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27th Feb '16 10:48:44 AM Atomic_Bear
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So by filling up Earth 2 with bulbous aircraft rather than hovercars or spaceships, you are suggesting a world that is of a similar time period to our own, but just happened to follow a different technological route. It also helps that they have lots of DieselPunk and SteamPunk cred and are sufficiently olde-worlde to be used in fantasy stories too. [[RuleOfCool They are also cool]].

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So by filling up Earth 2 with bulbous aircraft rather than hovercars or spaceships, you are suggesting a world that is of a similar time period to our own, but just happened to follow a different technological route. It also helps that they have lots of DieselPunk and SteamPunk cred and are sufficiently olde-worlde to be used in fantasy stories too. [[RuleOfCool They are also cool]].
cool]]. In fact, when used in a fantasy setting, you're more likely to encounter a thriving airship industry than ''automobiles or railroads'' which are clearly [[BoringButPractical too mundane for such a setting no matter how useful]].
18th Feb '16 2:16:57 AM DaibhidC
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*In the ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' {{Elseworld}} ''Age of Wonder'', set around the dawn of the 20th century, Lex Luthor travels in increasingly elaborate airships.
18th Feb '16 2:12:30 AM DaibhidC
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* At the end of the MirrorUniverse arc in ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', a group of {{Mad Scientist}}s explain that, in a world where a vast intelligent cypress has been destroying the continent, a HatePlague has destroyed most of the male human population, and the government is now run by transgenic animals, they are going to rebuild by focusing on the most pressing need: Skyscraper docks for airships.

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* At the end of the MirrorUniverse arc in ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', a group of {{Mad Scientist}}s explain that, in a world where a vast intelligent cypress has been destroying the continent, a HatePlague has destroyed most of the male human population, and the government is now run by transgenic animals, they are going to rebuild by focusing on the most pressing need: Skyscraper Zeppelin docks for airships.skyscrapers.
18th Feb '16 2:12:09 AM DaibhidC
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* At the end of the MirrorUniverse arc in ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', a group of {{Mad Scientist}}s explain that, in a world where a vast intelligent cypress has been destroying the continent, a HatePlague has destroyed most of the male human population, and the government is now run by transgenic animals, they are going to rebuild by focusing on the most pressing need: Skyscraper docks for airships.
-->'''Sweetheart''': I was all prepped to argue, but that does sound cool.
30th Jan '16 11:33:55 AM Morgenthaler
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** One of Ken's contributions to ''[=GURPS=] InfiniteWorlds'' is a table to randomly generate alternate technologies for one's randomly generated [[AlternateUniverse worldline]]; it has a note that certain results dictate adding zeppelins regardless of the rest of the universe's tech level. Apparently, alternate history just generates airships.

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** One of Ken's contributions to ''[=GURPS=] InfiniteWorlds'' TabletopGame/InfiniteWorlds'' is a table to randomly generate alternate technologies for one's randomly generated [[AlternateUniverse worldline]]; it has a note that certain results dictate adding zeppelins regardless of the rest of the universe's tech level. Apparently, alternate history just generates airships.



* ''{{GURPS}} All-Star Jam 2004'', a 10-chapter compilation of various roleplaying concepts and settings, devotes one entire chapter (by Brian J Underhill) to airships.

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* ''{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} All-Star Jam 2004'', a 10-chapter compilation of various roleplaying concepts and settings, devotes one entire chapter (by Brian J Underhill) to airships.
19th Jan '16 10:28:53 AM nombretomado
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* AaronAllston's novel ''Literature/DocSidhe'' is set on an alternate world where zeppelins and autogyros are still cutting edge aviation technology, and the climactic showdown takes place on board the major villain's airship.

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* AaronAllston's Creator/AaronAllston's novel ''Literature/DocSidhe'' is set on an alternate world where zeppelins and autogyros are still cutting edge aviation technology, and the climactic showdown takes place on board the major villain's airship.
13th Dec '15 8:09:16 PM nombretomado
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* Zeppelins are present in the post-apocalyptic version of the ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse timeline that ''Uncanny {{X-Force}}'' visit in search of a MacGuffin.

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* Zeppelins are present in the post-apocalyptic version of the ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse timeline that ''Uncanny {{X-Force}}'' ComicBook/XForce'' visit in search of a MacGuffin.
5th Dec '15 5:13:11 AM NozzDogg
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* More like Zeppelins On Another World in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge''. As rocket engines aren't safe in the atmosphere of Jupiter and the other gas giants, ships designed to explore there can be converted into zeppelins.
6th Nov '15 11:08:21 PM JRDelta
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* A short story that helped set this trope in stone is Howard Waldrop's "Custer's Last Jump". Presented as a historical article from an alternate timeline, it deals with a Battle of the Little Big Horn fought between biplanes piloted by Sioux warriors and George Armstrong Custer's airship-borne paratroopers. The "Notes" mention a famous film made about the battle: ''They Died With Their Chutes On''.

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* A short story that helped set this trope in stone is [[Creator/HowardWaldrop Howard Waldrop's Waldrop's]] "Custer's Last Jump". Presented as a historical article from an alternate timeline, it deals with a Battle of the Little Big Horn fought between biplanes piloted by Sioux warriors and George Armstrong Custer's airship-borne paratroopers. The "Notes" mention a famous film made about the battle: ''They Died With Their Chutes On''.
6th Nov '15 11:00:04 PM JRDelta
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* A short story that helped set this trope in stone is Howard Waldrop's "Custer's Last Jump". Presented as a historical article from an alternate timeline, it deals with a Battle of the Little Big Horn fought between biplanes piloted by Sioux warriors and George Armstrong Custer's airship-borne paratroopers. The "Notes" mention a famous film made about the battle: ''They Died With Their Chutes On''.
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