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Strike Force Kickstarter Is Live!

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The Kickstarter for Aaron Allston's Strike Force is live... and On Fire! If you haven't checked it out already, please do so. There are interesting Add Ons, ambitious stretch goals, and new artwork for your eyeballs! 

Written by: secret_master
Monday, February 01, 2016
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Strike Force Designer Diary Four: Michael Surbrook, More Than Meets The Eye

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Aaron was a very prolific game designer. He produced material for a number of game systems, including Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, GURPS, and Champions. In fact, he produced some of the first supplements for Champions, such as Organization Book 1—The Circle and M.E.T.E. and Organization Book 3—The Blood and Dr McQuark. He also wrote such influential HERO System books as Lands of Mystery, Mythic Greece, and Ninja Hero.

I think what surprised me the most, was to discover that a great deal of what Aaron wrote, be it for Hero Games or Steve Jackson Games, was all part of a greater whole. Just about everything Aaron wrote—that was superhero related—was part of the Strike Force universe. (See more below the fold!)

Written by: secret_master
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
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Strike Force Designer Diary Three: Michael Surbrook and the Multiverse!

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In my previous Designer Diary I spoke about the sheer size of the files I had been tasked to sort and read through. Now I want to talk about the sheer size of Aaron’s universe—and it was a full universe.

Initially, when Aaron started running, there was just Earth. But that quickly changed, as Phosphene, Denis Loubet’s PC, was descended from travelers from another dimension. Aaron also had two PCs who were aliens, which meant he needed to start detailing what outer space was like. And as the campaign continued, the size and scope of the universe expanded. It soon came to resemble (in my opinion) the DC Comics universe, with multiple alternate Earths. (See more below the fold!)

Written by: secret_master
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
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High Rock Press YouTube Channel

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If you're interested in learning more about Strike Force, have a look at the new High Rock Press YouTube Channel. It contains videos and interviews about the upcoming Strike Force project with Steven S. Long, Darren Watts, Ross Watson, Rod Currie, Shane Harsch, Michael Surbrook, and Jason Walters.

Written by: secret_master
Thursday, January 07, 2016
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Strike Force Designer Diary Two: Ross Watson Speaks!

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In 1989, I found myself admiring an RPG I had never seen before. It was what I like to call “the big blue book.” The title splashed across an awesome George Perez cover art said: Champions. It was the 4th edition of the game, and it captured me like few other games ever had. Little did I know that one of the supplements for this game, published one year earlier, would change the way I played RPGs forever.

Written by: secret_master
Thursday, January 07, 2016
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