DC Deck-Building Game Crossover Pack 5: The Rogues — Preview

By DekanWheeler

DC Deck-Building Game Crossover Pack 5: The Rogues — Preview

As we all know, there is no honor among thieves or, in this case, Super-Villains. Get ready to check your honor at the door when you add the DC Deck-Building Game Crossover Pack 5: The Rogues to any base set of the DC Deck-Building Game! The expression “rogues gallery” has been used for ages to describe groups of villains in the DC Universe, particularly Batman’s foes in recent years. But in the DC Universe, “Rogues” is the specific name of a group of the Flash’s enemies who unite to try to take him down. This expansion allows players to use the included Oversized Super-Villain cards to become DC’s Rogues: Captain Cold, Golden Glider, Heat Wave, Mirror Master, Trickster, and the Weather Wizard.

If you take a closer look at each of these cards, you’ll see a new keyword: Teamwork. As the rules explain, Teamwork means, “During your turn you may play the top card of any one foe’s deck. When that card leaves play, return it to the top of its owner's deck.” Many of the main deck cards and all of the Oversized Super-Villain cards included in the Crossover Pack have this keyword. When using your Oversized Super-Villain’s Teamwork ability on a foe, that player gets 1 VP from a common supply. (Okay, so maybe there is SOME honor among thieves ....)

Another unique aspect of this set is that none of the new main deck cards are worth any Victory Points. Instead, they immediately give you a specific number of VP tokens when bought or gained. This will allow you to get a good idea of who NOT to team up with when using a Teamwork ability. You don't want your foes to speed too far ahead now, do you?

It’s not all about stealing loot and avoiding Iron Heights for the Rogues; you also have to defeat the Scarlet Speedster and his allies! There are 8 Super Hero cards included with the DC Deck-Building Game Crossover Pack 5: The Rogues and each has a cost from 8 to 15. When setting up the game, you create a Super Hero stack to defeat just like you would in the DC Deck-Building Game: Forever Evil base set. However, in this expansion, the stack is built in numerical order without shuffling, causing the Rogues to fight harder and harder Super Heroes as the game progresses. The game ends when the last Super Hero—appropriately, the Flash—in the stack is defeated. Per the classic rules, players then count up all Victory Points printed on cards in their deck and all their VP tokens to discover the Rogue that wins the day (and all of the loot).

DC Deck-Building Game Crossover Pack 5: The Rogues will be available at your local games store in March 2017 for $13. If you are still hungry for more information about the world of the DC Deck-Building Game, check out the first preview of the DC Deck-Building Game Multiverse Box, which will be coming out later this year. For up-to-date news on the many DC Deck-Building Game products, keep an eye on Cryptozoic.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Dekan Wheeler is the Marketing Manager at Cryptozoic Entertainment. He loves to play 4x, worker placement and social decution games, but honestly isn't that picky. Most of his life currently consists of waiting for his daughter to become old enough to corrupt with nerd culture.

He also is known to be not very photogenic.