Wednesday, June 27, 2012

SDCC: DC launches new trading card game

DC Comics and Cryptozoic Entertainment have a brand new trading card battle game set to debut at Comic Con International this year.
Players can deal through their deck as any member of the Justice League and wield signature powers and weaponry against a full lineup of DC's nastiest villains. Using special ability cards and combos, their's a pretty good amount of depth to be had here too.

Each player starts with his own basic 10-card deck and draws a hand of 5 cards each turn. Power is the currency you will use to buy new, stronger cards to add to your deck. The goal of a deck-building game is to craft your personal deck into a well-oiled machine. There are five different types of cards that can be acquired: Villains, Heroes, Equipment, Super Powers, and Locations.
A large, central stack of cards supplies a five-card “Line-Up” from which players make their purchases. Each player will always have five face-up cards to choose from each turn, so every turn there are new options and surprises.
When a player has amassed enough Power, he or she may defeat the current Super-Villain. When a Super-Villain is defeated, a new one appears and makes an Attack against each player in the game! Players can defend themselves with Defense cards like The Batsuit, Super Speed, Bulletproof, or several others.
In the end, the player who has accumulated the most Victory Points from the cards in his or her deck wins the game.
Like to give it a shot and maybe grab a deck for yourself? Get thee the the Comic Con International (which starts on July 12th) and visit Cryptozoic's Comic Con store (now that's cool) at 411 Market street.

On a side note- I'm just happy to see a trading card set of any kind with comic book characters on it. I was a bit spoiled back in the '80s and '90s with all the card sets that'd come out (some of dubious quality- still fun though) on a weekly basis.

According to the press release, there hasn't been a single DC Comic set released in three years. That's just way too long.