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corpses

Where there's death, there's plunder

7 Aboard the Schackel

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Concept: “Lady Anthelia of Kergüs, the Blood Countess, sits upon her marbled throne... Those she will not kill she imprisons aboard the hulk named Her Lady's Schackel”
Content: A sinful floating prison crawl.
Writing: Creative framing which reflects Anthelia’s court intrigue in each tortured soul and accursed deck. 
Art/design: Illustrations that channel the influence of the seven, and their sins.
Usability: Randomization elements enhance replayability. 

Corpse Burner

Concept: “You were tasked with digging up and burning the flesh from the many corpses that call The Necropolis home.”
Content: A grave digger, of sorts.
Writing: As earthy, ashen, and gritty as corpse de-fleshing.
Art/design: Full panel illustration in the bold color and exaggerated line style of a 70s comic with a punk/metal flair, with text incorporated into the illustration.
Usability: Easy to dig up. 

d66 Loathsome Corpse Mounds

Concept: “A revolting slurry of disease and decay.”
Content:
No explicit mechanics besides rolling, but plenty of scenery and potential for shenanigans
Writing: Full of grotesque, dark imagery punctuated by gallows (midden?) humor
Art/design:
Typographical choices create lots of visual variety
Usability:
Typographical and notation choices may also hinder quick reference, but they don’t substantially damage usability

Deck of Corpses

Concept: “A deck of 36 corpses the GM may turn to whenever the PCs stumble across yet another dead body.”
Content:
A heap of bodies, some of whom also have loot
Writing:
Some strange and gruesome remains; not for the faint of heart, but definitely for Mörk Borg
Art/design:
Conservative but effective
Usability:
Includes a unique mechanic involving the official Corpse Plundering table and clock time

Degenerate's Crypt

Concept: “At the end of the dark corridor something is groaning in pain, four metallic voices wailing in unison. Not a tomb but a prison, as too often is in these wretched times.”
Content: A degenerate crypt of eternal torment.
Writing: A dungeon as sharp and fluid as liquid metal.
Art/design: Map illustration in styles ranging from the pragmatic to the purely aesthetic. No nonsense dungeon description that’s both aesthetic and legible.
Usability: Consistent and navigable visual hierarchy for easy reference. 

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.

First, Do No Harm

Concept: “You’ve been dispatched to fetch Erling from the Raven’s Claw Sanatorium, a patient who is scheduled to be hanged at daybreak on the steps of the Basilisks’ basilica for their crimes of devil worshiping.”
Content: A mystery in a haunted house style asylum, complete with sanity mechanics.
Writing: A transportation of cinematic haunted asylum horror to Mörk Borg.
Art/design: Abstracted text dungeon utilizes typographic elements to imply the structure and functionality of each location.
Usability: Mixed perspectives in an abstract format leave encounter design occasionally open to interpretation. 

From Beyond the Endless Sea

Concept: “Cultists, Bloodhawks, secret island temples, wands channeling the Black Wind, loopy hippies, gnarly artifacts, zombified townsfolk, and the ability to loot your bosses' house - and much more - await you.”
Content: A frenzied mob is overtaking Grift, do something about it.
Writing: Deified mob violence unifies multiple sessions in Grift and provides a potential antagonist for long-term play.
Art/design: Design elements convey the compulsions of a waking god. Consistent use of public domain image backdrops.
Usability: Thoughtful design elements on a large-scale aid in utility and navigation. 

His Delicious Corpse

Concept: “You notice his corpse when…”
Content: An encounter with a delicious corpse, and then with its consequences.
Writing: Tastefully epicurean and tantalizingly specific. 
Art/design: The desaturated black and white image of decay and death stands in shocking defiance of the sensual lies written in yellow and black.
Usability: If you’re going to eat a corpse, it should probably be this one. With ready made “flavor” text and a delicious spread of consequences. You’ll definitely be asking for seconds. 

Level 20: Lair of the Flesh-Diver

Concept:  
“SEE! Bodies that have been recently eaten, or being eaten! 
HEAR! The sounds of flesh being digested and the screams of insane cannibalistic monsters! 
SMELL! The stink of burning flesh and rotting biological matter! 
TASTE! Rosemary sausage! 
TOUCH! Nothing, if you're smart! 
LOOT! Dangerous custom cutlery! 
KILL! Hordes of hungry, darkness-dwelling denizens!”
Content: A deep dive into a dark cannibal dungeon.
Writing: Sensorial text provides an in-depth and narrative description of events and encounters.
Art/design: Traditional adventure layout highlighted by eerie maps, depictions of butcher’s tools, and flushed purple accents.
Usability: The level of detail may require some review before your session. 

Level Seven: Extreme Violence Engine

Concept: “a series of gratuitously violent encounters that all build the final encounter. You must survive!”
Content: A choose your own meat grinder adventure.
Writing: Focused on the core of role-playing: Decisions that make perfect sense at the time and the inevitable consequences that come later.
Art/design: Alternatingly hilarious and brutal. Text and images packed into the hopper and occasionally fed through the meat processor.
Usability: GM needs to keep track of some moving parts, but they seriously pay off in the end. An excellent option for a funnel adventure. 

Parasitic Infestation at Flame Tongue Temple

Concept: “From the safety of her chamber… the Mother preaches of the gifts Consumer may bestow upon her luckiest of followers.”
Content: A tongue-gets-eat survival horror dungeon crawl. An arsenal of religious paraphernalia.
Writing: The history and rites of a mysterious cult. A cathedral turned labyrinth. A parasite that thrives in dark and wet places.
Art/design: Gritty gothic structure with occasional baroque elements. Illustrations which contrast in their perverse clarity.
Usability: Dark, light, and full color. Digital and printable options available. 

Return to the Valley of Despair

Concept: “More ideas to use when the player characters make the mistake of visiting that wretched valley of undeath.”
Content: Random (& less random) encounters, monsters, and artifacts for those who roam The Valley of Unfortunate Undead.
Writing: Pithy adventure ideas which can easily be woven together or into an existing campaign.
Art/design: Vibrant and well-integrated high fantasy art. Functional and emphasized random table elements.
Usability: Optimized for a poster format, but easily navigable as a digital file. 

Slaughtered Victims Generator

“Use the following tables when the scene requires an unfortunate victim. Do not speak their name, for they are already forgotten.”

Somnolevolence

Concept: “Those who suffer these Miseries and perish with them shall be reborn too. Suffer with them, in everlasting Misery.”
Content: A dead basilisks’ dreamcrawl.
Writing: A tortured text with misery lying just below the surface. A dying world dress rehearsal, complete with psalms.
Art/design: Strong cover illustration and design elements support a tortured narrative. 
Usability: Clear rules pamphlet with a self-contained map. Available in full color, print-friendly, and digital formats. 
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