Random Tools and Tables for Post-Apocalypse RPGsBy Duncan Thomson on
Generators for a post-apocalyptic setting such as Mad Max or a zombie world.
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Originally published Jan 2020. Image from Lukasz Szmigiel on Unsplash
Let's start with an apocalypse generator from chaotic shiny
Initial Cause: nuclear warfare and natural plague. Secondary Causes: acid rain and dimensional rift. Threats: dangerous storms, hailstorms, zombie animals, and religious cults. Survivors: 22.2% of the population
Springhole also has a Lost Civilization generator
Amongst the ruins you find...a shot glass, a lawn chair and a tennis racket
From Post-Apocalyptic Junk Loot on chartopia.
The lands might be wracked by plague
This zombie is somewhat contagious. She is partially decayed, and is missing part of an arm, an ear, an eye, patches of skin and a foot. She is fast, possibly a little smart, and very strong. She is wearing filthy clothing. She attacks mostly by striking victims.
Zombies like this one from chaotic shiny are a big cause of apocalypses.
Strange robots from previous ages can also serve as opponents, villains, plot points or npcs.
...dregs such as Exo, Roach, Gadget, Rat, Hawk and Snail
From apocalypse/mutant nickname generator at Fantasy Name Generator
The The Book of Random Tables: Post-Apocalyptic has options for many situations.
There is a solo option with Random Solo Adventure: Post Apocalypse
EDGE Studio has rpgs called The End of the World which you can get in digital format.
Any More Generators?
I'll keep this guide updated so please suggest post-apocalypse generators in the comments or on twitter to @DuncanThom