The Cross Stitch
A downloadable adventure
NOTE: You can purchase the basic Ashcan edition for $5.00 or the Full Edition for $10.00. See below for details.
Sönderfall was never much to look at, but as one of the only outposts on the trek between Tveland and the Western Kingdom, travelers came to rely on it for a brief respite from the road. Until a week ago, when rumor reached Schleswig that Sönderfall had vanished overnight.
According to prophecy, Sönderfall's disappearance predicts the arrival of a being from Outside of existence. A creature who seeks to puncture this already-fragile reality. An enemy of HE, an enemy of all life in the dying world. Trapped in a dungeon beneath King Fathmu IX's fortress, you are given one way out: find the missing town, stop this being, and freedom will be yours.
WHAT IS THIS
The Cross Stitch is a complete, stand-alone adventure for MÖRK BORG that can be played as a one-shot or part of a campaign. You'll need one GM and one or more players, the MÖRK BORG core rules (now available for free or PWYW at https://jnohr.itch.io/mrk-borg-free), a set of polyhedral dice, and a timer.
For $5, you'll get the 20-page Ashcan Edition of The Cross Stitch, entirely playable but without art or printouts. For $10, you'll get the Full Edition: a 40-page illustrated digital zine, plus a file of printable maps & scraps for the players to discover over the course of the adventure.
For a preview of what this adventure contains, check out our actual play, available in three parts (1, 2, 3).
After a successful Itchfunding campaign, this adventure is now available in print from several online retailers. It can be found as part of the Wicked Wanderers Winter Bundle from Exalted Funeral, or individually at Exalted Funeral and L.F. OSR.
[Update March 2023 - currently the individual print version is sold out at L.F. OSR & Exalted Funeral. Another print run is in the works, and this will be updated when more are available.]
The Cross Stitch is an independent production by Foresight Studio and is not affiliated with Ockult Örtmästare Games or Stockholm Kartell. It is published under the MÖRK BORG Third Party License. MÖRK BORG is copyright Ockult Örtmästare Games and Stockholm Kartell.
© 2022 Foresight Studio
|Updated||3 days ago|
|Tags||folk-horror, Itch Funding, morkborg, One-shot, timeloop, Tabletop role-playing game|
|Average session||A few hours|
In order to download this adventure you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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Pick up a community copy if you need one. Note that because of Itch's pricing system, only the Ashcan Edition is available via community copies.
- HAPPY HOLIDAYS93 days ago
- PRINT UPDATE + A BUNDLENov 16, 2022
- BREAKING INTO THE PHYSICAL REALM NOWOct 25, 2022
- ITCHFUNDING COMPLETEOct 02, 2022
- ACTUAL PLAYSSep 27, 2022
- ONE WEEK REMAINS - NEW CONTENTSep 23, 2022
- Typos & Font FixesSep 15, 2022
- THE CROSS STITCH IS COMING TO PRINTSep 07, 2022
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Can you release some community copies?
Thanks for your interest! I've just added a handful of community copies.
Hi I just bought this for $5, but due to my fried attention span and reading comprehension didn't realise this was only for the Ashcan Edition. Is there a way to pay another $5 to get the rest?
Hi (& thanks for the support)! Unfortunately Itch doesn't have a straightforward way to do this, but I can issue you a refund for the $5 purchase (and then you'd have to re-purchase at $10). In my experience, Itch takes about two weeks to process the refund.
I just did the exact same thing! It looks fantastic, though, so let's make that a five dollar tip. :D
Sorry about that, and thank you! I've added a note to the top of the page, hopefully that helps.
what does the ashcan version include?
Or not include?
The ashcan has the complete text of the adventure with minimal layout. It includes: all the tables, timelines, NPC and location descriptions, intro and endings, plus a couple of less detailed maps. So, everything you need to run the scenario! That said, it doesn't include: 99% of the art, a handful of notes, diagrams, and bits of scripture that provide bonus context, the final polished maps, or the file of printable notes & unlabeled maps to give to players. I do also think the full layout makes the timelines easier to navigate. Hope that helps!
How will we be able to access the printed version?
Great question! This is currently only for digital sales, but the print version will be finalized over the next week or two, and should make its way to several online retailers in November (exactly which ones to be announced soon).
Played it two times, ran it once - will never not play it again! Every run through is different, so much to explore, so many possible outcomes - great sandbox adventure to pick up again and again and again...
Beautifully laid out, horrifyingly haunting. Gave me goosebumps. Give this a try and let your players experience an extra-dimensional crisis.
This adventure really fulfills the Midsommar vibes I've been waiting for at the table! Full of content and amazing atmospheric horror, don't miss out on getting this!
Thanks so much!!