Friday, July 25, 2014

Bugs...

Here's a sample image from a series of nasty little bugs who live in the dim-spaces in-between the actual sewers, tunnels and cellars...and sometimes in-between the walls of particularly disreputable or dilapidated buildings...in Wermspittle and elsewhere. Not quite a cricket, not exactly a roach, they are an accidentally hybridized species who owe their unfortunate existence in no small part to random dumpings of Spectral Brine and other hazardous waste-products left behind by illicit distillers and the like. These verminous things fashion cuirasses from other creatures' cocoons or egg-husks and they are very adept at using mandible-sickles to catch and cut-off the antennae of their preferred insectine enemies...though they have developed a definite taste for the flesh of rats...which has led to some intense interstitial skirmishes between the two unter-factions...

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  1. Hehe, love it!

    "The Borrowers" with Bugs. "The Borribles" with chitin!

    Head for the hills folks. Life in Wermspittle just got even worse!

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    1. Good call with the 'Borrowers,' though I tend to link them to the Thumblings a little bit more, they are a good resonant fit for these bugs as well. I never heard of the Borribles before, so that was an interesting new thing to open up...hey look like they might be another reference for the Feral Children, Orphans, Urchins, etc. Your pointing that out is very much appreciated.

      Life in Wermspittle is...complicated...at times. As I get some more of the Player's Guide stuff hammered out, you'll get to see some of the good stuff, not just the horrid, icky-nasty things that go bump in the night...or in-between the walls...

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  2. "Bugs Mr Rico! Millions of them!" Somebody call the Mobile Infantry.

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    1. Ha! They'd really put the Mobile Infantry to good use in Wermpsittle...hmmm...the Sewer Militia were experimenting with electrified armor a while back...I wonder...

      Thanks for the laugh, and the the comment. I need to re-read Starship Troopers again before we start up our SciFi game again this Fall.

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  3. What potential for a twisted little game of PC bugs and rats, scrabbling for control of some small space in-between.

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    1. I'm working on something like that for a possible convention-game. Thumblings, Doughmunculi, Rolly-Pollies, Roachers, Bugs, Wermthings, Black Slugs, Small Jellies, Rats, Jenkins, Blue Zoogs...there are a bunch of littlefolk, vermin and small things to put into this sort of scenario. Once I have the maps worked out a bit better, I'll post something. I'd be curious to see what other people come up with as well. It really could be a fun type of mini-campaign...

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