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Brian Fitzpatrick
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I don't know if I agree with the rankings, but there's plenty of ideas here for weapons of legend in damn near any game system or world. :)
The folks over at the British costume supplier MorphCostumes clearly have murder on the brain. They previously ranked Marvel characters based on the body count each one racked up. And now the site is back with an infographic that breaks down the expansive world of fictional weapons. The chart ranks
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This is the latest in the Market Stroll series over at +Moebius Adventures... I'm slowly working through the DramaScape Medieval Market map using the latest Insta-NPCs product - Caveat Emptor - that I've been working on. 

This is the first new post to go up at the revamped Moebius website however - a merging of main site and blog into a single entity. Curious what folks think of the new look as well as the post. :)
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Anybody get push-back when you start limiting options in a new campaign? This is the first time I'm limiting racial options, but in reality I don't think I'm limiting folks at all... 
As I work on two versions of the Lost Age campaign – one for the group including my kids among 9 players and another for my regular gaming group – I’ve been pondering the world a bit. When I started writing Lost Age Adventures with Vince, I deliberately decided that the PCs should all be...
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I think ultimately the players will see it for what I intended... a way to level the playing field for PCs bringing them together so they can face some weird situations together. Thanks for chiming in. :)
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Things that go bump... Some good food for stories in here! 
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The nights are long and full of fish (men)...
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Had a great time playing the second session of "They Came from the Lake" last week with Kevin, Christine, their kids, and my kids. Nine players continues to be a challenge, but I thought we did ok for the most part. 

We had some intriguing roleplaying choices by some of the characters (such as getting rid of a potentially cursed amulet by trading it to a poor sap in the market) but we definitely need to work on making combat rounds more efficient. So you may see more articles about that this week...

That said, I look forward to the party meeting folks from other places now that we have "Omdalala" in place as this town's first name. I think "Odalally" will be next. :)

If anyone has any suggestions on the various issues detailed at the end of the post, let me know. :)
We continued the adventure in Nifton's Inlet, so how'd it go with 9 players ranging in age from 5th grade to 45 years old? Not too bad really!
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A few methods to beat your writer's block, when it happens... I've used this for encounters, settings, items, characters, and so much more. I promise it works!
Do you struggle with writer's block sometimes? Why not try this handful of potential solutions to help you break it and get back to writing?
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When the spacecraft conducted an emergency landing on Lithios Prime after battle with pirates, it survived atmospheric insertion and found itself resting in the ocean of living liquid upon its surface. The crew was safe, for now, but as wave after wave crashed over them despite the complete lack of weather in the area, they knew they might be in trouble.

The ship's final transmission included images and readings of huge living electrical lines connecting the ship to the rest of the colony - a colony covering the entire planet. Without power, it is suspected that they suffocated within the vessel within a matter of hours...

Lithios Prime now has an orbiting beacon warning ships away...
Unlike any other life on Earth, these extraordinary bacteria use energy in its purest form – they eat and breathe electrons – and they are everywhere
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Those are brutal! Love it!
1. You notice in this stone chamber that there are large fragments of glass embedded in the walls. Hundreds of them. Upon closer examination you make out a shadowy figure moving about. If the glass fragments are broken a Shad...
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Looking for some help on the race question... I'm not allowing any playable races beyond "human" in this campaign and sensing some push back from my players. Anybody have any experience with this situation? This is the first time I've tried it beyond disallowing the occasional class. 
As I work on two versions of the Lost Age campaign – one for the group including my kids among 9 players and another for my regular gaming group – I’ve been pondering the world a bit. When I started writing Lost Age Adventures with Vince, I deliberately decided that the PCs should all be...
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Let me know how it turns out.

If all else fails, ask your players how they would implement races given the constraints of the campaign. It might help to know what they're thinking.
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This has been a fun adventure. A bit of combat. A bit of roleplaying. We've only made it through two days in-game and two separate combat encounters. What will the third encounter hold, I wonder? [insert evil laughter here]
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Had a great time playing the second session of "They Came from the Lake" last week with Kevin, Christine, their kids, and my kids. Nine players continues to be a challenge, but I thought we did ok for the most part. 

We had some intriguing roleplaying choices by some of the characters (such as getting rid of a potentially cursed amulet by trading it to a poor sap in the market) but we definitely need to work on making combat rounds more efficient. So you may see more articles about that this week...

That said, I look forward to the party meeting folks from other places now that we have "Omdalala" in place as this town's first name. I think "Odalally" will be next. :)

If anyone has any suggestions on the various issues detailed at the end of the post, let me know. :)
We continued the adventure in Nifton's Inlet, so how'd it go with 9 players ranging in age from 5th grade to 45 years old? Not too bad really!
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Peter Mulvey​ started something amazing with the Take Down Your Flag project. It has inspired more than 130 videos, including my own, and all are a part of an amazing YouTube playlist.

Here's the playlist: http://bit.ly/takedownyourflag

But he didn't stop there. Peter is holding a concert on Sunday July 12th at 3pm EDT - http://bit.ly/pmconcertwindow

And he's raising money for the Emanuel Hope Fund: http://bit.ly/emanuelhopefund

We hope you can contribute something to this effort too. If you can give money, that's awesome - but your time is incredibly valuable too. Can you spread these links to the wind? The farther the message goes, the more impact we can have to help the families and community of those who perished in Charleston. 

Thanks all!
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Space trash. Yeah, right...

The Grey Men are back, folks...
Something lit up the sky over a whole swath of the lower Eastern states last night, catching eyes all the way from Florida up through West Virginia. So what are we looking at here? A meteor, perhaps, or a fireball? Nope, it’s actually something a lot stranger.
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Education
  • Colorado State University
    1992
  • Westminster High School
    1988
  • Metropolitan State College
  • University of Denver
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Geek, Gamer, Blogger, Writer, Developer, Music-Book-and-Movie Lover. Come see http://www.gameknightreviews.com for one of my passions!
Introduction
Fitz is a software engineer and writer who lives in Colorado Springs, CO, with his wife, two daughters, two dogs, and three rats, trying desperately to survive the chaos.
Bragging rights
Self published a RPG and now am writing about others' RPGs. :)
Work
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Software Engineer
Employment
  • Red Hat, Inc.
    Sr. Software Engineer, 2009 - present
  • Information Handling Services
    1993 - 1996
  • New Era of Networks, Inc.
    1996 - 2000
  • Sybase, Inc.
    2000 - 2009
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Colorado Springs, CO
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Westminster, CO - Westminster, CO - Englewood, CO - Phoenix, AZ - Colorado Springs, CO
Do you live in Colorado Springs, CO? Do you like crossfit? Why not check out the box I go to 3 or 4x a week - Crossfit Continuum. It's right off Woodmen and I-25. We're a friendly bunch of folks. We have great trainers. We work hard. And if you had told me two years ago that I would come to find myself addicted to crossfit (as a 40-something computer geek who sits all day and has never been a gym rat) I would have laughed. Now I feel guilty when I don't get in enough. :) Come see what it's all about and I bet you'll be a fan in no time! 
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