Class was in session when Professor Bill from Comic Book University (aka Nerdarchy staff writer William C.) took a group of mild-mannered nerds for a trip to the heart of the Marvel Universe for a game of the Marvel Super Heroes Role-Playing Game.
Nerdarchists Dave and Ted, staff writers Megan R. Miller and Doug Vehovec and Intern Kyle sat down for the daily live chat and found themselves on a journey into mystery. Transported to New York City with only the clothes on their backs and whatever they had in their pockets, they’re confronted by a world filled with purse snatchers, Purifiers, bank robbers and a crime family well-known to Marvel fans (just don’t say their name out loud).
Bumbling their way into super heroism, the Nerdarchy crew uses the awesome power of meta-knowledge and slowly discovers their own superhuman powers on Earth-616 – at least, that’s where they think they landed. With Class 1000 knowledge of the Marvel Universe, our heroes might know they can survive the Good damage of a criminal’s gunshot, but who knows what will happen when they run into beings of Incredible, Amazing or Monstrous power?
In this first issue, the crew meets a few established Marvel heroes on a rollicking romp through NYC. Like your favorite Marvel superheroes, these Nerdarchists share plenty of foibles to balance their Remarkable abilities. Only time will tell if they rise to the occasion. With Karma on their side, they’re just a spandex suit away from taking their place among the icons of the Marvel universe.
In the next incredible installment of this new adventure, will the crew unlock new powers? Will they get any closer to finding out why they’re here? Will Ty Johnston find a sword hanging on a wall somewhere?!
Watch the video for a +2 column shift on getting caught up and be sure to like, share and subscribe to the Nerdarchy YouTube channel so you don’t miss the next issue or any of the other marvelous content. Live viewers will have opportunities to jump right into the fun by helping Professor Bill direct the action. Get out your percentile dice and Universal Table and follow along as the Nerdarchists discover the great responsibility that comes with great power.
And until next time, Excelsior! Uh…um…that is…stay nerdy!
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