Marvel RPG Week Day Seven: Collation

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  1. Hey Greywulf, great post series on the Marvel RPG. I just read all of it and it brought back a ton of memories from that game. I think you are dead on with a lot of your assessments about the system, history, and books as a whole.

    I will be the first to admit, I love comics but I’m not a huge comic lore guy. I don’t know Spiderman’s entire comic history, or where Captain America got his shield from, etc. But I do know a teeny-tiny amount about comics. I’ve got my favorites, just like everyone else.

    The Marvel RPG is just an awesome RPG, even for one that was made over two decades ago. It’s one of those too that you can almost delve into a little piece of nostalgia with even if you’ve never played the game (cause you can relate to the comics).

    I wish comic book RPGs got their fair share with fans and traffic within the RPG blogs, but it just doesn’t seem like they get a fair shake. You did a great service to them with you post series. Nice job.

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  2. Steve-0 says:

    Hey Greywulf,

    I loved this series about the Classic Marvel RPG.
    I agree that it was wonderful, and I wonder if the whole reason it was left unsupported had to do with TSR being bought, not because the system had become obsolete.
    That being said, I’d like to see a post or two about the weaknesses of the system, and possible “patches” to make it a better game.

    What do you think?

  3. Greywulf says:

    @Steve-0 Glad you enjoyed the series. I think the Marvel RPG fell by the wayside partly because of TSR’s changing fortunes, but also because of the tides of fashion. Both table-centric RPGs and superhero RPGs became much less popular, and with the Marvel RPG being both, it suffered a double whammy.

    The die-hard superhero gamers (my group included) moved to other systems – mainly Champions/HERO system which offered far greater levels of fine-tuning and character customization.

    And so, the Marvel RPG’s reign ended with not a bang, but a whimper. A shame, because it still remains one of the best, most under-rated systems ever made.

  1. June 30, 2009

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