As I go through the rule book and play with an online tool called hero-builder.net, I’m getting a good idea of how the game works and, more importantly, how a crew is formed.
The most significant thing that I’ve found that the Suicide Squad box was not just a good deal for the price, but all the members of the squad are classified as ‘Free Agents’, which allows them to be recruited into most crews.
For example, the Penguin crew point value is 143 points, but adding a character like Deadshot (96 points) brings the crew closer to 300, which is the ‘average’ point total for a game.
Or I can just give Penguin (75) a crew of Free Agents: Deadshot (96), Killer Croc (64), and Diablo (50) for a total of 285.
I’m looking at having the Riddler crew as my max 150 point crew, and the Penguin crew as my max 300 point crew, though the two crews that come with the SS box are both around 350 points.
Now, to find time to actually PLAY the game! Though collecting/painting the models is a big part of the appeal of this game, to me.
Edit: whoops, Free Agents can be recruited 1 per 150 points, though Penguin’s Charismatic trait allows 1 FA per 100 points, so I couldn’t use all three of those FAs in that crew, unless it was over 300 points total, perhaps adding a Henchman to the crew.