Superheroes in Roleplaying

The Game Detective

With the new “Avengers” movie in theaters, I thought it would be cool to talk about how superheroes translate into tabletop RPGs.  Now, there’s actually a pretty long list of pen and paper RPGs that are intended to run superhero themed games: Wild Talents, Godlike, Mutants and Masterminds, Silver Age Sentinels, and a few licensed games such as the aptly titled Marvel Universe Roleplaying Game.  I’m only going to talk about the three that I actually have experience with playing, and they are…

Marvel
1. The Marvel Universe Roleplaying Game

This seems like the best place to start given my inspiration for this article.  It’s also the system I have the least experience with, having only played one session and only having read enough to make my character.  With that said, after that session I had no desire to ever play or even look at the book again.

Why the hate?…

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About Jack

BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

Posted on May 9, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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