and The Atkins Diet -- Two Great Things That Go Great Together
we're not the first to open up our HeroClix maps and say,
"we play until everybody dies."
not claiming any innovation in giving in to utter carnage.
In fact, we even lifted the idea of leaving dead (3 KO'd)
characters on the board right from the HeroClix message boards.
There they serve as hindering terrain and the occasional heavy
object. (At least, we'd assume that getting beaten with a
dead Hulk would count as a heavy object.)
big question when approaching the table has to be, "how do
you set the point total?"
where we come in with this modest proposal. Read on and learn
to settle this primary argument the Fanboy Planet way.
so much of life, it all comes down to a roll of the dice.
Two, to be specific.
Totals The Fanboy Planet Way
using the incorrect number of dice.
The oldest player at the table gets to set the point total.
Age before kicking booty.
- 8: 300 - 800 point game. Kind of self evident.
- 11: Congratulations! You're playing a Money Match! (see
Host's Choice, any of the above, and no, there's no nudity
Michael Goodson Money Match
in a post-apocalyptic world, we'll be using these suckers
we're using Captain America as a heavy object or it's HeroClix porn...
you've ended up rolling a money match, it's either worth
ten or eleven dollars. Rather than adding up the numbers
on your combat dial, you treat each character being worth
(yellow band) = 1 dollar
(blue band) = 2 dollars
(red band) = 3 dollars
(silver or gold band) = 4 dollars
you've got to do is create a team that costs either ten
or eleven dollars. We've also arbitrarily decided that each
turn consists of five moves. It may not be that wild a system,
but it's a good way to sneak in that veteran Superman without
burning up all your points.
it also be noted that the Fanboy Planet method has neither
been endorsed nor acknowledged by WizKids Games. Nor should
you be playing for actual money.