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Watcher Datafile: Ghost (MCU)

Ghost makes a great villain for low-level heroes. I’d love to see her up against Spider-Man or the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. sometime. Advertisements

August 16, 2019 · 2 Comments

Hero Datafile: Wasp (MCU)

It’s about damn time! The Wasp swoops into Marvel Heroic with her Wasp Stingers ready to kick some ass. Enjoy.

August 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Watcher Datafile: Thanos (MCU)

Here he is. This is what the whole thing has led up to. I had to completely redesign the layout in order to fit all of his abilities into here. … Continue reading

August 9, 2019 · 2 Comments

Item Power Set: Infinity Gauntlet (MCU)

Before we see the Mad Titan himself, we’re bringing you the Gauntlet to explain a bit of its mechanics. The Gauntlet is essentially useless without any stones. In fact, if … Continue reading

August 7, 2019 · 1 Comment

Watcher Datafile: Outrider Hordes (MCU)

The endless hordes of Thanos make for an incredible set piece. Surrounded by multiple datafiles of Outriders as well as the Black Order, the heroes will find themselves in quite … Continue reading

August 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Watcher Datafile: Corvus Glaive (MCU)

The most vicious of the Black Order, Corvus Glaive is a terrifying force to be reckoned with. Paired up with Proxima Midnight, the duo should put the fear of God … Continue reading

August 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Watcher Datafile: Proxima Midnight (MCU)

Proxima Midnight is one of my favorite members of the Black Order. She is more than just a generic villain. She deeply cares for Corvus Glaive, willing to draw Thanos’s … Continue reading

August 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Watcher Datafile: Cull Obsidian (MCU)

Able to stand toe-to-toe with most Avengers, Cull Obsidian is a wall the heroes will have to get through to battle the other members of the Black Order.

July 30, 2019 · 2 Comments

Watcher Datafile: Ebony Maw (MCU)

The Herald of Thanos is deeply devoted and loyal to the Mad Titan, having served him since his own planet was decimated. Granted telekinetic powers, he now traverses the galaxy, … Continue reading

July 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Watcher Datafile: Killmonger (MCU)

Erik Killmonger is a deadly warrior, capable of standing toe-to-toe with any hero in the MCU. Cunning and ruthless, he will do whatever it takes to show the world what … Continue reading

July 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Okoye (MCU)

General Okoye is the commander of Wakanda’s Dora Milaje. She is a fearsome warrior in her own right, ready to do whatever is necessary to keep her people safe.

July 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Shuri (MCU)

T’Challa’s younger sister is a scientific genius, bringing new prosperity to Wakanda, even as she seeks out knowledge of the outside world. She stands fiercely loyal to her brother, and … Continue reading

July 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

“We’re in the Endgame Now”

Starting next week, we begin pushing through to the end of Phase 3 of the MCU. I wanted to give you a look at what we’re looking ahead to: Black … Continue reading

July 15, 2019 · 2 Comments

Please Stand By

We’re going to take another little break in order to get caught up to complete the MCU Sourcebook. We’re in the Endgame now, and want to make sure that these … Continue reading

June 24, 2019 · 4 Comments

Watcher Datafile: Hela (MCU)

The Queen has arrived.

June 20, 2019 · 1 Comment

Hero Datafile: Valkyrie (MCU)

I love Valkyrie. When I submitted to become an official writer for Marvel Heroic, Cam Banks told me to create a Valkyrie datafile, complete with history and milestones. I knew … Continue reading

June 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Watcher Character: Vulture (MCU)

Adrian Toomes brought a whole new layer of detail to the MCU, conflicting with Damage Control, aquiring his suit from The Tinkerer, and working alongside Shocker. Toomes is incredibly sinister … Continue reading

June 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Spider-Man (MCU)

The MCU Spider-Man has got to be my very favorite interpretation of the character. He’s snarky, excitable, completely out of his depth, and just BARELY making it by. This version … Continue reading

June 10, 2019 · 3 Comments

Watcher Datafile: Ego (MCU)

Ego is one of the most powerful beings we’ve seen in the MCU. As a result, he should be pretty tricky for the heroes to overcome. I’ve set up a … Continue reading

June 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Nebula (MCU)

The tragic daughter of Thanos, seeking revenge for the horrific abuse she suffered under his tutelage. Nebula is now one of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and may have found … Continue reading

June 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Watcher Datafile: Mordo (MCU)

I’m gonna be honest, I didn’t know much about Mordo prior to the film, but Chiwetel Ejiofor is one of my favorite actors, and he was great in this role. … Continue reading

May 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Watcher Datafile Kaecilius (MCU)

Kaecilius is a servant of Dormammu, bound to him, believing the only way to save the universe is to allow Dormammu to consume the world into his being. His Zealots … Continue reading

May 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Item Power Set: Eye of Agamotto (MCU)

Thanos told Doctor Strange it would be “mercy” to kill half of all life in the universe in an instant, but with planets separated by billions of light years that … Continue reading

May 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Doctor Strange (MCU)

Doctor Strange is one of my favorite standalone MCU films. Benedict Cumberbatch brings it, is completely convincing, and, if asked which hero I’d most like to gain the powers of… … Continue reading

May 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

MCU Breakout Mini-Event

For the Marvel Heroic RPG, the Mini-Event Breakout was our first ever foray into the game system, and launched our Heroic adventures thereafter.  The story of heroes rallying to stop … Continue reading

May 24, 2019 · 2 Comments

Watcher Datafile: Zemo (MCU)

I think Zemo may be my favorite villain in the MCU. A regular man, pushed to the brink by the uncaring world, seeking revenge for his family. He’ll stop at … Continue reading

May 22, 2019 · 2 Comments

Hero Datafile (Giant) Ant Man (MCU)

Nathan Dowdell is bringing his A-Game again as he brings us Ant Man once again, now with his incredible Something Kinda Big power set! And a new Milestone centered around … Continue reading

May 21, 2019 · 2 Comments

Hero Datafile: Black Panther (MCU)

We’re bringing T’Challa into the story during Civil War week, as this is his first appearance, and one of his Milestones is specifically focused on the actions of Civil War. … Continue reading

May 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Watcher Datafile: Yellowjacket (MCU)

Darren Cross, a brilliant businessman and megalomaniacal scientist. He’s especially dangerous as his mind degrades without the help of Hank’s suit. While he was collapsed into nothingness with the events … Continue reading

May 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Ant Man (MCU)

The smallest hero in the MCU is here, having stolen the Pym-Tech Ant Man suit from Hank Pym (or so he thinks). Big thanks to Nathan for creating this datafile, … Continue reading

May 13, 2019 · 3 Comments

Watcher Datafile: Ultron (MCU)

The most dangerous AI on Earth has been unleashed on the Avengers. You can see, he’s designed to be an absolute beast to fight.

May 9, 2019 · 5 Comments

Hero Datafile: Quicksilver (MCU)

The proud brother of Scarlet Witch is arriving, fast as lighting. Maybe in your own campaign, Quicksilver will survive. Bullets aren’t always lethal, right?

May 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Scarlet Witch (MCU)

Wanda Maximoff, given powers beyond comprehension by the Mind Stone, steps forth, ready to protect those she loves, in particular, her brother, Pietro.  

May 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

Item Power Set: The Orb (MCU)

And now, the most… POWERful of the Infinity encasements in the set… The Power Stone has shown itself to be unusually volatile, and quite dangerous for anyone to handle, so … Continue reading

May 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hero Character: Rocket and Groot (MCU)

We’ve got two Guardians today, due to still needing to squeeze one more post in this week. As I said before, it’s a busy, busy week. Enjoy!

May 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hero Character: Drax (MCU)

Drax is ready to kick names and take ass. He’s designed to be a brick shithouse, ready to pummel anyone he encounters.

April 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hero Character: Gamora (MCU)

She’s called the Deadliest Woman in the Universe. After being sacrificed for Thanos’ whims, let’s look back at a simpler time, when she first joined the Guardians.

April 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hero Character: Star-Lord (MCU)

Who? We’re back! Getting caught up on posts in order to bring you the rest of the MCU! This week’s a big one, with all of the Guardians, along with … Continue reading

April 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

After These Messages We’ll Be Right Back

We’re running behind on production of the MCU right now, so give us a few weeks and we’ll be back to your regularly scheduled programming with the Guardians of the … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · 1 Comment

Watcher Datafile: Winter Soldier (MCU)

The best friend of Steve Rogers has returned, and he is NOT happy. Spoiler! Bucky Barnes is Winter Soldier! Enjoy!

March 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Falcon (MCU)

On your left, we have Falcon, the winged wonder. Sam Wilson brought a much-needed everyman to the universe, a man without powers who is incredibly competent at his job. I … Continue reading

March 25, 2019 · 3 Comments

Watcher Datafile: Malekith the Accursed (MCU)

Malekith the Accursed is a dangerous foe, banished in ages past by Bor, lord of Asgard. Now his son sits on the throne, and Malekith seeks to plunge the whole … Continue reading

March 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Item Power Set: The Aether (MCU)

The Aether allows anyone to shape the universe to their will. During the Convergence, Malekith planned to plunge the Nine Realms back into darkness, converting the universe into Dark Matter.

March 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hero/Watcher Datafile: Loki (MCU)

Loki, God of Mischief and Lies appears now as both a hero and a watcher character. Loki is the adopted brother of Thor, and the son of Odin. I’ve assembled … Continue reading

March 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Watcher Datafile: The Mandarin (MCU)

I absolutely loved the twist found in Iron Man 3 with the Mandarin. When building these two datafiles, I wanted to see what I could do to make Ben Kingsley’s … Continue reading

March 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Item Power Sets: House Party Protocol (MCU)

The House Party Protocol was one of the coolest moments of Iron Man 3. I decided to stat up a few of the suits, and give Tony Stark the ability … Continue reading

March 13, 2019 · 1 Comment

Hero Datafile: Iron Patriot (MCU)

Rhodey returns with a new paint job, and some new milestones! The Iron Patriot serves as an icon for America, while still trying to help his friend Tony find his … Continue reading

March 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Watcher Datafiles: Chitauri (MCU)

The Chitauri are servants of Thanos, helping him conquer many planets across the universe. The army was given to Loki to command in order to conquer Earth. Thanos’s true goal, … Continue reading

March 8, 2019 · 2 Comments

Item Power Set: Loki’s Scepter (MCU)

Thanos loaned out one of the Infinity Stones in order to help claim a second. He wasn’t expecting it to fall into the hands of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Mind Stone hidden … Continue reading

March 7, 2019 · 1 Comment

Action Scene: Loki And The Black Widow On The Helicarrier

“Regimes fall every day. I tend not to weep over that, I’m Russian, or I was.” “And what are you now?” “It’s really not that complicated. I’ve got red in my … Continue reading

March 6, 2019 · 1 Comment

Hero Datafile: Hawkeye (MCU)

Clint Barton just wants to get this job done so he can get home to his family, but a chance encounter with Loki’s Scepter has different plans…

March 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

Hero Datafile: Black Widow (MCU)

Natasha Romanov has a lot of ghosts in her closet, and as one of two lone unpowered humans on the team, she has to prove herself more than anything. This … Continue reading

March 4, 2019 · 6 Comments

Watcher Datafile: Red Skull (MCU)

One of the most vile of all the MCU villains, the Red Skull is the Obegruppenfuhrer of Hydra, an organization created by an alien entity in ancient days, now serving … Continue reading

March 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Item Power Set: The Tesseract (MCU)

The Tesseract, the first of the Infinity Stones to be seen, is an incredibly powerful artifact. Whoever takes control of this is incredibly powerful and should be approached with caution. … Continue reading

February 27, 2019 · 1 Comment

Hero Datafile: Captain America (MCU)

The First Avenger arrives in his World War II form. Fresh from the Super-Soldier program, Cap prepares to take the battle directly to the Red Skull, the Nazis, and Hydra. … Continue reading

February 25, 2019 · 1 Comment

Watcher Datafile: Destroyer (MCU)

The Guardian of the Vault of Asgard is a fearsome creature, ready to deploy just as the doom pool has reached a critical mass to make it all the more … Continue reading

February 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Thor (MCU)

I SAY THEE NAY! Thor has descended the Einstein-Rosen Bridge to Midgard, ready to deal destruction on the enemies of Asgard. He’s all prepared to set up the Unworthy story … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · 2 Comments

Watcher Datafile: Whiplash (MCU)

Ivan Vanko blames Howard Stark for his father’s failure, and has decided to seek revenge on Tony Stark. This datafile has two separate power sets. When Whiplash was first encountered, … Continue reading

February 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: War Machine (MCU)

James Rhodes finally got a chance to take a spin in a new set of Iron Man Armor designed for maximum firepower. Rhodey is one of my favorite non-main characters … Continue reading

February 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Watcher Datafile: Abomination (MCU)

Is Hulk really the Strongest There Is? Now we can see, as Emil Blonsky takes the field. After his defeat in Brooklyn, Blonsky was put on ice in a S.H.I.E.L.D. … Continue reading

February 8, 2019 · 1 Comment

Hero Datafile: The Incredible Hulk (MCU)

SMASH! It’s The Incredible Hulk week, and we’re kicking it off by adapting our old Datafile of The Hulk using Felipe’s older datafile. I’ve tweaked it only a little, as … Continue reading

February 4, 2019 · 6 Comments

Watcher Datafile: Iron Monger (MCU)

To finish out our Iron Man week, we have the dreaded Iron Monger! Obadiah Stane moved behind the scenes to dispatch with Tony Stark and take control of Stark Industries, … Continue reading

February 1, 2019 · 1 Comment

Sentinels Comics RPG Swoops into Kickstarter

Taking a momentary diversion… The Kickstarter for the full Sentinels Comics RPG has arrived on Kickstarter. Sentinels Comics is based on the Sentinels of the Multiverse card game universe. As … Continue reading

January 29, 2019 · 1 Comment

Hero Datafile: Iron Man (MCU)

We’re kicking off the MCU Sourcebook with the founder of the MCU: Iron Man. Here we find Tony Stark in his Mk III armor, ready to rock and roll. This … Continue reading

January 28, 2019 · 9 Comments

Video: The MCU’s Super-Powered Characterization

Monday kicks off the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Sourcebook with Iron Man and his first foe. Before that, I wanted to share a great video I found talking … Continue reading

January 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Sourcebook: Introduction

Greetings and welcome to the new year. We have big plans! This year, we will be rolling out the Marvel Cinematic Universe sourcebook. Over the course of a few months, … Continue reading

January 14, 2019 · 2 Comments

Coming Soon…

December 31, 2018 · 1 Comment

Return to the Spider-Verse

Face front, True Believers! As you recall, we previously covered the whole of Spider-Verse, so I wanted to share a large list collecting links to all our previous posts so … Continue reading

December 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Farewell to Stan Lee

As I’m sure you’ve now seen the news that Stan Lee has passed. We here at Plot Points are very sad to see him go. Stan Lee, alongside Jack Kirby, … Continue reading

November 12, 2018 · 2 Comments

#16 – The White Queen

ΩFORCE came to London to track down Psionex. They hoped to uncover the identity of Psionex’ mysterious, mind-wiping benefactor. The team successfully discovered the villains’ base. Just as the mystery … Continue reading

July 1, 2018 · 2 Comments

#15 – Moondragon Eats London

Enigma, Moondragon and Spider-Woman successfully stopped a multi-pronged scheme at the United Nations. Now, ΩFORCE is eager to track down Psionex at their London lair to find out more about … Continue reading

July 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Marvel Plot Points Datafile Template: Now in Word Doc Form

After a lot of time and work, I’ve managed to create a Word Doc (.docx) that closely matches the standard Marvel Plot Points Datafile template that we’ve used for years. … Continue reading

May 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

#14 – Register This!

In New York, Enigma is held hostage by Crossfire, one of the world’s most dangerous spies, while his henchmen, Jack O’Lantern and Titanium Man, lead an assault to abduct Chatting … Continue reading

May 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

#13 – Plans Within Plans

Chatting Marks, CEO of PsiFi International, led Enigma, Spider-Woman and Moondragon to the Superhuman Summit held at U.N. headquarters in New York City. ΩFORCE has reason to believe that a … Continue reading

April 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

HOM: SINISTER SUBPLOTS

As promised, here’s the Event Supplement for House Of Madness. Sinister Subplots compiles additional story threads that enhance the main story plot, focusing on the plans and exploits of the … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

House Of Madness Event Book

The wait is over. After several years of play testing, the House Of Madness Event Book is finally here. You’ve watched our group play the game, but we only scratched … Continue reading

March 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

HOUSE OF MADNESS – FINALE

It’s finally here. The House Of Madness has drawn to its final conclusion.  Reality twists and bends and stretches to the brink, and the minds of our heroes are pushed past … Continue reading

March 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

#12 – In the Crosshairs

K’os led Dr. Sound and Stronghold to Vietnam to investigate the person or organization that hired the Bengal to steal PsiFi International tech. Once in Vietnam, the three male members … Continue reading

March 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

#11 – Psionex!

The male members of ΩFORCE have followed a trail from Cambodia to Vietnam in an effort to find the person or organization who hired the Bengal to steal secret PsiFi … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

CREEPY CEREAL CRITTERS

Well, we’re winding down the House Of Madness Event, with the next issue we post being the very last.  It has been a wild ride, but the players decided that it was … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

#10 – Undercover

The team is now tasked with protecting the superpower defense technology of Chatting Marks. After learning that several of the board members of the Windy Turtle Trading Company, the distribution … Continue reading

January 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Michelangelo – One Of A Kind

“Michelangelo!  He’s one of a kind,  and you know just where to find him when its party time.”   We saved the most radical for last, yo!  Mikey is the … Continue reading

January 12, 2018 · 3 Comments

Raphael – The Most Attitude

“Raphael’s got the most attitude on the team.” Gruff, snide, and short-fused, Raphael is the turtle most likely to ignore orders and go off on his own to solve things … Continue reading

January 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Donnatello – Has A Way With Machines

“Donatello is the fellow has a way with machines.”   The tech and science wizard of the group, Donnie is far more adept in his lab than he is at … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · 3 Comments

Leonardo – The Leader In Blue

“Leonardo is the leader in blue.  He does anything it takes to get his ninjas through.” As the young, and inexperienced, leader of the team, Leo carries the heavy burden of … Continue reading

January 5, 2018 · 1 Comment

6 Ways to Keep Players Playing for Years…

One of the biggest challenges any gamemaster has to face is keeping a game going for years. The fact is, the story gets richer and the role-playing gets better the … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · 7 Comments

TURTLES THAT ARE KNOWN AS ‘TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES’

Krang which are known as Krang have obtained files on that which are known as ‘turtles.’ Krang will use files on ‘turtles’ to combat ‘turtles.’  Krang must ensure that files … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · 2 Comments

#9 – Battle versus the Bengal

ΩFORCE is back! But they reform in a new universe with new rules, new challenges and a new purpose. Sure. They stopped the High Evolutionary from taking over the planet. … Continue reading

December 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

#8 – High Evolutionary. Low Universe.

ΩFORCE’s powerhouses have been overtaken by the High Evolutionary. The island of Champagne Sands is now the epicenter of New Humanity. The Evolutionary’s evolved lifeforms threaten to spread over the … Continue reading

November 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Don’t Tell Me You Never Heard of this Site?

As a Watcher, you may need supporting characters. Or you may need to create a minor (or major) villain for a campaign. If you don’t already know, let me introduce … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

#7 – Evolution of a Team

More of my Marvel Heroic RPG group’s fantastic gameplay. The Incursion Vessel has been opened. The High Evolutionary has been reborn into the new universe. But he seems off…and ΩFORCE … Continue reading

October 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

#6 -Hell Hath No Fury!

More of my Marvel Heroic RPG group’s fantastic gameplay. The team has been captured by the security personnel at PsiFi International, a superhuman defense technology company located on the South … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

HOUSE OF MADNESS 2-2

The Fearsome Avengers have barely oriented themselves to this strange new reality and they are already on the ropes, beaten back by the vile super team Hex Force. Now a … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

#5 – Origin of the Spider-Woman

More of my Marvel Heroic RPG group’s fantastic gameplay. Enigma led Moondragon, Stronghold and Blackhawke (a.k.a. Nightwing, a.k.a. the Emerald Canary) on a clandestine mission to infiltrate Hydra and track … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Simultaneous Combat Rules

Because of the nature of PBEMs, and the difficulty of getting players to post Reaction Pools in a timely manner, I devised and implemented Simultaneous Combat rules in our Fearsome … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

Why I Use Milestones (And Why You Should, Too)

A Rebuttal To ‘Why I Stopped Using Milestones’ Generally, we in the bullpen at Plot Points are in editorial agreement on the content we post.  Most of what we post … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · 3 Comments

Mini-Event: Gun Smugglers

  Sometimes you need a break from saving the world.  Sometimes you grow weary of moral quandaries, tough questions, and deep political issues. Sometimes, you just want to punch bad … Continue reading

July 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Hero and Watcher Datafiles: Devil Dinosaur and Hero Datafile: Moon Girl

In case you were unaware, SUE the T-Rex is currently playing Marvel Heroic over on her Twitter account. This is very exciting for everyone involved, but especially us, because she … Continue reading

July 6, 2017 · 3 Comments

Hero Datafile: Captain America (Peggy Carter)

Is there anyone cooler in the Marvel Cinematic Universe than Peggy Carter? You can imagine my excitement when I saw that the Puzzle Quest app game featured, with a ton … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

#4 – Hail Hydra? Really?

More of my Marvel Heroic RPG group’s fantastic gameplay. The surviving members of ΩFORCE—K’os, Moondragon and Stronghold—have been thrown back into action as Hydra seeks to capture K’os. They hope … Continue reading

June 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

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