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On the Road…Origins Game Fair

Darin Skutt | Published : April 20, 2011

As always when the weather turns warmer, I begin to think of convention season and this year is no different. Last year, GenCon was a huge success and we wanted to build upon that by going to Origins Game Fair on June 23-26th, 2011 and having a HeroClix National Championship that will lead to the HeroClix World Championship at GenCon. That’s right; WizKids is going to both Origins and GenCon this year for twice the tourney action!

Players will have the chance to play in many tourneys at Origins this year between HeroClix Nationals grinders, Battle Royales, Giant Size X-Men Colossal event, and a Captain America event. HeroClix National grinders will be a sealed event for 8 players. Want to walk the hall early or get up late because of what you did last night (we won’t ask!), you can do what you want because the grinders start whenever we have 8 players ready to go. Battle it out with the other players and emerge as the winner and get a LE prize and entrance into the National’s Final Event on Saturday. At the Nationals finals, prove you are one of the top 4 players and you get a bye into the World’s Saturday Constructed event at GenCon along with other prizes. Emerge as the top player and you get a badge to GenCon as well as additional prizes. Can you be the HeroClix National winner?

In addition to all of these tourneys, you can stop by the board game hall or the demo hall and play the new Quarriors game or explore space in the Star Trek Expeditions game along with other demos of WizKids games. An important thing to note is that playing in tourneys in the hall or purchasing product which will also happen in the tourney hall must be done in cash (as always it’s while supplies last for product and tourneys).

In the coming weeks, we’ll talk about the special prizes for these events and also update all of you on the GenCon list of events but unfortunately I have to leave you as I see three riders on the horizon. The full list of events for Origins is below and we look forward to seeing you there!

Origins 2011 Event Descriptions

HeroClix Battle Royale (Marvel): Interested in fast and furious HeroClix play? Want to prove you’re the best no matter what team you draft? Then this event is for you! The Marvel HeroClix Battle Royales will be offered in four-player pods and will utilize boosters from the Giant-Size X-Men expansion.
Cost for this event will be $12.
Availability/Schedule: Thursday-Saturday from 10 AM-6 PM

HeroClix Battle Royale (DC): Interested in fast and furious HeroClix play? Want to prove you’re the best no matter what team you draft? Then this event is for you! The DC HeroClix Battle Royales will be offered in four-player pods and will utilize boosters from the DC 75th Anniversary expansion.
Cost for this event will be $12.
Availability/Schedule: Thursday-Saturday from 10 AM-6 PM

HeroClix Giant-Size X-Men Super Booster Event: Join us for this very special sealed event! Purchase 1 Giant Size X-Men Super Booster and 2 Giant Size X-Men boosters from us and using the contents of your booster build the best 600 point force you can but you must use your colossal! This event will be limited to 32 players so be sure to secure your place early because everyone in this event will get a prize. Build the best team and tower over the competition!
Cost for this event will be $48.
Availability/Schedule: Thursday at 1 PM

HeroClix Captain America Booster Event: Join us for this very special sealed event! Purchase one 1 Giant Size X-Men booster and 4 Captain America single figure boosters from us. Using the contents of your booster build the best 300 point force you can to defeat the competition! This event will be limited to 32 players so be sure to secure your place early.
Cost for this event will be $24.
Availability/Schedule: Friday at 1 PM

HeroClix National Championship “Grinder” Qualifying Event: Want to play in Nationals and prove you’ve got what it takes to be the BEST? “Grinders” are sealed qualifiers made up of 8 people. Players can participate in as many sealed qualifiers as they want in order to try to earn one of the slots in the finals. Each sealed event will be run for 3 rounds and the winner will qualify for the finals. This event will utilize 2 boosters from the DC 75th Anniversary expansion.
Cost for this event will be $24.
Availability/Schedule: Thursday-Friday from 10 AM-6 PM and 2 Last Chance Grinders on Saturday at 10 AM before the Finals

HeroClix National Championship Final Event: THIS IS IT! You’ve battled through the grinders and victory is in sight! Build the best 300 point Modern Age force! Fight it out with the rest of the Top 16 and see who emerges victorious as the 2011 HeroClix National Champion!
Cost for this event will be covered by Wizkids.
Availability/Schedule: Saturday at 2 PM

For questions on any of these events, please email: HeroClixConventions@gmail.com

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