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Forganthus
August 31, 2012
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.250000
Anophelite, Male    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Swamp)

a.k.a. Mosquito Man, a.k.a. Stirgili, a.k.a. Mansquito.

Scrasamax
December 9, 2008
Hits: 4986
Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.000000
Blood Doll    NPCs  (Extras)   (Agricultural)

Look at that, pale as death and she’s got her neck covered, betcha fifty she’s a fang-banger

Bar patron

CaptainPenguin
September 19, 2004
Hits: 7479
Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 18 / 4.444444
Bloody Smile    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Criminal/Espionage)

Was this to be his last sight, then? These bloody-red gums, these rusty, iron teeth? Where were the Gods to defend him from Bloody Smile?

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
Hits: 9421
Comments: 16
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.700000
BOO!!! Horror effect in a game...    Articles  (Resource)   (Gaming - Genre)

[VO: Vincent Price ]
There are things that go bump in the night. Things that will unnerve you. Things you should never meet. These are the things you are gaming.

MoonHunter
November 12, 2005
Hits: 4345
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.250000
Cameo of the Circle's Queen    Items  (Jewelry)   (Villanous)

“This? It is pretty isn’t it? No it is not new. My mother had it.”

CaptainPenguin
December 14, 2006
Hits: 4544
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.666667
Cavasinthas, The Rotting Trees of the Damned    Lifeforms  (Third Kingdom)   (Any)

Hideous creatures, they stand motionless and filled with intense sorrow at their existence.

Mourngrymn
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.045455
Choke Horror    Lifeforms  (Fauna)   (Other)

Choke horrors are nightmarish creatures that give the most knowledgeable and adventurous pause. They are tall gangly bipedal creatures that have four whip like appendages instead of arms.

Murometz
April 4, 2006
Hits: 8060
Comments: 20
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.633333
Cloister of the Empty Table    Society/ Organizations  (Mystical)   (Area)

Come ye who HUNGER!

CaptainPenguin
December 17, 2005
Hits: 4911
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
Ghulas - Eaters of the Dead    Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (City/ Ruin)

Below the surface of the Earth, dwelling in darkness and forgotten catacombs, the goat-headed Ghouls, dark spirits of murder, feast on the dead. Ghouls dwell in old, forgotten places, luring others down into the grasping claws of their evil tribes.

Pieh
November 13, 2010
Hits: 1548
Comments: 18
Ideas: 1
Votes: 14 / 4.142857
Harvester of Eyes    NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Religious)

He had done it a hundred times, taken eyes. It was so easy by now, he rarely used a spoon or knife, but, with his own fingers, would pilfer those beautiful orbs from the skulls of the deceased...

MoonHunter
November 22, 2005
Hits: 11283
Comments: 10
Ideas: 2
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Hey, Cool! An Ice Age.    Articles  (Setting Building)   (Game Mastering)

Do you ever give ice ages a thought?

valadaar
December 17, 2007
Hits: 3343
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.416667
Karviseral the Pain Lord    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Combative)

The Lord of Agony, He of Corpulent Pain

MoonHunter
October 30, 2005
Hits: 9471
Comments: 23
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.576923
More Boo!    Articles  (At Table)   (Gaming - Genre)

More Viceral Tips for Horror Gaming!

This piece is dedicated to Captain Penguin

Michael Jotne Slayer
November 8, 2007
Hits: 3810
Comments: 20
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.666667
Oldu Corpses    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

They march, march forever. Eerie chanting fill the air. Death Cometh.

Wulfhere
September 18, 2007
Hits: 4939
Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.750000
Place of the Embalmers    Dungeons  (Any)   (Rooms/ Halls)

Before the honored dead are placed in their sarcophagi of alabaster, they come to the Villa of the Embalmers.

Ancient Gamer
September 2, 2007
Hits: 4371
Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.555556
Post Mortem, Darkly    Plots  (Mystical)   (Single-Storyline)

A second chance

CaptainPenguin
December 17, 2005
Hits: 62599
Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.500000
Remaking the Undead    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (Any)

Undead are, simply put, among the most horrific things one can think of. Can you imagine anything more frightening than a being which is dead and yet still walks? Can you imagine the horror of being faced by the hollow shell of being, a hollow shell which must feed?

Scrasamax
May 4, 2011
Hits: 2373
Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 5.000000
Romero Coultier    NPCs  (Minor)   (Combative)

She left me, I couldn't deal with it. I sat there with the barrel of the gun in my mouth for a long time before I pulled the trigger.

(Graphic Warning: Not for delicate eyes)

CaptainPenguin
December 18, 2005
Hits: 5415
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.500000
Sarks: The Sark-Hound    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

The Sark-Hound is a basic form of Sark which is created for a very specific purpose, to wit, the hunting and killing of the necromancer’s enemies (in Centas, the place of the banal zombie is taken by these creatures).

Ria Hawk
December 5, 2007
Hits: 3912
Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 11 / 4.454545
Solace Worms    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (Any)

"I do so wish that my work didn’t make such a wretched mess.  At least the worms clean it up."

Wulfhere
September 26, 2007
Hits: 4817
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.375000
Spawn of the God-Egg    Dungeons  (Mountains)   (Style)

The Earth shifts, revealing a horror beyond time and reason…

Demagogue
March 8, 2007
Hits: 2578
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
The Cannibals    Society/ Organizations  (Combative)   (Regional)

"Let their bodies be consumed, so that their souls may be healed" (Consumption 1-1)

CaptainPenguin
September 20, 2006
Hits: 6542
Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.730769
The Cutsman    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (City/ Ruin)

Created as a weapon by the ancient sorceror-primotologists of the Iron Triangle Nation, the Cutsman still stalks the underhalls of the city of Mehxaiyul, a spectre of blood and blades.

CaptainPenguin
September 20, 2006
Hits: 6542
Comments: 19
Ideas: 0
Votes: 13 / 4.730769
The Cutsman    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (City/ Ruin)

Created as a weapon by the ancient sorceror-primotologists of the Iron Triangle Nation, the Cutsman still stalks the underhalls of the city of Mehxaiyul, a spectre of blood and blades.

Wulfhere
March 29, 2007
Hits: 10292
Comments: 28
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.750000
The Field of 10,000 Skulls    Locations  (Area)   (Mountains)

"Summon the Legions!  We shall offer battle within Bleak Vale!  This time, OUR cause shall triumph!"

Scrasamax
December 20, 2005
Hits: 4226
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.500000
The Horror of Pamplemousse    Lifeforms  (Unique)   (City/ Ruin)

Some years ago a dark cult was founded in the Forecastle area of Hahvrensburg. The cultists were defeated by a band of heroes. A month after the heroes left the city and went on about their business, something massive came out of the earth.

Scrasamax
November 26, 2007
Hits: 3061
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.714286
The Masque of Hunger    NPCs  (Mythic/ Historical)   (Mystical)

Life dies in my wake, sacrificing itself to my hunger

The Masque of Hunger

Shadoweagle
December 21, 2005
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Comments: 35
Ideas: 0
Votes: 21 / 4.738095
The Mogrolyth    Lifeforms  (Constructed)   (City/ Ruin)

Forget the rickety, fragile skeletons. Remove all thoughts of the limping, weak zombies. Shrug off thoughts of blood-dependant vampires. Whereas the former are reflections of necromatic magic, the Mogrolyth is a creation derived from the pure essence of unholy power - namely pain.

EchoMirage
November 21, 2010
Hits: 1751
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.714286
The Saintmakers    Lifeforms  (Ethereal)   (City/ Ruin)

“Swiftly, repent! The Saintmaker is coming!”

Wulfhere
December 17, 2006
Hits: 6558
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.875000
The Twystened Sidhe    NPCs  (Major)   (Mystical)

The searchers found only a silken veil, so they despaired; telling their frightened families only that the Dark Lady of Destinen had taken another lover.

VIM40
December 21, 2009
Hits: 2776
Comments: 11
Ideas: 10
Votes: 8 / 3.875000
Twenty Zombie Encounters/Seeds    Plots  (Coincidence)   (Encounter)

It was just any other day, another testament to the mundane dreary lives of the living. No one was prepared for their coming, how could they be? They entered the bodies of the living, transforming them into blood thirsty monsters, all in an instant.

Scrasamax
October 30, 2006
Hits: 12888
Comments: 22
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.800000
Ullhyr T'Lar-Yin    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Style)

Do you know of the most precious of my stones? You should be familiar with the Jewels of the Jaw, you have several my dear.



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       By: Michael Jotne Slayer

The old clock tower stands tall, but the bulk of the uppermost storey is crumbling and unsafe, with gaping cracks in the walls. The metal struts and girders supporting the great bronze bells are still intact, though, and the bells survive. The grotesque gargoyles and arabesques which decorated the original design have either fallen into the street (once or twice a year more bricks fall from the tower, prompting calls for its demolition) or have been defaced, but the main doors to the clock tower are still intact and show signs of being kept in working order. This is the home of The Captains, clad in raggedy clothes, with sooty faces, and perpetually runny noses. But behind each set of eyes is the look of a survivor. They live to stick together and make it through each day. Older than their years in many ways, the friendship they share with each other and Wims ghost keeps the core of a childs innocence and hope alive in each. But they are still very suspicious of outsiders. They are a group of street children who live in the clock tower. Some are orphans, some runaways, and some nomads who occasionally return to their homes. But they’re all poor, dirty and perpetually hungry, as well as being wily, unscrupulous and mischievous in a fairly brutal way. Enough of them have suffered at the hands of adults for all of them to be wary of any grown-ups, particularly ones who ask too many questions, although with hard work and a lot of food it might be possible to win the confidence or even the trust of a few of them.

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