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 Post subject: DreadBall - The Futuristic Sports Game
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:42 pm 
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With permission from Darkson, we've set up this DreadBall thread so that we can keep you updated with all of the latest goings on, and a place where you can ask us any burning questions about the game and what we intend to do in the future.

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For those of you who don't know, DreadBall is the hyperkinetic sports game of the future written by esteemed Games Designer Jake Thornton - a 2-player sci-fi board game where two teams take to the neodurium pitches of the future to score strikes and win at all costs.

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We're currently raising funds for development and future expansions for the game on Kickstarter - a crowd source funding website where you can help push the project forwards and get some great rewards in the process. We're currently launching the game with four teams available, but by the end of the Kickstarter we could have close to 12 and a whole host of special MVP characters.

We're also building a community - over 1000 people have pledged their support, meaning on launch there will be a player base from the off.

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The game is fast, fun and tactical. We've got a gameplay video coming next week but if you want to know more about the game before then, check out these handy links:

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Quirkworthy - Jake's Blog on all things DreadBall. It's a great read, thoroughly recommended.
DreadBall Kickstarter Page
Boardgame Geek Website
DreadBall Website

Please fire away if you've got any questions - we'd love to hear from you!

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PS - If you like what you've seen, please support the game on Kickstarter!


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 Post subject: Re: DreadBall - The Futuristic Sports Game
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:19 pm 
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Just like to point out that although Stew asked for permission, he didn't need to.

I intend to pledge, just need to sort it out (K's needs PayPal!).

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 Post subject: Re: DreadBall - The Futuristic Sports Game
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Darkson wrote:
(K's needs PayPal!).


I wholeheartedly agree, it is the one thing Indiegogo has over it just now IMO.


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 Post subject: Re: DreadBall - The Futuristic Sports Game
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:49 pm 
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And we've reached another goal already - massive thanks to everyone who pledged!

Next up, the Enforcer, Buzzcut, and Season 2...

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Check out the update here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/174 ... sts/304629


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 Post Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:29 pm 
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New update over on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/174 ... sts/307160

Highlights:

    Loads more free figures to come in the future!
    New Buy-One-Get-One-Free deal for the teams in Season 2, so that's two teams for $25!
    A sneak peek at the Judwan

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As well as the KS update, check out the competition over on Board Game Geek for a chance to win a copy of the game, or even a complete Striker! pledge!

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/855326/mantic-games-dreadball-contest-ends-sept-18th

Also, for anyone who's unable to pay through Amazon, send us a message via the Kickstarter page - we can take late pledges after the Kickstarter ends, and we can invoice via Paypal :).

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 Post subject: Re: DreadBall - The Futuristic Sports Game
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:56 pm 
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I'm probably missing something, but isn't it only pledgers that can message via KS?

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 Post subject: Re: DreadBall - The Futuristic Sports Game
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Darkson wrote:
I'm probably missing something, but isn't it only pledgers that can message via KS?


Nope, anyone can message us. Only backers can add comments to the page, but anyone can send messages :).

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 Post subject: Re: DreadBall - The Futuristic Sports Game
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:41 am 
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Ok, this is a cross post with the other Dreadball thread (confusing as I'd have originally put it in this one I had realised it existed), bit of feedback initially from just seeing the gameplay video though.

http://youtu.be/b9KboIh6lBE

Just watched the gameplay video and I have to say one thing.. "Urgh... dice" from the 2minute 40 mark it shows a basic 'block' type move... which ends up rolling nine d6 at a basic level and then with sixes making a reroll I think it ends up with eleven.. Eleven dice rolled for one block! Is it just me or does that seem insane? I think they said it works on successes so if it's a 3+ or 4+ it counts so it wipes out at least counting them but I immediately see nine dice being rolled and the next two minutes people working out either where the dice fell off the table, is that player a or b's dice or "Hang on, I only have three dice with me can I borrow yours?"....

One of the greatest things with Blood Bowl 3rd edition up was the simplification of the dice rolling mechanic and it made is really nice and straight forward for non board gamer types to pickup.

It stil looks really nice and I hope they do well, but unfortunately it's just not for me seeing all these dice being flung around now. I'm pretty much limited to picking up a board game with the missus these days and this will likely just end in confusion :P

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 Post subject: Re: DreadBall - The Futuristic Sports Game
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:48 pm 
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Hi Ithilkir, thanks for the feedback :)

I take it you're not a wargamer? Rolling 11 dice is nothing if that's what you're used to :P.

Anyway, in the game, it honestly is nowhere near as complicated as you make out. Each player rolls their dice (usually three) to perform certain actions. If an action involves another model, then both players roll dice (which are different colours in the finished game) and count the number of successes you've made. Granted, it's more complicated than Snakes and Ladders, but trust me, after one game you'll know exactly what you're doing and it's not at all confusing.

Look out for the full 6 turn video next week and you'll see what I mean.

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 Post subject: Re: DreadBall - The Futuristic Sports Game
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:34 pm 
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Hey guys

There have been quite a few updates to our Kickstarter in the past couple of days - why not head over there and check them out?

Firstly, the core rules are now available for download, so you've got no excuse not to have a look now :-)

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e62f0c3545 ... dium=email

Also, check out the front page for the incredible amount that you now get in the Striker package:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/174 ... ports-game

And we've got some new alien races!

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Let me know what you think!

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 Post subject: Re: DreadBall - The Futuristic Sports Game
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:11 pm 
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I like the more alien teams more than the original "fantasy in space"-teams. Make them even more futuristic!

The game is in the year 3030 i suppose?

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 Post subject: Re: DreadBall - The Futuristic Sports Game
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:30 pm 
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Re: Buckets of dice. I'm a wargamer - and the primary systems I play involve 0 and up to 5 (in exceptional circumstances, 2 or 3 usually) dice at one time. 11 only seems like a small amount if you focius on roll6shammer or Shadowrun.

The more I look at this, the more I'm inclined to get the basic set (the Jack I think it's called) just to have.

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 Post subject: Re: DreadBall - The Futuristic Sports Game
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Aliens now THAT is what I want. Intelligent shade of blue next please

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 Post subject: Re: DreadBall - The Futuristic Sports Game
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:03 am 
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The Judwan sold me on the game and listing to Jake talk for 2 hours about DB. (Great pod cast by the way. Keep up the great PR work).

You guys need to post more goals (3 or 4 ahead of the current goal) so we can keep throwing money at you.


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 Post subject: Re: DreadBall - The Futuristic Sports Game
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:44 am 
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Request granted... :D

New Pitches
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DBR-7 "Firewall", Robot MVP - NOW FREE at JACK AND STRIKER LEVELS!
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Ludwig, Zzor MVP - NOW FREE AT JACK AND STRIKER LEVELS!
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Nightshade, Asterian MVP - NOW FREE AT JACK AND STRIKER LEVELS!
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Yurik Yurikson, Forge Father MVP - SOON TO BE FREE AT JACK AND STRIKER LEVELS!
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and an injured Goblin - SOON TO BE FREE AT JACK AND STRIKER LEVELS!
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Coming soon - Ultimate DreadBall - multiplayer action and some big stompy robots!

If none of this does it for you, what will? What do you think?

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