Happy new year!
For starters this episode, we check out the seance-themed board game Mysterium. It is sort of like Clue meets Dixit, but spooky.
The main event is TSR’s Marvel Super Heroes RPG. We revel in some 80s-era nostalgia, discuss the weirdness of the game and somehow wind up on the 1987 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Marvel float. Seriously, go watch that video.
We also talk about Blades in the Dark, a dark fantasy heist RPG that Stu is preparing to run online for members of the Unwinnable staff.
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Update: We played the Marvel Super Heroes RPG after recording this episode and will have updated impressions in the near future for Patrons only!
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One thought on “The Marvel Super Heroes RPG”
Thank you for saying that you will reserve from passing judgement on this system till later.
If you still haven’t played, i recommend it.
I would also like to suggest that one of its perceived weaknesses, its simple looseness, is perhaps its strength.
When you play this game, you don’t need to look up rules and waste important moments cross referencing a million charts.
And the loose nature means that a dm can really interpret the color coded variance of success or failure artistically.
Simple is good! Less emphasis on rules, more emphasis on imagination.