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Monday Milestones: The X-Men

Welcome to the first in a new series of posts that will offer new Milestone options for your Marvel Heroic Roleplaying characters!

Greetings fellow True Believers!

My name is Andrew Gatlin. I’m a random guy from the internet who, using my apparently incredible telepathic persuasion, convinced Mark that I could provide you with some useful and interesting posts. Let’s see if I’m right. I’m a geek from north Alabama and I’m actually fairly new to roleplaying games, but I’ve been a comic fan for over 20 years now. The first book I remember buying was Amazing Spider-Man #375 (Spidey vs. Venom, the “Final Confrontation”!) with the 90s awesome holo-foil cover, and I’ve never looked back.

Every Monday I’ll be presenting a new Milestone Set, which will consist of two paths that a character can choose from. To begin with the series will present what I’m calling Team Milestones. These milestones relate to the various teams throughout the Marvel universe. They fit somewhere between the individual milestones and the event milestones presented in Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Basic Game. Any character can take these milestones as long as they could be considered a member of the associated team, even if no one else at the game table is playing a character from that team.

I’ll be starting with some of the more iconic Marvel teams, but eventually I’ll get to some of the more obscure groups. I’m also planning on presenting Hero Datafiles for team members who haven’t been officially supported yet. Those will post later in the week.

I would love to hear your suggestions for teams to cover and characters to go along with them. Feel free to leave a comment, or better yet drop me an email or tweet. On Twitter I’m @andrew_gatlin, and you can email me at gatlin[dot]andrew[at]gmail[dot]com. If you do email me please put “Plot Points” in your subject, so I don’t miss your suggestion.

Now to the good stuff.

This week it’s the X-Men!

The goal with these milestones is to provide opportunities for your character to have some of the signature experiences of each team. In this case you have a hook related to mutant hatred and another to the emotional roller coaster to which Professor Xavier sometimes subjects the X-Men. These are two experiences nearly every member of the X-Men will have at some point in their careers. Be sure to check back later this week when we’ll give you the datafile for what I consider to be one of the most entertaining characters to come out of X-Men in the 90s: Gambit!

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10 comments on “Monday Milestones: The X-Men

  1. BrianLiberge
    March 12, 2012

    Interesting stuff. My group just finished the Raft Event so I’m looking at new milestones with a lot of interest.

    Your 10 XP on “The world the fears you” seems a little unreachable though. Most of the milestones seem fairly achievable over the course of an arc if a character actively pursues it. However convincing “the world” seems pretty overwhelming.

    • Mark
      March 12, 2012

      I think what Andrew was trying to imply as “the world” is, if in front of a crowd, you save a child rather than leaving them to die, or (on the flip side) killing a bunch of police officers savagely in front of a crowd. “The world” would be a large number of people. I’ll let Andrew explain it himself, though.

      • BrianLiberge
        March 12, 2012

        Oh absolutely Mark. If that was published in a book, that’s totally how I’d run it. However, I also know that some people would be far less interpretive. . .

      • Mark
        March 12, 2012

        Luckily, rules lawyers have no place at my game table. 😀

    • Andrew Gatlin
      March 12, 2012

      Like Mark said, I just intended “the world” as a crowd of average people. “The world” just had a better ring to it than “A large crowd of average people”.

  2. Mark
    March 12, 2012

    Also, I noticed some formatting errors on my part on the picture. Sorry, Andrew. These will all be corrected when I create a page for the Team Milestones.

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  4. Andrew Gatlin
    March 12, 2012

    After a suggestion from a higher authority (Dave “the Game” Chalker), the 1 XP option under “Fighting for Xavier’s Dream” should now read: “1 XP when you take a ride in the Blackbird”.

    We’ll get the picture changed to reflect this.

    Hey look! It’s my first errata!

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