Hello and welcome to The Brave and the Blog’s first ever VS System set review! I know a lot of other sites do this, so I wanted our to be special. That’s why I arranged for a VS System Legend to join me today, and give his opinions on the cards being presented.
Ladies and gentlemen I present to you The Red Skull!
Josh: Thank you for joining me Red Skull. I know you’re a very busy man these days.
Red Skull: It was opportune for you that I should have such time to spare. However, my latest project is going quite smoothly and it would do my nerves good to… relax.
Josh: Good to hear. Now I know you’re not very familiar with the VS System, so if you have any questions about the cards let me know.
Red Skull: THE RED SKULL KNOWS ALL!
Josh: Hm. Okay.
Josh: Our first card is a good friend of yours, RAID’s own Dr. Faustus.
|Cost: 1||Doctor Faustus, Johann Fennhoff * RAID
Team: Crime Lords
|Substitute: When Dr. Faustus enters play, you may have target character get -3 ATK this turn.“Look into my eye.”|
|MUN-142||Illustrator: Steve Epting
Card is legal in: Golden Age, Silver Age, Modern Age, Random Punks
Red Skull: You know nothing of me, American. Dr. Fenhoff is but a tool, and will be discarded when the time is right.
Josh: That’s fair. I like Doctor Faustus’ ability a lot. On turn 1 it isn’t very good, but since he has substitute that means you can throw him out on later turns, maybe even multiple times.
Red Skull: …an interesting scenario.
Josh: Yeah, it can essentially neuter an opposing character if you use it enough.
Red Skull: Imagine! Rogers would be helpless for my oncoming assault, unable to even defend himself. What a cruel irony for America’s greatest warrior to be reduced to nothing more than a whimpering child! At last victory would be mine!
Josh: Anyway, our next card is also a 1-drop. It seems like the 1-drops in this set are the best ever.
Red Skull: This… Goblin. To sacrifice himself for a greater cause, it seems to mirror my own struggles for Germany.
Josh: Yeah, +1/+1 counters are really good, and the cost of losing a 1-drop character isn’t much. I could see him showing up in a lot of different decks, like Doom Patrol or Horsemen of Apocalypse.
Red Skull: Perhaps an alliance is in order! This Goblin would prove to be a valuable soldier in my New World Order.
Josh: Yeah, Thunderbolts/Crime Lords might be an interesting team-up. What were you thinking?
Red Skull: He will join my ranks or he will die a fool’s death.
Josh: You sound like some people I know on VS Realms…
Josh: Continuing on the +1/+1 counter theme, this new Captain America is an excellent card.
Red Skull: Rogers!?
Josh: This Cap is interesting because he has concealed, which is something we haven’t seen from previous versions of the character.
Red Skull: What trickery is this? You cannot hide from me, Rogers!
Josh: Didn’t you already kill Captain America?
Red Skull: Yes, of course… I apologize for my outburst…
Josh: Moving on, what do you think of his Rally ability?
Red Skull: Captain America clung to his allies more tightly than he did his shield. I will destroy every last one of them, until the memory of this cruel nation is reduced to nothing but cinders!
Josh: Here is another card you are familiar with, Skull. It’s one of your Legend card, the Cosmic Cube!
|Cost: 0||Cosmic Cube|
|Equip only to Red Skull.Exhaust equipped character, put Cosmic Cube on the bottom of its owner’s deck -> Search your deck for a card and put it into your hand.|
|MUN-163||Illustrator: Aaron Sowd
Card is legal in: Golden Age, Silver Age, Modern Age
Red Skull: I underestimated you, blogger. Never did I expect you to have such an item in your possession. I must have the Cube at once! Name your price.
Josh: Umm… I think it’s priced around three dollars right now. It’s not the greatest….
Red Skull: Halt dein Maul! Three dollars is but a steal for the power to control reality. Let us finalize this deal at once, for soon the world will be mine!
Josh: But Red Skull, it’s only a trading card,
Red Skull: Do not play games with me! If you will agree to the trade, I assure you there will be a place for your kind when I have achieved my goals.
Josh: My… kind? Whatever. Just take the damn card.
Red Skull: Fool! Your trusting nature will be the death of your people. Now with the Cosmic Cube in hand I will be able to achieve my goals. Soon the world will be mine! Hahahahaha!
Red Skull: Hahahahaha!
Josh: Just go.