Monday, February 18, 2013
Supernatural & Smallville
It was a lot of fun.
So it is kinda sad to note that Margaret Weis Productions is closing shop on two of their popular game lines, Supernatural & Smallville.
It's not a surprise really, licenses like this come and go all the time. But you only have to the end of this month to get books from either system.
I spent a lot of time with Cortex over the last few years. You can follow those insights (and baseless opinions) here, http://timbrannan.blogspot.com/search/label/cortex
Supernatural is closer to the original cortex rules and more similar to Unisystem. So close in fact it is pretty easy to use ideas from one game in the other. Willow and Tara (and Vampire Tara) converted rather nicely I thought.
Smallville is the first of the "Cortex Plus" games. The conversions here are more concept based than actually crunching numbers.
In both cases these are fun games and if you haven't picked them up this is your last chance.