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    BCumming got a reaction from ObiWonka in Black Cat Theory Crafting   
    Very true, though Leadership has plenty of other good Allies to fill the gaps until Felicia shows up.  In particular, Goliath and Iron Man are tailor-made for doing the same sort of thing.  I agree with OP that Team Training and Reinforced Suit aren't me as necessary for her in particular since she's more suited to attacking, though they'll help when facing Concussive Blast, Thunderball, and indirect damage, or provide you with more cushion to thwart with her if needed.
    As for a Black Cat hero, I'd love to see her with a hero power or a number of hero cards that involve milling a card from your deck or the encounter deck for extra effect, a la Hulk Ally and/or that one Scarlet Witch card that counts boost icons.  I loved her first card in Vs. System since it did similar things.
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    BCumming reacted to darthweasel2 in Once and Future Kang   
    I find him pretty easy. Of course, a large part of my philosophy is threat mitigation. I lost one game early to threat on a very unlikely back to back unexpected scheme but other than that it has never really been a problem. And if one can keep threat under control, it is no issue dealing with his attacks, the only time it is an issue is when he gets the overkill +2 card, cannot think of the name off hand, but even there I often have ways to minimize the effect.
     
    One of my favorite games, I did not attack even once, I just kept using stuff like Counterintelligence, Attacrobatics, Covert Ops...Black Widow, with Synth Suit and a suite of Justice cards was often doing 1-6 points of damage almost every turn...not when she flipped down of course, but seldom needed to.
    But it does point to something someone mentions further down the thread, I note I have tended to have either Black Widow or someone like Spiderman, Hawkeye or Captain America who has a card that invalidates the big attacks. Since other than stage 4 he doesn't really flood you with minions, it has never been an issue to deal with the obligations, although some of them I kind of like when they hit...thin my deck 8 cards? Yes please! Unless it hits a key, unreplaceable card, that is doing me a favor. Depowered does require an instant flipdown but since I always have threat well under control, that is sometimes a good thing.
     
    I suspect a lot of it could be playstyle (which I include deckbuilding as part of) because I actually rank Wrecking Clue more difficult than most people. And that likely has to do with I am so well equipped for threat that sometimes my damage dealing suffers a little bit. I have a pretty strong suspicion that if you and I were to rank the scenarios by difficulty there would be some pretty huge differences...I think most people find Zola tough and I think he is the easiest of those scenarios in Red Skull for example. That certainly is not the wider consensus as far as I have seen.  
     
    As an aside, and specifically in regard to deck builds...I had a Hulk build I really liked, it was Leadership which allowed him to thwart at will. But the group I build the decks for, the guy playing Hulk likes the "I am just picking which way to do damage" aggression build and since he plays Hulk in our group sessions, I built it that way for him. I believe Sub-Optimal Orbital Leap and Chase Them Down are the only two thwarting cards in the deck. When I play as Hulk, which is rare, I will be the first to admit I play him poorly. The guy I built him for, by contrast, is magnificent with him. He found combinations I did not even realize were in the deck and Hulk is a deadly force to be reckoned with. Time and I again I have seen him make plays that I was like, "that is awful....oh wait, that was brilliant" and a lot of it has to do with playstyle. When it was Leadership he was a drag on the group but I was very effective.
    I bring that up because it bears on which scenarios I think are easy and which are tough. The ones that tend to require a lot of threat quickly (Absorbing Man, Crossfire, Ultron, the last stage of Kang) are far more likely to cause issues for me than scenarios that build up threat quickly. When 4,5,6 side schemes come in on one villain turn, I never stress because I will generally clear them up that turn or maybe one more. Pop in 6 or 8 strong minions? I may give a different answer....I suspect you are a much stronger attacking player than I am just based on what you mentioned above.
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    BCumming got a reaction from Duciris in Black Cat Theory Crafting   
    Very true, though Leadership has plenty of other good Allies to fill the gaps until Felicia shows up.  In particular, Goliath and Iron Man are tailor-made for doing the same sort of thing.  I agree with OP that Team Training and Reinforced Suit aren't me as necessary for her in particular since she's more suited to attacking, though they'll help when facing Concussive Blast, Thunderball, and indirect damage, or provide you with more cushion to thwart with her if needed.
    As for a Black Cat hero, I'd love to see her with a hero power or a number of hero cards that involve milling a card from your deck or the encounter deck for extra effect, a la Hulk Ally and/or that one Scarlet Witch card that counts boost icons.  I loved her first card in Vs. System since it did similar things.
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    BCumming reacted to Deadwolf in Reprint gripe   
    Going off card numbers and the gameplay stream,
    Ant-Man, and Quicksilver only have 5 reprints, Wasp has 6.
    Ant-Man and Quicksilver have reprints of First Aid and Armored Vest respectively instead of power ofs, Wasp has Quincarrier +Power ofs
    So it does appear that the number of reprints is going down.
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    BCumming reacted to darthweasel2 in Experiences vs Crossbones   
    for what it is worth, Caleb acknowledges the mistake in their Ant Man and Wasp playthrough against Crossbones, suggests going with the intended Assault but also adds they are modular, it doesn't exactly break the game to use a completely different one.
     
    For what it is worth, I find Patrol much easier, your mileage may vary
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    BCumming reacted to maniakmedic in Quicksilver!   
    It's funny, but every time they announce a new hero that I'm really "meh" on, once they do the actual reveal and conversations start happening about how the character will work in practice with the cards we already have, I get really excited about playing them. Quicksilver definitely falls into that category for me. I can actually visualize him speeding around and taking hits for other players, or dealing out damage and thwarting multiple times due to his innate hero ability and "Always Be Running". If you can get a good enough rhythm down with him, "Serval Industries" pretty much guarantees you can keep at least two ABRs in your deck at all times. Can you imagine the turns you could have if you can get your deck down low and manage to use SI to keep ABR, "Maximum Velocity", "Double Time", and "Speed Cyclone" cycling into your deck without completely running through it?
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    BCumming reacted to FearLord in Quicksilver!   
    Not true - Ant Man has a Wasp signature ally, and Wasp has an Ant Man signature ally. The other versions are just extras.
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    BCumming reacted to Tonbo Karasu in Quicksilver!   
    What they have done with Ant-man and Wasp seems to indicate the are on top of that issue.
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    BCumming reacted to maniakmedic in Quicksilver!   
    The Quicksilver article is up!
    https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2020/9/24/record-breaking-speed/
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    BCumming reacted to Assussanni in Caleb and Evan using antman/wasp cards   
    I'd have taken it over Tenacity in the starter decks 😋 "Cheaper" Helicarrier, Avengers Mansion, Mockingbird and Nick Fury all sound good to me.
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    BCumming reacted to Venompuppy in Caleb and Evan using antman/wasp cards   
    Because, at that time, who would put it in there decks? Now that we have more basic cards, the more that they'll get used.
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    BCumming reacted to admat in Doctor Strange Invocation deck question   
    Thanks! That's what I thought/assumed.
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    BCumming got a reaction from Derrault in Doctor Strange Invocation deck question   
    Nope!  They are completely separate so your hero deck needs to have 40-50 in addition to the invocation deck.
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    BCumming got a reaction from admat in Doctor Strange Invocation deck question   
    Nope!  They are completely separate so your hero deck needs to have 40-50 in addition to the invocation deck.
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    BCumming reacted to Whingewood in Tabletop Timesinks: Marvel Champions content   
    Today's article is about how the number of characters being used affects card choices and deckbuilding.   https://tabletoptimesinks.com/2020/09/20/solomultiplayerwhatsthedifference/ 
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    BCumming reacted to Hyperjayman in (Pure fan rant) Wishes for Wolverine!   
    I can’t see Professor X getting a Hero/Alter-Ego card. An Ally leadership card sure. The Professor isn’t as field active as the rest of the X-Men.
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    BCumming reacted to Abyss in (Pure fan rant) Wishes for Wolverine!   
    I kind of think people are overthinking it a bit. The simple way to do it is to make his hero power a regen (possibly replace it with a damage effect if he's at full health?) and maybe give him some burst healing cards in his deck, along with a multiple attacks. I don't think he really needs to be any more complicated than that. 
    If they do want to make him a little deeper, I like the idea of him taking damage to deal damage as a way to force you to balance your resources. 
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    BCumming reacted to Derrault in Deck-Building   
    I see their importance as being that of paying it forward a turn, so that you can expand the value of 3 more turns, for example. (They are also useful for ensuring you can remove villain upgrades without dramatically shrinking your hand)
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    BCumming reacted to Duciris in Wasp preview article is up!   
    Exactly.  I taught a few of my old coworkers to check over their shoulders when they enter a bathroom, just in case Spider-Man is up there.
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    BCumming reacted to darthweasel2 in Wasp preview article is up!   
    close...when he goes to jump, the cape will tear off. Being attached to his costume, that will also tear off and you will then truly understand why he is called "Moon" Knight...
     
     
    I'll get my hat and coat on my way out the door
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    BCumming reacted to jonboyjon1990 in Hulk solo   
    You still deal the damage even if the villain doesn't attack. Toe to Toe is not formatted in a cost: effect way, so you simply resolve as much of the text as possible and no part of the ability is contingent on the resolution of other parts. 
    It would have to say "That enemy attacks you, then deal 5 damage to that enemy" to work that way. Or be something like "Hero Action (attack): Choose an enemy. That enemy attacks you > Deal 5 damage to that enemy. "
     
     
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    BCumming reacted to FearLord in Experiences vs Crossbones   
    Luck of the draw is a big part of Crossbones as he’s got a reasonably big deck with all the modules.
    Thor is absolutely fine in multiplayer and actually one of my favourites to play with. I prefer him with Aggression so you can use Get over here to take minions from friends to boost your hand size. He does struggle a bit in solo, but he’s one of the more fun heroes to play in my opinion.
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    BCumming reacted to mike8104 in Hulk solo   
    On a somewhat related note, I just tried Captain America with Hulk's aggression deck, with some slight tweaks, and it was amazing.  Destroyed Expert Rhino before I was even 1/3 of the way through the encounter deck and only took 3 damage total the whole game.
    One of my favorites was exhausting Martial Prowess to play Toe to Toe and Shield Block to deal 5 damage for basically the cost of 2 resources and no damage.
    There's a lot of synergy with Cap's abilities and those aggression cards.
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    BCumming reacted to jonboyjon1990 in I put together some mini Ant-Man and Wasp cards   
    I took the images from Hall of Heroes. Resized in Word. 63mm x 41mm. FFG mini American sleeves, with a spare mini card in there for rigidity.


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    BCumming reacted to Duciris in Wasp preview article is up!   
    Yup.

    Just noticed that the number of yard lines on the football field beneath her are correct.  In a world that looks to point out failures I'm just commenting to celebrate success.
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