Content: A vial-fueled, twin filled, betrayal of a tomb crawl.
Writing: A tomb complex of factions, puzzles, mystery, and plenty of backstabbing.
Art/design: Dark, fluid, and scoured mixed media entombed in a clean two-column layout.
Usability: Consistency in structure and hierarchy make quick reference.
Content: A room a day Mörktober 2023 dungeon.
Writing: Decisive bulleted room descriptions establish clear ecology, encounter context, and pace.
Art/design: A dreary isometric map of giant vampire bones and horrible little surprises.
Usability: A Twitter thread mini-map (for now)
Content: Random tables, optional rules for dice & powers & armor/weapons/combat, pointy teeth, monsters & NPCs … and a Börk Morgue & a Maus Borg
Writing: Presented with a personable tone with plenty of wry wit
Art/design: Loaded with Mörk Borg aesthetic elements, color, and some creative layouts
Usability: Adds some deeper complexity in some areas (especially complex) and some irreverent variety all around
Content: A rodent sensation. It’s sweeping the nation. Plague!
Writing: Clearly telegraphed rat-catching adventure, complete with moral quandary, and incarnated miasma.
Art/design: A crowded, yet clean, pamphlet adventure containing inviting iconography in distressing contrast with its content.
Usability: Spend an evening dancing the night away, painting the rats red, and setting fires.
Content: “31 random generators, monsters, items, and so forth made throughout the month of October 2023.”
Writing: A tortuous elaboration from its initial prompts, full of wit and wretchedness.
Art/design: Sketches, photo bashes, full-color illustrations, and doodles in a filthy day calendar format.
Usability: Most fun when printed on a sticky note calendar.
Content: Rat swarm à la Mörk Borg
Writing: A standard stat block with a bit of grimly humorous descriptive text
Art/design: Expressive typography and an illustration that reinforces the concept without being too graphic
Usability: Well laid out for readability
Content: “A compilation of all my postcard-entries for Exeunt Press' MÖRKTOBER challenge”
Writing: An impish collection of grisly gifts, ghastly guests, and grim tables for rules and quests.
Art/design: Heavy-bordered postcards of inked and crosshatched illustrations in an array of bright uniform colors.
Usability: Available in individual postcard PDF, or advertisement spread png.
Content: You know what a ratipede is, right?
Writing: Written to honestly just get worse the more you engage with it.
Art/design: Kind of friendly looking for a horrible little many-limbed death-weasel.
Usability: A recursive little monster.
Content: A demi-human hireling
Writing: Includes some flavor text as well as stats, traits, specialties, and values
Art/design: Nicely balanced layout with art suggestive of sentiment and violence
Usability: Designed as an additional outcast like those described in the core book
Content: The Mörk Borg lore, atmosphere, and aesthetic adapted as a nuclear disaster setting for the Mausritter RPG
Writing: Equal parts entertaining, endearing, and horrifying
Art/design: Each contributor captures and conveys the look and feel of Mörk Borg but with appropriate, frequently humorous twists
Usability: I don’t know Mausritter’s rules, but this makes it look pretty user-friendly
Content: “...their corpse is added to its mass.”
Writing: A hybrid mass of hideous monster and whispering information broker.
Art/design: Emphasis on the mass.
Usability: Includes separate creature illustration.
Content: Now you can.
Writing: A pfvcked little rat birther charm, no context, full rules. Get used to it.
Art/design: Tortured sculpture become cursed charm on a field of yellow and black.
Usability: Occasionally backfires. Rat-splosively. Great gag for parties.
Content: A cosmetic redesign of the gutterborn scum core class
Writing: Clearly written and punctuated with humorous ability titles and asides
Art/design: Has a sneaky ratface just like Karl Druid
Usability: Plays like the gutterborn scum but with bigger ears
Concept: “Scurrying beneath the streets of crumbling cities. The Ratstabber’s beady eyes blaze with hatred.”
Content: One of the nastiest rats you’ll find in Mörk Borg
Writing: Devoted to stats and Specials
Art/design: Distinctive collage work with some evocative original art
Usability: Infection rules depart somewhat from the standard
Concept: “The base of operation for the fearsome plague-bearing Rätfölk”
Content: A 9-room, ratfolk-infested dungeon with hooks, rumors, random encounters, loot, and shit torches
Writing: Straightforward and clear with well-placed alliterative flourishes and snark
Art/design: Primarily typographical but efficient and easily navigable
Usability: Linearly organized and includes separate GM and player maps