• Winter WKO Announcement!


    Welcome to the Winter 2017 WizKids Open

    A series of officially sponsored gaming events beginning February 4, 2017!

    Prepare to do fearsome battle in the Regional Championships for HeroClix and Dice Masters as well as many other amazing side events!

    The Winter 2017 WizKids Open events will take place world-wide (see below for complete listings)!

    Play amazing games, win convention exclusive prizes, and support local game stores at some of the biggest WizKids gaming events of the year!

    We’ll see you there!
    Of note: same Prize structure as the Fall WKOs, except Deadpool SR set. And the locations are now separated: Heroclix-only, DM-only, or both.
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. Necromanticer's Avatar
      Necromanticer -
      No Attack Wing support again? WizKids, please!

      They've also removed everything but the southern California venue, it's like they don't want me to give them my money...
    1. pwaa's Avatar
      pwaa -
      Hoping they're announcing UK stores later... And hopefully Norwich will get a DM one this time! Since we have a pretty large Dice Masters group, but not really anyoen playing Heroclix...
    1. Shadowmeld's Avatar
      Shadowmeld -
      I like that they are willing to separate stores by product. I do think that more desperation would help, but perhaps we will get that in round 3.

      I know UK got... 3? Events in the first wave? But I can definitely see getting at leadt one more before Nats. Something us US folks forget is that you guys are not slated for a wave 3.

      As for attack wing, I think the population of players that are seeking to play competitively probably hasn't been worth the investment for them. Looking at the turn out at Worlds, I think WK would rather just have a large open call event like Origins and leave local scenes to do their own thing.

      Not saying AW isn't a great game, I just think it is probably more of a ground up competitive style game, than a top down one. Local population dramatically affects one's ability to warrant the space, time and shipping of prizes needed for events of that game (all of which are probably double that of DM for a player equivalent event).
    1. TrueMisterSix's Avatar
      TrueMisterSix -
      @pwaa Athena Games, Element Games and Patriot Games totally should get one based on the size of their communities & frequency of events for Dice Masters, but I've got nagging doubts about that happening really...
    1. SlapsterMcFlash's Avatar
      SlapsterMcFlash -
      That's an awesome slew of new prizes!

      Thanks for caring, WizKids! You da real MVP