In May last year, Geek Native covered MÖRK BORG. The game is an oddity, described as OSR without care for tradition or nostalgia, and is about doom metal.
Kickstarter backers who pledged just SEK1 (about £1) get to high-five any of the designers if they meet in person.
Today, Swedish success story Free League Publishing announced they would be releasing MÖRK BORG this month. In fact, MÖRK BORG will be the first game released under the new Free League Workshop. The workshop is an upcoming sublabel for selected externally developed games.
What we know now about MÖRK BORG
With the news of the publishing deal comes greater insight into MÖRK BORG. This is how the game is described;
MÖRK BORG is a pitch-black apocalyptic fantasy RPG about lost souls and fools seeking redemption, forgiveness or the last remaining riches in a bleak and decaying world. Who are you? The tomb-robber with silver glittering between cracked fingernails? The mystic who would bend the world’s heart away from it’s inevitable end? The world is dying. And you with it.
A doom metal album of a game. A spiked flail to the face. Rules light, heavy everything else
The rule book will have a brief look at the world setting, from the barren wastes of Kergüs to the fields of death in Graven-Tosk and the Two-Headed Basilisks’ gothic cathedral in Galgenbeck.
The Calendar of Nechrubel is introduced by this book, and it is the calendar that decides how quickly the world is dying.
Nods to OSR include rules for corpse plundering, occult treasure and dungeon generating. We’re told there will be 12 creatures to murder you in the rules as well.
MÖRK BORG will also contain an introductory dungeon crawl called Rotblack Sludge in which PCs investigate a forgotten part of the Shadow King’s ruin palace, deal with cannibal warlocks and hungry gutworms.
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