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BUNKER is an ongoing RPG worldbuilding project made by Michael + writing partner Matthew Kopel. The world of BUNKER is inspired by their common fear of climate catastrophe, and by their shared hope for a heavy metal environmentalist utopia: an utopia populated by earth witches and druid circles, by lordless knights who pledge to serve the woods, by smiths crafting reclaimed plastics and e-waste into magical armor. The forces of evil in BUNKER are inspired by the facts of man-made climate disaster: habitat destruction, mass extinction, hubris, and greed. Rivers of necromantic goo erupt from the fractured earth. Trans-planar baddies arrive, lured to feed on emergent magic like so many extraction capitalists unearthing a new vein of coal.
BUNKER is made to run with any system! It offers a few optional bespoke mechanics, but is primarily setting, story, and other worldbuilding elements.
In BUNKER #1, The party begins their adventure in a small town called THE MOUNDS, where civilization has begun to rebound from cataclysm, but awareness of the greater earth is still a mystery. The growing settlement, surrounded by the eight huge grassy bulges, teeters toward civic advancement and progress, ignorant of the strange secrets that lay dormant beneath their feet.
The party’s quest begins when a regional diplomat arrives in search of assistance uncovering a hidden resource that could give humanity a new chance at thriving. The adventure will begin to reveal the secret history of the world, only to find that all that has been lost has been replaced by a new power, and paradigm-changing remnants of the last age of humanity, both terrible and wondrous.
55 pages of player-tested, DM-approved adventure // 7 hours of average playthrough time
***This adventure continues the story from BUNKER #1***
The mysterious Lord Ulstomb has coaxed the party to explore a strange underground structure that has been uncovered and unlocked, with promises of treasure and prosperity for the town on success, and a veiled threat in the case of failure. Encountering horrific mutations, gross opulence, and dark magical powers, the party must find their way through this strange Bunker, leaning on their wits and defenses along the way to unravel the mystery, and hopefully not die trying.
BUNKER is an enviro-metal post-apocalyptic OSR adventure series that imagines the rebirth of high fantasy in the next age of Earth.
56 pages of player-tested, DM-approved adventure // 8 hours of average playthrough time
Haunted Meat (aka Michael Pisano) makes RPG stories, comix, zines, games, patches & other dank swag for dungeon punks. Recent projects include Ranger Danger and Crawler Monster Manual #1, two (nearly unbeatable) hybrid zine-boardgames, and the OSR zines BUNKER #1 + BUNKER #2.
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