1 August 2021

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[World Building] 10 Questions About…Combat & War

This week, “10 Questions About…” covers something that seems to be inevitable for almost every sentient species…Combat & War…

Combat & War is something that most worlds will see at one point. It seems to be something hard-wired into most humanoids and other species. Some wars can be “cold” or just classed as nothing more than skirmishes done in a day. Others can be full-blown, covering multiple stars systems and going on for decades, centuries or even longer.

 

  1. Who is the most infamous warlord/warrior?
  2. What is the most famous war tactic used?
  3. When did the last war start & end?
  4. How are supernatural forces (like magic users etc.) handled?
  5. What is a typical day like for the average soldier? Is this the same for each culture/group?
  6. Are there any unusual military units? – if so, what purpose do they serve?
  7. What are the requirements, and restrictions, for joining the military for each culture/group?
  8. What are some of the customs & traditions of the military?
  9. What is the most commonly used weapon?
  10. What, if anything, is considered a war crime?

 

Bonus Question
What combat had the biggest impact on the world, who took part in it and what was it about?

 

The list of previous and other world building prompts/questions can be found HERE.

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