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13th Apr '16 6:56:24 AM shadowbeast
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Junk}}'' was set on a planet of exiled rednecks where they amused themselves by building [[HumungousMecha giant robots]] out of junk with beer-fuelled engines to fight each other with. You were free to make minis out of any old cr@p you could find.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Junk}}'' was set on a planet of exiled rednecks where they amused themselves by building [[HumungousMecha [[HumongousMecha giant robots]] out of junk with beer-fuelled engines to fight each other with. You were free to make minis out of any old cr@p you could find.
13th Apr '16 6:54:25 AM shadowbeast
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* ''TabletopGame/Junk'' was set on a planet of exiled rednecks where they amused themselves by building [[HumungousMecha giant robots]] out of junk with beer-fuelled engines to fight each other with. You were free to make minis out of any old cr@p you could find.

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* ''TabletopGame/Junk'' ''TabletopGame/{{Junk}}'' was set on a planet of exiled rednecks where they amused themselves by building [[HumungousMecha giant robots]] out of junk with beer-fuelled engines to fight each other with. You were free to make minis out of any old cr@p you could find.
13th Apr '16 6:53:12 AM shadowbeast
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* ''TabletopGame/Junk'' was set on a planet of exiled rednecks where they amused themselves by building [[HumungousMecha giant robots]] out of junk with beer-fuelled engines to fight each other with. You were free to make minis out of any old cr@p you could find.


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** This also happens in Australian indigenous communities in the Outback, as seen on ''Series/BushMechanics''. Try stuffing a length of mulga tree wood into the spring next time you break one (and see how far you get before you get pink-stickered off the road.)


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* The rat rodding scene has this in droves, mostly due to the majority of rat rodders having completely missed the point about rat rods and simply feeding their ''Film/MadMax'' fetish. Some rat rods are built like that on purpose, as post-apocalyptic art, others because they genuinely are poor quality and are "dodgied" together, which is also the bulk of any repairs they may need. Survival bikes are a similar concept; while rat bikes look like they have been improvised back to life repeatedly and often because they have.
13th Apr '16 4:17:01 AM shadowbeast
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* The Walpiri Media Association's ''Series/{{BushMechanics}}'' has Outback Indigenous communities doing anything you ''can't'' imagine to keep a car mobile, even having to work pumps by hand as the car is moving and using bits of broken boomerang to make brake shoes. Somehow, out on a bush track, there's often an old battery to retrieve lead from to melt in a hubcap in order to fix a radiator crack, and wire to hold on a piece of fallen branch in place of the cross-member that fell off the underframe...

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* The Walpiri Warlpiri Media Association's ''Series/{{BushMechanics}}'' has Outback Indigenous communities doing anything you ''can't'' imagine to keep a car mobile, even having to work pumps by hand as the car is moving and using bits of broken boomerang to make brake shoes. Somehow, out on a bush track, there's often an old battery to retrieve lead from to melt in a hubcap in order to fix a radiator crack, and wire to hold on a piece of fallen branch in place of the cross-member that fell off the underframe...
13th Apr '16 4:16:01 AM shadowbeast
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* The Walpiri Media Association's ''Series/{{BushMechanics}}'' has Outback communities doing anything you ''can't''imagine to keep a car mobile, even having to work pumps by hand as the car is moving and using bits of broken boomerang to make brake shoes.

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* The Walpiri Media Association's ''Series/{{BushMechanics}}'' has Outback Indigenous communities doing anything you ''can't''imagine ''can't'' imagine to keep a car mobile, even having to work pumps by hand as the car is moving and using bits of broken boomerang to make brake shoes.shoes. Somehow, out on a bush track, there's often an old battery to retrieve lead from to melt in a hubcap in order to fix a radiator crack, and wire to hold on a piece of fallen branch in place of the cross-member that fell off the underframe...
13th Apr '16 4:12:40 AM shadowbeast
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* ''Series/{{Thunderstone}}'', in its first season, finds Noah in an underground city during an ice age caused by the destruction of the Nemesis Comet, source of the titular Thunderstone, and somehow manages to modify the VR helmets the citizens use to travel in time. Upon meeting the tribe of feral kids, he believes he is in the past, but turns out to be in the future, as is revealed when he encounters the remains of the underground colony and finds another faction of scavengers who form a dictatorship and use mechanised vehicles.
* ''Series/{{StormWorld}}'' has the protagonists taken by a [[NegativeSpaceWedgie strange storm]] to an unidentified world in which several other humanoid peoples have been dumped, with varying tech levels. Scavenging whatever wreckage the storms bring, they try to eke out a living while the worst of them come on flying bikes to take everything for themselves. A girl from Earth seems to have managed to build a submersible from part of an aircraft...
* The Walpiri Media Association's ''Series/{{BushMechanics}}'' has Outback communities doing anything you ''can't''imagine to keep a car mobile, even having to work pumps by hand as the car is moving and using bits of broken boomerang to make brake shoes.


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* ''TabletopGame/NuclearRenaissance'' has a design style that seems to echo [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Orkish]] engineering, both in terms of size (vehicles way too big for real-life roads) and in the fact that it all seems to have been scultped from riveted-together fragments of scrap metal. Many of the vehicles are available piece by piece from the store, allowing all manner of custom nonsense creations.
26th Dec '15 8:55:45 AM iowaforever
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* Jakku from ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' is a desert world littered with the burned out hulks of Imperial and Galactic Alliance war machines, which the few inhabitants break apart to exchange for food and other supplies.
18th Oct '15 12:40:56 PM CountDorku
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** The spinoff ''TabletopGame/{{Gorkamorka}}'' plays it straight with Orks, however. Most of the metal on the planet is there because of their descending Space Hulk and a very unlucky Imperial expedition, and their first attempt to build a new ship out of it ended in disaster because Orks will pick fights for any available reason. As a result, a lot of the game is about small Ork warbands beating each other up in fights over scrap.
4th Aug '15 11:52:10 AM TVRulezAgain
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* During and even a little while after the {{Batman}} series of No Man's Land, everybody scavenged everything. One apple was worth more than a crate of 9mm ammo.

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* During and even a little while after the {{Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} series of No Man's Land, everybody scavenged everything. One apple was worth more than a crate of 9mm ammo.
2nd Aug '15 2:10:22 AM Arawn999
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Now, suppose a large majority of mankind were to be suddenly wiped out? There would be huge holes in the knowledge of how to produce things. Sure, someone might know how to fix the engine of a car, but if there's no one who knows how to make spark plugs, one is forced to hope they can find workable ones in the debris left AfterTheEnd. And then there's the need for gasoline. And oil, and tires, and antifreeze and batteries, and... well you get the idea. And even if someone does know how to make those key components, all that knowledge is little more than useless trivia if the infrastructure of society has been disrupted to the point that the raw materials can no longer be supplied. It would quickly be forgotten as humanity focused on more important things, like finding enough food to keep from starving. A [[PostApocalypticDog dog]] will prove pretty handy in one of these places.

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Now, suppose a large majority of mankind were to be suddenly wiped out? There would be huge holes in the knowledge of how to produce things. Sure, someone might know how to fix the engine of a car, but if there's no one who knows how to make spark plugs, one is forced to hope they can find workable ones in the debris left AfterTheEnd. And then there's the need for gasoline. And oil, and tires, and antifreeze and batteries, and... well well, you get the idea. And even if someone does know how to make those key components, all that knowledge is little more than useless trivia if the infrastructure of society has been disrupted to the point that the raw materials can no longer be supplied. It would quickly be forgotten as humanity focused on more important things, like finding enough food to keep from starving. A [[PostApocalypticDog dog]] will prove pretty handy in one of these places.


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* ''VideoGame/RedAsh'', a pseudo-sequel to VideoGame/MightyNo9, is set in a world where people salvage parts from giant robots for a living.
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