Marvel Dice Masters: Deadpool in October
Unlike the recently announced Doctor Strange Team Pack, this looks to be a full set. So expect a starter, gravity feed, playmat, team box, and collector’s box. All of which are standard releases for a set.
The solicit reads:
Dice Masters is a global hit from WizKids. It uses the same proprietary Dice Building Game platform designed by Mike Elliott and Eric M. Lang. Marvel Dice Masters: Deadpool will leave you rolling!
The merc with a mouth brings everything you love about him to Marvel Dice Masters: Deadpool. It goes without saying that you’ll love seeing Deadpool, Lady Deadpool, Dogpool, and Evil Deadpool. Come to learn the ins and outs of the Weapon X project alongside Wolverine, X-23, the Stepford Cuckoos, and Mr. Sinister. If you’re looking for new stuff in Dice Masters you can’t miss this set – it will have the first appearance of Inhumans, new characters from the Spider-Verse, more characters from the pages of What If? like never before.
Each Marvel Dice Masters: Deadpool Foil Pack contains two cards and two dice that players can add to their Dice Masters collections! Introducing more than 30 heroes and villains (and their dice!), Marvel Dice Masters: Deadpool will be sure to spice up your Dice Masters collection!”
The release also sounds like a nice mix of old and new when it comes to cards and team affiliations. The set will include new Spider-Man characters after a set dedicated to just that world of comics a few months ago, as well as an “X” focus since it is Deadpool after all. The inclusion of popular characters such as Lady Deadpool, Dogpool mimics some previous releases for Wizkids’ other game Heroclix which saw a team dedicated just to Deadpool and his compatriots.
The inclusion of Inhumans makes sense and I’d expect to see a set down the road just focused on Marvel’s space based characters. While galactic characters such as Thanos, Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon have been included in past sets, a set focused on them and alien races could potentially add a lot to the game in both variety and mechanics.
Marvel sets so far have included Avengers vs. X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, Age of Ultron, The Amazing Spider-Man, and next month will see the release of Civil War. It has also been announced that Civil War‘s super rares will be based on Marvel’s What If? line of comics, and Marvel Dice Masters: Deadpool continues that theme of super rares, much like how DC sets are focused currently on Black Lanterns.