Sunday, April 28, 2013

Bon Voyage, Marvel Heroic

We hardly knew ye.

After only a year of publication, Margaret Weis Productions announced this week that they're shutting down publication on their (amazingly good) Marvel Heroic Roleplaying game. Powered by Cortex+, the game is an amazing piece of work if you like superheroes--but it's also great for hacking.

Personally, I've spent the last couple of months adapting it to run Exalted. While my current Mutants & Masterminds 3Exalted game has been a lot of fun, MHR is the system I probably would have run the game in if it had been available when I started. It feels odd to be recommending a game that you won't be able to buy after April 30, but I think anyone who has even the smallest amount of interest should go and grab the PDFs while they're still out there.

Or you could just hop over and read my CortExalted hack. I still recommend picking up the corebook, though, since a lot of the game won't make sense if you don't get it. Hopefully, we'll be seeing a generic version of Cortex+ Heroic at some point in the near future. It's too good a game to let it languish.