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Fantastic Four Week: Including Silver Surfer.

February 26, 2010

Those two are not the entire four, obviously.  Let’s quote Ben Stoll from the fantastic team overview article on the mothership for the full picture:

You’ll find that Fantastic Four decks are frequently suited for a slower, more controlling game, although focusing heavily on Human Torch or Thing will certainly speed you up. Fantastic Four is the best at drawing extra cards, they have some very defensive supporters, and they happen to have the only card that costs more than 8 resources to play! Along with the X-Men, this team is about having your characters work together. As you would expect, each of the four family members brings their own specific powers to enhance the overall capabilities of the team. You’ll find damage prevention, force power-ups, and direct damage (that comes from powers or actions as opposed to attacks). You can choose to focus your deck heavily on one family member, but you’ll also benefit from including the entire family. There are supporters for each of the members that benefit from having their teammates around.

Some more highlights:

-The Fantastic Four feature cards that allow you to get more than one city resource onto your side in a single turn. By sacrificing your early turns doing this, you gain access to more powerful cards faster.

-Although he won’t directly benefit from some of the Fantastic Four “family” cards, you may find yourself wanting to include another powerful character that can be found on this team. I’ll give you a hint: he’s really shiny.

Really? Yes, really.  There will be a Silver Surfer card.



Fantastic Four Week: Torch’s Alter Egos.

February 26, 2010

Before Chris Evans caught fire in Fantastic Four, he was already surrounded by high-temperature females.  When we build our Human Torch decks in Marvel Superstars, we will have some hilarious potential nicknames.

Starting with Jake Wyler in Not Another Teen Movie

… continuing as Harvard Hottie in The Nanny Diaries

… and concluding as Nick Gant in Push.

(Wow.  What a career.  This guy is a trip!)


Fantastic Four Week: She Is Water.

February 24, 2010

Each of them will be represented by a Leader character in the Premier Edition of Marvel Superstars.  Together they will form the biggest bomb strategies that our new game has to offer.  There is some debate, however, when it comes to which is which.  Let me explain.

In checking off the four hermetic elements to the individual members of the team, our recent article on the mothership took a tangent from tradition.  Marvel comics canon has always assigned Water to Reed and Air to Sue.  We disagree.

Thought is non-tangible.  Pure intellect is devoid of compassion.  Reed Richards is not nurturing, emotional, or protective like the ocean.  He is not water, in our scheme.

Sue is the protector.  Sure, she gets invisible.  Yes, air is invisible.  It seems rather lazy to stop there when getting symbolic.  She is not a big thinker.  She feels.

It pains us to have to dispute the wisdom of the greatness that is Dr. Stephen Strange, but we must.  Fire and Earth are obvious, but the true meaning of the Invisible Woman and Mr. Fantastic have been mis-applied throughout their 50 year history.

He is Air, and she is Water.


Fantastic Four Week: Premeditated Powerplays.

February 22, 2010

Yes indeed.  That wonderful woman was revealed in the new article on the mothership.  As we enter the balanced beauty of Fantastic Four week, we are wondering and waiting to see what massive bombs the team will bring to the Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game.  We already know that they will have the most powerful effects that require more resource costs than anyone else.  This means Silver Surfer and some gigantic Action cards. 

How will Marvel’s First Family assure the neccesary resources to bust such titanic battle moves?  By premeditation, of course.  Start planning ahead, this is gonna be huge.