This is the second article in our #HydraRising community crossover event. You can find many articles, videos, podcasts, and more centered on the new The Rise of Red Skull expansion from many different Marvel Champions content creators by searching #HydraRising on Twitter, Facebook, Discord, etc. For I Rebel’s part, we published an article comparing Hawkeye and Spider-Woman, this Why? article on the Hydra theme of the campaign expansion, and a forthcoming Rankings article on the included scenarios that will mostly focus on the standalone experience of those villains. For commentary on the expansion and campaign itself, and all other released product for the game, please check out our Marvel Champions Expansion Guide.
To continue our Why? series here at I Rebel, I wanted to dig into Heroic Mode because I was not sure myself why I would want play on Heroic difficulty. You can read FFG's announcement article here if you are unfamiliar with the game rules, but it's basically just dealing each player X extra cards each villain phase. For all of my games described below, X=1 because I am not a masochist.
What? No, I said WHY Klaw, as in the second scenario from the Marvel Champions Core Set.