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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...

Comments: 0 Jun 29, 2017

Animating over Photoshop

Serena Valentina

Sorceress (mage), Female,
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New Berlin
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WI
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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 Jun 29, 2017

Creating a Language

Serena Valentina

Sorceress (mage), Female,
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New Berlin
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WI
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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 Jun 29, 2017

part 1

Mitri Soolet

Cleric, Female,
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Sheboygan
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WI
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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

Sorceress (mage), Female,
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New Berlin
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WI
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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 Jun 29, 2017

The increase of disconnecting

Artenen Aeolus

Paladin | Captain of the Magna Navis, Male,
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Cleveland
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WI
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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 Jun 29, 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 Jun 29, 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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WI
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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 Jun 29, 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 Jun 29, 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...

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An Introduction...

Birna Fathmbjornsdottir

Barbarian LarpCraft Sheboygan Elder,
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Green Bay
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WI
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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 Jun 29, 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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WI
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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 Jun 29, 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...

Comments: 0 Jun 29, 2017

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 Jun 29, 2017

This is LarpCraft

Artenen Aeolus

Paladin | Captain of the Magna Navis, Male,
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Cleveland
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WI
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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 Jun 29, 2017

2016 LarpCraft Recap

Artenen Aeolus

Paladin | Captain of the Magna Navis, Male,
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Cleveland
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WI
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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 Jun 29, 2017

Augmentations and Cadency

Serena Valentina

Sorceress (mage), Female,
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New Berlin
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WI
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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...

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Blazoning Heraldry

Serena Valentina

Sorceress (mage), Female,
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New Berlin
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WI
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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

Sorceress (mage), Female,
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New Berlin
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WI
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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

Sorceress (mage), Female,
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New Berlin
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WI
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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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Introduction to Heraldry Part the Second: Creation and Meanings

Serena Valentina

Sorceress (mage), Female,
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New Berlin
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WI
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By Serena Valentina (Kim Brunner) By now, dear reader, you have read through the first part of my writings, the uses of heraldry, and cannot wait to get started on your own device. Here I will describe how to go about creating your own personal device and what popular symbols mean. First off...

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Introduction to Heraldry Part the First: History and Uses

Serena Valentina

Sorceress (mage), Female,
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New Berlin
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By Serena Valentina (Kim Brunner) [IMG] Heraldry is something most people believe they can jump head first into after discovering their family “coat of arms” on Google. Heck I know I thought that upon first seeing the golden well tagged along to the Brunner family. Well digging, it's what my...

Comments: 3 Jun 29, 2017

Larp journal.

Johan Arbiter

Human Warrior, Male,
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Sheboygan
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WI
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So at my last event I decided to purchase a journal book. So that I could build my characters story and also remember all the event that has happened during my larp adventure. [ATTACH] Honestly just from my last event alone I came up with 6 pages of personal character recollections of the...

Comments: 2 Jun 29, 2017

Making mats out of polished rocks and minerals

Artenen Aeolus

Paladin | Captain of the Magna Navis, Male,
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Cleveland
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In Myths & Legends, we use materials to dictate how often someone can do things like fix armor right on down to making poisons. [MEDIA] Over the years, we've used a bunch of different materials from glass fish tank beads to our own foam crystals. Just by happenstance, my son, who's 6 and loves...

Comments: 0 Jun 29, 2017

Where we're going: The final LarpCraft begins to take shape

Artenen Aeolus

Paladin | Captain of the Magna Navis, Male,
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Cleveland
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WI
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The LarpCraft site has taken lots of turns over the years. From wilarp, to prolarp to LarpCraft, we've experienced a pretty wild ride. These changes were small compared to the task of trying to have a main website and the tracking systems packaged together. After a year of development and...

Comments: 2 Jun 29, 2017