Concept: “The PCs find themselves buried alive in the vast, ever-changing cemetery of Graven-Tosk.”
Content: A macabre, nonlinear graveyard crawl
Writing: Relentlessly grim with splashes of gallows humor, especially at the end
Art/design: Monochrome with purple highlights set the atmosphere beautifully
Usability: Well-organized into sections that include relevant stat blocks
Content: Generators for cults and curses, feats, 2 classes, black-powder weapons, 2 long adventures, a pair of 1-page dungeons, and a quartet of monsters/NPCs
Writing: Varies by author but consistently emphasizes images and concepts that are grim, creepy, and/or outright weird
Art/design: Every entry’s layout, graphic design, and coloration are distinct, creating a lot of visual diversity and easy navigability; sweet foil printing on the cover and first page; fold-out covers just to cram as much content into this zine as possible
Usability: The only obstacle is deciding what to read first.
Content: Rules to soothe the restless dead. A poem to rest your weary head.
Writing: Rules embedded in verse that uplifts rather than shies away from the dead.
Art/design: Charming colored sketches illustrate proper ghost etiquette alongside the text.
Usability: Suitable for use in a child-friendly Mörk Borg hack.
Content: 12 random encounters, 3 otherworldly entities, 21 rewards, 8 consequences, and more adventure possibilities than I feel like calculating
Writing: A clever concept well executed with lots of descriptive flair
Art/design: Organized for usability with illustrations and other graphic elements that contribute atmosphere
Usability: Linear, dual-column layout makes the document easy to read and navigate