Is there a freak snow storm that abruptly blankets the battlefield in line of sight-killing flurries? Perhaps a defective armor plat on one of your pivotal 'Mechs means the next strike from an enemy weapon does more damage than normal. Or perhaps the enemy lance attempting to flank your position has a lieutenant that expertly reads the terrain and pushes his forces through quicker than normally possible.
You've read about your favorite BattleTech characters encountering and overcoming such difficulties. With the Initiative Deck, you can see if you're up to facing such challenges as well. With five suits of thirteen cards each, two Star Lord cards, and the rules booklet, this deck shakes up Initiative as you've never see it before!