Marvel Plot Points

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

A Fantastic Walkthrough of the Game Mechanics

Sam Johnson, a longtime reader of Plot Points, has sent along an amazing walkthrough of the mechanics of Marvel Heroic, alongside a descriptive scene. You can read the scene down … Continue reading

February 28, 2021 · 1 Comment

Action Scene: Loki And The Black Widow On The Helicarrier

“Regimes fall every day. I tend not to weep over that, I’m Russian, or I was.” “And what are you now?” “It’s really not that complicated. I’ve got red in my … Continue reading

March 6, 2019 · 1 Comment

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

Pet Avengers Action Scene: The Baxter Building

Here it is, the one you’ve all been waiting for, the final Action Scene that pits the heroes against a villain that none are prepared to face. A former heroic … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pet Avengers Action Scene: The Stark Warehouse

“Let’s just say Tony Stark’s warehouse manager should invest in bigger locks.” The Punisher One of the first things the Pet Avengers need to do after battling apes on the … Continue reading

July 4, 2012 · 8 Comments

Pet Avengers Action Scene: Moon of the Apes

While in Lockjaw’s doghouse, the heroes hear a strange sound. It is the sound of a great many apes approaching. Long ago, the Red Ghost tried invading the Moon to … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · 4 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 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 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

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

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