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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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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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Who is visiting your market? Why not try a few of these folks? 
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I'm having a blast working on this setting for an adventure. This marketplace is truly gonzo. But I'm interested in any feedback anybody may have... 
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Just released the latest in the Insta-NPCs series from Moebius Adventures. This one helps you flesh out that new cult you happen to be forming in the dark corners of your worlds... System-neutral, genre-neutral, and ready to roll - this product offers examples, random tables, and a worksheet.  And I include a BONUS table in the post!

Links to DriveThru, RPGNow, and other sites are at the bottom of the post!

http://blog2.moebiusadventures.com/2015/06/09/find-out-who-is-in-your-random-evil-cult/
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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]
Brian Fitzpatrick originally shared:
 
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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Though this looks like a bit of a spin on the 1980s remake of The Thing by John Carpenter, this would be a perfect scenario for any number of adventures for a GM. I can see it working for a medieval/fantasy world as well as a modern or science fiction setting. 

Your PCs are sailing across a vast ocean (or area of space) when the captain stops the ship and retrieves some wreckage. The wreckage is infested with some organism that destroyed the last ship it was on... can the PCs stop it or will it consume this ship too? Perhaps it will find its way to something larger and devastate a village, city, or space station?

All sorts of fun ideas to explore... Plus, the monsters in the trailer look sort of alien/Cthulhu-esque...
A new international trailer has been released for Harbinger Down, the upcoming monster movie offering practical creature effects instead of the usual CGI.
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Looking for feedback as I further develop this weird and wacky market for a new adventure I'm working on. Like? Dislike? Ideas? Thanks in advance...
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What are the taboos you have for your games and stories? Game of Thrones has hit two of mine pretty solidly in Season 5 (there are spoilers in the article, so beware!)... but it made me ponder what those taboos actually are for me. You may not agree, and that's awesome. Everybody has different limits. These are mine. 
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Just released the latest in the Insta-NPCs series from Moebius Adventures. This one helps you flesh out that new cult you happen to be forming in the dark corners of your worlds... System-neutral, genre-neutral, and ready to roll - this product offers examples, random tables, and a worksheet.  And I include a BONUS table in the post!

Links to DriveThru, RPGNow, and other sites are at the bottom of the post!

http://blog2.moebiusadventures.com/2015/06/09/find-out-who-is-in-your-random-evil-cult/
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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.
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Self published a RPG and now am writing about others' RPGs. :)
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Software Engineer
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  • 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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