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Heimdall and Skurge are coming to Marvel: Crisis Protocol

Asgardians are getting some new warriors to head into battle with as Heimdall and Skurge are coming to Atomic Mass GamesMarvel: Crisis Protocol.

Heimdall is an all-seeing Asgardian in charge of defending the Bifrost, the Rainbow Bridge. Chosen by Odin himself, he is Asgard’s first line of defense against any incursion. Heimdall is able to see across time and space which could make for some interesting game mechanics. The character first appeared in Marvel comics in Journey into Mystery #85 in 1962.

Skurge the Executioner is known at once for feats of valor and foolishness. He was one of Asgard’s greatest warriors. Seduced by Amora the Enchantress, he fell in to helping her many schemes over the years. The character has also been a part of the Masters of Evil at times being a hero and villain. Skurge debuted a few years after Heimdall in Journey into Mystery #103 in 1964.

Black Swan and Supergiant are coming to Marvel: Crisis Protocol

The Black Order is getting some new members as Atomic Mass Games have revealed officially that Black Swan and Supergiant are coming the Marvel: Crisis Protocol miniature game.

Black Swan was a princess of an alternate Earth who became its only survivor when an incursion event caused her universe to collide with another. She fled into a waystation between dimensions and found the Black Swans, who took her in and raised her as one of their own. Black Swan joined the Black Order of Thanos using her ability to project eyebeams of energy and her superhuman physique to support the Mad Titan’s conquest of worlds.

Supergiant is an omnipath and telepathic parasite. A ruthless and cunning member of the Black Order, she uses these abilities to devour the intellects of those who would oppose her. After each brutal attack her incorporeal form assures a swift escape, and Supergiant absconds to plague the galaxy anew.

Black Swan debuted in New Avengers Vol. 3 #1 in January 2013 created by Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting. After initially being an enemy of the Illuminati, she eventually aligned with Namor as part of his Cabal which also included Thanos, Corvus Glaive, Maxmimus, Proxima Midnight, Terrax, and The Maker.

Supergiant was created by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opeña debuting in Infinity #1 in August 2013. The character was killed by the Lethal Legion’s Ferene in Avengers #680 in February 2018.

Daredevil, Elektra, and The Hand Revealed, Plus Grunts Explained for Marvel: Crisis Protocol

2022 looks like it’s going to be an interesting year for Atomic Mass GamesMarvel: Crisis Protocol. We already have some intriguing releases revealed plus a whole new aspect to the game… Grunts!

Already teased, we now have a good look at the new “Shadowland” Daredevil, Elektra, and the Hand, all coming to the game soon.

"Shadowland" Daredevil, Elektra, and the Hand

But, the bigger news is Grunts and how they’ll work in the game. Grunts are low-level characters, think minions and henchmen, the cannon fodder.

Grunts are described as the “nameless backdrop” by Atomic Mass Games. In the game, Grunts are tied to a Parent character. They can’t enter the battlefield or be used on rosters or squards without their Parent. They’re so tied together Grunts need the Parent to even take actions. If the Parent character goes down, so goes the Grunts. But, Parents can be a part of the team without Grunts, we’ve got a heirarchy here people!

Parents will have superpowers and abilities that call Grunts in and dismiss them as well. Grunts can’t play or be chosen by allied Team Tactic Cards.

Grunts can activate with their Parent. When the Parent goes, so does the Grunts. And, a Parent can only have one Grunt character in play at a time.

Unlike current characters, Grunts don’t have Injured sides and can’t be Dazed, instead if they’re Dazed, they’re immediately KO’d instead.

This new aspect opens up a whole lot of possibilities. We’ve seen the Hand and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents but now maybe we’ll see A.I.M., Hydra agents, or even Doom Bots!

Shadowland Looms over Marvel: Crisis Protocol

Atomic Mass Games has released a teaser for some upcoming releases for the Marvel: Crisis Protocol miniature game.

The image shows silhouettes of Elektra, a new Daredevil (most likely in his black costume), and Hand Ninjas.

The Hand Ninjas are particularly interesting as their the second low-level “minions” to be teased in the new year. Atomic Mass Games kicked off the year showing off the upcoming Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents.

Shadowland is a storyline released in 2010 involving Daredevil and other “street-level” characters. In it, Daredevil becomes the leader of the Hand and builds a massive temple/prison in Hell’s Kitchen dubbed “Shadowland”. He kills Bullseye and becomes more and more corrupted pitting him against his former allies. We later find out that Daredevil is possessed by the Beast of the Hand which is why he has changed. It takes Daredevil’s former allies, Kingpin, and Lady Bullseye to stop him.

Shadowland teaser

Nick Fury, S.H.I.E.L.D., and a Quinjet are coming to Marvel: Crisis Protocol

2022 is looking to be interesting for Marvel: Crisis Protocol, the miniature game from Atomic Mass Games. Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents will be entering the game along with a new terrain pack, a Quinjet!

A new character pack features Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents delivering something new to the game. While Fury is a single miniature, the Agents are a trio of figures on one base. That’s the first “low level” type of grouping and possibly opens up the game to more generic henchmen. How that’ll play will be interesting to see.

The Quinjet combines the technological prowess of Wakandan engineering and Stark Industries, Quinjets have served both the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives as a rapid-response vehicle able to carry them where a crisis mounts. Quinjets are a crucial part of how the Earth’s mightiest heroes and covert teams can arrive wherever they are needed most.

X-23 and Honey Badger are Coming to Marvel: Crisis Protocol

Atomic Mass Games has released an official image showing off X-23 and Honey Badger. The characters will be coming to Marvel: Crisis Protocol sometime in 2022.

X-23, aka Laura Kinney, debuted in NYX #3 in 2004 and was created by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost. The character is a clone of Wolverine and has been a member of the X-Men and X-Force, and more of the years.

Gabby Kinney, aka Honey Badger, is a clone of Laura created by Alchemax. Laura adopts her as a sister in hopes of guiding her to the right path. Like Laura and Wolverine, she has a healing factor and claws. She also has nanites in her blood making her not feel pain. The character debuted in All-New Wolverine #2 in 2015 and was created by Tom Taylor, David López, and David Navarrot.

Ch-Ch-Changes are Coming to Marvel: Crisis Protocol

Marvel: Crisis Protocol

During this weekend’s Ministravaganza from Atomic Mass Games, the company announced changes coming to Marvel: Crisis Protocol. Along with new miniatures, new updates that are sure to shake up the current game were revealed.

The core rules update includes the following changes:

  • 10 tactic cards along with making fewer unaffiliated cards. The idea is to make a more narrow focus of characters and team building focused on affiliations.

But, that’s a minor change it seems.

  • Crisis selection is changing. Full random crisis selection is coming possibly bringing more balance to the game.
  • Infinity Gems will no longer take up a roster slot. Now, players will state which gems characters are using at roster construction instead of list construction.
  • The same character can be taken multiple times! Multiple Spider-Man! Multiple Black Widow! You can finally take multiple characters with the same Alias on your roster but won’t be able to use them on the same squad. This is absolutely a move by Atomic Mass Games to shift the game towards affiliations and has a lot of impact on certain ones.

The rules changes will be out before the end of the year.

But, the biggest “ask” is coming! Updated character cards! Cards are not just getting an updated look but “classic” characters will be getting updates! These updated character cards will be released for free with a character pack being released later.

You can watch the full panel below!

Marvel: Crisis Protocol Reveals Juggernaut, Colossus, Magik, Rogue, Gambit, and More!

New pre-orders for Atomic Mass GamesMarvel: Crisis Protocol are live and they’re giving us a first look and some reveals of what we can expect in the coming months.

Colossus and Magik come in a two-pack waiting to be added to your X-Men! The siblings’ box set features miniatures, character stat cards, and 3 team tactic cards for $39.95.

Gambit and Rogue are ready to team up in this pack. The on-again, off-again, on-again, duo features the characters, 4 team tactic cards, 1 crisis card, and 9 tokens for $39.95.

Rounding out new X-Men-related miniatures, the Juggernaut is here to destroy his way through your rivals. The release features the miniature and 3 tactic cards. There’s also an alternative left fist so you can have him with a closed fist or holding a traffic light. He retails for $49.95.

Rounding out the X-Men theme of releases is a new terrain expansion, the “Crashed Sentinel“! For $59.95, you et a destroyed car, some Sentinel debris, a crushed building, and a sign.

Atomic Mass Games Reveals Rival Panels: Spider-Man vs. Doctor Octopus

Atomic Mass Games has revealed a new release for Marvel: Crisis Protocol that revisits two of its first releases. The new “Rival Panels” box set features Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus with two new sculpts.

From the announcement, the new set sounds like it’ll feature the same cards from the Core Set for the characters with a foil upgrade. Also included are copies of the All Webbed Up, Well-Laid Plans, and Blind Obsession Team Tactic cards featuring new art.

This is the third sculpt for “Peter Parker” Spider-Man but only the second version since the character card is the same as the Core Set. This is the second sculpt of Doctor Octopus.

Rival Panels: Spider-Man vs. Doctor Octopus will be out in the Fall.

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