Monday, January 23, 2017

Shoggoth Tissue Sample

Mr. Zarono returns to our pages with this wonderfully icky shoggoth tissue sample from the Miskatonic vaults.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Elven Trail Ration Prop

Wats6831 is back with another collection of edible props for tabletop fantasy gaming.  This time he tackles an elven trail ration:

Top left to right: Evereskan Honey Comb, Elven Travel Bread (Amaretto Liquer Cake with custom swirls), Lurien Spring Cheese (goat cheese with garlic, salt, spices and shallots), Delimbyr Vale Smoked Silverfin (Salmon), Honey Spiced Lichen (Kale Chips), and Silverwood Pine Nuts

The elven travel cake was absolutely amazing (double the strength of iron rations in half the weight!). The cheese as well. Pungent, rich and just the perfect amount of salt. The lichens were sweet and spicy. We each took a bite out of the honey comb, it was WILD. The honey is dark, rich, and much stronger than "normal" honey. The honey dissolves in your mouth, then you have an enjoyable chew on a small ball of bee's wax.

I really like these projects. In and of themselves they're great tools for getting players more immersed in the game. Beyond that, they're interesting thought experiments. You'll find the Reddit discussion about the elven rations here, and Wats6831's earlier human rations and dwarven trail food after the links.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

How to Make Prop Vines

The improbably named Disco Zombie has a handy tutorial on created prop vines using sisal or hemp rope and Great Stuff expanding insulation foam.   This could easily be adapted to make ropy, organic like tendrils and tentacles.

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Goblin

Netherworld Oddities was lucky enough to capture this fiendish little goblin.  You have to respect the gobbos.  Like the rest of the fae they're nasty, brutish creatures, but they're honest about it. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Lobe Edition.

This intriguing Cthulhu idol comes to us from artist Jonah Lobe.  I really like the swooping lines of the stylized wings.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Amulet of the Bies

Polish artist Anna Mazon brings us this ornate pendant depicting a bies, or evil spirit, from Slavic folklore.  I suspect the flattering, cheerful depiction is an attempt at appeasing the little monsters, akin to the way black fae are referred to as "the fair folk".   The piece was hand carved (!) from bronze and incorporates a vial in the body of the pendant.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Eldritch Wand Display

This nifty wand display comes to us from artist Diego Rodriguez.  The wand is the work of Brandon La Croix.