Episode 23: Secret Tentacles

“I Am the Emptiness Outside all Understanding”

Shuma-Gorath (also Caleb when asked “what does “you” means in this game?”)

Episode 29: EEEEEEEEEEEEE Arrows Deck-celsior

Rise of Red Skull is finally out! We discuss Hawkeye, the first hero in the box, and all the new cards included in his starter deck. Did Leadership finally get the boost it needed? Plus, we give spoiler-free first impressions of the scenarios in the campaign.IntroMarvel Musings with MattDaily Bugle NewsroomGameplay CornerMain Topic: Hawkeye ReviewOutroFacebookWebsiteYouTubePatreonDiscord
  1. Episode 29: EEEEEEEEEEEEE Arrows
  2. Episode 28.5: Wasp Hottakes
  3. Episode 28: Anniversary Special
  4. Episode 27: Hulk is Hulk
  5. Episode 26: Requiem for an X-Man

It’s feeling fishy in this episode as we welcome Scott from Mythos Busters!  We talk what we’ve been playing and answer some new-player questions, particulary those questions that come from veterans from FFG’s other co-op LCGs. Thanks for joining us, Scott!  Excelsior!


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

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: 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!

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

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!

Deck-Celsior! Video Content Weekly (Sort of) Update!

Hello True Believers! The holidays got in the way and I (Carlos) was unable to take some time to bring you guys the update on the video content. Here are some of the highlights!

Deck-celsior! 4-player Expert Progression series: Part 1, Expert Rhino

Follow us as we take on the expert villains in 4 player in progression mode! For those that don’t have experience with LCGs, progression means that you fight encounters in order of publication, while only using players cards that where available at a time. In the case of the core set Villains, this means wecannot use cards from upcoming expansion such as Captain American and Mrs. Marvel.

John’s Solo Progression series: Part 4 and 5, Klaw Expert and Ultron Standard.

John continues his gauntlet through the Core Set! How does he fare gainst the dreaded Expert Klaw and his starting side scheme bonanza? Can She-Hulk stop the armies of minions sent by the mysterious Crimson Cowl? Watch to find out!

Sam’s Deck Spotlight: Captain America “Red, white and Yellow?”

Sam’s shows a new deck built with the newly released Captain America hero. The plan is simple, control threat and beat up villains. Let us know what you think about this deck on social media!

Community Spotlight: Iron Man Aspectless by Kennedy Hawk

I love Iron Man in this game, and couldn’t pass up the chance to put up this experimental build by one of the Marvel Champions Monthly Host, Kennedyhawk. How much does Iron Man really need things like “aspect” cards? Is he strong enough to just  take on the great villains of the Marvel Universe with just the basic? Watch to find out!

We hope you guys enjoy these videos! And keep checking deckcelsior.com for more amazing Marvel Champions content. Onwards and Upwards!

Episode 10: Villain Busters – Core Set

“We Are Going To Win. Whatever It Takes.”

Captain America (Steve Rogers)

Rhino rampaging over you?  Klaw crushing your hopes?  Is Ultron’s imperative to make you weep?  Never fear hero!  This week we start a new series: Villain Busters! So join Matt, Sam, Ben and John (Carlos was too busy fighting the latest version of Ultron) as they take you through some tips and tricks to taking down the villains of the core set.  Excelsior!

Remember to continue this discussion in the Discord!