Ep. 19 – You Spin Me Right Round (Introducing the Card Text a Mini-Podcast)

Welcome to Marvel Champions Monthly: A Fan Podcast about the game Marvel Champions designed by Caleb Grace and Michael Boggs at Fantasy Flight Games. Join hosts: ApotropaiC, Scott Plays, and Theorel…. wait who are these hosts? This is a special episode where we introduce and get to know the hosts of “The Card Text” a new mini-podcast on the Marvel Champions Monthly feed. These three hosts will talk to you all about recent rulings and tricky situations in the game Marvel Champions. This introduction is a stand-alone episode but future content may appear as a mini-podcast segment within the typical MCM episodes. Either way this content will be in addition to the recordings we perform every other week. We hope you enjoy these three hosts as they try to tackle their first tricky topic: YOU!

  • 0:00 Intros
  • 01:30 The Card Text Intro
  • 2:00 Host Introductions
  • 5:50 Rulings to Be Covered
  • 27:00 Listener Question

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Ep. 18 – Dr. Strange’s Sorting Hat

Welcome to Marvel Champions Monthly: A Fan Podcast about the game Marvel Champions designed by Caleb Grace and Michael Boggs at Fantasy Flight Games. Join hosts: KennedyHawk, Crimson, Lester, and guest host Tommy as we discuss our favorite card game. This episode we celebrate the release of Doctor Stranger and take you into his wizarding world with a decklist prepared for each aspect of his magic. You can find the decklists embedded in the shownotes at our site: https://mcm-podcast.com/2020/07/12/ep-18-dr-stranges-sorting-hat After we discuss the Dr. Strange release we go over the recently announce Kang pack! If you want to hear our thoughts on individual Dr. Strange cards be sure to check out our card reviews on youtube!
  • 0:00 Intros
  • 01:00 Guest Host Intro
  • 6:50 Dr. Strange / Leadership
  • 14:30 Dr. Strange / Justice
  • 18:30 Dr. Strange / Protection
  • 24:30 Dr. Strange / Aggression
  • 29:40 Kang Announcement Discussion
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Ep. 17 – Tiers or Tears?

Welcome to Marvel Champions Monthly: A Fan Podcast about the game Marvel Champions designed by Caleb Grace and Michael Boggs at Fantasy Flight Games. Join hosts: KennedyHawk, Crimson, Lester, and Amerikano as we discuss our favorite card game. This episode we discuss each hero released so far (up through Black Widow). We discuss the best aspect pairing for each hero and rank them into tiers (S, A, B and C). Listen and hear which heroes come out on top and which are left in tears.

Shownotes

  • 0:00 Intros
  • 04:30 Tier Hero Rankings
  • 48:00 Listener Questions

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Ep. 16 – New Player Guide

Welcome to Marvel Champions Monthly: A Fan Podcast about the game Marvel Champions designed by Caleb Grace and Michael Boggs at Fantasy Flight Games. Join hosts: KennedyHawk, Crimson, Lester, and Amerikano as we discuss our favorite card game. This episode is for all the new players thinking about trying out this game. We overview the game, discuss some tips for starting out and strategy tips for newbies. Later in the episode we discuss common rules questions/mistakes, ways to bling out your game, and community resources. Check out the time stamps below to jump to the segment you are most interested to hear. You can also check out our SHIELD Agent Training article series geared at new players with new articles being posted 1-2 times a month.

Show Notes

  • 0:00 Intros
  • 01:45 Overview of Marvel Champions
  • 06:00 What to Buy?
  • 12:40 Starting Out and Deckbuilding
  • 24:20 Strategy Tips
  • 36:00 Common Rules Mistakes/Questions
  • 44:00 Component Upgrades
  • 56:00 Community Resources (Link)
  • 1:00:45 What other games might you enjoy?

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Ep 15 – Xandarian Worldmind (May 2020 Community Interviews)

Welcome to Marvel Champions Monthly: A Fan Podcast about the game Marvel Champions designed by Caleb Grace and Michael Boggs at Fantasy Flight Games. Join hosts: KennedyHawk, Crimson, Lester, and Amerikano as we discuss our favorite card game – Marvel Champions! A great community has begun to form around this game and we wanted to celebrate that with a series of brief community interviews. We’ve prerecorded several interviews with community members and other content creators to create a Worldmind episode. We hope you enjoy this perspective from the Marvel Champions Community.

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 Topics:

  • 0:00 Intros
  • 2:30 What is your favorite thing about Marvel Champions?
  • 11:30 What is your favorite hero/aspect combo and how to do you mulligan with that hero?
  • 35:00 If you could fight against any Marvel villain, who would you want to take your hero decks up against?
  • 50:00 Content Creator Plugs

Ep 14 – The Immortal Klaw (Villain Primer)

Welcome to Marvel Champions Monthly: a Fan Podcast about the card game Marvel Champions designed by Fantasy Flight games. In this issue we cover the core-set villain Klaw discussing some memorable games we’ve had, some lore, and some strategy to use against this unpredictable villain! Special Guest host Steve from the Critical Encounters Podcast joins us to cover the Aggression aspect for Lester. Thanks Steve!

Lore Comic List:

  • Fantastic Four (vol 1) #53 & #56
  • Avengers (vol 1) #54 & #55
  • Fantastic Four (vol 1) #326 & #327
  • Superior Carnage #1-5
  • Black Panther #166-171 (2016)

Show Notes:

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 2:30 Klaw Overview
  • 6:30 Memorable Klaw Games
  • 8:00 Special Guest Host Joins From Critical Encounters Podcast
  • 13:30 Klaw Lore
  • 21:00 T’Challa’s Tactical Talk – Strategies Against Klaw
  • 31:00 In a Secret Lair Somewhere – Modular sets suited for Klaw

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Ep. 13 – Super-Hero Smash Up!

Welcome to Marvel Champions Monthly: a Fan Podcast. We are a (now) twice a month podcast about Marvel Champions the card game by Fantasy Flight Games. In this Episode join hosts: KennedyHawk,  Crimson, and Amerikano as we go over various topics. We discuss a fun way to deck build for Marvel Champions, using the shuffle building concepts of AEG’s Smash Up. We provide 25 card decks (one for each aspect) that are meant to be versatile and shuffled in with any hero. Once Black Widow is publishable on MarvelCDB we’ll release them there. Finally, we dissect the nefarious villain phase and break down the exact steps that occur when a Villain activates!

Show Notes

0:00 Intro, News, Recent Plays

8:30 Carol Danvers Casual Champions

10:00 Super-Hero Smash Up (Justice)

17:30 Super-Hero Smash Up (Leadership)

23:50 Super-Hero Smash Up (Protection)

32:50 Super-Hero Smash Up (Aggression)

36:45 Rules Lawyer Debate: Villain Activation

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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. 10 – Hail Hydra! Campaign Box Announcement Special -and- A New Hero?

Join hosts: KennedyHawk, Crimson, and Lester as we dis— wait, what’s that — ANOTHER HOST! Amerikano joins the cast as a Protection specialized co-host. This episode is all about the big campaign box reveal. We’ll be discussing everything we’ve seen about the box with an overview of: Spider-woman, Hawkeye, the Villains, the Campaign mode and we’ll wrap things up with a discussion about the silhouette prompts for the next wave of villains and heroes! Special Thanks to Guardian Games from Portland, OR. You can find them on facebook and thank them for the support to our show.

Show notes:

Intros

Spider-Women Discussion (5:00)

Hawkeye Discussion (19:00)

Villain Discussion (36:00)

Campaign Mode Discussion (56:00)

New Silhouette Guesses (1:05:00)

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