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Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix Announcement – YCS Philly Update!

 

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Greetings HeroClix Fans!

As a follow up to our recent Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix Announcement, we wanted to share with everyone the list of Yu-Gi-Oh! merchandise we will have on-hand at the event!

Here’s a list of the product we will have in the Vendor’s area:

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Metal and Enamel keychain “Dark Magician Blue” – $5
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!  Metal and Enamel keychain “Dark Magician Girl” – $5
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Lucite keychain “Blue Eyes White Dragon” – any two for $5
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!  Lucite keychain “Dark Magician” – any two for $5
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!  Lucite keychain “Dark Magician Girl” – any two for $5
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!  4-pin set “Classic Monsters” – $5
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!  4-pin set “Dark Magician” – $5
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!  4-pin set “Dark Magician Girl” – $5
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 4-pin set “Kuriboh” – $5
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!  2014 Calendar  – $5
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!  Mens T-Shirt “Blue Eyes White Dragon Stencil” – $20
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!Mens T-Shirt “Kuriboh Grunge Art” – $20
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!Mens T-Shirt “Kuriboh Line Art” – $20
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 3 3/4″ Figure with Diorama “Blue Eyes White Dragon” – $20
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 3 3/4″ Figure with Diorama “Dark Magician” – $15
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!  3 3/4″ Figure with Diorama “Kuriboh” – $15

And over in theYu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix tournament area, we will have the following on-hand:

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One Starter – $25
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix Tournament Fee – $15

Players will compete in randomized pods of four in a free-for-all format, utilizing the contents of six (6) single-figure Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix foil packs to battle their way to domination over their opponents! The ultimate winner of each pod will receive a HeroClix Limited Edition figure as a prize!

Tournament sign-up begins at 10:00am each day and play will begin as soon as we have at least eight players! These eight players will be randomized into two pods of four and play will begin.  Afterwards, for every eight players that sign up, we will continue to randomize players into pods of four, throughout the day Saturday and Sunday.

Interested in learning how to play HeroClix or getting a closer look at Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix in action? We will have volunteers at the ready to offer how-to-play demos of Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix Saturday and Sunday as well.  If you’re interested in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event, you can go to their FAQ page to learn more!

Great games and fun prizes await players! Get ready to d-d-d-d-d-duel as never before – with Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix Announcement!

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Greetings Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix Fans!

Eager to test your mettle in the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix arena? Well, now’s your chance!

WizKids is pleased to announce that we will be on-site at the next Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series (YCS) event in Philadelphia! Join us Saturday, May 17th and Sunday May 18th at the Philadelphia Convention Center for Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix sealed tournament action!

Players will compete in randomized pods of four in a free-for-all format, utilizing the contents of six (6) single-figure Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix foil packs to battle their way to domination over their opponents! The ultimate winner of each pod will receive a HeroClix Limited Edition figure as a prize!

Cost to participate is $15 per player, per event.  Tournament sign-up begins at 10:00am each day and play will begin as soon as we have at least eight players! These eight players will be randomized into two pods of four and play will begin.  Afterwards, for every eight players that sign up, we will continue to randomize players into pods of four, throughout the day Saturday and Sunday.

Interested in learning how to play HeroClix or getting a closer look at Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix in action? We will have volunteers at the ready to offer how-to-play demos of Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix Saturday and Sunday as well!

That’s not all! NECA will be on-hand in the Vendors’ area with exciting Yu-Gi-Oh! merchandise like fan-favorite character T-Shirts and collectible figures!

Great games and fun prizes await players! Get ready to d-d-d-d-d-duel as never before – with Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix Series One: Mechanicalchaser!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

It’s game time as we look into the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One set. Thus far we have seen many ways in which to affect the field of battle and the Mechanicalchaser will surely not fall short to the bring the pain as it pursues its target with relentless aggression.

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The Mechanicalchaser starts out with 4 clicks of a special power called Whirlwind of Weapons. This will allow Mechanicalchaser to use Charge and Flurry. On his top click Mechanicalchaser could be given a power action and then move up to half his speed value, in this case without any modifiers would be up to 5 squares. Mechanicalchaser is a Flier, and can use the Flight ability which would allow him to use Improved Movement to avoid elevated, hindering, and outdoor blocking terrain as well as opposing characters during his movement. Once Mechanicalchaser got adjacent to an opposing character he could stop his movement and then be given a close combat action as a free action to use Flurry and make 2 close combat attacks, either on the same adjacent opposing character or 2 different ones.

Defensively Mechanicalchaser starts out with a single click of Invulnerability and then the rest of his 6 click dial has Toughness. Mechanicalchaser does gain the use of Exploit Weakness on his last 3 clicks and over laps with Blades/Claws/Fangs on the last 2.

For 92 points Mechanicalchaser is a well packaged dial and even has a 6 range. He has the “Bandit Keith”, Dark, and Robot keywords.

Additional Team Abilities will be legal in the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One universe and this guy would qualify for the Robot ATA; however he would still need a buddy like maybe the Cannon Soldier. When two friendly characters that can use this team ability are adjacent to each other, choose one of them to use Perplex until your next turn, but it may only target characters with the Robot keyword. A character may only use this team ability once per turn and it is Uncopyable.

Thanks for reading and be sure to continue to check back as we look at more figures from the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One set. Until then, always be ready to DUEL!!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix Series One: Curse of Dragon!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Today we have another exciting preview from the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One set coming to a retailer near you soon! Today we bring you the preview of Curse of Dragon!

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Curse of Dragon starts at 124 points, possesses the Flight symbol and a 4 range single target. Movement-wise, he starts with 3 clicks of Hypersonic Speed followed by 3 clicks of Charge. Its last click is the only click with no movement powers, but that shouldn’t be a problem.

Attack-wise, Curse of Dragon starts with Precision Strike that will let you get through your opponents pesky defenses. On its second click it gets the special power Bone Wings that says Curse of Dragon can use Steal Energy. When it does and heals, choose Combat Reflexes or Energy Shield/Deflection. Curse of Dragon and adjacent friendly characters can use the chosen power until your next turn. If you are able to use the Steal Energy while pushing, you can avoid taking that click of damage for it!

Curse of Dragon’s defenses start with Toughness, changes to Invulnerability then transitions back and forth from Toughness and Invulnerability for the rest of its dial. Make sure to remember to choose Combat Reflexes or Energy Shield/Deflection when you hit with Steal Energy to boosts its stats up.  Lastly, Curse of Dragon obtains Exploit Weakness mid-dial and end-dial as well.

Curse of Dragon’s combat values are fairly aggressive as well. Its attack never goes below a 9 and goes as high as an 11. Its damage value starts at 4, and does go as low as 2, but he has Precision Strike and Exploit Weakness when it does, so it will still hurt. Its defense can go as high as a 20 with his Bone Wing special power, but end dial goes down to a 16. It has the keywords “Yugi Muto,” and Dark.

Thanks for reading and be sure to come back next week for another exciting HeroClix preview!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix Series One: Cannon Soldier!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

It’s game time as we look into the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One set. Thus far we have seen many ways in which to affect the battle field and the Cannon Soldier will continue to add strategic ways in which do manipulate board control.

022-Cannon-SoldierThe Cannon Soldier has a special attack power called Cannon Fire. This will allow Cannon Soldier to use Telekinesis, but he may only place adjacent friendly characters. When it does, its line of fire isn’t blocked by the placed character and, after actions resolve, it may make a ranged combat attack as a free action with an area of effect targeting all opposing characters adjacent to the placed character. Hit characters are each dealt 2 damage.

To understand this power completely let us first look at the Rule Book under “Area of Effect”.

Some powers and abilities use the term “area of effect.” An area of effect allows a power or game effect to target more than one character. Characters within the area of an effect are affected even though they may not be within the character’s range or line of fire. When it includes an attack, only one attack roll is made and the Attack Total is compared to each target character as well as any other characters specified by the area of effect.

For today team up let’s go with Cannon Soldier with last week’s Goblin Zombie. If the Goblin Zombie is adjacent to Cannon Soldier; then Cannon Soldier is able to use Telekinesis and target the Goblin Zombie and place him within 8 squares and line of fire to the target square. After that action had resolved and an action token had been placed on Cannon Soldier he would then be able to make a ranged combat attack, as a free action. He would target all opposing characters adjacent to the Goblin Zombie. You would compare your Attack Total to all targeted characters defensive value and then each hit character would be dealt 2 damage. Then Goblin Zombie, if able, could still perform an attack of his own.

Cannon Soldier also starts out with 2 clicks of Running Shot with a 7 range value and a 3 damage value on his top click. Cannon Soldier has Toughness on 5 of his 6 click dial and ends with 2 clicks of Ranged Combat Expert.

Cannon Soldier is just 95 points and could even be fun to team up multiples of this guy on the same team. Cannon Soldier has “Rebecca Hawkins”, Dark, and Robot as its keywords.

Additional Team Abilities will be legal in the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One universe and this guy would qualify for the Robot ATA; however he would still need a buddy. When two friendly characters that can use this team ability are adjacent to each other, choose one of them to use Perplex until your next turn, but it may only target characters with the Robot keyword. A character may only use this team ability once per turn and it is Uncopyable.

Thanks for reading and be sure to continue to check back as we look at more figures from the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One set. Until then, always be ready to DUEL!!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix Series One: Harpie Lady!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Today we have a preview from the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One set coming to a retailer near you this April! Today’s preview character is Harpie Lady, let’s see what kind of lady she is!

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Harpie Lady is 99 points of lean and mean close combat lethality. She has the Flight symbol and starts with a 10 movement so she can taxi backup support with here wherever she goes. Offensively, Harpie Lady starts with the movement special power Cyber Slash that says Harpie Lady can use Charge and Flurry. She also starts with the attack special power Accurate Claws that allows Harpie Lady to use Blades/Claws/Fangs and Precision Strike.

With just these 2 powers, Harpie Lady can Charge in, Flurry, and deal up to a potential 12 damage that cannot be evaded or reduced below 1 damage for each attack! In fact, she can use Flurry, Blades/Claws/Fangs, and Super Senses on every click of her 8 click long dial. Speaking of defense, go ahead and push Harpie Lady into her second click where she gets the special defense power Agile Combatant that states Harpie Lady can use Combat Reflexes and Super Senses. I don’t mean to keep harping on this, but it can help keep her on top clicks, and even if she does take a hit or two, her attack never goes below a 9 and she can potentially deal 12 damage for her full dial!

Harpie Lady also possesses the Trap/Spell trait. This trait states when this character is KO’d or when building your force by paying the purple point cost, add this dial face down to your Trap/Spell pool. Give a friendly Yu-Gi-Oh! character a power action to set this dial from your pool by choosing Monster Reborn or Mirror Force and placing it face down on their card. The set character may use the effects of that Trap/Spell. These 2 pool items are explained below.

Monster Reborn give the set character a power action. Heal 2 clicks of damage divided as you choose among the set character and adjacent friendly characters, then remove the spell.

Mirror Force when the set character takes damage from an opponent’s attack and is not KO’d, after actions resolve you may activate this trap. Deal unavoidable damage to the attacking character equal to half the damage taken then remove the trap. So even if Harpie Lady is KO’d, she can still help your team! She possesses the “Mai Valentine” and Wind keywords.

That’s the end of the harp music, but be ready to soldier on for the next preview of Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One next week!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix Series One: Kinetic Soldier!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Our series of previews for the highly anticipated Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One Gravity Feed set has thus far revealed fantastic creatures such as Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Gate Guardian and Firewing Pegasus.  The Kinetic Soldier, the subject of today’s preview, may be a bit more down to earth but can still pack quite a punch and should find its way onto your gaming tables!

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Coming in at 64 points, Kinetic Soldier hits the battlefield with pretty straightforward dial that features fairly consistent attack values and Energy Explosion on each of his clicks.  In terms of speed powers, Kinetic Soldier starts with a pair of Running Shot clicks that go well with his range of six squares and two targets and the Energy Explosion power.  On Kinetic Soldier’s last two clicks Running Shot is replaced with Sidestep.

On the same clicks as Running Shot, Kinetic Soldier has Energy Shield/Deflection to make him a little more difficult to hit with ranged attacks.  The rest of Kinetic Soldier’s dial features Toughness and a very consistent set of defense values.  Ranged Combat Expert appears on the last three clicks of Kinetic Soldier’s dial to offer an alternative to Energy Explosion.

We’ve saved the best for last:  Kinetic Soldier also comes into play with a trait called Warriors Are Weak, which grants him a +1 bonus to his attack and damage values when he targets a character that can use Blades/Claws/Fangs or Charge with an attack.  Squaring off against a congregation of Alligator’s Swords?  If Kinetic Soldier is on his top click, he’ll enjoy taking aim with an 11 attack value and a damage value of 4!

Kinetic Soldier’s low point cost leaves plenty of room for teammates.  Field a force with multiple Kinetic Soldiers and watch the fur fly as they use Energy Explosion with two targets to deal with clusters of foes.  And if those foes can use Blades/Claws/Fangs or Charge, the Warriors are Weak trait will buff up Kinetic Soldier’s attack and defense numbers!  To help you build a theme team around the Kinetic Soldier, he has the “Alister,” Earth, Future and Soldier keywords.

Thanks for reading!  As a reminder, the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One Gravity Feed features 55 collectible characters in single-figure foil packs for you to duel to your heart’s content!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix Series One: Goblin Zombie!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

It’s game time as we take our latest look into the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One set. From under the cover of darkness, the  Goblin Zombie will be sure to send your opponents straight to the graveyard!

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 Goblin Zombie starts with Stealth, Blades/Claws/Fangs and Super Senses. Super Senses will allow Goblin Zombie to completely evade a hit by an attack when he rolls a 5 or 6 on a d6 roll.

On click 3 Goblin Zombie picks up Steal Energy, so each time an opposing character takes damage from a close combat attack made by Goblin Zombie; heal Goblin Zombie of 1 damage. With Goblin Zombie having a zero range value he will be attacking in close combat and will benefit greatly from Steal Energy.

In Goblin Zombies mid and late dial he will have the use of Toughness and Sidestep and on his last click will have access to Regeneration. When using Regeneration you give Goblin Zombie a power action and then roll a d6. From the result you would subtract 2 and heal Goblin Zombie of damage equal to the result; minimum result is 0.

At only 39 points, Goblin Zombie could easily be fielded as multiples for an army and is a welcome addition to many strategies thanks to its useful power set and consistent combat values.  Theme teams built around the “Bakura” and Dark keywords will definitely be easy to put together thanks to the Goblin Zombie!

Thanks for reading and be sure to continue to check back as we look at more figures from the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One set. Until then, always be ready to DUEL!!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix Series One: Gaia the Dragon Champion!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Today we have another exciting preview from the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One set coming to a retailer near you this April. Today we bring you the preview of Gaia the Dragon Champion, let’s take a closer look!

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Gaia the Dragon Champion has the Fusion trait that says when a listed character is adjacent to all other listed characters and hits an opposing character, after actions resolve it may be given a free action to replace these characters with Gaia the Dragon Champion from your sideline. When Gaia the Dragon Champion enters the game in this way, he starts the same number of clicks from his starting line as the character given the action and modifies his combat values by +1. This trait is active even when this character is not on the map. The characters are Gaia the Fierce Knight and Curse of Dragon. (There is also a great synopsis of the Fusion trait in the preview article for Gate Guardian.)

Gaia the Dragon Champion is a lofty 225 points, but he has the stats that make him worth the points. He possesses the Transporter Flight, Duo Attack, and Indomitable combat abilities.  There are only 2 other characters in HeroClix with the same combat abilities, and Gaia the Dragon Champion is the least expensive point wise of all of them.  He has a single target range of 2 which could come in handy using the Duo Attack ability if you KO an opponent’s character and have no other based with Gaia the Dragon Champion.

Gaia the Dragon Champion starts with the special movement power Double Dragon Lance which states Gaia the Dragon Champion can use Charge and Flurry. When Gaia the Dragon Champion uses the Move and Attack ability, he can use Flurry instead of a close combat attack. This is similar to Gaia the Fierce Knight’s trait Spiral Shaver.

He has a special attack power for his first 2 clicks called Destroy the Flotation Ring! that says when Gaia the Dragon Champion hits a character with the Flight or Transporter Flight symbol, that character has the Foot Speed symbol for the rest of the game, even if this power is lost.  Let’s just look at these 2 powers together.  He can use Flurry and if he hits 2 different characters when he does, they will gain the Foot Speed symbol for the rest of the game! He doesn’t even have to do damage, just hit!

Defensively, Gaia the Dragon Champion starts with 2 clicks of Impervious and alternates between Impervious and Invulnerability throughout his dial. Attack wise, he transitions to Precision Strike, Quake, and back to his special attack power, Destroy the Flotation Ring!  His last 2 clicks have Exploit Weakness.  He has the keywords “Yugi Muto,” Warrior, and Wind.

Thanks for reading and be sure to come back next week because you’ll want to be “gobblin” up the next Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One set preview!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix Series One: Blade Knight!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Welcome back as we bring you another look into the soon to be released gravity feed Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One set!  Today we look at a favorite monster of Seto Kaiba, Blade Knight!

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Blade Knight has a trait that does a solid job of representing his ability from the card game called I Stand Alone.  This trait makes Blade Knight modify his combat values by +1 and allows him to use Invulnerability instead of Toughness, if he is the only friendly figure on your force.

Blade Knight takes him time getting to a battle without help, perhaps to give himself time to have his trait kick in, and once engaging an opponent, Blades/Claws/Fangs will give him a chance to increase his damage for half of his dial.  The two squares of movement as a free action provided by Side Step will allow him to close in to make the attack, or attempt to move away afterwards from a less mobile opponent.  A couple of clicks into his dial, Blade Knight gets a move and attack ability as he will have Charge for the rest of his dial.

At the midpoint in his dial, Blade Knight changes how he deals damage with the more reliable Exploit Weakness to ensure he ignores damage reducers.  A full dial of Toughness will offer some protection from counter attacks, and be ready to upgrade to Invulnerability when his trait kicks in.

Blade Knight can be used in theme with other figures using the generic Warrior keyword, or using the Light and “Seto Kaiba” keywords.   At 82 points, Blade Knight will be a solid close combat piece on whatever force you choose to include him on.

That’s all we have for now.  Be sure to check back next week as we bring you another figure from the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One set!