Mind flayers and related freakiness :-)

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Mind flayers and related freakiness :-)

Post by Linrandir » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:56 pm

Good morning, everyone. :-)

I'd like to ask for some generalized brainstorming help for the D&D campaign I'm running. The PCs are starting the next campaign arc in which the Mind Flayers and their ilk feature heavily, with guest appearances from both the Githyanki and Githzerai. I'm trying to figure out what might make for interesting and unconventional miniatures for all of the above.

For example, the "traditional" mind flayer is depicted in robes and looking fairly mage-like. The Gith (both factions) are basically skinny yellow humanoids with pointy hair. I've looked on Pinterest and Google image search, and have found a couple examples of conversions I really like. My current favorite uses a Genestealer or Genestealer Cult Acolyte head with the tentacles green-stuffed on. Add that to pretty much any-body and you're in good shape. That said, I would like to have some (preferably tentacle-faced) cannon fodder between the PCs and the Mind Flayers. My thought is that they could be thralls subjected to experimentation and/or ceremorphosis. Any ideas?

Also, because I'm a bastard: I found a Heroclix Brainiac flying skull-ship to represent the Elder Brain of the Mind Flayer colony. :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Mind flayers and related freakiness :-)

Post by gamefusion » Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:08 am

The Cephalyx models from Warmachine might fit your needs, depending on how crazy you want to go.

They're part of the Cryx range. Not tentacle faced, but they're in that same creepy, physically weak, domineering villain category as mind flayers
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Re: Mind flayers and related freakiness :-)

Post by hondaluth » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:47 am

Also, the Warmachine/Hordes Skorne line are (IMHO) are an oriental take on Githyanki.

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