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Matt_Hyra
05-17-2013, 09:30 PM
Q: Is there a way for Batman to draw extra cards? I run out pretty fast...
A: Batman is the harder side to play for sure. That's the challenge of the game: Win as Batman. If you are struggling, we suggest you play with a house rule that allows Batman to draw 2 Combat Cards at the end of his turn, instead of just 1.

Q: If Batman rolls and captures a Villain, can I play TYGER Helicopter on that Villain to run away and avoid the capture?
A: No, you cannot. And even if you could, there is nothing saying that running away negates the capture. Once a capture has happened, the Villain is off the board. The phrasing on the card mentions it can be played only if Batman has captured a Villain during his last turn or the current turn, but it is not referring to a Villain currently being captured.

Q: Under the Optional Rules on page 12, Batman can skip his entire turn to draw 3 Combat Cards if he has no cards in hand at the start of his turn. Is that option only available if you are playing with the Optional Villain rules?
A: No, you are free to use that when playing with the normal rules.

Q: If I don't wish to take a Hostage, can I move a face-down Villain onto a Batman Ally and NOT flip my Villain face up?
A: A Villain ALWAYS flips face up when it occupies the same space as an Ally or Batman. Note that you can leave the Ally behind and not move with it, since a Hostage slows you down.

Q: Can you play an attachment face down? Or onto a face-down Villain?
A: No and no. You must play attachments face up and only onto face-up Villains.

Q: If I make a Gel attack against a face-down Villain, does it flip face up?
A: Yes. Otherwise you wouldn't know how many successes you needed.

Jok3r
06-25-2013, 02:33 AM
can henchman and lunatics be placed down as a villain or can they only be spawned in by the penguin and hugo strange

Matt_Hyra
06-25-2013, 09:33 AM
They can be placed down as Villains just like any other Villain.

johnson.tumble9
09-30-2013, 04:16 AM
hi everyone my name is johnson and i am the great fan of batman series.batman ark ham city is my favorite game as ever i love this game. it is so amazing that whenever i get a time i played with my friends.

vbui0803
03-07-2014, 02:45 PM
Hey Matt,
Is there any chance of getting a game featuring Man of Steel Superman?? I would love that

Matt_Hyra
03-07-2014, 03:16 PM
I will mention the idea to the bosses. Could be interesting...

DaveRelph001
12-30-2014, 06:26 AM
If Deadshot is flipped face up as a result of encountering Batman, does his flip effect to make Batman discard 2 then move himself up to 2 spaces away apply immediately, or will Batman fight Deadshot first? If they fight first and Deadshot is captured, will he still force Batman to discard 2 combat cards?

Arrojacast
03-03-2015, 09:20 AM
Will their be an expansion?

Matt_Hyra
03-03-2015, 11:21 AM
If Deadshot is flipped face up as a result of encountering Batman, does his flip effect to make Batman discard 2 then move himself up to 2 spaces away apply immediately, or will Batman fight Deadshot first? If they fight first and Deadshot is captured, will he still force Batman to discard 2 combat cards?

Deadshot moves before any combat can take place.

Matt_Hyra
03-03-2015, 11:23 AM
Will their be an expansion?

No plans for one at this point, sorry.

ArcaneShadowWolf
04-01-2015, 05:27 AM
I really love this game. Yea in the beginning it was hard to win with Batman, but playing the game a lot will get easier and using the house rule of Batman drawing 2 combat cards at the end of his turn that Cryptozoic has already stated above really balances the game more for Batman. I can remember how there was so much complaints about this game being unbalanced. Cryptozoic has fixed that with house rules, but I guess not everyone that has bought this game doesn't follow the forums for advice by Cryptozoic. You did a good job making this game Cryptozoic, i enjoy it a lot.

VincentSmith
09-19-2015, 12:02 AM
Thank you for answering these question,I enjoy playing this game a lot,and specially enjoy playing it with my friends.It an incredible game and fun playing.I like playing more games with my friends,we have decide to acheter world of warcraft (http://www.instant-gaming.com/fr/82-acheter-cle-battlenet-world-of-warcraft-carte-60-jours/) it a multi-player game would be fun playing together.

Arrojacast
10-18-2015, 05:46 PM
If anyone cares, I made my own expansion for this game that expanded the board to have special locations (arkham island and scarecrows barge) extra set-up cards, playing as other heroes (Robin, Catwoman, Knightwing, Booster Gold, Red Hood and Superman) and added an event deck (so every round there is a chance that a special event occurs, sometimes helpin Batman, sometimes helping the villains, sometimes just making a little change in how both players approach there next turn or two). It made me think how great it would be if Cryptozoic actually made an official expansion...hint hint

Demonarchy
03-05-2017, 08:11 AM
Do villain setup cards can be play the same way as regular villain cards ?

Matt_Hyra
03-05-2017, 11:44 PM
Do villain setup cards can be play the same way as regular villain cards ?

The face-down set-up cards don't get to move like the regular cards. If a set-up card is flipped up and turns out to be a villain, then it can move.
Does that answer your question?