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SIMULTANEOUS COMBAT RULES

Because of the nature of PBEMs, and the difficulty of getting players to post Reaction Pools in a timely manner, I devised and implemented Simultaneous Combat rules in our Fearsome … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why I Use Milestones (And Why You Should, Too)

A Rebuttal To ‘Why I Stopped Using Milestones’ Generally, we in the bullpen at Plot Points are in editorial agreement on the content we post.  Most of what we post … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

Mini-Event: Gun Smugglers

  Sometimes you need a break from saving the world.  Sometimes you grow weary of moral quandaries, tough questions, and deep political issues. Sometimes, you just want to punch bad … Continue reading

July 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Plot Points TV – Running PBEMs

Since we began running our Fearsome Avengers campaign, a question sometimes put to us is how we run Marvel Heroic in a PBEM.  In response, I’ve done a short video … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

House of Madness – Act Two, Part One

What a roller-coaster ride! This is Jayson, your friendly neighborhood Watcher, coming to you fresh from one of the most harrowing experiences I’ve ever had as a gamer.  You’ll see … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Watcher Datafile: Hydra Daleks

As far as terror organizations go on Marvel Earth, Hydra is right at the top of the list.  So when Madame Hydra wants to improve her endless hordes of minions with … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Moral Man – House Of Madness Datafile

Ethan Edwards joined the Fearsome Avengers during his quest to find Spider-Man and assist in the cleanup of missing supervillains that had escaped from the Raft.  Before he had a … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

House Of Madness: Act I, Part II

Welcome back, heroes! The pulse-pounding saga of the Fearsome Avengers continues now.  Some heroes have departed, other have joined the fray.  All have one thought on their collective minds:  find … Continue reading

January 9, 2017 · 2 Comments

What If – Marvel Your Way

For those of you whom have kept up with our in-house game, our Fearsome Avengers quickly diverged from the Marvel Mainstream Universe.  House of Madness is replacing House of M … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · 5 Comments

Join Our Descent Into Madness

UPDATE: SELECTION PROCESS CLOSED   We hope that you have enjoyed our play through of Breakout and our first installment of House Of Madness.  We’ve had a blast writing and … Continue reading

June 27, 2016 · 16 Comments

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Joker here. Don’t look so surprised.  I’m a jester of many skills, and hacking into the Plot Points Blogs site was easy-peasy.  They’re just lucky that I don’t delete the … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · 5 Comments

House of Madness 1-1

True Believers, Assemble!  Our fearsome heroes may have staved off tragedy at the Raft, but their adventures have only just begun.  Although they wish to call themselves Avengers, our heroes … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Fearsome Avengers: Breakout

 Face front, true believers… …and prepare yourselves for an action-packed and terrifying descent into the Raft, the supermax prison for the most vile and insane super criminals mankind has ever … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · 6 Comments

Fearsome Avengers: Watcher Datafiles

We had a few custom Watcher datafiles in Fearsome Avengers: Breakout.  Some of them were of player characters whose players, for various reasons, had to bow out of the game. … Continue reading

December 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Breakout Adventure Hook: Nova, Sam Alexander

Nova soared overhead. New York City rushed by below. He still couldn’t believe it. He was in New York City! Him! Sam Alexander, the kid from Carefree, Arizona. And what’s … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fearsome Avengers: Nova

Sam Alexander is the son of the famous Nova Jesse Alexander.  He’s a kid with cosmic powers and loving every minute of it.  He loves the world of super heroes … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Breakout Adventure Hook: Nightcrawler

It was evening mass in a darkened cathedral, where candlelight flickered amongst scattered parishioners while a priest intoned the Scripture reading. Panning up from the huddled crowd to the lofty … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fearsome Avengers: Nightcrawler

The loveable blue elf known as Kurt Wagner has always been an outsider.  In his society, in his faith, even among his fellow heroes.  Yet he has always faced this … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

Breakout Adventure Hook: Morbius The Living Vampire

The Raft supermax prison, Maximum Security wing: Michael Morbius sat alone in his darkened cell and finished a late dinner. A model prisoner of late, he’d earned enough goodwill over … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fearsome Avengers: Morbius

Dr. Michael Morbius has…an addiction.  A deep, unrelenting need for human blood.  Although not a true vampire (his condition is the result of scientific mishap, not mystical curse), he suffers … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Breakout Adventure Hook: Hellcat

Patsy Walker stepped from the SHIELD helicopter and instantly regretted both the skirt and today’s up-do. She grabbed both, locking them down as best she could, and pretended like walking … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Fearsome Avengers: Hellcat

The only member of the current team with a history with the original Avengers, Hellcat recently survived her own resurrection.  Now, she’s trying to get her life back in order, … Continue reading

November 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Watcher Datafile: Azazel

There are certainly many vile contenders for the title of Satan in the worlds of Marvel.  Many have supernatural power, such as Mephisto or Blackhearts.  However, there are no shortage … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Breakout Adventure Hook: Darkchild

The circle wasn’t supposed to be completed. Not yet. A sorcerer led prison gang found this dark, forgotten corner of the prison and made their plans. They set up their … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fearsome Avengers: Darkchild

The she-demon that calls itself Darkchild has confused memories of her former life and death as Illyana Rasputin.  She has flashes of her self-sacrifice at Inferno, of her resurrection as … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Breakout Adventure Hook: Cyclops

The loud noise of a helicopter’s helix brought Scott back to earth, after a few quarters of hour spent ruminating about his decision: leaving the X-Men. A rope ladder, and … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fearsome Avengers – Cyclops

Scott Summers has had much to grieve about lately.  His wife, Jean Grey, is dead.  His relationship with his new love, Emma Frost, is strained and broken.  His mentor, Professor … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Breakout Adventure Hook: Crusader

In the cell of Arthur Blackwood, the decor was less than luxurious. Four grey walls with a reinforced door. Arthur usually split his time reading his Bible and praying to … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fearsome Avengers – Crusader

Arthur Charles Blackwell is a Catholic religious fundamentalist who believes that he has received instructions from his god, through scripture, to cleanse the world of unbelievers and restore the greatness … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Breakout Adventure Hook: Cable

The noise of the diner was soothing. The clatter of dishes, sizzle of the griddle, and good-natured ribbing of the waitresses almost made him feel normal. But the real reason … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fearsome Avengers – Cable

You know him as the son of Scott Summers and Jean Grey from an alternate future, here to prevent that future.  Well, now that future has been averted, and Cable … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Breakout Adventure Hook: Arach-Knight

[From the epilogue of Avenging Arach-Knight #4: Atonement] The whole crime scene at Mott Haven was a mess, but gradually order was being restored.  The last agent lost in the rubble … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fearsome Avengers – Arach-Knight

Wait, you say. Arach-Knight? Who is this super hero? I don’t remember him from the comics! Where’s Spider-Man? Well, dear reader, Arach-Knight is in fact a Marvel character. Sort of. … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · 6 Comments

Plot Points Bloggers Play…BREAKOUT: Introduction

Well, it was bound to happen.  We here at Plot Points have been providing content for Marvel Heroic for years, and we are all big role-players, so it was inevitable … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · 7 Comments

SUCCESS, BUT AT WHAT COST?

Heroic Role-Playing is a type of RPG often referred to as a narrative-driven game.  Such games focus more on the storytelling and character development than on such game concerns as … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

Back In Black

Following the events of Civil War, members of the resistance have it rough.  They either wound up imprisoned, reluctantly registering, or on the run from the law.  No one better … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

X-CUTIONER’S SONG

Back when I first joined Plot Points, I penned an Event covering the events of X-Cutioner’s Song.  At the time, Civil War: X-Men hadn’t come out, and I was new … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 3 Comments

New Specialty: Politics

When I was writing Liberty And Justice For All it occurred to me that a Specialty for handling political confrontations would serve the story very well.  Since then I’ve written the … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

UNIVERSAL TABLE: MARVEL HEROIC EDITION

From the ashes of Marvel Super Heroes, like a Phoenix the Universal Table rises once more. NOTE:  Maximum Carnage will return soon.  We’ve got quite a few Scenes in the … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL: WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

NOTE:  This is the last installment of Liberty And Justice For All.  We hope you enjoyed it. With the passing of the MRA, a full-scale Civil War is averted.  Heroes … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL: ACTION SCENE: APPEARING BEFORE CONGRESS

You have done your best to garner popular support for the MRA.  Now the time has come to go before the congress and testify.  Your testimony could make or break … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL: ACTION SCENE: MEET THE PRESS

Now that the MRA has a sponsor in congress, the heroes need to take their message to the people.  They need to convince the fence-sitters that the SHRA is too … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL: ACTION SCENE: GETTING A SPONSOR FOR THE MRA

Some heroes, including Daredevil and She-Hulk, have serious misgivings about the SHRA, and have met to hash out a compromise that will protect metahuman civil rights yet keep events like … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL: GETTING THE MRA PASSED

Given the reactionary climate to Nitro’s actions at Stamford, those seeking to get the MRA passed will have to win major public support and receive a sponsor in Congress.  This … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Liberty and Justice for All (Addendum): The Right to a Separate Identity

One of the provisions of the MRA deals with the registering and maintaining of secondary legal identities kept apart and private by the government.  This secondary identity would not be … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Liberty and Justice for All: Milestones

The Milestones available for this Event variant are different than in the Civil War Event Book. Most of the Milestones on pages CW15 – CW17 are not available if the … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Liberty and Justice for All: The Metahuman Response Act

A WHAT-IF? SCENARIO BY JAYSON JOLIN The provisions of the Superhuman Registration Act were on their face unconstitutional violations of the civil rights of metahumans.  However, that does not mean … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · 14 Comments

Liberty and Justice For All: A Civil War What If? Scenario

My first introduction to the Civil War storyline was through the Civil War Event Sourcebook.  I hadn’t been reading comics for years, having quit them after the Clone Saga, at … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

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