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World of Lovecraft – Props for your D&D game

Written by Expy - Published on September 16, 2007

Some readers had great props suggestions for a D&D game. I got an e-mail from Erica and she introduced me to Propping up the Mythos – a guide to making horrifying objects from the stories of H. P. Lovecraft. This website provides insanely descriptive step-by-step directions for creating undescribable props you can use in your Dungeons & Dragons game.

Here are a few examples of what Propping up the Mythos has to offer:

  • Making a Mythos Tome
  • Making an Alien Statue
  • Bottling a deep one
  • Making an elder sign

Have fun with your propped up game!

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6 Responses to “World of Lovecraft – Props for your D&D game”
  1. Pal Mercy says:

    I am sooo making a book for my next game. Now if only I could stop working and having a social life…

  2. Phil says:

    This is deliciously creepy! I’m not artistically inclined enough to pull these props off. But these images are great visual props by themselves.

    Great find Yax!

  3. Yax says:

    I guess even if you’re never gonna make these props you could use the pics on the site. Better than nothing.

  4. Pal Mercy says:

    Which Lovecraft book would you suggest? I’ve never read a single one!

  5. Freyja says:

    Lovecraft wrote mostly short stories, and they are all very good. If you like Poe, you will probably like him, and if not, it’s still cool to see all of the stuff he’s inspired (most aberrations in Dnd are very Lovecraftian.) His most popular stories tend to be the ones in the Cthulhu Mythos. Check out your library or bookstore, they usually have three or four collections of his stuff.

    I have little to no artistic talent, and I made a great book for my campaign. What I do for pictures is print out one I like, then shade the back with pencil. Place the pencil side against your final page, then trace the outlines and shading with a ballpoint pen, which will transfer the pencil lines to the page. Once you go over it with a sharpie (watch out, they bleed through!) or a calligraphy marker, it has a great woodprint sort of look to it.

  6. Phil says:

    Pure Props gold Freyja! Thanks for sharing!

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