Marvel Super Heroes Adventure Game
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Cover of Marvel Super Heroes Adventure Game
The Marvel Super Heroes Adventure Game is a role-playing game published by TSR, Inc. that uses the SAGA System. It should not be confused with the earlier Marvel Super Heroes Game (also published by TSR) or the later Marvel Universe Roleplaying Game (published by Marvel Comics).
The game box contained a Fate Deck, roster book, and instruction manual.
The Fate Deck was a deck of 96 cards used instead of dice in order to determine the outcome of actions and to help determine results. Each card contained a picture of a character, a Calling, an Aura (positive, neutral, or negative), and a Suit.
There were five Suits, each of which represented by a character. The Suits were:
- Strength Suit (color Green), represented by the Incredible Hulk
- Agility Suit (color Red), represented by Spider-Man
- Intellect Suit (color Blue), represented by Mister Fantastic
- Willpower Suit (color Purple), represented by Doctor Strange
- Doom Suit (color Black), represented by Doctor Doom
The roster book contained the game details and biographies of 31 Heroes and 19 Villains.
The Game Book
The game book was an instruction manual that guided players in how to play the game and create their own characters.
The game rules were fairly simple. Each character had 4 abilities, which were rated from 1 to 30, with 10 being the non-powered human maximum. Abilities that were considered Superhuman (Hulk's Strength, Spider Man's Agility, Mr. Fantastic's Intellect, and Dr. Strange's Willpower) were rated between 11 and 20. Only Cosmic level characters, such as Galactus, could have an Ability between 21 and 30. Each character also had an Edge rated from 0 to 4, (Cosmic level characters could have an Edge of 5). A character had a starting Hand Size equal to the character's Edge plus 2. The Edge was the character's level rating, a 0 was a supporting character (though there were villains who had an Edge of 0, such as the X-Men villain Proteus, or the Avengers villain the Super Adaptoid). Edge 1 was an inexperienced hero such as Jubilee of the X-Men. Edge 2 were experienced heroes, such as The Human Torch, Jean Grey, or Hawkeye. Edge 3 were expert level characters, such as Mr. Fantastic, Iron Man, Cyclops, and Professor X. Edge 4 characters were the very best at what they did, such as Dr. Doom, Magneto, or Captain America.
Characters also had 111 Powers and over 100 Skills to choose from, each of which had one of the Ability Suits as its Trump Suit.
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