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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 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

Armaments of the Damned

Concept:Grossly unbalanced, a danger to your players health!”
Content:
6 items as lethal to the users as to their foes
Writing:
Provides a balance of lore, description, and mechanics
Art/design:
Well-organized and appropriately colored layouts with some lovely artwork
Usability:
Some of these items have more complex effects that will need to be tracked

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

Blackpowder Basics

Concept: “Unleash havoc with this set of rules featuring devastating blackpowder weaponry.”
Content:
Includes rules for historic firearms, blackpowder mishaps, and a gun-toting character class
Writing:
Clear delivery of more-complicated-than-average weapon mechanics
Art/design:
On-brand use of color, type, and visual arrangements
Usability:
Well laid out in discrete sections and easy to navigate

Blackpowder Weapons for the Rich and Foolhardy

Concept: “Expensive, exotic, and very loud”
Content:
A variety of firearms, ammunition, and special rules for using them
Writing:
Concise general and item-specific mechanics
Art/design:
Uses the illustration and ground to differentiate general mechanics and categories of arms
Usability:
It’s a spiked arquebus blast to the face!

Bludgeon, Shatter and Pierce

“A variety of tools to use in combat and to make fights more interesting”

Bog Iron

Concept: “ In the Vales of northern Bergen Chrypt villages harvest bog iron that they charge with blood sacrifes. The area is also plagued by manifesting beliefs. ”
Content:
Includes bog-iron weapons, a map of the area, various encounters, and 7 creatures
Writing:
Adds lots of local color that’s in line with the larger character of the Dying Land
Art/design:
Draws lots of visual tropes from Mörk Borg but still maintains a distinct style
Usability:
Keep it handy in case the party ever ventures through the region (or if you want some nasty weapons and monsters)

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

Box of Shadows

Concept: “The dry cracked earth of the city now spews a scentless dark black fog. … Rumors of this substance taking form and hunting down those that travel without a lamp or torch have become ever more prevalent.”
Content:
A sprawling sandbox-style adventure set amidst a sinister miasma emerging in Grift
Writing:
Incorporates copious descriptions, in-game documents, and random tables to add flavor to play; also includes numerous monsters, NPCs, and items
Art/design:
Incorporates original and found art into exuberant designs and diverse layouts
Usability:
Includes copious reference sheets, handouts, and topic-specific indices for GMs and players to use during play; GM-eyes-only material is segregated to facilitate more exciting solo play

Cthork Borg

Concept: “Gloomy gilded age struggles against cosmic horror”
Content:
A full adaptation of the Mörk Borg core system for weird, investigative horror in the early 20th century
Writing:
An appropriate mix of clear instructional text with more evocative descriptions
Art/design:
More traditional layout and design than some releases, but the colors and illustrations establish the setting and tone well
Usability:
At 120 pages, a bit heftier than the norm

Dancing Zweihander

Concept: “A massive blade, flying effortlessly, leaving behind a silent swoosh and a trail of dismembered corpses.”
Content:
A malicious, relentless take on the dancing sword
Writing:
Some introductory color text with elaborate Special and table of random actions
Art/design:
Vivid colors highlight an abstract vivisection
Usability:
Some combat caveats for the DM to keep in mind, but nothing overly complex

Glimpses of a Dying World

Concept: “Savage creatures lurk in the depths of forgotten crypts, incomprehensible relics lie waiting in the shadows of crumbling tombs, mystics argue incessantly trying to find a escape to the impending doom, and the powerful occupy themselves with vengeance.”
Content:
A sprawling offering of all things Mörk Borg
Writing:
Captures the tone and atmosphere of the Dying World through the descriptive text as well as the character of the mechanics
Art/design:
Adapts the aesthetics and tactics of the core book with extensive use of modified public domain art
Usability:
There’s something here for everyone

Grave Matters

Concept: “New uses for dry corpses”
Content:
Undeath-themed classes, gear/weapons/scrolls, optional rules, monsters/NPCs, encounters, and an adventure site
Writing:
Loads of creative concepts presented through expressive, inspiring, and witty prose
Art/design:
Modified public domain images and original art support the theme along with layouts, typography, and colors that make this undeniably Borgy
Usability:
References amongst entries create a sense of cohesion and interconnection; an excellent resource for a game or arc themed around skeletons, zombies, and corpses

In the Footsteps of the Mad Wizard

“A campaign setting for Forbidden Psalm picking up the narrative where the core book leaves off.”
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