The Finished Set


Well, gang, this is it.  After many months of hard work, the DCU set is ready to be unveiled.  You can see the whole thing right here:

Once you’ve had a chance to review the final product in all it’s glory, I hope you’ll come back and read a few parting words.

First of all, I have a lot of people I need to thank.

Guglio.  Guglio didn’t write a lot of preview articles, but he was one of the primary designers of the set.  He’s the guy who came up with the “pay willpower” strategy that was used for the Emerald Enemies.  He did the initial designs for Green Lanterns, EE, Anti-Matter, Manhunters (the surprise team!) and Speed Force.  He also did initial designs for some teams that didn’t make the set but will be included later.  His work can also be seen in the unaffiliated, support and legacy cards.  Plus, he’s the guy who made all the cards look so good.  He’s the guy with the photoshop skills!  Every time we needed to make changes, Guglio did all the work.  And it was a lot of work!

SeventhSoldier – S7 was also there from the beginning.  He did the initial designs for The Rogues, Suicide Squad, and Themyscria.  He also did a lot of the unaffiliated, support and legacy cards.  SeventhSoldier, Guglio and I had a hand in every card in the set.  It’s really hard for me to separate who did what beyong the initial designs.

Captainspud – Spud was around early on and gave us some great guidance.  He was actually unavailable for much of the development of the set.  But, while previews have been going on, he has helped us review the set with fresh eyes.  His contributions and fixes have been invaluable.

Onyxweapon – Gave us our home base and contributed to several designs.  If you like the Superboy Prime stuff, you’ve got him to thank for it/

Throatini – He designed one of the most popular legacy cards in the set (Batman, Always Prepared) and helped with a number of other cards.  Especially the Gotham and League of Assassins stuff.

Vader – Vader had a hand in several of the early designs.  A number of the support cards are 100% his design.

Thugee Trainee – TT was an early contributor as well.

In addition to the contributors to the set, I need to thank everyone who wrote preview articles.  I’m taking this list from our schedule.  So, if I miss anyone, my apologies:

Cliff + HomerJ (The Ring Has Chosen)


TheDeranged Bear


KakuFan –


The Don Supes

Herald of Doom
Ra’s Al Cool

Carlos the Dwarf

YGO Daedalus

Whew!  That’s a long list.  All of us who worked on the set were amazed by the outpouring of support from the Vs. community.  A lot of work went into this project and you guys made it all worth while.  Thanks so much!

Thanks also to Upper Deck and the development team for making such a great game.  And to DC Comics for creating such great source material (Amazons Attack and Countdown excluded!)  Now, let’s get together and settle our differences so a real DCU set can be released!

Thanks to our friends and families who were patient when we were devoting so much time to something that some might view as a trivial pursuit.

And thanks to you guys for caring about an unofficial set.  We did it all for you guys!

I’m sure I’m missing someone, but that’s what the edit feature is for.  Let me know who I missed and I’ll add them in later 🙂

For those of you who have read through all my ramblings, I have an announcement to make.  The design team is already hard at work on a follow-up to DCU.  It’s going to be themed to DC’s current epic, Final Crisis.  We’re still in the early development stages, but you can look forward to seeing the return of the New Gods, Darkseid’s Elite, the Legionnaires and the Future Foes among others.

With everything we learned from DCU, I promise, this set will be superior.

Now that DCU is available for all to see, updates here will be less frequest.  But we will still be posting some design articles.  There will be updates regarding on-line play as well as the occassional teaser about Final Crisis.  So, keep checking back.


One Response to “The Finished Set”

  1. Obsidian3d Says:

    This set looks awesome, and I’m looking forward to playing with it on MWS! Thanks for putting it together, and for letting me preview not one, but two cards. 🙂

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