I had a communique with Miriam Robern for whom I did some work before. She would help get a copy of the Cortex Prime Game Handbook published by Fandom Tabletop and author Cam Banks. This was because I have been running role-playing games for language learning at work. According to Miriam, Cam was happy to contribute to games-in-education initiatives.
After a couple of weeks, the Cortex Prime shipment came. There was more than just a few books!
The admin office called me to pick it up because there was no way they were stuffing the box into my mailing pigeonhole. I opened up the box at the admin office and some colleagues posed with the books.
We even took a photo with our department head as she passed by the office.
I will be reading the book to learn about the system. A cursory read of its rules reveal that the system has a lot of potential for language teaching thanks to trait sets. I will have a review write-up of the book later.
There is a matter that disrupts my plans in using this book in class though. Thanks to the pandemic, I presently have no face-to-face classes and everything is online. In fact, most of the students are back at their own homes accessing my course online.
This will be a hard sell as having the book, dice and minis on the table is a huge encouragement for the students to start playing. Perhaps, I might write a blog post about my thoughts on this in the future.
Thanks, Cam & Miriam.