Thursday, January 30, 2020

#37: DC Comics Deckbuilding Game (Mark's Top 50 - 2020)

DC Comics Deckbuilding Game

  • rank: 741
  • rating: 7.04
Print Status
  • in print
Why It's On The List
  • Mix the Ascension deck-building lineup with some fantastic "straight from the comics" DC superhero art... and add just enough thematic touches to the design (player heroes, super villain attacks, etc.) to give it the comic book feel. It's not rocket science - but we've played it nearly 200 times in the various incarnations.
Tips & Tricks:
    • There are a wide variety of base games for DC Deckbuilding - the best balanced is the original "blue" box... but folks with some gaming under their belts may want to dive into the Teen Titans base box. (There is very little love in my gaming group for the Forever Evil box.)
    • There are two types of expansions:
      • Crisis - which are for cooperative play
      • Crossover - which add cards & game mechanics to the base boxes
    • You have to pay attention to what other people are drafting - if they're taking lots of attack cards, you need some defense cards in your deck. Hate drafting is definitely a part of the game.
    • The additional games in the series (the Rivals 2 player boxes, Teen Titans Go 2 player, and Confrontations) are all enjoyable. (Sharp-eyed DC fans will note that the picture above is from the Batman vs Joker set.)
    • We haven't played Rebirth... yet. Give us time.
    • I'm a huge fan of the Multiverse box/cards which allow you to play a massive game across all the sets you own... but not everybody enjoys that.
    • Favorite Crisis set: #2
    • Favorite Crossover set: Justice Society OR Legion of Super-Heroes

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