Space Horror in Aliens & Asteroids

It’s Halloween — that time of year when we start contemplating bellies full of candy, fun costumes, and horror movies! And I’m happy to say that many of my favorite horror movies also happen to be science fiction flicks, which gives me an excuse to mine those films (for good or ill) for Aliens & Asteroids! Regardless…

Things in the Dark Wrap-up – March 2017 RPG Blog Carnival

We kicked things off back on March 1st with a simple call for the RPG Blog Carnival, inviting the community to write about the “things” lurking in the dark. Maybe a creature. Maybe an encounter. Maybe an item. But whatever it was, shed a little light on it and share it with the world. After…

Ice Spiders (OSR/1e/Mazes & Perils)

In the frozen wilds, you will find creatures adapting to the harsh conditions in myriad ways. One of those is the vicious, yet patient, ice spider. Ice spiders are specially made for the cold, able to hibernate for long periods to conserve energy and then attack with savage ferocity to fill their bellies and preserve…

Creatures of Cold

In the northern reaches of the world of the Lost Age, there are mountain peaks. There may be more lands beyond them, but the creatures that haunt those regions have prevented most from going further and returning to tell their tales. Some may be mere myths and legends, but others are seen frequently and terrify…

Strange Alchemy: Side Effects (Two new monsters)

Over the weekend I was pondering our alchemical students and wondering about not only their successes, but their failures. Would a failure in transmuting one material agent to another lead to any unfortunate side effects? And that thought led to a couple of beasties we may have to flesh out… Chromatic Ooze When practical alchemists at…

Lovecraftian Randomness: Hug Your Shoggoth!

We’ll start today by wishing H.P. Lovecraft a very happy birthday in whatever great beyond he happens to inhabit these days… Howard would have been 125 years old if he had survived, but his works have gone on to influence so very many people over the years. It’s amazing to think how mundane some horror might…

Three Wee Beasties

While doing some free writing last week, I came up with these three wee beasties. Would you like to know more? (Tiny/Feathers/Water/Active/Active/Aggressive) The banderkeet is a flightless bird who hunt along the coast. These unassuming birds will attack and take down much larger prey. Short lifespans lead them to take great risks to feed their…

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