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Knight Models adds Wonder Woman, Amazons, Martian Manhunter, Dr. Fate, & Parliament of Owls

Knight Models has revealed their June releases that are now available for pre-order for their DC Universe Miniature Game and Batman Miniature Game. The games gets some releases that are usuable for each as well as some specific.

Available for both games is a new Wonder Woman figure on a horse, as well as Amazons of Themyscira. Also available are Wonder Woman markers.

The DC Universe Miniature Game adds Martian Manhunter and Dr. Fate to its line-up.

For the Batman Miniature Game the third gang release for the Court of Owls is out, The Parliament of Owls will give you even more options.

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Unboxing: DC Comics Dice Masters Superman/Wonder Woman Starter

This July sees the newest release for WizKidsDice Masters, DC Comics Dice Masters Superman/Wonder Woman starter set will get you going in the game and for veterans it includes new characters, new basic action cards, and more than enough to be a buy.

Check out what’s inside as we initially go over the set with our thoughts.

You can order your set:
Potomac Distribution

 

 

WizKids provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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The Fantastic Four Returns…. to Marvel Legendary from Upper Deck

For years now there’s been persistent rumors there’s been a ban/lower prioritization of the Fantastic Four and X-Men from Marvel due to their movie ownership at Fox. No actual evidence has been presented, just conspiratorial connect the dots that ignore the creation of new X-Men characters, the licensed material that does get released, and use of some of the Fantastic Four characters in the comics themselves. While it is clear “something” was up, exactly what isn’t beyond a “deemphasis.”

Part of the fuel to the fire was the discontinuation of the Marvel Legendary: Fantastic Four expansion by Upper Deck for their popular deck-building game.

As reported by ICv2, Upper Deck Senior Brand Manager Jason Brenner has said that the “company has been authorized to immediately go back to press on a new printing of the product, which will be available in six to eight weeks.”

The expansion was originally released in the fourth quarter of 2013 and went out of print due to a “licensor-controlled issue.” This out of print status has led the expansion to be covetted and the aftermarket price to incease over 10x. Originally retailing for $19.99, expansions are being sold for over $300.

Three out of the four of the Fantastic Four appeared in the first Dice Masters set, Avengers vs. X-Men by WizKids released in 2014. They haven’t appeared in the game since. The Thing was one of the releases for Knight Models’ Marvel Universe Miniature Game and was released last year.

Can the team’s return to comics be far behind?

A First Look at Marvel Dice Masters: X-Men First Class

WizKids has released a first look at WizKidsDice Masters set, Marvel Dice Masters: X-Men First Class. This September, the set brings more mutants to the tabletop for Dice Masters action. The 124-card expansion features multiple rosters of X-Men, the Exiles, and the Brotherhood of Mutants.

The X-Men have been featured in numerous sets either as the main focus or as teams within. Sets with a primary focus on X-men include Avengers vs. X-Men, Deadpool, and Uncanny X-Men

The set is focused on spinning character dice up and down to manipulate abilities and strength. There’s also new keywords:

Awaken – lets you damage your opponent, reroll opposing characters, or get an attack boost by spinning up to a higher level.

Professor X: Peaceful Coexistence allows players to spin all X-Men-affiliated dice up one level at the start of their turn. Cyclops and Iceman both have the Awaken keyword. Cyclops: Boy Scout may deal three damage to a target character when his character die is spun up, while Iceman: Cold Hands, Warm Heart doubles his attack value.

Thunderbird: Warrior of the Apache will allow you to spin up all your characters when he’s KO’d. If Sunfire: Moeagaru! is also on your team, his Awaken ability will activate giving him +1A and +1D. Storm: Misspent Youth allows a player to prep a die from their bag whenever a Storm die spins up a level.

Infiltratelets you deal direct damage with “while active” abilities.

Magneto: The House of M grants all Brotherhood characters the keyword. Blob: Appetite for Destruction has the ability to prevent an opponent from both purchasing and fielding dice from a chosen card, and Scarlet Witch: Careful What You Wish For can force an opponent to twice roll an Action face before they can use it.

But Infiltrate isn’t just for the Brotherhood, the Exiles have it too.

Blink: Unhinged from Reality gains Infiltrate whenever a player uses an Action die. Mimic: Borrowed Talent allows a player to copy the A and D of a character and Prep two dice anytime that character is fielded, while Morph: Change of Heart can use the effects of a Basic Action Card while attacking.

The set also sees the debut of Thunderbird, Sunfire, Banshee, Doop, Onslaught, Boom Boom, Jubilee, and more!

(via Game Trade Magazine)

Checker Book Publishing Group Announces Acquisition Of Superhero 2044 Rights

Checker Book Publishing Group has announced that it has purchased the publishing rights to the classic super hero themed role playing game Superhero 2044 from Gamescience Publishing.

Superhero 2044 was the first commercially available superhero-themed role playing game at the dawn of the industry appearing in 1977 shortly after the explosive launch of early games like Dungeons and Dragons and Runequest. Innovative for the time period it featured such specific rules as classifications for differing types of super heroes, melee rules unique to super heroes, a ranged combat system,  point based character construction, and eventually a comprehensive defined list of super powers.

Checker Book Publishing Group is a graphic novel publisher that published nearly one hundred graphic novels from 2001 to 2013. Checker BPG launched titles with such high profile licenses as Star Trek, X-Files, Flash Gordon, and Clive Barker to name a few.  The publisher put the company on hiatus after the death of his fiancé, father, uncle, and the cancer diagnosis of his sister in 2015.

Industry legend Lou Zocchi, who guided the birth of the game, will continue to serve as an advisor on the game.

The company plans a Kickstarter program to launch the newly revamped role playing games as well as a Super Hero 2044 themed card game

Board Game Bento Goes Super with a Super Theme

Get your cape ready! Prepare to fight your rival! Track down the villain! And save the world!

This month’s Board Game Bento theme is SUPER. Each of these three games includes unique game mechanics that focus on different aspects of superheroes and comic books. Also featuring one of the coolest add-ons we’ve ever included.

If that’s not enough to get you into a spandex suit, SUPER includes:

  • DC Comics licensed content;
  • The highest valued box we’ve ever offered;
  • Two games from publishers in their first Board Game Bento;
  • The return of Cryptozoic to Board Game Bento.

Don’t stay at home washing your tights! Make sure to subscribe by June 28th at 11:59 pm EST!

 

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Knight Models Adds Superman, Lexcorp, and Doomsday to their DC and Batman Miniature Games

Knight Models has revealed new miniatures for their DC Universe Miniature Game and Batman Miniature Game.

Superman joins the DC Universe Miniature Game with a version that allows you to make the traditional character as well as Kingdom Come and Red Son. Also, for those that pre-order Superman before May 30th, they’ll receive a free World’s Finest Card that teams Superman up with Batman.

The DC Universe Miniature Game also gets some villains in the form of General Zod, Faora, and Nam-Ek, as well as Doomsday. The game also gets some markers to go along with your Red Son Superman.

The World’s Finest team up is also the company’s first Battle Pack! Battle Packs are bite-sized expansions for the Batman Miniature Game, containing new crews, rules, traits, and options. Battle Pack add even more depth to your favorite tabletop game, allowing you to explore alternative timelines, character variants and stories from the archives of Batman, his allies, and his enemies.

The rules presented in this Battle Pack are completely official. Remember, however, that models of the Legend rank may not be allowed in organized play games, such as a Batmatch, unless specified otherwise.

In this Battle Pack you will find new rules representing the characters and events from the iconic World’s Finest mini-series. Here you will find new character cards, representing two powerful teams for the Batman Miniature Game, as well as all the special rules you need to use them.

The Batman Miniature Game gets a new gang with the LexCorp Industries pack as well as the LexCorp Heavy Trooper. The gang also gets some markers to help you keep track of things.

You can order all of them now.

Unboxing: WizKids’ DC Comics Dice Masters Batman Gravity Feeds

The newest Dice Masters set is out and there’s so much inside include new mechanics and rules. We’re opening two DC Comics Dice Masters: Batman gravity feeds to show off what you can expect and get prepared for this set which is sure to change the game in many ways.

We open up and show off a full Gravity Feed, dice and cards.

PAX Unplugged Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets for PAX Unplugged 2017, the inaugural tabletop-focused addition to the international line-up of PAX events, taking place November 17-19, 2017 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, are now on sale. Single day badges cost $25, 3-Day badges are $60 and Sunday Kids badges (for 6-12 year-olds) are available for $10.

Providing a familiar experience that has entertained millions of PAX attendees for more than a decade, PAX Unplugged will give tabletop, card and board game enthusiasts a dedicated event to celebrate their rich and thriving culture. Attendees will have the opportunity to witness developers reveal new and exciting titles, play highly anticipated unreleased games, participate in tournaments and observe panels headed by industry luminaries.

Although PAX Unplugged will focus on tabletop gaming, video games featuring tabletop game elements will also be present at the expo.

Game developers and publishers interested in exhibiting at PAX Unplugged 2017 can contact the PAX Unplugged team.

Knight Models Reveals Darkseid, Parademons, Shazam, Professor Pyg, and Falcones for DC Universe Miniature Game and Batman Miniature Game

Knight Models has revealed the latest releases for its DC Universe Miniature Game and Batman Miniature Game.

The DC Universe Miniature Game gets some villains and a new hero. Darkseid, Parademons, and Shazam make their debut. The Parademons come in a three figure set, one of which can be used in the Batman Miniature Game. Shazam is level 15, Parademons are each level 6, and Darkseid is a monstrous level 25. The game also gets a spray template to use during gameplay.

The Batman Miniature Game gets two new gangs and one figure to go with one of them. Professor Pyg & the Dollotrons features four figures, the Falcone Crime Family features Carmine Falcone and three other mob members, and Alberto Falcone rounds out the new releases.

Check out the images of the figures below and pre-order them today.

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