Need some art for a campaign, but feel free to toss out ideas too. Anything surreal, weird, or creepy that could fit into a modern setting.
A enemy could be the masked people. The players find them in groups just wandering around. The usually kill people on site with whatever weapons they find.
A lot of Japanese urban legends seem dumb to me but the human-faced dogs weird me the fuck out. I guess they're associated with car crashes or something.Also, black-eyed children.
What's the best system/setting for this sort of thing, anyway?
>>53502717Agreed on the Japanese urban legends and the human-faced dogs.
>>53502778UA, old or newDG if you want a losing fightWoD if you want to fight but also a power trip
>>53503993I like how these aren't just any giant octoleeches. They're the "FIERCE CREATURES"
>>53501636Creepypasta is probably a good source for modern folklore.
>>53504301OF THE DEEP
>>53501636oooh darling you've knocked at the right door.Cthulhu/WoD ambiance DM here, I'll dump some art with some story threads.>Phantom of the Opera>The tale of the red curtains>At night, after the big show is finished and the croud has left, the red curtains often move without anyone touching them>The most experienced employees and crew members now not to stay too long after dark but new ones might get curious>If you get close enough to the moving curtains, they suddenly fold into pic related, leaving a gap that reveals a surreal human face with glowing eyes that sings with and angelic voice>If the person keeps approaching, he will eventually get swallowed byt the heavy curtains, never to be seen again
>>53508876>The Gravedigger>There are always a lot of stories from huge cities, about ghosts and people disappearing, but none is most tangible than the one of the Gravedigger>People say they have seen, within the graveyards of the city, a man that looks like pic related, with a ridiculously long nosed mask and a shovel.>He reportedly digs tombs. At first people thought he dug up corpses but then they realized he just digs holes in the ground were there are no bodies and disappears in darkness when approached>The police did not think much of him at first, just a vandal with a twisted sense of humour but they soon became aware that there was always a rose left in the graves>the rose, odly enough, didn't wither immediately even when not put in water but only at precise dates>each and every one of them precisely the day the person that was going to be buried in the corresponding tomb died.
>>53508984>The Photographer>She old and she's nice, excentric and a bit too loud, she likes to dress fashionably and to talk like young people in a sarcastic way.>Her neighbours love her because she's helpful and a lot of fun to talk with. They know she's an artist and has been around for a pretty long time even if she often talks about how she was young in Paris when she became a fashion photographer.>What they don't know is that sometimes when they're away, she invites a young, naive model in her home to take pictures and takes out her old camera>Very old camera, beyond vintage, says she gets out a lot more emotions through this old lens than every digital machine she's heard of.>From the moment the click is heard, they are not seen again, trapped in the photo were they age until they die, alone, the old lady stealing a few more years of life and health.
A creature that steals the voices of its victims. Can talk in coherent sentences, but as it speaks, you notice that it builds its sentences in fragments of different voices with different pitch and emotion behind. The voices can be male, female, young, old, accented or not. It can employ these voices to trick or lure people.Anyway, this is essentially ripped straight from the Black Company, but Soulcatcher is fucking awesome.
>>53509142>The Bird Catcher>In a country town, she is the town's crazy old lady. She likes her husband's old shotgun, she misses an eye and lets her white hair grow longer and longer each year.>She farms her own land and is grumpy as hell>Sometimes she offers help to her neighbours or just help people without asking but they often never hear more than a few words from her>The reason why she's considered crazy is she doesn't have any scarecrows or ways to repulse birds... but they never seem to come and eat her seeds.>Instead they often hang out on her roof, her fences, as if they were waiting for something>A boy in town pretends that one night he went to her house because he was lost and broke his bike wheel and saw her in her field, surrounded by birds and carrying her shotgun>She was aiming at something, something huge and so dark it seemed like it absorbed light all together and it growled in such a terrifying way that the boy ran as he heard birds screeching and the shotgun firing.>Everything seemed normal the day after and since then nobody wants to go near her farm at night.
>>53509215I'm kinda done with stories for now, just gonna post pics
>>53502208Full hazmat suits, not just gasmasks. If the mask is removed, the entire suit collapses, either empty or filled with some kind of bizarre goo.
People shitpost about a 6 minute scene from a movie for 3 years, and then 150 people die in a way that seems to reference that scene.
>>53511543Tell me about Les Bains
>>53512069is that a big guy?
>>53509142Kind of a Reluctant Vampire type? I can dig it.The hard part is getting the tone right, I think. For every He Never Died, there's half a dozen whiney/sparkly but-muh-immortal-ennui-waaaah characters.
>>53501891Reminds me a bit of the assassins from Neverwhere... always loved the descriptions gaiman did of them, something about them wearing suits that were like "something made by a person who had never seen a suit, but only had one described to them". Something that's just can't-quite-put-my-finger-on-it "wrong". Sorta a character version of the old lovecraft "non-euclidean geometry" trope.I've never seen it executed well in a visual medium, though.
>>53511543And of course, they think its some sort of supernatural powers at play.Meanwhile every human being experiences the fact that you suddenly learn or do something enough and suddenly its like its invented. forget what its called but its a legit thing.
>>53513380Isn't it an egregore ? Not 100% sure
Not too long ago there was a pretty good thread about dangerous lost places and unreal spaces in which the setting's Men in Black / Delta Green equivalent was actually a clandestine branch of the Department of Transportation. Since then, I've wanted to include them in a game of mine because of the way they were characterized as a group of perpetually understaffed and underfunded everymen doing their best to protect people from things even they don't understand.
>>53513967Some nWoD Hunter compacts fit this description
>>53513380Now I want to run a Zero Escape game...
>>53503192JESUS FUCK, WHY!?
When I was a kid I had a book on cryptids.unfortunately the only thing i really liked was the mongolian death worm.What are your favorite (even homwbrew) cryptids?
>>53522640Carnivorous horses that are actually horse-unicorn hybrids. True unicorns are worse.
>>53511331Ahem.Ghost People do sound similar.
You could always shamelessly rip off X-files. Like that creepy looking guy who would crawl into your house through a vent several inches wide, rip out your liver and disappear for 60 years...
>>53511331I always thought it would be cool if the hazmat suit was filled with rats>Pic unrelated
>>53502778I like Gumshoe
>>53522212the flatwoods monster is dumb as hell but I have a soft spot for it
I always thought going all out with weird New Age mythology with shadow people, psychic vampires, and tulpas might be neat. The conflict would of course revolve around indigo children fighting black-eyed children.Also have to shout out Myth Over Miamihttp://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/myths-over-miami-6393117
Surprised no one else has mentioned Slenderman.
>>53524710The first 3 are hardly new age. They've gotten lots of /x/ shitposting but they're not new concepts.
>>53523517Dude. Fuck those things.
>>53509162Soulcatcher was amazing. Being resurrected kinda ruined the character.
City Sewer System gradually changes aesthetic as you progress until you're in nightmare territory.
>>53524390An alien in the alien equivalent of a spacesuit to maintain the unearthly environment it needs to survive.Possibly the "mustard gas poisoning" was the result of a suit leak.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatwoods_monster>After encountering the creature, several members of the September 12 group reported suffering from similar symptoms, which persisted for some time and which they attributed to having been exposed to the mist emitted by the creature. The symptoms included irritation of the nose and swelling of the throat. Lemon suffered from vomiting and convulsions throughout the night, and had difficulties with his throat for several weeks afterward. A doctor who treated several of the witnesses is reported to have described their symptoms as being similar to victims of mustard gas, though such symptoms are also commonly found in sufferers of hysteria, which can be brought on by exposure to a traumatic or shocking event.
Lenderman's Payday Loans just opened a block away from your house. The neighborhood is going to shit!
>>53502778My go to would be call of Cthulhu, because it was designed for spoopy monsters to slowly grind away your sanity.
>>53524761/tg/ is the oldest board (as in a bunch of us are 30+ and have been here since traditional games were /b/ stuff), we remember the slendermeme being born and that kills a lot of it's attractiveness.
>>53524761Probably because it's been memed to death and nobody would take you seriously if you used it in a campaign.
>>53509215keep going man!!!
>>53531334I know this anon personally and he's not available atm but I'll tell him there's some demandHe might post more tonight
>>53511296I will be stealing this creature for my upcoming horror campaign thank you.This is what nightmares are made of.
>>53531696>>53531334Hey there I'm back from work>>53531678Thanks for the heads up anonHere you go Iv'e had more ideas over the course of the day>The Masks>They are always here when the carnival arrives, always dressed in red and black with white masks that cover their entire face.>They are always quiet in the middle of the crowd and dance with whomever invites them with a chuckle and what seems to be a smile.>They are always partying, enjoying eacha dn every moment of this vert special day>Because after that day they begin to starve again for the rest of the year and their vow not to eat human flesh is unbreakable.(For those who don't know carnival traditionally happens just before Lent, when most food is banned for a time.)
>>53537874(God so many typos)>The Nun>You wake up, you feel dizzy and can't remember why or how you fell asleep or what you were doing before.>You're tied up to a chair but not gagged or blind so your eyes start to get used to the dark. You feel a sharp pain in your ear.>She's there, smoking with her robes and Rangers on, looking at you with the face of someone who's seen things from nightmares climb out of people's mind.>When she sees you're awake she brings you water so you can speak, because right now all you can gargle are pathetic mumbles.>You drink up, the water is icy cold. Your ear hurts more and more and you feel the urgent need to get out of here.>You start asking questions, panicked, what have you done, who is she, why did she kidnap you.>The only answer she gives is "It's not you I've taken. It's what inhabits you.">It's at that moment that you see a thin volute of black smoke that seems to darken your vision. It twists inside your eye as it had felt your conscience of it.>"I'm sorry but there's only one way of getting it out.">She takes out a flask marqued with a silver cross and dips a needle inside it.>Inside your head you hear a voice, as familiar as your mother's, screaming in panic as it did in wrath, greed or envy for so many years.
>>53522212Mokele Mbembe. Retarded name, kinda stupid idea, but i'll be damnded if I dont love me some dinosaurs. would also do some good in a jungle horror for 4 nearby and similar "tree trunks" to move and a big ass lizard head to drop from the sky.
>>53538081>The Body>You were drowning. Dying. A strong hand got you out of the water. Wrapped you up in a blanket and lit a fire.>You could not realize what he was for a time. But soon enough you understood the stench of dead human flesh.>It took you to a shed and fed you. A lot. And it's only when you saw at the end of the day ten other corpses coming back 'home' and what appeared to be human outside the window, packed in a paddock that you got how they replaced the flesh that started rotting too much.
>>53503972Neat, a bobbit worm
>>53525426>>53526327>offered a reward for an explanationThere's something with eyes looking at you down the tunnel.Show me the money.
Bump for interest
>>53513967pls some anon dig this from the archive, I really want to give it a read
>>53538247I'd almost enjoy reading this one more if the thing isn't evil.>weird mutant creature alone on an island>occasionally people wash up on shore>the creature is quick to frighten, and primitive, but always tries to help the people>the first few people might try to attack it just based on appearance, increasing it's anxiety around humans>inevitably even the ones that don't attempt to hurt the creature end up getting killed when they frighten it unintentionally (using fire, or maybe some have technology with bright lights)>it doesn't eat them out of malice, it just doesn't understand that humans tend to throw away bodies when they die. After all, meat is meat
>>53510662Asians! Now there's a spooky idea!
>>53540059It's actually closer to the story the artist posted on his deviantart
>>53522212http://www.cryptopia.us/site/2015/02/garson-invaders-canada/http://www.cryptopia.us/site/2010/01/nameless-thing-of-berkeley-square-england/http://www.cryptopia.us/site/2015/01/baikal-lake-humanoids-russia/We are living in a horror story......you just have to know where to look.
>>53524761It's a stupid meme from SA that we witnessed be born and get run into the ground by the e/x/, then raped even worse by reddit and every stupid 12-year-old on the internet.And he was never a very inspired cryptid.
>>53501636>perfectly normal person down the sidewalk/across the street/down the hall from you>nothing unusual or abnormal about them>as soon as you turn your head and they enter your peripheral vision they start shaking their heads so fast their faces blur, twitching, their bodies contorting, full Exorcist style>if you stare straight at them they remain normal>if you don't stare at them at all they remain normal>it's only when you look at them out of the corner of your eye/field of vision they start behaving strangely>the longer you gaze at them out of the corner of your eye/field of vision the more aggressive they become
>>53544604I always liked Slenderman and Zalgo, besides, it's not like they have any "canon" you can just use all the good aspects you want for them
>>53522212Black Chuck, nobody ever talks about Black Chuck.
>>53542281Yeah, as I recall, the girl has purposefully traveled to the frozen north to "study" under this, old, wise undead.
>>535243102nd time I've heard of gumshoe. I downloaded the esoterrorists book, which seems like the base gumshoe kit. Giving it a read while prepping a spooky small town setting. What's it like?The only other time i've heard gumshoe mentioned was with a Jojo Bizzare Adventure Addon.
>>53510642That's just a picture of alan moore.
>>53544935Is that one of those black dog psychopomp types?I've heard of a manx variation called the Moddey Dhoo. I like to think that's where the Doo in Scooby Doo comes from etymologically
Bumping this amazing thread!
>>53502717Would you rather fight off human-faced dogs, or dog-faced humans?
>>53525947I had a dream about something like this. There was this cyberpunk city like Bladerunner. Giant megacorporations and that. And there was this hard boiled detective guy.He started investigating this disappearance for some dame and starts encountering all this weird shit. People saying cryptic stuff or going insane, things not moving like they should, shadows being cast with no light source. He started encountering people and animals with weird deformities and he fought them off, finding that he was stronger and faster than he should be, could do things he shouldn't be able to do, knows things he shouldn't know. He's changing, gaining weird powers. Time and space bend to hi needs, but only a little. he can jump back or rewind and try things again, stretch space like taffy, that sort of thing.Turns out his medical examiner contact was in on whatever was going on. He explains that his office was infested by a nest "makai wasps" (whatever that means) that came from another world (or possibly between worlds) and gathered weird energy from all over the city, exposure to which had caused him to gain his powers and start to lose his humanity. Then detective had to fight him He shot him, but he wouldn't die. The m.e. transformed into a huge, flesh, serpentine creature, a bit like Tetsuo, but much more reptilian or piscine. It swallowed him and he had to fight his way out of its body. After, he found was starting to mutate himself from using the power so much. Then I woke up.I'm probably making it sound like it made more sense than it did. It was weird.
>>53504723Speaking of, has anyone made anything /tg/ of The Holders? I used to be really into that in 2008.http://theholders.org/
>>53547425That actually sounds really fucking neat. If you can come up with a solid ending and extrapolate on details, it could make an interesting novel or at least a short story. Get it out there, Anon.
>>53547421I'd much rather fight a Japanese Kobold than one of those things >>53503732
>>53537874spoopy as fuck
>>53547973Is that the beast of Gevaudan? Fuck yes, favorite cryptid
>>53547914Thanks. I think I'll see if I can do something with it. I might take my notes to a workshop, see what I can come up with.Most of my dreams are fairly useless nonsense, but every so often I'm glad I keep a notebook handy.
>>53501750But where are his funny shoes?
>>53509516That hand on the man's shoulder is kind of funny. >>53509525On a different note, I've seen several pictures like this. Is it the case of art imitating art or is this an actually occurring hallucination in people with mental illness?
>>53548427It's actually German and is supposed to be as tall as a man.
>>53525426I'm probably the only person in the world who liked the sewers from Bloodlines. It was the only part of the game where you were actually alone and lost and had something to fear.
>>53549029Thanks, those are ideas I write on the top of my head from pictures I saved (I have way too many of them)i'm glad you like them
>>53549646>dude I know you're going through some tough times>it's fine you don't need to do this>you've got all of us we're here for you>anytime you want to talk we've got a shoulder to->well you get the pictureThey're just a bunch of hands that care about their good buddy
>>53501636>>53527954Yeah I was gonna say you could look into Beksinski he did a lot of cool things.Alternatively you could look into finding some SCP's that work - there are enough of them that even if your players know SCP's you could find some obscure enough to work, although that's more for ideas than art.
>>53513967>>53539889Here you go anon.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/49744075/
>>53501750Love me some moth man
>>53526845SAUL SLENDAMAN GET IN MY OFFICE, STOP KILLING PEOPLE.
>>53556197But chief, it's what I doooooooo
Unsure if it would warrent it's own thread, so I'll ask here for the time being. I'm working on routes for my players to follow in a one piece campaign, and one of the islands about midway through I was planning to make as a sort of Cabin in the Woods, horror campaign. My two main questions are this, suggestions / tips / advice on how to run it and actually make it scary, and how to make it actually scary when you have the chance of players being able to punch earthquakes or turn into molten lava. The campaign hasn't started so I have no idea what their movesets will be, but I figured it would be good to ask and get my ideas on paper before we start.
do you hear it?
>>53544935Yeah man, that dog don't give a fuck.
>>53560011What a dickhead.
I have a small favour to ask of you, teegee:I'm trying to design a local boogeyman for a story. It's set in costal southern england. The setting is softly futuristic, 15 years into the future type thing. Right now, I just have a goatman expy, which is deeply inappropriate and I know it.. What do you think would work better?
A comedian that gives out groucho marx glasses, but THE GLASSES DON'T COME OFF!!!
>>53560309>coastal>EnglandI can see why a Goatman wouldn't fit. You can be cheap and go Fishman. Alternately water or muck based if you are trying to -man it. Alternately, steal from local mythology and simplify it. Is this going to be a combat bogeyman or a story tool?
>>53560825A story tool, for bored teens to freak each other out. Despite the local fishing industry collapsed due to overfishing, there could possibly be a Fisherman type being who drags you in his net back into the sea or has anglerfish like lure.There are also some woods near the town the story is set in, and there's a Spooky Place that nobody ever visits voluntarily.A followup question i, what do you think makes a good, effective boogeyman?
>>53560011I was totally shocked when I found out Mimic had not one but two sequels.
>>53560935for something more obscure, use the Black Flash of Provincetownhttp://newenglandfolklore.blogspot.com/2009/08/black-flash-of-provincetown.htmlSimilar to Spring-Heeled Jack, a local demon/monster/boogyman that molests and scares townspeople, his description varies but most generally he is exceptionally tall (~8 ft), cloaked in black, and has glowing eyes. He is supernaturally strong and can leap tremendous heights easily, much to his advantage when running from pursuers. The blog post doesn't mention it but some of the versions I've seen also include long silver ears/antenna, a cage/colander obscuring his head/face (probably from the sources that believe it to be a very nonsupernatural prankster), and a touch so cold it can give you frostbite, would also tie in to his supposed weakness to heat/hot water.
>>53556616Null power zones can be used to make players feel vulnerable. Just support creative thinking and ingenuity.
>>53560309where in southern england?
>>53561582On the East coast, in a fictional county.
>>53561389Thanks, that's rad.
>>53561802Frogpeople from not!france swim across the channel to woo away the fair maidens of the fishertowns
>>53562229What I'm looking for is a monster that kids scare each other with when telling stories at night, not a campaign creature.
>>53560309> a selkie who were abused by an unkind man. So she waited his child grew to seven, then she drowned him before disappearing. She now hunt the shore, seducing childen and man alike to drown them. It can work with any mermaid/fishgal. > In Brittany, you have the kannerezed-noz (litterally the night laundress), who are the souls of women that killed their own child. You could have a britton who imprisonned one, and to get rid of her, he drop her on Albion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Lavandi%C3%A8res >Drac, Kelpie, or other creepy beast who want to drown people to eat them or for shit and giggle.>a Dead Coaches, who goes very fast on the road at night and cause accidents, trample those who stand in his way, only to stop to let those who will die on...
>>53563303> It can work with any mermaid/fishgal. that would work as half the main characters are at least bi women.Thank.
>>53561802https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_BonesConsider this, though it's the wrong part of england.Forgive the namefagging, I'm on another thread and too lazy to change my name on an off.
>>53564087Forgiven. And I could probably update that to work. Nice.
>>53564087I always like Rawhead and Bloody Bones. Coincidentally, they're both in the newest Pathfinder Bestiary. I'm glad that Pathfinder is interested in mining such an array of stuff for monsters. Whatever the game's shortcomings, I think it's good that it's raising the profiles of cool monsters and folklore and whatnot. If nothing else, it might inspire some people to learn more.
>>53509142Was she on mad men? Like, was that photographer a real person, who I'm now looking at?
>>53564185Or cause braindead louts to only associate that monster with pathfinder now.
>>53564945Pathfinder is a blight on the RPG community
>>53565754Well yes, but that's a more general phenomenon. Suppose it technically started with tabletop but it happens a lot more with vidya due to popularity. Oh hey you're talking about Monster X from Y-rim.
>>53556616>Cabin in the WoodsHow come it doesn't have an official tabletop RPG yet? It such an obviously gamey idea, and more suited to tabletops than vidya, which is a bit rare these days.
>>53560309Portals that take you to a world in straight out of Threads. You have to find the matching portal to return.
>>53566555*to a world straight out
>>53566513Ehh I think it would make a much better board game than tabletop.
>>53566555It's an out of left field idea, so let me flesh it out just a little. You do not face any bogeyman, but the environment itself becomes your enemy. You have to worry about making the wrong step and falling into a portal. The first time you do, the exit is near, but most times you won't be so lucky. On the other side of the portals is a world where an apocalyptic event like a nuclear war happened. Each portal leads to a different location in that world and a different time: before, during, and after the apocalypse. The "during" journeys are where you must think on your feet before something really bad happens. The "after" is all about scavenging, environmental dangers like radiation, and violence from the survivors. The "before" gives you the backstory. The portals can generally be only used once. Find a reason why the players can't just leave the area with the portals or actively need to use them because they're looking for something on the other side.
>>53566765A board game or card game if you play as the facility workers; a tabletop if you play as the victims. Maybe you could combine the two?
>>53560935The most important part is the mystery of the bogeyman. Parallel and conflicting information is a solid tool at your disposal. Different townsfolk have different stories. Explanations for abnormal phenomena. But usually there is some variety of common thread. And running a game you can also be inconsistent with your descriptions. Never give it all away. I normally hold something back. In this case, I'd give the town 2-3 bogeymen who are all attributed to being the same entity. Perhaps they all tend to snatch people who are alone at night. Or they have overlapping territories. Now, defenitely never tell the players that they are dealing with multiple creatures they can't actually fight against. But make it one semi-morphous creature in their minds. Also, make sure someone in town is convinced it's aliens.
>>53566555>>53566830No need for threats like radiation or a post apocalyptic wasteland of a world. Just have the world be empty aside from the victim who stumbled into the portal. It looks like the real world, if at the exact time the victim passed through the portal, everything alive vanished.
>>53569066m8 I'm sorry if there was any confusion but I'm not trying to run a game here. I just want to design a monster for a story, so my characters can talk about it and tease each other for being afraid of it.
>>53522212Talking about books, here's something I got from /tg/ a while back that'd be great for this type of thing.
>>53566292Oh god, when I ever start talking about folklore and monsters with the guys at the college or the local gaming shop, there is always that one dumbass that goes "Oh, like in Supernatural!"
>>53503192>be me>Canadian moose fucker>walking down the side walk>see dude and his dog turn onto my street>he promptly 180s on out of there>I pay no mind>pass a van in a driveway>pair of Canadian geese there>easily over 5 feet tall>shit>see there baby>soft ball sized little bundle of waddling adorable>FUCK>keep walking>hear a honk directly behind me>I die running>it as a car that passes by>look back>geese don't give a fuck
>>53577088>Baby anythings are cute, regardless of how evil the adults are
>>53579490They also tend to bring out their asshole parents A-game.
>>53566980>biblical literalist angels
>>53556625Wow, what is this from?
>>53579490this isn't creepy, it's cute af, fucking faggot normie scum
>>53585034Agh, I didn't even have the sound on and I jumped at the end. Knew it was coming, too.
>>53584489reverse image search just says "disturbing images from the deep web"so who knows
>>53573107Throw in a monster and it's basically Stranger Things
>>53574535Interesting list, but some of these are pure cringe.
>>53588884I liked the Unknown Armies rumors because they were all so absurd and some were genuinely spine tingling in their creepiness. The "how to scare your DnD players" section is terrible, though.
>>53501891fucking thin mints
>>53589426what ones creeped you?
>>53560309something's been making a mess of the crops and the livestock on the farms around townturns out it's a giant caterpillar creature, that looks like a farm hedge
>>53568238>the symbols have been compromised >do not be taken aliveThose two allways send shivers down my spine
Shitty camera.I called it, Boss-hog
>>53599208When I think of modern horror, I'm always reminded of the creepypastas about US soldiers ancountering strange shit like ghouls and demons in Afghanistan or Iraq that used to proliferate on /k/. Modern military is like the last place to encounter the creepy supernatural and the contrast (and ability to shoot the creeps) make those pastas my favourite.
>>53599208>>53602646>demonic monstrosities annihilate the middle easthttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Saint+Dracula+and+the+Romanian+Reformation
>>53503732>>53502717There is a Japanese ghost called the Slit-Mouthed Woman (Kuchisake-onna) that looks like a beautiful woman wearing a disposable surgical mask (which is quite common in Asia; it's actually considered impolite NOT to wear one if you're sick).>The woman will ask a potential victim "Am I Pretty?" If they answer no, she will kill them with a pair of scissors, which she carries in her pocket. If they answer yes, she will pull away the mask, revealing that her mouth is slit from ear to ear, and ask, "How about now?" If they answer no, she will cut her unfortunate victim in half. If the person answers yes, then she will slit his or her mouth so it resembles her mouth. It is impossible to run away from her, as she will simply reappear in front of the victim.>When the legend reappeared in the 1970s, rumors of ways to escape also emerged. Some sources say she can also be confused by the victim answering her question with ambiguous answers, such as "You are average" or "So-so". Another method is to flip her questions towards her, such as asking her "Do you think I'm pretty?" Unsure of what to do, she will give a person enough time to escape while she is lost in thought. Another escape route is to tell her one has a previous engagement; she will pardon her manners and excuse herself. In some variations of the tale, she can be distracted by fruit or candies thrown at her which she will then pick up, thus giving the victim a chance to run.Also, there is a youkai called the Shirime which takes the form of a naked man with a large eyeball where his anus should be. It likes to bend over, spread its cheeks, and show the eyeball to people.
>>53545474Not that guy but super long time player of Esoterrorists. Incredibly easy for new players to learn and with the right spooks, you can legit get players freaked the fuck out. Its great to watch em squirm.
You guys might like mysterious universe. They tend not to go into too much detail but make a great jumping off point for the topics and books they cover. Cryptids and ufo encounters are pretty high up there on the reoccurring topic list.
>>53501674Hail Mary nigga run quick see...
>>53604698That's actually very interesting. Whenever I hear about youkai I assumed they were very old stories, as in the west our hundred year old stories are very distinct from our urban legends. Are there any more relatively new ones?
Whenever my players pick citydwellers with no outdoors experience, and the story plays in the woods, as soon as the mood gets tense i explain a lot of things scarier that they are. for why would their character know better that this wail was just a nightbird etc.
>>53619177Ningen are the only modern example I can think of. You'll probably get more results if you look for Japanese urban legends instead of trying to find things classified as urban yokai
My favorite horror-creatures also induce doubt on top of fear.
>>53624316I would watch that as a movie. the Thing in Space?
how do I create a setting where the players are trying to stop cryptids but don't work for the government and arent fighting for survival
>>53524929is that Stålenhag?
>>53626225Well, at least one of the players must be a Great Dane, non-negotiable.