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Monsters/NPCs

4:3 Forth comes fire, and a horde

Concept: “An endless invading horde of black metal-wearing fire creatures hellbent on death and destruction.”
Content:
Includes a general scenario, potential outcomes, and stats for invaders and their monsters
Writing:
Mörk Borg is generally pretty grim, but this is grim
Art/design:
Clearly demarks textual sections with illustrations that convey the concept but leave plenty to the imagination
Usability:
Usable? Yes. Survivable? Well …

A Bestiary of Sundry Creatures

Concept: “Sets out pre-modern people’s beliefs about many of the creatures that populated their world and their imagination”
Content:
Nearly 150 pages of creatures drawn from medieval bestiaries
Writing:
Includes a general introduction and detailed descriptions of each creature alongside stat blocks
Art/design:
Largely devoted to descriptive text, but frames stats for easy visibility and includes authentic illustrations drawn from the bestiaries themselves
Usability:
Intended as a world-building tool rather than a fight-this-monster resource

Accursed of the Lemming Mage

Concept: “Half Person, half Lemming, shaggy fur and dirty robes. They stink of insanity and great heights.”
Content: An creature compelled to throw itself (and others) from cliffs, towers, etc.
Writing:
Includes lore, stats, and rules for controlling PCs (and the aftereffects)
Art/design:
Typographical variety differentiates textual components; illustration adds character and floofiness
Usability:
Presented in multiple formats for accessibility and ease of use

Afanc

Concept: “A great beast, part beaver, crocodile, and demon”
Content:
A vengeful amphibious behemoth
Writing:
A straightforward stat block with artfully composed lore
Art/design:
Well laid out with detailed art that leverages stark contrast and organic lines to strong effect
Usability:
Don't litter and you're probably safe

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.”

A Fight with a Kelpied Knight

Concept: “Along the road one night, you come across a dripping wight.”
Content:
He bids a hero to attack and knock him off his horse’s back
Writing:
This rider’s writer had too good a time when crafting all his well-wrought rhyme
Art/design:
And for portraiture, he shows a knack, in purple, yellow, green, and black
Usability:
Upon defeat, he turns to brine; now beat this beast or fall supine

Aggrieved Village Guardian

Concept: “These totems were erected to protect the village from demons and evil spirits. After centuries of thankless service […] They became the very things they were meant to defend against.”
Content:
A supernatural guardian turned on its wards—and everyone else
Writing:
Some quick background and mechanics
Art/design:
Text cant and illustrations convey a sense of the monster's movement
Usability:
Mechanics are split by descriptive text but still distinct and easy to reference

A Weasel’s Funeral

Concept: “Travelling down the road, you come against a procession of weasels in mourning.”
Content:
A funerary procession of weasels
Writing:
A short description of the scene and stats for the weasels
Art/design:
Relatively minimalist but presented well for use at the table
Usability:
  Best not to disrupt their mourning

Awful Pets

Concept: “Tired of plain old pets? Well, step right up to this completely legitimate establishment.”
Content:
8 basilisk friends for you to take home (or to a fun dungeon)
Writing:
A veritable blender of sarcasm, irony, and overt humor—a fun read
Art/design:
Could easily be a full-page ad in The Dying Land Gazette
Usability:
Generate your own basilisk in only 3 rolls

Babalon’s Hangover

Concept: “The mother of abominations woke up expecting after a feast held in the pits of doom and gloom.”
Content: 40 diverse monsters to add depth and flavor; many truly striking concepts
Writing: Some evocative prose and poetry; first- and second-person instructional text adds a personal tone but may break immersion for some readers
Art/design: Skillfully captures Mörk Borg’s aesthetic
Usability: Streamlined stat blocks, clear tables, and instructional text for linked entries and creature categories

Ballad of Bergharuth

Concept: “Tales of an ancient demon prince. Demonic tunes from his flute make the earth tremble and crack open, revealing terrors previously unseen.”
Content:
Copious lore, a table of guises Bergharuth takes, and stats for Suffocating Tentacles
Writing:
A sinister tone and visceral, violent imagery; also includes some nascent adventure seeds
Art/design:
Repetition of organic forms and lines help create a visual unity and graphically represent the concepts described in the text
Usability:
Could be implemented as a background plot or counternarrative to the primary apocalyptic scenario

Basilisks Hate Grundel Fims

Concept: “The heretical bard spewing optimism in the inns of the Dying World”
Content:
The all-singing, all-dancing crap of the crappy world
Writing:
Includes lore, a stat block, a little ditty, and stats for the patrons they inspire
Art/design:
Typographically differentiates the various components, plus a whole lot of basilisks crawling all over everything
Usability:
He’ll hit you with his lute, apparently

BEAR-THING

Concept: “BEAR-THING Hungry. BEAR-THING Angry. BEAR-THING Hangry.”
Content:
An undead amalgam of bear and goblin (but also undead)
Writing:
Succinctly but entertainingly describes behavior and motivation
Art/design:
Economic arrangement of text around a pretty expressive image
Usability:
Keeps PCs on their toes by knocking them off their feet (with its blood)

BEstitchARY

Concept: “The chimeric amalgams and abominable hybrids from origins unknown are wreaking havoc and terrorizing the area. No end in sight to their squalid reign.”
Content:
30 creatures, 900 combinations to mix and match (including BASILISKS) with tables for hooks and additional features
Writing:
Brutally entertaining
Art/design:
Absolutely meticulous
Usability:
Includes digital Stitcherer generator; product page includes instructions for printing as a zine or as cards, or you can just mutilate the book (and this is one of the few times that’s okay)
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