Sometimes you just need a big ol' table for spooky art pieces.
Nightmare Art (d40)
A translucent glass spider. It moves when you’re not looking.
Slowly dissociates anyone who listens. Listen all the way through and lose your soul.
The shadow of a man that stalks you. Visible around corners, attached to nothing.
Bust depicting drowning person. Impossibly lifelike.
Dolls trapped in spider cocoons. Spiders made of silk farm them.
Uncannily lifelike. Feels like touching a miniature person, but it bends and twists in ways no person should when pressure is applied.
Perfectly realistic in nearly every way except the face, which is disturbingly cartoonish and out of place.
“Trapped”: Picture of a horrified and warped man rolled up into claustrophobic space. Tucked into a crack in the wall.
“Moon”: Replica of the spherical moon, as seen from earth. The entire unseen side contains a horrible face.
An 8ft tall person made of knives.
“Circle”: Real skeleton warped into eating itself: feet bent backward and into ribcage.
“Needles”: Skeleton upon an altar. Thousands of small rusted steel needles piercing bones from within and piled below ribcage.
Vantablack tapestry. Cannot see the individual threads.
“Swallow”: A face of monstrous gape. Mouths where every orifice is.
“Early Memory”: Fiction that subtly manipulates reader into having book implant early childhood memories.
“Wind”: A pillar of hides, twisting around into a spire. Eyeless animal faces throughout.
Perfect taxidermy of a man. Frighteningly still. The eyes are glass. Skin is real. Examination reveals he did this to himself.
Produces the sound of a woman crying to help when wind blows past. Faster the wind the louder it gets. Walking by triggers quiet cries.
“Empty House”: Written in an intuitive but difficult to decipher method. Singing the song causes one to lose all their teeth.
“Backbiter”: Super flexible sword whips around and stabs user upon a thrust.
“Trophy”: Various internal facets capture the pained images of everyone who’s touched the dagger.
Four iron shapes. In the darkness appearing as people with their hands up in the air. Light shown on them and they noisily collapse.
“Vore”: A soft dirt hole in the ground. A pit of acid at the bottom. Claw marks, blood stains, and loose fingernails embedded in the walls.
A person smeared across 60ft of wall. The silhouette can be clearly read from either end. They are screaming.
“Scattered”: A person vivisected into seven glass sagittal sides. The organs still beat with life. The eyes still move.
“Inseparable”: Fifteen skeletons sewn together with steel thread into an incoherent blob. Half the threads are loose, the other half pierce bone.
A wonderful brothy umami gelatin, perfectly preserved in an airtight iron pot. Laced with perfectly hidden glass powder. Will shred the insides of eaters.
“Age”: Warped mirror depicts subject aged and ugly.
Wind up clockwork box. Produces an ungodly loud clap of thunder that will deafen anyone nearby at a random interval.
Produces an effect of vertigo and the sense that one stands before an endlessly deep precipice.
Lidless eyes painted on the outside. Wrapping around one’s eyes makes one see ghosts everywhere. If they see you seeing them, they’ll try and possess your body.
A political treatise. Instructions create a self-fulfilling prophecy for governmental corruption.
“Greed”: A grinning obese face with a bird-beak nose. When worn allows one to smell money. When removed steals the wearer’s face.
An internally spiked collar. Like a Chinese finger trap. Wearer in constant pain, can’t sleep.
Casting causes chronic body dysmorphia and desire for self-mutilation.
Fancy High Heel
A comfortable-looking shoe. A hidden pressure-activated blade in the heel stabs a bone stiletto through the foot. The blade branches out in a tree pattern, preventing it from being removed.
A candle in the shape of a smiling woman. Wicks on the head and both hands. When it burns down the expression contorts to one of total agony as she melts.
A strange collection of consonants in a offbeat rhyming scheme. Reading it out loud gives those just out of distance the impression that you’re saying something horrible about them.
A white carpet of intricate geometric patterns. Touching it with bare skin gives the impression of newborns’ hair.
“Nightmare Box”: Unlocking puzzle traps user in a nightmare dimension indefinitely. Can only be opened from the outside.