Be it Mario Götze's homecoming, Mats Hummels' return to the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK or Carlo Ancelotti's Klassiker debut, there will no shortage of subplots when FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund lock horns in the Supercup 2016 on 14 August (kick-off 20:30CEST/18:30GMT).
This season's curtain-raiser will also be of added interest to Official Fantasy Bundesliga tacticians as they prepare to submit their final squads for Matchday 1 of the 2016/17 Bundesliga campaign.
The good news is that with no limit on how many players you can select per club, bundesliga.com's interactive battle of wits throws up the tantalising possibility of creating an all-Bayern or all-Dortmund ensemble.
Bayern: Attack vs Defence
The embarrassment of riches at new Bayern head coach Ancelotti's disposal is no secret. Even before the record Bundesliga champions brought in former youth player Hummels from Dortmund and UEFA EURO 2016 Best Young Player of the Tournament Renato Sanches, the mere sight of the matchday teamsheet was enough to reduce opposition teams to gibbering wrecks. Now imagine how they would feel when faced with either of these choice XIs:
Dortmund: Attack vs Defence
The same came be said of Dortmund. Last season's top Bundesliga scorers may have lost Hummels, Ilkay Gündogan and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but Thomas Tuchel has cast the net far and wide to bring in some of European club football's most gifted individuals - all with age on their side. Marc Bartra, Raphael Guerreiro, Sebastian Rode, Mikel Merino, Emre Mor, Ousmane Dembele, Andre Schürrle and the prodigal son, Götze: whoever you choose, you will be on to a winner. See for yourselves:
You're the boss!
It goes without saying, Ancelotti and Tuchel will both find a balance that best suits their respective philosophies - but this the Offical Fantasy Bundesliga and this is about YOU. So if your heart beats for Bayern and you want to dazzle with a daring all-out-attacking approach, you can. Alternatively, if you want to park the black and yellow bus, be our guest. This is our combined Supercup XI... but what would yours look like?
You still have plenty of time to decide, but the Supercup - although not part of the Official Fantasy Bundesliga game - will provide some priceless pointers on the season ahead and answer some of those burning questions at the forefront of your minds.
and don't forget to share your XI on Twitter using the hashtag #BLFantasy!