This is the fourth in the series of basic Ares coding tutorials.
In this tutorial, we’ll examine the design of the Cortex plugin, a simplified implementation of the Cortex System used in the Firefly and Leverage RPGs.
You can find the full code for the Cortex plugin in the Ares Extras repository.
You don't need to do this tutorial if all you want to do is **use** the Cortex plugin. Instead, follow the instructions in [Ares Extras](/tutorials/code/extras.html) to install the plugin. This article is for coders who want to understand how the plugin was created.
Unlike the other two, this is not a “Try It!” tutorial. It’s more of a walk-through showing you how the Cortex plugin was built.
If at any point you run into trouble, you can Get Help.