It’s that time again, web-heads. Yes, it’s another Wizkids Dice Masters release. This time Wizkids puts the focus on The Amazing Spider-Man. This will be the fourth Marvel set in the Dice Masters universe.

In the Amazing Spider-Man set players get to see two new factions added in, Spider-Friends & The Sinister Six. We also see the return of the X-Men Villain, Guardians of the Galaxy, & Zombies.

New mechanics that we are going to see appear on cards; Aftershock, Ally, & Underdog.

When a character die is removed from play with the aftershock mechanic, by any means by the opponent, its ability activates. For example uncommon Hulk: Back from Outer Space (Aftershock: Each player must sacrifice another character (if able))

Obviously the aftershock mechanic can be laid out as a trap to cause your opponent to make choices. Getting rid of another players Hulk: Back from Outer Space could affect how a turn is played.

The ally mechanic just means that that particular character is also considered a sidekick in the field zone. This is a great ability if you play sidekick armies (I admit that I love running sidekick teams).

As long as one opponent has more characters fielded the underdog mechanic can be used. For example uncommon Gwen Stacy: Earth-65 (Underdog: When fielded, the next Spider-Friend character die you field this turn is free.)

The ally mechanic could definitely be used as a catch up mechanic. I have to admit that this could help in the mid-game but I really don’t think that this mechanic is the way to go to win a game. I could be wrong though, we will see.

Wizkids is backing up the set with a starter set with ten basic action cards, eight characters, sixteen sidekick dice, basic action dice colors: Orange, Pink, Opal, Coal, & two dice custom artwork dice bags.

The Amazing Spider-Man Dice Masters Starter

Of course they have the usual ninety booster pack gravity feed. They are also releasing a collector’s box with enough dice & cards for one player. Box comes with an alternate full art Spider-Man character card, a felt dice bag, & four boosters packs. Also out for the Amazing Spider-Man set will be a team box for storage & a beautiful looking playmat.

I look forward to getting my hands on this set just because I grew up reading The Amazing Spider-Man comic books. I loved it when Spider-Man would battle it out with the evil villains of the Sinister Six. I’m happy to see that Wizkids started this set out with the original Sinister Six: Doctor Octopus, Vulture, Kraven the Hunter, Mystrio, Sandman, & Electro.

The Zombie faction is making a return in the set with: Kingpin, Morbius, Venom, & Green Goblin. I will say that the artwork on these cards are fantastic. I loved the ones they placed in the Age of Ultron set. I do hope that they continue to make zombies a part of each set. ‘Nuff said.

If you are a huge Dice Masters fan & player like I am I wish you luck on pulling those super-rare cards. Have fun rolling those dice & game on!

-Christopher Richter

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