Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Apocalypse or Post-Apocalypse?
Is that a surprise? Take a moment to think about it.
The most obvious footprint of the apocalypse is the ruins it left behind. When was the last time you saw an RPG campaign map that didn’t have a symbol for ruins in its key?
Somewhere in the Gazetteer there will be a discussion of the empires that rose and fell in the centuries leading up to the current era. The causes for their downfalls always involve megawar, anger of the gods, or techno/magical calamity on an unimaginable scale—assuming the place wasn’t just overrun by zombies.
The fact is, an apocalypse has much to offer a world of adventure.
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