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4th Jun '17 7:01:54 PM DastardlyDemolition
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''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'': A town from the future is teleported 300+ years into the past.

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* ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'': A small town from Virginia in the future year 2000 is teleported 300+ years into the past.past. To Germany.



* ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}'': The underwater city of Rapture, which has automatic doors (made a few years earlier than in real life), and robots, in the 1950-60s.
* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'': The flying city of Columbia (which also has robot {{Sentry Gun}}s and cyborgs) in the year 1912.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}'': The underwater city of Rapture, which has automatic doors (made a few years earlier than in real life), genetic modification, and robots, [[DieselPunk diesel-powered]] robots and {{SentryGun}}s in the 1950-60s.
* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'': The flying city of Columbia (which also which has robot {{Sentry Gun}}s Gun}}s, mechanical presidents, and cyborgs) cyborgs in the year 1912.1912. This is to [[spoiler:them taking ideas from the Tears that open]] which is why the Vigors are suspiciously similar to [[spoiler:Plasmids]]. [[spoiler:Fink learned about them and built upon the failed tests of drinkable plasmids]].



* Area 66 from ''VideoGame/MadWorld''.

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* Area 66 from ''VideoGame/MadWorld''.''VideoGame/MadWorld'', an Area51 type place... in the middle of a city.



* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has anything built by [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent the Dwemer]]. They combined their abilities as master enchanters with their SteamPunk engineering prowess to build {{Magitek}} machines far more advanced than anything the other races could create. They were also known to tamper with the laws of time and physics to ensure that their creations [[RagnarokProofing were built to last]]. Even 4000+ years after their disappearance (the cause of which is unknown, but very likely involved their attempt AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence using the heart of a [[GodIsDead Dead God]]) their cities and machinery are still up and running, making them inviting (if extremely dangerous) targets for scavengers.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has anything built by [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent the Dwemer]]. They combined their abilities as master enchanters with their SteamPunk engineering prowess to build {{Magitek}} machines far more advanced than anything the other races could create. They were also known to tamper with the laws of time and physics to ensure that their creations [[RagnarokProofing were built to last]]. Even 4000+ years after their disappearance (the cause of which is unknown, but very likely involved their attempt AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence using the literal heart of a [[GodIsDead Dead God]]) their cities and machinery are still up and running, making them inviting (if extremely dangerous) targets for scavengers.
26th May '17 2:09:40 PM HalcyonDayz
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': There are its fair share of tongue-in-cheek SchizoTech, but [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0964.html Tinkertown]] stands out as a SteamPunk [[OurGnomesAreWeirder gnome]] city-state with advanced technology like LightningGun artillery, in a world that's basically MedievalStasis.
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* Cliffport City in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. The characters even lampshade the fact.

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\n* Cliffport City ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': There are its fair share of tongue-in-cheek SchizoTech, but [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0964.html Tinkertown]] stands out as a SteamPunk [[OurGnomesAreWeirder gnome]] city-state with advanced technology like LightningGun artillery, in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. The characters even lampshade the fact.
a world that's basically MedievalStasis.
24th Apr '17 9:33:01 AM Madrugada
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An technologically-advanced area in a place where it's more advanced than its surroundings -- for example, a far-flung ''[[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Jetsons]]''-esque metropolis in a game set during the modern day; or an advanced techno-dungeon in the middle of your MedievalEuropeanFantasy. Either way, expect to run through streets and buildings high in the sky, and to dodge cars -- of either the mundane or the flying variety.

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An inexplicably technologically-advanced area in a place where it's far more advanced than its surroundings -- for example, a far-flung ''[[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Jetsons]]''-esque metropolis in a game set during the modern day; or an advanced techno-dungeon in the middle of your MedievalEuropeanFantasy. Either way, expect to run through streets and buildings high in the sky, and to dodge cars -- of either the mundane or the flying variety.



* The Alaborn cards from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'''s ''Portal Second Age'' expansion have guns. Given that Magic features numerous different worlds, it wouldn't be a problem...but supposedly, they really do come from Dominaria, the same world as most other sets released prior to 2003. Where exactly they were during ''[[CrisisCrossover Invasion]]'' has never been answered, although it's debatable whether the guns would have been of much use.
** Although card art during the ''Invasion'' block did feature {{Magitek}} laser guns, planes, and HumongousMecha. Not everyone was happy.

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':
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The Alaborn cards from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'''s the ''Portal Second Age'' expansion have guns. Given that Magic features numerous different worlds, it wouldn't be a problem...but supposedly, they really do come from Dominaria, the same world as most other sets released prior to 2003. Where exactly they were during ''[[CrisisCrossover Invasion]]'' has never been answered, although it's debatable whether the guns would have been of much use.
** Although card Card art during the ''Invasion'' block did feature featured {{Magitek}} laser guns, planes, and HumongousMecha. Not everyone was happy.



* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': There are its fair share of tongue-in-cheek SchizoTech, but [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0964.html Tinkertown]] stands out as a SteamPunk [[OurGnomesAreWeirder gnome]] city-state with advanced technology like LightningGun artillery, in a word that's basically MedievalStasis.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': There are its fair share of tongue-in-cheek SchizoTech, but [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0964.html Tinkertown]] stands out as a SteamPunk [[OurGnomesAreWeirder gnome]] city-state with advanced technology like LightningGun artillery, in a word world that's basically MedievalStasis.
24th Apr '17 9:08:19 AM Malady
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An inexplicably technologically-advanced area in a place where it obviously doesn't belong -- for example, a far-flung ''[[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Jetsons]]''-esque metropolis in a game set during the modern day; or an advanced techno-dungeon in the middle of your MedievalEuropeanFantasy. Either way, expect to run through streets and buildings high in the sky, and to dodge cars -- of either the mundane or the flying variety.

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An inexplicably technologically-advanced area in a place where it obviously doesn't belong it's more advanced than its surroundings -- for example, a far-flung ''[[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Jetsons]]''-esque metropolis in a game set during the modern day; or an advanced techno-dungeon in the middle of your MedievalEuropeanFantasy. Either way, expect to run through streets and buildings high in the sky, and to dodge cars -- of either the mundane or the flying variety.



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* The "dungeon" beneath the Barrier Peaks in the world of ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'' is actually a crashed spaceship with {{Robot}}s, keycards, {{Ray Gun}}s and PoweredArmor, as seen in ''Expedition to the Barrier Peaks''.
* The Alaborn cards from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'''s ''Portal Second Age'' expansion have guns. Given that Magic features numerous different worlds, it wouldn't be a problem...but supposedly, they really do come from Dominaria, the same world as most other sets released prior to 2003. Where exactly they were during ''[[CrisisCrossover Invasion]]'' has never been answered, although it's debatable whether the guns would have been of much use.
** Although card art during the ''Invasion'' block did feature {{Magitek}} laser guns, planes, and HumongousMecha. Not everyone was happy.

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* The "dungeon" beneath ''Manga/OnePiece'': As the Barrier Peaks great ocean Grand Line are made of small islands in between seas, with high difficulty to even move from island to island in the world of ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'' is actually a crashed spaceship with {{Robot}}s, keycards, {{Ray Gun}}s and PoweredArmor, as seen in ''Expedition to the Barrier Peaks''.
* The Alaborn cards
first place, islands are all but isolated from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'''s ''Portal Second Age'' expansion each other; some islands get to be much more advanced (read: looking like some place in the future instead of the 16th century technology like in the age of piracy) than others.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': Academy City, which is said to
have guns. Given that Magic features numerous different worlds, it wouldn't be a problem...but supposedly, they really do come from Dominaria, the same world as most other sets released prior to 2003. Where exactly they were during ''[[CrisisCrossover Invasion]]'' has never been answered, although it's debatable whether the guns would have been technology that's 20 years ahead of much use.
** Although card art during the ''Invasion'' block did feature {{Magitek}} laser guns, planes, and HumongousMecha. Not
everyone was happy.
else.



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* ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'': The titular city of Metropolis, which is the most advanced and wealthiest city in the world.
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''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'': A town from the future is teleported 300+ years into the past.
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'''s Golarion setting:
** The city-state of Alkenstar doesn't share in Golarion's ready access to magic, thanks to the [[YourMagicsNoGoodHere interference of the Mana Wastes]], so it dedicated itself to scientific advancement instead. Its most famous achievement is the invention of firearms, and in addition to monopolizing that market, its engineers and alchemists are in very high demand.
** The Numerian city of Starfall is a downplayed example: access to the nearby Silver Mount, a gigantic ancient starship wreck, has provided it with many relics of the AncientAstronauts' powerful technology, but the nation's Technic League is mostly stuck in an ArchaeologicalArmsRace and has managed very little actual scientific advancement.
* The "dungeon" beneath the Barrier Peaks in the world of ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'' is actually a crashed spaceship with {{Robot}}s, keycards, {{Ray Gun}}s and PoweredArmor, as seen in ''Expedition to the Barrier Peaks''.
* The Alaborn cards from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'''s ''Portal Second Age'' expansion have guns. Given that Magic features numerous different worlds, it wouldn't be a problem...but supposedly, they really do come from Dominaria, the same world as most other sets released prior to 2003. Where exactly they were during ''[[CrisisCrossover Invasion]]'' has never been answered, although it's debatable whether the guns would have been of much use.
** Although card art during the ''Invasion'' block did feature {{Magitek}} laser guns, planes, and HumongousMecha. Not everyone was happy.
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': There are its fair share of tongue-in-cheek SchizoTech, but [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0964.html Tinkertown]] stands out as a SteamPunk [[OurGnomesAreWeirder gnome]] city-state with advanced technology like LightningGun artillery, in a word that's basically MedievalStasis.
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* Unusual for a sports game, Quantum Field of ''[[VideoGame/BackyardSports Backyard Baseball]]''.

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* Unusual for a sports game, Quantum Field of ''[[VideoGame/BackyardSports Backyard Baseball]]''.Baseball]]'': Unusual for a sports game, Quantum Field.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}'': The underwater city of Rapture, which has automatic doors (made a few years earlier than in real life), and robots, in the 1950-60s.
* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'': The flying city of Columbia (which also has robot {{Sentry Gun}}s and cyborgs) in the year 1912.



* Esthar of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. The tech difference can be partially justified in that they're also very isolationist, so their advancements wouldn't have spread to the other nations - yet even so, said isolationism is less than twenty years old, and Esthar is full-on CrystalSpiresAndTogas while the rest of the world is early 20th century. Not to mention that isolationist cultures are typically ''less'' advanced, due to the lack of external competition.

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* Esthar ''Videogame/FinalFantasyVIII'': The city of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. Esthar. Amongst other things, it has a cloaking device which keeps it hidden from the rest of the world, is the only city in the game shown to have a functioning space program, and is home to Odine Laboratories, one of the finest magical research institutes in the world. The tech difference can be partially justified in that they're also very isolationist, so their advancements wouldn't have spread to the other nations - yet even so, said isolationism is less than twenty years old, and old. Esthar is full-on CrystalSpiresAndTogas while the rest of the world is early 20th century. Not to mention that isolationist cultures are typically ''less'' advanced, due to the lack of external competition.


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* ''VideoGame/SoulHackers'': Amami City, where every home has a networked computer, and there is a virtual city, all in 1997.
18th Apr '17 10:16:30 AM erforce
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-->--'''Creator/WaltDisney''' dedicating the TropeNamer at Disneyland, July 17th, 1955

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-->--'''Creator/WaltDisney''' -->-- '''Creator/WaltDisney''' dedicating the TropeNamer at Disneyland, July 17th, 1955



* Robotica Farms from ''[[Franchise/SpyroTheDragon Spyro]] 2: Ripto's Rage''. Another example is from a level not too far from Robotica Farms: Metropolis. It's an even bigger example of this trope because it's a domed robot city, perhaps the urban counterpart to Robotica Farms.

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* Robotica Farms from ''[[Franchise/SpyroTheDragon Spyro]] 2: Ripto's Rage''.''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage''. Another example is from a level not too far from Robotica Farms: Metropolis. It's an even bigger example of this trope because it's a domed robot city, perhaps the urban counterpart to Robotica Farms.



* Future Fuckballs 2010 in ''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures''.

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* Future "Future Fuckballs 2010 2010" in ''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures''.''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures'', which is based on science fiction and other "futuristic" elements that have appeared on [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd the Nerd's show]].




* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' has the Great Bay Temple, an underwater factory of sorts with a very complex pipe and drain system.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' has the Lanayru Mining Facility, with what seems like the only place in all of Hyrule history so far to have electricity.
* Gnomeregan (and anything gnomish) in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.

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\n* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
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''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' has the Great Bay Temple, an underwater factory of sorts with a very complex pipe and drain system.
* ** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' has the Lanayru Mining Facility, with what seems like the only place in all of Hyrule history so far to have electricity.
* Gnomeregan (and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
** Gnomeregan, and
anything gnomish) in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.gnomish.
2nd Apr '17 3:00:58 PM sarysa
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* ''Website/CollegeHumor'': [[LampshadeHanding Lampshaded]] in the [[AffectionateParody parody]] short ''[[https://youtu.be/IptvSQY9Qa8?t=1m4s Every JRPG Ever]]'' right before the "weirdly high tech [[EvilEmpire empire]] from one town over" destroys the hero's hometown.

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* ''Website/CollegeHumor'': [[LampshadeHanding [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the [[AffectionateParody parody]] short ''[[https://youtu.be/IptvSQY9Qa8?t=1m4s Every JRPG Ever]]'' right before the "weirdly high tech [[EvilEmpire empire]] from one town over" destroys the hero's hometown.
2nd Apr '17 3:00:30 PM sarysa
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* ''Website/CollegeHumor'': [[LampshadeHanding Lampshaded]] in the [[AffectionateParody parody]] short ''[[https://youtu.be/IptvSQY9Qa8?t=1m4s Every JRPG Ever]]'' right before the "weirdly high tech [[EvilEmpire empire]] from one town over" destroys the hero's hometown.
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8th Feb '17 10:40:03 PM Vir
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* A staple of the ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic'' series, where each game (except the ninth)) has some sort of sci-fi location, most often the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon.

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* A staple of the ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic'' series, where each game (except the ninth)) ninth) has some sort of sci-fi location, most often the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon.
10th Nov '16 12:10:16 PM BeerBaron
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* The Dwarves from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' have been extinct for over 3,000 years, but were several centuries more technologically advanced than any other modern-day civilization in the {{Verse}}. WordOfGod says this is because their alien belief system forbid them from using proper magic.

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* The Dwarves from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' have been extinct for over 3,000 years, but were several centuries has anything built by [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent the Dwemer]]. They combined their abilities as master enchanters with their SteamPunk engineering prowess to build {{Magitek}} machines far more technologically advanced than any anything the other modern-day civilization in races could create. They were also known to tamper with the {{Verse}}. WordOfGod says this is because laws of time and physics to ensure that their alien belief system forbid them from creations [[RagnarokProofing were built to last]]. Even 4000+ years after their disappearance (the cause of which is unknown, but very likely involved their attempt AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence using proper magic.the heart of a [[GodIsDead Dead God]]) their cities and machinery are still up and running, making them inviting (if extremely dangerous) targets for scavengers.
6th Oct '16 8:51:42 AM Skargoth
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