Sally Slick and the Miniature Menace returns us to the world of Young Centurions and to the adventures of Sally Slick and Jet Black, first seen in Sally Slick and the Steel Syndicate. This time around we get right into the action as Sally fumes over being shut out of the local tractor races. With the circus in town, Sally decides to race “unofficially”; of course, Sally leaves everyone else in the dust. After showing up the local bullies and drawing the attention of the circus owner, Sally’s prized tractor goes missing!
Sally Slick and the Steel Syndicate visits a 14-year-old Sally Slick in the years before she grows into her role as a Spirit Centurion. It introduces us to Sally’s fellow Centurion Jet Black and a host of supporting characters, both villainous and otherwise. The novel sets the stage for the Young Centurions RPG, from 1910-1916. The first time I read this book I was charmed and very impressed; the second time I was still charmed but more aware of the story’s flaws. It’s a good book, the content aimed solidly at a teen and pre-teen audience with high-school reading skills.
Summer is upon us! Curt and I are back in the reaction chamber and gearing up for the summer. We’re looking at a wave of summer blockbusters starting with the awesomeness that is Godzilla. We talk for a little bit about the Dean Devlin/Matthew Broderick entry in the franchise. After beating that dead lizard for a while, we switch to Evil Hat’s Fate Core system. I’m prepping to release a book for the system and pushing out a Kickstarter campaign to help fund it. I’ve got some awesome artists signed on to work on the project. Check them out in the show notes! The artwork here is my own little scribbling for concept; Matt Silber is working on proper cover art and logos!