[CTX] Cortex Prime

#4
BSG and Serenity were the Cortex system.
Firefly and IIRC Smallville is the Cortex+ system.
The new thing is Cortex Prime.

So basically it is Cortex 3rd edition.
Sort of. Because it's got a core system in it, but quite a lot of GM toolkit bits. You could pick the options which most closely mimic Cortex+, or you could bolt together something rather different.

It's all about selecting whether your game style/setting needs the bits which are all about relationship maps, beliefs to challenge and abstracted skills (like "soldier"), or the more granular skill list and action movie bits.
 
#5
It's pretty nice in the Cortex+ iteration. I haven't played it much - a little Firefly, and a really good one-shot based on Leverage.

I got all excited for Cortex Prime, and went so far as plotting out a "space station SF" setting along the lines of Babylon 5 or Deep Space 9 with one of the earlier system documents from the Kickstarter. I've still got the (unplayed) notes. I might go back to it when the book arrives, which I'm again quite excited by.
 

Guvnor

The Guvnor
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#6
I really liked playing and running it with Firefly.
Liked playing it with Marvel Superheroes.
Would be very interested in Hammerheads the International Rescue style game they have up on the C Prime website.
 
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