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For today’s Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Movie preview we take a look at Johann Schmidt, the man who would become Captain America’s greatest enemy, the Red Skull!
As the leader of HYDRA, Johann Schmidt begins play with a special power in his damage slot, My Own Private Army. This special power appears on Johann Schmidt’s first two clicks and allows adjacent friendly characters with the HYDRA team ability to also use the S.H.I.E.L.D. team ability. This means Johann Schmidt’s allies can lower the defenses of opposing characters by -1 with the HYDRA team ability and raise range values by +1 with the S.H.I.E.L.D. team ability! The S.H.I.E.L.D. team ability also allows characters who are given a power action to modify an adjacent friendly character’s damage value by +1 when making ranged combat attacks.
Johann Schmidt’s first two clicks also include Energy Explosion and Mastermind. On Johann Schmidt’s third click, an Alter Ego special power appears in his movement slot and allows him to transform into the Red Skull! A single click of Shape Change in the middle of Johann Schmidt’s dial represents the scientist becoming the true face of evil!
Johann Schmidt has a range of five, the HYDRA team ability, and can be found in the HYDRA team pack. At only 40 points and with a variety of useful keywords, he makes a great addition to almost any force!
The Red Skull begins play with a trait, Build Me a Doomsday Weapon, which allows him to modify his combat values by +2 and use the Flight ability once he’s collected at least seven Research counters! To get these counters, once per turn Red Skull can give a power action to a friendly character with the Scientist keyword and a point value of 25 points or more.
If Red Skull is brought into play through Johann Schmidt’s Alter Ego special power, his dial starts on click five. If played at full strength, he starts with the ability to move then attack via Running Shot! Defensively, Red Skull starts with three clicks of Toughness to represent his exposure to a prototype of Abraham Erskine’s super soldier serum. As the leader of HYDRA, Red Skull also starts with two clicks of Leadership.
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Today we continue our previews of the Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Movie set as we conclude our tour of duty with WWII’s greatest military unit, the Howling Commandos and check in with their newest addition, Captain America!
Captain America begins play getting right into the thick of things utilizing 3 clicks of Charge. An opening click of Invulnerability provides protection from counter attack, followed up by 3 clicks of Toughness. Captain America also has three clicks of a special power called Howlers, Let’s Go! in his attack slot. Howlers, Let’s Go! allows Captain America to use Leadership normally, or it lets him remove up to 2 action tokens instead of 1 if both tokens are removed from adjacent friendly character(s) with the Howling Commandos keyword. Read more by the original poster
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For today’s Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Movie preview, we travel again to Asgard and visit with the voluminous member of the Warriors Three, Volstagg!
Volstagg begins play with a trait, Warriors Three Together, which modifies his damage by +1 for two or more friendly characters with the Warriors Three keyword are within three squares!
As one of Thor’s closest comrades, Volstagg won’t hesitate to follow the thunder god into battle and begins with the ever-useful combination of Charge and Super Strength on the front half of his dial. Mid-dial, Volstagg loses Charge but retains Super Strength.
On the back end of Volstagg’s dial, his large girth is represented via Plasticity. Late-dial Quake allows Volstagg to knock back adjacent opposing characters on his own terms!
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Today we continue our previews of the Marvel HeroClix: Avengers movie set as we visit WWII’s greatest military unit, the Howling Commandos and check in with Gabe Jones!
On the front half of his dial, Gabe Jones starts the game with Stealth, setting himself up in hindering terrain to keep safe, while Willpower lets him act two turns in a row without pushing. This combination of powers works well with his damage special power, Grenade! This special power allows Gabe Jones to be given a power action to choose a target square within 5 squares and line of fire (ignoring characters for line of fire purposes). Make a ranged combat attack targeting all characters occupying or adjacent to the target square, then deal 2 damage to each hit character. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
Underworld: Awakening has been doing well at the box office this weekend. Director Len Wiseman was doing press for that film, and gave an update on his Total Recall remake in an interview with Collider (via CBM). Wiseman talked about his editing process for the remake, and revealed that he is currently working on the director’s cut – which is about two hours long. He also talked about when fans will finally see a trailer for the film, and why they will be excited.
Below is an excerpt from the interview:Do you know when we’ll see the first trailer for Total Recall?
I’ve seen it, and it’s great. I believe it will hit in March. I could be wrong, but I think March.
Where are you at now in the editing process?
I am two days away from turning in my director’s cut. I’m actually just doing some finishing touches on it. So, I’m done with that, and the studio takes a look at it fairly soon. So far, it’s actually been a very fun process. There’s a lot of excitement around it, and I’m very happy with it.
How long is your cut at this point?
I think we’re close to two hours, but it’s not all completely assembled. We still have a lot of the visual effects shots that we’re putting in, last minute. I’ll be here for about 20 hours today, and another 20 hours tomorrow.
Is there anything that you’re most excited for fans to see?
I would say how much it really plays with fantasy versus reality, in a way that I wanted to dive into a little bit more. It’s a thing I’ve always been fascinated about with Philip K. Dick’s story and the concept itself. It really has to operate on two playing fields, at any given time. It’s either the fantasy or reality. That’s the thing that I think is the most exciting. It’s got a load of really funaction sequences and visuals, and a whole new world to experience as well, that is really fun, but what makes that all super-engaging is this constant mystery of what world we’re existing in, whether it’s his fantasy or reality.Read more at Geek Tyrant:
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Today we visit the hallowed halls of Asgard’s realm to preview the greatest woman warrior in all the Nine Worlds, the Lady Sif!Sif begins play maneuvering into battle at her opponents to early-dial Charge! Invulnerability protects Sif from the inevitable counter attack, while Close Combat Expert shows how much of a punch this goddess can pack!
Mid-dial, Sif’s Surprise Leap Attack special power. In addition to using Leap/Climb, if Sif ends her movement next to an opposing figure that attacked another friendly character since your last turn, she may target them with a close combat action as a free action. Sif can use her base damage, or utilizy Blades/Claws/Fangs! Defensively, Sif uses Toughness for this stretch of her dial.
Greetings HeroClix Fans!Today we continue our previews of the Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Movie set with an all-American boy from Brooklyn, Bucky Barnes!
Bucky Barnes begins play with Stealth on his first two clicks to hide from his opponents, while an initial click of provides hindering terrain for Bucky and his allies to hide in, or hinders the opposing force. On his second click, we see that Bucky Barnes gains Willpower and keeps that power for the rest of his dial. Finally, early-dial Perplex gives Bucky the chance to help himself or others out, and represents his ingenuity on the battlefield.
Mid-dial, Bucky Barnes switches tactics as he gains some offensive mobility in Running Shot for a click, and picks up Energy Explosion for a couple clicks. On his final two clicks, Bucky has Close Combat Expert as he takes the fight right to his opponents.
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Our series of previews for Marvel’s Avengers movie continues today by spotlighting the heir to Asgard’s throne and the favored son of Odin. Please welcome the mighty God of Thunder, Thor!
Thor hits the battle map with a range of seven and Charge on his first three clicks. For his first two clicks he also has Super Strength and Impervious! Starting on click three, Thor switches tactics and Super Strength becomes Quake for two clicks. He also picks up one click of Flurry. Defensively, Thor relies upon the protection of his Asgardian Armor (Invulnerability) for three clicks.
Thor also has a special power, Rage of a Wayward Son, in his damage slot on the top half of his dial. When Thor starts a turn adjacent to an opposing character of 75 points or more, he can make a close combat attack as a free action at the start of the turn if he is able. He also gains Battle Fury for that turn as part of the special power.
On the back half of Thor’s dial he again changes his movement and attack strategies, this time to two clicks of Running Shot and Pulse Wave. Defensively, Thor switches from Invulnerability to two clicks of Toughness. Flurry makes an appearance again on Thor’s second-to-last click.
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Today we begin our previews of the Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Movie set! What better way to start the previews than with the First Avenger, Steve Rogers, better known to the world as Captain America!Captain America begins play being able to Charge into combat. Once engaged with the enemy, Captain America’s special power Behind the Shield will keep him protected. Behind the Shield grants Captain America both Toughness and Combat Reflexes, as well as Energy Shield Deflection so long as he has 0 action tokens. The Indomitable ability ensures Captain America can act without fear of pushing damage, while Leadership potentially allows for an extra action during your turn.
Great news for Wild Cards fans! We have just closed a deal with SyFy Films, a brand new joint venture of Universal Pictures and the SyFy Channel, for film and television rights to the Wild Cards series of mosaic novels and shared world anthologies.
You can read all the details in THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, here:
The plan is to begin with a Wild Cards feature film, for theatrical release. If that’s successful, more features and a television series may follow…Read more at Not A BlogReblogged by Lee Speakin