Content: Two character classes (one based on a movie starring Brandon Lee, the other on a comic by Bill Waterson) and a handful of items inspired by iconic films
Writing: Elegantly captures its source materials’ respective characters
Art/design: That rug really ties the page together
Usability: Typographical hierarchy makes for easy navigation
Content: Class mechanics and abilities inspired by the Spanish inquisition, plus character origins
Writing: Very text heavy; adds flavor to mechanics
Art/design: Crams a lot of words onto a page around the illustration
Usability: Origins are a pain to read on most screens
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.
Concept: “Finally, the arch-priestess absolved your sins and your broken body was cast in the streets.”
Content: A traumatized sinner adrift in the Dying World
Writing: Interweaves flavor with mechanics and features
Art/design: A cool layout that orients content around the inverted cross
Usability: Class features aren’t linearly presented, but doesn’t hinder reading or use
Content: Rules for WWMörk casualties to live by.
Writing: A dry, technical, and familiar gallows humor reminds us war (and bureaucracy) never dies.
Art/design: The unmoving efficiency of bureaucracy meets the soft tissue of the casualties it consumes.
Usability: Plain text organized by the alphanumeric keys of an old technical manual.
Content: Fifteen modern road warriors and rejects at world's end.
Writing: Prolific depictions dramatize a savage cast of bombastic scvm.
Art/design: A dark background spattered in violent illustrative negatives.
Usability: Descriptive class features may require direct reference. Action movie-style sexualized violence is occasionally implied.
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.
Content: A class closely aligned with the substances and cycles of the natural world
Writing: Delivers context and mechanics with loads of folkloric flavor
Art/design: Includes some very personal art—maybe the first tattoo used as an illustration in Mörk Borg?
Usability: Class features are more thematically than mechanically oriented (but still pretty useful)
Content: A living speedbag dangling toward the heavens.
Writing: The angels are named like members of a wrestling tag team.
Art/design: Beatdown provided in yellow and pink. Text on angelic white.
Usability: For the masochist in every scvm, and the sadist in every scvm driver.
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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.
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.
Content: A spider in man’s clothing.
Writing: Farcical and terrifying in turns. Their ignorance only magnifies the potential danger. In other words: an ideal player character.
Art/design: Shadowy and ambiguous imagery builds a sense of dread. Strong color choices enliven an otherwise simple text layout.
Usability: Unnerve friend and enemy alike.