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More on Nyarlathotep’s 無貌の神 Faceless God form:

It’s a reference to Lovecraft’s The Rats In the Walls.

“But I was not far behind, for there was no doubt after another second. It was the eldritch scurrying of those fiend-born rats, always questing for new horrors, and determined to lead me on even unto those grinning caverns of earth’s centre where Nyarlathotep, the mad faceless god, howls blindly to the piping of two amorphous idiot flute-players.”

-H.P. Lovecraft, The Rats In the Walls  

However I also have read a short story by Robert Bloch (writer of Psycho, he wrote some Nyarly short stories) called The Faceless God:

“But the worst and by far the most hideous feature was the lack of a face upon the ghastly thing. It was a faceless god; Nyarlathotep, Mighty Messenger, Stalker among the Stars, and Lord of the Desert.”

“Behind him strode the Faceless God, urging him onward with a staff of serpents.”

-“The Faceless God” by Robert Bloch

First published in the May 1936 issue of Weird Tales

It also mentions the title Mighty Messenger   強壮なる使者
which appears in Tatsuya’s scenario as well. It was also mentioned by Lovecraft once:

(BUZZING VOICE)

… go out among men and find the ways thereof, that He in the Gulf may know. To Nyarlathotep, Mighty Messenger, must all things be told. And He shall put on the semblance of men, the waxen mask and the robe that hides, and come down from the world of Seven Suns to mock… .

-Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness

The fun fact is that Lovecraft modeled a character after Bloch, called Robert Blake in The Haunter of the Dark which features the Shining Trapezohedron and Nyarly which was also included in Tatsuya’s scenario.

killerweasel asked:

What's next for succubus!Newt and asexual Hermann?

Hermann had thought they could do most of their shopping online, but when he suggests it to Newt he gets a grimace;

“Seriously, there’s all kinds of shit online, you get a lot of people who want eldritch stuff because it looks cool, and you couldn’t summon moths with it; we need to check in person;”

Newt dresses in baggy, shapeless clothes, a hat pulled low over his head, and sunglasses, Hermann nods approvingly, “You look human,”

Newt snorts, “That’s not the problem, I look human to most people, way too human;” he pulls the hat further down over his face;

Hermann doesn’t understand- until they go out to the local junk shops and flea market; even despite the loose clothes and disguise, people are staring; mouths open;

Hermann glances between then, “What are they seeing?” He whispers, Newt does look nice, but nothing to warrant this kind of attention;

Newt shrugs, “Whatever they want, the guy they want more than anything;”

Hermann winces, it’s not, thankfully something he has ever experienced; he’d always dreaded being pursued, of people not saying no-

Hermann firmly threads his arm through Newt’s, and glowers if anyone comes near, hefting his stick if that doesn’t see people off.

They work their way through the various charity shops, and junk markets; Newt browses carefully, while Hermann keeps a careful watch on any unwanted attention, he picks his way through a range of seemingly-identical items, picking out just the one to buy;

They haven’t got everything they need by the time they head home, but Newt is smiling and cheerful, his hand small and warm in Hermann’s, his little claws scratching his palm; “Thank you;”

“Not at all,” Hermann smiles, it’s been a good day, all told; Hermann doesn’t have much of a chance to go out with anyone, “Perhaps, when we have the anchor, would you like to go out again- to a pub, or to see a film-”

“I’d love that.”

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HAHAHA GET IT?  Heart stopping?  :’D 

I just kinda wanted to draw my object headed form Bill again with some new head-canons.  While he’s usually very used to shape shifting, it’s not often he makes a full bodied version of himself in the dreamscape.  So often, something will make that shifting abnormal.  Thus is why he has that stomach mouth.  It doesn’t do the talking for him, but will make expressions based on his actions.  He named it by the way, It’s name is Ellie… short for eldritch abomination. :P 

OH and by the way, the mouth is always drooling this black gooey stuff… I think it’s like, liquefied nightmares or something.  

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Figured I might as well make a post with everyone so bam

RPGGPreliminary designs. Lots of fiddling and the such to go through but yeah I’m p happy with them

Unicorn Bard Danny | Battle Princess Arin

Rune Knight Barry | Boomerang Monk Ross

Bug Necromancer Suzy | Eldritch Valkyrie Holly | Dragonling Dragoon Kevin

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A wife receives an anonymous package, her husband’s research journal, detailing his last days after stepping into the world’s biggest pyramid buried beneath the sands of the Sahara. 

Here’s some random panels from Outer God, a 140-page psychological horror comic book about the eldritch secrets discovered within a buried pyramid, and a marriage falling apart. 

You can read a preview of Outer God HERE.

5 more days to pre-order it HERE.

Pre-orders of Outer God are open until April 29th. The digital comic is coming first week of May.

Art by Daryl Toh | DeviantArt | Tumblr

Written by Luc Labelle | Tumblr | Twitter

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Rider-Waite Tarot Deck-style cards based on indie games I drew last year for Fangamer’s Humble InDIE Bundle 13 package.

In numerical order, the games represented are Shadowrun Returns, Jazzpunk, Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, Risk of Rain, Tower of Guns, OlliOlli, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, The Novelist, Eldritch, and Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack.

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Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of Strange Remnants, an expansion for the Lovecraftian board game Eldritch Horror.

Throughout the world lie the ancient ruins of massive stone monuments built by lost civilizations, ruins which conceal the dark secrets necessary to save the planet from a terrible fate. In Strange Remnants, you and your fellow investigators must travel to these uncanny landmarks and piece together their uncanny mysteries before time runs out and the entire Earth is devoured. The Ancient One at the heart of Strange Remnants is no monster from another dimension or creature from the deep. In this expansion, your enemy is the Syzygy, a deadly alignment of the planets. In other words, you must fight the universe itself.

Full story HERE.