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PerplexingRuins

A Farewell to Arms

Concept: “A record of Paladins’ dealings with the scum of the dying world and contains … the fullness of the everlasting virtue of uptight and haughty Paladins.”
Content:
Includes weapons, hirelings, monsters, and classes—most of Mörk Borg’s main food groups
Writing:
Mostly descriptions and mechanical features of each entry, but also includes some thematic literary quotations
Art/design:
A huge array of public domain art in a variety of styles with some original artwork to boot
Usability:
Highly modular and great for a snack

Entombed Bookkeeper

Concept: “Trapped in the darkest and forgotten places of the world, the Entombed Bookkeeper hordes its trinkets and knowledge.”
Content:
A middle-weight monster with a covetous streak
Writing:
Concise with some humorous rimshots
Art/design:
Smart, ergonomic stylization and orientation of text around and within the central image
Usability:
I feel personally satirized

Lord of Flies

Concept: “We are hundreds, thousands and millions of flying insects that move your body.”
Content: A bug-based class
Writing:
Concise and straightforward without skimping on character
Art/design:
Relatively conservative with typefaces and visual elements, but features a great illustration
Usability:
Probably not for entomophobes

Mörk Maus

Concept: “This zine, although it looks super Mörk Borg, is not compatible with that metal game.”
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

Ossarium Vol.1 | Beasts of the Dying Lands

13 contributors
Concept: “Not just a bestiary 
But an ongoing mission to seek out each creature.”
Content: 43 monstrous oddities to delight and horrify scvm.
Writing: Innovated, weird, and storied monsters to hunt and get killed by.
Art/design: Disgustingly tasteful use of color highlight gritty illustrations in dynamic spreads.
Usability: Digital spreads are of varying width to accommodate sidebars and creatures of significant scale. 

Ossarium Vol. 1 + Reference Cards

13 contributors
Concept: “a set of 43 double sided tarot sized cards that contain all the info needed to bring the creatures of Ossarium into your next TTRPG session.”
Content: 43 tarot-sized double-sided creature reference cards.
Writing: Contains complete stats and lore for the creatures of Ossarium Vol. 1.
Art/design: Monstrous depictions in a visually striking yet functional layout.
Usability: Rules in the front. Lore in the back. Print and play instructions are included. 

The Blood Knight

Concept: “The blood is your curse. The blood is your blessing. Since you were made, blood is the only thing that matters.”
Content:
A blood-themed warrior class
Writing:
Laden with vivid imagery and lean, straightforward mechanics
Art/design:
Relatively conservative with typefaces and visual elements
Usability:
Bring a mop

The Yoke of God

Concept: “Yes, yoke is spelled correctly”
Content: A church-raiding egg crawl.
Writing: A coherent adventure, with just enough egg left over to yoke yourself.
Art/design: A chaotic cathedral map that’s navigable with well-placed visual and textual references.
Usability: Don’t rely on the text alone. Cooks over easy. 
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