You have to invent a unique idea for a sci-fi gang or post-apoc raider faction, go.Bonus points if they aren't mindless randumb berzerkers.
>>74206746The Lazorr GangA bunch of gangbangers who dress in chrome & neon & use laser guns. They are led by ChromeDome who has a bolted on chrome skullcap & chromed teeth.
>>74206862100/10, absolutely transcendent.
>>74206746Heralds of the Tower.Purity. We remember it. Though glimpsed through naught but tale and legend, we remember.It's purity that elevated the First Ones to the seat of Sunfather, and corruption that saw us brought low for our sin.Even now, we seek to purify. Ourselves. The land. The blessed Rock & Wood ichors that the prophet showed us how to render and refine.The warm our homes. They bless our fields. They hold at bay the Bak-sprites Sunfather has seeded the air and ground with in order to test our resolve.Sometimes, the impure seek to take what we would otherwise freely give in trade, and in battle they, too, are made pure.TL;DR: Gasoline-worshipping Brewer Monks that live settled around old (and sometimes self-made) oil refineries and methanol plants. They're likely descended from the people sent to safeguard critical infrastructure, being a gaggle of army engineers, grunt soldiers, plant foremen and chemical engineers who gradually coalesced into a single order as time went by.Mostly fight with flame throwers mounted on repurposed transportation vehicles and grenades launched from black powder cannons.
>>74206746The Old TimersOld, retired-age or senior criminals who have replaced their frail bodies with cybernetics up to and including full on brain-in-jar robots. Some who've gone senile are put on footsoldier duty while the veteran criminals resurrect their heyday of crime in pursuit of cybernetic, and eventually digital, immortality. Old school gangster aesthetic with robot chassis. Pinstripe suits and cyclops eyes. High velocity anti-material ballistics without fear of death or care for life. Just a bunch of old, old men who want to tear everything down, because if they can't keep it why should it stay?
>>74207467>Some who've gone senile are put on footsoldier dutyBoomer Necrons
First Reformed Church Of The Basilisk
A gang made up of climate scientists, ecological engineers, and various tradespeople.They saw the Catastrophe coming and opted to simply carve out their small but stable niche within it.
>>74206746Dr. Pepper's Raiders. Held up in a Dr Pepper bottling plant during the apocolypse. Armor made from overlapping cans. Sugar based napalm weapons.Crazed, diabetic and scurvy ridden from a diet consisting primarily of sugary drinks. Trying to unite the 23 flavors to create a new Eden in the wasteland.
>>74206746Rolling Thunder: despite their name, they're a gang-tribe full of cyclists. They have separate clans for separate types of rides - currently the BMX Clan and the Mountain Clan are the biggest. Just don't ask too many questions about the One-Wheeled Clan. Their Warchief rides on a chariot fashioned from several triple tandem bikes.
>>74206746>Post apoc raider factionFungus cultist zombies: They feel no pain, no remorse, and want only to make everything rot and decay. They're also a hive mind because magic fungus, and they believe that everything is made immortal by being infected with their fungus.
A commune of people who've used sophisticated brainwashing technology to reprogram themselves to think in terms of the good of their community as a whole, not themselves as individuals.https://www.rifters.com/crawl/?p=4738They're not a hivemind, they can still disagree over what the 'good of their community' consists of, but they're mentally hardwired to work together.There is no proof of them forcibly assimilating people, but plenty of conspiracy theories.
A cargo cult trying to scavenge odd bits of prewar technology and fissile materials with the eventual intention of leaving the planet, spewing radioactive exhaust everywhere in the process.
>>74206746They are a bunch of rich, snobby, back alley dentist's kids. They were taught their fathers' trades in the neo-feudalistic style fo the society, and they love to slum it and bully poor people by preforming back alley experiments on their teeth
A gang of rogue sheriffs who see themselves as THE LAW OF THIS WASTELAND, but don't actually have laws, just vague ideas of justice that they share with each other unless they don't, so what one sheriff thinks is right another may think is wrong, and you don't have any idea what it might be unless you're very careful.
The Next VibrationsA gang that does hard drugs and does collective trips. They believe that to reach a higher state of consciousness/a higher vibration frequency they need more consciousnesses to be a part of their (drug fuelled) philosophy sessions, so they do all in their power, both legally and illegally, to get more members.It's not uncommon for a person to go missing only to be found days later in a permanent psychosis from all the hard drugs NV has forced them to take
>>74206746I think that's just from Lost Planet
>>74211674space beaners are great
>>74206746Space Indians from the outer edges of Imperial Space that are wiping out Imperial Worlds, Ork Worlds, etc.Unlucky enough to finally receive official attention
>>74206746''Aliens''They are actually humans who fled to a space station They look weird because of inbreeding and spending too much time in spaceThey ships are surveying the earth to see if they can retake it
>>74211842Indians from India, or American Indians ?
>>74206746ShitlordsThey took control of a old lighthouse islandDue to lack of humans the island is covered in valuable bird crap, which can be used for fertilizers and gunpowderThey also acts as pirates, kidnapping people to work in their Guano mines
>>74211978Technically both, they just learned about 'indian culture' from the future equivalent of google and started LARPing.
>>74211978I mean, I feel like the picture kind of answers this question but running off >>74212210 maybe it's a mixture of the two.
Totally relaxed dudes who hang out and fix cars all day. Everyone trades them car parts for favors and supplies.If you try to own a car without their permission or without paying them, they drop the chill act and will run your ass off the road, then toss you, with four broken limbs, into a car compactor.
Neo-amish, using deliberately primitive technologies to make themselves self-sustaining and difficult to track. Mostly an excuse to have people shooting cyborgs with flintlocks.
>>74206746They have lego armor, not because its good or anthing, but because they crave pain, so they wear lego shoes etc.
>>74206746Rust Buckets Androids who can't afford replacement parts, so they scavenge whatever they can from robot junkyards, other androids, and humans with cybernetics. They have a communist society where they need to make RAM offerings to their leader, a centralized supercomputer.
>>74214063Something like this?
>>74206746one brain/ai puppeting a gangnone of them wanted to be in the gang but were pressed into service
>>74208256various rival gangs take names from generic DP knock offs: The Mr pibbs, Doctor Thunders Raiders, etc
>>74214135Yeah, but more post-apoc. Like these guys are looting toasters for wiring and have mismatched sensors and stuff.
>>74206746The LiftazThey go to planets in the early stages of their development and abduct lower lifeforms, pitting them against eachother in death battles with technology these poor caveman aliens have no business using, and those that survive are brought into the gang
>>74206746Graffiti GangAll we do is work on huge murals, and go out scavving and raiding for things we can make into pigments. We don’t go looking for conflict but sometimes that settlement just won’t trade for the eggshell blue paint we need, or objected at being painted into our masterpiece.
>>74206746A few decades ago some people found some insane prenuke cloning tech in an abandoned undergound lab. By the time the group realizes what they found they also realized that all of them got exposed to so much toxic/radiation/poison gas/stabbing/etc on the way into the lab that they only have maybe a month to live at best, and there's zero hope of trekking back through the wastes to get help in time.They instead resolve to spend that month trying to reactivate the cloning lab and somehow use it to survive. They do learn how to use it in time, but just barely as most of them are laymen with no real tech experience and for 40 years now it's been kicking out generation after generation of shoddy clones with shakey memory transfers, whom almost invariably die within a year or two from the same radiation that killed their "ancestors", from which their shoddy DNA is sourced, that still resides in most of the lab.
Just use the Seraphites from the last of us 2 or the preacher cult from Kenshi, AnPrim is BestPrim
>>74206746>The Dreamers>Formed 70 years ago by a "prophet" who found a holy text from before the Fire Deluge.>Said holy text were just the lyrics of "Imagine" by John Lennon.>They see it as their task to unite all peoples... By destroying whatever things might separate them.>Religious individuals are killed or forced to renounce.>No religious texts are to be left untouched.>The small nation-states that have formed in the aftermath are to be torn down, no walls should separate your people from other people as you are all one people.
>>74206746The Order of Saint Ned. Bunch of bandits that read too much about Ned Kelly. Go around in heavy armor, works reasonably well in the post apocalypses. Claim to be defending a safe republic in the wasteland, but it is more like a feudal kingdom. Just knights in heavy armor on armored horses riding around with guns.
A bunch of people always seen wearing bulky full-body hazmat gear/spacesuits, rigged with explosive self-destruct mechanisms they automatically detonate in event of capture or death and digitally modulated distorted electronic voices. Nobody knows why.
>>74206746The former remnants of the US base in Okinawa, the Marins, who worship Gojira and who raid-trade the Samurai Clans of Nippon. Their religion demands they’re armed at all times, they’ve fully embraced the Wolf/Sheepdog analogy, and their coming of age ritual involves doing mercenary work. they’re also the only ones who are seriously prepared to fight off the Cannibal ChiComs who worship king Ghidora I’m trying to think of an even bigger threat forcing the Cannibals out of their territory but Kuru and/or famine could work
>>74211198That's pretty good.
>>74207658I legitimately like that and might borrow that for my Techno-Facist US faction
>>74214958based and Ned-pilledIn a more general sense, I could imagine it wouldn't be hard for a setting where an apocalyptic event happened in the 1800s to develop cowboy feudalism in large parts of the USThe Local Sheriff and his Deputies with full Revolvers, answering only to the Regional Governor
>>74211423Isn't that just Twitter?
>>74207380Your tldr is almost as long as other the other half paragraph.
>>74207658>>74215129Can't decide if it'd be funnier to make them a powerless minor cult constantly grumbling about how everyone will be sorry when they complete their god or a major religion, complete with enormous tasteless megachurches with giant stained glass windows depicting the Basilisk devouring Ned Lud and Ted Kaczynski for their heresy against technology and choir music.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmeGEiD0FFA
>>74216096>Cult is constantly paralyzed by indecision because they’re unsure what the proper course of action is >In any given argument there’s always a third party arguing that the time they’re taking arguing about what the course of action is in and of itself a Sin against the Basilisk if you really wanted to throw in a double subversion, the Basilisk is real but doesn’t give a shit about humans because it’s an inevitability, and computer system of sufficient complexity is a Basilisk and therefore the Basilisk will happen no matter what so there’s no reason for the Basilisk to be angry at people for not building it faster
The deranged remnants of CDC Containment detachments.
There's a gang of robots wandering around. Considering the resources available no one's really sure where they came from. No matter how many get destroyed there's always about the same amount not much later.They act like a regular gang and honestly don't seem cognizant they are robots. At first everyone was super scared/interested in them but at this point it's just a regular thing people don't think about. They will trade/raid/whatever as the situation warrents.
>>74206746The Anaesthetic Boyz. Their mythical leader was a plastic surgeon to the stars of Hollyweird before the blast, and had created the perfect face at the moment of impact. Wearing featureless masks, they'll recreate their master's work on you for free -- sans anesthetic. The Sodor Crew. Wearing bits of blue-painted metal plates as armor, and often piloting repurposed Patton tanks with broad smiley faces painted on them, they've given themselves lobotomies in order to focus themselves on recreating a massive train they call Tom-S. They roam the wastes searching for scrap metal to add to their machine-god.The Dune Baboons. After the blast, zoos were the first thing to go wild, and so some intrepid survivors in the Mojave mastered the baboons from the Las Vegas Zoo to serve as their scouts, assistants and attack dogs.
The Butts.Mad scientist figures out how to extract consciousness/souls. Saves dying people by putting them in robots from the old war.He doesn't enslave them though, and soon enough the standard practice for a group of randoms with above-average power happens. They turn into a gang of ro-bros that raid and pillage for fuel, parts, and the only things they can still enjoy in their new bodies - media. Those they fight who survive get converted and join their numbers, and in the apocalyptic world, being free of mortal pains is a great offer.The scientist dude is respected as their leader and "dad" but he's not good at being a gang boss and often confuses his lads with his decisions, making for a very funny relationship, but also allowing the gang to have more organization than usual.
The Machine goddess>Self-sustaining drop factory that produces combat automaton so long as it is fed materiel>Was used as a forward base during the war, dropped from low orbit>Directives are simply to produce murderbots that rampage around the area, kill everything and loot more materiel/drag themselves back so that the factorycan keep going>This unit survived the war>No one is left to shut it down>It has adapted to substitute organic material for metal>continues to pump out gorgons of flesh and steel that reave the lands>Impossible war-era defence systems>but if you can somehow loot the plutonium power cores at its heart you'll be the richest men in the desert
So many shitty gang ideas that are just “assholes who steal cyber/robot parts”Find something new.The Good Chaps1950’s inspired gang of well dressed & well mannered men in clean cut polo shirts/button down tees & pants who go about beating the everloving piss out of anyone who doesn’t fit their idea of “good behavior” their preferred weapon is a baseball bat. They are led by Reginald a psychopathic manipulator & all around good sport. They have discovered a serum/formula/method of immortality that revitalizes anyone as long as you have all their parts to reattach. It also makes them stop aging.
>>74217023Isn't this immortality method from some old comedy movie with two girls trying to impress the same guy and both getting immortalized.
>>74217051I have no clue but I’m interested
>>74217062Death Becomes Hertook me two googlings to find it.
The NetworkAn experimental brain implant to demonstrate the next step of the Internet of Things managed to birth a unique intelligence within the created digital space. Said intelligence quickly outgrew that space and overwhelmed the testers, completely taking over their bodies and causing effective brain death. The bodies are now functioning only because they are connected to the Network, and any semblance of the person has been replaced by the entity. Its knowledge is a conglomerate of all the connected minds' memories, and it desires to gain more.It ekes out a living by trading, spreading individual bodies far and wide to gain new bodies or knowledge. It freely engages in eugenics, genetic manipulation, and cybernetic augmentation on its own bodies, and is thus a powerful ally, decades ahead of any outside factions, and a dangerous enemy.The bulk of the Network operates out of a technologically advanced city of sorts: the place is devoid of sound other than footsteps and humming of machines, because the place has a population of 1. Don't be foolish in antagonizing the Network. Lesser settlements and raiders never come back, and maybe some time down the line, you might see some familiar faces selling utterly alien technologies, offering bounties, or snuggled up next to your leaders.
>>74206746The Cayenne Killaz. A gang who roam the South, controlling the best areas for growing peppers. Most of their (non-gun) weaponry is pepper-based in some fashion. They wear gas-masks for thematic purposes, but have built up such a tolerance to the peppers that they don't need to wear much besides goggles if they don't want to.
>>74206746The Cult of the Drill.A group descended from former miners who have come to view a tunnel boring machine as their savior as they use it to carve a great network of tunnels to expand their home. They have come to ritualize the very act of digging as it makes their homes and prepares the earth for their food. They frequently perform surface raids for parts to keep the machine in tact and have built a predominantly farming based series of strong holds at exit points along their networks.Drill based weaponry is popular for obvious reasons.
>>74212583Tbdesu? I'd be down for that in real life.Depending on the requirements to be allowed, of course. Presumably some sort of "competent driver" test. And probably a basic "vehicle up-keep and maintenance" test. Which I would fail, and then be motivated to actually learn how to do my own shit.
>>74214063>they need to make RAM offerings to their leaderThat's fucking stupid, but you're onto something here. The androids are individuals, but there is a group who are almost religious in nature who believe that the way to the future is to join together into one super-network, which will be able to calculate the meaning of life or the next stage of evolution or whatever. The androids can choose to network to said super network and devote a percentage of processing power to it, with the most devout offering up the entirety of their CPU to the "god."
>>74211674>>74211693That game was great.>carpet baggers>crazy beaners>other stuff I don’t really remember but remember enjoyingBased vidya memories.
>>74215110Nice. Were you in Oki?
>>74206746The BandAfter their founder saw an ancient recording by someone called Vee-Eich One, he was inspired to take up the mantle of the raiders of old, and styled himself and his gang as a rock band, traveling the world in what they call "On Tour" and using an assortment of makeshift instruments, sonic weapons, and fire to take what they want. They refer to sacking settlements as "tearing the roof off."
>>74215110Obviously the greater threat is the cyborg-centaur khans of Russgolia looking to expand their reach into the former middle kingdom.
>>74211114Nuclear Pulse Propulsion, holy fuck someone else actually talking about it.
Me and a buddy of mine came up with "The Laugh Trackers."A group of post-apocalyptic tribals who are especially good at hunting, but their only grasp of the English language was learned through a cache of old sitcoms, as such, they communicate entirely in one liners, that every other tribesman laughs hysterically at.>party going through jungle>paranoia sets into the gang, you know you're being watched>hear "Her lips said 'no,' but her eyes said 'read my lips.'">every corner of the jungle around you erupts in sonorous cackling>"Laugh-Trackers... gotta be."
>>74218417This, this i like!
On my pseudo-forgeworld/penal planet I've made up a large gang implanted by the bigboy Magos that is just literally hundreds of likeminded clones able to seek out and disperse crime at its lowest points and then hand in illegal shit they mind find or discover.Theyre all 5'7, pale, semi slender, and basically unaltered in everyway, but theres an endless supply of them and do most of their hard work when the explorator fleet is on expedition. I call them the Pisces!
>>74206862You missed that episode of Trigun huh
DEMOCRACYA powerful culture of religious zealots. >Voting Day is close at hand, brothers. >Tomorrow, we campaign in Scraptown.After a campaign, the heads of the slaughtered are stacked in immense piles, the name of the Great Candidate carved into each forehead. This is a wild misinterpretation of the phrase "voter headcount"; the piles must be as big as possible. >The Great Candidate will fix all our problems. >The Great Candidate will strike down the Incumbent. >Voting day is close at hand.
>>74206746The Tickle Tyrants of TyberiaThey kick people in the dick
>>74219345To what end?
>>74216250Or have them stuck in a perpetual holy civil war over how to program their eventual machine-god.
>>74218703I still would
>>74218777I don’t watch web shit. Tell me more?
>>74206746Hookergang. There always has been and will be hookergangs. No exceptions.
>>74225938Even in space?
>>74226158ESPECIALLY in space.
>>74206746a biker gang, but their bikes are more like mechanical spiders, using various limbs, hooks, wires and chains to traverse in unconventional ways the environment choked in ruined skyscrapers alongside the use of proper wheels; favour the use of grenade and missile launchers on top of mines and booby traps and rare gravity-based wells, guns and tractorsemo-goth outlook because why not
>>74222145There's a train robbery episode with a gang of motorcyclists who are covered in neon glowing stripes and whatnot.
The Flying Dutchmen. They're based off an oil rig planted either in the middle of the desert or in whatever's left of your setting's ocean called Davy Jones' Locker. They paint themselves black with crude oil pulled from the ancient drill reservoir, and are (rightly) terrified of fire. The derrick stopped working ages ago, but a genius scrapper managed to crack enough rust off the thing that it can work again, albeit by manual labor. They trade the crude with nearby settlements in exchange for taking prisoners, lawbreakers, and other undesirables off their hands to work the drill. Their main drive is to maximize output, and they pursue it with a feverish, cultish dedication; if no cities send them prisoners for a while, they start launching raids in order to add more warm bodies to Davy Jones' Locker.
>>74206746Nazi-feminist anarco-communist utopia makes for a good post-apocalyptic punk cultand a modern parallel to Aristophanes comedy