Pavel V.
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What effect would elemental magic have on the work force
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Tim B is basically that it wouldn't differ too much from any other society with sufficient technology. Where I don't agree with him is that the equivalent technology would be significantly better than ...

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Could a technological society develop without agriculture?
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I studied archaeology, so I'll apply something from what I learnt: for technological advance, you need spare time. Hunters usually need just two or three work hours a day in a game-rich area, and ...

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Is the world of a Roguelike RPG plausible?
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The basic assumption of such games is that the hero can visit only the locations interresting for them. The rest of the world with working economy and people living their ordinary lives is not ...

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How to make a fictional anarchist society believable to non-anarchists?
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Disclaimer: I didn't reed any of the linked books. I have a degree in archaeology, so I'll try to exploit it. I can't imagine a true anarchist stable society. However, I can imagine something very ...

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Is it physically possible for a planet to have seasons of different lengths?
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Off course you can have some strange orbits, but something like this is possible in planets with ordinary orbits too. For Earth, there are Milankovich cycles and other influences that make the climate ...

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Police Investigations in Fantasy World with Medieval Technology?
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As Dronz, investigation was much less evidence-based before modern era. It was mainly witness-based, with "witness" in a different sense than we understand it now. If nobody saw the crime, then ...

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How to Make Different Cultures Have Different Naming Styles, But a Common Language Between Them Believable?
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Kaine mentioned "catholic names" first, but it deserves greater detail: names based on religious tradition, which doesn't have to correlate with the language. In Europe, most names are just variants ...

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Explaining where energy comes from to power magic
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What seems most natural to me is some other world/dimension whith some contact with the "primary" world (where the magician lives). Assuming that access to few more dimension (though limited) can ...

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How far apart can two cities/towns/etc be, given that order must be (effectively) maintained?
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I would approach this from different angle. How loyal and competent is the governor of the distant city? I see this as the most important question. Of course, technology plays some role. If the ...

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How different would land-based medieval warfare be if it had to combat area of effect attacks?
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It basically boils down to how common these things are. They could be common or rare but known. Rare but known means that such powers are wielded just by few of the most powerful masters of magic (...

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In a typical line of succession, who has priority?
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Some other questions: are illegitimate children considered heirs in the culture? As far as I know, this wasn't the case in Middle Ages. That the father was expected to help his illegitimate children ...

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How to make a 2D image which kills people who see it?
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Barring magic, probably not. But it doesn't mean that it can't happen in reality. In a society where everyone strongly believes that magic is real and that woodoo can kill (for example most of Africa ...

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What are some things to keep in mind when designing a calendar?
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One important things wasn't mentioned: the calendar can be heavily influenced by politics too. Each "era" starts with the year new sovereign or dynasty started their rule. Ancient Egypt, or even Old ...

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