The 2015 WizKids U.S. National Championships were held over the weekend of April 11th in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Gamers from all over the country arrived to compete for the titles of 2015 U.S. Heroclix Champion, 2015 U.S. Dice Masters Champion, 2015 U.S. Star Trek Attack Wing Champion and the 2015 D&D Attack Wing Champion. At the end, through strategy, tactics and maybe just a bit of luck, four individuals came out on top as champions:
Kennie Peña – 2015 U.S. Heroclix Champion
David Walsh – 2015 U.S. Dice Masters Champion
Danial Dattola – 2015 U.S. Star Trek Attack Wing Champion
Rich Kopacz – 2015 D&D Attack Wing Champion
For more information and also video footage of the competition go here for WizKids origin.al announcement.
WizKids Games’s latest incarnation of their Dice Masters series is now available, combining one of the best known Japanese animations with its popular collectible dice game.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Dice Masters consists of a 2-player starter set with 44 dice and 24 cards, with booster packs (each containing an additional pair of dice and cards) and playmats coming soon. Pay a visit to your favorite game store to start your Yu-Gi-Oh! Dice Masters collection.
WizKids posted a teaser image of the upcoming YuGiOh! Dice Masters set, the latest in their growing Dice Masters line and fully compatible with the previous Marvel sets.
Retailers are already taking orders, so give the Facebook post a look and let your favorite game store know that you’re ready to preorder.
Wizkids shared some information about their upcoming installment in their Dice Masters line: DC Comics Dice Masters: Justice League which was announced back in September of 2014.
Along with the main characters of the Justice League like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, The Flash, and Green Lantern, you will also have access to characters like Martian Manhunter, Stargirl, Red Tornado, Hawkman, Zatanna, Green Arrow and more. But what would superheroes be without their villains? To round off this great roster of heroes the Legion of Doom will also be available like Lex Luthor, Braniac, Black Manta, and Deathstroke.
A playmat, Team Box, and Collector’s Box will also be available. You can then use these premium items when the Trinity War Storyline organized play starts shortly after the game releases. This OP will be five months long and the grand prize will feature a villain never before seen in DC Dice Masters.
The game would not be complete without super-rare cards and for this game they are: Black Canary, Catwoman, Constantine, and The Flash.
Constantine – Hellblazer is a great foil to any opponent who only has one focus on winning. They’ll be forced to play around him all game. When The Flash is by himself, he can’t be blocked. Catwoman uses your opponent’s strongest dice against them. Black Canary will clear away your opponent’s potential blockers.
To learn more about this click here.
Following up on our previous Dice Masters reveals here and here, Devir Américas comes through yet again with another Dice Masters leak, this time for the once-rumored Yu-Gi-Oh! set. As you can tell from the picture above, this looks to be your standard starter set, no doubt followed by an unstoppable tide of gravity feeds to fill out your collection (and drain your wallet).
So, one day we’ll be able to pit DC vs. Marvel vs….Yu-Gi-Oh? OK, then, Wizkids, throw every brand in existence our way and we’ll pit them all against each other in a no-holds-barred dice-chucking battle that will break the space-time continuum. Or our bank accounts.
The release date for this set appears to be January 28th, 2015, so you’ve still got time to siphon some money out of your Christmas fund to pay for it!
Following up on our previous post, it appears even more info has leaked regarding future Dice Masters releases, including a previously unheard of set (thus solving our missing fourth set mystery)!
The Reserve Pool has the scoop:
“You may have seen some of them on Facebook, but that’s not what I’m talking about. That’s newsworthy, but this is about the future! No, I’m talking about a friend of the blog who asked to be credited as Superdan567 about MANY upcoming cards and sets. Some of it involves things that we knew were coming, but now we have more concrete information about it.”
Wow – it pays to have spies in the industry, I guess! Click on over to the Reserve Pool post for more pics and info.
In case you’re keeping score at home, The Dice Masters slate for the future appears to be:
- Uncanny X-Men (announced)
- DC Dice Masters: Justice League (March 2015)
- D&D Dice Masters: Battle of Faerun (Spring 2015)
- Age of Ultron (Spring 2015)
So Age of Ultron appears to be the first movie tie-in, releasing nearly the same time as the next Avengers movie. Smart move, but where is my Guardians of the Galaxy Dice Masters, Wizkids?! Thankfully, there has been no further word on the rumored Yu-Gi-Oh set.
Spanish distributor Devir recently published details (mistakenly?) of an all new Dice Masters set coming to retailers March 2015 — DC Dice Masters: Justice League. There’s been no official word from Wizkids yet, but the information certainly looks legitimate. The DC set appears to follow the same publishing structure as the Marvel set, namely with a starter pack alongside gravity feeds with additional characters, dice, and actions.
The Devir website states in the product description:
“The DC Dice Masters: Justice League Starter Set is the fifth starter release for the Dice Masters game. This innovative collectible has everything two players need to play, and allows players to increase their Dice Masters collection or jump into the game fresh!”
Fifth starter release?! So far, we know only of the original Avengers vs. X-Men, the forthcoming Uncanny X-Men, and the unofficially announced D&D set — that’s only three sets that we know of, so apparently there’s a fourth that we can only speculate about. I guess we’ll have to wait until Wizkids decides to fill us in.
Until then, we can drool over the thought of pitting DC vs. Marvel (and the image above) until we get more details.
Players who register for the 2014 Marvel Dice Masters event: WizKids Open, will have a guaranteed opportunity to purchase a Marvel Avengers vs. X-Men Dice Masters Starter Set while at the event. In case that’s not enough incentive, participating WizKids Open retailers will offer players a guaranteed opportunity to buy the upcoming Marvel Uncanny X-Men Dice Masters Starter Set at their store during the event.
This year’s WizKids Open event will take place at seven game stores across the country. Each location will be offering for-sale exclusive items and awarding special participation prizes to players as well as providing the opportunity to compete with the best players in their area. Featuring some of the hottest games of the year, including Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men, HeroClix, and Star Trek Attack Wing, players will compete in head-to-head battles to earn glory, exclusive prizes, and their rightful place in the 2015 National Championships.
To learn more head on over to WizKids here.
Just on the heels of the excitement surrounding the success of Wizkids’ Marvel Dice Masters – Wizkids announced the soon to be released “Dungeons & Dragons” Dice Masters. Here’s more:
|HILLSIDE, NJ – May 30, 2014 – NECA/WizKids is excited to announce a new Dice Masters game set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe.
“We’re excited to expand our Dungeons & Dragons portfolio with the addition of Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters. Dice Masters is an all new game that utilizes WizKids Games’ proprietary Dice Building Game platform where players collect and assemble their “party” of adventurer dice and battle in head to head gameplay. Dice Masters has had huge initial success, is a very exciting platform and should fit perfectly with the world and lore of Dungeons & Dragons. You can expect to see some of the most recognizable monsters and characters, such as Kobolds, Beholders, Mindflayers, Dragons, Drow, and many more!” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids Games. “We’re excited to work with Mike Elliott and Eric M. Lang, who brought the original Dice Masters game to life, and we are sure they will bring Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters to the table top in unique and immersive ways.”
Nathan Stewart, Brand Director for Dungeons & Dragons, was equally enthusiastic. “We are excited about the addition of Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters to the WizKids product line. We’re sure fans will enjoy this fun and unique way to experience the legendary heroes and monsters of the Forgotten Realms.”
The Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters line will begin rolling out in Q4 2014. Products will include Starter Sets, Booster Packs, Play Mats, and a Storage Box to keep your Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters collection in!
Please visit www.wizkidsgames.com for more information.