Friday, December 19, 2014

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Sander Edition.

BloodworxSander brings us this Cthulhu idol in cold cast bronze.  I like his stylized take on the head. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Diamond Select Edition.

Diamond Select is going to be releasing a Cthulhu idol coin bank.  Yes, you read that right.  DreadCentral has posted a preview shot and it's actually quite nice.  The sculpt by Eli Livingston is great.  With a pricetag of just $24 the only real drawback is the paint job, but that's easily corrected.  I have a feeling a lot of people, including myself, will be getting more than one for customizing purposes.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bogus Bills and Counterfeit Cash

Priceonomics has an interesting look at the ins and outs of prop money.  Production houses want the most realistic faux bills possible, but there's a fine line between convincing fakes and outright counterfeiting.  The Secret Service doesn't fool around when they think you've crossed that line.
The bills, which had been supplied by a major Hollywood prop house, were picked up by movie extras and passersby and were attempted to be passed off as legal tender in various stores along the strip. The authorities weren’t too thrilled. Secret Service agents glided in, swiftly detained somewhere north of $100 million worth of prop money, then accused the prop maker -- Independent Studio Services (ISS) -- of counterfeiting, and ordered a cease and desist on all of their faux cash.
 To give you an idea how complicated the rules can get, these are acceptable bills:

Here's one of the problematic props that triggered a Secret Service investigation compared to an actual $100 bill:

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Haunting, Redux

Keep an eye on Cisticola's DeviantArt page.  He's going to be releasing deluxe versions of the paper props and handouts for the classic Chaosium adventure "The Haunting".  It's been the introductory scenario in the main rulebook for the "Call of Cthulhu" role playing game for years.  Cisticola's high end additions should help make it even more memorable.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Cthulhu Amulets

Jason McKittrick returns with the perfect accessory for the cultist in your life.  His new Cthulhu amulet is available in two different finishes, "Swamp Cultist" brown and a metallic green "High Priest".   There's no better way to start the new year than with a lovely symbol of dedication to the dread sleeping god.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

End of Days

Two of our sponsors are currently in the final stretch of their funding drives on Kickstarter.  The first is the Masks of Nyarlathotep Prop Set, which has added some very nice physical props to the lineup of stretch goals.   That includes the bluestone Cthulhu figure from the London segment, the Eye of Light and Darkness from Cairo, and the Mask of Hyama from New York.  That's in addition to the already extensive paper props and documents being offered up. 

The second is the Cthulhu Art Figure from Cthulhu Project.  It's tantalizingly close to hitting it's funding goal, and a final push should put it over the top.

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Coming of Cthulhu

I was pleased to discover that Landron Artifacts is launching a line of Mythos items, including this Cthulhu wall tablet.  Based on the quality of their existing line of faux archeological relics I look forward to seeing more.