With Worlds now behind us, we have gotten some really cool spoilers for the upcoming Justice Campaign Box and its two team packs, Mystics and Doom Patrol. As many of you, I enjoy these absolutely awesome-looking cards.
This article isn’t about the meta value of these cards though; it’s about some little, and sometimes huge, pieces of information that are hidden just below the surface. After recently assessing things completely wrong as to the extent of what this set will include, I looked into things deeper and discovered some interesting info.
Before I begin, I would like to give a shout-out to two sources I will rely on throughout this article.
The first is DMArmada. He recently made a fantastic video outlining all of the known (and a couple of new) spoilers from the Justice Campaign Box and related team packs. You can check out his video here.
The second is the Dice Coalition. They’ve been providing a steady stream of information about this set from Worlds, and they’re one of my go-to sources of information on Dice Masters. You can check them out at dicecoalition.com for tons of awesome Dice Masters content (including their awesome team builder, which we regularly use in our articles).
With that said, let’s look at what we have, shall we?
Justice Campaign Box
First, let’s talk about the Justice Campaign Box. If you look at the back of the Campaign Box, it states that it includes “63 Character Cards”. Furthermore, looking at Wonder Woman: Piece of Clay”, she is numbered as “61 of 73” per the top right of the card. I thus assumed that we would have 21 characters, with 3 cards each.
This assumption was wrong. I do not know how many characters we will have, but it will be more than 21 (min: 21 with 1 non-basic action), and we will not have 3 versions of each character.
This is visible from the card numbering, which is found at the top right of each card. In the spoilers, those that will go in the campaign box are numbered out of 73 (the last 10 are basic actions, so I won’t focus on those). Based on existing spoilers, here are the character cards that we know of:
3: Aquaman – Arthur Curry
6: Batman – The Smart One
12: Brainiac – Get Inside Your Head
14: Clayface – Matthew Hagen
21: Green Lantern – Human
26: Lex Luthor – Leader in World Politics
31: Metallo – Heart of Kryptonite
32: Parasite – Maxwell Jensen
38: Scarecrow – Fear-Based Gases
44: Superman – From Krypton
48: The Flash – Always Fast Enough
51: The Joker – Not Funny Anymore
53: The Riddler – Creature of Pure Pride
61: Wonder Woman – Piece of Clay
Here is the first thing that should jump out at you: If Metallo is 31, and Parasite is 32, this means that 31 is Metallo’s last card. If there were 3 versions of each character, his last card should be 30 or 33, or some other multiplier of 3. Either way, it doesn’t work.
The situation become more apparent when you look at the characters we know are in the set. The back of Justice’s box, shown on the Dice Coalition, reveals the following characters:
- Black Manta (1)
- Gorilla Grodd (2)
- Martian Manhunter (3)
- Poison Ivy (4)
Furthermore, the dice shown, both on the front and back of the box, reveal the following:
- The Atom (5) (matches the die from GATF)
- Bizarro (6) (matches the die from WF)
- Solomon Grundy (7) (matches the die from JL)
- Unknown non-basic action (8)
We also know that Toyman (9) is in the box from this picture, taken way back in March. (courtesy of The Dice Coalition)
Altogether, this means that we know the following characters will be in the set:
By my count, that’s 21 characters, to which we must add the unknown non-basic action.
Now, if you go back to my incomplete checklist from earlier, the gaps between the cards become very telling.
Between 6 (Batman) and 12 (Brainiac), somehow we have both Bizarro and Black Manta (taking up only 5 cards from 7 to 11), and Clayface is at 14, making it likely that one or two of Bizarro, Black Manta and Brainiac would only have 2 cards.
Lex Luthor (26) and Metallo (31, which must be his last card due to Parasite) are also puzzling; Martian Manhunter’s sandwiched between these two, meaning that either he or Metallo has 2 cards for sure.
Superman (44), The Flash (48) and The Joker (51) also raise questions: The Atom is in there somewhere. Unless his cards are so small that they don’t have a number, he goes between Superman and The Flash. However, The Joker has to contend with The Riddler (53), meaning he’d be, at best, 52-51-50 if he has 3 versions. This would make The Flash 49-48-47, and The Atom 46-45…Oh, Superman’s 44. So again, one or more of these three must only have 2 cards.
And finally, and most mysteriously, there’s the gap between The Riddler (53) and Wonder Woman (61). We know Toyman is in there, as discussed previously. However, there’s space in there for at least one more character or non-basic action. Could this be where our mystery non-basic action fits? What locales could fit alphabetically between The Riddler and Wonder Woman? Let the speculation begin.
One final point I wish to discuss on the Campaign Box is the number of dice we’re getting. Per the back of the box, we get 48 character dice altogether. With at least 22 characters/non-basic actions, it’s more than likely that we’ll get less than 3 dice per character. Furthermore, outside of Brainiac (max 2), all of the cards shown so far are max 4 (or max 5 in the case of Wonder Woman). Be prepared for the fact that we will likely not get max dice here, and that buying two boxes of Justice may be far more necessary than with previous campaign boxes. I don’t like being the bearer of bad news, but we should be prepared for this possibility.
And that’s what I can tell from the Justice Campaign Box. There isn’t quite as much information about the team packs, but we can still see some interesting tidbits.
Cards from this team pack are identified as being “of 24”, with a hat (matching the logo on Zatanna’s die) shown at the top right of each card.
Here are the cards that were spoiled that seem to be from this team pack:
- 2: Atlantis – Wealthy Kingdom
- 4: Black Adam – Banished
- 24: Zatanna – Master Magician’s Daughter
From Origins (thanks Dice Coalition!), we also had spoilers for:
- Atlantis: City and Stronghold
- Shazam: Power of Zeus
- Zatanna: Magical Lineage
Unfortunately, I can’t read the card number for either of these (I think Shazam says “21 of 24”, but it’s blurry enough that I can’t say so with confidence)
From the original ICV2 article, we also know the following characters will make an appearance:
- Captain Marvel Jr
- Mary Marvel
This leaves room (assuming the typical distribution of 3 cards per character and 2 dice per character) for 2 more characters. If you’ve read Justice, you should know that the Phantom Stranger plays an important role in this book; he would be a logical fit in Mystics.
I am mystified (hah!), however, as to the last character to include here. All we know is that the last character has a name that would start between Black Adam and Zatanna (yeah, not the best hint). I’m willing to listen to all possibilities.
This is the team pack on which we have the least information. Cards from this team pack are also identified as “of 24”, with a stylized “d” matching the Doom Patrol’s affiliation shown on the top right of each card. Only two cards were outright shown with sufficient image quality to see the numbers:
- 9: Elasti-Girl – Talented Actress
- 20: Plastic Man: Patrick O’Brian (a bit blurry, but I’m pretty sure that’s a “20 of 24”; it’s in the Origins pics; see link above)
There is also a card from Origins where I can’t read the number, namely:
- Beast Boy: Metamorphosis
We also know that the following character will definitely make an appearance based on the original ICV2 article:
There is another character we may see. If you look at the original picture revealing this team pack, at the top right, this is a picture of Hawkman (taken straight from Justice). It makes it pretty much certain that he is featured in this team pack somewhere.
Based on card numbering, we know that Elasti-Girl would be the third of 8 characters in the pack, with Plastic Man being the seventh. Robotman would thus appear to be the eigth.
This leaves three unrevealed characters. One would have to be before Elasti-Girl, and the other two would be between Elasti-Girl and Plastic Man. There are a lot of potential characters to include here, and listing them would take a while. Suffice to say, I’m looking forward to seeing the characters we’re missing here.
And there you have it. 🙂 Thanks for joining me into this deep dive into existing spoilers. Lots of interesting info in there for sure, and I’m looking forward to discovering more about this awesome new set. There’s lots of time between now and February, so I’m sure we’ll get a lot more information before this set releases. Feel free to discuss anything I might have missed in the comments down below or over on Facebook. Keep on rolling!