Does anyone remember the classic Marvel Super Heroes RPG?
The original Marvel super heroes RPG (the one made by TSR) is a really great game and a few friends and I still play, even though it is quite old and out of date. Anyway we usually take some of our Heroclix and make customs of the characters we are playing. We usually make up our own characters for the game so we have a an array of interesting characters. Does anyone else do this?
while i haven't played that version of the marvel game recently i hold a very large fondness for the game. it was the first RPG i bought most of the stuff for and ran real regularly. when i went o college and discovered champions i converted it to a points based system over winter break
i currently play in the newest marvel RPG. I'm not overly fond of the rules/game system but its what is being played...and yes i've modded characters for it...
Oh yes, I am very familiar with the MSH RPG. I started playing it about the same time I got into D&D back in 1984. Ive played it more than any other RPG I own, with the exception to D&D. I love the system; it is very easy and simple to teach and gets the game going quickly instead of similar games like Champions, which took about 2 to 3 hours to make a character(fully completed).
I still have my entire collection. I have almost every module, accessory, and boxed set for the system. I think I may be missing a couple pieces.
I don't get a chance to play anymore, but I sometimes pull the books off my gameroom shelf and reminisce about the good old days when some of my best friends and I played on Sunday evenings.
I have fond memories of running MSHRPG... and the name ScholarX originates from one of my non-player characters. It was a nice streamlined system... pretty quick and easy. Personally though, I preferred the SAGA Marvel system when that was out - playing cards instead of rolling completely random dice gave the players more influence on how successful they were at each task, and playing cards at the right time became part of their 'strategies'. More recently, I've run Mutants and Masterminds.
Personally, I don't think it matters how 'out of date' a system may be - the system is only the background mechanics of what's going on in your world. Using a system you know well, with which you can resolve combat and other issues quickly, is the best way to go in the rock'em sock'em universe of heroes and villains. Enjoy!
The FASERIP version of MSH, and the contemporarily released DC Heroes games are -both- some of the best designed games ever.
Really, those two games have such amazing systems that they're classic and timeless. Just sooooo good.
I love 'em. Good games. Though Champions is also good. Mutants and Masterminds also. And good thing about those, is you got both comic company's characters translated to the system. Yay for JSA-Avengers running together, or Titans-X-men hanging out with each other.
ah yes, I first played this game about 3 years ago, well after i got into clix. I made
the whole party and we used them to play the game. It was fun. I had an ironman/warmachine suit that had god gundam's powers, it was cool.
I started out with earthdawn and that is still my fav system, then marvel and sec. ed star wars, tsr editions.
I once thought about makeing new rules with the new books that came out but i have not had time.
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I started playing the TSR Marvel RPG back when the first set in the yellow box came out. I played and DM's D&D but I was always a comic book collector and fan and the Marvel game was just what I wanted to run.
I played the game for years and switched over to the Advanced Rules set when it came out. I have most of the modules tucked away with my comic book collection and I have them all duped on my computer in PDF form.
Also, I played and GM'd the Mayfair DC game, which was another great game.
Later, in college I discovered Champions and that became my game of choice for Super Hero RPG's. Champions was the choice for home grown campaigns and characters, while the Marvel and DC games were used for games in the MArvel and DC universe.
To be a child in the 80's again...I remember it fondly as well. My brother and used to play it with our neighborhood friends, after some parents in the area starting banning D+D due to its "satanic influences". FASERIP- classic.
LOVED this RPG! I had a bunch of the materials as did my best friend. We were big D&D players and the Marvel RPG was the next most frequent RPG for us. I actually have a friend now that's trying to cl=ollect all of the materials as he wants to get a nostalgic campaign going. heh