Last night our regulars were in full force, and everyone was excited to play their new Marvel Universe cards. Crime Lords had a stellar showing last week, so I decided to put the Red Skull away (for now) and try out something a little different for Modern night.
Yesterday marked Warren Ellis’ last issue on the Thunderbolts comic book, and despite the occasional delays it stands out as one of the best comics Marvel has published in ages. To honor this occasion I put together a Thunderbolts build, choosing to rely on their +1/+1 counter theme. The results were a little mixed, but I had a lot of fun and won more than I didn’t.
Other noteworthy decks were Alpha Knights, Superbitches, Clash of Caps, and HULK! I really need to start coming up with some answers for The Hulk, because right now I got nothing. It should be interesting to see what our local scene looks like once people stop trying to get Hulk rares, and focus on the other awesome teams featured in MUN.
Oh, and I brought Oreos for our baked good this week. People criticized me for not baking something myself, but at the end of the night that cookie box was EMPTY! Oreos aren’t so bad when you’re hungry, now are they?
Deck list after the jump!
Thunderbolts Counter Abuse (BYOS, Modern)
4x Speed Demon, Whizzer
3x Green Goblin, Insanity Unleashed
4x Joystick, Fun and Games
4x Beetle * Mach, Discharged
4x Radioactive Man, Containment Suit
1x Venom, “Mac” Gargan
2x Speedball * Penance, Repentant Masochist
4x Iron Man, Mighty Avenger
3x Green Goblin, Director of the Thunderbolts
1x Karla Sofen * Moonstone, Field Commander
4x Stark Armory
4x Unregistered Combatant
4x Collect Them All!
4x Speedball is Dead
4x Ruthless Aggressor
3x Dangerous Liasons
2x Blinding Rage
1x Strategic Thinking
1x I am Doom!
3x Power Dampeners
Preferred Initiative: Evens.
Mulligan: Radioactive Man and a 1 or 2-drop.
In a perfect world your curve would be Speed Demon, Joystick, Radioactive Man, Iron Man. After that point you will want to seriously consider going off-curve. Of course, Norman Osborn isn’t bad, and the right formation can ensure that your lower characters become absolutely ginormous.
In one Match Speed Demon became a 9/9 by turn 6. That’s a 9/9 one drop with automatic reinforcement.. wow. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, since every single character on your board will receive their share of the counter madness. With a few counters on him Radioactive Man shuts down…. well… everything. It’s kind of awesome to see in action.
I’m considering switching out Moonstone for Songbird, and one of the Stark Armories for more I am Doom! But beyond that, this build makes me pretty happy. As always, suggestions are welcome.