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NEW EVENT: DCHRPG: Suffer the Children


Howdy, True Believers!

Wait? What’s this? A DC Comics post on a blog based on Marvel characters and a Marvel game? What is this blasphemy?! We shall not stand for it! Let us run this man from his home and into the streets!

Wow. That was weird.

Now that that is passed, allow me to introduce my latest Event that I have been furiously working on for the past year ever since my last Event went up.

Suffer the Children is a story idea that has been in my head since way back in 2009. It was inspired by one of my favorite episodes of one of my favorite TV shows of all time (Justice League Unlimited). I’ve always had this story in the back of my mind and was always looking for a way to finally bring it to table. With MHRPG, I knew I had finally found that system, but making completely new datafiles for players and Watchers was not an easy task, so I did my own two Events in order to prepare me and fully hone my skills before I tackled this story.

All that to say, I claim this my masterpiece.

Now, some of you may be in a rough patch in your relationship with DC. You, like me, may have grown up watching Batman: The Animated Series and the subsequent Justice League show, and the amount of DC comics you collected may have outnumbered your Marvel titles at one point (it seems so long ago now). As of late, however, (since 2011 specifically) DC has just let you down time after time after time. I completely feel your pain, but don’t let that stop you from experiencing a game with your childhood heroes!


Superhumans are new to the world and the world does not yet fully trust these self-proclaimed heroes. Governments, militaries, and the common man all fear these beings that can bend a bar of steel with their hands or read the minds of an entire city with just a thought. All the progress that heroes made to bridge this gap of trust was ruined when the Justice Lords arrived – super-powered dictators from another dimension that came and enslaved humanity. The heroes of our world rose up to defeat them, but not before humanity’s trust in superhumans was shattered. Now, a threat even greater than the Justice Lords is rising to power and the heroes have no idea how worse matters are about to become.

This three-Act Event will allow players to delve into their favorite superheroes from the DC Comics universe. Players will clash with villains and try to win over a populace that fears them. And when a young boy named Adam literally throws himself into the heroes’ arms, how will they react to him? Who is Adam? And why are these shadow monsters chasing him? As the heroes unravel the mystery of Adam, they will discover a threat greater than they have ever faced. Will they be able to make the hard choice to stop this threat from destroying everything?

Featuring 20 all-new, never before seen Hero datafiles of your favorite DC heroes from Aquaman to Zatanna, over 40Watcher datafiles of iconic villains from Atrocitus to Victor Zsasz, and a wealth of side missions, you and your table will be more than equipped to fully experience the full 130+ pages of Suffer the Children Event as well as stage your own Events in the narrow streets of Gotham City or amidst the glistening spires of Metropolis.

We here at Plot Points, wish you happy gaming and would love to hear how this Event plays out at your table. As for my plans for future Events, I have an idea for a super-spy, espionage, SHIELD/Secret Avengers Event and maybe another DC Event forming in my head, but we’ll see what happens.

Suffer the Children Eventbook

Enjoy and, as always, excelsior!

PS – If you like my Events, consider subscribing to my blog, Same Kind of Nerdy As Me. It’s a blog for nerdy discussion, comic book news, movie and TV show reviews, and will eventually be a launch site for my books. Hop on over and subscribe, if you please!


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.

9 comments on “NEW EVENT: DCHRPG: Suffer the Children

  1. heathwilder
    August 12, 2015

    This is gold!! The data files alone are awesome (I’ll do a big cover to cover read soon). Thank you sir

    • David W
      August 13, 2015

      Thanks, Heath! I hope you enjoy your cover to cover read! Let us know what you think when you do.

  2. R Terry, Jr.
    September 30, 2015

    Looks good so far. Will give it a more thorough read-thru later.

  3. Pouncer
    October 8, 2015

    Saving this one. The only real change I would make is to set it in the MU, it’s kinda hinky to make the Justice League/Lords the bad guys in such a situation. It only takes a few other, minor name changes to make it work that way. A few tweaks to the side missions too, but customizing is fun.

    • David W
      October 8, 2015

      So, redo it and set it in the Marvel Universe continuity? That would be interesting. I’ve thought about doing the opposite with Civil War. As it stands, Marvel has much better stories and characterization.

      • Pouncer
        October 11, 2015

        For dropping the Civil War on DC, I say bring it. Those kinds of conflicts can really bring out the character in a given hero, all the better to see!

  4. David Jonathan
    March 24, 2020

    dude really thank you

    • David W
      March 24, 2020

      Dude, no problem! I hope you and your table enjoy playing through this one! There’s a lot of opportunity for some great character development and emotional role playing.

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