I had two unpainted giant styrofoam mushrooms waiting that where identical with this one, and I finally got around to painting them. Not finished yet, but almost. Just a bit of drybrushing.
The first one got some chippings scraping off in the storage box, so this time I added a protective PVA glue layer on top of the spackling. Now it's like plastig and should stand semi-rough handling. Lesson learned.
If someone tells you that you have enough craft suplies and you don't need anymore, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
The set you see above (an original resin cast, not a scratchbuild) went on ebay for almost 100 EUR... I still have no idea how to replicate the Capillary Towers, but the Brood Pod is simple. In fact, I'm pretty sure they used lotus pods when making the originals and built the remaining structure around it somehow.
I wanted a more tree-like growth, something that fblends in with my large mushrooms. The stem would be made of crumpled aluminum foil (cat food containers are made of very strong foil). For the base I used four poker chips with metal cores. If this seems a bit expensive: It's not - I got a few hundred of the for less than 20 €, so the price per piece is didiculously low.
I don't want the stem to be upright, that would be boring.
And since I'll be using hotglue for additional texture, it's easy to add lots of strings. Funghi and stringy growths love each other, as a certain famous British cook would say.
simply put the lotus pod in and blend it in with hotglue. Nothing fancy here.
I forgot to take step by step shots during painting, but it was pretty straight forward: Neon green basepaining, a heavy drybrushing with black, then a light drybrushing with grey. About the same color scheme I used with my giant mushroom.
And that's where I stand at the moment. I will add some small mushrooms near the base for decoration, but I have no idea what to do with the pod. I want some openings to be closed, and I absolutely love the creature ripping free from it's pod in the 2nd pic of this post... Let's see. Any ideas are welcome!
If someone tells you that you have enough craft suplies and you don't need anymore, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
Yesterday I found a piece of mushroom goodness that completely, utterly blew my mind. I wasn't aware that there are people out there who are that much dedicated to mushrooms in RPGs that they would go to such lengths churning out ideas.
- 200 musroom descriptions --> I shudder at the thought of crafting each type. And what's worse: I'm not exactly sure what makes me shudder... - 3x10 properties of mushroooms: 10x useful, 10x physical, 10x weird - 100 bizarre mushroom properties - 100 additional crazy fungoid ideas called "Magical mushroom munching mayhem". And boy do they live up to that title.
There is more mushroom-related stuff on this blog. I'm not through with all of them right now, but I'll keep you posted.
This is a post about mushrooms. It can be used for my Underland setting, my typical DnD oldschool Exiles DnD and my planet Psychon DnD. Parts fine for Gammaworld or SF games too. Shroom and fungus forests are fantasy foliage fodder since the earliest versions of the great game. This is a bunch of tables to make your swollen toadstools glisten with glee.
d100 Appearance of your fungus 01 Clean typical white, grey or brown mushroom 02 Tall thin toadstools glistening black cap 03 Short squat and slimy brown 04 Lattice of white structure 05 Spectacular phallus like 06 Red stems split into masses of orange frilled gills 07 Orange sponge like 08 Coral like white fingers reaching up 09 Mass of density packed white stalks with pink caps 10 Tiny purple mushrooms 11 Red star like with stinking hole attracts flying bugs 12 Broad bright yellow cap whith short white stems 13 Glistening metallic and opalescent coloured pointy cap 14 Tall thin with luminescant lantern structure 15 Broad white slimy shroom which glows green or purple 16 Thin stem with large pod covered in jelly filled pits 17 Fragile tall white umbrella of latice 18 Tall glistening translucent glass like mushrooms 19 White spherical clusters 20 Large crown or black sphere 21 Mass of green, purple or yellow lichen like growth with cup shapes where most developed 22 White sphere covered in spiky fingers 23 Thick trunk branches into thousands of glowing green tiny fingers 24 White mass with hard concave black disks where largest 25 Brain like structure in pink, white or violet 26 Coral fungus in white pink or orange with complex structures 27 Tall thin mushroom with dripping black cap 28 Phallus white mushroom dripping white foamy mess 29 Brown spongy brain structures on stalks 30 Mass of translucent slime 31 Jellyfish like mushroom 32 Brilliant blue pixie parasol mushroom 33 Orange peel like mass 34 Pink mass of tendrils 35 Purple liver like growth 36 Red lattice cage fungus structure 37 Orange or purple sphere covered in holes deep into structure 38 Has a brown or black main cap with lattice white frill 39 Squat spherical shroom with lattice webbing over cap 40 Tiny caps on tall thin stalks brilliant scarlet 41 Eerie elegant tapered fingers on hand with lattice frill growing from earth 42 Brown bark like leathery brown half caps growing in mass or from walls or other fungi 43 Clusters of tint thin stalked toadstools in pastel colour variations 44 White concave clusters with gills inside 45 Straggly green dried grass looking growths in clumps 46 Brilliant shiny translucent green cap with white dull stalk 47 White eggs bursting open with fleshy ropey structure with red rings inside 48 Yellow stalk with spherical head of brilliant cyan fingers 49 Large shrooms with concave caps and large white gills underneath 50 Orange skinned on top of cap rest is jet black grow in clusters 51 Black flat discs with brilliant cyan patterns and rough bark like texture 52 Squat stalk with brilliant blue spherical ball cap 53 Large shroom with indigo spots all over and gills, looks rotten 54 Brilliant indigo mushrooms 55 Red translucent huge concave cups on thin white stalks, often full of water 56 Black trumpets erupting from soil in clusters 57 Huge white lilly like trumpets growing up from earth 58 Pink or black fairy helmets growing on thin stalks 59 Clusters of jet black shiny fingers 60 Squat white stalk with tall grey furry cap 61 Clusters of green stalks that widen and terminate in concave cups 62 Crinkly pink mass of rose petal like fungus 63 White stalks with white trumpets with glistening red and orange inside, white rims 64 Amethyst pear shaped caps on thin stalks, beautiful delicate shade 65 Resembles cluster of gems in different colours, rigid skin slime inside 66 Thin twisted white stalks with black spheres on top in clusters 67 Great white crinkly skinned toadstool with blue on top of cap 68 Red flower like growth with long trailing filament, often grow up high in masses 69 Sideways growing shelf fungus hard and woody, white underside brown bark like skin on top 70 Perky grey breast shaped cap with delicate frilly lace around cap and rings of lattice down stalk 71 Orange carrot like growths in mass, happily grow upside down from roof too 72 White stalk growing thicker to red velvet concave cap 73 Crinkly yellow carpet like mass 74 Carpet of thin translucent fingers with yellow, purple, black or green tinge 75 Violet and/or pink coral fungus grows into tall elegant structures 76 Great green scraggly trumpet structure with several smaller trumpets on head, slightly furry appearance 77 Tall thin pink and wite stalks with droopy floral head 78 Squat split caps grow straight from ground orange gills, chocolate caps and glow in dark 79 Twisted purple stalk, thickens at top with bark like skin and great pink-purple cap with dim glow 80 Orange concave caps grow from ground with thick black gills inside cap 81 White stalk with tall grey cap actually a mass of lattice structure up close 82 Bright yellow antler like growths 83 Huge drooping spherical sacs with spots, as matures spots open to deep holes in saggy mass 84 Brilliant orange stalkless flat caps also grow sideways in walls or other fungus 85 Sky blue mushroom with red tinted gills 86 Mass of translucent thread in huge fairy floss like heap 87 Thin pink stalk sagging under weight of huge spongy tall cap 88 Huge brown mushroom with broad cap and yellow gills 89 White bulbous mass with rigid orange bark on top, sweats beads of water under softer underside 90 Tall thin brilliant orange mushrooms with ridges up stalks forming into gills 91 Tall thin mushroom with cap overgrown with hundreds of long thin hairs with black beads on end 92 Many score black threads growing from ground fusing into black or chocolate gelaitinous mass covered in beads of water 93 Carpet of yellow sponge growth 94 White egglike growths, mature ones split with brilliant yellow yolks bursting out 95 Pink spheres grow over area evenly apart 96 Delicate pink fleshy cap with gills with thick white stalk covered in yellow droplets of fluid 97 Porcalain like white shroom with thick stalk and thimble like cap with evenly spaces raised spots 98 Red mass of stinking tentacles connected in bunches at tips when young, with black inside mass 99 Fragile white lattice trumpets made from threadlike mas with loose threads hanging free of structure 100 Beautiful ice like thick stalks tapering into small concave shape, like sculpted glass ,elegant translucent vases
er more cos they are awesome...
d100 more 01 Light brown bird nest fungi, fluffy cups with leathery dark brown stone structures inside 02 Pink tentacle with ridges from top to bottom anf black patches neat tips 03 Thick white stalked mushroom with thick slimy shiny dark yellow cap covered in spikes 04 Devils urn a black cup with light brown bark textured freckles, cup shoots sores at skightest breeze or breathe 05 Thick white stalk with flat top, covered in brown bark with white crackling patterns from growth 06 Stalks of white with thin plate like caps covered in veiny ridges, translucent when young 07 Thick brown-pink fleshy stalk with tall cap with spaced dark brown ridges from top to bottom, dripping fleshy mouths in between ridges 08 Shiny quivering jelly white blobs with black patches vaguely resemble gelatinous human skulls 09 Carpet of decaying white sponge with spheres growing on top 10 Tall yellow stalked ridged sponges with shiny brown caps, often smaller than stalk ridges 11 White or grey beard like mass, often hanging from other fungi 12 White willow like coral stalks intertwined in mass with thousands of drooping filaments 13 White lumpy tree branch tike smooth structure with green tips covered in tiny fingers 14 Masses of thin stalked shrooms start as white caps, then mature into flat ridged caps and turn violet 15 Tall yellow stalks with black and yellow cracking pattern caps with tiny yellow holes in tips, yellow hexagonal lattice frame grows around stalk 16 Green spongy stalks widen to glistening capsicum like plastic globs on top 17 Dry looking brown hairy stalks sprout into white antler shapes half way up 18 Mass of tiny threadlike tall red stalks with little yellow or green caps 19 White breadloke puffball clusters with brown crackled patches on topmost, look like delicious bread 20 White stalk with flat red cap with large delicate ridges of gills underneath 21 Split woody chunk like stalk with a breast like shape in middle, a dark brown colour starts from nipple and tapers to edges, shoots cloud of spores in slightest breeze or breath 22 White thin stalks with tiny red dot heads like matchsticks growing in mass 23 Thick white stalk tapering to sphere covered in nodules 24 Crinkly purple cabbage like mass on sponge violet stalk 25 Veiny ridged grey pods when mature lid pops off and spores spray out 26 Thick carpet of soft fluffy green filaments 27 White eggs which eventually burst and brilliant scarlet phalus cap with yellow stalk erupts 28 Crinkly ridged trumpet from ground with white outside and mustard yellow slimy inside 29 Thin white stalk with array of four or five long white fuzzy finger structures 30 Crinkly grey sponge carpet with similar looking grey trumpets with read globules on rim of horn 31 Pink globs covered in stubby fingers 32 Great woody columns resemble weathered stone formations 33 Central sphere with fine peelings of skin and dozens os small stubby yellow cap shrooms from mass 34 Egg bursts on maturity into mass of pink tentacles 35 Spongy red dodecahedron with black centes on each face of the polygon, stinks to attract bugs 36 Squat dry looking white stalked yellow gilled mushroom with red cap covered in drooping mouth shapes 37 Octopus mushroom with white thick stalk, purple underside of octopus looking cap splint into twisted tapered tentacles, gold on top, even has sucker looking lumps on underside of tentacles 38 Thin grey stalk widens to mace like spiky head, grow evenly apart 39 Mass of very tall thin intertwined soft stalks with button caps, come in white, black, grey or violet 40 Crinkly translucent white carpet mass 41 Brown speckled egg opens when mature and black tendril with crinkly red crescent rises out 42 Violet stalk widens to mass of many luminous cyan strings of beads 43 Scarlet elf cup shape grows straight from ground, spongy on outside darker smooth inside 44 Stems terminating in mass of crinkly spheres, white and grey 45 Thin blue stalk with spherical upside down cup, outside covered in spheres, inside with ridges 46 Devils stink horn, great red lobster claws bursting from earth 47 Grows from egg then splits into woody star shape with spore shooting breast shape inside 48 Stems with brown bell structure, shoots smoky trails of spores 49 Pink flesh ears grow in clusters on walls or on other fungi 50 Tiny thin filament stem with great black sphere on end, burst when mature 51 Stem covered in peppercorn like beads and capped by sticky shriveled black flower 52 Thousands of pink threads capped with buttons and pink droplets among clusters 53 Carpet of flat white stoney buttons caps without stalks 54 Bleeding gum fungus, pink gum like mass with blood like droplets, varieties in brown, yellow or indigo 55 Mass of white tree like growths with branches terminating in pink fingers 56 Thin spike covered red spheres open into mouth filled with white needle like hairs 57 Yellow shell like growth with cluster of thin yellow tendrils from sphere 58 Shiny brilliant orange fungus with lumpy and finger textured skin 59 Yellow sacks of fluid ready to burst with liquid 60 Glistening black mushroom 61 Spherical structure of white lattice 62 Great pink coral growths with tendrils and spheres of yellow tangled in branches 63 Dead mans fingers, mass of stubby grey fingers tapering into white nail tips 64 Carpet of red puckered lip like growths 65 Blue tooth like fungus, when clear of ground develops masses of fingers underside and gathers brown droplets of fluid 66 Brown fluffy carpet with black stalks ending in great droplets og cloudy brown-white slime 67 Woody brown round mass with thick flat capped stalks growing from mass, covered in brown skin with white crackle patterns 68 Pink fleshy cap mushroom covered in loose scaly peeling skin 69 Waxy shiny green tall mushroom with flat cap and yellow gills 70 Blue cap mushroom with white spots 71 Green cap mushroom with white spots 72 Yellow cap mushroom with white spots 73 Red cap mushroom with white spots 74 Brown mushroom with flat cap with brown lattice cage over top 75 Short stalked with tall white caps covered in peeling scaly skin, like to grow in masses 76 Decaying translucent yellow stalks with egg structure that splits on maturity to a lemon coloured breast with red nipple spore shooter inside 77 Violet and purple sponge caps growing straight from ground 78 Thick white stalk resembling badly melted candle 79 Translucent pastel green mushroom with variegated texture 80 Deadmans trumpet a slimy black trumpet with white skull patterns 81 Egg splits open with large spongy lump inside split petals covered in black and white crackling patterns 82 Slimy russet misshaped stalk with yellow rimmed slimy red cap 83 Thin tall red stalk with white slower like cap 84 Orange or purple coral fungi 85 Purple glistening phallus tapering to white at base 86 Skull cup resembles human skull growing on ground with top removed often gathers water or attracts bugs inside 87 A orange tongue like fungus grows straight from ground 88 Huge underground fungus only seasonally erupts surface growths of small brown dirty mushrooms 89 Brown capped mushroom with yellow spots 90 Slimy brown sponge paps with red stalks 91 Grey wisps of hair growing in carpets 92 Red spongy lattice spheres with thin masses or red filaments erupting from inside 93 Thick ropey yellow tendrils cover ground connected by yellow chicken hexagonal lattices 94 Woody black stalk with black spore pods, trailing red hairlike threads 95 Translucent brown gelatin carpet with stalks covered with scores of black spherical spore pods 96 Balls of pink fluff soft and squishy in clusters and carpets 97 Slimy yellow translucent fleshed squat toadstools with purple flesh mostly visible under skin 98 Witches butter, crinkly yellow spheres in clusters 99 Clusters of clack dry looking tall spore rods, outer ones tend to sag as new middle ones push aside 100 Witch's hearts, purple fluidy sagging sack with thick blue veins, bursts into slimy scarlet mess
I recommend go to Pintrest.com and enter fungus Helpful for inventing mythos things too...
d10 Quick useful properties of your fungus 1 Edible 2 Poison (ingested, contact, blade, disease, etc) 3 Medicine (anti-inflamitary, anticoagulant, antiseptic, anti-toxin, treats a disease) 4 Hallucinogen (whoa dude, also can make you spew, some smokable or eaten) 5 Skin produces leather 6 Stores liquid (can extract water or collects in pools in caps or spaces in flesh) 7 Can be used as wood 8 Attracts edible bugs & grubs 9 Dye to stain cloth or leather or pigment 10 Alchemical ingredient (good for potions and magical reagents)
d10 Other physical properties 1 Grows large size of soccer ball 2 Grows huge size of a person 3 Grows enormous size of a tree 4 Grows titanic to size of buildings 5 Grows very rapidly from spores 6 Grows in huge colony 7 Secretes liquid or spores if harmed or exited 8 Super squishy and slimy 9 Hard and woody 10 Grows tall and thin
d10 Weird properties 1 Sentient, 1in4 telepathic spores, 1in4 has a face and can talk, can be good evil or indifferent 2 Is home inside or roost to other creatures who protect it 3 Is ambulatory and can move occasionally like a slug or might have legs 4 Has defence mechanism like tentacles, poison spores or secretions, screams 5 Glows and is a useful light source 6 Has important ritual and holy significance to locals who protect it 7 Will eventually form into a mushroom person (or giant one possibly) 8 Mushroom related to a spirit who communes with those who eat it or smoke it 9 Has magical properties if eaten 10 Highly infectious might turn you into fungi zombies, mushroom men, make you host to colonise world, or ruin all your formerly organic equipment, turn you into same fungus or just give you rotting disease
d100 Bizarre properties of your fungus 01 Bleeds fluid if cut like blood 02 Stains you if touched 03 Grow on you if touched, mostly harmless small versions 04 Burst into sticky mess if touched 05 Shoots spores if touched 06 Quivers if touched 07 Squeaks if touched 08 Covered i fling insects 09 Filled with worm burrows 10 Insects living inside 11 Growing from remains of feces 12 Growing on remains of corpse 13 Growing on remains of larger dead fungus 14 Beads of coloured fluid on surface 15 Covered in coloured dust, easily disturbed 16 A appropriate sized toad sits on top 17 A appropriate sized snail climbing it 18 Patches of hairlike threads of other fungus growing on it 19 Stalks with glowing fungi bulbs parasitically crowing on it 20 Flings spore pods 21 Explodes and infects victims 22 Screams alerting other creatures if bothered 23 Sings strange music 24 Creatures living inside defend host and it grows on corpses of their left overs 25 Glows with dull light, if already does then lights change as if communicating something 26 Fermented mildly alcoholic fermented beverage pools naturally in fungus 27 Bubbly foam pours from fungus when sporing 28 Dripping liquid from fungus when sporing 29 Fungus has eyes 30 Fungus has face 31 Fungus has remains of corpse buried in it 32 Fungus has been tagged with marker by someone for later 33 Fungus being munched on by happy caterpillar 34 Fungus guarded by dark elf 35 Fungus guarded by goblin 36 Fungus guarded by gnome 37 Fungus guarded by ogre 38 Fungus has a little fence around it 39 Fungus has alarm spores attracting mushroom men druids 40 Panic spores act as mood altering drug on attackers 41 Dozing happy creatures laying about intoxicating fungus 42 Smokey spores drifting from skin 43 Screams if plucked with face on root mass like a baby 44 Dark elf rune patterns 45 Goblin glyph patterns 46 Gnome pictogram patterns 47 A sentient caterpillar lounging on top with human face 48 Demonic sigils markings on top 49 Has other fungus growing on it parasitically 50 Faerie foot prints around it 51 Connected to huge underground network of same species 52 Collects fluid in depressions or concave cup, might be narcotic or poison or just water 53 White sticky milk fluid leaks if cut 54 Has been used as shrine or altar 55 Flickering blue magical light around it 56 Life cycle phase melts into slime 57 Life cycle phase becomes mobile and wanders about on legs 58 Life cycle phase flies with gas bags with dangling tendrils like a jellyfish 59 Life cycle phase appearance changes radically to different fungal form 60 Life cycle phase forms into mobile gelatinous mass 61 Life cycle phase forms into slug like creature with stinger tendrils 62 Sways and undulates hypnotically 63 Sprays sleeping spores if disturbed 64 Flesh rotting disease gel colony on antler growths 65 Symbiosis with deadly slime organism 66 Squirts infectious ooze at intruders to colony with spasming fleshy rods 67 Naked maidens dance over it for fertility 68 Fleshy tentacles burst from ground at intruders 69 Sleeping newborn goblin baby sleeping under cap 70 Creatures deposit scraps around fungus 71 Has big bite marks 72 Creature laid eggs all over it 73 Huge moth gently resting on top 74 Huge web built over with big spider 75 A flog laying on it smoking a pipe 76 Goblins using as a table to play cards 77 Goblins with sickles gathering them up 78 Eerie phantom forms over briefly, human or mushroom man? 79 Forms fairy rings circles used by dancing elves, witches and wizards 80 Sprays hallucinogenic spores if disturbed, see illusions 81 Sprays charming spores if disturbed, victims love fungus and wish to tend and protect it 82 Shoots transparent tendrils into bodies that approach and pump with infectious spore colonies 83 Flings explosive spore pods 84 Explodes if bothered as colony defence and to spread spores 85 Area covered in slimy slippery slime secretions 86 Infects living victims and grow from heads, turn into slaves who spread fungus 87 Infects dead and turns into servant zombies 88 Spores infect wood, natural fabric, leather or wood and turn to slime rapidly 89 Spores spread symbiotic culture over skin change your skin colour to strange unnatural colour 90 Has delicious aroma 91 Small unhappy creature trapped inside 92 Corpse inside gelatinous mass next to or under fungi 93 Fungal claws nip intruders, some poison too 94 Telepathy spores put all in area into mindlink with fungus mind, "please don't eat us" 95 Squirts black fluid if skin pierced 96 Surrounded by puffballs that if touched fill air with choking black spore clouds 97 Fungus has squirming tendrils growing into head and body or dormant creature in coma 98 Tastes like delicious pudding 99 Highly addictive feelings of euphoria if eaten 100 Large insects colony are cultivating and tending fungus
d100 Magical mushroom munching mayhem 01 Mushroom goddess will grant you a lesser wish 02 If parts of you are cut off they regrow about a week per pound, excluding your head 03 If any body parts are cut off you two grow back about a week per pound, excluding your head 04 You develop a close bond with a mushroom person who turns up shortly. They are a new follower and have a telepathic link to you 05 You can create a 3" wide fog cloud of spores three times per day by exhaling 06 If you die and your head is intact you wake up next day minus one CON point with one HP, you can heal as normal and you no longer age after the first time 07 Your spongy mushroom like flesh has less critical locations and you now weep strange fluid slowly if cut +2 AC 08 Nobody can tell your alignment anymore with magic, your spirit is free of this when you die 09 You grow a lovely unicorn like horn giving you a extra d6 attack every round 10 You develop a chaos mutation and for every one after first you have a 10% chance of turning into a shoggoth (use your choice mutation table) 11 You can sustain yourself for food and water by eating dirt but you prefer rich black soils to just sand 12 You always know which way is north like a compass 13 You can exhale a spore cloud that spreads fungus colonies and if used within 1" on a persons face they Make a CON save or are overcome by sneezing for a d4 rounds giving them -2 to hit and reducing AC by 2 also 14 Tiny insects that bite you die making you immune to swarms and certain spells that damage with insect stings or bites, giant or man size insecticides just think you taste bad 15 You can talk to worms, maggots and grubs but they dont have a lot to say 16 You never need to go to the toilet and are never flatulent 17 Your wounds stabilize automatically below zero 18 Bugs love to crawl on you and in your possessions but it doesn't bother you 19 You can read by touch any text even if eyes removed 20 Creatures licking you or biting you make a CON save or hallucinate and feel nausea 21 You can speak to frogs, toads,newts and salamanders 22 Nothing makes your stomach feel sick or nausea, you can eat rotten food unharmed 23 Once a day you can belch a stinking cloud with you at the centre that is harmless to you 24 You gain 1d3 languages 25 Fungus creatures find you adorable 26 You are immune to spore attacks from fungal creatures 27 You sense life within 3" range 28 You glow in the dark like luminous fungus 29 Other Planar beings get -2 to hit you 30 You no longer need to breathe but you become dormant with no air supply, awakening from coma when air restored 31 You are immune to acid 32 Fungi and slime creatures will only hurt you in self defense 33 Mushrooms grow in your footsteps 34 You taste foul and everything that bite you avoid doing so again unless desperate 35 You taste delicious and everything wants to taste you 36 Everything you eat tastes fantastic 37 You crave blood and raw flesh 38 Rats, mice and tiny birds love to clean for you and dress you if you sing 39 You can ignite a candle flame from your finger at will 40 Your clothes, bedclothes, leather goods become mouldy after a few days in your possession 41 You no longer require food as mushroom grows in your stomach 42 A type of animal love to follow you d6 1=rats 2=cats 3=dogs 4=horses 5=cows 6=pigeons 43 When angry or yelling or exited foam comes out of your mouth 44 When angry your eyes glow and smoke comes from your mouth 45 You turn into a d4 1=Orc 2=Ogre 3=Goblin 4=Kobold 46 You turn into a d4 1=Dwarf 2=Gnome 3=Hobbit 4=Elf 47 You speak in poetry, a blessing of the gods 48 Your glowing halo is visible to all indicating your alignment to priests, planar beings and other experts 49 Your eyes glow and your lower face becomes a mass of tentacles 50 You can smell blood like a wolf 51 A baby clone version of you grows on you over a month then drops off then develops normally, happens every year 52 Skin becomes invisible making you a monstrous skeleton like horror 53 You develop night vision, if you have already it becomes superior 54 You develop faster running speed +1d4 55 You develop shiny metallic skin +2 AC 56 You develop insect like chitin shell +2 AC 57 You develop hand and foot webbing and can breathe water, full move rate in water 58 You become hairless 59 You grow hair all over 60 You grow a tail 61 You grow horns or antlers 62 Your skin colour assumes a bright single rainbow hue, with you hair possibly having a different one 63 Your sexual characteristics shrink by 90% and you are infertile 64 Your sexual characteristics enlarge by 2d6x10% and you are extraordinarily fertile 65 You become androgynous and your gender characteristics are less distinguishable 66 Sexual characteristics disappear making you a androgynous neuter 67 Now a fully functional hermaphrodite with both sets of sexual characteristics 68 Cures 1d8 HP damage 69 Cures disease 70 Cures poison 71 Cures all wounds 72 +1d4 on stat d3 1=WIS 2=INT 3=CHA for 1 hour 73 +1d4 on stat d3 1=STR 2=DEX 3=CON for 1 hour 74 +1 on stat d3 1=WIS 2=INT 3=CHA 75 +1 on stat d3 1=STR 2=DEX 3=CON 76 Die and reincarnated instantly as new species 77 Past life flashbacks revealing ancient secrets - possibly reveals loot or dungeon 78 Devolve into d4 1=fish person 2=lizard person 3=frog person 4=rat person 5=ape person 6=amoeba person 79 In moments of stress or injury you transform into a mushroom person, you were mushroom you 80 Change alignment one step 81 Change alignment to opposite 82 Prophetic dream of near future - possibly reveals loot or dungeon 83 Develop second alien personality that takes charge when you are unconscious and raises you to positive 1d4 HP, for a while it is in charge till next sleep, also takes over if you are charmed and other times 84 See invisible or other planar non corporeal spirits in 3" range 85 See planar beings or dimensional weak points or gates within 3" range 86 In trance speak to planar beings of your alignment and ask d3 questions 87 In trance speak to planar beings of your opposite alignment and ask d3 questions 88 Can now detect magic on sight in 3" range 89 When you die you become a fungal zombie 90 Save with CON or infected with fungal zombie disease, once resisted always immune 91 Mushrooms grow on you seasonally, more if damp, dark and don't get to wash 92 Save with CON to vomit up a grey ooze monster otherwise it painfully kills you and eats your corpse 93 Enhanced immunity to parasitic infection from symbiotic colony inside you, parasites leave you fast 94 Enhanced immunity to poison +2 from symbiotic colony inside you 95 Enhanced immunity to disease +2 from symbiotic colony inside you 96 When you die mushroom folk erupt from your corpse 97 Every stool you excrete turns into a baby mushroom person 98 Save with CON or go into fever and become mushroom person 99 You can communicate with mushroom folk via spores 100 A microscopic civilisation evolves inside you of mushroom people who develop faction, at least some who worship you as a great god
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A wonderful scene from 4E's Underdark sourcebook: A Mushroom arch.
I made a strong inner frame with aluminum (cleaned catfood containers)
Glued the arch to a MDF base and textured the crumpled aluminum with more hotglue
Covered the whole thing with a heavy coat of PVA, then wrapped old paper towels around that were soaked in watered-down PVA glue. More glue applied where needed.
Primed black, then scrap metal glued on, plus more coffee grinds to hide the metal below the texture.
It took one night to dry. At that point I was unsure whether this might look too 'crumbly' in the end but I'm happy I tried anyway. There's only one way to find out after all. Also I was quite sceptical that the metal will stand out when painted up.
Based black for a second time, then drybrushed dark grey.
The metal is totally invisible, so much that I have to search it with an magnet.
Next steps: - Paint up lots of small and tiny mushrooms (much smaller than the ones above). I want them to glow blue like in the Underdark pic, which will take a bit of playing around. - Learn Object source lighting, i.e. finding out how to get the rock to glow with the blue sroom light. I'll probably try that on a few test pieces so I don't ruin the arch. If this works out, I'll have masterd another important technique...
A quick youtube search came up with a couple of tutorials. I haven't watched them so far (later that night, probably) so I can't say if they're actually useful. Since I don't have an airbrush, these are less useful for me. If you know any good ones, please share.
...after a month-long hiatus: Mushrooms for the mushroom arch!
I have a half-dozen magnetized spots on the arch, but I want the funghi patches fixed. So I needed some more mushrooms, and this time they have to look like they are illuminating the rock around them (otherwise there would be no point in painting OSL effects on the rock around them).
Here's the WIP so far:
I never thought OSL would be so easy, and so effective!
Granted, I just quickly browsed the video tutorials a few weeks back (I guess I forgot half of it already) and surely didn't do a proper OSL, whatever 'proper' is. I simply did a very fine drybrushing with a dark blue and green around the spots I intended to glue the 'shrooms in. But still, it really sells the 'these funghi are aglow!' message.
But see for yourself. (Sorry for the picture-flood. i just couldn't bring myself to post less than these. )
The Blues seen from above. Shot taken twice due to crappy lighting. (I guess I'll have to take some more shots in daylight tomorrow)
I really love the design of the caps. I'm quite sure I'll make more of these. Lots.
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT