The d-Infinity Independent Game Awards

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I don't like using character sheets when running LARPS. I feel they take away from some of the game for me. When I am forced to use a character sheet in a game I use what I call the Train Ticket form. Basically it's a standard piece of paper, printed and folded in half (see attachment). The skills and such are on the left side with the stats on the right, below the stats are the levels of insanity. If a character loses a sanity level, they punch out the lost level, leaving them with the new level.

Presented here is a page of notes written on an unfolded envelope by H.P. Lovecraft for his 1931 novella "At the Mountains of Madness." Rarely do we see a primary source document that would be more useful as a LARP or tabletop RPG handout and that has prompted us to make this available here for anyone inclined to do so; it could serve nicely for games actually tying in with the Antartica-based story or the Elder Things, or any scenario where a fevered piece of writing might add some flavor. 

After much cutting and shaping, I have a big ol' pile of bug-like, alien armor pieces, enough to cover several actors, regardless of size. Now the fun part -- painting them. 

This tutorial isn’t for making any specific kinds of shoes (but I’ll try to post some at the end that I like). It's simply a summation of tips on making shoes. A great pair of shoes can really make a costume for a convention or a Larp!

Now that I have some idea of what I want my bug-alien-suit to look like, I need to determine what kind of materials to make it out of. My requirements are that it must be inexpensive, and must be adjustable to fit different-sized people.

The following mask-making tutorial was written by Emily Marie Harris of AviannaCosplay.com. It uses the "Mommy Fortuna" character from The Last Unicorn as an example and other techniques for painting and eye making will be covered in future articles. 

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While we can only fit a limited number of illustrations in the print edition of d∞, there is virtually no limit to how much space we can devote to a particular subject in the online supplement to the publication. Following are several supplemental photos to "Treasure on the Cheap," the "Prop Room" article by William T.