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Scions of Alara: Zendikar will be played using Marvel Heroic RPG rules.

Here are some bullet points to help you with developing character concepts.

  • In this campaign players will be taking on the role of Planeswalkers.
  • This game begins after the events of Alara Reborn and at the beginning of the events of Zendikar.
  • Characters can come from anywhere in the Magic the Gathering Multiverse.

Affiliations

  • Since thematically most planeswalkers in the Magic the Gathering Multiverse would be considered to have a ‘Solo’ affiliation in the core MHRPG rules we will be replacing the core affiliation system with Color Affiliations.
  • Color Affiliations reflect how Planeswalkers rely on mana ties for their power. Characters are better at tapping the mana of lands and sources with which they share affinity.
  • There are five Color Affiliations corresponding to each of the five types of color magic: White, Green, Red, Black, and Blue.
  • Default characters will assign d10, d8, d8, d6, and d6 to their Color Affiliations.
  • Characters specializing in just two colors of magic may optionally assign d10, d10, d6, d6, d6 to their Color Affiliations.
  • Characters specializing in a single color of magic may optionally assign d12, d6, d6, d6, d6 to their Color Affiliations.

Specialties

  • The following Specializatons are not available: Cosmic, Mystic, Science, Tech, Vehicle
  • Cosmic is replaced by Planar and covers planeswalking. PCs cannot begin play with this.
  • Tech is replaced by Artifice and covered Artifacts
  • Vehicle is replaced by Riding and covers mounts.
  • Mystic is replaced by White Magic, Blue Magic, Green Magic, Red Magic, and Black Magic. Characters must specialize in each category of magic separately.

Create Milestones.

  • This is one of the best parts of this game system. You get to pick how you earn experience points. Be sure to check out the example Marvel character datafiles for inspiration. There will also be event specific milestones available every adventure.

Experience Points

  • PLACEHOLDER FOR SPECIAL XP PURCHASES
  • ALL THE USUAL STUFF PLUS
  • PREMADE ALLIES THAT CAN BE SUMMONED AS A RESOURCE/WILL FIGHT FOR YOU FOR A SCENE
  • MANA TIE STUFF SO CHARACTERS CAN LINK TO THEIR STRONGEST AFFINITIES IN OTHER PLANES

Further Resources

Zendikar
Worldwake
Magic 2012
Magic 2013

Shards of Alara Archives

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