by, 09-15-2014 at 10:04 PM (1175 Views)
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.
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.