In 2011 August Margaret Weis Productions Ltd. announced that they will release the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying product line under license from Marvel Entertainment, LLC. The Basic Set will be released in this month !
The announced release date for Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Basic Set is February 28th
The game will use MWP‘s own very flexible Cortex Plus system as it’s core, and enable players to bring iconic heroes to battle, or to create their own characters.
To stat adventures intermediately, The Basic Game uses the “Breakout” story arc from Brian Michael Bendis’ New Avengers as a background. The Operations Manual provides all the rules you need to play, from the gathering of heroes (and possibly reforming the Avengers) to taking on iconic opponents like Armadillo, Carnage, Mister Hyde and Zzzax.
Since the Avengers have been disassembled and the X-Men and the Fantastic Four is currently unavailable it’s falls to the players to stop a mass breakout from the Raft.
The book contains hero files for Captain America, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Iron Man, Wolverine, and many more iconic characters, as well as a mob of Marvel‘s super-villains. It’s supposed to have easy to learn rules, making it a good entry point to superhero roleplaying games.
The product line will continue in this year with several supplements, tied to iconic story arcs form the Marvel universe, called Events. All of the Events will contain a hardcover Event Book as well as Event Supplements adding characters and expanding gameplay. Alternatively plyers may buy the Essential Editions, which are full color casebound hardcovers containing everything. Premium Editions on the other hand not only contain every single bit of information the Essential Edition has in a premium quality product, but the Operation Manual and some additional resources too.
In 2012 they plan to start three Events : Civil War in March, Annihilation in June and Age of Apocalypse in September.
There are already two previews avaiable for the game : a data file about Captain America (download) and a preview about Savage World (download)
You may already order Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Basig Game from MWP here, but only if you are from the USA or Canada.
Zoltán “Cain” Mészáros
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