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Miseries

Content involving or modifying Miseries

ABBAGEDDON

Concept: “An alternate Miseries prophecy”
Content:
… inspired by ABBA
Writing:
Successfully adapts images and concepts into apocalyptic enigmas
Art/design:
Mimics the Nameless Scriptures’ layout with highlighting for easy reference and textured background for visual variety
Usability:
It’s a really upbeat, peppy apocalypse. From Sweden.

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

Böwhoss’ handbook: notes on internal ignition

Concept: “In this volume you will find the most noteworthy, dangerous and strange encounters of my recent voyages.”
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

Elände, Harbinger of Misery

Concept: “She appears whenever a misery is rolled. She does not stop.”
Content:
A mechanically creative, increasingly powerful, and ultimately unkillable herald of the apocalypse
Writing:
Keeps the tone and flavor of the Nameless Scriptures while incorporating mechanical details
Art/design:
Red and black ground create a dark, ominous visual tone; white makes the text stand out well and draws the eye back to the central figure
Usability:
“Inevitable. Unavoidable. Unstoppable. Burn this pdf.”

Eskalating Eskatons

Concept: “Eskalating Eskatons ties the players’ spending of Omens to the Calendar of Nechrubel with a nifty rule and tracker.”
Content:
The number of omens spent gradually reduces the size of the die rolled on the Calendar
Writing:
Not wordy. Doesn’t need to be.
Art/design:
Provides visual cues for use in the full-graphic version and verbal instructions in the printer friendly version
Usability:
GM will need to keep careful count of omens used, but it’s obviously not a major chore

Flerjordhög Filip

Concept: “If Filip rises from the loamy hillside and sees his shadow, the townsfolk believe they have averted the end.”
Content:
A blasphemous monster and rites that defy the Unnamed Scripture
Writing:
Provides a broad hook and mechanics for a small rodent that averts and invokes Miseries
Art/design:
Well organized and visually delineated; surprisingly sunny and fluffy for Mörk Borg
Usability:
Heretical and should be punished. Burn the vermin.

Grave Matters

Concept: “New uses for dry corpses”
Content:
Undeath-themed classes, gear/weapons/scrolls, optional rules, monsters/NPCs, encounters, and an adventure site
Writing:
Loads of creative concepts presented through expressive, inspiring, and witty prose
Art/design:
Modified public domain images and original art support the theme along with layouts, typography, and colors that make this undeniably Borgy
Usability:
References amongst entries create a sense of cohesion and interconnection; an excellent resource for a game or arc themed around skeletons, zombies, and corpses

I Hold Your Hand

Concept: “Based on I Hold Your Hand in Mine by Tom Lehrer”
Content:
A Presence-boosting and Misery-inducing hand
Writing:
A short paragraph of mechanics, obligatory lyrics, and Psalm 2:6 for easy reference
Art/design:
Candy pink juxtaposed with rotting flesh. Yummy.
Usability:
Harmful if not swallowed

It Came from the West

Concept: “Fulfill the 4:3 Misery by interpreting dice rolled over the world map.”
Content:
Delivers on its promise and incorporates the dice’s spatial positions in addition to their numerical results
Writing:
Contains some excellent, atmospheric descriptions and some really clever mechanics for interpreting the rolls that include some ingenious metagame actions and consequences
Art/design:
A more traditional visual style and layout but still very on-brand and aligned with the content
Usability:
Must be printed unless you want to roll dice on your screen; in the latter case, I recommend heavy, sharp, pointy metal ones

IV:III

Concept: “A tiny system for MÖRK BORG when rolling 4:3.”
Content:
A blank map of the Dying Land to track the progress of the prophesied fires
Writing:
Includes instructions for use and a dire warning
Art/design:
Elegant and visually engaging in its contrasting aspects
Usability:
A clever material (rather than mechanical) tool

Miserere Mei Deus

“A rules expansion that adds Miseries to the Mork Borg hack: Cthork Borg”

For use with the Cthork Borg conversion

Misery 4:3

Concept: “Fires rage across the landscape consuming everything in their path.”
Content:
An ever-advancing wall of flame and a vanguard of burning skeletons
Writing:
Blends description and mechanics to maximum creative effect
Art/design:
Graphics support the concept typographical and layout choices that facilitate flow and use
Usability:
Uses exploding dice and offers no solution for actually extinguishing the fire (just the skeletons) 

Mud Future

Concept: “A science-fiction hellscape for MÖRK BORG, where the desperate folk try to survive as capitalism slowly destroys the world”
Content:
Includes alternate Miseries, gear, enemies, and rules for Powers
Writing:
Tone is appropriately bitter with a subtle undertone of humor
Art/design:
Aesthetics are a luxury alien to your cyber-scvm
Usability:
Content is organized into neat, self-contained categories

Nechrosis

Concept: “An escalating apocalypse calendar”
Content:
Variant rules for rolling Miseries
Writing:
Entirely expository
Art/design:
A torrid love affair between Renaissance oil painting and the label maker from hell
Usability:
Pretty straightforward

Psalm 1:2 - The Mist

Concept: “A table of random encounters or occurrences in a world being overtaken by THE MIST”
Content:
12 terrible effects of Psalm 1:2
Writing:
Quick descriptions of events and mechanical effects
Art/design:
Uses color to emphasize numbers and emphasize certain effects
Usability:
Duration since the Misery adds to results, ensuring scvm suffer appropriately
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