Re: Random Worldbuilding Questions (Biology, Geography, Society, etc.)
All good answers! The main point here is not the effects of the nuclear war since it'd be so far in the past that it'd be mostly myth and legend.
I hadn't considered an asteroid or a plague, both of those might actually work better. The main reason that so much technology is lost is the conventional warfare that comes after the cataclysmic event and with a plague I can see a massive war over medicine and technology ending with only the few people that were naturally immune surviving and having to rebuild society.
However, I also want some technological holdouts(A moon colony for late game adventuring actually) and most of the gun-powder and Iron-clad ships would be from or before the event.. So then 2-300 years after the event? That would also leave most cities overrun by nature or even overgrown compleley right?
By the crabs, for the crabs.