Legendary: Big Trouble in Little China and Firefly at The Dragon on 8/10!

Legendary: Big Trouble in Little China

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Legendary: Big Trouble in Little China is a deckbuilding game about fighting ancient evils with a gang of unlikely heroes in San Francisco’s Chinatown. This is Upper Deck’s first venture into a new license using the Legendary engine of Masterminds trying to complete evil Schemes and the Heroes who are out to stop them.

Players that have played the previous Legendary games will be pretty far along to knowing the rules of this game. The two changes to pay the most attention to are the addition of Mediocre Heroes and the new Chinatown area in the City.

In Legendary: Big Trouble in Little China the starting hands have changed from the previous version of Legendary. Each player will start with 6 Chang Sing Strategist(Recruit) and 4 Chang Sing Warriors (Attack).

To get to the full 12 card starting decks players will also add 2 Mediocre Heroes. All Mediocre Heroes give a standard 1 point of Recruit. They each can increase, or decrease (Jerk), in power as the game goes on.

With 12 different Mediocre Heroes available in the game, the number of possible combinations keeps this game fresh and new during each play through.

While the City still contains the same spaces as previous Legendary games, a new area has been created that can both help and hinder the Heroes. The Streets and Rooftops of the City are now additionally referred to as Chinatown.

Heroes, Villains, Masterminds, and even Schemes may refer to Chinatown and may gain or lose effects based on what is happening there.  Additional previews will touch on these cards and how they interact with that mystical part of the City.

 

Legendary Encounters: A Firefly Deck Building Game

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Legendary Encounters: A Firefly Deck Building Game brings together the story telling of a cooperative deck builder with the Episodes of the hit TV show Firefly.  Players must work together to complete a set of Objectives for each Episode, gain credits, and hopefully win the game.

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For those that have played the previous Legendary Encounters games they will be pretty far along to knowing the rules of this one.  One of the biggest differences between Legendary Encounters: A Firefly Deck Building Game and its predecessors are the Avatars.  While Avatars have always been present in Legendary Encounters these Avatars are of the main cast of the show: the crew of Serenity.

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Players will now take on the roles of characters like Mal, Zoe, River, and Simon to try and complete episodes from the Firefly TV show.  During setup, players will each select an Avatar.  These will be the Main Characters of the game.  Each game will have 5 Main Characters and 4 Supporting Characters so all 9 crew members will be a part of each game.

In a game with fewer than five players, additional Avatars are selected until the total count including players is five.  These extra Avatars are placed below the playmat.  These cards are also Main Characters, but they do not count as players.

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The four remaining Avatars are the Supporting Characters of the game.  The 14-card stack for each Supporting Character is shuffled together to form the Crew Deck.

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An example of this setup would be: Mal, Kaylee, and Jayne are selected for a three player game.  To round out the five Main Characters Inara and Wash are also selected.  These two will not be used by players directly.  The 14-card decks of the final four Avatars: Book,River, Simon, and Zoe are shuffled together to form the Crew Deck.

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