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Dice Game Errata Heroclix

July Player’s and Tournament Guides

With the release of the 2012 Core Rulebook and the World Championship just around the corner, it’s time for a refresh of the core documents for HeroClix. This week, Tyler is going to talk you through some of the updates, and I’ll meet you after his article with some files and links.

Tyler (vlad3theimpaler) Howsare here with the info on the new Player’s Guide for Chaos War and some new ATAs for your teams.  As always, the Player’s Guide has been updated with the full text for the powers and abilities in recently released sets as well as errata and clarifications that have come up since the last edition.  Here’s a few of the noteworthy items.

First up, ever since the Split and Merge combat abilities were previewed, people have been wondering how these abilities will work with older characters.  The new PG provides the list of qualifying characters for duo figures to split into in the entry for each duo figure.  For example, if we look at Justice League 038 Batman and Robin, we find that this figure can split into a figure named “Batman” or with a real name of “Bruce Wayne” and a figure named “Robin” or with a real name of “Tim Drake.” Lastly, if a character’s listed real name has a nick name in quotation marks, that doesn’t affect the character’s name for purposes of Split/Merge. For example, The Avenger’s Movie The Avengers Movie’s #017 Bucky Barnes lists his real name as James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes. The original Duo figure, Captain America & Bucky would be able to choose this figure when it uses Split, as the Player’s Guide points out that one of the figures you need could have the real name James Buchanan Barnes (as for the other half of this duo, well, you can probably make a good guess).

A few clarifications on naming have also been added that will make splitting and merging a little easier.  First, a definite article doesn’t affect a figure’s name—Flash and The Flash are considered the same name.  Second, characters without a character card use their printed names as their real names unless otherwise stated.

The standard powers and abilities have been updated to reflect the wording of the 2012 rulebook, and the chart for the improved movement and improved targeting abilities from the PAC has been duplicated for easy reference.

Multi-base characters now have a clarification that when they are first placed, if they can’t fit into your starting area otherwise, they can treat all squares they occupy as clear grounded terrain, until they move from that spot.

And there’s also a bunch new ATAs for you to add to your teams, but you guys aren’t interested in that, are you?

Wait, you are?

Alright then, let’s see what we have…

For 5 points each, your Elders of the Universe can prevent opposing characters from rolling for any relics. A nice way to keep those gems for yourself!

Avengers get quite a few options.  For 4 points Mighty Avengers lets you make objects by smashing blocking terrain.  For 3 points, Avengers Response Unit helps your Avengers team gang up on people in close combat.  Or for 2 points, you can play Avengers (Heroic Age) and have a chance to remove an action token after giving your character a move action.  Or if you’re more of the covert type, Secret Avengers gives you some protection from Outwit and Perplex for 5 points each.

For 3 points, the Howling Commandos ATA will keep your soldiers in the fight with some conditional Support.

The Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division ATA increases…. hang on a sec, I need to catch my breath – that is a mouthful…. ok. This ATA increases the reach of your Perplex, Outwit, or Probability Control of your S.H.I.E.L.D.  team for 5 points, while on the evil end of the spectrum, the HYDRA Deep Science Division ATA cuts the range of your opponent’s use of the same powers for 3 points.

For 4 points, the Inhumans ATA lets them carry other characters using the same team ability, regardless of symbols, and for 3 points, the FF ATA provides a new twist on the Fantastic Four by letting them heal when they KO an opposing character.

And my favorite keyword, Asgardian, gets a cool new 5 point ATA that gives characters Willpower on their first click, AND prevents their Willpower or Indomitable from being countered, making it great for both characters that already have Willpower and those that don’t.

That’s all for this time.  Happy clixing!

Thanks, Tyler! Below you will see each of the ATAs that Tyler mentioned, ready for printing. Also, you’ll find links for the Player’s Guide (both Golden and Modern) as well as the updated Tournament Rules. Always remember hat if you have any questions – how a figure is played or how a tournament might be run – you can reach us at HeroClixRules@gmail.com.

 

And here are the rules documents.

 

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Announcements Business Update Dice Game Retailers

Retailer Downloads Section Now On-Line!

Greetings Retailers and HeroClix Fans!

One of the things we frequently here while we’re on the road is the desire for more promotional materials.  Well, we would like to invite you all to join us as we officially launch the Retailer Assets section (link) of our website! We’re very happy to announce that retailers and players will now have access to the various print materials we release accompanying the many products we offer.

Retailers can now download assets like posters and set checklists to help promote sales in your store while players can now download assets like product solicits to aid with placing orders at their local venues!

As more assets become available, we will be sure to add them here.  In the meantime, please feel free to peruse and use all that is available to you now, and thank you all for your continued support!

 

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Announcements Dice Game Heroclix Quarriors

On the Road…Origins Game Fair

Darin Skutt | Published : April 20, 2011

As always when the weather turns warmer, I begin to think of convention season and this year is no different. Last year, GenCon was a huge success and we wanted to build upon that by going to Origins Game Fair on June 23-26th, 2011 and having a HeroClix National Championship that will lead to the HeroClix World Championship at GenCon. That’s right; WizKids is going to both Origins and GenCon this year for twice the tourney action!

Players will have the chance to play in many tourneys at Origins this year between HeroClix Nationals grinders, Battle Royales, Giant Size X-Men Colossal event, and a Captain America event. HeroClix National grinders will be a sealed event for 8 players. Want to walk the hall early or get up late because of what you did last night (we won’t ask!), you can do what you want because the grinders start whenever we have 8 players ready to go. Battle it out with the other players and emerge as the winner and get a LE prize and entrance into the National’s Final Event on Saturday. At the Nationals finals, prove you are one of the top 4 players and you get a bye into the World’s Saturday Constructed event at GenCon along with other prizes. Emerge as the top player and you get a badge to GenCon as well as additional prizes. Can you be the HeroClix National winner?

In addition to all of these tourneys, you can stop by the board game hall or the demo hall and play the new Quarriors game or explore space in the Star Trek Expeditions game along with other demos of WizKids games. An important thing to note is that playing in tourneys in the hall or purchasing product which will also happen in the tourney hall must be done in cash (as always it’s while supplies last for product and tourneys).

In the coming weeks, we’ll talk about the special prizes for these events and also update all of you on the GenCon list of events but unfortunately I have to leave you as I see three riders on the horizon. The full list of events for Origins is below and we look forward to seeing you there!

Origins 2011 Event Descriptions

HeroClix Battle Royale (Marvel): Interested in fast and furious HeroClix play? Want to prove you’re the best no matter what team you draft? Then this event is for you! The Marvel HeroClix Battle Royales will be offered in four-player pods and will utilize boosters from the Giant-Size X-Men expansion.
Cost for this event will be $12.
Availability/Schedule: Thursday-Saturday from 10 AM-6 PM

HeroClix Battle Royale (DC): Interested in fast and furious HeroClix play? Want to prove you’re the best no matter what team you draft? Then this event is for you! The DC HeroClix Battle Royales will be offered in four-player pods and will utilize boosters from the DC 75th Anniversary expansion.
Cost for this event will be $12.
Availability/Schedule: Thursday-Saturday from 10 AM-6 PM

HeroClix Giant-Size X-Men Super Booster Event: Join us for this very special sealed event! Purchase 1 Giant Size X-Men Super Booster and 2 Giant Size X-Men boosters from us and using the contents of your booster build the best 600 point force you can but you must use your colossal! This event will be limited to 32 players so be sure to secure your place early because everyone in this event will get a prize. Build the best team and tower over the competition!
Cost for this event will be $48.
Availability/Schedule: Thursday at 1 PM

HeroClix Captain America Booster Event: Join us for this very special sealed event! Purchase one 1 Giant Size X-Men booster and 4 Captain America single figure boosters from us. Using the contents of your booster build the best 300 point force you can to defeat the competition! This event will be limited to 32 players so be sure to secure your place early.
Cost for this event will be $24.
Availability/Schedule: Friday at 1 PM

HeroClix National Championship “Grinder” Qualifying Event: Want to play in Nationals and prove you’ve got what it takes to be the BEST? “Grinders” are sealed qualifiers made up of 8 people. Players can participate in as many sealed qualifiers as they want in order to try to earn one of the slots in the finals. Each sealed event will be run for 3 rounds and the winner will qualify for the finals. This event will utilize 2 boosters from the DC 75th Anniversary expansion.
Cost for this event will be $24.
Availability/Schedule: Thursday-Friday from 10 AM-6 PM and 2 Last Chance Grinders on Saturday at 10 AM before the Finals

HeroClix National Championship Final Event: THIS IS IT! You’ve battled through the grinders and victory is in sight! Build the best 300 point Modern Age force! Fight it out with the rest of the Top 16 and see who emerges victorious as the 2011 HeroClix National Champion!
Cost for this event will be covered by Wizkids.
Availability/Schedule: Saturday at 2 PM

For questions on any of these events, please email: HeroClixConventions@gmail.com

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Announcements Dice Game New Games Press Release Quarriors

WizKids Rolls a “Crit” with Quarriors Dice Building Game

(January 27, 2011-Hillside NJ) – WizKids announced today the addition of the Quarriors Dice Building GameTM to their summer 2011 product release schedule.  Players take on the roles of Quarriors —mighty mystical warriors—who have the power to capture dangerous quarry from the untamed Wilds! They must conjure the mysterious powers of Quiddity, cast powerful spells, and summon their creatures to battle if they hope to overcome rivals and earn their rightful place as the Champion!

The game features 130 custom molded dice, 53 creature and spell cards and everything needed to play for 2 to 4 players.

“Quarriors has the frenetic excitement of a dice battle game,” said co-designer Eric Lang “with an added ‘deckbuilding’ twist: players customize their dice pools during the game using resources generated by their rolls.”

“It takes the best of deckbuilding games without the tedium of shuffling” said Mike Elliott the other co-designer of the game, “take a typical deckbuilding game, add the speed and fun of dice and in 60 minutes you’re on your second or third game trying unique strategies against your opponents.”

“When Mike and Eric first showed us the game we were amazed at how quick it was to set up and play and really get to the strategic elements of the game.  We are excited to continue WizKids tradition of innovating core hobby gaming and believe this will really resonate with players who want to get the most out of a gaming session” said Lax Chandra President of WizKids.

Find us on the web at http://www.WizKidsGames.com/Quarriors or friend us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Wizkids to see the latest developments from Wizkids as they happen!