This is a series of Tables for quickly generating a suitably weird appearance for a Random Horror/Demon/Outsider. For statistics, please check out the Outsider Megapost.
For further reading, you can read my post on Gentle Beasts (though its a bit outdated, see above link), or for a slightly different yet similar take, check out Iron and Ink's Superstitions and Monsters.
2- Covered in iridescent scales.
3- Waifishly thin.
5- Rippling with muscles.
6- Covered in dripping slime.
8- Covered in barbs, spines, or sharp, bony growths.
10- Made of an unnatural material.
12- Glittering glass and/or crystal.
13- Naked, with no fur or scales.
15- Immensely beautiful.
16- Made of a natural element: fire, water, earth, wood or metal.
17- Aglow with all the light of Heaven.
19- Diseased and filthy.
20- Draped in fabrics, metal, glass or earthenware of an unknown design.
It's hide was...
12- Black and White
16- Palette: Monarch Butterfly
17- Palette: Poison Dart Frog
18- Palette: A Metal album cover
19- Spotted, roll twice
20- Striped, roll twice
Its body shape is/was...
3- Many legged, like a millipede.
4- Has no legs.
5- Has many arms, no legs.
6- One great mass, and it seemed to possess no limbs at all!
And it had, how many arms did it have, again?
And how many eyes did it have?
7- One body part is covered in them
8- It sees through the eyes of others.
9- It has none, it is blind.
10-It has none, yet its other senses easily compensate.
1- It was covered in sand, dirt or grit. It left a trail as it left the area.
2- It left no footprints, except on solid stone or metal.
3- You will smell it long before you see it. Its odor is so pungent it kills flies and makes weaker men recoil.
4- It is covered in scars from a hundred battles.
5- It has several open wounds that are 1d4 [1= Festering; 2= Swarming with maggots; 3= Perpetually bleeding, leaving a trail of blood; 4= dripping a strange fluid that is not blood.]
6- It had a weapon embedded in a place it could not reach; or perhaps it could not remove it.
7- It wore clothing that seemingly resembled a royal raiment that was 1d3 [1= Intended for a much smaller creature; 2= Tattered and stained; 3= Pristine and bizarre.]
8- It was surrounded by a glowing cloud of lights. These were actually 1d4 [1= Will o' the Wisps; 2= The souls of the Departed or Spirits from the Netherworld; 3= Fireflies; 4= Seemingly came from no source at all.]
9- It was crowned with 1dX [1= Fire; 2= Enormous Flowers; 3= Vines laden with ripe fruit; 4= Laurel leaves; 5= Heavy iron and bronze, connected to a collar around its throat and handcuffs with loose chains; 6= A Diadem made of starlight teased and twisted into a stable shape.]
10- It had a fire in its belly and exhaled clouds of smoke that 1dX [1= Were hot and made you choke; 2= Were soporific and calmed people; 3= Induced hallucinations; 4= Carried up into the air and was lost from view.]
11- It was colder than an icebox, sucking the heat out of any area it was in. If it stayed for too long, frost formed where it had been standing.
12- It dimmed the lights, made candles go out and larger flames flicker. Other light sources struggled as it grew nearer, most being unable to resist its sinister influence.
13- It glowed, surrounding itself with a shining aura.
14- It constantly mutters to itself, talking under its breath.
15- It is always giggling, as if it knows a joke we don't.
16- It causes small prey animals to flee from its presence.
17- It occasionally makes great, bellowing cries that carry for miles.
18- Wherever it walks, valuables seem drawn to it. Treasures concealed in the ground push up like carrots and change lost behind dressers rolls out onto the floor.
19- Its' head is not complete, part of it seems missing. In its place you see 1dX [1= Something that looks like a planet being destroyed; 2= A view into the endless dark; 3= Millions of stars, constellations and nebula; 4= Vast, impossible, incomprehensible battles playing across an invisible sphere, as horror and beauty mingles in an obscene, sublime medley; 5= Yourself, reflected and refracted a billion times a billion times; 6= An enormous, sanity-smashing creature reaching into nothingness, its clawed hand reaching down and down, then suddenly, you see the hand drawing close to you!]
20- All living creatures who spend too long around it 1d4 [1= Grow larger and more feral, people become brutish rubes; 2= Grow more fatigued, spend most of their time lethargic or sleeping; 3= Speak to each other in crude voices, though they haven't grown any smarter; 4= Mutate into bizarre horrors.]
Spells by Tradition: Biomancer : 1- Acid Rain 2- Adrenaline Rush 3- Animate Potion 4- Befriend Beast 5- Healing Touch 6- Induce M...
by Hieronymus Bosch They were normal once, ordinary mortals who were changed into something horrific. They are common races, from your wo...
Hello everyone! This is going to be a more serious post, so please, feel free to avoid it if you're not up for reading about sad things...