Converting Marvel Super Heroes to Mighty Protectors

I never bought, nor did I ever play, Marvel Super Heroes (MSH), but it remains a popular superhero role-playing game and has a ton of content that is available online at Classic Marvel Forever.

Shown below are rules to allow a prospective GM to convert an MSH character into its equivalent MP character.

MSH is often referred to as ‘FASERIP’. This is an acronym of the games primary stats, or ‘abilities’ as they are called in MSH. See the chart below to assign MSH stats to an MP character.

Stats Chart

To get a range for stats and powers use the MSH Rank shown on the table below and cross-index it with the appropriate Mighty Protectors column. For example: a REMARKABLE strength is 18-23 in MP terms, a  REMARKABLE Agility is 24-29, and a REMARKABLE power would be 18-23 CPs in a Mighty Protectors Ability.

Big Chart


Weight: K=thousand, M=million, G=billion, T=trillion, P=quadrillion

MSH Abilities

1) To convert MSH Strength to MP Strength, cross-index the MSH Rank with the MP ST column.

2) To convert all other MSH Abilities to MP Basic Characteristics, cross-index the MSH Rank with the MP BC: EN,AG, IN, CL column.

MSH Fighting & Intuition

3) The Character gets Heightened Expertise, Class: +2 to hit with Melee Combat for each Rank Fighting exceeds his Agility.

4) The Character gets Heightened Expertise, Specialist +2 to hit for each Column Shift he receives with special attacks.

5) The Character gets Heightened Senses, Acute Sense +6 (5) for each Rank that his Intuition exceeds his Reason.

6) The Character gets Heightened Initiative +2 (5) for each Rank that his Intuition exceeds his Psyche.

MSH Resources

7) Cross index the Rank of the character’s MSH Resources with the CPs/Wealth column to determine how many CPs of Wealth the character receives. Example: Wasp (Janet van Dyne) has Remarkable Resources or 15 CPs (d6+d8) of the Wealth Ability.

MSH Talents

8) MSH Weapon and Fighting Talents: Each +1 CS (in MSH) equals a +2 bonus to hit in MP. Each +1 CS equals +2 damage in MP.

9) MSH Professional, Scientific, Mental, and Other Skills should be bought as MP Knowledge A, with each +1 CS equaling 2.5 CPs.

MSH Movement

10) One ‘area’ in MSH equals roughly 18″ in the Mighty Protectors rules.

Example: Electro

First off, there is no ‘Fighting’ stat in MP; it translates into CPs of Heightened Expertise, but only with melee attacks, and only if it exceeds the character’s Agility score (see Note #3 above). Electro’s Fighting rank is less than his Agility rank, so he gets no added bonus.

His Agility and Strength both translate into MP as 18-23, so I’ll give him an 18 ST and AG. His Endurance is Amazing, so I’ll give him a 36 EN. His Reason is Good, so I’ll give him a 12 IN. There is no ‘Intuition’ stat in MP, but because it is greater than his Reason stat, (see Note #5 above) he gets Heightened Senses of Acute Vision and Acute Sight. His Intuition is greater than his Psyche, so he gets +2 Ht. Initiative (see Note #6). Lastly, his Psyche is Typical, so I’ll give him a 10 CL.

His powers include: Incredible Electrical damage, Unearthly Electrical resistance, and 6 movement Areas per round. Cross-indexing ‘Incredible’ damage on the MP Ability CPs column shows 24-29, so I’ll give him 25 CPs of Lightning Control A) Electrical Blast. Since he has Unearthly resistance to electrical damage and Excellent resistance to other forms of energy, I’ll just give him Invulnerability to the Electromagnetic Sub-Type of damage. Lastly, he can move along electrical sources of power (eg: power lines) at 6 ‘areas’ per round. This translates into 108″ of movement in MP, so I’ll give him Speed: 24/96/33 mph (7.5), with a modifier that it only works on electrical lines (-5).

Putting it all together, and adding a few details like a Multi-Ability for his electrical damage and his weaknesses, I end up with the following translation of Electro into the Mighty Protectors rules:

Electro Sheet (PDF)

MSH Powers to MP Abilities Chart


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