• Rainbow Draft Weekend Coming September 19-20!



    Wiz Kids announced a new event called "Rainbow Draft Weekend" on their website, with loads of awesome new stuff! Check out the link HERE. The events will take place at selected stores, most likely those that participate the most in the WES. This event is scheduled to hit September 19-20, 2015.


    The information as follows from their site:

    Prepare for a fun-filled weekend of Dice Masters battles! WizKids is happy to announce a new Organized Play event for top stores utilizing a fan favorite format unique to Dice Masters Rainbow Draft! Players will have an opportunity to play in the official upcoming Rainbow Draft Weekend event and have a chance to win limited edition alternate art cards!

    They previewed the following cards on their site as prizes for those who are involved in this upcoming event (these pictures are found off of the wizkids page announcing this awesome event and belong to them)



    These are the prize cards for the DC rainbow drafts, alternate art cards for The Joker, Robin and Aquaman. How about that Joker!





    These are one of the new blank cards, featuring the Batmobile blank and full art. According to the site, it appears dice will be available with these cards



    These are the Marvel prize cards, and personally I love the art on the Namor one the most!




    This is the other blank card, the Iron Fist and his full art version and dice


    Per the site, kits will be:

    DC Comics Rainbow draft-
    16 Batmobile dice
    16 Batmobile full art cards/16 Batmobile no-art cards (blanks)
    5 Aquaman: Arthur Curry
    2 Robin: Boy Wonder
    1 Joker: Clown Prince of Crime

    Marvel Rainbow Draft-
    16 Iron Fist dice
    16 Iron Fist full art cards/16 Iron Fist no-art cards (blanks)
    5 Storm: Wind-Rider
    2 Namor: Atlantean
    1 Cable: Time Traveler

    These look awesome, and I really look forward to seeing these in person!
    Which one are you most excited about?
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. Meatman's Avatar
      Meatman -
      Oh No...looks like @Osprey has got some more work to do...!
    1. fun4willis's Avatar
      fun4willis -
      And now I need to find a store in Ontario that is participating!
    1. Osprey's Avatar
      Osprey -
      Sigh... I like the idea in theory but the if fact that it only seems like stores that use the WES a lot will be able to get these is true, then I have a problem. I've been running events for the store for a while and we've tried the WES, but it only works maybe 10% of the time. This'll be a chunk out my wallet and trades for sure in that scenario.
    1. Osprey's Avatar
      Osprey -
      Quote Originally Posted by fun4willis View Post
      And now I need to find a store in Ontario that is participating!
      If I can get it buddy, if I can get it. I'll do my absolute best.
    1. pk2317's Avatar
      pk2317 -
      Alex Ross art...*happy sigh*
    1. IsaacBV's Avatar
      IsaacBV -
      Quote Originally Posted by Osprey View Post
      Sigh... I like the idea in theory but the if fact that it only seems like stores that use the WES a lot will be able to get these is true, then I have a problem. I've been running events for the store for a while and we've tried the WES, but it only works maybe 10% of the time. This'll be a chunk out my wallet and trades for sure in that scenario.
      I can't say I have ever seen a problem with WES, what kind of problems did you run into?
    1. IsaacBV's Avatar
      IsaacBV -
      Quote Originally Posted by pk2317 View Post
      Alex Ross art...*happy sigh*
      Isn't that so awesome?!
    1. pk2317's Avatar
      pk2317 -
      Quote Originally Posted by IsaacBV View Post
      Isn't that so awesome?!
      Has @RJRETRO seen the Namor yet? I hear he's a fan ;-)
    1. Osprey's Avatar
      Osprey -
      Quote Originally Posted by IsaacBV View Post
      I can't say I have ever seen a problem with WES, what kind of problems did you run into?
      The program will crash, freeze, lose tournament data, pair people who have already played each other round 1 with each other again in round 3 during an 8 person tournament, attempt to end large tournaments after a 2-3 rounds with multiple ties, you name it, we've had a problem with it. We either use a pen and paper and have a store employee make arbitrary pairings somehow, or use the Mantis system for swiss pairings, originally intended for Yugioh Tournaments, the software works really well.
    1. IsaacBV's Avatar
      IsaacBV -
      Quote Originally Posted by Osprey View Post
      The program will crash, freeze, lose tournament data, pair people who have already played each other round 1 with each other again in round 3 during an 8 person tournament, attempt to end large tournaments after a 2-3 rounds with multiple ties, you name it, we've had a problem with it. We either use a pen and paper and have a store employee make arbitrary pairings somehow, or use the Mantis system for swiss pairings, originally intended for Yugioh Tournaments, the software works really well.

      Agreed on some strange pairings and we have had one player get two byes in a game, but when we adjusted the lineups it seem to work well.
    1. Osprey's Avatar
      Osprey -
      Quote Originally Posted by IsaacBV View Post
      Agreed on some strange pairings and we have had one player get two byes in a game, but when we adjusted the lineups it seem to work well.
      Either way, I'm going to try to make sure I can get this event for the store, as I'm sure many people would love to come participate, and it could be a good way to build the local community even further.
    1. Meatman's Avatar
      Meatman -
      Is Cable the first character to have two different Alt Art cards?
    1. RJRETRO's Avatar
      RJRETRO -
      Quote Originally Posted by pk2317 View Post
      Has @RJRETRO seen the Namor yet? I hear he's a fan ;-)
      Thanks for thinking of me! Looks great!
    1. Carnage67's Avatar
      Carnage67 -
      God I want that Joker !!!!!!!!!!!!! of course he is one per kit...
    1. pk2317's Avatar
      pk2317 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Meatman View Post
      Is Cable the first character to have two different Alt Art cards?
      Yes and no. The Wizkids prize Cable is Techno-Organic Virus (the Uncommon), this one is actually the Rare (Time Traveler).

      As yet unreleased, Raven - Rachel Roth from War of Light has a full-art (Collector's Box promo?) and an alternate art from the upcoming Teen Titans OP kit - all of the same (Common) card.
    1. CeeQue's Avatar
      CeeQue -
      I'm really excited about that batmobile card.
    1. pk2317's Avatar
      pk2317 -
      I'm just throwing this out there - If/when I get a blank Batmobile card, I'm gonna get Tim Sale to draw on it at Emerald City Comic-Con :-)
    1. OddballNarwhal's Avatar
      OddballNarwhal -
      The owner of my favorite FLGS was asking how to get involved. They totally are already in the WES, and have all kinds of ordered more than the minimum required from his distributor. In fact, I've probably accounted for the minimum required purchased all by myself. Will it just be available (probably next week) thru that distribution company?
    1. pk2317's Avatar
      pk2317 -
      Page says that selections will be made by August 17th. It seems like the distributor will be contacting the selected stores?
    1. Osprey's Avatar
      Osprey -
      Quote Originally Posted by fun4willis View Post
      And now I need to find a store in Ontario that is participating!
      I've been on the phone for a while today, no guarantees yet unfortunately. We'll have to see where it goes.