Announcing the Gambit Hero Pack for Marvel Champions: The Card Game
Raised in the seedy underworld of New Orleans as part of the Thieves Guild, Remy LeBeau left behind a life of crime to join the X-Men. Now, he uses his mutant power to charge items with explosive energy while fighting evil as the hero Gambit.
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the Gambit Hero Pack for Marvel Champions: The Card Game!
This Cajun card-thrower charms his way into the game with this expansion pack, which introduces Gambit as a new playable hero along with his fifteen signature cards. With a pre-built Justice deck ready to play from the get-go, you’ll be able to ruin the villain’s schemes with Gambit’s tricks and wit from the moment you open the box. With his ability to thwart in alter-ego form and his powerful charged attacks, Gambit is a great all-rounder who can slot into any team.
This hero pack also includes a bonus modular encounter set featuring Exodus, the herald of Magneto!
Charge de Card
As both a master thief and a mutant, it should come as no surprise that Remy LeBeau (Gambit, 1A) is skilled both on and off the battlefield.
With his Thief Extraordinaire ability, Remy can both thwart a scheme and scout the next card of the encounter deck at the same time. This thwarting in alter-ego goes beyond just his identity card; The Thieves Guild (Gambit, 3) allows for some additional thwarting and potential card draw, and Creole Charmer (Gambit, 9) can provide a bit of burst threat removal and possibly even confuse the villain!
Of course, Remy is more than just a thief, and once he’s ready to unveil himself, he can flip over to Gambit (Gambit, 1B) and unleash a barrage of charged attacks! Use Charge de Card to build up charge counters over time, then use Throw de Card to power up your Attack events. This synergizes excellently with attacks like Charged Card (Gambit, 6), which gets extra bonuses for each charge counter you remove, and Royal Flush (Gambit, 7), which seems weak at first, until you realize that Throw de Card powers up all instances of damage when used. If you remove three counters for Royal Flush, that’s 9 damage you can spread across up to 3 enemies!
Clearly, Gambit wants to build up charge counters as fast as possible, and fortunately there are several cards in his kit that help him do exactly that. Use Gambit’s Natural Agility (Gambit, 8) to grab a charge counter and boost your DEF high enough to take no damage, then ready yourself with Gambit's Guild Armor (Gambit, 5) to keep your momentum going through the next round. Unleash a bit of Molecular Acceleration (Gambit, 10) to help you pay for a card and gain a charge counter at the same time, then, once you’ve got enough counters built up, play Gambit’s crimefighting partner and sweetheart Rogue (Gambit, 2) for free! (Note that there is no limit to how many charge counters Gambit can have on him; there’s only a limit to how many he can spend for Throw de Card!)
Gambit is already a versatile hero, and this continues with his pre-built deck. Use Operative Skill (Gambit, 13) in combination with Breaking and Entering (Gambit, 15) to remove a decent chunk of threat from a scheme (both cards can be used in hero or alter-ego form), then use Throw de Card to make Stealth Strike (Gambit, 14) pack a massive wallop. Since Gambit might find himself in alter-ego form quite often, he can make judicious use of Mutant Education (Gambit, 21) to put his important signature cards back in his deck. Then, once you’re good and set up, team up with Rogue and use Beauty and the Thief (Gambit, 19) to attack and thwart at the same time!
Herald of Avalon
As we mentioned earlier, the Gambit Hero Pack also includes a brand-new modular encounter set. This set features Exodus (Gambit, 32), an Acolyte minion fully devoted to Magneto. This heavy-hitting minion enters play with a Psionic Shield (Gambit, 34), essentially giving him an extra life, and his side scheme, Herald of Avalon (Gambit, 33) brings Exodus into play if he isn’t already. It seems that this is one Acolyte who just won’t quit!
As with all other modular encounter sets, the Exodus set can be added to any scenario for some extra challenge. Can you fend of this persistent foe?
With his fantastic versatility and skills as a thief, Gambit is a great hero who can serve any role on a team. Look forward to Gambit joining his fellow X-Men when the Gambit Hero Pack arrives in February!
You can pre-order your own copy of the Gambit Hero Pack (MC37en) at your local retailer or online through our webstore today!