Sunday, 17 November 2019

Vaesen by Johan Egerkrans - for Man of Tin

Thought you might be interested in this albeit without James Mason etc-
 A really interesting book with fantastic illustrations.


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  1. I got that book a few months ago. I'd highly recommend it for the artwork, the information and the quality of the book in general. A welcome addition to my library! I could see it being used for inspiration for RPGs or other games that involve some Scandinavian folklore.

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    1. I found it inspiring too. I signed up recently for a Nordic role play game on Kickstarter- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1192053011/vaesen-nordic-horror-roleplaying
      Which looked really interesting and l can hopefully use ideas from it in solo gaming.

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  2. This is the right side of Scandi Spooktacular that I expected, but didn't expect Trolls. Looks a handy reference source of Fabulous Beasts. I have a couple of gnomish texts about the Tomte.
    Glad you enjoyed the 'Forest of Death and Blood' talk to the troops by Mr Edvard Izzard.

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  3. Tomte, now there’s an interesting chap. We have a couple of Floris Books stories on him. When l was recently in Copenhagen he and his chums were in all the shops. He has appeared in the past in this blog in a number of posts.

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    1. I have been partial to Slavonic mythology since see illustrations by Ivan Bilibin in a book in my late teens. The Leshy comes to mind. Cornwall is rich in such fellows too , can you recommend a field guide to such fauna?

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    2. There are plenty of websites and print books or booklets on Cornish myths but oddly for a county full of artist and illustrators, seemingly very few illustrated books like the Vaesen one. I shall keep an eye out for you ...

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  4. Thanks for this notice - I looked at the KS page and it is a beautifully imagined and attractive production, I am very tempted to buy it just for the sake of it. The idea to locate it in the 19th century vice the 1920s/30s Pulp era seems brave, I wonder what they will do for miniatures?
    Best, Michael

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  5. I think it is well worth supporting and could lead to a hoard of fascinating games...

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