Marvel Plot Points

A fan site for the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Game by Margaret Weis Productions

Avengers Week

This week at Plot Points is Avengers Week! Now, we want to keep our site firmly in Earth-616 territory (perhaps some day we’ll look at the Ultimate Universe), so while … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Monday Milestones: S.H.I.E.L.D.

I’m back with a brand new, fresh from the oven Monday Milestone! It’s Avengers Week here at Plot Points, so we’ll be bringing you lots of MHRPG goodies that tie into Marvel’s … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · 12 Comments

Secret War Transition Scene: Gathering the Team

-Time set: Past -Type: Transition -Activation cost: 1PP This is the first of the flashback scenes that the players can activate to remember and understand what is provoking seemly random … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · 7 Comments

Incorporating Item Power Sets

What, you didn’t think you would go a whole week without hearing from me did you? Let me just say up front that this article is really by all of … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · 10 Comments

Hero Datafile: Ronin

Bob Conway, who runs Play Marvel Online, sent me an interesting datafile the other day: Ronin, one of the most mysterious of the heroes in the Marvel Universe. Multiple heroes … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 4 Comments

Resource: Breakout Hero Character Tokens

A lot of people have been asking for these, so I thought I’d comply: Character tokens of all of the Marvel heroes in the Basic Game. As I complete them, … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 4 Comments

Hero Datafile: Multiple Man

Jamie Madrox: how can you not love this character? I’m sure our reader Lukas likes him, since we are answering his request. Multiple Man started as a C-list mutant that … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · 13 Comments

Monday Milestones: X-Factor

Oh My god! It’s is Monday Milestones and Andrew is missing! What do we do when some weird cases like that pop up? We go to X-FACTOR Investigations! Sometimes superhero … Continue reading

April 23, 2012 · 10 Comments

Secret War Datafiles: Villains

Here they are: the villains of the Secret War! Yesterday, you saw the list of possible villains the heroes could face in the Ambush, and now we’re presenting the villains … Continue reading

April 21, 2012 · 10 Comments

Secret War Action Scene: Ambush!

Buildup: Getting to the Action This arc takes place primarily in NYC in the Present. The event that kicks off this arc is a hero being put into the hospital, … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 8 Comments

Item Power Set: The Casket of Ancient Winters

This was the big McGuffin of last year’s Thor movie, and it’s now in the hands of your heroes! The Casket of Ancient Winters introduces two new SFX. Powerful is … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · 11 Comments

Dynamic Initiative

The turn order system implemented by the Marvel Heroic RPG is a whole new kind of beast. Where once the DM (or GM in some systems) would call out, “Roll … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · 5 Comments

Hero Datafile: Namor the Sub-Mariner

This week’s Monday Milestone tie-in is the monarch of Atlantis: Namor! Namor first appeared in Marvel Comics #1 back in 1939, and has changed relatively little since then. He is temperamental, arrogant, and distrusting … Continue reading

April 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Monday Milestones: The Invaders

It’s time for another Monday Milestone! This week we have one of Marvel’s earliest teams, WWII group: The Invaders! The group was originally composed of Captain America, Namor, and the android Human Torch. … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · 5 Comments

Play Marvel Online & Other Marvel Sites

There’s a new website in town. Well, a couple of websites. And we’ll talk about all of them right now. Play Marvel Online is a brand new site that lets … Continue reading

April 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

Secret War Character Milestones

This is our first entry from the Plot Points Bullpen! Three of us, Andrew, Felipe and myself, have worked on new Character Milestones for any character involved in the Secret … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Item Power Sets: Life Model Decoy, Nick Fury-Issued Kree Tech Armor, Failsafe

Three Item Power sets today! One can be used for any campaign, the other two… well, they’re a bit more Secret War Event specific. We hope you enjoy. The heroes … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · 8 Comments

Secret War Introduction

A Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Game Event by Mark Meredith, Andrew Gatlin and Felipe Mascarenhas. Based on the Secret War Mini-Series by Brian Michael Bendis and Gabriele Dell’Otto When Nick Fury … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · 13 Comments

Hero Datafile: Silver Surfer

Today, our Hero Datafile for The Defenders is none other than that cosmic-power-wielding wonder: Silver Surfer! Silver Surfer is a cosmic being, able to fly through suns, and as such, … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · 5 Comments

Monday Milestones: The Defenders

This week we have Marvel’s infamous “non-team”: The Defenders. The Defenders were originally assembled by Doctor Strange to battle the extra-dimensional demons, the Undying Ones. Over their history they have served as the … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · 6 Comments

Secret War Hero Datafiles

In the Secret War event, almost all the heroes have been created already in the Marvel Heroic Basic Game. As such, there’s no need for brand-new datafiles, especially since this … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · 13 Comments

Item Power Set: The Crimson Gem of Cyttorak

Hey, everybody. I’m Seamus. The new guy. I’m a contributor over at, where I write under the handle “The Opportunist”. I have recently become a huge fan of Marvel Heroic … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · 12 Comments

The Doom Pool Economics – How The Marvel RPG Balances Itself According to Party Size

Every RPG, even ones able to support large or small groups, is designed for an “ideal” party size. For example: Dungeons and Dragons need at least one player covering each … Continue reading

April 4, 2012 · 10 Comments

Hero and Villain Datafile Templates

You’ve been asking for it, so I’m obliging. Everyone’s been asking for the Hero and Villain Datafile Templates, and I’ve been attempting to find a way to store and allow … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · 7 Comments

Hero Datafile: Nico Minoru

I’m back with this week’s Monday Milestone hero tie-in: Nico Minoru. Hey Sabrina, this is a REAL teenage witch! Unfortunately, no one guessed correctly, so everyone wins a no-prize! Nico’s … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · 4 Comments

Resource: SHIELD Letterhead

Need to send a memo to your players about the next game session? Want an in-game prop to use? We’ve got some SHIELD letterhead for you to use! Click here! … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · 3 Comments

Monday Milestones: The Runaways

Today’s Monday Milestones are for The Runaways. I’ll be honest. I was not incredibly familiar with this book before I started working on these milestones, but in the process of … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · 5 Comments

Hero Datafile: Slapstick

I know what you’re thinking. Why is he putting up a datafile for Marvel’s greatest hero so soon after the blog launched? Shouldn’t  he be saving it? Allowing the antici…pation … Continue reading

April 1, 2012 · 6 Comments

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