DOTW #6: Black Widow 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 issue we will talk all about a revisit to my Black Widow Protection heroic clearing deck. It’s a very fun deck where you try to soak multiple attacks per villain phase!

Youtube Plays: Coming Soon!

Decklist:  https://marvelcdb.com/decklist/view/1268/black-widow-solo-protection-heroic-1-1.0

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Decked Halls 2020: Black Widow Aggression

This holiday season KennedyHawk returns to his Decked Halls series and brings each hero a gift with a new deck built using his least used aspect for each hero. For 14 days this miniseries will provide a short deck overview of a deck Kennedy is enjoying this winter season. Whatever holiday you celebrate we hope it brings you joy and look forward to an amazing 2021. Today’s deck is all about the powerful female characters in the Marvel Universe. In this 40 card deck each card featuring character artwork has a female presence front and center (the one exception is Winter Solider which we can’t control). Fight like a girl (and by that I mean go beat the villain!) using allies like She-Hulk, Tigra, and Spider-Girl. Make use of Black Widows Synthsuit  on the hero turn with Toe-to-Toe to trigger player turn preparations!

Black Widow Aggression Deck: https://marvelcdb.com/decklist/view/5893/black-widow-fight-like-a-girl-decked-halls-2020-1.0

Stealth Strike – Ep. 3 – Flying Rhinos!

Get in and Get out – complete the mission. I wish that’s how my games went. The minipodcast Stealth Strike continues with a third mission in our debut series. In this mini-series your host KennedyHawk will play and narrate games using a single deck. Our patrons have set up a tough line up of four villains for me. I’ll begin on Standard and each time I win I will increase the difficulty level so if I go 3-0 I’ll end up in a finale at heroic level 2! This is a new experimental type of episode where you get to experience some game-play along with me and hopefully feel like you are right there at the table. These will hopefully get better as they continue but be sure to let me know what things you enjoy and want things you don’t.

This third episode pits our Natasha against Rhino in a Heroic Battle as he brings out all sorts of tricks from Norman’s stash. Can Black Widow avoid the Rhino’s Charge? Find out! One more missions to go in our gauntlet after this and we’ll see what our record is with this SHIELD themed deck and take a break from Stealth Strike while we wait for the Rise of the Red Skull campaign release.

Decklist: https://marvelcdb.com/decklist/view/2228/stealth-strike-episodes-1-4-1.0

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Stealth Strike Ep. 2 – Shadows Deja Vu

Get in and Get out – complete the mission. I wish that’s how my games went. The minipodcast Stealth Strike continues with a second mission in our debut series. In this mini-series your host KennedyHawk will play and narrate games using a single deck. Our patrons have set up a tough line up of four villains for me. I’ll begin on Standard and each time I win I will increase the difficulty level so if I go 3-0 I’ll end up in a finale at heroic level 2! This is a new experimental type of episode where you get to experience some game-play along with me and hopefully feel like you are right there at the table. These will hopefully get better as they continue but be sure to let me know what things you enjoy and want things you don’t.

This second episode pits our Natasha a.k.a. the Black Widow deck against Expert Klaw with the Power Drain module, Another annoying minion makes a guest appearance but is it enough to stop the widow? Two more missions to go in our gauntlet after this and we’ll see what our record is with this SHIELD themed deck.

Decklist: https://marvelcdb.com/decklist/view/2228/stealth-strike-episodes-1-4-1.0

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Episode 12 – Widow’s Bite (Design Insight Interview with Matt Newman)

Join a reduced crew: KennedyHawk and Crimson along with special guest Matt Newman to discuss the design and stories behind the Black Widow hero pack. This episode is bite-sized but packs quite a sting. Let us know if you like the designer insight interview and we’ll try to line more of them up in the future! Special thanks to Matt for coming on the show and sharing all his thoughts and intents with the amazing Black Widow design!

Show notes…

  • 0:00 Intros
  • 1:00 Get to know Matt Newman (design for the Black Widow hero kit and other great games at Fantasy Flight Games!)
  • 7:00 Black Widow Design Discussion
  • 32:20 Arkham Horror LCG Primer
  • 35:30 End Interview!

Check out more information about the Black Widow hero pack on the Fantasy Flight Games website.

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Ep. 11 – The Widow’s Web (Black Widow Special!)

Join the MCM Podcast crew: KennedyHawk, Crimson, Lester, and Amerikano as they discuss Black widow and eagerly await her release. We discuss some recent plays and Crimson leads the Tony Stark Deck Garage segment into an interesting build of Black Widow Protection: Always Ready Widow (which uses new cards from both Widow’s and Dr. Stanges pack). In the second half of the episode we discuss our favorite cards in Black Widow’s pack and talk about the lore relationship between Winter Soldier and Natasha!

Thanks for listening!

Shownotes:

  • 0:00 Intros and Quarantine Survival Check
  • 3:00 Recent Plays
  • 13:00 Tony Stark’s Deck Garage – Black Widow / Protection with Crimson
  • 30:00 Black Widow – Favorite Cards
  • 51:00 Brief Lore Discussion

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Ep. 8.5 – Notes from an Alpha Flight Crewmen

Lester makes his triumphant return in this short issue 8.5.  Spoiler warning we discuss a potential hero to be revealed by FFG next week!

Lester gives us his feedback on our last Deck Garage and we do some rules pop-quizes about status cards. Lester gives us his opinions on Black Widow since he missed out in Episode 8. Next month we’ll have all three hosts together in one issue again!

00:00 Intros
01:00 Recent Plays
05:10 The Pulse – News Segment
10:45 Tony Stark’s Deck Garage Recap (Discuss Iron Man Leadership Further
18:30 Iron Man Lore Discussion
29:00 Jennifer Walters Rules Lawyer Minute (Rules topic discussion on Status Cards!)
43:40 Lester’s Black Widow Opinions

Ep. 8 – Iron Man “Deadly Solutions”

Join KennedyHawk and Crimson for a January issue of Marvel Champions Monthly. Lester was frozen in the North but we’ll get his comments later this month. In this episode we discuss recent Marvel Champions News, Recent Plays, Team Build a Deck, Argue about Indirect Damage and eventually discuss Black Widow spoilers!

00:00 Intros
01:45 The Pulse (news)
04:00 When We Last Saw our Heroes… (recent plays)
09:15 Listener Questions (’nuff said)
16:20 Tony Stark’s Deck Garage (Real time team deck build – this month Iron Man Leadership)
Iron Man Lore Discussion (postponed to next episode so Lester can join us)
46:00 Shield Toss Story (another play story)
49:00 Jennifer Walters Rules Lawyer Minute (Rules topic or debate)
56:00 Meanwhile… in a Secret Lair… (Strategy primer for “Doomsday Chair” encounter set)
1:01:35 Spoiler Talk (Black Widow Talk)

Iron Man Decklist: https://marvelcdb.com/decklist/view/462/mcm-episode-8-deckbuild-waiting-for-the-right-entrance-1.0

Iron Man Youtube Play Through #1: https://youtu.be/MGtypgu-N88

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