July 2017 archive

Jul 31 2017

Music to Game By VII

Similar to what I did last year, I’m going to take a look at the entries from my 2016 “Music to Haunt By” review series with a focus on their use in tabletop role-playing games. The use of music in gaming sessions has changed a lot since the days when people would crank up some …

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Jul 27 2017

6’+ Episode 206 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “We conclude our review of the best new music from the first half of 2017, focusing on horror punk, garage rock, surf music and electronic tracks. ARGYLE GOOLSBY AND THE ROVING MIDNIGHT, GHOUL SQUAD, WOLFMEN OF MARS, X RAY CAT TRIO & More. Monstermatt Patterson pops …

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Jul 20 2017

6’+ Episode 205 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Back from the dead and smelling just as sweet, Six Foot Plus offers new music in the first half of its review of the BEST OF 2017. This time around, it’s all psychobilly (with a little bit of GHOULTOWN) as we play RADARMEN, STAGE FRITE, THE …

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Jul 17 2017

Glowing Fungi

Following up on last week’s post, here’s the finished (for now) version of the glowing fungus prop. Each of the stalks is a length of foam pool noodle slashed with a razor knife and then hit with a heat gun to form the twisting, organic skin. They were then bound into a group using zip …

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Jul 16 2017

It Glows

Remember the heat treated pool noodle experiments from last year?  I’ve been fiddling around with them again, adding a string of LED lights inside the central core of the noodle.  The final prop still needs some tweaks, but the effect is pretty cool. This article originally appeared at Propnomicon. This work is licensed under a …

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Jul 15 2017

Burnt Offerings

This is why you need to use a thermometer every time you bake Sculpey. Last night I finished this specimen off and put it in my dedicated polymer clay toaster oven for a final baking.  Unfortunately, I relied on my previous temperature readings and didn’t check if there was a hot spot inside the oven.  …

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Jul 14 2017

The Reality of Things in Jars

The talented Britta Miller is no stranger to these pages. Beyond producing some choice Mythos artifacts she also happens to work in an actual museum filled with shelves of preserved biological specimens. Ms. Miller was kind enough to share some insights based on that experience. Thought I’d drop an email on the subject of Things …

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Jul 13 2017

Quick and Easy Fetal Specimen

What would a mad scientist’s lab be without some creepy preserved specimens? This project recreates the look of a diaphonized exhibit using a cheap toy dinosaur skeleton and some basic craft supplies. It’s not movie quality, but from a foot away the finished specimen looks awesome.  Not too shabby for something that costs around $2 …

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