Category Archives: wounds

Cautery Basics

A question hit my inbox recently regarding cautery. If you’ve never heard the term before, cautery (aka cauterization) means the intentional burning or scarring of tissue as a means to: Stop blood loss and seal blood vessels Sever tissue (for … Continue reading

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Cut-Throat Old Ladies

How much strength dose it take to cut a throat? Can an old lady do it? I’ll be honest. When I got this question in my inbox, I thought to myself, ‘how should I know’? And then I thought ‘how … Continue reading

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Animal Attacks

So your character is wandering along, minding his own business when out of nowhere a vicious creature leaps on him intent on lunch. The intrepid hero manages to fight the beast off, or perhaps the plucky heroine rescues him for … Continue reading

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