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Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game is set in the Marvel Comics universe. To set up the game, players choose a mastermind villain (Magneto, Loki, Dr. Doom, etc.), stack that particular villain's attack cards underneath it, then modify the villain deck as needed based on that villain's particular scheme. Players then choose a number of hero decks – Spider-Man, Hulk, Cyclops, Wolverine, etc. – and shuffle them together; since players use only a handful of hero decks out of the fifteen included, the hero deck can vary widely in terms of what's available.

Over the course of the game, players will recruit powerful hero cards to add to their deck in order to build a stronger and more resourceful deck. Players need to build both their recruitment powers (to enlist more heroes) and their fighting ability (to combat the villains who keep popping up to cause trouble). Players recruit heroes from an array of five cards, with empty slots refilled as needed. At the start of a player's turn, he reveals a villain and adds it to the row of villains. This row has a limited number of spaces, and if it fills up, the earliest villain to arrive escapes, possibly punishing the heroes in some way. Some villains also take an action when showing up for the first time, such as kidnapping an innocent bystander. The villain deck also contains "master strike" cards, and whenever one of these shows up, the mastermind villain (controlled by the game) takes a bonus action.

As players fight and defeat villains, they collect those cards, which will be worth points at game's end. Players can also fight the mastermind; if a player has enough fighting power, he claims one of the attack cards beneath the mastermind, which has a particular effect on the game. If all of these cards are claimed, the game ends and players tally their points to see who wins. If the mastermind completes his scheme, however – having a certain number of villains escape, for example, or imposing a certain number of wounds on the heroes – then the players all lose.

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Legendary FAQ
The FAQ is located here and contains answers from the designer linked within:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/92138/unofficial-collected-faq-clarifications-and-errata

Online How-to-Play Video
The How-to-Play video mentioned in the instruction book can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=972kMI-xoUE
(as mentioned by designer J Brenner in this thread.)

Game Contents

Rulebook, game board and 500 cards (plus 60 dividers):

  • 14 cards for each of 15 different Heroes (210 cards – each Hero has 1 rare, 3 uncommons, 5 of one common, and 5 of another common)
    • Black Widow (1 Silent Sniper, 3 Covert Operation, 5 Dangerous Rescue, 5 Mission Accomplished)
    • Captain America (1 A Day Unlike Any Other, 3 Diving Block, 5 Avengers Assemble!, 5 Perfect Teamwork)
    • Cyclops (1 X-Men United, 3 Unending Energy, 5 Optic Blast, 5 Determination)
    • Deadpool (1 Random Acts of Unkindness; 3 Hey, Can I Get a Do Over; 5 Oddball; 5 Here, Hold This For a Second)
    • Emma Frost (1 Diamond Form, 3 Psychic Link, 5 Mental Discipline, 5 Shadowed Thoughts)
    • Gambit (1 High Stakes Jackpot, 3 Hypnotic Charm, 5 Card Shark, 5 Stack the Deck)
    • Hawkeye (1 Impossible Trick Shot, 3 Covering Fire, 5 Quick Draw, 5 Team Player)
    • Hulk (1 Hulk Smash, 3 Crazed Rampage, 5 Unstoppable Hulk, 5 Growing Anger)
    • Iron Man (1 Quantum Breakthrough, 3 Arc Reactor, 5 Repulsor Rays, 5 Endless Invention)
    • Nick Fury (1 Pure Fury, 3 Legendary Commander, 5 Battlefield Promotion, 5 High-Tech Weaponry)
    • Rogue (1 Steal Abilities, 3 Copy Powers, 5 Borrowed Brawn, 5 Energy Drain)
    • Spider-Man (1 The Amazing Spider Man, 3 Web Shooters, 5 Great Responsibility, 5 Astonishing Strength)
    • Storm (1 Tidal Wave, 3 Spinning Cyclone, 5 Lightning Bolt, 5 Gathering Stormclouds)
    • Thor (1 God of Thunder, 3 Call Lightning, 5 Surge of Power, 5 Odinson)
    • Wolverine (1 Berserker Rage, 3 Frenzied Slashing, 5 Healing Factor, 5 Keen Senses)
  • 40 S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents
  • 20 S.H.I.E.L.D. Troopers
  • 30 S.H.I.E.L.D. Officers
  • 4 Masterminds, each with 1 main card and 4 different Mastermind Tactics (20 cards)
    • Dr. Doom (1 Dark Technology, 1 Monarch's Decree, 1 Secrets of Time Travel, 1 Treasures of Latveria)
    • Loki (1 Cruel Ruler, 1 Maniacal Tyrant, 1 Vanishing Illusions, 1 Whispers and Lies)
    • Magneto (1 Bitter Captor, 1 Crushing Shockwave, 1 Electromagnetic Bubble, 1 Xavier's Nemesis)
    • Red Skull (1 Endless Resources, 1 HYDRA Conspiracy, 1 Negablast Grenades, 1 Ruthless Dictator)
  • 8 cards for each of 7 different Villain Groups (56 cards)
    • Brotherhood (2 Blob, 2 Juggernaut, 2 Mystique, 2 Sabretooth)
    • Enemies of Asgard (1 Destroyer, 2 Enchantress, 3 Frost Giant, 2 Ymir Frost Giant King)
    • HYDRA (3 Endless Armies of HYDRA, 3 HYDRA Kidnappers, 1 Supreme HYDRA, 1 Viper)
    • Masters of Evil (2 Baron Zemo, 2 Melter, 2 Ultron, 2 Whirlwind)
    • Radiation (2 Abomination, 2 The Leader, 2 Maestro, 2 Zzzax)
    • Skrulls (1 Paibok the Power Skrull, 1 Skrull Queen Veranke, 3 Skrull Shapeshifters, 3 Super-Skrull)
    • Spider Foes (2 Doctor Octopus, 2 Green Goblin, 2 The Lizard, 2 Venom)
  • 10 cards for each of 4 different Henchmen Villain Groups (40 cards)
    • Doombot Legion
    • Hand Ninjas
    • Savage Land Mutates
    • Sentinels
  • 8 different Schemes (8 cards)
    • The Legacy Virus
    • Midtown Bank Robbery
    • Negative Zone Prison Breakout
    • Portals to the Dark Dimension
    • Replace Earth's Leaders with Killbots
    • Secret Invasion of the Skrull Shapeshifters
    • Super Hero Civil War
    • Unleash the Power of the Cosmic Cube
  • 11 Scheme Twists
  • 5 Master Strikes
  • 30 Bystanders
  • 30 Wounds
  • 60 Dividers

Card sizes:
Cards: 63x88mm
Dividers: 75x93mm

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mb - Legendary fan - Instinct Hero
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mb - Legendary fan - Strength Hero
mb - Legendary fan - Tech Hero
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Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game
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Publisher: Upper Deck Entertainment
Artist: Bien Flores, Nigel Raynor, The Marvel Bullpen, Brian “Tots” Valerzmore»
Year: 2012
Product Code: #80366
Size: 11.50 x 11.50 x 4.00 inches
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Release Date: Nov 13, 2012
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Card dividers for the Legendary: Marvel 3D Cards Links to all of my Marvel Legendary dividers: [url=http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/98799/legendary-card-dividers]Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game[/url] [url=http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/112012/legendary-dark-city-card-dividers]Legendary: Dark City[/url] [url=http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/112009/legendary-fantastic-four-card-dividers]Legendary: Fantastic Four[/url] [url=http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/111680/legendary-paint-town-red-card-dividers]Legendary: Paint the town Red[/url] [url=http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/106473/legendary-villains-card-dividers]Legendary: Villains[/url] [url=http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/111678/legendary-guardians-galaxy-card-dividers]Legendary: Guardians of the Galaxy[/url]...
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This first mini expansion is based on the Scavengers story line in the More Than Meets the Eye ongoing comic published by IDW. It is focused on the Decepticon Justice Division and the Decepticons unfortunate enough to make it on their list. It is a small expansion set to my Transformers Base Set although will work fine without the base set Set consists of: - 1 Hero (28 cards) - 1 Mastermind (5 cards) - 1 Villain Group (8 cards) - 1 Henchmen Group (10 cards) - 1 Scheme (1 card) - Total of 52 cards
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My first autobot themed Transformers expansion. This is the first Transformers expansion/base set. Set consists of: - 8 Heroes (112 cards) - 4 Masterminds (20 cards) - 5 Villain Groups (40 cards) - 3 Henchmen Groups (30 cards) - 3 Schemes (3 cards) - 1 Officer (30 cards) - 1 Bystander (5 cards) - 4 Wounds (30 cards) - Total of 270 cards
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I loved user MVDZIGN's folder design to keep the SHIELD Agents and Troopers organized for faster setup. He never uploaded the design, so I made my own and and thought I'd share it with you guys. Props to MVDZIGN for the original idea though.
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