The Marvel United: Multiverse Kickstarter campaign continues to add new heroes and villains to the game, as well as expansions and add-ons. There are plenty of fan favorites in that mix, but one of the coolest additions is a new expansion set in the world of Marvel’s famed Age of Apocalypse. The Age of Apocalypse expansion contains 4 heroes, 3 villains, 108 maps, 1 mini map, 3 villain dashboards and 4 locations. included. You can use the Marvel United: Multiverse Kickstarter page here.
The Age of Apocalypse can be added to your pledge for $35, and it includes four heroes to play with. You can choose from Magneto, X-Man, Morph, and Sabretooth & Wildchild, which are one miniature and unit. X-Man (Nate Grey) has a deck of 16 cards, which is 4 more than the standard deck, and they have different special effects. In addition, he can choose his 3 starting hand cards and his individual strength is impressive, although half of his cards do not contain action symbols, which hinders him as a teammate.
Morph’s shape-shifting ability is displayed in the game with some Wild actions in his deck, and he can use his Adaptive Shape ability to turn his Acton symbol into a Wild. Aggressive Shape and Defensive Shape will enhance those abilities, making him one of the most useful teammates in the game. Sabretooth & Wildchild are a powerful duo, and despite being one unit, Sabretooth can unleash Wildchild to attack enemies in adjacent locations, and he can also hunt and attack the closest ones, moving as much as needed. Sabretooth provides the armor, as his healing factor can keep them moving.
And finally, there’s the X-Men’s leader Magneto, who comes with a Helmet Equipment card. This allows him to permanently avoid effects that would cause him to play his cards either randomly or face down, though it incurs a cost to flip his earliest played card face down in the storyline.
You need villains to deal with, and the expansion comes with three villains to take on. You can choose from Dark Beast, Nemesis and the man himself Apocalypse. Apocalypse will use his henchmen and overflow effects to deal damage to the heroes, and those henchmen include Sugar Man, Abyss, Dark Beast, Nemesis, Mister Sinister, Havok, Shadow King, and surprise henchmen. To defeat him, you must complete a special mission and reset the timeline.
Dark Beast comes with a unique challenge as you have to rescue civilians, defeat villains and clear threats in a specific order that matches the precise DNA sequencing and complete the Restoring Mutant DNA mission. Dark Beast also has henchmen at his side, including Random, Fatale, and the Madri.
For Nemesis, he attacks heroes over a wide area, and in addition to damaging them, he can heal himself. In addition, his armor limits damage and his threats further strengthen him, and he can even harvest blood when he arrives at locations.
The expansion also includes new locations, including Avalon, Dark Beast’s Laboratory, The Core (Seattle Slave Camp), and the Human High Council Base. Each has an End of Turn effect, allowing you to recover, give action tokens of your choice, sacrifice health to damage nearby henchmen, and add rescued civilians for free. You can find everything the expansion comes with below.
1 X-Man game piece
1 Morph game piece
1 Magneto (Age of Apocalypse) game piece
1 Sabretooth & Wildchild game piece
1 part Apocalypse (Age of Apocalypse).
1 Dark Beast game piece
1 Nemesis game piece
16 X-Man hero cards
12 Morph hero cards
12 Magneto (Age of Apocalypse) hero cards
12 Sabretooth & Wildchild hero cards
1 equipment card
1 Apocalypse (Age of Apocalypse) rogue dashboard
12 Apocalypse (Age of Apocalypse) master plan cards
7 Apocalypse (Age of Apocalypse) threat cards
1 Dark Beast Villain Dashboard
12 Dark Beast Masterplan cards
6 Dark Beast threat cards
1 Nemesis Villain Dashboard
12 Nemesis Master Plan cards
6 Nemesis Threat Cards
1 mission card
Marvel United: Multiverse is now live on Kickstarter.
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