Friday, December 1, 2023

Speaking With the Dead

Daniel Martin created this custom spirit board and planchette as a prop for a Halloween Dungeons and Dragons game.  It doesn't get much more immersive than this.  


Thursday, November 30, 2023

Hail Cthulhu!

This incredibly over the top Cthulhu acolyte LARP armor set comes to us from Valerie Plouffe at Feral Workshop.  Click through for a full gallery of shots, including closeups of the inset eyes covering the armor.


Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Book of the Blackened Eye

I wish I had half the talent MilleCuirs possesses.  Their latest bit of tomecraft is this wonderful handcrafted tome, bound in blue leather with a custom embossment of a blackened eye.


Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Memories of Mama

No one ever really dies as long as we keep them alive in our hearts.  That's a lot easier when you can look over and see their mummified head sitting on your shelf.  The amazing Tom Kuebler brings us this delightful momento mori.


Monday, November 27, 2023

The Innsmouth Look

Abraham Marsh of El Primo de Innsmouth returns to our pages with this glimpse inside the Esoteric Order of Dagon.  His cousin appears to be undergoing the first stage of the inevitable transition into a Deep One.


Friday, November 24, 2023

Faeryfly Pendant

James Ewing brings us this beautiful Faeryfly pendant.  Hand crafted from brass and copper.


Thursday, November 23, 2023

Curse of Strahd Props

This.  This, so much.

I've been an advocate for high-touch, experiential tabletop gaming for years.  Propnomicon itself started as a way to share resources and inspiration for Call of Cthulhu campaigns.  That was the first RPG to emphasize the use of props and handouts to help immerse the players into the game world.  Now that approach is spreading to Dungeons and Dragons, a change that's long overdue.

Over on Twitter, Eric Jordan has posted a long thread detailing the props he created for his "Curse of Strahd" campaign.  It includes dozens of items.  Letters, notes, flyers, pamphlets, maps, and even full blown books.  It's an impressive collection, and a great demonstration of how to use props for worldbuilding.  I highly recommend clicking through and checking out the whole comment chain.