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On the Road – HeroClix Nationals & Prizes at Origins Game Fair 2012

Greetings WizKids Fans and Supporters!

Are you a competitive player?  Want a chance to prove you’re the best? Then the HeroClix National Championship at Origins Game Fair 2012 is for you, and your first step is to compete in a HeroClix Grinder event!

A Grinder is a sealed 300 point event where you build the best team to compete with 7 other players.  Each round is single elimination and only one winner will emerge undefeated from each Grinder.  By winning the Grinder, you will get your choice of an Apocalypse or Dr. Fate convention exclusive and passage into the HeroClix National Championship finals on Saturday.  Second place in a Grinder gets you the other convention exclusive not picked by the winner.  On Saturday, join the other 32 Grinder winners in a 300 point Modern Age constructed event.  The first 2 rounds will be Swiss and then a cut to the top 8 players who will play in a single elimination bracket to determine the HeroClix National Champion.  As the winner of the HeroClix National Championship, you will get a badge for Gen Con Indy 2012, and a seat in the HeroClix World Championship Finals on Sunday at Gen Con Indy 2012.  In addition, the National Champion will receive a factory set of Galactic Guardians, a set of 2011 convention figures (Moonstone, Wonder Woman, Famine, Pestilence, and War), Apocalypse, and Dr. Fate.  Finish in the top 8 for Nationals and get to pick a prize from a pool of Apocalypse, Dr. Fate, or one of the 2011 convention figures.

Not playing in HeroClix Nationals? Then check out the prizes in our other events:

A Marvel HeroClix Battle Royale will get the winner an Apocalypse as a prize.

A DC HeroClix Battle Royale will get the winner a Dr. Fate as a prize.

The Lord of the Rings Epic Event will get the winner an Apocalypse and Dr. Fate.  The top half of the players in this event will select a prize from a pool of Apocalypse, Dr. Fate, or one of the 2011 convention figures.

The Star Trek Tactics Event will get the winner an Apocalypse and Dr. Fate.  The top half of the players in this event will select a prize from a pool of Apocalypse, Dr. Fate, or one of  the 2011 convention figures.

The Street Fighter Brave Team-Up Event will get the winner an Apocalypse, Dr. Fate, and a set of the 2011 convention figures.  The top half of the players in this event will select a prize from a pool of Apocalypse, Dr. Fate, or one of the 2011 convention figures.

The Galactic Guardians SuperBooster Event will get the winner an Apocalypse, Dr. Fate, and a set of the 2011 convention figures.  The rest of the players in this event will select a prize from a pool of Apocalypse, Dr. Fate, or one of the 2011 convention figures.

Lastly, as a special treat, all HeroClix event participants will receive official Print and Play materials for playing!

The Quarriors! Quorlds Qualifying Event will get the top 4 players the Quarmageddon expansion, a Quarmageddon promo card, and a pass into the Quorlds Semi-Finals at GenCon Indy 2012.  The rest of the players in this event will receive a Quarmageddon promo card as a prize.

The Quorlds Qualifier Event at Origins Game Fair will be run using the same format as the Quorld Championship Event in August at Gen Con Indy.  This format incorporates the Advanced Capture and Expert Culling rules as indicated in the Updated Rulebook included with the Quarmageddon Expansion Set.  The rulebook is available for download from the Quarriors “How to Play” page on the WizKids Games website. (The specific rules mentioned above can be found on Page 11 of the rulebook.)

So, you’ve now know the battleground, you know the stakes, and most importantly, you know the prizes that await you! Do you have what it takes to punish those who stand in your way of winning?  Find out in the WizKids Games event area at Origins Game Fair 2012.  Join us again next week when we preview the next 2012 convention figure that will be first available at GenCon.

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

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On the Road – Origins Game Fair 2012

Greetings WizKids Fans and Supporters!

Another year, another convention season is about to begin.  Last year, WizKids and HeroClix returned to the show and this year will be no different as WizKids will once again be at Origins Game Fair  (link) on May 30 – June 3, 2012.

Players will have the chance to play in many tourneys at Origins this year between HeroClix Nationals, Battle Royales, a Galactic Guardians Colossal event, a Star Trek event, a Lord of the Rings event, a Street Fighter Team-up event, and even Origin Game Fair’s first Quarriors! event.  HeroClix National grinders return and we’ve doubled the number of them from last year.  Can you battle it out with the other players and emerge as the winner while claiming a LE prize and entrance into the National’s Final Event on Saturday?  At the Nationals finals, emerge as the top player and you get a badge to GenCon as well as additional prizes.  Do you have what it takes to be the HeroClix National winner?

In addition to all of these tourneys, you can now do demos in the WizKids tourney hall as well.  Want to learn Quarriors! so you are up to speed for the Quarriors event on Saturday?  Do you want to claim the one ring for yourself, then demo the Lord of the Rings Nazgul board game.  These and many more games will be available for demo at the show.

In the coming weeks, we’ll talk about the special LE prizes for these events and also update all of you on the GenCon list of events.   Can you survive another convention season or will fate be against you?

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

 

Origins 2012 Event Descriptions

 

Marvel HeroClix Battle Royale:  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 Galactic Guardians expansion.

Cost for this event will be $12.

Availability/Schedule:  Thursday-Saturday from 10 AM-6 PM

DC HeroClix Battle Royale:  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 Superman expansion.

Cost for this event will be $12.

Availability/Schedule:  Thursday-Saturday from 10 AM-6 PM

HeroClix Lord of the Rings Epic Event:  Are you ready to claim the one ring and rule over all of Middle Earth!  Bring a 400 point constructed Lord of the Rings team and lead it to victory.  This event will be limited to 16 players so be sure to secure your place early.

Cost for this event will be $12.

Availability/Schedule:  Thursday at 1 PM

HeroClix Star Trek Tactics Event:  Who will win the day in space?  You decide by bringing a 300 point constructed Star Trek Tactics team and battle your opponents until they scream your name in defeat!  This event will be limited to 16 players so be sure to secure your place early.

Cost for this event will be $12.

Availability/Schedule:  Thursday at 1 PM

HeroClix Modern Age Street Fighter Brave Team-Up Event:  Build the best 300 point Modern Age team but each force may only have three figures!  One must be from Street Fighter, one from Marvel HeroClix, and one from DC HeroClix.  Band your heroes together and lead them to glory!  This event will be limited to 32 players so be sure to secure your place early.

Cost for this event will be $12.

Availability/Schedule:  Friday at 1 PM

HeroClix Galactic Guardians SuperBooster Event:  Join us for this very special sealed event!  Purchase 1 Galactic Guardians SuperBooster and bring 400 points of Galactic Guardians with you.  Use the contents of your superbooster and the 400 points you brought with you to construct a 600 point force.  Build the best team and tower over the competition!  This event will be limited to 32 players so be sure to secure your place early.

Cost for this event will be $40.

Availability/Schedule:  Saturday at 1 PM

Quarriors! Quorlds Qualifying Event:  Do you have what it takes to qualify for Quorlds at GenCon?  Join us for this very special event and battle it out with other Quarriors for 4 rounds.  Compete for glory in the eyes of Empress Quiana and prove you can be one of the first 4 Quarriors to qualify for Quorlds!

Cost for this event will be $2.

Availability/Schedule:  Saturday 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 1 booster from the DC Superman expansion and 1 booster from the Marvel Galactic Guardians expansion.  Only 16 grinders will be run per day on Thursday and Friday (for a total of 32 grinders).

Cost for this event will be $24.

Availability/Schedule:  Thursday-Friday from 10 AM-6 PM

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 32 and see who emerges victorious as the 2012 HeroClix National Champion!

Cost for this event will be covered by Wizkids.

Availability/Schedule:  Saturday at 10 AM

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

 

 

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A Friday Update from the Office!

Greetings WizKids Retailers and Fans!

Wow, what a week! With most of the office staff returning from Essen in Germany there have been some recent developments we wanted to share with you all.

Schedule Updates: 

Firstly, with so many exciting products due out in the next two months, let’s start with some schedule updates:

  • Pathfinder: Beginners 4 pc. Box Set will release on November 9th, 2011
  • Quarriors: Rise of the Demons will release on November 16th, 2011
  • Lord of the Rings HeroClix: 24 ct. Countertop Display and Starter sets will release on November 23rd, 2011
  • Marvel HeroClix: The Incredible Hulk 24 ct. Countertop display will release on November 30th, 2011
  • Mage Knight Board Game will release on December 7th, 2011
  • DC HeroClix: Superman “Battle for Smallville” Fast Forces pack will release on December 7th, 2011
  • Marvel HeroClix: The Incredible Hulk Booster set and Fast Forces pack will release on December 14th, 2011
Eagle-eyed viewers will notice the absence of the Star Trek Expeditions: Expansion Pack from the above list.  Unfortunately we were not happy with the quality of the product we received from the vendor, thus we’ve decided to push back the release of the product to Q1 2012.  Our apologies to everyone on the delay but fear not, Scotty, Sulu, and Chekov will be beaming down to join your Away Team soon enough!

 

Infinity Gauntlet

Since the initial announcement earlier this month, close to 800 Venues worldwide have already registered with us for this exciting and unprecedented event!   While we’ve decided to extend our registration deadline until Wednesday, November 30th, 2011, make sure your Venue registers today! Stay tuned as we reveal more in the weeks to come, but in the meantime more details can be found on the Infinity Gauntlet website.

A One-Robot Army!

Last but certainly not least, we wanted to share something really special with everyone and we know that this character has long been a fan favorite of many HeroClix players.  While it’s s till al little early to share the dial, the sculpt is just so impressive that we just had to share it with you all! Ready to join his Sentinel brethren and lead them to victory against their mutant foes, here is Master Mold! (click on image to enlarge)

 That’s all the news we have for today! Thanks as always for your continued support and have a great weekend everybody!

 

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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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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.

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