Monthly Archives: April 2013

Apr 18

I Have the Best Dog in the World!

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

My dog Brillo is sitting here looking up at me as I write this post.  My wife is also talking ot me about her day at work.  I also just finished with my restaurant gig at Applebee’s in Macon.  My dog, Brillo, will sometimes come up to me and want me to pet him.  He’s a very well behaved and he’s looking at me right now as I type this post as I am crazy.  Funny!  Anyway, been a busy day for me today.  Went to Unadilla and Pinehurst to see if there were much restaurants to pitch to, but it seems they are pretty small towns with not that many restaurants.  Well, time to end this post here!  Take care!

Apr 17

Been Advertising on Gigmasters and Thumbtack

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Been advertising on Gigmasters and Thumbtack.  I am pleased so far with both services.  Seems like these are investments which will provide some return.  Anyway, I have also been working further on my group’s Pathfinder adventure, trying to get that wrapped up.  I think my group is really going to enjoy this dungeon.  It has everything in it.  Roleplaying encounters, riddles to be solved, some mystery, traps for the player characters to encounter and evil monsters for the players to fight as well as some natural obstacles for them to overcome.  I think they will have a lot of fun.  Since I have designed this first dungeon, designing the second and third dungeon shouldn’t take as long, plus I will also have a tavern and a few other places for the players to spend their loot from the previous adventure.

I will also be heading out tomorrow making face to face sales calls to restaurant clients.  Probably head down to Pinehurst or Unadilla to check out the restaurant market down there.  It’s something different besides Macon.  If I can land one gig down there and then a fine dining restaurant in Atlanta, I will be golden.  Well, time for me to end this blog post here!  Later!

Apr 16

Working On Pathfinder Adventure

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Been putting in some time and work continuing to put together a Pathfinder Adventure.  Trying my best not to overdo it on the preparation, but I like to do some prep work and be ready.  It’s a lot of fun designing adventures for my group to play.  You have to put some work into it, but it’s worth the effort.  Been designing obstacles and encounters for the dungeon.  Probably start design of a tavern and a few more dungeons.

Tomorrow, I will be making my rounds marketing for my business and doing face to face sales.  Another day of work in building and taking care of the business.  Owning and running a business is a lot of hard work and keeps you busy.  Anyway, time for me to end this blog post here!

Apr 14

Watching “Practical Jokers Gone Wild” on Court TV

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Court TV always has these crazy tv shows like “Crazy Drivers Gone Wild”  or “Most Shocking Stupid Criminals Caught on Video” but this particular TV series is pretty funny with “Practical Jokers Gone Wild.”  On one part of the show they had some guy in a trash can and he would pop up out of the trash can all the sudden and scare the trash man when was trying to pick up people trash.  Then there was this really funny part where these mechanics put an air bag in the engine and trunk with white flour and scared some other dude when he turned the ignition of the car and blew both the airbags.  Hilarious!  I was rolling laughing watching that.    This TV show is really really funny!

Apr 13

Wife and I Played Borderlands 2

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Wife and I played bought and played Borderlands 2.  It’s basically a third person shooter game (I think it’s third person, or is it first person?  I always get them both confused).  Anyways, the game is a lot of fun and is kinda of a cartoonish sort of game and you can level up your character in the game, but I would characterize the game as more of a third person shooter than any kind of role playing game though.  Probably once I finish with this blog post I will get back on the Xbox and play it.

I have also been designing my own dungeon for my group to play in Pathfinder.  You can design your own traps that you put in the dungeon in the Pathfinder game, which I am looking at doing.  The great fun of Pathfinder when you are the GM is that you design your own dungeon, the encounters, obstacles, puzzles and traps in the dungeon as well.  I have been reading up on designing my own traps, which is pretty cool.  Look forward to my group playing the dungon.  I will finish up design of my dungeeon tomorrow.  Anyway, time to end this blog post here and play some more Borderlands 2.  Later!

Apr 12

Drinking A Nice Cup of Coffee

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Well, right now I am sitting here and drinking a nice cup of coffee made by my wife and I’s Keurig Vue.  I prefer a dark bold brew but right now I am drinking a medium roast brew.  I am a huge coffee drinker and probably my favorite brew of caffee is the Sumatra blend.

Not much going on right now or much to write about.  Worked my gig at Marco’s Pizza last night and had a great time entertaining folks.  Also performed one of my new favorite tricks, Card To Wallet.  Really enjoy the version of Card To Wallet that I learned from Joe Turner’s lecture notes.  Joe Turner is a magician who performs regularly in Atlanta and is an awesome magician.  Does a very good job of entertaining folks.  Well, time for me to split and end this blog post here.  Take care!

 

Apr 11

Been A Busy Day Today

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

It’s been a busy day today.  Right now I feel pretty tired.  I worked my gig at Applebee’s in Macon and stayed close to an hour more than I usually work because of some of the table requests for me to perform magic.  So, I stayed late to keep customers happy.  After I got back, my wife cooked supper for me and talked with her a bit.  I also went by another pizza place and talked with the manager there about possibly working a gig, but he told me I needed to stop tomorrow morning and talk with the owner of the place.  So, I will take my wife to school and drop by the pizza place and see if the owner is there.  I am also getting better at Card To Wallet.  It’s a great trick the version I perform, but like all magic tricks, you get better at the trick with experience.  My sleight of hand is very good, just one aspect of misdirection I have to work on.  Well, it’s time for me to end this blog post here.  Good night!

Apr 09

Getting Better At the Game XCom, Preparing Pathfinder Game

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

When I am not busy shaking hands marketing my business or keeping up with paperwork and accounting and other aspects of marketing as well as working gigs, I spend some time playing XCom on the Xbox 360 as well as work on a Pathfinder game for my group.  I’ve gotten to where I better understand the XCom game.  Video gaming can be addictive but I balance it out with Pathfinder as well as spending time with family and keeping my business profitable.  Been able to get a little bit further on the game.  I am also having a lot of fun writing up the stats of the dungeon I have designed for my gaming group.  It feels great to put in the hard work and design a dungeon that is of my own creation and be able to watch my gaming group game in it.  I think Pathfinder RPGs really teach you how to use your imagination, how to be creative and then actually design and create something for others to enjoy and that’s one of the beauties of the game.  Well, I have to get back to work getting an Aweber broadcast together for my email subscribers.  Take care!

Apr 08

Relaxing Sunday

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Felt great to be able to relax a little bit today and not have to worry about much of anything.  Just a “me” day.  I reckon everybody needs to have some “me” time in order to recuperate and be ready to go back at it after some relaxing time.  Played Xcom and also worked on the Pathfinder game for my group.  Need to stop by the store tomorrow and get a black ink cartridge.  Not to mention I need to do an Aweber broadcast.  Probably type that up after I am finished with this blog post.  Also went by my brother in law’s house to visit with him and see how he was doing.  It’s been a great day and I am just glad to be able to relax a little bit.

Apr 07

Had a Good Weekend Working, Relaxing A Little Bit Today

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

I had a pretty good weekend working various restaurants (well, started working on Wednesday all the way through Saturday and now on Sunday, have some time off to relax a little bit).  Probably have to do a follow up call today, even though it’s a Sunday and I am not working.  I’ll probably stop by my brother in law’s house to see what he has been up  and read some more Pathfinder Core Rulebook.  Plus, probably put some more time in creating a dungeon for my gaming group and start another dungeon as well.  Should be a relaxing day along with some fun getting a Pathfinder game together.  Well, time for me to end this blog post here.