How to Play Tarot Cards
Players will be able to find the Tarot Card rules card (shown above) in the Marvel HeroClix: X of Swords Miniatures Game or pick one up at their local game/hobby store during the Month 1 event of the HeroClix X of Swords Storyline Organized Play Event series (go to www.win.wizkids.com to search for events near you).
In HeroClix, the winds of fortune often lie in the roll of the dice. For our design team, it was fun to add the randomness of a draw of a card to the game. With players each having their own Tarot Deck, there will be multiple effects in play… and depending on what combination of cards there may be, players may choose (or be forced to) pivot their strategy mid-game— perhaps to avoid a pitfall, or perhaps to take advantage of an opportunity. The right combination of Tarot Cards at the right time can shift the momentum of a game!
Building your Tarot Deck
Players are required to build their decks to include at a minimum one of each suit as well as a Major Arcana card. Each card is considered UNIQUE, so players will not be able to play multiple of the same card in their decks. In building their Tarot Decks, players may choose to optimize their deck to support their team… or to throw some monkey wrenches into their opponent’s strategy! However, while players can “stack their deck” in their favor, Tarot Cards are global game effects (meaning they affect all characters on the map), so players will need to consider that an opponent may benefit from their own effects and they themselves may be on the receiving end of negative effects.
The contests continue with the speed of a deadly shuffle of the cards.
—Opal Luna Saturnyne
The many possibilities of Tarot Cards
Outside of tournament play, we are very excited that the HeroClix X of Swords Tarot Cards will also provide players with plenty of variations in game play for use in home games. There are literally thousands of ways you can use Tarot Cards to enhance or add a special twist to your next HeroClix game… be creative and most of all have fun! Here are just a few of the many possibilities:
- Draw a random Tarot Card and announce it with your build total so you and your opponent(s) can build the best team for the challenge.
- Draw a random Tarot Card at the beginning of the game to add a random game element for your teams to face.
- Use the suited Ace through Knight cards (which each key to a standard power on the PAC) to grant all characters the standard power featured on that card in addition to its boosted Tarot Card effect.
- During the game, draw a random card Tarot Card each turn— let fate take the wheel for a truly wild ride!
Marvel HeroClix: X of Swords Tarot Cards can be found in booster packs of the Marvel HeroClix: X of Swords booster set, Marvel HeroClix: X of Swords Miniatures Game and in the booster packs and as participation prizes that are part of the Marvel HeroClix: X of Swords Storyline Organized Play event series. A full list of each card and where that card can be found is shown below.