Rogue Leader
 member, 9 posts
 Standing by.
Wed 11 Nov 2020
at 17:33
IC: GMless, Randomly-Generated Marvel Heroic Roleplaying?
Would there be any interest in a canon Marvel Heroic Roleplaying game, run without a GM by using the Motif Story Engine system? The idea is that everyone helps in writing an ongoing freeform story, and whenever a variable is introduced (anything from an NPC we need a reaction from to a villain appearing), we roll on a chart to determine the specifics. Players (including me) would take turns rolling as needed, and there would be a separate thread detailing whatever gets created. Everything else is handled through the MHR rules.
sbodmann
 member, 130 posts
Wed 11 Nov 2020
at 18:16
IC: GMless, Randomly-Generated Marvel Heroic Roleplaying?
I'd be interested in trying that.
aguy777
 member, 339 posts
 Join Date:
 Thu, 28 Nov, 2013
Thu 12 Nov 2020
at 11:11
IC: GMless, Randomly-Generated Marvel Heroic Roleplaying?
I'd be interested in something like this.
Knight_Vassal
 member, 551 posts
Thu 12 Nov 2020
at 15:50
IC: GMless, Randomly-Generated Marvel Heroic Roleplaying?
Neat concept but omg hurts my head. So who runs the NPCs and Villains?
Rogue Leader
 member, 10 posts
 Standing by.
Thu 12 Nov 2020
at 19:04
IC: GMless, Randomly-Generated Marvel Heroic Roleplaying?
Everyone does. The Doom Pool sits in the middle, and if you introduce, say, a rogue Sentinel, you build his dice pool, roll for him, and provide the results.

If the players need to know the temperament of the bouncer at the club where Dazzler is performing, there's a chart for that.

If you're not into a wild ride based on randomization, that's cool too. There are plenty of structured games kicking around the site. :)
Knight_Vassal
 member, 553 posts
Thu 12 Nov 2020
at 20:42
IC: GMless, Randomly-Generated Marvel Heroic Roleplaying?
In reply to Rogue Leader (msg # 5):

Trying to understand that's all and I'm sure others might be curious too. So yeah never seen a game without an actual GM on here.
Rogue Leader
 member, 11 posts
 Standing by.
Thu 12 Nov 2020
at 21:10
IC: GMless, Randomly-Generated Marvel Heroic Roleplaying?
Me either, that's why I want to try this one out.
sbodmann
 member, 131 posts
Thu 12 Nov 2020
at 21:33
IC: GMless, Randomly-Generated Marvel Heroic Roleplaying?
One thing I think will be necessary is everyone agree to the "rules of improv". Especially the first one: "Yes, AND" or the contrapositive: Never negate.

https://www.pantheater.com/rules-of-improv.html
Rogue Leader
 member, 12 posts
 Standing by.
Thu 12 Nov 2020
at 21:44
IC: GMless, Randomly-Generated Marvel Heroic Roleplaying?
Absolutely, without question.
Rogue Leader
 member, 13 posts
 Standing by.
Fri 13 Nov 2020
at 15:08
IC: GMless, Randomly-Generated Marvel Heroic Roleplaying?
I think we can do this. For now don't worry about what character you want to play, just provide interest and I'll add you generically until we've nailed down particulars together.

Here's the link:

link to another game

This message was last edited by the user at 15:11, Fri 13 Nov.