With the arrival of the eagerly-anticipated new superhero RPG Amazing Heroes (in PDF form, at least) - and the fact that it appears to be everything I hoped it would be - work on reviving Knight City has been proceeding at a fast pace.Outside of the usual tinkering with locations, adding new places and people to my fictional American East Coast metropolis, there have been some major "news" developments as well.
These have included the recent passing of the veteran publisher of HeroPress Comics, and a summation of how (in the world of the game) scientists had managed to "beat" COVID-19.
As I'm trying to maintain a "realistic", and comprehensive, timeline for the campaign, it means that big events will continue to occur, even though there are no player-character superheroes in play yet.
This work has also included weaving elements of the default Amazing Heroes setting, Storm City, and its backstory into my campaign world as well, as much of it slots in with only the slightest tweaking required.
I also unveiled my first attempt at an Amazing Heroes player-character. Unsurprisingly, it was a new iteration of the Acrobatic Flea, this one with a backstory suited to Earth-A, the new designation for the campaign homeworld ('A' standing, of course, for Amazing Heroes).
And I have to say, I haven't been this pleased with a fresh take on my signature character in a long while, and I finally got to use the brilliant artwork of the Flea that Adam (of Barking Alien) kindly did for me ages ago.
Something feels very right about setting my campaign on "Earth-A", and, naturally, all this also necessitated some revamping of my "multiverse" page (an article I always enjoy writing new "alternate Earths" for).
However, even more exciting than that, I've "signed up" my first player: my godson Alec wants a Zoom game in Knight City (apparently he's rather chuffed that he - and his family - are already part of the venerable city's architecture).
He's currently working on finalising his Amazing Heroes character.
Meanwhile, I've also revamped the "introductory booklet" for the campaign and have ordered a proof copy from Lulu.
Since pressing 'send', I've already made some changes to the text, even though this first printing of the second edition hasn't even shipped yet.
But I shall then read it through, almost certainly make some more changes, and then order enough copies for all the Tuesday Knights.