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Do-It-Yourself Superhero Masks

Tweet I realize this has nothing to do with gaming, but I figured it might come in handy for geek-minded Halloween lovers out there. I promise to go back to only posting gaming stuff here after Halloween! – Kimi A good superhero mask can make or break a costume, whether it’s for a kid’s party, Halloween, or a convention. I use a very simple method to create my superhero masks, and with a few craft supplies and household items, you can create your own mask that will look great and be easy on your wallet! Materials: – Craft Foam – Packs run about $7 and individual sheets around $1. – Styrofoam Wig Head – Found online or at wig shops for about $2 – $4. – Scissors/ Xacto Knife/ razor blade – Heat Gun / Hot … Read entire article »

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Acquiring Accents for RPGs

Tweet Accents are one of the most powerful tools in a role-player’s arsenal. Using them can make characters stand out at the gaming table, and differentiate between in character and out of character comments. They can also be the difference between a good GM and an incredible GM who truly immerses players in their world. Why narrate a story? Bring out your inner thespian and BECOME your story. First of all, research whatever accent you’d like to try, or shop around for an accent that you can mimic fairly well. One of the best tools for listening to accents is the internet, specifically videos. Search for “regional dialect meme” on Youtube and you will get a ton of options from all over the world. This meme is particularly helpful because it includes … Read entire article »

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Campaign Organization – Obsidian Portal Part 2

Tweet As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve been using Obsidian Portal to organize my current Fantasy Hero campaign. I finally ran the first session of this game last weekend, and I’ve done all of the prep for this game on Obsidian Portal. Since the campaign is now in motion and I’ve had almost two months working with the service, I have more to say about it. I also upgraded my account to an “Ascendant” account, which provides more functionality. The Learning Curve Obsidian Portal uses its own markup language. It’s a little easier to pick up than HTML and the markup codes soon became intuitive and no longer slowed me down while writing. I found a handy drop down menu that lists your existing articles, which makes it much easier to link to … Read entire article »

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Guido on Gaming: Gaming Paper’s Mega Dungeon I

Tweet This time on Gaming with Guido I’d like to do my first real review. I’m reviewing two things today as a matter of fact. The first item on the agenda is Loot! If you’re unfamiliar with the site, basically its a gaming version of something like Overstock.com. Ed Healy of Gamerati.com has used his influence to negotiate with various game publishers for a discounted price on their products. Each weekday they post one of these items on the site for a significant discount. I purchased the miniatures game Iron Tyrants from them for about fifteen dollars less than its standard price. There have been lots of others listed as well. Loot is a resource that cannot be passed up. On … Read entire article »

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Guido on Gaming: How your FLGS affects your gaming.

Tweet Hello all, SirGuido back here again. I’ve been absent from DoucheyDm.com for a little bit here lately and I apologize for that, but I’ve been working on losing some weight here lately. As such I started my own blog over at theportlypaladin.wordpress.com. Its sort of a gamer’s take on dieting and losing weight from a very obese person’s(mine) point of view. Check it out if it interests you. Anyway, on to my topic. This past Monday I had the opportunity to help out some new friends of mine. They are opening a new game store in my area called Gateway Games and More. I was there to help them unpack a bunch of new product, get it checked in, and get it put away. … Read entire article »

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