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How to explain different spirits and species within them?

Classification IRL The issue of classification is perennial in most fields, usually made up by some experts and gain traction by mass appeal. This is especially true when we are talking about things ...
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No idea where a current should come from

You tend to get both surface and sea floor currents. For most fictional worlds, the surface currents are what you need to make your desired climate happen. The (land and sea) surface also tends to be ...
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A Pangaean civilization has its land split apart by something

Pangaea existed here on Earth, and over time ours split into the continents that we know today. Eventually, they may return to a different Pangaea like formation, though possibly different than the ...
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What would be a good way to make a star map?

Night time satellite maps! USA! https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/NPP/news/earth-at-night.html Europe! https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/images/712130main_8246931247_e60f3c09fb_o.jpg You ...
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What would be a good way to make a star map?

Draw it on a globe The thing with a star map is that every zodiac constellation is clearly visible only one time during the year, (meaning that the star maps moves). The only place with stable stars ...
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What type of world or geography that makes aviation combat more important and superior than ground or naval combat

You want to give as much advantage to aircraft and as little to the ground/navy forces. That means: large flat terrain with little to hide in for easy spotting and detecting. large pieces of cover ...
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What type of world or geography that makes aviation combat more important and superior than ground or naval combat

An increased importance of aircraft could become likely on a world with limited metal deposits. Naval vessels are among the heaviest vehicles on the planet. The lightest tanks are as heavy as a ...
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What type of world or geography that makes aviation combat more important and superior than ground or naval combat

What about a world with almost no land and the ocean is a very dangerous place. Maybe the depths are inhabited by terrible and indestructible leviathans or a savage race of deep ones that love the ...
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What type of world or geography that makes aviation combat more important and superior than ground or naval combat

Post Apocalyptic wastes: Your terrain was once verdant farmland, forests and lush countryside. No more. Once great natIons are now limited to bunkers, isolated valleys and islands. Vast regions are ...
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What type of world or geography that makes aviation combat more important and superior than ground or naval combat

The Problem You want air force to be the main solution to warfare in your world, and want a realistic, believable reason for it to be that solution. You want army and navy to exist, but be severely ...
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A Pangaean civilization has its land split apart by something

Very soft fantasy, The world is actually a millenium ship The core itself is the machinary The entire biosphere is basically just "grease growing in between the machine parts" Well ok, algie ...
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What type of world or geography that makes aviation combat more important and superior than ground or naval combat

Storm Hawks Storm Hawks is a cartoon about crystals and dogfights and maybe friendship and believing in yourself too. The real Storm was the one inside us the whole time. They have their world set up ...
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What type of world or geography that makes aviation combat more important and superior than ground or naval combat

To make aerial combat more prominent, here are my choices ranked by incentive to develop air warfare. Most are inter-compatible between each-other : 1) Sky islands Laputa, Dragon hunters, Sunless ...
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What type of world or geography that makes aviation combat more important and superior than ground or naval combat

In other answers, scenarios are suggested where enemy is difficult to reach by land or sea therefore you attack by air force. Well! you bomb the enemy land or dog fight with the enemy air force, then ...
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A Pangaean civilization has its land split apart by something

Postapocalyptic wastelands turn your surviving settlements into islands https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallout_(series) In the years after the Great War, the United States has devolved into a post-...
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A Pangaean civilization has its land split apart by something

Sea level rise Pangaea doesn't actually have to split. A rise in sea level will leave the low-lying areas underwater, while the higher-elevation areas will form island chains. One thing that could ...
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A Pangaean civilization has its land split apart by something

The splitting of Pangea There's actually an easy answer to this. Our planet has a molten core that isn't fixed to equivalent points on the crust. A mere 200 million years ago, the orientation of the ...
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Effect of lower average temperatures on the tropical savannahs and deserts of a planet

Winter actually tends to be much drier than summer due to moisture not having the energy to remain suspended in the air. Also, frozen water does not evaporate to increase humidity. A good portion of ...
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What type of world or geography that makes aviation combat more important and superior than ground or naval combat

Increase air pressure If the air would be more dense, nature would grow stuff that floats, and with stronger winds there would be stronger skin and stuff (to a degree) that would allow even early ...
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What type of world or geography that makes aviation combat more important and superior than ground or naval combat

Instead of making the terrain flat, make it extremely rugged and broken: very mountainous, sharp, cliffs, crevices. The Alps, The Rocky Mountains. Make all the available water large lakes, a few miles ...
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What type of world or geography that makes aviation combat more important and superior than ground or naval combat

Large flat treeless islands or continents in large quantity, I'd say. Vast grasslands and shrublands (eg. prarie, steppe, veldt, pampas), nice for farming. Giant flat deserts, like quite a lot of ...
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What type of world or geography that makes aviation combat more important and superior than ground or naval combat

You got two examples from existing works. A world with floating islands like the Japanese game Grand Blue Fantasy. Since you definitely need to fly to get to another human settlement, most of the ...
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