Speculation has run rampant that eventually, WizKids would begin to rotate sets for their popular Dice Masters game. The game is a cross between a collectible card game and deck-building where players build teams of cards and dice based on properties from DC Comics, Marvel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Dungeons & Dragons.
The company has announced that beginning June 1, 2017 there will be two types of events, “Modern Age” and “Golden Age.”
“Golden Age” will feature the ability to use every set minus the currently banned cards.
“Modern Age” rotates out some sets and promos. Sets no longer able to be used include
- Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men
- Marvel Dice Masters: The Uncanny X-Men
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Dice Masters Series 1
- D&D Dice Masters: Battle for Faerûn
- DC Comics Dice Masters: Justice League
- Marvel Dice Masters: Age of Ultron
For a full set of what’s still legal check out the Wizkids announcement. In addition to the rotated out sets, WizKids has also banned Half-Elf Bard: Master Lords’ Alliance from use in “Modern Age” games.
The concept of set rotation is a common one, and this was expected. What will be interesting is to see how this impacts the price of cards and what changes to the meta we’ll be seeing in the latter half of the year.
WizKids has released the Assault of the Giants Board Game which is now available throughout North America.
Based on the story first presented in the Storm King’s Thunder adventure from Dungeons & Dragons, Assault of the Giants is a new board game designed by Andrew Parks for 3-6 players. Players will need to command armies of giants as they wage war throughout northwest Faerûn. Order your giants to assault small folk villages and cities to score points and secure resources including food, artifacts, ore, and runes.
Each player represents a different giant race (hill giants, stone giants, frost giants, fire giants, cloud giants, or storm giants), each with a different agenda. For example, storm giants seek to restore their lost monarch, King Hekaton. Cloud giants search for an ancient dragon treasure trove, while hill iants seek an abundance of food with which to feed their massive monarch, Chief Guh.
Will you be able to restore the ordning? Find out on the tabletop today!
Contents include 12 Giants miniatures, measuring from approximately 60mm to more than 90mm in height, and three Giantslayers!
WizKids is now offering two versions of the game, Standard (SUK: 72185) and Premium editions (SKU: 71616):
Get your own copy of Assault of the Giants Board Game, now available at friendly local game stores near you!
WizKids has announced the upcoming release of a new co-operative card game, The Banishing. This March, the undead will threaten to take over the world. An unlikely group will join forces to fight against evil. Find out who will be triumphant on the tabletop in The Banishing.
Designed by Sean Rumble, The Banishing brings players into a world being overcome by undead creatures. Players take on the roles of the guardians who must work together to banish the undead back through the Void.
As guardians, each player is a unique character with special abilities that can be activated by collecting cards and creating matches. The Sorcerer can conjure and enchant. The Fighter can taunt and imprison. The Healer can bless and revive. The Banishing introduces eight characters, each with six unique skills, for players to choose from.
Visit your friendly local game store to pre-order The Banishing for your game collection today!
WizKids has released Marvel Dice Masters: Iron Man and War Machine Starter Set at friendly local game stores in the U.S.. Designed by Mike Elliott and Eric M. Lang, the Marvel Dice Masters: Iron Man and War Machine Starter Set expands on the hit dice-building game, Dice Masters, and is sure to lead to blazing dice battles on the tabletop.
The Marvel Dice Masters: Iron Man and War Machine Starter Set will be the first annual starter set that is not linked to a larger release. This set features fan-favorite characters like Iron Man, War Machine, Howard Stark, and Rescue and reveals versions of Iron Man’s armor NEVER-BEFORE SEEN in Dice Masters along with new takes on 8 Marvel Dice Masters heroes!
With game-play that supports two players in epic dice battles, the Marvel Dice Masters: Iron Man and War Machine Starter Set will let players build their own teams of heroes and villains! A great set for both beginners and seasoned players!
Take on one of the most feared beings in the Forgotten Realms and display your greatest achievement with the Dungeons & Dragons Mind Flayer Trophy Plaque. WizKids will be releasing this wonderful decorative piece, available at friendly local game stores this May.
Bring the Dungeons & Dragons Mind Flayer from the Underdark to your castle, throne room, or living quarters with this stunning recreation. With four tentacles protruding from its octopus-like head, the Mind Flayer Trophy Plaque is sure to grab everyone’s attention (no mind control necessary).
Made from foam, rubber, and latex that has been carefully hand-painted for realistic detail, the Dungeons & Dragons Mind Flayer Trophy Plaque includes everything you need to mount the plaque to your wall.
Contact your friendly local game store to order the Dungeons & Dragons Mind Flayer Trophy Plaque today!
Please Note: This wall hanging unit is a heavy object weighing approx. 14-16 pounds. Professional installation is suggested.
WizKids has released the second Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dice Masters Box Set, Heroes in a Half Shell. Designed by Mike Elliott and Eric M. Long, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dice Masters: Heroes in a Half Shell Box Set expands on the award-winning Dice Masters line with an entire set in one package.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dice Masters: Heroes in a Half Shell Box Set follows the successful release of the premier Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dice Masters Box Set and includes some of the beloved characters found in the first set, along with eight characters that will be making their Dice Masters debut. Join Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo, and many of the Turtles’ friends and foes on the tabletop to get all the turtle action fans love with this brand-new set.
With gameplay scenarios that support two to four players, the Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles Dice Masters: Heroes in a Half Shell Box Set is great for players who want to learn to jump into the game fresh, and veteran players looking to build new teams of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles villains, heroes, or both over a couple slices of pizza!
Check out an unboxing video and initial thoughts of the set.
This is a new one to me, but WizKids has announced through their monthly releases page a new team pack for their Dice Masters game. Marvel Dice Masters: Spider-Man Maximum Carnage Team Pack is up next following the Defenders team pack being released in May. Marvel Dice Masters: Spider-Man Maximum Carnage Team Pack is currently set to be released in July and if following other team pack releases will feature eight characters, 24 cards, and 16 dice.
Team packs are a relatively new addition to the Dice Masters game. Similar to starter sets the packs do not include Basic Action Cards or the basic dice, those are available in starter packs. Instead, these packs retail for $9.99 and are intended to be an easy way for individuals to purchase new teams to play. The two per pack mean that two packs will be needed to max out the characters included.
Maximum Carnage was a fourteen-part comic book crossover published by Marvel Comics in 1993. It featured Spider-Man, Venom, and a host of other superheroes teaming up to face Venom’s murderous offspring Carnage and his team of supervillains. Spider-Man, Venom, Carnage, Carrion, Demogoblin, Doppleganger, Shriek, Cloak and Dagger, Captain America, Black Cat, Nightwatch, Iron Fist, Deathlok, Morbius, and Firestar all had roles in the storyline. Expect at least Spider-Man, Venom, and Carnage in this set.
WizKids has announced their plans for the upcoming 2017 WizKids National Championships as well as an exciting reveal of the DC Comics HeroClix: Superman vs. Muhammad Ali Convention Exclusive Set. This year, there will be numerous National Championships around the globe where players can win limited edition prizes, purchase convention exclusives figures, and qualify for the 2017 WizKids World Championship, to be held at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio.
For the first time, HeroClix fans will be able to bring The Greatest of All Time to the tabletop with the DC Comics HeroClix: Superman vs. Muhammad Ali Convention Exclusive Set! This special HeroClix set that will only be available at events on or after April 1st.
In 1978, legendary boxer Muhammad Ali proved that he truly was the Greatest of All Time by defeating the strongest man on Earth – Superman – in the pages of DC Comics’ historic Superman vs. Muhammad Ali issue. Far from a grudge match, this battle would ultimately set the two up to save the planet from an alien invasion, ending in the proclamation “WE are the greatest!”
The Heroes in a Half Shell return to Wizkids‘ Dice Masters. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are getting a second box release that features new dice and cards.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dice Masters: Heroes in a Half Shell is a stand-alone set and features everything you need in one box. The release also features enough for four people to players, yes Dice Masters for four players!
Playable on its own, combine it with the first TMNT box set, or combine it with other Dice Masters releases!
Check out what comes in the box set as we go over the dice and all of the cards giving our initial thoughts.
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2017 is kicking off with the first starter set of the year for Wizkids‘ Dice Masters, Marvel Dice Masters: Iron Man and War Machine. The starter set is a solid way to start collecting and playing Dice Masters including enough for two players to begin.
This starter focuses on Iron Man and War Machine with new mechanics and affiliations. We go over the 24 characters and 10 basic action dice and give our initial thoughts.
The Marvel Dice Masters: Iron Man and War Machine Starter Set is out February 2017.
Wizkids provided Graphic Policy with FREE product for review.