I wonder about this. One of the things that annoys me about playing Marvel Legendary expansion packs is the new keywords. If I don't play an expansion often, when I pick it up, I have to relearn the new keywords otherwise the game is unplayable until I dig out the rules for that pack.
I get the need for keywords, but I just wish the cards could do the talking for themselves.
Nice! Looking forward to playing as Quinn (and would love to see a investigator deck with other investigator builds).
So are pawns a new thing, or is that the term that is used to describe the existing character cards that are just an image with flavour text on the back?
Standee pawns would be useful, and I know that many players have developed their own for use with PACG.
I keep thinking about these new cards.
Here's one concern. On the Traitor card, combat is equal to 9+##.
Mathematically, this seems a little problematic since "##" is ambiguous. Is it "# times #" or "# plus #" or is ## a double digit?
For example, if #=3, is 9+##:
9+3+3 = 9+6 = 15 ?
Would it be better if it were represented as "9+#+#"? That's one character longer, but it eliminates the misinterpretation that ## involves multiplication or double-digits.
I love this game and I look forward to picking up the new releases.
As others have pointed out in previous blog posts on this topic, the textured backgrounds of the cards looks messy, but I'm hoping it won't distract too much from gameplay.
On the other hand, I love the cover art on the Core Set box. Fantastic!
I appreciate the efforts to streamline the language and enhance the play. I happily await more info.
I like the idea of including cards that give an ability that a character otherwise would not have (such as Riffle Scrolls). I also like the idea of including cards that give a character access to a skill (above the d4 level) that they do not possess. Sure, such a card may need to come with a high cost/penalty, but it can be extremely useful when an important skill is missing from a group of adventurers (or solo adventurer).
I have also enjoyed having cards that have an "owner," especially when the cards includes an additional ability or benefit when used by the owner (as opposed to its being used by another character.)
Also, I want to but all of these decks.
Also, please make official character cards for the rest of the iconics!