Content: A cunning, monstrous hound that can induce fight, flight, or freeze responses in PCs
Writing: Describes sinister behavior alongside stat block and Specials
Art/design: Gets a lot of aesthetic mileage out of a relatively limited set of elements
Usability: Definitive proof that poodles are jerks
Content: A supernatural portent of impending death (yours)
Writing: An even split between descriptive text and mechanics
Art/design: Text is also visually split by the central image of Black Shuck
Usability: Easy to use but difficult to kill, making him ideal to hound your players with
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
Content: A formidable four-legged opponent
Writing: Quick, concise stat block
Art/design: Relatively conservative but with an expressive illustration
Usability: A challenge for lower- and even mid-level scvm; dog biscuits probably won’t improve its reaction
Content: This composite monster doesn’t start fights but will most definitely end them
Writing: Some verse and a paragraph describing behavior; no stats other than damage
Art/design: An excellent illustration and color-coordinated text blocks
Usability: A strong motivator to resolve conflicts without violence
Content: Dog breeds, dog-related items, an optional dog-based class, rules for dog PCs (with their own optional classes), and a dog-centered adventure
Writing: Clearly and affectionately written with a clever shift to the dog’s POV in the dog-PC section
Art/design: Designed for easy reading and navigation with graphic touches like a dog-head border and pawprints across pages
Usability: Sit. Stay. Good.
Concept: “An ageless hound protects the Dying World from succumbing to Psalm 6:1.”
Content: Stats and abilities for, and boons granted by, scvm’s best friend
Writing: Mostly mechanics but includes some descriptive text to add character
Art/design: Conventional Mörk Borg layout and design with some trippy artwork and an obligatory femur
Usability: This good boi is eager to please
“Visions of dog therefore no dog ahead
Ahh dog, let there be dog
Dog, O dog but still no dog”
Content: An adventure with both more and less dog than expected.
Writing: Solid straight-faced delivery of a laughable case of mistaken temple identity.
Usability: Make sure to play up the visual elements to drive home the absurdity of the situation. Decide on the identity of earthbound that best suits your table. Many map design options.
Content: A folkloric fairy dogs and some hooks for encountering them
Writing: Provides lots of background on behavior and intricate rules for its howl ability
Art/design: Relatively conservative layout and design with enough visual flair to be distinctively Mörky
Usability: Fairly simple mechanics, lots of lore for the GM to play with
Content: A lance-wielding goblin class with a beastly mount
Writing: Includes standard class profile (the mount, not rider, benefit from class features) and a stat block for the hellhound
Art/design: Text heavy, but uses color to organize sections and highlight important information
Usability: As a composite character, poses certain risks but also provides particular benefits
Content: A three-headed homicide hound who gets stronger as it gets hangrier
Writing: Word choice and syntax create a lofty but menacing character
Art/design: Text balances with and directs attention to the image; stats and rewards are color coordinated for quick reference
Usability: High HP, escalating armor and damage, and 3+ attacks per round—freakin’ brutal.
Content: A 10-room dungeon with an additional class, a short solo prequel, variant Misery, and exclusive monster
Writing: Sharp and full of character
Art/design: Clearly, cleanly laid out with evocative illustrations
Usability: Includes death and abuse of animals, but nothing graphic or explicit
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Content: A scvm lying about a serious skin condition.
Art/design: Loud and violent. Bursting out of the page whether you’re ready or not.
Usability: A powerful yet high risk class. Monster stats are an invitation to turn on the party.
Content: A dog-knight with a passion for print—plus a beefy suit of armor, sword, and special
Writing: A concise stat block and a pair of paragraphs detailing character and behavior
Art/design: A proficient, clean layout with some really impressive art
Usability: Mutt Errant may just chew on the books and scrolls instead of reading them, but either way, he’s coming back for more
Content: A homicide hound with a fist for a face
Writing: Standard stat block with quick physical and behavioral descriptions
Art/design: Text at the top with a pretty Mörky dog at the bottom
Usability: It's unclear who's being punished here. Probably everyone.