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briguygardner
07-06-2018, 07:45 PM
Here's a variant centered on the world of Batman and Gotham City.

DC Deckbuilding: Batman

Set Key
(OS) Original Set
(HU) Heroes United
(FE) Forever Evil
(TT) Teen Titans
(C*) Crisis [*1, *2, or *3]
(JS) Justice Society of America [Crossover Pack 1]
(AR) Arrow [Crossover Pack 2]
(WT) Watchmen [Crossover Pack 4]
(RG) Rogues [Crossover Pack 5]
(BP) Birds Of Prey [Crossover Pack 6]
(RV) Rivals
(TG) Teen Titans Go!
(CN) Confrontations
(PR) Promo


12 Oversized Cards
Batman (OS)
Batgirl (HU)
Black Canary (HU)
Nightwing (HU)
Bane (FE)
Harley Quinn (FE)
Red Robin (TT)
Robin (C1)
Poison Ivy (C3)
Catwoman (BP)
Oracle (BP)
Joker (PR)

Starter
Punch (OS)
Vulnerability (HU)
Weakness (OS)
Kick (HU/FE/TT)

18 Super-Villains

8-Cost
Ra’s Al Ghul (OS)
Slade Wilson (TT)
Solomon Grundy (JS)
Harley Quinn (BP)

9-Cost
Deathstroke (OS)
Mr. Freeze (HU)
Clock King (TT)
Ra’s Al Ghul (C1)

10-Cost
The Joker (OS)
Cheshire (TT)
The Joker (C1)
Deathstroke (C1)
Mr. Freeze (C2)

11-Cost
Batman (FE)

12-Cost
Poison Ivy (BP)

13-Cost
Lady Shiva (BP)

14-Cost
Nocturna (BP)

15-Cost
Talia Al Ghul (BP)

My ideal 8 Super-Villain lineup would start with Ra’s (C1), then use Joker and Mr. Freeze (C1), then run straight down the cost lineup, ending on Talia. Dealer’s choice.

Main Deck: 124 cards

31 Equipment

1-Cost
Venom Injector (FE)
Cape (TG)

2-Cost
Batmobile (OS)
Batarang (HU) x2
Cold Gun (FE)
Escrima Sticks (C2)
Grapple Gun (TG)

3-Cost
Detonator (TT) x2
Man-Bat Serum (FE)
Bo Staff (C1)
Batmobile (RV)
Birdarangs (TG)

4-Cost
The Cape And Cowl (OS)
Soultaker Sword (HU)
Mallet (FE)
Flight Wings (TT)
Loot! (RG)
Whip (BP)
Batarang (RV)

5-Cost
The Bat-Signal (OS)
Utility Belt (OS) x2
Magician's Corset (C1)
Sniper Rifle (C3)
Soultaker Sword (BP)

6-Cost
Bag of Tricks (RG)
Computer Console (BP)
Laughing Gas (RV)

7-Cost
Mind Control Hat (HU)

33 Heroes

2-Cost
Catwoman (OS)
Katana (HU)
Commissioner Gordon (FE) x2
Maggie Sawyer (BP)
Alfred Pennyworth (RV)
Vicky Vale (RV)

3-Cost
Robin (OS)
Daughter Of Gotham City (HU)
Plastic Man (C2)
Catwoman (FE) x2
Batwoman (RV)
Deadman (CN)
Ragman (CN)

4-Cost
Swamp Thing (OS)
Zatanna Zatara (OS)
Deadman (HU)
Sonic Siren (HU)
Hawkfire (BP)
Huntress (RV)
Oracle (RV)

5-Cost
Dark Knight (OS)
Wonder Of The Night (HU)
Phantom Stranger (FE)
Manhunter (BP)
Nightwing (RV)
Robin (RV)

6-Cost
Dick Grayson (TT)
Tim Drake (TT)
Red Robin (RV)

7-Cost
Jason Blood (HU)

8-Cost
Man Of Steel (OS)

8 Locations

4-Cost
Blackgate (FE)
Gotham City Docks (PR)

5-Cost
The Batcave (OS)
Gotham City (HU)
Belle Reve (FE)

6-Cost
Clock Tower (BP)
Arkham Asylum (RV)
Wayne Manor (RV)

18 Super Powers

1-Cost
Acrobatic Agility (TT) x2

2-Cost
Insanity (FE) x3

3-Cost
Cat-Like Reflexes (C3)
Promise To A Friend (AR)
Martial Arts Expert (BP)
Homicidal Maniac (RV) x2

4-Cost
Canary Cry (HU) x2
Chlorokinesis (C3)
Eidetic Memory (BP)

5-Cost
Girl Power (JS)
You Have Failed This City (AR)

6-Cost
Master Thief (BP)
World’s Greatest Detective (RV)

34 Villains

1-Cost
Talon (HU)
Emperor Penguin (FE)

2-Cost
Harley Quinn (OS)
Deadshot (HU)
Black Mask (C3)
The Penguin (RV)
The Riddler (RV)
Victor Zsasz (RV)
Killer Moth (TG)
The Creeper (CN)

3-Cost
Poison Ivy (OS)
Jervis Tech (HU) x2
Mr. Zsasz (HU)
Man-Bat (FE)
Clayface (RV)
Two-Face (RV)

4-Cost
Killer Croc (HU)
Lady Vic (TT)
Bane (RV)
Mr. Freeze (RV)

5-Cost
Scarecrow (OS)
Royal Flush Gang (FE) x5

6-Cost
Solomon Grundy (OS)
Copperhead (C3)
Rioters (WT)
Hugo Strange (RV)

7-Cost
The Demon Etrigan (HU)
Joker’s Daughter (C3)
Cheshire (BP)

This is, as of yet, untested as I don't own Arrow, Rogues, Teen Titans Go! or Confrontations.

[Edit] Made changes per suggestion from gerrymul (gracias!). Deck is much more proportionate (Locations/Super Powers notwithstanding for theme). Trimming Villains allowed entry of Black Canary and, subsequently, Canary Cry.

KALofKRYPTON
07-09-2018, 08:41 AM
That looks wild - don't much fancy the clean up though!

briguygardner
07-09-2018, 11:00 AM
An earlier version became my group's go-to deck. It takes some assembly but is worth it.

gerrymul
07-09-2018, 03:35 PM
A problem would be that the Poison Ivy oversize hero/villain would be very tough to play as it needs non-kick superpowers to trigger. Also, the FE Joker oversize card would absolutely destroy given the abundant villains in this deck.

briguygardner
07-10-2018, 09:11 AM
Fair point! Poison Ivy does also trigger off of Ongoing, which is plentiful, but Joker could use some reining-in.

I'd single out my (OS) villains that are duped in (RV) (Two-Face, The Penguin, The Riddler, Bane, Clayface) for removal, bringing Villains to 34. I'd like to preserve my cost curve, theme, and then try and match main deck proportions (while still favoring locations).

I could use the opportunity to add a Catwoman FE to bring Heroes to 33 (helping oversized Red Robin and as well as The Dark Knight).

I could then balance Super Powers by adding another Homicidal Maniac, another 2 Insanity FE and remove the RV Insanity (helping Harley).

Then it's the question of 2 4-cost Super Powers (for curve). I'd favor Geo-Kinesis, Power Drain, or Mystic Control to police Ongoing, though they're a thematic stretch; Super-Intellect meanwhile is much more in-theme, helps the VP game (giving the new Catwoman more to burgle) but does nothing to stop Ongoing cards and is an overall less fun and exciting choice, IMO.

I still prefer this deck being low on Super Powers, reflecting the Batman world, but definitely agree with the suggestion. Just hafta make the 4-cost choice :confused:...