29 Apr 2013

Meet the Scrawny one!

The "scrawny" one is another lurker for my Strange Aeons games. It is inspired by a demon of the same name in Anthony Boucher's short story The scrawny one. If you're interested, you can have a read here.

In SA, when a human model (so, a crazed cultist) commits a suicide on one of the three pentagrams, a demon is spawned. Its special rule is, that it can swallow a model as a whole, which means a model suffers an instant death (compared to injury if removed from play any other way). If it gets lucky and eats your main character, your campaign is finished!

Inspired by Uncle Mike's Worldwide scrawny ones. I love the one swallowing poor treshold agent!

I've used my Mantic zombies again, this time a crawler. I've turned torso 180° from how it was "supposed" to be and built the demon around it. I had no idea how I would want to make it look, let alone paint it. I kept in mind that it was supposed to be scrawny, but it would enlarge...like a snake. I went with some tentacles, preventing victim the escape...it is not eldritch until it has tentacles! And many eyes, everyone likes eyes! I went with pinky green colors to make it stand out from my mostly grey and "skin" colored monsters.

Thanks for looking,

26 Apr 2013

Abney Park Cemetery

IMPORTANT: There is something around 100 photos here, so give it time to load. I have deleted some, but those are all just so nice I had to keep most of them!


when I was in London I made sure I went to check out Abney park cemetery. It is an open park now, where people come to relax, walk a dog and basically do whatever you expect them to do in a park...with gravestones! (Horror music playing)

I also wanted to see the Highgate cemetery (a final resting place for well known and important people) and was searching for it. I did got instruction from a guy, but before I've found it, I've decided I will not go see. The reason was I figured I would have to wait some 2 hours or so for a tour to second part of cemetery (only accessible by tour, according to my 10 years old guide book (don't ask! :D)). Well, so I've decided Abney will do it.

Here are some shots of it for yours and mine inspiration when building spooky cemeteries for your horror games!

Thanks for looking and I hope someone found it useful,