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Karl "hair10" Markovich (06/21/2011)
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#2 Flight Stands
HeroClix Flight Stand CupA lot of people where happy to see flight stands removed from 'clix while some were disappointed. And while I don't think that anyone really misses the soaring mechanic, what the removal of flight stands did was eliminate the quick visual reference for the flight ability.

I'm sure most of us have forgotten about a figure having flight at some point in the game without that small little reminder that was the flight stand (I know I have!). It might have been flight on one of your figures or one of your opponents, but simple mistakes like that can often prove costly. 

Luckily, Gale Force 9 has created some easy to assemble acrylic flight stands!  (image, right) These simple clear stands allow the figure to sit on top of them, once again giving us that quick visual reference for flight. They also break down to store relatively flat so they don't take up much space.

Alternatively, Mage Knight used to use a clear "upside down cup" that the figures would sit on to indicate flight. If you know any former or current MK players it's a good bet that they have a number of these hanging around. 

Either the GF9 stands or MK cups are good options and both are quickly removed from the figure if it loses the flight ability. Never forget that Karate Kid is a flier again!

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Posted by: Matt @ Mighty Maps on 6/27/2011 9:26:50 AM
@Shadius, if you want ID rings go on ebay you can find every color under Buy it nows

Posted by: refrusdraob on 6/24/2011 5:40:16 PM
The Mage Knight cups also work really well to turn the H-style bases from the golden age sets. Like the old rings, but so much better.

Posted by: CallMeMOTO on 6/22/2011 12:32:13 AM
I realize I'm in the minority, but I miss the flight mechanic. It made the action more comic book acurate, and really why else are we playing? I just use the 2d objects and bystanders for action tokens. Simple and available.

Posted by: licensedhero on 6/21/2011 8:39:44 PM
I know a guy who uses LEGO people heads (with hats/hair) for action tokens.

Maps, I argue, aren't an "accessory"... they are a necessity! Kinda hard to play 'clix WITHOUT a map. ID rings, I can see as an accessory. Those Flight stands, certainly. Action tokens are similarly a "must" for the game.

I offer in place of "maps" & "action tokens" for this list: a "marker token", and 3-D map elements, such as trees or walls. By marker token, I am referring to a token of some sort to mark where that figure you just picked up was originally, after clicking it. (I use a small Necronomicon from an Ash ["Evil Dead"] action figure.)

Posted by: MEsch on 6/21/2011 7:34:02 PM
I once used M & M's for action tokens..By the end of the game I was all out of tokens and had a bellyache

Posted by: Winoboggie on 6/21/2011 3:39:19 PM
Anyone Know where to get id rings?

Posted by: Shadius on 6/21/2011 12:21:06 PM
I cannot comment on nor recommend any loaded dice. :p

Posted by: hair10 on 6/21/2011 9:05:15 AM
I cannot comment on nor recommend any loaded dice. :p

Posted by: hair10 on 6/21/2011 8:45:09 AM
What about dice? ;) There is nothing better then a set of loaded dice to sway the outcome of a battle.

Posted by: grimfiend1 on 6/21/2011 8:41:26 AM
Me and my friends always use pop tabs for action token. Most figures have some part of them it can hang off of whether it be the arm or head.

Posted by: Nafets920 on 6/21/2011 8:16:33 AM