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You Are Deadpool Brings Choose Your Own Role-playing Adventures to Comics

DID YOU EVER WANT TO BE DEADPOOL??? Now’s your chance! This weekly series is not JUST the most amazing comic book you’ve ever read…it’s also a role-playing adventure! YOU decide what choices Deadpool makes! YOU keep track of your scores issue by issue! YOU roll dice to combat various foes! Travel through Marvel history as Deadpool to meet Hulk in the swinging ’60s! To smell Man-Thing in the swampy ’70s! To be “seen” by Daredevil in the hard-boiled ’80s! And avoid the many BAD ENDINGS you could fall into…or suffer the consequences!

You Are Deadpool is written by Al Ewing, with art by Salva Espin, colors by Guru-eFX, lettering by VC’s Joe Sanino, a cover by Rahzzah, and variant cover by Ron Lim and Rachelle Rosenberg and another by Salva Espin and Guru-eFX. It comes to comic shops May 2nd, 2018.

Battleworld Comes to HeroClix with Marvel HeroClix: Secret Wars – Battleworld

Marvel’s Secret WarsBattleworld is coming to WizKidsHeroClix this October with three releases and an organized play kit.

As revealed, Marvel HeroClix: Secret Wars – Battleworld Fast Forces, Marvel HeroClix: Secret Wars – Battleworld Dice and Token Pack, and Marvel HeroClix: Secret Wars – Battleworld Booster Brick will all be released and take inspiration from the setting featured in Marvel’s Secret Wars storyline that saw the Marvel universe shaken up by the godlike Doctor Doom.

Many characters from that storyline will be present including new versions of the Avengers, Runaways, Man-Thing, Witch Queen Le Fay, wild west versions of Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, and Black Widow, Spider-Island versions of Iron Fist, Hulk, and Captain Marvel, and the Thor Corps which has Dino Thor and Destroyer Thor along with Ultimate Thor. New characters include Killmonger, Regent, and Viv Vision,

The Booster set will include 16 Commons (plus 1 Prime), 16 Uncommons (plus 1 Prime), 16 Rares (plus 1 Prime), 12 Super Rares (plus 1 Prime) and 6 Chases. Each Booster includes 5 figures.

The Fast Forces Pack will feature The Runaways, including all-new dials, and two never-before-released characters: Alex Wilder and Klara Prast. The team includes Lucy in the Sky, Princess Powerful, Sister Grimm, and Talkback. MSRP is $16.99.

The Battleworld Dice and Token Pack will include 2 custom dice and 6 action tokens themed around Spider-Man, heroes, and villains from the Spider-Island domain. MSRP is $9.99.

For retailers, a Marvel HeroClix: Secret Wars – Battleworld Release Day OP Kit will be available. The kit contains 3 limited-edition She-Hulk HeroClix figure with character card, 5 double-sided maps, 1 instruction sheet.

The Secret Wars storyline ran in 2015.

Deadpool is Coming to Your Adult Game Nights with Deadpool vs. the World from USAoploy

The Merc with the Mouth is getting is own game in Deadpool vs The World, an outrageous improvisational adult party game in which players are rewarded for providing their most original—and unsuitable—commentary.

The game follows the popular adult party game formula as players are presented with prompts in “WTF?” cards which feature illustrations depicting Deadpool in a variety of absurd and uncomfortable scenarios.

An appointed “Editor,” aka the judge, then has each person fill in the blank of a “Caption” card they choose, with the goal being to tell a hilarious story behind the given image. The Editor selects the best narrative among the randomized submissions, for which its author collects the WTF? card as recognition for their creativity. The first player to collect five WTF? cards wins.

It’s the formula spawned by Apples to Apples and skyrocketed due to Cards Against Humanity which has since created dozens of similar adult games.

A game can be played in 30-45 minutes.

 

Deadpool vs The World includes 100 custom illustrated WTF? Cards, six wet-erase markers, and 300 open-ended Caption Cards.

You Are Deadpool In this Game Meets Comic

The fourth wall has been broken – by you, because this May, YOU can be Deadpool! The merc with the mouth is your guide as he takes you on a fantastic ride that doubles as a role playing adventure in this new five-part weekly miniseries where adventure…danger…and the future…all rests in YOUR hands!

Written by Al Ewing with art by Salva Espin and Paco Diaz, You Are Deadpool is an interactive narrative that lets readers control Deadpool’s story by rolling dice, keeping track of their scores, and making smart (or disastrous) decisions. And be prepared to meet some classic and unique guest stars as you travel through time as Deadpool in a whirlwind adventure!

You Are Deadpool is a five-part adventure gamebook, reviving the classic tradion. The reader, and the cut-out-and-keep Deadpool Die, control the action! Every week brings a COMPLETE single-player adventure — where you encounter glamorous guest-stars that form an epic quest. And there’s more! Fight END-OF-LEVEL BOSSES! Manage your inventory by STEALING background objects! Explore FIVE DIFFERENT TIME ZONES in NEARLY ANY ORDER! Play the TUTORIAL LEVEL! Enjoy UNIQUE MINIGAMES about BAR FIGHTS, BEAT POETRY and SNEAKING THROUGH LEVELS! LAUGH! CRY! CHEAT! It’s all waiting for YOU — because YOU ARE DEADPOOL!

It’s a series unlike anything Marvel Comics has ever done – new and seasoned readers alike will get their chance to play this May, when YOU ARE DEADPOOL hits your local comic shop!

You Are Deadpool is written by Al Ewing with issues #1, 3, and 5 featuring art by Salva Espin and issues #2 and 4 by Paco Diaz. Covers are by Rahzzah.

Marvel HeroClix: X-Men Xavier’s School Brick Unboxing

The X-Men get the focus in a brand new Marvel Heroclix set from WizKids.

Celebrate the release of Marvel HeroClix: X-Men Xavier’s School with an unboxing of a complete brick.

Marvel HeroClix: X-Men Xavier’s School features X-Men, X-Factor, Generation X, Age of Apocalypse, and more!

We open up and show off each pack!

Out this February, you can order them now.
Booster Pack
Booster Brick
Booster Case

 

WizKids provided Board Game Today with FREE product for review

A Closer Look at Marvel Heroclix X-Men: Xavier’s School Fast Forces

Early today we had out unboxing of WizKids‘ upcoming Marvel Heroclix X-Men: Xavier’s School Fast Forces and Dice & Token packs. Below you’ll find some up close images of what you’ll get in the set.

The new Fast Forces set allows you to field the original X-Men Cyclops, Beast, Jean Grey, and Iceman as either X-Men or X-Factor and also includes Rusty and Skids.

You can check out up close photos of the figures and cards below.

Beast

Cyclops

Iceman

Jean Grey

Rusty

Skids

The Fantastic Four Returns…. to Marvel Legendary from Upper Deck

For years now there’s been persistent rumors there’s been a ban/lower prioritization of the Fantastic Four and X-Men from Marvel due to their movie ownership at Fox. No actual evidence has been presented, just conspiratorial connect the dots that ignore the creation of new X-Men characters, the licensed material that does get released, and use of some of the Fantastic Four characters in the comics themselves. While it is clear “something” was up, exactly what isn’t beyond a “deemphasis.”

Part of the fuel to the fire was the discontinuation of the Marvel Legendary: Fantastic Four expansion by Upper Deck for their popular deck-building game.

As reported by ICv2, Upper Deck Senior Brand Manager Jason Brenner has said that the “company has been authorized to immediately go back to press on a new printing of the product, which will be available in six to eight weeks.”

The expansion was originally released in the fourth quarter of 2013 and went out of print due to a “licensor-controlled issue.” This out of print status has led the expansion to be covetted and the aftermarket price to incease over 10x. Originally retailing for $19.99, expansions are being sold for over $300.

Three out of the four of the Fantastic Four appeared in the first Dice Masters set, Avengers vs. X-Men by WizKids released in 2014. They haven’t appeared in the game since. The Thing was one of the releases for Knight Models’ Marvel Universe Miniature Game and was released last year.

Can the team’s return to comics be far behind?

The X-Men Come to Munchkin

Steve Jackson Games and USAopoly have teamed-up for a brand new edition of Munchkin featuring the X-Men!

From the announcement:

It’s the game every mutant has been waiting for! Join the X-Men on a thrilling adventure to defend mankind from renegade mutants. MUNCHKIN: X-Men Edition combines Marvel’s beloved collection of X-Men comics with the role-playing fun of Munchkin. Players take on the role of students attending Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters and team up with Professor X, Wolverine, and more super-charged mutants to take down the likes of Sabretooth, Juggernaut, and the almighty Magneto. The game will include 128 Door and Treasure cards, four player Role cards, four level trackers, game rules, and a custom die.

The game will be out March 2017. The company also publishes Munchkin: Marvel Edition and its two expansions, Munchkin Marvel 2: Mystic Mayhem and Munchkin Marvel 3: Cosmic Chaos and also has Munchkin Zombies: The Walking Dead. There are also Munchkin comics published by BOOM! Studios.

munchkin-x-men-edition

Marvel Dice Masters: Deadpool: Satchel of Unlimited Weaponry

marvel-dice-masters-deadpool-satchel-of-unlimited-weaponry-swordThis November sees the newest release for WizKidsDice Masters, Marvel Dice Masters: Deadpool. The set is focused on Deadpool’s world including the X-Men and Weapon X, but the set also includes some other familiar characters and the first appearance of the Inhumans team affiliation. I’ll be reviewing a card a day until the set’s release in a few weeks. But, beyond discussing the cards and how they fit into the Dice Masters game, I’ll also focus on the characters themselves and if the card reflects their comic history.

Next up is Satchel of Unlimited Weaponry: Sword, the common version of the card.

Art: Unkown

Comic origin: While I’m not quite sure where it started but the bag basically allows Deadpool to pull weapons out of it, whatever he needs.

Live action version: Deadpool did feature the character carrying a bag of a hell of a lot of weapons which is kind of like this.

Card playability: For a 3 BOLT card it’s very useful and I can see this card being used by a lot of folks, especially if they use a lot of actions on their team. To be able to double up an action card could be a game winner.

Card vs. Comic: Yup, totally works. The card perfectly reflects what is in the comic.

Final Thoughts: This is the common!? What’s the uncommon and rare!?

 

WizKids provided Graphic Policy with FREE product for review.

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