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Randomiser Lists Clarifications

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Setup Randomiser for 1 players


  • Leader (Mastermind or Commander)
  • Plan (Scheme or Plot)

Adversary Deck ( or Villain Deck)

  • Adversary Groups ( or Villain Groups)
  • Backup Groups ( or Henchman Groups)
  •  Bystander cards
  • 1 Strike card
  •  Twist cards

Ally Deck ( or Hero Deck)

  • Allies ( or Heroes)



When combinning Heroes and Villains sets, the following terms are equivalent:

Heroes setsVillains setsThis document
Henchman (Group)Backup (Group)Backup (Group)
Captures a BystanderGuards a BystanderHas a Bystander
Rescues a BystanderKidnaps a BystanderGets a Bystander
"Evil Wins""Good Wins""Adversaries Wins"

And the following terms although they are similar, are not equivalent:

  • Wounds Bindings: Both afflictions can take effect and are different.
  • S.H.I.E.L.D.S.H.I.E.L.D.S.H.I.E.L.D. Officer (Maria Hill) HydraHydraMadame HYDRA (Viper): Both teams can be used, for example when playing with 2 players it's easier to setup the starting decks again at the end of the game.

Classes and colors

A card's Class(es) is shown with the class icon(s) in the card’s upper left, just below the Team icon, and also in the color of the card’s border. Basic Allies have a Color of Grey but don't have a Class.

BasicBasicBasic (Grey) - include all the starting S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents, S.H.I.E.L.D. Troopers, S.H.I.E.L.D. Officers, HYDRA Operatives, HYDRA Soldiers, Madame HYDRA, Sidekicks and New Recruits. They are Heroes or Allies in their own way, but they don't quite get the job done as well.

CovertCovertCovert (Red) - include Heroes and Allies using trickery and deception to outwit their foes. They also include Heroes and Allies making clever battle plans and using subtle superpowers to gain subtle advantages.

InstinctInstinctInstinct (Yellow) - include Heroes and Allies who use savagery and quick reflexes to dominate combats. Some use superhuman senses to get an edge on their opponents.

RangedRangedRanged (Blue) - include Heroes and Allies who like to blow things up. Someuse inherent superpowers to blast things, while others use energy beams, elemental powers, and mental assaults.

StrengthStrengthStrength (Green) - include Heroes and Allies with raw strength, but also strength of will, determination, and strong leadership.

TechTechTech (Black) - include Heroes and Allies using advanced weaponry, incredible gadgets, brilliant inventions, or next-generation science.


A card’s Team is shown with the team icon in the card’s upper-left-hand corner.

AvengersAvengersAvengers - "And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroes and heroines found themselves united against a common threat. On that day, the Avengers were born to fight the foes no single super hero could withstand!" — Avengers Prologue.

  • Adam Warlock
  • Ant-Man
  • Black Knight
  • Black Widow