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16th Sep '17 5:52:59 PM EmperorZim
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** For Orkz, this trope is played straight. All Orkz have knowledge of basic physics and mechanics literally encoded into their genes, thus every Ork can smelt metal to make their choppa & scrounge enough junk together to make a functioning shoota. Some Orkz, the Mekz, have an even greater instinctive understanding of these principles, and can make teleporters, laser & plasma weaponry, massive walkers & even spaceships (with assistance of course). The problem is, the Ork doing the building doesn't really understand what he's doing, because its mostly subconscious, which is why Ork technology looks so ramshackle & generally isnt standardized.

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** For Orkz, this trope is played straight.it's opposite from the above MachineCult. All Orkz have knowledge of basic physics and mechanics literally encoded into their genes, thus every Ork can smelt metal to make their choppa & scrounge enough junk together to make a functioning shoota. Some Orkz, the Mekz, have an even greater instinctive understanding of these principles, and can make teleporters, laser & plasma weaponry, massive walkers & even spaceships (with assistance of course). The problem is, the Ork doing the building doesn't really understand what he's doing, because its mostly subconscious, which is why Ork technology looks so ramshackle & generally isnt standardized.
16th Sep '17 5:49:58 PM EmperorZim
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** It's actually the opposite for Orkz. All Orkz have knowledge of basic physics and mechanics literally encoded into their genes, thus every Ork can smelt metal to make their choppa & scrounge enough junk together to make a functioning shoota. Some Orkz, the Mekz, have an even greater instinctive understanding of these principles, and can make teleporters, laser & plasma weaponry, massive walkers & even spaceships (with assistance of course). The problem is, the Ork doing the building doesn't really understand what he's doing, because its mostly subconscious, which is why Ork technology looks so ramshackle & generally isnt standardized.

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** It's actually the opposite for Orkz.For Orkz, this trope is played straight. All Orkz have knowledge of basic physics and mechanics literally encoded into their genes, thus every Ork can smelt metal to make their choppa & scrounge enough junk together to make a functioning shoota. Some Orkz, the Mekz, have an even greater instinctive understanding of these principles, and can make teleporters, laser & plasma weaponry, massive walkers & even spaceships (with assistance of course). The problem is, the Ork doing the building doesn't really understand what he's doing, because its mostly subconscious, which is why Ork technology looks so ramshackle & generally isnt standardized.
16th Sep '17 4:20:05 AM jormis29
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* ''Wasteland'', a comic series by Oni Press, takes place in a scavenger world thanks to "the big wet".

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* ''Wasteland'', a comic series by Oni Press, ''ComicBook/{{Wasteland}}'' takes place in a scavenger world thanks to "the big wet".
15th Sep '17 8:44:12 PM JackG
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* In ''[[Literature/DreamPark The California Voodoo Game]]'', the Game-scenario occupants of [=MIMIC=] use materials scrounged from the damaged {{Arcology}} for clothing, tools, weapons and artwork. One of the first enemies "killed" in the Game carries a club made from a table leg with an old can strapped to the end, and a chunk of concrete stuffed inside for weight.
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6th Jul '17 2:01:12 PM Codefreak5
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* ''{{Wasteland2}}'' is this with its UsedFuture. Everybody has to scavenge everything. In the Ranger Citadel, your fellow Rangers have limited weapons, armour and currency - including ammo. Some will pay extra for weapon parts, medicine, and in the case of the explosives expert, animal faeces. Most of all the currency isn't 'dollars', it's 'scrap'.
** Exactly as the trope describes, working vehicles are almost non-existant. Cars are more popular as barricades, and motor homes are just... homes. You sometimes see parts lying around but nobody can put them all together. Bicycles exist but functional ones are incredibly rare. But worryingly, somebody is finding the necessery materials to build shiny new robots...
* ''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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17th May '17 5:05:38 PM Leemorrison
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-->-- '''''VideoGame/Fallout3'''''

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-->-- Moira Brown, author of ''The Wasteland Survival Guide'', '''''VideoGame/Fallout3'''''
15th Mar '17 2:58:38 PM Doug86
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* The ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' comic strip ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'' features a warlike human culture, Termight, who are at war with everyone else in the universe despite the fact that culturally and technologically, they are regressing. They fight with medieval weapons, their HumongousMecha are recycled, one of them can only move its feet with the aid of men turning capstans etc.[[note]]If that reminds you of [[TabletopGames/Warhammer40000 another popular franchise]], it's not a coincidence; they share a number of writing credits.[[/note]]

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* The ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' comic strip ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'' features a warlike human culture, Termight, who are at war with everyone else in the universe despite the fact that culturally and technologically, they are regressing. They fight with medieval weapons, their HumongousMecha are recycled, one of them can only move its feet with the aid of men turning capstans etc.[[note]]If that reminds you of [[TabletopGames/Warhammer40000 [[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 another popular franchise]], it's not a coincidence; they share a number of writing credits.[[/note]]
23rd Feb '17 8:14:54 AM marcoasalazarm
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* In ''Manga/DesertPunk'', there are the remains of whole cities that are occasionally found with scavengable supplies, though by the story's start one hasn't been found in decades. The Oasis Government, seemingly the only ones capable of producing food in the manga, supply everyone outside of their {{Elaborate Underground Base}}s with resources to get by for the sole purpose of having a workforce to doing the scavanging while its citizens on the inside have whole corporations based on reverse-engineering it (and to provide an example of how bad things are, one incredibly rich scavenger we meet made his fortune out of salvaging an intact copy of ''The Game Of Life'').

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* In ''Manga/DesertPunk'', there are the remains of whole cities that are occasionally found with scavengable supplies, though by the story's start one hasn't been found in decades. The Oasis Government, seemingly the only ones capable of producing food in the manga, supply everyone outside of their {{Elaborate Underground Base}}s with resources to get by for the sole purpose of having a workforce to doing the scavanging while its citizens on the inside have whole corporations based on reverse-engineering it (and to provide an example of how bad things are, one incredibly rich and legendary scavenger we meet made his fortune and fame out of salvaging an intact copy of ''The Game Of Life'').TabletopGame/GameOfLife'').
23rd Feb '17 8:13:35 AM marcoasalazarm
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* In ''Manga/DesertPunk'', there are the remains of whole cities that are occasionally found with scavengable supplies, though by the story's start one hasn't been found in decades. The Oasis Government, seemingly the only ones capable of producing food in the manga, supply everyone outside of their {{Elaborate Underground Base}}s with resources to get by for the sole purpose of having a workforce to doing the scavanging while its citizens on the inside have whole corporations based on reverse-engineering it.

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* In ''Manga/DesertPunk'', there are the remains of whole cities that are occasionally found with scavengable supplies, though by the story's start one hasn't been found in decades. The Oasis Government, seemingly the only ones capable of producing food in the manga, supply everyone outside of their {{Elaborate Underground Base}}s with resources to get by for the sole purpose of having a workforce to doing the scavanging while its citizens on the inside have whole corporations based on reverse-engineering it.it (and to provide an example of how bad things are, one incredibly rich scavenger we meet made his fortune out of salvaging an intact copy of ''The Game Of Life'').
28th Jan '17 2:23:08 PM Jake
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* The ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' comic strip ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'' features a warlike human culture, Termight, who are at war with everyone else in the universe despite the fact that culturally and technologically, they are regressing. They fight with medieval weapons, their HumongousMecha are recycled, one of them can only move its feet with the aid of men turning capstans etc.

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* The ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' comic strip ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'' features a warlike human culture, Termight, who are at war with everyone else in the universe despite the fact that culturally and technologically, they are regressing. They fight with medieval weapons, their HumongousMecha are recycled, one of them can only move its feet with the aid of men turning capstans etc.[[note]]If that reminds you of [[TabletopGames/Warhammer40000 another popular franchise]], it's not a coincidence; they share a number of writing credits.[[/note]]
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