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Itai Rosenbaum
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So by now we know a bit more about the first expansion. Namely, it will have 350 cards (giving it the same amount of content as the base set, more or less) and will feature X-Force and Marvel Knights characters.

So who wants to engage in some wild speculation as to who will be in the set?

I'm assuming 15 heroes, 4 masterminds, 7 villain groups, 4 henchmen groups and a whole bunch of schemes.


Personally, I think Daredevil and Punisher are a lock-in on the Marvel Knights side of things. Luke Cage and Iron Fist are a pretty safe bet, too. The others could go the extended Heroes for Hire route with Misty Knight, Shang Chi, Black Cat. Or possibly pick from the wider range of Marvel's street-level characters: Echo, White Tiger Cloak and Dagger would be real cool. I'd be excited to see Spider Woman (Jessica Drew) thrown into the mix, too.

The X-Force side of things is slightly more complex, as there have been several incarnations of the team. I hope they mix some of the classic Cable-lead team and the more recent Wolverine-lead one.
I'd stake my life on Cable being in the set. Others I'm hoping for are Wolfsbane, Domino and Shatterstar from the Cable team, and Psylocke and Angel from the Wolverine team. I'd love if the game had Fantomex, but the odds on that are pretty slim, he's one of the weirdest and least-accessible characters Marvel have.

For Masterminds I see Kingpin and possibly Purple Man. Stryfe and possibly Bastion for the X-Force side (Apocalypse would be an obvious choice, but I've got a feeling they're saving him for an Apocalypse-themed expansion).
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i thinking Blade will make it in and ghost Rider too. we might even see Moon Knight. we all know Punisher and Dare Devil will be in.
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For the X-Force part I think you're right about Cable, especially since it seems he's one of the favourites of the publisher .

I'd like to see Nightcrawler; probably some cards would allow to rescue bystander, maybe even those already captured by villains, as it just seems thematic, quick teleport in and out. Other than him, I'd definitely like to see all of the original X-men; eg. Iceman freezing part of the city and stopping villains from escaping would be nice addition. I'm wondering if they treat X-Force as a team or basically all mutants, if it's the former than I guess we'll have to wait for the original 5 to reunite.

On Marvel Knights roster, Daredevil is a given, I'd like to see Iron Fist and maybe Moon Knight? I think Black Panther is also a safe bet.

I think they picked really good villains for base game, at some point I'd like to see Onslaught, but it's too early for him. Still need Professor X and maybe Magneto set for the heroes side for him to appear. Although Ultron showed up before Hank Pym, so who knows?
 
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I wonder if they will use the Spider-friends team logo for the Marvel Knights or make it another team logo for the game. Because much of the spider-friend options would be MK characters.

I do hope for Punisher and Daredevil. Ghost Rider is also a possibility with MK

With Marvel Knights I also expect Kingpin to be a new mastermind.
 
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I think the hardest thing to guess is who is made a master mind and who is just a villain.

I was quite surprised to see Doctor Octopus has just a villain and not a master mind.
same with Venom.

Apocalypse ( always leads 4 horsemen ) , Thanos, Galactus I am saying these are locks as master minds.


Wouldn't it me interesting for a new mechanic for a scheme where no master mind starts the game and you have Jean Grey in the hero's deck who turns in Dark Phoenix, then every card that comes up after of Jean from the hero deck in the HQ gets moved to the city as a villain and instance of the Dark Phoenix to fight.
 
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I think they will do Carnage as a MM so they put Venom in the villain pile.
Can't wait for the xpacs. Please small box in the spring, August is too far away.
 
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resCube wrote:
I think the hardest thing to guess is who is made a master mind and who is just a villain.

I was quite surprised to see Doctor Octopus has just a villain and not a master mind.
same with Venom.


This is easy to handle.

Include Dr Ock or Venom as Master Minds:

* And rule that they are removed from the Villain deck.

* Or add a rule that if they show up as a villain, use that card as a Master Strike instead.

* Or rule that you cannot attack the villain as a Mastermind if his Villain card is in the city.

-Munch "easy peasy using existing Villains" Wolf
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why did we get skrulls and no fantastic 4? i hope they a the first mini expansion with silver surfer and Galactus
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Any hero not in the base game but IS in marvel ultimate alliance (xbox360) is a safe bet.
 
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Elektra, Blade and Doctor Strange have always been a part of the Marvel Knights stable.
 
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troyboy81 wrote:
why did we get skrulls and no fantastic 4? i hope they a the first mini expansion with silver surfer and Galactus

Well, the Avengers have had major run-ins with Skrulls, so that doesn't make me scratch my head so much. Dr. Doom, on the other hand...!

I think that we will have to wait for a mini-expansion; I'd imagine they'd mention the FF in the press release if it were in the first big box. It doesn't look like it'll be Clobbering Time for a while. I'd love to be surprised with its big box inclusion, though.

More speculation... Talking to a buddy of mine, he thought it sounded like the regularly scheduled mini-expansions might be tied into current continuity. I don't keep up on current Marvel books, but that does sound like a really neat idea, to include new heroes, villains, and schemes that are ripped from comics that are fresh on the stands.
 
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MunchWolf wrote:
resCube wrote:
I think the hardest thing to guess is who is made a master mind and who is just a villain.

I was quite surprised to see Doctor Octopus has just a villain and not a master mind.
same with Venom.


This is easy to handle.

Include Dr Ock or Venom as Master Minds:

* And rule that they are removed from the Villain deck.

* Or add a rule that if they show up as a villain, use that card as a Master Strike instead.

* Or rule that you cannot attack the villain as a Mastermind if his Villain card is in the city.

-Munch "easy peasy using existing Villains" Wolf


There also could be a 'Generic Master Mind' card, which you draw a regular Villain card and 3 to the combat value.

Or start at the Villain's combat value, and each Master Strike card adds one to combat value of the Villain.

I don't know what the generic fight rewards would be ... maybe have one remove some previous Master Strike cards

-Munch "I could picture this done as a BGG promo pack as it would only be 5 cards" Wolf
 
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All I know is they need to have the Fantastic Four in the next set. Conspicuously missing from the base game.

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for those who feel the game isn't HARD enough....GALACTUS!!! He eats your cards before you can play them.
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The lack of fantastic four isn't too surprising if you think of it from a mass-marketing viewpoint: movie tie-ins.

It has been a long time since a fantastic four movie (and never on a good movie, in my personal opinion).

I would personally bet on expansions matching movie-releases.
 
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Apocalypse and his Always Leads Villain Group, Horsemen (2 copies of each of the four, funny how it adds to 8, the normal number in a Villain group). Give each Horseman +1 Attack for every Tactic card still under Apocalypse (so they start at +4), if feeling really bold, extra +1 Attack for each Horseman in the City (or that has escaped).
 
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Is or was Doop ever in X-Force? We need Doop.

Also, yes to Nightcrawler.

Fantastic Four needs cards more than X-Force or Marvel Knights. Whatever the heck Marvel Knights entails. Also, I want some Nextwave heroes.
 
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DrNate wrote:
Is or was Doop ever in X-Force? We need Doop. 


Yes, during the Mike Allred era :)

Edit: i should also add Peter Milligan wrote it, and it was re-titled x-statix afterwards
 
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troyboy81 wrote:
why did we get skrulls and no fantastic 4? i hope they a the first mini expansion with silver surfer and Galactus


+1! Galactus as a +12 strength villain, against a badass Reed Richards and Silver Surfer, and Thanatos as a second villain.
 
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