Greetings HeroClix players!
We’ve got three things to share with you today: Silver Age, the 2021 Modern Age Rotation, and a special WizKids Q&A Session on Twitch!
A new and fun HeroClix format will be coming to tabletop and online play near you soon – Silver Age!
Why a new format? Why now? What sets will it include? These are all great questions.
Silver Age is arguably a long time coming. Initially, Golden Age scratched the itch for players who wanted to play older figures in their collection or enjoyed a bigger pool of figures to strategize from. As HeroClix approaches its 20th anniversary, the reality is that such a large pool of figures is prohibitive even for players who have been playing for 5 or more years. With thousands of figures to choose from, many figures would rarely be considered for play.
Silver Age is a recognition that many players and stores want to support a format where they can play their figures after they rotate out of Modern Age. Since we haven’t established an intermediate format, stores often found their own creative solution. Those solutions vary greatly from venue to venue. The format your store supports is likely to be different from the format your friend participated in at another store. By defining Silver Age, we hope that it will be a standardized and enjoyable format. If you’re wondering, “why now?” – since figures are about to rotate, we don’t want players to trade away portions of their collections only to quickly want them for an upcoming format.
Silver Age includes all the figures from Superior Foes of Spider-Man and newer. Figures in this format all have the dial printed on the back of the card. Our goal is for the format to be large enough to include fun, powerful, and fresh synergies, while not being so enormous that only the very best players could make sense of the opportunities.
Since this format is new, we’ll be keeping a close eye on it. This includes which figures do well, which elements are overplayed, etc. As needed, we will update the watch list or even ban figures. Please see the 2 figures banned for Silver Age below, as well as the Silver Age Watch List. In the future, figures might be banned in Silver Age even if they’re legal in Modern Age, since the needs of the formats are different.
WK MP-18 001 Blackbird
FF JW 004 The Penguin
JW 053b Jakeem Thunder
TMNT3 Mini Shredder
WI 040 Goblin King
TMT 058 Uni-Mind
JW 060 The Joker
FF HQGG 006 Corrupt GPCD Cop
SW:BW 061 Black Panther
EAX 017b Vulture
EAX 054 Daredevil
XTAS 011b Magneto
XTAS 023b Sabretooth
XTAS 043b Mister Sinister
HOX 030 Moira X
XTAS G014 Proteus
XTAS G018 Wendigo
XTAS G020 Dark Phoenix
AI G001 Giant-Girl
AI G017 Giganto & Namor
AI G025 Groot
FF AI G001 Giant-Girl
TMT G001 Surtur
TMT G004 Carnage
WK MP18 005 Lockjaw
WK MP-18 G001 Tri-Sentinel
All ID Cards
We’ll be keeping an eye on questions and feedback from the community. You can email us directly about Silver Age by sending a message to email@example.com. We’re excited about Silver Age and look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with for this new format!
2021 Modern Age Rotation
The following HeroClix releases – including all game elements and maps will be rotated from Modern Age play as of July 1st, 2021.
The following sets will be leaving Modern Age:
5-Figure Booster Sets (including Organized Play game elements and incentives associated with each set)
- DC HeroClix: Batman The Animated Series
- Marvel HeroClix: Secret Wars: Battleworld
- Marvel HeroClix: Earth X
Fast Forces Packs
- Marvel HeroClix: Secret Wars: Battleworld Fast Forces
- DC HeroClix: Batman The Animated Series Starter Set
- Marvel HeroClix: Earth X Starter Set
- Marvel HeroClix: Captain Marvel Movie
2018 Convention Exclusives and Limited Edition Game Elements
- WK DP18-001 Starro
- WK DP18-002 Batman (Starro’s Minion)
- WK DP18-003 Superman (Starro’s Minion)
- WK DP18-004 Wonder Woman (Starro’s Minion)
- WK DP18-005 Green Lantern (Starro’s Minion)
- WK DP18-006 Batman
- WK DP18-007 Power Woman
- WK DP18-008 Orion
- WK DP18-009 Joker
- WK DP18-010 Hawkgirl
- WK DP18-101 Captain Cold
- WK DP18-102 Heatwave
- WK DP18-103 Impulse
- WK MP18-002a Thanos-Copter
- WK MP18-002b Cube-Powered Thanos-Copter
- WK MP18-003 Thanos
- WK MP18-004 Gwenpool
- WK MP18-005 Lockjaw
- WK MP18-006 Shadowcat
- WK M18-007 Daredevil
- WK M18-101 Bishop
- WK M18-102 Black King
- WK M18-103 Forge
- WK M18-104 Death’s Head
- WK M18-105 Mandarin
- WK M18-106 War Machine
- WK M18-G001 Tri-Sentinel
- WK S18-001 Captain Kirk & Uhura
Monthly Organized Play Sets
- January 2018 (D17-004 Booster Gold, D17-005 Robotman, D17-006 Skeets)
- February 2018 (M17-013 Dazzler, M17-014 Longshot, M17-015 Lila Cheney)
- March 2018 (M17-016 Black Cat, M17-017 Speed Demon, M17-018 Silvermane)
- April 2018 (D17-007 Blue Beetle, D17-008 the Wizard, D17-009 Blue Beetle)
- June 2018 (D17-010 Superman, D17-011 Batman, D17-012 Wonder Woman)
For a full listing of all Modern Age-legal HeroClix releases, please go to the WizKids Information Network Rules Forum HERE.
WizKids Q&A on Twitch
We know that players may have questions about Silver Age and the new rules update. We’ll be taking questions about these topics via firstname.lastname@example.org – please use subject line “Questions for Kennie.” We’ll take the questions we receive and have Kennie Peña, HeroClix Developer and multi-time National Champion, answer plenty of them LIVE on Twitch at Noon EST on March 29th, 2021! Please have your questions emailed to us no later than 10am EST March 26th so we have time to compile them and eliminate duplicates.