This is my niece, Emma. She's about to turn four years old.
This is her brain. They grey in the middle is the tumor that's killing her.
If you have a moment, please visit www.goemma.se
So I hastily threw together some photoshoppes of the fish-folk to be.
Of course there is a myriad of excellent renditions of the Innsmouthians out there, done by wonderfully talented artists, but I have a small grievance: The majority of such work I have seen has been placed a bit too late in the metamorphic stage for my tastes. Just saying that if I can't slap a hat on the poor mutant and call it human, then I'll call it a monster and have my silly investigator raise the revolver.
Should you find yourself to be the proprietor of any of the source images (shamelessly taken from the web without any deeper look into genealogy or ownership) and find this non-commercial usage in any way offensive; send me a line and I will immediately take said pictures offline and offer up my biggest darndest apology with cream and a cherry on top.
For Game Keepers:
I print on photo paper and then apply a thin layer of shellac varnish. Usually, this makes the pictures a bit more hardy for use and give them a rustic found-in-ancient-damp-cellar kind of vibe.
... I believe these word-lock-puzzle-thingies are called post the world-fall, i.e. Dan Brown's rise to power. Anyhow, I built this with the intention of springing it on my friends the next time we play CoC, as part of the story, of course. No, I won't tell you the password, quit asking. I don't think these friends in question ever check out what I post here, so I'm not worried.
There are a plethora of well constructed, in-depth how-tos out there on the web. I checked most of them out to get my head around the construction, then made this design on the basis of not having access to a lathe. Ordinary drill for the most part.
A piece of copper tube for the center, and quick-grown fir for the rest. Aiming at zero budget. Old drawer knobs at the ends.
If anyone's interested, I'll share how it's made.