Content: A vicious hazard bearing some tasty berries for the brave, foolhardy, or hungry
Writing: Straightforward descriptions of the mechanics for entanglement and escape
Art/design: Colors help differentiate text components and differentiate components of the illustration
Usability: Difficulty and damage intensify as PCs struggle; requires a bit of tracking on the GM’s part
Content: A variety of NPCs, monsters, and other hazards as well as a new scroll, a malevolent mushroom, an optional Misery-related madness, a relatively benign tavern, and a much less benign inn
Writing: The first-person POV and travelogue style have a folksy and often irreverent tone
Art/design: Typefaces, engravings, and paintings reinforce the concept while other graphic elements lend some insidious and esoteric atmosphere
Usability: Includes player-facing handouts that include lore but no mechanics or GM-specific information
Content: These flowers take the concept of edible arrangement to a new level.
Writing: Much less confusing than I feel around this alluring plant.
Art/design: Like a carnivorous plant sent me a postcard.
Usability: Somewhere between murderous chia pet and edible arrangement.
Content: A shifting abyssal dungeon crawl with cursed relics, virulent creations, cults, and deep roots.
Writing: Epic narrative in scope and scale. A truly impressive creature.
Art/design: Vicious mixed-media art, earthy maps, and a MASSIVE 23-page table of 54 encounters with accompanying maps.
Usability: Generate abysms of varying size with the Atmar’s Cardography deck or dice. Supports 4 adventure themes. Connect them all into one labyrinthine abyssal sprawl.
Concept: “What does the tree see in your future?”
Content: An fate-facing encounter transplantable into travel or crawls
Writing: A concise table of 6 fortunes
Art/design: Nice synergy of colors, illustration, and background design
Usability: A d6 tells you what the future holds
Content: A serpentine sepulchre you’ll wish you never entered.
Writing: A two-for-one adventure in two modes: sedate & completely stoned.
Art/design: Mind-blowing emerald hued hallucinations, a venomously detailed map, with a sober adventure layout.
Usability: Each scvm can (try to) decide how trippy they want the adventure to be.
Content: This pamphlet dungeon leads deep to the loamy soil of an unholy botanist's crypt.
Writing: The lore planted in each encounter sheds light on the extent of Veit’s heretical horticultural experiments.
Usability: Pamphlets available in print-friendly and full color versions. With a digital version for phone/tablet reference. Suitable as a cold open, requires a forest to begin the adventure as written.
Content: A location adventure featuring glass, destructible flooring, and plants that probably want to do dreadful things to you.
Writing: The Glass Herbarium’s concise efficient prose blooms into a brilliant, weird fantasy adventure.
Art/design: Consistently clean art and layout hint at a glass sanctuary protected from the scvm of the dying world.
Usability: Clean but not sterile. Strong stylistic hierarchy makes for easy navigation and reference during play.
Content: An ogre powered, wine fueled, zombie infested, psychedelic crossword puzzle dungeon.
Writing: Manages to build a disturbingly coherent theme from a crossword puzzle selection, all while making a Goat Ogre into something truly menacing.
Usability: Visit the vineyard, drink the wine, deathmatch a Goat Ogre.
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: A malicious tree grown from corpses; includes stats, effects of eating fruit, and a background narrative
Writing: Well written on all accounts, particularly the in-character anecdote
Art/design: Colors and images provide atmosphere and character
Usability: Don’t forget the fruit’s secret side-effect