Authors: Kenneth Hite

Cover Artists: Ian Schofield, Stefano Azzalin

Pages: 11

Hideous Creatures: Mi-Go

“As to what the things were — explanations naturally varied.” So are described the Hideous Creatures: Mi-Go, the fungi from Yuggoth, the half-crustacean haunters of the hillside, the malevolent alien miners … are also opponents of the Yellow Sign and tireless questers for science. And that’s just one story! Are they servants of Nyarlathotep or fellow sentients trapped in a hellish cosmos? Listen for their whispers in tales of kobolds and kallikanzarai, look for their traces in Himalayan snows and heartland crop circles.

They resemble pinkish-gray crustaceans, with two nippers and myriads of twitching smaller limbs. A bulbous, frond-covered head and two membranous wings complete the picture. They communicate with each other telepathically, or by changing the colors of their wrinkled heads, but they can speak human tongues in buzzing, insectlike voices. Their multiple legs leave strange footprints resembling pronged wedges; it can be difficult to tell which direction they traveled from such spoor.

Hideous Creatures: Mi-Go includes:

  • Two unique scenario seeds
  • Deadly Mi-Go Weaponry
  • Keeper clues for every Trail of Cthulhu Investigative ability
  • Six mythic echoes from across the world
  • Fourteen Mi-Go variations
  • And new powers, like Earthquakes, Orbital Flight, and more, with GUMSHOE statistics

In this series, Kenneth Hite looks at the creatures, species, and monsters of the Cthulhu Mythos from every non-Euclidean angle. Alternate versions and new explanations provide the same jolt of mythic bisociation that the gods and titans receive in the TRAIL OF CTHULHU corebook. Hite traces these foul things through their legendary history, and provides further clues for any Investigator to follow. Horrific scenario seeds burst and bloom, story spines protrude and deform, in a blasphemous garden any Keeper can harvest.

Praise for Hideous Creatures:

“a brief injection of Hite-ian awesome … they’re just about the right length to digest in a single sitting, and full of amazing ideas that will make anyone’s game into a flavourful occult gumbo.”High Trust, High Drama Blog

“I consider this series a wake-up call to the lacklustre, to remind them tales of the Mythos, using whatever system, should instill uneasiness, upset and fear. Grasp the potential of the unearthly and inhuman…” Paul Baldowski

Hideous Creatures: Mi-Go is the fifth installment of Ken Writes About Stuff Volume 1.

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