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WizKids is most famous for their Clix system games, and Shadowrun Duels is a large scale variant of those games. In most Clix games the miniatures are 28mm scale, and the base has one clickable wheel that changes the figures characteristics as they take damage in the game.
The figures used in Shadowrun Duels are 1:12 scale (1 inch = 1 foot) action figures with a separate base that has three Clix dials. This lets the figures take damage in one of three areas (Head, Weapon, or Body) as they fight in the game.
One criticism of the game was the cost of the figures, which while expensive as individual game pieces, were reasonably priced as action figures. Despite this a player only needed one or two figures to play the game.
When the game was announced there were going to be three releases of six figures each. The third series was never produced due to the low sales of the first two series. However, a series of cards that can give figures a bonus were given out as convention and tournament bonuses.
As of 2010, the rights to the game are in the hands of Topps, which bought WizKids in 2003, and then sold WizKids—but not the Shadowrun property—in 2009.
|Release 1 – June 2003|
|WZK6400||The Street Deacon||2||Male human vigilante|
|WZK6401||Kyushi||2||Female Yakuza assassin|
|WZK6402||Liada||3||Female elf mage|
|WZK6403||G-Dogg||3||Male ork bouncer|
|WZK6404||Lothan the Wise||4||Male troll mage|
|WZK6405||Silver Max||3||Male dwarf rigger|
|ToyFare promo – October 2003|
|WZK6406||Kellan Colt||2||Female human mage|
|Release 2 – December 2003|
|WZK6407||Karkhov||2||Male street samurai|
|WZK6408||Midnight||2||Female elf cat-burglar|
|WZK6409||Natokah||4||Male human shaman|
|WZK6410||Kross||3||Male ork bodyguard|
|WZK6411||Wolf Nev||3||Male troll ganger|
|WZK6412||Draven von Drekill||2||Male dwarf|
|Shadowrun Gear Cards – July 2003|
|Ares Macrotechnology Weapons Tester||0||+2 to Weapon value|
|Doc Wagon Basic Service||0||Remove 2 clicks of damage|
|Misuhama Computer Technologies Matrix Certification||0||+2 to a black die just rolled|
|Novatech Survival Trainee||0||+2 to a yellow die just rolled|
|Renraku Red Samurai Training Facility||0||+2 to Defense value|
|Shiawase Biotech Division||0||+2 to Move value|
|Wuxing, Inc Magic Certification||0||+2 to a red die just rolled†|
|Yamatetsu Cybernetics Laboratory||0||+2 to a white die just rolled|
|†Official errata: the card reads “black die” but should read “red die”|
Release 3 would have included:
- Cyberzombie (male)
- Decker (female)
- Saeder-Krupp Security Guard
- Scottish Elf (male)
- Street Ganger (male)
- Vampire (female)
- "Shadowrun Duels (homepage)". WizKidsGames. June 2003. Archived from the original on 2003-10-19.
- Shadowrun Duels at Board Game Geek (Image gallery includes Release 3 prototypes)