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Announcements Conventions Road to Worlds

Congratulations to the 2014 HeroClix World Champions and An Exciting 2015 World Championship Announcement!

 

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Last week players from all over the world gathered for the HeroClix World Championship at Gen Con Indy.  Some players qualified internationally via Road to Worlds events hosted all over the globe, while others seized the opportunity to participate in last-minute qualifiers hosted at Gen Con itself.  When the dust finally settled on Saturday, one player arose to claim the title of World Champion:  please join us in congratulating Patrick Yapjoco on becoming the 2014 HeroClix World Champion!

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That’s not all! For the first time ever, WizKids hosted a HeroClix Team-Up World Championship event.   Teams of three players gathered and competed on Thursday and Friday of the show to earn a spot in the Team-Up World Championship final event on Saturday.  When the last dice were rolled, one Team stood victorious.  Please join us in congratulating the first-ever HeroClix World Championship Team: Kevin Afrooz, Patrick Yapjoco, and Justino Jimenez, also known as “Team Majestix Apex Predators!”

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The HeroClix Road to Worlds in 2014 was an exciting event series with officially sanctioned international events feeding the World Championship Final event at Gen Con for the very first time, and the Road to Worlds 2015 promises to be just as exhilarating with even more events leading up to the 2015 HeroClix World Championship!

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And speaking of the 2015 HeroClix World Championship, we have even more news to share as well.   Next year, WizKids Games will be moving all of its World Championship events to Origins Game Fair.  This will mean that Origins Game Fair will play host to the 2015 World Championship events for HeroClixAttack Wingand Dice Masters.

This move doesn’t mean WizKids won’t be at Gen Con Indy 2015, far from it in fact.  Players and fans can still expect to see us at Gen Con 2015 both on the exhibit floor and in the tournament hall.  We will still be offering fantastic demos, desirable exclusives and fun competitive events at Gen Con.  Gen Con is a fantastic show and WizKids plans on attending for many years to come.

The move to Origins will allow us to spread out and create comfortable, safe and enjoyable experience for our larger sized events. Along with the move come some changes; specifically we’ll be moving to a ticketing system (or equivalent) as a way to manage the lines at our booth and we will continue to work with show organizers where possible to manage the WizKids crowds outside our areas of jurisdiction.

We realize that these are big changes, not just in locale but also in the timing of the WizKids World Championship events, and we want everybody to have as much advance notice as possible.  There is more news to come later down the line, but in the meantime we wanted to announce this change as early as possible so the WizKids community can plan accordingly.

Mark your calendars for June 3-7, 2015 and join us in Columbus, Ohio for the all-new WizKids World Championship events at Origins Game Fair!

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Announcements WizKids Open Championship

WIZKIDS ANNOUNCES FIRST ANNUAL WIZKIDS OPEN TOURNAMENT EVENT

WIZKIDS ANNOUNCES FIRST ANNUAL WIZKIDS OPEN TOURNAMENT EVENT
One of the year’s biggest events is coming! Prepare to unleash your impressive skills on the tabletop and win fantastic prizes!

HILLSIDE, NJ – July 24, 2014 – WizKids Games, the leader in collectible gaming, is pleased to announce the first annual Wizkids Open tournament event, to be held at participating retail locations across the U.S. this fall.

Featuring some of the hottest games of the year, including Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men, HeroClix, and Star Trek Attack Wing, players will compete in head-to-head battles to earn glory, exclusive prizes and their rightful place in the 2015 National Championships.

“HeroClix has grown tremendously each year for the past 5 years.  We literally can’t get more space at the bigger conventions,” said Justin Ziran, President, WizKids Games. “Dice Masters acceptance is off the charts and Attack Wing has been a steady grower with a dedicated player base.  With each of these products we hear from fans everywhere that they wish they could get something like what we do for GenCon more often and closer to their homes.“

The WizKids Open is WizKids’ first ever officially sponsored regional gaming event. This year’s event will be hosted at seven stores, spanning from coast to coast.  Most will support regional championships for HeroClix, Dice Masters and Attack Wing as well as smaller events and the ability to buy product that was typically only available for purchase from conventions.

What is the WizKids Open (WKO)?
A great way to come together with fellow fans to play the games you love and a chance to win cool stuff not generally available.

This year’s WizKids Open event includes seven of the biggest stores from across the country.  Each location will be offering for-sale exclusive items and awarding special participation prizes to players as well as providing the opportunity to compete with the best players in their area.

When is the WizKids Open?
Each store is holding their WizKids Open on different dates and times. For more information, visit the WizKids Event System and select your nearest participating store.

Where can I find information about participating locations?
For the official list of participating stores, visit the WizKids Event system.

How do I register for an event?
Registration for WizKids Open events will take place at participating store locations. Space is limited so head over to the WizKids Event System to find out which stores are participating.

What sort of events should players expect at the WizKids Open?
During the WizKids Open, you’ll be able to play Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men, Star Trek: Attack Wing, and HeroClix!

Will there be any exclusive items for sale during the WizKids Open?
Yes! Each store will have exclusive items for sale during the event. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get your hands on some of the coolest games and collectibles around.

What can players expect?
Great gaming, great prizes and a good time!

Are there exclusive prizes?
Yes! For the official list of prizes, visit the WizKids Event system.

Are winning tournaments the only way to attain prizes?
Although WizKids reserves the most elite of prizing for the tournament winners, that doesn’t mean they don’t have something for everyone.

Is this going to be a yearly thing?
It will depend on the turn out and overall success of the 2014 Open, but that is the goal.

I run a store and would like to be a part of the WizKids Open. How do I get in on the action?
There are many worthy stores across the country that may qualify for future events of this type.  Criteria for determining future participation will include:

  • WizKids event system registration participation
  • Number of events held and level of player participation
  • Product ordering for the lines that will be held at the WizKids Open
  • Location of store, gaming space, general layout of store
  • History of running events of this type

Will any WizKids Open events be held in international markets?
If everything goes well, WizKids does expect to roll this program out internationally  once a working blueprint for the event series has been established. The first event will be vital to working out any issues, which will pave the way for international rollout. The selection criteria for any future international event will follow the same performance based criteria as noted above.

Please visit www.wizkidseventsystem.com/wko for more information.

About WizKids  
WizKids/NECA, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NECA, is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. WizKids first pioneered the Combat Dial system featured in HeroClix, the leading collectible miniatures game on the market, with over 500 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. WizKids continues to produce new proprietary game platforms and properties including the award-winning fantasy board game Mage Knight, the groundbreaking Dice Building Game engine used in the critically-acclaimed game Quarriors and the launched in the first part of 2014 Dice Masters, as well as its widely hailed execution of Star Trek: Attack Wing. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.

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Announcements Conventions

WizKids 2014 Convention Exclusives Invade Gen Con Indy!

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Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Gen Con Indy is just under one month away and you know what that means? It means it’s time to announce that we will offering the following 2014 WizKids Convention Exclusives for sale at the WizKids booth (#1817):

Marvel HeroClix: Zombie Galactus

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The Devourer of Worlds has never been so hungry! Zombie Galactus prowls the cosmic spaceways, hoping to sate the cosmic hunger gnawing at him! Playable at 200, 400, and 1000 points, Zombie Galactus is sure to leave his mark on the HeroClix battlefield! Available for $50 while supplies last.

 

Marvel HeroClix: Impossible Man

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This native Poppupian possesses the power to take on virtually any form and he is always happy to use his abilities throw a monkey-wrench into the works! Impossible Man comes packed with a special Powers and Abilities Card (PAC) die that allows him to play havoc with the opposing team’s powers! Available for $15 while supplies last.

 

 DC HeroClix: Black Lantern Anti-Monitor

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This longtime foe of the positive-matter universe has never been deadlier! Re-animated through the power of the Black Lantern Central Power Battery, the Anti-Monitor seeks revenge upon all who have dared defy his might! Playable at 300, 600, and 900 points, the Black Lantern Anti-Monitor is the perfect addition to any DC HeroClix: War of Light collection! Available for $50 while supplies last.

 

 DC HeroClix: War of Light Black & White Power Batteries Pack 

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The DC HeroClix: War of Light Black & White Power Batteries Pack is an awesome addition to players’ DC HeroClix: War of Light collections!  This convention exclusive pack includes both the Black and White Central Power Battery Resource Objects, as well as seven (7) Black Lantern Construct Special Objects and seven (7) White Lantern Construct Special Objects.  Be the first to get this coveted DC HeroClix: War of Light accessory pack! Available for $25 while supplies last.

DC HeroClix: Resurrection Man

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Virtually immortal, Mitch Shelly can still die but each time he does, he is resurrected with all-new powers! As the Resurrection Man, Shelly searches for clues to his true identity while using his seemingly unlimited arsenal of powers to do good. The Resurrection Man figure comes with a Powers and Abilities Card (PAC) die to simulate his ability to change powers each time he resurrects in a HeroClix game! Available for $15 while supplies last.

 

Star Trek: Attack Wing – Cloaked Ship Pack

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Star Trek: Attack Wing fans! There is an all-new 2014 Convention Exclusive for you!  The Cloaked Ship pack contains 12 “cloaked” versions of previously released ships — all cast in a translucent, starry black plastic – and it includes the DS9 Upgrade Card Pack.  The 12 ship models included are: the Federation U.S.S. Defiant, the D7-class Klingon cruiser, the Klingon Bird-of-Prey, the Klingon Vor’Cha-class cruiser, the Klingon Nehgh’Var, the Romulan Bird-of-Prey, the Romulan Science Vessel, the Romulan Scout Vessel, the Romulan D’deridex-class cruiser, the Romulan Valdore, the Romulan Praetus, and the Dominion Koranak.

Please note: these 12 models do not come with Attack Wing stands or corresponding cards – they are meant to replace existing ships in Attack Wing games as “cloaked” versions.  Last but certainly not least, every Star Trek: Attack Wing Cloaked Ship pack comes with the eight (8) exclusive DS9 Upgrade cards! Available for $40 while supplies last.

 

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Star Trek: Attack Wing – Deep Space 9 (DS9)

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On the edge of the Federation frontier, Deep Space 9 guards the frontline against attacks from the Gamma Quadrant and other adversaries! Previously only available as the grand prize for The Dominion War Storyline Organized Play, there will be a limited number of Deep Space 9 models for sale at Gen Con Indy this year.  As a special bonus, each purchase of a Dominion War Deep Space 9 will also receive the DS9 Upgrade Card pack!  Available for $100 while supplies last.

 

We will have a limited inventory of each item available every day of the show so be sure to swing by the booth early on! Sales will be limited to one (of each figure) per person, per day but we reserve the right to open sales up in the afternoon of each day if inventory allows.  Please remember that we are only able to accept cash for purchases at the booth and exact change is always appreciated!

As always, thanks for your continued support and interest.  We’ll see you in Indianapolis!

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Announcements Gen Con Indy Road to Worlds

On the Road: Gen Con 2014!

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Greetings WizKids Fans and Supporters!

WizKids and HeroClix return to Gen Con Indy on August 14-17, 2014. Players will have the chance to play in many tourneys at Gen Con Indy this year between HeroClix Worlds, HeroClix Team Worlds, HeroClix Battle Royales, Star Trek Attack Wing, Marvel Dice Masters, and many other events.

HeroClix Modern Age Worlds returns to Gen Con Indy and players have 2 chances to qualify. Test your mettle against other players in a constructed event on Thursday or Friday where the top 8 players from each day will qualify for the Worlds Finals on Saturday. On Saturday, can you emerge victorious against the other 32 players including the HeroClix International champions from around the world? Win the HeroClix World Finals and claim the top prize of designing a HeroClix figure, a badge to Gen Con Indy next year with a spot in the HeroClix World Finals, and many other HeroClix prizes like factory sets and convention figures.

Debuting at Gen Con Indy is HeroClix Team Worlds where you and 2 of your friends can team-up to claim your victory. This event will be sealed where you and your teammates build the 3 best teams that you can out of 6 HeroClix boosters. Teams will have 2 chances to qualify with an event on Thursday and Friday where the top 2 teams from each day will qualify for the Team Worlds Finals on Saturday along with the 4 teams with the best combined record from Thursday and Friday.  Teams on Saturday will build the 3 best Modern Age constructed teams that they can with the qualifier that no game elements can be shared amongst the 3 teams and compete to claim the title of HeroClix Team Worlds champion. Win the HeroClix Team World Finals and you and your teammates will share the top prize of designing a Figure and many other HeroClix prizes like factory sets and convention figures.

The WizKids Booth (Gen Con Indy Booth 1817) will be open for demos and purchases beginning on Thursday August 14th where you can acquire the DC HeroClix: Black Lantern Corps Anti-Monitor (SRP $50), DC HeroClix: Resurrection Man (SRP $15), Marvel HeroClix: Zombie Galactus (SRP $50), and Marvel HeroClix: Impossible Man (SRP $15) which will be available on a first come first served basis while supplies last each day.

Want to see which side will emerge victorious in a battle between the Avengers and the X-Men? Then sit down for a demo of Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men!  Want to rule the skies while riding a dragon? Then take a demo of the D&D Attack Wing game. Both of these great games and more will be available for demos throughout the weekend at Gen Con Indy!

The full list of WizKids events for Gen Con Indy 2014 is below and we look forward to seeing you there!

 

Gen Con 2014 Event Descriptions

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DC HeroClix Battle RoyaleInterested 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 have groups of 16-64 players that will be randomized into four-player pods and will utilize boosters from a DC HeroClix expansion. The winner of each 4 player pod will receive a 2014 DC Convention Limited Edition figure as a prize.
Cost: $12 (or 6 generic tickets but seating will go to those with an event ticket first).
Availability/Schedule: Thursday-Saturday 10 AM-Midnight & Sunday 10 AM-4 PM

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 have groups of 16-64 players that will be randomized into four-player pods and will utilize boosters from a Marvel HeroClix expansion. The winner of each 4 player pod will receive a 2014 Marvel Convention Limited Edition figure as a prize.
Cost: $12 (or 6 generic tickets but seating will go to those with an event ticket first).
Availability/Schedule: Thursday-Saturday 10 AM-Midnight & Sunday 10 AM-4 PM

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HEROCLIX SCENARIO EVENTS

Game Play: Every day brings a variety of HeroClix games to play. See the scenarios described below for more details.

Prizes: The top half of players in these events will choose from a pool of HeroClix 2014 Convention Limited Edition figures.

Availability/Schedule:

Thursday 11 AM: Modern Age Constructed AvX Scenario – Build a 400 point Modern Age Avengers themed team and a 400 point Modern Age X-Men themed team with no tactics or team bases. Before the game begins, roll a d6 against your opponent and the higher roll gets to pick which team they play with and the opponent plays the other themed team.

Thursday 3 PM: Golden Age Constructed No Cards Scenario – Build your best 300 point team from sets in the pre-carded era. No tactics allowed of course because that would require cards.

Thursday 7 PM: Modern Age Team-Up Constructed Event – You and a friend each build the best 200 point Modern Age team with no tactics that you can and team up to take on another pair of opponents. This event uses the team-up rules for the HeroClix comprehensive tournament rules.

Friday 11 AM: Modern Age Team-Up Constructed Event – You and a friend each build the best 200 point Modern Age team with no tactics that you can and team up to take on another pair of opponents. This event uses the team-up rules for the HeroClix comprehensive tournament rules.

Friday 3 PM: Modern Age Constructed War of Light Scenario – Build 2 different “Lantern Corps” themed teams at 400 points each with no tactics. Before the game begins, roll a d6 against your opponent and the higher roll gets to pick which team they play with and the opponent plays the other themed team.

Friday 7 PM: Golden Age Constructed Meteorite Scenario – Build a 500 point Golden Age team that contains no tactics. During the event, the judge will call out map coordinates where the meteorites land! Find out at the event what the meteorites do.

Saturday 11 AM: Golden Age Constructed Everything Scenario – Build a 1000 point Golden Age team but you must include a vehicle, a colossal, a team base, a giant, a peanut base, and a single base figure on your team and no item can qualify for more than 1 of those requirements. No tactics allowed in this event.

Saturday 3 PM: Modern Age Team-Up Constructed Event – You and a friend each build the best 200 point Modern Age team with no tactics that you can and team up to take on another pair of opponents. This event uses the team-up rules for the HeroClix comprehensive tournament rules.

Saturday 7 PM: Modern Age Constructed Themed Team Scenario – Build a 500 point themed team using no tactics or team bases.

Sunday 11 AM: Modern Age Constructed Protect the Boss Scenario – Build a 400 point team with 1 figure of 100 points or under declared as the boss. If the boss is KO’d, all other characters on that force are immediately KO’d as well. No tactics allowed

Sunday 11 AM: Modern Age Constructed Zombie Scenario – Build a 500 point team with no figures over 100 points. When a figure is KO’d, it returns to your starting area on its first click and can fight again and again and again. No tactics allowed.

Sunday 11 AM: Modern Age Team-Up Constructed Event – You and a friend each build the best 200 point Modern Age team with no tactics that you can and team up to take on another pair of opponents. This event uses the team-up rules for the HeroClix comprehensive tournament rules.

Sunday 11 AM: Modern Age Constructed Brawl Event – Build a 500 point team but no figure can have range for this event printed on their dial. Also, you cannot use range for any power or ability during this event. No tactics allowed.

Sunday 11 AM: Golden Age Constructed Joker’s Wild Scenario – Build a 400 point team with no tactics. Also bring one figure that is not a part of your force, shares a name or real name with a character on your force, and has a point value of no more than 50 points different than that figure on your force. In addition to the normal rules, each game will utilize a custom deck of cards.

Cost: $12 (or 6 generic tickets but seating will go to those with an event ticket first).

If you like playing HeroClix with some of the other licenses, we have a full roster of events available!

 

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HEROCLIX FANTASY

Game Play: Only figures and objects from the Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Mage Knight, and DOTA2 are legal in these events.
Prizes: The top half of players in these events will choose from a pool of HeroClix 2014 Convention Limited Edition figures.

Availability/Schedule:

Thursday 11 AM – 300 point constructed force

Friday 3 PM – 500 point constructed epic force

Saturday 7 PM – 600 point constructed epic force

Cost: $12 (or 6 generic tickets but seating will go to those with an event ticket first).

 

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STAR TREK HEROCLIX TACTICS

Game Play: Only figures and objects from Star Trek Tactics are legal in these events.
Prizes: The top half of players in these events will choose from a pool of HeroClix 2014 Convention Limited Edition figures

Availability/Schedule:

Thursday 3 PM – 300 point constructed force

Friday 7 PM – 500 point constructed force

Saturday 11 AM – 500 point constructed theme force (all ships must share a keyword)

Cost: $12 (or 6 generic tickets but seating will go to those with an event ticket first).

 

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YU-GI-OH! HEROCLIX

Game Play: Only figures from Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix are legal in these events
Prizes: The top half of players in these events will choose from a pool of HeroClix 2014 Convention Limited Edition figures.

Availability/Schedule:

Thursday 7 PM – 300 point constructed force

Friday 11 AM – 500 point constructed force

Saturday 3 PM – 500 point constructed theme force (all figures must share a keyword)

Cost: $12 (or 6 generic tickets but seating will go to those with an event ticket first).

 

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HEROCLIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS

HeroClix Modern Age Worlds Constructed Qualifying Event: Want to play in HeroClix Modern Age Worlds and prove you’ve got what it takes to be the BEST? This constructed event will be run for at least 3 rounds and the top 8 players will qualify for the HeroClix Worlds Finals on Saturday. Build a 300 point HeroClix Modern Age team to compete. The top half of players in this event will get a prize from a pool of HeroClix 2014 convention exclusive figures.
Cost: $12 (or 6 generic tickets but seating will go to those with an event ticket first).
Availability/Schedule: Thursday at 11 AM & Friday at 5 PM

HeroClix Team Worlds Sealed Qualifying Event: Want to play in HeroClix Team Worlds and prove you and your 2 friends are the best team? Each sealed event will be run for at least 3 rounds and the top 2 teams will qualify for the HeroClix Team Worlds Finals on Saturday. This sealed event will utilize 6 boosters per team from a Marvel HeroClix expansion to build 3 300-point teams. The top half of players in this event will receive a prize from a pool of HeroClix 2014 convention exclusive figures.
Cost: $24 per person (or 12 generic tickets but seating will go to those with an event ticket first).
Availability/Schedule: Thursday 5 PM & Friday at 11 AM

HeroClix Modern Age Worlds Championship Event: THIS IS IT! You’ve battled through the event on Thursday or Friday and victory is in sight! Build the best 300 point Modern Age force! Fight it out with the rest of the top players and see who emerges victorious as the 2014 HeroClix Modern Age World Champion!
Cost for this event will be covered by WizKids.
Availability/Schedule: Saturday at 11 AM

HeroClix Team Worlds Championship Event: THIS IS IT! You’ve battled through the event on Thursday or Friday and victory is in sight! Build the best 300 point Modern Age force for each player on your team but no game elements can be shared across the forces! Fight it out with the rest of the top teams and see who emerges victorious as the 2014 HeroClix Team World Champion!
Cost for this event will be covered by WizKids.
Availability/Schedule: Saturday at 5 PM

For players in the HeroClix Worlds events, there is a map menu for what maps you can use in these events. These maps will be used in both the qualifiers on Thursday and Friday and the finals on Saturday for Worlds. The maps are:

Marvel:
1-2 Avengers vs. X-Men Latveria/Drowned Wakanda
3-4 Avengers vs. X-Men Kun’Lun/Moon
5-6 Wolverine and the X-Men Danger Room/Canadian Wilderness
7-8 Captain America The Winter Soldier Triskelion Helibay Indoor/Helicarrier Outdoor
9-10 Deadpool Fast Forces Thunderbolts/Submarine

DC:
1-2 Teen Titans N.O.W.H.E.R.E.: The Crucible/ Teen Titans Tower: Great Hall
3-4 Teen Titans Fast Forces N.O.W.H.E.R.E.: Arctic Base/Teen Titans Tower: Tower Ground
5-6 Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Apokolips/ Legion Plaza
7-8 Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Fast Forces Hall of Doom/Slaughter Swamp
9-10 War of Light Ranx/Oa Plaza

The HeroClix 2014 convention exclusive figures for the above events will be Worlds’ Finest, Jonah Hex, and Amazo for DC HeroClix and Whiplash, Doop, and Hulk & Red She-Hulk for Marvel HeroClix.

 

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STAR TREK: ATTACK WING EVENTS

Star Trek Attack Wing Quick Play Event: Want to captain your own starship? Then this event is for you! These will be 16-player single elimination events.  Build a 100 point constructed force and battle it out with other captains to see who will rule the stars! The top players in these events will receive a Star Trek: Attack Wing OP element!
Cost: $10(or 5 generic tickets but seating will go to those with an event ticket first).
Availability/Schedule: Thursday-Saturday 10 AM-Midnight & Sunday 10 AM-4 PM

 

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MARVEL DICE MASTERS EVENTS

Marvel DiceMasters Quick Play Semi-Constructed Event: Want to prove that you have what it takes to be a Dice Master? These events will use the Standard Sealed/Constructed Hybrid format rules and will be 32 player events with a Swiss format with 3 matches per round (45 minute limit per round). The top players in these events will receive a prize!
Cost: $10(or 5 generic tickets but seating will go to those with an event ticket first).
Availability/Schedule: Thursday-Saturday 10 AM-Midnight & Sunday 10 AM-4 PM

 

For questions regarding any of these events, please email us at: HeroClixConventions@gmail.com

Thanks for all of your support and we’ll see you at Gen Con Indy 2014!

 

 

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Announcements

Important European Release Date Update!

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Greetings WizKids Retailers and Supporters,

In our continuing efforts to keep everyone abreast of the latest news, we have the following release date announcements:

Important Release Date Information

In our continuing efforts to keep everybody abreast of the latest news and information regarding WizKids products, we would like to share the following release date updates for Europe.

DC HeroClix: War of Light Month One Organized Play Kit – SKU 71198
The North American release date is 26 May 2014
The European release date will be 21 June 2014

DC HeroClix: War of Light Wave One Booster Brick – SKU 71193
The North American release date is 26 May 2014
The European release date will be 21 June 2014

Godzilla Collectible Figures Series One: 24-Ct Gravity Feed – SKU 71417
The North American release date is 14 May 2014 (Rolling Release)
The European release date will be 5 July 2014

Pathfinder Battles: Reign of Winter 8-Ct Booster Brick – SKU 71459
The North American release date is 4 June 2014
The European release date will be 5 July 2014

Pathfinder Battles: Reign of Winter Case Incentive – SKU 71461
The North American release date is 4 June 2014
The European release date will be 5 July 2014

Star Trek: Attack Wing Wave Five – SKUs 71444, 71445, 71446
The North American release date is 11 June 2014
The European release date will be 5 July 2014

By informing everybody of these release date updates as soon as possible, our hope is to minimize as much confusion as we can. As always, thank you for your continued support.

Best,
-The WK Team

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Announcements WizKids Event System

Important WizKids Event System Announcement!

 

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The WES is dead. Long live the new WES!

As noted in one of Justin Ziran’s recent open letters, we have been hard at work on a ground-up rebuild of the WizKids Event System (the “WES”) and the WizKids Product Replacement System (the “WRS”). We are excited to announce that we are rolling out the initial release of the new WES and WRS on Monday, June 9th, 2014. As part of this release we have ported over the data for all stores, events, and players from the old systems as well as the store locator to make for as smooth a transition as possible. As such you should be able to log in with your current credentials on Monday. Please note: We will be taking the old WES down for maintenance on Monday morning to start the transition. We’re hoping to have the new WES back up in the afternoon. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

So What’s New?

For now, the new WES and WRS aim to replicate the same functionality of the old systems in a more intuitive and efficient manner. The goal is to make these systems easier to use and speed up your interaction with the system. The WES, in particular, will include some great new refinements and makes it easier to find events and stores, and for store owners and volunteers to report their events.

As a Player, in addition to the features from the old system, you now will be able to…

  • Follow your favorite stores to keep up to date with them
  • Select an option to be notified when your favorite stores host a new event
  • Select an option to receive reminders about upcoming events for which the player has registered
  • Find players by email or last name and look at their player profile (based on their privacy settings)
  • Adjust privacy settings for your profile information to control what you share with other users

As a Store, in addition to the features from the old system, you now will be able to…

  • Select an option to be notified when a new player “follows” or “likes” your store
  • Select an option to be notified when a new player registers for an event at your store
  • We have prepared tutorials for all the major portions of the site, to show how the new sites handles the features from the old systems.

 

What’s next?

The new WES and WRS are going to serve as foundations for some exciting new features coming soon. Here are some examples of some great new features for the WES.

Soon Players will…

  • be able to earn achievements based on participating in and winning events, volunteering for venues, and more
  • be ranked on a leaderboard based on their win/loss record and points earned from their achievements
  • have a gamer-tag with a player avatar and extended profile that will show achievements and leaderboard rank
  • be able to form teams with other players and compete in team based rankings
  • be able to follow other players and receive notifications when they participate in or win an event
  • send messages to other players (based on their privacy settings)

Soon Stores will…

  • be able to earn achievements based on hosting and reporting events and growing their player base
  • have a store profile that will show their achievements, images, and more
  • be able to upload images of their store and past hosted events to their store profile
  • send messages to volunteers and players that are following the store (based on their privacy settings)

 

What if something goes wrong?

As with any new system rollout, we can’t guarantee that there wont be some minor glitches. We are doing our best to ensure this doesn’t happen. Moreover, we are making sure that the database for the old system will remain intact, to avoid any data loss. If you encounter any trouble with the WES or the WRS, please send an email to support@mfv.com and we’ll do our best to resolve the issue in a timely fashion.

Thank you as always for your continued interest and support.  Please join us Monday as we usher in an all-new era for the WES and WRS!
-The WizKids Games Team

 

 

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Origins Game Fair Road to Worlds

On the Road: Origins Game Fair 2014!

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Greetings WizKids Fans and Supporters!

Another year and another convention season is about to begin again. WizKids and HeroClix return to Origins Game Fair (June 11-15, 2014). Players will have the chance to play in many tourneys at Origins Game Fair this year between HeroClix U.S. Nationals, HeroClix Battle Royales, Star Trek Attack Wing, and many other events.

HeroClix U.S. Nationals returns to Origins Game Fair and players have 2 chances to qualify. Test your mettle against other players in a constructed event on Thursday where the top 8 players will qualify for the U.S. National Finals on Saturday. If you don’t make it on Thursday, you have a second chance on Friday to qualify in a sealed event. Can you battle it out with the other players and emerge victorious? Win the HeroClix National Finals and claim the top prize of designing an Additional Team Ability, a badge to Gen Con Indy, a place in the HeroClix World’s Finals on Saturday at Gen Con Indy as well as additional prizes. Do you have what it takes to be the HeroClix U.S. National Winner?

While hosted events will not begin until Thursday, the WizKids Booth (Origins Game Fair Hall D) will be open for demos and purchases beginning on Wednesday, June 11th! Be the first in the U.S.A. to acquire the DC HeroClix: Black Lantern Corps Anti-Monitor (SRP $50), DC HeroClix: Resurrection Man (SRP $15), Marvel HeroClix: Zombie Galactus (SRP $50), and Marvel HeroClix: Impossible Man (SRP $15) which will be available on a first come first served basis while supplies last each day.

Want to learn how to rule the stars? Then take a voyage and demo the Star Trek: Attack Wing game. Want to see which side will emerge victorious in a battle between the Avengers and the X-Men? Then sit down for a demo of Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men! Both of these great gams and more will be available for demos throughout the weekend at Origins Game Fair

 

The full list of WizKids events for Origins Game Fair 2014 is below and we look forward to seeing you there!

 

Origins 2014 Event Descriptions

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DC HeroClix Battle RoyaleInterested 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 have groups of 16-64 players that will be randomized into four-player pods and will utilize boosters from a DC HeroClix expansion. The winner of each 4 player pod will receive a 2014 DC Convention Limited Edition figure as a prize.

Cost for this event will be $12.

Availability/Schedule: Thursday-Saturday from 10 AM-6 PM (Last event will start at 5 PM)

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 have groups of 16-64 players that will be randomized into four-player pods and will utilize boosters from a Marvel HeroClix expansion. The winner of each 4 player pod will receive a 2014 Marvel Convention Limited Edition figure as a prize.

Cost for this event will be $12.

Availability/Schedule: Thursday-Saturday from 10 AM-6 PM (Last event will start at 5 PM)

AvX_Wizkids_logoHeroClix Avengers vs. X-Men Modern Age Day 1 Event: Who will win in the battle between the Avengers vs. the X-Men? Bring a 300 point constructed force with you and it must contain 1 figure from either the Marvel HeroClix: Avengers vs. X-Men Avengers or X-Men starter on your force. The only Tactics allowed in this event will be the Phoenix Force fragments. This event will be limited to 32 players so be sure to secure your place early. The top half of players in this event will receive a prize from a pool of 2014 Convention exclusive figures.

Cost for this event will be $12.

Availability/Schedule: Thursday at 11 AM

HeroClix Avengers vs. X-Men Golden Age Day 2 Event: Who will win in the battle between the Avengers vs. the X-Men? Bring a 400 point constructed force with you and it must contain 2 figures from either the Marvel HeroClix: Avengers vs. X-Men AvengersAvengers or X-Men starter on your force. The only Tactics allowed in this event will be the Phoenix Force fragments. This event will be limited to 32 players so be sure to secure your place early. The top half of players in this event will receive a prize from a pool of 2014 Convention exclusive figures.

Cost for this event will be $12.

Availability/Schedule: Friday at 11 AM

HeroClix Avengers vs. X-Men Modern Age Day 3 Event: Who will win in the battle between the Avengers vs. the X-Men? Players must build two 300-point forces: one force must have a Marvel HeroClix: Avengers vs. X-Men Avengers starter figure on it and the second team must have a Marvel HeroClix: Avengers vs. X-Men Avengers X-Men starter figure on it. At the beginning of the game, the roll will determine who gets to play which side and the opponent will play the opposite side for that round. The only Tactics allowed in this event will be the Phoenix Force fragments. This event will be limited to 32 players so be sure to secure your place early. The top half of players in this event will receive a prize from a pool of 2014 Convention exclusive

Cost for this event will be $12.

Availability/Schedule: Saturday at 11 AM

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HeroClix Golden Age Team-Up Constructed Event: You and a friend each build the best 200 point HeroClix Golden Age team with no tactics that you can and team up to take on another pair of opponents. Band your heroes together and lead them to glory! This event will be limited to 16 teams (32 players) so be sure to secure your place early. The top half of players in this event will receive a prize from a pool of 2014 Convention exclusive figures.

Cost for this event will be $24.

Availability/Schedule: Thursday & Friday at 3 PM

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HeroClix Hobbit/Lord of the Rings Epic Event: Are you ready to claim the one ring and rule over all of Middle Earth! Bring a 500 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. The top half of players in this event will receive a prize from a pool of 2014 Convention exclusive figures.

Cost for this event will be $12.

Availability/Schedule: Thursday at 3 PM

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HeroClix Yu-Gi-Oh! Constructed Event: Are you ready to claim the title of the master of Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix! Bring a 300 point constructed force that may only contain items from Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix expansions. This event will be limited to 16 players so be sure to secure your place early. The top half of players in this event will receive a prize from a pool of 2014 Convention exclusive figures.

Cost for this event will be $12.

Availability/Schedule: Friday at 3 PM

 

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HeroClix Meteorite Scenario Event: Bring a 300 point HeroClix Modern Age team that contains no tactics with you and determine who can survive a deadly meteorite swarm while emerging victorious over your opponent. This event will be limited to 64 players so be sure to secure your place early. The top half of players in this event will receive a prize from a pool of 2014 Convention exclusive figures.

Cost for this event will be $12.

Availability/Schedule: Saturday at 3 PM

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HeroClix U.S. National Championship Constructed Qualifying Event: Want to play in HeroClix U.S. Nationals and prove you’ve got what it takes to be the BEST? This constructed event will be run for at least 3 rounds and the top 8 players will qualify for the HeroClix U.S. Nationals Finals on Saturday. Build a 300 point HeroClix Modern Age team to compete. The top half of players in this event will get a prize from a pool of 2014 convention exclusive figures.

Cost for this event will be $12.

Availability/Schedule: Thursday at 10 AM

HeroClix U.S. National Championship Sealed Qualifying Event: Want to play inHeroClix U.S. Nationals  and prove you’ve got what it takes to be the BEST? Each sealed event will be run for at least 3 rounds and the top 8 players will qualify for theHeroClix U.S. Nationals Finals on Saturday. This sealed event will utilize one booster from a DC HeroClix expansion and one booster from a Marvel HeroClix expansion to build a 300 point team. The top half of players in this event will receive a prize from a pool of 2014 convention exclusive figures.

Cost for this event will be $24.

Availability/Schedule: Friday at 10 AM

HeroClix U.S. National Championship Final Event: THIS IS IT! You’ve battled through the event on Thursday or Friday and victory is in sight! Build the best 300 point Modern Age force! Fight it out with the rest of the top players and see who emerges victorious as the 2014 HeroClix National Champion!

Cost for this event will be covered by Wizkids.

Availability/Schedule: Saturday at 10 AM

For players in the HeroClix U.S. Nationals events, there is a map menu for what maps you can use in these events. These maps will be used in both the qualifiers on Thursday and Friday and the finals on Saturday for Nationals. The maps are:

Marvel:
1-2 Avengers vs. X-Men Latveria/Drowned Wakanda
3-4 Avengers vs. X-Men Kun’Lun/Moon
5-6 Wolverine and the X-Men Danger Room/Canadian Wilderness
7-8 Captain America The Winter Soldier Triskelion Helibay Indoor/Helicarrier Outdoor
9-10 Deadpool Fast Forces Thunderbolts/Submarine

DC:
1-2 Teen Titans N.O.W.H.E.R.E.: The Crucible/ Teen Titans Tower: Great Hall
3-4 Teen Titans Fast Forces N.O.W.H.E.R.E.: Arctic Base/Teen Titans Tower: Tower Ground
5-6 Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Apokolips/ Legion Plaza
7-8 Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Fast Forces Hall of Doom/Slaughter Swamp
9-10 War of Light Ranx/Oa Plaza

The 2014 convention prizes for the above events will be Worlds’ Finest and Jonah Hex for DC HeroClix and Whiplash and Doop for Marvel HeroClix.

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Star Trek Attack Wing Quick Play Event: Want to captain your own starship? Then this event is for you! These will be 16-player single elimination events.  Build a 100 point constructed force and battle it out with other captains to see who will rule the stars! The winners of each round of this event will receive a Star Trek: Attack Wing OP element!

Cost for this event will be $10.

Availability/Schedule: Thursday-Saturday from 10 AM-6 PM (Last event will start at 3 PM)

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One final event note: 

Unfortunately, we regret to announce that the Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men tournament events at Origins Game Fair have been cancelled due to the limited availability of product, but interested players can still catch an exciting demo of the game in our booth area.

 

For questions regarding any of these events, please email us at: HeroClixConventions@gmail.com

Thanks for all of your support, we’ll see you on the HeroClix Road to Worlds at Origins Game Fair 2014!

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Announcements Star Trek: Attack Wing

WizKids Games Announces Star Trek Attack Wing: The Collective!

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Greetings Star Trek: Attack Wing Retailers & Fans!

WizKids Games has just posted information about the next exciting Storyline Organized Play program for Star Trek: Attack Wing— The Collective.  In this article, we are going to take a closer look at The Collective to provide you with some more in-depth information about the structure of the the program.

The Collective is a 3-month storyline organized play event series starting in July 2014 with three unique organized play kits each to support one event per month.  The Kits are as follows:

SKU 71508 The Collective Month 1 OP Kit— First Contact

SKU 71509 The Collective Month 2 OP Kit— The Battle Of Wolf 359

SKU 71510 The Collective Month 3 OP Kit— The Battle of Sector 001

Kits include participation prizes for each player, scenario game rules with associated map elements and an exclusive Star Trek: Attack Wing ship for the winner of the event.  Each kit supports up to 10 players.

New to this event series is The Collective Tournament Ship Bricks (SKU 71645). The Collective Tournament Ship Bricks are 10 individually packed ships (with their corresponding cards and tokens) containing one of five different ships that are unique to this event series (each brick contains 2 copies of each of the 5 ships).   The ships are packed in sealed blind boosters so players will not be able to know which ship they will be receiving.

NOTE: Stores may choose to run The Collective organized play events without The Collective Tournament Ship Bricks if they so choose.

For stores purchasing The Collective Tournament Ship Bricks, the suggested format for the events are for players to pre-build a fleet of 90 points and— using the contents of their ship pack they drew from The Collective Tournament Ship Brick— field a 30 point ship that they add to their fleet.  Each ship pack contains options for generic/named ship, captains and upgrades that can provide multiple different configurations for a 30 point ship.  It is recommended that stores charge an entry fee for The Collective events (where local laws allow) to cover the cost of the OP Kit and Tournament Brick.

To recap:

  • The Collective Organized Play Kits will be packed separately from The Collective Tournament Ship Bricks and are separate SKUs to be ordered.  Stores may opt to run The Collective Organized Play series without purchasing The Collective Tournament Ship Bricks if they so choose.
  • The Collective Organized Play kits will support up to 10 players, unlike previous kits that supported up to 12 players.  If a store can demonstrate that they average more than 10 players, they may speak with their sales representative at their distributor to request additional OP kits/Tournament Bricks.

Thank you all for your continued support of Star Trek: Attack Wing and we leave you with this FAQ (below) that will hopefully answer any lingering questions you may have about The Collective Organized Play Event Series.

Best,
-The WK Team

 

Star Trek: Attack Wing- The Collective Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What is Star Trek: Attack Wing- The Collective?
A: Star Trek: Attack Wing- The Collective is a three-month storyline Organized Play program beginning in July 2014.  The Collective features exclusive content found only in The Collective Tournament Ship Bricks and limited edition prizes found only in The Collective Organized Play kits.

Q: How often will Star Trek: Attack Wing- The Collective events take place?
A: Each Star Trek: Attack Wing- The Collective Organized Play kit will support one monthly event. The event itself is 3 months long.

Q: How many players does each Star Trek: Attack Wing- The Collective kit support?
A: Each Star Trek: Attack Wing- The Collective Organized Play kit will support 10 players. Please note that this is a change from the STAW The Dominion War event series.

Q: What are the requirements to participate in Star Trek: Attack Wing- The Collective?
A: Stores must be registered in the WizKids Event System (WES), and must have signed off on the WizKids Promotional Product Licensing Agreement.  Lastly, stores must schedule their monthly Star Trek: Attack Wing- The Collective events in the WES as well.

Q: How do I order Star Trek: Attack Wing- The Collective Organized Play materials and Tournament Ship Bricks?
A: Contact your Star Trek: Attack Wing distributor’s sales rep to order today!

Q: What if my distributor runs out of Star Trek: Attack Wing- The Collective OP kits or Tournament Ship Bricks
A: Make no mistake, we anticipate that Star Trek: Attack Wing- The Collective will be hot and the Tournament Ship Bricks will only be available while supplies last.   We suggest that you place your orders as soon as possible.

Q: What if I need three or more Star Trek: Attack Wing- The Collective Organized Play kits to support my store’s monthly Star Trek Attack Wing- The Collective events?
A: Talk to your Sales Rep; every request for additional kits will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Q: What if, after speaking with my sales rep, I still cannot get enough Star Trek: Attack Wing- The Collective Organized Play kits or Tournament Ship Bricks?
A: The Collective organized play events can be run without The Collective Tournament Ship Bricks.  For stores running The Collective events without The Collective Tournament Ship Bricks,we suggest a standard constructed 100 point fleet build format.

Q: Where can I find more information about Star Trek Attack Wing- The Collective?
A: More information about what is included in each Star Trek Attack Wing- The Collective OP Kit can be found at http://wizkidsgames.com/thecollective.   Links to the instruction sheets will become active in the coming weeks.