Today begins our fourth topic challenge!


Dates: 23 March - 5 April

Proposed by:

When I joined Worldbuilding, I told myself that I would only answer science-based questions. I'd stay away from magic-based or fantasy-based questions. I've done a decent job of it, but I've seen lots of brilliant questions asked about magic. It seems to bring out a lot of creativity in people.

Remember to use this tag if you're asking a question as part of the challenge.

In two weeks, we'll announce the stats for users who asked and answered questions using the tag. If you have questions, see the original post or ask in chat. Let the games begin.

Previous Challenges

Fortnightly topic challenge #3: Creature Design

Fortnightly topic challenge #2: Flora

Fortnightly topic challenge #1: Space

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    $\begingroup$ Man, I better get started on some questions! $\endgroup$
    – HDE 226868 Mod
    Commented Mar 23, 2015 at 14:58
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    $\begingroup$ @HDE226868 hahahaha. No math allowed. $\endgroup$
    – James
    Commented Mar 23, 2015 at 16:43
  • $\begingroup$ I shall find a way! $\endgroup$
    – HDE 226868 Mod
    Commented Mar 23, 2015 at 17:26
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    $\begingroup$ @James the mathematical world summons you. Seriously, we can involve meth anywhere $\endgroup$
    – ArtOfCode
    Commented Mar 23, 2015 at 20:47
  • $\begingroup$ @ArtOfCode Ill go ahead and assume you meant math. Hahahahahaha $\endgroup$
    – James
    Commented Mar 24, 2015 at 5:09
  • $\begingroup$ @James oh. Oh. Whoops. You saw nothing. $\endgroup$
    – ArtOfCode
    Commented Mar 24, 2015 at 8:43
  • $\begingroup$ I forsee this challenge being a difficult one. I can't think of many magical questions that can't be answered by "pfft, it's magic". $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 24, 2015 at 16:04
  • $\begingroup$ Topic challenge ;) $\endgroup$
    – James
    Commented Mar 24, 2015 at 21:04
  • $\begingroup$ What about Mathmagic? $\endgroup$
    – KSmarts
    Commented Mar 27, 2015 at 15:37
  • $\begingroup$ Pick me please! $\endgroup$
    – Vincent
    Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 0:53

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We just had our most popular challenge until now with 36 questions including 2 closed questions

  1. How to cure a phobia with magic
  2. How can I imprison a wizard who can walk through walls?
  3. Uses for Limited Human Flight in Medieval Setting
  4. Magical April Fools prank (close)
  5. How to defeat a nature Mage?
  6. Non-logical Magic
  7. Magic that alters living cells - How to efficiently battle with it?
  8. How can fae rescue one of their number from an iron cage?
  9. How to escape a horde of worms using magic with minimal injury?
  10. How Do I Draw the Elves into the War?
  11. Magically knock someone down and pin them using Science
  12. How to minimize the threat of guns in present day magic fantasy
  13. How could flying soldiers influence medieval battle tactics?
  14. A Most Subtle Magic
  15. How to Escape an Impossible Situation Using Minimal Magic?
  16. Limited Fate sensing powers to give protagonist of miyazaki style story
  17. Use of Liquid Potential Energy
  18. Magivore - designing a magic 'eater'
  19. Sympathy: Give me the chills!
  20. Designing a battery to store light
  21. What might be dangers of connecting your own soul to a stronger soul?
  22. How would an intelligent planet develop the ability to bend space-time?
  23. Can you have magic that doesn't have rules?
  24. Magic as Luck Control
  25. Magic on an atomic level?
  26. Will my magic system decrease its credibility? (closed)
  27. If magic is real, can it be true that rational scientific thought should exclude it?
  28. Would science emerge in a world with magic?
  29. Magic that alters living cells - Growing cities out of trees?
  30. Development of society with random encounters
  31. The Magical British Government: At War

Questions asked by:

We add 207 answers during the challenge. This is an average of 6,68 answers per question, including the closed questions.

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Good job everyone!

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks Vincent, been swamped, never would have gotten to this today. $\endgroup$
    – James
    Commented Apr 6, 2015 at 14:26

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