Cortex Prime Game System Review

I’m here today with a long review of Cortex Prime game system, a big topic that I’m determined to get all into a single post. This is the next iteration of the game system behind Marvel Heroic Roleplaying and the Firefly RPG to name a few. I’m a big fan of those and I’ve been really enjoying trying out Cortex in a variety of ways.

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Alien Resurrection Crew

A while ago I posted some crews for the Firefly RPG using the Cortex system. I plan to talk about the new, consolidated version of the Cortex system soon but someone recently went back to those earlier posts to say that they wanted even more! On top of that, reader Kevin Jones had long ago mentioned that the crew of the Betty from Alien: Resurrection would make a good Firefly crew and at long last here is my take on it!

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More New Crews for Firefly RPG

It’s been a while since I first posted some crews and ships updated from the Serenity RPG to the Firefly RPG. That original article, though, is something that people have seemed to like and I’m back with some new editions for your enjoyment: the Haphazard and the Huntingdon’s Bolt.

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Ambient Sci-Fi Noises

These got suggested for me on YouTube and I did a double-take when they came up. User crysknife007 has a playlist of different sci-fi sounds for sleeping, allowing you to listen to the background noise of the death star or the distopian hum of a Blade Runner apartment all night. You can find the playlist here.

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New Crews for Firefly RPG

I love the Firefly RPG by Margaret Weis Productions. It’s got all the great parts of the Cortex System, all the great parts of the TV series, and is a great lesson in crafting a game to evoke a specific atmosphere. An earlier licensed RPG by MWP (the Serenity RPG) was also pretty great but the newer, narrative-focused Firefly game is a better design in my opinion. Still, I look through the Serenity stuff for inspiration and background materials and one of the things it has the Firefly lacks is a boatload of pregens.

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Harry Potter RPG

I’ve just finished Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. First of all, really fun book and very quick read even compared to the other works in the series (since it’s a play). Getting back into the world of Harry Potter inspired me to dig out an adaptation of the Cortex rules for the setting that I wrote a while ago and to polish them up. Now I’m passing the results on ti you!

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