• WizKids Wednesday: X-men First Class Awakens!

    We're one week out from X-men First Class hitting the shelves, so I've taken it upon myself to take a closer look at the new X-men First Class mechanic, Awaken! With over a dozen known characters with Awaken abilities and lots of abilities in-set for changing the level of your characters, this is one ability and one set that looks like it's going to be a lot of fun to take for a "spin".

    One of the most interesting things about Awaken is I believe it's the first ability we've had that is entirely reliant on the right team build and card abilities other than its own. If you have eight Awaken characters and the wrong basic actions , you're almost entirely relying on what your opponent brings to the table for your character abilities (uncommon Jubilee being the only known exception). This set may actually be a good lesson tool for new players to look beyond the abilities of single cards and see the need for a larger team synergy.

    As always, huge thanks to our friends at WizKids for sending these cards our way and giving us the opportunity to preview them.

    If you missed the opening video I did for my local game store's twitch stream, you can find a link to that video here.

    Got big plans for these new mechanics? Which new Awaken card is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!