Posts Tagged ‘ghost rider’


100,000 hits in 240 days.

March 24, 2010

It has been a thrilling eight months here at Legendary Cardboard. Thanks to some seriously spicy superhero content combined with endlessly electrifying eye candy we have hereby topped 100,000 visits from you, our devoted fans. Thank you so much, please stay tuned for more. The Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game is getting hotter every single day!


Roxanne Simpson Confirmed!

March 23, 2010

If you have ever seen the movie Ghost Rider, you know what we are talking about.  Eva Mendes, Cuban Superstar.  Today on the mothership we received confirmation.  Roxanne Simpson will be included in the Premier Edition set.  Soon we will be turning her sideways on the comfort of our own kitchen tables. 



Basic Superstars: This Is How We Do It.

January 29, 2010

If you are as loaded and ready to play the Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game as we are, you cannot get enough new information about how things will work. Today we will review basic gameplay, continuing to stoke the fires and start sparks.

1. You will choose a Leader character to build your deck around. Your Leader will have a team affiliation and a charge ability. Every time you play an Action card your Leader will gain one charge counter. To use your Leader’s charge ability you need to remove the number of charge counters printed before the ability. Doom forces the enemy to discard a card when he removes 3 charges. This Leader ability can only be used once per turn, and only on your turn.

Your Leader holds victory and defeat in his or her bones by keeping track of damage. Each Leader starts the game with 50 health points. Your enemy will be trying to damage your Leader throughout the game, and when the health points reach zero you lose. Each Leader starts with no attack points.

2. Resource cards provide capital for you to “pay” for Supporter characters and Action cards. You begin each game with three Base Resources, and you can place one City Resource onto the board with each successive turn. Base Resources and City Resources are both turned sideways to show that they have been spent that turn, then they are turned back upward at the beginning of your next turn. City Resources give your Leader one attack point.

3. Supporter characters are played only on your turn. They can attack the enemy Leader. They can attack enemy Supporters. They can intercept enemy attacks, redirecting the oncoming damage to themselves. Supporters can have some seriously powerful abilities. The Businessman Iron Man above swells your Leader with massive charges, as long as you can keep him in play. When a Supporter gains damage equal or greater than its health points it is eliminated and placed into your bin.

4. Action cards bring instant effects into the battle. Some are Special Actions, like the Repulsor Ray above, since they can only be played if you control a certain character. You need to have enough ready resources available to pay the cost in the upper right corner of the card. If you can afford them, Action cards are the only thing you can play on an enemy turn.

5. You will build your own deck with whatever combination of Marvel movie myths you desire. You choose a Leader and 3 Base Resources. You choose 50 other cards to surround them. You can only use 3 copies of each individual Supporter and Action, but you can add an unlimited number of your favorite Cities. If you want to add Supporters and Actions from a team that is different than your Leader, you will need to turn one extra Resource sideways to pay for it. As soon as you control a Supporter with a specific team affiliation, you pay only the printed cost of that team’s cards.

6. You will deeply enjoy the creative construction of a unique deck. You will be able to juxatpose bizarre mutant beauties with ugly underworld alterations, shining superheroes with vile villains. It will be one of the most entertaining things you will ever do.


Shuffling The Archetypes.

January 27, 2010


Humans tell stories. These tales share common content across both temporal and cultural divides. Myths arise from the collective unconscious of the entire species, then flower in the fertile ground of generational legend. Comic book superheroes continue this tradition exponentially.

Ghost Rider is a character created in 1972 by Roy Thomas, Gary Fredreich, and Mike Ploog. Marvel Comics was looking for an edgy new legend. A guy with a flaming skull riding a hopped-up motorcycle flailing heavy metal chains did the trick. It was a modern myth that quickly caught fire and engulfed the entire world.

In 2007, Ghost Rider made it all the way to the silver screen. Mark Steven Johnson had taken the archetype and studded it with some ancient flavors. He allowed Johnny Blaze to prevent The End of Days.

Blackheart’s master plan is now being upgraded on cardboard in the Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game. The End Of Days eliminates all supporters from the board in one fell swoop. This is one of the most powerful card archetypes in gaming history. It provides an ominous answer to the spectre of enemy swarms. It promises to nuke the mightiest of late-game muscle. It may be called The End Of Days, but it is a blindingly bright beginning to an amazing new game.


More Superstars Spoiled!

January 22, 2010

Pure niceness. We just now randomly found that image on the Urban Collector website. First peek at Elektra, Ghost Rider, Knock Out,  X-Men United, and…

The End of Days.

Strain your eyes to read the text, but I doubt it will do much good. Nevertheless, it is. Pure niceness.

Especially with the proof of the existence of 1-cost Supporters. Swarm on!


The Line-up is Set.

November 16, 2009


The waiting and wondering is over. Our eyes have seen the glory of the full line-up of Leader characters for the inaugural set of the Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game, and it is good. We have a Halle Berry.


Zap! Storm is joining Wolverine and Professor X as the first Leaders of the X-Men team affiliation.


Ouch! Ghost Rider burned a path to the final Marvel Knights spot on the Leader list. Hot times ahead.


How perfect! Mr. Fantastic will be joining his invisible mate as a Leader in the Marvel Premier set, which means that the Avengers will be left with only Hulk and Iron Man to represent.

Wow. The line-up is set, and it is simply magnificent. Here are the final 15 announced Leader characters. Get ready for a cardboard party unlike anything mankind has ever seen:

Avengers: Hulk and Iron Man

Fantastic Four: All four.

Marvel Knights: Blade, Elektra, and Ghost Rider.

X-Men: Professor Xavier, Storm, and Wolverine.

Villains: Abomination, Dr. Doom, and Magneto.


Villain of the Week: Blackheart.

September 10, 2009


As the days march on toward the debut of the Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game in February, we continue to groove on the guessing game. Each week until arrival there will be one Villain chosen for our showcase. Today we are going dark.


Blackheart is the main bad guy in the Ghost Rider movie. He has a handful of henchmen and a whole host of demons for support. He may actually be chosen as one of the Leader characters on the Villains team.


When it comes to strategy, Blackheart could punish opponents for making weak decisions. Or he might bring out a swarm of smaller characters to serve as his minions. Whichever way he goes in Marvel Superstars, his devilish grin would be a sight to behold.