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1990s Proto-Folklore

Concept: “A handful of classes and items that are, if not yet proper folk lore, on the verge of reaching full folkloredom, pulled from the deep well that is 1990's culture.”
Content:
Two character classes (one based on a movie starring Brandon Lee, the other on a comic by Bill Waterson) and a handful of items inspired by iconic films
Writing:
Elegantly captures its source materials’ respective characters
Art/design:
That rug really ties the page together
Usability:
Typographical hierarchy makes for easy navigation

36 Occult Curios

Concept: “A rehash of my LotFP compatible release Examples of the Dark Arts Vol. 02”
Content:
Three dozen items comparable in power to occult treasures and class-specific gear
Writing:
Each item features a short paragraph with qualitative and mechanical descriptions (and stat blocks as called for)
Art/design:
Designed and laid out for easy reading with some esoteric atmosphere
Usability:
Numbered 1 - 36, so rolling random items will require some renumbering

4 Flayed Faces

Concept: “They will grant the wearer unclean powers but at the most gruesome of cost.”
Content:
Four masks with a diverse spread of granted abilities
Writing:
Focused on clean delivery of the masks’ effects
Art/design:
Noh masks, paper texture, and kanji establish a distinct cultural theme
Usability:
Spiral text may be challenging to read but is an interesting design choice; the masks themselves may serve as a compelling adventure hook

A Farewell to Arms

“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.”

Apir's Viscid Materials

Concept: “Oh Apir. Caterwauling amidst a thundering swarm of black motes. A shame to think that all that sweetness rotted his jaw clean off.”
Content:
An insect-based (particularly bees) set of items with an extra bonus for collecting all 4 parts
Writing:
Clear descriptions with creative flavor and imagery that appeals to the five senses
Art/design:
Black graphics against yellow ground reinforce the apiary motif; images include characteristic Mörk Borg grunginess and splatteriness
Usability:
Clearly writing and discrete segmentation make these items intuitive to use

A Polearm to Plunge into Someone Rotten

Concept: “Six polearms charged with magical energy to find hidden in the darkest crypt or fortress.”
Content:
An assortment of macabre and arcane weapons
Writing:
Includes compelling lore and mechanics for each polearm
Art/design:
Descriptions are distinct and proximal to their respective illustrations, which are full of character and detail
Usability:
Rather powerful by Mörk Borg base standards, but not without hazards and drawbacks

Armaments of the Damned

Concept:Grossly unbalanced, a danger to your players health!”
Content:
6 items as lethal to the users as to their foes
Writing:
Provides a balance of lore, description, and mechanics
Art/design:
Well-organized and appropriately colored layouts with some lovely artwork
Usability:
Some of these items have more complex effects that will need to be tracked

A (sometimes) Spiked Flail to the Face

Concept: “Six magical/cursed flails to discover in the deepest bog or dungeon.”
Content: A set of unique and creative weapons, most of which are lethal to target and wielder alike
Writing: Descriptive, compelling, and occasionally humorous
Art/design: Flails are depicted in silhouette, giving the reader’s imagination opportunity to fill in the gaps
Usability: Avoid contact with eyes and face

*Published prior to release of the formal third-party license

Auf der murderkulten

Concept: “After completing the book … cultists erupt from hidden rifts in reality to relentlessly attack the reader.”
Content:
Read a book, get some powers, get killed by otherworldly cultists
Writing:
Incorporates mechanics into exposition
Art/design:
Color differentiation makes mechanics easy find and reference
Usability:
Proof that reading is hazardous to your health

Blackpowder Basics

Concept: “Unleash havoc with this set of rules featuring devastating blackpowder weaponry.”
Content:
Includes rules for historic firearms, blackpowder mishaps, and a gun-toting character class
Writing:
Clear delivery of more-complicated-than-average weapon mechanics
Art/design:
On-brand use of color, type, and visual arrangements
Usability:
Well laid out in discrete sections and easy to navigate

Blackpowder Weapons for the Rich and Foolhardy

Concept: “Expensive, exotic, and very loud”
Content:
A variety of firearms, ammunition, and special rules for using them
Writing:
Concise general and item-specific mechanics
Art/design:
Uses the illustration and ground to differentiate general mechanics and categories of arms
Usability:
It’s a spiked arquebus blast to the face!

Bog Iron

Concept: “ In the Vales of northern Bergen Chrypt villages harvest bog iron that they charge with blood sacrifes. The area is also plagued by manifesting beliefs. ”
Content:
Includes bog-iron weapons, a map of the area, various encounters, and 7 creatures
Writing:
Adds lots of local color that’s in line with the larger character of the Dying Land
Art/design:
Draws lots of visual tropes from Mörk Borg but still maintains a distinct style
Usability:
Keep it handy in case the party ever ventures through the region (or if you want some nasty weapons and monsters)

Bolo Santizeli’s Prosthetics

Concept: “A strange merchant has come to sell prosthetic arms for those who are short-handed.”
Content:
An inventory of replacement appendages with unique benefits and drawbacks
Writing:
Concise descriptions peppered with witty comments
Art/design:
Optimized for easy use without sacrificing character
Usability:
Don’t forget to add to the Misery count to the roll result

Bork Borg

Concept: “Drastically increases the quantity and variety of dog options”
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.

Börk Morgue #666

Concept: “An unofficial zine for a Dying World with words and design”
Content:
Random tables, optional rules for dice & powers & armor/weapons/combat, pointy teeth, monsters & NPCs … and a Börk Morgue & a Maus Borg
Writing:
Presented with a personable tone with plenty of wry wit
Art/design: Loaded with Mörk Borg aesthetic elements, color, and some creative layouts
Usability:
Adds some deeper complexity in some areas (especially complex) and some irreverent variety all around
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