Marvel Champions: Black Widow Hero Pack

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Spy, Assassin,Hero: Natasha Romanov has taken on many roles, and played many sides, in a life shrouded in mystery. But throughout every new stage of life, Natasha has developed a unique set of skills that she now utilizes in the role of the Black Widow, international super-spy! Complete your mission with the Black Widow Hero Pack for Marvel Champions: The Card Game! The Black Widow …
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Marvel Champions: Black Widow Hero Pack

Marvel Champions is a Living Card Game (LCG) from Fantasy Flight. That means that it will continue to grow and expand roughly monthly with new content. The good news is that this content is not random booster packs but set cards, like hero expansion decks, new schemes and villains.
The game play is cooperative and based around hand management. Each hero has some cards that are specific to them and then you either use a prebuilt deck, or take cards from two other decks, a general deck with generic cards and one of four attribute decks. These are leadership, justice, aggression and protection. Helpfully the deck names are an accurate description of what the cards will do! Cards are super important as every card you play must be paid for by other cards.

It is fun to fit characters with their best themed deck, Captain America with a leadership build for example, but also fun to mix it up a little too, especially given the challenge of the villains. Villains come into play with their own decks, with a main scheme you must stop, minions, side schemes and more. Interestingly each hero can be in their heroic form or their alter ego and the villain reacts differently to each. Villains will directly attack heroes, but if the hero is in their alter ego form then the villain doesn’t know who they are and will therefore continue with their evil scheme.

The game is thematic and fun to play providing a good challenge for players and meaningful team-ups.

No powers no problems for Natasha Romanoff. This highly trained operative is as deadly as her power allies and is known as The Black Widow. The Black Widow Hero Pack comes with a pre built Justice aspect pack, but as always you can easily create your own with the rules from the base game!

Player Count: 1-4
Time: 45-90 Minutes
Age: 14+

Trained from a young age by the KGB she is the ultimate assassin.  Spy, martial arts expert and equipped with high tech weapons, Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, is outfitted to deal with any situation. She has turned her tails on the KGB and is now an agent of SHIELD and taking the fight to the bad guys.

Black Widow is an Hero pack for the popular Marvel Champions: The Card Game. The pack comes with a pre-built deck using the Justice aspect, her own Nemesis set, Taskmaster, as well as additional cards from the other aspects to further increase your deck building options.

Black Widow is an interesting character to play. She utilises "preparation" cards to perform a wide variety of actions. The Black Widow ability is a response ability that deals one damage to an enemy every time you trigger one of your preparation cards. This can make for some interesting and exciting combinations and card play. Upgrade cards like the Grappling Hook give a Hero Interrupt ability to cancel effects of Treachery cards.

Widow's Bite, a preparation card, allows players to discard the card and deal 2 damage to a minion when it enters play and stun it. Dance of Death, which is probably my favourite card from her deck, is a Hero Action that deals 1 damage to an enemy, then 2 damage to an enemy followed by three damage to an enemy. Played at the right time this card can clear out the minions giving you a bit of breathing space.

Black Widow has some great cards and some interesting card play combinations. However, she feels delicate, she feels (for want of a better word) human. On screen she doesn't have super powers, she isn't a God (Thor), she hasn't been bitten by a spider (Spider-man) and she hasn't been irradiated with gamma radiation and turned in to a big green fighting machine (you know who I'm talking about).

She is human who has been programmed and trained to be a killing machine with a host of skills and abilities and her deck plays out like that. True to her cinematic counterpart her deck nicely reflects this in the way it plays. The preparation cards are fantastic for turning the tides against the enemy when needed causing all sorts of cancelling, negating and damaging effects. She has Agent Coulson and the Winter Soldier as her allies.

Her play style feels different, it feels unconventional and I really like the way she plays. Either solo or teaming up with another character she can take the fight to the enemy but it takes practice (or at least it did for me).

The Black Widow is another great addition to the Marvel Champions: The Card Game, once again FFG have introduced something different in to the game.

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