Sunday, 11 June 2017

ARNOLD K LORD OF FLIES , MARQUE OF ROTTEN HAIR, PEER TO LEAST EELS

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I reverse the monsters and reveal the truth about ARNOLD K



HIS SHAM COUNTENANCE

HIS ACTUAL NAKED BEING


































are the entries with a dozen types going to break me? Maybe


Dog
Grodd:
Psionic gorillas that kidnap people and do horrible psychological experiments on them


Djinn
Grose: 
A flightless bird like a crow that's been used to sweep chimneys. If you hate someone but are powerless to even complain about them and you instead confess your rage into a bottle or similar object, it just might hatch one day into a Grose. Grose will attempt to ruin the life of the subject with all its limited ability of mimicry, tirelessness, sneaking, and meager but hyper focused intelligence.
If destroyed it will reform unless the "incubator" no longer harbours ill will to the target.


Dolphin
Canker-Walker:
 Found in the worst blasted hellscapes,  looks like a huge teratoma on long long warty chicken legs. Stupid as it is friendly, and doesn't seem to understand hostility. Its blood and guts create problems (both mutations and bad luck)


Dragon 
Still Dragon 
Wurms
The opposite of a dragon is prob a smartphone app that's trying to make you a better person like a fitness or drinking water reminder. I'm just going to make dragons that are opposite of each type rather than the concept of dragon and  maybe human element based or something let's find out
No wait they going to Wurms or Wyums or big chthonic sightless things like caecilian


Vast Wurms: these are large , mainly bestial except in a few manners where they have an uncanny cunning. Each is known by its lairs and it their diffusing nature.

-- Black Dragon
Sewer Wurm
It lures people into the sewers by creating tantalizing illusio..okay yes it's Pennywise as a penis-worm. Often undetected for a long time because the type of person that follows a curvy pig into a sewer is the type possessing of such a trusting nature that their disappearance is blamed on any number of extremely likely scenarios 



-- Blue Dragon  
Dust Wurm
These move into buildings people shouldn't forget and then make everyone forget them and people drop off shameful things here in a fugue state . Confessions, murder weapons, human remains, evidences of crimes, black mail materials etc.
 The smartest of the Wurms , coiling its way endlessly through its beloved museum; a vast collection of things that despite the desperate wishes of some , cannot be forgotten. If the objects continual absences starts bringing comfort to those most shamed by it, it then becomes not precious to the Dust Wurm.
The Dust Wurm will then arrange the object to be seen, or momentary owned long enough to start tormenting again , before it steals it back.

-- White Dragon
Glass Wurm
Glass Wurms live in the reflections inside of a building and slowly influence everyone to become extremely highly strung divas. It gets Black Swan fairly quickly. Glass Wurms , mute grunting animals ,  yet follow and love the most complicated melodramas from the mirrors they swim through.


-- Green Dragon  
Rot Worm 
Live in vast middens outside or underneath populated areas.  Claim to own everything already and when they want anything they make people throw it away. Builds poorly informed replicas of the trashes origins and despairs when its replicas poor mummery becomes obvious and when they rot and break and fail. Dangerously, then will then seek out things to repair its sham worlds, repurposing tendons for hair, hoofs for faces, plates for wheels, gold for urine ...



-- Red Dragon
Ash Wurm
Will enter secretly a big forge and let itself be made into a thousand weapons and then forms again when the swords are used to conquer and burn another city in revenge. Is then seen luxuriating in the firestorms before cooling and flaking into a rain of ash. Then mote by mote it finds its way into the forges of the conquered city, as it rebuilds and prepares its own vengeance.  


Deviling Wurms are small enough to live in a heart or other organ of passion.


-- Brass Dragon 
Perverse Wurm
Source of the urge to something far not in your best interest , something destructive, spiteful, petty yet grandoise.

-- Bronze Dragon 
Desperate Wurm
When there is no hope, no hope at all, this Wurm comes to you inside with a plan 
--
A friend 
-- Copper Dragon 
Fear Wurm
Not panic, but careful building paranoia.

-- Gold Dragon   
Hubris Wurm
Failure is now unthinkable.

-- Silver Dragon 
Doubt Wurm
It's just a fluke . They will realize soon it was all just a fluke.


Dragonne 
eel-hound 
Like a grey-hound or borzoi from a distance but its hair is quickly evaporating slime and is head appears to be entirely for the nose. Can smell your memories on things, places , and people.

Dragon turtle 
Solacewing : 
a insect thing that traps you in your own private world and then lays its eggs there.

Dryad 
Repulsess :
Would seem to be a normal , attractive , women or man, but maybe pheromones or micro-gestures make them deeply and nauseatingly uncanny . They are just sitting there, begging you to stay for a moment and it's like someone is pouring centipedes into your ears.
(based of Emily from Desolation Jones)



"I HATE THE DUTCH"
  

Sunday, 4 June 2017

ARNOLD K IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DUTCH TULIP CRASH OF 1635

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I now begin to document Arnold K's non-pig related crimes by making opposites of monsters

Devil
Civillian:
Do you know the movie Cube and the passing idea that the whole thing was bureaucratic mistake that became too big to shut down so everyone kept doing their job even their job was to maintain a murder-cube in the desert? Civillians are those people . When societies reach certain densities and complexity certain jobs and professions mysteriously that are seemingly irrational, perverse , and destructive (no not advertising, but sure) .  Very little people know about these jobs , and often the only way to find out about them is to be a target for them. Nothing about Civillians is objectively different from regular humans, and yet there's something wrong or too average , or not right about them. If you have ever stumbled upon something on the internet that you can't tell if it's a spam-bot or a person, that is like a Civillian. Their conversation, beliefs , and mannerisms seem to be a slightly ill-matched collection of cliches, stereotypical behaviour, and populism. 


Asmodeus, Baalzebul, Geryon (Arch-devil) , Dispater
The Haze, arch-civillian : a infection that settles on someone and makes everyone seem like a Civillian to them , a mass of noise and shapes, not real not real even though the blood and screams seems almost real. Possible not an independent entity and a condition that happens if you kill or become too focused on Civillians.

-- Barbed (Lesser devil) 
Developer: dictate that roads and streets make dangerous runes, mazes, absurd concentrations of population, and low level malignant architecture and civil engineering . If there's paperwork saying a graveyard should be disturbed or a haunted forest pushed into, it's a Developer.

-- Bone (Lesser devil) 
Pawner:
Runs pawn shops that appear to the desperate offering a really good price for their most valued possession. Will then disappear somewhere else, sell that item to someone that the original seller will run into. Burglaries that turn into murders tend to happen 

-- Erinyes  
 Hounder:
Basically the Stasi , see here 


-- Horned 
Childcatchers:
catch stray children , sell them to guilds for use as apprentices, who generally use them in really shitty jobs

-- Ice 
Legalator 
If you find a stolen child and then try and get them off the guilds and the guilds go well actually that's against the law, you need to pay us this prohibitive amount of money , and you think "Who would write such laws?" . Legalators.
Never anything absurd and huge , just minor , petty , laws , that cause an additional sting to any injustice.  Homosexual men let out of nazi concentration camps but then put back in prison because Homosexuality was still a crime , is a classic Legalator move.

-- Lemure
Chum
Just a regular person that seems so devoid of imagination , insight, or depth . Friendly but draining. The Co-worker you avoid but can't explain why.  Harmless except other Civillians can command them telepathically to do anything without regard for self-preservation 

-- Pit Fiend 
Morganer
The source of ideas such as using lead for drinking cups, feeding cow brains to cows, adding radium to everything. Never around when the corpses/mutations/insect swarms start to mount up.




Dinosaur:
Burgress Shale Arthopods, but they take the place of common animals that live in and around human homes like rats, bats , cats, mice , roaches


Displacer beast:


ARNOLD K FUCKED A PIG PART 2

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this photorealistic pokemon stuff is easy

Carrion crawler 
Egg Maker: 
It's like that creepy pokemon chansey , it hugs people and holds them in its extremely rubbery body until they are too tired to fight back , then it puts them in an egg. They will stay in the egg unharmed until hatched. This tends to cause some aspects of their personality to drastically change





Catoblepas :
Life-Buoyant:
Like Jellyfish but also a hot air balloon . If ruptured (which is easy to do) pops gas everywhere that brings everything to life that used to be alive , including currently being digested food, leather, dead wood, hair, old bones etc. Things brought to life that have extremely limited mobility options tend to form up with other similar organisms making colony organisms (after flopping around screaming for a bit)



Centaur:
Hoos:
Friendly civilised fellows that look like a metre long horse head walking around on their vaguely manshaped tongue, nose down. Can't talk and walk at the same time you know old chap.


Centipede:
Lunatick
A massive flea which jumps to the moon. 


Cerebral parasite :
Athletes Feet:
A symbiotic fungus that tries to help out by growing 1d4 limbs to aid in whatever task you are trying to do. They are really good at legs. Doesn't really know how to get rid of the limbs once its grown them for you , out of you


Chimera :
Platonic :
It's an animal , but the perfect absolute version of that animal. After seeing it , regular versions of that animal have a deeply unsettling uncanny valley thing for you, causing nausea,  repulsion, and hives.

Cockatrice :
Eel of the Bone
It's a shy guy that slips inside people and curls around their bones. It's harmless there , what isn't harmless is the amount of things the Eel of the Bone knows and how their dreams tend to leak into other peoples  dreams. 
These dreams also tend to let people very concerned with various questions the Eel knows the answer to get dreams about where the Eel of the Bone currently is.
And  the Eel of the Bone is honour bound to answer 3 questions of anyone who finds it inside someone.

Couatl 
Injustice Crab:
Why this city things an iron crab with a morning star just walking around smashing things helps the crime rate no-one knows



Crab, Crayfish, Crocodile
The cross between these 3 is obviously a walking warmachine-mulcher.
The opposite of that is 
Candy Bird:
It's a small bird made of candy that wants you to eat it. If you do all your children will be overly large violent goons.



Demon :
Harmoney 
The opposite of Demons is going to good natured household gods. . They move into a home, house or abode and make it better and harmonious. Except they are from the wrong dimension so it's not good at all.

-- Demogorgon 
Archiplex:
This moonfaced mitten wearing fuzzipillar pig makes you your humble home a castle. A fastly vertically , physically impossible castle. All vertical distances are increased 1000 fold. All horizontal distances 20 fold. Outside dimensions remain the same. Archiplex then tends to start inviting all his friends over

-- Juiblex 
Gummy:
Looks like beakless puffin.
Makes microscopic things massive (dust mites, tardigrades, fungal spores) with irregular consistency. Embiggened things tend to get smart enough to form societys but the societys tend to be Lewis Carroll /Frank Baum /Candy Kingdom

-- Manes
Doug
Like a pinecone of noses, but dumber. Does the dumbest thing possible in any particular moment

-- Orcus
Jiffyup:
Like a beetle made from alien sex toys but the aliens are prudes . Proceeds to improve everything that could be understood as a tool . Improved tools function as 1d6 other tools, roll when use to determine which tool-function happens


-- Succubus
Vix: A hairy spring man. Sews hair seeds , making surfaces grow thick deep fur , hair, or antenna. 


-- Type I (Vrock) 
Chum:
A snail made of smiles! Alternates between making vast hearty feasts out of formerly inedible objects and just chasing down and eating people (Chum calls this the "washing up")

-- Type II (Hezrou) 
Goss: 
An luminous translucent inchworm with hand puppet face. Finds people and returns their things. 78% of the time it's things you deliberately got rid of like diseases, cursed objects, hunting animals, hair, feces etc.

-- Type III (Glabrezu) 
Fuhuhu:
A tongue flower. Gives useful advice for someone not quite you.

-- Type IV (Nalfeshnee, etc.) 
Zg:
A snake on assorted wheels. What fun. Not fun at all. Digs holes through space linking  your home to places you really wish it wouldn't

-- Type V (Marilith, etc.) 
 Mary Poppins. It's Mary Poppins

-- Type VI (Balor, etc.) 
Amylnam
Someone who looks like your dad.
The first thing you kill in house occupied by Amylnam is always Amylnam. He looks so disappointed .

-- Yeenoghu (Demon Lord of Gnolls) 
The Mister :
Mister is very thin and she has long sharp nose. She means good , as she teaches all the animals to talk and think. It's your own fault if they then slaughter and eat you though

Saturday, 3 June 2017

ARNOLD K FUCKS PIGS

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Because sunken loss fallacy  I love you all , I got this new scheme to keep them posts coming even though even though all my energy to make ideas coherent is being swept away into mystery holes (there is never any shortage of ideas, just the ability to focus on them on enough to get them out) , I ask people to tell me something I can talk about in 3 paragraphs 

(the other limited resource I have is the ability to restrain an idea from exploding into all directions until it's impossible to get out of my head spiritually like a fractal dog dick anchor hence this distinction)

Arnold K said "Go through the monster manual, look at each entry, and talk about what the opposite of each is."
he also said "Ape the style of another writer/blogger/celebrity" hence the blog title


So here it goes:

Aerial servant :
Alluvium Anarch: 
It's mass of cracks , discolouration , and textures that looks like nothing until , gestalt switch style, it sudden does, a howling fist face, a scowl , bestial messes. Maybe when they make elementals power golems and purge all the resentment and disobedience it winds being one these. They hate people rebuilding things, taking too long making plans in ruins, and have an entropy field as well as explosion fists.



-Anhkheg- 
Mason Squid: 
Endless making weird tube structures like Gaudi works. The songs produced by winds blowing across them tends to make weird animal migrations 



-Ant, giant- 
Miniphant. Adorable! 

Ape
Rumoured starfish. 
It's a starfish that grants wishes which everyone things they have heard someone find but is imprecise just where

Axe beak
Skywolf:
Not a wolf, but a flying predatory maw with trailing hooked tails . It's also overly aggressive and unpredictable though 

Baboon:
Secret Men :
Small constructions of fearful children that protect them, as best as they can with their meagre abilitys

Badger:
Phalanger
A  wheel of fingers , a servant and diplomat. Patronizing and gross.

Baluchitherium
A boneless toad, you can throw them it's gross.


Barracuda
Fluuf
A useless flying oaf


Basilisk
FleshCow: something that could look like a cow if you had never seen a cow and had only had one described to you by people that you hated listening to. It licks you into amorphous plasiticity 

Bear, Beaver, giant , Beetle, giant :
I'm getting sick of doing animals already , I'm combining all these into hideous chitin dam builder and the making it's opposite
Sickly Planter:
A snail that slime-grapples it's way around roof tops planting alien trees  . It's either a vandal, an artist, a terraformer ,rogue machine or some combination there of.
Arnaldo Pomodoro

Beholder
AllGrinder:
The picture above, it's trying to dismantle everything so it can transport it to a better world. No-ones found the rebuilder though. Each side dismantles a different thing: Past, Mind, Mass, Properties, Potential, Context 


Black pudding
White Gas:
It's the mist that knocked everyone out (and up ) at the start of Village of The Damned

Blink dog
Mass Panther:
If you kept traumatizing a child with cats of a variety of sizes and then got them some crayons and paper , this is what they would draw. They can increase their gravity so trying to run away from them is like that nightmare most people have where they try to run but horrible impaired

-Boar-
Hummingbird:
except they can sew and they are field medics but also can sew eyes and mouths up if provoked or underpayed or insulted by being asked to sew up boring injurys


Brain mole:
Muscleman:
Like a reverse voltron certain groups of people have limbs and muscles that sneak off at night and form one nuggety bastard and cruelly act like a cartoon bully challenging people to fights and pushing carts over. It will keep coming back unless the people that form its mass are found and murdered or separated by great distance




Brownie:


Buffalo:
Bird hat


Bugbear
Drumming Spider Man. 


Bulette:
Skin-Whale:
A happy whale tattoo that swims from skin to skin. Looks small but its far away. If you get its attention it will swim up close filling up the whole persons skin with the massive whale face. Knows a lot of things from it's journeys but is so good natured that it misinterprets everything far too positively.

Bull
Camel, wild
Wyrods:
Polyps that you wear like gloves that have eyes on their/your fingers and let you see 30 seconds ago

Monday, 24 April 2017

WHY IS IT THERE? WHY??? CAN'T WE MOVE?

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I mean the Sewer Beneath the City or the Ruined Ward is a classic. Though the Ruined Ward needs more love. Big old chunk of the city all wrecked and full of woe and they just put a fence around it and try and stop people from nicking things. Good times.

Here's some other ideas for the dungeon being some fucking dumb :

1: THE ATTICS AND ROOFS : like those medieval towns where they kept building up until the buildings leaned into each other and then insane birds started building nests ontop and flying ships kept crashing into the pile and now up is bad and another civilisation might of even been started up there? 

2. BIG FALLEN OVER WARMACHINES like giant monuments and colossal colossi. They are place around the city , fallen on the city, and buried under the city. They are full of treasure because the crews manning them were like every army ever and loved to loot.

3. DREAMLAND : if you are awake when the city sleeps , it's an alternate city with bad shit everywhere. and LEWD PEARLS OF THE NIGHT

4. CRAWLSPACES: Dungeon is condition like Rising Damp or black mold , but one that makes impossible amounts of space underneath your house or skirting board. Technically the treasure you drag out of there is a fruiting body that spreads spores but no-one has wised up to that yet.

5.  METROTUNNELS: Like big ass underground railways that used to connect citys and overland travel is not an option so everyone is really keen on someone making the trip and clearing them out but you know molochs and shit.

6. THE SKY + MOON : really it's just a big ladder away

7.  MANGROVES + SWAMPS: though it's basically a forest right around a city that's awful to log and has shipwrecks in it.

8. SHIPWRECKTOWN: So many shipwrecks they've formed a solid structure around the little island y'all call home. Variants include it's in space and they are spaceships. 

9. LORD MAYOR MUD: The old city gotten entombed in mud and the new one is just a couple of 100 people sweeping out some tower rooms at the top. The deep river below is emptying out the very bottom levels and things are getting in below too. So it looks like a hourglass if the top bit was some small boxes and the bottom was a wide bottomed triangle

10. THE CITY IS ON A BIG DISC AND THERE'S REVERSE CITY ON THE OTHER SIDE: both citys keep having groups sneak into the other and steal and fight shit. Both citys are mostly wrecked from this. Good one.

11. BIG TREE: it's a big tree , everyone lives up high in the upper branches go down and it's bugs and rot and rotten gods. Pretty sure this is where Chewbacca came from?

12. GOD : he dead and rotting in the middle of town. He's got stuff in him though.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Hardcover Version of Fire of the Velvet Horizon

Print Friendly Version of this pagePrint Get a PDF version of this webpagePDF Sooo this took awhile , mainly because it took so long to get shit send to new zealand and then problems with the physical postal address and courier post and initially trying to get it done through blurb  .
Blurb, while great interface and quality , don't have an a4 size. They do have some fun square and landscape sizes , and those were tempting , I went with peecho instead.

And while lulu is fine, it doesn't have the paper weight that allows super black and stand-out colours.
Lulu is 60lb while peecho  I think  is 110lb (they list it as 200 which I assume is gsm so that's 110lb because 200lb is crazy) and blurb 80lb to 140lb.
I.. barely understand any of that though?


Lulu also uses ftp file transferring for files over 300meg and this has taken days and days of multiple failed and resetting upload attempts to get it there and it's fucked and was a major reason for going else where.

I mean it's entirely possible I could get the pdf smaller  (the mac Preview default program is worryingly good at resaving pdfs at smaller sizes with no obvious loss of quality) but I don't know what the fuck I'm doing and I don't want to the horror of having to then go through the pdf to make sure nothing has gone wrong, then test print it out and wait for that to show up and then when it doesn't try and track it down and then finally get it and go through it and this has take over a year of doing this , I'm not kidding.

Anyway Blurb and Peecho you can upload crazy big files without using some darkages internet shit to do so. Big ups Blurb and Peecho.


Blurb has store pages , while Peecho sadly lacks them, so I have to awkwardly make one on here , all they give you is BUYNOW link like so くコ:彡

so if you want to do some absurd over illustrated monster check out both peecho and blurb.

Now that this hardcover is live , I intend to NEVER update this book again. It's reached some kind of event horizon where any improvements I make cause an equal amount unintentional mistakes that need fixing. It is done. I have reached the limits of my limited competence. No more.

COOL STORY SO THE BOOK?

It's sexy hardcover version of the book. It has like 4-5 additionally appendix pages , which do not justify buying one if you already have the softcover. The text is bigger and clearer and considerable effort has been made to get the text out of the gutter. So there's that.




there's some (much) better photos here

(also did you know Patrick sleeps in a bed and not a rat-eaten blanket on bare floors , I am surprised)

And let's just make this a super commercial mega-mix,
first up : CONTESSA. Contessa is the best, they do pro-active diversity and representation in gaming,  here is their
site 
you get t-shirts there and/or support them directly, or find out how to register an event with them for gencon, which you should totally do if you are a lady or otherwise a member disproportionately underrepresented group in gaming and want to REPRESENT.


PEOPLE I KNOW THAT AND HAVE PAID ME MONEY TO WORK ON PROJECTS BEFORE AND THEY ARE DOING KICKSTARTERS RIGHT NOW :

Zzarchov Kowolski (who funded the original Deep Carbon Observatory , and paid me to illustrate  this )
is doing a board game,  I know nothing about boardgames I can see literally nothing about it other than here's kickstarter

Jacob Hurst (who paid me to do some small illustrations for this) has been doing this Swordfish Island thing for years and it's basically done , it's just funding the print run. Here's the kickstarter it will explain everything.

ALSO? I'M SORRY FOR PLUGGING STAB-CITY , IT FOLDED LIKE A DAMP CRANE, DUNNO IF ANYONE GOT THEIR MONEY BACK , I HOPE THEY DID

crikey all that commercialness has made exhausted tooo exhausted to put some actual game content on here, hahahah

ALSO
IF YOU ARE GOING TO PUT SOME FAKE BINOMINAL NOMENCLATURE FOR YOUR MONSTERS 1ST EDITION MONSTER MANUAL STYLE YOU FORMAT IT LIKE THIS
 Draco caustiscus sputem NOT IN ALL CAPITALS NOT WITH ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE GENUS CAPITALIZED AND IN ITALICS AND/OR UNDERLINED
So Draco is the genus , caustiscus is the species , and if there's a 3rd word it will be a subspecies (so in this case sputem). In this case (1st edition monster manual dragon names) it makes little sense for their to be a subspecies listed unless there is a shit load of slightly different black dragons. If there was going to be a subspecies it would be likely that Black dragons would be Draco caustiscus caustiscus as it's thought of as the most representivity of that species. There could be an argument  that chromatic should be the the species with each of the colours being a subspecies (So Draco chromaticus sputem for black dragon). 

However, there doesn't really seem to be any hard and fast rules about when to do species and when to do subspecies and it's more about people's careers than an exact measurement of genetic difference.
Also while botany can have cultivars ; kinda like a subsubspecies , zoology doesn't, and doesn't formally recognise "breeds" , which are the zoological equivalent of a cultivar , the closest thing is race , which is used fairly rarely and informally.

In regards to the correct way to have latin suffixes, well yes there are all kinds of rules about which to use depending on the gender of the root word, but it's been barely followed in actually biology for like a century , so fuck it. Like there's serrata and serratus and it should be standardized as one because the suffix is depend on the gender but no.

 Some suffixes , however , modify the word , so -oid or -scens.
-oid means "like a" and -scens means "an immature version of"

To make it even crazier there's a lot of greek used , and  latinized greek. Like -oid for example.














Sunday, 2 April 2017

Small Clustered Things

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Godzilla campaign:

Put some stupid large monster on the map and have it wandering around smashing things from the very start of the game, so the players can have an end game right there in front of them , and it keeps things changing and basically randomly moves around and destroys whatever it wanders on.

Players might just tail it , looting the chaos in its wake.

I had this idea before I read Broodmother Sky Fortress btw, and Broodmother Sky Fortress is a lot about this so that's a plug for it.



Player types:

there's these 2 player types, it's not an either/or thing though, it's just 2 contrasting behaviours I've noticed.

-one will turtle up and do as little as possible as to avoid risk, and you need to give them a clear goal and try and kill the shit out of them. When you do that , they get amazing creative and engaged with the game.

-this other type will immediately find stuff to do or make plans in the campaign (and often are not-directly-linked to character advancement) and be super engaged and creative etc, but interpret any obstacles put in there way by the g.m as the g.m punishing them for something.

I lean more to  that second type btw.


Which kinda leads me to this other thing

Powered By The Apocolypse :
I keep reading these books and feel even more confused about how you are supposed to play them. It's like a play style like a hybrid of those two I just mentioned, the g.m just sets some token stuff up and the player's start thespianing around it and then the g.m tries to make as shitty/interesting as possible for the characters/players.

Like it sounds like my thing , but I can't help feel like I should be doing my best to not trigger moves , it like feels like just bull-shitting ideas with friends but with bear-traps thrown around, but you aren't meant to avoid the bear-traps?


I'm still not over the "pick a name" thing. It's messed up.




So no-one had seen an elve or dwarve that close and just described what they saw using what they knew existed, but actually

The things growing out of the face of dwarves:
From a distance it looks like a beard. But that's not hair , it's
1.Fungal Hyphae
2.Barbel
3.Synapses
4. Filter Feeding Tentacles
5. Worms
6.Eimer's organ
7. Kept Promises that participate to a physical form
8.Tongues, randula
9. Tongues, pseudotrachea
10. Bristles, stinging
11. Old Teeth
12.Ancestors DNA

The things growing from the sides of the elf heads:
not an ear, an error
1.The flesh pinches off into space, like distorted 3d model. This is where the animating force acts on them.
2.Skull knives
3. Antenna
4. Fruiting body
5. Moth
6.Wings (bat, insect, other)
7.Photosynthesizing fern fronds
8.Suckers for remora style attachment
9. Flower Labellum
10. Fractal Whorl of All Previous Bodies
11. Minaret
12. Cooling Fins







Ninja dragon:

this is one of the stupidest things I could think of as a base concept, but say there's this whole country that is fearful of a secret society of assassins who do this whole horrible secret police bit
 , pulling the strings of the government , killing both politically and seemingly arbitrarily.

Expert poison users, only shadowy figures glimpsed etc . All kinds of theorys and stories about who they are, where they came from , what they want etc.

In truth they are literally shadow of a vast crippled dragon lying deep beneath the land.

The dragon who was said to have been killed by the founder-hero of the country.

But it's not dead , and it extends its poisonous shadow into every patch of darkness, hearing everything, seeing everything, and twisting the legacy of the founder hero into a vast tortured mockery.


It's from a thread here which also has some solid gold ideas by other people on using fantasy cliches


One more thing
 I just watching something that had the amazing pun "Salt Rifle"


from here



1. Salt Rifle (naturally) :
Squeeze it tight and a crack starts and propagates like anti-lightning to the end of it , and a shard snaps off and is carried impossibly by the crack as it extends past the rifle .
In addition to the damage a subsonic hatey triangle will do , it will pull salt out of the body to expand into a beautiful, flesh destroying salt crystal formation.