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#14 – Register This!

In New York, Enigma is held hostage by Crossfire, one of the world’s most dangerous spies, while his henchmen, Jack O’Lantern and Titanium Man, lead an assault to abduct Chatting … Continue reading

May 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

#13 – Plans Within Plans

Chatting Marks, CEO of PsiFi International, led Enigma, Spider-Woman and Moondragon to the Superhuman Summit held at U.N. headquarters in New York City. ΩFORCE has reason to believe that a … Continue reading

April 1, 2018 · Leave a comment


As promised, here’s the Event Supplement for House Of Madness. Sinister Subplots compiles additional story threads that enhance the main story plot, focusing on the plans and exploits of the … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

House Of Madness Event Book

The wait is over. After several years of play testing, the House Of Madness Event Book is finally here. You’ve watched our group play the game, but we only scratched … Continue reading

March 5, 2018 · Leave a comment


It’s finally here. The House Of Madness has drawn to its final conclusion.  Reality twists and bends and stretches to the brink, and the minds of our heroes are pushed past … Continue reading

March 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

#12 – In the Crosshairs

K’os led Dr. Sound and Stronghold to Vietnam to investigate the person or organization that hired the Bengal to steal PsiFi International tech. Once in Vietnam, the three male members … Continue reading

March 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

#11 – Psionex!

The male members of ΩFORCE have followed a trail from Cambodia to Vietnam in an effort to find the person or organization who hired the Bengal to steal secret PsiFi … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · Leave a comment


Well, we’re winding down the House Of Madness Event, with the next issue we post being the very last.  It has been a wild ride, but the players decided that it was … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

#10 – Undercover

The team is now tasked with protecting the superpower defense technology of Chatting Marks. After learning that several of the board members of the Windy Turtle Trading Company, the distribution … Continue reading

January 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Michelangelo – One Of A Kind

“Michelangelo!  He’s one of a kind,  and you know just where to find him when its party time.”   We saved the most radical for last, yo!  Mikey is the … Continue reading

January 12, 2018 · 3 Comments

Raphael – The Most Attitude

“Raphael’s got the most attitude on the team.” Gruff, snide, and short-fused, Raphael is the turtle most likely to ignore orders and go off on his own to solve things … Continue reading

January 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Donnatello – Has A Way With Machines

“Donatello is the fellow has a way with machines.”   The tech and science wizard of the group, Donnie is far more adept in his lab than he is at … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · 3 Comments

Leonardo – The Leader In Blue

“Leonardo is the leader in blue.  He does anything it takes to get his ninjas through.” As the young, and inexperienced, leader of the team, Leo carries the heavy burden of … Continue reading

January 5, 2018 · 1 Comment

6 Ways to Keep Players Playing for Years…

One of the biggest challenges any gamemaster has to face is keeping a game going for years. The fact is, the story gets richer and the role-playing gets better the … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · 7 Comments


Krang which are known as Krang have obtained files on that which are known as ‘turtles.’ Krang will use files on ‘turtles’ to combat ‘turtles.’  Krang must ensure that files … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · 2 Comments

#9 – Battle versus the Bengal

ΩFORCE is back! But they reform in a new universe with new rules, new challenges and a new purpose. Sure. They stopped the High Evolutionary from taking over the planet. … Continue reading

December 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

#8 – High Evolutionary. Low Universe.

ΩFORCE’s powerhouses have been overtaken by the High Evolutionary. The island of Champagne Sands is now the epicenter of New Humanity. The Evolutionary’s evolved lifeforms threaten to spread over the … Continue reading

November 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Don’t Tell Me You Never Heard of this Site?

As a Watcher, you may need supporting characters. Or you may need to create a minor (or major) villain for a campaign. If you don’t already know, let me introduce … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

#7 – Evolution of a Team

More of my Marvel Heroic RPG group’s fantastic gameplay. The Incursion Vessel has been opened. The High Evolutionary has been reborn into the new universe. But he seems off…and ΩFORCE … Continue reading

October 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

#6 -Hell Hath No Fury!

More of my Marvel Heroic RPG group’s fantastic gameplay. The team has been captured by the security personnel at PsiFi International, a superhuman defense technology company located on the South … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · Leave a comment


The Fearsome Avengers have barely oriented themselves to this strange new reality and they are already on the ropes, beaten back by the vile super team Hex Force. Now a … Continue reading

August 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

#5 – Origin of the Spider-Woman

More of my Marvel Heroic RPG group’s fantastic gameplay. Enigma led Moondragon, Stronghold and Blackhawke (a.k.a. Nightwing, a.k.a. the Emerald Canary) on a clandestine mission to infiltrate Hydra and track … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

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 · 2 Comments

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 · 3 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

Hero and Watcher Datafiles: Devil Dinosaur and Hero Datafile: Moon Girl

In case you were unaware, SUE the T-Rex is currently playing Marvel Heroic over on her Twitter account. This is very exciting for everyone involved, but especially us, because she … Continue reading

July 6, 2017 · 3 Comments

Hero Datafile: Captain America (Peggy Carter)

Is there anyone cooler in the Marvel Cinematic Universe than Peggy Carter? You can imagine my excitement when I saw that the Puzzle Quest app game featured, with a ton … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · 2 Comments

#4 – Hail Hydra? Really?

More of my Marvel Heroic RPG group’s fantastic gameplay. The surviving members of ΩFORCE—K’os, Moondragon and Stronghold—have been thrown back into action as Hydra seeks to capture K’os. They hope … Continue reading

June 29, 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

#3 – Whose Foes? U-Foes!

More of my Marvel Heroic RPG group’s fantastic gameplay. The surviving members of ΩFORCE—K’os, Moondragon and Stronghold—have been thrown back into action as Hydra seeks to capture K’os. They hope … Continue reading

March 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Bit More About Simplifying Online Gameplay

Here is a copy of the message I sent my players when it was time to simplify our game play: We all love RPG. But, time is of the essence. … Continue reading

February 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

Why I Stopped Using Milestones in My Game

In my online game, we dumped the general idea of Milestones to collect XP. Why, you may ask? Frankly, I found it hard to keep track of everyone’s points based … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · 6 Comments

Why Marvel Secret Wars (2015) Was the Best Thing that Happened to The Marvel RPG

Keeping up with continuity can be a bee-yotch! Any Watcher knows this. I have run a game for 28+ years. There is nothing worse when Marvel storylines become convoluted and … Continue reading

February 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

ΩFORCE: The More Things Change…

K’os, Moondragon and Stronghold have survived the end of the Earth-616 universe. A new life starts for them as they are supplanted in a new dimension. They met this world’s … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Introducing ΩFORCE!

Two universes collided. Only one survived. This is a tale about one band of heroes who made it through the end times to be supplanted in a new universe. We … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Item Power Set Reissue: Life Model Decoy

Back when we were working on the Secret War event, we created the Life Model Decoy power set. With the resurgence of interest in Life Model Decoys, we wanted to … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

Item Power Set: The Darkhold

If you’ve been watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., you know that everybody’s after this thing! S.H.I.E.L.D. has it, robots want it, anti-Inhuman paramilitary groups want it… It’s been a mess. Well, … Continue reading

February 5, 2017 · Leave a 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

TV Review: Luke Cage Season 1 (2016)

Originally posted on Same Kind of Nerdy As Me:
I’ve finally finished watching Marvel’s newest Netflix series and all I can say is… SWEET CHRISTMAS! The slew of Marvel superhero shows…

October 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Tempus

A few days back, one of our devoted readers, Bl00dwerK, asked us to design a datafile for his favorite mutant, Tempus. Before we could even respond, another one of our readers, … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · 4 Comments

Hero Datafile: Captain Marvel

We’ve got datafiles for Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers) in the official Marvel Heroic rulebooks, and we’ve got Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) here, but I realized that we don’t have Carol … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

Hero Datafile: Karnak

Have you been reading Karnak? It’s one of Marvel’s best series right now. Really top-notch stuff. I was excited to create Karnak here once I realized we didn’t have a … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · 6 Comments

Poll: New Datafile Format

Hey everyone! It’s been about a week since we first showed off the new datafile format and we want your feedback! Which do you prefer? This will help us decide … Continue reading

September 18, 2016 · 4 Comments

AvX: Hero Datafile: Hope Summers

I’m so excited to write Hope’s datafile. She’s one of my favorite mutants, and her Messiah saga was a brilliant storyline. She’s a fascinating mutant with the perfect power for … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · 3 Comments

AvX: Datafile: Magik, the Fifth Host

The sister of Colossus has been through a lot. A member of the New Mutants, dead, ruler of Limbo. She’s been a busy lady, and now a member of the … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

AvX: Datafiles: Colossus, the Fourth Host

Здравствуйте, comrades! Colossus, when finally given the chance to repair the world and protect mutantkind, leaps at the chance to do so. Enjoy the datafile, courtesy of Mirko.

September 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

AvX: Datafile: Namor, the Third Host

Namor, the Submariner has longed for this moment all of his life: Unlimited power and the ability to seek revenge against all who have wronged him! How will he utilize … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

AvX: Datafile: Emma Frost, the Second Host

Emma Frost serves  as the second head of the Phoenix Five. Having three separate power sets means she’ll be tearing through any Avengers who oppose the Phoenix Five. As before, … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · 4 Comments

AvX: Datafile: Cyclops, the First Host

The Phoenix Five are a unique beast. Luckily, we have our fantastic writer and AvXpert, Mirko Esposito. He’s done a fantastic job on the these characters. Check out the unique … Continue reading

September 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

AvX: Milestones and Item Power Set

Can you feel it? It’s coming. The Phoenix, racing across the galaxy with one destination in mind: Earth. As the Avengers and X-Men battle it out for control of Hope, … Continue reading

September 11, 2016 · 5 Comments

Marvel Plot Points NOW!

There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes here at Marvel Plot Points as we’ve been trying to assess the future. We bit off a bit more than we … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · 6 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


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

Book Review: Captain America, The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger

Face front, true believers! DK was kind enough to send us a copy of the new Captain America, The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger by Matt Forbeck, and this … Continue reading

May 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

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 TV: PBEM Discussion

Howdy, True Believers! It’s the next episode of Plot Points TV! Years later! Our Play-By-E-Mail Breakout Game has been pretty well received by you, our readers. So, our fearless Watcher (Jayson) … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · 3 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

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

Dread Dormmamu

From the Dark Dimension, Dread Dormammu longs to draw all other worlds to his own and add them to his mystical might! Can you stand against the might of the … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · 1 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

Watcher Datafile: Satana

When it comes to Satana Hellstrom, the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree in the Garden of Eden. The daughter of Satan himself (or Mephistopheles, depending on continuity), Satana … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · Leave a 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 · 4 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

Watcher Datafile: Dracula

Lord Dracula has a long history in the Marvel Universe. Whether facing off against Dr Strange, seeking a new companion in Storm, or hunting down the daywalker Blade, Dracula is a … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

Hero Datafile: Frankenstein’s Monster

“Made me from dead. I love dead… hate living.” –The Monster, Bride of Frankenstein (1935) In the Marvel Universe, Frankenstein’s Monster was much more than the tragic figure of Mary … Continue reading

October 29, 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

Hero Datafile: Manphibian

Welcome to more Halloween-themed datafiles! Today we’re featuring Manphibian, a character who’s been treading water for years but is stepping out of the sewers in the new series Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D.  … Continue reading

October 28, 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

Hero Datafile: Blade

When things get spooky, sometimes you need someone spooky to fight back. Blade the Daywalker haunts the days and nights seeking to bring an end to the vampiric scourge that … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

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

A Fantastic Fan Music Video

Howdy, True Believers! As a site run by fans, we here at Plot Points love to herald and champion fellow fanmade projects. Enter Tren. Tren is a group of musicians … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

NEW EVENT: DCHRPG: Suffer the Children

Howdy, True Believers! Wait? What’s this? A DC Comics post on a blog based on Marvel characters and a Marvel game? What is this blasphemy?! We shall not stand for it! … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 9 Comments

Watcher Datafiles: Morlun, Inheritor Heir

It all started with Morlun. When he showed up a couple of years ago, it was one of the worst things that ever happened to Peter Parker. The beating he … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafiles: Silk

   What if Peter Parker wasn’t the only one bitten by the spider that day?!?! That juicy tidbit, revealed in the Original Sin series, changed a lot for our friendly … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Watcher Datafiles: Daemos, Hedonistic Inheritor

Among all the sons and daughters of Solus, Daemos is the most depraved. His terrible power has led him to terrible abuses of that power and he is one who … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafiles: Cosmic Spider-Man

In the main Marvel Universe (Earth-616), Spider-Man was embued with a power known as the Enigma Force. He didn’t keep this power, but what if he had? In another world, … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Watcher Datafiles: Jennix, Inheritor Scientist

  The Inheritors are fearsome opponents, but they are even more terrible in that whenever one is defeated another version of it appears within moments. The incredible cloning expertise of Jennix … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafiles: Superior Spider-Man

  When Otto Octavius took control of the mind of his foe, Spider-Man, he was displaced in time for a short period before Peter Parker’s mind was able to re-exert … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

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