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25th Sep '16 1:31:07 AM Dravencour
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* ''[[http://misspentyouthgame.com/ Misspent Youth]]'' by Robert Bohl is a game where teenage kids take down a tyrant in a dystopian future world. There's even a step of play called "Dystopia Creation," where you group-create the world that you're playing in.

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* ''[[http://misspentyouthgame.com/ Misspent Youth]]'' by Robert Bohl is a game where teenage kids take down battle a tyrant tyrannical regime or system in a dystopian future world. There's even a step of play called "Dystopia Creation," where you group-create the world that you're playing in.
18th Sep '16 4:50:57 PM ChrysKelly
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* ''Literature/{{Sanctioned}}'' has the UK split, with Scotland being a FalseUtopia and England and Wales being a totalitarian dystopia.
12th Sep '16 9:18:52 AM eyebones
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Dystopia is Ancient Greek for "[[CrapsackWorld bad place]]". The trick to creating a dystopia is to take a sociopolitical issue and deconstruct it or turn it UpToEleven to create a CrapsackWorld. Better yet, do it with several issues, or perhaps all of them.

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Dystopia is Ancient Greek for "[[CrapsackWorld bad place]]". "bad place." The trick to creating a dystopia is to take a sociopolitical issue and deconstruct it or turn it UpToEleven to create a CrapsackWorld.UpToEleven. Better yet, do it with several issues, or perhaps all of them.
3rd Sep '16 7:57:19 AM memememememe
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Dystopia is Ancient Greek for "bad place". The trick to creating a dystopia is to take a sociopolitical issue and turn it UpToEleven. Better yet, do it with several issues, or perhaps all of them.

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Dystopia is Ancient Greek for "bad place". "[[CrapsackWorld bad place]]". The trick to creating a dystopia is to take a sociopolitical issue and deconstruct it or turn it UpToEleven.UpToEleven to create a CrapsackWorld. Better yet, do it with several issues, or perhaps all of them.
15th Aug '16 4:17:07 AM MrCandle
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* ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' and it's quasi-sequel ''Film/EscapeFromLA'' are both about major cities becoming [[WretchedHive overrun by crime]] after the equally corrupt government abandoned them after a major disaster.

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* ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' and it's its quasi-sequel ''Film/EscapeFromLA'' are both about major cities becoming [[WretchedHive overrun by crime]] after the equally corrupt government abandoned them after a major disaster.
12th Aug '16 1:34:44 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk2020}}'' is like Shadowrun minus the fantastic part. Massive megacorps with private armies battle for the control of the world, while (at least in the US) poverty and unemployment are rampant, people die there too for being unable to pay the expensive costs of healthcare, Earth is dying under [[GaiasLament uncontrolled contamination and spills]], criminal gangs are everywhere, and your life is just worth of the cost of the body organs that can be harvested for transplants from your cooling corpse. Oh, and the Middle East is a glassy, [[NukeEm nuked]] wasteland and the stock market is said to be walking in a razor-sharp edge between prosperity and economic meltdown.
6th Aug '16 10:00:41 AM nombretomado
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* [[ComicBook/NewGods Apokolips]] is a hellish Greco-Roman style, technologically advanced alien world ruled with an iron fist by the tyrannical GodEmperor {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}, who is a literal GodOfEvil and has placed himself at the centre of a global and compulsory ReligionOfEvil that revolves around the perpetual worship of him, mainly in the form of mass forced labour whose sole task is to endlessly build monuments to him the old fashioned way (ie. by hand, with a few basic tools, with whips to keep you in line). As mentioned the planet is technologically advanced, and this system is thus designed not simply for Darkseid to glorify himself but also to completely break the spirits of the populace. [[TheBadGuyWins It works]], and though he treats them horribly nearly everyone on the planet would give their life for him, even if they hate him. [[UpToEleven To make matters even worse]], Apokolips is locked in a millenia-old UsefulNotes/ColdWar with its sister planet New Genesis, because Darkseid is an imperialistic warmonger with the ultimate ambition of taking over the entire universe and remaking it in his image... and he has the means to do it. His fondest desire is to [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill eradicate free will]] and make every living thing everywhere [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans a mindless, miserable automaton]] who will live and die at his command. [[SerialEscalation And this only]] '''begins''' to describe why Apokolips is perhaps the single most horrible place in the entire DCUniverse.

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* [[ComicBook/NewGods Apokolips]] is a hellish Greco-Roman style, technologically advanced alien world ruled with an iron fist by the tyrannical GodEmperor {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}, who is a literal GodOfEvil and has placed himself at the centre of a global and compulsory ReligionOfEvil that revolves around the perpetual worship of him, mainly in the form of mass forced labour whose sole task is to endlessly build monuments to him the old fashioned way (ie. by hand, with a few basic tools, with whips to keep you in line). As mentioned the planet is technologically advanced, and this system is thus designed not simply for Darkseid to glorify himself but also to completely break the spirits of the populace. [[TheBadGuyWins It works]], and though he treats them horribly nearly everyone on the planet would give their life for him, even if they hate him. [[UpToEleven To make matters even worse]], Apokolips is locked in a millenia-old UsefulNotes/ColdWar with its sister planet New Genesis, because Darkseid is an imperialistic warmonger with the ultimate ambition of taking over the entire universe and remaking it in his image... and he has the means to do it. His fondest desire is to [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill eradicate free will]] and make every living thing everywhere [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans a mindless, miserable automaton]] who will live and die at his command. [[SerialEscalation And this only]] '''begins''' to describe why Apokolips is perhaps the single most horrible place in the entire DCUniverse.Franchise/DCUniverse.
4th Aug '16 8:57:32 AM Dravencour
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* ''ComicBook/SinCity'' is one of the few non-futuristic versions of a dystopia. Crime is everywhere, the government and the police are corrupt, and you never know when you might become a snack for a cannibal serial killer, or even worse things.
* [[ComicBook/NewGods Apokolips]] is a hellish Greco-Roman style, technologically advanced alien world ruled with an iron fist by the tyrannical GodEmperor {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}, who is a literal GodOfEvil and has placed himself at the centre of a global and compulsory ReligionOfEvil that revolves around the perpetual worship of him, mainly in the form of mass forced labour whose sole task is to endlessly build monuments to him the old fashioned way (ie. by hand, with a few basic tools, with whips to keep you in line). As mentioned the planet is technologically advanced, and this system is thus designed not simply for Darkseid to glorify himself but also to completely break the spirits of the populace. [[TheBadGuyWins It works]], and though he treats them horribly nearly everyone on the planet would give their life for him, even if they hate him. [[UpToEleven To make matters even worse]], Apokolips is locked in a millenia-old UsefulNotes/ColdWar with its sister planet New Genesis, because Darkseid is an imperialistic warmonger with the ultimate ambition of taking over the entire universe and remaking it in his image... and he has the means to do it. His fondest desire is to [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill eradicate free will]] and make every living thing everywhere [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans a mindless, miserable automaton]] who will live and die at his command. [[SerialEscalation And this is only]] '''beginning''' to describe why Apokolips is perhaps the single most horrible place in the DCUniverse.

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* ''ComicBook/SinCity'' is one of the few non-futuristic versions of a dystopia. Crime is everywhere, the government and the police are corrupt, and you never know when you might become a snack for a cannibal serial killer, or have even worse things.
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* [[ComicBook/NewGods Apokolips]] is a hellish Greco-Roman style, technologically advanced alien world ruled with an iron fist by the tyrannical GodEmperor {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}, who is a literal GodOfEvil and has placed himself at the centre of a global and compulsory ReligionOfEvil that revolves around the perpetual worship of him, mainly in the form of mass forced labour whose sole task is to endlessly build monuments to him the old fashioned way (ie. by hand, with a few basic tools, with whips to keep you in line). As mentioned the planet is technologically advanced, and this system is thus designed not simply for Darkseid to glorify himself but also to completely break the spirits of the populace. [[TheBadGuyWins It works]], and though he treats them horribly nearly everyone on the planet would give their life for him, even if they hate him. [[UpToEleven To make matters even worse]], Apokolips is locked in a millenia-old UsefulNotes/ColdWar with its sister planet New Genesis, because Darkseid is an imperialistic warmonger with the ultimate ambition of taking over the entire universe and remaking it in his image... and he has the means to do it. His fondest desire is to [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill eradicate free will]] and make every living thing everywhere [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans a mindless, miserable automaton]] who will live and die at his command. [[SerialEscalation And this is only]] '''beginning''' '''begins''' to describe why Apokolips is perhaps the single most horrible place in the entire DCUniverse.
4th Aug '16 8:54:43 AM Dravencour
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* Runessa's homeworld in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', as revealed in ''[[AllThereInTheManual [=StrikerS=] Sound Stage X]]''. Living in a land of nationalism, racism, and pointless wars, there was a severe lack of food and daily necessities, but there were plenty of weapons to go around. Runessa mentioned that, for as long as she remembered, [[ChildSoldiers she had always slept with guns on her side]], and she had always thought that she was going to live there for the rest of her life until she was shot and an NGO rescued her. So war-torn was her land, that even during the Jail Scaglietti incident, she considered Mid-childa to be an unbelievably peaceful place.

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* Runessa's homeworld in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', as revealed in ''[[AllThereInTheManual [=StrikerS=] Sound Stage X]]''. Living in a land of nationalism, racism, and pointless wars, there was a severe lack of food and daily necessities, but there were plenty of weapons to go around. Runessa mentioned that, for as long as she remembered, [[ChildSoldiers she had always slept with guns on her side]], and she had always thought that she was going to live there for the rest of her life until she was shot and an NGO rescued her. So war-torn was her land, that even during the Jail Scaglietti incident, incident of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', which can best be described as "all hell breaking loose", she considered Mid-childa to be an unbelievably peaceful place.
4th Aug '16 8:51:21 AM Dravencour
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* The world of the ''Birthday Gift'' series (aka Erenisch-verse) is a colorful dystopia with a compulsory enslavement law for women.

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* The world of the ''Birthday Gift'' series (aka Erenisch-verse) (a.k.a. Fansadox-verse) is a colorful dystopia with a compulsory enslavement law for women.
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