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Leveragin’ the Black – The Value of a Man

The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving. – Albert Einstein As mentioned back in the post Rollin’ Roles into Stylin’s, the themes we are concentrating on as our … Continue reading

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United We Stand – Teaming Up in Cortex Plus, Part 2

In part one we looked at how the various Cortex Plus rules released so far have handled the mechanics of two or more characters cooperating on a task.  Now, I’d like to explore a third way between the two. I must honest: … Continue reading

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United We Stand – Teaming Up in Cortex Plus, Part 1

Inspired by the collaboration taking place between Adam and myself, I am going to take a look at the cooperation mechanics in Cortex Plus.  It’s little surprise that most roleplaying games have some rules covering this area: it is a … Continue reading

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Action and Ambitions – Hacking Smallville RPG

I’ve been eager to try hacking Smallville RPG for the anime/manga One Piece to match its distinct style of storytelling (alternating intense emotional engagement between hope and despair, victory and utter defeat). In the process I feel like I may have come very … Continue reading

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X-Com RPG – Mayhem and Madness: Injury and Morale

After focusing on creating and cultivating your precious troopers last time, this post is about making their lives miserable through terror, panic, and the effects of devastatingly and unfairly lethal firepower from beyond. Much of this material is inspired by … Continue reading

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Playing One Piece: Crafting Epic Pirate Adventures

At long last, I have found a way to join two of my favorite pastimes: role-playing games and One Piece. One Piece is a story of adventure and friendship set in a world of islands and seas during a golden … Continue reading

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Leverage is for Elves Too (Part 2)

In my first post on using Leverage RPG to tell heroic epic fantasy stories, I identified some areas of the ruleset designed for the caper genre that would need to be tweaked to successful embody the genre of fantasy. These … Continue reading

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Leverage is for Elves Too.

“It’s not about the money. I want to bring that corrupt wizard down so he can’t ruin anybody else’s life like he did ours.” “I see. Men like him are dangerous to be sure. They think they can do whatever … Continue reading

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