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Used Review, 3DB Stretch Frame

Serena Valentina

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New Berlin
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Now that I have used the frame for the majority of its' intended purposes I can give a full review of it. Tomorrow into Friday I will post a blog on using the frames to dye silk. For now, the actual frame. Tap the nails into the frames before adding the legs. This will let the frame sit flush...

Comments: 0 Oct 18, 2017

Builder Review of the 3DB Silk Stretch Fame

Serena Valentina

Sorceress (mage), Female,
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New Berlin
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Alrighty, Now that the 3 days are up and I had a chance to use one of the frames, here's a personal review and what I feel needs to happen to improve these frames. First up, I chose to attach the banners in an odd fashion since all 3 barely fit on. I did have to fold down the sides of the large...

Comments: 0 Oct 18, 2017

"3DB" Silk Stretch Frame, Day 3

Serena Valentina

Sorceress (mage), Female,
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New Berlin
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Final day of the frame itself. This took a bit longer than I had planned since I had to stop halfway through to go look at vehicles. Hence why it starts outside but ends inside the house. I will suggest gluing outside, but everything else doesn't have to be done outside. What you will need for...

Comments: 0 Oct 18, 2017

"Three Day Build" of a Silk Stretch Frame, Day 2

Serena Valentina

Sorceress (mage), Female,
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New Berlin
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Building a Silk Stretch Frame, Day 2: Staining. WARNING: Make sure you do this either outside or in a WELL ventilated area!!! Stain does produce fumes, and they can affect your brain temporarily. What you'll need for the day: Stain Sanded Wood Chip Brush Large plastic bag (I used a garbage...

Comments: 0 Oct 18, 2017

"Three Day Build" of a Collapsible Silk Stretch Frame, Day 1

Serena Valentina

Sorceress (mage), Female,
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New Berlin
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I say "Three Day Build" in quotes because really you can do this in a single day. At about 4:30ish PM I finally went to the store to get some wood and I have three million things to do, so I can't really spend all day on this project. Hence, I am breaking it up into three, 2-3 hour long...

Comments: 0 Oct 18, 2017

Not sure where to put this as it's my first blog

King Murdoch McArthur

LarpCraft of Milwaukee Host, chevalier paladin, Male,
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New Berlin
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I've been discussing Chivalry and it's practice and ideal with friends of late and thought some of that would be interesting to some of you as our world in Myths is based heavily on the medieval period specifically of Europe and the Near east, though not exclusively. (obviously viewed the the...

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Animating over Photoshop

Serena Valentina

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New Berlin
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By now you probably read my blurb on what animating on photoshop looks like, but there's not much out there on HOW to animate on photoshop. Seriously, when I was starting all I could find was a single video, and that was just a few months ago. So here is a good write up in how you can animate...

Comments: 3 Oct 18, 2017

Creating a Language

Serena Valentina

Sorceress (mage), Female,
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New Berlin
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New languages can be a scary cliff to many, and creating one an even more daunting task, but in the end the result is epic gameplay! The biggest hurdle when creating and working with your own language is not so much the creation, but using it afterwards. Going through your dictionary and piecing...

Comments: 0 Oct 18, 2017

part 1

Mitri Soolet

Cleric, Female,
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Sheboygan
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A short, pudgy elf trods into the outskirts of town. She used to know the area well, but she had been gone for a very long time. A lot had changed. The homes had changed hands, many of the faces were unfamiliar to her, and only a few of the familiar faces flashed with scant recognition of her....

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Animation

Serena Valentina

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New Berlin
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Animation is a fickle process, but fun enough to take a break from the normal heraldic blogs. (Don't worry, my choices are still based off the heraldic versions) As some of you know I have been working on various animations, the first being a test: the dragon breathing fire that Artenen added...

Comments: 0 Oct 18, 2017

The increase of disconnecting

Artenen Aeolus

Paladin | Captain of the Magna Navis, Male,
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Cleveland
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Just wanted to toss this out there. Larp chapters constantly watch for phone use during games and even this last game I saw many players endlessly lost in their phones during setup and teardown and a bit in game. I'll be the first to admit that I'm addicted to phones and tech. It's decreased...

Comments: 1 Oct 18, 2017

Hey there! I'm JT.

Willem Rivet

Merchant, Male,
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DeKalb
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IL
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So, I'm excited to try out Larpcraft! Apparently, Sheboygen's season opener/Murdoch's coronation thing starts tomorrow. I'm excited to be the new guy at the party. Oh, I should probably introduce myself on the "Larp Blogger Introductions" thing, huh? Here goes: I'm JT. I'm 32, and I've been...

Comments: 3 Oct 18, 2017

A DIY and Do It On The Cheap Cloak Tutorial

Birna Fathmbjornsdottir

Barbarian LarpCraft Sheboygan Elder,
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Green Bay
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An Early Take on a Cloak Widely Used by Saxon and Norse People A Do It Yourself and Do It On The Cheap Tutorial (Please excuse my terrible expression, I was stressed out and tired when we took the photos. Please excuse the formatting here, it looked better in the original document.) A...

Comments: 1 Oct 18, 2017

makeup tutorial no.1

Ramona Paerl

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Reykjavík
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Good Day . this will be a tiny easy tutorial on how i did the makeup on the following picture ~ and my first ever blog.... [ATTACH] 1.put a white primer/eye-shadow base on your eyes ( i forgot to put it under my eyes so that area ain't as pigmented , I also did put it on my eye brows) I used NYX...

Comments: 0 Oct 18, 2017

Skill Tree Resource

Frey Toron

Ranger, Male,
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Cape Girardeau
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MO
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Hello everyone, as a new player to Larpcraft I found one of the most appealing draws was the fact that I could choose from the diverse set of skills. It was kind of a daunting task to dig through all of the skills, plus professions, plus racial skills. So I wanted to make an easy to use that...

Comments: 0 Oct 18, 2017

An Introduction...

Birna Fathmbjornsdottir

Barbarian LarpCraft Sheboygan Elder,
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Green Bay
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Hey everybody, your friendly little neighborhood Viking over here. No, really, I'm quite friendly. Now, Ralik on the other hand... Anyway, I digress. This post is an introduction of me, the most likely course and timing of my blog posts, and my background. Mundanely, I teach high school...

Comments: 1 Oct 18, 2017

Easy way to make a boat load of XP, welcome people.

Artenen Aeolus

Paladin | Captain of the Magna Navis, Male,
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Cleveland
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A question we get fairly often is "how do I earn XP before games?". In LarpCraft, we've made it really easy to earn some base amounts of XP before going to a game and one of those ways is to welcome new players that come into LarpCraft daily. This trick does 2 things, it gets you a good amount...

Comments: 0 Oct 18, 2017

What's the Beta Builder?

Artenen Aeolus

Paladin | Captain of the Magna Navis, Male,
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Cleveland
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As some of you may have noticed, there is a new menu item this week in LarpCraft. This is the area where we are trying out a new skills management system for the upcoming game sets. [ATTACH] We used to have a system in place where players could submit XP for skills through our Guardian...

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Steampunk and Dieselpunk System?

Artenen Aeolus

Paladin | Captain of the Magna Navis, Male,
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Cleveland
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I've always been fascinated by the steampunk genre of Larp. The few groups that do this type of gameplay seem to really enjoy it and I've always wondered about using it for a LarpCraft system someday. When the American Frontier game set came up, we tossed Steampunk in there so we'd have some...

Comments: 1 Oct 18, 2017

This is LarpCraft

Artenen Aeolus

Paladin | Captain of the Magna Navis, Male,
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Cleveland
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Running a larp... sure, people can manage that. Running a site is more of a suck, but we do it because we love this community. [ATTACH] I'm not trying to rant but I need to vent a little bit... we have to constantly keep up with security and net regulations and updates and hack patches and mod...

Comments: 2 Oct 18, 2017

2016 LarpCraft Recap

Artenen Aeolus

Paladin | Captain of the Magna Navis, Male,
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Cleveland
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As we wrap up the 2016 year, we embark on some pretty new and exciting things coming down the pipeline. 2016 was a rollercoaster for LarpCraft as we adjust for additional game systems, more online roleplay and the separation of in-game and out of game areas of the site. As the dust continues to...

Comments: 0 Oct 18, 2017

Augmentations and Cadency

Serena Valentina

Sorceress (mage), Female,
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New Berlin
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Augmentation and Cadency By Kim Brunner Augmentations can come in two different ways; first with birthright and second with “honour” meaning the augmentation is awarded by the pope or crown. The first variation is known better by another word: Cadency. Cadency is one exception to the rules of...

Comments: 2 Oct 18, 2017

Blazoning Heraldry

Serena Valentina

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New Berlin
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Blazoning Herldry By Kim Brunner Previous: Building a Basic Device Adding Ornamentation What you will need: Your device (does not have to be ornamented) Sources to latin words and translations (See Useful Sources in the Heraldry group forum) There are links in the Useful Sources that do...

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Adding Ornamentation to your Arms

Serena Valentina

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New Berlin
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Adding Ornamentation By Kim Brunner Previous: Building a Basic Device Before we begin you will need the same items as required by the Building a Basic Device with one addition, your finalized device. As stated in my prior post, you do not need ornamentation to submit your arms. This just...

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Building a Basic Device

Serena Valentina

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New Berlin
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Building a Device, the Easy Way By Kim Brunner What you need before you begin: An idea of what you want to build (Shield design, supporter animals, motto) A program to allow you to work with layers (gimp, photoshop) A good internet browser A folder to save all your heraldry aspects to Mouse or...

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