Real-world items used to enhance a game.

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Music during game or not?

We tried to use background music during gaming sessions, but it turned out to be an annoyance. Do you have success stories, and which music did you use ?
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How do I find artwork to inspire adventure design? [closed]

Often when I find a cool piece of artwork online, I build some scene in my upcoming adventure around it and then show the image to the players during the session. The more cool artwork I have access ...
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physical objects to support your adventure

I once read a trick for DM's to give more immersion in the adventure: bath paper in coffee to make it look like ancient paper, and then write on it a message in red-ink calligraphy. Another one is ...
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How can I make realistic looking potions as handouts

I'd like to give my group some realistic looking potions as handouts. Does anyone have tips on how I could make these look awesome?
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Software to make DIY Item Cards

I'm a big fan of Paizo's GameMastery item cards. I also like GoDeckYourself but I'm wondering if anyone knows of any other software or websites that can be used to make your own Item Cards or Power ...
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Could a “Fog of war” prop break a game in any way?

I'm going to run the Pathfinder's Beginners Box scripted adventure that has a dungeon map printed. This is not only the first time GMing, it's my first time playing an RPG. All of the party are new ...