"Not exactly sure why he drug politics into it...oh, wait, yes I do. My recollection of that guy, before I blocked him on G+ years ago, is that he drags politics/social issues into just about every damn thing. I just want to blather about D&D without hearing the loons from the right or left pushing their agendas, you know what I mean?
Having said that, it looks pretty accurate, from a particular OSR point of view, I suppose. "
Monday, 8 July 2013
Now then now then
Young Matt Diaz asked for "Carnival generator. For horrible undead carnivals. Danse macabres and
calaveras, formaldayde-filled freakshows. Cruel and wild and
Lets see what we can do for him in one hour.
The Clowns Are Evil
face paint is fresh child’s blood.
the paint they have the faces of dead relatives.
are fallen souls from a higher reality, this cosmos is their hell, clowning is
been surgically and psychically altered to react to laughter with intense pain
and to die on the day they fail to make an audience laugh.
being forced to abduct children from the audience and torture them to death of
their own children will be killed.
hear voices whenever the carnival sound isn’t drowning it out. It’s the same
planning to murder someone in front of the audience tonight and disguise it as
a joke. They are all in on it.
covered with bulging carcinomas underneath the padded suits. The tumours have
teeth and hair.
is a box full of eggshells somewhere in the circus. The eggs have clown faces
painted on them. During the performance one gets smashed. The clowns face
breaks. It breaks wrong, blood and splinters and slivers of bone and black
hollow inside like paper bags. Boots full of lead weights to keep them down.
During performance they take off and float about, its meant to be a trick but
you can see its real and wrong.
squeaky voice you through was fake is real, the real voice is the fake one.
think you are their lost child and will steal you back.
about the Immortal Ringmaster.
is a hollow egg. Hat is in charge, it never comes off. Pupils are black pits.
pet monkey is in charge, no-one knows.
of the ‘drunken immortals’ banned from heaven for drinking and partying too
a year of youth every time they see an accidental death.
5 Ran party
for apocalyptically minded gods to gain place on ark during flood. Immortal so
long as party continues. Has clay tablet signed in cuneiform.
forgotten splinter of primal chthonic HATE from dawn of time embedded in the
world like shrapnel. Has grown flesh body like a scar. Needs constant merriment
around to disguise self from vengeful universe.
manic Lich in disguise. Phylactery around the tigers neck.
delusion psychic projection of evil intelligent circus animals. They adopt new
animals and induct them into the cult. People are slaves. The cages are
live so long as they live only eyes. Otherwise normal.
is a ghost that haunts them. Cannot get away. Tries to die but wakes up with
top hat and cane.
every bad thought in ½ mile radius. Universal nearby fun is only moment of
silence and inner peace.
the Entertainment Chills
have razorblade hands.
always smiling, even when impossible for that animal.
breaks and cuts are real. Children laugh compulsively and insist on staying. No
show true souls of those reflected. Horrible.
are on leather skin of last audience, you think you recognise a tattoo.
disappear in crowd, if came without parents then they appear in crowd. Alive or
dead, on a 1 for 1 basis. No backsies.
glimpsed arm tattoos on carny workers are scenes from your life.
carnival staff have clearly been weeping. They deny this through gritted teeth.
9 You have
a one of a kind VIP ticket. All staff shocked and sympathetic to see it. They
don’t want to be near you. Increasingly upset and surprised if you are still
alive/around by end of night.
win every game, can’t lose. They laugh and load you with toys.
in background during big cheers. Tail off just after the audience noise goes
painted figure and carousel horse and clowns face and poste face and mask and
toy face has one eye closed and face scrunched up like a stroke victim. No-one
comments on this.