Archive for the ‘X-Men’ Category

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X-Men Week: To Beat, To Bounce, or To Swarm?

February 19, 2010

When talking X-Men strategy in the Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game, there are three major themes.  Wolverine is all about beating the enemy to a bloody pulp while healing your own wounds.  Storm is bouncy, and Professor X swarms the board like an all ages punk show with a five dollar cover.  Which is your style?

Whether you beat, bounce, or swarm, it looks like the rest of the team will be ready to prop you up. Take a look at this Cyclops.  It is obviously tailor-made for the X-babies low-cost swarm theme. It also gives any other character-based deck a good kick in the pants.

Fill my hand with supporters? Yes please. Especially when the Weather Witch is fixing to bounce the other side to high heaven.

Oh my, that is strong. And, just in case you like the sound of bouncy board control but want to run the Professor or Wolverine leader, you got this little rain dance at your disposal.

The X-men are not playing nice in Marvel Superstars. Whichever direction you take them, they are taking no prisoners.  Enemy beware.  These mutants are swinging every which way but loose.

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X-Men Week: Storm’s Alter Egos.

February 16, 2010

In terms of pure power, this girl stands above all the other Marvel Superstars cards that have been previewed.  For purely aesthetic reasons, its eye candy thrills like nothing else we have seen.  It is no wonder, therefore, that Storm currently has a commanding lead in our Miss Mutant Universe poll.

Now let’s look at who else she has been.

Yes, we get to play 007 when it comes to naming our decks.  Halle Berry was a Bond girl.  It doesn’t get any better than that.

No, that is not Tony Stark.  This is a shot from the movie Gothika.  It was a bit of a bomb, but maybe you have a taste for bad movies.  If so…

Yes, Storm was Catwoman.  No, I don’t know anyone who considers it one of her finer moments.  It will provide some crossover kookiness when we are selecting nicknames for Marvel Superstars decklists, and Halle Berry had the last laugh.

Yes, Oscar, you will have a new home in the Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game, especially when playing a Storm/Rogue combo.  Good times straight ahead, one month away!

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X-Men Week: Miss Mutant Universe.

February 13, 2010

That may be our favorite Valentine of all time. In honor of our unbounded love for the Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game, we are offering you an opportunity to embrace the mutant female of your choice.

Who will you choose?

Rogue.

Storm.

Mystique.

Jean Grey.

 

Kitty Pryde.

Whichever fantasy flavor floats your boat, this is your shot. You decide who wears the crown.

Vote early, vote often!

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X-Men Week: Be Storm’s Valentine.

February 12, 2010

What. A. Beauty. That card was just released on the mothership. Not only does it blow all the other previews straight to kingdom come, but it heralds a hurricane of impeding Halle Berry domination in the Marvel Superstars metagame.

Remember, you start each game with three Base resources in play. Notice, this Storm can exhaust the entire enemy economy with one violent wind.  Realize, this is a whole new game from this day forward.

I think I’m in love.