy at the end) My world needs a captivity environment that convincingly tends to cause Stockholm syndrome in its captives, leading them to willfully serve their ...
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The deaf prisoner got her secret message and the pirates never knew. How was that possible?

I have a Category 3 problem in my world This is an escape from pirates problem. The story requires a secret message to get past pirates and I don’t know how to design the captivity for it. Setting: ...
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How could trading posts be defended against pirates?

I got many little trading posts all over my worlds and orbiting around them. Everyone can trade in there, nice guys as well as scum of all kind. The trading posts are rich places. How could a system ...
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Designing a catamaran as workable masted airship for swashbuckling on the maindecks

I am crafting a hybrid power/sailing airship that needs an exterior scene similar to swashbuckling on the main decks among the sails. Putting a mast on an airship with a big round envelope just isn’t ...
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