DC HeroClix: Batman Classic TV Preview

DC HeroClix Batman Classic TV: The Riddler!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Only one more week to the bat-citing release of DC HeroClix: Batman Classic TV set.  Next in our carnival of crime is the self-proclaimed king of mystery, The Riddler!


The Riddler, like the rest of Gotham’s dastardly villains, can use the Elaborate Deathtrap ability.  This allows The Riddler, when given a power action, to make a close combat attack that deals no damage.  Once per game, immediately place a hit character on this character’s card.  A character on this card can use the Escape Deathtrap ability.

The Escape Deathtrap ability allows a character at the beginning of your turn to roll 2d6.  The Riddler rolls a d6 and adds his Giant Fans Will Spin You to Death bonus (maximum bonus 8).  If The Riddler is friendly, not on the map, or if your result is higher, place this character in your starting area or adjacent to a friendly character.  Otherwise, deal this character damage equal to the difference (maximum 5) and when dealt damage, this character can use its defense powers.

Giant Fans Will Spin You to Death allows The Riddler to use the Elaborate Deathtrap ability and the Bonus is equal to the last digit of the target character’s point value.  If the last digit is 0, the bonus is equal to 4.

The Riddler starts off being able to use Probability Control and a special power called What Kind of People are Always in a Hurry?  This allows The Riddler to use Super Senses and adds 1 to his result for each character that moved this turn, maximum result is a 6.  If the d6 roll is a 1, he does not evade the attack.

On click 2 The Riddler can now use Perplex and a special power called Riddle Me This.  You can give The Riddler a free action and choose a KO’d character and secretly turn its dial to any click other than #1 and tell your opponent the click number.  Your opponent must guess the color of a power showing on that click.  Reveal that dial on that click number.  If there is a power and your opponent didn’t guess correctly, modify The Riddler’s combat values by +1 this turn and return that dial to a KO click.

The Riddler is 60 points and has the United Underworld keyword, making it easy to pair him up with other’s of Gotham’s villains like The Joker, Shame or Catwoman.

Thanks for reading! Be sure to check back for more from the upcoming DC HeroClix: Batman Classic TV set, which releases in just one week!  We’ll see you then– same Bat-day, same Bat-website.