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Forsaken . . . Marooned . . . Your only goal now is to survive with no knowledge of what mysteries the jungle before you holds...
Castaway is a standalone shipwreck survival horror OSR tabletop role playing game compatible with the award winning table top RPG MÖRK BORG. Players are unfortunate lost souls stranded on a far off island... but they aren't the only ones there. With rules for exposure, building shelters & crafting, hunting & gathering, debilitating ailments, escape plans, an island weather system, a menagerie of wildlife and monsters, and mysterious island encounters, players will have to fight tooth and nail exploring the harsh island environment to survive against the odds.
Taking inspiration from MÖRK BORG, Castaway is a brutal and unforgiving survival horror role playing experience. Death and struggle are part of this system, but don't worry. The tides provide and new castaways wash up on shore all the time. The group won't have to wait long to fill in their ranks if someone dies to a horrible infection, gets eaten by sharks, or cracks their skull gathering coconuts. Castaway is about enjoying that ride, trying your best and probably failing. This makes escape so much sweeter if you succeed. We wish you all the best of luck, but we aren't holding our breath...
No you do not. Castaway is a stand alone game.
BUT if you don't have it we really recommend you get it. It is amazing and everything in Castaway is compatible with MÖRK BORG and wouldn't exist without it.
To be clear: Castaway is an independent production by Monomyth Games and is not affiliated with Ockult Örtmästare Games or Stockholm Kartell. It is published under the MÖRK BORG Third Party License.
Besides a full character creation and rules system. An illustrated full color book designed by Dalton Shaul, our amazing layout artist. Here are some of the things you can expect from the rest of the book:
Adding a new stat to the character sheet 'Fatigue' is accumulated during difficult tasks, in harsh conditions, and as a drawback to failed tests. Mechanically similar to MÖRK BORG's moral system it calls for characters to be wary of overexerting themselves and motivates them to find food and shelter on the island. It makes for a great add-on to any MÖRK BORG game where you want harsh conditions to feel more present.
An elegant system for characters to acquire and recover from ailments that worsen if left untreated including Bleeding, Scurvy, Starvation, Dehydration, Poisoning, Infection, Cabin Fever, Chills, Heatstroke, and Sunburn. A great addition to any survival MÖRK BORG settings or if you just want your characters suffering to have more... depth.
Connected to the Fatigue system and our In The Dead of Night table making camp gives characters a place to call home on the island, improve resting bonuses, and avoid ill effects of exposure.
The ultimate objective of many characters may be to get off the island. Escape Plans provide a glimmer of hope and a means to track progress towards both active and passive means of rescue; making rafts, building signal fires, or any plan the characters can think of.
Dynamic weather system where conditions improve or worsen each day. Players will need to continuously battle the elements to survive and build shelters to avoid the most severe effects. A framework that could be easily adapted to any MÖRK BORG game where you want weather conditions to have significance.
A monster manual containing a menagerie of 10 beasts and horrors that live on the island, all hungry and created to be compatible with any MÖRK BORG game.
Mysteries of the Island
Points of interest deep in the jungles or waters of the island provide dynamic and condensed adventures for encounters that can be called up spontaneously making exploration exciting, rewarding, and dangerous.
Passing the Time
Castaway replaces MÖRK BORG's Misery system with a way to count the days, months, and years your characters have spent on the island and how the sands of time have eroded their minds, bodies, and spirits, with changes on the island.
Tables, Tables, Tables
Lots of helpful, fun, and depressing tables to assist game masters with instant content for loot, weird artifacts, encounters, and circumstances. Including but not limited to:
New Weapons, Ways to Get Lost, Island Madness Manifestations, Loot, Look What the Tide Dragged In, Mysterious Powers, Character Attributes, & more.
Custom double sided character sheets designed to keep track of all your Castaway's possessions and pain with Camp sheets on reverse side to keep track of shelter, stored items, fire health, and escape plans.
Visit our website at monomythgames.net
Castaway is an independent production by Monomyth 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.