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Critical Plays – DC Deck Building Game


The recent Critical Review of the DC Deck Building Game from Cryptozoic spawned some good and healthy discussions!  Some people thought I was too light on it and others thought I was too harsh on it. I’ve received several requests to do a Critical Play and I hope that this session helps bring to light some of the things discussed, and possibly, brings up new items to chat about.

In this video, my wife and I sat down to play a two player game, with me being The Flash and her being Wonder Woman (of course), to take on Ra’s Al Ghul and 7 other dastardly Super Villains inside the DC Universe!  Additionally, we didn’t do a “Fan’s vote” on this review as we weren’t doing them at the time, so we added a poll at the bottom of this post to cast your vote on if you think this is a Crit, Hit or Miss!

Critical Plays – The DC Deck Building Game

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Godlike (Video RPG Review)

“Godlike in their abilities, let us hope this new breed of man will carry the burden of a suffering world to our ultimate and unwavering goal — freedom for all the people of the Earth.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt
November 10, 1941

At the dawn of World War II, a handful of people called “Talents” manifested strange powers that set them apart from the rest of humanity. With these powers man took to the air without mechanical aid, explored the depths of the sea without life support, and touched the rim of space.

To others, Talents seemed godlike in their power. Only the Talents themselves, pushed to the front lines of every battle, knew the truth — that these newfound powers seemed pointless in the face of death.

That their power set them apart from family, friends and enemies.

That it made them more, and yet somehow less.

These fears, like the power that feeds them, are godlike in their scope.

Welcome to GODLIKE. You are larger than life — but the War is larger than you.


GODLIKE is a role-playing game in which the players take the roles of superhuman Talents fighting in World War II.

No bright spandex, no pulp machismo. In the grimmest conflict in history, ordinary men and women emerge who have the Talents their times demand — but who are still as vulnerable, and ultimately as expendable, as the ordinary troops in the foxholes.

The core book includes everything you need to play in a wartime setting ripe with intrigue and combat.

GODLIKE features an amazing, intensively researched alternate history by award-winning author Dennis Detwiller (Delta Green).

There’s a full list of ready-to-play powers, and easy rules for creating your own from scratch. A huge “field manual” of weapons and vehicles covers all sides of the war.

And Greg Stolze (Unknown Armies) presents the innovative “One-Roll Engine,” built for lightning-fast superpowered action


GODLIKE features an intensively researched alternate history, the depth of setting and character for which award-winning author Dennis Detwiller (Delta Green) is famous, an innovative rules set by Greg Stolze (Unknown Armies), and a complete “D20” rules conversion by Mike Mearls.

GODLIKE: You are larger than life… but the War is larger than you.

By Dennis Detwiller and Greg Stolze. Hardcover, 354 pages.

Published by Arc Dream Publishing.

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Sentinels of the Multiverse: Rook City (Video Review)

Dark streets, vile sewers, and twisting alleys; all home to the terrible criminals that control this city. Welcome to Rook City, where evil never sleeps.

Sentinels of the Multiverse: Rook City is the first expansion for the cooperative comic-book themed card game “Sentinels of the Multiverse”. It features 2 new, grim heroes, 4 terrible villains, and 2 challenging environments. Besides just expanding the number of characters and settings available to players, Rook City introduces new mechanics and exciting new challenges, while still maintaining the rules that make Sentinels of the Multiverse work.

~ Greater Than Games

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City of Heroes ( A Video Review)

City of Heroes Collectible Card Game is a CCG where players take on the role of a single hero from the City of Heroes online game. Players fight with their heroes, using additional powers, sidekicks, missions, and other cards to become the victor by knocking out their opponent.


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Sentinels of the Multiverse ( A Video Review )


















A mad scientist holds the world hostage with his terrifying inventions. An alien warlord from a far away galaxy brings his limitless army of bizarre minions to conquer the planet. A giant rampaging robot cuts a swath of destruction across the coast, destroying major population centers. And who will stand in their way? A team of heroes, all with impressive powers and abilities stand between the world and the forces of evil. Will you help them? Answer the call to protect the multiverse!

Sentinels of the Multiverse is a cooperative, fixed-deck card game with a comic book flavor. Each player plays as one of 10 heroes, against one of 4 villains, and the battle takes place in one of 4 different dynamic environments.

Each player, after selecting one of the heroes, plays a deck of 40 cards against the villain and environment decks, which “play themselves”, requiring the players to put the top card of the appropriate deck into play on the villain and environment turns. On each player’s turn, they may play a card from their hand, use a power printed on one of their cards in play, and draw a card from their deck. Each round starts with the villain turn, continues clockwise around the table, then concludes with the environment turn. Each villain has various advantages, such as starting with certain cards in play, as specified by the villain character card. Play continues until the heroes reduce the villain to 0 or fewer HP, or until the villain defeats the heroes, either via a win condition or by reducing all the heroes to 0 or fewer HP.

~ Greater than games

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