“CoX” is shorthand for “City of Heroes/Villains.” Created by NCSoft in the early 2000’s, it takes place in Paragon City, RI and was the first superhero MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) game. It closed up in November 2011 but had dedicated fans that helped bring it back to life as the “Homecoming” server just about a year ago.
I developed characters in this world, eventually writing a series of novels based on one of them, Grimaulkin. I pulled Grim and his husband out of the CoX world, stripped him of a CoX origin story, and put him in our own world.
For NaNoWriMo this year, my plan is to post 800 words here. If I go long, you won’t see it; just the first 800 words. Hopefully this will start a daily habit of 800 written words, from these short short stories, character sketches, backstories, to essays to reactions to the world crises. My theme this November is the characters I’ve been playing for the past year.
Who knows? Maybe Grimaulkin will make an appearance.