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** ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' has a lot. First there's Khyber, its underdark [[FollowTheLeader stand-in]]. Then there are certain planes of existence (Xoriat, the plane of madness, Shavarrath the Battlefield, Mabar, the plane of death, etc...) and some evocatively named regions of the mortal world: the Shadow Marshes, the Mournland, Frostfell, the jungle continent of Xen'drik & the Demon Wastes.

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** ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' has a lot. First there's Khyber, its underdark [[FollowTheLeader stand-in]]. Then there are certain planes of existence (Xoriat, the plane of madness, Shavarrath the Battlefield, Mabar, the plane of death, etc...) and some evocatively named regions of the mortal world: the Shadow Marshes, the Mournland, Frostfell, the jungle continent of Xen'drik & and the Demon Wastes.



** In 1st & 2nd Ed and ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}},'' there's still the various elemental planes (such as Fire, which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin) along with deadly variants such as Vacuum, Ooze, Dust and Ash, as well as the seven lower planes. The settings were at least 2/3s Death World and [[UpToEleven 3/2]] ''CrapsackWorld''.

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** In 1st & and 2nd Ed and ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}},'' there's still the various elemental planes (such as Fire, which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin) along with deadly variants such as Vacuum, Ooze, Dust and Ash, as well as the seven lower planes. The settings were at least 2/3s Death World and [[UpToEleven 3/2]] ''CrapsackWorld''.
7th Nov '17 11:30:18 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Catachan, a [[HungryJungle jungle world]] where nearly every animal there is said to be a carnivore, [[ManEatingPlant and so are the plants]], the majority of the microbes, fungi, and viruses. Wildlife includes the Catachan Barking Toad (a "jumpy" critter that detonates into a cloud of toxins that kills everything within a kilometer radius if you startle it) and the Catachan Devil (a cross between a scorpion and centipede the size of a train, thought to be related to the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranids]]). Also note the needle-shooting plants that [[BodyHorror turn any of their victims into more such plants]]. Every settlement fights a daily battle to keep its structures from being reclaimed by the vegetation, feral [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]] breed in the deepest parts of the jungle, and on top of everything else the planet's gravity is slightly higher than normal. Living past the age of ten on such a planet is considered an achievement akin to graduating from boot camp, making the Catachan Jungle Fighters legendary among the regiments of the Imperial Guard (that each of them is equal parts {{Film/Rambo}} and the cast of {{Film/Predator}} doesn't hurt). And finally, it's possible the planet is ''[[GeniusLoci sentient]]'', [[HungryJungle and hates humanity.]]

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** Catachan, a [[HungryJungle jungle world]] where nearly every animal there is said to be a carnivore, [[ManEatingPlant and so are the plants]], the majority of the microbes, fungi, and viruses. Wildlife includes the Catachan Barking Toad (a "jumpy" critter that detonates into a cloud of toxins that kills everything within a kilometer radius if you startle it) and the Catachan Devil (a cross between a scorpion [[ScaryScorpions scorpion]] and centipede [[CreepyCentipedes centipede]] the size of a train, thought to be related to the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranids]]). Also note the needle-shooting plants that [[BodyHorror turn any of their victims into more such plants]]. Every settlement fights a daily battle to keep its structures from being reclaimed by the vegetation, feral [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]] breed in the deepest parts of the jungle, and on top of everything else the planet's gravity is slightly higher than normal. Living past the age of ten on such a planet is considered an achievement akin to graduating from boot camp, making the Catachan Jungle Fighters legendary among the regiments of the Imperial Guard (that each of them is equal parts {{Film/Rambo}} and the cast of {{Film/Predator}} doesn't hurt). And finally, it's possible the planet is ''[[GeniusLoci sentient]]'', [[HungryJungle and hates humanity.]]
1st Nov '17 10:59:34 PM Neruzian
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**** Australia wins in the end though; native wildlife has already started adapting to Cane Toads. Crows have figured out that they can use a stick to flip the toads over and then use their beak to spear through the toad's underside and get at the tasty and not poisonous guts inside. The toads don't even bother trying to run away, because they're too used to having no threats.
1st Oct '17 12:26:35 AM DarkHunter
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** Cadia and Armageddon are not the bad per se, but right now both planets are a constant warzone with the 13th Black Crusade and remnants of Third War for Armageddon. Cadia is generally famous for its conscription rate and birth rate being the same thing and that Cadian toddlers learn to wield a lasgun before they learn to walk. As of now, roughly 7% of Imperium military [[note]]Imperium is a billion-world empire, that's a lot of forces.[[/note]] is attempting to stop Abaddon's latest and largest incursion so it's kind of crowded there.

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** Cadia and Armageddon are not the bad per se, but right now both planets are a constant warzone with the 13th Black Crusade and remnants of Third War for Armageddon. Cadia is generally famous for its conscription rate and birth rate being the same thing and that Cadian toddlers learn to wield a lasgun before they learn to walk. As of now, roughly 7% of Imperium military [[note]]Imperium is a billion-world empire, that's a lot of forces.[[/note]] is attempting to stop Abaddon's latest and largest incursion so it's kind of crowded there. [[spoiler:8th Edition reveals that they lose, and Cadia is obliterated by Abaddon.]]
30th Sep '17 5:10:49 PM WillBGood
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* Inverted with [[https://www.facebook.com/MaidenheadReapers/posts/381768605244158 this]] poem.

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* %%* Inverted with [[https://www.facebook.com/MaidenheadReapers/posts/381768605244158 this]] poem.
30th Sep '17 5:05:02 PM WillBGood
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* Arizona. At first glance, it doesn't look nearly as bad as Australia; its desert areas has an abundance of vegetation (as opposed to the stereotype of deserts being barren) while its forested areas look outright inviting. Not bad at all right? ''Wrong''. Let's start with the desert. Okay, you can easily die of sunstroke or frostbite (you heard right), as the desert is either really hot or really cold depending on the season. However, that's just for starters. Beside the climate, the desert is home to an abundance of species that could keep with Australian types; the obvious ones are the rattlesnakes, coyotes (which can travel in packs of dozens by the way), cougars, jaguars (yes, really), and spiders (anything from tarantulas to black widows to brown recluses), but there's also the likes of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/peccary peccary]] (think the Sonoran's take on a wild boar), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarantula_hawk tarantula hawk]] (If you've ever played ''FalloutNewVegas'', these are the inspiration for Cazadores, which currently occupy the picture of that game's NightmareFuel page) and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gila_Monster gila monster]] (one of two known venomous lizards, so named for their temperament) to name a few. Alongside, the combination of abundant vegetation and dry air can easily cause massive wild fires that are near impossible to put out (no thanks to the limited water supply); even a blown out match is enough to ignite one (which has happened more than once). And that's not discounting the vegetation itself; while the plants[[note]]which range from the stereotypical cacti to prickly pears and other types with large abundances of thorns[[/note]] aren't venomous like in Australia, they're lethal in their own myriad of ways. First, they can easily catch hold of loose clothing and effectively trap anyone against them (which means if you don't have a knife or easy-to-rip-or-takeoff clothing, then you're stuck, period); even a slight brush can often lead to ensnarement. Alongside that, said plants may or may not be home to one of the local animals listed above, as snakes, spiders and insects like to use them for shelter.

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* Arizona. At first glance, it doesn't look nearly as bad as Australia; its desert areas has an abundance of vegetation (as opposed to the stereotype of deserts being barren) while its forested areas look outright inviting. Not bad at all right? ''Wrong''. Let's start with the desert. Okay, you can easily die of sunstroke or frostbite (you heard right), as the desert is either really hot or really cold depending on the season. However, that's just for starters. Beside the climate, the desert is home to an abundance of species that could keep with Australian types; the obvious ones are the rattlesnakes, coyotes (which can travel in packs of dozens by the way), cougars, jaguars (yes, really), and spiders (anything from tarantulas to black widows to brown recluses), but there's also the likes of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/peccary peccary]] (think the Sonoran's take on a wild boar), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarantula_hawk tarantula hawk]] (If you've ever played ''FalloutNewVegas'', these are the inspiration for Cazadores, which currently occupy the picture of that game's NightmareFuel page) [[NightmareFuel/FalloutNewVegas page]]) and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gila_Monster gila monster]] (one of two known venomous lizards, so named for their temperament) to name a few. Alongside, the combination of abundant vegetation and dry air can easily cause massive wild fires that are near impossible to put out (no thanks to the limited water supply); even a blown out match is enough to ignite one (which has happened more than once). And that's not discounting the vegetation itself; while the plants[[note]]which range from the stereotypical cacti to prickly pears and other types with large abundances of thorns[[/note]] aren't venomous like in Australia, they're lethal in their own myriad of ways. First, they can easily catch hold of loose clothing and effectively trap anyone against them (which means if you don't have a knife or easy-to-rip-or-takeoff clothing, then you're stuck, period); even a slight brush can often lead to ensnarement. Alongside that, said plants may or may not be home to one of the local animals listed above, as snakes, spiders and insects like to use them for shelter.
30th Sep '17 4:40:44 PM WillBGood
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* In Avatar: The Legend of Korra, during the time before the Avatar Cycle, the whole world was shown to be like this, except for the lion turtle cities. The lion turtles had to temporarily grant humans the power of the elements whenever they ventured outside, and even with that they often didn't return.

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* In Avatar: The Legend of Korra, ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLegendOfKorra'', during the time before the Avatar Cycle, the whole world was shown to be like this, except for the lion turtle cities. The lion turtles had to temporarily grant humans the power of the elements whenever they ventured outside, and even with that they often didn't return.
30th Sep '17 4:40:16 PM WillBGood
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* The Planet Mir, setting of ''WesternAnimation/{{ThePiratesOfDarkWater}}'' has Middle Ages level of Civilization in a few Island Kingdoms. But everywhere else is filled with vicious pirates and bizarre beasts, with occasional savage tribesmen or fiendish swindlers to boot. And, large areas of the planet are getting eaten away by a substance of pure evil called Dark Water.

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* The Planet Mir, setting of ''WesternAnimation/{{ThePiratesOfDarkWater}}'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater,'' has Middle Ages level of Civilization in a few Island Kingdoms. But everywhere else is filled with vicious pirates and bizarre beasts, with occasional savage tribesmen or fiendish swindlers to boot. And, large areas of the planet are getting eaten away by a substance of pure evil called Dark Water.
30th Sep '17 4:36:33 PM WillBGood
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* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'': Earth, for SUPERMAN's species. They sent overpowered babies to worlds in order to take over those worlds, but later they had a culture shift. In each and each world they went to get superpowered beings back, they had all been tyrants of that world... except Earth. Earth have so many supervillians that [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=3514 Superman was just too busy keeping Earth intact.]]

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* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'': Earth, for SUPERMAN's species.[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonians]]. They sent overpowered babies to worlds in order to take over those worlds, but later they had a culture shift. In each and each every world they went to get superpowered beings back, they (trying to atone by taking their children back), their descendants had all been tyrants of that world... except Earth. Earth have so many supervillians that [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=3514 Superman was just too busy keeping Earth intact.]]
30th Sep '17 4:14:48 PM WillBGood
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** Catachan, a [[HungryJungle jungle world]] where nearly every animal there is said to be a carnivore, [[ManEatingPlant and so are the plants]], the majority of the microbes, fungi, and viruses. Wildlife includes the Catachan Barking Toad, a "jumpy" critter that detonates into a cloud of toxins that kills everything within a kilometer radius if you startle it, and the Catachan Devil, a cross between a scorpion and centipede the size of a train, and is thought to be related to the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranids]]. Also note the needle-shooting plants that [[BodyHorror turn any of their victims into more such plants]]. Every settlement fights a daily battle to keep its structures from being reclaimed by the vegetation, feral [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]] breed in the deepest parts of the jungle, and on top of everything else the planet's gravity is slightly higher than normal. Living past the age of ten on such a planet is considered an achievement akin to graduating from boot camp, making the Catachan Jungle Fighters legendary among the regiments of the Imperial Guard (that each of them is equal parts {{Film/Rambo}} and the cast of {{Film/Predator}} doesn't hurt). And finally, it's possible the planet is ''[[GeniusLoci sentient]]'', [[HungryJungle and hates humanity.]]

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** Catachan, a [[HungryJungle jungle world]] where nearly every animal there is said to be a carnivore, [[ManEatingPlant and so are the plants]], the majority of the microbes, fungi, and viruses. Wildlife includes the Catachan Barking Toad, a Toad (a "jumpy" critter that detonates into a cloud of toxins that kills everything within a kilometer radius if you startle it, it) and the Catachan Devil, a Devil (a cross between a scorpion and centipede the size of a train, and is thought to be related to the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranids]].Tyranids]]). Also note the needle-shooting plants that [[BodyHorror turn any of their victims into more such plants]]. Every settlement fights a daily battle to keep its structures from being reclaimed by the vegetation, feral [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]] breed in the deepest parts of the jungle, and on top of everything else the planet's gravity is slightly higher than normal. Living past the age of ten on such a planet is considered an achievement akin to graduating from boot camp, making the Catachan Jungle Fighters legendary among the regiments of the Imperial Guard (that each of them is equal parts {{Film/Rambo}} and the cast of {{Film/Predator}} doesn't hurt). And finally, it's possible the planet is ''[[GeniusLoci sentient]]'', [[HungryJungle and hates humanity.]]
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