Monday, June 27, 2022

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Kutuleras Edition.

This cool miniature Cthulhu idol comes to us from Spanish art group Kutuleras.  They have it available in a variety of finishes.


Friday, June 24, 2022

Thursday, June 23, 2022

The Tome

The gifted Alex Libris returns to our pages with this excellent example of tomecraft.  The personalized journal features a hand-tooled leather cover and custom brass hardware.


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Elder Sign Shard

This excellent elder sign shard comes to us from Arm Pongdai.  The paint work on the glowing sigil is just perfect. 


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Cthulhu Bead

This diminutive Cthulhu bead comes to use from Shadow EDC Paracord.  It's supposed to be an adornment for a paracord bracelet, but it's absolutely perfect for repurposing as a traditional Japanese netsuke.


Monday, June 20, 2022

The Tome

Rushing's Rarities returns to our pages with this nicely done prop tome.   The weathering is wonderful, in particular the worn, distressed leather.


Friday, June 17, 2022

Cthulhu Ftaghn! Keisuke Edition.

  Japanese artist Yoneyama Keisuke returns to our pages with this wonderful limited edition Cthulhu idol cast in bronze.


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The Ranger's Pack

  Since "The Lord of the Rings" was published the concept of a group of adventures traveling the wilderness has become a well-worn fantasy trope.  Despite that, there's been a surprising dearth of LARP-style events embracing that sort of trekking.  One of my other hobbies is traditional bushcraft camping, so I've always been disappointed there wasn't more interest in that type of thing.

   That's why I was so happy to discover this video from the Middle-Earth Reenactment Society.  They're doing exactly the kind of wilderness wandering I envisioned.  It's really interesting to see their choice of gear from the viewpoint of both practicality and historicity, if that concept can even apply to fantasy-inspired trekking.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Celebrating the Green Holidays

Mavkas Week usually begins after Holy Trinity Sunday. This year it starts today on 13th of June. It is believed that at a time when rye is blooming, the undead beings, spirits of nature, mavkas and mermaids come out of water, theor hidings and walk through forests and fields to tickle to death everyone they meet. This is the period of time when the souls of the dead are among the living.

The gifted Alisa Tochylovska celebrates the Green Holidays and Mavkas Week with a little help from this forest troll.  One can only hope it isn't one of the nature spirits intent on tickling people to death.


Monday, June 13, 2022

Cthulhu Armor

This Mythos-inspired armor set comes to us from Japanese concept artist Shimamoto Art.


Friday, June 10, 2022

Not of this Earth

Another gruesome creature specimen from Karen Main.  Her technique for creating eyes, including a corneal bulge, is crazy good.


Thursday, June 9, 2022

The Relic

This relic skull prop comes to us from the appropriately named Spooky Jack.  


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

It Crawls

Patrick Magee returns to our pages with this nest of creepy Deathipedes.  Cast in silicone and resin with a poseable armature. 


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Great Cthulhu

I love seeing artists trying something different, particularly when it comes to new takes on the traditional Cthulhu idol.  This piece from Cthulhu's Aklo goes about as far away as you can from more anthropomorphic depictions of the great old one.  


Friday, June 3, 2022

The Angel of Death

Morok Art Studio returns to our pages with this idol of Samael, the Archangel of Death.


Thursday, June 2, 2022

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Lurci Edition.

This rough and ready Cthulhu idol comes to us from Ebrahel Lurci.  I really like the course stone finish.  It has the worn, eroded look of something that's only recently been unearthed.


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Bone of Baphomet

Dolen Carag returns to our pages with this unusual artifact- an actual human tibia engraved with the image of Baphomet.


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The Hand of Sigmar

This Warhammer-inspired Sigmar hunter costume comes to us from artist Artesulcuoio.  Simply amazing craftsmanship.


Monday, May 30, 2022

Swamp Familiar

The talented Karen Main returns to our pages with this gruesome little swamp familiar.


Friday, May 27, 2022

The Innsmouth Look

This gruesome Innsmouth-inspired fish man costume comes to us from Rib FX.  


Thursday, May 26, 2022

Cthulhu Pendant

Artist Jörn Zimmermann brings us this tablet-style Cthulhu pendant.


Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Necronomicon in Steel

This is easily the biggest Necronomicon prop ever featured here.  Not to mention the heaviest.  Lucas Haupt brings us this gigantic tome featuring a solid steel cover with illuminated insets.


Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Sun Wuking LARP Armor

Atelier Fantastique returns to our pages with this Asian-inspired Sun Wuking LARP armor.  Simply amazing craftsmanship.


Monday, May 23, 2022

Hastur Idol

The gifted Ebrahel Lurci returns to our pages with this excellent idol of Hastur in his King in Yellow persona.


Friday, May 20, 2022

A World of Wands

McCormick Wands returns to our pages with this impressive collection of magic wands.  I love the sheer variety of styles and colors.


Thursday, May 19, 2022

Athame of Yemaya

This incredible ceremonial athame dedicated to the Yoruba god Yemaya comes to us from the talented James Ewing.  Crafted from hand-carved oak, copper, brass, nickel silver, quartz, lapis lazuli, and obsidian.


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Idol of Tsathoggua

"[In] that secret cave in the bowels of Voormithadreth... abides from eldermost eons the god Tsathoggua. You shall know Tsathoggua by his great girth and his batlike furriness and the look of a sleepy black toad which he has eternally. He will rise not from his place, even in the ravening of hunger, but will wait in divine slothfulness for the sacrifice." 

 - Clark Ashton Smith , "The Seven Geases" 

The amazing George Tsougkouzidis returns to our pages with this fantastic idol of Tsathoggua, the Sleeper of N'kai.


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The Holy Bones

While this may be a faux reliquary it's made from real materials, including human bones, silver, and garnets.  Brought to us by the talented Ugo Serrano.


Monday, May 16, 2022

Family Ties

Abraham Marsh brings us yet another member of his extended family.  Given the very, very strong family resemblance between the various cousins I'm starting to think the Marsh family tree doesn't have many branches, if you know what I mean.


Friday, May 13, 2022

Tools of the Trade

This collection of wizarding wands and artifacts comes to us from Thomas Wightman.  Click through for a full list of each item and the propmakers responsible.


Thursday, May 12, 2022

Witch's Ring

The talented Jason Soles of Gods Below returns with this creepy Witch's Ring, cast in bronze. 


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Hail to the King

Curionomicon brings us this King in Yellow pendant, electroformed from copper.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Orc Skull

Black Rider Industries returns to our pages with this nicely done orc skull specimen.


Monday, May 9, 2022

Traveller Semiotic Standard v2

An updated and expanded set of the Traveller-themed semiotic standard starship signage I first posted back in January.  The one major change I made from Ron Cobb's original work is the "Bridge" icon.  It used a triangle, which was already being used as a wayfinding symbol.  I've replaced it with an eight-pointed star, calling back to the eight arms of a traditional naval ship's wheel and the points of a compass rose.