Friday, December 14, 2018
Today is my last day of teaching until January, so what better way to mark the start of the Yule festival than with a favourite tipple from this collapsible shot cup - which comes with additional warding by way of the (in)famous Simon Necronomicon sigil?
Make mine a cognac!
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Disk journals are my newest, stationary-themed obsession; I recently purchased a rather nice red leather disk journal, and wanted to personalise it with a few weird accessories: first up is this disk journal tentacle bookmark, which I cobbled together using various odds and ends which I purchased online. Nice.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
In today’s post, we come to the final expansion (at least up until now) for the Elder Sign card game produced by Fantasy Flight Games. Omens of the Pharaoh shifts the action to Egypt, where players have the opportunity to investigate the horrors of the Lightless Pyramid, and may find themselves pitted against the resurrected Dark Pharaoh, Nephren Ka.
Founded in pre-Dynastic Egypt, the goals of the Brotherhood of the Black Scorpion remain inscrutable to this day - indeed, it is unclear as to which of the monstrous, prehuman entities of the Cthulhu myth-cycle they make obeisance to - some claim that the Black Scorpion was a pre-Dynastic avatar of Nyarlathotep; others speculate that it might be the entity referred to in The Revelations of Gla’aki as Y’golonac.
Monday, December 10, 2018
With this fine-looking cloisonne badge, you can signal you affiliation to the Cult of the Black Hand - an ancient sect of Nyarlathotep worshippers associated with the Hashisheen sect of Hassan-E Sabah (who some suspect may have been one of the Thousand Forms of the Crawling Chaos). Others, on the otherhand, on seeing you wearing this, may attempt to kill you, burn your body, then dissolve the remains in acid...
Sunday, December 09, 2018
I’ll just leave ths here: the ever-controversial folks over at Lamentations of the Flame Princess offer this Old School Renaissance take on ‘The Shadow Over Innsmouth’. These are the people who also brought you such OSR/D&D magic supplements as Vaginas are Magic and the wonderfully-named Eldritch Cock. Looks like we could do with a little Edward Lee here...
You have been warned!
Saturday, December 08, 2018
The inverted Ankh of the Black Pharaoh Nephren Ka - who some consider to have been the avatar of that monstrous prehuman entity, the name of which is conjectured in certain speculative, occultural sources as Nyarlathotep - is helpfully represented in this rather attractive cloisonne badge.
Friday, December 07, 2018
I’m not sure what from the Cthulhu mythos this tiny, betentacled Eye-In-The-Pyramid cloisonne badge is supposed to represent - my best guess would be Azathoth (or maybe Yog-Sothoth); regardless, it is a rather handsome piece of ornamentation.