Welcome to another HeroClix post. This week wad a scenario called Equal Rights. 500 point, 3 actions, your team must have a girl for every boy unless the team an uneven number then the odd one can be ever gender. However because my mum was in hospital I could not make it to HeroClix this week. Next week's will be The Big Five 500 point, 3 actions, must have 5 figures, no more, no less. This is one I put togather. It was going to be 600 points and 6 figures but due to the fact that I wanted to use the team I was planning for this week so I changed it a little. (sorry for got to change the month until now)
On HeroClix news this week, Wizkids talked about conventions and revild two convention exclusive prize figures, Famine and Pestilence. Famine Trait is nasty and with is Special Ability as well it is very deadly and Pestilence is OK. Also ICv2 have reviled more information on the new Street Fighter HeroClix stuff. You can learn more about them from these links here and here.
Well now to Dreamclix. In this week's DreamClix I am doing dial designs for the Police Officer generic for Death Note and the Wolverine anime, Uryu Ishida from Bleach, Tachikoma from Ghost in the Shell and Tesshin Asano from the Wolverine anime. And design ideas for Shino Aburame and his Bug Swarms from Naruto, Krillin from Dragon Ball, a bunch of U-Men genetics and Valkyrie System, Chifuyu Orimura and Tabane Shinonono from IS: Infinite Stratos. Yes three IS character than the two I was planning on doing at first.
First off are the dial designs for the Police Officer generic, Uryu Ishida, Tachikoma and Tesshin Asano.
Next we have Shino Aburame from Naruto. Shino Aburame is a calm, collected, and solitary person, who is quite mysterious. He is portrayed as being somewhere between merely stoic and matter-of-fact, rarely ever smiling or showing emotion at all; rather than thank his team-mates for congratulating him on his victory in the preliminaries, he told them that he expected them to do the same. He also has a tendency of holding grudges and being rather intimidating. Despite occasionally arguing with Kiba, Shino has a very strong sense of connection with his team-mates and allies, first seen when he regretted being unavailable and therefore unable to help with retrieving Sasuke Uchiha. From that point onwards, he resolved to work on his teamwork skills with Kiba and Hinata. He even helped Hinata to improve her abilities, and is one of the few people, besides Naruto, who openly professes confidence in her. He also proves to be able to understand his team-mates' inner workings, sensing when the slightest of things is wrong with either of them. Shino speaks in a curious fashion, as noted by both Naruto and Kiba: a rudimentary explanation of his syntax is that he will ask a question before explaining a point, whereas most people will leave the question unspoken. Also, he tends to restate facts in a more technically correct fashion. He is a member of the Aburame Clan. The Aburame clan is one of the four noble clans of Konohagakure. They are characterized by their use of insects as weapons. The insects live in symbiosis within the body of the shinobi. At birth, members of this clan are offered to a special breed of insects called kikaichū as a nest, residing just under their host's skin. The clan members may also carry additional bugs in jars or gourds with them on missions. The insects can leave and enter their host's body through various pores. They feed on chakra as a food source, making them quite deadly. The relationship between the shinobi and the insects is mutually beneficial. The host grants the bugs shelter and allows them to feed off their chakra, their body becoming a living hive of tens of thousands of these bugs, and in return the bugs do the user's bidding, allowing the shinobi to perform ninjutsu-like techniques without the use of hand seals or chakra conversion. Now I have come up with a get idea for Shino which has me rethinking on how to do Clone, but fisrt I need to make a special ruling.
Pogs and Summoning: Pogs are 2D characters just like Bystander Tokens. However they are normally not part of your team when building it. The are place on to the map vira special abilities known as Summon. They are placed adjusant to the character that created them and may act this turn. This is used for things like creating clone or summoning creatares to help fight in battle and do not take time to summon and are easliy defeated. If a pog is KOed it is treated to be the same points cost printed on the card. The Summon ability has a limit to how many pods there can be. If there are the same number or more than the character cannot summon any more. Also you can give the pog a power action to remove it from play.
Now with that done I will start with his powers. First his Trait "Bug User", this alouds to use his bug based jutsus. The special "Summon (Bug Swarm)" to summon bug swarms, as well as Stealth, Super Senses and Outwit.
Bug User: Shino ignores Bug Swarm pogs for drawing line of fire. Once per turn you may give an action to one Bug Swarm pog that does not come out of your action pool. Also once per turn when Shino is hit by an attack, you can swoop procisions of him and one Bug Swarm pog that is within four squres of him. The pog takes the damage instead as of him as well.
Summon (Bug Swarm): Give Shino a power action. Place up to two Bug Swarm pogs into play. You can only have up to four Bug Swarms for each character with the special "Summon (Bug Swarm)".
He should have about five clicks of health and starting states of Movement 8, Attack 9, Defence 17, Damage 2 and Range 4 with one target. His TA should be the Naruto one and his keywords should be Aburame Clan, Konohagakure Kid and Team Kurenai.
Next is Shino's Bug Swarm pogs. They should have the Flight symbol and Poision. Their states should be Movement 10, Attack 8, Defence 17, Damage 1 and Range 0.
Next is Krillin from Dragon Ball. Krillin was originally a monk of the Orin Temple, he came to Master Roshi for training and became a student of the Turtle School in his first appearance. He is Goku's best-friend. Krillin is often used as comic relief or cannon fodder by the author, and has been killed a number of times in the series. As the most prominent full-blooded human character in the Dragon Ball series, Krillin also represents a sense of normalcy to Goku , as well as often being the most identifiable. Often when things in the Dragon World turn bizarre, it is left to Krillin to shake his head in disbelief and crack a joke. Krillin at this stage does not really have any powers yet. May be a bit of Charge, Toughnes and Close Combat Expert. He should have about five clicks of health and Starting states of Movement 10, Attack 9, Defence 17, Damage 2 or 3 and Range 0. His TA should be the Dragon Ball one and his keywords should be Kid, Martial Artist and Turtle Shell School.
Next is the first of list of U-Men genaric I doing from the X-Men anime. This one is the U-Men Solider. They are the basic cyborg minions to U-Men forces. They should have a minion power called "Pack Tacticiacs", Running Shot, Toughness and Range Combat Expert.
Pack Tactics: Minion - If there is a character with the U-Men and is twice or more the points of U-Men Solider, U-Men Solider gains a +1 to its Attack value for each friendly character with the U-Men keyword adjasent to a target it is attacking.
They should have about four clicks of health and starting states of Movement 8, Attack 8, Defence 16, Damage 2 and Range 6 with one target. As none of the U-Men figures done in the past have a TA I will not be giving them a TA, but I will try to do an ATA later. Their keywords should be Robot and U-Men. Yes I know that the old U-Men figures did not a keyword U-Men.
Next is the U-Men Biker from the X-Men anime. These are U-Men grunts riding on bike. They should be on a double base, have a minion power called "Pack Tacticiacs" (same as above), the Transporter symbol, Running Shot, Toughness and Range Combat Expert. They should have about five clicks of health and starting states of Movement 14, Attack 9, Defence 17, Damage 3 and Range 8 with one target. They should not have any TA and their keywords should be Robot, U-Men and Vehicle.
Next is the U-Men Attack Craft from the X-Men anime. These vehicles carry groups to U-Men troops. Normally apart from bike vehicles do not get clix figures. However I decided to do this one as it would be very useful figure to have on a U-Men force. They should be on a double base, have a Trait called "Carrier Craft", the flying transporter symbol, Running Shot, Toughness and Range Combat Expert.
Carrier Craft: U-Men Attack Craft can use Close Combat Reflexes and can carry up to eight characters. It does not reduce its movement while carrying and can only carry character with the U-Men keyword.
They should have about six clicks of health and starting states of Movement 12, Attack 10, Defence 15, Damage 4 and Range 10 with three targets. They should not have any TA and their keywords should be U-Men and Vehicle.
Next is the Valkyrie System from IS: Infinite Stratos. When Laura was defeated, she activated a hidden power known as the Valkyrie Tracer Systems. It took over her mind and somehow reformed her IS to a giant size version of Chifuyu’s IS back when Chifuyu was an IS pilot. It should had the a Trait called “Aggressive Targets”, Giant Symbol, Charge, Blades, Invulnerability, Toughness and Battle Fury.
Aggressive Targets: Valkyrie System can only attack characters with one or more action tokens on them.
It should have about seven clicks of health and starting states of Movement 6, Attack 11, Defence 17, Damage 3 and Range 0. It should not have any TA and its keywords should be Robot.
Next is Chifuyu Orimura from IS: Infinite Stratos. Chifuyu is Ichika's older sister. She is 24 years old and is in charge of Ichika's class at the IS academy. She was the Japanese pilot for the first generation IS machines and was said to be the strongest IS pilot at one point before retiring. During her retirement, she looked after her brother and raised him by herself after their parents abandoned them. She deeply cares for Ichika as she sees him as her only family. Chifuyu was also the one who enrolled Ichika to the IS academy to keep him safe from other countries. Chifuyu once wielded Yukihira, a powerful IS energy blade that is now under Ichika's possession. Chifuyu was a close friend of Tabane Shinonono, the creator of the IS, which explains how their younger siblings became childhood friends. This figure is of Chifuyu back when she was a IS pilot. She should have the Flight Symbol, Charge, Blades, Toughness, Willpower and Perplex. She should have about six clicks of health and starting states of Movement 8, Attack 11, Defence 17, Damage 3 and Range 4 with one target. Her TA should be the IS one and her keywords should be Armour and Past.
Lastly it is Tabane Shinonono from IS: Infinite Stratos. She has purple eyes, long purple hair that extends to her hips, wears a lab-coat and a pair of robotic rabbit ears. Tabane is often seen wearing a frilly maid like blue and white dress. Much to everybody's surprise, Tabane is a very energetic person and runs around like a happy kid. She often refers herself as "Tabane the Genius", hinting to a sense of cockiness. She is very fond of the people she loves and would hug them as many times as she feels like. Her explosive entrances and her childish manners often costs her being hit on the head by people like Chifuyu (an old friend) and Houki (her younger sister), but she recovers extremely fast and gets energetic again. Although she sometimes acts like a kid, her intelligence is at the top of the world and can work at a very fast rate, such as adjusting the Akatsubaki to fit Houki's body in less than a minute and declaring that she can finish configuring Akatsubaki in just seven minutes. She first started on the creation of the IS for the concept of the space exploration 10 years ago. Having created the 467 cores and shocking the world of the existence of the unit, she disappeared from the face of the earth. Even in the time line of the novel, she's still the most wanted person by all the organizations related to IS due to her knowledge. I decided to add her as a clix as a handily support character. She should have a special called “Super Hacker” and Perplex.
Super Hacker: Tabane can use Probability Control, however the target did not have to be in line of fire or range.
She should have about four clicks of health and starting states of Movement 6, Attack 8, Defence 15, Damage 1 and Range 0. Her TA should be the IS one and her keyword should be Scientist.
Next time in DreamClix I am planning on doing dial ideas for some more characters from the X-Men anime as well as Ino Yamanaka from Naruto, a T-Rex generic from Dragon Ball and three more Code Geass characters. With dial designs I am planning on doing Ox King from Dragon Ball, Haku from Naruto, one MechaClix character and two more characters from the Wolverine anime. Until next time, have fun.