Content: 3 self-contained adventures
Writing: Alternately uses descriptive prose and tables to suit each adventure’s content
Art/design: Presents each adventure in a distinct style to suit its character and structure
Usability: Content warning: naked antics, poo monsters, and BEAR-THING
Content: Feast your eyes to an old god of the forest.
Writing: Strong thematic elements established in both background and environmental description.
Art/design: Haunting illustration by Waclaw supports an ominous yet understated layout.
Usability: You won’t get caught up in this web.
Content: A complex and variable (not to mention twisted) crawl through Sarkash
Writing: Efficient but vivid descriptions of locations and inhabitants punctuated by grim wit
Art/design: Marvelous maps; type design helps map the connections amongst locations and items
Usability: Provides checkboxes to track variables (but if you mark this pamphlet, you’re a heathen and you deserve whatever misery befalls you)
Content: It’s not about the bandits... You’re in for a long night. Stay hydrated.
Writing: I mean, bandits are involved, but it’s a parasitic sort of relationship to the text.
Art/design: Inky black horror, in an effective simulacrum of a starter adventure.
Usability: Layout will be familiar and effective for readers of official adventures.
Content: 40+ nightmarish monsters, a vampire-like class, lore, tables, a dungeon.
Writing: Renford P. Logan’s journalistic endeavors frame this collection of strongly themed creatures and locales. Realistic portrayals of disturbing events lend weight to the creatures and locales. It is enjoyable to both read and reference.
Art/design: Characterful two-tone illustrations and text elements in a balanced layout. Reserved but impactful use of color.
Usability: Thematic organization in a strong table of contents make for low prep referencing.
Content: “A forest cursed by an ancient witch’s heart” and d6 places to encounter there.
Writing: Description and mechanics interact to establish the setting and each new environment.
Art/design: Bogdown forest looms in false color behind a dark window to the text.
Usability: As a location generator for your random boggy encounters.
Content: Mushroom powered hyper intelligent goblins.
Writing: Mechanics provide an interesting abstraction of tactical superiority.
Art/design: Tiny goblins plague a victim behind the prominent text bars.
Usability: Bounty not included.
Content: Five fatal mistakes for your next group of scvm.
Writing: Humorous and harrowing. With deadly accommodations for particularly resilient scvm.
Art/design: Art-heavy poster layouts with detailed adventure text on the reverse side.
Usability: Clean and calculated for reading and reference.
Content: A walking tree with a surprise inside.
Writing: A unique take on armor that reinforces an amusing concept.
Art/design: A dead tree creeps up behind boxed text.
Usability: Clean text boxes make for easy reference.
Concept: “You are lost. You are dead.”
Content: A random pointcrawl through Sarkash, 6 original thematic classes, and optional rules and gear that add more conceptual depth and distinction without straying from the Mörk Borg core
Writing: Brooding and grim with an undertone of forlorn optimism; extremely effective in conveying the intended tone and atmosphere
Art/design: Visually diverse art and typographical choices unified by a focus on the setting and themes
Usability: Deliberately deals with sexism and trauma; intended as a self-contained module, but the adventure and classes can be used with other Mörk Borg content
Content: A sonorous, haunting, and full ambient track for walking the woods.
Writing: It has a title, it’s fitting.
Art/design: A dark forested singles cover. A soft progression into droning choral soundscapes until their sudden and inevitable collapse.
Usability: To play at your table.
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Content: A Tveland Cabin Crawl.
Writing: Supernatural horror. Full of foreboding. With shocks and twists as well as horror tropes.
Art/design: Design elements emphasize a descent into darkness.
Usability: Mini-map, representative spot illustrations, and clean layout aid in table reference.
“In ancient woods deep and wide
where beasts of old are by my side
I the fairy king full of ire
declare this war, my one desire.”
Content: Three fae enemies, twelve new Miseries, one fairy crown, and a war to tie them all together.
Writing: Misery with a hint of whimsy, challenge with a hint of capriciousness.
Art/design: Graceful and organic line art supplements a heavy serif text.
Usability: Printable as a human or fairy-scaled booklet.
Content: Graverobbery for a mysterious benefactor.
Writing: A simple organic reproduction of a violently transformational movie.
Art/design: Loud compositions, vibrant colors, grunge, and visual interest.
Usability: Memorable, referenceable, legible.
Content: A secret garden, of sorts. Plenty of fertilizer at least.
Writing: A legend, of unclear message, and plenty of textual evidence it’s about to go horribly wrong.
Art/design: Fuchsia fungi feed mustard trees near a fertilizer-free two-column layout.
Usability: “To be continued...” No, seriously.