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About Dustan

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    P&A Marshal

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    Binghamton, NY
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    I have all sorts of interests that include Tabletop gaming, Martial arts, Fitness, and of course LARP
  1. New to Larp ...and upstate NY

    I'm going to add to this. Simple pants that are cheap and last a long time are scrubs. I have several black pairs that still see NPC use from when I first started. Just remove any visible pockets with a seam ripper. Get ones a little large and they go over warmer pants for winter. Tops - ceilidh mentioned under armor or similar. I just want to add, your permit lted to wear whatever modern things you want, especially in winter, to keep warm. However, and this is VERY important, it CAN NOT be visible. Even just a neck line. It is for that reason I highly recommend a hood with a good mantle. Google skjoldehamn hood. There's a few good patterns. Again, as I said in my other post to you, I am happy to discuss anything related to this. If you want help with fabric choices, patterns, anything garb related, let me know.
  2. Foam Smithing - Is this tutorial acceptable?

    Hello Kane, P&A Marshal here. So, I am familiar with this guy and his videos. He makes weapons that are both acceptable, and not acceptable, for our game. A good rule of thumb for anything like this is to ask yourself "if I seen this in Lord of the rings (or similar), would it be out of place?" I am happy to talk about appearance and design of anything prior to you making it.
  3. 2018 Junebilee A&S

    Minion, In advance is preferred. Just bringing stuff is fine though.
  4. 2018 Junebilee A&S

  5. Trap Requirements/Upgrading

    1) Your aesthetic goal here: to be discrete. Yes you can use modern electronics; I do not see how you could do it otherwise. But, it is optimal to hide as much as possible. 2) What your looking for is a piezo buzzer. Personally, I prefer the ones that can run off a single double A. The ones I use have a Voltage range and can function safely on several battery types. A 9V is as loud as a fire alarm, going down to a single double A keeps it loud enough that it is known/won't be missed, but not "HEY EVERYONE ON SITE! I SET OFF A TRAP!"
  6. 2018 Junebilee A&S

    At this years Junebilee, Props and Atmosphere will be hosting the first Kingdoms of Novitas Junebilee Arts and Sciences showcase. What is an A&S Showcase? Well, it's a contest, and a gallery of artistic work, made by YOU and others from KoN. Below, I have attached a .pdf that explains how to enter, what categories you can enter, and even who to contact if you want to be a judge. 2018 Junebilee A&S.pdf
  7. Game Donations

    "Props and Atmosphere is there to make the monsters and artifacts encountered in game believable. Our full line of NPC garb, weaponry, and in-game items let you relax your suspension of disbelief so you can focus on role-playing your character!" As Kerrie said above, the majority of our in-game items come from donations. I too, have made an Amazon Wish List, this one for items P&A needs. We will be returning to our no unsolicited donations policy starting with Aprils event. Please, if you want to help the game, and get XP in the process, get items from this wish list. If you have items not on the wish list that may be useful to game, we may still accept them, please contact me PRIOR to game about said item.
  8. Materials Allowed/Disallowed

    X'Nor, If you have fabric that you have any question on, it's probably a no go. That said, if you find something that you like and want a confirmation before you purchase it, you are welcome to contact me here on the forums or Facebook.
  9. Hello Ricky, I am Dustan, Props and Atmosphere Second. From your pictures everything looks good. My only concerns are the coins/metal discs? and the pink gem? Mostly for reason of being confused with gems that hold value in our game.
  10. Kingdoms of Novitas is loved, and known by many, for many reasons. One reason that draws many players is our standards for upholding aesthetics. Over the last year our game has seen much change. Because of that we have been laxer on these aesthetic standards. However, the immersive element of our game is slipping. Please read and adjust accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns please contact myself and I will do my best to assist you. Props and Atmosphere 2nd – Dustan W. Official garb policy. Please read this link, and make sure are following these rules both as a PC and NPC Additional notes of things we, your P&A team, are seeing lately. o Garb. - T- shirts/turtlenecks/ ”Underarmor” as undershirts are not to be visible (this includes neckline, and sleeves. This does not change during NPC shifts. - Logos of any clothing wear can not be visible. o Boots. - Boot laces and modern tops of boots need to be covered. Period boots can be found at reasonable prices, and covering boots can be even cheaper - Use the forum search feature for boots to locate links others have used. - Other short term options include spats, gaiters, winningas over laces/boot tops, or using burlap to cover boots. o Flashlights - Are disruptive to immersion, and thus are not permitted during game hours. The only exception is a “light tube”, an in game producible item. Lighting is encouraged for every player at night, but it needs to remain period, cannot be overly bright, and cannot project light forward. o Tents - Historically speaking, we have not allowed tents of any fabric, or design, that is not period/approved fantasy. This means it should be made from canvas, cotton, wool, or linen. Nylon tents have never been allowed. This rule is still in effect, however, we have decided that modern materials may be permitted on a case by case basis. A non-period tent should not be set up without prior contacting P&A staff for approval. o Sleeping areas - Sleeping bags need to be covered as do totes, and/or anything else non-period. This can be by say a wool blanket, a cheap sheet, a canvas drop cloth, or anything of that nature. OOG area is under your bunk. However, try to hide/cover anything modern here as well. o Drinks/food wrappers - Keep them out of sight in your encampment and elsewhere. Better yet, put contents in a period bottle. Carrying around something like a Gatorade bottle is not permitted. o Game start time - Game begins at 8pm on Friday. Please make sure beginning at that time all garb rules, lighting rules, and so forth are being followed. Additionally, please have any vehicle out of game areas before then. - If you can not be ready to go by 8pm, at minimum, unload your car into your sleeping area, do your best to cover anything modern, move your car out of game areas, and finally get ready. It should be noted that if you are unable to be completely ready to go by 8pm than shift 1 should be one of your PC shifts. It is not fair to other players to short your NPC shift because you are unable to make it on time. - If shift 1 is a PC shift, all of the above should be done BEFORE you start to dress for character/apply makeup, etc. o Cold Weather - The colder months are upon us. Cold weather does not affect our garb standards. Please dress warm, safety is paramount. However, anything modern, once again, needs to be covered. In addition to this post I would like to link a post from our former Props Marshal, MK. Garb standards at KoN
  11. Drake Inquiries

    Hello. I'm Dustan from props and atmosphere. 1) I am going to copy and paste a comment from Dave H. regarding drake costuming rules There is nothing written about hair, and I have seen pictures of drakes with hair, so you should be fine there. 2) The drakes I have seen in game have very commonly wore robes. Searching the forums for past pictures might help with this. I apologize I do not have the time at the moment or I would help find some pictures. 3) The worldbook has more information on the colors. I suggest you take a look there. To answer your question directly no you are not bound to those 4. http://www.mvgc.net/larp/worldbook.pdf
  12. hello everyone, Nice to meet you

    Glad your enthusiastic to contribute. As we decided what the coming season is going to need we will come up with projects. Having a wide variety could prove useful.
  13. Pictures of your Garb & Gear!

    Those look great, looking forward to seeing them applied
  14. hello everyone, Nice to meet you

    Props and Atmosphere second here. I live in Maine so i'm right around the corner from you practically. What kind of crafting do you do leather, sewing, foamsmithing, etc.