Ceremonial Mask Artifact
In the new 7th edition version of Chaosium's legendary Call of Cthulhu® campaign Masks of Nyarlathotep, the story kicks off with a prologue set in the Peruvian highlands. There, insightful investigators may discover an artifact of remarkable capabilities: The Golden Mirror.
At the HPLHS, we believe that great props make for great gaming. Every now and again, we're able to make a prop available that will take your gaming to the next level. This is one of those. Originally created as a part of our Super Deluxe Masks set, we made a few extra of these and they're now available. Designed and manufactured in collaboration with our friends at Type 40 in Melbourne, Australia, The Golden Mask will blow your players' minds.
In the campaign, it's described as "a stylized face, largely made up of blocky geometrical shapes raised from the surface and is solid with no eye-holes". Well that's just what you get. Designed to be evocative of motifs from the Tiwanaku people of western Bolivia, this ceremonial mask looks and feels like it could be a hefty hunk of solid gold, polished to a dramatic shine. The back is flat and smooth as described in the game.
"How hefty is it?" you ask? It weighs roughly 2.25 lbs (that's 1028g for the rest of the world). It's made of a nickel alloy with an electroplated finish. It's 6 x 5.5 x .5 inches (15.25 x 14 x 1.25 cm). To make it even more fun, it ships in a hand-knitted Peruvian bag, inside a excelsior-filled box with a label from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (the Miskatonic of Peru).
Use it when you run your Masks campaign or in your own LARP game. Heck, just put it on your shelf because it looks cool. It's hard not to feel like Indiana Jones when you have one of these in your collection.
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