Marvel Plot Points

A fan site for the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Game by Margaret Weis Productions

NEW EVENT: Council of Four!

Howdy, True Believers! How about that season finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., huh? And Arrow too! Now to move on to something completely unrelated, it has been a while since … Continue reading

Featured · 11 Comments

Mini-Event: The Moon is a Lonely Place to Die: Introduction and Scene 1

Welcome, true believers! I got my start in reading comics with Fantastic Four, Vol 3, Issue 10, wherein Reed Richards is captured by the Trapster. The art was gorgeous, by … Continue reading

Featured · 2 Comments

Damage Control: New Powers and SFX (Part 2)

Last time, I worked out a couple power trait home rules that have been out there. A good reading of the rules shows them to be unnecessary. Now, I will … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 8 Comments

Damage Control: New Powers and SFX (Part 1)

I want to start this series off  with a discussion about Power Sets. Some of the things I have found outline powers and abilities that are missing from Marvel Heroic Roleplaying … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 6 Comments


Heroic Role-Playing is a type of RPG often referred to as a narrative-driven game.  Such games focus more on the storytelling and character development than on such game concerns as … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

Damage Control: An Introduction

Now that the game has been out of print (plus whatever the digital equivalent is), I have been searching around for resources for the game. Mainly I’ve been looking around … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Specific Rules Questions: Chases and Throwing One Character at Another

I’m noticing certain trends now that Marvel Heroic Roleplaying has passed on. Some time has passed and fans of the game are emerging. With this emergence I am seeing a surge … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · 5 Comments

Structuring Events the Marvel Movie Way

If any of you out there are like me, you can’t get enough of the movies and TV shows coming out of Marvel Studios. There are plenty of superhero movies … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Young Avengers Datafiles!

Hey there True Believers! As a follow-up to our last You Need To Read This post, here are datafiles to play the most recent Young Avengers team! This means full … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

You Need To Read This: Young Avengers (Vol. 2)

You Need To Read This is a column where writers of Marvel Plot Points wax poetic about their favorite Marvel series and storylines. STYLE > SUBSTANCE. That’s what Kieron Gillen … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · 3 Comments

New Event: How Doctor Doom Stole Christmas

Doctor Victor von Doom, the on-and-off dictator of Latveria, hates Christmas. It gives people hope, encourages them to celebrate things that aren’t Doom himself, and takes attention away from the … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 13 Comments

New Event: The Tape

Okay. This looks bad. Someone has stolen a tape. (Yes, S.H.I.E.L.D. still uses VHS tapes, apparently.) And this isn’t just any run-of-the-mill outdated recording medium. It shows something that could … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · 6 Comments

You Need to Read This: Hawkeye

You Need to Read This is a new column where the writers of Marvel Plot Points wax poetic about their favorite Marvel series and storylines. Okay, this looks bad. Really … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Cortex Plot Points is Live!

It’s here, it’s here! You can go now to Cortex Plot Points now to see our introductory post as well as a great post by Joshua Unruh of the Caped … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hero Datafile: Hit Monkey

Hey, True Believers! We’re back again, and we’ve got some fresh content for you. I’d like to thank Ryan Goodman (You can follow him here). He’s got some great stuff … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Hero Datafile: Professor Xavier

Hey everyone! Last night’s Google Hangout was a wash, with only a couple of people showing up. I’ll be putting up a scheduled new event soon. However, in anticipation for … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 8 Comments

Join Us for a Surprise MHR Event!

Excelsior! Tomorrow evening, at 9:00 PST, I (Mark) will be running a Marvel Plot Points event on Google Plus. I’d love for you all to join me! I’ll have six … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

New Event: X-Men Avenged!

Howdy, fellow MHRPGers! I am honored that Mark has brought me on board and allowed me to contribute to this awesome blog! But first, introductions are in order. My name … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · 3 Comments

Captain Marvel and the Cinematic Universe

There’s been a lot of talk lately about introducing Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And why not? She’s a powerful female character who not only stands … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

Update At Plot Points!

Hey everyone! Sorry everything has gone dark here over the last few months. Busy schedules from everyone involved, plus a general disappointment over the end of Marvel Heroic have put … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · 10 Comments

An Introduction to Me And My Love for Marvel Heroic

Hello to all Plot Pointers! My name is Joshua Unruh and I’m the newest blogger to join the Plot Points stable. It took the death of the Marvel part of … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 6 Comments

Back In Black

Following the events of Civil War, members of the resistance have it rough.  They either wound up imprisoned, reluctantly registering, or on the run from the law.  No one better … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Plot Points TV: Episode 1 and All New Actual Play

This past Saturday we had a big ol’ G+ Hangout party and we recorded it all to share with you! We began with an Actual Play session that is going … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 4 Comments

MHRPG – “Saudade” feelings

Saudade is one of those unique words each language have. In that case, it’s a portuguese word that represents a mix of feelings like missing, longing, grief and mourning. Saudade … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · 5 Comments

Marvel Heroic RPG Post-Mortem

So, it’s been a few days. All of the fans of Marvel Heroic are licking their wounds. We’re all upset, but this doesn’t mean that we’re done with the Marvel … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 10 Comments

And There Came A Day…

Well folks. Sad news today on the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying front. If you haven’t yet, give this article on the MWP website a read. For my part, I still plan … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 7 Comments

Who Holds the Annihilation in Their Hands?!

We have a winner! Using a quick little roll of the dice, and we have the winner of the Annihilation Event Book is… Mr. Jared Rascher! Congratulations! Even if you … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Plot Points Video: Annihilation Issue #1

On Saturday Night, Andew, Seamus and myself were joined by Enrique Bertran, Eric Paquette and Ryan Goodman for a game of Annihilation on Google+. We also recorded the session! It didn’t … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · 2 Comments


Back when I first joined Plot Points, I penned an Event covering the events of X-Cutioner’s Song.  At the time, Civil War: X-Men hadn’t come out, and I was new … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 3 Comments

Annihilation is Yours!

We’re running a major contest on Dice Monkey and Plot Points! We’re giving away a copy of the Annihilation Premium Edition PDF! The premium edition includes the full Operations Manual, so … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 20 Comments

What I’m Reading (And What I’m Not)

Working at a comic shop, you read a lot of comics. I’ve decided to give you my recommendations, and why I’m not reading other ones. What I’m Reading FF: This … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Age of Ultron: Part I

I was reading the Age of Ultron series last week (still ongoing with two issues out so far) and thought, “this would make a great Event.” Rather than wait, I … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 4 Comments

Building Your Campaign the Marvel Cinematic Way

I just recently watched The Avengers again, and really enjoyed it. I noticed, however, there are a lot of references to the previous films. It’s fine for me, as I’ve … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

Maximum Screw-Up

Hey everybody. So… yeah. I have not had any time to work on Maximum Carnage, and any time I have had, I haven’t been able to get my mind in … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

New Specialty: Politics

When I was writing Liberty And Justice For All it occurred to me that a Specialty for handling political confrontations would serve the story very well.  Since then I’ve written the … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 2 Comments


From the ashes of Marvel Super Heroes, like a Phoenix the Universal Table rises once more. NOTE:  Maximum Carnage will return soon.  We’ve got quite a few Scenes in the … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

Maximum Carnage: Doppelganger, Demogoblin, and Carrion

We’ve got the last three members of the Carnage Family for you today. I apologize for the delay in getting them out. The plan for next week is to start … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Review: Annihilation Event Book

Annihilation, the newest Event Book for the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Game, has been out for a couple of weeks now and I’ve finally been able to sit down and get … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 9 Comments

Watcher Datafile: Doctor Annabelle Riggs

Doctor Riggs is one of my new favorite characters. She appears in the new Fearless Defenders, and I’m interested in seeing what they do with her. Will she play an … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Maximum Carnage: Carnage and Shriek

Now we’re getting to the good stuff. Today, we are featuring “Daddy” and “Mommy” from the Carnage Family. Carnage We don’t have a whole new datafile for Carnage, because honestly … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

Maximum Carnage: Hero Milestones

Well, it took a little longer than I wanted, but here are some new Distinctions and Milestones for the canon characters in Maximum Carnage. These are for use with official … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Maximum Carnage: Event Milestones

Take a look at the Event Milestones I worked up for Maximum Carnage. I wanted to capture the struggle that the protagonists experienced throughout the event: What are they willing to do … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Annihilation is Coming Today!

True Believers, looks like we will be getting our hands on the PDF of the newest MHRPG Event book later today! According to a MWP forum post from Cam Annihilation will … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 8 Comments

Maximum Carnage: Introduction

The spree-killer Cletus Kasady (better known as Carnage) is locked away in Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane. His alien symbiote suit, originally spawned by the Venom symbiote, has been … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

Announcing a New Event: Maximum Carnage!

I really started to get into comics in the early 1990s. Spider-Man was my gateway drug. Maximum Carnage is the first big event I remember reading, and it has a … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

Annihilation’s Nova

It’s here! It looks like the next event, Annihilation, is on its way very soon. Today, Margaret Weis Productions brought us a preview of Nova, Mr. Richard Rider himself! Click … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · 4 Comments


NOTE:  This is the last installment of Liberty And Justice For All.  We hope you enjoyed it. With the passing of the MRA, a full-scale Civil War is averted.  Heroes … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 2 Comments


You have done your best to garner popular support for the MRA.  Now the time has come to go before the congress and testify.  Your testimony could make or break … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · Leave a comment


Now that the MRA has a sponsor in congress, the heroes need to take their message to the people.  They need to convince the fence-sitters that the SHRA is too … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · Leave a comment


Some heroes, including Daredevil and She-Hulk, have serious misgivings about the SHRA, and have met to hash out a compromise that will protect metahuman civil rights yet keep events like … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

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