Even the preliminary results from our new poll about DC Heroclix make it pretty clear: most of you have heard of it, but never played.
I'm not a "gamer". Never played anything like it before. That was all D&D miniatures "crap"; you know...for GEEKS.
Then they made something for comic book fans, which is, of course, a completely different!
Some of the rules can be a little screwy, but all in all they do a pretty good job of creating "powers" they make the figures play in the way the characters would act. Batman, for example, has "Stealth", a power that let him hide more easily than other figures.
Flash has "Hypersonic Speed", meaning he can run up, hit someone, then run away. You get the idea.
It may be hard to take the plunge to buy the game and start playing if you don't know anyone else to play with. That was the boat I was in. But I just bought some and then taught some other comic book buddies. We had fun and so they bought figures of their own. We play once a week! We keep it light and fun, and are more interested in how the "characters" play than whether we win.
Very soon, Wizkids, which makes Heroclix, will be releasing a new "starter set" for DC figures called "ICONS". The set will include a new Batman, the original Robin, Superman, the Joker, Lex Luthor in battlesuit, Harley Quin, and many others. It's a perfect time to jump on board and learn why a lot of comic book fans enjoy playing Heroclix.