Valkyrie Spoiler – Intergalactic Edition

Hey all!

We received a spoiler card to share with the community for the upcoming Valkyrie hero pack and it’s something that is going to rock this world – well maybe the entire cosmos. You may know that Marvel currently has an entire line of Star Wars comics – when I saw thew title of our spoiler I knew what was happened Star Wars was [not] coming to Marvel Champions and I couldn’t be more choked up about it. It’s the first place my mind goes when I think of a space-based alliance! As with out last few articles we decided to create some low-quality memes to introduce our spoiler – get ready for a new Rebel Cosmic Alliance!

Okay – okay Star Wars isn’t really coming to Champions (that I know of) but we can have some fun with some quality Star Wars / Champions hybrid memes. Let’s begin. No classic father daughter duo can compete with Vader and Leia. Okay maybe Nebula – she tries to outshine her father as a villain, hero and who knows probably minion!

I keep using the word Cosmic Alliance I should probably dump the spoiler in here before people click away! It’s another alliance card like those we’ve seen spoiled from the War Machine hero pack! From the War Machine insert we know “Alliance – Alliance is a new keyword that appears on some player cards in this pack. When a player declares their intention to play an alliance card, any player may help pay the costs for that card.” So – this card is certain to shine in multiplayer!

The card is rather exciting on it’s own. Choosing two characters to ready – you’ll want to do this when both characters have the chance to be used twice which can be a bit tricky with timing but can lead to some really fun cooperative play. It doesn’t have to target two identity cards either so you can use with with a hero and Ally. She-Hulk with Bug and an Energy spear on the board can swing for 12 total with just this event and 3 blank cards in hand. That’s pretty rad! You can listen to the rest of the crews thoughts here:

Back to the memes! I’m not done with Nebula yet – we contracted some meme work out to dr00! Who knows the meaning of the word surge!

It can’t be a Star Wars meme page without some kind of Anakin-Padme nonsense. I try to trick my group into playing Nebula this way all the time – it never goes well.

That’s probably enough GMW jokes but I couldn’t let this one slip away!

I sometimes feel like a droid when I look up you your identity in the RRG. I may start responding to ApotropaiC this way on discord and see if he explodes :p

All the MarvelCDB deck-builders know this feeling when a new pack drops and they want to submit their sweet write-ups (like serious go check out the decks by Brian-V). For me it’s usually that I forgot to add the packs to my collection!

We can’t be done with memes without ragging on leadership for a meme or two

I keep trying to find a deck where I can feel like Plo Koon. Maybe when we get a Squid-Boy hero pack.

Alright let’s wrap this up with two memes that perfectly describe my feelings when I see Advance!

Say it with me “It’s clap never clap safe clap to clap flip!”

That’s all the time I had for meme-ing this weekend it was a busy one. Be sure to talk about this spoiler where-ever you engage about Marvel Champions. I’m super stoked for the future of the game and alliance cards in general. Check with your local game shop or the Asmodee website to preorder Valkyrie due out later this year!

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!

A Smashing New Hulk Hero Pack Spoiler!

Fantasy Flight Games has graciously provided us with a spoiler from the upcoming Hulk Hero pack. We received an aggression card… without further blathering here it is!

You can bet Lester is excited to see a new aggression card. See what the podcast crew thinks in the video below form our YouTube channel! 

Be sure to join us in discussion of this card and more on the MCMPodcast Discord!

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  • 5/15 Critical Encounters
  • 5/16 Marvel Champions Monthly
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