Episode 21: Critical Guest

You ain’t gonna think life’s so funny pal… Once I’ve covered you in paste!

Paste-pot Pet

This is Marvel Champions, and as we all know, where there are heroes, there are villains! It just wouldn’t work without them! So listeners join us as we welcome a very special guest, the villainous Vardean (Steve) from the Critical Encounters podcast. A podcast devoted to exploring the game from the point of view of the real protagonist of the comics, the ever-scheming villains. Not only do we highly recommend you guys check it out, but we thank him for joining us in this very special episode were we discuss the modular sets that come in the Green Goblin Scenario Pack.

Episode 20: Make the Call – Developers Assemble!

What do you want little man?

-The Hulk

We’ve got two very special guests this week: co-designers for Marvel Champions Caleb Grace and Michael Boggs! We talk about design decisions, Hulk and Dr. Strange, The Rise of the Red Skull campaign box, and even get a couple hint at spoilers. What goes on in the A.I.M. FFG offices where they develop this amazing game? Listen to find out! And remember to head to our Discord to discuss this episode and everything Marvel Champions.

We’ve like to thanks Caleb and Michael a bunch for joining us! Excelsior!

Episode 19: Spy games

“I am a spy. Not some rooftop-jumping archer, shield-wielding super-soldier, or shiny-metal philanthrobot. I need to make that clear on my business card. Espionage is shadow warfare. Cold combat.”

Natasha Romanoff

You’ve activated my prep card!  This week we dive into the newest hero pack: Black Widow!  We review her cards and give our impressions of this super-spy.  Does she qualify for a mission of taking down villains, or is this episode her burn notice?  Excelsior!

Episode 18: Pictures of Spider-Man


“There is such a things as being too much of a Hero”

Anyone after trying Heroic 3 in Marvel Champions

It’s time to be heroic.  It’s time to take on a challenge.  In this episode, we discuss heroic mode!  We talk strategy, deck-building, and how many times it has kicked our butts.  Is it possible to end such evil endeavors?  Excelsior!

Marvel Musings with Matt

Daily Bugle Newsroom

Gameplay Corner: Heroic Mode

Main Topic: Heroic Mode

Episode 17.5: Rise of Red Skull Hottakes, or the great EEEEEEEEEE!

“Freedom is only for the one who rules! All others must be slaves!”

The Red Skull

It’s finally announced! The first campaign expansion for Marvel Champions: Rise of the Red Skull! Join us as we give our hottakes on this highly anticipated product announcement. With two new heroes and five new scenarios, there’s a lot to discuss. Also, the best flavor text to ever be on a card! What is it? Listen and find out. Disagree? Join us on our discord for discussion!

Episode 17: 73 Coasters and a Special Guest

“From now on, it’s the Wrecker and the Wrecking Crew”

The Wrecker

This week, after a VERY special guest interview, we continue our Villain Busters series with the Wrecking Crew!  How do they fair against the might of Marvel’s heroes?  We also get in another round of deckbuilding and have a very special guest…Excelsior!

Episode Notes:
Special Guest Interview!
Marvel Musings with Matt
Daily Bugle Newsroom
Heroic/Rookie Article
Gameplay Corner: Wrecking Crew
Main Topic 1: Wrecking Crew
Main Topic 2: Live Deckbuild

Remember to continue this discussion in the Discord!

Episode 15: Deck-celsior Academy, Waffle Tactics Edition.

“I love the smeel of 372,844 pancakes in the morning. Smells like Victory.”

Deadpool

Matt, John, Carlos, Ben and Sam come together on one of the most important discussions in the history of humanity: which is better, Pancakes or Waffles? After, this we do take some time to discuss Marvel Champions, with comments on the recent news regarding the updated Rules Reference Guide. Are they defensible updates? Finally, we get a little abstract and discuss the concept of “tempo” and how to think about learning to strategize in this game.


If you disagree or would like to discuss our strategies you can join us on our discord (or any of other Marvel Champions related social media).
Discord Server: https://discord.gg/dXWBhSx

Episode 14: Villain Busters – Green Goblin

“Well that was easy…”

Famous last word of Marvel Champions players after defeating “Risky Business” just before starting “Mutagen Formula”.

Welcome listeners to Deck-celsior’s second round of Villain Busters, our series dedicated to strategy and tips in how to take down the scenarios of the Marvel Champions LCG. Join Ben, Matt, Carlos, Sam and John as they take on the Risk associated with handling Green Goblin’s Mutagen Formula in order to get you guys ready for this fights. We also give our opinions on the quality of the scenarios. What works? What doesn’t? And how OP is Hysteria?

Remember to continue this discussion in the Discord!