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)
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Concept: “An ageless hound protects the Dying World from succumbing to Psalm 6:1.”
Content: Stats and abilities for, and boons granted by, scvm’s best friend
Writing: Mostly mechanics but includes some descriptive text to add character
Art/design: Conventional Mörk Borg layout and design with some trippy artwork and an obligatory femur
Usability: This good boi is eager to please
Content: A Valentine’s greeting and a gross, blackened heart
Writing: Includes a short missive and mechanics for the Misery-defying heart
Art/design: Black on yellow. Hearts. Grungy typefaces and textures. Mörk Borg.
Usability: If only we’d had this to give to our friends in grade school
Content: A fishman. Ready to drag you below.
Writing: Stats evoke a dangerous aquatic stalker. Ready to ambush isolated scvm.
Art/design: Black & white horror movie poster.
Usability: Keep moist.
Content: A trio of 6-point tables
Writing: Tongue firmly in cheek
Art/design: Yellow. Pink. Black. Old Newspaper Type. Copperplate Gothic. Good to go.
Usability: Get ready for Die Nohrland
Content: A lance-wielding goblin class with a beastly mount
Writing: Includes standard class profile (the mount, not rider, benefit from class features) and a stat block for the hellhound
Art/design: Text heavy, but uses color to organize sections and highlight important information
Usability: As a composite character, poses certain risks but also provides particular benefits
Concept: “Blessed are the Powers granted to us by the Basilisks and Blessed are we by their use!”
Content: 20 options for critical success when using Powers
Writing: Clear, concise descriptions of narrative and mechanical effects
Art/design: Economical type choices; presentation emphasizes the textual subject
Usability: Roll & read
Content: An emerald serpent-man. A shedder of skin. A summoner of snakes.
Writing: Just the stats. Do what you wish with them.
Art/design: Hand drawn, painted and written. Straight out of the DM's notes.
Usability: Flexible abilities for a surprising npc, combat encounter, or ally.
Content: Stats and character classes for Frankenstein and the Monster; also includes handy tables for random body parts and their sources
Writing: Concise explications of mechanics with some quotations from the novel for flavor
Art/design: B&W layouts visually preserve the source material’s brooding, gothic tone in the eponymous artpunk style
Usability: Use of elaborate typefaces like blackletter and script in small point slows reading
Content: A 10-room dungeon with an additional class, a short solo prequel, variant Misery, and exclusive monster
Writing: Sharp and full of character
Art/design: Clearly, cleanly laid out with evocative illustrations
Usability: Includes death and abuse of animals, but nothing graphic or explicit
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Content: Rules primarily for using and abusing the fabled Brass Monkey, but also includes other Beastly Boys-aligned components
Writing: Takes itself completely seriously, which only makes it funnier
Art/design: A more traditional layout and muted background gradient lend an appropriately dignified air
Usability: Some specialized interactions with other 3rd-party supplements