Content: A complex and variable (not to mention twisted) crawl through Sarkash
Writing: Efficient but vivid descriptions of locations and inhabitants punctuated by grim wit
Art/design: Marvelous maps; type design helps map the connections amongst locations and items
Usability: Provides checkboxes to track variables (but if you mark this pamphlet, you’re a heathen and you deserve whatever misery befalls you)
Content: Mushroom powered hyper intelligent goblins.
Writing: Mechanics provide an interesting abstraction of tactical superiority.
Art/design: Tiny goblins plague a victim behind the prominent text bars.
Usability: Bounty not included.
Dead Girls in Sarkash Forest
Concept: “You are lost. You are dead.”
Content: A random pointcrawl through Sarkash, 6 original thematic classes, and optional rules and gear that add more conceptual depth and distinction without straying from the Mörk Borg core
Writing: Brooding and grim with an undertone of forlorn optimism; extremely effective in conveying the intended tone and atmosphere
Art/design: Visually diverse art and typographical choices unified by a focus on the setting and themes
Usability: Deliberately deals with sexism and trauma; intended as a self-contained module, but the adventure and classes can be used with other Mörk Borg content
Drafts: Dead Girl Classes, Dead Girls in Sarkash Forest, Encounters in Sarkash Forest
Content: Graverobbery for a mysterious benefactor.
Writing: A simple organic reproduction of a violently transformational movie.
Art/design: Loud compositions, vibrant colors, grunge, and visual interest.
Usability: Memorable, referenceable, legible.
Lavandeiras & Biosbardos
Content: Nocturnal spirits who entice you to do your own laundry, for weal or woe; a ruse of an adventure with multiple potential climaxes
Writing: Includes descriptive text sets the scene and mechanics to determine the outcome; very concise but with adequate, compelling imagery and appeal
Art/design: Efficient design choices delineate segments and make for easy use and reference; primarily textual with a fun text-based map
Usability: A two-in-one bargain
Lord of Chains
Content: A Graven-Tosk digging, Sarkash roaming, Bastion storming, Shadow King’s prophecy averting point crawl.
Writing: Energetic and near melodramatic plot sets the tone for a truly torturous adventure.
Art/design: Loud when it ought to be, quiet when it counts. Metal throughout.
Usability: Self-contained, shadowed, and bound in iron chains.
Samson’s Dead, Where’s His Head?
Content: An adventure hook and stat blocks for a chase through Sarkash
Writing: Concise, unambiguous, and to the point
Art/design: Well organized and cleanly laid out
Usability: GM will need to fill in incidentals, but the framework is there
The Beastlord Will Feast on Your Flesh
Concept: “The wild beastlord WENDIGO, the living heart of the woods, holds a potent, unshakeable hatred of you.”
Content: Incorporates tons of community creations into a predator-prey scenario
Writing: Tables for conflicts, resolutions, and locations; lots of amusing one-liners
Art/design: Solid choices of illustrations and graphics
Usability: Ergonomic in digital and print forms
The Death Ziggurat
Content: Pre-apocalyptic hexcrawl with random elements
Writing: Fairly elaborate with plenty of horrible imagery
Art/design: Captures the mood, setting, and characters well
Usability: Fun and lethal; separate player and GM maps are quite helpful
The God King
Content: A legend of one seriously pretentious bastard, and a possible origin story for the Dying World as we know it today.
Writing: A miserable little myth befitting a doomed and dying world.
Art/design: Some uppity reagent overshadowed by his own legend.
Usability: Introduce it to your players. Let them decide how true it is.
The Lichen Knight of Sarkash
Content: A two-part encounter consisting of the initial challenge and the follow-up chapel crawl
Writing: Clear, readable prose with loot tables, location descriptions, and overview of the encounter structure
Art/design: Typography and color delineate sections for easy use and reference
Usability: A straightforward but spirited adaptation of the medieval poetic plot
The Vermilion Throne
Content: A pulse pumping, blood-drenched, flesh crawl.
Writing: As consistent and efficient as the beating heart, without feeling too clinical.
Art/design: Accessible and fluid design which doesn’t clot alongside thematic illustrations which do.
Usability: A considered and effective table reference.
This Forest Breathes
Content: A bizarre subterranean forest crawl
Writing: Predominantly textual and relies on the writing to convey the intended tone
Art/design: A variety of layouts, some more traditional than others, and an array of typefaces all within a limited palette
Usability: Eternal life ain’t all it’s cracked up to be