Worldbuilding Stack Exchange by Kiwix

Q&A for writers/artists using science, geography and culture to construct imaginary worlds and settings

Most popular questions

555 How can Santa keep his lists when the GDPR is around? 2018-06-04T13:54:38.257

358 How would Facebook Sysadmins prevent the summoning of Cthulhu? 2015-12-13T17:16:36.307

301 Tomorrow is Groundhog Day... For everyone. How does society respond? 2015-05-27T19:20:24.217

286 How do you prove you're from the future? 2015-03-20T11:41:54.583

246 What's the smallest change to physics required to allow magic? 2016-04-29T10:18:21.727

224 How to safely check if you are immortal? 2017-10-06T09:16:13.887

216 Is there a single historic event which could be changed to cause the USA to use SI units? 2018-10-14T13:50:28.540

205 What's the most reasonable way to fit Monsters in your Pocket? 2016-07-14T17:18:32.683

199 How can a Horror from Beyond Reason reliably communicate with mortals? 2017-03-04T15:22:16.513

195 I'm stranded on an alien planet. How do I measure an earth year without a clock? 2015-09-21T20:01:14.570

184 How do I protect my shop from teleporters? 2016-08-12T15:32:49.927

179 How might modern humans leave a message for 50,000 years? 2014-10-31T23:48:39.727

178 How could dragons be explained without magic? 2014-09-19T07:09:36.137

177 What is the least "world changing" reason why the government would pay for you to keep a llama during your 44th year of life? 2017-09-16T15:49:10.587

174 Humans are Gone: Do the Chickens Make It? 2018-06-05T11:12:51.383

173 Russian Dolls - How do they reproduce? 2019-01-31T10:23:20.467

172 You are an advanced AI that controls a smart house. How do you kill your master? 2016-02-04T17:20:36.700

169 If everyone in the world disappeared except 35 random people, how long would it take for one of them to realize they're not alone? 2018-08-22T03:53:13.777

168 Why fill a dungeon with puzzles? 2016-02-20T02:49:07.940

155 How to best upgrade your Towel for military combat? 2015-07-18T16:31:50.550

154 Can a substance be more lethal in smaller doses? 2018-05-27T19:06:41.377

150 If time travel is possible in the future, no matter how distant, why haven't they come back to tell us? 2016-08-10T15:39:17.060

149 Anatomically Correct Strange Women In Ponds Distributing Swords 2019-03-27T09:02:46.327

148 How to take down the internet? 2015-12-14T21:13:14.387

147 Would a bear cavalry be feasible? 2016-03-21T11:06:02.617

143 You can control a Demon by knowing its True Name, but why? 2016-04-20T13:58:32.073

142 Santa is Satan, but why? 2015-12-23T16:26:11.433

140 The AI that fails to be evil 2015-10-07T20:13:34.573

140 What single change would have given the best chance for the Axis to win World War 2? 2015-12-02T15:58:09.963

136 A Most Subtle Magic 2015-03-26T02:08:21.647

135 Everything alive in the world dies this instant. Without bacteria to decompose anything, what happens to the remains? What does this look like? 2018-04-19T10:59:48.727

134 Why are there no toilets on the starship 'Exciting Undertaking'? 2016-12-06T07:42:10.480

132 What is the minimum human population necessary for a sustainable colony? 2014-09-16T18:28:12.400

130 How do Glass Ants create their tunnels? 2017-03-01T10:09:04.990

129 How can I break down the task of creating a world into manageable chunks? 2014-09-16T18:21:10.853

129 What could people notice about someone who is two times as dense as a regular person? 2018-06-09T20:44:39.247

128 How would I know if I were a 1 mm tall robot? 2016-04-25T09:07:42.517

125 Everyone believes everything Joe says. How can he get around it? 2015-12-12T18:11:15.867

123 Why would giant mechs use melee weapons? 2016-08-21T11:39:42.187

122 What cheap modern items can I use to bribe medieval people? 2017-03-23T14:12:45.780

122 What vehicle would be the best one to start a >1000 km travel in a post apocalyptic zombie situation? 2018-07-23T14:15:11.797

122 How can I ensure my Evil Tower is always stormy? 2018-09-24T17:50:30.710

120 How can a Dragon keep humanity in check? 2018-01-16T00:02:51.453

119 How does Santa protect himself from IP lawsuits? 2015-12-22T12:13:23.777

119 Releasing a T-Rex into a modern ecosystem wouldn't be that bad, right? 2017-12-10T22:07:51.813

119 My carrier pigeons have been replaced by spoons: how can I send messages? 2018-08-09T13:06:08.603

118 Could a planet made completely of water exist? 2014-12-04T20:28:41.187

118 Why would characters spend time answering imaginary questions to fictional hypotheticals? 2018-10-02T18:38:06.547

116 Which major solar system body could most realistically be artificial? 2017-03-18T14:41:10.760

114 In space, do "shipping lanes" make sense? 2014-09-16T19:03:12.937


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