Admittedly, I’ve been away from the boundless realms of graphic novel and comic books. Whether it’s because I’m hesitant to try new series or because money is always tight, I haven’t really gone too deep into comic books, especially nowadays. Now, I’ve caught up on a few series and read many of them after the fact, but I’ve never really gotten active within any fandoms… unless a handful of defunct and finished web-comics count for anything, that is. That said, I’ve been slowly been brought back into the fold thanks to Disney and Marvel teaming up for the relatively recent series of films that have been mostly pretty damn good. Save for a few sub-par installations, the films that have been released (sometimes more than) once a year have been fantastic. At the best, an excellent journey of action and heroism… and at worst? A good way to spend an evening, none the less.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has allowed theater goers to observe all parts of the expansive realms of Marvel; past, present and future. We’ve had stories jam packed with all sorts of adventure… and all sorts of adventure inspiration. These are mostly big stories full of drama and conflict, the righteous and the malicious, worlds thrown out of balance due to someone’s corrupt plans; worlds in need of great heroes, where said heroes rise up to the occasion. On top of that, they have a variety of moods and styles to them. The stories can range from world threatening menaces to stories about a struggling family to a conspiracy that seeks to intertwine itself with the very companies and governments we associate with. All around, there’s more than enough to work with. With that, let’s take a brief look at taking from MCU to enhance and inspire your games.
Editorial Note: Wait, what is this? Well, I wanted to shake things up a little. Considering it’s game related, I posted it here rather than on the original review blog. But, don’t be alarmed, I’m still going to produce as much gaming content as I can. But, I’m hoping this article will still be useful for you, at least to spark some ideas.
I was originally planning another theme, but Doctor Strange (and the rumors regarding Wizards of the Coast’s next release) revitalized my planar/multiverse theme! So, a bit off the cuff, but whatever! In fact, this article is very off the cuff and not really planned at all. Also, Marvel did not pay me to write this. I wanted to write this. I might just like the Marvel movies… a lot. Also, the following focuses more on the recent movies, for the most part. None the less, enjoy.