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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.

Lizard, Kraven, Mysterio, Carnage, Black Cat, and The Amazing Spider-Man are Coming to Marvel Crisis Protocol

Atomic Mass Games has released a trailer for the Amazing Spider-Man for Marvel: Crisis Protocol. While all of these releases have been spoiled, this is our first look at the upcoming releases.

As part of this wave is a new Spider-Man, the Amazing Spider-Man who comes with Black Cat. Mysterio is paired with Carnage. Finally, the Lizard is in a box with Kraven the Hunter. Also being released is a NYC Apartment Building terrain pack.

The four releases will be out later this year. Check out the video below and images from one of the Marvel: Crisis Protocol groups.

Get a Look at Spider-Man and Ghost-Spider for Marvel: Crisis Protocol

We have a better look at the upcoming Spider-Man and Ghost-Spider figures for Atomic Mass GamesMarvel: Crisis Protocol.

This version of Spider-Man is Miles Morales who started out as Spider-Man in the “Ultimate” Marvel Universe. There, Miles takes on the mantle of Spider-Man after Peter Parker is killed by the Green Goblin. Ghost-Spider is also from a different Earth than the default 616 and under the hood is Gwen Stacy. In that universe, Gwen is bitten by a radioactive spider.

Cards included in this set:

Affiliation Card:

  • Web Warriors

Crisis Card

  • Portals Overrun City With Spider-People!

Team Tactics Card

  • All Webbed Up
  • All You’ve Got
  • Web Barrier

It’s expected to be released in the third quarter of 2020 and retails for $34.99.

Unboxing Wizkids’ Marvel Dice Masters The Amazing Spider-Man Starter Set

The latest set from WizkidsDice Masters is based on Marvel‘s Amazing Spider-Man. Featuring new characters, abilities, teams, and more, the set is a great starting place for new players as well as an addition for veteran players.

We open up and show off the Starter Set going over what’s included and the character and action cards.

You can get the Starter Set now.

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Game Review: Legendary Paint The Town Red Expansion

legendaryThe “Paint the Town Red” expansion for Legendary is the third expansion in the series, and the second in a row with a stronger thematic concept.  Although the second expansion came right out and declared itself the Fantastic Four expansion, this is definitely the Spider-Man expansion even though it doesn’t really identify itself as such except for the box art.  As an overall analysis of this game series reveals, it is the street level characters that are the bigger push in terms of popularity, but it is also these characters, their villains and these villains’ schemes which make for a much easier game play experience.  The Dark City expansion helped a bit to counter this trend of the street level scenarios being that much easier to play, but this expansion goes much closer to the original trend.  As opposed to the grand schemes of certain villains, this expansion plays out a lot more like a Spider-Man comic, fun at times but never in any real danger that the characters (or in this case the players) are in much danger.

The focus here is all Spider-Man, meaning that anyone expecting more variety will be disappointed.  Instead this sticks close to the Spider-Man story lines with Black Cat, Moon Knight, Scarlet Spider, Symbiote Spider-Man and Spider-Woman.  The schemes are equally related, focusing on Carnage and Mysterio and various spider-related problems, although one does strive for a bit more by trying to take on the Clone Saga.  As with the Fantastic Four expansion, this does little to expand any of the more disappointing mechanics of the game, as the S.H.I.E.L.D. draw pile and the bystanders are once again left untouched.  This is an expansion on the same scale as the Fantastic Four expansion, incorporating in fewer cards while also adding to the refinement of the game play experience.

At this point the “street vs. skies” divide in this game might almost be moot anyway.  At the very least the base game is required to play Paint the Town Red, but by incorporating in the other expansions the imbalance between the two character types is less evident.  While heavy hitters like the Fantastic Four might have no trouble in a street level scenario, at least in this way one can face Black Cat against Galactus and see what happens.  That is the fun of these expansions, is that their price is not outlandish, and that they therefore help to build the game easily and inexpensively, even if the individual expansion offers little else new, the sum ends up being greater the parts.

Score: 8.2 

Wizkids’ 2015 Convention Exclusives include Spider-Ham, Loki, Adam Strange, Animal Man and more!

Wizkids has announced their Marvel and DC Comics Heroclix 2015 Convention Exclusive figures.

As prize figures, the Marvel figures that will be released include Spider-Ham (as Spider-Man), Loki, Agent of Asgard, and a new Ghost Rider.

Group1They will also be selling two new Marvel Heroclix exclusives on top of the three figures above which are just prizes. The two figures include the Supreme Intelligence, and a new Doctor Strange. The Supreme Intelligence will cost $50 and Strange will be $15.

group21DC Heroclix players aren’t left out of the awesomeness. For their three prize figures, they’ll see an Adam Strange, The Weird, and Animal Man figures.

group51For their two convention exclusives that’ll be on sale, DC fans are getting a Brainiac Skull Ship and Felix Faust.

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Brainiac will cost $70 and Faust will cost $15.

The figures will first be offered at the Wizkids U.S. Nationals Event in Maryland this April.

Also, Wizkids has released a new ATA for the Squadron Supreme that will allow you to use these figures as a team. Since they’re Primes, you should only be able to use one per force, This ATA helps you get around that.


Marvel HeroClix: 2015 Spider-Man Symbiotes Monthly Organized Play Kit

heroclix_marvel_spiderman_symbiotesThe Marvel HeroClix: 2015 Spider-Man Symbiotes Monthly Organized Play Kit (OP) contains everything a retailer needs to bring HeroClix players into their store for weekly events – including new limited edition figures not found anywhere else!

Each Monthly OP Kit ships the last week of the month for use in the following month or anytime thereafter.

Each OP Kit includes prizes to run multiple events, with each event giving away prizes for 1st, a fellowship drawing and a flex prize. A suggested schedule and format guide makes it easy for stores to run HeroClix organized play for the first time.

This Monthly Organized Play Kit includes four copies each of three different Limited Edition figures: Spider-Man, Venom and Agent Venom! The Marvel HeroClix: Venom is an all-new sculpt and dial, while both the Marvel HeroClix: Spider-Man and Agent Venom figures are alternate paint versions with new dials.

Gen Con 2013: Upper Deck’s Marvel Legendary Gets Two Expansions and Lots of Empty Chairs

DSCN3422While walking around the showroom floor of Gen Con this past weekend, I noticed a sign for an upcoming expansion to Upper Deck‘s deck building game Marvel Legendary. Website ICv2 is reporting, there’s actually two that will be coming out, the second announced at an event during the convention.

The set announced during a party at the Hard Rock Cafe, Upper Deck announced that a Spider-Man themed set will be making it’s debut. Artwork featuring Spider-Man and Carnage were both pictured. The company also announced a contest to name the set, with a hope that it’ll have a Carnage theme to it. The winning entry will receive a free copy of the deck.

The two new Masterminds, as well as new mechanics and schemes, for this set are Carnage and a yet to be announced character, and no it’s not Venom. The art for the set will be done by Matthew Clark. There’s 100 cards in the set and it’ll retail for $19.99.

In October, a set based on the Fantastic Four will be released. With art by Ale Garza, J.J. Kirby and Nigel Raynor, the set will also feature 100 cards. The expansion has of course the Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer with Mastermind Galactus. The set will include five heroes, two new villain groups and two Masterminds. That will also retail for $19.99.

PIC_4252At the convention, numerous tournaments occurred of the game, though it seemed Upper Deck had trouble filling in seats. Unlike AEG, Fantasy Flight, Heroclix or Magic which which were all in close proximity and constantly filled, Upper Deck had rows upon rows of empty seats which you can see to the right. I’d estimate at the times I went by, the section was about 25% to 33% filled each and every time. Out of all of the game publishers in the tournament area, this was the only section that seemed to have that issue and it was constant (I confirmed this with individuals running tournaments in surrounding sections). We’ll see over the next year if the game has legs or is already showing signs of burnout that lack of tournament interest would indicate.

HeroClix Online Previews Amazing Spider-Man Comic Figures Ahead of Physical Launch

In a great use of digital, Heroclix Online will be previewing figures digitally that’ll be available in the next physical Heroclix expansion. Players, fans and collectors need not wait for the physical HeroClix Amazing Spider-Man set release next month to check out some of the latest figures to join the realm! HeroClix Online today announced a preview, making four famed figures from the collection—straight from the pages of the long running comic Amazing Spider-Man— available in the digital game beginning this week.

The HeroClix Online preview includes Marvel characters Spider-Man, Zuvembie, Blade and Lizard. Each figure will be available for one week only as a new figure is introduced.

Full HeroClix Online Amazing Spider-Man comic-based preview schedule:

Jan. 10-16: Spider-Man
Jan. 17-23: Zuvembie
Jan. 24-30: Blade
Jan. 31-Feb.6: Lizard

The physical HeroClix Amazing Spider-Man set will hit store shelves next month.

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