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What's the spookiest monster and why is it the Nightwalker?

>> No.28253637

The nightwalker has some spooky potential, yeah.
>Big dude
>Made of nope
>Undead but never alive
>Oh btw I broke your magic sword

>> No.28253864

That's not how you spell "Julajimus."

Shit, I'm not even sure I spelled it right.
Cute fuzzy bunny that turns into a rape ape when your back is turned, then murders the shit out of you? That's scary to me.

>> No.28253913
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>No mention of giant, undead, God-fetuses

Fuckers need to learn a thing or two about the Atropal.

>> No.28253946

>Nightshades originate in the deepest voids at the planar juncture of the Plane of Shadow and the Negative Energy Plane, where reality itself ends. Here lies a vast umbral gulf where the weight of infinite existence compresses the null-stuff of unlife and the tenebrous webs of shadow-reality into matte, crystalline plates and shards of condensed entropy.


>> No.28254022
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> Neglects to mention quantum-locked mother-fuckers that only move when you're not looking and feed off all the life you haven't lived yet.
> Also silent as fuck
>Fast too

>> No.28254056
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This gives me a random game idea where, the closer to the heat death of the universe the timeline draws, the more powerful and terrible monsters start to become, with vastly more undead and shadow and entropy based things bloating and withering from existence.

So even raising a zombie near the end of time creates a horror that would make heroes from millenia past blanch at its strength.

Nevermind things on a Nightwalker level that sort of casually birth themselves from dying black holes.

>> No.28254119

>Weeping Angels

Please. I'll just summon and then geass a Beholder to stare at the dumb thing forever. Failing that I can park a skeleton in front of it. Even if someone comes along later and kills the skeleton like a dumbass, the angel's their problem then, not mine.

The Angels are only scary in a setting without magic or sentient robots.

>> No.28254143

Nice Monster, I'm sure /tv/ would like to talk about it.

>> No.28254151

and Dr. Who has both of those, so I don't understand why everyone thinks they're spooky outside of because jumpscares.

>> No.28254155

> mfw closing just one eye at a time solves your quantum angel problem entirely
Why blink when you can wink?

>> No.28254197

What happens when the torches flicker out?

>> No.28254211

>mfw putting them in front of a sufficiently large fishtank buys you enough time to run
>mfw an insect passing by can save your life

>> No.28254215

why don't they just do what SCP foundation does and throw it in a room with a camera?

>> No.28254228

Because there's a whole race of them.

176 also escaped numerous times.

>> No.28254248
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I came up with a concept for a scary monster for a sort of set piece situation inside of an abandoned house or bunker with thick walls.

It's called a Waller. The thing lives inside of walls, skittering around and thumping it a lot. If you get too close to a wall for too long, it'll break through and devour your fucking skull in a flash before drawing back in and vanishing.

The idea is that it's not really seen, only in flashes, and is mostly heard, seeming to be somewhat insectile, much too big for being inside of a (still pretty thick) wall, elongated, and FAST.

Combine it with concepts like a narrow passageway to race down, holes in the wall you need to leap through fast as possible, thinking you've killed it by collapsing part of the house only to still hear it later, and so on.

I'd like to try it on my players someday if I can get a few of them separate, desperate, and mostly disarmed, and a good ways into the structure before the thing starts to attack.

>> No.28254255

I assumed that they only lock up if they're observed by a sapient creature. Otherwise they'd be constantly observed by microorganisms, bugs, and the like and thus never mobile.

>> No.28254268


>> No.28254272

Bees and bugs, meng. Hell, you could even take the marble hornets approach and strap a camera to your chest/back and be pretty much foolproof. These things are retardedly easy to handle.

>> No.28254289

>you could even take the marble hornets approach and strap a camera to your chest/back

is this seriously a thing they did

I stopped watching marble hornets after season 1

>> No.28254297
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So basically Hounds of Tindalos except with walls instead of corners?

>> No.28254303

That's a pretty well designed spook of a monster. I'd be lying if I didn't have moments where I suddenly heard something thrashing inside my walls before. One time I had it happen where it was like there were rocks jingling in all of my room's walls at the same time.

It was -pretty- cool.

>> No.28254320

They didn't strap one to their back (for some reason) but one of the characters ended up buying a chest-mount for his camera so he could use both his hands.

I mean, seems pretty viable and not-stupid to me, anyway.

>> No.28254326

Oh wait, yeah, 176 would have a hard time doing any escaping wouldn't it.

>> No.28254350

Sort of. Only the entire house/structure is the 'trap' and avoiding being too close to the walls is the problem. It can't get you unless you're close enough, unlike Hounds who just need one good corner at the right time, and it's off to the races.

>> No.28254360

Hounds of Tindalos makes me want a house with no right angles.

>> No.28254370


That's a funny way of saying Quachil Uttaus.

>> No.28254376
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I always thought flesh golems had great spook potential that's completely wasted on making them just a glorified Frankenstein's monster. That thing you just cobbled together out of corpses? It doesn't have to resemble a human.

>> No.28254377

Must be observed by a sapient creature.

Of course, you could just make a block with a thousand eyes, toss it into the room, and cast True Seeing, Darkvision, Permanency, & Awaken on it. Then you traipse of merrily into the sunset, problem solved for all time. .

>> No.28254404


I remember a grim, psychotic period during which I wanted to put plaster on every corner of the house.
Goddamn that story.

>> No.28254416

I had an NPC in a fantasy game who was this insane and dirty man who lived in a crude wooden sphere that had been sanded until his hands bled to have no corners left on it.

The players shattered the wood sphere-house rolling it into some enemies, thinking it'd keep together -- it was way too fragile and broke apart.

They kept their distance as they just saw black-blue glowing mist rise up, and then a LOT of screams.

>> No.28254422

Non-Euclidean geometry is best geometry!

>> No.28254428

Just sonic screwdriver a fucking piece of toast to be sapient and bada-boom problem solved

>> No.28254429

You know your mind is corrupt when you recognize Junji Ito's style from a single glance.

>> No.28254438

Really though, you just end up with a flesh jelly which is basically just a Meat Shoggoth.

>> No.28254476
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I didn't have that particular manga at hand but remembered that scene. I came across some grade A spook material while looking for that picture.

>> No.28254511

Junji Ito, the mangaka that can't write an ending

>> No.28254536

Unlife would be the only way to go.
After a while all the living would succumb to heat-death, leaving only those who sacrificed their humanity for a chance at surviving.

A world of Liches desperately trying to find some way to reverse the process of heat-death, ashamed of the horrible deeds they committed to survive. They're fighting a losing battle as the positive energy drains from the universe and the monsters get bigger and meaner.

This is the most grimdark idea ever.
I love it.

>> No.28254579
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Weeping Angels are only spooky until you realize they're basically just Boos.

>> No.28254614

The endings for his self-contained short stories aren't always that bad (DRRRDRRR comes to mind), but dude tends to write himself into a corner every time he attempts something longform. He just has cool and creepy ideas. That's his thing. Every time he tries to string them together into a coherent narrative he's completely out of his depth.

>> No.28254615


Try doing that for a couple minutes. It's harder than it sounds.

>> No.28254627

Well, you gotta admit, Uzumaki was pro all the way to the end. If there's one modern day piece I'd define as pure Lovecraft, it'd be that.

>> No.28254648

>A world of Liches desperately trying to find some way to reverse the process of heat-death, ashamed of the horrible deeds they committed to survive.
And that's when they start to harvest the despair of little girls.

>> No.28254667
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This,I never understood why the weeping angels are considered as the most spooky thing in Doctor Who when you have things like the Vashta Nerada

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>> No.28254736


I've noticed that, in many of his stories, there's a single shocking, striking image that stands out from everything else in the piece. I don't know for sure, but I rather suspect that he starts out with that image, then tries to build a story around it... except he's not so hot at the story part.

>> No.28254758


There's an NPC in Delta Green with connections to Tiger Transit (Tcho Tcho mafia/smugglers) being pursued by a Hound.

His manor is like that, and he's scared to move lest his skin fold too sharply.

>> No.28254761

Uzumaki is pretty much a collection of short stories with an overarching theme of spirals (and even that was very much strained in some episodes, like the hair or the hospital one). The only thing that tied them together narratively was all of it happening in the same village and the protagonist being involved in most of them at least tangentially. And then the ending was just pure nonsense and instantly deflated all prior set-up (it was spirals because spirals). Not saying it was bad. Some of those chapters where utterly amazing, if seen as individual shorts. But the story as a whole was barely existant and not very well constructed.

>> No.28254800

Fuck the snail one

The baby one didn't spook me as much as the snail one

>> No.28254808

Wait a minute: Your solution for the horrific scenario is to make an even more horrible thing to deal with it? "Don't worry, this living statue will never harm us again. For I have made a sapient being that can do nothing but watch and observe its surroundings, slowly going ever more mad as it remains paralyzed in a dark room for all eternity."

I mean, I guess that works, but it's not a very nice way to handle the issue.

>> No.28254828

Just a difference of opinion then. I LIKED that it was just spirals because spirals. There was no reason or deeper meaning. It was just some perverse and elder thing of blackest nature that drove everything to the science of the spiral, and all lesser things had to obey, like water has to obey physics when it's pulled into a spiral when draining. By the end it had gotten out of control, and it would keep happening again, forever.

I felt that captured Lovecraft's essential themes in a horror work pretty well compared to most attempts.

>> No.28254852


You gotta admit it's something a Lich would do after losing too many minions to the thing.

Sure it just managed to create a mad god that will be a horrible problem for people about 500 years down the road, but, w/e there's bitches to turn into zombs, later

>> No.28255163
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Is there anything that hasn't been fashioned into a golem yet?

>> No.28255199

the reason they're considered the scariest is that the episode they debuted in was well written and focused exclusively on the terror. The doctor's presence was minimal, there wasn't any cheeky companion trouble, and the characters are average people without any neat gadgets or extra-special space time magic to get them out.

While the Vashta Nerada are definitely a scarier monster from a conceptual standpoint, the episodes they feature in don't allow for the horror to really creep in. The doctor's space MacGyver-ing means that the characters never are helpless enough to evoke a real sense of fear, It makes the all-too common mistake of explaining the monster too much (as well as too early), and since the episodes were also used to introduce river song she took up a lot of the screen time, which didn't allow us to get all cozy with those flesh-eating shadows.

If the Vashta Nerada were introduced in Blink and the monsters of the library had been the angels, I can guarantee you that they would be considered the scariest monsters. But unfortunately our microscopic friends were victims of TV writing. I'm still holding out hope that they'll be re-introduced in a future episode.

>> No.28255315

>first introduction to a nightwalker
>"Something in the darkness starts to move. No wait, I take that back. The darkness starts to move."

>> No.28255478

Golems are kinda dumb when taken this far. Did it need to be a GOLEM? Is it just now 'animate a pile of humanoid shit' and it's a golem?

A disgusting brain-man thing could be one hell of an aberration, with a dozen origins and powers.

But instead it's some goddamn loser mage's C+ grade mage college project.

>> No.28255551

Could be worse. Could be a brain elemental from the pseudoelemental plane of brains. And since like 70% of Planescape is only there for symmetry, there would have to be a pseudoelemental plane of guts as well. What do you mean, combine them? Brains and guts are as different as water and steam!

>> No.28255633

> Is it just now 'animate a pile of humanoid shit'
Flesh golems are cool, though.

>> No.28255679

I can actually only wink one of my eyes. I can't wink the right eye--I can only close it by closing both.

>> No.28255736

Does that mean there is also the psudo-meta-elemental plane of planes, and the psude-meta-elemental plane of no planes?

>> No.28256078

I dunno. Maybe some sort of Vultron style golem-golem?

>> No.28256145
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Wendigo says hello

>> No.28256507

It looks like it's dancing though, it's silly

>> No.28256624

It doesn't have any feet to dance with. Those are the blackened bones of it's legs jutting out of where the calf terminates, because the foot died from frostbite long ago.

Imagine being lost or trapped in snowy mountains, with a pervading sense of being stalked and led astray from any possible path. The only evidence you have of this is that every morning you find small holes prodded deep into the ground circling wherever you camped. They look almost like tracks. Some of them even seem to have frozen dollops of blood nearby.

It's currently doing a leaping-hovel at a speed that's likely to be slightly faster than your full sprint. At you. Because it wants nothing more in the world to eat you.

>> No.28256742

I find that the most horrifying monsters are the ones that grow inside of someone. Alien parasites, or young night-hags growing up in human civilizations to better learn how to effectuate their misanthropic designs. Misanthropic may not be strong enough a word. Genocidal. There we go.

>> No.28256755

>Oh btw I broke your magic sword

My group has learned to fear these like nothing else because of this.

>> No.28256788

Yes, and there's also a plane of planes that don't contain themselves.

>> No.28256817

Because one killed my fucking barbarian due to the DM not level-adjusting it properly.

>> No.28256820

Also there's the whole "image of a weeping angel eventually becomes an actual weeping angel" thing, which is kind of bullshit in my opinion

>> No.28256821

I threw one of these into a campaign once, with a twist. It didn't just prey upon hunger for food. It preyed upon all hunger. Hunger for life, for love, for money, for friends, for safety. It effectively played upon all sins, not just gluttony.

It was a paranoid adventurer's worst nightmare.

>> No.28256836

>due to the DM not level-adjusting it properly.

Does no player nowadays learn that some encounters just shouldn't be fought head-on? Please tell me I'm missing crucial details here. Did your DM actually fuck up or did your party not act prudently?

>> No.28256935

I have a logic boner.

I KNOW! We can just go to the plane of P=NP. At which point we can pretty much just do whatever we want.

>> No.28256968

And then Moffat fucked up the Angels by taking them out of the setting that they were effective in, and fucking with their mechanics to make them threatening in a place where otherwise they wouldn't be. Time of Angels and that shit was just horrid.
Angels Take Manhattan was good other than the bad title and the retardedness at the very end.

>> No.28257236

Can't you just smash it while it's frozen?

>> No.28257278
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To be fair, I think that particular golem is used by Illithids.

Probably the same reason everyone but the Wizard nopes away from the Rust Monster.

>> No.28257346

i always liked the idea of the gloom golem though

>you here the sound of a dozen different distance screams behind this door
>we open the door
>describe the gloom golem to the party turning toward them
>the party gazes into oblivion where it's face should be and they all feel dread creep into them
>we close the door and move on

>> No.28257364
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The Dead Hand is fucking terrifying- even with the N64's visuals, it scared me shitless. Still does.

Basically, it's the undead body of a robber. It's hands are jagged, bloody stumps as they were cut off for the crime of thievery. It's neck is long and broken from the noose. It dwells in a crypt and commands thousands of hands to hold its prey down while it slowly... slowly... slowly edges forward to bite their neck.

>> No.28257373

Illithids eat brains, why would they make a golem out of food?

>> No.28257390

Food golem sounds like the kind of shit that people would do. Doesn't seem that weird for other sentient beings either.

>> No.28257561

Well, we eat hoofed animals and yet our troops rode into battle riding horses. By which I mean, the golems can act as shock troopers AND emergency rations.

>> No.28257641

I can tell none of you read the Slashers book from Hunter: the Vigil. Ever faced a super powered man-child that will sexually assault you to death and vampires are afraid of him? You don't know what hell is.

>> No.28257717


I see you also read the Silent House by Ed Greenwood, as the main bloodline in that story has a castle infested with those things.

>> No.28257791

theres also the fact that 176 doesnt actually need to not move when not observed. it jus does it for fun, try the blink one eye at a time thing and it murders you

>> No.28258014

god, i grew up in a really small house in the mountains and iv bn afraid of wedigos all my life.

>> No.28258337

While that may or may not be the brain golem I am thinking of, the 'Brain Golem' that the Illithid use is actually a portion of the Elder Brain that it extrudes to handle affairs that it doesn't trust the mindflayers with. Its how it handles things hands on, without actually having hands.

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Skinwalkers mang, gotta stock up on that white ash.

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>> No.28258834

Skinwalkers are not real. Believing that they were real would be stupid. Please rethink not sleeping. Sleeping is good for you. Sleep.

>> No.28258863

Jesus fuck I hope it's an "artistic work of fiction and falsehood".

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Oh god why do I read these fucking things


I will join you on this long watch bro, we can keep the world safe from Skinwalkers.

unless one of us is a Skinwalker

>> No.28258983

It's creepy, sure, but it doesn't sound inimical. I mean, no one was actually hurt or died, if I'm reading it right, which I might not be. It just sounds like something fascinated with human contact, like one of those old fables or Greek legends.

>> No.28259004

Yeah i'm sure you would say that


>> No.28259046

Am I missing something here? Skinwalkers are Injun Witches that dress up in animal pelts to take their form. Alternatively, Medicine Men also use totem animals to take their form.

It's creepy, sure, but it's not like the fucking Russian Vampires that are also warlocks and curse people for funsies.

>> No.28259074

i ran a black guard nightwalker. it was the most over powered creature in the game and was easily the front man of the undead party. i put it in armor that sucked in sunlight so it wouldn't be hurt by the sun

the side kicks was an elf lich and 2 minotaur mummies

>> No.28259123

Yeah, I probably should. The chances of Skinwalkers being real are about as good as the chances of the Red Sox winning the World Series.

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>> No.28259176

most of the time they are just witches, in some stories they are actual monsters

>> No.28259203

wait didnt that happen?

>> No.28259204
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What's that MTG card with the pale female with flesh exposed?

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>> No.28259241

You're going to have to be more specific

>> No.28259244

Go to /k/ and ask about skinwalkers or 'innawoods scary stories".

They're good for a bit of fun, but I wouldn't worry about it really.

>> No.28259285
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Elesh Norn? You scared of that, I would tap that.

>> No.28259291

Naw man, I live on the Hopi reservation, next to the Navajo rez, and skinwalkers are bad shit for the latter. They're medicine men gone way, way wrong, messing with stuff they shouldn't.

>> No.28259349


Thanks, been looking for her.

>> No.28259394

Man, I'm Cherokee and we ain't got shit for horror.

>> No.28259453
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The Jersey Devil has always creeped me out. I mean, it's not violent or anything, it's just that week long rash of sightings back in 1909 lend it credence that most monsters don't get.

>> No.28259527

>mfw these creatures were the bane of my life for 2 years during a mental breakdown where I thought I kept seeing them everywhere.
>turns out just had mild schizophrenia

>> No.28259537

>pale creatures that can travel over water.
>spirits of filth that spread disease
>Evil warlocks that can Manifest destiny

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Elesh Norn is best mtg waifu.

>> No.28259622
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You will remember me in your dreams.

>> No.28259637

>Manifest Destiny
You fucking bastard, I'm laughing so hard I've got a Trail of Tears

>> No.28259651

I've seen that around. What's it supposed to be?

>Azelmma Takes

How ominous.

>> No.28259654
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Succubi are scary for the worst reasons.

You meet a beautiful woman in a dream, a woman beyond your greatest fantasies, and you're expected to control yourself? And if you don't, if you haven't trained your subconcious (if it can even be trained to defend against such a thing), they can steal your soul?

I'd rather fight a dragon bare-handed instead of trying to resist a succubus.

>> No.28259664

Yes, but in those I'm fucking you. You're too cute to be scary.

>> No.28259683

It is a sculpture known as the Nonhuman.

It's name is now Azelmma

>> No.28259685

>a woman beyond my greatest fantasies

Which is odd for me because my dream woman has just a modest libido.

>> No.28259688


The art of taming one's subconscious dick...

Truly an endeavor for the most patient of souls...

>> No.28259696

Don't you also need a their true name as well?

>> No.28259697

ha. jokes on you. ive got testicular cancer

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I've grown quite fond of it as well.

>> No.28259763

Do you have testicular cancer in your dreams?

>> No.28259828

The tail and retrograde back legs really tones down the spookiness. Needs plantigrade feet and no claws.

>> No.28259866

>Cock Golem

>> No.28259882

all the ticking, would drive one insane

>> No.28259957

I've been spending to much time on /d/, because all I'm thinking about is how crazy that thing would be in bed…

>> No.28260026

I hardly ever go on /d/ and that's what I think about every time I look at her.

>> No.28260073


You're ruining my boner anon

>> No.28260090

fine, every time I look at it.

>> No.28260091

>Caring about gender

Ha pleb

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Worm that Walks master race.

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>> No.28260570

I always liked the idea that humans (and all other life on Earth) descended from malfunctioning Shoggoths, and, with the right trigger, could revert back. Maybe even with the human mind in control (think somewhere between Alex Mercer from Prototype and Alucard from Hellsing).

>> No.28260576

Made a villain in Pathfinder once. Basically an experiment to see how many templates I could logically fit on a themed character.

Worm That Walks, Black Blooded Oracle, Death Knell and a Lich rolled into one. For shits and giggles, it used individual worms as splatting cold attacks with it's black blood. Also compelled people to drink bottles of it's black blood as a combat tactic. The party ended up shitting themselves every time there was ever a centipede or anything remotely wormlike around.

>> No.28260582

those are also in 40k

>> No.28260708

For some reason, that thing makes me think Sranc.


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Oh God, I need more of this.

>> No.28262262

/tg/ is a better /x/ than /x/ is nowadays.

I can't tell if that's awesome on your part, or just plain sad on theirs.

>> No.28262297

i live on the tahono rez and its pretty much the same here too, although sometimes they arnt fucked up.

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>> No.28262337

Rolled 22


So there's a threshold below which it doesn't matter if I have my eyes open and pointing at it?

I (or those that proceed from me) find that threshold experimentally, then constantly bombard the angle with it.

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>> No.28262523

I once used a Fully Advanced Nightwalker as final boss for a game.

I've been thinking alot about horror, and I like things like the Nightwalker that can warp the line between fear if undead and abomination.

>> No.28262710

One of the factions within the sections of white New Phyrexia:
>>The Flesh Singularity
One sect of the Orthodoxy is founded on the ideal of the rejection of the selfish ego and the total unification of all things. Their twisted, almost naïve conception of the perfect community is the elimination of all barriers between individuals. The Phyrexian tendency toward literalism takes this to a frightening extreme: Phyrexians of this sect seek to literally connect all beings to one another and to become a single, vast, organic-and-metal organism, the end-state of which they call, among other names, the Flesh Singularity. (The term "flesh" here means both organic and inorganic matter; like most Phyrexians, they don't distinguish between living and dead things as potential materials for their form of life.) When all life is literally attached to all other life—by sutured skin, riveted metal, woven fur, whatever—only then will true, perfect unity be achieved.

>> No.28262809

Alright. After reading some more, I'm doing a thought dump here.

So, D&D had some awesome idea in heros of horror. I mean some stuff is build for spooky shit-pants-ness, but other could get down right creepy with minor changes. My personal favorite being a dragon who's hoard is built upon how valuable an object is to you.

I've been working on a campaign/blog post featuring a defeated fey lord who promised a hero as part of his forfeit "Yes, I will not seek vengence upon you. You are safe, your family is safe, your children will be safe, and their children and theirs and theirs and theirs and theirs." So 6 generations later, a city finds children are being kidnapped...

I love how Illithids and aboleths are freaked out by each other, as neither race remembers each other in their racial memories.

Speaking of which, I once did a write up on a triad of fully advanced elder brains locked into a perpetual metaconcert, and how essentially they were now just a force of the universe...

fuck man. Anything can be creepy if you do it right. Remember the list from Cabin in the Woods. Anyone here really think the preferable choice was "Kevin"?

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Rolled 51


Why's it look so humanoid?

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Because that's only one of the versions.

The most powerful one is a gigantic sharklike thing that comes up out of the deepest, darkest oceanic depths, flies around carrying the crushing sensation of those lifeless and lightless depths with it, and can destroy entire communities without ever attacking anyone.

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>> No.28263565

you mean the wendigo? because it used to be a human.

>> No.28263649

How do you find out about the creature's true name to defeat them? Like say a skinwalker for example requires both white ash covered bullet and their real name.

>> No.28263740

That's Native American skinwalkers, those are crazy medicine men who've gone cavorting with dark forces and wear the skins of animals to take their shapes. God knows that the goatmen are vulnerable to.

>> No.28263773

Is there a way to change a true name temporarily in order to trick a creature into becoming vulnerable?

>> No.28263789


Usually through trickery. Some creatures are vain, and will speak aloud their plans with relish and glee. Anyone sneaky could listen in. Or you could trick it in a battle of wits, somehow.

If your creature isn't in the talking mood, you may need to consult some ancient book or writings or legend to find it. Do some archeological/historical work and you might be able to piece the clues together to get the true name. Also, magical tomes, especially bestiaries or the tome of a magic user that used to haunt he area, or even summon the creature.

Other than that? Maybe some help from an outside force, if you care to consort with such entities.

>> No.28263927

not what heat-death is.

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>> No.28263991

>spookiest monster
>not the sexiest monster
Can you imagine what hugging her must feel like?

>> No.28264030

Fucking best wendigo. Also the design scares the shit out of me. Imagine that thing just in your room at night suddenly with no explanation.

>> No.28264060

valid question.
Baator legalese?

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Like this?

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You think the fucking NIGHTWALKER is bad?

On behalf of all insomniacs with Tinnitus, I present to you THE GASHADOKURO!



>> No.28264085

Lesser things than that in my room at night without explanation would scare me shitless.

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Because it's Clive Barkers fetish.

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Not that spooky, but this is kind of creepy.

>> No.28264209

Before any of you lose sleep over any of this, remember the Russian sleep experiment.

>> No.28264214

Good lord. I had better go find a picture of a Synx to look at instead, to drive the horror from my mind with worse horrors that I can more easily relate.

Oh, nevermind, my PTSD from looking at pictures of Synx just activated. Yep, that's burned in deep.

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>1. Open this picture in notepad
>2. Scroll all the way down
>3. ????

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>> No.28264270


And remember the one house in the Ural Mountains.

The one where people go in, then they find their corpses outside in their undergarments.

And further away they find one or two of the hearts or livers or kidneys from the corpses, just laying on the snow, extracted using clean incisions so there was no struggle, and verified to have been taken out before they died.

So whatever it is that's in the house is scary enough to make people experienced with winter in Russia run outside without getting dressed then it excises one or two of their internal organs while they're lying out there before they freeze.

>> No.28264286

>"when fourmillion and one beings remain, their true identity will be revealed."


>> No.28264292

>"My only regret is that I have... Boneitis."

>> No.28264295

I always preferred SCP-173 to the Angels when it came to scary statues that kill you when you blink. The whole neck-snapping deal, the mystery of why it does that and where the floor-eroding crap comes from gives the piece of japanese art that extra weirdness factor.

>> No.28264414

... Shit. Is that the actual fluff behind the Dead Hands? Is that why their heads always start as angled up, because it looks akin to a hung criminal?

>> No.28264446

Because even Drizz't nearly got his ass kicked by one in the Ghost King

>> No.28264457

>It looks like it's dancing
Thriller specifically by the looks of it.

>> No.28264533

Don't know if people have seen this before, but it's pretty interesting.


>> No.28264546

Man, that just ain't right.

>> No.28264571

>Investigators at the time determined that the hikers tore open their tent from within, departing barefoot into heavy snow and a temperature of −30 °C (−22 °F). Although the corpses showed no signs of struggle, two victims had fractured skulls, two had broken ribs, and one was missing her tongue.


>> No.28264592

It's 0358... and my tinnitus just kicked in. I wish I was joking.

Guys... help...

>> No.28264636

Ha ha, I wouldn't worry about it
It's not real, Ha ha

>> No.28264645

>Three of them had fatal injuries: the body of Thibeaux-Brignolles had major skull damage, and both Dubinina and Zolotarev had major chest fractures. According to Dr. Boris Vozrozhdenny, the force required to cause such damage would have been extremely high. He compared it to the force of a car crash. Notably, the bodies had no external wounds, as if they were crippled by a high level of pressure.

Fucking wizards.

>> No.28264683

Of course not, who would believe such nonsense?

>> No.28264697

Back to back anon. We hold for the morning.

>> No.28264703

There is a lot of small intersting facts, if you read the documents. Like a girl was found all curdled up and facing a natural stone wall, or that knuckles of some guy with fractured skull were bloodied. I`ve red it about half a year ago, and it seems those people faced real hell.

>> No.28264730


His character was a barbarian. He was staying true to his role

>> No.28264749

Oh, and there are also photos from the site.

>> No.28264767

pills don tlet me ha ve dreams

>> No.28264852

Well, then he has to deal with the consequences.

>> No.28265230

Shouldn't it be called Worms that Walk?

>> No.28265767


it's doing a jojo pose

>> No.28265984

I've always wanted to use a Skinwalker in Dresden Files but they're so fucking insurmountable.

>> No.28266182

All I can hear is a gutteral "sskinwalkersssssss arre f-faaaaaakkkkkeeeee"

>> No.28266213

Hope you've got a good, strong threshold around your house.

No, because it's a singular entity made up of thousands of worms.

>> No.28266306

...uhm anon do you remember like your old dog ..moe?

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>> No.28267033

I think the real question would be if a skinwalker could beat a kurdaitcha.

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Phyrexian Instrumentality?

>> No.28267045

Shit, meant to link to >>28262710

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>> No.28269112

Is that the fucking Shrike?

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No, this is the Shrike.

>> No.28269572

>feed off all the life you haven't lived yet.
that's the least scary thing i have ever seen. sure, it takes away the life you might have, but it just gives you another.

>> No.28270052

yeah probably it does look awfully like the shrike

>> No.28271671

best bird, 10/10 nature

>> No.28271692

I actually did find this guy kind of spooky.

>> No.28271708

I wanted to run a game once where players would pick a star system, and their character would be the incarnation of a planet in that system.

Their sun goes out. They have to make it to a new one. And there are monsters in the cold shadows everywhere.

>> No.28271749

The image of an angel is an angel

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>> No.28271845

Anyone remember that comic where the canadian guy got stranded in a plane crash, and a creature comes and takes away the dead crew one by one?

Scared the shit out of me...does anyone happen to have it/ have a link too it?

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All of these monsters to add in my compendium. Thanks /tg/.

>> No.28271937

>I'm sad

>> No.28271961

Looks like a not retarded version of the Leviathans from the later (awful) Supernatural seasons.

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>> No.28272060

What's that image from anon?

>> No.28272346

Why the fuck do you have that picture?

>> No.28272368

Oh and by the way, an image of an angel really *is* an angel. That's just how it "works" or something.

>> No.28272380

Baudrillard, pls

>> No.28272533

Yeah, I seem to remember some CYOA-lite thread where the idea was 'you are now undead. what are you and what do you do?'

I picked Nightwalker. Because fuck you.

>> No.28272670

I read some interesting discussion once about what humanity would look like if Mercer decided that Blacklight was pretty cool and just went about sharing it with tons of people. Then cue any sci-fi alien species from anywhere having first contact with Blacklight-Humanity.

Bricks would fly from cloacas at lightspeed.

>> No.28273588


You know, this one was a lot scarier until I realized that if that thing was malicious it could have done a lot of damage and yet it seemed to just want to hang out and pretend to be human. It seemed to get a rather big kick out of it and when others noticed it just didn't want them to spoil the fun.

Seems more chaotic neutral than evil. Just wanted have a bit of a fun time and maybe freak some people out.

>> No.28273661

>This entire thread
>spookiest monster
>not skeletons

>> No.28273849

Hey, you know how you can't punch in dreams? Well I've *never* had sex in a dream. I wonder what I'm doing wrong since it sounds like other men have sex dreams all the time.

>> No.28274345

I don't get why people use that pic to say skinwalkers are scary because that skinwalker sounds like a rad dude.

>> No.28274703

I would say the carnal demon for Unknown Armies. Imagine this lingering negative feelings of a sex crime came to life in the form of a giant silent hill-esque penis monster with horrible twisted limbs that gets bigger as it coaxes more people to commit the same crime. I read that in the setting book and I'm glad we did not have to deal with it.

>> No.28274990


I thought it was a goatman, not a skinwalker. From my understanding skinwalkers are something completely different and much freakier.

But yeah, he doesn't seem like he was that bad of a dude.

>> No.28275134

skinwalkers are witches that started talking with evil spirits that are beyond the humans ability to understand, and subsequently gain an evil power and inhuman way of thinking. goatman is a shapeshifter

>> No.28275261


Aren't skinwalkers also cannibals? Or is that just wendigo? The only good thing about a lot of native American horrors is that apparently they don't like being away from their people so apparently they prefer to stay around reserves from what I hear.

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Why do I keep going in to threads like this with my crazy imagination...

I guess it's time to watch some Batman:brave and the bold to get my mind on something else.

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They could be, I wouldn't know, they are so far gone I wouldn't even call it cannibalism.

>> No.28276038

skinwalkers ain't necessarily cannibals.

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The Groke.

>> No.28276599

sometimes, wendigo always are though. and spirits and wendigo go where they please. skinwalkers do stay around native populations though.

>> No.28279466

wasnt there a hero named wendigo?

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I know that feel.jpg

>I wonder what I'm doing wrong since it sounds like other men have sex dreams all the time.
For me it's gotten to the point that even if I'm lucid dreaming I know that no matter what I do in the dream its just not going to happen. There's always one thing or another that intervenes to prevent it.
MFW these days.

>> No.28279669

i think it's the skeleton!
It used to be living... but now its a pile of bones!

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like a pile a flesh

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interesting how they turned a gigantic skeleton into a lazy shotacon

>> No.28279738

Skeletons are not scary but cute.

Personally, the thought of skeletons trapped under a prison of skin and meat is what terrify me.
Poor guys, no chance to escape before the meat golem die.
At least russian know their plight and developped krokodil.

>> No.28279814

dude even in your own head you are cockblocked. thats like a voodoo curse

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Sounds like pictured Wall Shadow. Just sits as shadows on the walls (particularly in labyrinths), where it waits to ambush anything that passes through.

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As some inspiration I give you something from thereal world that could easily be a great setting for a session in a horror based campaign.
Now Pando appears to be a harmless forest, but consider the following:
>Oldest known organism on earth at 80000 years old.
>Collective weight of 6000000 kg.
>106 acres in area
>survives fires in the area existing as an underground root cluster
if this thing was even passingly sentient, that's nightmare fuel for weeks.

>> No.28280438

Hu, that's funny, even when I was a virgin I would have vivid dreams of having sex with women. It actually feels like the real thing but without the pay off, so not always that great.

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