Nightmare Fuel

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deadDMwalking
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Nightmare Fuel

Not too long ago, when our party was being attacked by giant centipedes while we delved beneath a fallen fortress I posted a link to a video showing centipedes that hung off cave walls and grappled passing bats. It was pretty horrific and clearly a violation of the established food-chain rules - arthropods should not be eating mammals! Turns out that they're not the only ones. The embedded link is to a Cracked article about bat eating spiders. There's even a video, but I can't see it because Youtube is blocked on my work computer.

Edited by: deadDMwalking on 05/30/2018 - 09:30
Talanall
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You know that when you do this, you're basically challenging me to come up with something worse. Right?

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

deadDMwalking
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I feel like everytime I have a character splooged on by a 'tentacled' ant that you're challenging me to prove that real life is equally horrifying.

Talanall
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It's a vicious cycle.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

MinusInnocence
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I had a really successful encounter in one campaign many moons ago where a bunch of giant spiders had webbed a few hapless NPCs to the walls in the cave they shared. The heroes arrived just in time to see one of the NPCs vomit up thousands of baby spiderlings after pleading for a quick and merciful death, a la [i]Aliens[/i[.

By "successful" I mean there were people squirming in their seats around the table and everyone was really uncomfortable about the whole thing. That's really all this is about for me anyway.

"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats." - H.L. Mencken

Fixxxer
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Remember that time in In A World of Dead People when I had a grown man who was bitten by a zombie cry, plead and beg the PCs not to execute him?

Good times. Good times.

Talanall
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MinusInnocence wrote:

I had a really successful encounter in one campaign many moons ago where a bunch of giant spiders had webbed a few hapless NPCs to the walls in the cave they shared. The heroes arrived just in time to see one of the NPCs vomit up thousands of baby spiderlings after pleading for a quick and merciful death, a la [i]Aliens[/i[.

By "successful" I mean there were people squirming in their seats around the table and everyone was really uncomfortable about the whole thing. That's really all this is about for me anyway.

I feel like Obsidian Spoon must have had trouble with this, if he was playing.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Talanall
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Fixxxer wrote:

Remember that time in In A World of Dead People when I had a grown man who was bitten by a zombie cry, plead and beg the PCs not to execute him?

Good times. Good times.

Yes, I do. It didn't bother me in the slightest, but now that I think about it that may say more about me than about you.

Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

Fixxxer
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I recall someone who was playing tell me a little later that it bothered them a bit. I don't remember who it was, save that it wasn't you. You're as much of a sociopath as I am.

Darker

I think my character was the one that did it. But really, it was a heroic deed and saved him from a nightmarish existence surely worse than death.

Fixxxer
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As I recall, he knew he was gonna die and really just wanted to live every second remaining to him, but the group didn't want to take risks, so they offed him instead.

deadDMwalking
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What a world we live in!

A tarantula the size of a dinner plate attacked and killed an opossum in a video captured by researchers that looks like a scene from a horror movie.

In addition to the video, the article includes this gem:

The paper, which includes observations from 2008 to 2017, also reports large spiders attacking frogs and a lizard. Another frightening sight: A team watched a large centipede eat a live snake, and another centipede eating a dead coral snake it decapitated.

Cronono
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deadDMwalking
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I was putting out the hummingbird feeder and I realized I never shared.

Mantises eating brains.

deadDMwalking
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Here's something I have never seen before. Apparently there is a deep sea relative of pill bugs can devour a dead alligator.

Talanall
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Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,
mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold

deadDMwalking
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So Wasps and hornets are the worst creatures in the world. Videos of wasps laying eggs in the still living bodies of spiders and such are terrible enough, but here's a fun one of the Japanese hornet slaughtering honey bees and eating the young. Because they're dicks.

Youtube Video.

deadDMwalking
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It gets worse about wasps.