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Crowdfunding Preview: Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish game KS from Spartan Games!

22 Dec

For those who aren’t familiar, Achtung! Cthulhu is  the WW2 era combined with the mythos of HP Lovecraft and his contemparies. Up till now it’s been focused on the RPG side of things, but news is 2014 will see the release of the skirmish version of the popular setting.

I am a big fan of anything mythos, but not so keen on WW2 stuff, but this might change my mind about that. What is clear, is that there are a few great looking mini’s there and no doubt there will be some great opportunities to use some other companies 28mm WW2/WeirdW2/Cthulhu stuff to add more options to the mix! Hey, there’s probably loads of scifi and fantasy stuff that’d be good too, at this rate I’ll be a convert to the elder gods!

check out the Ronald Macdonalds in the Chapman Brothers instalation, why so many clowns…

I can imagine tabletop scenes not unlike the ones made by the renown art duo, the Chapman brothers, whose massive dioramas of WW2 carnage and evil, wouldn’t seem too out of place for the premise of the game, just with added tentacles and gribblies for that extra dimension of “urgh”! I fear that the 28mm wargamer in me is going to resurface if things keep up like this!

This could be a hit for 2014, watch this space. The stars may be right.

Achtung! Cthulhu | Spartan Games.

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Azathoth cult hoaxers uncovered.

19 Sep

So if you remember, the monument to the chaos god, Azathoth that suddenly and mysteriously turned up on  the front lawn of an Oklahoma eating establishment. Turns out it was faked (No surprise then) Creer Pipi is decoded as none other than “Eric Piper”, one of the hoaxers involved in the whole thing.

Reading the interview with the guys, it seems that I was right about the fifteen minutes of web fame these media hungry art whores wanted, and from the sounds, they need to cut back on the acid/weed/windowlene etc, and try and do something more useful than make pointless sterile concrete blocks.

Still, it intregued us for a bit, and I did say that they were indeed taking the piss (so I was right)

Over on io9 read the full interview.

Meet the mysterious men behind Oklahoma’s monument to Azathoth.

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Chaos Worshippers! Strange monument to Azathoth appears in front of restaurant

31 Aug

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Azathoth

Azathoth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Followers of the strange, might have seen this already, but for those who haven’t, in the US state of Oklahoma in a place called Paseo, a strange and unspeakable monument has turned up out of the blue.

No one apparently knows just who or what has put it there, or for what purpose, and it seems as if there could be a dark and brooding connection….

Inscribed on a brass plaque, it reads..

“In the year of our lord 2012, Creer Pipi, Claims this land for Azathoth

Is this an indication that sinister cults are up to no good? Or that cthonic entities are about to claw up some land in the new world? Crawling chaos indeed!

Well, as for Creer Pipi, it seems that the answer could be a few Mythos fans having a laugh, as Creer seems to mean “to believe” and Pipi literally is “Pee” or “Piss”! Quite literally they seem to be taking the piss!

The area is reportedly one of lots of arty types, and knowing lots of types like that, it wouldn’t surprise me this was the case.

However, there could indeed be more to this mystery if you take into account that there do exist actual covens of Neo pagan chaos magickians that really do use the whole HPL mythos in their rites and ceremonies, so in another sense we could be looking at a real attempt at some kind of fucked up new age occult rituals. Markers stones like this are used in the occult to create larger sacred working spaces and/or sanctify/corrupt the area for better use with rituals, in much the same way christians will bless or consecrate holy ground.

My money is on a joke, the creer pipi reference sort of gives it away.

Regardless, we might never know the truth behind the mystery, as it’s going to be removed anyway. I’m sure the culprits are basking in their 15 minutes of internet stardom….

Strange monument mysteriously shows up in front of Paseo area restaurant | KFOR.com.

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Anyone up for “Puffed Shoggoths”?

2 Apr

I just thought I’d point out a few kickstarters I think are worthy of note, first is this great looking art zine, based on the works of HPL, “Puffed Shoggoths”.

As you know, I’m quite a mythos fan, I really love the idea of this one, dedicated to pieces of art with the distinctly dark pulpy feel, similar to that of the old horror comics and some old school Cthulhu RPGs.

I’d like to think at some point I’d contribute to stuff like this, or even create one of my own, still I have tons of stuff to keep me busy at the moment, so maybe its best to leave it to the folks who are looking for the funding to get this one into print!!

Check it out!

“Puffed Shoggoths” – A H.P. Lovecraft Art Zine! by Trevor Henderson and Kathryn Bright — Kickstarter.

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Cthulhu calling! Mythos Foundry Kickstarter!

18 Feb

From time to time I forget to mention stuff, and this is one of the times. Maybe it’s a kind of dementia caused by something unseen, unholy and lurking in the recesses of m psyche…Like something certainly Lovecraftian as illustrated by this excellent KS I honestly forgot to blog about. You too can own a huge great old one in miniature, (if you can say that!).

The folks at Mythos foundry have lots of great looking stuff in this KS, including a cracking miniature of HP Lovecraft mimself! For those out there that love all things HPL it truly is a n excellent thing to get involved in as when it comes to getting a decent sized effigy of the tentacled one, they are few and far between. Scaled at 1/61 or Tru30 (TM? Tru30 is 30mm if you haven’t guessed) its a real monster coming in at 21 inches total (oo-er Cthulhu!) Pledges for backers to get one of these start at $150 (That’s £96.64 for those in the UK)

Can you imagine this terrorising your opponents on the battlefield? They would be shitting bricks!

There are only 6 days left to be in on this, so if you have the funds rattling round and your wondering as to what you’d like to buy yourself or that special deranged cultist in your life, go and take a gander at the project!

Cthulhu, Mythos Foundry Style! by Mythos Foundry.

Right, I’m off to make a sanity check now….

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