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.


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Juvenile Kappa

Manas SUM brings us this amazing juvenile kappa from artist Tian Qi.  Click through to look at a full gallery of shots.  The fine detail and texture work is insanely good. 


Monday, November 13, 2023

Trepanned Skull

Spooky Jack lives up to his name with this creepy trepanned skull.  The process was surprisingly common in history despite the significant risks of opening up the skull without the benefit of modern medical knowledge.  The Latin inscription roughly translates to "Dare to be wise, Look to the end".


Friday, November 10, 2023

Viking Blade

 Wyrdcor returns to our pages with this hand forged Viking seax.   I love the decorative handle.


Thursday, November 9, 2023

Claw of the Dragon

Arend Smith of Raven Dark Creations brings us this life-sized dragon claw trophy.  Just the thing for showing off to the kids as you regale them with tales of life in the old days.



Wednesday, November 8, 2023

The Mythos Stele

"Ahnenerbe archäologische Grabungen, 1935". Unidentified site, picture from the personal archives of Dr. Henry Walton Jones, Jr.

It's no secret that Nazi forces attempted to harness occult powers to win World War II, but it's still disturbing to see just how extensive their efforts were. The talented Andrea Bonazzi returns to our pages with this photograph taken by Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones.  If the date is accurate it would mark his first encounter with Nazi archeological efforts.


Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Necromancer's Armor

This glorious set of necromancer's armor comes to us from Luka at Arte sul Cuoio.  Click through for their full gallery.



Monday, November 6, 2023

Trophy Mount

 This mounted vampire bat head comes to us from Dustin Drerup at Beastcraft Props.  


Friday, November 3, 2023

A Legion of Demons

Back in August we featured Maarten Verhoeven's digital Pazuzu idol sculpt.  Now he brings us the physical version of the demon, along with a some associated artifacts.  The patina on the statuette is *chef's kiss*.  



Thursday, November 2, 2023

And My Axe!

Vikng brings us this fantastic shot of his fantasy Viking-themed armor set from El Marques LARP Shop.  Confession: I'm always a little jealous of insanely photogenic people with awesome costumes.