So I’ve been working on a few ideas that involve huge calamities in the past –
Cambria has a wholesale apocalypse caused by magic in the past, and now everyone lives in the ruins.
Frostpunk is getting a One Page Campaign Opener after my RPGaDay posts run out, with a bit more details on what’s happened (can’t have summer is the Goddess of Summer is dead).
The Sprawl is similar, but the world is becoming a desert. I’ve not worked out a reason for that really.
Basically, what I’m saying is I like to run a game post-calamity, but I’ve never run one during.
I’ve been reading through some old Sword and Sorcery books that deal with these ideas. Requiem for a God by Monte Cook deals with a deceased deity and Cry Havoc by Skip Williams deals with an ongoing war.
I’m sure I saw one for a meteor impact as well somewhere, but I can’t find it to take a look anymore.
I’ll be adding them to my reading list for when I want to build something with Frostpunk.
I may have to take a look at Blasters and Blades by Seth Tomlinson at some point too. Alien invasion in a D&D world? Yes please!