Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Armor of Astaroth

Atelier Fantastique returns to our pages with this "Astaroth" leather LARP armor set.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Broken Talisman Printable Prop

I've always been surprised handouts and physical props aren't used more often in traditional fantasy tabletop games. If you're looking to jazz up your own game, Crooked Staff Publishing has a nifty Broken Talisman prop available as a pay-what-you-want downloadable PDF.  They even have a handy tutorial on turning the print file and a scrap of foamcore into a physical prop that makes an ideal plot token.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Great Cthulhu

Here's something you don't see every day- the pommel of a Cthulhu-themed umbrella.  Not the sort of thing I usually like, but the sculpt from Ghost of Doll is outstanding.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

And My Axe!

It wasn't that long ago that boffer-style weapons made with insulation foam tubes were the de facto standard for live action roleplaying games.  My, how times have changed.  Darren Stocker of Irregular Props brings us these 36" LARP safe foam weapons

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Idol of the Black Pharaoh

Joe Broers is one of the best Mythos artists around, consistently producing amazing pieces for over a decade.  His unbroken record continues with this excellent idol of Nyarlathotep, the Black Pharaoh.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Fiji Mermaid

This traditional sideshow-style Fiji Mermaid gaff comes to us from Loved to Death.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 LARP Safe Shotgun

The recent announcement Cyperpunk 2077 would be delayed until November hasn't dampened my enthusiasm in the least. I'm a huge fan of CD Projekt Red's Witcher video game series and can't wait to see their take on Mike Pondsmith's creation. I'm also interested in seeing if any of the bioware writeups I did for Chromebook 4 all those years ago end up in the game.

That brings me to this video tutorial from SKS Props on creating a Cyberpunk 2077 shotgun prop. What's really impressive about this project is the fact it's entirely created from EVA foam.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Crystal Lantern

These very cool crystal lanterns come to us from Creadores a Sueldo.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Specimen Collection

Burned Raven Tales returns to our pages with this collection of fantasy specimens.  As always, the presentation is outstanding.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Demon Prince of Chaos Undivided

Fotnik the Wundergoblin brings us Bahub Asheater, Demon Prince of Chaos Undivided. This massive costume was crafted by Big Bubba for a Russian Warhammer LARP.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Primitive Cthulhu Idol

This wonderfully weathered primitive Cthulhu idol comes to us from the Infamous Penguin.  The finish captures the look of something that's been sitting in an abandoned jungle temple for centuries.

Monday, June 22, 2020

The Red Book

The talented Alex Libris returns to our pages with this beautiful tome in red leather.  Hand bound and tooled with custom brass hardware.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Cthulhu Ring

Gustav Karlson returns to our pages with this nicely done Cthulhu ring cast in pewter.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Shrunken Head Gaff

This traditional-style shrunken head gaff comes to us from John Pinkerton of The Monster Sandbox. One of the nice things about using latex for a prop like this is that the rubber shrinks and darkens as it ages, making it more realistic over time.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The Original Tablet Computer

Ireneusz Biernacki brings us this tableaux featuring recreations of medieval bone dice, coins, and a wax writing tablet. Compared to our modern tablets it had limited storage capacity, but it did have the advantage of not requiring an external power source. Well, other than a few hours in bright sunlight to melt down the wax when you really wanted to wipe the memory.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Mummified Goblin Head

Tom Kuebler says this mummified goblin head is a gaff.  I have my doubts.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Have You Seen the Yellow Sign?

Cthulhu Jewellry returns to our pages with this nicely done Yellow Sign amulet.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Great Cthulhu

This incredible Great Cthulhu plaque comes to us from artist George Tsougkouzidis.  I'd weep for joy if I had just half of his talent.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Talisman of Yig

"It seems that Yig, the snake-god of the central plains tribes—presumably the primal source of the more southerly Quetzalcoatl or Kukulcan—was an odd, half-anthropomorphic devil of highly arbitrary and capricious nature. He was not wholly evil, and was usually quite well-disposed toward those who gave proper respect to him and his children, the serpents; but in the autumn he became abnormally ravenous, and had to be driven away by means of suitable rites."
- The Curse of Yig, By H. P. Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop

The talented Jason McKittrick returns to our pages with his latest Mythos piece- the Talisman of Yig.  It goes on sale tomorrow.  Just click through the link for details.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Common Talislan Font

This brings back memories.  The Common Talislan font was put together by Michael Dolan from the scraps of text included in the various editions of the Talislanta tabletop role-playing game.  It's ideal for re-purposing for prop scrolls and documents.

As an aside, it's pretty amazing how much the default Dungeons & Dragons setting has come to resemble the high-entropy, multi-racial milieux that games like Arduin and Talislanta pioneered.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Vampire Hunting Kit

This fun little vampire hunting kit comes to us from Morsoth.  Unfortunately, the coolest part of it isn't visible at first glance.

In addition to the usual implements of vampiric destruction the kit includes a collection of paper props including labels, packaging, maps, woodcuts, and a full copy of the "Vampyre Hunter's Handbook".  Even better, all of those documents and associated ephemera are available for download.  Just click through and scroll through the gallery.  Morsoth's generosity is a fantastic resource for anyone looking to bang out a kit of their own.

Monday, June 8, 2020

The Fighting Uruk-Hai

Shrakhum Mor brings us this Uruk-Hai Orc in the midst of searching for a missing halfling. 

Friday, June 5, 2020

Elder Thing Starstones

"Have found peculiar soapstone fragment about six inches across and an inch and a half thick, wholly unlike any visible local formation. Greenish, but no evidences to place its period. Has curious smoothness and regularity. Shaped like five-pointed star with tips broken off, and signs of other cleavage at inward angles and in centre of surface. Small, smooth depression in centre of unbroken surface. Arouses much curiosity as to source and weathering. Probably some freak of water action. Carroll, with magnifier, thinks he can make out additional markings of geologic significance. Groups of tiny dots in regular patterns. Dogs growing uneasy as we work, and seem to hate this soapstone."
- H.P. Lovecraft, "At the Mountains of Madness"

These recreations of the soapstone Elder Thing starstones from "At the Mountains of Madness" come to us from Corwin Ravencroft.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Wasteland Helmet

Macabre Intentions brings us this well-worn post-apocalyptic helmet.  The weathering is fantastic.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Torvenius Edition.

This nicely done Cthulhu idol comes to us from artist Axel Torvenius.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Tibetan Dimension Mirror

Lawrence Kelatow brings us this detailed recreation of the Dimension Mirror from the Dutch graphic novel of the same name. Digitally modeled, 3D printed, then molded in silicone and cast in Jesmonite. The crystal is clear polyurethane. You can see more of Mr. Kelatow's prop and makeup work at his website.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Dragonscale Armor

This set of dragonscale LARP armor comes to us from Hamra BDG.

Friday, May 29, 2020

The Book of Cain

Artist Peter Burroughs brings us this glorious prop tome inspired by the Diablo video game.  The "Book of Cain" embossments were digitally modeled, 3D printed, and then mounted to a traditional hand-bound cover.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Cthulhu Pendant

Fabelrot returns to our pages with this betentacled Cthulhu pendant.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Bronze and Steel

Leprechaun Costumes brings us this set of Witcher-inspired LARP armor.  Featuring a chain shirt, brigandine vest with faux bronze panels, and leather epaulets.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Snake Wand

This beautifully sculpted magic wand, inspired by Harry Potter's House Slytherin, comes to us from Onirium Studios.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Cthulhu Cultist Dagger

The talented Johan Waxin returns to our pages with this Cthulhu cultist dagger in a verdigris bronze finish.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

LARP Armor

These well done LARP vambraces come to us from Italian artist Luca De Rubeis.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Book of the Crescent Moon

The latest hand-crafted tome from Alex Libris features a tooled leather cover, pentacle and crescent moon embossment, and custom brass hardware.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Tube of Holding

This beautifully hand-tooled leather scroll case comes to us from Swedish artist Oliver Skifs.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Intelligence Dossier Generator

This dossier generator from PhotoFunia is a great resource for anyone running Delta Green scenarios or modern-era spy games.  Upload a photo, fill in the blanks, and in just a few minutes you'll have an awesome handout. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Vampire Hunting Kit

This fun little vampire hunting kit comes to us from artist Silke Huijink.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Will o' the Wisp

Beware the light in the darkness that leads you astray.  Fabelrot returns to our pages with this Will o' the Wisp specimen.