Okay, today on @TableTopGails, this is a very short one, but I got two surprise boxes on the #MagicPorch today and I just opened them up and both are WOW.

I don’t believe either has been shown anywhere before, so prepare for a bit sneak peek from @wizkidsgames!

First up, holy crap, this looks so cool!

It’s the EMPYRE MINIATURES GAME from @wizkidsgames!

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I was confused for a moment, because @wizkids also makes non-clip minis, and this doesn’t say Heroclix right away, but this game IS standalone, OR can be played with other Heroclix. It is from a recent mega-event in the comics (which I haven’t read yet!).

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Apparently, it’s a Kree/Skull invasion with designs to destroy all animal life on Earth…some of these characters I don’t know, they might be kinda amalgam-style hybrids, or maybe Skrull versions of heroes?

Great look, the Heroclix paint jobs are lovely. TASKY!

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For example, not sure who this guy is, he looks kind of like a Super Skrull that’s X-men-based. Or who this lady is…the game will explain it, I’m sure, but it’s fun to hear it from readers.

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People ask me all the time where to start with Heroclix, and these boxed sets are my recommendation, everything you need is included, but also, the maps are usually outstanding. This one has six high quality double sided map boards…perfect for starters or veteran players.

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This is an incredible set, the quality is just as good as the recent Wonder Woman set. Additional components are custom dice, rulebook, reference cards, what look like scenario cards, effects markers and more.

A great set for new players and grizzled players alike. Cool!

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Next is a thing that came in a box the size of a Kia Sportage. It’s MASSIVE.

Here’s the box top with a pen for scale.

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It’s huge and the box is incredible, it looks like a six headed dragon.

I am nervous to open it…it may be too big to fit back in!

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Okay, I’ma open it!


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Guys, pardon my crappy photography, but here are the pieces. They are GORGEOUS.

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Wow…it literally assembles in seconds.

And it’s five dragon heads of awesome!

Imagine THIS at your next D&D or Pathfinder game!

Your players will pee their breeches!

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Okay, that was fun, can’t wait to play EMPYRE! And that dragon is going somewhere cool in,my house, dammit.

Thank you, @wizkidsgames for this awesome edition of #TableTopGails!

For legal blabbery…I was given these items to review, I am not paid to mention or endorse them, all opinions are my own (though I tend to focus on the stuff I like!). These threads are not monetized, I just like sharing cool stuff and hope to encourage people to try games!

Thanks, everyone! Check out @wizkidsgames for easy entry into miniature gaming and more.

Just check #TableTopGames threads, look for a game that sounds intriguing, and try it.

You’ll be happy, I promise. :)

Bye, all! Thanks for following!


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