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WizKids Announces ‘DC HeroClix: War of Light’

WizKids has announced it will release DC HeroClix: War of Light–Alternate Color Lantern Packs for its collectible miniatures game HeroClix on September 24th, according to hobby industry news website ICv2.com.


 
The DC HeroClix: War of Light is part of the summer storyline event organized play, which begins in June. All the SKUs, with the exception of the Sinestro Corps War Scenario Packs which released in May, were OP exclusives, not for retail sale.  The new Alternate Color Lantern Packs are a for-sale retail product. 




The Lantern Packs come in an assortment case, which has six Lantern Packs total.  The three packs are Red and VioletOrange and Indigo, and Yellow and Blue.  Each pack contains two Central Power Battery Resource Object (one of each color), and two sets of corresponding-colored Construct Special Objects.

 

 

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WizKids Releases Details for ‘D&D Fantasy’ Miniatures

 

Earlier this week, WizKids has released details for the products in its collectible Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Miniatures line, created for use with the new D&D RPG.  The first products will be the Starter Set Heroes in July, and Set Oneboosters in August.  The line was announced in February and WizKids CEO Justin Ziran explained more details at Toy Fair.  Boosters will employ blind packaging. 
 


The Starter Set Heroes will include six miniatures of iconic heroes, for use with the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing game Starter Set
 


In August, the Set One Standard Booster will arrive.  The set will contain more than 50 miniatures of humans, elves, dwarves, halfings, orcs, goblins, and other characters from the Forgotten Realms universe of Dungeons & Dragons.  The blind-boxed boosters will contain four figures each, with an MSRP of $15.99.  Each Booster Brick contains eight boosters (32 figures), and cases contain four bricks (32 boosters/128 figures).


 
There is also a purchase-with-purchase Case Incentive Promotional Figure, which will be available on a one-to-one basis with cases of the Set One Standard Booster, while supplies last. While there was no name or picture available, the figure is described as an adversary for adventurers, standing several inches tall, and towering over the other miniatures in the set.  The figure will release August 13th. First reported by hobby industry news source ICv2.com.

 

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Paizo Announces ‘Pathfinder Battles: The Lost Coast’

 

Paizo announced details on its next set of Pathfinder Battles miniatures, according to hobby industry news website ICv2.com.  The Lost Coast set will release in November.


 
The Lost Coast set will contain 45 figures, and unlike previous sets, will not be based on characters from a specific Pathfinder Adventure Path, as previous sets Reign of Winter and Wrath of Righteous were.  Instead, this release will be a broad-based set based on multiple Pathfinder RPG products, but with a specific focus on the popular region of Varisia, which has been the setting for previous Adventure Paths and other releases.  


 
The set will include monsters, heroes and humanoids inspired by previous releases, as well as new monster types not yet released in this figure line.  The case incentive figure will be the “Gargantuan Shemhazian Demon,” which is also the largest figure produced to date.


 
Each Lost Coast booster contains 1 large figure and 3 medium/small figures.  The Lost Coast Standard Brick contains 8boosters (32 total figures.) The Lost Coast Standard Case contains 4 Standard Bricks (32 boosters, 128 figures).

 

 

 

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The Latest on ‘Attack Wing: Dungeons & Dragons’

Earlier this week Wizkids updated some of the details on Attack Wing: Dungeons & Dragons, scheduled for release on October 1st of this year.

These days it’s super rare that a game catches my interest and holds it for so long, especially through development, but Attack Wing: Dungeons & Dragons is something that I’m really looking forward to.  In case you haven’t been following it, Attack Wing: Dungeons & Dragons uses the FlightPath mechanics that were previously seen in Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Trek: Attack Wing.  As players we’ll get to control dogfighting dragons, while also having forces on the ground waste our opponents with!  Dragons, giants, and spell casting elves?  Sign me up!

 

 

The Starter Set

Some information and preview pictures of the starter set were originally shared at the Gama Trade Show, but WizKids passed on the final solicitation information recently.  The Attack Wing: D&D Starter Set will include three pre-painted plastic dragons (Red, Blue, and Copper) with bases and pegs, three maneuver dials, cards and tokens.  It’ll retail for $49.99.

 

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Wave 1 Expansions

I’m pretty psyched that there looks to be more than a couple expansions scheduled for launch.  I can’t wait to see how they’ve handled the new ground element, which is something entirely new just for Attack Wing: Dungeons & Dragons.

 

The Green Dragon Expansion Pack will include a pre-painted Green Dragon plastic miniature with base and pegs, a maneuver dial, cards and tokens.  It will retail for $24.99.

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The Sun Elf Wizard Expansion Pack will include a pre-painted Sun Elf Wizard plastic miniature with base and pegs, a maneuver dial, cards and tokens.  It will retail for $14.99.

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The Frost Giant Expansion Pack will include a pre-painted Frost Giant plastic miniature with base and pegs, a maneuver dial, cards and tokens.  It will retail for $24.99.

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The Sun Elf Guard Troop Expansion Pack will include six pre-painted Sun Elf Guard Troop plastic miniatures with bases and pegs, a maneuver dial, cards and tokens.  It will retail for $24.99.

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The Hobgoblin Troop Expansion Pack will include six pre-painted Hobgoblin Troop plastic miniatures with bases and pegs, a maneuver dial, cards and tokens.  It will retail for $24.99.

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The Dwarven Ballista Expansion Pack will include a pre-painted Dwarven Ballista plastic miniature with base and pegs, a maneuver dial, cards and tokens.  It will reatils for $14.99.

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The Wraith Expansion Pack will include two pre-painted Wraith plastic miniatures with base and pegs, two maneuver dials, cards and tokens.  It will retail for $19.99.

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That about does it for the first wave.  I’ve heard that the second wave will have things like a black dragon and some angels.

 

I’m not sure what the points for each figure will look like, but the idea of piloting a red dragon, a black dragon, and a band of hobgoblins seems pretty neat to me! Let me know what you think in the comments!

 

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Fantasy Flight Games Announces ‘Dark Heresy 2nd Edition’

 

Fantasy Flight Games has released more details about the upcoming release of Dark Heresy Second Edition.  This updated version of its rolep-laying game set in the grim dystopian future of the Warhammer 40,000 universe is scheduled to release in the third quarter of 2014.


 
Like the previous edition, this new version casts the players in the role of “acolytes” who serve a mysterious and powerful Inquisitor.  The acolytes are tasked with uncovering and investigating plots in a secret war against the Imperium.  The Second Edition introduces a new sector of the Imperium, called the “Askellon Sector,” providing an entirely new area of mystery and conspiracy for fans of the game as well as continuing to flesh out the ever-growing Warhammer 40,000 setting.


 
The 448-page, full-color hardcover rulebook includes complete rules for stand-alone adventures and on-going campaigns, a short introductory story written by Dan Abnett (Guant’s Ghost series), background information about the Askellon Sector and the Imperium of Man, and an introductory adventure, Dark Pursuits.


 
The new edition was developed based on feedback from the earlier edition’s thousands of fans, including a public beta program run by Fantasy Flight in 2013.  Rules changes include new player classes, integrated vehicle combat rules, a streamlined character creation system, and an NPC “threat rating” system to help gamemasters design encounters.


 
Dark Heresy Second Edition  will be supported by the release of a Dark Heresy Second Edition Game Master’s Kit, also scheduled to release in the third quarter with a suggested retail price of $24.95.

 

 

 

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PAX East – THIS WEEKEND + Updated Retail Store Hours

 

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Boston, MA – April 11-13, 2014

 

PAX East is THIS weekend –  ERMAGERD – are you excited?! We at Battleground Games & Hobbies sure are! Please make sure you stop by our amazing booth (#C805, C807, C809) in the Tabletop Hall THIS WEEKEND at PAX East while you’re checking out the show. We plan to have all kinds of awesome gaming products, demos, specials and so much more – don’t miss out! We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Don’t forget to check out the “What is Happening to Tabletop Role-playing Games?” Panel run by Battleground Games & Hobbies owner Derek Lloyd on Friday at 3:00 PM!

 

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Join us at PAX East THIS weekend at:

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415 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

 

Please note that both Battleground Games & Hobbies retail stores will have adjusted hours for the duration of PAX East. Those adjusted hours are:

 

Abington, MA Retail Store:

Monday thru Friday: Noon to 10:00 PM;

Saturday: 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM;

Sunday: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Plainville, MA Retail Store:

Monday & Tuesday: Noon to 10:00 PM;

Wednesday thru Friday: 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM;

Saturday: Noon to 11:00 PM;

Sunday: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

 

 

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