Dice Masters Gets Grim Dark With 40K Invasion

The partnership between Games Workshop & WizKids gets ready for 2018 with a new Dice Masters set!

Back in October we covered the new licensing partnership between Wizkids and Games Workshop. Now we’re getting the first glimpses of what that partnership entails with the announcement that Warhammer 40,000 and Dice Masters are getting a crossover.

via ICv2

Set in the dark sci-fantasy world of Warhammer 40,000, the game allows players to build teams of iconic characters and warriors to battle it out for supremacy using custom dice and cards.  Warhammer 40,000 Dice Masters uses the game system designed by Mike Elliott and Eric M. Lang for Dice Masters, and will be completely compatible with other games in the line.  There will be four factions available at the start, and players can build teams using a single faction, or mix and match to create their own Dice Masters team.

The Battle For Ultramar starter set is reportedly coming with fixed contents that will include enough dice for two players and the following:

  • A Force of Ultramarines
  • A Force of Death Guard
  • Sidekick Dice
  • Basic Action Dice
  • Dice Bags (one for each player)
  • 12 characters including Guilliman, Tigurius, Typhus and Mortarion.

The reported MSRP is $39.95.

The initial first wave will also include two more factions – Orks and Space Wolves.

Orks – WAAAGH! Team Pack and Space Wolves – Sons of Russ Team Pack

Each team pack will have 24 cards and 16 dice. They have an MSRP of $12.99. The Orks Team Pack will feature Ghazghkull Thraka and cards like Boyz, Warbikers and the dreaded Stompa:

The Space Wolves will feature Logan Grimnar and a Venerable Dreadnought.

The Team Packs are intended for use with the Battle for Ultramar Campaign Box (the two player starter). It’s unclear if they will also be fixed components or random – but based on the packaging, they look like they will be fixed.

(Note: User jigsawhc says “All of the past Dice Masters team packs and starters have been fixed sets of cards with the matching dice.” So there you go! Team packs are not random, but the boosters are.)

It is noted that this new set will be completely compatible with previous versions of Dice Masters sets. That means you could have Logan Grimnar Punch The Joker in the face. Or you could have Ghaz smash Wolverine. I’m just saying the possibilities are there!

The Battle for Ultramar will be after the Dice Masters April and May releases. Look for this in the June/July time frame.

 

So who would you want your Grim Dark Heroes to take on in the Marvel/DC realm? Now you can do it in Dice Masters!

  • Apocryphus

    Just what I always wanted, now I can play 40k with dice!
    Wait…

    • orionburn III

      If only they had a version where you could play with models instead of cards!

      • ZeeLobby

        Sounds expensive… (er?)

  • I wonder if this just uses the current 40k mechanics and they trade in models for cards. Could work similar 😉

    • Apocryphus

      Have you played the Quarriors game? It’s basically that but with copywritten characters.

      • I have not played it no.

        • Apocryphus

          Think deck builder but with dice as the resource. You start with basic dice, put them in your bag and blind draw a certain amount and roll them to see what cards you can buy. Each card has a matching die and as you collect more, you can lock certain rolls onto the cards until you get all the matching symbols and use the ability on the card. It’s less complicated than it sounds, but if you like deck builders, it has a unique twist. Mainly that it’s also a TCG and boosters are random…

      • Youme

        Quarriors is a great game. I love the mechanics.

  • Spade McTrowel

    So, The real Retail price of $150.
    😉

  • marxlives

    As someone who owns more models than a person should, I am a big fan of games that allow me to participate in an IP without having to get more models.

  • jigsawhc

    “It’s unclear if they will also be fixed components or random – but based on the packaging, they look like they will be fixed.”

    All of the past Dice Masters team packs and starters have been fixed sets of cards with the matching dice.

    The random Dice Masters portions are draft packs and boost packs.

    • adamharry

      cool – thanks for that info. We’ll update that.