HeroClix Returns This Week with Hammer of Thor

Ragnarok-Surtur-12It’s been far too long since the days of breathless anticipation and constant page refreshing as we waited for each new preview figure from whatever HeroClix set was upcoming. On November 18, HeroClix will be reborn as Wizkids/NECA releases the first HeroClix set in more than a year.

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Classic Games – Marvel SAGA

Random heroes from the roster book, ASSEMBLE!

Random heroes from the roster book, ASSEMBLE!

There are a lot of superhero RPGs out there, many of them quite good, but one that always stood out in my mind for its unique system and fun, fast gameplay was TSR’s SAGA system. Now out of print and rather difficult to acquire, this is a game that has aged well in the last ten years. In fact, thanks to HeroClix, this RPG is better than ever!

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Lots of People Playing Lots of Games

No one in this photograph is watching TV.

No one in this photograph is watching TV.

Here we are at Origins, Day Three. Wait, Day Four? I have no idea how long I’ve been here. I do know that I played about a half dozen different games today, plus an entire Magic tournament. If we each get our own personal Heaven, mine includes a perpetual game con.

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HeroClix Not Dead Yet

"I don't want to go on the cart."

"I don't want to go on the cart."

Things have been looking grim for HeroClix fans after the deal between Topps and Catalyst games fell through last month, leaving the former Wizkids property languishing. Now, rumors are swirling that the completed-then-shelved Hammer of Thor expansion will be released this summer, and you might be surprised who’ll be putting it out.

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Mage Knight, HeroClix To Make a Comeback?

My version of the World's Finest figure would probably have less Batman, more Marisa Miller.

My version of the World's Finest figure would probably have less Batman, more Marisa Miller.

The latest collectible miniatures news is that a sale of certain former Wizkids’ properties by Topps is imminent. That there will be new HeroClix sets is fairly certain, but perhaps we will see the return of Mage Knight in 2009 as well.

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Dark Days for Collectible Miniatures Gamers?

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You had a good run, Wizkids.

It’s not exactly breaking news that Wizkids has been dissolved by Topps and is no longer selling or supporting their many games, but what will it mean for gamers? The one-time king of the collectible miniatures hill has been wiped right off the map, and there might not be anyone in a position to fill the void. Here’s a look at the dark state of CMGs. Continue reading