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.
Content: Anthelia’s personal bodyguard.
Writing: An example of the cunning brutality one should expect in Anthelia’s court.
Art/design: An accursed guardian at the ready. Behind textual battlements of white and black.
Usability: Violence isn’t always the answer.
Content: An epicurean escapade in Alliáns
Writing: Provides the adventure’s premise, descriptions of dungeons and rooms, attending NPCs, and a smorgasbord of miserable menu items
Art/design: Abundant use of public domain images adds plenty of color and variety
Usability: The text point is small and a bit crowded on some pages, making it difficult to quickly reference and a bit tiring to read at length
Content: Tithe for the blood countess.
Writing: Bloody simple, sensuous, and effective.
Art/design: A spacious and symbolic design.
Usability: Uses 5e style advantage mechanics.
Concept: “For a few hours each year, the seas beneath the glaciers of Kergüs retreat, revealing salted dungeons in their wake. Within these waterlogged tunnels of ice – the CLAMS.”
Content: Grab your CLAM-picking gloves—an audience with Anthelia awaits the winner
Writing: A briny feast for the senses with Karl’s signature sense of humor
Art/design: Easy to read with ample visual cues for navigating each room’s description and for moving back and forth between descriptions and map
Usability: The CLAMS are barbed, and the tide waits for no scvm
Content: A mist-shrouded, gold-prospecting, frozen lake crawl.
Writing: A instructive and elegant hex crawl that rewards exploration consistently with meaningful choice.
Art/design: A single column, segmented plaintext layout, with color coatings and established GM advice.
Usability: Currently in prototype, expect legibility to go down as style goes up.
Content: A setting guide of the major cities and regions of the Dying World.
Writing: A political treatise on the various polities and cultures in informative prose.
Art/design: Representative figures for each faction are presented in rich charcoal.
Usability: A primer for those who would like just a little more structure in their planning.
Content: A physical manifestation of the Sword of Hailstone game app
Writing: Provides mechanics for navigating the frozen wastes and lore and stat blocks for what you’ll find along the way
Art/design: Masterfully puzzles the game content into the relatively small space of a fold-out cassette case
Usability: Pairs well with Sword of Hailstone materials, which include a fold-out hex map
Content: Provides a hook, suspects (with a fun alibi system), and culprit
Writing: Conveys the necessary information concisely but effectively
Art/design: A gritty graphic character with strategic shocks of color
Usability: Allows GM to customize scenario to taste or need; includes a twisted twist on the reward
Content: A frigid cavern-crawl in search of color, with treasure the world is not prepared for.
Writing: A case of courtly intrigue, frigid madness, and death in service of Anthelia’s greed.
Art/design: Darkly desaturated imagery, a familiar split column dungeon layout, a with top down minimap and sidebars.
Usability: Organized as a series of encounters in a mini-campaign.
Content: An archeological exploration of the Dying Lands, with 21 sites, their current inhabitants, and everything valuable not bolted down.
Writing: A survey of iconic locals, with enough historical detail, rumor, and information to plan a failed treasure hunt.
Art/design: Yellowed artifacts splatter a clean single-column layout.
Usability: Available in plaintext and “night mode” with an off-white background to ease electronic reading.
Content: A hexcrawl through Kergüs in pursuit of the eponymous sword
Writing: A mix of mechanics and description with setting-appropriate imagery
Art/design: Text is economically laid out to accommodate the intended physical format; includes some nice pixel art from the app version
Usability: Will require some scrolling (or page flipping if you print it); includes player maps
Content: A primarily app-based adventure game built on Mörk Borg mechanics
Writing: Entirely descriptive; mechanics are handled by the app
Art/design: Pixelated depictions of Kergüs and its inhabitants
Usability: Physical copies and digital materials are available but not required to play