Gen Con: New Marvel Comics RPG Games Announced By Margaret Weis Productions

By George Holochwost

Today in the Indiana Ballroom of the Marriott during GenCon, the team at Margaret Weis Productions revealed their secret identity as the new inheritors of the Marvel Universe RPG license.

The license begins in February of 2012 with sixteen books planned for the first year. The game will based based around event books – the first of which will be Civil War - each with a premium and essential edition supported by three supplements (or accessories) each provided in a similar format to Marvel's own trade paperbacks. The system will be MWP's own Cortex Plus and MWP's own Margaret Weis stated that the game should only require five to ten minutes to teach. The events will be tailored to pre-generated Marvel characters featured in the original Marvel releases, but original characters created by players are also an option.

Margaret Weis Publications plans sixteen books for the new line beginning in February of 2012.

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