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Marvel Dice Masters: Age of Ultron available

July 16th, 2015

Ultron and his minions have come to your tabletop, as WizKids is pleased to announce that Marvel Dice Masters: Age of Ultron has shipped to North American retailers.

Marvel Dice Masters: Age of Ultron will have players battling head-to-head with heroes and villains from the Marvel Universe, featuring, of course, the diabolical “living automaton” — Ultron!

The Marvel Dice Masters: Age of Ultron Starter Set is available for a suggested retail price of $19.99 USD, and includes 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.

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Blue Marvel previewed for Age of Ultron Heroclix

July 13th, 2015

WizKids take another look at one of the upcoming Super Rare pieces from the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Storyline OP Event!

Today, we’re exploring one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe, the Cold War hero – Blue Marvel!

A Marine Corps veteran, as well as a renowned Scientist, Adam Brashear began his heroing career after the Korean War, extending into the Cold War and the Viet Nam era. Blue Marvel gained his tremendous powers when he was doused with radiation from both the Negative Zone and the positive matter universe. Now, powered by anti-matter, Blue Marvel uses his incredible abilities to aid humanity, and has (from time to time) fought alongside the Avengers since the 1970’s!

At 9 clicks of life, and with the Power Cosmic team ability, Blue Marvel comes in at a cost of 230 points, meaning he’ll be the vast majority of a 300-point team. However, he comes loaded with an array of powers and combat values that make him well worth the cost. To start with, Blue Marvel begins with Improved Targeting – Ignores Hindering Terrain, representing his enhanced senses. He also has a trait that ties in with several other pieces in the set called Mighty Avengers. This trait states that you may increase Blue Marvel’s defensive value by 1 for each other friendly character within 4 squares that can use this trait – meaning, if you pair him on a 300 point team with only 1 other person with this trait, at the minimum, he’ll have a 17 defense to hit.

Blue Marvel also possesses other signature powers, including Hypersonic Speed, Charge, Super Strength, Invulnerability, and Outwit, amongst others. And while he has only one special power, it’s a game changer – on 3 clicks throughout his dial, the special power Molecular Manipulation can be used. This power states that Blue Marvel can use Regeneration and Toughness. In addition to that – adjacent friendly characters can also use Regeneration. Truly, Blue Marvel is a great tentpole to build around – as he can keep your team in the fight if you position wisely.

HeroClix Age of Ultron preview Ultron 5

June 27th, 2015

WizKids preview Ultron-5 for the upcoming HeroClix Age of Ultron.

Ultron-5 is 120 points and has 8 clicks of life. His Indomitable keeps him from taking pushing damage and his Masters of Evil team ability allows him to keep going strong in the battle. His 6 range keeps him at an arm’s reach out of the enemy’s grasp.

Ultron-5’s dial starts with 2 identical clicks. Stealth, Invulnerability, and 2 special powers. His special attack power, Knockout Gas Gun allows Ultron-5 to use Smoke Cloud and when the markers are removed, he deal each opposing character occupying a square with one of these markers 1 damage and give them an action token.

His special damage power, Organizer of the Masters of Evil, states Ultron-5 can use Leadership. When he uses Leadership, friendly characters with the Masters of Evil keyword are considered to be fewer points than Ultron-5 and he may place a friendly character within 8 squares and the Masters of Evil keyword adjacent to him before rolling the d6.

Ultron-5 on click 3 swaps Invulnerability for Toughness for the rest of his dial. Click 5 Ultron-5 adapts to the battle and changes his strategy. He gains Incapacitate, Exploit Weakness, and the movement special power The Crimson Cowl is… Jarvis? It allows Ultron-5 to use Shape Change and he modifies his result by +1 for each adjacent opposing character, to a maximum of +2.

The technologically advanced Ultron-5 (Drone) has the same traits as the previous previewed (Drone). Autonomous or Drone Mode allowing him to be used at 30 or 60 points and Basic Programming which allows him to use Willpower when adjacent to another character with Ultron in its name

Age of Ultron Dice Masters set coming in July

May 23rd, 2015

The Marvel Dice Masters: Age of Ultron Starter Set is the 3rd starter release for Marvel Dice Masters and is set to release in July for an MSRP of $20. It can be played on its own, or with dice from other Marvel Dice Masters products! With game-play that supports two players in epic dice battles, Marvel Dice Masters: Age of Ultron will continue all of the amazing action Dice Masters veterans are used to!

Features:

  • 44 Custom Dice
  • 38 Cards
  • Two Dice Bags
  • Complete Dice Masters Core Rulebook
  • Everything two players need to play Marvel Dice Masters!

WizKids previews Black Panther for Age of Ultron Organized Play kit

May 17th, 2015

Today WizKids take a look at the new Black Panther mini from the Age of Ultron Storyline Organized Play kit.

Black Panther is, essentially, a ninja. He dresses all in black (and yes, I know actual ninjas didn’t tend to wear all black all the time like popular culture has since portrayed them), is stealthy, is silent, is good at martial arts, oftentimes outsmarts their opponents, and tends to vanish when you least expect it. Basically all of those traits are portrayed in the special abilities that this version of Black Panther possesses. With liberal use of Combat Reflexes, Precision Strike, and ability that combines Charge and Sidestep, Black Panther can get in and deal damage right where you need it on your enemy’s force.