Marvel is launching a brand new official tabletop role-playing game. Marvel Multiverse will allow you to take on the role of existing Marvel heroes or create your own in order to battle iconic franchise villains. It'll arrive in 2022.
What do we know about Marvel Multiverse?
According to the official announcement over on the Marvel website, Marvel Multiverse will come complete with premade hero profiles for iconic heroes like Spider-Man, Black Panther, Storm, and more. The RPG is launching with the Playtest Rulebook, which will serve as an introduction to both the world of Marvel Multiverse and the new rule system the game utilizes.
Marvel Multiverse will feature art from various different Marvel comic book artists, and Marvel Encyclopedia and Dungeons and Dragons: Endless Quest scribe Matt Forbeck is handling writing duties. Forbeck calls the project "a dream come true", and says his experience designing TTRPGs and writing Marvel Encyclopedia means he feels "ready" to make the game something special for fans and newcomers alike.
How will Marvel Multiverse play?
In a fun nod to the MCU, Marvel is calling the Marvel Multiverse gameplay system "D616". Character stats will be split across six attributes: Might, Agility, Resilience, Vigilance, Ego, and Logic. Marvel says it'll be "accessible and easy-to-learn", and will feel like a "natural evolution" if you're a tabletop role-playing veteran. We'll almost certainly get more information about the D616 system and how it works for campaigns in the coming weeks and months.
Marvel Multiverse launches with its Playtest Rulebook sometime in 2022. If you grab the first book, you'll be able to provide feedback in order to help Marvel shape the game before a full release in 2023. Marvel says more info about the game is coming "soon", and that we'll get our first glimpse of the Playtest Rulebook this fall. Looks like it's finally time to settle those "who would win in a fight between" arguments.
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