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Today’s preview is brought to you by the co-founders of Super Awesome Games and co-designers of Vs. System® 2PCG®; Danny Mandel and Ben Cichoski.
Welcome to the third and final preview for the Crossover 2018 Issue for the VS. System 2PCG! As promised we are going to be showing you only one card. And it’s a doozy! But first, some backstory.
I was born in the summer of 1976, on a cool but sunny New England day, at 9 in the morning. For my first year, I didn’t do much, just sort of laid around really. But it was in my second year that I made a startling discovery; the Phoenix Force — a cosmic entity, a fundamental force of life and light. It is one of the most powerful entities in the universe and it has bonded to many different hosts over the millennia — most notable of which, on Earth at least, is Jean Grey. When bonded with the Phoenix Force, she is better known as the powerful Phoenix!
But while Jean’s mind is one of the strongest in the universe, she is still human (well, homo superior). Which brings with it all the nobility but also the flaws of that species. And although the Phoenix Force is nigh-omnipotent, it isn’t immune to the power of human emotions. These emotions have the ability to twist the Phoenix Force into something bent on death and destruction, instead of life and light. When this happens to Jean she becomes…Dark Phoenix!
Dark Phoenix has the raw power of Phoenix, but without the restraint of Jean’s mind and conscience. She is the essence of a destroyer. We have represented this terrible power with her Deconstruct the Universe power. When Dark Phoenix Deconstructs the Universe, an entire concept of the game gets removed for the rest of the game (even if she leaves play). It is as if that concept never existed. If, as a result of this, the wording of a card’s power is unclear, the part that is unclear does nothing. Here’s how removing each concept works:
(such as a face-down resource or an equipment that has become a character via Arnim Zola’s ESP Box). Remove the term “equipment” from all card text. For the rest of the game, ignore any effects that would cause equipment to enter the game in any way.
So, as you can see, she is pretty thorough. But you can’t say she’s not fair – she affects all players and sides. She is clearly very powerful, with only one obvious weakness – she can’t appear if your main character is Dark Phoenix.
We hope you use Dark Phoenix wisely and justly in your future endeavors. But we won’t hold our breath. Well, that’s it for our Crossover 2018 previews – the cards hit stores December 19th 2018. Enjoy!