Thursday, November 4, 2010

CoC Props from Propnomicon

Here are some wonderful CoC RPGLovecraftian props from that tireless producer of props at Propnomicon. There is an Arkham Sanitarium patch and lapel pin. There is also a Miskatonic University patch and lapel pin. There are also four Arkham post cards. All the pieces are of excellent quality.

I wore the Arkham Sanitarium patch on a frock coat with a top hat for our annual Halloween street trick-or-treat. I don’t have any photos yet, but I hope the other folks there will give me a copy. Every year we close the town down to allow thousands of local children to trick-or-treat safely in the center of the city. Not many people got the Arkham Sanitarium reference, but lots of kids got candy anyway.



Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Monsters Within and Without

Ernst Haeckel was a German biologist of the late 19th and early 20th century whose images of sea and microscopic life come down to us in a series of engravings. H. P. Lovecraft was probably familiar with these famous works and drew upon them in his stories.

Here are ten photos of beasties as well as two of Haeckel himself as an intrepid explorer. I supply them for use in CoC RPGs or as general props. Most of these scans from my Flickr account are high resolution and size, which make them perfect to download and print or edit with Photoshop. All of these items are copyright free due to their age. Click on each image to get a higher resolution image for use. In Flickr get the largest format. Enjoy.