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30 Days of Mörk Borg Adventure Chapbook vol. 2: On the Island of Dying Gods

“This book expands the one-page, one-shots taken from my digital offering 30 Days of MÖRK BORG and is the second volume in a planned series of ten. For this volume, we focused on creating three distinct modules within a larger keyed setting, but there’s still plenty of room for improvisation and substitution at your table.”

A Piece of Rotten Fish

“Two feuding and starving fishing hamlets. One tasty rotting carcass of a giant sea monster in between. The meat could feed both hamlets for a long time. Unfortunately, the hamlets are not in a sharing mood.”

Boarding the Ouroboros

Concept: “… word has come to you from an old fisherman with great promise. He says he has seen a hulk adrift far from the shore and wants a crew of brave souls to climb aboard and plunder its riches.”
Content:
A maritime salvage adventure full of mutiny and mystery
Writing:
Lots of atmospheric descriptive text along with well-written letters, stats for black powder and nautical weapons, and a whole slew of monsters
Art/design:
Nicely made maps; monochrome palette conveys the sensation of approaching and exploring the ship by night
Usability:
Rotblack Sludge-inspired layout is extremely efficient

Catacombs of the Briar Witch

Concept: “Annika and her son Torean – like so many others – caught the Ebon Pox early this winter. While she has slowly begun to recover, the child did not.”
Content:
A sprawling adventure to find a lost child with multiple locales to explore, NPCs to interact with, and a wide variety of monsters and adversaries
Writing:
Highly descriptive and replete with sample dialogue for NPCs
Art/design:
Establishes the settings and atmosphere without obstructing usability
Usability:
Well organized with additional material included in an appendix

Corpsewake Cove

Concept: “There is no nest of scurvy rats as foul or felonious as the pirates of Corpsewake Cove!”
Content:
A self-contained, sandbox-style swashbuckling adventure from inciting incident to bloody climax
Writing:
Text-heavy but clean, clear, and effective on all levels; includes lots of description as well as stat blocks, tables, and other mechanical components
Art/design:
Balances out the verbal elements with lots of vivid, nautically themed designs
Usability:
A fair amount of content and moving parts to manage, but nothing a seasoned and conscientious GM can’t handle

Dead Girls in Sarkash Forest

Concept: “You are lost. You are dead.”
Content:
A random pointcrawl through Sarkash, 6 original thematic classes, and optional rules and gear that add more conceptual depth and distinction without straying from the Mörk Borg core
Writing:
Brooding and grim with an undertone of forlorn optimism; extremely effective in conveying the intended tone and atmosphere
Art/design:
Visually diverse art and typographical choices unified by a focus on the setting and themes
Usability:
Deliberately deals with sexism and trauma; intended as a self-contained module, but the adventure and classes can be used with other Mörk Borg content

Drafts: Dead Girl Classes, Dead Girls in Sarkash Forest, Encounters in Sarkash Forest

Emeric’s Pilgrimage

Concept: “Now cursed for all eternity, he moves a finger-length a year towards the Monastery of the Profane Cross. When he finishes his pilgrimage, the world will end.”
Content: A heroic hexcrawl in three dimensions with multiple options for resolution
Writing:
Alternatively supernatural, apocalyptic, and humorous; includes a brief overview of the scenario’s folkloric and real-world inspirations
Art/design:
Typographical choices and redundancy of clean, clear maps make for easy navigation
Usability:
Available in single-page, spread, and booklet formats

Swordpoint

Concept: “A micro-hexcrawl”
Content:
A pair of 10-point tables and a 24-tile hex map with 4 locations
Writing:
Establishes a setting and pretext for delivering the 20 quest seeds
Art/design:
Fairly intuitively laid out with a suitable map and some neat cover art
Usability:
GMs will need to devise and populate whichever adventures the players pursue; note that numbers on the map don’t correspond to table results

Temple of the Kraken God

Concept: “‘Steer a ship into the unknown, carry our hopes to alien shores, and restore our destiny.’”
Content:
An adventure filled with maritime weirdness and cosmic horror; includes a corruption rule
Writing:
Sharp and esoteric in descriptive text but clear and efficient when addressing mechanics
Art/design:
A variety of layouts and visual styles ranging from brooding to vibrant
Usability:
Isolated island setting makes this a good option for anyone seeking a survival-horror adventure

The Dead City of Pyre-Chrypt

Concept: “The source of the plague, and great power, is still present, somewhere in the heart of the city, locked in a giant iron ziggurat.”
Content:
A sprawling, horror-haunted necropolis
Writing:
There’s a lot, but it provides appropriate imagery and atmosphere
Art/design:
Largely non-representational but does include some illustrations, particularly in the bestiary
Usability:
Some instructions and mechanics are incorporated into descriptive text

The Road of Light

Concept: “The road of light has chosen. You have no choice but to follow.”
Content:
A linear sequence of puzzles with two new optional classes
Writing:
Vivid descriptions of locations with clearly delineated key reference points for GMs
 Art/design:
Organized and designed for easy use; plentiful and consistently excellent illustrations throughout
Usability:
PCs will permanently change class at least once; the first part of an ongoing adventure

The Vaults of Torment

Concept: “Explore a demon-infested hell-hole below the city of Schleswig.”
Content:
A modular, procedurally generated dungeon replete with ambient hazards, elaborate set pieces, monsters, tables for generating inhabitants, a pantheon of demonic gods, and powerful artifacts; also includes terrain “tiles” to print, cut, and assemble during the game
Writing:
Well written with a grim, gruesome tone and copious imagery to match
Art/design:
A variety of page layouts crafted and organized for easy usability at the table
Usability:
Easy to use on both the GM and player sides; Zombification provides a countdown clock that adds additional lethality

Treasures of the Troll King

Concept: “The troll-king Niduk … oversees the small domain he has carved for himself, in a forgotten chapel to a murdered god. KILL HIM.”
Content:
A randomized, shifting sewer crawl with multiple set pieces, random encounters, some new Powers, and one nasty f’ing troll
Writing:
Provides copious descriptions and multi-sensory imagery to help GMs immerse their players
Art/design:
A mix of layouts and design choices meant for expressiveness and usability
Usability:
Seriously, the last boss is going to be really tough

Within a Mile of Home

Concept: “Based on Flogging Molly’s Within A Mile of Home album”
Content:
A sailor class, nautical weapons, tattoos, shipbuilding and sailing rules, and a hexcrawl (hexsail?)
Writing:
Clear, concise, and descriptive with some dramatic, creepy, and somber imagery
Art/design:
Primarily typographical for easy reference with some flavorful illustrations
Usability:
Way easier than actually sailing; adventure includes PC- and GM-facing maps as well as links to content incorporated from external sources

This entry was sponsored by Bijan F. Zavareei as part of the Ex Libris RPG crowdfunding campaign.
“An incredibly entertaining hexcrawl that provides easy to use and engaging rules for nautical adventures. Absolutely fantastic content made with lots of love and care.”


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