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Hero Datafile: All-New Captain America

Howdy, True Believers!

Marvel NOW 2015 has introduced a lot of new heroes and certain heroes have come to the forefront or changed drastically. Here at Marvel Plot Points, we love excuses to make new Datafiles, so Marvel’s new initiative has us excited! We hope these new datafiles bring your table lots of fun!

In conjunction with our Marvel NOW 2015 week, I bring you the SamWilsonCaptainAmerica_zpsbb2635bfAll-New, All-Different Captain America, aka Sam Wilson.

I am a HUGE fan of Steve Rogers. The whole boyscout, never-say-die, 1940s-mentality is just great to me. So, when they announced that Rogers was going to start feeling his age and that Sam Wilson was going to take over for him, I’ll admit: I didn’t like it. I was among those people that made plenty of Captain Falcon jokes. (In fact, I find myself popping the rubber band on my wrist to keep myself from typing them now.) But, just as was the case with Miles Morales (another hero I did a datafile for here), I found that the change was refreshing.

Steve Rogers will always be Captain America, certainly, but I enjoy the issues and possibilities for growth that Sam Wilson brings to the role. America is no longer the monochromatic nation it once was (it hasn’t been for a long time), so choosing a black man to represent the nation I think is fitting. Really, he represents what Steve Rogers represented back in the 1940s. Steve was a weak, impoverished guy from the slums, but possesses a strong desire to do what is right. In a lot of ways,  Sam also represents what Steve was but in the here-and-now, he was a street kid from Harlem, an impoverished city, and he has the desire to do good for others and also to atone for his past life choices.

I support Sam Wilson in this role and I look forward to reading more of his adventures as the Star-Spangled Captain.

Below is the datafile for Sam. I hope he flies high and beats fascists low at your table.


Enjoy and excelsior!


About David W

I first sat around a table and rolled dice in 2008. I've been in love with role-playing games since then, especially those with a strong narrative focus built into the mechanics. You can find me on Facebook/Twitter @MrBananaSocks or at my blog Same Kind of Nerdy as Me. Be sure to also listen to my actual-play podcast Mistconceptions on iTunes and Soundcloud.

5 comments on “Hero Datafile: All-New Captain America

  1. Good to see you guys back at it! Been checking up on ya… 🙂

  2. heathwilder
    May 4, 2015

    Great job! I love this and look forward to seeing more. I’m a big one for shamelessly looting your datafiles or my game. Oddly enough though a friend of mine was dead keen on playing US Agent but I can only fin d the 50 State Villain datafile.

    • David W
      May 4, 2015

      Hmm. We may need to look into doing that one sometime. Of course, you could always up his Affiliations, reword his SFXs and Limits, and then work with your player to create Milestones.

      OR you could just make him suck it up and play the new Captain America! Lol

      • heathwilder
        May 4, 2015

        HA! I’d love to buy he’s one of those kids brought up in the 90s full of Punisher and belt pouches. I photoshoped the villain data file similar to what you said, swapping DP with PP and stepping up the Affs. Still a rework would be nice. That’s
        way down the list though. Thanks again for Fal-Cap. Hopefully I can find an online game to play him with.

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