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4th Aug '17 5:21:06 AM SullenFrog
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* ''VideoGame/{{Sundered}}'' has such a conflict in its backstory. On the one hand, the Eschaton are an underground society of EldritchAbomination-worshipping cultists who wield sorcerous powers gifted to them by their alien gods. On the other hand, the invading Valkyries are a faction of scientists and soldiers armed with lasers, DeflectorShields, robots, and powered armour. They both lost, and the protagonist ends up exploring the ruins of their civilizations while being attacked by their remnants.
4th Aug '17 5:21:06 AM SullenFrog
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22nd Jul '17 1:21:20 PM FireCrawler2002
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* This is the root of conflict between Hammerites and Pagans in the ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' series, except that both sides use magic. The key difference are their goals: the Hammerites want technology to spread and see magic as a stepping stone for that, whereas the Pagans want nature to triumph over civilization and use full-power druidic magic And the Mechanists are even more technocratic in their worldview and religious teachings than the Hammerites.

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* This is the root of conflict between Hammerites and Pagans in the ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' series, except that both sides use magic. magic, with the Hammerites specializing in [[KillItWithFire fire magic]], and the Pagans specializing in [[GreenThumb nature magic]]. The key difference are their goals: the Hammerites want technology to spread and see magic as a stepping stone for that, whereas the Pagans want nature to triumph over civilization and use full-power druidic magic And the magic. The Mechanists are even more technocratic in their worldview and religious teachings than the Hammerites.Hammerites, [[spoiler: to the point of wanting to wipe out all organic life in the City using Necrotic Mutox, AKA Rust Gas]].
2nd Jul '17 11:23:41 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''Literature/{{Noob}}'', the two factions from the {{MMORPG}} the characters are playing are in such a war. There's however a twist in that the technology side has no problem with having magic users among its troops [[GenreSavvy just in case something makes the technology stop working]]. The magic side, on the other hand, has a technology level that enables some players to have SteamPunk level weapons (versus ScienceFiction-level stuff for their enemies).

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* In ''Literature/{{Noob}}'', the two factions from the {{MMORPG}} the characters are playing are in such a war. There's however a twist in that the technology side has no problem with having magic users among its troops [[GenreSavvy just in case something makes the technology stop working]].working. The magic side, on the other hand, has a technology level that enables some players to have SteamPunk level weapons (versus ScienceFiction-level stuff for their enemies).
28th May '17 3:09:06 PM nombretomado
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* The crossover fanfic ''FanFic/EventHorizonStormOfMagic'' has [[VillainProtagonist The Company™]] and the UN on the "tech side", and the hostile native factions like [[LordOfTheRings Mordor]] and [[WarhammerFantasy Chaos]] on the "magic side".

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* The crossover fanfic ''FanFic/EventHorizonStormOfMagic'' has [[VillainProtagonist The Company™]] and the UN on the "tech side", and the hostile native factions like [[LordOfTheRings [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Mordor]] and [[WarhammerFantasy [[TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy Chaos]] on the "magic side".



* Averted in {{Warhammer}}, where every technologically advanced faction (dwarves, Empire, Skaven) uses magic to a degree, since even the SteamPunk dwarves use rune magic (less powerful but more reliable than the Winds of Magic). The Empire is less advanced (though they do have gunpowder weapons including cannon) but use magic just the same. Only the MedievalStasis kingdom of Bretonnia plays it straight since their tech is limited to cavalry equipment and longbows to go with its magic, but that's due to their ruling class being staunchly against it (also they're secretly manipulated by Wood Elves, not exactly the most welcoming of technology).

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* Averted in {{Warhammer}}, ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', where every technologically advanced faction (dwarves, Empire, Skaven) uses magic to a degree, since even the SteamPunk dwarves use rune magic (less powerful but more reliable than the Winds of Magic). The Empire is less advanced (though they do have gunpowder weapons including cannon) but use magic just the same. Only the MedievalStasis kingdom of Bretonnia plays it straight since their tech is limited to cavalry equipment and longbows to go with its magic, but that's due to their ruling class being staunchly against it (also they're secretly manipulated by Wood Elves, not exactly the most welcoming of technology).
20th May '17 7:11:57 PM nombretomado
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* Phil Jimenez was working on a book called ''Otherworld'' for VertigoComics, where a group of friends are whisked away into a war between two worlds -- a traditional fantasy world and a post-singularity culture. It ended when he was slated to do illustrations for ''Infinite Crisis'', though.

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* Phil Jimenez was working on a book called ''Otherworld'' for VertigoComics, Creator/VertigoComics, where a group of friends are whisked away into a war between two worlds -- a traditional fantasy world and a post-singularity culture. It ended when he was slated to do illustrations for ''Infinite Crisis'', though.
3rd May '17 10:00:07 AM rafi
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1st May '17 4:40:31 PM zarpaulus
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* Used part of the time in the RPG world of ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''; sometimes the Shamans and Hackers work together, sometimes they don't.

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* Used part of The NAN War in ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'', sparked by the time US government ruling that corporations could seize reservation land under eminent domain and interning protesters in "re-education camps" in the RPG world of ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''; sometimes [[AlternateHistory 2000s]], and facilitated by [[TheMagicComesBack magic returning]] in 2011. Though in their case the Shamans dichotomy was more a matter of infrastructure than ideology, the fledgling Native American Nations didn't have many factories or supply lines, while the US Army didn't know what to do with magic yet. By the game setting (2050s-2070s) almost every faction uses a mix of magic and Hackers work together, sometimes they don't.technology.
11th Feb '17 6:36:16 PM JordanTH
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* In ''[[Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries The Blackrock Chronicle]]'', LetsPlay/{{Rythian}} has took it upon himself to seek vengeance for LetsPlay/{{Sjin}} and LetsPlay/DuncanJones' destruction of the the old Tekkit world. Unfortunately, through his actions, he caused Duncan to place a nuke under Blackrock Stronghold in his ''LetsPlay/DuncansLab'' series. After [[spoiler: LetsPlay/ZoeyProasheck almost dies when Duncan's nuke explodes]], they have formed an uneasy truce, which thus far appears to be working out.

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* In ''[[Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries The Blackrock Chronicle]]'', LetsPlay/{{Rythian}} has took it upon himself to seek vengeance for LetsPlay/{{Sjin}} and LetsPlay/DuncanJones' destruction of the the old Tekkit world. Unfortunately, through his actions, he caused Duncan to place a nuke under Blackrock Stronghold in his ''LetsPlay/DuncansLab'' ''[[Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries Duncans Lab]]'' series. After [[spoiler: LetsPlay/ZoeyProasheck almost dies when Duncan's nuke explodes]], they have formed an uneasy truce, which thus far appears to be working out.
25th Jan '17 2:44:00 PM Zozma
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* The plot of ''Videogame/TheKrionConquest'' entails humanity summoning a witch to combat robot invaders that are vulnerable to magic.
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