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corpses

Where there's death, there's plunder

d66 Loathsome Corpse Mounds

Concept: “A revolting slurry of disease and decay.”
Content:
No explicit mechanics besides rolling, but plenty of scenery and potential for shenanigans
Writing: Full of grotesque, dark imagery punctuated by gallows (midden?) humor
Art/design:
Typographical choices create lots of visual variety
Usability:
Typographical and notation choices may also hinder quick reference, but they don’t substantially damage usability

Deck of Corpses

Concept: “A deck of 36 corpses the GM may turn to whenever the PCs stumble across yet another dead body.”
Content:
A heap of bodies, some of whom also have loot
Writing:
Some strange and gruesome remains; not for the faint of heart, but definitely for Mörk Borg
Art/design:
Conservative but effective
Usability:
Includes a unique mechanic involving the official Corpse Plundering table and clock time

Degenerate's Crypt

Concept: “At the end of the dark corridor something is groaning in pain, four metallic voices wailing in unison. Not a tomb but a prison, as too often is in these wretched times.”
Content: A degenerate crypt of eternal torment.
Writing: A dungeon as sharp and fluid as liquid metal.
Art/design: Map illustration in styles ranging from the pragmatic to the purely aesthetic. No nonsense dungeon description that’s both aesthetic and legible.
Usability: Consistent and navigable visual hierarchy for easy reference. 

Dungeoneer's Black Book

Concept: “Welcome to the Dungeoneer's Black Book, a collection of boggy holes and haunted cellars. No evening shall pass without the gruesome, ultimately inevitable death of a beloved character.”
Content: 16 dungeons in a disturbing array of contents and formats
Writing: A variety of adventures await you with their own unique styles. The only guarantee is misery.
Art/design: A engrossing (sometimes gross) exploration of dungeon layout and illustration.
Usability: With a variety of design formats, make sure to read your selected dungeon before the session.

From Beyond the Endless Sea

Concept: “Cultists, Bloodhawks, secret island temples, wands channeling the Black Wind, loopy hippies, gnarly artifacts, zombified townsfolk, and the ability to loot your bosses' house - and much more - await you.”
Content: A frenzied mob is overtaking Grift, do something about it.
Writing: Deified mob violence unifies multiple sessions in Grift and provides a potential antagonist for long-term play.
Art/design: Design elements convey the compulsions of a waking god. Consistent use of public domain image backdrops.
Usability: Thoughtful design elements on a large-scale aid in utility and navigation. 

His Delicious Corpse

Concept: “You notice his corpse when…”
Content: An encounter with a delicious corpse, and then with its consequences.
Writing: Tastefully epicurean and tantalizingly specific. 
Art/design: The desaturated black and white image of decay and death stands in shocking defiance of the sensual lies written in yellow and black.
Usability: If you’re going to eat a corpse, it should probably be this one. With ready made “flavor” text and a delicious spread of consequences. You’ll definitely be asking for seconds. 

Slaughtered Victims Generator

“Use the following tables when the scene requires an unfortunate victim. Do not speak their name, for they are already forgotten.”

Take then thy bond

Concept: “The voice inside your head commands you: Travel to the wastelands and find the wretched peak. Scour its halls. Bring me its heart, the rest of the treasure is yours.”
Content:
A putrid pyramid crawl full of heart—and other organs.
Writing:
Encounters are lively and responsive, often in unexpected ways. Pregnant with activity.
Art/design:
Bold cover art of the titular encounter. Table of contents and mini-map layout aid in navigating this moderately sized adventure.
Usability:
Encounter descriptions diminish accidental revelations. Surprises reach player and GM simultaneously. 
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