Monday, December 21, 2020

The Mörk Borg Year

Since reading Mörk Borg back in August served as a major catalyst to my return to blogging after an extended hiatus, I feel a certain affection for the game that no doubt confuses some – and that's perfectly fine. Mörk Borg is, I think it's fair to say, an acquired taste and, by all rights, I should not like it as much as I do. In the end, I suspect that my fondness for it has as much (or more) to do with its let's-do-what-we-want-and-not-care-what-anyone-else-thinks attitude than its actual content (which is nevertheless quite compelling, as I've explained). 

Over at their own blog, creators Pelle Nilsson and Johan Nohr offer up a year in review post, looking back at 2020, which, even if it's not been so great on many other fronts, was an excellent one for Mörk Borg. From the looks of things, 2021 is already shaping up to be equally excellent for this weird little game, which pleases me. Here's hoping the new year will bring similar blessings to others as well. 


  1. Isn't one of the reasons you like it so much (and I do too) that in no small part Mork Borg is sort of a "Zothique" rpg?

    1. There's definitely a "dying earth" vibe to Mörk Borg, but it feels different to me than Zothique somehow.