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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.”

30 Days of MÖRK BORG Adventure Chapbook Volume 3:3 Churches

Concept:  
“The heretics rise...
  
The Death Church of Wokath 
Blessed are the dead, for they shall inherit all! 

The Dismal Church of Nagla 
We forge our tradition in the spirit of our ancestors! 

The Flayed Church 
We bow to that which crawls!

Content: Three heretical religions along with their followers, artifacts, seats of power, and teachings.
Writing: Three faiths enshrined in text. With histories and doctrines proving how fertile cults can spring forth from the infertile soil of a dying world.
Art/design: Design elements and illustrations mingle in rapturous heretical rites.
Usability: Visual and textual motifs allow for easy navigation between the faiths during play. 

Black Shuck

Concept: “A small town is visited upon by a curious beast that is hell bent on slaughtering the townsfolk. Looks like you sought shelter from the storm in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Content:
A short, isolation-horror scenario
Writing:
Concise and to the point: “The dog must die!”
Art/design:
Easy-to-read columns of text and an illustration (just in case your players don’t understand the concept of giant, black, bloody-mouthed dog)
Usability:
Not a good boi

Conquest of Cthulhu

“You must journey to the Temple in the heart of the Mountains of Madness, deep in the Bergen Chrypt to align the stars and weaken Nechrubel by raising R’lyeh from the Endless Sea and awakening the Great Old One, Cthulhu.”

Could This Be Dog?

Concept:
“Visions of dog therefore no dog ahead
Ahh dog, let there be dog
Dog, O dog but still no dog”
Content: An adventure with both more and less dog than expected.
Writing: Solid straight-faced delivery of a laughable case of mistaken temple identity. 
Art/design: A vaguely canine dungeon map, with clean navigable two column format, and a turtle-ish flourish.
Usability: Make sure to play up the visual elements to drive home the absurdity of the situation. Decide on the identity of earthbound that best suits your table. Many map design options.

Darker Forts

Concept: “Adds THREE new dungeons and accompanying characters to DARK FORT”
Content:
New settings, characters, monsters, items, and optional rules for solo play; useful for generating themed dungeons on the fly
Writing:
Primarily informational but with just the right amount of creative flair
Art/design:
Strongly reminiscent of Dark Fort
Usability: Like its predecessor, each variant fits on one sheet of paper; doesn’t include custom character sheets

Dungeoneer's Black Book

Concept: “Welcome to the Dungeoneer's Black Book, a collection of boggy holes and haunted cellars. No evening shall pass without the gruesome, ultimately inevitable death of a beloved character.”
Content: 16 dungeons in a disturbing array of contents and formats
Writing: A variety of adventures await you with their own unique styles. The only guarantee is misery.
Art/design: A engrossing (sometimes gross) exploration of dungeon layout and illustration.
Usability: With a variety of design formats, make sure to read your selected dungeon before the session.

Galgenbeck Sacrifice

“Half of Galgenbeck's population is gone. Most have fallen to Josilfa's scythe. The city seems eerily empty, but nobody notices the citizens' absence. Galgenbeck was always half empty. All is as it should be.”

Gregor's Folly

“There would be agony and pain enough to draw the eyes of Nechrubel. Gregor would lead the faithful from perdition into the Shimmering Fields.”

Hammer of a Killing Crown

Concept: “It’s a simple agreement: You retrieve the artifact. Aalgut exacts his revenge … After that, the unbounded power of the Killing Crown is yours.”
Content:
A dungeon crawl. Bufonic treasures. Murderous Crowns. Toadstools. Toads. Spells. Plague.
Writing: Strong and consistent theme and symbolism. Clear mechanics. Incorporates playing cards.
Art/design: Mörk Borg with toadstools (and toads).
Usability: Aesthetics complement the readability. A breeze to read and reference.

Immortal Soul (Alma Imortal)

Concept: “This is a story of horror and revenge, driven by individuals who do not accept their fate, reject death and want a second chance.”
Content: A purgatory-escape-crawl for dead Scvm, complete with consequences for the dying world should their spirits perish in the attempt.
Writing: Establishes distinct regions of purgatory to explore, complete with set-piece destination encounters. Supplying enough context, tone, and style to produce flavorful travel encounter in each region as needed.
Art/design: Somber, expansive, and severe imagery compliments harsh setting descriptions to establish purgatory as the crucible that it is.
Usability: Adventure to establish a new campaign, or regroup and return to the dying world stronger after a TPK. Google translation from Portuguese to English makes for the occasional anomaly. 

Into Those Drowning Bells

Concept: “Track a group of foolish treasure seekers through the ruins of a cursed town devoured by the bitter earth.”
Content: The journey from a flagging village to an abandoned “pyramid”.
Writing: Sober depiction of desperation and despondency would certainly invoke sympathy if you weren’t scvm.
Art/design: A clean draft adventure with easy to reference layout. Table of discontents that hints at more adventure to come. 
Usability: Still in draft, but has a fully formed opening section that can easily be built upon.

Monastery ov the Horned One

“King Fathmu's Chancellor Graf promised me 400 silver to create this scrawled map. Perhaps it was for naught... If you lay your hands on it, ask for more.”

Mörk Borg Cult: Heretic

9 contributors
Concept: “A zine full of MÖRK BORG stuff. Most of it is created by our wonderful community and will be (or already is) made available for free download on morkborg.com, but there is also exclusive official material.”
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.
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