So, if you've wanted to check out an RPG, but were waiting for a setting that resonated with you a little more, it may have just arrived.
Margaret Weis Productions, has just released the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Basic Game, and it's available for download on Drive Thru RPG right now. Margaret Weis is a legend in the industry for the Dragonlance novels she has writtern with Tracy Hickman, and her game company has put out some fantastic RPGs based on Firefly, Supernatural and Smallville, among others.
Here's the description of the game from the folks at MWP:
IT’S TIME TO STEP UP
The Avengers have been disassembled, the Fantastic Four are somewhere in space, and the X-Men aren’t answering their phone. When dozens of dangerous villains are sprung from the maximum-maximum security prison known as the Raft, who’s going to stop them? You are.
ALL THE RULES, ALL THE ACTION
Experience all of the pulse-pounding action and nail-biting drama of the Marvel Universe at your gaming table. It’s one thing to stop an alien invasion or throw down with the Juggernaut, but sometimes you've got to make the hard choices—will you let a dangerous villain escape in order to save an innocent life?. With the MARVEL HEROIC ROLEPLAYING Basic Game, that great power and great responsibility is yours.
The Basic Rulebook Includes:
Operations Manual: Easy to learn game rules for playing characters from the Marvel Universe and playing out your favorite Marvel Blockbuster Events!
Breakout: Based on the acclaimed story arc from Brian Michael Bendis’ New Avengers, including a super villain prison break and a perilous journey to the Savage Land!
Hero Datafiles: Game play sheets for many of your favorite Marvel Super Heroes, from Captain America and Spider-Man to the X-Men and Fantastic Four!
For two to eight players, ages 13 and up. Requires game dice.
You can download the Marvel Heroic Roeplaying Basic Game now for $12.99 DriveThruComics.com.
The print version of the game will be realeasing at the end of the month, and you can preorder it over at www.margaretweis.com.
I look forward to checking this one out and discussing it on the podcast.