Playtest Rulebook
Playtest Rulebook

Take on the roles of Marvel’s most famous Super Heroes — or create entirely new ones — to fight some of the most dangerous Super Villains in the Marvel Universe! Join Marvel and Tabletop RPG fans alike in this upcoming playtest of Marvel’s new game. Co-created by Matt Forbeck (THE MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA, Dungeons & Dragons: Endless Quest) and packed with illustrations by Marvel’s amazing artists, the PLAYTEST RULEBOOK features a subset of the rules for the upcoming game — including character creation and combat — plus an introductory scenario and full profiles for some of Marvel’s greatest heroes: Spider-Man, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Wolverine and more. To get started, all you need is this book, three six-sided dice and a group of friends. Players who grab the PLAYTEST RULEBOOK will also have the chance to offer official feedback on the rules and help shape the game for its full release. Don’t miss out on this chance to influence and enjoy the MARVEL MULTIVERSE ROLE-PLAYING GAME!

  • Play as an existing Marvel Super Hero, or create your own hero (or villain!) and build your own Marvel Multiverse saga with your friends.
  • Characters will be built using stats such as Might, Agility, Resilience, Vigilance, Ego and Logic.
  • Players: 2-6 (or more!)
  • Three standard six-sided dice (3d6) needed for play.
  • Gameplay will be governed by the all-new, all-different D616 system developed exclusively by Marvel! Hint: Rolling 6-1-6 will yield FANTASTIC results!
  • The Playtest Rulebook contains an exciting adventure as well as everything you need to know in order to build a character. Once you’ve begun your campaign, there will be instructions to drop Marvel a line – Your feedback may be factored into the core rulebook and subsequent releases!

This purchase unlocks the contents of this source in the Digital Reader and Game Compendium in the Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game Nexus on Demiplane, as well as in additional features as they enter Early Access.

  • Make gameplay fast and easy with full digital content, rules search, and interactive tooltips
  • Perfect for any way RPG fans play, in person with friends around your game table or virtually online
  • Discover games, find players, video and voice chat, and keep track of your game sessions with your free Demiplane account
Table Of Contents

/1/ Introduction

  • A Role-What?
  • What You Need to Play
  • Using This Book
  • Play It Safe
  • Which Universe?
  • Playtesting

/2/ Core Mechanics

  • The Action Check
  • Fantastic Rolls
  • Target Numbers
  • Edge and Trouble
  • Sample Character Profile
  • Spider-Man

/3/ Character Profile

  • Character Data
  • Rank
  • Archetype
  • Ability Scores
  • Health
  • Focus
  • Karma
  • Initiative Modifier
  • Speed
  • Damage
  • Size
  • Power Sets and Powers
  • Backstory
  • Traits

/4/ Combat

  • Sequence of Play
  • Determine Positions
  • Initiative
  • Taking a Turn
  • Delaying Things
  • Easy Actions
  • Standard Actions
  • Reactions
  • Movement Actions
  • Types of Movement
  • Falling
  • Dealing Damage
  • Healing
  • Conditions Summary
  • Objects

/5/ Creating a Character

  • Rank
  • Character Concept
  • Archetype
  • Ability Scores
  • Backstory and Traits
  • Powers
  • Other Scores
  • Building an Example Character
  • Character Data

/6/ Archetypes

  • Blaster
  • Bruiser
  • Genius
  • Polymath
  • Protector
  • Striker

/7/ Backstories & Traits

  • Backstories
  • Origins
  • Professions
  • Traits

/8/ Powers

  • Power Sets
  • Utility Powers
  • Powers
  • The Powers List
  • Power Descriptions

/9/ Marvel Heroes

  • Black Panther
  • Captain America
  • Captain Marvel
  • Groot
  • Iron Man
  • Rocket Raccoon
  • Shang-Chi
  • She-Hulk
  • Spider-Man
  • Storm
  • Thor (Jane Foster)
  • Thor (Thor Odinson)
  • Wolverine
  • Kingpin
  • Sabretooth
  • Vulture

/10/ Narrator

  • Setting Expectations
  • Ways to Play
  • Working With Ranks

/11/ Enter: Hydra (An Adventure)

  • The Heroes
  • Overview
  • The Opening
  • The Big Fight
  • The Aftermath
  • Hydra Agent

Glossary & Index

Rules Reference