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Specifically in the Shadowrun Setting Aztechnology's founders and upper ranks consist of practitioners who never gave up on magic, kept their relationships with the spirits up-to-date, and kept their traditions alive. When magic came back as capably as technology, this group of individuals was part of the magical Manhattan Project. As one of a very small ...


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A complex issue. Its going to come down to the prevailing wind conditions and how wide the bodies of water are around your continent? Using your comparative latitude map as an example the prevailing winds over Northern Africa flow East to West until as you get to the Med when they start to shift in the opposite direction. In the case of your map North/South ...


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Mountains in the middle? I looked at some real islands to see if I could perceive any patterns. I looked at islands that I thought would not have ever had any glaciation. Here are Borneo, Papua New Guinea and Madagascar. Madagascar is a little far south but Borneo and Papua New Guinea are both within the latitude you want. I flipped and rotated them to ...


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Well, the first thing you didn't mention to consider was where the tectonic plates are. Normally, mountains and mountain ranges are formed at the edge of the plates, right? So, you would need to specify if there are any plate edges around or below the continent.:)


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I said it in a comment, and now that there's a question I'll say it in my answer. This is implausible in a realistic setting because biological constructs aren't superior to simple machines for the vast majority of work. For starters, this is because technology should be simple as possible. In a perfect world, everything works perfectly, but this isn't a ...


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The chromatophores could be a symbiotic epiphyte -- like moss -- and grow on the beast's exoskeleton, reacting to both its background and chemical messaging -- similar to ants -- generated by the host. The epiphyte benefits from the body warmth of the beast and maybe the detritus of dead cells sloughing off, and the host gains camouflage. To promote this ...


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Welcome to WBSE! So to start off, defensive structures in earth animals are all somewhat inorganic, or more specifically mineral-based. Shells, exoskeletons and mammalian or reptilian scales all share a common trait of having no living cells in the protective layer, usually growing from a ‘root’. Since chromatophores are cells, this poses a limiting factor ...


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Instead of a Roman road, build a plank road. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plank_Road_Boom The Romans built roads to last indefinitely. You don't need that. If you have ample wood you can cut it down and build a plank road, fast. I knew there were plank roads in the US but I had no idea how extensive they were until I read the linked Wikipedia. The ...


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This Answer (from History SE) might be of some use. The long and short of it is between 1 1/2 to 2 yards of 16 foot wide road per man per day. According to the Twelve Tables, roads were to be constructed 8 foot wide (where straight) and 16 foot wide (where curved). Later it became common for roads to be 12 foot wide, which would accommodate the passing of ...


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