So, I've been working some on Evard's Black Tentacles. It seems like it'll mostly work out, although there are a lot of details to work through. I thought I'd mention, though, in the vein of the recent stormlord post, that if someone with more skills wants to try to tackle the visuals, that might be for the best. I've fooled around a lot with sprite-based particles, but I would probably only describe what I've come up with as "adequate." I'm not much of an artist. I'll see if I can get a screen capture of what I currently have and attach it later, just as a reference.