• Randy's Thought on DC Dice Masters Justice League

    As many of you know, I wasnít looking forward to DC Justice League very much. Iím a Marvel guy. I like Marvel characters. I have a few favorites from the DC Universe, but almost all of them are either Batman or Green Lantern related. I think Superman is lame. His only redeeming quality is that heís from Cleveland, OH. I donít care for Wonder Woman. I donít understand why Martian Manhunter is a fan favorite. I hate how the New 52 was a slap in the face of longtime fans, hitting the reset button on their entire universe. So many things I donít like about DC. All that said, I do have some favorite characters. Hereís my DC top five:

    #5 Ė Robin, Tim Drake
    #4 Ė Deadshot
    #3 Ė Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner
    #2 Ė The Riddler
    #1 Ė Nightwing

    Do you know what those five characters have in common? Not a single one of them is featured in the DC Justice League Dice Masters set. Not. One. Donít get me wrong, I really like the whole Bat family, and Hal Jordan is a great characterÖ but these five are my favorites. And none of them are in Dice Masters.

    But you know what? I love this set.

    I was able to draft with it at U.S. Nationals, and it is a great set for Dice Masters and introduced some phenomenal new abilities. I really like some of the cost fixing where many of the Justice League characters can reduce either purchase or field cost of other Justice League characters. Retaliate is fun. Overcrush, though introduced in D&D BFF, really shines here as you can give Overcrush to any character through the basic action Anger Issues. I really like Katana, as her uncommon was a big part of my winning Rainbow Draft team at Nationals.

    Short article today. But I just wanted you guys to know that I had no intention of enjoying this set at all, based on not only the DC IP in general, but the exclusion of so many of my favorite characters. Even though there were so many things for me not to like going in to it, itís still Dice Masters. And I love it. Roll on.
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. Meatman's Avatar
      Meatman -
      Nice. I'm in the same boat Randy. Long time Marvel guy myself, with the Xmen being my go to franchise back in the mid-late 90s. Also big fan of Spidey, and, to a slightly lesser extent, the Avengers.

      I've only causally been into DC, primarily through movies and TV. Batman is definitely one of the all time classics (I'm still a Michael Keaton guy myself..."Now, you wanna get nuts?...C'mon...Let's get Nuts!"). However, beyond that, DC just didn't do it for me. While I respect his history and impact on pop culture...Supes is lamo. I don't mind The Flash...

      Hopefully this set will grip me as it has you...and perhaps turn me into a DC backer at the same time. We'll see...
    1. RJRETRO's Avatar
      RJRETRO -
      I tried to give the New 52 a chance. No dice.

      This set does make me want to go back and read the older stuff though.
    1. alleyviper's Avatar
      alleyviper -
      Does that mean you're going to think Marvel is slapping their fans in the face when the entire universe is rebooted after Secret Wars?
    1. Randy's Avatar
      Randy -
      Quote Originally Posted by alleyviper View Post
      Does that mean you're going to think Marvel is slapping their fans in the face when the entire universe is rebooted after Secret Wars?
      Perhaps... depends on how they handle it. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't concerned.
    1. MatchesMalone's Avatar
      MatchesMalone -
      War of Light is supposed to have the Teen Titans, so Tim Drake will probably be in that as Red Robin. I would expect Kyle Rayner to be in that set as well, being the White Lantern.
    1. Randy's Avatar
      Randy -
      Quote Originally Posted by MatchesMalone View Post
      War of Light is supposed to have the Teen Titans, so Tim Drake will probably be in that as Red Robin. I would expect Kyle Rayner to be in that set as well, being the White Lantern.
      And this is why I'm looking forward WoL
    1. Vapedaveb's Avatar
      Vapedaveb -
      I bet the next set with be batman based and you will see almost all of your favorites in it.
      I myself want to really see Guy Gardner as both a green lantern and as a red lantern.
      I am also very sad that my favorite DC character (The one I grew up reading) Swamp Thing being so weak in the set.
      Also I would like to see etrigan, and Dr. Fate as I prefer the darker side of DC.
      I hope both our dreams come true.
    1. Chris's Avatar
      Chris -
      I entered true comic readership (sure, I knew a lot of general knowledge) at The New 52. Something like the New 52 was - in my meager opinion - a great move. It made things accessible to readers like me. I've enjoyed a few books.

      I'm glad you are enjoying the set, Randy. There are some gems in here.
    1. RJRETRO's Avatar
      RJRETRO -
      Quote Originally Posted by alleyviper View Post
      Does that mean you're going to think Marvel is slapping their fans in the face when the entire universe is rebooted after Secret Wars?
      ... I didn't know this was happening.

      Newer comics are too dark and "edgey".
    1. Mayneric's Avatar
      Mayneric -
      Since when is Superman from Cleveland? I thought he was from Kansas. Did something change? I'm more of a Marvel guy also.
    1. Randy's Avatar
      Randy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mayneric View Post
      Since when is Superman from Cleveland? I thought he was from Kansas. Did something change? I'm more of a Marvel guy also.
      Haha, yea. Krypton, then Kansas. But the guys who created Superman were from Cleveland. Attachment 352
    1. Mayneric's Avatar
      Mayneric -
      OH! Ok, I get what you are saying now. I've been away from serious comic book involvement for so long I thought maybe I missed a whole re-write of his story.