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November 29th, 2008, 02:32 AM
I am not much of a photographer, so sorry these aren't great. Anyway, here is my map loosely based on Avengers 160-161 where they faced off against Ultron/Grim Reaper and company. (The villains are on top of the warehouse while the Avengers are assembling across the street).
The map features a street down the middle with a park on one side and a broken down warehouse district on the other side.
The best part is all of the destructible objects/weapons. I have park benches, manhole covers, clocks, garbage cans, crates, phone booths, soda machines, industrial waste barrels, vehicles, and fire hydrants.
I still need to do some tweaking on the custom stats for the characters in order to balance it out, but when I DO play, I expect it to look like a battle zone with destruction everywhere as our fearless heroes try to take down Ultron.
November 29th, 2008, 02:35 AM
November 29th, 2008, 02:39 AM
Sorry about that...still having posting problems. The last two posts can be deleted.
November 29th, 2008, 02:45 AM
Could this also please be moved to the Marvel Maps page.
November 29th, 2008, 08:47 AM
My computer won't show the (just a box with a question mark). Are your using photobucket?
November 29th, 2008, 09:01 AM
Nothing but red x's for me. It must be something to do with your host (webshots). If I right click on the image holder (red x) and copy the address from the properties, I can go to the web location and see the images, but for some reason, the webshot images do not display on the forum.
November 29th, 2008, 11:17 AM
No idea. They worked for me last night but aren't showing up now. Does this site have problems with webshots?
December 2nd, 2008, 04:48 PM
Cool map, once you figure out how to look at it. How did it play?
December 5th, 2008, 10:48 AM
Very nice indeed, the way I viewed the pics was to copy and paste them into Powerpoint if that helps anyone.
December 5th, 2008, 01:22 PM
I tried to look at the sources of the IMG files, but I got this message.
You don't have permission to access [image] on this server.
I look forward to seeing it soon, hopefully.
December 5th, 2008, 05:58 PM
Let's try it again, this time using photobucket.
December 5th, 2008, 06:53 PM
Wow! Very nice map! +rep!
December 6th, 2008, 04:04 PM
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December 6th, 2008, 09:56 PM
Nice custom terrain! I loved the movie posters!
December 7th, 2008, 04:55 PM
Played my first game: An early version of the Avengers (Cap, SW, Hawk, QS, and Giant Man) against Dr. Doom, a Doombot, and some soulbourgs.
The objective involved the Avengers needing to get to the roof to get a glyph.
The two Dooms went out to meet the Avengers (who started in the park) right in the middle of the map on the street and/or in the park.
Giant Man picked up a car and warded off some ranged attacks from Doom, before eventually bashing him out of commission as he stood on the pickup truck.
Hakweye and Quicksilver took out the other Doom due to their multiple attacks.
The Deathwalker wound up doing some damage coming into the fray late while the Zettian Guards took out Hawkeye and Quicksilver from their perch on the warehouse roof (where the glyph was), though Hawkeye also eliminated one with a shot from the road.
Cap quietly worked his way around the broken down warehouse and got up the stairs to finish the battle.
In general, it wasn't a very fair battle, as the villians were a bit under-pointed.
As to how the map played, I thought it really worked to the advantage of the melee figures, as there is a lot of cover for them to work with. Any superstrengthed figure can pick up some of the objects and use it as a shield to approach the opposition.
I think I may add some battlements to the top of the warehouse to add some cover for the villains on the top. Hawkeye, with his 9 range, could just sit back across the streets and take free shots.
For my second game, I need to come up with a scenario that takes place more in the warehouse section of the map.
All in all though, it really seemed like a Marvel Clash, especially Doom against Giant Man where they were on vehicles, and wielding cars.
For my next battle, I will use more superstrength figures to get more objects in play.
December 7th, 2008, 05:37 PM
Badger...that map looks kickass. Your custom stuff are awesome. :drool:
December 7th, 2008, 10:38 PM
Thanks, but all the credit goes to the folks on this site. The custom cards I have made are very easy with the templates supplied by others. Some of the stuff is from PeterParkah's set. I got a few $3 cars at Walmart, as suggested by someone on here. The miscellaneous things are from train set accessories, suggested by someone on here. The streets and barrels and soda machines and so forth were downloaded from links provided on this site.
Bottom line is that I have used other's advice. It is very easy.
December 8th, 2008, 12:58 AM
In the second battle, I pitted the Avengers (Warbird, Vision, Cap, Wonderman, Panther, and Witch) against the Masters of Evil (Ultron, Klaw, Zemo, Absorbing Man, Executioner, and Whirlwind) and what a bloodbath.
Each side started on opposite ends of the street. The villains pressed the attack and met right by the mailbox. Absorbing Man took a swing at Cap, Wondy, and Vision with the clock, nearly killing Cap and doing some damage to the Vision as well. Wondy had picked up a soda machine and blocked everything.
Meanwhile, Whirlwind overcommitted and was smoked by what was left of the soda machine.
Executioner picked up the phone booth and threw it at Warbird, but missed before she took him out with two massive blows.
Ultron was the ace in the hole for the villains, but got caught between Warbird and Wonderman in the ruined warehouse. Wonderman had picked up the ambulance and bashed him to death while Warbird took a couple of shots as well. Ultron had no chance.
AFter that, Klaw and Zemo lasted about one turn each (as both are wimpy).
The action on the map was tremendous...another classic Marvel fight.
However, Wonderman and Warbird managed to take out the entire group, indicating that both are probably too strong and/or the villains were too weak, so it is back to the drawing board trying to find an even battle.
With the object rules and this board, grabbing an object to carry early in the game is vitally important. Unlike my first game which was range based, this one was almost all melee by superstrength figures and it worked well.
Vydar is the man
December 28th, 2008, 06:13 PM
Great maps +rep
December 29th, 2008, 01:07 AM
Here is my next custom Marvel map. I haven't played it yet (note no heroes in my pics which I probably should have done).
Anyway, I went with an intersection approach as my main road feature. Part of the road is blocked off with road blocks, while the other side used elements from PeterParkah's Scapecity bridge. I have a park with a little pond in one corner (I may use that as the source of a sea invasion with Attuma, Namor, etc.). Along the main street, I have some buildings, which along with the trees and dumpster should provide a lot of cover. There is a wall that separates the buildings from the near corner of the map, which is a rock pile/base of a mountain from which trouble may come. :D
Anyway, here are the pics:
March 20th, 2010, 04:51 PM
i have a four player match coming up tommorrow, and I'm definatly going to make something similar to this.. it's really awsome, just would have loved to have some cars as well..
January 11th, 2012, 12:44 AM
Here is an idea I have been playing around with for a while. Here is a map showing the Negative Zone, as seen in a number of FF mags where there was essentially a portal from Reed Richards' lab straight into the negative zone.
The idea of course was to use shadow tiles to represent "dead" space, with the rock formations from the D&D set and the regular rock tiles to portray the "asteroid" thingies that the inhabitants live (and fight) on.
It isn't well planned out but rather thrown together to show the general idea if someone wants to hash out the details a bit more.
The house rule I am using is that flying characters can move freely in the negative zone, but the shadow tiles are treated like water for the non-flying figs (must stop after one tile of movement), as they are basically floating through the NZ. The other rule I am playing around with is that a character can only move in a straight line and must move exactly 1 space each turn unless engaged (ie. someone stops their movement).
Obviously, it is a huge edge for flyers (as the Negative Zone should be) but it adds a fun element if you use some figures that can carry or transport others.
Anyway, here are some quick low quality pics taken with my phone to give you an idea of what I have in mind.
(The object in the lab is my custom containment pod, which I have details of around somewhere if you want to search.)
January 11th, 2012, 02:02 PM
Awesome stuff here!
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Yipe! I Necroed! Sorry guys!
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