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Valyar
April 12th, 2020, 19:51
MORK BORG, an artpunk RPG!
A doom metal album of a game. A spiked flail to the face. Rules light, heavy everything else.
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.
By Pelle Nilsson Text, Johan Nohr and dead people!!!

It is rules light, easy to run and has no chains attached, except when you have to drag your fat loot from the dungeon!

https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33785&stc=1&d=1587020741

I hope I have your attention now! Due to the lockdown and spike of games I run and play at, I felt some burnout and had to escape to some totally different system for a change. Suddenly I found myself extremely excited by this new game, published from my favorite company Fria Liga, and developed by totally mental people (in the good way :) ).

Without further ado, I present you the first release of the ruleset and a call to arms!

Release Notes:
1.4: Abilities/Combat frame added in addition to the default CoreRPG one. The attribute/combat rolls are against static DC 12 (normal and used during combat).
1.3: Character sheet layout update
1.2: New desktop decal added. License info updated. New strings.
1.1: Filters & Tables added to Powers and Gear/Items libraries.
1.0: Initial Release. Character sheet based partially on CoreRPG.

Things to do:
- Add desktop panels for Difficulty Ratings (optional for players) and dynamic roll reporting
- Combat Tracker to show weapons/hp/armor rolls for fast play

Call to Arms
I want to develop fully working ruleset, based on the CoreRPG for this jewel. I am half way there. Need assistance on the LUA part. Ping me if you can and want to help. :)

Information
Product webpage - https://morkborg.com/
Very good review - https://youtu.be/F7bJq_dwND8
Soundtrack for inspiration - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad_qMrqwLpM

damned
April 13th, 2020, 02:05
Awesome stuff Valyar
Id love to help but my plate is full.

Valyar
April 13th, 2020, 04:27
Thanks, damned! I hope I see it through :)

Valyar
April 13th, 2020, 18:13
After half day of work and extremely annoying pixel-level adjustments of the various checkboxes, frames and lists and strings of support text, the character sheet is now polished and ready for game. The ruleset now provides completely playable experience and I already started doing the module for the small but awesome content.

Still have to do the combat tracker and find time to move away from the CoreRPG Attribute/Skills frame, but this requires LUA dark magics that I have energy and capacity to handle at the moment. If someone wanna join, you know where to find me :)

https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=33790&stc=1&d=1587022466

Valyar
April 16th, 2020, 08:20
The authors granted their permission to publish the ruleset. Release 1 is out!!!
Let the mayhem begin!

Valyar
April 24th, 2020, 14:00
The ruleset has been updated with the following changes:
1.1: Filters & Tables added to Powers and Gear/Items libraries.

Screenshot for the non-believers and other heretics:

https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=34293&stc=1&d=1587733059
https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=34294&stc=1&d=1587733065

Valyar
May 2nd, 2020, 16:40
Small update today - new desktop decal that can be switched to when a Misery occurs!

Next steps are to make some proper rolls, so I can drop the CoreRPG compound ones.

https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=34772&stc=1&d=1588433982

Bumgurgle
May 4th, 2020, 14:48
How can one acquire your hard work. Woke up this morning with a hankering to see what it would take to make a Mork Borg ruleset for FG. And voila! Here you are. Unfortunately I don't know LUA at all, but as I dig into stuff maybe I can assist?

Valyar
May 4th, 2020, 20:48
How can one acquire your hard work. Woke up this morning with a hankering to see what it would take to make a Mork Borg ruleset for FG. And voila! Here you are. Unfortunately I don't know LUA at all, but as I dig into stuff maybe I can assist?
Hey Bumgurgle,

I am glad someone will have use of the ruleset I prepared and is fan of Mork Borg!!! You can get the ruleset and XML templates freely from the first post. You download the .pak file and put it in <fantasy grounds data dir>\ruleset and the XML files are prepared example for character and one blank template to import for each player. I am still working on proper character sheet where you have dedicated fields and reporting in the console, but it is WiP and still unpolished. Screenshot is attached for hype :)

The project is in GitLab, I can grant access to anyone that is interested to help or they can get the files from the .pak archive and give me the updated content to re-upload.

https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=34881&stc=1&d=1588621690

numy1448
May 5th, 2020, 16:15
Hey Bumgurgle,

I am glad someone will have use of the ruleset I prepared and is fan of Mork Borg!!! You can get the ruleset and XML templates freely from the first post. You download the .pak file and put it in <fantasy grounds data dir>\ruleset and the XML files are prepared example for character and one blank template to import for each player. I am still working on proper character sheet where you have dedicated fields and reporting in the console, but it is WiP and still unpolished. Screenshot is attached for hype :)

The project is in GitLab, I can grant access to anyone that is interested to help or they can get the files from the .pak archive and give me the updated content to re-upload.

https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=34881&stc=1&d=1588621690

Hey how can I help - this looks awesome! I can test etc for you. I'm not that familar with LUA but I am with other scripting languages and can help hack stuff.

Valyar
May 12th, 2020, 07:59
Small update to 1.4 that adds the Abilities/Combat frame to the PC sheet. I had this cooking over the weekend, but I think better to release it even with static (DR 12) reporting rather than wait weeks to figure out the rest.
Basically the reporting of Success/failure is hardcoded against DR of 12, which is the default target number in combat and normal difficulty. Hopefully somehow will find a way to add the desktop panels and use them to configure dynamic difficulty for reporting purposes.

@numy1448 - help is always welcomed. Fantasy Grounds is using LUA for scripting and XML for layouting, so you have to become familiar with both. The .pak file is actually renamed .zip file that you can freely open with 7zip or other program that supports .zip format. The ruleset is actually layered on top of CoreRPG, so many things are inherited automatically.




https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=35225&stc=1&d=1589265799

MadBeardMan
May 21st, 2020, 12:44
Greetings,

I got bought the Mork Borg book just before the lockdown hit us. The chap whom bought it for me said it was right down my street, odd that he knows I love my Doom Metal.

Anyway, I can offer a bit of time on the scripting and stuff, not huge amounts as I have lots of projects underway but in the early days I got help (and still do) so I like to help back.

PM if you are interested.

Cheers,
MBM

Valyar
May 23rd, 2020, 16:09
Greetings,

I got bought the Mork Borg book just before the lockdown hit us. The chap whom bought it for me said it was right down my street, odd that he knows I love my Doom Metal.

Anyway, I can offer a bit of time on the scripting and stuff, not huge amounts as I have lots of projects underway but in the early days I got help (and still do) so I like to help back.

PM if you are interested.

Cheers,
MBM

I can only welcome this offer, this ruleset needs little work to make it complete! :) Will PM what I had in mind.

kking014
May 30th, 2020, 21:48
I can only welcome this offer, this ruleset needs little work to make it complete! :) Will PM what I had in mind.

Looking at running a game of this in the next week or so
Has anyone started on a module for it with the roll tables?

Valyar
June 1st, 2020, 08:48
Looking at running a game of this in the next week or so
Has anyone started on a module for it with the roll tables?

I have module that contains the whole book - items, spells, rollable tables and art/maps, but this cannot be shared due to copyright reasons. I have approval from the developers for the ruleset and the art necessary to support it.

The Goat Lord
August 22nd, 2020, 07:17
Hi there,


How's the progress on this project coming along? I'm a fan of this system and excited to try it on FG with my friends.


Thank you,

jp1971
August 23rd, 2020, 03:02
Hiya Valyar,

Thanks for working on this. I just wrapped up a custom sheet project for an OD&D variant over on Roll20 so have a bit of extra time on my hands. Are you still looking for a hand on this?

Thanks again—
Jameson

Valyar
August 23rd, 2020, 08:21
Hey jp1971

Yes, help is still wanted! :) I was extremely busy with other FG projects and work, so I had to put this on the backburner for now. I can provide invite to the project in Gitlab if you are interested in improving it!

@MadBeardMan I can't believe it was end of may when I thought to discuss enhancements... wow time flies.

jp1971
September 3rd, 2020, 13:47
Hi again Valyar,

Apologies for the delay. I was running a mini-con online last week and am just catching up. I did run four games of Mörk Borg, and there seems to be high demand for more.

I'm happy to help and have some time now. Do you currently have a backlog of improvements you'd like to see made? Either way, please feel free to invite me to Gitlab. I'll dm you my email address.

Looking forward to helping out.
Jameson