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Hero Datafile: Spider-Man 2099

Happy New Year What better way to celebrate a new year than with the Spider-Man of the future? Spidey 2099 (Miguel O’Hara) debuted back in 1992 as the introduction of … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · 7 Comments

Hero Datafile: Winter Soldier

It’s the first day of Winter, so what better day to post a highly requested datafile: The Winter Soldier! This datafile is based on the current “Man on the Wall” … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

Hero Datafile: Agent Coulson

  It’s time for another look at an old favorite: Agent Director Coulson. We have an older version of Phil, but I designed that one before The Avengers film had … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Team Milestones: The Guardians of the Galaxy

Monday Milestones are back y’all! Today we’ve got team milestones for the Guardians. I pulled inspiration from the recent Marvel Now! run as well as one of the themes in … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Plot Points TV: Episode 1 and All New Actual Play

This past Saturday we had a big ol’ G+ Hangout party and we recorded it all to share with you! We began with an Actual Play session that is going … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 4 Comments

And There Came A Day…

Well folks. Sad news today on the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying front. If you haven’t yet, give this article on the MWP website a read. For my part, I still plan … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 7 Comments

Maximum Screw-Up

Hey everybody. So… yeah. I have not had any time to work on Maximum Carnage, and any time I have had, I haven’t been able to get my mind in … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Maximum Carnage: Doppelganger, Demogoblin, and Carrion

We’ve got the last three members of the Carnage Family for you today. I apologize for the delay in getting them out. The plan for next week is to start … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Review: Annihilation Event Book

Annihilation, the newest Event Book for the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Game, has been out for a couple of weeks now and I’ve finally been able to sit down and get … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 11 Comments

Maximum Carnage: Carnage and Shriek

Now we’re getting to the good stuff. Today, we are featuring “Daddy” and “Mommy” from the Carnage Family. Carnage We don’t have a whole new datafile for Carnage, because honestly … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

Maximum Carnage: Hero Milestones

Well, it took a little longer than I wanted, but here are some new Distinctions and Milestones for the canon characters in Maximum Carnage. These are for use with official … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Maximum Carnage: Event Milestones

Take a look at the Event Milestones I worked up for Maximum Carnage. I wanted to capture the struggle that the protagonists experienced throughout the event: What are they willing to do … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Annihilation is Coming Today!

True Believers, looks like we will be getting our hands on the PDF of the newest MHRPG Event book later today! According to a MWP forum post from Cam Annihilation will … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 8 Comments

Maximum Carnage: Introduction

The spree-killer Cletus Kasady (better known as Carnage) is locked away in Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane. His alien symbiote suit, originally spawned by the Venom symbiote, has been … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

Announcing a New Event: Maximum Carnage!

I really started to get into comics in the early 1990s. Spider-Man was my gateway drug. Maximum Carnage is the first big event I remember reading, and it has a … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

We’re Not Dead Yet

Greetings True Believers! Remember us? So, we did not intend for there to be such a tremendous lag is updates here. Life just conspired to swamp all of us at … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · 5 Comments

The Road to Civil War: Deadpool’s Diary

Dustin Curtis played Plot Point’s version of Deadpool in the Skype game I ran last month (which you can read more about here). He was inspired by Seamus’ War Journal … Continue reading

October 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Spitfire

The British Invasion continues. Reader Iain Row comes through again with a datafile for the Invader Spitfire. Spitfire was actually a little difficult to nail down. Her main powerset was … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · 4 Comments

The Road to Civil War: After-Action Report

About a month ago I got some guys together on Skype and ran my first full session of MHRPG. Since then I’ve been intending to do this recap post, but … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · 9 Comments

Hero Datafile: Union Jack II

Reader Iain Row sent this datafile for the second incarnation of Union Jack my way. I thought he did a great job with it. It’s also kind of cool that a Brit … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

Review: Civil War|50 State Initiative Event Supplement

The first Civil War supplement book is out, and Margaret Weis Productions was kind enough to send me a copy of the PDF to review. Let’s get to it! First … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · 7 Comments

Road to Civil War- Skype Game August 30

Howdy Y’all. So, it’s been a while. Sorry about that. I promise we have not been eaten by lions, just been really busy. I’m going to be running a game … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · 16 Comments

Hero Datafile: Hyperion

Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…Hyperion!?! Hyperion is the Squadron Supreme’s version of Superman. Really this datafile can be turned into Supes just by … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · 6 Comments

Monday Milestones: Squadron Supreme

Monday Milestones comes roaring back with team milestones for the Justice Lea..err..I mean..The Squadron Supreme! All this week we will be bringing you datafiles for the members of the Squadron … Continue reading

July 23, 2012 · 4 Comments

Hero Datafile: Iceman

Here’s a datafile for one of the original X-Men and one of Spidey’s “amazing friends”: Iceman! Iceman has always been one of my personal favorites. His mutation just seemed so cool to me. … Continue reading

July 8, 2012 · 6 Comments

Monday Milestones: Spider-Friends

Time for another Monday Milestone! This week’s continues the tie-in with the Amazing Spider-Man with milestones specifically for his friends. These are a little different in that they tie your milestones … Continue reading

July 2, 2012 · 3 Comments

Villain Datafile: The Lizard

Here it is.  The final datafile in our week featuring Spider-Man’s rogue gallery, and the big bad ofThe Amazing Spider-Man: The Lizard! Marvel Wiki Bio Printer-Friendly Datafile

July 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

“Hero” Datafile: Scorpion

Since we had already released a villain datafile for Scorpion, I thought I would do something a little different. I took that version of Scorpion, and “stepped it up” to … Continue reading

June 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

Monday Milestones: The Sinister Six

It’s Spidey villains week here at Plot Points! On the plate today is an attempt to give you some milestones if you want to try a villain-centered game. I came … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

Event Milestones: Civil War|Pet Avengers

Here are a set of Event Milestones for use in our Pet Avengers Event. Enjoy. (Sorry for the brief post. I’m on vacation.)

June 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Hero Datafile: Zabu

Today’s Pet Avenger Datafile is for Ka-Zar of the Savage Land’s faithful companion. The ferocious Zabu! This is the final hero datafile for the “canon” team. Tomorrow we will be … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · 3 Comments

Hero Datafiles: Lockheed and Redwing

I’m taking a little break from doing a Monday Milestones post this week. Instead we will be releasing two more Pet Avengers datafiles. Monday Milestones will be back next week. … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · 6 Comments

Hero Datafile: Throg

Pet Avengers Datafile number two: Throg, the Frog of Thunder! This datafile is more or less a modification of the Thor datafile put out by Margaret Weis Productions a couple … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · 4 Comments

Hero Datafile: Lockjaw

Here’s the first datafile for our Pet Avengers Mini Event, the leader of the Pet Avengers (and companion to the Inhuman’s royal family): Lockjaw! You can find his Marvel Wiki … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · 3 Comments

Monday Milestones: The Pet Avengers

Now for something completely different! Why the Pet Avengers you ask? Check back on the site tomorrow to find out!

June 4, 2012 · 5 Comments

Villain Datafile: Blastaar

It seems like it’s been a while since we’ve done a villain, so here for your enjoyment is Blastaar, the Living Bomb Burst! Blastaar hails from the Negative Zone, where he … Continue reading

June 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

Hero Datafile: Songbird

The Memorial Day holiday put this week’s Monday Milestones tie-in file off a day. Songbird is one of the longest tenured members of the Thunderbolts, so I thought she was … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · 4 Comments

Printer-Friendly Datafiles [Updated]

**UPDATE** If you mouse-over the Hero Datafiles page you will see a pop-out for a page with all the printer-friendly versions that are available. I won’t be posting updates every time I … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · 20 Comments

Hero Datafile: Red Hulk

Still need more Hulk? Have a Red Hulk! Red Hulk was introduced in Hulk #1 (2008). His human identity was unknown–to characters and readers–until the World War Hulks storyline in 2010. He … Continue reading

May 24, 2012 · 8 Comments

Hero Datafile: Black Bolt

Here’s this week’s Monday Milestone tie-in datafile: Black Bolt! On this one I really tried to capture how devastating his power can be, but also how dangerous it is for him to use … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · 4 Comments

Monday Milestones: The Inhumans

This week’s Milestones are for the mighty Inhumans! The Inhumans were introduced in Fantastic Four #45 all the way back in 1965. They’ve gone on the have a couple runs of their … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · 4 Comments

Plot Points Poll: Next Plot Points Event

Since we are coming to the end of our Secret War event, we are starting to think about what we are going to do next. That’s where you come in. … Continue reading

May 20, 2012 · 37 Comments

Hero Datafile: Deadpool

Here’s a bonus datafile to go with the X-Force Team Milestones. Do I really need to say anything about ‘Pool? By the way, you can blame Seamus for that one … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · 16 Comments

Secret War Transition Scene: Throne Room Encounter and Fury’s Failsafe

Time Set: Past Type: Transition This Scene requires 2 Plot Points to unlock. This is the final Scene of the Past arc. It occurs chronologically after the Assault on Castle … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Secret War Action Scene: Assault on Castle Doom

-Time Set: Past -Type: Action This scene requires a number of Plot Points equal to the number of player characters to unlock. Buildup: Getting to the Action Open this scene … Continue reading

May 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Secret War Transition Scene: Lucia’s Monologue

-Time Set: Present -Type: Transition Use this scene to move from the massive ambush attack at the hospital to either Assault on Castle Doom in the Past, or Stopping the … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · 4 Comments

Secret War Action Scene: Throwdown at the Hospital

Buildup: Getting to the Action This scene will begin immediately after either The Hospital or Gathering the Team Transition Scenes, depending on how your group progresses through the event. Characters … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · 6 Comments

Hero Datafile: Angel/Archangel

The Monday Milestones tie-in datafile this week is Angel/Archangel. This character is one that seems to get a different treatment depending on who is writing him. I chose to stat … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · 8 Comments

Monday Milestones: X-Force

This week’s Monday Milestones are for the group you call when somebody absolutely, positively needs to be dead: X-Force! Obviously, these are for the newer incarnation of the team, a.k.a. Cyclops … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · 5 Comments

Hero Datafile: Rogue

This datafile was requested by Brian Liberge back when I did Gambit’s datafile. I finally got around to creating it. Rogue has always been one of my favorites. Probably from … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · 15 Comments

Updates From the Bullpen

We wanted to take a minute to update you all on some things, and let you know about some stuff that has been going on behind the scenes here at … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · 4 Comments

Hero Datafile: Shiver Man

Reader Shawn Schmitting won one of our contests to have us create a datafile for a character of his choice. He proceeded to choose one of the most obscure characters … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · 3 Comments

Monday Milestones: The Secret Avengers

This week’s Monday Milestones are for a relatively new team: The Secret Avengers! Created by Steve Rogers shortly after he is made director of SHIELD, the Secret Avengers are the … Continue reading

May 7, 2012 · 5 Comments

Announcing the Plot Points Twitter Account

Greetings True Believers! This is just a quick post to let you all know that we have created a Twitter account for the blog. We’ll all be tweeting from it … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Hero Datafile: Agent Coulson

This week’s Monday Milestone tie-in datafile is none other than the Son of Coul himself, SHIELD Agent Phil Coulson! When I started this datafile, Coulson wasn’t in the “616” continuity. Then … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · 13 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hero Datafile: She-Hulk

Here’s this week’s hero datafile tie-in to the Monday Milestones post. After the Secret Wars, Ben Grimm took an extended leave from the Fantastic Four and recruited She-Hulk as his replacement. … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · 7 Comments

Monday Milestones (Giant-Sized Edition): The Fantastic Four

This week’s Monday Milestone brings you Marvel’s First Family: The Fantastic Four. I ended up with three milestone paths that I liked for the FF, and I just couldn’t decide which … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 7 Comments

Hero Datafile: Nightcrawler

We’ve had several people asking for a datafile for the fuzzy, blue elf. So, here he is: Nightcrawler. Enjoy.

March 23, 2012 · 13 Comments

Hero Datafile: Psylocke

As requested by reader Jason Seas. Here is the datafile for Psylocke. Jason requested the power set of the character shortly after her transformation into Lady Mandarin. That coincides with how she … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 6 Comments

Hero Datafile: Hawkeye

This week’s Monday Milestone tie-in datafile is the World’s Greatest Marksman: Hawkeye! Like I mentioned Monday, I had a blast designing Hawkeye’s datafile. These panels gave me a ton of inspiration. … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · 19 Comments

Monday Milestones: The Avengers

It’s time for another Monday Milestone! This week we’ve got THE iconic Marvel team: The Avengers. I have to say, I had a lot of fun coming up with these … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 10 Comments

Hero Datafile: Gambit

Well, as I mentioned on Monday, we are going to be offering hero datafiles related to our Monday Milestones articles. The milestone set this week is for the X-Men. So … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · 25 Comments

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 … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · 10 Comments

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