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    97 KB Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/08/09(Fri)21:57 No.4505661  
    ITT I come up with 10 original Gothic Horror monsters. Because I'm bored.

    I'd prefer to have the phrase "Gothic Horror" mean more than a vague impression of a genre, so I'll be taking my cues from wikipedia's article on the topic:

    >Prominent features of Gothic fiction include terror (both psychological and physical), mystery, the supernatural, ghosts, haunted houses and Gothic architecture, castles, darkness, death, decay, doubles, madness, secrets, and hereditary curses.

    >The stock characters of Gothic fiction include tyrants, villains, bandits, maniacs, Byronic heroes, persecuted maidens, femmes fatales, madwomen, magicians, vampires, werewolves, monsters, demons, revenants, ghosts, perambulating skeletons, the Wandering Jew, and the Devil himself.
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/08/09(Fri)22:06 No.4505735
    Cursed travelers who wander the countryside, trapped in the early morning twilight- never again will they see the sun rise. If you encounter such a traveler while making your own way in the early morning, their loneliness will drive them to accompany you- perhaps asking you to guide them or saying that they're headed to the same destination.

    When the sun rises, the traveler will disappear- and so will you, if you walk or ride alongside them. Of course, you won't perceive this- instead, you'll wonder where your companion could have gotten to, and perhaps be surprised that the sun hasn't yet risen. . .
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/08/09(Fri)22:26 No.4505904
    When the last female of a species in a given forest is killed and eaten by a predator, that predator is cursed. It does not sleep or age, and is compelled to stalk, kill and consume its own kind.

    Animals can instinctively sense when a prey is sacred, and thus rarely bring such a curse upon themselves unless starving or otherwise deranged.

    Humans are a different story.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/09(Fri)22:28 No.4505921
    This is kinda cool.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/09(Fri)22:29 No.4505934
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/08/09(Fri)22:51 No.4506063
    Sometimes a body becomes a part of a household, literally. A corpse is concealed under the foundations as they're being laid, or behind freshly-laid section of brick, or a child goes exploring in the spaces between the walls only to be lost and never found. You'd be surprised how many castles have more than one.

    These bodies do not rest easy. They can move throughout the walls and floor of a household, even when there shouldn't be nearly enough space to accommodate them. Keep a sharp ear out for the sounds of scratching movements, be they in the walls, floor or ceiling. And if you see a new opening in your house, stay well away. Doesn't matter if it's a missing brick in a wall, a broken section of floorboard, or an opening in the drywall as though some drunkard threw a punch- come too close and a cold dead hand will be waiting to seize you and drag you inside.

    Of course, I should mention that they like to make these holes in places where they can be seen- behind a mirror or painting that's hanging on the wall, or under the edges of carpets and beds. . .
    >> Anonymous 05/08/09(Fri)22:55 No.4506095
    Talk about this shit on your blog or whatever instead of trying to get an E-handjob from here.
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/08/09(Fri)23:11 No.4506235
    What, is this not /tg/-relevant? Should I be throwing mechanics for a specific system in?

    They call it the confessor- a figure in inquisitor's robes, face concealed by a large hood. It can cloud a man's mind, induce him to admit his deepest, most shameful secrets and desires. It seeks those whose inner natures are the most foul and vile- and consumes them in a very bloody fashion. Only then does it throw back its hood, revealing the face of the man it has just slain- for its true mission, as a servant of the devil, is serve as a vessel for the evil within men and women so that it might be unleashed on unsuspecting friends and family.
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/08/09(Fri)23:41 No.4506405
    If a woman is scorned so badly that she takes her own life, the result is a particularly malicious type of spirit- one that does not possess humans directly, but instead works through inanimate objects. A man in the presence of a fair maiden who takes hold of a knife or fireplace poker might abruptly change his demeanor and attack her in what can only be described as a jealous rage. These spirits focus on one such woman at a time, stalking them until the victim is finally dead
    >> Anonymous 05/08/09(Fri)23:41 No.4506407
    /tg/ doesn't seem to be interested. Get off.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/09(Fri)23:42 No.4506414
    Some of us are being polite and waiting for him to be done.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/09(Fri)23:45 No.4506430
    Most of us don't give a shit.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/09(Fri)23:47 No.4506446
    I'm interested, and it's original content anyway. Kill yourself.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/09(Fri)23:49 No.4506463
    stop baiting the lonely /b/tard.
    >> Anonymous 05/08/09(Fri)23:52 No.4506489
    Same fag.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)00:09 No.4506493
    whoops forgot sage
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/09/09(Sat)00:10 No.4506510
    There's a rare breed of revenant that does murder purely for murder's sake. It's generally agreed that they have to have been a murderer in life as well, but no one's quite sure what other conditions must be met for them to rise again in this manner.

    This type of revenant appears to be perfectly healthy and has a pulse, though those who play close attention may note that they do not breathe. The creature retains his intellect and memories, except that any motivations he may have held in life are replaced by the urge to do murder for murder's sake.

    The creature has the ability to detach any part of their body at will, including their head; the section in question literally rots away, reverting to the dry and dessicated form it held in the grave. Despite its withered state, these sections are fully capable of movement and act autonomously as their owner wills.

    The only part that cannot assume this detached state is the creature's torso- more specifically, its heart. This is the creature's weak point, and impaling it is the only way to stop this breed of revenant for good.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)00:13 No.4506525

    No, you should be trollan or flaman. It's /tg/ after all.

    Decent stuff, bro. If I ran Ravenloft I would steal.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)00:13 No.4506527
    Another interested fa/tg/uy. Continue sir.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)00:16 No.4506545
    Hey Dagda, if you're bored, I have a request.

    How do you usually come up with your ideas during a brainstorm session? I read on your blog that you like to take 2 pics from your collection and try to think of a way they would work together, but what else do you do?
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/09/09(Sat)00:17 No.4506547
    There are things out there, formless shadows. Maybe they're evil spirits, maybe they're something else entirely. All I know is that they rely on mankind to give them form. When a storyteller (or perhaps a would-be prankster) dreams up some manner of nightmarish bogeyman, it listens to their thoughts and slowly takes the form of that very idea. By the next full moon, they've almost become real, and anyone can perceive them- but their form still has no substance, and will pass right through any would-be victim. . .except that of their creator. Once they slay him, they're free to murder and wreak bloody havoc in whatever manner their creator imagined them doing.
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/09/09(Sat)00:22 No.4506578
    In this case I just mulled over wikipedia's description of the genre (especially the bits I quoted in the OP post) while listening to mood music in the form of some random Birthday Massacre songs on youtube.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)00:23 No.4506582
    Is this going on your blog, I hope?
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/09/09(Sat)00:25 No.4506596
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    Probably, yeah. You could call this the rough draft.

    I might as well post some genre-relevant pics while I'm at it, though they probably aren't going to be related to any of the monster ideas.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)00:25 No.4506597
    And so the tripfag cock sucking starts.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)00:26 No.4506602
    They say that once a dog has tasted human flesh, it must be put down, for it will never be satisfied with other fare. If a dog is put down for such a crime and not given a proper burial, it will become something far more terrible. The enraged canine spirit will posess its own deceased body and engage in acts a hundred times more heinous than any mortal dog could achieve.

    Such corrupted hounds have been known to savage children in their beds, steal babies from cribs, and tear out men's throats during the night.

    Whether or not it is true of a living dog is of no account; once such a spirit canine has tasted flesh, its craving becomes insatiable, and it will stop at nothing to feed its unholy hunger. However far and wide they may roam, the dog-spirit will always know where to find its former masters, and will not rest until they are dead.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)00:26 No.4506604
    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)00:27 No.4506609
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    Dude, I don't give a shit who this guy is. He could be the guy from pic attached, and if he was giving content like this, I would be interested and reading.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)00:29 No.4506613
    Dagda produces good shit that I've used in the past. He and MR. RAGE are the only good tripfags on /tg/.

    ...Speaking of MR. RAGE, I haven't seen him post since I got back from basic training. He die or something?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)00:32 No.4506627
    Shit, I'm gonna cross-post this on /x/.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)00:32 No.4506629
    I'm now imagining my minuscule Shih Tzu Terrier coming back in an undead form.

    Jesus fucking christ, you wouldn't even need to add the seeking-out-human-flesh part to make that frightening.

    Imagine the high-pitched shrill bark, nonstop, 24/7, forever.

    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)00:34 No.4506637

    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/09/09(Sat)00:34 No.4506642
    There's a certain set of words that, if said as one continuous sentence, will cause you to be struck dead on the spot. Your tormented spirit will wander the earth forevermore, speaking that same fateful phrase over and over. At first your words will be perceived as a distant muttering, but every time someone tries to listen the words will be louder and clearer to them. And once they've heard and comprehended the entirety of the cursed phrase, the urge to repeat it themselves will begin to grow. . .

    So if you're alone one night and hear a distant voice, resist your curiosity at all costs. Each time that you fail to ignore the voice will only make the next time worse. . .
    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)00:35 No.4506648
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    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)00:36 No.4506654

    He couldn't handle the pressure of being anon's hero and the other tripfags' eternal foe.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)00:37 No.4506656
    >> DevilUnarmedSwordsage 05/09/09(Sat)00:40 No.4506678
    .. wow. Wish that was canon in any fantasy RPGs.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)00:43 No.4506692
    If you are the EM, then it IS canon.

    >> DevilUnarmedSwordsage 05/09/09(Sat)00:45 No.4506711

    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)00:47 No.4506732

    Agreed with above anons, this is win.
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/09/09(Sat)00:50 No.4506747
    The devil has a favorite deal he makes with those willing to sell their soul for a shot at immortality. He grants them the power to strip the skin from a victim's face and wear it as though it were their own face. And he informs that that from now on they will age a year each day- but so long as they wear such a mask, it will age in their place.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)01:00 No.4506861

    An intriguing bargain. Not so much for the selling your soul bit, but having something else age for you is kinda Dorian Gray.
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/09/09(Sat)01:03 No.4506879
    What have you got to lose? The devil may have your soul, but that only matters if you die. . .
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/09/09(Sat)01:14 No.4506945
    They look like normal people- except that you can only see them in the mirror, while nothing will be there in real life. They'll probably try to communicate; it doesn't matter, just close your eyes, and leave the room. Because if you see one them touch your reflection. . .well, there'll suddenly be nobody in the world but them and you, and anyone else who happens to be looking in a mirror.

    On the bright side, there's a fairly reliable way to tell if one's been in your house recently. Just check your food to see if any of it has had its reflection eaten.
    >> DevilUnarmedSwordsage 05/09/09(Sat)01:14 No.4506946
    Yeah but you're not really immortal.
    You're not yourself, you're wearing someone else's face.
    What an ass deal. It might be better than going to suffer damnation though, if a wicked had made worse deals...
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/09/09(Sat)01:19 No.4506978
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    Aight, that's 10. I'll go ahead and post some more images.

    And by all means, feel free to post your ideas of your own. I probably could have avoided alot of the trolling if I'd thought to phrase the op post as "ITT we come up with original gothic horror monsters" instead of posting a personal challenge that in hindsight sounds more like I'm bragging or something. Oh, well.
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/09/09(Sat)01:23 No.4507008
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    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/09/09(Sat)01:26 No.4507025
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    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)01:26 No.4507026
    Can we get 10 character ideas or campaign ideas, if you're still bored?

    You haven't posted character ideas in AGES, and yours tend to be awesome.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)01:28 No.4507042
    I mean, normally I'd rejoice at one of your image dumps, but then I just got Picasa and grabbed all your albums.
    >> DevilUnarmedSwordsage 05/09/09(Sat)01:28 No.4507043
    It wasn't bragging. It's great concepts.
    You were simply unfortunate to encounter one of the disgruntled /b/tards roaming 4chan this week, thanks to the Russian invasion.

    However, please elaborate about "Byronian hero".
    Are they all sex-addicted brooding womanizers?
    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)01:34 No.4507076
    He was a magician and a terrible one at that. The volunteers he called were so obviously planted. He even forgot to make that one guy reappear after the "disappearing box" routine.

    Only thing I can say for him was the ventriloquism bit was killer. He must have done dozens of voices and I swear I didn't see his lips move once.
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/09/09(Sat)01:34 No.4507077
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    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)01:49 No.4507175
    I wasn't aware that Dagda had a blog . . .
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/09/09(Sat)01:49 No.4507176
    Just look the term up, man. And I doubt a random /b/tard would have known who I was and been aware of the blog I use as a portfolio for these sort of things.

    Not that that makes him any less of a shit poster, mind you.
    >> DevilUnarmedSwordsage 05/09/09(Sat)01:51 No.4507190
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/09/09(Sat)01:53 No.4507206
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    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/09/09(Sat)01:56 No.4507236
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    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/09/09(Sat)02:05 No.4507299
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    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/09/09(Sat)02:21 No.4507407
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    >> DevilUnarmedSwordsage 05/09/09(Sat)02:39 No.4507493

    OK. I read this and...

    ... that's not a hero. That's a protagonist with a shit-ton of flaws, but no hero..
    Still, they tend to be my preferred protagonists.
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/09/09(Sat)02:49 No.4507533
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    One culture's hero is another culture's villain.
    >> Anonymous 05/09/09(Sat)02:56 No.4507564
    Of course, once you run out of humans, or slip up and manage to die...

    The devil plans for the long term.
    >> Dagda !hTbo821v7U 05/09/09(Sat)03:02 No.4507591

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