Oct
30
2017
2

Item Seed: Tim Burton’s Scary Christmas (1993).

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Tim Burton’s Scary Christmas (1993)

Description: A standard movie DVD and case, apparently printed in 2003.  The full title is Tim Burton’s Scary Christmas: Tenth Year Anniversary Edition.  The cover shows an animated Santa Claus wearing a skeleton mask; beneath is the legend “Boo Boo Boo.”

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Oct
25
2017
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Adventure Seed: the Kingdoms of the Harvested Meat Map.

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Kingdoms of the Harvested Meat Map

Physical Description: a wrinkled, somewhat used page with an outline map of the United States of America printed on it.  The Kingdoms of the Harvested Meat Map is further annotated, in a highly bizarre fashion.  What appears to be crude boundary outlines are scrawled on the map in blue, a variety of outlandish and unsavory names are written in red, and a large number of green dots are scattered throughout the map. (more…)

Oct
22
2017
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Magic Seed: Skinburn.

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Skinburn

 

It’s all the rage in modern demonology and/or necromancy. The old pacts and promises and deals are really so passe. Why sign over your soul in one fell swoop when you can do it on the installment plan?

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Oct
18
2017
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Item Seed: Jack O’Lantern Pie.

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Jack O’Lantern Pie
…Never make this.

If you must make this, don’t ever eat it yourself. Or give it to someone whom you hate less than the post-corporeal spirit who is going to ruthlessly possess the body of one of the people who ate of the pie.  Which might be a problem, because the possession is going to be “first come, first served,” as it were: you might get anybody taking over the body. Or anything.

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Oct
17
2017
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Item Seed: The Geniture Surveyance.

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The Geniture Surveyance

 

Links to this website pops up on social media of all sorts with remarkable frequency. It resembles a fairly standard online quiz, “What kind of [Oddball Thing] are you?” edition.  People who take the test are asked a set of ten apparently-unrelated questions, then they’re told that they’re most like a Labrador Retriever or whatnot. The questions change, and the results, but there are about six or seven similar tests that all come from the same website.

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Oct
16
2017
14

Location seed: State of Transylvania.

I think that this may have been inspired by a Suppressed Transmission? I can’t remember and my books are behind several physical walls of sewing equipment. But it sounds like an idea that Ken Hite might have.

State of Transylvania – Google Docs

The State of Transylvania

 

It’s always existed, but you’ve never heard of it.  It’s not on the map, there’s no 51st star in the flag, and it has no representation in Washington.  As long as you’re not actually in Transylvania.

 

If you are in Transylvania, then it’s a somewhat rural state whose capital and major city is Teakle. A history of the state — if again, read inside Transylvania — reveals that it became a state in 1815, barely sided with the Union in the Civil War, and generally existed, unremarkably, for the next hundred and fifty years.  The legislature is Democratic, the governor is Republican, and the Senate and House delegation is split evenly. Transylvania has 4 electoral votes, and has been a reliable Republican Presidential state since 2004.  Apparently, Transylvania’s Makepeace Bishop served as Vice President in 1880, and Horace Leviathan Jones was a strong Presidential candidate on the Democratic ticket in 1912. The major industry today is livestock; Transylvania still sends endless streams of cows and pigs north to Chicago for the slaughter.

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Oct
14
2017
3

Group Seed: The Order of Saint Cyprian.

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The Order of Saint Cyprian

 

The Order of Saint Cyprian is a Roman Catholic religious order (Benedictine Rule) of both monks and nuns; what makes the Order unique is that membership is restricted to supernatural entities. This, in practice, means everyone from human magicians to actual demons.  Members of the Order are segregated by sex; males go to a monastery in Ireland, and females go to an abbey (New Zealand).

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Oct
13
2017
1

Event Seed: Dimmets Ascendant.

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Dimmets Ascendant

 

These days are not the same as ‘Fridays the 13th:’ those ‘magical’ dates on the calendar have all the intrinsic occult power of a soggy napkin, although admittedly human belief can generate quite a charge of negative supernatural power if you don’t ground it properly.  No, Dimmets Ascendant are entirely a different sort of magical date on the calendar. Meaning that they’re older, meaner, and potentially a lot scarier.

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Oct
08
2017
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Group seed: MCB Distribution.

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MCB Distribution

 

MCB Distribution is an international corporation with offices in Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Frankfurt, with a fourth to open in Petrograd by the beginning of next year. It is privately owned, aggressively protects its privacy, and relies heavily on its client list to keep governmental interference to a minimum.  With that kind of operating methodology, you’d expect MCB to be a truly awful corporation — and guess what? You’d be right.

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Oct
07
2017
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Adventure Seed: Operation HANDLEBAR APRICOT.

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Operation HANDLEBAR APRICOT

 

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, a National Parks Service worker at the Saugus Iron Works Historical Site in Saugus, Massachusetts discovered the violently murdered corpse of an older woman. As per NPS policy in Special Metaphysical Enforcement Areas (which includes the Saugus site), the site was immediately secured until an emergency containment team could be dispatched. Fortunately, the immediate crime scene could be isolated from outside view while containment protocols were followed; the area was judged sanitized by the early morning of Thursday, August 3.

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Oct
06
2017
4

Creature Seed: Steroid Squirrels.

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Steroid Squirrels

 

Actually, it’s worse than you think.  They’re steroid explosive squirrels. The concept is as simple as it is depraved: how do you get a bioweapon package widely dispersed?  Why, you blow up the container in which it is currently housed.  But you don’t blow it up too much; simply converting a squirrel’s body fat and blood into a mildly explosive gas would do the trick nicely, for given values of ‘nicely.’  It took researchers two years to come up with the right genetic tweaks, but once they had them, the future was theirs.

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Oct
04
2017
1

Creature seed: Octopia Octopuses.

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Octopia Octopuses

 

To use the classic Mad Scientist trope: it seemed a good idea at the time.  It always does, doesn’t it? Then again, if it was a bad idea then most people wouldn’t try it, by definition.

 

Anyway, when researchers discovered that octopuses (don’t start) were busily creating cities — in the sense that video games create cities, which means that there’s about a dozen or so of them vaguely wandering around each other amid a somewhat sketchy amount of infrastructure — most people said “Huh.” A few said “That’s interesting.”  And one said “A-ha! This sounds like it will be the perfect place to test out my Neuro-Physio Octopode Mutation Serum! Mwhah bah hah hah hahh!!!!!”  Because of course.

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