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Schmendrix · 5224

Scene: Midnight at a mothballed SHIELD facility in the Ozarks. Moonlight filters through an unseen window and glints off the surface of a metal table. Steve Rogers, dressed in black, leans over splayed maps and schematics. He hears footsteps and looks up.

"Nathan. Thanks for coming."

"You're Steve Rogers. You get one."

"One?"

"Favor."

"Ah. Peachy. Laura - thank you, too. I know it was out of your way."

"He's Nathan Summers. He gets one."

"Favor," Steve smiles.

Snikt. She winks. "So no more boy scouts?"

Steve adjusts his tactical suit. "Just the one. I have something ... Off books."

"And they are?" She points her chin at two shadowy figures as the air around them begins to glow.

Ava says, "Logistics."

Kaluu nods. "Logistics." A portal opens

Sharon Carter steps into the light. "Hundreds of years* of cumulative combat experience and you old pros waste time on cinematic dialogue. Gotta keep it interesting I guess."

Steve: "Suit Up."

*Ed.'s note: You know about Cable and Cap. See X-Men #19 (2021) for more about X-23's lifetimes of combat.

Core team

Steve Rogers is calling in favors and kicking a. Cable and X-23 deliver tremendous value independently and when paired. We're going to Voltron both of them with Reinforced Suit and Inspired. Honorary Avenger and Mighty Avengers will further boost the dynamic duo's stats and health.

Why it works

Steve Rogers' living legend status gives him access to significant alter-ego resources. We use Suit Up to fetch Cable and X-23 (order determined by scenario) and play them in AE with Cap's discount. Super-Soldier Serum (not hero locked) and Steve's Apartment help out. We generally want Inspired first, Reinforced Suit second, and Honorary third, though an early game Build Support for Mighty Avengers can boost the importance of Honorary.

Once the black ops team is set up, we can Suit Up for White Tiger and Kaluu for value later - each are nice ways to convert AE resources into key cards (for readies or Heroic Strike). The attachments we fetch with them get stacked on Cable and X-23.

Other considerations

  1. In a multiplayer game or because you love them, Nick Fury and Maria can be swapped in for White Tiger and Kaluu. Just need to be alert to timing relative to Mighty Avengers.

  2. The most important complement to this deck is confuse. We want to flip a lot, though can stay up if necessary. Ask your buddy to pack Sonic Rifle.

17 comments

Apr 19, 2024 dr00 · 41336

had the pleasure of playing alongside this. it's a beast.

Apr 19, 2024 andyr · 5395

Dialog alone is amazing, but I love the recall to the OG greatest leadership player with new, great allies. This is a really cool “Team” deck. Also, it’s rare to see Inspiring Presence, but it’s such a great card when you have a powerhouse team on the table. Straight up a fun deck!

Apr 19, 2024 ClassyRobot · 4578

The suit up tech is really cool! X-23 and Cable are workhorse allies and inspiring presence is underrated especially with Mighty Avengers down

Apr 19, 2024 journeyman2 · 21912

Old pro checking in. Love the new allies! Of course Cap plays them with his discount!

Apr 19, 2024 Castlefrank47 · 258

Definitely going to be giving this a shot today, haven't played Cap in a while and this looks like the deck to bring him back. X-23 and cable are beasts of allies

Apr 19, 2024 VJakson · 23

That’s some nice prose to go with the list, you got there

Apr 19, 2024 Greg · 360

This is awesome. I'm not a big fan of ally spam type leadership, but I love these ones where you actually feel like you're team leader of a band of heroes. Nice write up too; thematic and concise!

Apr 19, 2024 Schmendrix · 5224

@Greg Thanks! This deck definitely feels that way. And I agree - I think these kinds of team decks feel more evocative than ally spam.

Apr 19, 2024 Schmendrix · 5224

@Castlefrank47 - Good luck and I hope it goes well for you!

Apr 19, 2024 Schmendrix · 5224

@dr00 I think it was I who had the pleasure of playing alongside that deck that you played that I hope you publish soon. :D

Apr 20, 2024 saintmatthew · 39

More decks need to be paired with short stories. Kudos.

Apr 20, 2024 Dawncaller · 18

Enjoyed the intro and of course the deck. (Also moments before that referenced issue about X-23 on Marvel Unlimited right now :D)

Apr 20, 2024 Man-is-Obsolete · 4371

Living Legend and Suit Up, oh lawd! Going to have to give this a go!

Apr 21, 2024 Schmendrix · 5224

`@Man-is-Obsolete so kind! You know I can't wait to play alongside a justice deck of yours.

@Dawncaller such a great issue, and thanks for looking at the deck!

Apr 26, 2024 Tj_holiday_ · 1

The "Ed's notes" is beautiful. Love how a unique bit of life can be brought to this game with the scene setting. Thanks for the share!

Apr 28, 2024 theromeo3517 · 1698

Just played a game with this deck and it was super fun! The other player was cable so I subbed in the Iron man ally. x-23 did so much work tearing up minions and suit up kept pulling out white tiger for bonus cards. Tons of fun, thanks for posting!

Apr 30, 2024 Schmendrix · 5224

@Tj_holiday_, @theromeo3517 - thanks so much for your feedback! Glad you enjoyed playing it, romeo.