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Decade of Deviations


It’s a week until Gen Con! We are doing the madness that is final prep and it dawned on me that I’ve been running this game for large cons for 10 years now. Ten years since my first run at Dragon*Con. Slave ship and what would become Darkmore Besieged. It wasn’t until 2010 I added the Siege at the end component. UPYztlznRHmIMH+IrlH6Yg

 

So the Above are some of the firsts. Some of the first people to ever take a chance on playing this crazy person’s 10 hour opus. You’ll see some of the original 3.5 character sheets that we just scratched out my changes on to the first sheets I made myself.

The players who I still talk to or see to this day, David ,Who stood on the table and yelled at his mother that he was in charge. Lex, Megan and Frank who came again and again to play, Eric, Rob and Gabe who came to my house weekly to help me playtest and sat with me in a shoddy hotel cafe and did a full 10 hour test run. And Justin. My Friend. My artist. Who gave me Gug’el. A wacky character that is seen in almost every game and in the game book itself.

These are the people who helped shape the beginning, mold the wave, Rolled the first 1s

Their awesome is anything is but misdirected.

So if you are playing next week and love what you experience they are a big part of the reason.

Ta for now

J

 

Three Weeks Until Indy!


2019 has flew by and Gencon is almost here. We have been getting the gaming missions and the final battles all ready for you and I think you are really going to love the new additions.

Some updates

We will be taking e-tickets at GenCon this year and that means you will NOT get a paper ticket either in the mail or will call. My team and I will be scanning the tickets at the game itself. This also means that if you didn’t get a ticket because it was sold out I can sell you one right at the game and we can get you a seat.

Second we will have some custom Shirts for sale at the game in case you are interested.

For returning players the shirt image should be very very familiar.

Feonicks (Logo)

Third I think you are all really really going to like night two. We’ve done a lot of prep and made it a great continuation to Darkmore Besieged. New baddies. New location. new mini missions. and this time Time is not an ally.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all in three weeks and can’t wait to show you what we’ve got!

Ta

J

 

Baby it’s cold outside. Let’s roll dice


So I’m getting ready for a new gaming con. I will be running Into the Nexus at the Midwinter Gaming Convention in Milwaukee in January.

If you are in the midwest and want a fun diversion from the cold I suggest looking at the Midwinter Gaming Convention. It’s at the downtown Hilton and whole place is being used for games. Larp, Tabletop and boardgames. This is a smaller con than I usually do but I like it because we can get into some more storytelling aspects of Nexus that usually gets overlooked at bigger shows.

Anyway, if you want to get tickets or rooms or whatever. Click on the links and register.

That being said I will be making some changes to the Darkmore missions and games for this years Gen Con and any future cons that will see their first light at the Midwinter. It will now be all Darkmore adventures. We will start with Darkmore Besieged the game of choices and consequences. Do you figure out who is the spy but not stop the reinforcement of troops? Do you ignore a powerful Magical artifact in lieu of getting better siege equipment? The choice is always yours, especially the really bad ones.

In 2018 Gencon we ran Crash Landing. a prototype of a style I wanted to try. Where in Darkmore Besieged you have time to figure out what you want to do and execute it. In Crash you were on a clock and the clock was unforgiving. By the end “More are Coming” were the words that made my players scream in frustration and terror.  It had some good moments and some tedious ones. So I decided to make a change.

This year we will continue Darkmore the next night with Darkmore Strikes Back. If you played the night before (and didn’t die) you will keep your character and keep going. New players will jump in and you will have to deal with the consequences of the night before. Did you kill the baroness? Well her captain of the guard is pissed and coming after you. Did she escape? Yeah she ain’t happy. Did she have unknown allies who are unhappy with your little coup? You’ll just have to find out.

 

More will definitely be coming.

 

Ta Ta

J

 

 

 

Opening the Flood Gates!


Gencon Registration opened for the games and we sold tickets like crazy. It wasn’t Infinity War numbers but it was pretty great all the same.

Darkmore is sold out.

Crash Landing still has 9 seats left so if you are interested go get you some.

We WILL be taking generics at the table so if you can’t get a regular ticket you can use those instead. (FYI you will need ten hours worth for each session)

Crash Landing will be a very different experience this year as we will be adding some multimedia environment variables to the action. It should be a lot of fun and hopefully a thrill ride for all involved.

I want to send thanks to my regular players who keep coming back year after year. (looking at you Kincaids). You all are the best and I’m happy you enjoy it enough to keep playing.

I’ve got some cool stuff for this year and some great surprises.

 

I am really excited and can’t wait to show you.

See you all in August.

Ta

J

 

 

 

 

Polishing things up and undoing Disney Programming.


I have made some adjustments to characters and classes. I added the Anarchist and the Aristocrat (Not Aristocat like I kept typing over and over again)

Anarchist

Aristocrat (Not Cat)

I’ve polished up some descriptions and made the menus a little easier to navigate through. Take a look and checkout the fantastic artwork and basic descriptions of the classes.

Ta

 

J

Worked on the Nexus story today…..


J

Gen Con Book first printing! 


I have the D20 version printed up and ready for the editor.

Will be ready for the two long games I’m running at this years Gen*Con

Darkmore Besieged and Slave Ships Revolt.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

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Thank the Maker (Game Maker that is)


Cam Banks. Cortex deity has purchased the license from MPW

https://margaretweis.com/blogs/news/cam-banks-acquires-cortex-license

To be honest I was very worried when I found out that a lot of the writers for the announced Cortex Plus kickstarter were no longer working on the project. Hopefully this also means more regular announcements about the game system than what I have been getting in the past.

I am psyched!

 

Back to reworking the Shaman for the next testing session. Got  lots of good feedback and Needs to alter its direction a bit,

Ta Ta for now

 

J

 

 

Why not both?


So It’s been a while. Life is funny and fun sometimes but I am back with an update for all couple dozen of you Into the Nexus fans

Gen Con 2016 was great fun and we had a raucous good time at our gaming sessions.

Slave Ship and Darkmore both sold out  and we even had extras come in and ask to play. Large scale games that went on into the wee hours of the morning. The cortex games we smaller but still just as fun. Nice easy 4 hour games that I think ended quite well. Feedback was positive and some of the changes made to both types of games really worked well with this years players.

 

That being said I have made a decision. We will be releasing both a Cortex+ and a d20 version of the Into the Nexus. Both books are pretty much done except for editing and I think they offer strengths to different gaming styles. I hope to have copies of both ready for Gencon 2017.

I have made some serious changes to the web site. I have added all playable characters and races and I had added both gaming system character sheets. Both character sheets samples are now available  here

https://misdirectedawesome.wordpress.com/roleplaying-worlds/races/character-sheets/

So take a look at the new cast and crew of Into The Nexus. All illustrations have been done by Justin Graham and are fantastic. The Walker and Ayan are my personal favorites.

I know I’m not the best at the constant posts but I hope to get better at it in the next few months with more content to announce and hopefully more gaming sessions to talk about.

What are you waiting for? Go take a look.

Ta

 

J

 

 

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