Category Archives: Cortex

What Do I Know About First Impressions? Tales of Xadia: Cortex Prime Digital Tools

Some of you may have known me long enough to know about my obsession with Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, one of my all time favorite roleplaying games. What you may not know about those ancient, lost days of 2012 is that when you played Marvel Heroic Roleplaying through Google Hangouts, there was a set of tools developed by fans of the

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What Do I Know About Datafiles? The Destroyer

This is the Destroyer as I used him in last night’s Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Event.  Essentially, it’s a “Greatest Hits” version of the Destroyer, powered by a soul that animates it, and basically wrecking everything in it’s path. As a side note, the Destroyer can, as a technicality, hold Thor’s hammer, since it’s a construct and not alive  (not worthy

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At the Table: The Breakout is Over . . . Liberation in the Savage Land! (Marvel Heroic Roleplaying)

The bullet points version of this session: Doctor Strange sees a vision of an army of Destroyer like constructs marching across the globe, and a vision of a burning sword. Doctor Strange pops in on our captured heroes in Magneto’s abandoned fortress, where Sauron and his Savage Land Mutates are holding court. Wolverine and Deadpool start with the emotional assaults

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What Do I Know About Milestones? Milestones XII

Its that time again  (it’s actually well past that time) when we look at the Marvel Universe as seen through the comics that came out this past Wednesday, and then mercilessly strip mine them for ideas for milestones. Our first stop on our tour of the Marvel Universe on Wednesday is a trip to outer space and a look at

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What Do I Know About Milestones? Milestones XI

As the first Marvel Now issues begin to surface, and we get plenty of rumors and rampant speculation, let’s turn our attention mining the issues that did come out for some milestone inspiration.  Join me, won’t you? Let’s start at the beginning with the insanity that is Avenging Spider-Man #13 This Place Is A Mecca For Morons 1 XP  When

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What Do I Know About Houserules? Alignment (Cortex)

There was an interesting post a while back that I have just recently been contemplating, about hacking Marvel Heroic Roleplaying to emulate a 4th edition style game.  While reading through it, I noticed that the author mentioned not being entirely sure that the affiliation dice worked for a D&D style game but left them in. http://critical-hits.com/2012/03/26/fantasy-heroic-roleplaying-a-dd-4e-hack-for-marvel-heroic-roleplaying/ One of the strengths

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What Do I Know About Milestones? Milestones IX

After reading a my Wednesday comics once again, here are some milestones inspired by actual comics!  Yet again!  No, really!  Let’s jump into the fray . . . First up, a set of milestones inspired by Amazing Spider-Man #695, and Madame Web’s (Julia Carpenter) warnings for Spider-Man over the last several years. It’s Too Late For That 1 XP  When

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At The Table: The Breakout Rolls On (Marvel Heroic Roleplaying)

Last Thursday my Google+ gaming group played another session of Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, using the Breakout Event as our jumping off point  (I’ve tweaked a few things here and there to taste, and to react to the players). Highlights A squadron of SHIELD jets attempted to intercept the quinjet on it’s way to the Savage Land.  They weren’t going to

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