Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game is set in the Marvel Comics universe. To set up the game, players choose a mastermind villain (Magneto, Loki, Dr. Doom, etc.), stack that particular villain's attack cards underneath it, then modify the villain deck as needed based on that villain's particular scheme. Players then choose a number of hero decks – Spider-Man, Hulk, Cyclops, Wolverine, etc. – and shuffle them together; since players use only a handful of hero decks out of the fifteen included, the hero deck can vary widely in terms of what's available.
Over the course of the game, players will recruit powerful hero cards to add to their deck in order to build a stronger and more resourceful deck. Players need to build both their recruitment powers (to enlist more heroes) and their fighting ability (to combat the villains who keep popping up to cause trouble). Players recruit heroes from an array of five cards, with empty slots refilled as needed. At the start of a player's turn, he reveals a villain and adds it to the row of villains. This row has a limited number of spaces, and if it fills up, the earliest villain to arrive escapes, possibly punishing the heroes in some way. Some villains also take an action when showing up for the first time, such as kidnapping an innocent bystander. The villain deck also contains "master strike" cards, and whenever one of these shows up, the mastermind villain (controlled by the game) takes a bonus action.
As players fight and defeat villains, they collect those cards, which will be worth points at game's end. Players can also fight the mastermind; if a player has enough fighting power, he claims one of the attack cards beneath the mastermind, which has a particular effect on the game. If all of these cards are claimed, the game ends and players tally their points to see who wins. If the mastermind completes his scheme, however – having a certain number of villains escape, for example, or imposing a certain number of wounds on the heroes – then the players all lose.
Online How-to-Play Videos
A TableTop episode featuring an introduction, a rules overview, and a complete game played by geek celebrities Wil Wheaton, Markiplier, Allie Brosh, and Brea Grant: https://youtu.be/SFJxgEsmQVE
Radiation (2 Abomination, 2 The Leader, 2 Maestro, 2 Zzzax)
Skrulls (1 Paibok the Power Skrull, 1 Skrull Queen Veranke, 3 Skrull Shapeshifters, 3 Super-Skrull)
Spider Foes (2 Doctor Octopus, 2 Green Goblin, 2 The Lizard, 2 Venom)
10 identical cards for each of 4 different Henchmen Villain Groups (40 cards)
Savage Land Mutates
8 different Schemes (8 cards)
The Legacy Virus
Midtown Bank Robbery
Negative Zone Prison Breakout
Portals to the Dark Dimension
Replace Earth's Leaders with Killbots
Secret Invasion of the Skrull Shapeshifters
Super Hero Civil War
Unleash the Power of the Cosmic Cube
11 Scheme Twists
5 Master Strikes
- Legendary fan - Legendary fan - Covert Hero - Legendary fan - Instinct Hero - Legendary fan - Ranged Hero - Legendary fan - Strength Hero - Legendary fan - Tech Hero - Legendary fan - The Avengers Team - Legendary fan - S.H.I.E.L.D. Team - Legendary fan - Spider Friends Team - Legendary fan - X-Men Team - Legendary fan - X-Force Team - Legendary fan - Marvel Knights Team - Legendary fan - Fantastic Four Team - Legendary fan - Guardians of the Galaxy Team - Legendary: Secret Wars fan - Cabal Team - Legendary: Secret Wars fan - Illuminati Team
When I was a kid, I enjoyed reading the limited series "Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions." It's a silly series in which two masterminds kidnap all the heroes from earth and pit them against each other in a competition to find four prizes. I decided to create a version of that contest using Marvel Legendary (and most of the expansions, including Villains). Here is a PDF that explains how I set things up and how you can too.
Divider labels for Legendary core set, works with Avery labels 6467 (or any other Avery that's 1/2"H x 1 3/4"W).
The labels are designed with class icons in the order of rarity (left-right: rare, uncommon, commons) so you know exactly how many of those classes there are for each hero (1, 3, 5, 5).
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This is a document that allows printing of card separators for all currently available expansions (through Secret Wars V2), including Villains and Fear Itself. Rather than separate out the starting hand heroes/allies, I set up five identical Starting Hand tabs so that I can just grab the preset packs based on the number of players I have.
The DEFENDERS custom expansion consists of 203 cards total, including a Defenders for a Day Stack of 45 unique cards which are similar to Sidekicks (can only use once) but cost 4. The 10 Heroes with the Defenders affiliation are Black Knight, Nighthawk, Hellcat, Son of Satan, Valkyrie, Clea, Dr. Strange, Namor, Hulk, and Silver Surfer. The Mastermind, Dormammu, leads the Dark Dimension villain group. New keywords include Defend and Dark Magic Spell.
JPG images and printerstudio.com-ready files for printing are included in these files. Higher resolution images and more descriptions can be found here: [thread=1507675][/thread]
.zip file containing .docx and .pdf of my Slip Case Dividers for the Marvel Legendary Core Set from Upper Deck.
The dividers are sized for double-sleeved (KMC Perfect Fit + UltraPro ProMatte) cards.
.docx file provided to allow for adjustments and higher quality prints to be made, as desired.
[color=#ff0000][b]NOTE:[/b] The [b]Percolator[/b] and [b]Eurostyle[/b] fonts are required for the .docx file to render correctly.[/color]
At the request of others I have uploaded the individual player mats for new players which looks like this:
I printed them on a4 sticky label paper which I stuck to foam core and covered with sticky back plastic. Simple really
Photoshop template file for Marvel Legendary Custom Cards with resolution and guides for printing using printerstudio.com
RAR Archive contains a sample card and a psd created in Adobe Photoshop CS6:
- Sample Card "Not So Friendly... Superior Spider-Man" by Dan Hogan with alternate graphic and a single team icon.
- White field for Common and Uncommon Cards
- Common and Uncommon Card Borders: Instinct, Covert, Strength, Ranged, Technology
- Skill Icons with Glow Effects: Instinct, Covert, Strength, Ranged, Technology
- Team Icons: Avengers, X-Men, Marvel Knights, Spider-Friends, Shield, X-Force, Hydra, Brotherhood, Sinister Six, Foes of Asgard, Crime Syndicate, Cabal, Illuminati
- Attack, Recruit, and Cost Icons
- Numbers (requires font MatrixRegularSmallCaps, Eurostile)