Of course, the most important development in the preparations for my forthcoming Knight City superhero campaign (using the Amazing Heroes rules) was the revelation of Supergirl's Nicole Maines delivering the launch announcement.
It was great to see she was wearing her DC Pride t-shirt, sporting the front cover of the comic that contained her first Dreamer writing gig. First of many, I hope.
I even managed to weave all this into an in-universe article as well (possibly setting up a big storyline down the road, tying in to other clues seeded throughout the campaign website).
Hopefully, once the campaign is more imminent the Tuesday Knights will be as excited by this as the general readership of HeroPress (and various pages/groups on Facebook) were. To be honest, the initial dull thud on the home side, as this landed, made me question why I was bothering, but then one of my players posted a positive comment, while another pair gave it a thumbs up.
This has reignited old fears that Knight City works best as a "thought experiment", and the campaign has peaked with Nicole's message, but it also spurred me on to dive deeper into my superhero campaign world.
That said, my main recent work on The Vigilantes of Knight City, as usual, has been tweaking and adding locations around the city map and shuffling bits-and-bobs around behind-the-scenes.
However, the balance of the writing I achieved this week came when I was inspired (by watching My Hero Academia, season four) to expand on The Acrobatic Flea's backstory.
It remains a tight origin story, but I've filled in some motivational gaps, I reckon. And I was particularly pleased that I found a way to include Anthem, my version of a character created by the late David Cotton, a dear friend of fellow blogger Adam Dickstein.