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Brian Fitzpatrick
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What is the most unlikely place you've ever found a compelling plot hook? I love looking at items and places to inspire mine...
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Some pondering about story and where you can find it for your games.
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Been a long time since I've posted in here. Still lots of folks working to get and stay fit it seems. :)

Had a fun thing happen today. We haven't done front squats in a workout at our crossfit box for a very long time and we were supposed to get heavy. Without looking at my notes, I thought my front squat PR was 245# and ended the workout disappointed. I only did 185# 8 times across 2 sets. 

Turned out according to my notes (looked when I got home) that my one rep was 185# back in 2013. That was the last recorded PR I had. 

Considering that I did it 8 times today, something tells me it's going to go up if we ever try to find our one rep max again. ;)

Happy day! ;)
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Yeah, I am looking forward to testing again. :) 
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This is a sample page from a project I'm working on that takes the process I detail in Insta-NPCs #10: Caveat Emptor (a combination of random tables used to generate a more directed writing prompt) and walks through the eight stalls in the Medieval Market map from DramaScape. The goal is to offer a PDF of NPCs in a bundle with Caveat Emptor and the Medieval Market map to provide some life in the market if folks use it in a game.
My question is this... This NPC is pretty normal. Not all of them are, but I think every environment needs a mix of normal and not-normal characters. If this was part of a larger collection that included 12-16 NPCs in a similar format offering faces, names, and some background for a map with none of that - is that helpful? Not?
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Mr. Nice-Guy? ;)
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This reminds me of the windtraps and stillsuits of Frank Herbert's Dune series... What a fantastic way to reclaim moisture from the air. This would be a great addition to coastal desert cities in fantasy or science fiction worlds... such a little detail would mean the difference between life and death in some places. 
The people of Chile's drought-stricken north, home to the Atacama desert, have had to make do with very little when it comes to water. But a mist known as the Camanchaca rolls in from the Pacific from which they are able to harvest water through cleverly designed nets.
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PCs visit colony that must employ fog catchers to supplement water supplies and during appropriate times of day fog is so thick no one can move about without IR scanners locals do OK but PCs run risk of getting lost in fog
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+Moebius Adventures  is proud to announce that our latest GM inspiration product (genre- and system-neutral) Insta-NPCs #10: Caveat Emptor is now available for purchase from DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, Paizo, d20pfsrd, and Selz... 

Looking to create some NPCs for the next marketplace your PCs go to visit? This is a great place to start! 

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/155314/InstaNPCs-10-Caveat-Emptor
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A story seed for today based on an image I found on Pinterest... Feel free to use/adapt! 
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A bit of musing about story and how to find inspiration for your games in unlikely places...
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Wow. Amazing.

Jurassic Park already set the stage for how to make this a story worth telling (the book more than the movie for me), but it offers some interesting inspiration for monsters in game worlds I think... Feathered creatures might have some intriguing camouflage, mating rituals, and so on. And large feathers (if they share the same light, hollow tubing as birds) would be interesting to make into armor or use as weapons (blow guns, for instance)...

But wow. :)
Today a group of paleontologists announced the results of an extensive study of several well-preserved dinosaur feathers encased in amber. Their work, which included samples from many stages in the evolution of feathers, bolstered the findings of other scientists who've suggested that dinosaurs (winged and otherwise) had multicolored and transparent feathers of the sort you might see on birds today. The researchers also presented evidence, based ...
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This is why my dinosaurs (and kobolds!) have feathers.
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Anyone interested in a review copy of +Moebius Adventures latest product - Insta-NPCs #10: Caveat Emptor? Would love to get some impressions from the community. Thanks!

Here's a bit more information about the product:
http://www.moebiusadventures.com/products/insta-npcs/insta-npcs-10-caveat-emptor/
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+Moebius Adventures  is proud to announce that our latest GM inspiration product (genre- and system-neutral) Insta-NPCs #10: Caveat Emptor is now available for purchase from DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, Paizo, d20pfsrd, and Selz... 

Looking to create some NPCs for the next marketplace your PCs go to visit? This is a great place to start! 

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/155314/InstaNPCs-10-Caveat-Emptor
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Happy birthday Howard Lovecraft! Looking for a little madness? Moebius Adventures is having a little sale on a couple of things... Come check it out to inspire some creepiness in your campaigns...
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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!
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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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