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DC HeroClix: Batman Solicitation Correction

 

Greetings HeroClix Fans and Supporters,

We recently released solicitations for the DC HeroClix: Batman set.  However, the solicits released stated the release date as September 5th, 2012 when in fact the actual release date of DC HeroClix: Batman will be October 31, 2012 for the Primer CounterTop Display, and November 14th, 2012 for the remainder of the DC HeroClix: Batman product.  We apologize for any confusion that may have occurred as a result of this correction.

To summarize, the correct release date for DC HeroClix: Batman will be October 31, 2012 for the Primer CounterTop Display, and November 14th, 2012 for the remainder of the DC HeroClix: Batman product.  We will also be contacting our distributor and retail partners to ensure they are aware of the correct release dates.

The revised versions of the DC HeroClix: Batman solicitation sheets can be found here.

As always, thank you for your continued support.

-The WizKids Games Team

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Avengers Movie Heroclix Preview Retailers

Avengers Movie HeroClix: Know Your Avengers!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Just under two weeks to go until the official release of the Marvel HeroClix: The Avengers movie HeroClix set! On April 18th stores everywhere will be selling this exciting addition to the HeroClix universe, and we thought it would be a good time to take the opportunity and introduce you all to the Avengers movie HeroClix product line!

Let’s start with The Avengers movie HeroClix Starter set:

The Avengers movie HeroClix starter is designed to be everything a new player needs to get playing HeroClix, and should be a familiar product SKU for experienced players and retailers.  Included are six figures optimized to play together or one of several team combinations, two maps, the complete HeroClix rulebook, the Powers and Abilities card, tokens, and exclusive Online-Enhanced content!

As a bonus preview, let’s check out the Captain America, The First Avenger, from the Marvel HeroClix: The Avengers movie Starter:

 

Next up for the Core-Hobby Channel, we have The Avengers movie HeroClix CounterTop Display:

 The Avengers movie HeroClix CounterTop display features something new to HeroClix: the three figure Team Pack! Team Packs are designed to offer players three figures that are thematically tied to each other for easy team building and play experiences! An example of a Team Pack would be the S.H.I.E.L.D. Team pack that includes a Nick Fury HeroClix figure, a Black Widow HeorClix figure, and a S.H.I.E.L.D.  Agent HeroClix Figure.

There are four Team Packs per Avengers movie HeroClix CounterTop display, and each comes initially shrink-wrapped with six single-figure boosters for easy purchases:

 Retailers can sell these as one “brick”, or break them down for individual purchases! Whichever they decide to do, you can be sure that these boosters are filled with exciting figures from The Avengers movie, as well as the recent blockbuster movies Thor and Captain America!

Next up, for our mass-channel retail partners, there is the Marvel HeroClix: The Avengers Gravity Feed display:

A familiar sight in the mass-channel market, The Avengers movie HeroClix Gravity Feed is available in a couple of different flavors, both 24 count and 30 count displays.   These are targeted at broader channels, both domestic and international (big box stores, supermarkets, electronics stores, specialty retailers, etc…).  As a special treat, hidden in the 30 count displays are some exclusive goodies for players lucky enough to find them!

Also available to the mass-channel is The Avengers movie HeroClix Mini-Game:

The Avengers movie HeroClix Mini-Game is intended to serve as a mass-channel starter game.  Included are four figures (identical to four of the six figures found in the core-hobby Starter set below), rules, a Powers and Ability card, and fold-out gameboard.  The Mini-Game is a new product type WizKIds Games is experimenting with in order to introduce a starter-style SKU into the mass-channel.

We hope this has been a helpful breakdown of all of The Avengers movie HeroClix product coming soon to stores near you!

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Infinity Gauntlet Retailers WizKids Event System

Important WizKids Event System Update! Report Your Events Now!

Greetings Retailers and HeroClix Enthusiasts!

As we enter the third month of the Infinity Gauntlet Organized Play events, we are happy to report that this exciting tournament series continues to take the worldwide HeroClix scene by storm! Many of you continue to use the WizKids Event System to  schedule your Infinity Gauntlet events using the pre-generated templates, and we want to take a moment to remind you that all Infinity Gauntlet event templates have been fully uploaded into  the WES.

One question we’ve received from stores and players alike is “When will WizKids activate Event Reporting?” Well, we’re pleased to say that time is now! Ready to see the system in action? Let’s start with a pic of the Store Event Home page (click on image to enlarge):

Find the event you wish to run and report in your store’s Event list and select it by clicking on it (it’s important to note that sometimes you may have to select view “Past Events” on the dropdown menu if the event you want to report has already occurred).  This will bring you to a screen that looks like this  (click on image to enlarge):

One nw thing you’ll notice is the inclusion of a “Report Event” button on this screen, but before we get to that let’s add our players to the event using the “Add Player” button first (found by the Event Participants list).

When we click on the “Add Player” button, we re brought to this screen (click on image to enlarge):

On this screen we can search for players in the WizKids Event System database (as seen above).  Here we’ve entered part of the user name and found him.  We can now click on “Add to Event” to sign that player up.  If the participant is a new player and hasn’t registered in the WizKids Event System, you can register that player yourself! Simply fill in the new player’s information as you see here (click on image to enlarge):

Once you’ve filled in the player’s information, click on the “Create” button.  A username will be automatically generated (or it can be created now).  IMPORTANT: In order to set the password for this new account, the username and email address will be needed.  Repeat these steps as necessary until you have all of the participating players listed (like the screen below – click on image below to enlarge):

Occassionally you may have players listed that did not attend the event (they may have registered but failed to show for example).  Any players that are not present should be removed from the event by clicking the X next to their name. Once your player list is correct, click the “Report Event” button.  Once you do so you will be brought to this screen (click on image to enlarge):

Now click on the red button entitled “Seat Swiss” and your players will automatically be paired for you! (click on image below to enlarge)

After clicking on the “Seat Swiss” button, you’ll notice that one player was given the Bye, and everyone else was randomly seated with opponents.  Now play for Round One can begin!

As events complete, enter the score in the appropriate text box (click on image below to enlarge):

Notice that the check box to the left of the winner is automatically checked (but it can be overridden if necessary as there are some HeroClix scenarios where the person with less points actually wins the match). Once all scores are entered (including any for the Bye player), click the >> button to go to the next round.

PLEASE NOTE: The Save button can be clicked at any time so that this information is not lost.  If you close this window without saving, your information will be lost. By clicking save, you send the information to the database and it will still be there (on a different browser, a different machine, etc.) if you should close the window and/or return to finish at a later time.

Now, before we seat Round Two, let’s say our player, Klauss, has dropped himself from the event. We change the “Send Player To” button to “Drop” and then click on Klaus (click on image below to enlarge):

Once you drop Klaus from the event, we can now see him in the Dropped area (click on image below to enlarge):

Now that we’re ready to begin Round Two, let’s click on the “Set Swiss” button again and pair our players! (click on image below to enlarge)

Please note that as we enter Round Two of your event, we can see the current player standings to the right of the screen.  We continue this process for each round of your tournament and until we have a clear winner  (click on image below to enlarge):

After playing 3 rounds, we have a clear winner. Now it’s time to click the “Finalize” button (click on image below to enlarge):

 On the Finalization screen, one can review all of the previous rounds to make sure the games player were reported correctly. If something is wrong, simply click on the round number to go to that round, make the correction, and then click “Finalize” to return to this screen to review again.

  • Note that the winner of the event displays as read only. If an event has 2 players with the same “best” record, this will be a drop down list that will allow the judge to indicate who the winner was (among players with the best record).
  • Fellowship is available to any player that is not the winner of the event.
  • Once fellowship has been selected, click “Finalize”, and you’re done!

After events have been reported, you can see the results on the event screen (click on image below to enlarge):

Now your event has been completed and reported! Repeat this process for all of your events for easy tournament management, and continue to register your events to ensure maximum player attendance at your events!

Thank you everyone for your continued support of WizKids Games and HeroClix.   The Infinity Gauntlet has been an incredible way to start  the year and it’s not over yet! Schedule your events and fight it out for the greatest prize in the Marvel Universe!

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Announcements Heroclix Infinity Gauntlet Retailers WizKids Event System

Important Infinity Gauntlet Organized Play Series Update!

 

Greetings Retailers and HeroClix Enthusiasts!

As you read this we are making an important update to the Infinity Gauntlet OP series that affects everyone!

When we first envisioned the Infinity Gauntlet event series, we expected that offering the kits at the beginning of their respective months was the best way to proceed in order to ensure an even footing for all.  However, what sometimes looks good on paper leaves a little to be desired when actually executed.  Essential feedback from you, our retailers and players, has demonstrated a clear need for us to re-evaluate the Infinity Gauntlet prize kits’ shipping schedules.

With that in mind, we are very happy to announce that Infinity Gauntlet prize kits will now be shipping the last week of each month, for events scheduled the following month! Starting this month, April’s Infinity Gauntlet’s OP kits will begin shipping to stores on March 28th, 2012.  Now stores will be able to schedule their Infinity Gauntlet events anytime during the repsective month and feel confident that they will have the necessary elements for their tournaments!

The new Infinity Gauntlet OP kit shipping schedule is as follows:

IG OP Kit 4 – April 2012 Kit: Releases 28 March 2012

IG OP Kit 5 – May 2012 Kit: Releases 25 April 2012

IG OP Kit 6 – June 2012 Kit: Releases 30 May 2012

IG OP Kit 7 – July 2012 Kit: Releases 27 June 2012

IG OP Kit 8 – August 2012 Kit: Releases 25 July 2012

As always, thank you to all of our stores and players for your continued support, dedication, and feedback.

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Announcements Heroclix Infinity Gauntlet Retailers WizKids Event System

Important Infinity Gauntlet and WizKids Event System Update!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Happy New Year of the Dragon! We are pleased to share with you that the Infinity Gauntlet Organized Play program has taken the worldwide HeroClix scene by storm! With January 2012 soon coming to a close, we wanted to share with you all some exciting information!

Many of you have availed yourselves to the WizKids Event System to schedule your Infinity Gauntlet events using the pre-generated templates for Months One and Two, and we are pleased to announce that all Infinity Gauntlet event templates have been fully uploaded into the WES.  That’s right, you can now schedule your Infinity Gauntlet Months Two through Eight events now using our recommended event templates.

Of course, Venues are still free to digress from our recommended templates and schedule their own Infinity Gauntlet event ideas but we wanted to let everyone know they had the option!

One thing eagle-eyed Venues and players will notice is that we’ve re-branded the summer Marvel HeroClix release.  Formerly announced as Mighty Avengers, our summer Marvel HeroClix set will now be known as Marvel HeroClix: Chaos War.  Chaos War will be the third Marvel HeroClix installment of the Infinity Gauntlet Organized Play program, and we will have more information in the weeks and months to come.

Last but not least, we wanted to officially share with you all what you’ll be fighting for in February during your Infinity Gauntlet Month Two events! We are happy to share with you all The In-Betweener!

The In-Betweener is the competitive prize for the Month Two Infinity Gauntlet events.  The participation prize for February Infinity Gauntlet events is the Soul Gem!

Many of you have also inquired when we will turn on Event Reporting in the WES.  Our current plan is to activate this feature in mid- to late-February so stay tuned! In the meantime, please continue to register and schedule your events and attendance and we will be sure to announce when EVent registration will go live officially!

Thank you everyone for your continued support of WizKids Games and HeroClix.  The Infinity Gauntlet has been an incredible way to start the year and it’s not over yet! Schedule your events and fight it out for the greatest prize in the Marvel Universe!

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Announcements Heroclix Retailers Supremacy League

The Great HeroClix Supremacy League Giveaway!

Greetings HeroClix Fans and Supporters!

Way back on December 21st, 2011 we announced the Great HeroClix Supremacy League Giveaway.  All Venues had to do to qualify for the contest was to register their store in the new WizKids Event System and one lucky store would win:

  • The HeroClix Supremacy League Leaderboard and 2011 Convention figures
  • A second set of 2011 Convention Figures
  • 10 White Lantern Corps Chase figures from the DC HeroClix set, DC 75th Anniversary
  • Five sets of Lantern 3D Objects from the DC HeroClix set, The Brave and the Bold!

We are pleased to say that the response has been phenomenal and we are pleased with the increased use of the new Wizkids Event System by Venues worldwide.  Based upon a random selection, we are happy to announce the winner of the Great HeroClix Supremacy League Giveaway is none other than:

(Drum roll please)

Rockheads Comics and Games of Kenosha, WI!  

Please join all of us at WizKids Games in offering our congratulations to both the Venue and its Players for their good fortune!

But wait! That’s not all everyone!

We had such a great list of qualifying Venues to choose from that we decided to offer an unannounced “Runner-Up” prize! Our Runner-Up will not only receive a HeroClix Supremacy League Leaderboard and 2011 Convention figures, but a second set of 2011 Convention figures as well!

By random selection, we are pleased to announce that our Great HeroClix Supremacy League GIveaway Runner-Up is none other than…

(Drum roll please)

Kaboom Test Labs in Albuquerque, NM! 

Please join all of us at WizKids Games in offering our congratulations to both the Venue and its Players for their good fortune!

We had literally hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of Venues to randomly select from, but ultimately only two could be selected.  Best of luck to all of our Venues and players next time! And remember, should you wish to order the HeroClix Supremacy League kit, you can do so by contacting your Alliance sales rep and requesting stock code WZK HCLB.

Again, our most heartfelt congratulations to all of our winners.  Thank you for your continued support of both WizKids Games and HeroClix!  2012 is off to a great start and it’s only going to get bigger and better form here on out!

 

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Announcements Heroclix Holiday Retailers Supremacy League WizKids Event System

‘Tis the Season! or The Great HeroClix Supremacy League Giveaway!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

A little while back we provided some background and a brief overview of the HeroClix Supremacy League leaderboard and concept. We are happy to announce that as of today interested Venues are now able to order one of their very own through Alliance! (stock code WZK HCLB)

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We’re also very excited to share with you all that we’ve decided to sponsor a giveaway in the spirit of the season and one lucky Venue will win a HeroClix Supremacy League kit which includes the Leaderboard and the 2011 Convention figures, and more!

“More” we say? That’s right. In addition to the Leaderboard and 2011 Convention figures, the lucky Venue will also receive this additional prize support:

  • A second set of 2011 Convention Figures! (the three Horsemen figures, Ms Marvel, and Wonder Woman)
  • 10 White Lantern Chase figures!
  • 5 Sets of Lantern 3D objects!

So, how does a Venue qualify for this fantastic prize? It’s simple.  Register your Venue in the WizKids Event System (click link) on or by December 31st, 2011 and you will be entered to win!  Every Venue that has successfully registered on or before December 31st will qualify; this includes Venues that have registered previous to the announcement as well.  WizKids will then select one lucky Venue at random and announce the winner on January 23rd, 2012!

So get online and register now if you haven’t already!  We’re at 10 days and counting! This is your Call to Action everyone! Want additional cool prizes at your Venue?! Make sure they’re registered in the WizKids Event System!

Good luck to all of our participating Venues, and best wishes to all for a safe and happy holiday season from our family to your’s.

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Retailers WizKids Event System

The New Event Management and You

Greetings Retailers and HeroClix Enthusiasts!

With the recent launch of the new WizKids Event System and Player Registration, the time has come to delve a little deeper into both Event and Volunteer management.  Let’s start with Volunteer management.

In our last article, we left off with how a player could register and submit themselves as a Volunteer for their Venue.  Once a player has applied to be a volunteer for their Venue, it is up to the Venue to accept or reject them.  The next time the Venue logs in and looks at their Home page, they will see something like this:

As you can see, on the right-hand side of the screen there is an indication that a player has applied to help out as a volunteer.   There is also a drop down menu for the Venue to click on which will display the following results:

While these are fairly self-explanatory, we suggest selecting “Active” if you would like to accept the player as a volunteer for your Venue.  Click on “Update Volunteers” and you’re ready to go!

Congratulations! Your Venue now has a volunteer.  Now every time you create and schedule an event, any selected volunteers will be automatically added to that event:

Both Volunteers and Venues can create and schedule events.  Editing events is as simple as clicking on the event in question, and then the field within the event that you wish to change.

Once your event is ready to go, be sure to click on “Update Event” in the lower left-hand corner.  Now players can register and add themselves to your event!

Now you’re ready to go! Schedule your events, or have a volunteer schedule them for you and now players in your area will be able to search and add themselves, or you can add them when you report the event! As always, should you have any questions please feel free to e-mail us at HeroClixDeveloper@gmail.com.

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Announcements Retailers WizKids Event System

The New Player Registration and You

Greetings WizKids Events Enthusiasts!

In a recent article we detailed how to set up events in the all-new WizKids Event System.  The inevitble question arose “When can players register in the new system?” The answer is now!

(We should note however that if you have utilized the Product Replacement system, you are already registered with that information in the Event System as well, so there’s no need to create another UserID.)

Step One: Go to HeroClix.com/Tournaments

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When you arrive at the above webpage, you will be prompted to login.  However, we’re not there yet! Just below the login prompt, there is a button labelled “Create New Player Account”.  Click on that button and you’re on your way!

Step Two: Provide Your Information

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On this page, you will fill out all of the information required to register your player account.  Be doubly sure that you enter everything correctly (e-mail, phone number, etc…) as this will be the means by which WizKids will contact and confirm your information!

When you’ve finished entering your information and double-checked it all, click the “Create Account” button on the right-hand side of the page.

Step Three: Activating Your Account

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Once you’ve completed entering your information you will receive an e-mail with an activation code.  Return to HeroClix.com/Tournaments and log in using the Username provided and the password you selected as well as the confirmtion code provided, and activate your account!

Once you’ve entered this information and logged in, you’re good to go.  Congratulations!

Lastly, if you encounter any difficulties or have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at HeroClixDeveloper@gmail.com.

Finding an Event

At the top of your page you should see three tabs, “Home”, “Search”, and “Settings”.  Select “Search” and you will see this webpage:

Enter the parameters of your search using the dropdown menus and spaces provided.  Hit the “Search” button and off you go! Your search results will look like this:

I Want to Help My Local Venue, How Do I Volunteer?

With the new Event System in place, Venues are fully enabled to run events without difficulty.  However, if you’d like to offer your support and a helping hand there is a way to volunteer!

Search for the Venue you’d like to volunteer at using the method above.  Once you’ve found the Venue you’re looking for, select it by clicking on its name.  Doing so will bring you to this page:

In the lower right-hand of the page, you will see if the Venue has already accepted volunteers, as well as a button you can use to submit yourself as a volunteer candidate for the Venue.  Once you’ve done so, you will be brought to this webpage:

That’s all we have for now, but in our next article we dive deeper into Event Creation and Volunteer management.  Be sure to join us then and as always, thank you all for your continued interest and support!

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Heroclix Retailers WizKids Event System

The New WizKids Event System and You

Greetings Retailers and WizKids Events Enthusiasts!

In recent weeks there has been a lot of buzz about the new WizKids Event System and there have been a few questions as well.  This article will will de-mystify the process and prepare you with all you’ll need to know to get started!

By now those of you who have already registered will have received an email informing you of your ability to create events.  If so, please skip to Step Four below.

New to the WizKids Event System? Begin at Step One below!

Step One: Go to HeroClix.com/Tournaments

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When you arrive at the above webpage, you will be prompted to login.  However, we’re not there yet! Just below the login prompt, there is a button labelled “Create New Venue Account”.  Click on that and you’re on your way!

Step Two: Provide Your Venue Information

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On this page, you will fill out all of the information required to register your Venue.  Be doubly sure that you enter everything correctly (e-mail, phone number, etc…) as this will be the means by which WizKids will contact and confirm your information!

Be sure to pay close attention to the Venue Information section on the right of the screen; this information is partcularly important if your Venue is interested in running higher-profile Organized Play events like the Infinity Gauntlet.

Step Three: Activating Your Account

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Once you’ve completed entering your information you will receive an e-mail with an activation code.  Return to HeroClix.com/Tournaments and log in with the Username provided and the password you selected.  Once you’ve logged in, enter the confirmtion code provided and activate your account!

Once activated your account is under review pending the ability to create events.  Your Venue Home screen will look like this:

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Step Four: Creating and Registering Your Events

On the right  of the screen below you will notice a space for you to enter any House Rules your Venue and local community enjoys.  Once you’ve entered your House Rules here, they will remain visible on every event you create and will not change unless you (or your approved Volunteer) edit them.

Speaking of Volunteers, below the House Rules area you will see a prompt labelled “Allow Volunteers to Sign Up?”.  This is set to “Yes” as a default but you can change this at any time (for example after you’ve found a volunteer to run your events).

In the lower left corner of the webpage you will see the “Add Event” button.  Click on that and we’re on our way!

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Once you’re on this screen, just fill out all of the relevant information and your event will be ready to go! Once created, your event will show up on your Account screen as well as in the Store/Event locator!

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You also have the option of selecting an event from the Template drop down menu.  Have an event type your Venue runs often? Do you wish to repeat an event that your players enjoyed? Simply select the template and make whatever adjustments you need (day, time, etc…) and your event is ready to go!

Step Four (A): The Infinity Gauntlet!

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If you’re a Venue participating in the Infinity Gauntlet Organized Play program you will be able to schedule your events using the Event Template dropdown menu!

 

Each month WizKids will automatically make the corresponding Event Template available to all participating Venues.

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Simply select the appropriate event and fill in all of the necessary details and you will be ready to go!

We hope this has been helpful to you all.   We will be turning on event creation for all approved accounts on November 28th, 2011, so get ready for a whole new game!

All set?

Then click here to begin!