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Maybe try a randomizer of some kind? I know there are several available and I'm sure you can find them by googling "Marvel Legendary randomizer," but I've seen this one highly recommended: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ctgilley.marvellegendaryrandomizer
I play mostly solo but i highly recommend the legendary randomiser app. Not choosing heroes means you can't tailor your team to fight the villain.
The one i have doesn't seem to be on the store anymore but this one appears to have the same functionality.
I use smart randomizer for android. You can make it do random team ups or make it do smart with emphasis on team or classes
My family and I have just started playing this too in the past month or so. We have base + XMen so far.
I just downloaded an Android randomizer this weekend, and have only used it once. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ctgilley.marvellegendaryrandomizer&hl=en_US
It has a Pure Random option for your hero deck, or "Smart" option. Which I assume tries to balance things out (Although I'm not sure what it does to claims itself as smart - even colors? even recruit/combat?). We've played it once with the randomizer so far, and it was... okay. I felt it was balanced, but my wife was a bit less positive on the experience.
I think she really likes hand picking heroes for the deck though, as part of the fun. So I might only use the randomizer for Villian/Scheme ideas moving forward.
We use the legendary randomizer
It's brilliant at choosing everything and allows us to get to setup right away.
Lol random story. We had a new friend over and were playing. After our first game we let him pick everything by asking questions. After he chose heroes we asked who he wanted to fight. Thanos he says... Shit. Ok. We fought Thanos... Got our asses kicked... Oh well Good times
If you have an Android device, I highly recommend you download Legendary Smart Randomizer - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ctgilley.marvellegendaryrandomizer
You can choose your expansions and then it will give you a whole setup. I use it every time I play.
You mean the heroes deck?
There is an official solo rules in the base game (and advanced solo rules addition in Dark City). Also there is a Golden Solo variant on BGG. I prefer the official advanced solo rules.
Setup a game by choosing 3 heroes, 1 mastermind, 1 villain group (doesn't have to match mastermind), 3 cards from a henchmen group (doesn't have to match mastermind), all 5 master strikes, scheme and number of matching scheme twists. Play as normal except when you play a masterstrike, you draw another card from villain deck, and when you draw scheme twist you discard a card from the hero row that is 6 cost or less and put underneath the hero deck.
It's super fun and again I still play it today (just purchased the Ant-Man expansion and looking forward to playing it). Add along a randomizer app like Marvel Legendary Smart Randomizer and you can replay the game solo unlimited number of times.
A few options:
Use a randomizer like this one. It has a few sliding scales where you can weight your heroes to match your villains or to share colors and team affiliations. It's helpful.
My boyfriend and I have discovered that, while we like the app, it seems to feature a few heroes dramatically more than others. This is probably due to randomness combined with the weighting system. Either way, I have now generated a google doc that I've used to setup games recently, which is semi-random. Basically, I have a list of the setup elements that selects from the top section of the list. When a card is used, it goes to the bottom. This is intended to decrease repetition and ensure that cards are played in relatively even frequencies. I added notes to my personal doc so I know if a villain group requires a specific color, and also notes for the heroes to highlight what they do well. That way I can always make sure my semi-random selection doesn't completely screw us out of dealing with a threat.
One small thing you can do is instead of putting agents and troopers away separately, keep them in starter deck format of 4-8 so that you don't have to fuss with that during setup.
Otherwise, sorting by types of cards and alphabetizing within the types is the best thing you can do.
I use Legendary Smart Randomizer app which has been kept up to date to quick decide the necessary cards. Versatile little app, allowing for you to opt in/out of expansions you do/don't own and do/don't want to play with. Even lists any special considerations for the scheme and mastermind.
Smart Randomizer for Marvel Legendary (Android):
Makes creating a balanced, random setup in Marvel Legendary trivial. As far as I know it covers all available expansions.
Has every expansion through Noir. Will probably add the newest one very soon.
Legendary is pretty fun. It's easy to teach and pretty simple mechanics wise. It's not the best deckbuilding game out there, but it gets quite a few points from me for the theme. There are some pretty cool things about it. The scenarios in the game do a good job of playing out storylines from the comics. Some villain mechanics are pretty cool too, like Mysterio being able to create illusions of himself so you have to fight him more times than the other masterminds.
Make sure to check out threads on /r/boardgames and BoardGameGeek. And if you do pick it up, this app will make your life a lot easier. You tell it how many players and what expansions you have, and it uses that to create a random setup. Having a list of all the cards you need definitely cuts down on the setup time.
I use the Legendary Smart Randomizer on Android
This send to be good. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ctgilley.marvellegendaryrandomizer
I use Legendary Randomizer on my Android and I like it.
Here is a link