The Book of Revelations, ragnarok, end times, global warming and the return of titans are examples of prophecies regarding the end of the world. Every culture has them and they speak volumes about the culture’s worries and preoccupations. The belief in apocalyptic prophecies also gives rise to strange cults and behaviour such as The Great Disappointment and insurance policies to make sure your cat is cared for after your body is taken up by the rapture.
This week’s RPG brainstorming is about apocalyptic myths and the way they shape a culture. They can be for any setting and genre, but we want to know the myth and the way believers behave. Feel free to throw in some plot hooks while you are at it.