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Why is my question "Too Story Based" and how do I get it opened?

Why is my question "Too Story Based" The key difference between Story based and World based is Will vs Can respectively. For example. Will Joe Marine climb this mountain? ...
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Why is my question "Too Story Based" and how do I get it opened?

A conversation with the OP of this question led to the following response (modified for the general audience). Systems vs. Circumstances Worldbuilding is the process of describing systems. People ...
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How to publish submissions (for blog editors and Worldbuilding moderators) (We have several people with edit privileges on the blog. These are my notes to make it easier for others to publish stuff, ...
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