Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Vacation Week, day 7


This is a pic of a toy designed to resemble a Burgess Shale fossil. In other words something like the monstrosity above once actually lived. If I ever find one of these bad boys I'm going to use it as a mini in a D&D game. And lo, there will be much weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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  1. wulfgar6:19 AM

    oooooh...a spikey carrion crawler!

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  2. Even the name, Hallucigenia, rocks. Not so terrifying in real life, of course, at 0.5 to 3 cm long -- though it's all a matter of scale I suppose.

    Any info on who makes the model, Jeff?

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  3. There was an article in Dragon 204 called "Creatures That Time Forgot", by Greg Detwiler, that featured monster versions of Burgess Shale creatures. They were dual-statted for AD&D 2e & the Bughunters Amazing Engine game.

    Plus check out this woman's homemade Opabinia.

    That's not as lewd as it sounds.

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  4. You can find the article's stats for Hallucigenia here: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1906045&postcount=170

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  5. Just looking at that thing freaks me out. Last night I had some bizarre dream about a 3" long REALLY fast bug that looked half-millipede, half-cockroach, half army ant, and could jump a distance of like, six feet at a leap. It would actually pick up pebbles and throw them at you, and it was trying to jump on me and bite me. I woke up with my skin absolutely crawling...

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  6. Any info on who makes the model, Jeff?

    Japanese toymaker Kaiyodo, as part of series 3 of their DinoTales line.

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