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    [Cortex Prime] Damage, armor and other attacks

    As noted in my other thread, I'm getting ready to run a Cortex based Lords of Gossamer and Shadow campaign. Most of the core mechanics are using relatively normal variations with the normal Cortex base mechanics and mods. For a number of reasons, however, when it gets to powers and signature...
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    [Cortex Prime] Cortexifying Lords of Gossamer and Shadow

    Well, it does indeed look like I'm going to be running a game in the Lords of Gossamer and Shadow setting using Cortex. Since I asked a question relating to it and trait sets before, and Cam responded with some useful suggestions, I'm going to put a pointer to that thread here...
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    [Cortex Prime] More than three Trait sets

    So, its appearing to have at least some likelihood that I'm going to be putting together a Cortex hack for either The Strange or Lords of Gossamer and Shadow sometime soon. I won't really know until next week, so there's no reason to really get into the issue that I'm probably going to need to...
  4. Andrew Sheeler

    [Cortex Prime] [Exalted] Tomb of Dreams characters converted

    I've spent the better part of this evening converting the NPCs from the Tomb of Dreams scenario into @Blackwingedheaven's Exalted Blood and Fire Cortex Prime rules. I would love any feedback anyone has to offer on how to tweak them. I haven't playtested them yet, but I'm pretty happy with how...
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    🎨 Creative [Cortex Prime] All That's Left of Star Country

    I had this thought about a sort of post-apocalypse town building kind of deal, except in one of the adorably surrealist video game worlds. Kirby in specific, and it's kind of lodged into my head. So I picture a sort of town building meets video game adventure kind of deal. The broad strokes of...
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    OOC [Cortex Heroic] Come the Reckoning!

    This will be our OOC thread. Roll all dice here and let's keep the IC thread for storytelling awesomeness! Our roster of heroes: @Unka Josh playing Doctor Makuri @QuZi playing Steel-Angel @CarpeGuitarrem playing Wolf Spider @AndersGabrielsson playing Leviathan @angille playing Nexus Don...
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    IC [Cortex Heroic] Come the Reckoning!

    The Reckoners have established themselves as protectors of the City in an abandoned villain's lair. They face a growing dread in a world patrolled by HUNTER, the United Nations task force of super-agents. Lurking in the background is Umbra, an international terror organization dating back to...
  8. angille

    [interest/recruitment] Cortex Prime – either action fantasy or drama mecha

    so I've got a couple ideas floating around, and I want to get one of them running. here's the wild and wacky part – whoever ends up playing gets to pick the setting! both games use Smallville style pathways to collaboratively build the setting (and I'm happy to GM just about anything in either...
  9. NinjaPaladin

    Cortex Prime examples in play?

    I pre-ordered Cortex Prime, which I know is based on Cortex as used in other games. As a D&D/13th Age player who has tried Fate and FAE and kind of bounced off, I'm really interested in seeing if Cortex Prime works for me as a new "universal go-to" when I want something other than D&D or 13th...
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    [Cortex Prime]Void Knights and the Star Kingdoms

    This is mostly going to be a repository of my ideas, as I don't stay on this project consistently. I wanted to do something with knights, quests, fairies, giants, and dragons except that all of those things are in space. The Star Kingdoms are slowly falling apart due to issues external - the...
  11. Spatula

    [Cortex Prime] Pulpy Cthulhu?

    I and at least some of my players enjoy Call of Cthulhu type games, but I have a problem: I hate Chaosium's system. I can tolerate it for regular CoC games, but I was thinking of running something Lovecraftian but pulpier. Yes, we have Pulp Cthulhu. But IMO you can't just slap a few patches on a...
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    Magic in a Science Heavy Setting [world design, kinda?]

    A very brief intro: Like the idea of Starfinder, kinda done with d20, going to run using Cortex Prime. This means rejigging the magic a bit. So I need a magic system that will sit nicely alongside high technology. Obviously this means that the D&D/Pathfinder style 'kitchen sink' magic is out...
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    [Cortex Prime]Picking a harm system that works for me

    So, I'm trying to hack Cortex Prime for an idea inspired by Gladius and Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced. In both games, the setting conceit has some manner of supervised violence where harm generally has no immediate or long term consequences due to magic. KO'd people get back up, health is...
  14. Blackwingedheaven

    [Blackwing Productions] Blackwing Plays | New Youtube Channel!

    Since I'm not sure where else to put this, it's going in the Hype Machine. Short version: I'm starting up my own actual play channel on Youtube, primarily for tabletop roleplaying, but occasionally for video game let's plays, game reviews, and other assorted weirdness. Right now, the only video...
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    What's the latest on Cortex Prime?

    I've taken most of the year off from RPGaming, only playing a one off, one-on-one session using the Cortex Prime SRD draft earlier in the year, and a similar one off using Fate Accelerated a little later in the year. I have a pre-order in for the Cortex Prime books, but am not a kickstarter...
  16. The Benj

    [Cortex Plus/Prime] Flashbacks as character development

    This came out of a conversation about Arrow, but would probably be applicable for something like Lost or Highlander too. These shows use flashbacks as a way not just to retroactively establish that you already did something (planted a bomb, bribed a guard, hid armour under your clothes, etc.)...
  17. Cosmic Hobo

     Cortex Prime: How are you going to use it?

    I know the project is delayed and that’s frustrating, but this isn’t the place to vent about it. The title says it all, really. I’m planning on using it for dramatic / soap opera superhero action. Mix a bit of Smallville into some MHR and call it a game. What are you going to use Cortex...
  18. Malckuss

    🎨 Creative [Cortex Prime, Star Wars] Help me RPG.Net! You're my fervent hope! Place to lament my current Star War Hack

    Apologies in advance, I waxed long-winded on this post. :( TL: DR - If you are familiar with Cortex Prime, skip to the formatted section, then please give me your thoughts; thanks in advance! A long time ago, using a version of Cortex that will soon be obsolete...I built a Star Wars Hack. I...
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    [Cortex Prime] Amber

    So, as we amble toward Cortex Prime's core book heading down the pike, I'm considering trying to put together a Cortex setup for Amber (or possibly its non-licensed successor, Lords of Gossamer and Shadow) as the diceless versions of these don't cut it with me in my group, but perhaps somethings...
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    [Recruitment] Planescape/Star•Drive: Renaissance - PBP on Myth-Weavers

    Gist of the game is that the same players play a Planescape game and a Star•Drive game, concurrently but separately, while the two settings merge and they have to work together to find out why. System is Cortex Prime to account for the Power of Belief, and to smooth over the two settings...
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