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Proof of Intelligent Design In Heroscape

Posted June 1st, 2010 at 09:00 PM by Jexik
Updated June 1st, 2010 at 09:10 PM by Jexik
I was going to a give a flippant response to this thread asking why we like Heroscape so much. That answer, in sum:

"Because it has an Orc on a mother****in' T-Rex."

Yeah, that's right. You know that Van Ness, Daviau, and Baker are all proponents of a creationist theory, at least on Grut, because Orcs and Dinosaurs lived at the same time, and that's totally badass. I'm actually not sure which of these guys is personally responsible for Grimnak, but I want to shake his hand and commend him on a job well done.

I waxed nostalgic not too long ago about how sweet Krug is, and I'm sure my appreciation of Nilfheim is pretty well known now, at least to site regulars... but Grimnak was the first figure that I picked up and said "YES! I need to draft that one!"

It's a relatively simple concept, but executed so perfectly. There are two parts to the figure, which are both translated so well into this little game of...
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Stoked for Gencon

Posted April 9th, 2010 at 12:16 PM by Jexik
Not a whole lot to say.

Between watching all the new D1 units get played at a high level, participating in a budding tournament scene for Summoner Wars, and just hanging out with some good friends for one really long weekend away from work, words cannot adequately express how much pure enjoyment I expect to experience for those four days.

If you're on the fence about going, and you're reading this, start saving up now (or last August).
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The Angry Teddy Bear

Posted January 29th, 2010 at 12:10 PM by Jexik
Krug is the closest that Heroscape has come to design perfection. From his sculpt to his personality, from his special powers to his class, from his price to his posture, from head to toe, Krug really stands out several years after his release. Why is that?

He is imposing, yet lovable. He's got a big, bulky sculpt and a wicked looking club for a sword, and yet, when you look at his big dumb face and sagging paunch, you get the feeling that he's just getting dragged along on this war because he's very suggestible. And really big. He's the Lennie Small of Heroscape.

Okay, so people think that he's cute for a brute. That's weird. What about gameplay?

When it comes to the left side of the card, his powers are rather elegant and work well together. Sure, we had already seen Double Attack with Syvarris, but combining that with Wounded smash for an exponential increase in raw threatening might was a stroke of design genius. As a Relentless...
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Lawnmower > Steamroller

Posted January 14th, 2010 at 11:26 AM by Jexik
Discuss.
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Happy New Year

Posted December 31st, 2009 at 12:52 PM by Jexik
So it begins.

The playtesters and some people who live near certain FLGS' have already received their Master Set 3: Battle for the Underdark. Sandra over at HMG reported earlier that she'll get hers in today, ready to ship out soon. I'm sure that WGHQ and the other online retailers will follow suit shortly, and we'll start seeing them in Wal-Mart before too long.

There has been a lot of discussion over the last few months, ranging from people being ecstatic to enraged over the proceedings. But once the previews started coming in, and hints were dropped, it seems (to me at least) that the community response has been more and more optimistic.

Having the set in hand has helped me too. Setting up cave systems with shadows and stalagmites has been pretty cool. I don't think that adding fun new scenarios should in any way detract from the game we all know and love. It'll just give us a new way to enjoy it, and for some, it might be just what...
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