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Q&A What binary poisons could work when ingested?

What are two non lethal substances that will combine to create a strong poison when ingested close together? Hopefully my character would be able to drink one of the substances mixed in to a wine ...

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Mais‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Mais‭

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Q&A If it could be shaped, would chitin from giant insects make decent body armor?

I found a previous question on using chitin from giant insects to make weapons and armor, but the answer left out something I had considered for the medieval fantasy setting I'm developing. The ans...

6 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Arvex‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Arvex‭

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Q&A What Stops Dragons From Causing Ecological Collapse?

In my setting Dragons evolved on a n isolated continent far from where man evolved. But in the past thousand years dragons have been introduced to the human inhabited continent, which is filled wit...

7 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by NixonCranium‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by NixonCranium‭

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Q&A Biological Features Necessary for a Humanoid to Have a Much Higher Rate of Reproduction?

So for this question there's a Mad Scientist/Dark Lord that wants to engineer a race that can out breed mankind and carry him to victory. He has access to sufficiently advanced genetic engineering...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by NixonCranium‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by NixonCranium‭

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Q&A Why do goblins never form societies bigger than about 500 members?

The goblins in my world are classical fantasy goblins. They aren't too smart, have primitive technology, live in tribes, and use tamed boars, wolves, and other wild animals. They usually have a bos...

14 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by TheDyingOfLight‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by TheDyingOfLight‭

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Q&A Anatomical Feasibility of a Humanoid Derived from Orangutans?

Of the living great apes, humans are most closely related to the chimpanzees and bonobos. We retain quite a few features from that side of the simian family, and it got me thinking about what a hu...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by NixonCranium‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by NixonCranium‭

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Q&A How does this dragon's self-defense mechanism not burn the user?

A type of dragon in my world, simply named the Thick-horn, has a well-known mechanism to use to defend itself despite its clumsiness. They are freakishly large, tend to be slow, and find it hard to...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by RadioGoblin‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by RadioGoblin‭

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Q&A In a world without stars, how would travelers navigate at night?

On Earth, sailors would navigate the oceans at night by using the stars as guides; since there are no landmarks in the ocean like there are on land (save for the occasional island), that's pretty m...

14 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Alexader Ferguson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Alexader Ferguson‭

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Q&A What would be the most practical way to use a dragon's scales as armor?

I'm working on a roleplaying game in a medieval fantasy setting with a focus on crafting and I am having trouble visualizing how armor made from scales of creatures would be assembled; both for art...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Arvex‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Arvex‭

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Q&A Geological Explanation for an Unusually Temperate Northern Mountain Valley

So I'm working on a home-brew D&amp;D setting and I have this idea for the my campaign to take place in a large isolated Valley completely surrounded by mountains. I also had the idea to have these...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Beninja2‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Beninja2‭

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Q&A How would a human like species be able to swallow body parts whole?

My fantasy species has the ability to swallow small to medium appendages whole. They're known for biting off and swallowing hands and feet. A snake like jaw could work but how would it still mainta...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Jordan Williams‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Jordan Williams‭