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Tabletop Spotlight: Legendary: Secret Wars Vol. II

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Dec 15 2015

Marvel Secret Wars

The Tabletop Spotlight lands on Upper Deck’s Legendary: Marvel Secret Wars Vol II – Check this out!

Hello BoLS Readers! AdamHarry here with a new Tabletop Spotlight! In this series we’re going to sit down with our friends over at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy to have a chat about some new games we think you’ll enjoy. This episode spotlights the latest expansion from Upper Deck for their LCG Legendary: Marvel Secret Wars Vol. II.

Legendary is a pretty fun Deck building game. It’s really easy to learn for any skill level. If you want to play as some of your favorite heroes (or villains) from the Marvel Universe then this game is for you!

via Upper Deck

Legendary is a deck-building game set in the Marvel Comics universe. To set up the game, players choose a number of hero decks from the likes of Spider-man, Hulk, Cyclops, or Wolverine, to name a few. Shuffle them together (since players use only a handful of hero decks out of the fifteen included) allowing the hero deck to vary widely in terms of what’s available. Players then choose a mastermind villain (Magneto, Loki, Dr. Doom, etc.) and stack that particular villain’s attack cards underneath it. Next, modify the villain deck as needed based on that villain’s particular scheme.

Over the course of the game, players will recruit powerful hero cards to add to their deck in order to build a stronger and more resourceful deck. Players need to build both their recruitment powers (to enlist more heroes) and their fighting ability (to combat the villains who keep popping up to cause trouble). Players recruit heroes from an array of six cards, with empty slots refilled as needed. At the start of a player’s turn, he reveals a villain and adds it to the row of villains. This row has a limited number of spaces, and if it fills up, the earliest villain to arrive escapes, possibly punishing the heroes in some way. Some villains also take an action when showing up for the first time, such as kidnapping an innocent bystander.

The villain deck also contains “master strike” cards, and whenever one of these shows up, the mastermind villain (controlled by the game) takes a bonus action. As players fight and defeat villains, they collect those cards, which will be worth points at game’s end. Players can also fight the mastermind; if a player has enough fighting power, he claims one of the attack cards beneath the mastermind, which has a particular effect on the game. If all of these cards are claimed, the game ends and players tally their points to see who wins. If the mastermind completes his scheme, however – having a certain number of villains escape, for example, or imposing a certain number of wounds on the heroes – then the players all lose. Do you have what it takes to defeat the villains? Or, will you let them escape? Play the all new Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building game to find what the cards have in store for you.


Legendary: Marvel Secret Wars Vol. II


Continue to play through the Secret Wars storyline with Legendary®: A Marvel Deck Building Game: Secret Wars Volume 2. Players can work with and against other players to defeat the various Battleworlds while laying waste to planet Earth.


The game features playable characters from the Illuminati, Cabal and favorites from alternate universes including Beast, Capt Britain, Spider Gwen, Ruby Summers, Dr. Punisher, The Solder Supreme and more! Legendary®: A Marvel Deck Building Game: Secret Wars Volume 2 has 16 new Heroes, 5 New Villain Groups, 4 New Masterminds, and 6 New Schemes!



Build up your team to battle against the carious universes in Battleworld including X-Men ’92, Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos, Deadpools Secret Secret Wars, and the Masters of Kung Fu.


For the first time ever – Players can now play as the MASTERMIND against the other players!


This expansion really does change-up the game and it’s fun to see characters like Howard the Duck and Agent Venom getting some love! This is also a tie-in to the Secret Wars event that has been going on in the Marvel Universe. Give it a shot if you haven’t already, it’s a lot of fun!


Oh Deadpool and his Secret Secret War…never stop being you!


Author: Adam Harrison
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