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Backxwash

Concept: “I made the artist Backxwash into a boss encounter… I shared it on Twitter and she liked it”
Content: An undying banshee who will rip your heart out.
Writing: A voice that will burn you to ashes. Hands that will tear right through you. She’s about as boss as it gets.
Art/design: The mork-ification of Lady Backxwash. A cautionary scrawl about her fucking hands.
Usability: Dangerous abilities and resurrection make for a recurring villain for any campaign. 

Basilisk Cries

“Deep within the Bergen Chrypt, in the darkest pits, close to where SHE has simultaneously birthed and abandoned her blasphemous progeny… some wanker is playing with guitar effects.”

Dagger of Crimson Melodies

Concept: “The blade of this dagger is engraved with blank sheet music. As soon as the dagger tastes the blood...”
Content: Blood pumping musical dagger.
Writing: Steady mechanical escalation with a bloody surprise. 
Art/design: Background illustration of music. Yellow, white, and black.
Usability: Put on your favorite tracks. 

False Prophecies

Concept: An album of dungeon synth and dark ambient tracks with accompanying adventure
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

Hatred OST

Concept: “music to play on the background of grim dungeon dives.”
Content: Four dark ambient MIDI style tracks.
Writing: n/a
Art/design: A Giger-esque album illustration in yellow and black.
Usability: Droning electronic notes enhance misery without drowning table conversation. Available in mp3 format.

in the wood, beside the library

“Dredged up from a forgotten grave outside the Black Library of Galgenbeck.”

The official theme song of ELMB

Mork Borg: 1st Apokalypse

“The full album video - minimal, experimental, atmospheric blackened drone doom metal. Inspired by and based on the tabletop RPG, Mork Borg, by Pelle Nilsson and Johan Nohr.”

Nobunaga's Black Castle - “Kuroyuri”

Concept: 
neko.yanagii 氏による、和とドゥームメタルを融合させた意欲的な楽曲、全6曲が収録されています。
ブックレットには、朱鷺田祐介氏書き下ろしの、信長の黒い城シナリオも1本掲載されています。 
 (A total of 6 ambitious songs that fuse Japanese and doom metal by neko.yanagii. The booklet also includes one Nobunaga's Black Castle scenario written by Yusuke Tokida.)”
Content: 6 heavy Japanese doom-metal & electronica fusion songs. With an included Nobunaga’s Black Castle scenario.
Writing: The music’s amazing. Couldn’t translate the scenario though, but it looks awesome.
Art/design: A rich, energetic, and dark tapestry that captures the energy of the album.
Usability: Listen, and drink in the death.

Putrescence Regnant

9 contributors
Concept: “Targ-Dungel. A festering wound upon a dying world. Time and space warp within the malodorous miasma. … This, cursed walker, is where you must go. Into the blight. Into the cold, damp mire.”
Content:
A bog crawl and soundtrack filled with sludge, corpses, and brutality; also includes the Gilded Wolf character class
Writing:
The prose resurrects the core book’s weird imagery and ominous tone; mechanics text is accessible and easy to use
Art/design:
The Mörk Borg style we know and love, but left to putrefy in a swamp
Usability:
Places three factions in explicit large-scale conflict, creating a complex backdrop for players to explore and GMs to exploit

Soundtrack: available on Spotify

Sword of Hailstone

Concept: “As a lone barbarian wielding nothing but your trusty Zweihänder and a few morsels of salted fish, you traverse a dangerous tundra.”
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

The Sorcerer’s Corpse

“A five-track dirgewave EP … Includes one encounter hook for each.”
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