Friday, December 29, 2023

Hydra Tooth

Burned Raven Tales returns to our pages with this nicely done boxed hydra tooth.  


Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Idol of Veles

"Veles is one of the ancient Slavic gods and natural forces in the pantheon of Slavic mythology. Veles is associated with various aspects of life, such as fertility, livestock, water and wisdom, and sorcery. He is often depicted as a man with horns or a mustache, which may indicate his connection to the animal and natural world."

 This amazing hand-carved idol of Veles comes to us from Slagovir.


Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Bone Warrior

Ordacraft returns to our pages with this excellent LARP costume set with everything made from bones or teeth.  The sandy background gives it a very "Dark Sun" feel.


Friday, December 22, 2023

Making Teeth

I love when the YouTube algorithm actually works.  This DIY video from Dark Nook shows you how to create prop teeth using cotton and wood glue.  The result is a cheap, workable modeling putty that dries hard.  It's similar to the cold porcelain recipe mixing PVA glue and cornstarch, but the long cotton fibers prevent the cracking problem common to that material.

Thursday, December 21, 2023

He Knows If You've Been Naughty...

'Tis the season for nightmarish creatures punishing naughty children.  Spooky Jack brings us this nicely crafted vial of Krampus coal, just the thing to emotionally scar the wee ones for life.


Wednesday, December 20, 2023

What's Better Than a House Elf? A House Demon.

Ukrainian artist Alisa Tochylovska returns to our pages with a Khovanets, a Slavic house demon.  They're known for bringing wealth and plenty to their owners.  Unfortunately, that prosperity comes at a price.  The creature harvests good luck from their master's neighbors, bringing misfortune to them so their owners can benefit.  Worse, their owners pay for that prosperity with their soul when they die.

Click through to read the whole fascinating backstory.  


Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Hail to the King

Creadores A Sueldo returns to our pages with a tribute to the King in Yellow, featuring their new Pale Mask.


Monday, December 18, 2023

Cthulhu Fhtagn! Camargo Edition.

This unusual multi-limbed Cthulhu idol comes to us from Alberto Camargo Art.  Click through for a full gallery of images.


Friday, December 15, 2023

The Black Book

Another wonderfully creepy example of tomecraft from the talented MilleCuirs.

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Witch's Ring

The talented Jason Soles of Gods Below returns to our pages with this cast bronze witch's finger ring.  He does amazing work with organic forms.




Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Miskatonic University ID

Morsoth brings us this Miskatonic University ID card.  It's based on the original version used in 1990's "Bride of Re-Animator"from director Brian Yuzna.


Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Jar of Souls

This gorgeous necromancer's Jar of Souls comes to us from Burned Raven Tales.  


Monday, December 11, 2023

The Old Gent

If you need a last minute gift for the Lovecraft fan in your life, here's just the thing.  Artist Mark Arnold has a new bust of the old gent available in both metallic bronze and with a patina.  If you're interested, just drop him a line at


Friday, December 8, 2023

For the Emperor!

SKS Props returns to our pages after a long absence with this detailed tutorial on creating a Warhammer40k bolter using EVA foam.  He even provides a template for cutting out the various layers for assembly.

Thursday, December 7, 2023

It Bites

I've watched enough B-movies to know that sticking your finger near any kind of odd-looking carnivorous plant is a very, very bad idea.  Sadly, Elizabetta Visentini hasn't learned that valuable lesson.


Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Sign of the Crescent Moon

These crescent moon pendants come to us from the talented Wyrdcor.  Hand forged from steel with a moonstone adornment.


Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Blade of Woe

This detailed replica of the Blade of Woe from Skyrim comes to us from Arsynal Props.


Monday, December 4, 2023

Shaman's Necklace

Ordacraft returns to our pages with this primitive Fox shaman necklace.  Wonderful craftsmanship.


Friday, December 1, 2023

Speaking With the Dead

Daniel Martin created this custom spirit board and planchette as a prop for a Halloween Dungeons and Dragons game.  It doesn't get much more immersive than this.  


Thursday, November 30, 2023

Hail Cthulhu!

This incredibly over the top Cthulhu acolyte LARP armor set comes to us from Valerie Plouffe at Feral Workshop.  Click through for a full gallery of shots, including closeups of the inset eyes covering the armor.


Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Book of the Blackened Eye

I wish I had half the talent MilleCuirs possesses.  Their latest bit of tomecraft is this wonderful handcrafted tome, bound in blue leather with a custom embossment of a blackened eye.


Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Memories of Mama

No one ever really dies as long as we keep them alive in our hearts.  That's a lot easier when you can look over and see their mummified head sitting on your shelf.  The amazing Tom Kuebler brings us this delightful momento mori.


Monday, November 27, 2023

The Innsmouth Look

Abraham Marsh of El Primo de Innsmouth returns to our pages with this glimpse inside the Esoteric Order of Dagon.  His cousin appears to be undergoing the first stage of the inevitable transition into a Deep One.


Friday, November 24, 2023

Faeryfly Pendant

James Ewing brings us this beautiful Faeryfly pendant.  Hand crafted from brass and copper.


Thursday, November 23, 2023

Curse of Strahd Props

This.  This, so much.

I've been an advocate for high-touch, experiential tabletop gaming for years.  Propnomicon itself started as a way to share resources and inspiration for Call of Cthulhu campaigns.  That was the first RPG to emphasize the use of props and handouts to help immerse the players into the game world.  Now that approach is spreading to Dungeons and Dragons, a change that's long overdue.

Over on Twitter, Eric Jordan has posted a long thread detailing the props he created for his "Curse of Strahd" campaign.  It includes dozens of items.  Letters, notes, flyers, pamphlets, maps, and even full blown books.  It's an impressive collection, and a great demonstration of how to use props for worldbuilding.  I highly recommend clicking through and checking out the whole comment chain.


Wednesday, November 22, 2023

The Monkey's Paw

"The Monkey's Paw" is a horror short story by English author W. W. Jacobs. It first appeared in Harper's Monthly in 1902, and was reprinted in his third collection of short stories, The Lady of the Barge also in 1902. In the story, three wishes are granted to the owner of The Monkey's Paw, but the wishes come with an enormous price for interfering with fate.

 - Wikipedia entry for "The Monkey's Paw"

 I dearly love literary props, and this recreation of the titular artifact from the story is one of the best I've seen.  It comes to us from the talented MonsterLabs Studios.


Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Grimoire of the Goat

The talented Sladjana Vukelic of StickNRope returns to our pages with this wonderfully weathered custom grimoire.


Monday, November 20, 2023

Artificer's Thunder Gauntlet

This recreation of an Artificer's Thunder Gauntlet from Dungeons and Dragons comes to us from a user on Reddit.  It was crafted by one of his fellow players, who gifted each player in the game with a physical prop based on their character.


Friday, November 17, 2023

Bottled Horror

The talented Grant Cross returns to our pages with this pickled punk, his take on the classic "thing in a bottle".


Thursday, November 16, 2023

Printable Spell Scroll

Another printable spell scroll for your tabletop games or LARP.  The parchment version is just a sampler of how the final product should look.  You can download the full-sized black and white version by right clicking and opening the second image in a new tab.



This bound juvenile dragon comes to us from Melavia at Dark Wonderland.  Click through to see a full gallery of pictures.


Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Tools of the Trade

McCormick Wands returns to our pages with these beautiful wizarding wands carved from Bocote wood.