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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.”

Angel’s Tower

“This one-shot, 5-level dungeon is designed to be a brutal encounter for your party of deathless wanderers.”

A Pestilence of Maths

Concept: “A plague of madness spreads across the countryside: people hopelessly repeating strings of numbers and words until their head bursts into flames and they die in shrieking violence.”
Content: Includes an ad hoc sanity metric, random travel events and tower rooms, and a whole lot of exploding heads
Writing:
Clean and characterful with dry gallows humor and well-chosen, interconnective details
Art/design:
Effective and appropriate graphic choices that interact cleverly with the concept
Usability:
Packs a fair amount of tension and grit into a relatively small package

Atticus Tower

Concept: “The foul bard Rexorn … is busy transforming suffering into music.”
Content:
A sonic-themed dungeon with original creatures and NPCs
Writing:
Mostly descriptive but efficient
Art/design:
Exactly what it should be
Usability:
A complex but surprisingly easy-to-navigate layout

Curic’s Cursed Chapbook

“In the days of sunlight, before nightmares blackened the skies and the cursed people claimed the world, there was a traveler by the name of Lukas Curic who enjoyed sharing stories with those he met in the towns and villages of the world.”

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.

Goblin Grinder

Concept: “With such a large infestation of the little scoundrels, it’s becoming very difficult to figure out which one to snuff.”
Content:
A quirky, darkly comedic scenario
Writing:
Sets the tone and provides entertaining depth
Art/design:
Black, white, and pink create a unique apocalyptic atmosphere
Usability:
Laid out according to probable narrative flow

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.

Lies Under Flesh

Concept: “In the old tower, a fool disguised as saint drags the desperate into a trap.”
Content:
A 23-room dungeon
Writing:
No mechanics, only short, descriptive prompts for each room that GMs can interpret as they see fit
Art/design:
Dungeon map is presented in profile; variations in text size and color creates an interesting visual texture
Usability:
Will require some prep on the GM’s part

Lighthouse of Weeping Bluff

Concept: “Your ship is destined to splinter on the bluffs if the light isn’t relit, condemning you to live out your remaining days in this icy hell-hole.”
Content:
A ticking-clock adventure that encompasses the journey to the lighthouse and the hornet-infested lighthouse itself
Writing:
Clearly written and punctuated with visceral imagery and details
Art/design:
Red and yellow elements direct attention without hindering usability; hornets crawling around the page are a fun, immersive touch
Usability:
Well-organized text and clever use of color to coordinate it with the maps

Svið in a Ditch

Concept: “Deep within the cloughs of Bergen Chrypt there lies an inverted tower beneath the skull of a basilisk, known only as THEY, and in this inverted tower, at its deepest recess, is the Ljusgvare: a scroll that is said to be able to end the greatest of calamities.”
Content:
A high-concept hexcrawl across the Dying Land and through Bergen Chrypt; populated by a wide and colorful cast of characters
Writing:
Provides detailed descriptions of locations, insights into NPCs, and creates a sense of interconnection between encounters
Art/design:
Text heavy, but necessarily so; color and visual choices keep the pages interesting and lively
Usability:
Contains links to other useful supplements; also available in simple and plaintext formats for easier readability

The Broken Sword of Vile Souls

Concept: “When Lorenz Hattendorf was murdered, one member of his party managed to escape. […] she knows where the man’s magic sword fell when he was torn limb from limb.”
Content:
A seemingly unassuming tower crawl with a murderous climax (and some loot along the way)
Writing:
Mostly devoted to background and description but includes stats for enemies and the titular sword (which is pretty brutal even while broken)
Art/design:
Graphics add character and ambience, and the maps provide easy navigation for the GM
Usability:
It’s a tower. There’s nowhere to go but up.

The Slobberer’s Observatory

Concept: “Explore a forgotten observatory tower in the world of Mork Borg, discover a new class and have your body twisted by those things that lurk between the stars.”
Content:
A cosmic-horror-themed adventure and a matching character class
Writing:
Concise descriptions of rooms and lightweight stat blocks for monsters and loot
Art/design:
Fairly liberal page layouts, readable typefaces, and a mix of hand-drawn and open-source images
Usability:
The flat yellow ground on some pages is a bit eye-burning on the screen, but it’s only really prominent on a few pages

The Spire of Grief

Concept: “Drawn to the spire, the only shelter for many miles, you seek refuge from a storm of prophetic intensity.”
Content:
4 rooms and inhabitants to populate them
Writing: Provides atmosphere and scenery; more suggestions rather than hard, fast rules
Art/design:
Creates a  wonderfully isolated, Gothic feel
Usability:
Mapless; easy to grasp and highly usable at the table

The Spire of Spite

Concept: “a small lighthouse on the cliffs of Allians, each floor houses a mysterious character with an interesting but vague past.”
Content:
A pocket zine tower adventure. Three floors, three factions, and a treasure table. Flexible as a social or combat encounter.
Writing:
Sensory descriptions distinguish rooms. NPCs play to (and against) fantasy tropes.
Art/design:
Simple printer-friendly layout with a welcome splash of color.
Usability: Consistent visual cues aid quick reference and jog memory. Descriptive text is a bit small (it is a pocket zine).  
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