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There are a massive amount of Marvel Universes out there.
Most people know of the primary Marvel Universe, designated 616, as well as the film universe, which includes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the others (Earth-199999). But there are a ton of parallel universes out there for your characters to play in.
I’d like to visit, on occasion, a few different Marvel realities, ones in which you’re able to run a game unlike any others out there.
Today, I’d like to talk about Earth-98, also known as the Realtime universe. You’ve seen, by this point, my Sliding Timeline. I’ve taken the Marvel Universe timeline and condensed it down to one-third its size. In Earh-98, that never happened.
Instead, the Fantastic Four crashed in 1961, and time continued forward without condensing the dates. The comics are followed year-for-year, up through 1973, with the death of Gwyn Stacy. From there forward, time continues on.
The Fantastic Four continue to age, Iron Man becomes an old man. Hulk dies of a heart attack in 1996.
This presents a massive opportunity for your game. You have no limits. If there are any heroes you particularly like and want to keep, there’s nothing keeping you from bringing them in as someone new who’s taken up the mantle, or even the original hero’s child.
Over on Legacy of Marvels, they’re playing in this universe. New heroes who are carrying on the tradition of the heroes of old.
I really like the idea of this universe, one where anything and everything is possible. If you decide to use this, let me know how it goes.