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Galactic Guardian ATAs and New HeroClix Players Guide (May, 2012)

Hello there Clixers,

It’s me again, your friendly neighborhood Rules Arb, Sean aka “TechG0D”. We have yet another installment of the Players Guide and ATA’s. This time we are proud to bring you the Galactic Guardian ATA’s and HeroClix Players Guide updates.


So without any further adieu, here’s the first Additional Team Ability: The NEWER FANTASTIC FOUR, with the addition of the Colossal’s in Galactic Guardians you might need a bit more oomph to hit Galactus. If you play with the “Fantastic Four” keyword you can add the Newer Fantastic Four ATA, for just ONE point per character, and get yourself a +1 to your Attack Value when attacking figures with the Giant or Colossal damage symbols or even the Indomitable Defense Symbol. That should help you crack the Defenses of those Colossals and even some Dr Doom figures.

 

 

 

 

Like playing a team with the newest Minions and minion powers? Well then the new UNIVERSAL CHURCH OF TRUTH ATA is made for you. This FOUR point ATA gives your Defense a boost when your UCT characters are attacked and your opponent misses.

 

 

 

We have a bunch of new “Guardians of the Galaxy” keyword figures in this set…funny that as the set is called Galactic Guardians huh? While many of those figures have the Defender Team Ability, won’t it be great if you could just make them Wild Cards and copy a different Team Ability? Well now you can with the ONE point per character GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (SILVER AGE) ATA. Playing this card will remove their current team ability, if any, and give all the characters the Wild Card Team Ability.

 

 

We also have a bunch of Infinity Watch figures in this set. These guys understand the Infinity Gauntlet and the Gems better than anyone else. So their TWO points per character INFINITY WATCH ATA helps them do just that in game terms. They are able to pick up the Infinity Gauntlet Relics on a roll or 3-6 instead of 5-6. So play these guys with those Gems that you have and see them come alive with the power of the Gems!

 

 

 

 

We also have ATA for the following keywords: Annihilators, Negative Zone, Nova Corps and Defenders. These are pictured below. Check them all out, print them all out and use them in your next tournament!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below you will also find the links to the latest Players Guide.  Well that’s about it for now.

And always remember “Keep Clixing, One Clix at a Time.”

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Players and Tournament Guide – March 2012

Hello there Clixers,

We have a new Players Guide and Tournament Guide ready for you all.  We’ve added the Additional Team Abilities for Incredible Hulk and Superman, plus we’ve clarified the Gauntlet and defined the Resource Dial for everyone.

Let’s talk about a few of the new Marvel Additional Team Abilities.

Wouldn’t it be great if you get that GSX Wolverine a boost!  How about a “THE HAND” Additional Team Ability?  Now you can give Wolverine a bit of pseudo-Stealth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t you just hate it when many of the Hulked-Out Heroes get to click #2 and lose Super Strength….Well not any more with the “HULKED-OUT HEROES” Additional Team Ability your Hulked-Out Heroes will keep that Super Strength through their while dial!

 

And how about finally getting an Additional Team Ability for those Marvel Knight keyword figures like Punisher, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.  Well now you have it.  The “MARVEL KNIGHTS” Additional Team Ability gives any Marvel Knight keyword figure the use of Stealth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are also ATA’s for “INTELLIGENCIA”, “HULKBUSTERS” and “SAVAGE LAND”.  Go check them out and start thinking about how best to use them in your next themed build.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So let’s talk about the Gauntlet.  The Gauntlet is the very first of the Resource Dials that HeroClix will have, we hope that everyone is enjoying the Resource Dial concept.  But with so many questions hopefully the new section will answer many of them.  One of the question I’ve had asked to me is “Can I use more than one Gauntlet on my force?”.  Well the answer is now official, no you cannot, Resource Dials are limited to just one Resource Dial per force, so choose wisely as we start getting more of them.  Another question I’ve been asked “Can I change who get the Gauntlet each game?”, again the official answer is no.  The choice of who get the Resource Dial is made during force construction and must remain constant throughout the event.   With those questions answered hopefully that explains the Resource Dial concept for everyone a little better.

Now on to the DC Additional Team Abilities, the Superman set has a couple of great subthemes.  One of them is “FLASHPOINT”; this Additional Team Ability allows the Flashpoint characters to use Probability Control once per game per character when a friendly character makes an attack.  But wouldn’t it be cool if you could only reroll that “1” and leave that “6” on the table…..well that’s exactly what you can do with the FLASHPOINT ATA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another subtheme is the futuristic Legion of Super Heroes, what do you do with a Wild Card Team Ability to make it cool?  The “LEGION LOST” Additional Team Ability allows you make it so that when you play a Legion of Super Heroes Themed team and have no Team Abilities to copy, you can then choose any DC team ability (other than other ATAs) that can be used by Wild Cards and make it their own instead.

 

 

Lastly we have those characters that have been banished to the “PHANTOM ZONE”.  These Phantom Zone figures using the PHANTOM ZONE ATA might be able to ignore one big hit with the only drawback of them having to place the figure back in your starting area.

 

 

As if those weren’t enough we have Additional Team Abilities for  “KRYPTONIAN” and “JUSTICE LEAGUE (SILVER AGE)”.  Go check all the new ATA and clarifications in the latest Players Guide by downloading it from the links below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I almost forgot the Additional Team Ability that was designed by the 2011 HeroClix King of the Hill Champion Nick Stanton.  His ATA is for those Flash Villians know as “ROGUES”.  Flash and all characters with Hypersonic Speed should be very wary when the Rogues have this ATA attached to them.  At GenCon 2012 this year there will be another opportunity for a player to win the Design an ATA Prize.  Look for details in the future and plan on attending GenCon 2012.

 

Finally we have updated the Tournament Guide.  This version does include the 2012 retirement plan.  Starting July 1st 2012 all sets after Brightest Day forward will be Modern Age Legal.  This means that Web of Spider-Man to Infinity Challenge will be Golden Age.

 

Well that’s about it for now.  And always remember “Keep Clixing, One Clix at a Time.”

Thanks for reading.

 

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Tidbits

WizKids has been hopping lately with one project after another, making 2012 look like it’s going to be a great time to be a HeroClix fan! A few things are popping that I thought would be good to update you about.

EPICCON

We’ve been talking about a concept we refer to internally as the “Road to Worlds”.  The conversation has its roots back at the Seattle office but has been developed and refined with the current team.  So what is the “Road to Worlds”?  Simply put, it is program that feeds (qualifies) players for our yearly Worlds event.  In theory, we would run qualifiers around the world, at stores and even routinely on HCO to qualify players to compete at HeroClix’s most prestigious event, the HeroClix World Championship.

We’ve been testing our capabilities to host these sort of events on HCO and we’re going to host a a physical event in Philadeliphia later this month.

The event is called EpicCon, and the show dates are September 30 through October 2 and we’ll be there for all three days.  If we get a good response to the event we’ll consider rolling this out to other markets (including our rapidly growing international markets).

Our tournament team is working out the details now, you can expect to hear more about this early next week.

RULES ARBITRATOR

While you’re at EpicCon, give Sean (TechG0d) Braunstein a pat on the back. Sean will be heading up the rules team as our new Rules Arbitrator. He and the rest of the rules team have already begun getting the Player’s Guide ready for Superman’s release in a few weeks. The deputies will continue to be the main online presence, answering rules questions and the like. Sean will take over the various rules projects from Norman (NBPerp) Barth.

Norman is not retiring, exactly. But over the past year and a half, he’s helped us in so many different projects that it made sense to start taking something off his plate. (Shhh – don’t tell him it’s bcause I’ve got other projects I want his help on).

PRODUCT REPLACEMENT

Many of you have already taken advantage of our new product replacement policy and we will continue to support this program moving forward. Rares and Super-Rares from Watchmen, Web of Spider-Man, and DC75th are all covered by the policy and you can look for the remaining sets to be added to the list shortly.

Have a great Labor Day weekend!

-Justin