Once I read more of the rules I'll test out both of those character creation schema urbwar, and let you know how they work. Of course, since I haven't played my opinion will be a little skewed I'm sure. Still, I'll let you know.
Falgrim wrote:I got my copy yesterday. What I've read seems neat. I'm a bit surprised there is no formal character creation mechanic for the game.
It seems to me that would be a HUGE oversight. Or is it supposed to be a 'feature'?
They have a VERY vague suggestion section for making your own characters, but it is very informal and not fleshed out very much. I can see it making unbalanced groups, and requiring a lot of collaboration with the GM to prevent players from making characters that are hugely powerful or accidentally gimped.
As for why they did it that way, I imagine it has a lot to do with them focusing on people playing iconic Marvel characters. They provide a fair, but by no means expansive cross section of heroes to pick from. There are some glaring oversights on who they do not include, but I'm sure those heroes and villains will appear in future supplements. For example, I didn't see Loki, but they do have Thor.
Anyhow, I really like aspects of the system. So much so I actually picked up some poker chips on the cheap to use with it to represent Power Points and Doom Points that seem to build up and flow rather freely. It seems like it does high octane hero action well in that regard, and provides for a lot of twists, turns, and interaction with the Marvel universe given the general ease to pull in outside help from time to time.
So, yeah, the lack of formal character creation is an oversight in my opinion, but if what urbwar says is true that is in th works, and being able to play one's favorite Marvel characters is pretty cool.
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