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LOGIN TO THE WES NOW! Random Rewards Are Coming!

LOGIN TO THE WES NOW! Random Rewards Are Coming!

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To further encourage the use of the WizKids Event System and improve the accuracy of store and player information, we will be starting a Random Rewards program. Each quarter, stores and players will be randomly selected to receive a special surprise from the WizKids Team. In order to be eligible, you must have an active WES account and meet the below criteria. Please make sure the email address and physical address connected to your WES account is up to date and that the account is logged into at least once a month.

Store Criteria:

    • Your address is correct

 

    • Your store hours are on your profile

 

    • Your store is registered to your country

 

    • You have logged into the WES at least once in the last month

 

Player Criteria:

    • Your contact info is up to date

 

    • You are signed up for the WizKids Newsletter

 

    • You have logged into the WES at least once in the last month

 

Random Rewards for the end of Q3 will be shipping soon so be sure to check the WizKids Event System and make sure your account information is up to date by Friday, October 9th. We appreciate your support of the WizKids Event System and your participation in our organized play initiatives.

* Random Rewards will be shipped to the address on file in the WizKids Event System and can’t be re-shipped if address information is incorrect in the WES.

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Web-Spinning and Dice Flinging – WizKids Unveils Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-Man

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Hillside, NJ — September 30, 2015 – WizKids, maker of the popular Dice Masters series of tabletop dice-building games, is pleased to announce the newest game in the platform, featuring everyone’s favorite wall-crawler: Marvel’s Spider-Man! The new Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider­-Man collection will arrive in North American retail this November, and promises plenty of fun and awesome dice-building adventures for fans and collectors.

The Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider­-Man Starter Set features fan-favorite characters like Spider­-Man, Ghost Rider, Kingpin, and more! Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider­-Man also premieres the Sinister Six, Allies, Underdogs, and other exciting mechanics!

With game­play that supports two players in epic dice battles, Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-­Man will let players build their own team of heroes or villains! The Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-­Man Starter Set is perfect for the Dice Masters veteran or someone looking to jump into the game fresh!

Features:

    • 44 Custom Dice

 

    • 38 Cards

 

    • Two Dice Bags

 

    • Complete Dice Masters Core Rulebook

 

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Everything two players need to play Marvel Dice Masters!

For more information on Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-Man, please visit – http://wizkids.com/dicemasters/marvel-dice-masters-the-amazing-spider-man/

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PPLA and OP Purchase Requirement Update

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Greetings Retailers,

WizKids is pleased to announce, effective immediately, the release of select Attack Wing Premium Figures and Reinforcement Booster Bricks from OP purchase requirements. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the D&D Attack Wing: Tyranny of Dragons and Star Trek: Attack Wing- The Dominion War Storyline Organized Play Events.

The ordering restrictions tied to the D&D Attack Wing: Premium Tiamat Figure (SKU: 71856), Dominion War OP Deep Space 9 (SKU: 71449), and the D&D Attack Wing: Storyline OP Booster Brick (SKU: 71785) have been lifted. Please contact your distributor today to place your orders for these premium figures and booster bricks while supplies last!

 

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We would like to thank everyone who participated in these storyline organized play events and were awarded the premium figures as the grand prizes for in-store play. We’ve had a lot of success driving players to stores to participate in exciting events with incredible prizes. We want to preserve the value of the shared experience the FLGS and FLCS are creating, and again we thank you all for your help in making that happen.

Best,

-The WizKids Team

For a comprehensive list of all products that have been removed from the PPLA please visit the WizKids Support page and click the link under the PPLA and OP Purchase Requirement Removals header.

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HeroClix Pre-Release Program

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For the first time ever, players will have the ability to get their hands on the newest HeroClix set up to two weeks before official release by participating in events at their Friendly Local Game Store!

The first ever WizKids Pre-Release is almost here! We are excited to announce that leading up to the release of the DC HeroClix: Superman/Wonder Woman set, select stores around the world will be invited to join us in this exclusive HeroClix event. Selected stores will be notified in the upcoming weeks to schedule their events in the WizKids Event System. Each participating store will receive a limited number of DC HeroClix: Superman/Wonder Woman Booster Bricks to run Colossal Mayhem Tournaments!

The DC HeroClix: Superman/Wonder Woman Pre-Release events offer HeroClix fans a sneak peek at the new set, two weeks prior to the official release. This gives players the opportunity to come out and battle head-to-head with the new figures and possibly walk away with one of the six all-new Colossal figures!

Our goal is to bring more players into your stores and keep them coming back by offering a variety of Organized Play opportunities. The WizKids Event System was a tool created to help players find Friendly Local Game Stores, give stores a way to organize and promote their events, and encourage participation through achievements and rewards.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to the DC HeroClix: Superman/Wonder Woman Pre-Release!

– The WizKids Team

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DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light – Available Now in North American Game Shops

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Hillside, NJ — September 16, 2015 – WizKids is pleased to announce the availability of DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light, the galaxy-spanning edition of the popular Dice Masters tabletop dice-battling game. In the War of Light Dice Masters set, players can collect and battle with more than 30 heroes and villains, both old and new! This Dice Masters release includes fan-favorite characters such as Batman, Green Lantern, Sinestro, the Teen Titans, and the Lantern Corps. Players can also expand their DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light collection with the new themed playmat, team box, collector’s box and foil packs, each sold separately.

The DC Dice Masters: War of Light Starter Set ($19.99 USD) includes:

    • 44 Custom Dice

 

    • 38 Cards

 

    • 2 Full Color Dice Bags

 

    • Complete Dice Masters Core Rulebook

 

    • Fully compatible with other Dice Masters products

 

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For additional information and images, please visit: http://wizkids.com/dicemasters/dc-comics-dice-masters-war-of-light/

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Marvel HeroClix: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. – French Translation

Esdevium, in co-operation with WizKids, is excited to offer a free French translation of the Marvel HeroClix: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. set in the form of print and play PDF files. This will be the first online offering of localized product files and we are looking into the possibility of more releases in the future. All translated materials can be found here.

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Don’t forget to pick up your Booster Bricks at your Friendly Local Game Store. If you prefer to use the translated cards in organized play, they will be tournament legal.

A translation of the 2014 HeroClix Rulebook will also be available, so keep an eye out!

We would like to make a special thank you to our translators François Verstraete, Valerian Waelput and Cédric Delobelle for producing this translation.

We’d love to hear what you think, so feel free to contact Victoria Kibbey with any feedback you may have (in French or English): [email protected]

We request that when sharing this translation, you link back to the Esdevium page. By using our link, you are helping us gather as much data as possible on the demand for a fully translated HeroClix set!


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D&D Icons of the Realms: Rage of Demons Figures Series Available Now in North America

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Hillside, NJ — September 9, 2015 – WizKids is pleased to announce the North American retail availability of their latest D&D pre-painted figures line – D&D Icons of the Realms: Rage of Demons. The Rage of Demons series includes well-known and beloved creatures such as the Beholder, Djinn, Nightmare, Rust Monster, Roper and more! Fantastic adventures await in the Underdark, and you’ll be front-and-center for them with this fantastic series of figures.

In the Rage of Demons storyline, Demon Lords are invading the Underdark, a deadly, subterranean realm inhabited by the most dangerous monsters of D&D lore. The demon lords have been summoned from the Abyss and have been wreaking havoc across the Underdark, causing madness and destruction on the drow, duergar and deep gnomes who already struggle to survive. Will you help thwart the rise of the demon lords before their madness bubbles to the surface of Faerun?

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For additional information and images, please visit: http://wizkids.com/dd-icons-of-the-realms-rage-of-demons/

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Rainbow Draft Weekend Announcement

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Recently, we announced a special Dice Masters Rainbow Draft Organized Play event, in which we are inviting stores to help us showcase a new and fun event in their stores, and give their customers a chance to win some unique prizes. A large number have already set up their event in the Wizkids Event System (WES) and we’re hearing from some that attendance may exceed what they are currently allocated and would like more access to kits. Please let your Alliance sales rep know and we will review on a case-by-case basis.

We recognize that this event is not for every retailer and we aimed broadly as Rainbow Draft is a unique experience and we wanted to invite more stores that may otherwise not qualify for our other special events, a chance to participate. We have also been receiving inquiries from stores that were not selected for this event, but are interested in hosting future events. Please note that all stores should have received an email if they qualified. Additionally, sales reps will be completing confirmation calls by Sept 5th for qualifying stores. If your store turns out not to be invited to Rainbow Draft Weekend, but you would like to participate in future events, we encourage you to grow your history in the WES and to schedule your events using Official WizKids Templates. Also, we did find an instance where the name of the store did not match exactly in the WES and the Alliance system so we do recommend you talk with your rep in detail if you feel your store has a history of having a Dice Masters player base as we are able to quickly resolve these issues.

Last year, we launched the WES with the goal of making it fast and easy for stores to set up events and for customers to sign up for events like this Rainbow Draft Weekend. Not only is it easy to setup and use, but we offer great incentives like badges, achievements and other prizes to retailers and players who use the system, which we hope keeps bringing players back to your stores for more events in the future.

With the WES and events like this upcoming Rainbow Draft Weekend, our key goal is to bring more players into your store, and keep them coming back. Purchase requirements were made based on how many Gravity Feeds are needed to support the event format and are great products that continue to sell very well in the channel. We still have a lot of plans for the WES but even in its current form we’ve heard that it is an invaluable tool for many stores that drive customers to them they didn’t even know that were interested for these pinnacle moments. As a reminder, every booster pack for dice masters has a card that points potential customers to the WES system. Also we are happy to report that the kits are already in the warehouses awaiting release in time for the event.

Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to talking with many of you in person at various shows.

-The WizKids Team

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Star Trek: Frontiers Board Game – Coming Soon from WizKids

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Star Trek: Frontiers Board Game – Coming Soon from WizKids

HILLSIDE, NJ – August 14, 2015 – WizKids, maker of quality board games and miniatures, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Star Trek: Frontiers. Designed by Andrew Parks, Star Trek: Frontiers puts a new spin on the bestselling board game Mage Knight, by Vlaada Chvátil.

“Like the Mage Knight board game, Star Trek: Frontiers allows players to explore areas that are new and different each time they play. I can’t wait for Star Trek fans to start commanding their Federation and Klingon ships as they encounter Romulan Warbirds, send carefully chosen away teams down to unknown planets, and challenge the might of the Borg,” said Frontiers game designer, Andrew Parks.

“The Star Trek universe opens up a huge variety of thematic options for a designer, and I specifically hope fans of Star Trek will enjoy the work that Andrew has done to bring the system to the world of Star Trek,” said Vlaada Chvátil, creator of the original Mage Knight.

Similar to Mage Knight, in Star Trek: Frontiers, players will follow multiple scenarios leading them on a journey into the unknown. They will earn Experience Points and further their Reputation as a Captain while commanding their Ship, recruiting new Crew Members and encountering some of the undiscovered mysteries of space.

The Star Trek: Frontiers board game features both competitive and cooperative scenarios and is designed for 1 to 4 players. Solo game scenarios are also included at the end of the Full Rulebook.

For more information on Star Trek: Frontiers, and other great games by WizKids, visit WizkidsGames.com.


About WizKids

WizKids/NECA, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NECA, is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. WizKids first pioneered the Combat Dial system featured in HeroClix, the leading collectible miniatures game on the market, with over 750 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. WizKids continues to produce new proprietary game platforms and properties including the award-winning fantasy board game Mage Knight, the groundbreaking Dice Building Game engine used in the critically-acclaimed game Quarriors and Dice Masters, as well as its widely haled execution Attack Wing. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.

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WizKids Promotional Product Licensing Agreement Amendment: Releasing Select Products for Resale

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WizKids Promotional Product Licensing Agreement Amendment: Releasing Select Products for Resale

WizKids would like to thank everyone who has participated in a select number of storyline organized play events that have fallen under the WizKids Promotional Product Licensing Agreement (WKPPLA).

We are announcing that the Authorized Uses for a few products covered under the WKPPLA are being amended. The following OP program materials have been released from WKPPLA and are permitted for resale starting July 30, 2015:

• DC HeroClix: War of Light Booster Bricks (SKUs: 71193/71195)
• DC HeroClix: War of Light OP Kits (SKUs: 71198, 71200, 71202, 71204, 71206, 71208)

In keeping with the spirit of the OP program, stores are encouraged to use the Booster Bricks and OP Kits released from the WKPPLA for in-store promotional purposes (gift with purchase, additional prize support, etc.) and tournament play. We understand this isn’t always feasible and we leave it to the stores to make the decision that is right for their location.

All WizKids Games OP Kits/materials for all WizKids Games product lines that have not been authorized for sale are protected under the WKPPLA and may not be sold—their sole authorized use is for promotion/support of in-store organized play.

We’ve had a lot of success driving players to stores to participate in exciting events with incredible prizes. We want to preserve the value of the shared experience the FLGS and FLCS are creating, and again we thank you all for your help in making that happen. We would like to ask for your continued support in this process and if you see stores violating our WKPPLA, feel free to report the issue via the web form at www.wizkidsgames.com/support. As always, conduct violation reports will remain confidential and we will conduct a comprehensive investigation on the matter. Your participation matters and we appreciate the help.

And finally, thank you again for your participation in our OP events and adherence to the WKPPLA. We look forward to your continued support and participation for any and all future OP events!

A copy of the WKPPLA can be found here.

– The WK Team

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