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30 Days of MÖRK BORG Adventure Chapbook Vol.5

Concept: “Face off against interdimensional horrors, a drug-fueled cult and their terrifying god, and the unrelenting predation of the Mutant Centipede Thing!” 
Content: Three new ways to die... in a hole.
Writing: A sculptor's nightmare world of rock, lead, slag, bronze, drugs, and intelligent sinusoidal waves. Grounded and moving surrealism.
Art/design: Dark, textured, and occasionally effervescent images of spectral manifestations.
Usability: Deep vertical shafts with helpful mini-maps add utility and visual suspense.  

A Fire of Luscious Secrets & Ambrosian Truths

Concept: “Feed my fire, o traveler, / And one revelation shall be yours.”
Burn something (anything) in exchange for an answer to one question
A mix of poetic flavor and prose rules
Limited typographical and color choices create visual coherence and interconnection amongst parts
Simple with only one formal mechanic 

A Table of Tables

Concept: “Mass produced monstrosities in a wide range of styles and sizes.”
Seven furniture solutions to fit an scvm’s tastes and needs
Takes a sinister, occult tone with some clever rimshots
Designed for easy readability with Mörky splatter for visual effect
No assembly required

Anthelia’s Black Glass

Concept: “Expanding on a snippet of lore from the Mörk Borg core rules, Anthelia's Black Glass is about examining the notion of "monster" in a world of anti-heroes.”
Those who fight monsters are doomed to become them
Descriptive text is well written and evocative with an extremely efficient stat block
Illustration makes good use of the fragmented reflection conceit; the text is printed backward—you have to read it in a mirror
Easy to use without consulting the document at the table; includes a non-mirrored version, but that defeats the concept and execution

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. 

Blood Thorns

Concept: “Inextricable wall of bloody brambles”
A vicious hazard bearing some tasty berries for the brave, foolhardy, or hungry
Straightforward descriptions of the mechanics for entanglement and escape
Colors help differentiate text components and differentiate components of the illustration
Difficulty and damage intensify as PCs struggle; requires a bit of tracking on the GM’s part 

Böwhoss’ handbook: notes on internal ignition

Concept: “In this volume you will find the most noteworthy, dangerous and strange encounters of my recent voyages.”
A variety of NPCs, monsters, and other hazards as well as a new scroll, a malevolent mushroom, an optional Misery-related madness, a relatively benign tavern, and a much less benign inn
The first-person POV and travelogue style have a folksy and often irreverent tone
Typefaces, engravings, and paintings reinforce the concept while other graphic elements lend some insidious and esoteric atmosphere
Includes player-facing handouts that include lore but no mechanics or GM-specific information

Crawling Cauldron

Concept: “Sigil of the pact, shackle with invisible chains, cursed contraption parodying life.”
Content: A walking, talking, stewing cauldron.
Writing: Special abilities make it a mysterious potion delivery service.
Art/design: High contrast color combos and collage imagery make for an engaging visual appeal.
Usability: Think tormented delivery robot, but for potions. You’ll get it.

Cross of Glorious Victory of Filth

Concept: “A massive, prolapsed orifice fountains forth a constant stream of viscous contaminants. Drink deeply of its wickedness!”
The inverted anus cross we’ve all hoped for and dreamed of
Light lore with mechanics for contact, consumption, and replication
Split-page layout provides easy access to the text and displays the cross in all its inverted anal glory
“‘Nay, Theophrastus, cease to poke yon inverted anus cross!’”

Cult of the Bubbling Waters

Concept: “The cult dedicates the last of their wretched lives to procuring and using the luxurious bubble baths in this abyssal hellscape.”
Tenets and random tables for those seeking to enjoy the Warm Embrace
As with any cult, alternatingly cheery and welcoming or seethingly malicious
Primarily text with graphic elements to aid use
Faster than a real bath and almost as pleasant 

d66 Loathsome Corpse Mounds

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

D69 Unusual, sinister or suspicious places to run into in the wild

Concept: “Some of those might be dangerous, or simply sinister.” 
Content: Things to back away from, slowly.
Writing: A collection of decorations, designed to stand out (and unnerve) in the middle of nowhere. 
Art/design: Six little tables, not in a row. 
Usability: That you can select from with a dice throw. Nice.

Denna Toalett

Concept: “Literal shitpost”
Content: A toilet with paper on it. Not that kind. The one with the legal text.
Writing: Aggressively sarcastic.
Art/design: Practically unreadable.
Usability: For shit-takes. Specifically, Walton’s. 

Dread Engines

Concept: “atmosphere effects for Mörk Borg”
12 objects, beings, and even a sound to populate adventure venues
Nicely written and lives up to the title and tagline’s promise
Fairly minimal, but the text really carries the weight
Roll a d12 or pick from the list 
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