Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Big Monkey, Mini-Map

Wishing you could play Heroclix at Big Monkey? Well, now you can... in the comfort of your own home!

Yes, folks, that's right; there's now a Heroclix mini-map based on the Big Monkey Comics store in Washington, D.C. Just the place to field your Officer Sanders and Officer Garling pogs!

Not every Heroclix game has to be a 1000 point battle royale. We've all longed for smaller maps to play more intimate and faster games with smaller teams. Leave it to Big Monkey to answer that need! These "mini-maps" are approximately 18 percent the size of a standard Heroclix map; just the size for a tiny one or two hundred point team.

Why spend a quarter of the game just crossing the board to get to your opponent? Big Monkey Minimaps take you right to the action. Why be bored waiting at the airport? Big Monkey Minimaps fit into a regular size suitcase, for all your Heroclix travel needs. Why let your lower point figures gather dust in their storage boxes? Big Monkey Minimaps lets those figures shine in their own environment and breathes life into your game!

But wait, there's more!

Each Big Monkey Minimap comes with another complete minimap on the reverse: the Joker's Hideout!

The Joker lies in wait in his thematically decorated lair as the ever-full Gotham moon shines eerily through the abnormally large window characteristic of the Golden Age. In one corner, a card table hosting a mysteriously interrupted game, and in another, the blueprint for the Crime Clown's next caper. On the mantelpiece sits an unopened box of JLA Heroclix--perhaps containing the new Emperor Joker figure? Leading up from, one supposes, and abandoned factory, the green-carpeted landing serves as a launchpad for the Caped Crusaders' attack!
Personal testimony, by Scipio G. of Washington DC:

"I played a 100-point game on this minimap last night: Batman (Batman 44 pts, "Dick Grayson" Robin 22 pts, Batgirl 25 pts) versus the Joker (Legacy Joker 72 pts, two veteran criminals 14 pts each). Special rule: if a Batman team member gets kayoed and the Joker can run off the board, the Joker wins. The Joker almost kayoed Robin in the card table corner, while the goons kept Batman and Batgirl busy, but at the last second Robin made a breakaway roll to hide behind Batman and the sofa. So, the Joker had to take on Batman before he left. Joker was on his last click, doing 4 (!) damage when he clocked Batman, but Batman managed to make a comeback, kayoing the Joker.

Good times... . It was nice to field Gotham figures in their "natural environment", without aliens with zapping eye-beams crowding them out of play. Thanks, Big Monkey, for the minimap experience!"


Anonymous said...

haha...I don't even play heroclix, but that Joker's Hideout map is awesome! =D

(verification word is HDEEUQ, which is probably what 'hideout' sounds like when you cop a kick to the family jewels halfway through saying it..)

Nate said...

Ow! There are mini-maps within the big monkey map. Meta-contextual-post-modernism!

Scipio said...

Indeed; thanks for noticing that, Nate!

I did that in case Grant Morrison was to play.

Bubblegum Tate said...

Scip, you cats at Big Monkey play clix like I wish they played clix everywhere. Now that the entire JL set list has been released, are you as impressed as I am (ie, very)?

Any way I can get every map, pog, etc. emailed to me in glorious high resolution? It would be VERY appreciated.

Thanks for all the effort. You're blog never fails to amuse.

Scipio said...

That's doable, Tate; send me at email to tell me which you want and I'll follow through.

Anonymous said...

Does the Big Monkey Comics map come with Quarter Bin Special Object (filled with copies of every new series to come out of Zero Hour except Starman)?