Content: 22 music-inspired settings and scenarios; many intriguing rules and foes; alternate Miseries; a whole spread of punishments for unruly dice
Writing: Variously fascinating and horrifying
Art/design: Widely variegated but all nicely done
Usability: A couple atypical layouts that reward a bit of scrutiny and patience
Content: A short, isolation-horror scenario
Writing: Concise and to the point: “The dog must die!”
Art/design: Easy-to-read columns of text and an illustration (just in case your players don’t understand the concept of giant, black, bloody-mouthed dog)
Usability: Not a good boi
Concept: “A disembodied skull with a penchant for rambling stories of old exploits and griping about how things were better in the good old days.”
Content: Some descriptive text, simple mechanic, and sample commentary
Writing: Straightforward with humor as dry as an old bone
Art/design: Text laid out intuitively around the central image
Usability: Somewhere between an NPC and a magic item; works well as both
Content: The second volume of collected FÖLK-LORE Jam entries
Writing: Varies by author, see individual entries under the FÖLK-LORE Jam tag
Art/design: Varies by entry; single-page entries are well balanced in spreads
Usability: Varies by entry, but it’s all Mörk Borg—how tough could it be?
Content: “Classes, items, companions, monsters and encounters created by sacrilegious mind.”
Writing: A variety of styles, all appropriate to their content
Art/design: Worth downloading just to check out the range of art and layouts
Usability: Complexity varies by entry but consistently easy to use
Content: Eating of this oracular ichthyoid grants a peak into the future (for better or worse)
Writing: Sharp and sensuous
Art/design: An elegant, visually interesting composition
Usability: Eat the fish, win a prize
Content: “A HANDsome gentleman”
Writing: Noble yet tragically doomed digits, finger-snapping farce.
Art/design: Strong color, established hierarchy, a disembodied hand.
Usability: Clean layout and strong contrast aid the legibility of smaller text.
Content: 8 effects, beneficial and detrimental (and sometimes both)
Writing: Concise but compelling
Art/design: Text’s arrangement around the central image is reiterates the concept’s structure …
Usability: … but may be difficult to orient for readability on some screens and/or cause neck cramps