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Abominable Transformation

Concept: “Magic. Monstrosity. Forced Change. Changed Character.” 
Content: An unclean scroll of transformation, and the expected results. 
Writing: Interconnected mechanics producing uniquely abominable lifecycle.
Art/design: A prominent abomination embodied amongst sharp-boxed text descriptions.
Usability: Abominably short. 

A Feast For A Sphinx

Concept: “In a frozen valley, a winged lion have set her lair in the ruins of the temple of the Golden One. While some may seek to plunder the forgotten temple, rumors says that the winged beast can grant wishes...” 
Content: A golden-voiced sphinx crawl. Emphasis on the crawl.
Writing: A pragmatic and factual account of creeping horror. Revealed progressively in reading and at play.
Art/design: Tri-fold design which in turns obscures then reveals animate horrors along with the text.
Usability: A natural progression and clear design enhance usability. 

Basilica of the False Prophet

Concept: “THEM. A lunatic, convinced he is the one true, basilisk. Skulking in an abandoned church on the far side of the western mountain range, he rants and plots against HE and SHE.”
Content: A desperate descent. An unexpected plunge. A shattered hope?
Writing: Miserable and descriptive encounters, backed by elegant mechanics, make a narrative descent into madness.
Art/design: A masterful balance of utility, consistency, and style. Haunting yet austere illustrations and maps fill but do not dominate the pamphlet.
Usability: Pairs well with Western Wall (also by Rugose Kohn). 


Concept: “Inspired by the hit video game Bloodborne by FromSoftware... Blodborg is a mashup of the lore and combat systems of these two grimdark fantasy worlds.”
Content: Eight classes, thirty-one monstrosities, and twenty “trick” weapons adapted from Bloodborne.
Writing: Faithfully transplants its bloody pathogens into the Dying Lands.
Art/design: Dark brooding design elements complement weathered and warped illustrations. 
Usability: Bordered text can be difficult to read without increasing resolution. 


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Concept: “Children keep disappearing in the forest. But no one dares to visit the abandoned ruin, which juts out of a clearing like a rotten tooth. Whoever crosses the threshold is confronted with a force that scares even the Inquisition. Everything is alive.”
Content: A basilisk-bonding, child-abducting, palace of a flesh crawl.
Writing: A full-bodied blend of humor and horror that spares no raw material.
Art/design: A well-built manor of an adventure design, with tormented sketches, and fleshy full-color illustrations.
Usability: Easily referenced adventure design. A follow-up to Den of Disarray. 

Bolo Santizeli’s Prosthetics

Concept: “A strange merchant has come to sell prosthetic arms for those who are short-handed.”
An inventory of replacement appendages with unique benefits and drawbacks
Concise descriptions peppered with witty comments
Optimized for easy use without sacrificing character
Don’t forget to add to the Misery count to the roll result

Dungeoneer's Black Book

Concept: “Welcome to the Dungeoneer's Black Book, a collection of boggy holes and haunted cellars. No evening shall pass without the gruesome, ultimately inevitable death of a beloved character.”
Content: 16 dungeons in a disturbing array of contents and formats
Writing: A variety of adventures await you with their own unique styles. The only guarantee is misery.
Art/design: A engrossing (sometimes gross) exploration of dungeon layout and illustration.
Usability: With a variety of design formats, make sure to read your selected dungeon before the session.

Flesh Alchemist

Concept: “Optimizing the body has a completely different meaning for you. By creating life from the dead, you have angered the Reaper. Death is now looking for you.”
Content: An alchemist of flesh.
Writing: A medical treatise on both short- and long-term body modification.
Art/design: A towering mass of gore looms beside cleanly sutured columns of text.
Usability: Cleanly stitched text makes for easy reference. 


Concept: “Sear these specific patterns into your flesh to please the gods.”
Ritual scarification that grants special abilities but alter characters’ capacities to speak or perceive truth
Clear, compelling descriptions that combine mechanical and qualitative effects
Arrangement and orientation of text figures the disorientation and fragmentation at the concept’s core
A creative way of granting some mechanical advantages and seriously augmenting character roleplay

Level 21: F L E S H

Concept: “The end is near, but to get there you must pass through a disgusting mess of flesh, blood, and bone to open the final door and see what awaits you.”
Content: A “fantastic voyage” through an inhuman body.
Writing: Literal body horror. You’re in a body, and it’s horrible.
Art/design: Fleshy maps, scratched out sketches, and hand lettered teeth bulk out an irregular two column layout.
Usability: Consistent visual hierarchy aids in navigation and reference. 

Long Nights

Concept: “A skeletal creature, a prophet and philosopher, dwells upon a mountain of flesh. His touch grants power, escape, and ecstasy; but he is stingy.”
Content: A nocturnal collection of one desert, four monsters, and ten artifacts.
Writing: Deliciously ambiguous. Full of tantalizing details to expand upon at your table.
Art/design: A saturated full-color layout as textured as the dunes and spacious as a desert night.
Usability: Gorgeous and dark. Guaranteed to kill inkjet printers. 

Mothman Penis

Concept: “It's a Penis! And, it's distracting.”
Content: Technically, it’s a strap-on.
Writing: Honestly, I wasn’t paying much attention. Have you seen the size of this thing?
Art/design: Design reminiscent of a prank pulled at a cryptozoology conference.
Usability: As a strap-on. Excellent conversation starter. Icebreaker at parties. 

Mud Future

Concept: “A science-fiction hellscape for MÖRK BORG, where the desperate folk try to survive as capitalism slowly destroys the world”
Includes alternate Miseries, gear, enemies, and rules for Powers
Tone is appropriately bitter with a subtle undertone of humor
Aesthetics are a luxury alien to your cyber-scvm
Content is organized into neat, self-contained categories

My Limbs

Concept: “text to tattoo on your cursed flesh to give your body some Mörk Borg compatible stats”
Content: Rules to weaponize your own limbs. Both on and off your body.
Writing: Irreverent and just a little ridiculous.
Art/design: Anatomy illustrations flanking central rules text.
Usability: Rules for the scvm meat or tattoos for the player meat. 


Concept: “23 new eyeballs. You know, in case you lose one and need a replacement.”
Ocular alternatives with a wide array of special features
Short and concise descriptions with grim character
Original illustrations of each eyeball in easy-to-use layouts and stylish designs
A clever, thematic alternative to generic rings, amulets, etc.
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