Black Candle Games
Content: A fence who laundered their past for an uncertain future.
Writing: Narrative and gameplay elements emphasize apprehension of both the devil you know and the devil you don’t.
Art/design: Public domain art emphasizes a sense of apprehension and foreboding.
Usability: So straightforward it’s criminal.
Concept: “You fucking died. How you still walk the earth defies all things holy and unholy.”
Content: An undead, face-shifting character class with an appropriate emphasis on bodily abilities
Writing: Primarily focused on class mechanics with macabre flavor throughout
Art/design: Layout places emphasis on the illustration; text is spatially delineated for easy navigation
Usability: Majority of the text is in small point and may be challenging to read in print
Content: Includes standard character mechanics plus a table of diseases
Writing: Concisely conveys the many maladies of the body
Art/design: Nice juxtaposition of images and overall balance
Usability: Remember to cover your mouth when you cough