As I wasn't able to convert my players from 4ed dnd to brp yet, I had to run the d20 version of CoC. The version is actually a decent adaptation, but still requires minis now and then. I was able to get away without using a battlegrid and had players just generally set up their guys about where they were in the room while hunting for clues.
Now since I wasn't going to shell out bank for Arkham Horror minis, I decided to build my own using photoshop, posterboard, scissors, and glue. I found the pictures online along with a few cultists and even a giant shoggoth that ended up chasing after their car.
Apparently a second documentary is in plan about her personal (rather than professional) life, which sounds like it could be equally interesting.
Practice makes perfect, and when you spot a Deep One wading through the shallows, or a Dark Young through the thickets you only get one chance.
I keep wanting to somehow lay hands on one of these beauties... in-game or in-life. The R80 'Colt Monitor' variant BAR for the FBI (they used it to stop armored up Rum Runner trucks.) Sadly not too many were made, but I just love it's almost retro-futuristic look.
Its a bit of fun but it is amazing what ideas a photograph can stir up. And the pictures of buildings and streets of the 1920s goes along way in helping fix the setting for me.
If you have found any interesting photos stick them up its always interesting to see what other people have found.
Or, y'know, she could lead the cats of the world. Possibly hard to make that into a good horror backdrop.... unless....!
Fed by their connection to Dreamlands and Bast's rejuvenated power, cats, domestic, wild, small and big, are growing in size. Fireside moggies and back alley toms are grown man-sized and larger; the jaguars of the Americas and the leopards of Africa swell larger than motor cars, and the big cats, the pumas, lions, and tigers, grow paranormally large, bigger than houses, walking above the horizon at a level destroying SAN by more than sheer animal terror. Giant cats jump to the moon; whole provinces and landscapes are crushed beneath soft leaping paws.
Hmmmmm maybe still not very scary.
Okay, say the cats are pulling more and more humans into the Dreamlands. They have the best of intentions from cat perspective, they want psychically hypersensitive ailourophiles to feed and pamper them and play with them, and only occasionally to bite on! However whole towns getting sucked into a mad romping hallucinatory cat-dominated playland, well, there's gonna be madness in that world too.
I give up.
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More in the spirit of the thread, cats for the cat-dominated or tweaked expanding dreamlands, from nice old images at least:
In Mythic Eurasia, rats serve you like tasty slaves! And the amanita muscaria are even better than 'nip, or strong thag-weed! (NB: do not feed amanitas to your house cats, even to the wandering local tom monsters you'd ajudge capable of handling themselves on a powerful and toxic shamanic journey; keep them on the covers of fairy tale collections is my advice.*
Miaow miaow we only want thy young one for to play, for playings under dark skies, for always, for always, miaow miaow
These cats-in-baby clothes photos, allegedly humorous, were pretty popular among our great-great-grands. What idiots :}
I for one welcome our frisky feline overlords.
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Cats are only adorable and cuddly when they're small enough not to be a serious threat... alone... to an adult in a universe not tailored to cats having paranormal powers. (They'll suck the breath from a baby so they will! Mad cackle, exit chased by a rabbit-sized bear.) Savannah cats and oversized domesticateds with Maine coon cat, Siberian, or bobcat genes can be borderline disturbing. Tibert Alphons Baudrons IV, a 25k lap kitty who really wants you as a beast of burden, trap springer, expert sardine tin opener etc. on an expedition to the moons of Saturn, he's dangerous in all kinds of ways.