The Vs. System (pronounced Versus system) Trading card game brings characters and storylines from Marvel, DC Comics and Hellboy universes. Produced by Upperdeck Entertainment, this groundbreaking TCG is full of strategy and depth. You can select your favourite characters of all time and build a deck around them to compete with against a friend. The game can be as easy or complex as you like. The open-ended nature of deck construction mean that you can build the most intricate combo-decks or simple, straight forward combat decks. This game really has everything.
The game revolves around comic characters and their universe. There are four basic card types represented in the game:
The character cards represent the core of your deck. They are the guys that go into combat for you and attempt to beat the opposing team into submission by defeating opposing characters in combat.
These cards represent actions or events that effect in-game play. They could be used to enhance combat, directly effect your opponent or help improve your deck’s performance.
A villain’s secret lair? A heroic team’s base of operations? All these types of locations are represented in the game by the green bordered cards.
A character often relies on a fair selection of hardware to get the job done. These are also represented in the game. They are “equipped” to your character cards to provide them with extra abilities or enhancements.
You may notice that the example cards I have shown above look quite different from each other. When Upperdeck Entertainment released the Marvel Legends expansion, they debuted a new card “frame”. All the old style cards a perfectly legal and can be used in conjunction with the new cards.