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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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Fellowship of the Ring Preview

Fellowship of the Ring HeroClix: Saruman!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Welcome back to “Mordor Monday” as we spotlight another preview from the upcoming Fellowship of the Ring HeroClix set. Today we travel near the Gap of Rohan to Isengard and set our gaze upon one who has traded reason for madness; the wizard of “many-colors”, Saruman.

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Arguably the most powerful of the Maiar, this version of Saruman demonstrates his ability to exert considerable control over others on the battlefield thanks to his special power, The Power of Isengard.  This special power allows Saruman to use Mind Control as if he possessed a range of 10 (replacing his more standard 6 range for other attacks) but that’s not all; Saruman may also ignore elevated and blocking terrain for line of fire purposes! Maneuver Saruman to an elevated position or behind a wall while running interference with your Orc Warriors and Orc Archers, or reach back to the Lord of the Rings HeroClix set and team Saruman up with some of his Uruk-Hai like Shagrat or Ugluk for more muscle!

Being able to hide -er, position Saruman behind blocking terrain or out of reach on a different elevation from his Mind Control target is not to be underestimated.  Saruman can Mind Control a key support piece and command it to maneuver closer to one of your pieces for an attack, or re-position an opposing heavy-hitter to attack another opposing piece or simply further away from your pieces.  With some good positioning and the right map, Saruman can easily dominate the battlefield with little fear of retribution!

However, if you prefer Saruman to be more openly aggressive, or if an opposing figure happens to base Saruman where’s he hiding-er, positioned, his Palantir special power allows him to use Outwit and Probability Control (similar to the version of Saruman found in Lord of the Rings HeroClix)!

If I Go, He Dies” is Saruman’s epic ability. You may choose up to 1 opposing character per 200 points of the game’s build total that’s marked with an action token and roll a d6 that can’t be rerolled; if the result of the roll is 4 – 6, deal each of the chosen characters 1 penetrating damage.

“What is an Epic Action?” you may ask? Firstly, epic actions only come into play if the build total of the event is 400 points or more. An epic action is a type of power action, but each player may only use one epic action per turn. Unlike a typical power action, an epic action does not count against your action total.

Saruman has the Indomitable combat ability which will grant him the use of Willpower which pairs nicely with both his epic ability and his The Power of Isengard special powers, allowing Saruman to go on the offensive without fear of pushing.

A healthy run of Shape Change affords some protection for Saruman early- to mid-dial while a strong run of Penetrating/Psychic Blast ensures that Saruman can cut through his opponents’ defenses with ranged attacks (be careful when challenging Saruman to a Wizard’s duel!)

At 130 points, Saruman will make up almost half of your force in a standard 300 point event, but paired with good support and attack pieces (see above), he will easily cause a headache or two for the opposing force thanks to strong, consistent combat values and power selection.  Saruman also has the familiar Forces of Sauron and Mystical keywords, and the all-new Maiar keyword for theme team construction.

Thanks for reading! Please join us for more upcoming and exciting Fellowship of the Ring HeroClix previews. Until then, Shape Change for the Win!!