Monday, July 23, 2012

B-Movie Monday: The Green Slime (1968)

I've been sloppy on the B-Movie Mondays. No More!

Here's the USA/Italy/Japan classic from 1968: The Green Slime (Japanese title Gamma 3: Operation Outer Space!)  Google Video  has the entire movie online for viewing. I love the monster design, and Luciana Paluzzi is gorgeous.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Visions of Vanth 6: Some Gods of Vanth

From the Wanderings of Werdna H'Tedirem

Many are the gods and goddesses of Vanth. In my journey across the lands, I have seen and witnessed many beings who claimed divinity. Here are some of the lesser known entities I have encountered. One note: NEVER mock any being that can wish horrible horrible things to you from vast distances. You have been warned.

St. Gordon of Policia: The Sun That Never Sleeps. Every breath you take, every move you make, every cake you bake, he'll be watching you.

The Brigadier: The Destroyer of the Destroyer. Protector of soliders and pioneers. Manifested at the Battle of Bloodhaven and defeated a division of Viraxian troops with a Claymore and a Service Revolver--by himself.

Reargh!Thrark: God of the Blue Nanthals, a tribe of blue cavemen that live in the Bleak Mountains. Urges his followers with storms, fire and unstoppable rampages of destruction.

Saulkormmotu the Dessicated : Demon Prince of Sandstorms. In Ape Sultan mythology he was the Demon Prince who drained the Jungle Paradise of all life-giving water and shred the trees.

T'Lotiel: Vulkin Patroness of Gothness, Depression, and the Undead. Despite the Vulkin devotion to Logic, the Empire was never really able to eradicate all of their old beliefs. Called upon by those who are having a bad day or turning into vampires.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Demonitron: The 6th Dimension

The Demonitron: The 6th Dimension trailer is for a movie that doesn't exist.

I really wish this movie existed.

Demonitron is a well done tribute to the Italian Horror Movies of the 70s and 80s. I can see a lot of Fulci, Argento, Bava, and even some D'Amato in the mix. It's over 4 minutes but that's totally in the Euro horror trailer style: bloody, barely comprehensible, and probably revealing way too much of the movie's best scenes. Enjoy.

Check on more fun from the makers of  Demonitron: The 6th Dimension at They have more fun grindhouse style videos and trailers there.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Oddness: Scarecrow Ninjas

Scarecrow Ninjas 

The Occult World has had animated scarecrows and their ilk for centuries. Once mocked for being a poor wizards's golem and mere protector of crops, recent events both random and meditated have raised their standings. In the past two decades their have been enough spontaneous eruptions of scarecrows that a phrase has been coined for a group of two or more: a murder of scarecrows.

Only recently has there been an effort to catalog the variety of these scarecrows. One of the more unusual scarecrows that have been witnessed is what has been called the Scarecrow Ninja. Inhabited by the spirits of ninja summoned by a powerful necromancer, these scarecrows are a blend of jerky stumbling and terrifying grace. The pliable bodies filled with straw can bend and flex in ways a mortal body cannot. The only way to stop them is to burn them to ash, or for a mortal ninja to defeat them with the Ancient Arts of the Ninja.

Scarecrow Ninja (Stats for Risus the Anything RPG)

Animated Scarecrow Ninja [4]
Inhumanly Flexible Destroyer of Crows...and People (3)

Hook: Weaknesses to Fire and Ninja Combat: When fighting a fellow ninja, a scarecrow ninja loses the Inhumanly Flexible Destroyer of Crows...and People cliche, and the double pump on the Animated Scarecrow Ninja cliche. It can still pump the Animated Scarecrow Ninja as per the normal Risus rules.

*The Scarecrow Ninjas were inspired by the Fighting Fantasy gamebook cover above that I saw on the fuckyeahbritisholdschoolgaming tumblr page. You have to check this tumblr out--its full of old school British gaming goodness!

About The Oddness:

The Oddness is a new recurring feature on the Amazing Fun Pad.
The Oddness is pictures and words that describe something, usually of a science fantasy or urban fantasy bent but not always. Sometime there will be RPG or miniature game stats, sometimes not. I want to do this for two reasons:

  • The Oddness is a way to present monsters, npcs, and other ideas on a one to one basis as they popp in my head. 
  • The Oddness is also a way to get myself to produce more content for the blog. Enjoy. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th Of July!

Have a great 4th of July everybody!