Tag: Cortex

First update for a while!

Posted on 04/18/14 by Feyd 2 Comments

Well it’s been more than a while – it’s been far too long in fact.  Hopefully that will change though! There’s been some interest in the Hack over at the official Cortex Plus forums, which is great to see. mrchrislackey suggested a good variation to the magical drain SFX: SFX: Powered up spell. Add any size […]

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Matrix Rules

Posted on 12/30/13 by Feyd No Comments

Well it’s taken me longer than I would have liked, but I’ve finally put the Matrix Rules online.  They are pretty abstract, as you would expect, and I’m looking forward to seeing how they work in practice.  One of the issues I’ve had with the Matrix rules is that, in SHADOWRUN, the Matrix is an […]

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Matrix Talents

Posted on 11/12/13 by Feyd No Comments

I’ve created the first draft of the Matrix talents today.  I’m not confident that I like them, but want to give them a playtest before dismissing them.  Like Magic, the key is to keep the Matrix system and talents easy, whilst keeping the overall flavour of the SHADOWRUN rules.  Programs may need to change into […]

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Cyberware Talent

Posted on 11/09/13 by Feyd No Comments

It’s been a while, but I’ve finally got around to adding the Cyberware Talent.  This gave me a number of issues and has forced me to rethink how I want Talents to work.  When I first looked at the Magic Talent I specifically didn’t want to include spells.  For me spells are a constraint that […]

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Posted on 10/15/13 by Feyd No Comments

Plot Points are a core part of CORTEX PLUS.  For SHADOW HACK I’ve decided to rename them to Edge Points.  This is really just a cosmetic change though, and they will act in exactly the same way as Plot Points. Edge in SHADOWRUN 4A is the stat that allows the runner to do the extraordinary when […]

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What Comes from Where?

Posted on 10/14/13 by Feyd No Comments

Here are my current thought’s on the mixing  flavours.. From the ACTION Flavour in CORTEX PLUS Attributes – these translate well from SHADOWRUN and will make it easier for people to understand. There will probably be six Attributes. Roles – these help define a runners role in the team and will resonate with those familiar […]

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Looking at Flavours

Posted on 10/14/13 by Feyd No Comments
Primer Runners Cover

The CORTEX PLUS RPG has three styles, or ‘flavours’ from which to hack. DRAMATIC Roleplaying ACTION Roleplaying (FANTASY) HEROIC Roleplaying Reviewing the three systems and deciding which to use as a base for SHADOW HACK proved more difficult that I thought as depending on how you play SHADOWRUN, any of the three would work. However […]

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Hoi Chummer!

Posted on 10/13/13 by Feyd No Comments

And so it begins.. This is something new for me – I’m creating a roleplaying ‘hack’! Even though I’ve been gaming for about 30 years I’ve never tried to create something like this before. SHADOW HACK will allow you to play SHADOWRUN RPG  using the CORTEX PLUS system . I’m hoping that it will have enough […]

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