The story I'm writing at the moment (fantasy) is based on a world quite unlike our own and has no links what so ever to our ours. As such, i find it unlikely that such a world would come to the same conclusion as ours on math. Iv been thinking about using something such as base 13 mathematics. My question is this: will readers be able to keep up? or will this make it so complicated that its impossible to do so? If you understand base mathematics skip the red writing for those who don't Ill include a quick explanation (this is a writing forum after all and not a maths one ) in most earthly cultures we have what is called base 10 math (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9) when you reach the end you "reset" to 0 (10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19) Using another base number means you reset at a different number, so (using base 4 in this example) 0,1,2,3,10,11,12,13,20,21etc (or using base 2 also known as binary [computer language]) 0,1,10,11,100,101,110,111,1000,1001,1010,1011,1100 etc I got the idea when reading an extract from the original Alice in Wonderland but when used there it was meant to sound like rubbish where as here it would be part of the story (though not a major one). I realize that maybe I'm veering into Sci-fi territory more than fantasy so am cautious to say the least. Opinions are all more than welcome, Thanks, Dave.