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Would a human with electric powers be able to use them to strengthen their muscles?

This is an interesting question, and hopefully this article will help fill in some backstory on this answer. The current medical view is generally yes, EMS can help strengthen muscle tissue, and ...
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How can a desert be converted into a lush rainforest with magic?

Send in moist sea air The mages direct moist sea air upriver until it hits the mountains that used to be the sources of the now-dry (or nearly dry) rivers. As the air rises upon contact with the ...
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How can a desert be converted into a lush rainforest with magic?

Earth and water Deserts lack one or both of the following. Good soil and plenty of water. Heat, that is most often associated with deserts, and other issues are often only results of desertification, ...
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How can a desert be converted into a lush rainforest with magic?

Big lake A PLAN TO FILL LAKE EYRE Your wizards divert rivers. They create a great lake. The lake evaporates and causes rain. Trees and animals move in. Exactly this has been schemed about for ...
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Updated Question - Arcane Barrier Around Continent - What Effect would it have on it's climate?

Ask gods, not humans When gods are controlling everything and they change whatever, whenever, how can somebody predicts what gods will do next? Rules Let gods make certain rules or laws (of physics, ...
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Updated Question - Arcane Barrier Around Continent - What Effect would it have on it's climate?

Your question gives you the answer. The “giant, magical dome” prevents extreme weather, except for when the gods want it to happen. The gods control the physics of the dome.
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Is a decade-long battle in medieval times with magic possible?

Constant stream of refugees over 10 years? A 10 year war is plausible. Dismissing the workforce of the conquered lands /They have to do most of the manual labor (farming, mining, transportation)/ ...
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How do I make a moon into a world?

There's no need to be complicated. And you don't need to go very far to see an example as to why: The Moon's orbit is tilted at 5 degrees relative to the Earth's. Taking the average distance of the ...
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A race created by a goddess of war

This race could have a kind of vampiric quality to them. They feed on some sort of metaphysical energy, lifeforce or whatever you want to call it, when they damage or kill their enemies. They heal ...
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A race created by a goddess of war

Make them tragic Make them mature very rapidly but only live for 15 years. By having such short lives, there will be less of a taboo of dying in battle as you don't risk losing another 60 years of ...
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How do I make a moon into a world?

Make it a Trojan or put it into a horseshoe orbit. Theia is thought to have been a Mars-sized planet that was in the same orbit as the Earth, but 60 degrees off. (Eventually there was a mishap...) ...
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What would a pidgin arising from interacting elites look like?

"How soon after "First Contact" would the stories be set?" is an important thing to answer about the details of the trade language that would arise between the "Human" ...
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A race created by a goddess of war

The question needs work but it is still good. I would recommend thinking outside their main trait (war) and asking yourself some questions like What is their national sport or entertainment? If your ...
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How would school uniforms be designed?

Change the ideology of the people. The middle ages Had a strict gender divide with an religious infoces on modesty and sexual purity before marriage. Your setting still needs a strong gender divide,(...
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How to balance a conflict between animal people when one of them has the advantage of flight?

While Avians have flight, it comes at a cost: Their bones are hollow, and thus fairly weak to blunt force. Even with armor, it would require less force to break a bird's bones than most land animals. ...
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How would school uniforms be designed?

Gendered Uniforms appear as Schools Become Commonplace The standard school uniform is smart-casual from the time-period that education became mandatory. This should be used to say something about your ...
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How would school uniforms be designed?

School uniforms, like all uniforms, are designed by a mix of practical reasons and ideological reasons. For example I read somewhere that that the 3 buttons at the wrist of military uniforms were ...
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A race created by a goddess of war

Myrmidons The Myrmidons are, at least in Ovid's telling, more about hard work and thriftiness than war. Nonetheless there is some variety in the tradition, which seems like it might have originated ...
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A race created by a goddess of war

A (sort of a) hive mind A hive mind or group mind is when multiple entities have their minds conected into one single consciousness. If we talk about war, this is very useful to organize and ...
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How to balance a conflict between animal people when one of them has the advantage of flight?

You can't fly in any but the lightest armour Birds must be very light to endure staying airborne for very long, and though the largest birds of prey can lift animals as large as goats, it's only for ...
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A race created by a goddess of war

This may be something of a 'frame challenge' answer, because most other responses have associated 'war' with armies, and organized militaries. Armies exist even in peacetime. It could even be said ...
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How to balance a conflict between animal people when one of them has the advantage of flight?

Set the battles in a location where flight is difficult, for example underneath a thick jungle canopy or in rocky valley with strong winds. Have a naturally chaotic magic field in the region that ...
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A race created by a goddess of war

It sounds like you think gods are important, and perhaps a focus of the story. Cool. One way to make your races less boring is to perhaps not make all of them monotheistic. One race could be based on ...
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How to balance a conflict between animal people when one of them has the advantage of flight?

Beefcake Wizards Other answers point out the Avians cannot stand and fight a shield wall because they are too flimsy. Even staying in the air they cannot use powerful bows because they are too weak. ...
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How to balance a conflict between animal people when one of them has the advantage of flight?

Both sides indulge in attacks on food and water supplies. Perhaps these are new spells, hence the lack of agreement against them. Perhaps their subtle differences allow them to be indignant at the ...
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How to balance a conflict between animal people when one of them has the advantage of flight?

Lions jump high. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FN1GX46oc0 This looks like a tiger to me. It is definitely a big cat and it is really jumping. I figure the back legs are 5 feet off the ground and ...
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How to balance a conflict between animal people when one of them has the advantage of flight?

Assumption both groups are omnivores. Thus are in competition for food thus leading to prior wars/violence that caused the avians to be pushed into the mountains where they have a strong military ...
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A race created by a goddess of war

How to Create a Race from a High Concept Start off with the high concept. You've done this part already, it is war. The next step is to ask yourself what qualities represent those who are built for ...
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A race created by a goddess of war

Gender Predominance: You have a race honoring a goddess, centered on war. I agree that war is about logistics, but you want this to be biological. So let's do something unique. Your race are all born ...
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A race created by a goddess of war

Borrow the Tengu https://www.deviantart.com/flying-fox/art/Tengu-113998170 Flying Fox your Tengu rocks hard! Bird people are not Tolkien or Game of Thrones. They are a cool idea that has not quite ...
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Under what circumstances would a species with 2 sexes evolve into a species with 1 sex?

The OP asked about "species". Most answers refer to animal species, and the answers contain interesting examples. Plants are also characterized by species, and are also sexually, asexually,...
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A race created by a goddess of war

Teracotta Warriors The reason the Pahlim are so strong and tough is they are not made of meat like the other races. They are constructed for war out of river clay. That is why they are so tough. It ...
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Under what circumstances would a species with 2 sexes evolve into a species with 1 sex?

Have two genetic contributors allows for more genetic variety in a short time. Asexual production produces what are basically clones, identical copies of the single parent. there will be some ...
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A race created by a goddess of war

Ancient Grome She is the god of war. Not the god of battle. War is about logistics. War is about discipline. The Pahlim have ancient Greece/Rome inspired fluff. They have the largest and most ...
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Under what circumstances would a species with 2 sexes evolve into a species with 1 sex?

They are hermaphrodites They reproduce sexually. A scenario of a meeting of equal and equivalent partners would have each be both male and female, each fathering the child that the other carries. ...
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Under what circumstances would a species with 2 sexes evolve into a species with 1 sex?

Extreme Dimorphism Your species has two options for reproduction. Female makes unfertilised eggs. These only contain genetic info from the mother. Perhaps they are her clones. Perhaps she scrambles ...
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Under what circumstances would a species with 2 sexes evolve into a species with 1 sex?

There already are: The whiptail lizard family (to name just one) has several groups where only females exist. They do not have sexual reproduction, but instead reproduce by parthenogenesis. Other ...
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Under what circumstances would a species with 2 sexes evolve into a species with 1 sex?

In real life temperature effects the gender of some species. If it's hotter there are more males, if it's cooler there are more females, or vice versa. It could be that some form of environmental ...
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Under what circumstances would a species with 2 sexes evolve into a species with 1 sex?

Gender and sexual reproduction aren't necessarily linked. Evolution is favoured by sexual reproduction because genetic character mixing is faster, but you could have your creatures be ...
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Under what circumstances would a species with 2 sexes evolve into a species with 1 sex?

Evolution through the intermediary of partial sexual reproduction You specifically ask for an evolutionary reason - rather than asking about a species that was always single-gendered. This has ...
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Under what circumstances would a species with 2 sexes evolve into a species with 1 sex?

Intermediate sperm storage Many reptiles have evolved the ability for the females to, after mating, store their partners' sperm for use later. From there, some females may develop the ability to ...
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How does a modern military defend against a guerrilla Army of wizards

I get a feeling you're conflating guerrilla warfare with ambush warfare. The former employs the latter, but it's not guerrilla warfare if the opponent isn't occupying the territory (for example, the ...
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How can farming be used to gain energy that powers a crystal?

Mycorrhizal networks: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycorrhizal_network A feature from real life that has seen more use in sci-fi in recent years such as the electrical network in Avatar and the ...
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How can farming be used to gain energy that powers a crystal?

Dairy Farming Your game has the players be skeletons. Skeletons are made of bones. Bones need calcium. Calcium comes from milk which comes from cows. I want to add a farming mechanic You want farms ...
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How can farming be used to gain energy that powers a crystal?

Biomass burner or bioconverter to energy is not a bad idea. Plants do not only have desired parts, depending on the plant, they also have leaves, roots, stems, etc... which can be used to convert to ...
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How can farming be used to gain energy that powers a crystal?

Tiberium crystals In the CnC Tiberium universe we can see a crystal that has some similarities. A quick talk about Tiberium crystals and what parts you can take from it. A Tiberium crystal is green. ...
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How can farming be used to gain energy that powers a crystal?

Earth spirit The planet is a magical entity, and its hackles are up because some damn fool detonated a kind of nuclear crystal bomb recently. For its own safety, the Earth spirit has made the natural ...
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How can farming be used to gain energy that powers a crystal?

Offerings: Your energy is derived from chaos beings, so it's a hair's breath from magic. So how about agricultural products being an offering to elemental beings? All entropy leads to greater powers ...
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How can farming be used to gain energy that powers a crystal?

Propolis. (AKA. Bee glue.) You say the crystals shattered, and were imbued with the essence of Elder, the element of chaos. They need to be re-balanced. Bees collect nectar and pollen from all the ...
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How can farming be used to gain energy that powers a crystal?

Windmill The farmer could put a windmill and yield electricity, or heat, or mechanical energy, to power up the crystals. Biofuels Level 1: sugar and starch To power these crystals, you put the ...
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