MCP: An interview with Duncan

So, unless you play at Element Games, you probably haven’t heard of Duncan “Undercover demon” Harradine. Most of his games have been at Tony Moore’s Friday Night Marvel events (which is where I met him). But he is slowly creeping up the rankings and has won the last 2 FNM events with Dormammu, beating some very good players, which I thought might be a cool thing to pick his brain about. So here you go – my first interview!

The first sighting of the Dormammu list
2 for 2 at FNM

How long have you been gaming?

A long time , started with the fighting fantasy choose your own adventure books with my Dad on the kitchen table , then moved on into heroquest before moving into proper wargames like warhammer fantasty which I played for a long time. Before MCP I was a long time player of Warmachine and Hordes where I was a pressganger for privateer press . I got a little jaded with the 3rd edition of that so dabbled a bit with Legion before going all in on Marvel crisis protocol

What else do you play?

I’d love to play other things but my hobby time is limited with two small children at home so MCP monopolises all my free time. If I had a bit more time I’d like to play a bit more Starwars Legion .

Why MCP?

I grew up watching marvel stuff from the Saturday night incredible hulk TV show with my family and Spiderman and his Amazing friends then to the 90s Spiderman and Xmen shows in my Teens I’ve always loved Marvel so to see a game put together by a group of guys that worked at Privateer press in its prime with Marvel characters it was a match made in heaven for me.

[t70G] – awesome, I’d love Firestar and Iceman models and a new affiliation!

How long have you been playing MCP?

From day one, I preordered the game at the earliest opportunity and waited like a child waits for Christmas 

Where do you play?

Every Friday night at the North West Gaming Centre 

Do you practise much?

Not really , I only ever play for fun , practicing makes it sound like hard work . I will normally test a list out on Ged for a game or two before I play it in an event to pick up on any glaring errors.

Before Dark Dimension which affiliation/s did you play?

Everything , I normally gravitate towards the bad guys but I have played every affiliation so far .

Why did you switch to DD?

I love playing the bad guys and there’s no one bigger or badder than dormammu , I really enjoy the flexibility he gives in roster construction .

Whats your roster?

[Characters]

– Baron Mordo: 3

– Baron Zemo: 3

– Bob, Agent of Hydra: 2

– Dormammu: 8

– Hood: 3

– M.O.D.O.K.: 5

– Mysterio: 3

– Omega Red: 4

– Red Skull: 4

– Ultron: 4

[Team Tactics]

– Cosmic Invigoration

– Dark Reign

– Dark Restoration

– Field Dressing

– Medpack

– Smash

– The Age of Ultron

– The Grand Illusion

[Extract Crises]

– Alien Ship Crashes in Downtown! [C]: 20

– Fear Grips World as “Worthy” Terrorize Cities [D]: 18

– Research Station Attacked! [E]: 16

[Secure Crises]

– Demons Downtown! Has Our Comeuppance Come Due? [E]: 19

– Mutant Madman Turns City Center Into Lethal Amusement Park [B]: 18

– Terrigen Clouds Sweep Over City [C]: 20

This is the last one I played in an event 

Is there anything you’re thinking of adding to the roster?

Possibly another two pointer to help out if I need to go wider in the team , I quite like rocket in there 

Whose your MVPs in DD?

100% Mysterio,  love that guy . The grand illusion is just made for Dormammu and Dark dimension opens it up for a turn 2 play.

How does your DD play, or do you have flexibility in how you play?

I try to be flexible but at its core I’m looking for hard to kill front line peices that can’t be ignored and use Dormammu as a mid line turret so when the front line is taking damage thier powering Dormammu up.

Any cool synergies, plays or tactics you want to share?

The big one really is using The Grand Illusion to allow Dormammu to delete something and stay relatively safe from reprisal.

How do you beat Ged?

Luck and convincing him to make bad list construction ideas over whats app 

Is pembo really the slowest player?

Glaciers move faster than Pembo.

[t70G] I haven’t found Pembo to be all slow

Do you play in the tts seasons?

No , I’d like to but can’t commit to the timings .

What upcoming releases are you most looking forward to?

Colossus, he’s always been my favourite X men character. Magik looks a lot of fun to play too. 

What unannounced characters are you hoping for?

I’d like to see some savage land stuff like Sauron because who doesn’t like dinosaurs.  I’d love to see the Brood in game could be interesting 

Which affiliation do you think you might play after DD?

I’m looking to have a dabble with Convocation they look like a lot of fun to play.

So that’s it – a rare other voice on the blog. Thanks to Duncan for being kind enough to giving up his time to writing answers to the list of questions I sent him. Duncan is a really nice guy – so if you happen to see him (say at FNM), say hi!

2 comments

  1. Sean Davies · · Reply

    On the October friday night against me he played Dark Dimension against my Web Warriors but it was may first time fill out longshanks sorry

    1. I wouldn’t worry about it. In September i filled in my round 2 game into round 1 and messed up loads of stuff!

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