In my review of Captain America, I noted that the hero was a little bit over tuned. Well by the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth, Doctor Strange blows Captain America out of the water. Doctor Strange has the extremely powerful ability to control the board state through a host of excellent hero cards and a special Invocation deck.
Captain America’s design puts him in the role of a jack of all trades, master-of-none place among the other heroes. That was probably the intention at least. The reality is Captain America is a jack of all trades and master of quite a few things too.
Thor and his core cards put him into the role of a minion killer. Thor has low thwart but decent defense and attack that is further boosted by Mjolnir. His alter ego form, Odinson ensures his hammer is never out of reach for long.
Marvel Champions is a cooperative living card game created by Fantasy Flight Games. If you don’t know, a living card game is like other major card games with one huge exception. There are no randomized card packs. Each box comes with a specific set of cards, there is no randomness, rarities, or second-hand market.
The Core Rule book is monstrous with over 600 pages of RPG goodness. Don’t panic however, it looks far most intimidating than it is. The core rule book includes character creation, gameplay rules, a setting primer, and a game mastery guide. Its almost several products rolled into one, thus the size.
Arkham Horror is a cooperative board game based on the works of H.P Lovecraft. 3rd edition is the latest installment of the core Arkham line. I have no experience with previous editions of the game. It’s sister game, however, Eldritch Horror is one of my favorite board games.
Descent into Avernus has been noted as D&D meets Mad Max. This adventure is a more mature one, but most of its content by default is around a PG:13 rating which can obviously be raised or lowered by the DM. It is meant to be an intense and challenging adventure where player characters are often in over their heads.
Every Dungeon Master has a mile long scroll of things they would love to share, myself included. It’s important to note, there are very few objectively wrong ways to play D&D. The following is purely my opinion and how I run my games. Use them, abuse them or ignore them.