SL for Nowt

Living a digital life with empty pockets

Home Sweet cheap (and free!) Home

Thought I’d bring you something other than fashion and skins today! I was going through some group notices when I spotted that the Gentlemen Bastards have extended their ‘Flaming June Fire Sale’ into July, with cheap homes for as little as L$5. I can never resist prices like that, so I hopped over to their store to check it out.

When I got there, I noticed the Midnight Mania board first of all, and this is something all of you Lara Crofts and Indiana Joneses should be running for! It’s a fabby atmospheric Ruined Temple build which would be perfect for roleplay, or even for getting together with some friends in a really different environment. The board will lock down at just 35 clicks, so give it a slap!

Hop behind the cut to see what else I found!

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July 18, 2010 Posted by | cheapies, homes and skyboxes, lucky chairs, midnight mania boards, sales, second life | Leave a comment

Newbie Notes: Something for nothing

Well that’s the whole ethos of the Freebiesphere, I know, but there are many great ways of getting something for nothing in SL. Two of my favourites are Lucky Chairs (and, by extension, Lucky Boards) and Midnight Mania/Madness boards. For those new to SL, the workings of these things may be a bit puzzling (see my previous Q&A post where someone arrived at my blog on a search engine query ‘how to sit down and win in Second Life’) so here’s a quick tutorial about how these prize items work.

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March 9, 2010 Posted by | hints and tips, lucky boards, lucky chairs, midnight mania boards, newbie notes, second life | | 1 Comment

Rockberry’s lucky boards and Waka & Yuki free hair

Five minutes of stalking the lucky boards and lucky chair at Rockberry paid off for Mar. The boards turned over onto ‘M’ twice, and she got these two lovely skins:

Walk to the back of the Rockberry store, then turn around to face the front, and you’ll see the boards and chair:

The hair comes from the freebie and dollarbie stall that Waka & Yuki have outside the Peppermint Blue Free Store. Take the blue TP pads up to the store, then turn right and head to the first market stall that you see:

July 4, 2009 Posted by | dollarbies, freebies, hair, lucky boards, lucky chairs, second life, skins | Leave a comment

Honey Honey Monkey Monkey!

There’s a new group gift over at the lovely little Honey Honey store. Search groups for Honey Honey and join, then with your group tag activated, go to the store and click the group gift panel to receive a cute non-flexi hairstyle. (Note: It’s made to fit a smallish-headed avatar, so you’ll need to hop on a posestand and do some stretching and adjusting.)

While you’re there, check out the rest of the store (it’s on two levels). Prices are great, the items on sale are fabulous quality, and there are more ultra-cheapies and freebies in the area where the group gift is.

Here’s Mar, modelling the hair gift. She’s teamed it with a dress from Honey Honey: the Jumperskirt in dark blue denim, which cost just 30L$:

The wooden jewellery is also by Honey Honey, although I bought that a while ago and can’t remember how much it was! If I recall correctly, it was in the same price range as the dress, so that’s amazing value.

And the shoes. Ahh, the grid is going nuts for prim-toed shoes. Stiletto Moody’s started it with massively expensive versions, then J’s followed up with cheaper ones. Now, Pixieplumb Flanagan has created her ‘Ultimate’ range at Baby Monkey, which features a very easy-to-use customisation HUD that allows you to change the skintone of the prim feet to match your own skintone (read the notecard enclosed for a nifty trick with your viewer that shows you the exact colour under your cursor) via chat commands, as well as your toenail polish colour and the toe ring. These shoes are the current group gift, and they’re also in the lucky chair on the ground floor of the store (and if you head upstairs you’ll find a pair in the Midnight Mania board, too, so give that a tap!) –

Be aware that these shoes require the new Second Life viewer, since they’re made from mirrored sculpts, which don’t work very well for those using older viewers or third party viewers.

Poses are by Elisa, who has a lovely new ‘Casual’ set out (6 poses for 50L$), and is giving away a group-only extra pose from the set.

April 25, 2009 Posted by | cheapies, dresses, group freebies, hair, lucky chairs, midnight mania boards, poses, second life, shoes | 1 Comment


EDIT 1: The store has now moved, so look for the new location in-world, in the Zanzo sim (I’m not in-world right now to grab the new SLurl).

EDIT 2: I’ve now updated the post with the new SLurl, and according to the group notice, the lucky chair is now a lucky board, and has been updated!

The Black Canary will soon be moving (in April) has now moved from Quenzle to the new Zanzo sim. I’m not sure if the lucky chair items will change at that point or not, but here are the three outfits you can grab right now. The chair is set to five minutes changearound, and the wildcards are generous.

Hop behind the cut for the other two outfits.

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March 27, 2009 Posted by | lucky chairs, poses, second life | Leave a comment

Wherefore art thou, Juliette?

Kouse’s Sanctum have a beautiful gown called ‘Juliette’ in the lucky chair at their store location in SeaBreeze Oasis:

March 27, 2009 Posted by | dresses, lucky chairs, second life | Leave a comment

New lucky chair items at Discord

The Discord sim has changed some of its lucky chair items. The ones around the far side (there are two rows, back-to-back!) remain the same as before, but the front rows now contain male and female outfits in Orange Meili’s distinctive style. It’s pretty crowded down there!

Landing can be a bit confusing. Initial teleports into the sim will place you in a dark skybox with whirling red lights. You need to look for the purple/blue sign on the wall, right-click it, and select ‘teleport’. That will place you down in the sim itself, after which you can follow the red arrow to the beam where the chairs are:

Update: I just want to say a HUGE ‘thank you’ to the fun crowd around these chairs today (March 24th). I kept getting the male items, but none of the female ones. Alts were being brought in to bump the chairs, and everyone made such an effort, to no avail. The girly chairs were not kind to this M today. But to everyone who tried to help me, thank you :)

March 23, 2009 Posted by | lucky chairs, second life | Leave a comment

Sale, group gifts and other goodies at GL Designs

GL Designs is a great little store that I discovered while on the Twisted Hunt. At the moment, everything in the store is marked down to just 50L$ and one item per day is marked down to just 5L$ until Tuesday 10th March. If you join the GL Designs group, there are no less than six group freebies in the store, plus you’ll also find a lucky chair, Midnight Mania board, and two fun item-camp ‘drink me’ bottles (25 min sit) where you can select the prize you want to win. Mar couldn’t resist the little buckled flats available, so here she is, getting rather soggy. The things we do for nice shoes! ;)

Here’s one of the group freebies: a sexy little dress called ‘Seduction Copper’ –

I’ve teamed it with hair from Bewitched (‘Butterfly’ in nugget), shoes from Baby Monkey (‘Barbara’ thong sandals in gold) and jewellery from House of Heart (Art Deco Pearls in gold).

Hop behind the cut for more pics. And don’t forget to look for the Twisted Hunt box while you’re there. It’ll be out until March 31st, and it’s a red and black Lament Configuration (the puzzle box from Hellraiser).

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March 8, 2009 Posted by | group freebies, item camping, lucky chairs, midnight mania boards, sales, second life, secret sales | Leave a comment

Going retro with today’s Lemania dollarbie

Today’s Lemania Indigo Designs one-day-only dollarbie (grab it before 5th March, because after that time it will be gonegonegone!) is the cute Retro Aqua pants outfit. Here, Mar is modelling it with Bewitched Hair‘s new release gift ‘Bailey’ (aub) and a pair of Baby Monkey ‘Maya’ pumps in stone (lucky chair gift) –

March 4, 2009 Posted by | dollarbies, hair, lucky chairs, second life, shoes | Leave a comment

Monkey Mania!

Ladies, go and give the Midnight Mania board at Baby Monkey a tap. It’s got a fab pair of shoes in it right now:

If the target number of people (100) is reached by midnight tonight, everyone who clicked the board will receive a pair of those shoes.

While you’re there, check out the lucky chairs (I won some gorgeous things from those in the past few days), grab the boxes of freebies on the floor by the MM board, and head down to the bottom of the stairs, where the Valentine’s gifts (including some fantastic shoes) are still sitting.

Baby Monkey Junkies is a great group to join, as Pixie is another very generous designer. Currently in group notices you’ll find the past 5 weeks of group gifts and the Valentine shoes (in case they’re gone from the mall).

Here are a couple of pics of Mar at Retrology, modelling an almost completely freebie (only the skin was paid-for, and that was just 50L$ in the Pixeldolls sale) 60s look, including the Baby Monkey Mizzy Mary Jane shoes (one of the lucky chair prizes), and an older group gift of a Baby Monkey disc belt:

February 21, 2009 Posted by | boots, freebies, lucky chairs, midnight mania boards, shoes | Leave a comment