Marvel Plot Points

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

Hero and Watcher Datafiles: Quake and Ward

I know, I know, you’re all waiting for AvX. We’re working on it, but don’t want to start releasing until we can put out some regular content. In the mean-time, … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · 3 Comments

Avengers vs. X-Men: It’s Coming

Avengers vs. X-Men is coming to Marvel Plot Points! We’ve been working through establishing how the event will play out, including a TON of new datafiles and milestones as well … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · 14 Comments

It’s Coming…

February 12, 2016 · 16 Comments

Plot Points 2015 in Review

It’s been a good year for Plot Points. After kicking things back into gear late last year, we’ve been busy! I’ve been negligent in my duties as Editor-in-Chief, but I … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Plot Points Needs Women!

Not sure we can be any more blunt than that. Plot Points has continued to grow, and because of that growth we are always looking for new writers and gamers … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Fear Itself: Epilogue

Editor’s Note: Mark here. I’d like to thank Mirko for his fantastic event. You’ll be seeing, over the next few weeks, datafiles for most of the things discussed here in … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · 4 Comments

Fear Itself: Act 2: Battle for Midgard, Part 3

ACTION – MIDGARD WILL DIE FIGHTING! The last beacon of hope is the human resistance in front of the Tree of Life. The Serpent must be stopped here! The Avengers … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fear Itself: Act 2: Battle for Midgard, Part 2

ACTION – AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! Captain America and a human resistance contingent is fighting back to free Washington! This scene happens at the same time as the Siege to Null Fortress … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fear Itself: Act 2: Battle for Midgard, Part 1

DOOM POOL World-Wide Catastrophic: BUILDUP SCENES Action: Worthy Scene Aftermath (Optional Scene) Transition: The Shield Passes On Action: Siege on Null’s Fortress (Asgard Only) KEY SCENES Action: Avengers Assemble! Action: … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fear Itself: Act 1: The Rise of the Serpent, Part 2

ACTION – SKADI AND THE SERPENT TOMB (Asgard Only) Skadi’s first urge is to search for her father’s tomb, in order to break him free after years of banishment. Skadi … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Fear Itself: Act 1: The Rise of the Serpent, Part 1

ACT I – THE RISE OF THE SERPENT DOOM POOL World-Wide High Stakes: BUILDUP SCENES Action: Democracy Fails Action: Fortress Null (Asgard Only) Transition: Earth Downfall Action: Skadi and the … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Event: Fear Itself: Introduction

Just after getting Plot Points back up off the ground a couple months ago, we were contacted by a great guy, Mirko Esposito. He had for us an incredible event: … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

Marvel Dice Masters: An Introduction

I picked up Dice Masters about a year ago when it was first released, and really enjoyed it. Having a lack of fellow players kept me from really getting into … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Bumblebee

It’s everyone’s favorite Transformer, Bumblebee. A skilled infiltrator, Bumblebee is often harassed by the other Transformers due to his size. Never fear, this little guy packs a big punch. Thanks … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Hero Datafile: Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots, and one of the most powerful Transformers in existence. Optimus was merely a civilian on Cybertron before he was chosen by the Matrix … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 4 Comments

Team Milestones: Autobots

Happy Milestone Monday, everyone! In 2007, prior to the Civil War, the New Avengers teamed up with the Autobots in Latveria to take down a nefarious Decepticon plot. The comic … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

After These Messages We’ll Be Right Back!

Hey everyone! We’re taking a quick week-long break to get caught up on everything. We’ve got some great stuff coming in, and want to provide you with the best quality … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · 5 Comments

Hero Datafiles and Item Power Sets: Han Solo, Chewbacca & The Millennium Falcon

Today, the Star Wars comic series by Marvel arrives in stores! I’ll be picking up a copy! Today we’ve got a scruffy looking, half-witted Nerf Herder and a Walking Carpet, … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Hero Datafile: Leonid

To wrap up 1950’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Week, we bring you Leonid.  All my life, every time I’ve ever believed in anything, or had faith that the future would get better for … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Nathaniel Richards

The second half of the Stark/Richards team-up in Hickman’s S.H.I.E.L.D., Nathaniel Richards is a fascinating character. He appears (older than here) in many Fantastic Four books, sometimes acting as a … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Howard Stark

The brilliant Howard Stark is a bit of an enigma: He has never been prominently featured in Marvel comics, mostly being alluded to and spoken of in the comics. Recently, … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Peggy Carter

Tonight, Agent Carter premiers! Peggy is one of my favorite characters, both on film and television, as well as in the comics. She doesn’t take guff from anyone, and she’s … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 4 Comments

Team Milestones: Brotherhood of the Shield

It’s 1950’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Week! This week kicks off the new Agent Carter TV series, so we decided to look at how different the 1950’s S.H.I.E.L.D. organization in the comics is … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

New Year, New Domain!

Welcome to! To kick off the new year and the resurrection of the site, we decided to register Gone is our site, (though that will redirect here). … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

Hero Datafile: Gwen Stacy, Spider-Woman

Spider-Verse week continues with our first datafile, Gwen Stacy, Spider-Woman, affectionately known as Spider-Gwen. Though she’s appeared only in a single issue of her own, and a minor character in … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · 8 Comments

Every Man a Team: Running Multiple Characters at Once

A couple of weeks ago, we had a commenter ask how he could have one of his players play both Fitz and Simmons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at the same … Continue reading

December 23, 2014 · 4 Comments

Traitors in our Midst: How to Handle Double-Agents In-Game

The revelations of Captain America: Winter Soldier and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. left fans reeling upon the discovery that Hydra had infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. (Spoilers, but if you’re reading a website devoted … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · 10 Comments

Team Milestones: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

We’re wrapping up Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. week with an awesome new Team Milestone set by Andrew. He had previously done a S.H.I.E.L.D. Team Milestone set which can be found here. … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

Item Power Sets: The Bus, The Quinjet and Lola

What a week it’s been! Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was explosive! I know all of the Plot Points writers enjoyed it. We’ve been talking about it in the bullpen all week. Also, … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Hero Datafiles: Fitz-Simmons

How’s everyone liking Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Tonight’s the mid-season finale! I’m super excited to see what’s hidden within the City, and what’s to come. If you follow me on Twitter, … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · 5 Comments

Hero Datafile: Drax the Destroyer

Here’s the last of the team! Drax the Destroyer! We may revisit the Guardians at a later point, taking a look at Angela, Iron Man and Agent Venom, but for … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Groot

I am Groot. I, am Groot. I AM GROOT! I…am…Groot? I AM Groot.  

December 4, 2014 · 3 Comments

Hero Datafile: Rocket Raccoon

That loveable furball is here! Tomorrow is our last member of the posse, Drax! Stay tuned!  

December 3, 2014 · 4 Comments

Hero Datafile: Gamora

The deadliest woman in the universe is now here! Look for the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy through the rest of the week, and hopefully a team milestone as … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

Hero Datafile: Star-Lord

That’s right! Plot Points is back with a bang! This week, we’re looking at those loveable outlaws, the Guardians of the Galaxy! Though some appeared in Annihilation, not all did, … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

Mini-Event: The Moon is a Lonely Place to Die: Introduction and Scene 1

Welcome, true believers! I got my start in reading comics with Fantastic Four, Vol 3, Issue 10, wherein Reed Richards is captured by the Trapster. The art was gorgeous, by … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · 3 Comments

You Need to Read This: Hawkeye

You Need to Read This is a new column where the writers of Marvel Plot Points wax poetic about their favorite Marvel series and storylines. Okay, this looks bad. Really … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Cortex Plot Points is Live!

It’s here, it’s here! You can go now to Cortex Plot Points now to see our introductory post as well as a great post by Joshua Unruh of the Caped … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Hit Monkey

Hey, True Believers! We’re back again, and we’ve got some fresh content for you. I’d like to thank Ryan Goodman (You can follow him here). He’s got some great stuff … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

Hero Datafile: Professor Xavier

Hey everyone! Last night’s Google Hangout was a wash, with only a couple of people showing up. I’ll be putting up a scheduled new event soon. However, in anticipation for … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 8 Comments

Join Us for a Surprise MHR Event!

Excelsior! Tomorrow evening, at 9:00 PST, I (Mark) will be running a Marvel Plot Points event on Google Plus. I’d love for you all to join me! I’ll have six … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Captain Marvel and the Cinematic Universe

There’s been a lot of talk lately about introducing Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And why not? She’s a powerful female character who not only stands … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

Update At Plot Points!

Hey everyone! Sorry everything has gone dark here over the last few months. Busy schedules from everyone involved, plus a general disappointment over the end of Marvel Heroic have put … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · 10 Comments

Marvel Heroic RPG Post-Mortem

So, it’s been a few days. All of the fans of Marvel Heroic are licking their wounds. We’re all upset, but this doesn’t mean that we’re done with the Marvel … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 10 Comments

Who Holds the Annihilation in Their Hands?!

We have a winner! Using a quick little roll of the dice, and we have the winner of the Annihilation Event Book is… Mr. Jared Rascher! Congratulations! Even if you … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Plot Points Video: Annihilation Issue #1

On Saturday Night, Andew, Seamus and myself were joined by Enrique Bertran, Eric Paquette and Ryan Goodman for a game of Annihilation on Google+. We also recorded the session! It didn’t … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Annihilation is Yours!

We’re running a major contest on Dice Monkey and Plot Points! We’re giving away a copy of the Annihilation Premium Edition PDF! The premium edition includes the full Operations Manual, so … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 20 Comments

What I’m Reading (And What I’m Not)

Working at a comic shop, you read a lot of comics. I’ve decided to give you my recommendations, and why I’m not reading other ones. What I’m Reading FF: This … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Age of Ultron: Part I

I was reading the Age of Ultron series last week (still ongoing with two issues out so far) and thought, “this would make a great Event.” Rather than wait, I … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 4 Comments

Building Your Campaign the Marvel Cinematic Way

I just recently watched The Avengers again, and really enjoyed it. I noticed, however, there are a lot of references to the previous films. It’s fine for me, as I’ve … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

Watcher Datafile: Doctor Annabelle Riggs

Doctor Riggs is one of my new favorite characters. She appears in the new Fearless Defenders, and I’m interested in seeing what they do with her. Will she play an … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Annihilation’s Nova

It’s here! It looks like the next event, Annihilation, is on its way very soon. Today, Margaret Weis Productions brought us a preview of Nova, Mr. Richard Rider himself! Click … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · 4 Comments

Brand New Mini-Event: Secrets and Lies

Hey, everyone! I know I’ve been gone a while, but college is killing me. A few weeks back, I recieved a message from Justin Schmid, asking if Plot Points would … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · 4 Comments

Comic Review: AVX Versus #1

The Avengers Versus X-Men event is a massive undertaking by Marvel, pitting the two biggest teams in the Marvel Universe against one another. With such a massive battle, how do … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · 2 Comments

Comic Review: Defenders #7

Now that I’m working in a comic book shop, I thought I’d give you all an occasional review of Marvel Comics I’m reading, with some Marvel Heroic Roleplaying rules to … Continue reading

June 20, 2012 · 4 Comments

Secret War Transition Scene: The Hospital

-Time Set: Present -Type: Transition This scene, chronologically, takes place immediately after the Ambush action scene. It’s entirely possible, however, that they’ve unlocked the Gathering the Team transition scene by … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

Action Scene: Attack on Avengers Mansion

Avengers Week brings us an Action Scene, set in the Avengers Mansion. This is a quick little scene, utilizing some of the stuff we’ve presented in the past. This scene … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 2 Comments

Villain Datafile: Loki

To carry on with Avengers Week, we bring you Loki, god of mischief and lies! Kneel before him! I had a fun time putting this one together, as he’s got … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · 14 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Announcing: Secret War, a Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Event by Plot Points

  When Nick Fury discovers a disturbing connection between many of Marvel’s deadliest villains, he assembles a ragtag team of the Marvel Universe’s most misunderstood heroes for a secret mission … Continue reading

March 31, 2012 · 10 Comments

Change to Our AvX Plans

Sorry to build everyone’s hopes up, then let them down. We’ll be holding off on the Avengers vs. X-Men series. After a lot of discussion between myself and my contributors, … Continue reading

March 30, 2012 · 6 Comments

Avengers Vs. X-Men: Overview

It’s coming… The big Marvel Event of the year is Avengers vs. X-Men. The Phoenix Force is returning to Earth in search of Hope, whom some say is the Mutant … Continue reading

March 30, 2012 · 11 Comments

Big Happenings at Margaret Weis Productions Website

If you haven’t been, you need to head over to the MWP website. Now. They’ve got new content! Specifically, they have a brand new Random Datafile Generator! Get your dice … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · 3 Comments

Transition Roleplay: Captain America and Mr. Fantastic

Seamus Corbett, one of the players in the last couple games I ran, decided to write up a scene that took place between his character, Captain America, and Adam’s character, … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 · 3 Comments

Item Power Set: Symbiote

The Symbiote has been a popular “character” since its debut in the 1980’s. In recent years, its abilities have been expanded and further explained, including its ability to leech off … Continue reading

March 22, 2012 · 2 Comments

Villain Datafile: Ronan the Accuser

While Margaret Weis Productions is hard at work on statting up the various cosmic heroes and villains of Annihilation, I decided to create a Cosmic Villain Datafile of my own, … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 3 Comments

Play This Universe: Earth-98 (Realtime)

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, … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

Actual Play: Into the Savage Land

Last night, a few guys and I got together to play the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Game on Google+. I had initially planned on running The Moon is a Lonely Place … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · 13 Comments

Item Power Set: Cosmic Control Rod

Welcome back! This week’s Item Power Set comes to us from the Negative Zone. The Cosmic Control Rod is the source of Annihilus’s power, but also his greatest weakness. If … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Online DM Presents Marvel Heroic Framework for MapTool

The Online Dungeon Master (who’s site I designed), has written up some amazing code for the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Game. He’s on his second draft now, and he’s made a … Continue reading

March 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

Avengers Assemble! Join Us for Some Online Gaming

Your two writers, Mark and Andrew, will be playing the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Game on Wednesday night at 9:30 CST on Google+. Please join us as we play through a … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · 23 Comments

Basic Game Books On Their Way!

Today, Cam Banks, the Lead Designer for the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Game posted up pictures of the Basic Game books arriving at the MWP studio. With his permission, here’s one … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Item Power Set: Cosmic Cube

There are few things in the universe that compare to the sheer power of a Cosmic Cube. Welcome to the first in a series: Item Power Sets. Item Power Sets … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

First Play: Breakout

Last night I played a game of the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying game with  Christopher Ruthenbeck (the Watcher), Adam Minnie (Thing and Watcher), Kurt Schubach (Iron Fist), Dennis Moore (Spider-Man) and Donald … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · 9 Comments

Borrowing Ideas From the Comics

The PDF of the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Game is out. You want to play. How do you come up with a plot for your game? Here’s your answer. Steal from the … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · 3 Comments

My Tabletop Setup

Today I thought I’d show you what I’ve been working on with my Marvel Heroic board. The art on the building is modified to fit from WorldWorks Games. Someone in … Continue reading

March 5, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Sliding Timeline of the Marvel Universe

Marvel has what’s known as a “sliding timeline”. Unlike DC, which just likes to reset the universe every couple of years, Marvel characters slowly age as time goes on. It … Continue reading

March 4, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Marvel Event Books

Margaret Weis Productions announced their MARVEL HEROES Events here. Basically, the Events are adventures for the game, but come in a variety of books, depending on what you need. Essential Editions … Continue reading

March 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Specialties and Milestones

Today, we’ll talk about Specialties and Milestones. Specialties are the Skills of the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Game. Every Specialty is listed as either a D8 or a D10. A D8 makes … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · 4 Comments

Distinctions and Power Sets

Today, we’re talking about Distinctions and Power Sets. Distinctions are key words or phrases that should be familiar to someone who knows about a particular character (Thing’s ‘It’s Clobberin’ Time!’ comes … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · Leave a comment


I was asked for more detailed followups, talking about individual aspects to the game. I’ll go over a few of them over the next few posts. First up: Affiliations. Affiliations are … Continue reading

February 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Review: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Basic Game

Here it is! The big review of the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Basic Game. I was kindly sent a review copy from Margret Weis Productions, and wanted to share my thoughts … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Who Watches the Watcher?

Welcome to Plot Points, a roleplaying blog and fan site focusing on the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Game by Margaret Weis Productions. This blog features resources for new players, datafiles for … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · 3 Comments

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