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We are the Champions, Marvel Champions

When playing Marvel Champions, I can't help humming to the songs in my head. Not necessarily songs about Marvel comics characters, like Magneto and Titanium Man, Ghost Rider, or Ego. Just some natural associations. For example, I know Iron Man isn't about Iron Man. But it's a bit hard to prevent the song from popping up.


It's time to open my mouth and let out the sound. From the obvious to the obscure, here's my living card game singalong.


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So. Like I said. Iron Man.


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I think the comics and the headbanging are loved by the same audience. Or, yes, that both the cards and the tracks are from my collection may have to do something with it as well.


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Ah. AC/DC. Brings me back to when I was young. Good old provincial fun. Who else would focus on Wanda's wonderful big round spells.


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I made a whole soundtrack in my head for the game. But when I put the actual tracks in a list this week, I realized I only needed one song. I can play it once if I lose a session, and if it looks like I'm working towards a win, it can go on repeat.


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That would get a bit boring though. And I'd miss out on so many other good ones.


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Here we have Holland's best band, with their worst video. You can't have it all, I guess.


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Save us from the ball and chain...


Save us from the ball and chain, oh, yeah The diggers and the towering cranes

Motorways and office blocks They're standing on the spot where stood a home They're crushing all the memories of people


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Okay. By now we've definitely lost the superhero theme. But, fun songs.


Spiderman was squintin' at the sand and the sky

Spiderwoman in the front seat, screamin' "Go, go, go"

He's ridin' the accelerator down to the floor with his fuzzy little toe

Little dune buggy in the sand


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Thor (the deck, I have no opinion on the God) is a pain in the ass. But even then, an accompanying song can brighten your day.


 

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Cadet Stimpy
Cadet Stimpy
Apr 01, 2021

That's a long Post if ya watch all the Videos, JW. LOL!


BGG says one of the game mechanisms is 'Deck Construction'. If that's the same same as 'Deck Building', why do thay have to use a word that has an additional syllable? 😀


JW, just above, that list mentions "Get Ready" by Rare Earth. I had that album (vinyl) back in the late 60's (I was a teenager then) and one whole side was that one song. I liked it. Just as I loved the long version of Light My Fire by the Doors. Generally, I like instrumentals more then 'lyrical songs'. Case in point: recent Buckethead Posting. 🙂

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Cadet Stimpy
Cadet Stimpy
Apr 01, 2021
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I could see how one could easily "feel overwhelmed by the possibilities", when you'd have an extremely large number of cards to pick from.


I have an addictive personality and suffer from "I wanna have a collection of something cool" syndrome. Just thinking about having Jay Leno's collection of cars makes me look like a drooling Homer (as in Derek's recent, awesome Post). But since I can afford a pack of cards more readily than an exotic and rare automobile, I can envision myself going nuts and buying more cards than I could fathom. 😋


There's a game store here in Colorado Springs that's big on MTG - Enchanted Realms. They had this set of cards for MTG that numbere…


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aitfigaro
aitfigaro
Apr 01, 2021

Amazing post... I wonder when I will give in and buy this game.

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JW
JW
Apr 01, 2021
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Thanks. If you like superheroes it's a no-brainer I think. For a deck construction game this one is really accessible. The main problem will be to not buy all those expansion packs.

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