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 Post subject: Guildball first open demo session
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:55 am 
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Hi folks,

With the rules and cards all now being printed (as we speak!), Guildball is set to make its opening demo sessions THIS WEEKEND at Waterbowl's prestigious 10th tournament!!

"Guild Ball, the brand new tabletop fantasy medieval football game, is being demonstrated by co-creator Rich Loxam and playtester Max Horseman.

Free entry, and special pre-order deals to be had (2 starter sets + rulebook for £50!). All welcome.

Free snacks. Invite your friends! :-)

https://www.facebook.com/events/437888723031437"


For anyone wondering, this is football as those outside North America know it (kicking), but in a heavily weaponised format!! The miniatures are more in the 'very' heroic scale (30mm+) and are absolutely stunning. Don't take my word for it - pop along to find out.

The game centres around a dual approach to winning of scoring goals and/or taking the opposing players out of action. This means that the game works as well for Barcelona as it does for Stoke City and there are no matches where you set up thinking that this will be one sided.

Game play centres around the allocation of Influence at the start of a round, which is then used by the models to perform actions. Each player activates a single model then the opposing player does likewise, this repeating until all models have activated and a new round begins.

The action hots up as the round progresses, with each side able to draw on the Momentum it has generated to perform increasingly powerful Plays.

The whole game can be played in around an hour (short game) or just under two (standard game); the difference between the two being the level of Victory Points needed to reach the winning total.

Secretly held Guild Plots, drawn at random at the start, allow players the opportunity to sway the action in their favour mid-game, producing a nail biting cliffhanger right to the end.

With a high replay value, Guildball is a game that will drag you back on the pitch for 'just one more game'......... 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Guildball first open demo session
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http://guildball.com

For more info on the game

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 Post subject: Re: Guildball first open demo session
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I went in on the Kickstarter, but I've not really followed up with the playtesting and subsequent rules evolution. I'd be keen for some general thoughts from someone paying more attention.

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 Post subject: Re: Guildball first open demo session
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:56 pm 
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Fassbinder75 wrote:
I went in on the Kickstarter, but I've not really followed up with the playtesting and subsequent rules evolution. I'd be keen for some general thoughts from someone paying more attention.


Shipping (I believe) starts in the next couple of weeks, so you should be able to find out yourself soon.

In the meantime, there is an excellent podcast you might want to check out:

http://www.philbowen.com/gbt/

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 Post subject: Re: Guildball first open demo session
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As an outsider looking at this game (and really want to start it) this lacks some of the "fun" I see in BB. it looks to be much more serious. Am I wrong?

To be more precise: If I'm going to start this game I'm going to have to sell some BB teams. Is it worth it?


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 Post subject: Re: Guildball first open demo session
 Post Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 1:47 pm 
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Most definitely yes!

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 Post subject: Re: Guildball first open demo session
 Post Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 1:50 pm 
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Don't suppose anyone is demoing/teaching it this weekend at the NAFC? My team is off for painting.

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 Post subject: Re: Guildball first open demo session
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Shark is a nob. An absolute nob. Your team has been started btw Simon. Prepare for silliness Tuesday!

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