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Jay Crossler
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Web and Mobile Engineer of Awesomeness
Web and Mobile Engineer of Awesomeness

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+Brian Lawler nominated me for the #IceBucketChallenge to donate to ALS research. I've made an additional donation in honor of +David Brin - one of my favorite authors.

For the follow-on challenge, I'm nominating +Jacqueline Crossler, +Matt Nuss, and +Anhtuan Dinh (though Anhtuan told me he's already donated).
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We were playing a Fate game last week, and I was looking for an additional way to incentivize the characters towards a plot goal.  We all game across the concept of having 'Money boosts' as a swap-in for $ or Credits or Gold.  It seemed to work well within gameplay, and added some fun.

Basically, the mechanic that we went with is that characters hired for a job might be offered ¥5000 (2-boosts) to do a job. They might role play it up to ¥7500 (3-boosts). These boosts either go into a bank, or can be used later whenever they're using a Contacts or Resources roll as boosts to gain information or items (weapons, gear, etc). Build in a bit of an economy, if you will.

The players wound up getting paid 6 total boosts worth, and spent 3 of those to help them succeed in their missions. Gotta spend some to make some. It seemed to be well received.

Anyone else have a best practice to share around either cash incentives, or economy within Fate?

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Trying to come up with a "twitter-length" book summary for my first novel. Any suggested improvements?

In a world where spells are downloaded like apps, can Nayt and Fiona outsmart an oppressive priesthood and live to unlock their full powers?

http://worldweavers.squarespace.com/blog/2012/3/18/twitterable-title-summary.html
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Very interesting Before and After of what kind of effect internet-opposition might have on public policy.
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World Weaver Chronicles, Book 1 (4 photos)
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Arrived at the Jim Butcher book signing 45 minutes early, was 225th in line. Oof.
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If you could 'buy' a super-power, what would it be? I'm looking for good ideas to put into a Science Fiction story.
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Is the best way to use G+ to 1)Harvest peeps into 6-12 circles based on why they care about you [mine: baby, family, work, movies, games, tech, code, robots] 2)Tag each post from you to the 2 closest circles?
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Jim Butcher is coming to the Tyson's Corner Barnes & Noble at 7pm on August 1st for a book signing and talk! I'm going to try to arrive around 6:00 for seats - it will likely go until 11pm.

Anyone want to join?
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