Marvel Dice Masters – A new addiction
December 31, 2014
The Robot (28 articles)
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Marvel Dice Masters – A new addiction

Well, having been away from the painting for a few months I wandered into my FLGS the other day and happened across an Uncanny X-men starter set..  now listening to podcasts and reading BGG I have heard of dice masters and paid it little attention after that, but then I stopped and took a look..
So, I saw it, liked the look of it and I grabbed a box.. I don’t know why to be honest.. I am not a huge fan of the X-Men and I don’t read Marvel comic books.. never the less, I bought it.. and then the addiction began.. at first I bought the starter and 5 boosters, that was not enough. Soon I was visiting my FLGS and splashing out £15 here and £25 there, Wizkids had me.

Having never been involved in a CCG before it was new to me, the “chase the rare” syndrome and “I need more dice” problem, I initially thought it would be similar to Quarriors which we owned for a while, its not, its in the ball park, but its so much more.

 

so invested and £70 of boosters later I pretty much have the complete uncanny X-men set – all bar a couple of rates and 3 of the super rare (blasted super rare’s).

If your like me and lead a busy work life and family life you probably don’t have time for gaming. I have bee playing solo games for a while and like to game with the family and kids when possible, thats getting harder with Xbox’s and iPads taking over though.

So when i found that MDM can be played via google hangouts it was like all the planets aligning and providing a gamer like a shining light.. I joined a few Facebook MDM groups and G+ groups. From there its dead easy to arrange a game and play with people around the world. So far I have played an Polish guy (and lost), a guy from Denmark (and lost) and a guy from America (and WON). Its fairly easy to do once you have a starter set and a webcam.  Lots of people use their mobiles for their webcam but as I want to post some of the games to the youtube channel I went out and invested in a Logitech C920 (£45)  and a piece of OSX software called iGlasses (£12)

I will write about my setup soon and detail everything I do for my games, just know that I am now hunting for a dice masters play mat and I am thinking about some better lighting for my games.

You can see a Marvel dice masters game in progress here

 

If you think this could be a game you would like to play remotely, visit Google+ or the Facebook page and join up!

The bug has me, I have since bought the Avengers Vs X-men starter set and 30 boosters for that set as well..  I have promised myself I will buy no more boosters from now on, I am waiting for the next starter set to arrive, rumoured to be Yugioh or D&D around february 2014.

 

Until then I am trading all my swaps (you will have a lot of swaps) to try and complete my sets.  Watch this space and check our youtube channel for more MDM content!

The Robot

The Robot

Youtube content creator, loves all things tabletop and gaming.