AJT: Alfonso Jermaine

Marvel Heroic Roleplaying: Point-Based Character Creation

In Heroic, Marvel on September 21, 2014 at 2:57 pm

I like this system for aiding in the process of creating “Original” RPG Characters for Marvel Heroics RPG.

System sans Setting

Edit: There is also a Smallville Pathways-style group character creation method that’s less crunchy, more playtested, and probably more fun at the table here.

I picked up the new Cortex-based Marvel RPG last week (review probably starting next week, after Savage Worlds concludes). One of the immediate oddities of the game that seems to have leaped out at everyone was the lack of a systematic character creation method. It comes down to “pick an existing Marvel character and give him or her whatever stats seem reasonable.” Maybe there’s a plan for a more in-depth system in a later book or maybe Marvel put its foot down that their last system got a lot of flack from people like me about how easy it was to minmax and break the system and that wasn’t to happen again. Either way, the lack is palpable for players (who make up the…

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