Monday, October 16, 2017

Back to the Old Drawing Board

If you remember this you are at least in your mid-forties...

Sunday, October 15, 2017

PROPNOMICON

If you aren't already aware of Propnomicon, you really need to get over there and check it out. They showcase only the work of the finest propmakers for LARPs, haunting, and film. There's an emphasis on Lovecraft mythos but there's something there for any fan of horror, fantasy, alt history, sci fi, and gaming.

Friday, October 13, 2017

New Mutants Trailer

In 3 hours (12:01 PST): http://collider.com/new-mutants-trailer-release-date/

What are "the New Mutants," you ask? It ain't a reboot of the X-Men. The supernatural was always more than a recurring theme with this one. And my favorite character will be played by no less than Maisie Williams. Been waiting for this one since 1982.


Update -- youTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=bu9e410C__I

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

They Come by Night

Every October these pop up in the front yard literally overnight.




Halloween Forever Wallpaper

If you haven't played Halloween Forever yet, you really should. It's on Steam right now for dirt cheap.

Monday, October 9, 2017

1957

This edition of Dracula from Permabooks in 1957 cost only thirty-five cents. There's no introduction, no foreword, no About the Author; just one page of summary before the title and Table of Contents, and the last page of the story is the last page in the book. :)





Sunday, October 8, 2017

Wands

Here's a small sample of the wands waiting for our Trick-or-Treaters this year.




Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Horror (Relic Radio)



If you haven't heard it yet, The Horror at Relic Radio is one of the fastest ways to get you feeling the Haunt Season. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

1935


From Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia, 1935 Edition

Hallowe'en

Strange things may happen to one on Hallowe'en, so superstitious folk used to believe; for they thought that witches then rode abroad on broomsticks, elves played pranks on sober folk, and the future might be foretold by jumping over a lighted candle, or by any one of a hundred other magic rites.

Many of these strange superstitions have come down to us from our pagan ancestors of 2,000 years ago and more, for our Hallowe'en occurs about the time of the ancient Druidic autumn festival. This was also the season of the ancient Roman festival in honor of Pomona, the goddess of fruit and gardens; and so, after the Roman conquest of Gaul and Britain, some of the Roman beliefs and ceremonies were added. Later, after the spread of Christianity, November 1 was made a day for the honoring of all the saints, and the eve of that day was called "Hallowe'en (or "All Hallow-Even"), meaning the "holy eve" of All Saint's Day. Many of the old pagan customs were retained, and so we still crack nuts, and bob for apples, and throw apple peelings over our shoulders, and look in the mirror by candle light in a darkened room, as our pagan ancestors did centuries ago.

(Emphasis mine)

That Face When


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Custom Munchkin Board






My kids and I cannot play this game often enough. Munchkin gets my highest endorsement, and the Adventure Time set (and its addon) are kid-friendly.

The bottom row is for cards and discards. Level 1 is the room in the middle row on the far right (with the torch and altar); progression goes to the left and into the top row, then to the right. The mountain is level 9 and of course at level 10 the game is over. I design but don't paint a lot, and those rooms are tiny (about 3" across)! Still, it ought to suit us.