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Friday, 29 June 2012

HeroClix Listings: DC The Brave and the Bold

DC The Brave and the Bold was released in April 2010 and will be retired from major tournament play on the 1st of July. (Last updated on the 27/04/14)

1 - 001 Bruce Wayne
1 - 003 Diana Prince
4 - 005 Amazon
1 - 006 Checkmate Pawn (White)
1 - 008 Parademon Grunt
1 - 011 League Elite
1 - 012 Amazon of Bana-Mighdall
1 - 016 Batman
1 - 018 Wonder Woman
1 - 019 Talia
1 - 020 Damian Wayne
1 - 025 Goodness and Mercy
1 - 027 Phillipus
1 - 029 Madermoiselle Marie
1 - 032 Kryptonite Man
1 - 041 Talia al Ghul
1 - 042 Robin
1 - 049 Superman and the Flash
1 - 101 Bruce Wayne

Next set will be HeroClix Listings: DC The Blackest Night and The Brightest Day.

MK HeroClix, the 28th of June, Dark of the Moon

An Evil Life-Model Decoy (a clone for those who do
not know) of Nick Fury.
Welcome to another MK HeroClix post. First off is the HeroClix news for the week. This week there were previews of Nitro, Max Fury and Shadow Council Soldier from Marvel Chaos Wars; Grandmaster from the Marvel Infinity Gauntlet prizes and Wonder Woman from DC Justice League 52. On personal news I have preordered a brick of Marvel Chaos Wars from 13th Floor.

This week's game was Dark of the Moon, keeping to the Transformers theme. 600 point, four actions, at least one character has to have a cosmic link (even if it is just in the name) and no ATA's. I decided to go for a Guardians of the Galaxy team who were:

Drax (011 Marvel Galactic Guardians) 121
Hollywood (013 Marvel Galactic Guardians) 138 + Protected (Feat) 8 = 146
Groot (049 Marvel Web of Spider-Man) 152
Yondu (048 Marvel Avengers) 53
One Who Knows (203 Supernova) 123
=595 points and four re-rolls.

I borrowed Darren's Groot for this team as I do not own him. On the first round I was up against Darren. He was using a Negative Zone theme team who were:

4x Annihilation Seeker (005 Marvel Galactic Guardians) 70 x 4 = 280
Ravenous (018 Marvel Galactic Guardians) 160
Blastaar (023 Marvel Galactic Guardians) 158
=598 points and four re-roll.

My dice rolls where shockingly terrorable in this game. I manage to KO an Annihilation Seeker, but Darren destroied my whole team. Adrian won his game against his brother Michael. On the second round I was up against Michael.  He was using a Detective theme team who were:

The Question (004 DC Arkham Asylum) 37
The Riddle (011 DC Arkham Asylum) 90
Crispus Allen (101 DC Arkham Asylum)) 197
Robin (013 DC Crisis) 79
Nightwing (057 DC Crisis) 125
Sandmen (086 DC Origins) 59
=587 points and two re-roll.

Crispus Allen was a pain with his special Outwit power and keeping on making his Impervious rolls. The tables was about to turn when time was called, as I had KO'd Crispus Allen finally. However Michael won the game by 27 victory points. Adrian won his game against Darren. On the third and final round I was up against Adrian. He was using a Martial Artist themed team who were:

Daredevil (021 Marvel Incredible Hulk) 75
Psylocke (023 Marvel Giant Size X-Men) 74
Nightcrawler (047 Marvel Web of Spider-Man) 86
Howard the Duck (035 Marvel Secret Invasion) 35
Elektra (048 human Marvel Secret Invasion) 80
Gamora (054 Marvel Secret Invasion) 73
Captain America (040 Hammer of Thor) 72
Moondragon (087 Marvel Clobberin Time) 71
Black Panther (106 Marvel Universe) 27
=593 points and two re-rolls.

This was a super cheesy team with both the broken Nightcrawer who keep on rolling eights to hit, and broken smokey boots Captain America. I ended up losing this game and Darren has banned him from borrowing his Nightcrawler. Darren won his game against Michael. So with three wins the cheesy Adrian won first place this week a I got last place.

Next week should be Rise of the Machines (following a robotic film theme). 500 points, at least one character on your team must have the Robot keyword.

Now for this week's DreamClix section. This week I am doing ideas for robot mode and jet mode for Starscream from Transformers G1; Franken Stein from Soul Eater and The Red Comet from Mobile Suit Gundam. But first I have designs of Mario Mario from the Mario games, Super Mario Bros team ability, Fuchikoma from Ghost in the Shell, and Swordom from CosmicBreak.

Next is the legendary schemer and back stabber of Transformers and everybody's favourite Decepticon, Starscream. Due to his treachery and personality, Starscream has had many future characters within the franchise to bear his name, most of which share his desire to become leader of the Decepticons. Starscream has, at some points, had control over the Decepticons, but his actions usually lead him to being defeated, or overruled by the more powerful Megatron. Starscream makes no secret of his ambition to overthrow Megatron as leader of the Decepticons. He is more intelligent than the average Decepticon, ruthless and cruel, but he is also unlikely to directly act on his ultimate ambition without assurance of conditions favourable to his ascension. He considers himself vastly superior to other Decepticons, and looks down on Megatron for being antiquated in his military strategies and tactics. Starscream believes that the Decepticons should rely more on guile and speed rather than brute destructive force to defeat the Autobots, although when he is given the chance to strike out on his own, he is often less successful than Megatron. Megatron frequently overlooks the potential threat that Starscream represents, though it is occasionally suggested that Megatron tolerates his presence for various reasons, such as a grudging respect for his scheming nature, or a mere safety precaution to keep an eye on him. However, Starscream often exhausts Megatron's patience quickly; violent-yet-brief verbal and/or physical conflicts are not uncommon between the two. Starscream transforms into a McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle and serves as the Decepticon Air Commander, leading the other Decepticon Seeker jets, many of whom share his physical design. According to his technical specifications, he can reach speeds up to Mach 2.8, and can climb up to sub-orbital altitudes of 52 miles (84 km) and nose-dive down to ground level in minutes (the real aircraft has a top speed of Mach 2.5 with an altitude ceiling of 65,000 feet (19,800 m), or 12.3 miles). His arm is mounted with launchers (mounted under his wings in jet mode), which can launch two types of weaponry—cluster bombs, each of which can level an area 10,000 square feet (900 m2), and his signature weapon, the null ray, which can disrupt the flow of electricity in any circuitry it hits for brief periods, effectively rendering any electronic device or machine (including Transformers) temporarily inoperable. First lets do his robot form. In this form he should have two Traits called "Backstab" and "Transform(Starscream)", the Giant symbol, Incapacitate, Energy Explosion, Leadership, Invulnerability, Toughness and Willpower.
Backstab: Give Starscream a power action. Deal one click of damage to an adjacent friend called Megatron. Both Megatron and Starscream gain a Backstabbed token. If Starscream has a Backstabbed token, he can use Perplex twice a turn. If Starscream is delt damage by a character called Megatron or Galvatron, remove all Backstabbed tokens from Starscream.
The Transform ability is basically Morph with a different name to suit the figures. He should have about seven clicks of health and starting combat values of Speed 8, Attack 11, Defence 17, Damage 3 and Range 6 with two targets. He should have the Decepticon team ability and the keywords Decepticons, Seekers and Robot.

Next is Starscream's Jet mode. In this mode he should have the trait "Transform(Starscream)", the Giant symbol, the Flight symbol, Energy Explosion, Energy Shield Deflection, Hypersonic and Running Shot. He should have about seven clicks of health and starting combat values of Speed 14, Attack 10, Defence 18, Damage 3 and Range 7 with three targets. He should have the Decepticon team ability and the keywords Decepticons, Seekers and Vehicle. The next Transformers G1 idea should be the Autobot Jazz.

Next is Franken Stein from Soul Eater. Doctor Franken Stein is the man that changed Sid into a zombie. He is based on the central characters from Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, an amalgamation of the mad scientist and Frankenstein's monster itself. He currently is considered the strongest meister to ever graduate from Shibusen. Being a man of science, Dr. Stein sees everything in the world, including himself, as an experiment. This is the personality that he had as a child, as he often wanted to dissect the people around him. He was often stopped by Spirit. This personality trait made all those around him afraid of him. This strange hobby of wanting to dissect anything he thinks is interesting was still present, even when Stein became an adult, and once as part of a lesson, tried to have his class dissect an endangered animal, claiming that it would be bad if he did not find out anything from it before it became extinct. Stitching across his face suggests that he had worked on himself at one point. He also exhibits a sadistic and intimidating personality. During his battle against Maka and Black Star, he grabbed Maka by one of her pigtails, lifted her shirt up and drew marks on her body, to signify where he would put the knife through, and ponders if he should turn her skin into sand paper. When Black Star tried to attack him, he countered by knocking Black Star out in a seemingly painful and bloody manner. His smiles are normally filled with sadistic intentions. Stein seems to have dormant madness. He has even admitted that he is especially sensitive to it. Stein ultimately did go insane and struggled to maintain it. He even quit smoking as a way to convince himself. Emotionally, Nygus has described him as always alone and that he has no love in him. He has admitted that he can't understand Spirit's reaction to Maka asking him to go out shopping. This shows he can't feel deep emotions other than the need to dissect whatever interests or irritates him. This tendency likely seems to be more destructive or psychotic, which explains his dormant madness. He is depicted as morally bankrupt, at least back in his youth. In Sid's flashback, he questioned Sid's decision to adopt Black Star, who was a baby. This suggests that if it were Stein's decision, he would have left Black Star. His immorality is supported further by his repeated experiments on Spirit back when they were kids. Despite this cruel and twisted personality, Stein does have a kind and compassionate side that worries for his friends and students and he feels the need to protect them. He also exhibits a rather paternal demeanor towards his students. He also expresses deep disgust and moral outrage towards Medusa for stating that she would abandon her own child, Crona, when he/she would become useless to her. It is never stated when this other personality arose. He should have a special called "Multiple Combatants", Flurry, Outwit, Exploit Weakness and Combat Reflexes.
Multiple Combatants: After making an attack action, Franken Stein can use Force Blast as a free action.
He should have about six or seven clicks of health and starting combat values of Speed 8, Attack 10, Defence 18, Damage 2 and Range 0. He should have the DWMA team ability and the keywords Scientist, Meister and DWMA. The next Soul Eater idea should be Stein with Scythe.

Next is The Red Comet from the original Mobile Suit Gundam. I might move this to chase or LE at a later date. The Red Comet is Chan's nickname and this figure represents Char in his customed Char red Zaku II. It should have a trait called "Zeon's Ace Pilot", Hypersonic, Running Shot, Charge, Blades, Energy Explosion, a special called "Char Red Paint Job", Toughness, Super Senses and Leadership.
Zeon's Ace Pilot: This character is treated as if it is called Char Aznable.
Char Red Paint Job: The Red Comet can use Toughness and Super Senses.
It should have about five clicks of health and starting combat values of Speed 12, Attack 11, Defence 17, Damage 3 and Range 6 with two targets. It should have the Zeon team ability and its keywords should be Zeon and New Type. The next Mobile Suit Gundam UC idea should be Standard Tank Bystander Token.

Lastly is the DreamClix Dial Designs page update news. On Sunday and Thursday I updated the Marvel Anime section of the DreamClix Dial Designs page. There should be at least an update to the page on Sunday. In this update will be add Mobile Suit Gundam 00 to the page.

Well that is it for this week. Until next time, Mecha Up.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

HeroClix Listings: Marvel Hammer of Thor

Marvel Hammer of Thor release on November 2009 and will be retired from major tournament play on 1st of July. It was the first released by Wizkids new (and still current) owners NECA. All Gravity Feeds and Fast Forces will be posted with the set they come from.

1 - 002 Kingpin
1 - 003 Hand Ninja
1 - 005 Jimmy Woo
1 - 007 Marvel Boy
1 - 011 Enchantress
1 - 016 Thor
1 - 017 Balder
1 - 018 Fandral
1 - 023 Beta Ray Bill
1 - 024 Namora
1 - 030 Owl
1 - 033 Sif
1 - 039 Destroyer
1 - 047 Nico Minoru
1 - 057 Thor and Loki
1 - 200 War Machine
1 - 201 Ragnarok Surtur

1 - 001 Fandral
1 - 002 Hogun
1 - 003 Volstagg
1 - 004 Asgardian Brawler
1 - 005 Thor
1 - 006 Loki

Next set will be DC Brave and the Bold.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Neoscream's Life for the week of the 18th to the 24th June

(pictures and WLR coming soon) Welcome to another week of my life. For those new  to the blog, the "Neoscream's Life" posts are basically a weekly dairy of mine. The week before last was no coffee and the start of my parents' two weeks off work, but did last week bring.

On Monday I worked from 9:50AM to 1:20PM. I decided to popped into the city center to get some Liquid Green Stuff from Games Workshop. Before going to Games Workshop I went to a card machine to get some money out, where I stupidly locked my pin number by typing in the wrong number. Face palm. So I had to pop into the bank first to ask them to ever unlock it or send me a new code. They said they would send a new code. Luckily I had some money for the Liquid Green Stuff and two brushes to use it. When I got home I did some more modeling.
Watched: Episode 36 of Mobile Suit Gundam AGE and episode 9 of Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040.

On Tuesday morning I posted last week's Neoscream's Life post and a HeroClix Listings post. I worked from 12PM to 3:25PM. When I got home I finishing off most of my modeling. I still need to finish the Hasslefree Contest figure, but I will wait for the other stuff from them to arrive before continuing.
Watched: This week’s episode of WWE Raw and last week’s episode of WWE NXT.
Listened: Episode 85 of the Unofficial One Piece Podcast.

On Wednesday I worked from 9:50AM to 5PM. When I got home, me new pin number arrived. Guess what, it was the same as the old one. At about 7:45PM I meet up with Richard and Roxy for a drink at Weatherspoons. Roxy was back in Milton Keynes for a couple of days visiting and Richard was free for once this month. Afterwards both me and Roxy went to the cinema to watch a film. When I got home I jokingly designed a Men in Black team for 7TV.
Watched: Men In Black 3.

Thursday was a day off work. I did another HeroClix Listings post, updated the DreamClix Dial Design page and worked on a team roster spreadsheet for 7TV. Later Roxy come over to build a HeroClix team as he was going to HeroClix this week. After  building a team and dinner we went to HeroClix.
WLR: Nothing.

On Friday morning I finished off the HeroClix post and posted it. I worked from 12PM to 4PM. During the day I worked on typing up the 100 ratings and 150 ratings teams I made for 7TV.

Watched: Episode 3 of Robot Chicken: Star Wars, episode 209 of the subtitled version of Naruto: Shippuden and episode 15 of After War Gundam X.
Read: Chapters 1 to 3 of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray R.
Brought and Received: Got one of the three manga books I ordered Tuesday last week, volume 1 of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray R.

First thing on Saturday I posted another HeroClix Listings. At coffee this week was just me and Darren H. As there was no Richard this week (due to a slight change of plans) we finished coffee early and manage to pop into both HMV and Model Zone on top of Waterstones before I needed to go to work. We also bumped into Darren S at Waterstones as well. I worked from 11:50AM (even got into work early) to 4:55PM. After work I contacted both Nathan and Pete to make sure role-play was still happening tomorrow, which it still was. Well more of a meet up and chat than role-play.
Watched: This week’s episode of WWE Smackdown and episode 31 of Dragon Ball Kai.
Listened: Episode 186 of Manga Pulse.
Read: Chapter 95 of Dragon Ball.

Sunday was a day off work. I meet up with Nathan and Pete at about 10:30AM at the city center. Due to the long gap Nathan with not be doing his second game. Instead, I will be running 7TV from (hopefully) week. We chatted about life and 7TV over coffee and then we had a walk around the City Center. I went home about 2PM as Nathan need to go at 1:30PM. When I got home I updated the DreamClix Dial Designs page and posted the week's Cosmic Cosplay post.
Watched: Episode 2 of Steins;Gate, episode 8 of Seikon no Qwaser, episode 396 of One Piece, episode 22 of Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex, episode 10 of Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 and episode 1 of the Unofficial One Piece Podcast Pieces of Eight.
Listed: Episode 61 of VG Pulse
Read: Chapter 96 of Dragon Ball (finishing volume 8).

Here is a list of posts that will be posted during the coming week:

Wednesday the 27th of June: "HeroClix Listings: Marvel Hammer of Thor".
Friday the 29th of June: "MK HeroClix" and "HeroClix Listings: DC Brave and the Bold".
Sunday the 1st of July: "Cosmic Cosplay" and "HeroClix Listings: DC The Blackest Night and The Brightest Day".
Tuesday the 3rd of July: "Neoscream's Life" and "HeroClix Listings: Marvel Web of Spider-Man".

Well until next time, Mecha Up.

Monday, 25 June 2012

HeroClix Listings: DC Arkham Asylum

DC Arkham Asylum was released in October 2008 and will be retired from major tournament play from the 1st of July. It was the last set to be released by Topps before they shut down WizKids. (Last Updated on the 19/04/13

1 - 002 Manhunter
3 - 003 Multiplex
1 - 004 The Question
1 - 005 Floronic Man
1 - 006 Gotham City Detective
1 - 007 Two-Face
1 - 009 Kid Devil
1 - 010 Gorilla Grodd
1 - 011 The Riddler
1 - 012 Amanda Waller
1 - 013 Human Bomb
1 - 014 Scandal Savage
1 - 015 Plasmus
1 - 016 Batman
1 - 018 Solomon Grundy
1 - 019 Lashina
1 - 020 Anarky
1 - 021 Miss Martian
1 - 022 Hitman
1 - 023 Wonder Woman
1 - 025 Johnny Sorrow
1 - 026 Nightshade
1 - 027 Firefly
1 - 028 Arkillo
1 - 029 Per Degaton
1 - 030 Amon Sur
1 - 031 Captain Gordon
1 - 032 Lightning Lord
1 - 033 Thinker
1 - 034 Robin
1 - 036 Zoom
1 - 037 Element Lad
1 - 039 Cosmic King
1 - 040 Doctor Destiny
1 - 041 Frankenstein
1 - 042 Ventriloquist
1 - 043 Calculator
1 - 044 Yellow Lantern
1 - 045 Circe
1 - 046 Lyssa Drak
1 - 049 Black Manta
1 - 056 The Flash
1 - 057 Saturn Queen
1 - 101 Crispus Allen
1 - 102 Harvey Dent
1 - 105 Edward Nigma

The next set will be Marvel Hammer of Thor.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Cosmic Cosplay for the week of 18th to the 24th of June

Mery Jane is "Sojutsu"
KittyStar in "Birdcage"

Hi all and welcome to Cosmic Cosplay post. Cosmic Cosplay is a weekly post that happens on a Sunday were I talk about the new Cosplay Deviants sets, any Cosplay Deviants news I learn about, information about updates for CosmicBreak, Minecraft news when there is any and three (normally) DreamClix ideas/designs.

First off are this week's Cosplay Deviants sets. What I call a green school girl uniform special week. On Wednesday there was a new set from another new Italian Deviant, Mery Jane. The set is called Sojutsu and in it she cosplays as Rei Miyamoto from High School of the Dead. The wig she wears was not very accurate, but apart from that she looked great. I cannot wait to see more from this deviant. The set on Saturday was a long awaited set from the fantastic deviant KittyStar. It is called Birdcage and in it she cosplays as Kagome Higurashi from Inu Yasha. This was another fantastic set from KittyStar. Cute, Lovely and Sexy. One of my favourite sets from her, may be even the best she has done.

Next is the CosmicBreak update news. There was a new garapon this week called Sword Garapon. It features three new moes Nicole Malice's sister Persenachia, Yamato warrior Luto Mikazuchi, and Elisa's instructor Sylvia, as well as a bunch of other alternate versions of other moes, new robots and weapons. The alternate version of Melfi called Melfi HEART looks great. Most likely due to the blue hear. There is a new type of item added to the game called Arena Items. They are a new type of item that may be carried into Arena. Lastly this week’s weekly garapon is back to being only having four golden balls.

Next is Minecraft news. There were no new updates this week.

Now for the last section of the post, the DreamClix Section. This week I am doing ideas for a Vulture from CosmicBreak and a Cosplay card for generic Retired Deviant. But first here is a design of Hun the Swan from Gatchaman and the Gatchaman team ability.

Next is a flying Chaos minion called Vulture from ComicBreak. They should have the Flight symbol, Charge and Combat Reflexes. They should have about four clicks of health and starting combat values of Speed 12, Attack 9, Defence 16, Damage 2 and Range 0. Their team ability should be the AIR one and their keywords should be Animal, Chaos and Robot. The next CosmicBreak idea should be Skullroid.

Next is a cosplay card for a generic Retired Deviant. This is the second of two generic Cosplay cards. They should gain the Past and Cosplay keywords and no team abilities. Their special should give them Earth Bound that cannot be outwitted. They should not have a half price list.

Well that is it for this post. Until next time, Mecha Up.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

New Judge Dredd Trailer

HeroClix Listings: Marvel Secret Invasion

Marvel Secret Invasion was released in July 2008 and will be retired in July 2012. This set includes the starter set for 2008, Marvel Fantastic Four.

1 - 001 Spider-Man
2 - 002 Moloid
1 - 003 Tombstone
1 - 004 Iron Fist
1 - 005 Sharon Carter
1 - 006a Yellowjacket
1 - 006b Yellowjacket
3 - 007 Atlantean Warrior
1 - 008a Ms. Marvel
1 - 008b Ms. Marvel
1 - 009 Gravity
1 - 010 Grey Gargoyle
1 - 011 Arachne
1 - 012 Gee
1 - 013 Lightspeed
1 - 014 Mass Master
1 - 015 Energizer
1 - 016 Hercules
1 - 017 Human Torch
1 - 018 Clea
1 - 019 Captain America
1 - 020 Immortus
1 - 021 Iron Man
1 - 022 Goliath
1 - 023 Hawkeye
1 - 024 Spider-Slayer
1 - 025 She-Thing
1 - 026 Kristoff
1 - 027 Tarantula
1 - 028 Attuma
1 - 029 Morbius
1 - 030 Punisher
1 - 031 Mole Man
1 - 032a Dum Dum Dugan
1 - 033 Dr. Strange
1 - 034 Dr. Octopus
1 - 035 Howard the Duck
1 - 036 Malice
1 - 037 Triton
1 - 038 Speedball
1 - 039 Cloak and Dagger
1 - 040 Doom
1 - 041 Spider-Girl
1 - 042a Captain Mar-Vell
1 - 042b Captain Mar-Vell
1 - 043 Psycho-Man
1 - 044 Super-Skrull: X-Men
1 - 045 Namor
1 - 046 Thor Girl
1 - 047 Adam Warlock
1 - 049 Ringmaster
1 - 052 Impossible Man
1 - 056 Annihilus
1 - 058 Power Man and Iron Fist
1 - 101 Mr. Fantastic
1 - 102 Invisible Woman
1 - 103 Human Torch
1 - 104 The Thing
1 - 105 Dr. Doom
1 - 106 Doombot 3095
1 - 107 Doombot 5953
1 - 111 Reed Richards
1 - 112 Sue Storm
1 - 113 Johnny Storm
1 - 115 Victor Von Doom

Next is the last set from Topps, DC Arkham Asylum.

Friday, 22 June 2012

MK HeroClix, the 21st of June, Revenge of the Fallen

Welcome to another MK HeroClix post. First off is the HeroClix news for the week. This week there were previews of Donald Blake, Thor, Kang, Baron Zemo and Mr. Sinister from Marvel Chaos Wars; Vision and Ultron from Marvel Chaos Wars gravity feed; and Cyborg from DC Justice League 52. Got to get hold of both Ultron and Cyborg.

This week's game was Revenge of the Fallen. (I was not the one who named it.) 300 point, no figure over 75 points. The first figure you loss comes back on its starting click at the start of your next turn in the same square it was KO'd. Victory points are not awarded until the figure has been KO'd a second time. The team I wanted to put together was a Sinister Syndicate team who were:

Dr. Octopus (034 Marvel Secret Invasion) 69
Mysterio (056 Marvel Web of Spider-Man) 75
Shocker (030 Marvel Fantastic Force) 68
Vulture (041 Marvel Fantastic Force) 41
Hobgoblin (004 Marvel Universe) 39
=292 points and two re-rolls.

This week Roxy was at HeroClix and there was on Adrian as he took too long putting his team together at the last moment. On the first round I was up against Darren. He was using an Avengers theme team who were:

Nick Fury (203 Marvel Avengers Movies) 70
Hawkeye (208 Marvel Avengers Movies) 65
She-Hulk (003 Marvel Incredible Hulk Fast Forces) 75
Scarlet Witch (057 Marvel Avengers) 35
Mockingbird (018 Marvel Sinister) 34
Wasp (003 Universe) 19
=298 points and two re-roll.

The combo of Hawkeye and Nick Fury, with a well placed Scarlet Bitch Witch was a deadly combo. This lead to massive white wash as my team got trashed. Michael won his game against Roxy. On the second round I was up against Roxy.  He was using a Martial Artist theme team who were:

Daredevil (021 Marvel Incredible Hulk) 75
Psylocke (023 Marvel Giant Size X-Men) 74
Iron Fist (004 Marvel Secret Invasion) 70
Wolverine (092 Marvel Fantastic Forces) 71
Hand Ninja (011 Marvel Universe) 13
=303 points and one re-roll.

This team my team trashed Roxy's team. I manage to keep my team all together, use the shared ten attack. Darren won his game against Michael. On the third and final round I was up against Michael. He was using a Gotham City themed team who were:

Robin (034 DC Arkham Asylum) 66
The Question (004 DC Arkham Asylum) 37
Batgirl (014 DC Crisis) 70
Oracle (025 DC Batman Alpha) 50
Batman (001 DC Justice League) 75
=297 points and two re-rolls.

I manage to weaken Batman early in the game, but struggled with the triple Perplex and double Outwit. I ended up losing this game. I thinking Darren won his game against Roxy.

Next week should be Dark of the Moon, keeping to the Transformers theme. 600 point, four actions, at least one character has to have a cosmic link (even if it is just in the name) and no ATA's.

Now for this week's DreamClix section. This week I am doing ideas for a Pilot card for Shinichirõ Tamaki from Code Geass, Light as the New L from Death Note, King Vegeta from Dragon Ball and a Support card for Captain Grodek Airoa from Mobile Suit Gundam AGE. But first I have designs of Tsubaki from Soul Eater, Kurenai Yuhi from Naruto, RGE-B790 Genoace from Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, and a Pilot card for Suzaku Kururugi from Code Geass.

Next is a Pilot card for Shinichirõ Tamaki from Code Geass. Shinichirō Tamaki was a member of the Japanese Resistance and is one a core member of the Black Knights. He was the leader of the second special squadron of the Black Knights during the first season, but after the restructuring, he became the internal cleaning supporter. He is a hot-headed and carefree person, quick to cheer others on when not doing the fighting but rash and impulsive when he's on the front lines. His rashness is shown to border on recklessness, as he orders the execution of the Ashford Academy student council against Zero's wishes, though extenuating circumstances prevent his orders from being carried out. He is somewhat racist in his own right, but has been shown to even threaten other Japanese, such as when a group of them blame his group for the destruction of Shinjuku. He pilots a standard Knightmare Frame during battles, though he rarely lasts long before being forced to eject. He is initially skeptical about Zero, but comes to be one of his most vehement supporters, particularly after the Special Administrative Zone for an independent Japan fails. Even after being captured and imprisoned for a year following the failed Black Rebellion, he never gives up hope that Zero will rescue them, despite the fact that Zero was reported as dead. Tamaki seems to be the most critical of C.C.'s involvement in the organization despite her lack an official position, complaining that she's only there because she's Zero's lover, which she replies to by insulting him. In the second season, this appears to have been lightened into simple back and forth banter. Tamaki also complains about his own lack of an official position in the second season (what happened to his old position is not revealed), wanting to be in charge of finances in some way (Lelouch relieved him of this responsibility early in the first season when he spent much of their money on frivolous dinners). C.C. jokes that he's in charge of banquets to annoy him. With the formation of the United Federation of Nations and the Black Knights' appointment as its unified army, Tamaki is made the Internal Cleaning Supporter. When Lelouch is exposed as Zero, Tamaki takes it the hardest, being the last to accept that Zero could have manipulated them all this time. Despite this, he seemingly accepts it fully, threatening to kill Kallen when she is not quick enough to abandon Zero, and yet he claims to have always trusted him when Lelouch repeals the Numbers System. His requirement should be the Black Knights keyword and he should gain the Black Knights team ability. His special ability should be: "Give this character a power action. Remove an action token from up to two adjacent friendly characters with the Black Knights or Japan keyword. These characters cannot be given any actions for the rest of the turn, including free ones." He should not have a Mecha ability. The next Code Geass idea should be the knightmare frames Burai.

Next is Light as the "New L" from Death Note. After Light finally defeated and killed off L, Light became the new L and after his studies he became a police detective  and head of the Kira Investigation Team. This version of Light should have a special called "Outsmarted the World's Greatest Detective", Mind Control, Psychic Blast and Stealth.
Outsmarted the World's Greatest Detective: Light can use Probability Control, Outwit and Perplex.
He should have about six clicks of health and starting combat values of Speed 7, Attack 10, Defence 17, Damage 0 and Range 10 with two targets. He should have the Police and Mystics team abilities and his keywords should be Detective, Kira Investigation Team, Mystical and Police. The next Death Note idea should be Mello.

Next is the chase figure of King Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z. King Vegeta was the king of all Saiyans and the father of Vegeta and Tarble. He was also the commanding hero of the Saiyan Army, and led his people to victory in the Saiyan-Tuffle war, in which the planet was renamed in his honor. After his people were annexed by Frieza's planet trade organization, he had no choice but to pledge allegiance, but kept power over his people. He should have the flight symbol, Charge, Super Strength, Invulnerability, Toughness, Combat Reflexes, Indomitable, Leadership, Perplex and Close Combat Expect. He should have about eight clicks of health and starting combat values of Speed 9, Attack 11, Defence 17, Damage 3 and Range 5 with one target. He should not have a team ability and his keywords should be Past, Planet Trade Organisation, Ruler, Saiyan and Warrior. The next Dragon Ball idea should be a redo of Oolong.

Next is a Support card for Captain Grodek Ainoa from Mobile Suit Gundam AGE. Before the UE destroyed Angel, Grodek Ainoa was just a simple white-collar business man with a wife and daughter. He was away on business when the UE destroyed Angel and killed his family. Afterwards he joined the military. In AG 115 Grodek is the deputy commander of Aliston Base in the Nora Colony where the Gundam was developed. When the UE attacked Nora Grodek carried out Hendrick Bruzar's orders to evacuate the colony by using the Diva to pull out the colony core. However in order to do so Grodek had to stun and tie up the Diva's captain, Dian Fonroid, and its command staff who wanted to take the Diva and run. Grodek erased the men from the ship's crew roster and put himself in as captain. To cover what he did he said that the promotion came from headquarters. He then proceeded to follow Bruzar's orders and with protection from the Gundam managed to evacuate the entire population of Nora. His theme team keyword should be the Earth Federation Force.  He should not add any extra Theme team re-rolls and his special should be: At the beginning on a game choose one friendly character. When that character targets a character with the Vagan keyword with an attack, they gain +1 to their attack value for the action. If the chosen character is called Flit Asuno, you gain an extra theme team re-roll. The next Mobile Suit Gundam AGE idea should be CMS-223Z Zila.

Lastly is the DreamClix Dial Designs page update news. On Sunday I added a new Easter section on the DreamClix Dial Designs page with two new designs (the whole section) and on Thursday I add image versions of the IS team ability and the IS: Infinite Stratos feat. There should be at least an update on Sunday which will be the first of two Marvel Anime updates. I will not be updating the dial design (just like IS: Infinite Stratos) as this is a completed set.

Well that is it for this week. Until next time, Mecha Up.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

HeroClix Listings: DC Batman Alpha

DC Batman Alpha was released in June 2008. It was a separate game from standard Heroclix, but the figures are legal in normal HeroClix play. The colours on the dials take precedence over the card descriptions, with only the theme team names and point values on the cards being used in standard Heroclix. There was plans for a Marvel Spider-Man Alpha as well but it never happened in the end due to Topps closing Wizkids. It will be retiring from major tournament play in the 1st July 2012.

1 - 002 The Caped Crusader
1 - 004 The Batman
1 - 006 Harley Quinn
1 - 007 Penguin
1 - 009 Clayface
1 - 014 Alfred
1 - 017 Killer Croc
1 - 020 Commissioner Gordon
1 - 022 Ra's al-Ghul
1 - 025 Oracle

The next set will be Marvel Secret Invasion.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

HeroClix Listings: DC Crisis

DC Crisis was released in February 2008 and was retired from major tournament play last year.

1 - 001 Robin
1 - 002 Kid Flash
1 - 003 Wonder Girl
1 - 004 Aqualad
1 - 005 Speedy
1 - 006 Shimmer
1 - 007 Jericho
1 - 008 Mercury
1 - 009 Gold
1 - 010 Liberty Belle
1 - 011 Klarion
1 - 012 Supernova
1 - 013 Robin
1 - 014 Batgirl
1 - 015 Iron
1 - 016 Ace
1 - 017 Red Hood
1 - 018 Red Arrow
1 - 019 Batwoman
1 - 020 Dr. Sivana
1 - 021 Rip Hunter
1 - 022 Dawnstar
1 - 023 Green Lantern
1 - 024 Karate Kid
1 - 025 Jack and Ten
1 - 026 Green Arrow
1 - 027 Trickster and Pied Piper
1 - 028 Deathstroke
1 - 029 Nightwing
1 - 030 Blue Beetle
1 - 031 Mammoth
1 - 032 Hawk and Dove
1 - 033 Psimon
1 - 034 Lead and Tin
1 - 035 Uncle Sam
1 - 036 Chief
1 - 037 Kyle Rayner
1 - 038 Wonder Girl
1 - 040 Forerunner
1 - 042 Mordru
1 - 044 Accomplished Perfect Physician
1 - 046 Star Sapphire
1 - 047 Tempest
1 - 048 Darkseid
1 - 049 Will Magnus and Platinum
1 - 051 King and Queen
1 - 052 Psycho-Pirate
1 - 058 Nightwing and Starfire
1 - 060 Monitor
1 - 062 Boy Wonder
1 - 101 Wally West
1 - 102 Donna Troy
1 - 104 Roy Harper
1 - 223 Thunderer of Qward
1 - 224 Shadow Demon
1 - 225 Anti-Monitor: Annihilator
1 - 226 Guardian of Fear: Obliterator

The Next set will be DC Batman Alpha.