Magic the Gathering Origins PreRelease

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Magic: The Gathering: Origins is a set that explores what it means to start out on a magical journey, and how people change as they progress through their lives. It focuses on five of Magic’s most prominent characters, letting players explore their backstories and transformations as they became Planeswalkers. 

Magic: The Gathering: Origins also plants the seed for Magic’s future storylines, allowing players an insider’s glimpse of what is to come. This set serves as the prologue for some epic stories, and it’s your chance to be there at the start of it all!

PreRelease Events are $30 including tax and begin at

  • Saturday, 11 July 12AM (right after midnight)
  • Saturday, 11 July 11AM
  • Saturday, 11 July 5PM
  • Sunday, 12 July 11AM

How Does the Prerelease Work?

You’ll choose from one of five iconic Planeswalkers and receive a Prerelease kit containing 6 Magic Origins booster packs, a 7-card seeded booster pack themed for your chosen Planeswalker’s color, a Story booklet and a spindown life counter. A pack’s theme does not guarantee a specific Planeswalker card. Construct the best 40 card deck that you can from your packs add land provided by the store, and have fun!

2015 HeroClix World Championship: Top Builds

By Lee

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HeroClix Fans!

So many great players came out and attended the 2015 HeroClix World Championship at Origins Game Fair. See how your teams compare to the builds used by the Top 16 below.

1st – Paris Gordon – 299

  • Team
    • WXM-041 – Spiral – 106
      • WOL-065 – Parallax – 25
      • AVX-R100 – Phoenix Force – 3

    • WK-D027 – Felix Faust – 80
      • WOL-061 – Entity – 25
      • AVX-R100 – Phoenix Force – 3

    • FI-101 – Loki – 30
    • AVX-R100 – Phoenix Force – 12
      • AVX-R101 – Fragment – Cyclops – 3
      • AVX-R102 – Fragment – Namor – 3
      • AVX-R103 – Fragment – Colossus – 3
      • AVX-R104 – Fragment – Emma Frost – 3
      • AVX-R105 – Fragment – Magik – 3

2nd – Phil Isaacson Jr. – 298

  • Team
    • DOFP-G002E – Alpha Class Sentinel (Defense Mode) – 250
      • AVX-R100 – Phoenix Force – 3
      • Robot ATA – 4

    • DP-099b – Spider-Bot (Mark 2) – 10
      • Robot ATA – 4

    • AVX-R100 – Phoenix Force – 12
      • AVX-R101 – Fragment – Cyclops – 3
      • AVX-R102 – Fragment – Namor – 3
      • AVX-R103 – Fragment – Colossus – 3
      • AVX-R104 – Fragment – Emma Frost – 3
      • AVX-R105 – Fragment – Magik – 3

    • Sideline
      • DOFP-G001E – Alpha Class Sentinel (Attack Mode) – 250

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3rd – Luke Grace – 300

2015 HeroClix Team World Championship: Top Builds

By Lee

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HeroClix Fans!

At Origins Game Fair, players not only competed to be the HeroClix World Champion but also had the opportunity to unite with their friends in the 2015 HeroClix Team World Championship. See how these teams worked together in the sealed event to make it to the Top 8.

1st – Team Failboat

  • Player A – Tim Bold – 292
    • Team
      • TW-042 – The Grid – 115
      • TW-082 – Johnny Quick – 82
      • AVAS-013a – Triathlon – 60
      • TW-011 – Blackgate Inmate – 35

    • Player B – Nick Peterson – 298
      • Team
        • AVAS-002 – Hawkeye – 85
        • AVAS-047 – Master Pandemonium – 129
        • AVAS-024 – D-Man – 84

      • Player C – Derek Thompson – 291
        • Team
          • TW-023 – Madame Xanadu – 81
          • TW-061 – Mazahs – 210

2nd – Tequila Mockingbirds

  • Player A – Matt Brandt – 300
    • Team
      • TW-054 – Martian Manhunter – 300

    • Player B – Adam Giacalone – 297
      • Team
        • TW-049 – Sinestro – 200
        • TW-013 – Atomic – 64
        • AVAS-004 – Son of the Serpent – 33

      • Player C – Kent Munson – 291
        • Team
          • AVAS-017 – Falcon – 75
          • AVAS-037 – Manifold – 58
          • TW-041 – Deathstorm – 150
          • TW-S103 – Pride – 8

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3rd – Los Castigadores

2015 WizKids World Championships WINNERS!

By Lee

Origins Game Fair 2015 has sadly come to an end, but hopefully all who participated left with a lot of new friends, memories, and even some limited edition prizes! There was tons of intense gaming all week long as we witnessed many different kinds of strategies from all the players that took part.

With that being said, we’d like to congratulate those who emerged as the winners of the 2015 WizKids World Championships:

2015 HeroClix World Champion:

Paris Gordon

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2015 HeroClix Team World Champions:

Team Fail Boat (Tim Bold, Derek Thompson, and Nick Peterson)

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2015 Star Trek: Attack Wing World Champion:

Peter Smith

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2015 D&D Attack Wing World Champion:

Josh Warren

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2015 Dice Masters World Champion

Dean Leyland

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Thanks to all who came out to Columbus, Ohio this past week and see you again next year!

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“Pathfinder Battles: Dungeons Deep” Figure Set Available in North America

By Lee


Pathfinder Battles: Dungeons Deep” Figure Set Available in North America

Hillside, NJ — June 10, 2015 – The adventuring world of Golarian is coming to players’ tabletops today, as WizKids has released the exciting new Pathfinder Battles: Dungeons Deep figure series to North American retail. The Dungeons Deep series features 51 figures based on heroes and villains of the Pathfinder Battles universe and is sure to please fans and collectors alike.

The Pathfinder Battles: Dungeons Deep series comes in two configurations, a standard four-figure Booster Pack (MSRP $15.99USD), which contains 1 large figure and 3 medium or small figures, and the Standard Pathfinder Battles: Dungeons Deep Booster Brick, which contains 8 Standard Boosters (MSRP of $127.92USD for the Brick, which contains 32 figures).

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A trio of gaming events this weekend!

Dice Masters

Saturday, June 6, 1PM: Dicemasters

In Dice Masters, two players take the role of masterminds directing the actions of a team of powerful supers (represented by dice) to battle each other! Each turn, you’ll roll your dice to see what resources you have available, buy dice, send your team members into the field, and then strike at the enemy mastermind. Reduce the opposing mastermind’s life to zero, and save the day!

Noah will be teaching people how to play Dicemasters and leading casual games until 2ish when he will lead a Dicemasters Rainbow Draft. Dicemasters Rainbow Draft

Saturday, June 6, 2PM: Splendor Organized Play

A 2014 Spiel des Jahres nominee. As a wealthy Renaissance merchant, acquire mines and transportation, hire artisans and woo the nobility. Create the most fantastic jewelry to become the best-known merchant of them all! Acquire precious stones to trade them for development cards. Use development cards to acquire more gem stones. Use your gems and gold to create the most fantastic jewelry, and appeal to the nobles to gain the prestige you need to win.

In this Splendor AsmOPlay event, players will receive translucent versions of the famous gem tokens that will make an already visually stunning game that much better, and also receive new noble tiles with original artwork and bonus combinations not featured in the original game. Additionally, every one who plays will have a chance to win a copy of Splendor for themselves.

 

Sunday, 7 June, 1PM: Elysium

Take on the role of an ambitious demigod who is trying to claim a place at the summit of Mount Olympus. Recruit heroes, acquire artifacts, undertake quests and earn the favour of the gods.  When your allies fulfill their destiny, they enter Elysium, and contribute to your legend. Once all the tales are written, a single demigod will join the Olympians.

The goal of the game is to earn as many victory points as possible. Victory points are won mostly with the legends that players will write through the cards that they have transferred to their Elysium, but also by employing the powers that they have assembled throughout the game by the means of specific cards.

WizKids Partners with Nickelodeon for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tabletop Games

By Lee

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TMNT HeroClix and Dice Masters games available this year

JUNE 3, 2015 (Columbus, OH) – At Origins Game Fair today, WizKids announced a partnership with Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, to produce multiple tabletop games based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. The first two games developed under this partnership will be a special series of TMNT HeroClix™ figures, and a TMNT Dice Masters™ game, both set for release later this year.

“We are very excited to partner with Nickelodeon on expanding the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brand,” said Justin Ziran, President of WizKids. “We expect fans of both Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and WizKids will be very pleased with the lineup of games we have in store, and we can’t wait to get them in players’ hands in the coming months.”

WizKids has seen great successes in its HeroClix collectible figure-battling and Dice Masters Dice Building™ products, and is very excited to bring fan-favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters, spanning all iterations of the comics from classic to present day as well as the classic cartoon and current hit CG-animated series on Nickelodeon, to both games.

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Marvel Dice Masters: Age of Ultron Coming Soon!

By Lee

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Marvel Dice Masters: Age of Ultron Coming Soon!

Hillside, NJ — May 21, 2015 – WizKids is pleased to unveil the latest release in its wildly popular Dice Masters line –Marvel Dice Masters: Age of Ultron. Set for a July 2015 release, Marvel Dice Masters: Age of Ultron has you battling it out with a friend, using Super Heroes and villains from the Marvel Universe, and features fan favorites like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow and more!

The Marvel Dice Masters: Age of Ultron Starter Pack will be available for a suggested retail price of $19.99 USD, and will include 44 custom dice, 38 cards, two dice bags and a rulebook – everything a new player needs to launch themselves into two-player dice-battling fun in the Marvel Universe.

For additional information and images, please visit http://wizkids.com/dicemasters/marvel-dice-masters-age-of-ultron/

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Pathfinder Battles: Iconic Heroes Box Set III Arrives in North American Retail

By Lee

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Pathfinder Battles: Iconic Heroes Box Set III Arrives in North American Retail

May 20, 2015 – Today WizKids has released the third installment in the Pathfinder Battles: Iconic Heroes figures series – which includes six new figures and a set of exclusive “Boon” cards specifically for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. In the Iconic Heroes Box Set III, players will find fan-favorite characters including Alain the Human Cavalier, Alhazra the Human Oracle, Damiel the Elf Alchemist, Balazar the Gnome Summoner, his eidolon, Padrig, and Imrijka the Half-Orc Inquisitor!Pathfinder Battles: Iconic Heroes Box Set III is available now in North American gaming shops, and is priced at a suggested $29.99 USD. Head to your local FLGS and grab these wonderful new additions to the Pathfinder Battles: Iconic Heroes series!

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