On the Road: GenCon Indy 2013

Published on May 6th, 2013

Greetings WizKids Fans and Supporters!

After all of the fun and excitement of the HeroClix Nationals at Origins Game Fair, the convention season turns to Gen Con Indy on August 15-18 2013.  Players will have the chance to play in many tourneys at GenCon Indy this year between HeroClix Worlds, Battle Royales, and many, many different exciting side events.  These events at Gen Con Indy will be the first WizKids run events that will use the updated HeroClix Comprehensive Tournament Rules which includes new map rules and the update to HeroClix Ages.

HeroClix Worlds returns to Gen Con Indy but with a new format and twice the excitement.  This year will see the crowning of two HeroClix World Champions – Modern Age and Golden Age!  Do you have what it takes to win both championships?  Win the HeroClix Worlds Finals in either Modern Age or Golden Age and claim the top prize of designing a figure in addition to other prizes.  Or prove you are the best in both formats and design 2 figures!

The excitement isn’t limited to the Tournament area however! Stop by the WizKids Games booth on the show floor and try out some spectacular new games! Does the Final Frontier beckon? Then take a look at the all-new Star Trek Attack Wing, available in both standard demos and LARGE, oversized demos! Want to live large as a Rail Baron? Then try out the all-new railroad-based dice-building game, Trains and Stations! Do you want to claim the city of Gotham for your own?  Then demo the Batman: Gotham Strategy City Game.   Can’t have enough dice?  Then demo Quarriors! for all of the dice you could ever want.  Want to bring home a tentacled new friend? Then purchase the Marvel HeroCilx convention exclusive, Shuma GorathOr purchase the as-of-yet unrevealed DC HeroClix convention exclusive! It would be a sin to not take something home with you!

The full list of events for Gen Con Indy is below and we look forward to seeing you there!

HEROCLIX BATTLE ROYALE (MARVEL or DC)

Game Play:  Four players sign up and four boosters go into the pool.  Each player opens a booster, drafts a character for their force, and passes the rest of the booster to the next player.  Once all figures have been drafted, game play begins.  While the rules have every player for themselves, watch out for alliances and choose any partners carefully.  After an hour of play, time is called.  The winner is the player with the most points.

Prizes:  Once the match is over, all characters are returned to the center and the judge will add a 2013 Convention Limited Edition figure to the pool from the correct universe.  For DC, these prizes will be Bat-Mite, Gentleman Ghost, or Superman and Wonder Woman.  For Marvel, these prizes will be Death Mask, Obnoxio the Clown, or Old Man Logan.  A snake-draft is then used to distribute the figures.  The winner drafts a figure from the pool (this time, to keep), followed by whoever placed second, then third, and then fourth.  As a snake draft, the next draft round starts with the fourth player, then third, then second, and then first.  And so it goes until all figures are in someone’s possession.

Cost:  $12 (6 Generic tickets for each player).  This year, in addition to generic tickets, we are selling 100 tickets for Battle Royals on the even hours (10 AM, Noon, 2 PM, 4 PM, and 6 PM).  At those times, we will be placing the on-demand line on hold, calling for ticket holders and seating them.  Once the reserved ticket-holder line is complete, we will go back to running the on-demand line.  If you have a Battle Royale ticket for a particular time and you miss that particular call, have no fear as those tickets will be honored as a generic ticket for another event, whether it’s a Battle Royale at a different time or a different WizKids event.

Availability/Schedule:  Thursday-Saturday 10 AM-Midnight & Sunday 10 AM-4 PM or as long as we have product.

HEROCLIX WORLDS: MODERN AGE & GOLDEN AGE

Modern Age Game Play:  Players have 2 opportunities to qualify – once on Thursday and once on Friday.  Undefeated players from these events will qualify for Saturday’s finals.  This event will have a 300 point build total and all Modern Age game effects are permitted.  This event will use the new updated HeroClix Modern Age and will use the following Map Menu:

01 – Marvel HeroClix: Chaos War European Castle

02 – Marvel HeroClix: Chaos War Quinn Jet Hangar

03 – Marvel HeroClix: Chaos War Avenger’s Mansion

04 – Marvel HeroClix: Chaos War Negative Zone Prison

05 – Marvel HeroClix: Amazing Spider-Man Dr. Strange Mansion

06 – Marvel HeroClix: Amazing Spider-Man The Bell Tower

07 – DC HeroClix: Justice League Gotham Rooftops

08 – DC HeroClix: Justice League Paradise Island

09 – DC HeroClix: Batman Lazarus Pit

10 – DC HeroClix: Batman Bat Cave

11 – DC HeroClix: Streets of Gotham Gotham Clock Tower

12 – DC HeroClix: Streets of Gotham Crime Alley

13 – DC HeroClix: No Man’s Land Wayne Manor

14 – DC HeroClix: No Man’s Land Post-Quake Wayne Manor

15 – DC HeroClix: No Man’s Land Robinson Park

16 – DC HeroClix: No Man’s Land Post-Quake Robinson Park

17 – DC HeroClix: No Man’s Land Blackgate Prison

18 – DC HeroClix: No Man’s Land Post-Quake Blackgate Prison

19 – DC HeroClix: No Man’s Land Gotham Power Plant

20 – DC HeroClix: No Man’s Land Post-Quake Gotham Power Plant

Golden Age Game Play:  Players have 2 opportunities to qualify.  The event will have a 300 point build total and all Golden Age figures – including Lord of the Ring, Hobbit, Gears of War, Street Fighter, Halo, etc. – are permitted.  What is restricted are “Tactics”.  Tactics are defined in “Part 4” of the rule book and include:  Special Objects, Resources, Feats, Battlefield Conditions, Event Dials, Bystander Tokens, and Themed Teams.  Your team can’t make use of any of these mechanics.  Some helpful clarification for you:

Does this mean I can’t use keywords, like if my character has a special power that activates when he’s near someone with a particular keyword?  No.  Keywords are still a part of the game and can be used.  It is ONLY themed team rules that are not used.  Heck, your team can even have a group of figures with an exclusive keyword.  It just isn’t considered a “themed team”.

What about characters that have special objects or bystander tokens – can I use those? Well, you can certainly use those characters on your force.  However the “No Tactics” rule still applies.  So, for example, you can play with Falcon (from Captain America), and he even begins the game with Redwing attached, however, since the game does not allow bystander tokens, you can’t detach Redwing and play the bystander.

The Golden Age event will use the new map rules included in the updated HeroClix Comprehensive Tournament Rules (or just to clarify, the map menu is not part of the Golden Age event)

All 4 qualifiers have been carefully scheduled so as to allow you to play in all 4, should you want to try for the ultimate championship.

Game Play:  Undefeated players from these events will qualify for Saturday’s finals in the corresponding format.  There will be some pre-qualified players who will already have seats from events like the US Nationals, last year’s World Champion, etc.  After these folks are seated, we will start looking at the 2-day overall record of people in the qualifiers and seat based on rating and who is present.  We will keep going down the list until we’ve seated 32 people.  Those 32 players will play until we get ourselves a champion.

As with the qualifiers, the Saturday finals are scheduled so that you can play in both events.

Prizes:  The top half of players in each qualifier will choose from a pool of 2013 Convention Limited Edition figures that will include Bat-Mite, Gentleman Ghost, Superman and Wonder Woman, Death Mask, Obnoxio the Clown, or Old Man Logan.

World Championship Prize:  A complete set of the 2013 Convention Limited Edition figures, Shuma Gorath, DC Convention Purchase Exclusive, a Teen Titans factory set, and many more prizes and, of course, Design-a-Fig.

Cost:  $12 Event Ticket (or 6 generic tickets but seating will go to those with an event ticket first).

Availability/Schedule:  Modern Age: Thursday 11 AM, Friday 6 PM, and finals Saturday 10 AM.  Golden Age: Thursday 6 PM, Friday 11 AM, and finals Saturday 5 PM

HEROCLIX SUPER BOOSTER/CONSTRUCTED EVENTS

Game Play:  With all those Battle Royale events, we’re going to need to do SOMETHING with the extra Super Boosters!  Bring a 200 point Modern Age force and receive a Teen Titans Super Booster.  Build a 400 point force from that and battle your way to victory!

Prizes:  The top half of players in this event will choose from a pool of 2013 Convention Limited Edition figures that will include Bat-Mite, Gentleman Ghost, Superman and Wonder Woman, Death Mask, Obnoxio the Clown, or Old Man Logan.

Cost:  $24 Event Ticket (or 12 generic tickets but seating will go to those with an event ticket first).

Availability/Schedule:  Thursday 7 PM, Friday 7 PM, and Saturday 1 PM

HEROCLIX SUPER BOOSTER/CONSTRUCTED UBER MAP EVENTS

Game Play:  Eight players are all playing on one GIANT sized map.  Players bring a 200 point Modern Age force and receive a Teen Titans Super Booster.  Build a 400 point force from that and you’re ready to take on all 7 opponents!

Prizes:  The top half of players in this event will choose from a pool of 2013 Convention Limited Edition figures that will include Bat-Mite, Gentleman Ghost, Superman and Wonder Woman, Death Mask, Obnoxio the Clown, or Old Man Logan.

Cost:  $24 Event Ticket (or 12 generic tickets but seating will go to those with an event ticket first).

Availability/Schedule:  Thursday 1 PM & 6 PM; Friday Noon, 4 PM, & 8 PM; Saturday 11 AM, 3 PM, & 7 PM.

The winner of each event is invited to play in an Uber Map play-off on Sunday at 11 AM.  Playing in this event will reward you with additional prizes and the winner gets to go home with the map itself! (Runner-ups will be determined based on points earned in a single individual Uber Map battle)

HEROCLIX SCENARIOS

Game Play:  Every day brings a variety of HeroClix games to play.  See the scenarios described below for more details.

Prizes:  The top half of players in these event will choose from a pool of 2013 Convention Limited Edition figures that will include Bat-Mite, Gentleman Ghost, Superman and Wonder Woman, Death Mask, Obnoxio the Clown, or Old Man Logan.

Availability/Schedule:

Thursday Noon:  Golden-Golden Age – Build a 200 point Golden Age force using characters only. All standard HeroClix rules apply EXCEPT: (1) A character may be given a non-free action after it has been carried and (2) Fliers are not restricted from being carried!  Play HeroClix like you used to way back in the day!

Friday Noon:  Magnificent Seven – Bring a 1,000 point force (Modern Age) with exactly 7 characters.  The characters must all share a named keyword.

Will my force get a Themed Team bonus? No. At 1,000 points, a themed team would need to have 10 characters on it.
Can I use other game elements besides characters?  No.  Game elements that cost points may only be characters.

Saturday Noon:  Build a Bigger Army – This event starts out as a 300 point Golden Age force (no tactics allowed – that means no special objects, no themed teams, no resources, no relics, etc.). After the first round you add another 100 points to your build total.  And after the second round?  Another 100 points!  And so on.  Players should be prepared for this event to go up to 7 rounds (that’s 1000 points).

If my starting force is 295 points, can I add 105 points of characters in the next round? Yes.  However, as each round begins, you may not have more than 25 points leftover.

Saturday 2:00 PM:  HeroClix Mashup – Build a 500 point Golden Age force (characters only, no ships).  The only catch is that each character must come from a different HeroClix brand.

Sunday is “Scenario Day”: All events begin at 11:00 AM

Meteor Shower – This event is a 400 point Modern Age force.  But whatever map you choose, a swarm of meteors is falling.  During the event, the judge will call out map coordinates where the meteors land!

  • If a character occupies square, they are dealt 3 unavoidable damage.
  • If a character is adjacent to that square, they are dealt 2 penetrating damage.
  • If a character is within 2 squares of that square, they are dealt 1 damage.

What happens with a multi-base character? Characters are only dealt damage once and they are dealt damage based on the square closest to the “impact” square.

Choose Your Enemy – For this event, build two 300 point Modern Age forces.  Each force can’t have any game elements that exist on the other force.  As you are seated to play, you will review your opponent’s 2 forces and choose which one they are to play in the coming battle.  Choose wisely!

Golden-Golden Age – Build a 200 point Golden Age force using characters only.  All standard HeroClix rules apply EXCEPT: (1) A character may be given a non-free action after it has been carried and (2) Fliers are not restricted from being carried!  Play HeroClix like you used to way back in the day!

Protect the Boss – Build a 300 point Modern Age force with at least 5 characters.  The character with the highest point value is “The Boss”.  Game plays as normal, with one twist.  If the Boss is KO’d, all other characters on that force are immediately KO’d as well.

Cost:  $12 Event Ticket (or 6 generic tickets but seating will go to those with an event ticket first).

If you like playing HeroClix with some of the other licenses, we have a full roster of events available!

LORD OF THE RINGS/HOBBIT

Game Play:  Only figures and objects from the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit are legal in these events.  The Middle Earth epic battles grow and grow as each event ups the build total a little more!

Prizes:  The winner of the event will get a Hobbit factory set plus the top half of players in this event will choose from a pool of 2013 Convention Limited Edition figures that will include Bat-Mite, Gentleman Ghost, Superman and Wonder Woman, Death Mask, Obnoxio the Clown, or Old Man Logan.

Availability/Schedule:  Thursday 1 PM – 400 point force

Friday 7 PM – 600 point force

Saturday 11 AM – 800 point force

Saturday 5 PM – 1,000 point force

Cost:  $12 Event Ticket (or 6 generic tickets but seating will go to those with an event ticket first).

STAR TREK TACTICS

Game Play:  Only figures and objects from Star Trek Tactics are legal in these events.  Can you captain a starship to victory!

Prizes:  The winner of the event will get a Star Trek Tactics II factory set plus the top half of players in this event will choose from a pool of 2013 Convention Limited Edition figures that will include Bat-Mite, Gentleman Ghost, Superman and Wonder Woman, Death Mask, Obnoxio the Clown, or Old Man Logan.

Availability/Schedule:

Thursday 6 PM – Bring a 300 point force!

Friday 1 PM – 500 point force that must be a Themed Team!

Saturday 11 AM – “Uneasy Alliance” 400 point force but you may not have more than 1 ship with any given team ability.

Saturday 5 PM – 500 point force
(updated 6/9 to correct “1,000” to the actual build total of “500”)

Cost:  $12 Event Ticket (or 6 generic tickets but seating will go to those with an event ticket first).

VIDEO GAMES PROPERTIES

Game Play:  For those who enjoy the video game challenge in HeroClix!

Prizes:  The winner of the event will get a factory set (TBD) plus the top half of players in this event will choose from a pool of 2013 Convention Limited Edition figures that will include Bat-Mite, Gentleman Ghost, Superman and Wonder Woman, Death Mask, Obnoxio the Clown, or Old Man Logan.

Availability/Schedule: 

Thursday 7 PM – Bring a 400 point force using game elements from Assassins Creed, Gears of War, Halo, or BioShock HeroClix sets.  Your force must either be a Themed Team with a shared named keyword OR all characters on your force must share a team ability.

Friday 6 PM – Halo – Bring two 500 point Themed Teams.  One must use the Covenant keyword, the other must use the UNSC keyword.  Whichever player goes second chooses which force they will use while their opponent must then play the force with the other keyword.

Since I will have two themed teams, what would I add to my dice roll when rolling to see who goes first?  For this event, there is no Themed Team bonus to rolling for first.

Saturday 1 PM – Street Fighter – 400 point build total.

Cost:  $12 Event Ticket (or 6 generic tickets but seating will go to those with an event ticket first).

For questions regarding any of these events, please email us at: HeroClixConventions@gmail.com

Thanks for all of your support, and we’ll see you at Gen Con Indy!

 

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