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Marvel Heroic Roleplaying

| Published: 2012
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The Avengers have been disassembled, the Fantastic Four are somewhere in space, and the X-Men aren’t answering their phone. When dozens of dangerous villains are spring from the maximum-maximum security prison known as the Raft, who’s going to stop them?

You are.

The MARVEL HEROIC ROLEPLAYING Basic Game uses the acclaimed “Breakout” story arc from Brian Michael Bendis’ New Avengers to launch the MARVEL HEROIC ROLEPLAYING product line. The Operations Manual gives you all the rules you need to play, from gathering your heroes to taking on the likes of Carnage and Mister Hyde in a desperate free-for-all!

  • Hero Files for Captain America, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Iron Man, Wolverine, and more!
  • A mighty mob of Marvel Super Villains, from Armadillo to Zzzax!
  • Easy to learn game rules make this a perfect entry point to super hero roleplaying games!
  • All the action and drama that gamers have come to expect from Margaret Weis Productions and the Cortex Plus System!

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20 of 25 gamers found this helpful
“So disappointing”

I’ve been playing roleplaying games for over 30 years. I remember fondly the original Marvel Roleplaying game. This version is nothing like that. The rules are abstracted to the point where I could not figure out how to play it. I handed it to a younger friend who has been playing rpg’s for over 20 years, and he had no idea how to make the dice pools work. Not only that, but the idea that actions weren’t really covered, and powers can be created by the players, just makes this game too abstract to work with. I had such high hopes for this when I heard that Margaret Weiss was getting the license. Now, I’m hoping that WotC picks it up as Margaret Weiss has dropped it. So much potential, and such a huge disappointment. Mutants and Masterminds by Green Ronin did a much better job with the DC comics license, and is a far superior game.

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5 of 14 gamers found this helpful

I have to say I was really disappointed in this version. I am familiar with the original FASERIP version and I still think that it as the best version for character creation and gameplay in a superhero universe. It just seems odd to use multiple types of dice for what should be a simple check. Why create the rules to need a d4, d8, d6 and a d12 just for one check when could just as easily be multiple d6’s, or even d10 percentile. I guess I just could not get past that.

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5 of 23 gamers found this helpful
“With the right group a blast”

easy system – very intuitiv , but you have to have the right group – i played it three times and twice the group was pleased and went with the game ( one group was completely new to rpgs ) and than i played it with my fantasygroup and they had no fun at all ( and me neither )

all in all if you love comics and marvel especially buy it – its awesome and you feel like a heroe – its not only rolling dice but also describing why things work for you.

sadly its discontinued but there are enough expansions out there ( i thin 4 story arcs ) to last for a year or two depending how often you play 🙂

Excelsior !!!


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