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Hey, thanks for the warm welcome. ďObsessedĒ might be a little strong, but this game does have me hooked like nothing Iíve played before. I was in to both Magic and Heroclix when I was younger, but never played them competitively. I mean, I made my own custom playmatÖ





Öbut not obsessed.


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As Dave said, I used to review comic books for another website. So, comics were actually my gateway in to Dice Masters. I just happened to see if my local comic shop was getting any starter sets in. He said he had one extra coming in that no one had reserved it. I had him hold it for me, and the rest was history. I had no idea at the time of the high demand for starter sets that would follow. I feel like I really just lucked in to getting a starter.


As far as comics go, Iím a Marvel guy. Iíve dabbled in DC and other independent publishers from time to time, but the Marvel universe is where Iím most comfortable. My top 5 Marvel heroes, in no order, are Spider-Man, Nova, Daredevil, Cyclops, and Cable. My Favorite DC characters are Batman, Nightwing, Cyborg, Green Lantern, and Riddler. Iím very excited for the upcoming Uncanny X-Men set because we will finally get Cable as well as the modern version of Cyclops. Unfortunately, still no sign of Daredevil. As for the newly revealed DC Dice Masters set, I will probably buy the starter and a few singles here and there of significant characters, but I donít see myself getting as in to DC as I have with Marvel.


Well, thatís my introduction. I will close with this: my top 3 things I would love to see from Dice Masters in the future.


#1. Figure out a multi-player rule set. A free-for-all style would be great, but a team battle setup would suffice. Ideally, I would opt for a multi-player campaign where players team up to battle Galactus. Galactusí die (which would have to be 10 times bigger than any other die) could have Galactus attack, summon his herald, or count down the ďtimerĒ until he destroys Earth. Make it happen Wizkids, bring Galactus to Dice Masters!


#2. Donít stop with Marvel and DC. I want Image / Dark Horse / IDW Dice Masters. I want to be able to play with Spawn, Invincible, Hellboy, Ninja Turtles, etc. Wizkids is no stranger to incorporating outside licensed properties in to their games. They proved that with Heroclix, and I think this game could benefit from that type of expansion as well.


#3. I would like to see small expansions, where nothing is randomized. You know exactly what characters youíre getting. Imagine a ďGuardians of the GalaxyĒ pack. You would get Star Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket Racoon, and Groot. You get 2 versions of each character, with 2 or 3 corresponding dice. Then, incorporate its release in to the organized play events. Release it halfway through the O.P. events, and make them tournament legal starting with Month 4.


Thatís all for me this time. Where Iím coming from, what characters I like, and things I would like to see Dice Masters do in the future. Until next time, roll on.
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  1. Marvel Sutantio imported's Avatar
    Welcome aboard again Randy! Glad to see there's a fresh new face, MDM fan, as well as Marvel comics fan in this site. Reserve Pool is my first go-to place for articles, reviews and everything MDM so glad to know it's growing.

    I feel you completely in that "Obsessed" department, I only felt this strong urge / obsession for Magic (been playing since '96ish till now). Probably because of the collectability, strategy involved, choice of playstyle, beginning moves options, probability that can be minimized / controlled, various deck building strategies, or it's probably just because a Marvel product..

    Been reading Marvel comics and watching Marvel cartoons ever since I was a little kid too. I used to read DC extensively since Identity Crisis all the way to New 52, but dunno why I lost interest along the way, probably because of the dramatic changes some characters underwent (Supes-Diana, Earth 2 with very young JSA, etc). But villains month is the point where I stopped reading and focused on Marvel exclusively.

    Anyway nice custom playmat, a bit stiff on the fonts, but very nice choice of image (it's from Civil War rite?)

    I had this idea about recreating the battles in the comics, some sort of a "campaign" for MDM, but more like a What If... comic scenarios (because the winners aren't always like the one in the comic books). Example would be creating a 5 battle campaign between the X-men and the Avengers between 2 players.

    The battles and teams would be limited to a certain pool. Each player would pick either 4, 6 or 8 characters from said limited pool, recreating the battles in the comics.

    Examples would be :
    Prologue
    Phoenix Force vs Nova

    1st fire shot - the beach of Utopia
    Avengers
    Captain America
    Iron Man
    Red Hulk
    Thing
    Dr. Strange
    Black Panther
    Wolverine
    Spider-Man
    Hawkeye
    Quicksilver
    Black Widow

    X-Men
    Cyclops
    Emma Frost
    Namor
    Magneto
    Colossus
    Magik
    Psylocke
    Storm
    Gambit
    Angel

    Intercepting the Phoenix Force - Space
    Phoenix Force

    Avengers
    Warmachine
    Thor
    Vision
    Beast
    Captain Marvel (After Age of Ultron is released)

    Battle at the blue side of the moon
    Avengers
    Captain America
    Red Hulk
    Thing
    Iron Man
    Black Widow
    Hawkeye
    Wolverine

    X-Men
    Cyclops
    Emma Frost
    Colossus
    Namor
    Magik

    You get the idea

    Interesting twist can be made to create major advantage to a certain player (due to the story in the comics).

    For example the Phoenix Force vs Nova battle, the Phoenix Force would already have 1-4 dice in its dice bag, while Nova would only have 1 or 2 tops. Same thing with the Phoenix Five battles vs Avengers, we can have each of the phoenix five have 1-2 dice in their dice bag for team battles or 3-4 for solo battles to represent their overwhelming power.

    Of course with the upcoming OP support for UXM taken from legendary comic arcs such as Days of Future Past or Phoenix Saga, we can recreate them too. Example would be Wolverine & Kitty Pryde vs an army of 6 sentinels or the sentinels would already have 2-4 dice in their bag. Stuff like that. What do you think?
  2. JoshuaWilburn imported's Avatar
    "Hello I am Randy and these are my list of demands..." lol jk! Welcome Randy!