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An Ottawa, Canada based podcast focusing on the Marvel: Crisis Protocol miniatures game from Atomic Mass Games.

April 27, 2021

Episode 29 - Pietro/Wanda Spoilers, Mr Sinister Reveal and Updates to the Banned & Restricted List

The guys are back and dive into the bevy of spoilers including the remaining Heroes for Hire cards, Cable's new crisis and the stream highlights that featured Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and Mr Sinister.  After that, they dive into updates to the Banned & Restricted List and chat about what this could mean for the future of game and the meta!

The updated B&R List: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ce432b1f9d2be000134d8ae/t/6081857d8265f47158065532/1619101056800/OP_CrisisProtocol_BNR_04092021.pdf

The AMG Stream game: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/994666477

April 13, 2021

Episode 28 - The XBOSIN Rifle, Battle Realms Thoughts and Highlander Team Tourney List Building

The guys chat about the tactics cards AMG revealed on stream, and Marc shares his impressions about the Battle Realms games that have taken place so far during the XP Invitational.  Seva and Marc also spend some time musing about the highlander format and go into their thought process for building the 3 rosters given the heavily restricted format.

Xavier Protocols Invitational Schedule: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15sZWBZOXpkORtEGqogMaeGT56hLWLFltL2S3PPf_lcI/edit

Team Tournament Lists (Pacific): https://tabletop.to/april-highlander-team-tournament-west-pdt

The cast's final rosters:

Which Affiliation(s) do you intend to play? Captain (Wakanda, Web Warriors)
Player 2 (Asgard)
Player 3 (Cabal, Inhumans)
Secure Crises (choose 3 unique options per player) Captain (Cosmic Invasion! Black Order Sweeps Across Earth, Gamma Wave Sweeps Across Midwest, Infinity Formula Goes Missing!)
Player 2 (Mutant Madman Turns City Center Into Lethal Amusment Park, Riots Spark Over Extremis 3.0, Terrigen Cloud Sweeps Over City)
Player 3 (Deadly Meteors Mutate Civilians, Demons Downtown! Has Our Comeuppance Come Due?, Mayor Fisk Vows to Find Missing Witnessess)
Extract Crises (choose 3 unique options per player) Captain (Mutant Extremists Target U.S. Senators!, Mystic Wakanda Herbs: Fact or Fiction?, Skrulls Infiltrate World Leadership)
Player 2 (Fear Grips World as "Worthy" Terrorize Cities, Panic Grips City as Evacuation Efforts Continue!, Struggle for the Cube Continues)
Player 3 (Alien Ship Crashes in Downtown!, Spider-Infected Invade Manhattan, The Montesi Formula Found)
Characters Taken (choose 10 unique options per player) Captain (Black Panther, Ghost Spider, Killmonger, Okoye, Shuri, Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Storm, Taskmaster, Venom)
Player 2 (Angela, Enchantress, Hawkeye, Hela, Infinity Gem: Mind, Loki God of Mischief, Thor Prince of Asgard, Toad, Valkyrie, Wong)
Player 3 (Baron Zemo, Beast, Black Bolt, Black Widow, Crystal, Lockjaw, Medusa, M.O.D.O.K., Magneto, Red Skull)
Tactics Cards Taken (choose 8 unique options per player) Captain (Advanced R&D, All Webbed Up, Battle Lust, Brace for Impact (R), Lethal Protector, Marked for Death, No Matter the Cost, Wakanda Forever)
Player 2 (Disarm, Doomed Prophecy (R), Hired Muscle, Medpack (R), Odin's Blessing, Psychic Shielding Device (P.S.D.), Rainbow Bridge, Sibling Rivalry)
Player 3 (All You've Got, Bitter Rivals, Cosmic Invigoration, Elemental Infusion, Field Dressing (R), Follow Me, Last-Minute Save, Patch Up (R))
April 6, 2021

Episode 27 - Sin/Viper and Luke Cage/Iron Fist Spoilers, BattleRealms Invitational Analysis and the April Team Tournament

The guys are back in force and jump right into the Sin, Viper, Luke Cage and Iron Fist spoilers from the previous two weeks.  Marc and Seva quickly dive into their recent game involving Carnage, and the guys also discuss what the Xavier Protocols Invitational can tell us about the health of the BattleRealms Format.  They cap it off with a quick review of the upcoming April Team Tournament which is going to be trying a slightly different approach than before.

XP's BattleRealms Analysis: https://xavier-protocols.com/2021/04/02/xavier-protocols-invitational-rosters/

Invitational Schedule: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15sZWBZOXpkORtEGqogMaeGT56hLWLFltL2S3PPf_lcI/edit#gid=0

AMG's Twitter: https://twitter.com/atomicmassgames

April 17th's Team Tourney Rules: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hJefU2A2-_YCSZR6IPG_DlWf1thYRVNKPuH2_wRNhuw/edit



March 23, 2021

Episode 26 - Ministravaganza-ganza, and the Amazing Spider-Man Cometh

The guys discuss the oodles of spoilers received in the past week, including models that were revealed during AMG's Ministrava-ganza.  They discuss Domino's sneaky utility, Mysterio's absolute tricksiness and spend some time agonizing over how to make Carnage work.  Lastly, they spend a good chunk of time discussing the incredible & unbelievable Amazing Spider-Man, and also talk about how he will fit into Web Warriors rosters in the future.

Marc's roster:

  • Secure Crisis    

    • Cosmic Invasion! Black Order Sweeps Across Earth
    • Gamma Wave Sweeps Across Midwest
    • Infinity Formula Goes Missing!
  • Extract Crisis    
    • Alien Ship Crashes in Downtown!
    • Mystic Wakanda Herbs: Fact or Fiction?
    • Spider-Infected Invade Manhattan
  • Characters Taken    
    • Valkyrie
    • Black Panther
    • Enchantress
    • Ghost Spider
    • Infinity Gem: Mind
    • Loki God of Mischief
    • Okoye
    • Spider-Man (Miles Morales) 
    • Amazing Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
    • Taskmaster
  • Tactics Cards Taken    
    • All Webbed Up
    • Advanced R&D
    • Battle Lust
    • Brace for Impact ®
    • Disarm
    • Medpack ®
    • Bitter Rivals
    • Hired Muscle
March 16, 2021

Episode 25 - Cable Reveal, Cabal Revival and Seva’s New X-Men Roster

The guys talk about the hotly anticipated and newly revealed Cable, and about places he might fit in outside of an X-Force Roster.  They also speculate about Sin's Panel-to-Play and about what she might mean for the revival of a Cabal-centric roster.  They briefly chat MiniStravaganza, and then Seva ties it all together with his idea for an X-Men & Inhumans roster:

  • Storm
  • Beast
  • Cable
  • Black Bolt
  • Lockjaw
  • Medusa
  • Okoye
  • Enchantress
  • Shuri
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  • Medpack, Brace, Disarm, Bitter Rivals, R&D, Climbing Gear, Last Minute Save, Hired Muscle
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  • EXTRACTS: Alien Ship, Panic Grips City, Hammers
  • SECURES: Demons, Terrigen, Black Order Vault
March 9, 2021

Episode 24 - Bob Spoilers & X-Force Teasers, Leaderless A-Force and Season 4 Semifinalists

The guys go over the recent Bob spoilers and give their thoughts, even throwing in some positive ones here and there.  They rejoice at the teaser that Cable is 5 Threat, and also tackle the other X-Force teasers that were given out over the past week.  They also go through the top 4 lists from the Season 4 TTS League and talk about their expectations and the surprises they have found.

Bob's stunning card: https://twitter.com/atomicmassgames/status/1367867706888847360?s=20

Domino's Panel to Play: https://www.atomicmassgames.com/transmissions/panel-to-play-domino

RosterDoctor's commentated games: https://www.twitch.tv/rosterdoctor/videos


March 2, 2021

Episode 23 - Deadpool Revealed, Resilience in Rosters and the MODOK/Lockjaw Partnership

The guys go through the newly spoiled Deadpool Card and discuss where they think he might be a strong choice.  They also spend developing one of the archetypes raised in the previous episode, and talk about what makes a roster resilient in the current meta.  Lastly, they revisit some recent games and chat about how they feel about leaderless rosters featuring MODOK and Lockjaw.

Cable Panel to Play: https://www.atomicmassgames.com/transmissions/panel-to-play-cable

Deadpool's Card: https://twitter.com/atomicmassgames/status/1365330973433466884/photo/1

The Cast's Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/capitalcrisis

The Cast's Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-wXz3ABj-sTOCBAYKNzNjg

February 23, 2021

Episode 22 - Team Tournament Recap, Archetype Discussions and Future Streaming Plans

The guys get together and do a recap of the recent TTS Team Tournament, going through their games and lessons learned as they dipped their toes into the larger meta.  They also have a look at the winning teams and comment on what might have those teams as strong as they were.

The guys also spend some time discussing the three main archetypes of roster building, namely Control, Movement and Resilience. 

Lastly, they announce their upcoming efforts to livestream in-person games.  A recording of the two streamed games can be found on the cast's Twitch & Youtube Channels.

The Team Tournament Rosters and Results: https://tabletop.to/tts-february-team-tournament-central-cst/lists

The Cast's Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/capitalcrisis

The Cast's Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-wXz3ABj-sTOCBAYKNzNjg



February 16, 2021

Episode 21 - Real Inhuman Beings

The guys go threw recent MCP news, including recent rulings related to Lockjaw and his Tactics card.  They also tackle their experience so far with Inhumans-centric rosters, and how these new characters may fit into other affiliations.  Lastly, they spend some time revisiting the idea of roster that plays without a Leadership thanks to the potential synergies that come with MODOK and Lockjaw.

The rules forum: https://forums.atomicmassgames.com/forum/12-marvel-crisis-protocol-rules-questions/

The Inhumans Roster:

Black Bolt, Medusa, Lockjaw, Crystal, Enchantress, Ghost-Spider, Okoye, Valkyrie, MODOK, Task Master

Follow Me, Attilan Rising, All You've Got, Field Dressing, Medpack, Last Minute Save, Disarm & Elemental Infusion

Terrigen Mists, Demons Downtown & Infinity Formula // Alien Powe Core, Hammers & Skrull Agents

February 9, 2021

Episode 20 - Crystal + Lockjaw thoughts, Season 4 Undefeated Rosters & Team Tournament Primer

Now with new and improved audio!  Matt1 joins the guys to talk Crystal & Lockjaw ideas in a few different affiliations.  They also look at some of the Season 4 undefeated rosters and go through the pairing and roster-building rules for February 20th's team tournament.

The Team Tournament Rules: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_-qDRlodl10-FuaSyYniuO1ablLmBXOdz8vY5t0EVL8/edit

The Crystal and Lockjaw cards: https://twitter.com/atomicmassgames/status/1356637273903759362 & https://twitter.com/atomicmassgames/status/1357360788323905536 

The Season 4 Central Rosters: https://tabletop.to/tts-mcp-season-4-central-cst/ladder