Rev. 9/22/14

Marvel Dice Masters FAQ

Update at bottom, takes into effect the Uncanny X-Men Rulebook

A: Basic Action Cards with “Draw Dice” effects— such as Gearing Up—can be used during either the Main Step or the Attack Step after blockers are assigned and before damage is dealt. The player would declare that they are using the action, draw two dice from their bag, roll them, and place the results in their reserve pool. Since both the Main Step and Attack Step happen after the Roll and Reroll Step, dice rolled using the Gearing Up BAC cannot be rerolled.

For characters with “Draw Dice” effects— such as Gambit Ace in the Hole—
are triggered when the requirement of the card effect is met. In the case of Gambit, Ace in the Hole, this is when this character is fielded. In this example, since fielding Gambit would occur during the Main Step (which happens after the Roll and Reroll Step), dice rolled using Gambit’s effect cannot be rerolled.

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A: “Target character must attack” effects— such as the global abilities on Mr. Fantastic, Brilliant Scientist, and Phoenix, Ms. Psyche,—

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can be paid with their respective energy during the Main Step of your opponent’s turn to force a single target character die to attack this turn. For example, during an opponent’s Main Step, a player could use Mr. Fantastic, Brilliant Scientist’s global ability by paying one mask energy and choosing an opposing player’s active character die. That character would be forced to attack during that player’s attack step. Players can activate “target character must attack” effects during the Attack Step, but since attackers have already been assigned (during the Assign Attackers phase of the Attack Step) the opportunity for those characters to attack has already passed and the net result would be paying for an effect, choosing a target, and the effect of the Global Ability would do nothing.

A: Yes, the character’s card effect will occur. As an example, Iron Man,
Playboy’s ability to deal 3 damage to one opposing character that is attacking or blocking each time he takes damage in the Attack Step would be triggered even if the damage he takes would cause him to be KO’d.
PLEASE NOTE: On Page 17 of the rulebook, there is an error. In the last sentence of the first paragraph, it states, “This will give Thor enough damage to knock out Iron Man before he can use his card text again.” This refers to the fact that Iron Man will not be in play in future turns to continue to take advantage of his ability – he still gets to use it on the turn he is KO’ed.
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A: No, effects that KO characters (or ones that move characters to different zones) are not considered to be damage dealt to the character. As an example, Thor, Legendary Warrior’s ability to knock out characters when he deals damage to an opponent is not considered to deal damage to the character and, therefore, his ability would not activate any game effects triggered by taking damage on the character that he knocks out with this
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A: If a character has a game effect that is triggered when the character is “engaged” with another character, then that character must actively be in combat (either as attacker or blocker) with the opposing character when the game effect is supposed to occur. If that character is removed from combat before their game effect would trigger, that character’s effect will not occur. As an example, Black Widow, Natural has a card effect of, “At the end of the attack step, spin each character engaged with Black Widow down 1 level.”
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If Black Widow, Natural, would be KO’ed due to damage taken in the Assign Damage Step (or otherwise removed from combat before the end of the Attack Step), then she is no longer actively engaged with any opposing characters so her game
effect would not occur.
A: “When fielded” effects trigger at the time that a player moves that character into their Field Zone. In most instances, this occurs when a player pays a character’s fielding cost and moves the character from their Reserve Pool to their Field Zone. As an example, Hawkeye, Longbow’s ability allows him to deal his attack value to a target opposing character when he is fielded.
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Some game effects will allow characters to be fielded in a more non-traditional fashion—such as Gambit, Le Diable Blanc.

If a character would be fielded from Gambit, Le Diable Blanc’s ability, any “when fielded” effects on those characters would activate.

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A: “While active” effects
are static effects that are considered to be in play as long as that character is in the Field Zone (NOTE: the Attack Zone is considered a
subset of the Field Zone—so “While active” effects are still active when a character is in the Attack Zone). These effects are not cumulative— i.e. the effects only occur once regardless of how many of that character is active in a player’s Field/Attack Zone (however, NOTE: if both players have the same character active, the effects will occur once for each player). As an example, Dr. Doom, Reed Richards’ Rival, modifies the Attack and Defense of all non-villain characters while he is active. This effect would only occur
once regardless of how many Dr. Doom dice a player has active, but would occur twice if two players had a Doctor Doom, Reed Richards’ Rival, active.