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Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline Organized Play

Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline OP – Vision

Greetings HeroClix fans! Today, we’re taking another look at a piece from the Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline Organized Play event! Our piece today features a classic Avenger, as well as member of the Young Avengers – Vision!

Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline Organized Play - Vision

An 80-point piece, Vision is best suited to move freely about the map, using his range of five squares to pick troublesome opposing figures off from a distance. Of course, that’s not all he’s built for! For example, if you run him on a Young Avengers themed team, you can take advantage of his trait, Protect Cassie No Matter What. This trait provides a unique modifier, stating that if Vision is adjacent to a friendly character named Stature, you modify both of their attack values by +1!

Vision also makes use of some significant standard powers. As hinted at earlier, Vision begins the game with two clicks featuring both Phasing/Teleport and Penetrating/Psychic Blast – which are especially useful when positioning and getting him ready to attack characters with damage reducing powers, like Iron Man or Ms. Marvel. His final two clicks also bring two powers well suited to work together, Charge and Exploit Weakness. Other standard powers on his dial include Precision Strike, Shape Change, and Super Senses.

One of the Vision’s signature abilities is his ability to become lighter than air or harder than steel, which is represented on his dial by his special power Density Control. Appearing on his first three clicks of defense, Density Control states that at the beginning of your turn, you may choose one of these combinations until you choose again: Vision can use Super Senses and modifies his defense value by +1, or Vision may instead use Invulnerability and Super Strength!

A versatile combatant, able to damage in either close combat or ranged combat situations, Vision is a significant addition to any team, and is able to be played on Anti-Registration, Robot, or Young Avengers themed teams. He has a diverse set of abilities, and can suitably fill any role you need at any given time!

That’s it for today, ‘Clix fans! Be sure to join us next time as we continue to take more exciting looks at the Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline OP and other upcoming releases! Visit the WizKids Info Network to find events near you. Until next time, push for the win!

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Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline Organized Play

Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline OP – Tournament Format

Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline OP Month 1

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Civil War is upon us!  Beginning today, June 1st, HeroClix venues all over the world will be holding Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline Organized Play tournaments.  Choose your side, whether you stand with Iron Man on the Pro-Registration side or with Captain America on the Anti-Registration side, both teams are balanced and ready to play.  It is up to you, and your dice, to decide who is victorious!

For all the information regarding the Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline Organized Play events, you can follow this link:  http://wizkids.com/heroclix/marvel-heroclix-civil-war-storyline-organized-play-series/

For today’s discussion, let’s focus on the suggested tournament format of how these events will be run and what players can expect for team building prospects.

The first three months of Civil War are single booster draft Battle Royales.  Players are seated in groups of four, with two having been declared playing ‘Pro-Registration’ and two for ‘Anti-Registration’.  Each brick of Civil War boosters has 8 regular 5-figure boosters and one Prize Support Pack. There are 2 different 2’x 3’ maps included in the Support Pack that have a 2’ x 2’ area on them marked off for a four player setup.  Once seating is determined, players open their single booster, check the contents to be sure all characters’ dials are readable and proper cards are included, and then they ‘draft’ their teams.  Each booster contains 2 red based Pro-Registration pieces, 2 dark blue based Anti-Registration pieces, and one black based neutral figure.  All players take the neutral figure and the two figures that match their chosen faction and add them to their force.  The two remaining figures get passed to the next player of the opposing faction (across or to the left, depending on seating).  This way every player has 5 figures to play, 4 of their faction and one neutral.  Stores will also distribute the ‘Bounty Cards’ found in the Support Pack randomly to players, based on faction.  If you are able to defeat the character depicted on your Bounty Card, then ALL players of your faction (even in other Battle Royales!) can heal a friendly character of their choice 1 click at the beginning of their turn!   Players then determine who goes first, choose starting areas accordingly, and play goes clockwise around the table.

Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline OP Bounty Cards

In Month 1 and Month 3, the format is a standard Battle Royale, so every player for themselves! And Month 2 is a Team Battle Royale, which will have players teaming up with the other player of the same faction! The winner is the player with the most points that they KO’d.  After the game is over, all of the figures opened in everyone’s boosters are placed in the middle of the table, along with one of the Prize Foil Packs located in the Support Pack. Then, players ‘snake draft’ what they are going home with, choosing one figure at a time in the order of 1st to 4th place and then in reverse order until all figures have been chosen.

So what can you expect when it comes time to set up your team in your starting area and roll some dice?  There are 16 figures for each faction and 9 neutral figures in the Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline OP set.  With the way figures are distributed and the range of point values of all the characters, every player will have a team of at least 300 points, but likely between 330 and 370.  It is recommended that organizers keep players to 3 regular actions per turn.  All the available figures are either 60, 70, 80, or 90 points with equal distribution between factions.  For example, both factions only have one 90 point figure available as a common (Hercules or She-Hulk), and only one 80 point uncommon (both versions of Spider-Man) with no 90 point uncommons.

Let’s take a quick look at an example how this will work on game day:

You sit down at a table with three other players, all with your Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline OP Clashboosters in hand and ready to play.  You are playing Pro-Registration, so to your left and right going around the table you have a pair of Anti-Registration players.  You open your boosters at the same time, and verify the contents of the booster.

Let’s say your booster looks like this:

Captain America 001 (blue base-common)
Iron Man 002 (red base-common)
Namorita 033 (black base-common)
Spider-Man 014 (red base-uncommon)
Falcon 023 (blue base-rare)

You immediately take out the Namorita (60 points), Iron Man (80 points), and Spider-Man (80 points) and pass the Captain America (80 points) and Falcon (70 points) to one of the Anti-registration players and receive two red based figures from the other Anti-Registration player.

Suppose they hand you:

Radioactive Man (70 points)
Yellowjacket (60 points)

This gives you a 350 point team to go up against three other players with a similar point total.  Point totals do not have to be equal to balance out in a battle royale.  These battles are a different breed entirely when compared to standard 2-player games.  20 figures, all of the 60 to 90 point weight class, slugging it out on a smaller 2’ x 2’ map setup.

That’s all for today, HeroClix fans! Log into the WizKids Info Network and find Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline OP tournaments near you, starting in June, and choose your side. We hope you enjoy the new Battle Royale format and wish you luck in your upcoming events!

Until next time, just kick back, relax, and pull your tokens!

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Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline OP – Atlas & Goliath

Greetings HeroClix Fans! Civil War is upon us!  Beginning June 1st HeroClix venues all over the world will kick off the Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline Organized Play. Choose your side, whether you stand with Tony Stark on the Pro-Registration side -or- with Captain America on the Anti-Registration side, both teams are equally balanced and ready to play.  It is up to you (and your dice) to decide who is victorious!

Today’s preview of the Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline OP gives you a taste of that balance as we look at team members on each side of the conflict. Two heroes who have to shop the ‘Big and Tall’ section for new suits, Atlas & Goliath!

Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline OP - Atlas

Co-opted by the government as part of the Thunderbolts team of (semi) reformed super powered criminals, Atlas represents the Pro-Registration forces supporting Iron Man.  At 90 points, Atlas provides a strong backbone for your team.  With abilities provided by the Indomitable defense symbol, the Giant damage symbol, and the Masters of Evil team ability, he can keep moving and keep hitting whenever you need to dish out damage. There is a good chance he will always have something close by to hit with the Giant Reach ability. He has movement options at every position on his dial with a starting click of Charge, two clicks of a special movement power Just Like When We Invaded the Mansion that lets him use Flurry and Sidestep, and when using Flurry he can place any hit characters adjacent to him after the action ends, and then he finishes with regular Sidestep.  With some Quake and Close Combat Expert, on attack and damage respectively, he can be useful for hitting multiple targets or singling out just one.  His attack stays at a consistent 10 with a little rise at the end and his damage never drops below 3.  Atlas is also sturdy enough to take some heavy hits with Impervious, Invulnerability, and Toughness for damage reduction on every click.  He also works as a team player with the Justice Like Lightning trait that is also featured on the other Thunderbolts members in this set, which gives him the chance to remove an action token from a friendly character with the Thunderbolts keyword within 4 squares whenever he damages one or more characters with an attack.  Now let’s see who he will likely be grappling with on the Marvel HeroClix: Civil War battlefield.

Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline OP - Goliath

Matching Atlas at 90 points, Goliath sports the Indomitable and Giant Size abilities for Captain America’s Anti-Registration faction.  He also has the Defenders team ability to share his healthy starting 18 defense value with other Defenders or Wild Card characters.  As more of a traditional heavy hitter, Goliath strides ahead at the opposition with Charge and Super Strength, switching over to Sidestep and Close Combat Expert mid dial.  He finishes with higher attack and damage values as a last ditch effort to help his team, with the Get Ready for the Shortest Comeback in History that lets him use Charge without reducing his speed value by half.  If Goliath falls in clix combat just as he did in the comics his trait, A Hero Remembered will trigger and result in a click of healing for the rest of his teammates, and the use of Sidestep if he is KO’d during your opponent’s turn.  His defensive line of Invincible, Invulnerability, and Toughness should keep you from seeing his KO clicks too early though.

That’s all for today, HeroClix fans! Log into the WizKids Info Network to find Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline OP Events near you starting in June!

Until next time, keep your dice on the table and your eyes on the map!

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Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Unboxing Videos

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HeroClix Fans!

Watch as Scott Porter unveils figures from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Civil War boosters! Click the images below to begin the videos!

Want to get your hands on these figures? Register today for the Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Organized Play event at your FLGS now!

Learn More: http://bit.ly/civilwarevent

Marvel HeroClix: Civil War OP Boosters 1 & 2


Marvel HeroClix: Civil War OP Boosters 3 & 4


Marvel HeroClix: Civil War OP Boosters 5 & 6 — Plus Bonus! Two Grand Prize Figs Revealed


Marvel HeroClix: Civil War OP Boosters 7 & 8 — Plus Bonus! Support Pack and Two Grand Prize Figs Revealed

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Marvel HeroClix: Chaos War: Nitro!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

For today’s Marvel HeroClix: Chaos War preview we bring you a villain whose actions ignited the Civil War storyline when his explosion near an elementary school killed more than 600 people.  Making his first appearance in HeroClix, we present Nitro!

Nitro’s body was genetically altered by the Kree so that he could explode and reform his body at will. To showcase this ability, Nitro begins his dial with a special power in his movement slot, Explode and Reform.  When given a double power action to use Explode and Reform, Nitro can target each opposing character within 2 squares with a close combat attack.  Each character that is then hit with this attack is dealt penetrating damage equal to three minus the number of squares the character is from Nitro!

Explode and Reform is the only power that appears on all of Nitro’s odd-numbered clicks.  On his even-numbered clicks, Nitro replaces Explode and Reform with Phasing/Teleport to represent his post-explosion gaseous state.  In this state Nitro is also difficult to hit so defensively he gains Energy Shield/Deflection to give him a boost against ranged attacks.

In the attack slots of his even-numbered clicks is another special power, Explosive Punch, which allows Nitro to use Force Blast. Nitro can use Force Blast normally or, as a free action, he can target any character he has hit with a close combat attack that turn. In Golden Age format games, you can spend six points to assign Nitro the Whirlwind feat (found under the Print and Play section) and knock back multiple targets with Force Blast. Explosive Punch can be used as a follow-up attack after Explode and Reform to push an opposing character off elevated terrain or into blocking terrain!

Nitro has one keyword (Brute) and clocks in at 41 points, which leaves plenty of room for other attackers and support pieces on your force.

That’s all we have for today!  Please join us next time when we explore more secrets from the Marvel HeroClix: Chaos War set.  Until next time, keep your Clix off their KOs!