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Escape from Krakoa!
The Le (03/17/2011)
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Escape from Krakoa HeroClixWhile investigating the presence of a new mutant, the X-men arrive at the island of Krakoa and are captured! Cyclops escapes but cannot remember any details. With Angel, Havok, Iceman, Marvel Girl, and Polaris still left on the island, Professor X forms a new team of X-Men to free his students from the island. Can you save them in time?

•1 Player! This is a solo adventure!
•600 points, 4 actions per turn.
•Alternate rules: 1000 points, 6 actions per turn

•No BFCs allowed, no FEATS allowed.

This scenario can be played on any outdoor map.

Your team can only have characters that have the following keywords: X-Club, X-Force, X-Men, New Mutants. You can not have the following characters on your team: Angel, Havok, Iceman, Marvel Girl, or Polaris.

At the beginning of the game place 5 figures on the opposite side starting area. These should be X-Men/Mutants of some kind. For flavor, we recommend Angel, Havok, Iceman, Marvel Girl, and Polaris. These characters are "captured" and cannot be given an actions and are immune to all powers, effects, and damage.

To free a captive, give one of your adjacent characters a power action and select one adjacent captive of your choice (this does not cause pushing damage). Once freed, the freed captive automatically becomes a member of your force.

Krakoa HeroClix Bystander Tokens

At the end of your turn roll 2d6, and consult the chart below:
   [2] Place a RED Krakoa Bystander on the board.
   [3] Rain of Thorns! Each character is dealt 1 damage!
 [4-6] Place a YELLOW Krakoa Bystander on the board.
   [7] Nothing happens. (see optional rule below)
[8-10] Place a BLUE Krakoa Bystander on the board.
  [11] Rain of Lava! Deal 1 unavoidable damage to each character!
  [12] Place a RED Krakoa Bystander on the board.

(note: this scenario can be played by 2 players. If so, the second player will roll the dice instead of player 1, and he/she will take control of Krakoa Bystanders during Krakoa's turn)

•Krakoa Bystanders must be placed next to the character with the highest point value. If that character already has a Krakoa Bystander adjacent to it, then place the Krokoa Bystander adjacent to the next-highest point value character instead (and continue down the chain). If all characters on the board have a Krakoa Bystander adjacent to it, then do not place a Krakoa Bystander on the board this turn.

•On Krakoa's turn, every Krakoa Bystander will attempt to make an attack against the closest character, even if it causes push damage (i.e. it loses it's Indomitable ability). The Krakoa "player" gets an unlimited number of Action Tokens on it's turn.

The following optional rules are available, to give you more of a challenge!

More Yellow: When a 4-6 is rolled, add TWO yellow Krakoa Bystanders rather than one!

Death Flower Spores: When a "7" is rolled, the following happens: Krokoa makes an Incapacitate attack against every character on the map that automatically hits!

My Mutants!: Roll 2d6 and consult the chart immediately after any captured mutant is freed (rerolling any result of "7").

All Krakoa Bystanders have the Sharpshooter and Indomitable abilities.
•Yellow Krakoa (rookie): Stealth, Psychic Blast, Super Senses, and Shape Change; will attempt to use Psychic Blast each turn.
•Blue Krakoa (experienced): Plasticity, Poison, Super Senses, and Exploit Weakness; will attempt to use Poison and Exploit Weakness each turn
•Red Krakoa (veteran): Flurry, Blades/Claws/Fangs (B/C/F), Impervious, Shape Change; Will attempt to use both Flurry and B/C/F each turn. Yes, these two powers can be used together!

Freeing all the captives and bringing them to your starting area ends the game. Points are distributed as follows:
-Free a captive: +10 points
-Freed captive is returned to starting area: +10 points
-Freed captive is KO'ed: -5 points

Since there are five captives, a perfect score will be 100 points. Can you score at least 60?

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Your Comments:
I would love to see more solo play scenarios. Thanks to you guys my brother and I play heroclix again.

Posted by: Pandab0mb on 1/23/2013 2:37:00 PM
@Miraclo, ALL constructive criticisms are welcome! I have made some modifications -- see the new OPTIONAL RULES to make things more challenging!

Posted by: The Le on 3/21/2011 1:31:04 PM
Much appreciated.

I printed these out a couple days ago and got around to cutting, pasting them to black poker chips (I use the red and blue as action tokens) and running the scenario Saturday night.

Accepting that as with most things Clix it's greatly dependent upon the rolls of dice, I still don't see poor Krakoa having much of a chance as written. At no point did I have more than two Krakoa pieces on the map, they missed far more than they hit and they went down pretty quickly. Had I not tried to give them more of a chance by mostly just letting the high-point mutants deal with their own immediate threats while the rest of the team focused on freeing the captives and getting everyone back to the starting area I probably wouldn't have even ended up with the two casualties I had. It had me feeling sympathy for the island. ;)

Still, all much-appreciated and absolutely worth running a modified version of. I believe that rather than a single 2D6 roll at the end of the mutant force's turn I'll try 4 - No. Krakoa pogs on the map, minimum of 1 roll unless all mutants on the map are already accompanied. An alternate would be to keep it as written, but do the spawning roll following each move action by a mutant by changing "turn" to "non-free action," such that the island is showing more immediate reaction to the trespasses. The island has to feel like an all-encompassing foe they're in a fight with for their lives, not an amusement park with some safety issues.

All notes are meant as constructive criticism and suggestions, not complaints. Thanks again!

Posted by: miraclo on 3/20/2011 11:37:29 AM
Couldn't resist the Charlie Sheen up there, huh, The? ;^)

Duh, winning-- steak is done.

Posted by: MEsch1974 on 3/17/2011 5:38:36 PM
Nice job. I'm now inspired to examine concept of solo scenarios in more detail. That is all.

Posted by: Sam on 3/17/2011 5:13:50 PM

Posted by: adam on 3/17/2011 2:05:05 AM
This looks really interesting. After I finish a couple that I'm in the middle of now, I would like to begin making a colossal custom fig of Krakoa itself to fit on the Krakoa Nerve Center squares on the map. This is something I will certainly play until that happens, maybe with the BFC from Monsters and Mutations.

Posted by: CallMeMOTO on 3/16/2011 8:46:25 PM