Random Idea: Bloom County

Posted by on December 11, 2013

This is part of a series of RPG characters, creatures, items, adventure ideas, and locations inspired by random entries from Wikipedia. The material I create may grow distant from its roots.

Today we have Bloom County, the 1980’s comic strip by Berkeley Breathed. Bloom County gained fame by lampooning politics, elections, and controversial celebrities like Donald Trump.

How can we look at this from a fantasy angle? Well, dissidents have been drawing political illustrations for a very long time.


Berk is in trouble. He’s been distributing leaflets that feature his own drawings of the local mayor, Donald the Elder, along with political screeds about Donald’s bragging and womanizing. The leaflets grew so popular that Donald sent goons to threaten Berk with a pounding if he doesn’t stop drawing.

More importantly, the town will hold its annual election in two weeks. While the elections are usually a formality, Berk’s drawings have grown so popular that people are beginning to think it’s time for a new mayor. But who would be a better mayor? And who can keep Beck safe long enough to swing the voters’ opinions?

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