MK HeroClix House Rules

Friday, 8 April 2011

HeroClix 7th of April, Vulcan's Star Trek

Welcome to another Heroclix post. This week we did a scenario called Masterminds and Minions. 500 points, 3 Actions, standard house. Pick 1 character this figure is your Mastermind (Leader) any figure that is 50% or lower of his printed points cost total are his minions! Whilst a minion is adjacent to your Mastermind (Leader he can use mastermind as a trait). The Minions receives double points for knocking out Masterminds. The Mastermind receives ½ points for knocking our minions. OK there were several changes to the scenario then what we were told last week, but likely my team was OK. But first off, Darren has done some minor changes to the house rules, so here are the new standard house rules.

1. Single universe team builds (including feats). No changes here.

2. Generic and Named (Non Generic) Theme Teams and allowed a 1% build grace i.e. 300pts = 303pts (unless they use feats). This is now for all Theme teams than just Named.

3. No duplicates of non generic characters. No changes here.

4. Only Non Generic (named)  Theme Teams are allowed feats. No changes here.

5. Feats capped at 30 points regardless of build total. This was an old house rule that has returned. When the resticted points on Feats rules came into to play, we stopped this cap.

6. Warbound and Skrull Ms Marvel is banned. No changes here.

This week I decided to try out the third Summers brother, Vulcan, in a Shi’ar team as he has the keyword.

Vulcan (Giant Size X-Men) 275
Shi'ar Admiral (Supernova) 40
Shi'ar Borderer (Supernova) 33
3x Shi'ar Warrior (Supernova) 27 x 2 = 81
Deathbird (Xplosion) 70
= 499 points and three re-rolls.

In the first round I was up ageist Adrian. He was using an Asgardians with Loki as the Mastermind and due to points cost Karnilla was not classed as a minion of Loki’s. His team were:

4x Asgardian Warrior (Hammer of Thor) 37 x 4 = 148
2x Valkyrie (Hammer of Thor) 38 x 2 = 76
Brunnhilde (Sinister) 69
Loki (Hammer of Thor) 122 + Brilliant Tactician (Feat) 20 = 142
Karnilla (Hammer of Thor) 64
=499 points and four re-rolls.

This was a tough game. I was not able to KO anything of his and he just managed to KO 100 points of minions. So I ended up losing the round. On the second round I got the bye. I used the time to write down ever bodies teams. In the third round I was ageist Adam. He was using a Teen team with Captain Marvel Jr. as the Mastermind and due to points cost Nightwing was not classed as a minion of theirs. His team were:

Captain Marvel Jr. (Crisis) 157
Karate Kid (Crisis) 63
Nightwing (Crisis) 79
Klarion (Crisis) 76
Lightning Lad (Legion of Super Heroes) 70
Beast Boy (75th) 60
=505 points and three re-rolls.

At first never of us wanted to attack the other as it leave our self too open. But Adam got board and attacked me. I manage to cream his team leading to a win for me. In the fourth round I was up ageist Darren. He was using an X-Men team with the Colossus/Wolverine duo as the Mastermind(s) and due to points cost Arcangel was not classed as a minion of theirs. His team were:

Colossus/Wolverine (Giant Size X-Men) 190
Nightcrawler (Web of Spider-Man) 86
Havok (Vet Mutant Mayham) 44
Arcangel (Giant Size X-Men) 99
Psylocke (Giant Size X-Men) 74
=493 points and two re-rolls.

Darren quickly KOed Vulcan leaving me to consider giving up as Darren did it with a minion giving him 550 points. However I might be able to gain some points so I decided to continual. I end up KOing Psylocke and was close to KOing Colossus/Wolverine and Arcangel. Darren ended up winning that game. Sadly we did not get time to play the last round but if we did have the time I would have been playing ageist Michael’s Armour team who were:

DOOM (Secret Invasion) 249
Kristoff (Secret Invasion) 100
Iron Lad (Avengers) 75
Doombot 5953 (Secret Invasion) 40
Guardsman (Avengers) 32
=496 points and two re-rolls.

Sadly I got last place and Darren just got first place.

Next week will be X-Factor. No we are not singing. Thank goodness. X-Factor as in X-Gen. 500 points where 50% of your team must have gained their powers from a nature mutantion. Something tells me Darren choose this so he could use his new figures. Now what X-Men team should I do? Standard, X-Force? X-Factor? Exiles? Hellions? New Mutions?

In general HeroClix news, Wizkids done the final three new rules articles and five ATA for Giant Size X-Men. The third new rules artical was about terrain and knockback, the fourth was about the changes to Giants, Colosales and the Move and Attack ability for Transporters and the fifth talked about the changes to the powers and links to the new rules themselves. The new ATAs are for Hellions, Reavers, Nextwave, Horsemen of Apocalypse and New Mutants.

Well now to Dreamclix. In this week's DreamClix I am doing dial designs for Momochi Zabuza and his Water Clone pog from Naruto, Don Kanonji from Bleach and Lily Rain from CosmicBreak. And design ideas for three characters from the Wolverine Anime as well as Kiba and his dog Akamaru from Naruto.

First off are the dial designs for Momochi Zabuza and his Water Clone pog from Naruto, Don Kanonji from Bleach and Lily Rain from CosmicBreak.


Next we have Yukio from the Wolverine Anime. Yukio is the dautar of a former fermale assassin of Shingen Yashida. Yukio mother was sent to assissate Kon, but end up falling in love with Kon's son. Yukio person kill Yukio's perants and now Yukio is after revenge. She will do anything to acive her goal. Yukio is a real character from the Wolverine comics, however in the she is an assassin of Shingen in the comic that develup a crash on Wolverine. Aftee Shingwen's death in the comics she became an ally to the X-Men. She is skilled throwing blades and is very quick and stealthy. To show this she should have Stealth, Leap Climb, Running Shot, a special the combine some of them, Close Combat Reflexes, Indomitable and Range Combat Expert. She should have five or six clicks of health with starting states of Movement 8 or 10, Attack 10, Defence 17, Damage 2 or 3 and Range 6 with one target. She should not have an TAs and her keywords should be Martial Artist, Madripoor and Yashida Clan (for comic book reason not show).

Next is Hideki Kurohagi from the Wolverine Anime. Hideki is one of the two leading vilains of the series his is to marry Mariko Yashida as part of a buessness deal between him and Mariko's father, Shingen. He is the ruler of Mar?and wants to become a big fish in Asin Crime circal. He will scufish all one to get what he wants. He should have Stealth, Mastermind and a special called "Toxin Gun".
Toxin Gun: Hideki can use Incapitate, however his damage is not reducted to 0 and the damage is penatrating.
He should have four clicks of health and starting states of Movement 6, Attack 9, Defence 18, Damage 2 and Range 6 with one target. His TA should be the Hydra one and his should have the keywords A.I.M., Madripool and Ruler.

Next is the assassin Kikyo Mikage from the Wolverine anime. Kikyo is one of Shingen's eliet assassin who follows the honourble way of the samurai. His honour got in his way to assassinate Wolverine. Kikyo has retrackable swords in the wrist/palm area. I was not clear if it was a mutant ability or an A.I.M. upgrade or a mix of both. He is able to create a powerful wind slash with his swords. To show his skills he should have Charge, Leap Climb, Blade, Close Combat Reflexs, Super Senses and a special called "Wind Slash".
Wind Slash: Kikyo can make a Range Cobat Expert action as if he has a range of 8.
He should have about six clicks of health and starting states of Movement 10, Attack 11, Defence 18, Damage 3 and Range 0. His TA should ever be the Spider-Man Allies or Minions of Doom one to make him a wild card and he should have the keywords A.I.M. and Yashida Clan.

Next is Kiba Inuzuka from Naruto. Kiba is a member of Konoha's Inuzuka clan who are characterized by their highly symbiotic relationships with their dog companions. His name “Kiba” means fang and it reflects his wild appearance. Kiba is always seen with his young dog, Akamaru, who often rides on his head or is carried in the front of his jacket. Kiba is highly devoted to Akamaru and is the only one who can understand his barks. In combat, Kiba is a close ranged brawler and uses many techniques aimed at inflicting raw physical damage quickly. Akamaru often fights by his side and can even transform into Kiba’s form to confuse the enemy. Outside of combat, Kiba is also a valuable tracking expert. By focusing chakra to his nose, he can magnify his sense of smell a thousand times.  Kakashi has stated that Kiba's tracking skills even outrank his own Ninja Dogs. He should have a trait called "Akamaru", Charge, Blades, Super Senses and two specials called "Fang Over Fang" and "Ninja Dog Trainer".
Akamaru: If there is a character with the name Akamaru as part of your team, Kiba gains Flurry otherwise he has the Duo ability. This can be outwitted.
Piercing Fang: Kira can use Hypersonic Speed. All damage from Hypersonic attacks is penatrating.
Ninja Dog Trainer: Kira can use Perplex, but only on characters with the Animal keyword. Kira ignores hindering tarrain for line of fire.
He should have about six clicks of health and starting states of Movement 10, Attack 9, Defence 17, Damage 2 and Range 4 with one target. His TA should have the Naruto one and he should have the keywords Animal, Inuzuka Clan, Konohagakure and Team Kurenai.

Last is Akamaru from Naruto. Akamaru is Kiba's loyal dog companion and is invaluable as a partner in close quarters combat.  He and Kiba also combine to perform various special jutsus. This will be a LE repaint of Kira without Akamaru on his head. He should have a Trait called "Ninja Dog", Charge, Blades, Super Senses and a special called Fang Over Fang.
Piercing Fang: If there is a character with the name Kira as part of your team, Akamaru can use Hypersonic Speed. All damage from Hypersonic attacks is penatrating.
Ninja Dog: Akamaru ignores hindering tarrain for line of fire.
He should have about four clicks of health and starting states of Movement 12, Attack 9, Defence 19, Damage 2 and Range 0. His TA should have the Naruto one and he should have the keywords Animal, Inuzuka Clan, Konohagakure and Team Kurenai.

Next time in DreamClix I am planning on doing dial ideas for the rest of the characters from the Wolverine anime as well as Hinata from Naruto, Maka/Soul duo and Weapon Master Maka from Soul Eater and some CosmicBreak characters. With dial designs I am planning on doing Chi-Chi from Dragon Ball, Mohji/Richie duo from One Piece, Crimrose from CosmicBreak and two Wolverine anime characters. Until next time, have fun.