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Has Heroclixin’ affected the game? Could be…

February 17, 2012


Back in December, I did a little Top Ten list of the most-needed changes in HeroClix. Well, about a week ago, WizKids released downloadable updates to the Team Abilities card, introducing a new one (Avengers Initiative), bringing many existing TAs in line with current rules and rulings (such as SHIELD or Quintessence), and giving others […]

Top Ten WORST HeroClix of 2011 (part 4 of 4)

February 14, 2012


Finally…the worst of the bad. Read on, if you dare. _______ #2 is sort of a tie. Purifier (Giant-Size X-Men 002) / William Stryker (Giant-Size X-Men 019) OK, so admittedly minions, by definition, aren’t supposed to be all that super by themselves without their leaders. But the Purifier is pretty pathetic even by peon standards. […]

Top Ten WORST HeroClix of 2011 (part 3 of 4)

February 10, 2012


The badness continues and is only getting worse. Behold!… #4 Human Torch (Captain America 058) At first, Torchy looks great; 4 damage, Running Shot, and a fair amount of Toughness that other versions of Johnny usually lack. But he’s got this thing called Nova Flame that drags him high (low?) onto the Worst list. He’s […]

Top Ten WORST HeroClix of 2011 (part 2 of 4)

February 9, 2012


#7 Bruno Mannheim (Superman 020) For almost a C-note, points-wise, you get 16 DV Mastermind and 1 damage? Even with Exploit Weakness, that’s subpar. His 2nd target is almost totally wasted unless he’s using Mind Control against multiples. But wait — his SP Mind Control only works on 50-points-or-lower characters. So the 2nd target is […]

Top Ten WORST HeroClix of 2011 (part 1 of 4)

February 8, 2012


#10 Nomad (Captain America 016) At first, he doesn’t look like he belongs here. Running Shot, 3 damage and Willpower is a winning combination. Then you notice his 4 range. Again, with Running Shot, that’s not a killer. But it keeps him from being one. It also doesn’t help that he’s 63 points. In a […]

Top Ten WORST HeroClix of 2011 (intro)

February 6, 2012


  Not every HeroClix is good. In fact, some are outright mediocre. And in the year 2011, there were a few stinkers. Or WERE there? Unlike last year, when it was easy to select 10 pretty awful pieces, the candidates this time around were a lot harder to identify. For example, I selected Major Glenn […]

Top Ten Game-Changing Runners-Up of 2011 (2 of 2)

February 3, 2012


Finishing this highlight of several solid figures that either just missed the top 10 or bring something new to the game that no other piece does but didn’t have an overall good enough dial to carve out a place among the very best. ______ Darkstar  (Captain America #043)  Game-Changing Contribution: Free action powers So many times, […]