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Paragon Studios
MMORPG | Setting:Super-Hero | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 04/27/04)  | Pub:NCSoft
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Looking at the Guest Author Program

Posted by Jon Wood on Nov 02, 2009  | Comments

Looking at the Guest Author Program - City of Heroes Correspondent Cecil Adkins writes this look at the CoH Guest Author program, and even offers his own insights into one of the new missions.

Paragon Studios recently unveiled the first batch of Guest Author arcs for its Mission Architect system in City of Heroes. These arcs are written by established authors in various mediums and genres and feature a unique take on their work filtered through the City of Heroes game world. The writers for the first round of Guest Author arcs are Bill Willingham, Scott Kurtz, and the Rooster Teeth production group.

Bill Willingham, today best known for his work on DC/Vertigo's wonderful Fables comic, writes "Quest For Magic" (arc ID 337434), my full review of which can be found here. It's a well-written and straightforward storyarc, filled with rich details and character back stories. It unfortunately also has a pretty obvious plot twist, but if you can get past that (and it shouldn't be difficult to do so) it's a fun arc that I'd highly recommend. The Rooster Teeth gang, best known for their machinima Red vs. Blue series, contribute two arcs to the series. Both of their arcs (arc IDs 337438 and 337436) feature Captain Dynamic and the Great Face, characters they created in a series of live-action shorts for Paragon Studios promoting the Mission Architect prior to the MA's launch. I'll be reviewing the Rooster Teeth arcs in detail in the near future, but for now I want to take a look at the other writer in the inaugural Guest Author series.

Read Looking at the Guest Author Program.