I’m currently working on editing a new episode of Dice Monkey Radio, where I interview Cam Banks, the creator of the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Game. In the meantime, MWP has released a four-page preview of their Operations Manual, the rulebook that features the basic rules of the game.
The preview looks fantastic. The four pages give the basic mechanics for the game, and present them in a really straight-forward manner. Additionally, there’s a blue bar along the side of the page, which contains cross-referencing materials. If you see a term you aren’t familiar with, you can see exactly where to turn to get that information. That’s amazing! I’ve never seen an RPG do that.
A lot of people complain about RPGs not having an index, and this is a giant step above. The only way it could be easier to find the information you need is for the book to read your mind and automatically turn the pages for you.
I’m getting more and more excited for this game as time goes on.