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Yvette Nicole Brown is my new queen of Awesome!
“It’s not just Melee it’s Cosplay Melee!”
Now to be honest we’ve always loved her as well as whenever she was a guest on the couch on Talking dead!
I love the diversity were seeing in the cosplayers they picked for the pilot episode!
I love contestants first words about Cosplay:
“Cosplay is Empowering!”
“cosplay let’s me come out of my Shell!”
Theme for the Cosplay: Space Opera!
Part one: Design a head dress for your Cosplay! 8 hours and Go!
Honestly I’m loving seeing how other Cosplayers are making a Character from the ground up on the fly. Each round more and more costume and character details solidify.
Inspirations mentioned: Chronicles of Riddick, xwing pilot meet Tie fighter helmet, to Guardians of the Galaxy! All great choices for inspiration.
My first thought was “OMG yards and yards of Worbla!!!!!
Leeanna Vamp beings the Cosplay experience, Christian Beckman the fabricator eye and Yvette Nicole Brown brings all the Fan love and passion to what looks to be an fantastic addition to the SyFy lineup!
Part Two: Take a real world item to add a specific addition to the Cosplay and finish the build over two days!
Some of my favorite quotes:
“Ample boosums of awesomeness!”
“Hey, I’m a police officer, I can also handle a huge weapon!”
“…True to the Star War Universe and True to the Character!”
All the L-200 foam!!! Yep I’m going to be keeping these episodes to rewatch when working on our cosplay builds like next months Harry Potter Wands I need to make for a party theme.
I’m loving how cool and helpful the judges are when they come by and check out the Cosplayer projects in round two.
Now for the reveal & judging
I loved these comments from the judges:
“You are Insane!”
“I want to talk about the gun!”
“That to me Blows my mind!”
“I am chilled to the bone!”
“Head to toe, Amazing look!”
The intergalactic cosplay battle was fierce and seeing everyone support each other was exemplary!
Watch the Star Wars fan movie “Redemption”
…and next week Game of Thrones!
Please help us keep the fun rolling at our Patreon Page!
We have a bunch of fun things coming out now that 2017 is here. Well be adding a few once a month podcast special episodes as well as our various podcasts:
Star wars Fans check out these episodes! These include the Galaxy at war crew, the Sith of the Old Republic, the Edge of Empire Scum and villains and our one shot demo games of the starter sets!
Folks who love the go to conventions will love the panels we’ve recorded here!
if you enjoy listening to Interviews with the creative minds behind book, games and other media that we’ve had the pleasure to talk to look no further than here!
If you like reviews those podcasts are HERE!
Now then there is Dungeons and Dragons which are HERE! Of course not all groups are made the same 😉 starting at the end of January will have a new group playing on Patreon just for our patrons of a fantastic group of new ladies learning D&D. we have The Lady Knights of Adventure, The Unlikely Fellowship from season one and our current crew tackling the Princes of the Apocalypse over at DND Journey of the Fifth Edition.
We’ve had a long hiatus over on our modern era Demigod’s podcasting away the end of the worlds over at Ragnarok & Roll, a Scion Hero to Ragnarok story. with all things going on like they are we’ve been planning a prequel series called tears and blood of destiny. a few scions in the Era of Ragnar and Eric the Red, that’s right the Vikings !
For those who enjoy the enjoy the old Sagas we have Story Time HERE where we remember and share our favorite Viking stories like a Skald!
We have a ton of content on our YouTube Channel HERE so, please like and subscribe!
I can’t wait to hear back from all of you and I’m excited to hear back from you all!
2017 is going to be all our year!
P.S. Thank you for helping to support us on our PATREON PAGE and we hope to do so much more for you! Please leave comments here and on the Patreon blog about what you enjoy!
The other day I was asked why I love gaming and podcasting those games so much and I had to take a second and think about that. I’ve had a long, long, life long enjoyment of games going back to some of my earliest memories of gaming with my Aunt and her husband in insanely long Monopoly sessions. It was never who won or lost but how we enjoyed the company and stories and comradery of the times. Thankfully that style of game enjoyment followed me as I grew older and started playing more than Chess and other milton bradley games. Then one faithful day I saw the AD&D GM’s Guide cover and fell in love with D&D consuming all I could about it and the books (Mind you Fantasy choose your own adventure books and Comics were how my parents snuck reading into my life before this time), and novels of Fantasy adventure and monster slaying.
To make a long story short flash forward a hand full of years and I was regularly running Teenage mutant ninja turtles, Rifts, Robotech and still D&D games and loving the story writing, pacing adventures and surprise encounters all the while loving to GM and occasionall getting to play!
Than fast forward again a pair of decades and I noticed something, our gaming groups had of course morphed, evolved, and changed due to adult duties and needs but even with old friends who didn’t game any more we could sit and talk about those AMAZING adventures of yesteryear! It was at this point now married and tied up in work, chores, to do list and trying to fill in a active gaming life (Thank you Honey for being a Gamer!) We noticed the hard long gaps in gaming and at the end of a game session we all would hurry and be whipping out phones and calenders looking for the next free day to game. I had been a long time lover of Podcasts on iTunes, so I decided to podcast our games from then on because of nothing else than to let us keep track of where we left off as well as we could listen to those epic moments where some amazing speech or snide remark was tossed out at the spur of the moment, or as I like to call it the ’magic of immersion in the now’. That feeling where your totally in sync with your character and your not playing them but being guided by what you just know to be true there character and when at that level of game enjoyment things just happen and hours fly by and you are left gasping at the amazing story you all just completed together. That magic is why I love to podcast so we can relisten, share and talk about it and if lucky get to relive it a little each time we revisit it. One thing I know that surprised us all was how much our listeners enjoy the shows and that’s added to us wanting to add little things like NPC stories and behind the scene moments that are a blast to write and record! So to sum it up I love to set up story frameworks with twists and turns and varied ending and getting to share them with those who enjoy similar things =D
Thanks for reading this!
What do you guys think?
What is Twitch?
Twitch.tv was launched in 2011 as a video game, or video game competition, broadcasting branch of Justin.tv, which is a personal streaming service website similar to Ustream.
On it, gamers and gaming enthusiasts create their own Twitch channels to either broadcast live PC or console gameplay or host their own video game-themed video podcast programs for others to watch.
The site has also become known for broadcasting live video game trade shows and video game competitions, where it hosts hundreds of thousands of viewers at the same time for live events like videogame tournaments. Last March, half a million people tuned in to Twitch to watch people play games like Activision Blizzard’s “StarCraft”.
Twitch is now regarded to be the most popular services of its kind for gamers, with over 100 million unique visitors monthly. That’s up from 30 million unique visitors last year. In terms of bandwidth, Twitch’s traffic is higher than Hulu, Amazon, and Facebook. It’s mammoth, even if you’ve never heard of it.
I honestly have to say getting started on Twitch is SUPER EASY! I mean, I logged in and within a minute I had a free account and was watching videos and connecting with content creators! From the gaming angle It took a little work and a YouTube video while killing time before I got home and I was online with my PS4 in minutes as well! Things were going so smoothly I was concerned but my friends on Twitch were like, “Nope, its that easy!” and I definitely have to agree!
I’m just getting started with last night being my first twitch cast at www.twitch.tv/creativeplayandpodcast and it was super easy to do, as well as log in on my phone and keep an eye on what was being broadcasted. One fun thing was the 15 second delay we all noticed
Like a friend said last night, “Chat room…I haven’t been in a chat room since AOL!” It’s true Chat rooms have gone the way of the Dodo for the most part bit in Twitch it is really cool that folks can watch you play and can chat to you onscreen so it doesn’t distract you till your free to look over and see it on the side of the screen
Do they have Ad free service?
Why yes they do for a fee, Twitch Turbo for $8.99 a month will make your service Ad free as well as adding Custom Emotes, a shiny new Chat badge and more chat colors and more importantly they hold your videos for 60 days.
How long do they hold your video?
Ths was a question I immediately asked myself 😉 According the Blog.Twitch.tv:
“Past broadcasts will begin to be removed from Twitch servers. This also marks the beginning of the new VOD storage system:
- Past broadcasts will now be saved for 14 days for all broadcasters,
- And 60 days for Twitch Turbo subscribers and members of the Twitch Partner Program.
If you would like to keep your past broadcasts, you can easily export them to YouTube or create highlights with our new Video Manager. Additionally, you can save locally right when you start broadcasting.
These changes take us one step closer to our ultimate goal: to deliver the highest quality video across multiple platforms. As we mentioned three weeks ago, the new VOD system will support the features you’ve requested, like:
- Better VOD quality of service for international viewers,
- The ability to watch VODs on mobile and other platforms,
- Secure storage of past broadcasts (triple redundancy),
- And more.
This is an incredibly exciting time for Twitch, and we’re thrilled to have your support! Thank you for patience and your understanding while we work to create the best broadcasting experience for you and your communities.“
Let me know what ou guys would like to see us do on Twitch? We were thinking of doing some chat Q&A while PS4 gaming is going on =D
You guys asked for it and now we are on Twitch! I’m just learning how it works so please forgive us of any shortcomings at first but it seems pretty easy! I’m excited seeing if Kellie will watch me play Assassins Creed Syndicate and 1889 The Order, since those are both beautiful steampunk games she wants to watch me play to enjoy the graphics (Costumes) and story!
Please subscribe to our channel and keep an eye on the CPPN’s facebook as I’ll post when were going to be on and what games. Tonight a few of us are Fire Teaming up in Destiny to try it out.
D&D Journey of the Fifth edition: Season 2 Chapter 30- All Hail the Saviors of Red Larch show notes & pictures!
This was a really fun Game session this past Saturday! Sorry we had serious issues staying on track in game but it was a fun time with adding Brittany and Nicole to the group (and getting to talk about the new D&D group ‘The Lady Knights of Adventure!’). Plus it was so cool Jess popped into watch us play!
(Tucson Games and Gadgets the CPPN’s unofficial home away from home!)
(The ‘Before’ picture of the Tucson Games and Gadgets Auction that was going on while we played!)
Please Help Name the Player Group? We’re looking for some cool like ‘The Unlikely Fellowship’ you all suggested last time! email us at Creativeplaypodcastnetworknet or Twitter at @CreativePPNet
Quotes from the show, What others did you like? Share in the comments below. Here is those Pictures I promised!
“A Doll house for D&D”
“We love you Dwarf Forge!”
“… Hero Forge.”
(Nicole’s Awesome personalized mini!)
“We have the wall of cleavage and large feet!”
(Joclyn’s OCD dice and the ‘Wall’ =D )
“The Larch!” (you know they have to say it at least one )
(a Tough day for the GM’s ‘Bigger Blacker Dice of DOOM!’ I got for my birthday =( )
If you’re interested yes we are always like when folks interested in gaming come hang out with us and watch us game (It’s the next best way to get new gamers aside from kidnapping friends to game nights or cool events like on April 30th International Tabletop gaming day. In fact we’ll be at Tucson Games and Gadgets on Saturday the 30th. =D
In simple words, podcasts are audio programs distributed free of cost, over the Internet. Podcasts are mostly of MP3 files, which can contain a variety of content, including music and comedy shows, but mostly, the programs sound like typical radio talk shows. You can listen to or download any podcast, all you need is a device which supports MP3 version file since most of the podcasts are saved in MP3 format.
Initially, not everyone was able to create podcasts on their own, but now in this smartphone and earbud era, since everyone has access to a mic/recording devices, everybody is creating one. Churches post podcasts of sermons, journalists create podcasts about their interview with a top-notch official, clubs and societies publish their discussions online, many story writers publish entire stories as a podcast. Many podcasts range over a number of episodes, coming out weekly or monthly, in most cases these podcasts are based on an ongoing issue which needs updates every now and then or in case of a story or a drama scripted and directed, which has a weekly episode. Since there’s no professional or financial barrier to produce a podcast, all you need is a mic and a story, every single person who wants to produce a podcast is doing so, without any hurdles. Podcasts have aided many ordinary creative people to turn in to big shots. For example, not many people knew about the stand-up comedian “Marc Maron” until his WTF podcast became a success. Gaining initial success from his podcasts, Maron has his very own television show now and his podcasts is downloaded by many, from the internet.
We’re living in the age of Internet, where whatever we do is indirectly linked to the use of the World Wide Web. Similar is the case with these podcasts, which are audio files you can listen to or download from their source website, without having to pay any fees. It’s actually like the articles you read or the movies you watch, you basically search for the podcasts related to your own interest, for example if it’s a church related sermon you want to listen to or you want to get to know about the new fashion boutiques opened up in your area, all you have to do is search for the specific podcast that you desire. At times, you can even stumble upon various podcasts of your interest on your social media accounts or on a website where you were actually looking for something else. These podcasts are mostly heard on mobile phones, just like one listens to music or radio shows while doing other stuff at the same time. The term podcast was actually evolved from the success of Apple’s iPod, so many people think of listening to podcasts in the same way they listen to stuff on their iPod’s, i.e. while one’s on the go.
If you listen to the podcast on your computers, then all you have to do is click on a file on your web browser and letting it play but if you’re using your cell phones to access podcasts, then there are different apps available for Apple and Android users. Apple iPhones come with a standard Podcast app installed in their systems, which allows the users to explore, subscribe to, download and listen to programs, all the same time, whenever you want to. Apart from this, you can download podcasts by paying a little fee $2-$5, if the podcast you need can’t be found on websites/apps which offer podcasts for free. In this case, apps such as “Pocket Casts”, “Pod Wrangler” and “Downcast” can prove to be extremely helpful. Third step, is to decide whether you want to download the file or listen to the actual podcast online. In order to download, all you have to do is click on the Download Button next to the podcast you liked.
For Android users, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, DoggCatcher, are just some of the apps which can be used to access podcasts. Stitcher is a very famous Android app for accessing podcasts, and has been ranked amongst 20 best apps according to TechCrunch, 25 Top Android apps by TIME magazine and so on. It gives you the opportunity to listen on demand to your favorite podcast, be it comedy, drama, news- and in some cases download the shows for offline listening. In many ways, Stitcher is changing the way in which people use the traditional radio for listening to shows. You can download these apps on your phone through Google Play, but remember that your phones should have enough storage before you start downloading podcasts, because even though they bear a lot of resemblance to normal music or audio files, yet in reality, they take up a lot of memory in your phone, leaving your phone stuck up because of excessive load on the memory.
So basically, streaming or downloading a podcast is extremely easy. All you have to do is install an app, search for the kinds of podcasts that interest you, follow the instructions of how to view and download the podcast you’ve chosen. In case of episodic podcasts, people can download one episode as soon as it uploads, or wait to download the entire episodes in one go so that they can get to know about the issue or the story once and for all, instead of waiting for weekly episodes to come and listen to them, while eagerly waiting for the next one.
Podcasts basically allow you to break free from the same old stale radio content circulating all the radio channels for quite some time now, instead it allows you to explore new programs and listen to stuff that interests you. Since anyone with a story or viewpoint can publish a podcast, it allows you to get to know about the general public’s opinion on a specific topic instead of being injected the same viewpoints by the government controlled conglomerates.
- Optimizio =D
But of Course listen to one of my Favorite podcasts! http://ragnarokandroll.podbean.com/
Today I got asked a great question on Twitter from a long time listener of our Scion RPG Ragnarok & Roll, a Scion Hero to Ragnarok story podcast asked me how to help the group keep making more podcasts? I actually been asked this once or twice and figured I should write up something in all the ways we all can help keeping our podcasts and YouTube channel making content and share cool stuff:
1 We need to keep enjoying making cool stuff! If you know me you know I’m always up for sharing cool things and willing to burn the midnight oil editing stuff and I’ll keep at it hoping to have the podcast as an actual full time paying gig!
2 Share what you love! We love sharing and please if you can share our podcasts, Meme’s and videos. Also shoot us feedback, I know the group love the links, jokes and questions fans send into us! Speaking of which we need another cast Q&A soon, so feel free to email Us your questions fro Character and players, please subject them “Q&A” and send them to Creativeplaypodcastnet@gmail.com
3 Socialize with us on Social Media! Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter (still dragging my feet on snapchat/twitch) www.facebook.com/CreativePlayandPodcastNetwork/ & @CreativePPnet
4 We are trying to be busier on out Blog so blog with us! We’re hoping to get sponsor Ads on the blog sight and to help please stop by from time to time and drop a comment or two on what you think, We do a Meme of the Day and share cool sales when we hear about them! http://creativeplayandpodcastnetwork.com/
5 Podcast with Us! Soon I’ll be running games on Roll20 as well as we always try to game at local stores (Even more is some of them take us up and hiring us to produce regular podcast shows for them, let your Tucson area stores know!). Invite us to your events, normally we need time to schedule it but we’d love to record you fun moments! Finally we do Skype all the time, shoot me a voice mail or lets do a phone interview and chat about creating cool stuff, cosplay or games!
6 Support the site by using links for our favorite RPG products on Amazon! If your like me you spend too much time shopping on the sweet sales mistress I call Amazon, but by using our links we get a tiny sliver of a copper, but these add up. Heck personally U use others I know because every little bit helps and I’d rather support a blog I know that a online Bot ad maker =D
7 Feedback, we love it, we hate it but we need it! Please review us on Facebook, iTunes and sights like RPG Podcasts.com it helps other find our shows and share in the fun! iTunes: D&D Journey of the Fifth Edition , Ragnarok & Roll, a Scion Hero to Ragnarok story, Creative Play and Podcast Network
8 Help us out on patreon.com/cppn! This site helps us pay to keep the lights on and more than one episode up at a time, if you can even just $1 a month is a huge help (We average 30,000+ listens a month, imagine if everyone gave us the cost of a single Starbucks coffee once a month, We could add so much more content and give so much back. Personally I’d do so many favors for our supporters if I could make this a full time gig!!!!) Any amount is GREATLY appreciated! https://www.patreon.com/cppn
9 Play more games! Share this hobby we love and raise the next generation to love it as much too!!!
10 and Finally be kind to each other and support makers in your community I’ve heard of too many Makers, Cosplayers and Game designers get their dreams and hopes crushed and at the very least we can choose to be kind and supportive as people to each other and be kind to our fellow humans who have that amazing zeal to create and share!
How many times have you caught yourself daydreaming about something, especially when you were at work or in class? The thing is we all enjoy pretending and make believe, sometimes it is the only thing that keeps us going. And nobody daydreams about working, or doing the dishes; what we dream about are becoming heroes, doing something for the world, having power and being a position where we can influence people. That is why the world seems to be addicted to Role Playing Games (also referred to as RPGs). The truth is that no other genre in the gaming world lets us play out our fantasies quite like role playing games do, we have their popularity as witness to that statement.
Other than just the make believe element of it all, these games let you connect and interact with other people, there are online role playing game podcasts where you can discuss your favorite games and share tricks and tactics with fellow fanatics of the role playing games genre. www.creativeplayandpodcastnetwork.com is a very popular website among RPG lovers.
We have put together a list of the top ten role playing games, those that are already released and those we are still waiting for, as a tribute to the amazing world of role playing games.
- Fantasy Flights: Edge of Empire
Set in the amazing universe of Star Wars Edge of Empire uses the new Fantasy Flight Dice system, that though they look intimidating are very easy to learn and excel at using in encounters and social interactions. Edge of Empire was the first of the new Star Wars books and let you play the Scum and Villians of the Universe! You can hear the CPPN’s Edge of Empire groups Podcast episodes HERE.
- Tom Clancy’s The Division
This RPG is available on PC, PS4 and XBOX. This game is set in a snowy apocalyptic New York. You play as a member of the Division, a group dedicated to bring life back to normal after a virus has wiped away most of the world’s population. Your enemies would be other groups of human with different agendas.
The game has a very strong focus on the story and character development. How you respond to each task ultimately will define your path in the game.
One interesting feature of the game is that it lets you find missions and then select if you want to play it with other people online, this involves a lot of creative play and makes the game more exciting. You can also choose to play alone if that is what suits your fancy.
3. Dungeons and Dragons
Dungeons and Dragons is another amazing role playing game. Each person has a specific character to play inside an army. There is a Dungeon Master, who is basically the referee and controls the storytelling of the game. Together the group goes through different lands, goes through battles and collect treasure and knowledge. It was this game that led to the creation of www.dndjourneyofthefifthedition.podbean.com, a website dedicated entirely to Dungeons and Dragons players who play together and share their tricks. This game is very popular among different online communities that are dedicated entirely to the fans of role playing games like the CPPN’s main podcast DnD Journey of the fifth edition!
4. The Technomancer
This game is available on PC, XBOX One and PS4. This game has one incredibly exciting story line. It is based on Mars, a few centuries after mankind settled on Mars and now the resources are scarce and big companies are exploiting the common people left right and center. You will be playing a Technomancer (fancy name, right?) who will travel into different cities on Mars where different quests await you.
This is a game based many million years from now on Earth. It is all about how numerous generations before the one you are part of now, have risen and fallen. This game is very popular among different online communities that are dedicated entirely to the world and fans of role playing games.
6. Heroes Unlimited
This is a superhero based RPG, which features a very comic book like world, where there are superheroes and there are also villains to complement the heroes, because what is a hero without its arch nemesis. Each character has a specific skill set which can be improved and the character can then be customized.
7. Horizon: Zero Dawn
Coming December 2016!
This is an open-world RPG, based in the post apocalyptic era, this world has mechanized dinosaurs with remnants of numerous dead civilizations that have lived and died on that very land. The game has amazing graphics and visuals which makes roaming around in this world all that more exciting and entertaining. You will be playing Aloy, a hunter as he tries to survive different challenges of living in such a world.
8. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
This is the new installation in the wildly popular series whose last game was called Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The player keeps the role of Adam Jensen, who now has augmented abilities as he tries to fight off the terrorists and the Illuminati of the world. The game can be played either with a full on brutal approach, or stealthily, depending on how the user wants the character to progress, as the story line is left up to the player mostly.
9. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Also coming in 2016!
This is an extremely exciting RPG and if you just happen to be interested in history, you are going to love this game. It is set in the 15th Century and the game tries to stay honest to actual historical events and customs. The game has a special group of historians on board to ensure that the clothing, weapons and other elements of the game are all in check. You play a blacksmith who is on a mission to avenge his father’s death and how you act and play will ultimately decide the future of the character.
10. Fire Emblem: Fates
After the stunning popularity of Fire Emblem: Awakening, the series is back with a new installation. This game is distinct because it allows the player to choose the path they want the game to take. The player will basically be deciding a family to side with, their blood relatives or the people who raised him and who the character chooses will change the entire story of the game.
~ by Optimizio
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