Apr
26
2019
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Creature Seed: Thano-nano.

Thano-nano

For what it’s worth, Thano-nano is not natural.  It’s also not exactly unnatural, either — OK, let’s start from the beginning.  Once upon a time, there was a sector of space that had two competing space empires, each spanning about a hundred and fifty worlds or so.  The two empires fought. The war lasted a while.

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Apr
04
2019
5

Creature Seed: Dandelion Dryads.

Dandelion Dryads

Strictly speaking, they should be known as Leimakids, given their Grecian origins, but these meadow spirits have absolutely no ties — implicit, explicit, and particularly integral — to their Hellenistic ancestors.  ‘Dandelion Dryads’ they were first called by the Department of the Interior, back in 1855, and Dandelion Dryads they remain.  By now that’s probably even their True Name; these matters of nomenclature can be fluid.

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Feb
26
2019
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Creature Seed: Sanguinary Paperlouse.

Sanguinary Paperlouse

Trogium pulsatorium cruentorum

Description: when not battening on blood, these are very, very tiny insects that eat library glue and paste.  When they are battening on blood, this is a collection/collective of blood-red, glowing, very tiny insects that very slowly and painfully eat human flesh. Think “leprosy” more than “piranha attack,” in terms of how quickly the damage spreads.

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Feb
06
2019
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Creature Seed: Zombeans.

Zombeans

Phaseolus vulgaris lemurum

Appearance: essentially, it’s an Undead bush colored a particularly unpleasant shade of mottled white, brown, and purple.  The bush is mildly mobile, but moves very slowly. Zombeans are digestable, vaguely nutritious, and (barely) edible.

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Jan
26
2019
2

Creature Seed: Hell Aphids.

Hell Aphids – Google Docs

Hell Aphids

 

Description: take an aphid, make it about ten inches long, and give it fangs that drip foul smelling sugar.  Hell Aphids have working wings, a white carapace streaked with purple and green blotches, and typically make any number of unpleasant sounds.  Hell Aphids do register as faintly magical, if such spells exist in the campaign.

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Jan
18
2019
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Creature Seed: Hurricane Ghosts.

Hurricane Ghosts – Google Docs

Hurricane Ghosts

 

Strictly speaking, they’re not exactly ghosts.  Well, they’re not supernatural ghosts.  Turns out that the fluid dynamics equations needed to model hurricanes are sufficiently complex that they can break the boundary line between ‘very baroque mathematics’ and ‘straight up magic.’  It all depends on whether there’s an esoterically inclined idiot of sufficient power in close enough proximity to the storm.

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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

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