Marvel Plot Points

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

Reskinning Marvel Heroic: Not Just for Superheroes

When you breakdown almost any game (especially RPG) they are composed basically of a mathematical framework (crunch) and a layer of cosmetic flavoring (flumph). Usually actions and conflicts are resolved … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · 8 Comments

MHRPG – “Saudade” feelings

Saudade is one of those unique words each language have. In that case, it’s a portuguese word that represents a mix of feelings like missing, longing, grief and mourning. Saudade … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · 5 Comments

Hero Datafile: Whizzer

Things have been a little slow here at Plot Points…..well, not anymore! Today, we proudly presents our fellow readers with Squadron of Justice….sorry….Squadron Supreme speedster member: Whizzer. While researching him, … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · 5 Comments

Hero Datafile: Power Princess

Each task I get on the blog is always a challenge, and it also never fails to surprise me. Being the Marvel’s counterpart to the JL, I had the impression … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · 4 Comments

Hero Datafile: Havok

Havok is not just Cyclops’ brother. He is a much cooler version of the iconic X-men longtime leader! When I first got into X-men comics, Havok was a current member … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · 12 Comments

Hero Datafile: Firestar

When I got the assignment to do this Datafile, I thought “Piece of cake, I will just take Human Torch, change some small bits and done!” The job turned out to … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · 9 Comments

Monday Milestones: Thunderbolts

Where is Andrew again? I think that this time he may be in trouble since he went rogue on us! Maybe, if he comes up with a cool datafile on … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 · 6 Comments

Secret War: The Final Truth

Type: Transition Time set: Present. The scene starts right after the heroes overcome Lucia, either letting the explosion go off or preventing it. The Truth is Finally Out At this point … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 · 5 Comments

Hero Datafiles: Banner and Hulk

Many classic and beloved Marvel characters were left out the basic game. Guys like, Silver Surfer, Dr. Strange, Thor, Nick Fury, Cable, Deadpool,  and Hulk. We have been slowly fixing … Continue reading

May 24, 2012 · 18 Comments

Secret War Action Scene: Stop the Bomb

Time Set: Present Distinctions & Complications Distinction: Aftermath of a Battle Distinction: Nightfall Complication: Fleeing Patients and Doctors – D8 Buildup: Getting to the Action This scene starts just after … Continue reading

May 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Secret War Villain Datafiles: Lucia Von Bardas

In the special double Plot Points feature, we present you with both versions of the main bad guy (or gal) in the Secret War event – Lucia von Bardas. The … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · 7 Comments

Hero Datafile: Moon Knight

Marc Spector one of the most complex, yet underrated characters of the Marvel pantheon. He has been a mercenary, taxi driver, millionaire, film-maker, as well as a vengeful masked vigilante; … Continue reading

May 8, 2012 · 8 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

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

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

Sideways Development – The Marvel Way to Level Up

Editor’s note: I’d like to welcome our newest contributor, Filipe Mascarenhas from distant Brazil! Welcome to the crew, Felipe. You can see Felipe’s bio over on our Contact Us page. … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · 15 Comments

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