Earlier this year Free League brought out NORK BORG, the first tabletop game published under their Free League’s Workshop label (a sublabel for externally developed games, as well as a website for fan-created scenarios).
MORK BORK is an artpunk RPG from creators Ockult Örtmästare Games and Stockholm Kartell. They say it’s “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?” They add, “The world is dying. And you with it.”
If you can’t get enough NORK BORG, there’s good news: an expansion is now available, MORK BORG CULT: Feretory. It includes a monster generator, new treasures to uncover like The Cauldron of Lies, new classes and, most importantly, two new adventures to embark on: The Death Ziggurat and The Goblin Grinder. “This expansion is guaranteed to make you descend into madness,” says Free League. “Because let’s be honest, a cursed urban slaughter fest awaits those brave (or insane) enough to enter.”
MORK BORG itself contains:
- The Calendar of Nechrubel, that decides the speed of the world’s demise.
- 20 occult Powers that let you bend reality, and just as many magical catastrophes for when you disastrously fail.
- Optional rules which bring more depth to the game. Omens let you turn bad luck into a slightly better one. Classes with unique traits and quirks, and tables that will bring life into your character.
- 12 creatures to be murdered by.
- Game master tools such as tables for corpse plundering, occult treasure, adventure sparks, dungeon generating and other devilry.
- The introductory dungeon crawl scenario Rotblack Sludge, where you investigate a forgotten part of the Shadow King’s enormous ruin palace. Cannibal warlocks, poison peddlers from beyond the void and hungry gutworms await.
You can pick up MORK BORG and its expansion at the Free League webshop right now, or at select retail stores and hobby shops.