A HeroClix game takes place on a map. When you play the Basics, you’ll want to use a HeroClix map such as one that can be found in a Starter, Fast Forces or Scenario Pack. Squares on the map are marked with colored lines, but for now you can ignore most of them.
Find the squares inside a purple line (usually along an edge of the map)—this is a starting area. The first player should place his or her characters in squares inside a starting area. The other player then places his or her characters in the starting area opposite the first player