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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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Now, suppose * ''VideoGame/RedAsh'', a large majority of mankind were pseudo-sequel to be suddenly wiped out? There would be huge holes VideoGame/MightyNo9, is set 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 world where people salvage parts from starving. A [[PostApocalypticDog dog]] will prove pretty handy in one of these places. giant robots for a living.
3rd Jul '15 4:11:04 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Earth]] in ''Anime/SuiseiNoGargantia''. After an apocalyptic event, the entire surface of the planet is covered by ocean. People live on floating cities and scavenge the ruins under the ocean. Good scavengers seem to be respected.
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* [[spoiler:Earth]] in ''Anime/SuiseiNoGargantia''.''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet''. After an apocalyptic event, the entire surface of the planet is covered by ocean. People live on floating cities and scavenge the ruins under the ocean. Good scavengers seem to be respected.
5th Jun '15 6:20:28 PM zarpaulus
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* ''TabletopGame/MyriadSong'' is a bit of a mix, there are a number of well-developed prosperous planets, but also many "derelict" worlds in ruins.
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* ''TabletopGame/MyriadSong'' is a bit of a mix, there are a number few planets survived the disappearance of well-developed prosperous planets, but also many the [[AbusivePrecursors Syndics]] with their industry and infrastructure intact, others, known as "derelict" worlds in ruins.worlds, not so much. The result is a SpaceOpera where one side of a battle might be armed with rayguns, while the other has zip-guns made from rusty pipes.
13th Apr '15 4:43:33 PM Tightwire
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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.
13th Apr '15 4:40:19 PM Tightwire
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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'.
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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...
13th Apr '15 4:35:01 PM Tightwire
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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'.
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* ''Wasteland2'' ''{{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'.
13th Apr '15 4:32:33 PM Tightwire
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[[folder:VideoGames]] * ''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'. [[/folder]]
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