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Ten things that you don't WANT to find.
Roll D10 or pick one, as with all other 10 things...
1- JACK IN THE BOX
An old, dusty and seemingly forgotten Jack in the Box in the corner of the store, sitting on a small three-legged side table all by itself. When the mechanism by its side is wound, it lamely bounces out on its broken springs at the most inappropiate time, as if reluctant to even come out. The main spring it's propped up against is rusty and stained with what seems to be blood. The Jack inside has a badly painted-on grin that seems to be lopsided somehow.
2- DECK OF STANDARD POKER CARDS
Complete with two Jokers. There's absolutely nothing special about all 52 cards, but if handled by the person who wound the Jack in the Box, the Jokers change to a photorealistic picture of the very same Jack in a Box, with the Jack open and hanging out.
3- DISCARDED RAGDOLL
Abandoned and discarded in the corner of the room, the permenant smile on the ragdoll's face seems out of place on the dusty and neglected body. Once noted, however, the ragdoll's little black button eyes seems to follow one's every little movement... If the ragdoll is brought out of the shop, anyone who sees it (except the person who brought it out of the shop) would be stricken with an irrational sense of guilt (possible Self and Unnatural checks). However, once the doll is washed or otherwise tidied up, this effect fades slowly over the course of a week, before finally disappearing completely on the next Sunday.
4- CHINA DOLL
Made of fragile china, there's a delicate and near invisible crack along the face of the doll. When touched, however, part of the right side of the face slides off and shatters loudly on the floor, leaving a hole into the doll's head. The pieces would break perfectly and neatly into 3 large pieces and 1 small piece, respectively: the lower right jaw, the right eye and the nose, the right half of the forehead and a small bit that doesn't seem to fit anywhere. Should anyone carry the last small bit for more than a day (sunrise to sunset), he or she unwittingly gains gains a Soul-based skill called "Porcelain Faces" at 15% that can be raised normally once the person is aware of him possessing that skill, with the piece disappearing once the skill is gained. This skill allows one to shatter the "masks" someone is wearing and lets you see the real person inside; however, the user must physically touch the person in order for this skill to work, wherein the mask would then slide off... just like on the doll.
5- PLASTIC COOKERY SET
"Made in China", this is a cheap imitation of what would be a (albeit minature) standard kitchen set, complete with stove, frying pan and a small cookbook obviously designed for children detailing how to procure and cook human hands stir-fried in garlic and soy sauce. Illustrated, with simple instructions. No manufacturer's seal can be found on the cookery set.
6- DECK OF TRICK CARDS
This deck is a standard trick deck, where things can be rigged so that riffling through the deck one way will display an assortment of cards, while riffling it the other way will show only the Nine of Spades, repeated. Should anyone with any magickal talent at all riffle through the deck, the Nine of Spades would be replaced with a Nine of Hearts (but with only 3 hearts) if he's an adept, or a card that most appropiately represents his archetype if he's an avatar (Ace of Spades for the Executioner, Joker for the Fool etc).
7- MODEL AIRPLANE KIT
Comes with model glue and an assortment of stickers to decorate the plane with. The picture and description on the box says, "F-18 FIGHTER PLANE", but when opened and fully assembled it seems to be missing a pilot. The person who assembled the plane would be involved in a fatal airplane accident within 3 months and 3 days... after which, a minature pilot (seemingly hand-painted) would appear in the model airplane.
Heavy velvet bag of marbles, tied close with a thick but smooth crimson string. There are precisely 619 marbles in the bag currently, and should any marble be removed from the bag, it cannot be replaced again. If the bag is emptied all at one go, the marbles all bounce away into inaccessible locations (the sewers, under the table etc.) and disappear, but the bag would be filled with the exact same number of marbles as it was filled with before it was emptied. Each marble is exquistely shaped, with what seems to be a small exploding nova caught and frozen in the middle of the glass encasing. They are extremely durable, and can only be destroyed by being put in the presence of excessive emotion.
9- PICK-UP STICKS
Colourful and thin plastic sticks of every imaginable colour in the spectrum, including some that have never been seen before by the human eye. There are 333 sticks in the bundle, and every single one of them have a unique colour.
10- SKIPPING ROPES
A dusty pair of old skipping ropes with wooden handles painted blue, the ancient flaking at the ends and the ropes fraying. Anyone who uses this rope for exercise loses 1 point permenantly from his Body, but instead gains 1 point to his Mind. This effect occurs everytime the rope is used, but it must be "recharged" by being left alone after each use for a month.
I don't know who has the keys to this toyshop, but, well... locks aren't there to keep people out: they're there to keep something in.
thanthos | profile | Mar 29, 03 | 1:21 am
#7 really creeps me out for some reason. Just... eery.
I think Toys have the greatest potential to be truly creepy and eery.
Hmmm...here's a few more...
jaded | profile | Oct 08, 08 | 1:27 am