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Top Ten of 2009

January 31, 2010

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For the past couple of years, I’ve done Top Ten lists of HeroClix on Pojo.com (in addition to semi-regular reviews, which I once planned to archive here. That’s probably not happening). In honor of the return of the game, I’m back with a Top Ten HeroClix of 2009 list. … …wwwhich pretty much means a […]

Building for the Event Dial [part 11]: 52

January 27, 2010

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Read the introduction to the series here. E004 52 TURN THE DIAL: At the end of each turn, roll 2d6; turn the dial if the result is 9-12, and at the end of each round. WHAT IT MEANS: Unlike the series that inspired it, this dial can move pretty fast, so don’t get too used […]

Agents of Atlas: the real thing.

January 26, 2010

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All right, so the initial run of the Agents of Atlas went…not so well at all, actually. Definitely had some changes to make for a real tournament. Jimmy Woo 46 + Contingency Plan 12 M-11 59 Gorilla-Man 61 Namora 76 Marvel Boy (Hammer of Thor) 102 Venus 125 + Nanobots 10 + Camouflage 8 = […]

Six Degrees of HeroClix FAIL.

January 26, 2010

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Lately I’ve been making incredibly bad blunders in the game. Even a couple of years into HeroClix, I regularly would make about one big rookie mistake per tournament. But these recent mental pratfalls take the cake! ===================== Exhibit One: “Girrrl, I Got Your Back — oh, Never Mind.” I was playing my 200-pt FOXEY LADIES […]

Building for the Event Dial [part 10]: Infinite Crisis

January 24, 2010

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Read the introduction to the series here. E003 INFINITE CRISIS WHAT TO BRING: four extra SPECIAL markers. THE SETUP: Before the beginning of the game, put four SPECIAL markers in squares of clear terrain as close to the center of the battlefield as possible. These four markers are the Machine; they are considered to be […]

Which of these are among the best figures of Hammer of Thor?

January 23, 2010

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I’ve compiled most of my nominees for top 10 HeroClix of 2009, but need your help on the last few! Which two of these are among the best of Hammer of Thor? Air-Walker Asgardian Warrior Beta Ray Bill Loki Odin Sif Star-Lord Thor & Loki Post your comments and look for the final top 10 list […]

Ride of the Valkyries

January 23, 2010

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Ever since I saw the classic scene using the piece in Apocalypse Now, I’ve loved Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries.” So when we got a new set of Valkyries in Hammer of Thor, I set about getting a new set of the Sinister set’s versions to run this team. RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES SR Valkyrie […]

Agents of Atlas: first run

January 22, 2010

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Jimmy Woo 46 M-11 59 Gorilla-Man 61 Namora 76 Marvel Boy 102 Venus 125 + Warbound (Agents of Atlas) = 499 points. Tried out this Warbound team in a friendly match against a tough trio: Superman (Justice League) 226 The Sentry (Secret Invasion) 197 Venom (Hammer of Thor) 73 I all but lost the game […]

Building for the Event Dial [part 9]: Identity Crisis

January 22, 2010

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Read the introduction to the series here. E002 IDENTITY CRISIS This event dial is one of the reasons this series was written, as it cannot be played with certain teams. THE SETUP: All characters are Unique. WHAT IT MEANS: The “highlander” rule is in FULL effect. Leave the generic swarms at home. — MORE SETUP: […]

Agents of Atlas: prologue

January 19, 2010

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So in my ongoing quest to play all my HeroClix pieces at least once, I’m pretty much done with Hammer of Thor…except for the Agents of Atlas. Jimmy Woo 46 M-11 59 Gorilla-Man 61 Namora 76 Marvel Boy 102 Venus 125 = 469 points. Only 31 points left for feats for a team that could […]