Jan
06
2019
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Creature Seed: Epiphany Dryads.

Epiphany Dryads – Google Docs

 

Epiphany Dryads

Description: Essentially, it’s a dryad zombie.  Resembles a regular dryad, except that the bark/skin is visibly rotting off, the eyes are pure white, the hands are extended to nightmarish lengths, and what needles still remain attached are black and oozing.  Epiphany Dryads never speak.

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Dec
18
2018
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Creature Seed: Squirrelnet AIs.

My wife summed this one up pretty neatly: “So, these are magic squirrels, then.”  …Yeah, that’s fair.

Squirrelnet AIs – Google Docs

Squirrelnet AIs

 

Somebody will pay for this, to be sure.  Somebody will pay most grievously — assuming that they can be found.  Whoever it was hid his, her, or its tracks very thoroughly. Note the ‘it,’ by the way: the authorities have still not definitively ruled out that Earth is undergoing a fairly bizarre alien invasion right now.

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Dec
17
2018
1

Creature Seed: Glitch Parasites.

Glitch Parasites – Google Docs

Glitch Parasites

 

Demon possession is a dynamic field of study; there’s always something new coming down the pike.  Possessed masks, rings, swords, mirrors, paintings, cars — every culture has an item that can be hijacked by Infernal interdimensional parasites, and it looks like our item will end up being ‘smartphones.’  Please don’t act surprised at that.

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Nov
11
2018
2
Oct
27
2018
3

Creature Seed: Marrowslugs.

Marrowslugs – Google Docs

Marrowslugs

Description: a foot-long slug with a circular mouth on one end, with the requisite sawtooth fangs.  Marrowslugs smell hideous, are grey-yellow in color, and constantly exude a somewhat toxic mucus that acts as a powerful sedative and hallucinogen.  Marrowslug attacks are downright disgusting, and easily fatal if the victim isn’t treated in time.

Mad Science never really goes away; it just finds new and exciting fields of study to batten off of.  And it doesn’t matter if the new field seems fairly exotic already. Like, say, genetic engineering; your typical Mad Scientist will just simply go farther into the Febrile Lore for the necessary inspiration.  Mad Science is not really a rigorous scientific discipline, in other words. It’s basically a state of mind.

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Oct
24
2018
5

Creature Seed: Asakku.

Asakku – Google Docs

Asakku

 

Asakku are ancient Mesopotamian fever demons.  In appearance they are about three or so inches high, look like the usual mishmash of animal body parts (dog’s head, lion’s legs, bird’s claws and wings), and are generally accompanied by a hot, dry breeze.  They attack humans by infecting them with serious fevers, headaches, and exhaustion. And they’ve always been around.

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Oct
17
2018
1

Creature Seed: Vampbears

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Vampbears

 

Description: imagine a koala with grey or white fur, red eyes, and delicate fangs.  Increase its size to about two feet and have it walk upright. Vampbears can be trained to don and wear boots, hats, and coats (to protect them from harmful UV rays); their front paws are somewhat clumsy at tasks, but serviceable.

 

They’re small!  They’re cute! They’re cuddly!  They’re supernatural bloodsuckers!  I guess that there’s always a catch, huh?

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Oct
08
2018
6

Creature seed: Octo𝜋.

My wife (who knows much more math than I do) is apparently dubious about this one.  I feel that this merely validates the concept.

Octo𝜋 – Google Docs

Octo𝜋

 

Octo𝜋 was apparently summoned during a particularly unfortunate seminar on pure mathematics; judging from surviving notes (before said notes devolved into the traditional inhuman, babbling screams) a professor was attempting to demonstrate what pi might look like in an eight spatial-dimension space, and… well.  He apparently succeeded. He just wasn’t expecting Octo𝜋 to be hungry when it arrived.

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Oct
01
2018
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Creature Seed: Jack-O-Wisps.

Be danged if this doesn’t read like something I’ve already written.  Weird.

Jack-O-Wisps – Google Docs

 

Jack-O-Wisps

Description: the faintest green flicker of several connected speckles of light. There is perhaps a faint smell of dirt and burnt fiber.  A Jack-O-Wisp that touches human flesh will cause that flesh to shiver slightly.

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Sep
24
2018
1

Creature seed: Mesopotamian Marsh Slugs.

Mesopotamian Marsh Slug – Google Docs

Mesopotamian Marsh Slug

deroceras plaga

 

Description: a foot-long slug, mottled brown and gray.  It can live anywhere there’s standing water, eats anything it can scavenge, and exudes a foul-smelling slime that lingers worse than week-old skunk spray.  The Mesopotamian Marsh Slug has no natural predators, except for time travelers.

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