This book is my first exposure to the Cortex system. And to Smallville. At times, I did find some of the references to be over my head, as they referenced situations and characters from the show. But that didn't take away from my understanding of the system. This system is very broad and allows you to do so much! The structure actually makes the system feel MORE free and loose. I'm very excited to port these rules over to other TV shows and settings. The layout is excellent and makes for a very easy read. The only issue I had was that the font seemed a bit small when viewing full screen, but that's an extremely minor issue. There's so much I love about the Cortex Plus system as presented in this book. The ability to pull on an opposing character's injuries and add that to your roll? Genius. I highly recommend this book.
[5 of 5 Stars!]