Extended Mediography

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Lukas

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Re: Extended Mediography
« Reply #120 on: September 30, 2012, 07:33:16 AM »
Those Poor Bastards do creepy apocalyptic music really well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhq55-zWXQA

Re: Extended Mediography
« Reply #121 on: October 09, 2012, 08:50:43 PM »
The current Humble eBook Bundle includes Pump Six and Other Stories by Mario Bacigalupi: great apocalyptica.

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noofy

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Re: Extended Mediography
« Reply #122 on: October 16, 2012, 08:20:59 AM »
Wow. These are awesome! I may just print some out on large sheets of paper as table mats like Sean Nittner did, or even as possible maps for the next game. I love them :)

http://thumbpress.com/industrial-scars-aerial-photography-of-the-places-polluted-by-modern-industry/


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« Reply #123 on: March 27, 2013, 09:48:47 PM »
Not certain if this has already been mentioned:
http://www.oddballanimation.com/concept-ruin

Ruin, a short film about...well, someone speeding through a post-apocalyptic ruin on a motorcycle. To say more would spoil it.

Re: Extended Mediography
« Reply #124 on: April 17, 2013, 06:55:54 PM »
An addendum to the Akira OST recommendation: this Witch House tribute album might have some good shit. I'm at the end of track 2: Bosozoku Highway, and while the first track wasn't my cup of tea, I like this one. Just got to track 3: KNDA (jjuukkee mix). Sweet Kaneda remix. Just went dubstep. I'm not a big dubstep guy, but OK. Or is it brostep? I can never get these things straight.

Re: Extended Mediography
« Reply #125 on: July 15, 2013, 02:58:57 PM »
Just finished reading The Gone Away World by Nick Harkaway and thought I'd mention it here. It's a bit wordy, but it definitely portrays a post-apocalypse which might offer some inspiration for MCs, especially in terms of potential psychic maelstrom-related effects.

Re: Extended Mediography
« Reply #126 on: July 18, 2013, 12:14:50 PM »
So, I was reaching some old episodes of Black Lagoon, and it occurred to me that Roanapur is about as close as you're likely to get to Apocalypse World in a story set in the modern world. The naming schemes are even similar. Character-wise: Revy is a straight up gunlugger (complete with Battle Hardened, Boodcrazed and Not To Be Fucked With); Dutch is an Operator; Benny is a (boat) Driver; Roberta is a Battlebabe; Balalaika is an ex Gunnluger who changed her playbook to Hardholder; Chan is a Battlebabe who took a gang and Leadership; Eda is the fan made Turncoat playbook. Rock is tough to pin down to an existing playbook; He's definitely a social character, but he's not really a Skinner -- his thing is talking people down, not turning people on. If I had to, I'd probably peg him as a custom playbook  with a move letting him roll Sharp instead of Hot when he's being the voice of reason in an otherwise unstable situation.

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Adje

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Re: Extended Mediography
« Reply #127 on: July 26, 2013, 03:14:36 AM »
The Simon Pegg/Edgar Wright film "The World's End" features an apocalypse that could nicely set up a campaign. Can't say much more without spoilers...

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« Reply #128 on: August 03, 2013, 02:35:06 PM »
If you haven't seen Beasts of the Southern Wild, check it out.

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Lukas

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Re: Extended Mediography
« Reply #129 on: August 12, 2013, 03:58:58 PM »
A couple of friends took a bunch of inspirational pictures for our postapocalyptic LARP. Look here. Should you happen to be in southern Sweden between the 5th and 8th of September, feel free to join. ;)

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« Reply #130 on: December 26, 2013, 07:52:51 AM »
Brutal Legend is nothing but inspiration, from the constant feuding and the bastards running the show to the hostility of the ridiculously-dangerous terrain and wildlife.
The original soundtrack is also amazing, especially 'Ruins' and 'Pile of Skulls'.

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As If

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Re: Extended Mediography
« Reply #131 on: February 20, 2014, 03:50:17 AM »
I'm a little surprised no one has mentioned "Riddley Walker" by Russell Hoban.  Set in the ruins of England many generations after The Devastating Event, the entire book is written in a devolved form of English which has slipped from its geneological bearings.  I am quite positive: if you love AW, you will love this book, and yet you've never seen anything like it.  It will give you ideas.  Just read it.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2014, 03:57:15 AM by As If »

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As If

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What Does 50 Years Look Like? [salton sea photos]
« Reply #132 on: March 12, 2014, 05:49:48 AM »
Look up photos of Salton City in California.  Created by accidental flooding in 1905, the Salton Sea became a minor-league tourist destination in the 30's, and in the 50's a small city for the leisure class was built there, flourishing for a couple decades.  But the sinking water level and high salinity eventually caused the water to become toxic, killing off thousands of fish each year and making it unsafe for recreation.  As the tourists fled, so did the locals.  Today Salton City is a precise indicator of what 50 years in the desert looks like.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/saltonsea/
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/68925438
http://blog.roadtrippers.com/haunting-photos-californias-post-apocalyptic-salton-riviera/

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Adje

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Re: Extended Mediography
« Reply #133 on: May 22, 2014, 06:48:29 AM »
I heard "abandoned 50 years ago" and immediately had to go look:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27509955

The interviewed guy makes the point that it's looking into a "future with no humans" too (c:

more pictures here (and all across Google):
http://kingstonlounge.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/north-brother-island-riverside-hospital.html

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As If

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Re: Extended Mediography
« Reply #134 on: June 20, 2014, 05:23:10 PM »
"Survivors" - a British soon-after-the-apocalypse series - is frikkin BRILLIANT and includes all sorts of AW-esque character classes, fronts and locations.  It's on Netflix.  Watch it!