Saturday, October 7, 2017

Cosmic Toybox

Well, I just entered Cosmic Toybox for sale at It's 121 pages of new magic items, all inspired by classic 80s cartoons like He-Man and Transformers, to name only the two most famous and obvious inspirations. It was a ton of fun to do, and broke the mental log jam on my long awaited He-Man homage project, Masters of Endara. I'm actually about 20 pages into that setting right now, as I wait for the last of the needed artwork for some Black Tokyo and other projects.

So my next book on the horizon will be a huge magic sourcebook for Black Tokyo, then probably a Lifer faction player's guide for Otherverse America. After that, expect some big worldbooks coming soon, including an already complete Black Tokyo atlas that I'm just awaiting art for, and a Heavy Future gazetteer that I'm just beginning to write. And of course, Endara, mentioned above and a Psi-Watch world book when I get around to it. Expect 2018 to be the year of big-fucking-campaign-worldbooks. 

Well, lets take a look at the sale text for Cosmic Toybox. Let me know what you think of it, as I had a ton of fun writing it.

Cosmic Toybox is a homage to the cartoons I grew up watching.

Cosmic Toybox incorporates content from Battlechangers: Ironworks and expands on it… a lot. Heroic transforming Battlechangers are found throughout the Multiverse, and where you can find either of these shapechanging mechanoids, you can find their iconic gear and artifacts. Anthro heroes are as widely dispersed and as iconic as the Battlechangers, so Cosmic Toybox also includes a full assortment of Anthro weapons, armor and magical wonders, including the legendary Omens weapons. Furry heroes can fight alongside totemistic warriors, or imbue mystical weapons and gear so their human allies can borrow some of the best abilities of the animal kingdom.

 In addition to gear for gigantic robots and half-animal heroes, other pieces of gear in this sourcebook are inspired by other 80s cartoons: from the techno-magical wonders wielded by barbarian heroes and highly trained ninja commandos to the holographic accessories of ultra-tech pop starlets. Often, these new weapons and armor are derived wholly or in part from recovered Technysian technology, or were inspired by a chance encounter with the superhuman.

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