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Ironman's Tech Speciality allows him to create stunts to jury-rig equpiment, reroute tech systems etc. Invoking this in combat could mean turning an enemy's technology against them A huge part of Ironman's character is the techno-babble, he often solves problems using it (for instance in the recent cartoon series he remembers a random port number that Stark ...


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An official "word of god" as it was from Cam Banks on the Margaret Weis Forums, specifically states that the intention behind giving Iron Man Tech Specialty was that he would use it instead of Combat in general. The text from the book states (emphasis mine): You can use, repair, and invent electronic, digital, or mechanical gear. As it states, anytime ...


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The Watcher never rolls against himself. In cases where the Watcher character is unopposed, such as this, they use their action to apply a die from their datafile (one of the ones that would be in their dice pool) directly as an effect. So, a Watcher character with Godlike Strength d12 could spend their action smashing the heck out of a Scene and add d12 ...


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If a villain wants to do an action that doesn't target a specific hero, what happens? It works. Either the heroes try to prevent it (and then, they are the ones rolling against), or it happens automatically. There would be no point in having the villain try to do his 'villaining' unresisted, and fail just by himself, right? So, no rolls. On the other ...


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Let us use simple math and probability. The standard starting doom pool is 2d6. So for starters we get difficulty < 4 66% of the time with d6 effect. That is pretty easy and not really challenging to most heroes. So what would challenge the heroes? Let's say that a difficulty that they can overcome only 30% of the time is really challenging. How many ...


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There is a Marvel Heroic plugin for G+ Hangouts. We use that. It allows not just die rolls, but color coding for keeping die results or die type, and "click to keep" flexability; which allows you to keep more than the normal amount of dice (like if they pp to add more dice). In addition it has a Plot Point tracker. Edited to add: @Jay suggests that the ...


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The "spotlight scene" doesn't necessarily exclude the other heroes, but the focus of the attention should be on the wounded character; the trade-off here is one additional dangerous scene for him or her rather than losing the character for the rest of the Act or moving the timeline forward enough for them to heal. (It shouldn't be the next Action scene ...


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You might want to check out the communities on Google Plus. For awhile I know one of my friends ran "Marvel Mondays" - he'd run an online hangout (video chat) session for about 2 hours every Monday with a good focus on drop in games. The nice thing is that G+ Hangouts has solid dice roller options. Start asking around and I bet you'd be able to find ...


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Using the Large-Scale Threat rules (OM115) and the rules for Affiliation (OM62), the answer is A. He would roll his single d6 Buddy affiliation with no other penalty. This is intentional, as it allows for imposing threats to not be one-shotted. However, once the heroes have gotten Thanos down to a single Solo die -- and good on them for doing so -- he's ...


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Some powers do have, within their description, effects beyond their mechanical ones. Durability is a common example: at d10, you're not just rolling an extra die; you're proof against small-arms fire. Intangibility is similar; at d10, only "super-high density" substances can touch you, which wouldn't ordinarily include a thrown pipe. Though I disagree with ...


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Here's is my take on this problem. Mechanically, I agree with your statement "intangibility is just a die to add to Reaction rolls, not an automatic effect that allows you to ignore everything, that requires SFX." ...


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Well, I have an answer of sorts, as Cam Banks answered to my question somewhere else. Since Cam has an account here, I will remove this answer if he ever passes by. Here is his answer: There is actually an order in play here. Firstly, he exploits his own stress, including it in his reaction. After rolling the dice for his reaction, his stress is ...


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I've found that the Doom Pool is best built through introducing Complications early for the PCs to focus on. Rather than pitting them immediately against a villain, allow them to use their efforts to fight smaller independent problems; in "Breakout," for example, I introduced things like "Blackout d10" and "Panicked Crowd d8." This gives them a chance to get ...


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There are several VOIP games running. Some are actively recruiting on the Margaret Weiss Productions forums (http://www.margaretweis.com/forum/index.php), and on RPG Geek (http://rpggeek.com), as well as the GooglePlus MHR community (https://plus.google.com/communities/113114436417291762579). In the case of RPG Geek, the people I've seen looking for players ...


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This isn't quite a complete answer, but both forms of Beserk are valid for PCs and NPCs (though you probably want the latter for NPCs). From OM90: Berserk - Add a die from the doom pool to one or more attack actions. Step up the doom pool die by +1 for each action; return it to the doom pool when your done. Variations include a PP cost, but the ...


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There are many different ways to cast an NPC as an Unlockable resource. Here are a few: Resource for the duration of an Act: This is a pretty simple way to model this kind of support. Usually for 5 XP, the hero has a d8 or d10 Resource for the entire Act to represent Master Splinter's help. Alternatives to this method include, instead of a Resource ...


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@wax eagle covers the bases in his answer. There are examples of each of the combinations discussed: NPC or PC that borrows a die then steps it up and returns it (Wolverine[BR96] and corrupted Wolverine[OM94]), NPC that borrows a die then steps it back and returns it(several, e.g. Lady Deathstrike[CW106]), PC that pays a PP, borrows a die, steps it back and ...


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My answer is largely copied from a D&D specific answer here: I have read the D&D PHB but am still having trouble grasping some of the basics, how can I learn more? because I am reading between the lines and assuming some of this is that you're new to RPGs in general, not just Marvel, right? When you're just getting started, it is certainly possible ...


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I ran MHR for a one-shot just fine using chatchyourhare.com's dieroller and Skype. The combination of text chat, VOIP, and a visual die-roller made the game work pretty well; the one issue is that assembling dice-pools is slowed, since you can't simply show the die as you pick it up. chatchyourhare.com's dieroller Note that the catchyourhare die roller is ...



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