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24th Apr '16 5:08:06 PM Kalaong
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* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' is one of these, with the profoundly unnatural superhero/supervillain system existing only because of the mutual threat of the [[OmnicidalManiac Endbringers]] and the manipulations of [[NebulousEvilOrganization Cauldron]].

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* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' is one of these, with the profoundly unnatural superhero/supervillain system existing only because of the mutual threat of the [[OmnicidalManiac Endbringers]] and Endbringers]], the manipulations of [[NebulousEvilOrganization Cauldron]].
Cauldron]] - and both are the result of the MetaOrigin passing the ConflictBall around.
-->The entity passed by him, and it leveraged a power. Wiping a memory, setting a block in place. The same blocks that prevented accord between the Wardens and the Shepherds. The same blocks that prevented Partisanís special sight from seeing the entityís power at work.\\
--[[https://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/10/12/interlude-29/ Interlude 29]]
22nd Apr '16 6:04:09 AM Luc
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An interesting phenomenon in WorldBuilding in gaming, and certain kinds of SpeculativeFiction: the focus of a game or story dictates aspects of the setting in many subtle ways.

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An interesting phenomenon in WorldBuilding in gaming, and certain kinds of SpeculativeFiction: the '''the focus of a game or story dictates aspects of the setting in many subtle ways.
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18th Apr '16 11:12:24 PM drac0blade
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* According to {{Word of God}}, the SchizoTech in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is due to trope. If a piece of technology would get in the way of ninjas doing cool ninja things, it doesn't exist. This is why you don't have motor vehicles (with [[Anime/NarutoTheMovieNinjaClashInTheLandOfSnow some exceptions]]) or telephones, because they would obsolete running through forests and relying on messenger birds, but you still have computers, televisions and oddly short-wave radio. Modern telephones do apparently exist but no-one ever uses them.

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* According to {{Word of God}}, the SchizoTech in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is due to this trope. If a piece of technology would get in the way of ninjas doing cool ninja things, it doesn't exist. This is why you don't have motor vehicles (with [[Anime/NarutoTheMovieNinjaClashInTheLandOfSnow some exceptions]]) or telephones, because they would obsolete running through forests and relying on messenger birds, but you still have computers, televisions and oddly short-wave radio. Modern telephones do apparently exist but no-one ever uses them.
28th Feb '16 3:28:18 PM fdsa1234567890
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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' is an interesting example. The way technology was developed makes conflict quite likely, with easy FTL and high levels of energy, but technology for things like terraforming is rather limited. It makes habitable worlds a commodity worth fighting over. [[spoiler: This is obviously intentional, as the [[AbusivePrecursors Reapers]] rely on conflicts between races to make their military victory over the galaxy easier. They deliberately [[LostTechnology left behind the technology]] they did to encourage races to develop along this path. ]]

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' is an interesting example. The way technology was developed makes conflict quite likely, with easy FTL and high levels of energy, but technology for things like terraforming is rather limited. It makes habitable worlds a commodity worth fighting over. [[spoiler: This is obviously intentional, intentional in universe, as the [[AbusivePrecursors Reapers]] rely on conflicts between races to make their military victory over the galaxy easier. They deliberately [[LostTechnology left behind the technology]] they did to encourage races to develop along this path. ]]
28th Feb '16 3:26:32 PM fdsa1234567890
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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' is an interesting example. The way technology was developed makes conflict quite likely, with easy FTL and high levels of energy but technology for things like terraforming is rather limited. It makes habitable worlds a commodity worth fighting over. [[spoiler: This is obviously intentional, as the [[AbusivePrecursors Reapers]] rely on conflicts between races to make their military victory over the galaxy easier.]]

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' is an interesting example. The way technology was developed makes conflict quite likely, with easy FTL and high levels of energy energy, but technology for things like terraforming is rather limited. It makes habitable worlds a commodity worth fighting over. [[spoiler: This is obviously intentional, as the [[AbusivePrecursors Reapers]] rely on conflicts between races to make their military victory over the galaxy easier. They deliberately [[LostTechnology left behind the technology]] they did to encourage races to develop along this path. ]]
28th Feb '16 3:23:33 PM fdsa1234567890
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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' is an interesting example. The way technology was developed makes conflict quite likely, with easy FTL and high levels of energy but technology for things like terraforming is rather limited. It makes habitable worlds a commodity worth fighting over. [[spoiler: This is obviously intentional, as the [[AbusivePrecursors Reapers]] rely on conflicts between races to make their military victory over the galaxy easier.]]
4th Feb '16 6:50:30 AM Bisected8
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* An old-school ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''-styled game needs a lot of unexplored wilderness and ruins. This strongly implies a recent collapse, or people moving into a new territory if you're willing to forego ruins. Guess what two things most fantasy roleplaying settings have in their recent background?

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* An old-school ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''-styled game needs a lot of unexplored wilderness and ruins.ruins (possibly even a DungeonBasedEconomy). This strongly implies a recent collapse, or people moving into a new territory if you're willing to forego ruins. Guess what two things most fantasy roleplaying settings have in their recent background?
19th Jan '16 8:16:02 AM Underachiever
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* While the plot of the ''Literature/GaeaTrilogy'' itself doesn't much dwell on it, ''Wizard'' explains that Gaea, several decades after her first contact with humans in the first novel, has turned ''herself'' into one of these for human tourists -- both to keep herself entertained and to avoid looking like too much of a threat to a species whose technology and [[HumansAreWarriors practical experience with warfare]] could feasibly destroy her.
27th Dec '15 11:44:44 PM Galacton
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Note that both functional and cultural explanations can be gradually subverted. If at some point during the story, or just before the beginning, the status quo is changed by political reforms, ideological conflicts or technological breakthroughs, you could have a story where characters used to the world being in an anarchic state are forced to adapt or otherwise deal with the realization that their lifestyle is no longer viable since significant resources can now be applied to stop them.

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Note that both functional and cultural explanations can be gradually subverted. If at some point during the story, or just before the beginning, the status quo is changed by political reforms, ideological conflicts or technological breakthroughs, you could have a story where characters used to the world being in an anarchic state one way are forced to adapt adapt, [[LaResistance fight back]], or otherwise deal with the realization that their lifestyle is no longer viable since significant resources can now be applied to stop them.
21st Nov '15 4:02:10 AM Jeff-R
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* ''VideoGame/EmpireMUD'' makes it necessary for the player to farm and chop down trees in order to pick up resources so he or she can create buildings and weapons.
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