Saturday, April 6, 2013

F is for Fake News!

No, I'm not talking about The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, or even FOX and Friends. I want to share with you this cool little resource called The Newspaper Clipping Generator, which I learned about today indirectly from the Miskatonic University Podcast by way of the Gaming on the Cheap Community on Google+. This online app lets you create images of newspaper clippings that you can use as props or handouts in your roleplaying games. You supply the name of the newspaper (real or fictitious), a headline, and a short news story, and the image generator does the rest. The only thing noticeably missing is a byline, but hopefully they will consider adding that option in a future version. In the meantime, I suppose you could Photoshop or GIMP one in.

Metropolis has The Daily Planet, Spider-Man's New York City has The Daily Bugle, and Gotham City has The Gotham Gazette. In the soon to be released Stark City Campaign Setting, we have The Siren:

Well, you get the idea. See you in 48 for G (apparently they give us Sunday off for good behavior) and thanks for reading!

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for this, that's a really useful tool!

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  2. Very cool tool! I can think of several fun ways to use it!

    I'm stopping in from AtoZ - Take care!

    -Cristyl @ www.mychillthoughts.com

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  3. Thanks for stopping by everyone!

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