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Illustrations from: Tales of the Barber Surgeon (Public domain art-share)

I was out on a flea market to kill some time and happened to lay my eyes on some old books that looked interesting. At first I had no intention of buying them despite the initial coolness, but in the short flip-though I saw a ton of amazing black and white artwork that I had not seen anywhere before. The books were from a series written by Zacharias Topelius, a famous Finnish author from the 1800’s so it crossed my mind that maybe these illustrations are just as old and would thus be public domain. Quick google search proved my suspicion… jackpot! These were like 10th issue from the 1950's so I got all three books for the whopping price of 3 € total. The books are illustrated by Albert Edelfelt and Carl Larsson. Both are semi-well-known in Finland, but from the little searching I did, I could only find the more popular paintings from them in the internet and none of these. Maybe now they see the light of day once more. Some of my favourites. The books form a three part series: Väls
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d12 Druidic oddities

This started as a thought of wanting to spice up magic-users in some way. I have always been quite fond of the archetype of druids so this table was born. It's meant to be system agnostic flavor to slap on top of your MU/Wizard/druid to add a little bit of character. Let a druid sprout from your scoundrel! --- 1. Your skin is sprouting with mushrooms. They are not edible, and if somehow removed, they grow back overnight. 2. Your hair changes with the seasons. In spring your hair is light tint of green, in summer dark green, in the autumn it is full of bright yellows and reds and in the winter it is white as snow. 3. If staying in one outdoors place for too long, your body starts to take root into the ground. After sleeping outside, you'll have to shed the small roots off. 4. Out of your head, two horns made out of intertwined twigs poke out. They are sensitive to heat and you will get headaches if there is a fire bigger than the normal campfire nearby. 5. The firmament is drawn

Welcome to my cave!

 Welcome to my grotto! Sorry if it's a bit damp here, but sit wherever, I'll bring you some coffee and we'll get the session going! So what is this? And who am I? So, hello I'm CoffeeGremlin and this is the start of a new thing for me: a blog.  This is my first (and probably only) blog I'll ever create so I don't really know what I'm doing.  This blog will be mostly about rpg's of different kinds, so I'll tell a bit about my gaming background.  I started, like many many others, with D&D 5e, but slowly started disliking it for various reasons. (Maybe more on this later)  Since then I have gotten into Call of Cthulhu, Vampire, and the weird DIY-world of OSR. My bookshelf has more games, but they are yet to see the table. Maybe one day... I made this blog because I have some weird rpg-related bits and bobs that I would like to put out there into the world, but that aren't fleshed out enough to become a book or zine (or pdf for that matter, and i