DOTW #8: Nebula / Leadership

Deck of the Week is a miniseries from KennedyHawk on the MCM team. We interrupt out planned core set revisit with a new hero pack drop – Nebula!

Decklist: https://marvelcdb.com/decklist/view/12860/the-one-where-nebula-flips-only-to-hero-two-times-1.0

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DOTW #7: Black Panther Protection

Deck of the Week is a miniseries from KennedyHawk on the MCM team. After a break we are back with Deck of the Week for the next four weeks covering core set heroes with the new expanded cardpool! This week Black Panther / Protection!

Decklist: https://marvelcdb.com/decklist/view/12631/black-panther-pincushion-1.0

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MCM #47: Designer Dark Dimension – Legacy Games

Welcome to Marvel Champions Monthly: a fan podcast about the game Marvel Champions! Join Kennedy, Attercop, and Amerikano on this experimental episode as we theory craft hypothetical variants for future Champions expansions. This episodes topic: Legacy Games.

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Mad Titan’s Shadow Spoiler Double Feature!

Hey all,

Courtesy of our friends at FFG we have been provided with a spoiler card or actually two to show for the upcoming Mad Titan’s Shadow release. We are very appreciative of the chance to play these spoilers so we were determined to find a fun way to present them to you all. I hope this isn’t trolling the audience too much but we’ve come up with a Top 5 list. The Top 5 ways a Determined player can Troll their teammates.

Yes, Marvel Champions is a co-op game but a lot of use like to clown each other especially against villains who allow it. Both of our spoiler cards have some great meme potential. Let’s look at some of the best ways to troll your fellow players.

5. Ignore optional triggers – regardless of common sense – but always for your own cool combo.

5. Ignore optional triggers – regardless of common sense – but always for your own cool combo.

Let’s get right to the spoilers. One of the cards we have to present is Determination. a new Justice resource. I hope we get one of these for each aspect!

This card contains an optional effect. I love getting my combos to work sometimes at the determent to the team. We had a particularly troll-full on theme Guardians game a few weeks back where Rocket kept killing minions in front of Venom (who was running a ton of aggression/minion tech) which led to a ton of dead cards in his hand. But oh so much card draw for the trash panda. This card is very strong and is sure to help a ton of Justice decks. You’ll be spending this prior to an effect going off so you can use it to help set up Clear the Area and other shenanigans. This threat removal gets around Patrol but not Crisis icons!

4. Steal allies from each other’s discard

4. Steal allies from each other’s discard

There’s nothing quite like some good old core-set grief. One of my favorite moves as Leadership Iron Man is to steal Shuri from Black Panthers discard to get my tech upgrades going. Bonus points if this is just before T’Challa shuffles as you can now use Shuri over and over while they wait to shuffle her back in. No doubt – Make the Call can be super mean! There are some pro allies to steal: Shuri, Captain Marvel, Nick Fury all come to mind. It can be incredibly frustrating when this happens but often it’s for the greater good.

3. lol Hulk

3. Grief players with an energy-Hulk ally deck

Speaking of the core set. Let’s not forgot the first grief ally in the game. Hulk! I remember the first time I thought it was cute to run Hulk with a ton of energy resources to wipe out fields of Ultron Drones. I also remember killing many other heroes and allies along the way. You can make a totally silly Hulk deck focused on Hulk AOE. Just don’t bring it to my table at Gencon!

2. Heal the villain with First Aid

2. Heal the villain with First Aid

Fun fact – First aid allows players to heal the villain or minions in play. Why would you want to? Good question? Maybe someones about the eliminate a minion but you want them to top. Request and action and heal that Sandman to full health! Maybe you want to grind it out against Taskmaster to get all those kidnapped allies – but you can’t apply your status conditions without dealing some damage (e.g. Sonic Arrow). No problem, heal that villain and bring out your inner Punisher! Especially fun when players are low on health and could use the aid better!

1. Troll with the Troll
  1. Troll with a real troll!

Finally our other spoiler card. Pip the Troll.

While Adam’s signature ally doesn’t support an amazing body (1/1/2 stat line). He has an amazing cost and some out of this world abilities! First Pip comes in with a tough status card. He also comes in during the villain phase. So you can not only draw into him but throw him on the table to block with his tough card without fear of something else removing it. You can troll your fellow heroes so hard with this card. AND YOU SHOULD – he’s a troll after all. Scenario: Thanos attacks a hero with a base 4-7 ATK (we assume) you have the option to play Pip but no one needs to know. Then – you realize a lone Hydra Bomber could defeat your Protection Player friend, simply throw Pip down to block that Hydra bomber and see their reaction (it’s sure to be pleasant). Pip is one of the strongest signature allies in the game and is good news for design going forward. Powerful allies with unique abilities are some of my favorite parts of Marvel Champions and I hope we continue to see allies made with neat unique abilities. We wanted to get these spoilers out to the community ASAP but you can bet we will discuss them both in our next MCM episode!

Sadly – Red Skull himself – hacked into our e-mail servers and was releasing puzzle pieces for this spoiler all day on discord. A dedicated crew on the discord today was able to decipher Pip’s ability and identity even with Determination puzzle pieces thrown in the mix. Special shout-out to Snuggles who was piecing it all together. You can see the gears turning in the image below!

MCM #46.5 – Podcast Update and Announcements

Join KennedyHawk for a brief update on the show and announcement for a few live show events in the coming months!

Discord for live-shows: https://discord.gg/epAzHdw

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MCM #46: Intergalactic Smash-Up Part 2 of 2

Welcome to Marvel Champions Monthly: a fan podcast about the game Marvel Champions! Join Kennedy, Attercop, Amerikano and Crimson on a 2-part adventure. We’ll be revealing and over viewing this year’s “Smash-Up” decks. Like last year these decks are meant to be played with any hero for a fun, thematic battle in a game of Marvel Champions. This week we go over 2 protection and 2 justice decks – as a bonus you can build all 8 of these decks with one collection!

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DOTW #5: Wasp Aggression

Deck of the Week is a miniseries from KennedyHawk on the MCM team. Each week I’ll overview a deck, do a write-up on marvelcdb and hopefully record some gameplay videos for the future. This issue we will talk all about Wasp / Aggression and overkill multipliers! Let’s Math it Up!

Youtube Plays: Coming Soon!

Decklist: https://marvelcdb.com/decklist/view/11789/wasp-aggression-oversized-overkill-1.0

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MCM #45: The Shrine of Drax (aka fun-Hulk)

Welcome to Marvel Champions Monthly: a fan podcast about the game Marvel Champions! Join Kennedy, Attercop, Amerikano and Crimson on a review episode of the Drax hero pack – find out about our favorite cards and here the winner of a Drax pack for picking Amerikano’s favorite Drax meme!

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DOTW #3: She-Hulk / Justice

Deck of the Week is a miniseries from KennedyHawk on the MCM team. Each week I’ll overview a deck, do a write-up on marvelcdb and hopefully record some gameplay videos for the future. This third issue was chosen by our Patrons who wanted me to create a She-Hulk / Justice deck. I focused on the ability to bounce Hellcat every turn and found it to be extremely potent!

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DOTW #2: Ms. Marvel Protection

Deck of the Week is a miniseries from KennedyHawk on the MCM team. Each week I’ll overview a deck, do a write-up on marvelcdb and hopefully record some gameplay videos for the future. This second issue was chosen by our Patrons who wanted me to create a Ms. Marvel / Protection deck – I really wanted to make use out of a binder fodder card – Fighting Fit.

I hope you check this deck out and let me know how your results go with Kamala Khan in green!

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