If you like Cortex Plus, you should stop by RPG.net and check out the huge Fantasy Heroic Roleplaying bestiary thread I've been running. There are well over seventy monsters, new and classic, for the game in that thread now, and I've officially approached Margaret Weis Productions about a license to produce supplements for FHRP. Wish me luck! If you feel like it, drop a line to Christi at MWP to let her know that you'd like to see more of this sort of thing. ;-)
Also, I'm currently working on an extensive bestiary for Cortex Plus Fantasy Heroic Roleplaying. This material might well eventually get cleaned up and officially published, so stop on by the thread and let me know if there's anything in particular that you want to see!
For those of you out there that like going to conventions, or just hearing about convention life, my buddy Ro has been keeping track of his wacky con adventures on his own blog for a while now. If you like conventions in any way, shape or form, you should go check out his blog at Almost Certainly Ninja!
His most recent expedition, to the Louisville Arcade Expo, just went live, so take a look. ^_^
Some time back, I wrote about the Atlantean Fallacy, the idea that the progenitors of a setting are always the most advanced, powerful, and wise examples of their type, and that all civilizations since their fall have been a downward trajectory.
Today, I want to write about another fallacy in gaming, which I call the Hegemonic Fallacy.
I just really like including "blood" in titles. What can I say? XD
Now that I'm back from vacation, I've got the last of the art in and finished up the document for release. I've added an example of play, the character sheet, and cleaned up some minor mistakes in the text. I'm tentatively calling this the Version 1.0 release of Exalted: Blood and Fire. If you find any mistakes or think of any additions to the text that would be useful, please make a note on the errata spreadsheet. Hope everyone enjoys!
Virgil Reichhardt is a German-American from Texas, an industrialist and oil baron worth millions. Once a member of the KKK, he considered them to have lost their will and spirit in the sixty years since the Civil War. Reichhardt started his own American fascist movement, the Black Legion, comprised of like-minded racists and bigots. The Legion planned to overthrow the United States government and install a new one with Virgil as dictator, but a series of investigations and crackdowns led Reichhardt to flee with his most devoted followers. Rumors arose that he had begun taking funds from Germany and Japan, known fascist governments—and those rumors were proven true when Reichhardt finally resurfaced.
His city is called Horizon, and it is a wonder and marvel of modern engineering. Constructed as a mobile oil drilling platform, refinery, and industrial center, Horizon is home to many thousands of Germans, Japanese, Italians, Russians, and Americans, all working toward Reichhardt’s dream of a fascist world government. Hundreds of ships are docked at Horizon, as well as dozens of German U-boats. America looks at Horizon with a wary eye, knowing that it would be used as a major staging ground in case of war, as well as being responsible for funneling millions of gallons of fuel into the hands of foreign powers.
Jeremy Puckett is a writer and digital librarian living in Lexington, KY. The major focus of his work so far has been in the role-playing industry, leading to the writing of Faction Folio: The Blackcloak Watch and Ronin: A Game of Feudal Japan.
He is currently working on a couple of novels, a process somewhat slowed down by the fact that he's also working for a major local library, running and playing in several weekly role-playing games, and maintains an active social life with his wonderful wife and ungrateful cats. Whew.
Jeremy is currently working on material for the Cortex Plus game system and in the process of securing a limited license to produce official supplements for Fantasy Heroic Roleplaying. Additionally, he's writing a novel and drabbles out Skyrim fanfiction from time to time. Check out his DeviantArt page (under blackwingedheaven) if you care about stuff like that.