Monday, January 31, 2022

Traveller Semiotic Standard

Ron Cobb's design work for the movie "Alien" has shaped the look of science fiction ever since.   Part of his legacy is the "Semiotic Standard", a visual standard for starship signage.  Joe Blogs has a good introduction.

This is my expansion of the standard, tailored for use in the Traveller tabletop RPG.  The "Jump Drive" glyph may look a little familiar.  Heh.


Friday, January 28, 2022

Cultist Dagger

Why settle for an off the shelf knife for your sacrifice when you could use this delightful Cthulhu cultist dagger from Travis Holmes?


Thursday, January 27, 2022

Viking Blade

Wyrdcor returns to our pages with this beautiful hand-forged viking knife.  I love the rough blade finish.


Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Sentinel Edition.

This nicely stylized Cthulhu idol comes to us from Sentinel Creatives.  It was a backer bonus item for a Kickstarter project.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The Wandkeepers

Alisa Tochylovska returns to our pages with this wandkeeper fae.


Monday, January 24, 2022

The Stars Are Right

The Little Caesars pizza chain has apparently introduced the Elder Thing Calzony*.  Available while the stars are right for just $7.99.


*They're marketing this to the normies as the "Batman Calzony" 'cause it looks like the bat signal.

Like.  The.  Bat.  Signal.

Mythos Plaques

This wonderful tableaux featuring a trio of Mythos plaques comes to us from Simon Kitt.  


Friday, January 21, 2022

Unknown Specimen

This specimen of unknown origin comes to us from Monsters Mastery.  The sealed containment cylinder is awesome.


Thursday, January 20, 2022

Rib Eye

This gruesome "Rib Eye Necklace" comes to us from the talented Karen Main.


Wednesday, January 19, 2022

For the Glory of Rome

These hard-pressed Roman legionnaires and auxiliaries come to us from John Fisher, teasing the upcoming Legio:SPQR LARP event.


Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Broers Edition.

Oh, this is wonderful.  After a too long absence, Joe Broers returns to our pages.  His latest piece is this Indian-themed Ajanta Cthulhu.  


Monday, January 17, 2022

Great Cthulhu

The gifted George Tsougkouzidis returns to our pages with this detailed Cthulhu plaque.  It reminds me of H. R. Giger's designs for the alien temple that was part of the original script for "Alien".



Friday, January 14, 2022

Icon of Jormungandr

Secret Wood Story returns to our pages with this awesome hand-carved icon of Jormungandr, the world serpent of Norse mythology.


Thursday, January 13, 2022

Open Source Cthulhu Gaming

As the Creative Commons license down at the bottom of the page demonstrates, I've been a supporter of the open source concept since the start of this blog.  That's why I was intrigued by Dean Adelaide's update on the "Apocthulhu" open ruleset for tabletop Mythos gaming. Dean is no stranger to these pages, having created some fantastic paper props for tabletop use.  His post covers some of the frequently asked questions about the ruleset and includes an announcement about a new SRD, the first in a series dedicated to customizing the basic game engine to a variety of eras.


Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Lord of the Storm Watch

Sweet fancy Moses, Euro-LARPs are insane.   Nebibape brings us Sven, shieldman of the good ship Frostwolf, and his rather grim looking companions.  


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Morok Edition.

This flowing take on the traditional Cthulhu idol comes to us from Morok Art-Studio.


Monday, January 10, 2022

The Hammer of Thor

Wyrdcor brings us this hammer of Thor pendant, hand forged from solid copper.


Friday, January 7, 2022

The Black Book

The gifted Mille Cuirs returns to our pages with this black book, hand bound in leather with an inset glass eye.


Thursday, January 6, 2022

The Adams Cable Codex

  Telegrams have become one of the easiest handouts to produce for period Call of Cthulhu games.  Multiple blank forms are available, including the three posted here on Propnomicon (One, Two, Three).

  You can add more verisimilitude to the experience by using one of the numerous telegraphic codes.  These were handy phrasebooks that allowed users to shorten their messages, saving money.  They could also serve as simple ciphers for encoded messages, with senders and receivers coordinating ahead of time which telegram code book they would use for correspondence.

  The Adams Cable Codex is a great example of the genre.  Click through the link and you can view and download a complete copy from  In addition to the hundreds of code phrases you'll find some interesting suggestions for how to use multiple cable addresses and third party cutouts (!) for more secure communications.


Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Kampourides Edition.

After featuring literally hundreds of different Cthulhu idols over the years I love coming across one that takes things in a new direction.  That definitely describes this piece from artist Dimitris Kampourides.  You really need to click through and check out the high resolution pictures to appreciate the sculpt.



Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Papercraft Cthulhu Skeleton

Here's something different.  This Cthulhu skeleton was created by Japanese paper artist Colonel Odonger from hand thrown washi paper. 


Monday, January 3, 2022

Cthulhu Fhtagn! McKittrick Edition.

The talented Jason McKittrick returns to our pages with his latest, the "Reliquary of Dreams" Cthulhu idol.