Episode Eleven – Neighbourhood Watch In The Future

In which Ben wonders about the struggles of neighbourhoods protecting themselves from the people (& things) in other, different, neighbourhoods, Kev goes entirely literal with the word ‘Neighbourhood’, Tonya does terrible, terrible things to your fond childhood memories of ‘The Jetsons’, and Craig wonders what’s out beyond the relatively tranquil borders of an isolated little town.

Maxwell’s Silver Hammer – The Beatles
Beetles!

Gen Con

Fiasco

Max Headroom

Transhumanism

Transmetropolitan
Eureka

Balkanization

Dad’s Army
Air-Raid Warden

Only Forward – Michael Marshall Smith
Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson

Smallpox

Nanobots

Reds Under The Bed
U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy

Fate Accelerated Edition

Smart House

The Seven Samurai

They Fight Crime!

Tiny House

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Fallout

There Will Come Soft Rains – Ray Bradbury
The Brave Little Toaster
The Incredible Journey – Sheila Burnford
Who Can Replace A Man? – Brian Aldiss
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang – Kate Wilhelm

Flymo

Sir Peter Jackson

Warpath – Tony Daniel

Kitchen Computer

The Jetsons

The X-Files episode “Arcadia”

It’s A Good Life – Jerome Bixby

The Flintstones

Shadowrun
Paranoia

Martha Stewart

Pleasantville

I’m guessing that Cracked.com’s After Hours is what Ben is referencing.

Nineteen Eighty-Four
Big Brother

The Postman – David Brin
Mad Max

Lake Woebegone
Jericho

Zombie Survival Guide – Max Brooks

Matakawau Point, which it turns out has gentrified somewhat in recent years, from the look of the Google Maps aerial imagery.
I still maintain that only the bit East of the little park at the base of the hill counts as being part of Matakawau Point; The rest is on the peninsula, and Tainui road is a shared driveway with a name, so can be safely disregarded ~ craig

Bartertown & Auntie Entity

Earthdawn

The Zombie Hunters

All Flesh Must Be Eaten

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Storyteller Cards

Doctor Who

The Gutter Skypes

Thingu

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

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5 thoughts on “Episode Eleven – Neighbourhood Watch In The Future

  1. cheap fake oakleys says:

    Once again the they think that destroying fakes will make everything stop and the makers will stop doing what they are doing. How wrong. These fakes were probably worth $10,000 and not the $39 Million that has been quoted. That value of $39 Million is the value of the items if they were real. The real watch costs $5000 and the fake $200. Side by side and its near impossible to tell the difference to the untrained. Both watches look and work the same yet there is a $4800 difference. Why are “Top End” items so expensive? Its simply people are willing to pay the extra for the name regardless of its quality etc. I have a “Luxury” watch replica. Keeps perfect time, looks almost identical to the “Real” thing yet cost me $7000 less then the real watch. Why would I pay $7000 more for the real thing when the replica does exactly the same thing? I know one luxury watch maker that uses internal mechanisms that are made in China and they cost less than $30 per mechanism yet the watch sells for $2000 in the shops. What am I paying for? The maker of these watches uses robots and automated machines to produce their watch and there is little actual hands on work done by the maker yet a watch they produce that costs them less than $100 to make is sold for $2000. Do you now wonder why the fake trade does so well?

    • Tonya Tonya says:

      Thanks for the great comment, Cheap.

      In reference to our show topic, this becomes quite deep. In one instance, I can see a neighborhood that is (at least on the surface) committed to stemming the tide of ‘fake’ products coming over it’s borders being seen to uphold ideals that demand real products and possibly people at all times. In this future, that would be economically unsustainable, so behind closed doors how many of these good neighbors are ordering fake items for their homes, or making them for export?

      This could easily be a wakky Spy vs Spy type game, or a more cat and mouse thriller for the players, depending on how many sessions you wanted.

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  3. Cheap Toms says:

    In some ways, our reputation globally is stronger than it is in our state.

    • Tonya Tonya says:

      Nice RP post!
      Ok, so you are writing from within a Neighborhood, and are one of a group of players who’s job it is to maintain this (apparently false) image of a secure, safe, clean place. Neat! I can see a lot of places a game like that could go.

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