Shout-Out – Marvel Heroic Roleplaying

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Back in 2010, Margaret Weis Productions released one of the best Superhero tabletop rpgs on the market: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying (MHR). Using a permutation of their already impressive Cortex+ system, MHR did what most Superhero games do not and emulate the nature of comics, as opposed to emulating superpowers.

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Doing Jedi Right

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My love for Star Wars is no secret: I’m a huge fan.

The element that is most “Star Wars” to me is the Jedi/Sith conflict (and the force, which comes with it).¬†While it isn’t the defining factor for everyone, it is the most unique element of Star Wars.

The Force, a mystical energy field generated by all life forms, is split between the light and the dark, good and evil. From this divide, an order of selfless warrior-monks and a secretive enclave of self-absorbed deceivers battle throughout the centuries in the name of their side of this cosmic battle. All of this occurring in a pulpy science fantasy setting that, outside this element, leans on the science-fiction side.

As many love the Jedi and the Sith, one might wonder what elements make them unique and how this can inspire works in their own settings.

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