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Author Topic: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm  (Read 4735 times)

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The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« on: June 06, 2021, 08:27:09 AM »
Well, they have realeased a statement that marvel is trying again. I saw threads on other forums so i wanted to start one here:

https://www.marvel.com/articles/gear/marvel-to-launch-official-marvel-multiverse-tabletop-role-playing-game-in-2022

This may not be the place to discuss this game, cause it sure as heck is not osr related, but its kinda news. I believe it would be the 5th time they are releasing a marvel tabletop, so naturally the 5e dnd comparisons about. Matt Forbeck is involved and its slated for 2022.

Anybody got any opinions? Asking cause i feel nothing typing this, i wrote this more for posteritys sake. Still, am a bit curious.

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2021, 09:13:32 AM »
It's a different world we live in, when the main character on the cover of the playtest book is Groot.

There are references to a new "D616" system, but nothing beyond that. Matt Forbeck did the Brave New World RPG, back at the start of the millennium, though I don't really know anything about the system. Otherwise, he's mostly written supplements. And lately, he's mostly been an author. That doesn't seem like the strongest credentials.


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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2021, 09:23:54 AM »

This may not be the place to discuss this game, cause it sure as heck is not osr related, but its kinda news.....

What? We're not discussing anything but OSR here now? Discuss any RPG you like.

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2021, 10:48:15 AM »
Introducing GAS, the RPG.
So many rulesets, and so little time....

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2021, 11:43:39 AM »
What? We're not discussing anything but OSR here now? Discuss any RPG you like.
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All righty. There is just nothing about this except the cover art, name of the system, a tease of the main stat names. And a lot of implied nothing. At this point i guess ill wait until theres anything substancial to talk about. To sum this up, its a teaser meant to drum up interest. The problem is that this ip has never had the sucess people behind it wanted, at least in the last iteration. So im a bit skeptical if their intentions are for a line or just a short term cash grab(at best;/)

On the other hand, i really want to start a game of Marvel superheroes and strand them in SLA Industries verse. Confronting supes with that unrelenting darkness and dark humour would be fun for a one shot or two.

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2021, 11:57:37 AM »
Hard pass, I'm afraid. I'm sure the people writing the RPG are fine people and all, but Marvel and Disney have utterly obliterated any interest I have in their properties. I'm not a connoisseur by any means, but I've moved on to buying from indie presses and  manga for my comic book fix these days. So I hear about a new Marvel rpg and all I can muster is a yawn.
The more clichéd my group plays their characters, the better. I don't want Deep Drama™ and Real Acting™ in the precious few hours away from my family and job. I want cheap thrills, constant action, involved-but-not-super-complex plots, and cheesy but lovable characters.
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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2021, 12:06:46 PM »
So I hear about a new Marvel rpg and all I can muster is a yawn.
And, it appears, a post.

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2021, 12:14:26 PM »
So I hear about a new Marvel rpg and all I can muster is a yawn.
And, it appears, a post.

So it would seem.
The more clichéd my group plays their characters, the better. I don't want Deep Drama™ and Real Acting™ in the precious few hours away from my family and job. I want cheap thrills, constant action, involved-but-not-super-complex plots, and cheesy but lovable characters.
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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2021, 02:19:16 PM »
There are references to a new "D616" system, but nothing beyond that.
Yeah, I'm sort of bummed that there aren't more details. Often I can tell something about a game based on the system's name (the d6 system, 2d20 system, d20 system, or whatever) but it's hard to imagine what d616 might represent. Maybe something that combines a d6 and a d16? Hmmm.
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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2021, 02:35:31 PM »
Hard pass, I'm afraid. I'm sure the people writing the RPG are fine people and all, but Marvel and Disney have utterly obliterated any interest I have in their properties. I'm not a connoisseur by any means, but I've moved on to buying from indie presses and  manga for my comic book fix these days. So I hear about a new Marvel rpg and all I can muster is a yawn.

Much the same here, although I prefer European comics to Manga. I’ve been a bit of Disney fan since childhood, chiefly the old hand-animated stuff, but I refuse to give even a cent to the company where it currently stands. I think they have to fire almost the entire leadership for that to turn around. Example : https://www.dailywire.com/news/disney-admits-passing-on-scripts-for-diversity-we-said-pass-on-show-about-white-family

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2021, 02:55:43 PM »
FASERIP or bust.

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2021, 02:58:31 PM »
There are references to a new "D616" system, but nothing beyond that.
Yeah, I'm sort of bummed that there aren't more details. Often I can tell something about a game based on the system's name (the d6 system, 2d20 system, d20 system, or whatever) but it's hard to imagine what d616 might represent. Maybe something that combines a d6 and a d16? Hmmm.
I don't own any d16s. Anybody have some?

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2021, 03:10:43 PM »

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2021, 03:15:19 PM »
Oh the stats spell out MARVEL in this one. Isn’t that clever.

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Re: The All new Marvel rpg, this times the charm
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2021, 03:21:38 PM »
There are references to a new "D616" system, but nothing beyond that.
Yeah, I'm sort of bummed that there aren't more details. Often I can tell something about a game based on the system's name (the d6 system, 2d20 system, d20 system, or whatever) but it's hard to imagine what d616 might represent. Maybe something that combines a d6 and a d16? Hmmm.
I don't own any d16s. Anybody have some?
I assume the box set will come with a d616.

It'll be a big box.

More seriously, it's a reference to Earth-616, the main world in the Marvel universe. The system probably involves d6s, but I don't think we can draw any more conclusions, because the name is clearly an attempt to be clever instead of direct reflection of the mechanics.
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