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On the Road – Gen Con 2012 Update or What’s on the Menu?

Greetings WizKids Fans and Supporters!

So in the interest of letting the players know how the tourneys are going to run at Gen Con and what the prizes are going to be, it’s always good to have a little breakdown.

For players in the Worlds Championship events, there is a map menu for what maps you can use in these events.  The maps are:

01 – Infinity Gauntlet Month 1 – Soul World

02 – Infinity Gauntlet Month 2 – Nexus

03 – Infinity Gauntlet Month 3 – Tamaria

04 – Infinity Gauntlet Month 4 – The Garden

05 – Infinity Gauntlet Month 5 – Space Racetrack

06 – Infinity Gauntlet Month 6 – the Collector’s Ship

07 – Infinity Gauntlet Month 7 – Mental Plane

08 – Infinity Gauntlet Month 8 – Shrine to Death

09 – Galactic Guardians – Blue Area of the Moon

10 – Galactic Guardians – Realm of Death

11 – Annihilators Fast Forces – Knowhere

12 – Annihilators Fast Forces – Alien City

13 – Incredible Hulk – Gamma Range

14 – Incredible Hulk – Shadowland

15 – Incredible Hulk: Fast Forces – Sakaar

16 – Incredible Hulk: Fast Forces – Gamma Base

17 – Battle for Smallville: Fast Forces – Smallville

18 – Battle for Smallville: Fast Forces – Bizzarro World

19 – Superman – Metropolis

20 – Superman – Fortress of Solitude

This map menu is only for players in the Worlds Championship events, which includes the sealed and constructed grinders on Th/Fri, semi-finals on Sat, “last chance” grinder on Sat, and the Finals on Sunday.  If you are playing in the other events during the course of GenCon, you can use any legal 2×3 map in those events.

Worlds Grinders will get the winner a seat at the World Semi-Finals on Saturday and his choice between 2 random figures from a pool of Martian Manhunter, Dr. Fate, Superman & Superman, Apocalypse, Punisher, and Venom and his opponent in the third round gets the other figure.  This event lasts approximately 3 hours and the last event on Thursday and Friday will start no later than 9 PM on those days.

World Semi-Finals will get the top X players a prize from the Martian Manhunter, Dr. Fate, Superman & Superman, Apocalypse, Punisher, and Venom prize pool and a spot in the World Finals on Sunday.  (X will be determined by the number of seats available in the Worlds Finals after seating has been given to the 2011 World Champion, 2012 National Champion, etc.)

Worlds “Last Chance” Grinder will get the top 4 players a prize from the Martian Manhunter, Dr. Fate, Superman & Superman, Apocalypse, Punisher, and Venom prize pool and the winner will get a spot in the World Finals on Sunday.

World Finals will get the winner a prize package to include designing your own figure in an upcoming set (subject to licensor and WizKids approval).  In addition the winner will get a set of the 2012 Convention figures and other fabulous prizes including a factory set of Chaos War.  The rest of the top 16 players from Worlds will get prizes from amongst the Martian Manhunter, Dr. Fate, Superman & Superman, Apocalypse, Punisher, and Venom prize pool.

Marvel Battle Royales will get the winner a random figure from a pool of Apocalypse, Punisher, and Venom.  Since this event lasts 1 hour, the last event for the day will start no later than 11 PM on Thursday Saturday and 2 PM on Sunday.

DC Battle Royales will get the winner a random figure from a pool of Martian Manhunter, Dr. Fate, and Superman & Superman.  Since this event lasts 1 hour, the last event for the day will start no later than 11 PM on Thursday-Saturday and 2 PM on Sunday.

The HeroClix Lord of the Rings events will get the winner a factory set of Lord of the Rings and the top half of the players a prize from a pool of Martian Manhunter, Dr. Fate, Superman & Superman, Apocalypse, Punisher, and Venom.  Of note, this event is limited to only figures from the Lord of the Rings set.

The HeroClix Street Fighter Tag Team events will get the winner a factory set of Street Fighter and the top half of the players a prize from a pool of Martian Manhunter, Dr. Fate, Superman & Superman, Apocalypse, Punisher, and Venom.  Of note, this event limits your team to 4 figures and no tactics other than standard objects in this format (this includes bystander tokens, special objects, resources, themed teams, etc.).

The HeroClix Star Trek Tactics events will get the winner a factory set of Star Trek Tactics and the top half of the players a prize from a pool of Martian Manhunter, Dr. Fate, Superman & Superman, Apocalypse, Punisher, and Venom.  Of note, this event is limited to only figures from the Star Trek Tactics set.

The HeroClix Golden Age event will get the winner a Giant Man figure and the top half of the players a prize from a pool of Martian Manhunter, Dr. Fate, Superman & Superman, Apocalypse, Punisher, and Venom.

The HeroClix “Run the Gauntlet” 1-4 events will get the winner a set of the 2012 Marvel or DC convention figures and the top half of the players a prize from a pool of Martian Manhunter, Dr. Fate, Superman & Superman, Apocalypse, Punisher, Venom, and the Infinity Gauntlet monthly prizes.

The HeroClix “Run the Gauntlet” 5 event will get the winner a Thanos Colossal figure and the top half of the players a prize from a pool of Martian Manhunter, Dr. Fate, Superman & Superman, Apocalypse, Punisher, Venom, and the Infinity Gauntlet monthly prizes.  Of note, this event states that figures must be from the Incredible Hulk, Galactic Guardians, and/or Chaos War sets.  Resources or special objects that do not come from these expansions are not allowed in this event.

Quarriors! events will get all of the players a promo card.  Winners of the Semi-Finals will get a Quarriors! Rise of the Demons expansion and the Finals winner will get a Quarmageddon expansion.

In addition to the above prizes for the events, all players in a WizKids event will get a random Print and Play card as a participation prize.  Please also remember that it’s while supplies last for the tourneys on each day of the convention.

The Battle Royale rules, current retirement schedule, and other tourney rules are available for download in the HeroClix Comprehensive Tournament Rules document on the HeroClix.com website.

As you can see, there are lots of wonderful prizes for our players at GenCon this year!  We hope to see all of you there!

For questions on any of the conventions, please email:  HeroClixConventions@gmail.com

 

 

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HeroClix on the Road 2012 – Martian Manhunter

Greetings WizKids Fans and Supporters!

Feeling alienated?  Not exactly something that ever happens when you go to convention.  Whether it’s hanging with old friends or making new friends, you will never feel like you are alone at a convention.  It’s one of the reasons that conventions are such a great experience for players.  You get the chance to meet so many other people who share an interest in a game that you play.  Our fourth 2012 HeroClix convention preview is Martian Manhunter, who has felt alienated and alone as he was the last survivor of Mars or so he thought.

J’onn J’onzz, also known as the Martian Manhunter, arrived on earth and quickly decided to try to blend in with society.  In order to do this, he used his Mind Probe (Mind Control) to see how humans would respond to him.  Based on this knowledge, J’onn hid his true nature by concealing himself as a detective amongst us and this is represented by his My True Form Is Not Appealing to You (Shape Change).  He was also blessed with Martian Physiology which allowed him to hide in the shadows with Stealth and get wherever he needed to go with Phasing/Teleport.   His Martian heritage also gave him the ability to hurt the strongest of foes with his Martian Vision (Penetrating/Psychic Blast) and to lift the heaviest of objects with his Martian Strength (Super Strength).

After observing humanity as an outsider, Martian Manhunter finally found a home amongst the Justice League and made many friends during his time with the team.  During World War III, he told Black Adam The Time Has Come For A Reckoning (Hypersonic Speed) as they faced off in battle.  Believing That The Future Is Worth the Fight (Impervious) and that they should Stand Firm (Invulnerability), the Martian Manhunter was able to survive the battle because of his defensive powers.  Unfortunately, J’onn was killed during the Final Crisis by the Flame before being resurrected during the Blackest Night.  After his return, J’onn found out he wasn’t the last of his kind as he found another survivor of Mars but soon realized that his true place was fighting alongside the Justice League.

This figure will first be available at Gen Con as a prize.  Please join us at the convention where you can bond with old friends or new friends over a game of HeroClix.  Tune in on June 6th for another exciting 2012 Convention preview!

For questions on any of the conventions, please email:  HeroClixConventions@gmail.com