Spoiler Alert! The cards in Legendary®: Spider-Man Homecoming use images from the movie of the same name. These images may contain spoilers for those that haven’t seen the movie. Please be aware before you proceed.
As Legendary® nears its five year anniversary its focus has always been on the comic side of Marvel and bringing Heroes, Villains, and story arcs to life within the hands of players. For the last ten years Marvel has redefined modern cinema with their Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The MCU has not only allowed comics fans to see their favorite characters battle their way across screens, but it has also ushered in new fans that may not have picked up a comic book before. For some, the MCU is the only way they know Marvel.
Each Legendary® expansion is not just new content for current players, but a way we can reach out to new fans and introduce them to this amazing game. What better way than to combine the MCU and Legendary®. For the first time Legendary will step into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Legendary®: Spider-Man Homecoming!
Marvel’s Spider-Man Homecoming is set directly after the events of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War in which Peter Parker tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter ego Spider-Man. Peter receives help and guidance from not only his friends and family but also his mentor Tony Stark.
The popular keyword Coordinate arrives in Marvel Legendary® for the first time from the Legendary® Encounters games. It represents how Tony Stark and May Parker act as mentors to Spider-Man in the movie, helping him reach his full potential and become a true hero.
Coordinating allows you to let another player “borrow” one of your cards. It is a critical way to help other players defeat tough enemies. During another player’s turn, you can Coordinate with them like this:
• Discard a Coordinate card from your hand and then draw a new card to replace it.
• That player can now play a copy of the card you coordinated with them. (A copy counts as playing the exact same card including its Recruit, Attack, special abilities, and Hero Class symbol.)
You can only Coordinate one card to each player on their turn. However, multiple players can each Coordinate one card to the player whose turn it is, in order to give that player a huge advantage.
• If you are playing a solo game, once per turn, you may discard a card with Coordinate to draw a card.
• Coordinate is printed on cards in red text to make it easier to notice during other players’ turns.
There are a couple of things about Coordinate specific to Marvel Legendary® that don’t apply to Legendary® Encounters:
• When you offer to Coordinate a card to another player, that player can decline. If so, you don’t discard that card and that player doesn’t play a copy of it.
• If you are playing with the Final Showdown, you can’t Coordinate during that Showdown.
Peter doesn’t always need help as he does have some of his own skills.
The Danger Sense keyword represents Spider-Man using his famous “Spider-Sense” superpower to detect danger and evade it. It also covers Tony Stark and others watching for threats and rapidly reacting to them.
• Some cards say things like “Danger Sense 3.” This means “Reveal the top 3 cards of the Villain Deck. You get +1 for each Villain you revealed. Put all the cards back on top in any order.”
• Cards can say Danger Sense 1, 2, 3, or even 4, revealing that many cards.
• Several Danger Sense cards also say they have additional effects when they reveal particular kinds of cards.
• Sometimes you can use one Danger Sense card to put a particular card on top of the Villain Deck, and then use a different Danger Sense card to benefit from that card being on top of that deck.
• Danger Sense can also be a good way to delay nasty Scheme Twists, Master Strikes, and powerful Villains. But you won’t be able to avoid them forever!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s preview for Legendary®: Spider-Man Homecoming. Next week Evil will strike and it’s epic!
Legendary®: Spider-Man Homecoming hits stores on October 18th and is available now to pre-order at your local gaming stores.