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Ido Abelman
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Not exactly about gaming, but it relates both to MTG and to the multitude of Lovecraftian games, and it's a question the vast geeky knowledge people here have can solve.
I came across this gallery of pictures: http://imgur.com/gallery/arYpY
I found it one of the awesomest sets of pictures I have ever seen, both creepy and powerful. Of course I immediately recognised Cthulhu, but I wanted to know a bit more about these creatures and their origins - starting with the names. From the comments in imgur and other places this gallery was posted to and discussed in, I found out that other people wanted to know the same. But only two answers keep repeating - that the second one is actually an MTG card called Progenitus (not an MTG player so I didn't know that - I might need to start collecting MTG just for the art lol), and the sixth is Cthulhu. Some people over-generalize, either saying "they are all Lovecraft's old ones" (obv. untrue because of Progenitus) or "they are all\half of them are MTG cards" (many were also pretty sure they recognise them, but never named anyone but Progenitus).
So help me here, do you recognise anything but Cthulhu or Progenitus? Some may be just nameless creatures some artists dreamt up, in which case I'd just like to know the artist's name. If any of these do have names, I'd like to know them so I can know some more.
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Moray Johnson
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Might be an idea to use tineye to find out more.
 
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Yeah, you can try TinEye, or just paste the image URLs into Google and do a search-by-image, which might even suggest what the name of the image is if it can figure it out.

As for MtG, Progenitus is just a giant invulnerable hydra, more of a kaiju than a Lovecraftian horror. For that, you want the Eldrazi, which featured prominently in their own set Rise of the Eldrazi a few years ago.
 
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Thank you, I didn't know about tineye, nice little tool. I found the sources of all of them except the first one - for the first it appears that the source is Japanese but I got lost in the Japanese websites where it appears (I don't speak the language) so I don't know which is the original. For the rest I got all sources:
http://rainville.artician.com/portfolio/Vrell-World-of-Gods/
https://www.behance.net/gallery/Illustration/4501765
http://howtocarveroastunicorn.blogspot.ca/2011/06/earth-air-...
http://alexiuss.deviantart.com/art/World-of-Titans-127877340
I love the modern internet.

As I expected, most are "just" pictures by some artist without much context (at least not as much context as Cthulhu or Progenitus have) - if they had some commentor would know their names. JasonRainville's piece (the golem-mountain thing) seem to have a little bit more context as the artist said it's from a fantasy world he created. I might look into it a bit more later.
 
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