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You have a few problems starting on the left, purple, you can't have a land mass between two places that were once joined. Pale blue, you can't form spikes like that, you can't have a sharp peninsula spreading center, crust breaks in 120 degree angles. The only way to get a narrow seaway is to have a spreading center in the center of it. Also you have way to ...


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If you have photoshop (or similar programs), then it is fairly easy. Load your map and, on a new layer, start using the free-draw selection tool (lasso in phsp) to trace an elevation line over the topology. Edit>stroke make the stroke thin. Then repeat the process for each elevation. You can use another layer and the rings to make color-coded terrain ...


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James George Frazer, The Golden Bough, 1890. The Wikipedia article has links to several on-line editions. Warning! (1) It is a massive work. (2) It is addictive. (3) It is somewhat out of date anthropologically, but that shouldn't matter as a source of artistic inspiration. Robert Graves, The White Goddess, 1948. Warning! It is a poetic / fantasy essay made ...


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The Hero with a Thousand Faces (wiki link here). This is the book to read if you want to get some interesting perspectives on the commonality of mythology and stories throughout cultures. The author's thesis is that much of mythology follows the same basic story, which he calls the "monomyth". It is comprised, basically, of the following story, quoted ...


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I agree that the chosen answer is probably the very best thing you can do. Go to a range, handle the actual firearms and actually shoot them. Pick up the rounds and feel the weight of a box of them. And so on. At a good range you can learn so much more because there are experienced folks around you can ask. They can tell you about what weapons and ...


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Whilst I appreciate it's not exactly what you had in mind, I think the Demographic Transition Model will go a long way in helping you work out what you need relative to your own starting population. This is a measure of development, and reflects population growth as an area begins to put more into things like healthcare and become a civilised society. ...


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The best possible source is a knowledgeable person. A visit to a range, joining a shooting club, or perhaps going on a hunting trip with a skilled hunter will allow you to see first hand what is being done, and allow you to ask questions right on the spot. These sorts of people can also direct you to other sources of information, such as books, websites, ...


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Forgotten Weapons, run by Ian McCollum, is both a website and youtube channel. He offers apolitical discussion on a huge variety of firearms, often talking about the history, variations, and mechanics of said guns. He is still active, and has done videos ranging from two-shot muskets to anti-aircraft cannon.


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Tvtropes has an excellent article in their Useful notes section called "Gun Safety" as well as a write up of every military in the world, usually making an alliterative pun or historical joke in the title, allusion to a trademark weapon, or rhyming (the entry for the U.S. is called "Yanks with Tanks" while the UK's is "Brit's with Battleships"). https://...


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Here's one, with a free 45-page guide to writing guns in fiction https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/blog/how-to-write-about-guns-the-art-of-firearms-in-fiction


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