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!

Deck-Celsior! Video Content Weekly (Sort of)

Hello everyone! I have gotten pretty behind with updating the video content here. Sorry it is mostly work and life stuff (and a little too much Runeterra in my free time). But anyways, we have TONS of new content up on youtube, which we really hope you enjoy!

John’s Solo Progression series: Part 8, 9 and 10.

Just in time for the new Wrecking Scenario to arrive, John’s finishes his progression run through the Green Goblin Scenario pack, completing all the scenarios in normal and expert, while also using all of the modular sets that came with the pack.

In our last Episode (Episode 13:Strange Bargains), we did a live deckbuild of a Ms. Marvel Agression build. We had a ton of dicussion and theories about what cards to put in and what quantity. So Sam has put the deck to test and I joined in for some commentary! It was a ton of fun and we both learned some interesting lessons!

Episode 13: Strange Bargains

Dormammu, I’ve come to bargain

Dr. Strange

Hello True Believers! And welcome to this most majestic new Deck-Celsior Episode. We have a full agenda today with some very interesting news! More than anything, we are announcing our Patreon. So click and join and any tier you want! Contributing to it will really help us keep getting better!

In other news, Doctor Strange has been announced, and we have invoke our mystic powers to discuss the first previewed cards. How do we think he will impact the game?

And finally, we did a live deckbuilding. By the result of our polls, we went for a Ms. Marvel deck, choosing aggression. While Sam happily builds his own version of a Hulk deck, the rest of us get into heated (but always fun!) discussions on how to build the best Ms. Marvel aggression deck. It was a really fun to this, and we hope you listeners join in on the discussion! Who is right? Who is Wong? Would you do it differently? Let us know on the Discord!

Our Ms. Marvel aggression deck: https://marvelcdb.com/deck/view/14250
Sam’s Ms. Marvel Hulk deck: https://marvelcdb.com/deck/view/14248

Episode 12: Stronger, Faster, Embiggen-er

“You’re WOLVERINE! My Wolverine-and-Storm-in-space fanfic was the third-most upvoted story on Freaking Awesome last month!”

Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan)

Time to stretch our brains and review the new cards from the Ms. Marvel hero pack!  The guys discuss their games with Ms. Marvel, as well as their thoughts on the hero in general. They also consider the community’s voice on the cards, discussing the results of the Facebook poll.  Are her cards a big deal, or does she just sneak by like small fry?  Excelsior! And remember to voice your opinion on Discord!

Deck-Celsior! Video Content Weekly (Sort of)

Deck-celsior! 4-player Expert Beatdown series: Volume 2, Expert Klaw

We continue our 4-player expert beatdown by taking on Klaw elite, arguable the hardest core-set encounter. Yeah Yeah… I know I promised this was going to be a progression-type thing. But, we got new heroes we were itching to play, so we decided on the most fun option. (Pro-tip: when playing games, even more so with coops, the most fun option is the best option).

John’s Solo Progression series: Part 6 and 7, Ultron Expert and Risky Business Standard.

FINALLY!! Says John as he climbs the mountain that is his core-set progression series where he decided to lock himself into She-Hulk to take down all version of the villains. And he does it! Amazing ain’t he, dear listeners? Watch as he finally take down Expert Ultron and moves into the Green Goblin scenario pack, now with access to new heroes.

Sam’s Deck Spotlight: Captain America “Anger Management”

In ENRAGES me (see what I did there) that the Enraged! player card had an overall negative response from the community, with a good deal of people giving it sad faces on our community pool in the Marvel Champions Facebook group. While I understand from where many people are coming from, this is definetely a fun card, and one whose design I love. But fear not fellow appreciators of the Rage, Sam’s has gone and done a deck featuring this card, and shown that it can be to put use!

Episode 11: Oh Captain! My Captain!

“You asked about the Avengers. Y’wanna know the best part about being an Avenger? Having Captain America around you all the time. He just—the guy just brings out the absolute best in people. You want to be good when he’s around. You really do.”

Hawkeye

We’re back from the holidays to discuss the new Captain America pack! The guys break down all the new cards and share their thought on what they bring to the game. We also discuss the results of the Facebook poll, where we asked the community to share their thoughts on the cards. Will these cards be legends, or should some of them be put on ice? And remember, to check out our social media and discord so you can join in the discussion!

*Due to some technical difficulties, John’s volume is a little low. Sorry for the inconvenience