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Author Topic: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm  (Read 1521 times)

Darrin Kelley

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2021, 03:22:35 PM »
Honestly? I welcome it. It will finally shut up the idiotic rabid Cortex fans.

This one will actually be a full RPG with character generation. Something Cortex didn't have at all.
 

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2021, 03:25:32 PM »
The d616 is a play on the comic dimension beeing designated 616 in the comics. Almost all the threads on other forums make fun of the d616 thou. So this is the second wink at the audience this blurb has, besides the marvel spelling stats. Hmm.

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2021, 03:27:42 PM »
Oh the stats spell out MARVEL in this one. Isn’t that clever.
That explains Vigilance. Which I assume is a perception stat.

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2021, 05:03:01 PM »
FASERIP or bust.

Villains & Vigilantes FTW

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2021, 05:28:57 PM »
I remain cautiously optimistic. Big fan of Marvel Faserip though it might be good to get a modern marvel rpg.

As for the name kind of a cheesy play on words though Faserip ain’t better IMO. When I first heard that I though my friend had sneezed.

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2021, 05:35:59 PM »
Honestly? I welcome it. It will finally shut up the idiotic rabid Cortex fans.
Must have been somewhere else. I'm the only Cortex fan I know of here, and the best thing I think I've ever said about MSH is that it works, mostly, but in a Rube Goldberg machine type manner. "Okay, this whole thing is kind of flowing like I'd imagine a comic book to, but . . . there's gotta be an easier way."

Cautiously optimistic about the new game. The artwork looks good. The nod to 616 is nice. I didn't catch the stats spelling out MARVEL, but the names don't seem too ridiculous. I just hope they have a better sales model and more realistic expectations going in. I can't fault MW too much because they were largely just doing what they were told. But it sold like hotcakes from the news I saw and still got canned for under performance. Marvel didn't seem to understand that RPGs are a niche, and superhero RPGs exponentially more so no matter how famous the property. A really successful RPG venture is only going to be a drop in the bucket compared to the profits they get from other ventures, and it's not anyone's fault. It's just reality of the market. Like I said, I hope they can be more realistic with their expectations this time so maybe a Marvel RPG can survive more than a few months.

And yes, FASERIP is awesome.
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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2021, 07:39:29 PM »
I'm surprised that this is being made by Marvel Entertainment and not just another licensed game. The upside for an RPG is pretty low. But, they are charging money for the "Playtest" rulebook so they are going for maximum monetization.

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2021, 07:47:19 PM »
But, they are charging money for the "Playtest" rulebook so they are going for maximum monetization.
FFG made it work, and if anyone can make money this way, it's probably Disney, since anything Marvel Cinematic Universe generates big $. Who knows, if they make it work, maybe they'll put out a Star Wars version of the ruleset too.

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2021, 07:52:30 PM »
But, they are charging money for the "Playtest" rulebook so they are going for maximum monetization.
FFG made it work, and if anyone can make money this way, it's probably Disney, since anything Marvel Cinematic Universe generates big $. Who knows, if they make it work, maybe they'll put out a Star Wars version of the ruleset too.
Look at the art. The new RPG appears to be based on the comic universe, not the cinematic universe. That not the MCU's Thor, for instance.

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2021, 07:56:06 PM »
But, they are charging money for the "Playtest" rulebook so they are going for maximum monetization.
FFG made it work, and if anyone can make money this way, it's probably Disney, since anything Marvel Cinematic Universe generates big $. Who knows, if they make it work, maybe they'll put out a Star Wars version of the ruleset too.
Look at the art. The new RPG appears to be based on the comic universe, not the cinematic universe. That not the MCU's Thor, for instance.
Good point. I wonder if Disney will release a competing MCU RPG.

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2021, 08:14:28 PM »
FASERIP or bust.

Villains & Vigilantes FTW

V&V my hero RPG of choice for sure.

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2021, 01:13:23 AM »
Oh the stats spell out MARVEL in this one. Isn’t that clever.

If I can't spell FASERIP, which has all sorts of Karma loss implied (but not necessarily!) I don't want it.

Honestly I can't conceive of anything Matt Forbeck is going to make under the careful eye of SJW Marvel to pry me from MSH which I still run to this day. Good luck.

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2021, 01:33:59 AM »
It's sourcebooks will be based in nu-SJW-Marvel, so, yeah.  Hard pass.

I'll play MSH using Hero System and fond memories of how Marvel Comics' main line of superheroes were in the 70s and 80s.
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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2021, 02:01:39 AM »
If you read carefully Forbeck is listed the "writer and co-designer." The lead designer hasn't been named.


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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2021, 02:02:10 AM »
Also, you should all play Ascendant. It's the best superhero RPG in the universe.