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24th Nov '16 7:23:32 AM Sharlee
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* Ironically, hobbyists who practice traditional handicrafts sometimes find ''the modern world'' to be a ScavengerWorld of sorts, in that historically-accurate materials and tools can be almost impossible to track down in a society where advanced technologies have long since supplanted them. Just ''try'' tracking down replacement parts for a 13th century spinning wheel or a Roman-style suit of armor outside of a museum.
11th Oct '16 12:30:20 PM creepingdeath
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'': The stitchpunks scavenge in what is left of the world after a robot/human war that rendered the earth completely uninhabited, even by bacteria.
28th Sep '16 5:08:18 PM ManEFaces
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->''"…did you ever try to put a broken piece of glass back together? Even if the pieces fit, you can’t make it whole again the way it was. But if you’re clever, you can still use the pieces to make other useful things. Maybe even something wonderful, like a mosaic. Well, the world broke just like glass. And everyone’s trying to put it back together like it was, but it’ll never come together in the same way."''
-->-- '''''VideoGame/Fallout3'''''
25th Sep '16 1:46:27 AM CountDorku
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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.

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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 sculpted 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.



* ''Godbound'' from Sine Nomine has this on two levels. One, most of the old technology has stopped working, making it interesting loot for any pantheon with the power to get it running again. Two, Heaven itself is broken, and the Godbound are scavenging its bits to see if they can fix it, build something better, or just kick the backsides of their rivals.

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* ''Godbound'' from Sine Nomine has this on two levels. One, most of the old technology has stopped working, working due to the laws of physics failing, making it interesting loot for any pantheon with the power to get it running again. Two, Heaven itself is broken, and the Godbound are scavenging its bits to see if they can fix it, build something better, or just kick the backsides of their rivals.rivals.
* ''Atomic Highway'' goes so far as to have a Scavenger Pursuit (essentially a character class), a Scavenge skill, and multiple pages of tables for what you find when scavenging a specific kind of location.
22nd Aug '16 9:28:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Animation/SkyBlue'': The Diggers' society works much like this; some, such as Shua and Moe, know how to assemble machines, but they mostly have to steal the parts from Ecoban.
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* ''Animation/SkyBlue'': The Diggers' society works much like this; some, such as Shua and Moe, know how to assemble machines, but they mostly have to steal the parts from Ecoban.
22nd Aug '16 9:27:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/MadMax 2'' was successful and influential in bringing the Scavenger World trope to the big screen. The tone and visuals inspired many subsequent works.

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* ''Film/MadMax 2'' ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior'' was successful and influential in bringing the Scavenger World trope to the big screen. The tone and visuals inspired many subsequent works.
28th Jul '16 1:41:07 AM CountDorku
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* ''Godbound'' from Sine Nomine has this on two levels. One, most of the old technology has stopped working, making it interesting loot for any pantheon with the power to get it running again. Two, Heaven itself is broken, and the Godbound are scavenging its bits to see if they can fix it, build something better, or just kick the backsides of their rivals.
23rd Jul '16 5:00:01 PM NozzDogg
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* ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'', despite being a RaygunGothic setting has Io. Io, being a blasted post apocalyptic wasteland, is full of native tribes searching for the best materials among the ruins. Occasionally Earthlings come by to try their hand at treasure hunting; if things go poorly they can easily find themselves facing off against Iotes armed with zip-guns, bows and crossbows.
9th Jul '16 11:54:07 AM nombretomado
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* The planet of Bara Magna in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}''.

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* The planet of Bara Magna in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}''.''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''.
5th Jun '16 6:59:12 PM LTR
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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, 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 supplied. This is especially true if the power grid has been destroyed, since most modern manufacturing processes require extensive use of these places.
computers, power tools and precision that no human hand is capable of.
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