Greetings, HeroClix fans!
We’ve come to the final month of the DC HeroClix: Batman No Man’s Land Organized Play series! You’ve fought your way past five other battlegrounds so let’s take a look at the final territory up for grabs, the Dockside Amusement Park! Maps for Dockside Amusement Park are included in the No Man’s Land Month Six OP kits. Like the previous maps in the series, Dockside Amusement Park features pre- and post-cataclysm sides. (Click on images below to enlarge.)
Dockside Amusement Park (pre-cataclysm) is an indoor and outdoor map that features several dilapidated attractions at an abandoned amusement park. The starting areas are on opposite corners of the map. One of the starting areas is occupied by a ticket booth that provides a T-shaped platform of elevated terrain. The other starting area is on an elevated concrete platform and includes a circular ride where the cars and main rotor become blocking terrain.
The other two corners of the map are dominated by a run-down Tunnel of Love and a treacherous boardwalk. The Tunnel of Love is mostly indoors and has a maze of water terrain and grounded terrain, along with a few elevation changes. And for you arachnophobes, there are also plenty of cobwebs! Cut-outs of Cupid create hindering terrain and provide some cover for characters that are looking to skulk around this attraction. The boardwalk is elevated terrain and features plenty of rotted wood planks so watch your step when crossing! The boardwalk also borders a small piece of water terrain.
A funhouse with black-and-white checkered floors and mirrored walls dominates one side of the map. Like the Tunnel of Love, the funhouse is an indoor maze with the twists and turns offering challenging lines of fire for ranged characters. There is even a section of elevated terrain. A few shrubs outside create hindering terrain. A few squares away, a Ferris wheel creates a wall of blocking terrain.
Like the other maps in the No Man’s Land Organized Play series, Dockside Amusement Park has a suggested scenario that is included on the instruction sheet for the Month Six OP kit. The scenario reads: QUAKE: At the end of each player’s turn, that player rolls 2d6. On a result of 3 or less, replace this map with the Dockside Amusement Park (post-quake) map. Characters are placed in the same square they currently occupy on the new map. Any character that now is illegally placed is dealt one (1) unavoidable damage and is moved to the next closest square(s) it can occupy by its controller.
The post-cataclysm version of Dockside Amusement Park has the unmistakable decorative touch of the Joker! The ticket booth now boldly proclaims the park as “Joker World” and there are deadly jacks-in-the-boxes scattered throughout that create hindering terrain. Dockside Amusement Park – er, Joker World – sports a familiar purple-and-green color scheme on each of its elements.
The circular ride has been refurbished but still acts as blocking terrain. Same goes for the Ferris wheel. The Tunnel of Love, has been cleaned up and the Cupid cut-outs have been repainted to look like Harley Quinn’s puddin’, “Mistah J”!
Speaking of Joker, it appears he’s converted the funhouse into his office. The floors have been repainted to a more acceptable pair of colors and some of the walls have been knocked down to give the funhouse an open layout. Numerous mirrors have been smashed as well, likely after Ms. Quinn saw that they made her look less than svelte.
Again, prior to the Month Six event players must declare their allegiance to one of the No Man’s Land gangs: GCPD, Batman, Joker, Two-Face, Killer Croc or Black Mask. At the completion of the event, the gang with the most accumulated event points has conquered Dockside Amusement Park for their gang and tags that location on the laminated Gotham City map with their Gang Token. In addition, the gang that controls the most territory at your store at the end of Month Six will be awarded a special prize at the completion of the DC HeroClix: No Man’s Land OP series!
Who will capture the Dockside Amusement Park? Who will conquer Gotham City? Stay tuned!
Thank you for reading! We hope you enjoyed participating in the DC HeroClix: No Man’s Land OP series!