Arkhaine
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Tactics and strategy an army can use to counter Human Wave attacks?
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You can use terrain to your advantage. A gorge with a width opening on the enemy side narrowing down to a small opening will help to make the waves manageable. If its a flat plain, a fall back, ...

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Is this map realistic/believeable?
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Based on your answer above (bear in mind I am neither a geologist nor cartographer), and considering several factors such as the climate and land size (approx. 2.6m sqm less than Australia in ...

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Advantages of "Spider Mechs" over Tanks?
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Quad or more legged mechs could be used to climb up terrain that is difficult for normal or heavy off road vehicles, specially if carrying a large artillery gun or cannon. Weakness is that once a ...

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Aerial combat: winged humans
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Go ranged. The ol' slingshot and rocks would be a decent weapon, capable of injuring any part of the body from afar without having to burden the user with too much weight and entangling their own ...

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What projectile weapon can replace a bow under the following circumstances?
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You could look into darts (blow and hand), yoyos as light blunt force weapons (they were supposedly used as hunting weapons in China and parts of South East Asia as well as Greece), slings or kunai's ...

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Creature to retrieve criminals and imprison them
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You can consider several ways aside from the stomach holding area since your prisoner can still probably move about in there and possibly cut their way open. Think along the lines of a spider trussing ...

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High tech underwater weapon
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Apart from directed sonic weapons, maybe also consider relatively small bullets like flechettes, spikes or even bubbles that are shot from a railgun - think pistol shrimps. Or how about electric ...

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Where would a dense population of human beings live underground?
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You could go with deep caves like Krubera https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/03/the-complete-map-to-earths-deepest-cave7208-feet-deep-8-miles-long/ or large caves like Hang Son Doong in Vietnam (just an ...

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How to name a post apocalyptic town?
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I would say take in the demographics of your town and use that to name your town. For example, if your town is predominantly populated by say people with Mexican or Spanish descent (I assume your ...

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What is the viability of trains on planets covered in water?
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You could have underwater trains. Think hyperloop and such. Since your world is covered in water you cna have underwater dome stations and maybe cities as well that juts out to the ocean surface. ...

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How to build a trap to last the ages?
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This will only work on a cloudless, sun intensive world (maybe a desert environment). Might give you some other ideas so here it goes. Build a long corridor with collapsed hinged floors. Rig a way ...

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Could super-sized and intelligent detrivore aliens exist?
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While intelligent detrivores are not impossible, it may be improbable. One way I can think of to support your idea is to have the plant life or the fauna or both, excrete waste products that are ...

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Is magical rapid premature aging painful?
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Probably somewhat painful, depending on how much you age. I would think the more prevailing sensation is weakness of limbs and a sense of lethargy as energy is sapped out as well and your cells, bones ...

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Viability of a Space Submarine
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I would say it depends on how much high tech equipment and level you want to put in your world. Its possible with a few modifications such as gravity, or lack thereof and how your crew would deal ...

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High Mobility Mechs in space
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Ok maybe not mechs, but exosuits. Powered limbs, pressurized suit, armored protection, comms, manueveraibility via jets placed on the feet and back. The suit would have to be large though so a 1.8 ...

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Anti-Dragon armor, shields and melee weapons
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For protection, a clay encased wooden shield covered in vinegar and alum can be resistant to fire (https://specialistworkclothing.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/fire-retardant-material-a-history/). Leather ...

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How CAN we scale up living creatures to be giant sized?
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You can also explore the possibility of increased gravity. Creatures from a world with a high gravity would be either become smaller or larger. See this Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/worldbuilding/...

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How to make people spread over the earth?
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Maybe a big seasonal change occurring that is quite drastic and lasts for a year or a couple of months more than 3 (harsh winter / summer drought / galeforce winds etc.) that your people would have to ...

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What's the most plausible way to bio-engineer an underground ecosystem, without photosynthesis, to produce oxygen?
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If you have your world in a fantasy or sci-fi setting, you could use mushrooms or any cave dwelling plant life that can convert the carbon dioxide into oxygen (without light) though they would have to ...

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What would be a credible way to design a watertight membrane that still allows large organisms to pass through?
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You could have a membrane that self-heals so that your creature can go in, sort of create an airlock for itself and close it off from the outside environment then proceed to tear open the membrane (on ...

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Creature-Design: Unkillable save by sacrifice
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How about the creature can only be killed by its own body part. So maybe have the creature grow a spike on its head or back that can be snapped off by someone who is very strong, but also must be ...

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What could a person able to re-arrange their muscle strength accomplish?
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Your character does not necessarily need to transfer all strength from one part to another. Maybe take a bit from the core, legs, and the other arm to boost the punching arm. Additionally, your ...

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What are possible trading items of an android town?
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They could manufacture agricultural items such as plows and digging tools. It does not need fuel to work which they need. They can do repairs as well. Basically fulfilling the roles of blacksmiths. ...

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How would magic make skeletons be able to move on a very realistic and logical scientific level?
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Just to throw this in there, maybe when you activate the magic, it creates tendrils of magic energy or use existing materials like vines (think druidic or necromantic magic) to support and make the ...

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Can religions like Islam or Hinduism be represented respectfully in a fictionalized/fantastical Earth?
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I think Thorne is right. How about Greek and Norse or even Celtic? These have been portrayed in a lot of sci-fi and fantasy stories already. If you still would want to use any of the religions you ...

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Would being hollow solve the weight problem of giant swords?
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Since you are in a fantasy setting anyway, why not make the material strong but light like elven chainmail? You can make a sword like Clouds (FF7) and it would still be light and strong.

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What supplies would be needed to build a modernish town/city in the post apocalypse?
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First off would be basic tools, whatever goal you want to achieve ultimately whether high-tech or medieval. Hammer, axe and saw as well as seeds for planting might form the basic tools and items you ...

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In a medieval world, how a melee soldier practically defend against a lightning bender?
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If the benders themselves are not invulnerable to their lightning, the soldiers can create water or sticky conducting fluid bombs launched by catapults so the benders are drenched as well and can ...

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How to completely destroy a city, without leaving clues for humanity 4,000 years later?
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You can use nanobots, basically converting anything organic and synthetic to carbon or any material -let's call it ash for now - you choose until they themselves consume themselves leaving but a pile ...

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I want to be a hero: fire-proof
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They could perform rescue missions on high or low-temperature environments such as industrial fire (assuming they have appropriate breathing gear) or Antarctic rescue missions. With regards to ...

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