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30 Days of Mörk Borg Adventure Chapbook vol. 1

Concept: “Plumb the depths of Death's Fort in search of the riches hidden within. Scale the volcano of The Shattered Tunnels to take on the evil Blood Wizard. Wander the Sarkash in search of The Shrine of Evil.”
Content:
3 self-contained adventures
Writing:
Alternately uses descriptive prose and tables to suit each adventure’s content
Art/design: Presents each adventure in a distinct style to suit its character and structure
Usability:
Content warning: naked antics, poo monsters, and BEAR-THING

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.”

500 Paces

6 contributors
Concept: “You have to press forward...up to the keep, up to salvation. Up the 500 Paces.”
Content:
A postmortem adventure from battlefield to keep and beyond
Writing:
Provides copious descriptions of locations and events
Art/design:
A more traditional, conservative layout with discrete body text and illustrations
Usability:
Includes bulleted summaries of each section for easy reference during play

A Good, Old-Fashioned Murder Dungeon

Concept: The title is fairly on-the-nose
Content:
10 rooms of party-killing peril
Writing:
A balance of ambience and formal content
Art/design:
The map is homey in a horrible kind of way; additional graphic design is gritty and fierce
Usability:
Numbering and proximal layout makes for straightforward navigation and reference

An Ageless, Woodless Place

Concept: “A microsetting for a romp in a valley lost to memory and giant reptiles.”
Content:
A primeval playground for scvm to die in
Writing:
Overviews the setting and covers random finds, weather, landmarks, and monsters
Art/design:
Efficiently organized into sections and vibrantly stylized
Usability:
Doesn’t have a narrative arc, but players will surely find ways to keep themselves amused; a good place to strand characters or for them to pass through while traveling

Ancient Skin

Concept: “One of you dregs is plagued with a maddening itch and not only that – the skin is starting to rot. They say Mausoleum Knutha, on the edge of the graveyard Graven-Tosk, holds the only known cure.”
Content:
A complex and variable (not to mention twisted) crawl through Sarkash
Writing:
Efficient but vivid descriptions of locations and inhabitants punctuated by grim wit
Art/design:
Marvelous maps; type design helps map the connections amongst locations and items
Usability:
Provides checkboxes to track variables (but if you mark this pamphlet, you’re a heathen and you deserve whatever misery befalls you)
*Backer reward for original Kickstarter campaign; special thanks to Johan for providing a copy of this rare little gem

Anzhela and the Caged Skulls

Concept: “The woman cackles madly […] and drops the cages, drawing her sword and screaming with a mad rage.”
Content: English breakfast with a side of TPK; running will only make you die faster
Writing:
Text heavy, but creates a vivid atmosphere and provides psychological depth to the antagonist, something not often found in Mörk Borg
Art/design:
Excellent, expressive depictions of the titular characters
Usability:
Includes an alternative d6-based encounter-resolution mechanic; a bit more complex than some scenarios, but the additional moving parts make for an interesting and memorable scenario

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

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

A Wizard’s Dying Wish

Concept: “Brauer possesses enough strength to make one final request. Will the party take action to fulfill the wizard’s dying wish?”
Content:
A one-room encounter with a cool monster twist and some nasty aftermath possibilities
Writing:
Devoted mostly to describing the situation and setting, but provides the GM with inspiration and some flexibility
Art/design:
Keeps the pamphlet visually interesting without being obtrusive
Usability:
Fold it twice and you’re ready to go

Black Bvrn Bridge

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Concept: “The box broke inside the [ogre’s] stomach […] covering the Bridge in a cube of anti-light.”
Content:
Includes an inventive adventure-specific condition
Writing:
Provides context and important details about the scenario
Art/design:
Subdued but effective colors; concise but atmospheric map
Usability:
Logically and linearly laid out

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

Calo’s Book of Monsters

Concept: “Many a scholar, after spending a day with the book, finds that sleep escapes them that night as the haunting vision of the many monsters described in the book consume their imagination.”
Content:
20 monsters as well as a region for them to inhabit and local rumors for PCs to overhear
Writing:
Provides lots of exposition on each monster as well as multiple adventure hooks and detailed stat blocks
Art/design:
Features detailed black-and-white illustrations against a stylized Mörk Borg-yellow ground
Usability:
GMs would be well-advised to read each entry carefully and take note of the copious details

Cities of the Dying Land

Concept: “A city generator”
Content:
Two dozen tables to create a living, breathing settlement
Writing:
Tons of little details to add real personality to locations
Art/design:
Good use of Mörk-Borgy colors while being easy on the eyes; physical version glows under a black light (awesome)
Usability:
Keep a notepad handy; there are too many characteristics to remember unaided

Corny Groń (Black Peak)

Concept: “Based on Pelle Nilsson’s Dark Fort, but with Polish Carpathians Mountains folklore’s flavor”
Content:
Adapts and builds on the Dark Fort concept with wilderness locales, dungeons, and thematic enemies and items
Writing:
More elaborate than its source material, but adds more mechanical intricacy and plenty of character
Art/design:
Wiśniewska’s woodcut-inspired illustrations create a distinct sense of time and place
Usability:
Complex but not overly complicated
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