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Fear Itself: Act 2: Battle for Midgard, Part 1

DOOM POOL World-Wide Catastrophic: BUILDUP SCENES Action: Worthy Scene Aftermath (Optional Scene) Transition: The Shield Passes On Action: Siege on Null’s Fortress (Asgard Only) KEY SCENES Action: Avengers Assemble! Action: … Continue reading

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Fear Itself: Act 1: The Rise of the Serpent, Part 2

ACTION – SKADI AND THE SERPENT TOMB (Asgard Only) Skadi’s first urge is to search for her father’s tomb, in order to break him free after years of banishment. Skadi … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fear Itself: Act 1: The Rise of the Serpent, Part 1

ACT I – THE RISE OF THE SERPENT DOOM POOL World-Wide High Stakes: BUILDUP SCENES Action: Democracy Fails Action: Fortress Null (Asgard Only) Transition: Earth Downfall Action: Skadi and the … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Event: Fear Itself: Introduction

Just after getting Plot Points back up off the ground a couple months ago, we were contacted by a great guy, Mirko Esposito. He had for us an incredible event: … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

Marvel Dice Masters: An Introduction

I picked up Dice Masters about a year ago when it was first released, and really enjoyed it. Having a lack of fellow players kept me from really getting into … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reskinning Marvel Heroic: Not Just for Superheroes

When you breakdown almost any game (especially RPG) they are composed basically of a mathematical framework (crunch) and a layer of cosmetic flavoring (flumph). Usually actions and conflicts are resolved … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · 7 Comments

Hero Datafile: Bumblebee

It’s everyone’s favorite Transformer, Bumblebee. A skilled infiltrator, Bumblebee is often harassed by the other Transformers due to his size. Never fear, this little guy packs a big punch. Thanks … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Hero Datafile: Ratchet

Give me another Transformers datafile, stat! It’s time to bring in the Autobots’ resident medic and biomechanic, Ratchet. In the original Transformers cartoon, a.k.a. “Generation 1,” Ratchet was kept extremely … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafiles: Prowl and Jazz

Howdy, True Believers! Yesterday, Mark brought us the beefy and impressive datafile for Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots. As powerful as Optimus Prime is however, he is nothing without his … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots, and one of the most powerful Transformers in existence. Optimus was merely a civilian on Cybertron before he was chosen by the Matrix … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 4 Comments

Team Milestones: Autobots

Happy Milestone Monday, everyone! In 2007, prior to the Civil War, the New Avengers teamed up with the Autobots in Latveria to take down a nefarious Decepticon plot. The comic … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

Hero Datafile: Brother Voodoo

Back from the dead and walking through the misty passageways of Son of Monster Week is Jericho Drumm, Brother Voodoo. The supreme Houngan from Haiti, Jericho’s mystical prowess grew over … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes)

Continuing the Son of Monster Week! Robbie Reyes was a normal teenage kid in a really bad neighborhood in Los Angeles. It’s not completely his fault that the zoomy car he … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Hero Datafile: Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze)

When we did our Monster Week back in December, many of you asked for more! So we’re delivering… the Son of Monster Week! Blazing a path for the rest to … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

After These Messages We’ll Be Right Back!

Hey everyone! We’re taking a quick week-long break to get caught up on everything. We’ve got some great stuff coming in, and want to provide you with the best quality … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · 5 Comments

Hero Datafile: Angela of Heven and Asgard

One of the major revelations of the last year related to the mysterious warrior Angela who had crossed into Earth-616 during the events of the Age of Ultron. She’s served alongside … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · 5 Comments

Datafiles: Loki, Hero or Villain?

The story of Loki, God of Mischief and son of Asgard by adoption and Jotunheim by blood, has been a twisting tale of nature versus nurture that has seen this … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

Watcher Datafiles: the Executioner and the Enchantress

A lady fair and her brutish protector, today’s Asgardian entries give us Skurge the Executioner and Amora the Enchantress. These two have been scheming behind the scenes of many terrible … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafiles: Sif and Valkyrie

In the halls of Asgard, a warrior is judged by their merit on the field of battle and there are few warriors as distinguished as these we present today. Lady … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Prithee See These Datafiles of Yon Warriors Three

Please away with us to the fabled lands of Asgard where heroes are mighty, monsters area deadly, and the mead is cold. Sure, Thor is the most well known hero … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Datafiles: Heimdall and the Frost Giants

What ho, Friends! This week the Asgardians get their place of prominence as is their due. Fitting that the first datafile we have is the first person you come to … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: The Spectacular Spider-Ham!

Today’s totem started life a little different than the rest of the ones we’ve seen. Peter started life as a spider minding his own business. When May Porker, the pig scientist, … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 4 Comments

Hero Datafile: The Anarchic Spider-Man a.k.a. “Spider-Punk”

Spider-Verse Week 2 continues! Here’s one of the more popular characters to emerge from Spider-Verse: Hobie Brown of Earth-138. Nicknamed Spider-Punk in Amazing Spider-Man but actually called the Anarchic Spider-Man … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Spider-UK

One of the first Spider-Totems to realize that something was truly amiss was William Braddock, Spider-UK from Earth-833. He reported to the Captain Britain Corps, who were distracted by worlds … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Datafiles: SP//dr and Aaron Aikman, The Spider-Man

Spider-Verse Week 2 continues! Today we look at two Spider-Heroes and their mechanized Spider Suits. It is time for SP//dr and The Spider-Man to web sling onto your tables. First … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Watcher Datafile: Solus, leader of the Inheritors

Howdy, True Believers! Guess what?! It’s time for Spider-Verse Week Part Deux! Back due to popular demand, here are more Spider-Men from all across the Multiverse! To start off this second … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Watcher Datafiles: The Power of the Dark Side

Facing off against the heroes of the Rebellion, you need some powerful and dark opponents. Here are the most powerful of Watcher datafiles  to throw against the heroes of the Rebel … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

Watcher Datafiles: Forces of the Empire

The Rebels need something to rebel against and the forces of the Empire are legion. Here are some datafiles for Watchers to throw against Rebel forces trying to evade the long … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafiles and Item Power Sets: Han Solo, Chewbacca & The Millennium Falcon

Today, the Star Wars comic series by Marvel arrives in stores! I’ll be picking up a copy! Today we’ve got a scruffy looking, half-witted Nerf Herder and a Walking Carpet, … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Hero Datafiles: Princess Leia, C-3P0, and R2-D2

Howdy, True Believers! How about the great new datafiles and Item Power Sets we’ve had this week in celebration of Star Wars returning to Marvel? When most people think of Star … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Hero Datafiles: Luke Skywalker, Wedge Antilles, and the X-Wings

In celebration of Marvel’s new Star Wars comic debuting this Wednesday, it’s Star Wars Week on Marvel Plot Points! We’re activating the hyperdrive and going straight to Luke Skywalker himself, … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

Hero Datafile: Leonid

To wrap up 1950’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Week, we bring you Leonid.  All my life, every time I’ve ever believed in anything, or had faith that the future would get better for … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Nathaniel Richards

The second half of the Stark/Richards team-up in Hickman’s S.H.I.E.L.D., Nathaniel Richards is a fascinating character. He appears (older than here) in many Fantastic Four books, sometimes acting as a … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Howard Stark

The brilliant Howard Stark is a bit of an enigma: He has never been prominently featured in Marvel comics, mostly being alluded to and spoken of in the comics. Recently, … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Peggy Carter

Tonight, Agent Carter premiers! Peggy is one of my favorite characters, both on film and television, as well as in the comics. She doesn’t take guff from anyone, and she’s … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 4 Comments

Team Milestones: Brotherhood of the Shield

It’s 1950’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Week! This week kicks off the new Agent Carter TV series, so we decided to look at how different the 1950’s S.H.I.E.L.D. organization in the comics is … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

Hero Datafile: Scarlet Spider

The Spider-Verse arc has brought many versions of the webslinger together to face an overwhelming interdimensional threat to all who bear the image and spirit of the Spider. Straight from the … Continue reading

January 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

New Year, New Domain!

Welcome to MarvelPlotPoints.com! To kick off the new year and the resurrection of the site, we decided to register marvelplotpoints.com. Gone is our .wordpress.com site, (though that will redirect here). … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

Hero Datafile: Spider-Man 2099

Happy New Year What better way to celebrate a new year than with the Spider-Man of the future? Spidey 2099 (Miguel O’Hara) debuted back in 1992 as the introduction of … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · 5 Comments

Hero Datafile: Miles Morales, Ultimate Spider-Man

Howdy, True Believers! Today, we continue Spider-Verse week with yet another alternate universe Spider-Man, this time from Earth-1610 or (as it is more commonly known) the Marvel Ultimate Universe. While … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Gwen Stacy, Spider-Woman

Spider-Verse week continues with our first datafile, Gwen Stacy, Spider-Woman, affectionately known as Spider-Gwen. Though she’s appeared only in a single issue of her own, and a minor character in … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · 6 Comments

Team Milestones: Spider-Verse

It’s the last Milestone Monday of 2014! The big “Spider-Verse” event going on now is a massive, mind-bending tale pulling in every single Spider-Man that’s ever appeared. Peter Parker, Miles … Continue reading

December 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafiles: Big Hero Six

Blessed Sunday, True Believers! So, I don’t think I need to convince anyone that Disney’s latest movie, Big Hero Six, was really good. But if you want a review for Disney/Marvel’s … Continue reading

December 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

Every Man a Team: Running Multiple Characters at Once

A couple of weeks ago, we had a commenter ask how he could have one of his players play both Fitz and Simmons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at the same … Continue reading

December 23, 2014 · 4 Comments

Team Milestones: The Legion of Monsters

Now that you have last week’s datafiles for many monstrous heroes, these milestones will help you put those characters to work as a a team. Whether you want to run … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Winter Soldier

It’s the first day of Winter, so what better day to post a highly requested datafile: The Winter Soldier! This datafile is based on the current “Man on the Wall” … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

Hero Datafile: The Living Mummy

Wrapping up (oops, bad choice of words) our salute to Marvel’s monsters is N’Kantu, the Living Mummy! First appearing in Supernatural Thrillers in the ’70s, he’s popped up since in … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · 6 Comments

Hero & Watcher Datafile: Daimon Hellstrom

We’re one week away from Christmas – and, completely coincidentally, today’s datafile is about another, um, special offspring. Daimon Hellstrom debuted in 1973 as “the Son of Satan,” and he … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · 4 Comments

Hero Datafile: Werewolf By Night

Happy Chanukah from all of us at Plot Points! As we continue Monster Week, we come upon another “hero” from the heyday of Marvel Horror in the Seventies: Jack Russell, … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hero & Watcher Datafile: Morbius

Holiday shopping has brought out the beast in us, so it’s time for Monster Week on Marvel Plot Points! Kicking things off — both for the week and as my … Continue reading

December 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

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