I'm getting the itch again.
It's been a few years since the original Miskatonic University Prop Project. I still get emails asking if I have any patches or pins available on a regular basis. I inevitably reply that another run is coming up "soon". I think that time has finally arrived.
The motivation for getting things in gear is that I really, really want a nice Miskatonic keychain. The kind of thing an actual Ivy League alumnus would be carrying around. Ideally, that means cast metal, or fired enamel (so the keychain doesn't get ruined by scratches) around 1.5 inches in size. Not too big, but large enough to be impressive.
As part of the package I'd also like to do a "Mythos Merit Badge". Long time readers know I'm generally not a fan of the cheesy "Spellcasting 101" approach to the Mythos. That said, I think it's a fun idea to commemorate the achievements of Lovecraft's protagonists. In honor of Miskatonic University the first one will be the "Bookworm" badge, honoring those who've delved into eldritch tomes in search of forbidden knowledge. If it goes over well I'll follow up with "Reanimator" and "I go Mi-Go!" badges
At this point I'm looking to have the complete Miskatonic Alumni package available in May, just in time for graduation season. I'm aiming for a run of about 100 sets and a price point of $20 to $25. If you have an idea for something cool to include I'm open to suggestions.