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Re: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, slice by slice

Postby dpmcalister » 10:20pm on 07 Mar 12

Baz King wrote:How did the slice by slice format work for you? I'm happy to do more if there's an audience. Any suggestions?

I enjoyed it. I'd probably still use the old MSH rules so it hasn't sold the game to me, but it did help me come to that decision so that's a success in one regard :)

Not got any suggestions for future ones as I always seem to be behind the drag curve when it comes to new systems (I'm only just getting into Unisystem for example!)
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Postby Baz King » 10:35pm on 07 Mar 12

Kaiserjez wrote:
Baz King wrote:
How did the slice by slice format work for you? I'm happy to do more if there's an audience. Any suggestions?


D&D 4th Ed please


Awesome. There you go, review done!

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Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, slice by slice

Postby Baz King » 10:37pm on 07 Mar 12

dpmcalister wrote:
Baz King wrote:How did the slice by slice format work for you? I'm happy to do more if there's an audience. Any suggestions?

I enjoyed it. I'd probably still use the old MSH rules so it hasn't sold the game to me, but it did help me come to that decision so that's a success in one regard :)

Not got any suggestions for future ones as I always seem to be behind the drag curve when it comes to new systems (I'm only just getting into Unisystem for example!)


Actually, I think Unisystem is underrated. It doesn't seem to get much press these days unfortunately.
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Re: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, slice by slice

Postby Kaiserjez » 8:58am on 08 Mar 12

Baz King wrote:
Kaiserjez wrote:
Baz King wrote:
How did the slice by slice format work for you? I'm happy to do more if there's an audience. Any suggestions?


D&D 4th Ed please


Awesome. There you go, review done!

;)

I was serious!

I had decided not to buy MHR before this thread, you managed to convince me to give it a punt.

Perhaps you can work your magic with D&D 4th?
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Re: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, slice by slice

Postby Neil Smith » 9:42am on 08 Mar 12

Baz King wrote:And with that, there endeth the review. Thanks for sticking with it, the discussions have been ace. Let's keep that going with some actual play?

How did the slice by slice format work for you? I'm happy to do more if there's an audience. Any suggestions?
I really enjoyed it. It was nice to read a more in-depth review of a game. I'd happily read another one similar. How about doing The One Ring?

What came through quite clearly is that the Marvel mechanics are quite different from most games, so it's hard to judge if they're actually any good from reading the rules. I've played a fair bit of Smallville, so it's not that new to me. Yes, there's a lot of arbitrary Vocabulary with Capital Letters, but once you learn that, Cortex+ games flow very at the table.

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Re: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, slice by slice

Postby w00hoo » 10:29am on 08 Mar 12

If it doesn't clash I'll happily play the game at the Cow. I've been looking to play some Cortex+ for a while now and reading through this look at the newest game has just increased that desire.

Thanks for all the hard work putting this up Baz, I'd happily read more and agree The One Ring could be the next thing to do, or possibly Albion?
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Postby Baz King » 10:31am on 08 Mar 12

Kaiserjez wrote:
Baz King wrote:
Kaiserjez wrote:[quote="Baz King"]

How did the slice by slice format work for you? I'm happy to do more if there's an audience. Any suggestions?


D&D 4th Ed please


Awesome. There you go, review done!

;)

I was serious!

I had decided not to buy MHR before this thread, you managed to convince me to give it a punt.

Perhaps you can work your magic with D&D 4th?[/quote]

Could do, difficult to know where to start or end with that one though. I'm due to be play testing the next edition soon, so perhaps that might be more appropriate for review.
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Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, slice by slice

Postby Baz King » 10:33am on 08 Mar 12

The One Ring doesn't particularly float my boat to be honest. I got burned out on Tolkien when I worked for GW.

Albion I know nothing about. I'll have a look, and see if it has curb appeal.
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Re: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, slice by slice

Postby Kaiserjez » 10:36am on 08 Mar 12

I'm about halfway through a review a review of Albion, it got sidelined a couple of weeks ago but I keep on meaning to dust it off. (Not that this means you shouldn't do it as well though Baz!)

How about one of the more recent FATE games? Kerberos Club or Bulldogs! would be nice.
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Postby Baz King » 11:25am on 08 Mar 12

Very tempted by Bulldogs!
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Re: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, slice by slice

Postby Neil Smith » 12:05pm on 08 Mar 12

Baz King wrote:Very tempted by Bulldogs!
...which is also dirt cheap on DriveThru at the moment (the offer seems to end yesterday, but that could be midnight wherever their servers are).
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Re: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, slice by slice

Postby DigitalMage » 12:06pm on 08 Mar 12

Bulldogs! looks to be a good game and finally one that presents the FATE system in a concise format (it was the lack of such a product that encouraged me to create Free FATE). I have read it but not yet played it so it would be interesting to see others' views on it.
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Re: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, slice by slice

Postby Tim Gray » 2:01pm on 08 Mar 12

Hey, stop confusing the man with unnecessary extra choices!

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Re: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, slice by slice

Postby Peanut » 3:18pm on 08 Mar 12

For anyone interested, as I've linked this thread over there, here's a thread on the Dragonlance Forums discussing MHR including comments by Cam Banks.
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Re: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, slice by slice

Postby John Anderson » 4:33pm on 08 Mar 12

Baz King wrote:...Let's keep that going with some actual play?...


AP (Breakout UK) as requested, and many thanks for the thread, very useful and an enjoyable read.
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