Nuclear Winter & Alternate Doomsday Weapons
In line with another discussion about not completely destroying the world: Couldn't the nuke only destroy the specific part of the world where it went off, but elsewhere create a nuclear winter the players must survive?
Also: What about other possiible Doomsday weapons? Like a gravitational weapon which would attract a new meteorite to orbit (if society already survived the last one) or accelerate the count down if one is already in orbit. There are probably many other possible dommsday scenarios.
Yeah I'm warming up to the idea of nuclear winter (pun intended) or post-meteor existence, basically if you're in a bunker when the meteor hits you can survive till you starve, basically, fighting over the last scraps of food from stockpiles.
I like the idea on being able to continue the game. I've never been too keen on builder games that have a definitive end.