Creative Anachronisms

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Do any of you guys like to throw anachronisms into your fantasy settings? If you’ve ever heard of Saonuihun’s Speeding Sphere Game, then you’re already familiar with the principle. Take a modern concept, ram it into the secondary world, and see what weirdness comes out the other end. For my money, the real trick is finding the balance between the gag and the integrity of the fiction. A literal freaking pinball machine might be a bit much, but the concept of fantasy world real estate or the anxieties of dealing with tax season can inspire some fun storylines.

So how about it? Have you ever thrown phones or cars or gaming conventions into your settings? If so, how'd it work out?

Comic for illustrative purposes.
Terry Pratchett, in other words?
 

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