• Wizkids Open 2016 Announced!



    The 2016 Wizkids Open dates and details have been announced! There is a number of great stores around the country getting ready to host these events in Februrary 2016. Full details of the WKO events can be found HERE. Let's look at some of the information we have so far:

    Player Cap: 96
    Event Entry Fee: $15
    Format: Unlimited Constructed


    Prizing Structure* (All prizing is cumulative):

    Winner
    Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-Man Super Rare Set

    Top 2
    DC Comics Dice Masters: Mr. Mxyzptlk: 5th Dimension Full Art Card
    Marvel Dice Masters: Hulk: Green Goliath Full Art Card

    Top 4
    DC Comics Dice Masters: Guy Gardner: Blinding Rage Full Art Card
    Marvel Dice Masters: Blink: Exile Full Art Card

    Top 8
    DC Comics Dice Masters: Oracle: Master Investigator Full Art Card
    Marvel Dice Masters: Loki: Laufeyson Full Art Card

    Participation Prize
    DC Comics Dice Masters: Terry McGuinness: Batman Beyond Blank Art Variant Card and Die
    Marvel Dice Masters: Melinda May: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Blank Art Variant Card and Die

    National Championship Qualifications
    For every eight players entered into the event (rounded up), one player qualifies for the Dice Masters National Championship. For example, if 71 players entered the event, then the top 9 players earn qualifications.



    Side Events

    Each day the player who has scored the most side event points for that day (HeroClix and Dice Masters are tracked separately), is awarded the daily prize for whichever game they had the most points. Additionally, at the conclusion of the WizKids Open, the top three players who have scored the most side event points across the entirety of the WizKids Open earn the Gold, Silver, or Bronze Grand Prize depending on their placement.

    Points will be awarded based on winning or losing an event, in this case it will be Rainbow Drafts for Dice Masters.


    There we go-what are you looking forward to the most of the awesome prizes? Which one are you going to? Comment in the posts below!
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. bahamut7's Avatar
      bahamut7 -
      Don't forget the raffle for all who pre-register.
    1. Stormyknight's Avatar
      Stormyknight -
      I'm going to the one in Rochester NY because that's where I live and the fact I barely have to drive is going to be awesome!! Does anyone know how big these events usually are?
    1. IsaacBV's Avatar
      IsaacBV -
      Thanks I will add that!
    1. IsaacBV's Avatar
      IsaacBV -
      Anyone go last year to one?
    1. bahamut7's Avatar
      bahamut7 -
      Be my first time, so I am excited as well. Plus Terry McGuinness card well worth it.
    1. Basementcuts's Avatar
      Basementcuts -
      I went to Chicago last year and it was a great experience. Last year was AVX only so the builds were all very similar, with the creativity shown at worlds and many new sets since, these WKO's should make for some great matches. The side events in the past were full rainbow drafts of UXM so this new one game format for the quick plays is interesting to me. I guess we'll have to see how it plays out and hopefully we'll have a new set coming out the week before in Fenrury to draft with.
    1. hwetzel's Avatar
      hwetzel -
      How are these formated? I assume there will be swiss rounds followed by a cut. Any idea how many swiss and what the cut will be?