Getting Started: Marvel Crisis Protocol

“I’m not looking for forgiveness, and I’m way past asking permission. Earth just lost her best defender, so we’re here to fight. And if you want to stand in our way, we’ll fight you too.”
- Steve Rogers, Captain America

Marvel: Crisis Protocols (MCP) is a skirmish-based tabletop battle game that takes place in the world of Marvel Comics. Assemble a team of up to ten various heroes and villains who band together during a time of terrible crisis to do battle against their opponent’s team of super people. Perhaps the Avengers have gathered to stop Red Skull who has teamed up with the Green Goblin to brainwash the Hulk into stealing the Infinity Formula! Or perhaps Doctor Strange must gather the magical forces of the Convocation to battle against The Dread Dormammu to stop him from claiming Earth as part of the Dark Dimension. Games are played on a smaller 3ft by 3ft surface, which easily accommodates most tables. MCP is meant to be played with lots of terrain such as a busy New York street with dumpsters, cars, hotdog stands, and sky scrappers; or perhaps in the jungles of The Savage Land or a secret underground AIM facility. MCP is very objectively focused, and can be as strategic as you want to play it. MCP works great as a game to play casually among friends or in a highly competitive setting.

If you want to lead Magneto and the Brotherhood of Mutants against the X-Men, or you want to try your hand at leading Gwen Stacy, Miles Morales, and Peter Parker as the Web Warriors against the King Pin and his Criminal Syndicate, read on for a beginner’s purchasing guide to Marvel: Crisis Protocol.

There is really only one good way to start collecting MCP and that is by purchasing a starter core set. This has amazing value for players and will start you off with a few pieces of terrain, ten different heroes and villains, tokens, dice, cards, and everything else you need to start playing. After you get a few games under your belt, and you would like to expand your roster, then, start buying the characters that you love most or who fit the “Affiliation” you would like to build (X-Men, Spider Foes, Avengers, Asgardian, etc.). There are no restrictions on what characters can be on the same team, so you can get as creative as you like.

If you are new to miniatures war gaming altogether, then you will also want to purchase the necessary equipment to assemble and paint your heroes and villains. We recommend a can of spray primer, a bottle of super glue, some brushes, and a set of paints. Different types of flocks and base effects can also be used to give your miniatures a beautiful scenic finish. Be sure to message us or come in for a visit at the Outpost, if you would like to ask any questions or inquire about a game demo.