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You answered your own question, one world has widespread magic the other does not. Your description of World A is a decent description of the real life Europe in the early 1800's. Germ theory was not accepted until the 1850's. I would recommend reading up on John Snow and the broad street pump. We don't have great knowledge about how magic will effect ...


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Probably an awfull joke about C U R E N T E V E N T Well, the A civilisation i don't have too much to say on the medical part. you can have a piss poor understanding of medecine and still be a functioning civilisation.Sure it might suck that grandpa dyed at 50, you lost 4 of your 6 brother before they where ten and that you wife didn't make it trough her ...


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Does the technological advancement of Planet A necessitate a higher understanding of medicine? Not necessarily. Even today we have people denying germ theory, or the efficacy of vaccination, or even the existence of viruses. Some of these people are quite influential. Semmelweis was born only a little over 200 years ago in our world, and his work was ...


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I have a simple yet powerful answer for you: Religion. When your civilisations... develop? Are introduced? To each of the planets, it seems fairly reasonable that they would develop some form of proto-religion based on whatever superstitions were popular among them. That would then develop into a fully fledged religion with deities, creation myths and ...


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All disease and no war makes B a dull world: There are a number of directions you can take this, but I would say that there are two ways that fit best. Either the magic or technology they do have inhibits the need to advance in other ways, or they have conditions on their world that mitigate the need for such technologies/magics. On A, for example, there may ...


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From a storytelling perspective, using several different strategies for evading the terminator is more dramatic and interesting; so I would use a bunch of these ideas. The characters do not learn of the pinging until appropriate. Until they do they will be reactionary hence evasion. But when They know about the ping they can use that knowledge to their ...


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One other way to delay Mr T: Since he has double weight of any human, a rope bridge spanning a nice, deep, rocky canyon can potentially spell doom for the T. How to use it: If you see the T coming, cross the bridge, wait for him to reach the middle of the bridge, then cut it. If the T runs around and comes at you from the other side, cross the bridge, then ...


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If the Terminator has any kind of brains at all, and knowledge of future technology, it may very well be impossible to escape it if it has that 'ping' ability. Consider this scenario: the target has a few days head start. The Terminator builds a hang glider big enough to support it in the air and catch a thermal... even if that takes days. Better still ...


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Some answers here say that grass-and-dung fires aren't as hot as wood fires. Speculating here, but perhaps they will find a way to press grass-and-dung into pellets which burn hot. And they might have a very productive grass-like plant which grows fast. They could collect the matter in big vats and produce pellets with heat and pressure. This wouldn't solve ...


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And yet another terrain-based approach: Very deep snow. Humans can wear snowshoes. The terminator could steal a pair but snowshoes have weight ratings, no showshoes will exist remotely at the terminator's weight. Thus the terminator is going to post-hole really badly and if the snow is deep enough walking becomes impossible. I suspect the "ideal&...


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Another possible means of evasion that doesn't require any tech: I'm thinking of a nearby mountain. It has a notorious scree slope that must be climbed. The terminator is much heavier than a human, it's not getting up that slope without clearing all the scree. Simply sit at the top of the scree and watch it keep sliding back down with every step. (The ...


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Minimum tech level: Stone Age. All you need is a raft and a river. In The Fellowship of the Ring, the hobbits used a raft to great effect in escaping the Ringwraiths at Buckleberry Ferry. Their pursuer was basically a medieval Terminator on a good horse, and it was effectively stuck on the riverbank while the protagonists got a chance to catch their breath ...


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In theory, the lower classes would have many options. Peat provides a good energy source and apparently can be used to make charcoal for iron forges. (In response to comments: Other carbon options include biochar from fiber crops such as hemp, or lampblack collected as a byproduct of routine low-tech life (vegetable or whale oil lamps). Even if "...


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Bones and Pottery. Later, composites and (natural) plastics It depends slightly in what the Gods define as "trees". A redwood is a tree. So is a majestic Oak. But what about a crabapple, at 6ft tall shrub-shaped? Or a dwarf willow, which is smaller than the average Twinkie snack? Is Bamboo a tree? This is a very important question!! Assume anything ...


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You are neglecting a vital aspect in your set up: without access to wood you will have less access to fire, and without fire you can practically forget about technology. While for some home usage wood can be (and was) replaced by less noble combustibles like dung and straw, you can't use them for anything which has slightly high requirements in terms of ...


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This is not really an answer to your question per se, as this was abundantly provided before. Any tech level is sufficient to outrun the Terminator. But let's build on that - I would argue that if we talk about an equivalent to the T-800, you do not need to outrun the Terminator in the first place! The argument hinges on my impression that lower tech level ...


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Paleolithic You do not need any technology whatsoever to stay ahead of this killing machine. Infact, the lower tech your protagonists are the better. In the movies, the terminator was able to use technology to pinpoint where the protagonist would come to a rest, and then he could use modern technology to get there very quickly, but if you go back to the ...


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A ping detector I can walk at 4km/hr, but I'm not as fit as a T-800 so lets call it 5. 24 * 5 = 120km/day. Lets assume you can walk for 16hrs at 4km/hr and need 8 hours of rest, so you're moving 64km/day. The only tech you need is the ability to detect when the T-800 is pinging you. This doesn't even need magic or tech if the thing is arriving at known ...


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Tech Level: Medieval There are completely logical (and moreover, plausible) ways to outrun, delay, and even destroy the Terminator in medieval times. Considering the head start, and the fact your Terminator is probably a homunculus-like being, if not a magitech "cyborg," they can lay traps for the Terminator to set off. So, let's begin! Outrunning ...


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I would suggest a horse drawn vehicle such as a wagon or carriage. A water based craft does answer the question as asked, however if you want to maintain the suspense, the protagonists need to be repeatedly in danger of being caught. A long boat chase makes it hard to achieve that. A carriage allows for taking turns for rest, but will still require stops to ...


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The easiest way is to go with a big, fast boat : it's fast, always moving, and cannot be well maneuvered by one man, so Terminator will have a harder time overtaking a boat and pursue another one. but in case you don't have a sea at hand, then... A land-only solution With the appropriate knowledge, you can actually have the runaways escape the terminator ...


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Horses and water crossing because of terminator weight While it is true that the terminator can also get a horse, you can (very) plausably make your cybernetic killing machine substantially heavier than a human being. That means that even if a strong horse can carry or pull a terminator, the lighter humans will have an edge on horseback. Their mounts will be ...


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Boats is the obvious answer If you can make it to a river with boats or the sea with ships, you can make it as one person can sail while the others rest (just like a car) If you can make it to the sea, you're pretty safe because the terminator is at a major disadvantage at sea because it cannot swim. Sure, the terminator could walk along the bottom of the ...


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The obvious two ways to move quickly are horses and boats. With the latter sleep and long-term travel are much easier. The problem for the terminator is finding its targets, once they are out of sensor range. Especially with boats, once the boat is over the horizon, there's no way of tracking it. The terminator would have to have good social skills to find ...


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High tech is achievable. (no magic required) However, there are plenty of problems to solve, a good collection in Gary Walker's answer, on those it can be depicted how it's done differently, and presence of magic aka "free" energy definitely helps in that. History of development may differ significantly, not necessarily the speed, however. Meaning ...


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