Actual Play


On Earth 9874 the meteor containing Vibranium landed not in Wakanda but in Utah. The year is equivalent to 1875 and Ulysess Klaw had founded Klaw Town at its base, mining the unique metal. AIM from Earth 616 have recently discovered this dimension and sent through a group of 4 Super Adaptoids to take over […]


When I first began playing Marvel Heroic Roleplaying game I was not too interested in the XP. Playing established characters I had little desire to actually change them. As presented in the corebook they are pretty much definitive. I would use what XP I did earn to unlock adventure specific bonuses, such as having NPCs […]

Actual Play: Civil War, Part 7

The final game of our Civil War campaign picked up right where the last one left of. Heroes on both sides of the civil war squaring off in the Negative Zone as prisoners escaped from their cells. We were given the choice of which characters we wished to play and I decided to stick with […]

Actual Play: Civil War, Part 6

One of the things I really love about the Marvel Heroic system is that it makes it very easy to switch between different characters. There are several great mechanics to make each character feel and play differently while retaining the same basic components. Milestones are a good tool to encourage you to roleplay the character […]

Actual Play: Civil War, Part 5

The number of people playing in a Marvel Heroic game can make a big difference. The more you have the slower things become. This is chiefly because not only does everyone get to act but reacting to a villains attack can take just as much time. This is further compounded by the more villains that […]

Actual Play: Civil War, Part 4

For this section of our campaign we switched sides to the Pro-registration side. This is one of the great advantages of troupe play. Not being tied to one particular character allows you to explore much more of the story. We would be playing members of the Thunderbolts, captured criminals tasked to hunt down enemies of […]

Actual Play: Civil War, Part 3

Picking right up from where we left our heroes Invisible Woman and Spider-Man were trying to get Patriot to safety. The GM asked where we wanted to go and I suggested that we go to the Pier 4 base that the Fantastic Four 4 occasionally used as a base. Later I learnt that this location […]

Actual Play: Civil War, Part 2

Our next game picked up with a protest outside the Baxter building. J Jonah Jameson was using recent events to get the public behind his anti-hero agenda. Of course Sue was none to pleased about their presence and told Reed maybe they should leave the country (foreshadowing the Thing’s trip to France in the comics). […]

Adventure: Forecast

I’ve been playing in a Marvel Heroic System game based around the Secret Avengers. The gamesmaster asked if anyone else wanted to run a game and I volunteered. I knew immediately that I wanted to run a game that took full advantage of the covert/black-ops set up of the team. The first thing I do […]