So it has been a few months, but I just wanted to revive this thread to say that it has had an effect on me and how I Narrate. Now I look for ways to include props, just to help enhance the effect, and I have managed to include a few in my current running of the Skaa: Beasts of Burden adventure.
First, simple enough, when the employer hires the crew for the job he tosses a crew member a small leather pouch containing a bead of Atium for payment and a paper with some notes scribbled on it about the job. So, I grabbed an old leather dice bag I had, recreated the note, and popped a ball-bearing inside a small glass vial to be the Atium, and Voila! Nifty little prop.
Second, this took a bit more work, but was totally worth it, I made a mistborn-themed Cryptex on my 3D printer for my group and worked it into the story.
Let me explain.
Over at thingiverse.com someone created a 3D-printable Cryptex
(the little cylindrical combination-safe thing in The DaVinci Code). I thought it was pretty cool, but would be way cooler if it was Mistborn-themed, so I went to work creating some rings for it featuring the Steel Alphabet
It's all done and I unveiled it to my group last week.
(Quick side note: While this is absolutely NOT the reason I'm posting this, if anyone thinks this Mistborn-Cryptex is super cool and would like one of their own but doesn't have access to a 3D printer, shoot me a PM and we'll see if we can work something out.)
Lastly, I have one more prop that I will be using with my group, but I can't say what it is yet because its currently locked inside the Cryptex and the crew hasn't figured out how to open it yet.
Anyway, thanks Claincy for creating this thread when you did and getting my mind thinking about real-life props!