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Crimestrikers Furry RPG to Be Published in November

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Crimestrikers, a furry role playing game supplement, is scheduled to be published in November by Spectrum Games.

The game is set on Creaturia, a world of anthropomorphic animals with futuristic technology. The colorful, highly skilled heroes are the best agents of CIPO (Creaturian International Police Organization), who are called into action after the world's most dangerous super-villains escape from the Quarry, a maximum security prison. The Crimestrikers pursue the escapees, including several cunning evildoers who work for the a variety of nefarious groups.

  • Outrage - an international crime syndicate.
  • PARCH - a the terrorist organization that wants to destroy the amphibious humanoid species known as the Hydrerans.
  • Emperor Rasavanto - the proclaimed Hydreran "Warlord of the Sea"
  • The Time Terror Team - three legendary criminals from Creaturian history brought into the present.
  • The Righteous One - a costumed vigilante with sinister motives
  • Steelwing - a bat with cyborg wings who seeks to retake the nation he once conquered and ruled as a dictator.

Spectrum Games is an independent publisher of RPGs which has been in business since 2000. This furry game will be part of Spectrum's Cartoon Action Hour franchise, which consists of original games, including Warriors of the Cosmos and Dark Brigade, that are inspired by the toy-based adventure cartoons of the 1980s such as He-Man and G.I. Joe. Crimestrikers is Spectrum's first furry venture that was created and written by Mark Lungo(myself), with game stats by the Spectrum staff. The cover art is by Cindy Ramey of Ringtail Cafe Productions, with interior art by Ramey, Derek van Deusen, Jon Kemerer, Alishka Jolitz, and Rick Yurko.

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Crimestrikers, a furry role playing game supplement, is scheduled to be published sometime in November.

Crimestrikers is set on Creaturia, a world of anthropomorphic animals with futuristic technology. The colorful, highly skilled heroes are the best agents of CIPO (Creaturian International Police Organization), who are called into action after the world's most dangerous supervillains escape from the Quarry, a maximum security prison. The Crimestrikers pursue the escapees, including several cunning evildoers who work for the international crime syndicate Outrage; PARCH, a gang of terrorists who want to destroy the amphibious humanoid species known as the Hydrerans; Emperor Rasavanto, a Hydreran who has proclaimed himself "Warlord of the Seas"; the Time Terror Team, three legendary criminals from Creaturian history brought into the present; The Righteous One, a costumed vigilante with sinister motives; and the dictator Steelwing, a bat with cyborg wings who seeks to retake the nation he once conquered.

Crimestrikers will be released by Spectrum Games, an independent publisher of RPGs which has been in business since 2000. It's part of Spectrum's Cartoon Action Hour franchise, which consists of original games (including Warriors of the Cosmos and Dark Brigade) which are inspired by the toy-based adventure cartoons of the 1980s such as He-Man and G.I. Joe. Crimestrikers, Spectrum's first furry game, was created and written by Mark Lungo, with game stats by the Spectrum staff. The cover art is by Cindy Ramey of Ringtail Cafe Productions, with interior art by Ramey, Derek van Deusen, Jon Kemerer, Alishka Jolitz, and Rick Yurko.

"Blatant self-promotion? What's that?"

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I am a simple man. I see a pretty fox girl, I........................

wait

...

........ is this what it's like to be a simple man?

Well, I'll be...

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BEST. COMMENT. EVER.

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Broken link to the Spectrum Games site.

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It's http://www.spectrum-games.com/ . I've been trying to fix the link and make some other changes, but I can't find the edit tab.

"Blatant self-promotion? What's that?"

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It looks like mwalimu has fixed the link issues. I typically go trough and click every link prior to publishing because I seem to have a bad habit of breaking links when editing.

The Edit tab button should be visible below the headline on any story you wrote (or if you are an editor). Unless I forgot something in the past year of having it visible on all the articles. Maybe once it is published only editors can edit it?

Not sure.

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I don't see that Edit tab at all, Sonious. I wonder if I'm doing something wrong...

"Blatant self-promotion? What's that?"

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Okay, I just got an e-mail from Spectrum saying that furry fans have sent them 63 complaints and counting about "the advertising of Crimestrikers on furry sites". Since this article is the only thing Spectrum could be referring to, the complaints had to come from Flayrah readers. I have two responses to this:

1. I wrote and submitted this article--seriously, Spectrum had nothing to do with it--so if anyone has a problem with it, they should yell at me, not my innocent publisher. You might even post your objections here.

2. While you're at it, could you please tell me exactly what I did wrong?

"Blatant self-promotion? What's that?"

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I would tell them to ignore the complaints. If people are interested in checking out the game, they will. If not, they don't have to. Our community is not known for being free from "drama." I'm not sure how else they expect people to find out about this game other than someone putting out press releases, and the article was clearly labeled with a disclaimer.

The game sounds interesting. I hope people enjoy it.

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Back when we had analytics articles (2 years ago) such as this didn't even broach 100 views. So logic dictate that if they did receive 63 complaints, it didn't come from 63 people.

Especially in the first 24 hours of this article being up. If they're that passionate I would think they would have left a comment here.

So it's probably 1 or 2 guys.

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Five bucks says its a particular individual we both know.

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I'm with Sonious and "Summer phone" on this one - it's probably very few people, possibly only one, and I have my suspicions which one.

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Yea, I had wondered if it might have been one of our resident "opposite of friendly" trolls. Unfortunately they are very sick individuals who get their rocks off with such harassment. Another reason to ignore.

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I don't think you did anything wrong. You may have been the accidental victim of a troll that hangs around here.

I mean, what exactly are the complaints saying? And frankly, they should be going to the sites hosting the so called advertising.

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From what I've been told, the complaints are accusing Spectrum of "somehow trying to slip 'furry porn' into our products" and "supposedly endorsing a particular kink". To which I say, WTF?

"Blatant self-promotion? What's that?"

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To everyone who answered my latest message: Thank you for your supportive responses. They're very reassuring. I know our fandom has more than its share of jerks, but you've reminded me that most furries are pretty great. As for the troll, I hope that he gets his act together, stops harassing people, and does something constructive with his life.

"Blatant self-promotion? What's that?"

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Mark Lungoread storiescontact (login required)

from Berea, Ohio, interested in animation, music, politics and writing

I'm a pop culture geek from Cleveland. I've written for fanzines such as Animato!, Animation Planet, Cereal:Geek and Ugly Things. I've written several TV Tropes pages. I'm a lifelong furry, which has culminated in my creating and writing the Crimestrikers RPG, part of Spectrum Games' Cartoon Action Hour series.