Marvel Heroic: Handling Action Scenes

Marvel Heroic: Handling Action Scenes

I am amazed at how much I really enjoy the new Marvel Heroic Roleplaying game ((By Margaret Weis Productions, Ltd. Go buy it!)). When I look at my game play history, the superhero genre never really excited me.  Maybe it was those first few attempt at playing supers games. I attempted a brief run of Champions back in high school. In the one session we played, one of the heroes was "about two minutes away" from the scene were the battle was going on. It took him about three hours of play time before he arrived on the scene. That sort of sucked. Another Champions game had me playing a hero that grew like your Giant-Man/Goliath/Atlas characters. Unfortunately, we didn't realize that the growth power didn't come with added resistance from being shot with a gun, so Tower just grew 40' tall and was taken down by an Uzi. That sort of sucked, too. Oh, and I played one game in...
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The BattleTech DMG: Movement and Positioning

The BattleTech DMG: Movement and Positioning

One of the comments from the demo of the BattleTech DMG at GenCon last year was about getting more of the tactical aspects of the BattleTech game into the DMG. The proof of concept game was really a slugfest: two ‘Mechs pounding it out on the battlefield with Take Cover or Dodge cards allowing ‘Mechs to avoid getting hit. It really wasn’t much more than playing an occasional card to adjust your opponent’s chances of hitting. Playing the miniatures game, a lot of the gameplay comes into maneuvering your ‘Mech around into a better position, hoping to get flanking or around to where the enemy cannot react to your attack. Continue reading “The BattleTech DMG: Movement and Positioning” »...
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BattleTech DMG (not much of an) update

Long time, no update on the BattleTech DMG. In short, I've moved cross country and we're finally more or less recovered from the big move. Feedback from the demo at GenCon was positive, as I've mentioned here and at some other places. Now that things are looking like I have some more time coming up, I'm interested in developing the game a bit more before my next soft deadline to re-pitch the game. The month of December is, well, December, and that means family visits and the like. So while I'm planning on having a new version done over the next few weeks, I don't think I'll have anything on the BattleTech Deckbuilding 'Mechfighting Game ready to show until January ((Oh hi, it's March!)). Keep checking out this site -- I'll be in touch a bit more over the next few weeks....
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