Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwiches and a Preview.
I know what your asking yourselves,"what does sandwiches and Thanos have in common?"
Well, other than its a known fact that Thanos prefers his PB with orange marmalade on wheat toast, theres the fact that both are staples. One being a staple of an American diet, and the other will be a staple of location/reservists decks.
First the top slice of Bread.
Thanos is born on Titan, a moon of the planet Saturn to Mentor and Sui-San. Due to a genetic quirk, Thanos is born with the Deviant gene and as such resembles the Deviants — the Eternals' cousin race — more than his own people. Although treated fairly by his race, Thanos is mindful of his appearance and becomes distant, only keeping company with his brother Eros. Thanos matures to adulthood, and via the use of bionics and mysticism augments his abilities to become the most powerful of the Titanian-born Eternals, and is often referred to as the Mad Titan.
Now for the peanut butter.
Thanos-The Mad Titan
Activate>> Put target character or location from your KO'd pile face down into your resource row. If you do, KO a resource you control. Use only once per turn.
The first thing you will notice about Ol' Skrullchin here is that he is dual affiliated with not just Negative Zone, but with Underworld also. That ought to make all you Underworld players happy.
The second thing you will notice, and probably stare with your mouth agape, is his ability to recur Locations and Characters from your KO'd pile. Instead of the usual returning the card ito your hand tough you place the card into your resource row and then KO a resource.
Add Some Jelly.
-Getting a location back after it was replaced by Have a Blast/Batman etc.
--Filling your curve via Straight to the Grave and a reservist character.
---Getting double use out of a location. I.E. Activate Stryker's Island to boost an attacker, activate Thanos to get another Stryker's Island from your KO pile, then smply KO the original Stryker's and flip the new one. Also this works well with any other location with a payment effect.
----Using Mr.Thanos to get Unstable Grounds back from the pile to just KO another Unstable Grounds already face up in your row.
-Using Mr. T here to get Spiderman into your resource row to teamup Avengers with NegativeZone or Underworld.
--Repeat above but with Adam Strange to cap a 1 drop every turn.
-----Many other uses, that smarter folks than me, will come up with.
-Multiple cards gained from Dark Dimension.
---Not being decked by multiple Surtur's Anvil activations.
--More cards from New Baxter Building.
----In conjunction with New Era you can KO a location to search for a new one just bring the original KOed location back into play, then KO New Era.
And now the bottom slice of bread.
Here is a little sumthin I cooked up using Thanos and the New Negative Zone cards.The format is Modern.
1-Lex Luther(Master Manipulator)
3-Negative Zone a (Prison Alpha)
3-Negative Zone b (one with a discard of 1 or less)
3-Negative Zone c ( one with a discard of 2 or less)
2- Negative Zone d (Gate way)
4- Straight to the Grave
1- Hidden HQ
2- Remote Facility
2- Birthing Chamber
2- Strykers Island
4- Nasty Surprise
The idea is to stun the major threats to you and allow the Negative Zone to get rid of them for good. Then during later turns Deathstoke will clean up the rest of the fodder.