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Adventures

A Growing Menace

Concept: “The Sarkash forests have gone eerily silent, and travelers who venture too close to the wood line are disappearing without a trace.”
Content: Feast your eyes to an old god of the forest.
Writing: Strong thematic elements established in both background and environmental description.
Art/design: Haunting illustration by Waclaw supports an ominous yet understated layout.
Usability: You won’t get caught up in this web. 

Alas Poor Ottö

“Ottö has retreated to the alchemical workshop, to help himself to all the liquor he can find. He has inadvertently mixed several potions together in his guts, and the weird magical concoction has had peculiar effects...”

Album Crawl

19 contributors
Concept: “A collection of deafening dungeons and auditory misadventures for MÖRK BORG.”
Content:
22 music-inspired settings and scenarios; many intriguing rules and foes; alternate Miseries; a whole spread of punishments for unruly dice
Writing:
Variously fascinating and horrifying
Art/design:
Widely variegated but all nicely done
Usability:
A couple atypical layouts that reward a bit of scrutiny and patience

Alles Wird Brennen

Concept: “The PCs awaken to the sounds of thunder and screams. […] Can they escape the city before it crumbles in the inferno?”
Content:
A map-based adventure to find the keys to the city gates; includes encounter and event tables as well as enemy stat blocks
Writing:
Sets the scene and the stakes fairly concisely; other descriptions are tightly focused
Art/design:
Intuitive layout with some stylized illustrations of enemies and NPCs
Usability:
Provides some leeway for making forward progress or just punishing inept PCs

All Hail The Necrotoad and Fifteen Fungi on the Dead Man’s Chest

Concept: “All Hail the Necrotoad, three hags terrorize the countryside from their mansion inside a giant undead toad... 
Fifteen Fungi on the Dead Man’s Chest, an alien fungus has infected a crew and their captain”
Content: A hopping toad crawl and a fungal-infested ship crawl. 
Writing: Background that establishes motivation and goals, practical advice on usage, and efficient summaries of fixed and random encounters.
Art/design: A gritty cartoonish illustration style with traditional block text layout aided by effective use of color and emphasis.
Usability: Consistent design choices make these larger dungeons easy to reference. 

All's Well At The Macallen Farm

Concept:  
“A farm 
Its occupants 
Its other occupant 
What happens when the PCs decide to visit”
Content: A farmhouse adventure for Cthork Borg.
Writing: A timeline of horrific events both intimate and grandiose in scope. Somehow, it manages to also be funny.
Art/design: Disturbing prints punctuate a tidy single-column layout.
Usability: Clear sections and a table of contents allow for easy reference after review.  

All Things Fragrant and Foul

Concept: “Mork Borg can be overwhelmingly nasty. Why not balance that with some beauty? And also add even more misery. 
Content: New rules, eight classes, and an afterlife-spanning adventure. Also sports.
Writing: A meditation on duality. With a serious tone contained within all its dubious fragrance.
Art/design: A highly interactive and reversible design with upright and inverted text interleaved beautifully.
Usability: Designed for print. Flip the book. My condolences to page 5. 

Altars of Cursed Prince Olof

“Three altars were erected in dark places. Find them and make a blood offering to please Olof the undying prince.”

Among the Blood of Thine Enemies

Concept: “There are 3 cultists among you. You have 24 hours.”
Content:
A general scenario and 12 NPCs to do with as you will
Writing:
Lean but colorful and evocative
Art/design:
Almost entirely typographical, but leverages layered text as a visual figure of how the PCs’ work will ultimately be overwritten
Usability:
Requires some elaboration from the GM, but the bones are there

Amputechture

Concept: “You find a well equipped corpse along the side of the road. It has no face. When you examine it more closely it breathes to you ‘don't pretend that I'm not alive’... ‘Find the stone circle, stop the Baphomets before they kill us all’”
Content: A phantom limb crawl.
Writing: A story-driven dungeon crawl of possession, exorcism, maggots, entrails, rituals, and blood.
Art/design: Grisly isometric map enshrined in vinyl, gruesome cover, and a track listing of an adventure layout.
Usability: Easy to read, simple to navigate, trivial to compel your scvm with a good old-fashioned possession. 

An Ageless, Woodless Place

Concept: “A microsetting for a romp in a valley lost to memory and giant reptiles.”
Content:
A primeval playground for scvm to die in
Writing:
Overviews the setting and covers random finds, weather, landmarks, and monsters
Art/design:
Efficiently organized into sections and vibrantly stylized
Usability:
Doesn’t have a narrative arc, but players will surely find ways to keep themselves amused; a good place to strand characters or for them to pass through while traveling

Anaqwald

“A short trip into a subarctic bog deep in the hinterlands”

Ancient Skin

Concept: “One of you dregs is plagued with a maddening itch and not only that – the skin is starting to rot. They say Mausoleum Knutha, on the edge of the graveyard Graven-Tosk, holds the only known cure.”
Content:
A complex and variable (not to mention twisted) crawl through Sarkash
Writing:
Efficient but vivid descriptions of locations and inhabitants punctuated by grim wit
Art/design:
Marvelous maps; type design helps map the connections amongst locations and items
Usability:
Provides checkboxes to track variables (but if you mark this pamphlet, you’re a heathen and you deserve whatever misery befalls you)
*Backer reward for original Kickstarter campaign; special thanks to Johan for providing a copy of this rare little gem

An Exodus

Concept: “a ‘choose your own adventure’ that should take around 20 minutes to play.”
Content: A Grift escaping, bridge crossing daycare crawl.
Writing: A harrowing race against the clock, full of misdirection, misery, and oblique references to nearly every variety of child endangerment. 
Art/design: Delicate splashes of color and texture engage this print-friendly design. Moody spot illustrations to drive the miseries of Grift home.
Usability: Children are surprisingly resilient, you are not. It probably won’t end well for any of you. 

Angel’s Tower

“This one-shot, 5-level dungeon is designed to be a brutal encounter for your party of deathless wanderers.”

Anthelia’s Visage

Concept: “He spent the last days of his life carving a statue of his beloved Anthelia... leaving only a window into the chamber, that people may look upon them in their reverence.” 
Content: An ink spilling, statue smashing cavern crawl.
Writing: A dark folk-tale narrative for scvm to trample right through.
Art/design: A mixture of print and splattered ink illustration across a flowing adventure layout.
Usability: Consistent visual cues guide readers through the adventure. 

Anzhela and the Caged Skulls

Concept: “The woman cackles madly […] and drops the cages, drawing her sword and screaming with a mad rage.”
Content: English breakfast with a side of TPK; running will only make you die faster
Writing:
Text heavy, but creates a vivid atmosphere and provides psychological depth to the antagonist, something not often found in Mörk Borg
Art/design:
Excellent, expressive depictions of the titular characters
Usability:
Includes an alternative d6-based encounter-resolution mechanic; a bit more complex than some scenarios, but the additional moving parts make for an interesting and memorable scenario

A Pale Ground Covering All

Concept: “All manner of winged pests fill the air of Grift. The endless buzzing is an annoyance, but hardly dangerous. Yet King Sigfúm knows they are no mere pests.”
Content: A maggot-infested portal-fueled laboratory crawl.
Writing: Squirms with body horror, filth, and promises of change for your unlucky scvm. Though the details of that change are left to the reader.
Art/design: Filthy full page illustrations envelope a clean two column layout with mini maps and tidy spot illustrations. 
Usability: Doesn’t sacrifice substance for style. 

A Pestilence of Maths

Concept: “A plague of madness spreads across the countryside: people hopelessly repeating strings of numbers and words until their head bursts into flames and they die in shrieking violence.”
Content: Includes an ad hoc sanity metric, random travel events and tower rooms, and a whole lot of exploding heads
Writing:
Clean and characterful with dry gallows humor and well-chosen, interconnective details
Art/design:
Effective and appropriate graphic choices that interact cleverly with the concept
Usability:
Packs a fair amount of tension and grit into a relatively small package

A Piece of Rotten Fish

Concept: “Two feuding and starving fishing hamlets. One tasty rotting carcass of a giant sea monster in between.”
Content:
Contains detailed information about the settings as well as copious random tables
Writing:
Very text heavy, and the writing carries a lot of the descriptive weight
Art/design:
Fairly straightforward single-column layout in black and white with some yellow highlights and lots of grody illustrations
Usability:
Includes a separate handout of images and maps for the players

Apocrypha

Concept: “They thought that all of Anuk Schleger's Scriptures were uncovered. I wish they had been right.”
Content: Rules, Tables, Character Traits, Diseases, Treatment & Body Mods, Dungeons, Bounties, Followers, Gear, Summoning, Monsters, Monstrous Classes. A little of everything.
Writing: A variety show with distinct blends of humor and horror throughout.
Art/design: Dementedly scrawled art and public domain images cut through with Mörk Borgian Design Sensibilities
Usability: Clear rules, table of contents, thoughtful page references at the beginning of the monster section. 

Apostles of Affliction

Concept: “Ohktanstad is shrouded by the smoke from a dozen funerary pyres. Pilgrims flock to the town eager to follow a new prophet, one who preaches freedom from VERHU and his Miseries.” 
Content: A faith-ridden plague village crawl.
Writing: Fully embodied horror with grotesque diseases manifested as consuming horrors. 
Art/design: A charnel house of heavily textured, ashen gray, and crumbling pages.
Usability: Best when paired with Pilgrims of the Penitent zine and card deck. 

A Quiet Country Home

Concept: “A polite invitation to stay in a new home results in a run-in with the home's current occupant.”
Content: An investigation for the Mörk Borg hack: Cthork Borg.
Writing: A delightfully understated horror that is just wallpapered enough for the imagination to set in.
Art/design: Soft & post impressionistic charcoal on canvas lend an heir of forgotten tragedy to the text.
Usability: A considerate adventure layout that preserves many of its secrets until the end. 

A Shadow King's Palace

Concept: “The setting features rumours, beasts, and various locations. Of course, it also includes random tables.”
Content:
Yeah, what he said.
Writing:
Abundant descriptions of locations and things found within the palace
Art/design:
Fairly straightforward, text-first pages with some more elaborate, image-dominated spreads later in the document
Usability:
“It’s up to the GM to let the PCs escape the palace. It won’t change anything.”

Ashes of Käsedorf

Concept: “You crawl from the ruins of Käsedorf with a grudge... Go now, while you still have the strength to make a difference.” 
Content: A beast hunting, rubble looting, post-battle ruin crawl.
Writing: A classic silver-chasing hexcrawl with a surprising level of motivation and intrigue.
Art/design: Vibrantly recolored and overlaid prints produce an impressionistic collage.
Usability: Organized into rough narrative sections to aid in reference during play. 

A Spluttering And A Splashing

Concept: “Ancient legends tell of a creature with supernatural powers that is able to stop the apocalypse.”
Content:
A 12-room semi-aquatic dungeon
Writing:
Well written with lots of character and atmospheric details
Art/design:
Primarily uses the clean, clear style of Rotblack Sludge
Usability:
Layouts and design make this simple and easy to run

A Tomb of Twins

Concept: “A shadow looms over Dreklow.” 
Content: A vial-fueled, twin filled, betrayal of a tomb crawl.
Writing: A tomb complex of factions, puzzles, mystery, and plenty of backstabbing.
Art/design: Dark, fluid, and scoured mixed media entombed in a clean two-column layout.
Usability: Consistency in structure and hierarchy make quick reference. 

Atticus Tower

Concept: “The foul bard Rexorn … is busy transforming suffering into music.”
Content:
A sonic-themed dungeon with original creatures and NPCs
Writing:
Mostly descriptive but efficient
Art/design:
Exactly what it should be
Usability:
A complex but surprisingly easy-to-navigate layout

Auld Clootie’s Bairn

Concept: “What has happened to suddenly change the behavior of little Angelica…and how can the Mercer family fit in to their new community?”
Content:
A surreally mundane adventure with a troubled tot
Writing:
Provides lots of detail and dialogue as well as suggestions for alternative plots and a metric ton of nasty insults
Art/design:
Primarily designed around navigating events and conversations delivered via text
Usability:
Ready to use out-of-the-box but can also be tinkered with and adapted to GM taste and need

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