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Today’s preview is brought to you by co-founder of Super Awesome Games and co-designer of Vs. System® 2PCG®, Danny Mandel.
Earth 199999 Arc, Vol 1, Issue 4 – The MCU Battles
Welcome to today’s preview article. This time around we’re going to look at some of the weirder cards in the Vs. System® 2PCG®: The MCU Battles set.
Let’s start off with someone I’ll bet you didn’t see coming:
In Marvel’s Iron Man 3, we found out that the Mandarin was really just Trevor Slattery. But in the Marvel One Shot: All Hail the King, it turned out The Ten Rings organization is pretty upset at Trevor. And there just might be a real Mandarin after all.
In the Vs. System® 2PCG® this is represented by your Behind the Camera pile which is made up of two copies of Trevor Slattery and one copy of The Ten Rings. When Mandarin gets KO’d, you’ll put a random one of those cards into your hand without showing it to your opponent. There’s a good chance it’s just lowly Trevor:
You won’t get much use out of Trevor, although maybe your opponent will make you discard a card and you’ll be like, BAM! Trevor.
But perhaps it’s The Ten Rings:
Now let’s take a look at a card that makes us very, um, happy?
When the opportunity presents itself we love making cards that reference other cards. In this set, each of the core four Avengers gets one helper character:
Finally let’s put a suit of armor around the world:
The MCU version of Ultron is really six main characters in one. If he’s your main character, you’ll need to bring an Ultron Facility which is a separate pile of five cards: two more copies of his Level 1, two copies of his Level 2, and one copy of his Level 3.
Whenever you use his There’s Only One Path to Peace power, you’ll put one of the lowest level Ultrons in your Ultron Facility onto your side.
This allows you to have multiple main characters in play at the same time. If one gets KO’d, it goes back to your Ultron Facility. And if all of them are out of play at the same time you’ll lose the game.
If all three Level 1s are in play, you can start bringing Level 2s into play. And if they’re both in play, you can bring out his Level 3:
Remember: if you can’t fulfill every part of an effect you still do as much as you can. For example, if your opponent is unable to lift their cards thousands of feet into the air, they will still all get dropped into their KO pile. (i.e., They all get KO’d.)
We hope you enjoyed today’s preview. Tune in next time for a look at the heroes among us.
Vs. System® 2PCG®: The MCU Battles hits stores this May.