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Freelancer writer Karl "hair10" Markovich joins us this week for our HeroClix World Top 5 Tuesday!

#5 ID Rings
HeroClix ID RingsAlthough currently hard to find, ID Rings are a staple element of many player's tackle boxes. These rubber rings came in various colors, everything from primes to pastels to metallics, and fit around the base of the figures.

Their primary purpose is to quickly identify a team. But they can serve a few other purposes as well. Players have used a different color ring to identify a figure with a particular feat attached to it (such as Protected or In Contact with Oracle). They can also be used to identify your figures during a "draft" scenario where someone else ends up playing your figure.

If you don't already have ID Rings in your box of items to take to tournaments and you have the opportunity to pick some up, do it. They are well worth the price in versatility. Plus, they just make the boring black bases look cool!

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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