Tag: Podcast

10 Minute Marvel Episode 66: Where to Start in Comics and MCU Spoiler(?)

10 Minute Marvel Episode 66: Where to Start in Comics and MCU Spoiler(?)

There’s a bunch of news from maybe not a casting, to filming starting, to a potential spoiler for [redacted]. Plus I talk about where you can jump into comics as Marvel Unlimited moves to a 3 month delay as from when they are released in 

10 Minute Marvel Episode 60 – Black Panther – Chadwick Boseman

10 Minute Marvel Episode 60 – Black Panther – Chadwick Boseman

Obviously, the big news of last week was the passing of Chadwick Boseman after a four year long battle with cancer. I take a look at his role in the MCU and the importance of his character and the films that he’s been in. Then 

Waiting on Kickstarter Vol 4: Marvel United and Frosthaven

Waiting on Kickstarter Vol 4: Marvel United and Frosthaven

Now we’re getting to some games that were pretty recently Kickstarted for me, though one of them I’ll be getting the first stuff probably in the next month, which is exciting. Both of these were really big Kickstarters so lets dive into them.

Marvel United

Firstly, I love Marvel, if that wasn’t obvious from the fact that I run the 10 Minute Marvel Podcast (check it out), it could probably would be from me going to movies opening night, and previously having done some of the news around Marvel on the website prior to the podcast. So because of the theme, I was immediately interested.

Then what made me more interested was the minis for the game. I know that the chibis aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I feel like for Marvel, it works fine, especially in what turns out to be a fairly light cooperative game that targets less of a hobby or older gaming demographic, it makes sense. While I wouldn’t have minded more realistic minis to at least the comics, I really think they did a good job of capturing the essence of the characters and creating really dynamic minis.

Plus, as I mentioned above, this game is cooperative, and I like cooperative games, and I like cooperative games with a theme and a size that is going to be really easy to get to the table. Now, is Marvel a theme for everyone, probably not, but it s a theme for a lot of people who wouldn’t be interested in high fantasy or trading in the Mediterranean and that’s who would also like this lighter style game. I also like that this is a fast cooperative game. A game should last about 30-45 minutes, and that’s enough to swap out characters and get through two games in a sitting and try out a bunch of the characters when all the expansions for it come out.

Overall, my hype level is pretty high on this one. It’s the type that won’t work for everyone that is going to be great for board game nights for me.

Excitement Meter: 9/10

Image Source: CMON

Frosthaven

The sequel to Gloomhaven, enough said. The biggest Kickstarted board game, enough said. Story driven campaign game, enough said. There’s so much that I’m so excited for with this game.

First, let’s talk about how it’s a follow-up to Gloomhaven, but it adds in even more. There are going to be more puzzles to solve in the game, there’s a town building aspect to the game. New classes, monsters, and new scenarios. Not only that, they are taking what they learned from Gloomhaven and Forgotten Circles and making it better. Better ways to create more interesting and dynamic maps without as much leg work during the game. Plus the Foreteller app for doing the narration and I’m sure the Gloomhaven Helper app (or maybe a Frosthaven helper app) will help manage the monsters as well.

I’ve gone through so much of Frosthaven, talking about the campaign before it was up, and then while it was happening. There’s so much that I’m excited for with this game. I really do think that the new things are going to give the game a fresh feel to it all while keeping a feel that you’d expect from Gloomhaven. The card mechanics, leveling, and things like that don’t seem to have changed, but the stuff they are changing sounds very interesting. I mentioned town building, that’s new, and I really like it as a way that my place and game will be different from yours. Sure there was a little bit of that before with upgrading stickers and a slight branching path at times, but for the most part what you and I did would end up being pretty similar. This seems like we’ll be more apt to end up with really unique board games, which I like the idea of a lot. It makes going to town more meaningful for doing more than just buying new gear.

I also like that they’ve updated the loot. It used to be that you get gold, and gold is fine and nice for buying things. But now you’ll get things for improving your town or crafting items, or gold, depending on who you are fighting. And with that, the crafting supplies or upgrading the town, those are the two same sets of things, so you have to decide, do you need to be able to craft this item now, or can you push the town forward so that you can get better items later? It brings more tension and intentionality to the game that way.

I’m really looking forward to this, but I will say, I wouldn’t be too upset if this was delayed slightly. We have another campaign game we want to play some of before this comes in, with my Gloomhaven group.

Excitement Meter: 10/10

Have you backed either of these games? Which sounds more exciting to you, which would you play more?

Share questions, ideas for articles, or comments with us!

Email us at nerdologists@gmail.com
Message me directly on Twitter at @TheScando
Visit us on Facebook here.

10 Minute Marvel Episode 56: Marvel Board Games and The Inhumans

10 Minute Marvel Episode 56: Marvel Board Games and The Inhumans

Gen Con happened again, though this year online, and we had a new Marvel Board Game announced. Plus, a fan favorite character returning in Thor 4? And then I talk some about the history of the Inhumans and a little bit about Black Bolt. Thank 

10 Minute Marvel Episode 55: Marvel 616 Show Announcement and Battleworld

10 Minute Marvel Episode 55: Marvel 616 Show Announcement and Battleworld

Whole bunch of news this week, more delays, but also timelines for some new filming, a rumor of something that could be showing up in the MCU, and a new Disney+ show, plus I talk about Marvel Battleworld, a little game from Funko. Is there 

10 Minute Marvel Episode 44 – The Hunted – The Amazing Spider-Man

10 Minute Marvel Episode 44 – The Hunted – The Amazing Spider-Man

Light week on news, but I dive into an Amazing Spider-Man story from 2018, The Hunted. It’s an interesting story as it’s not a direct follow up but has some parallels to Kraven’s Last Hunt, even though they are set decades apart in terms of when they were written.

If you have any news that you see come in during the week, let me know in the comments below. Or you can tweet me the articles @TheScando or share them using #10MinMarvel. That’ll help me stay up to date on all the latest news and be able to share it with you. Or, send me suggestions to Marvel characters to cover or comic book stories to read on Marvel Unlimited.

And if you are enjoying the podcast, first of all, thank you for listening, and secondly, please consider leaving a rating and review. Those help more people find the podcast and join in the 10 Minute Marvel community. The podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Play Music.

I’ll see you next time!

Share questions, ideas for articles, or comments with us!

Email us at nerdologists@gmail.com
Message me directly on Twitter at @TheScando
Visit us on Facebook here.

10 Minute Marvel Episode 43: New Mutants to Digital? And Guardians of the Galaxy 2

10 Minute Marvel Episode 43: New Mutants to Digital? And Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Some unsurprising news coming out as New Mutants looks to be a movie set to be released that will now be getting a digital release instead. Along with that, a Marvel actor is interested in reprising their role in future Marvel films, and Spider-Man 3 

10 Minute Marvel Episode 40: 2 MCU Rumors, Plus Thor’s Origin

10 Minute Marvel Episode 40: 2 MCU Rumors, Plus Thor’s Origin

There are two interesting MCU rumors for upcoming films, Shang-Chi and Black Panther 2, including one that was hinted at in Avengers: Endgame. Then I go and look at the origins of Thor from the comics. Is it a hokey and dated comic, yes it 

10 Minute Marvel Episode 39: The MCU Timeline and Kraven’s Last Hunt

10 Minute Marvel Episode 39: The MCU Timeline and Kraven’s Last Hunt

There’s actually some new news as Marvel and Disney have adjusted when the movies are coming out. Along with that in the news, a couple of rumors around Ant-Man 3. Plus I take a look at the Spider-Man story, Kraven’s Last Hunt that I just finished on Marvel Unlimited.

If you are enjoying the podcast, pleas consider leaving a rating and review. Those help more people find the 10 Minute Marvel podcast and join into the community. You can find 10 Minute Marvel on iTunes, Google Play Music, Spotify, and Stitcher. New episodes come out every Tuesday.

If you want to get in contact with the podcast, you can leave a comment below on here. Or you can tweet at me @TheScando or use #10MinMarvel over on Twitter. If you have a comic book series that you think I should checkout on Marvel Unlimited let me know. The fairly recent House of X series is almost all on Marvel Unlimited, so I’ll be checking that out soon.

Share questions, ideas for articles, or comments with us!

Email us at nerdologists@gmail.com
Message me directly on Twitter at @TheScando
Visit us on Facebook here.

10 Minute Marvel Episode 38: When Will We See Black Widow or The Eternals

10 Minute Marvel Episode 38: When Will We See Black Widow or The Eternals

News is still light with Covid-19 shutting down production sets, production companies, and movie releases, so I talk about some rumors that I’ve heard for Black Widow. Plus, the main topic, I talk about the characters from the following Marvel movie, The Eternals. It’s been