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Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 07:29:03


Post by: Souleater


 Vain wrote:


I am fine with it as it usually means there will be a massive influx of Penny Arcade fanboys/girl dumping a not inconsiderable amount of money and boosting the overall value of the kickstarter.


Trying to look at it in a similar light.

I just hope the influx of PA fans doesn't bring a bunch of idiotic requests with it...


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 09:18:54


Post by: scarletsquig


 Vain wrote:
 Buzzsaw wrote:
GrimmKey wrote:
So it would seem that the guys from Penny Arcade struck again...Should I be irritated that they've forced themselves into two games now? Granted, they're paying for it, but...


Yeah, am I alone in not being a crazy big fan of those guys? Not that I dislike them, I just don't really see a model of them as... you know, something I would pay for...


I am fine with it as it usually means there will be a massive influx of Penny Arcade fanboys/girl dumping a not inconsiderable amount of money and boosting the overall value of the kickstarter.


Not always, people are fond of stating "penny arcade was what made this big at the end" without taking into account the fact that kickstarters spike at the end regardless of whether or not their site mentions it.

No harm in Mantic grabbing any publicity they can get though, especially if they've paid their $5k to have that mini sculpted like the rest of us have to.

Mantic should also realise that adding that miniature is also free promotion for the PA website, if they sculpted it for free, they just got slick-talked.

Oh, and the mini is not a stretch goal, so I see no cause for concern about it replacing something cooler, unlike with Relic Knights where it was a stretch.

I do find it odd that Mantic felt the need to send me two separate emails just to announce that the Penny Arcade mini was being made. One from the kickstarter project updates, and another from Mantic's newsletter. I don't personally mind, but it is kinda spammy, and a random PA figure isn't exactly going to attract new backers from the newsletter pool... showing off the awesome mech in there might have, but that wasn't included in the email.

Hopefully we're not going too much into fan-service territory here, one of the good things this KS has done so far has been avoiding the IRL references unless they're really suitable.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 10:27:43


Post by: Azazelx


GrimmKey wrote:
So it would seem that the guys from Penny Arcade struck again...Should I be irritated that they've forced themselves into two games now? Granted, they're paying for it, but...


I strongly doubt it's PA "forcing" their way into these games. Much more likely it's companies like Mantic and Soda Pop begging them to let them create a Gabe or Tycho figure.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
 scarletsquig wrote:

Mantic should also realise that adding that miniature is also free promotion for the PA website, if they sculpted it for free, they just got slick-talked.

I do find it odd that Mantic felt the need to send me two separate emails just to announce that the Penny Arcade mini was being made. One from the kickstarter project updates, and another from Mantic's newsletter. I don't personally mind, but it is kinda spammy, and a random PA figure isn't exactly going to attract new backers from the newsletter pool... showing off the awesome mech in there might have, but that wasn't included in the email.

Hopefully we're not going too much into fan-service territory here, one of the good things this KS has done so far has been avoiding the IRL references unless they're really suitable.



hahahahahahahaha. Penny-Arcade is much, much bigger than Mantic or CMON. They don't need the promotion, Mantic does.

The RL references are pretty abysmally awful, actually. Wyn Greth-Zki? Mee-Kel Judwan? It's like they were named by the same "witty genius" (ie idiot) that came up with "Ver'Myn" or even the infamous "Mon-Keigh". (the last one was Gav Thorpe).


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 11:50:24


Post by: nkelsch


Not understanding the penny arcade hate. Getting wanged by PA can blowup interest in your product and they are big gamers and PAX is a massive convention. Any support is a good thing for mantic and opens doors.

I have two friends who are now in based upon the PA support alone. Works for me.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 11:53:29


Post by: Rolt


We just hit the $460,000 mark, the cheerleader troupe is in!



Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 13:06:18


Post by: Taarnak


Not really understanding the PA hate either. I sincerely hope that they add a Tycho figure as well, although that character is almost never used outside PA's own stuff.

PA is decidedly huge. And pretty cool, overall. It wouldn't surprise me to find out that they allowed use of their characters for little or no fees.

Don't we need another team to round out the BOGO stuff? Hope they do that next instead of the mech.

~Eric


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 14:01:17


Post by: ironicsilence


finally jumped in on this for the striker plus 2 season 2 teams


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 14:22:52


Post by: GrimmKey


It's not really 'hate', honestly, at least not from me, it's just that I see the PA guys as jokes, and it's disconcerting to see them be so brazenly cast as a hero in the fiction(even if the character's origins are comedic in nature). Plus I was shouting my first reaction, the realization that came after about it NOT being a stretch made me feel much better about the situation. Oh, and we're less than 2k from the next stretch...2 hours after they announced it.

Whoop, no, spoke too soon, we're AT the stretch already!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 14:33:07


Post by: adamsouza


I don't read Penny Arcade enough to recognize the characters. To me it's just a cool new MVP that looks a bit like Gambit, from X-Men.

I do get the Starship Troopers reference, and love it.

Damage Counter (So I can keeo it straight in my head)
$150 Striker (85 Miniatures)
$25 MDF Board
$75 6 Season 2 Teams (Female,Judwan, Z'zor, Asterian, Robot x2) (48 miniatures)
$15 Season 1 Keepers (4 miniatures)
$8 Season 2 Keepers (2 miniatures)
$15 Coaches (4 miniatures)
$15 Cheerleaders (4 miniatures)
$32 Multi Base x4 @$8
$10 Trophy
$8 Wayne Gretzki
$8 Nightshade
$20 Jonathan "Gabe" Gabriel x2 @$10



Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 14:44:55


Post by: timetowaste85


I love going to PAX, but don't read PA. That said, I'll be getting my Gabe model. Sigh, time to dance figures around to make things fit...


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 14:48:12


Post by: GrimmKey


So, besides the fact that my current tally is 300 in expectation of some future stretch goals, for 233, you get:
Striker! - $150
Double Team! (2 season 2 teams of your choice) - $25
Cheersquad! (4 cheerleaders, presumably of individual sculpt) - $15
Keepers 1 and 2(all 6 available Keepers) - $23
Paints!(the 10pack with 3 different brushes) - $20
And, if you're counting the paints as a figure per bottle and the trophy and balls as a single figure:
You're getting each figure for $1.88 USD for that price!
More stretches, better deal. That season 2 double team offer is especially snazzy though, each figure in that only costs $1.57
(I'm rounding up if it costs fractional money, for anyone double checking )


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Holy hell yes. We're getting the Veer-myn upgrades in less than 15k(With Prone figure!), and they've put up the Second Run Striker option. Really hoping the Prone is an actual figure like it appears to be, they look great(And I'd happily drop some cash for spares!)


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 15:18:43


Post by: adamsouza




Oh Rats!
Update #62 · Sep. 26, 2012 · 9 comments
Unbelievable – you guys are just knocking over milestone after milestone!

Guaranteed pre-Christmas Shipping Strikers have now sold out. We’ve put a new Striker! level up that will pull stock from our second print run which will ship in January.

We are also going to close Jack and Keeper out and put the stock to one side to ensure we have enough stock to cover pledges of Cheerleader and up - these are still guaranteed for pre-Christmas shipping!

In addition, we’ve just got Rico Van Dien – simply amazing!


He’s now included free at Striker!

Up next, by popular demand:

$485,000 – Veer-myn Alternate Sculpts



If we pass this stretch goal we’ll be able to fund three new alternate sculpts for the Skittersneak Stealers Veer-myn Team – two Strikers and a Guard. Sculpting these alternate models is like funding a whole new team, so it’s a big undertaking and one we’re sure you’ll help us with!

To say thank you we will upgrade four Veer-myn players to these new sculpts* meaning you'll get more variety in your set!


But that’s not all - DreadBall is a violent game and big models on the board sometimes get in the way of play when they’ve been knocked over. To help with this, we’ll sculpt a “Prone” counter to denote knocked over models at the same time and include one free at Striker! – at the very least it’ll protect your paint jobs!



And finally, if we hit this goal, we can start talking about this guy…



Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 15:43:16


Post by: GrimmKey


Got a reply:

Prone counters ARE 3D sculpts, and they're going to be making them as an addon soon!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 15:57:28


Post by: adamsouza


I just noticed that the Manitc Cases are BOGO $5


Are they any good ?

Do you think you fit a team in 1 or 2 ?


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 16:08:05


Post by: Cyporiean


I liked them as packaging, wouldn't consider them an optimal carrying option.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 17:52:38


Post by: GrimmKey


 adamsouza wrote:
I just noticed that the Manitc Cases are BOGO $5
Are they any good ?

Do you think you fit a team in 1 or 2 ?

According to Mantic, they're able to hold about 20 figures EACH. I doubt that includes things like the Mech or the larger Guard/Keeper figures and such though, probably just the average Jack and Striker.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
...Holy crap, folks, go look at the new announcement O_O


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 19:30:27


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Free Robot as DreadBall goes Ultimate

Update #63 · Sep. 26, 2012 · 5 comments



The ultimate test of skill and tactics for any major-league coach, the colossal stadiums of Ultimate DreadBall reverberates with the screams and cheers of millions of fans. Hulking mechs and monstrous aliens are thrown onto the huge pitches to play ball and teams from all over the galaxy clamour to compete in the hope of winning the competition’s considerable prize.

Season 3 - DreadBall goes Ultimate!

Ultimate DreadBall is the second expansion to the core ruleset. In short – it’s more teams and more MVPs, rules for bigger arenas, 4 player options and Multi-hex giant Robots of awesomeness! Check out Jake’s fantastic post over on Quirkworthy for more details!

When we started this kickstarter creating Ultimate DreadBall seemed impossible – now it is within touching distance! With your help it’s going to happen!

At $500,000 – the Ultimate DreadBall Ruleset and Board become a reality. We'll chain Jake to his desk and get him to create the most advanced set of rules to challenge even the best coaches in the game.

If we reach this stretch goal we will be able to produce the DreadBall Ultimate Expansion Rulebook – and give you a digital copy in every pledge level!

Not only that, but we will be able to create a new DreadBall Ultimate pitch – a large mounted game board with brand new art – so you can play with 2 teams per side – or the ultimate 4 player game experience. Playtests will dictate the look, but we need the space for some multi-hex beasties and multiplayer games so it’s going to be big! This will go up in the Extras ready for you to add to your pledge.

BUT – we’re still not finished!

Back when we passed through the £380,000 stretch goal, we slept too long (shame on us!) and the stretch goal between Nightshade and Helder was bigger than normal. If we pass $500,000 the next few stretches will be to fund some multi-hex beasts and giant robots – originally all of these were planned as add-ons in the extras section.

To celebrate the $500,000 milestone (and rectify the ‘missing’ stretch goal) you’ll each be able to select one of the multi-hex beasties – and add it for free to a pledge of Striker! and up.

To make this happen however, we’re going to need a couple of BIG things …



DreadBall Mech – coming to a stretch goal soon!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 20:14:38


Post by: Commander Cain


Pick your own multi-hex monster? Yes please! Roll on 500k.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 20:35:52


Post by: Dysartes


I need to make my mind up on the extras to go with Striker on this one, methinks.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 21:23:01


Post by: nkelsch


I am actually intrigued about the idea of a 4-player game. I don't feel there are enough rulesets desinged for 3+ players out there and any attempt to make a good one is good IMHO.

Bring on the Hungry Hungry Hippo arena!

As long as the models look good and don't begin to suffer in sculpting quality, I really think this ruleset may take off.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 22:27:05


Post by: GrimmKey


Aaaargh, less than 500 away from next stretch, the anticipation's painfull


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/26 22:32:17


Post by: porkuslime


DING!

485,000 has been achieved... 15k until Ultimate


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 00:20:51


Post by: Black Nexus


more artwork Like this please...



i want me a mech...


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 00:26:57


Post by: Compel


I'm new to this whole kickstarter thing. So, do I have this right?

To get near enough 1 of every cool thing, the best way to go about it is:

Striker: $150
2 Season 2 Teams: $25 (Asterian and Female Corp)
Coaches: $15
Keepers Season 2: $8
Gabe: $10
Cheerleaders: $15
Keepers other?????: $15
Season 2 Rulebook: $10


Is that right? Would I be missing anything blindingly obvious? Like, I only just noticed I wouldn't have had the season 2 rulebook...


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 00:40:16


Post by: Black Nexus


You get a digital copy of the season 2 rulebook in striker if you want to save yourself $10 though I know some people prefer a hard copy.

The only you've not got that i can see is the other 2 season 2 teams. You can get all 4 for $50. Then there's the Asterian team on top. Otherwise that all looks good and very similar to my pledge with the exception of the MDF pitch:

Striker - $150
4 Season 2 Teams (Robots, Z'zor, Females and Judwan) $50
MDF Pitch: $25
Coaches - $15
Keepers Season 1 - $15
Keepers Season 2 - $8
Gabe - $10

Oh, and I ordered another Nightshade because he's cool and I'm waiting on a sixth team to do the BOGOF with the Asterians.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 01:18:11


Post by: adamsouza


There are 5 BOGO teams now



Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 02:07:18


Post by: Coolyo294


I just contributed $30. Really looking forward to this.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 02:38:46


Post by: judgedoug


okay guys, need your help. money's tight and i'd like to pledge... i already have a $150 pledge since the beginning, and what I'd like to get is get everything that is limited edition that won't be available for retail. what should my pledge be and what should i be getting as add-ons?


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 03:12:00


Post by: GrimmKey


 judgedoug wrote:
okay guys, need your help. money's tight and i'd like to pledge... i already have a $150 pledge since the beginning, and what I'd like to get is get everything that is limited edition that won't be available for retail. what should my pledge be and what should i be getting as add-ons?


Ok, assuming that the you're asking for just limiteds:
Jack gets you a lot of awesome stuff for 100, including the limited Nightshade. You'd have to add on Wyn Greth'zyki(8 dollars) and Gabe(10 dollars), but that would get you the bare bones of everything current and limited(figures only, not looking at shirts, boards, dice, or anything like that) for $118.

Now, if you want MORE than just the bare bones, I'm doing 300, which is getting me:
Striker(which includes Nightshade and Wyn) 150
Two S2 teams for 25
Paints for 20
Cheerleaders and Keepers for 38
and the rest for extras I've yet to decide.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 03:16:10


Post by: judgedoug


Yeah, I have a Striker pledge since day one, and I'd like to add-on only that which I won't be able to buy in retail. It's hard to figure out what will be available for purchase next year and what won't be.

Gabe is totally a limited add on only, right? and Nightshare and Wynn are freebies at Striker but limited after that?

Anything else that's super limited?


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 03:34:06


Post by: GrimmKey


 judgedoug wrote:
Yeah, I have a Striker pledge since day one, and I'd like to add-on only that which I won't be able to buy in retail. It's hard to figure out what will be available for purchase next year and what won't be.

Gabe is totally a limited add on only, right? and Nightshare and Wynn are freebies at Striker but limited after that?

Anything else that's super limited?

You're currently at 160. I don't think the League Sponsor trophies are exclusive, but they might not be easy to get outside the kickstarter, so that's 10 more if you want those. All shirts and dice are exclusive, dice running at 40 for 30(or each set 10 bucks separate for 6 dice), shirts 25 per. I THINK that's all the exclusive this time.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 03:49:49


Post by: coyotius


Just opened up my December Striker slot...hurry.

I was sorta on the fence all along...nothing against the game, Mantic, etc.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 05:24:33


Post by: adamsouza


Jonathan "Gabe" Gabriel @ $10 is about the only thing not included in Striker that is limited.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 08:11:09


Post by: Ghrik


As I did not find an answer on the kickstarter page, perhaps someone from here knows it: are there keeper miniatures in the base game or are they only available via extras?
I would like to know it before I update my pledge to a final amount.

Thanks for your help
-Ghrik


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 08:47:08


Post by: PsychoticStorm


They are a guard experience upgrade.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 08:49:25


Post by: Ghrik


 PsychoticStorm wrote:
They are a guard experience upgrade.


Thanks a lot, I saw this in the rules section of DB. So the new miniatures for the guards are rather cosmetical and are not in the box I suppose.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 09:27:01


Post by: PsychoticStorm


Yes they are not in the box.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 11:21:11


Post by: Black Nexus


keepers are upgrade figures and are available as 2 for $8 or 4 for $15... basically buy one get one free.

Can't believe this ends this Sunday. Hope everyone gets their pledge in on time...


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 12:28:04


Post by: Lansirill


I decided to take the plunge and pledge at the Striker level. Any suggestions for other things to get? Mainly debating if I want to grab some Keepers or an alternate board.. trying to make sure I have a fairly full game, but I don't want to drop $300 either. Thought I'd check with the peanut gallery on Dakka and see if I'm missing any amazing opportunities.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 14:23:36


Post by: GrimmKey


Lansirill wrote:
I decided to take the plunge and pledge at the Striker level. Any suggestions for other things to get? Mainly debating if I want to grab some Keepers or an alternate board.. trying to make sure I have a fairly full game, but I don't want to drop $300 either. Thought I'd check with the peanut gallery on Dakka and see if I'm missing any amazing opportunities.

I would start by tossing in at least $25 for the extra teams(You're getting 16 figures at less than $1.60 per. That's better than Striker!). I'm considering getting the MDF playfield, but whether you stick with the one you get in the box or go for a new one's up to you(I'm reserving my judgement until we see the Ultimate playfield.). Also, paints. Don't know how good the ones Mantic's offering are(I'm very new to this), but at 2 bucks a pot for 10 colors, that's a pretty damn good deal.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 16:12:17


Post by: judgedoug


I believe they are Army Painter. I just recently got the Mega set from Army Painter and I like them as much as Citadel - except more, since they're cheaper and dropper bottles.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 16:16:02


Post by: Black Nexus


Paints are army painter paints so pretty good.

BOGOF teams are pretty awesome too... i've a feeling those females are going to be fantastic...


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 16:17:39


Post by: sparkywtf


Sad to hear they are Army Painter paints. I tried one and just wasn't impressed by it. Still a great deal for paint though!

(Not saying they are bad paints, I just didn't enjoy painting with the color I was using)


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 17:39:14


Post by: Black Nexus


new post by Ronnie is up on the Kickstarter page...

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1744629938/dreadball-the-futuristic-sports-game/posts/317175

Explains a bit more about what ultimate is



Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 18:10:14


Post by: judgedoug


sparkywtf wrote:
Sad to hear they are Army Painter paints. I tried one and just wasn't impressed by it. Still a great deal for paint though!

(Not saying they are bad paints, I just didn't enjoy painting with the color I was using)


I've been painting for, hmm, 20 years or so. I've almost always used Citadel exclusively. But I'm transitioning to the AP... just a good consistency, color matched to their sprays, easy to use... I like 'em. I still love citadel, but AP will probably get more of my business going forward. Just my review


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 18:38:07


Post by: Souleater


$500,000 cleared.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 19:03:29


Post by: GrimmKey


Well, looks like I'll be indulging in TWO Doubleteams now(now just to figure out the 4th. Currently, Femcorp, Z'zor, and now the Nameless). Also, kudos to Dreadball for getting 'Cthulhu' out earlier than Bones


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 19:11:05


Post by: Commander Cain


All these stretches are getting quite expensive when you add them all up! I was all ready to get every model they pump out but at the rate they are going I may need to step back and see which ones I really want.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 19:20:52


Post by: nkelsch


Ooooooooh Nameless = Great.

Not enough squid-people in wargaming out there. I am really excited for the 'something different' that these teams have been showing. This is turning out so much better than just BB in space.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 19:25:33


Post by: sparkywtf


 Commander Cain wrote:
All these stretches are getting quite expensive when you add them all up! I was all ready to get every model they pump out but at the rate they are going I may need to step back and see which ones I really want.


Very true. I think I may have to drop some of the season 2 teams, because really I don't need all 4 of them. Plus the coaches and keepers are more useful I think. I already am getting more teams then I will use.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 19:39:04


Post by: Black Nexus


great thing is you can pick up all the stuff you want now and still get more in the future when the wallets recovered because all of this stuff will hit retail stores...

I've pledged my maximum and will get the options i want to suit and then probably pick up the rest of the stuff later, though it's a shame I'm going to miss out on the BOGOF which sound like it's continuing over to the Season 3 teams...


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 19:47:20


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


 Black Nexus wrote:
great thing is you can pick up all the stuff you want now and still get more in the future when the wallets recovered because all of this stuff will hit retail stores...

I've pledged my maximum and will get the options i want to suit and then probably pick up the rest of the stuff later, though it's a shame I'm going to miss out on the BOGOF which sound like it's continuing over to the Season 3 teams...


Yup the offer continues, $20 for one S2/3 team, or $25 for 2

and a wee bit of detail from Ronnie on the new season 3 pitch add on ($20)

"@Lee - the upgrade ptich for ultimate - obviously Jake is still writing this but the brief he has is that the middle piece must accomodate the exisitng MDF and Acrylic pitch peices (without the central strip) - with 1 addition in the middle. It will be hexagonal connector - so you can set up to 6 'spokes'. We have not put this up as an add-on becuase we don't know exactly what size it will be just yet (such as exact size and makrings/scoring zones) but we know they will fit with the exisitng pitches so you will waste nothing you have spent on (the opposite you will now be able to get more minis on the table!!).
The great news is that before we send out the second delivery we will survety anyone to see if they want the nex connector and offer a special KS price - and by then we will have photos and eveything sorted."


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 19:50:32


Post by: Bolognesus


sparkywtf wrote:
 Commander Cain wrote:
All these stretches are getting quite expensive when you add them all up! I was all ready to get every model they pump out but at the rate they are going I may need to step back and see which ones I really want.


Very true. I think I may have to drop some of the season 2 teams, because really I don't need all 4 of them. Plus the coaches and keepers are more useful I think. I already am getting more teams then I will use.


yup, I know how you feel. Worst part for me is that I'm not all too interested in the marauders or FF teams, the veermyn I like and the corp is okay too - still those four (the ones included in striker...) are the ones I'd least want to get my mitts on. I'd happily exchange two or even three of those for other things on the KS but of course those would happen to be the ones included in base striker!... oh well


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 20:30:54


Post by: judgedoug


Holy crap! Can you imagine a 6 way game with 6 'spokes' sticking out?

Also; I can't wait for these races to be in Warpath with proper guns and stuff. Sci fi space gaming is on the verge of a miniatures revolution...


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 20:34:45


Post by: DaveC


As it is somewhat confusing the $20 Utlimate pitch option is as follows:

Mantic-logo.small
Creator Mantic Games 4 minutes ago

- it will be the 'full' pitch - so for a 6 way hex pitch you'll get the middle section and all 6 spokes really nicely drawn on 1 BIG card board pitch (folded a few times!). You'll need nothing else - that will give you the full 6 player game. With just that $20 pitch and the free the digital rules you have if you have pledged you will be able to play Ultimate - using up to 6 teams, loads of MVPs and monsters - for a massive game of massive carnage!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 21:00:43


Post by: Souleater


Well, that's good news about the pitch!

I am not too sure how I feel about monsters, giant pitches, etc. Seems a little out of place. However, it could be fun and hopefully the races will each get a cool and groovy looking mech.

Now hoping for Evil Cat Girl team and Cute Dinos!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 21:41:03


Post by: DaveC


Team upgrade packs will be available tomorrow - $12 for 3 extra miniatures and 1 Prone marker. They will be BOGOF although it appears the second pack would be a duplicate of the first from Mantic's comment not a different teams - will have to wait for the official update to be sure.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 23:26:28


Post by: Commander Cain


We are down to mere hours now. I don't want the fun to end!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/27 23:48:05


Post by: GrimmKey


 DaveC wrote:
Team upgrade packs will be available tomorrow - $12 for 3 extra miniatures and 1 Prone marker. They will be BOGOF although it appears the second pack would be a duplicate of the first from Mantic's comment not a different teams - will have to wait for the official update to be sure.

But...what about JUST getting the Prones individually? I want a pronepack


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/28 03:33:20


Post by: Avariel


Would this be suitable as a stand alone game to bring to board game nights if you went with the the Striker Level and maybe add the additional teams

How easy to learn are the rules and are the models easy to put together? Don't have nearly as much painting time as I used to. How long do games take to play? I hear there are more then 2 player variation?

My board games group likes to play Dominion, Eclipse, Resident Evil Card Building Game, Settlers of Catan, Super Dungeon Explore, Thunderstone, Zombicide.

Looking for more good games. I already ordered Sedition Wars.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/28 06:14:45


Post by: Sean_OBrien


Don't know how much practice anyone has actually playing the game - but in general, the sports games are pretty easy to pick up and quick enough to game for organized game nights.

The Striker level will get you everything you need to play the game, plus 4 teams to choose from and a few additional bits here and there.

Figures are generally easy enough to assemble as needed - most the time you can sit down and do them up while doing something else like watching a movie as long as you are not going to fret too much about things like the odd mold line. Those can take a little more attention to clean up, but generally not too much.

Painting is only an issue if you want it to be. I know a lot of people in a similar boat as you regarding time - so as opposed to worrying about painting them all at once, they choose a color they want each "team" to be. Once the figures are assembled, they give all the team a quick coat of spray paint of the chosen color and then mark them as might be needed for the game in question. This allows them to play well enough soon. When they have time later on - they may paint up one or two in a more detailed color scheme.

Game play is said to be about 1 hour - though the first few games will likely take more than that as people figure out the rules and as they get comfortable with them...things will speed up. Comparable to most other games within the genre.

Not sure about multiple players per side. Normally these sort of games are not written that way from the start, but most people can sort of figure out how to include larger groups without too much effort in tweaking the rules. Quite often, multiplayer rules are added...though it generally has the feel of a patch as opposed to flowing naturally.

Anywho - should help you some. Fantasy Sports games (sci-fi or otherwise) can be a good bit of fun...but they are not for everyone. The video on the KS page may help you get a better feel for the game, though your own preferences and group will be the biggest factor in making the choice.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/28 06:19:16


Post by: Souleater


A second board is only $25. Add in $8 for a second deck of cards and I think you have everything you need to play two games at once. (Not sure if you get one or two sets of counters at Striker)


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/28 09:03:46


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


 Souleater wrote:
A second board is only $25. Add in $8 for a second deck of cards and I think you have everything you need to play two games at once. (Not sure if you get one or two sets of counters at Striker)


You get 2 sets of counters, one is the cardboard ones that will come in the regular retail box, the second is a KS exclusive green acrylic set


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Mechanicus

Update #67 · Sep. 28, 2012 · 2 comments

Amazing - the second Season 3 Team is now in!



You’ve now funded the Nameless, allowing us to sculpt a new team – and lots of tentacles. 2 Players have now been included in Striker! and the team is now available as a Buy One Get One Free along with the Asterians, Female Corporation, Judwan, Robots and Z’zor – get in!

Whilst we get busy updating that front page, why don't you take a look at this…

$525,000 - DreadBall Mech



Coupling speed and strength with mechanical precision and a state of the art DreadBall glove, these hulking Mechs are re-purposed military machines, kitted out for the battlefield (minus the big gun of course!)

The DreadBall Mech is the first of the multi-hex miniatures for DreadBall and the idea is that they are can be used across multiple teams, they don’t belong to any one race.

If we hit this goal, we will be able to produce the DreadBall Mech. As promised at the $500,000 goal, you will all get a free multi-hex miniature, and you’ll get to choose from the list that gets funded and add it to a pledge of Striker! and up! The DreadBall Mech is the first to go on that list meaning by default, if we don't fund any others, you'll all get one of these for free!

Of course, variety is the spice of life so we’re going to be needing more on that list so you’ve got lots to choose from...



Hmm - gribbly!

Have at it guys! >


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/28 13:51:27


Post by: the_dunner


I've been following this one for a while and finally sprung for Striker a few days ago after they started talking about multiplayer variants. I just sat down with Adobe Illustrator and started laying out a central hex that might connect with the other pieces described.

This thing is huge! From flat side to flat side, it's 16 hexes across. The half courts, from peak to the point where they attach to the mid-court are only 11 hexes. So, the field would increase in size, length-wise, from a max of 23 hexes to a max of 37. I guess that'd make it assemble to a circle of just under a meter diameter.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/28 14:38:16


Post by: scarletsquig




New pic teasing stretch goals up to $600k.

Looks like:

$530k - Prone Marauder and Human counters
$545k - Tentacle Monster
$550k - Blank, possibly another team?
$565k - Furry Monster
$580k - MVP/Coach of some sort
$585k - Blank, possibly another team?
$600k - MVP/Coach of some sort

9 stretch goals within the space of $100k of funding, that's a nice amount of stuff.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/28 14:49:33


Post by: GrimmKey


...Well. I know which Giant I'll be going with for MY freebie ALL THE TENTACLES, ALL OF THEM


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And Mech1 is captured!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/28 15:19:31


Post by: Sean_OBrien


Shouldn't be too difficult to hit those, hopefully they have more in line for the ones going from $600K to maybe $850K or so.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/28 15:49:14


Post by: GrimmKey


 Sean_OBrien wrote:
Shouldn't be too difficult to hit those, hopefully they have more in line for the ones going from $600K to maybe $850K or so.

Oh, I'm sure they've got something. They've got a plan for if they hit 1 million...GBP.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/28 15:49:46


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Ancient Power

Update #69 · Sep. 28, 2012 · 7 comments

WOW - That stretch goal didn’t last long! The DreadBall Mech is now locked in!



The DreadBall Mech makes it onto the list of “Multi-Hex Miniatures” that you can add to your Striker! package for free - simply let us know which you would like in the survey that we send out once the Kickstarter has finished. Remember you can pick one per Striker! so choose wisely!

It will also shortly be available on the main page as an extra that you can add to your pledge for $12.

That’s two down so far today, so to celebrate, here’s two more to tackle…

$530,000 – Season 1 Prone Markers



“He’s down Jake, he’s down!”

“You’re not wrong Jim, that slam from Nazgud must have really hurt!”

“Oh, there’s blood Jake, that’s definitely blood!”

“No time for that Jim, Strike for the Smackers! Four points in the bag.”

With this goal hit we’ll be able to fund prone markers for the Corporation and Marauders – and include one of each in Keeper and up!

Of course, we need more big gribblies too…

$545,000 – Nameless Spawn



Impossibly old, Nameless Spawns are simply hulking masses of scales and tentacles that are well adapted to play DreadBall, so much so that those cunning (and some what brave) mercenaries that are able to capture one have made a small fortune by selling them on to a DreadBall team. On the pitch, the Spawn is able to catch the ball in its webbed hand and can entangle its victims with its mass of tentacles - there is a 66% percent chance of death by suffocation when a Nameless Spawn is on the pitch.

If we hit this goal, we will be able to fund the Nameless Spawn – the second of our Multi-hex beasties! You will be able to pick this beastie as the one you want free with Striker! and we'll make it available in the extras for just $12 as well! Multi-hex miniatures are not team specific and will be able to play for multiple races.

There you are guys - let's see if we can get this Beastie in!



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Now that's what I call an update

and the big beasts are really cheap (probably since we've not seen exactly how big they are) at $12 each


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/28 15:59:29


Post by: PsychoticStorm


From memory a bit smaller than the FF armour from warpath.

I don't know how bit that makes them though.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/28 16:11:15


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Yes I saw that quote as well

so I checked the Mantic site, but the Iron Ancestor doesn't have a size listed


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Well I asked, not expecting a response, but they came back to me straight away

the Dreadball Mech, Nameless giant ets should be 5-6 cm tall (50-60mm so about double the height of a standard mini)

so a real bargin at $12


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/28 16:25:16


Post by: Sining


I so want the giant cthulhu


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/28 17:26:23


Post by: GrimmKey


I'd expect the Multihex figures to take up at least 3 hex spots on the board. That gives stability, room for other pieces and it's even on all 3 sides. Next size with similar properties to that though is a 7 hex(or a 7 hex with 3 hexes cut out for a player who's attempting to 'run' under the big beasty, but that creates a stability issue).


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/28 18:05:41


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


And we have the prone figures

We're now after Big Nameless (see above) and also have a teaser for the next big one

Just also to let you know that if you've got your eyes on the Nameless Spawn as your freebie multi-hex beastie, the DreadBall Mech is now available to add to your pledge for just $12 on the front page!

Next-up:



Hmm... thoughts?


(well the file's called Alpha Simian)


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/28 18:16:19


Post by: PsychoticStorm


I was expecting a giant Veer Meen, but with that name it could be something else, more ape like (obviously).


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/28 18:28:02


Post by: nkelsch


Probably a Maurader Big Guy... Looks like a Yeti, so maybe an allied race with the Maurader faction.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/28 18:32:41


Post by: GrimmKey


Well, the Multihexers aren't affiliated to any one team(Meaning you could have a mech helping the Z'zor or, god forbid, Nameless Spawn working with the Femcorp, etc). I'm guessing that this is a King Kong reference(had a feeling ever since the silhouette), and unless we have a team of genetic reprobates waiting in the wings, I think he's probably just a 'here you go' character at the moment

Also: I originally spelled "Reprobates" as "ReproBATS". Gives that sentence another feel entirely, doesn't it?


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Man, we're only 5k away from TNC(Totally Not Cthulhu). The anticipation's driving me...Well, you get the idea.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/28 22:09:08


Post by: RiTides


I'll be tempted by that tentacled team when the ruleset (Ultimate?) hits, and they are out for general release.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/28 22:43:16


Post by: Cyporiean




Alpha Simians are large beasts from the jungle worlds of Inera, competitive aliens that enjoy the thrill that comes from a 200mph weapons-grade titanium being flung around a small enclosed arena. Alpha Simians are not the dumb brutes that they are often made out to be – the most famous among them is Toutanka, a maverick Corporation owner and star DreadBall player affectionately dumbed “Hank” – though there are those, like in every society, that simply prefer to keep things primitive and batter the opposition…


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/28 23:09:37


Post by: scarletsquig


Striker upgrade pack is being shown off... I know scipio and a lot of other completionists on here are going to love this:



So, +$125 added to a Striker pledge gets you 16-player teams for the first 8 teams, so that a team can be maxed out and all possible combinations of player type can be taken.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 00:12:40


Post by: Black Nexus


looks like they've killed the graphics and are reworking it in response to feedback. expect it ot be up tomorrow now...


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 00:53:38


Post by: Azazelx


That kickstarter page is a fething mess at this point, particularly with the overwhelming number of extras, all in a half mile long thin strip taking up only about 1/2 of my monitor's real estate.

They should just list everything in text without all of the pictures and put that down at the bottom.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 01:02:58


Post by: Cyporiean


Don't think this was posted....

Wildcard green


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 01:29:45


Post by: Taarnak


That's a decidedly bad picture. And I hate that pose...

~Eric


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 01:34:41


Post by: Azazelx


I'm going to be very diplomatic and say that the picture makes the figure look bad.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 01:39:33


Post by: nkelsch


Good pics or none at all please! I am buying dozens of sight unseen figures based upon the current string of existing sculpts actually looking good. Don't show it unless it is gonna look amazing!



Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 01:42:53


Post by: scarletsquig


I'm assuming that both that and the Number 88 green are heavily WIP at the moment, which is why they haven't been posted on the KS page.

There's too many visible tooling marks on the sculpts for them to be the finished greens.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 02:26:07


Post by: Black Nexus


picture is bloody awful...

let's talk about something else...

$550,000 stretch goal was achieved, Alpha Simian is up next!

http://www.manticgames.com/SiteData/Root/Image/DreadBall%20Kickstarter/0-alpha-simian.jpg


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 07:49:08


Post by: Souleater


 scarletsquig wrote:
... which is why they haven't been posted on the KS page.


They made a good call, then. My instintictive reaction to that picture was 'Oh, gosh, have I just thrown my money at a pile of doggy doo?' *

If Jadagate taught us anything it is that companies need to be very careful posting their greens anywhere. And if they do post them then they had better have very tough skins.

We all understand that this is a WiP but I see nothing positive in posting the model in that state. Other than perhaps the chance to implore the artist to chance the pose to something that would suit a hardcore professional sportswoman rather than a flower girl.

Edit: They need to decide now if they are going to cap the numbers of Nameless..giant...Nameless things.....because that concept is far cooler than the mech or ape.

*I should refer you to my earlier comments in this thread in which I have been very impressed with the models Mantic are putting into this project.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 09:41:17


Post by: Black Nexus


that is not their picture. they've not posted that they get enough stick for please don't work around the swear filter, it's there for good reason. Thanks.Reds8n pictures without doing something stupid like that...

i Haven't seen word that the Nameless is capped.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 09:42:37


Post by: DaveC


The picture is bad ( never should have been released) so won't judge the mini on that but the pose is awful let's go skipping it's clearly the same sculptor as 88 as they still haven't worked out how to sculpt the glove properly


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 11:43:05


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Oh dear oh dear

I do hope that picture is a wind up, as it looks nothing like the art (even taking into account it's a work in progress)

do hope mantic don't use the sculptor unless there is a huge improvement (especially as Remy's Dreadball stuff is so good)


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 12:35:39


Post by: Commander Cain


Well I am pretty sure that green is heavily wip. The torso seems to be much further along than say, the hair or the glove.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 12:50:26


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


from the KS feed, Lee is at the Mantic open day at the moment


Lee Lowe 11 minutes ago

Just seen the wildcard green , stunning!!!



So I'm now officially reasured


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 14:23:16


Post by: Black Nexus


New team - Zees...



Pretty funky looking - $580,000


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 14:46:49


Post by: PsychoticStorm


Love them.

May I ask were this WIP green came from?


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 15:05:33


Post by: Black Nexus


apparently taken when there were visitors at mantic towers...

Zee background...

Some Corporate sponsors haven’t got easy access to bizarre aliens or giant robots to form unusual teams, and everyone wants something weird to draw in the crowds. Farbiketek scientists began experimenting with retraining cerebrally enhanced monkey clones mainly for their own amusement when a supply problem marooned them on Shebentor IV’s outer moon for over two years. By the time the rescue team arrived they found two teams of highly trained monkeys playing DreadBall and nothing more than a few bones of the original scientists. Not one to miss out on a potential profit, the commander of the rescue mission kept the teams intact and ran a league of his on on the way back to base. The rest, as they say, is history…


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 15:43:18


Post by: Souleater


Like the Zee's armour. Different to the standard kit and a nod towards gladiator, I think. hope we get a. couple thrown into Striker!

I think this is going to squeeze past Sedition Wars.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 15:45:45


Post by: Cyporiean


Aye, the pic was from the Dropzone Games facebook page, along with the Kings of War greens I also posted.

Going to have to up my pledge for these damn dirty apes.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 16:30:23


Post by: Taarnak


 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
from the KS feed, Lee is at the Mantic open day at the moment


Lee Lowe 11 minutes ago

Just seen the wildcard green , stunning!!!



So I'm now officially reasured


Do you know this guy? Why is that reassuring?

Even if the details were sharpened and improved, the pose is still ridiculous...

The Zee are very meh to me. If they lose the armor skirt, I would like them better. As it is, they are Greek monkeys in space. Not really a fan.

~Eric


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 16:39:00


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


It's resuring to me because the picture looked so awful nobody would call it stunning

Now I don't know Lee, but I pretty sure he wouldn't have raved about anything that looked like that

As long as the figure is OK, i'm cool, and what he posted means I'm convinced it will hit at least that

(If it is Stunning in my eyes all the better)


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 16:50:50


Post by: GrimmKey


If the Zees get the full face-mask with goggles, I'm going with them as my fourth. Currently though this is my buying roster. Leaves me at 280 out of 300 pledged unless I forgot a freebie somewhere in there. I might toss 5 bucks more in to get the plain field though if they don't add something I HAVE to have.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 16:51:18


Post by: scarletsquig


 Souleater wrote:
I think this is going to squeeze past Sedition Wars.


Unlikely at this point, although it would be nice if the last day went *really* nuts like Relic Knights did with $220k in 24 hours... really, really need that Penny Arcade plug around about now, they haven't mentioned anything about it, or the custom PA figure on their website.

It would be great if it managed to hit $700k and double the KoW total. All the coolest stretch goals seem to be pencilled in for post-$600k at the moment, with the Plague team and that big floating robot thing.

Looks like more prone counters will be the $585k goal, followed by the Zee MVP at $600k.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 17:02:12


Post by: Souleater


Yeah, perhaps I'm being overly optimistic.

Please let the Zee MVP be a PG Tips Chimp! Please!



Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 17:04:28


Post by: Sean_OBrien


Did anyone from Mantic tell them they were teaming up with them?



$220K won't actually be too hard in the next day, today should be close to $75K and tomorrow will be a similar amount even without any additional news type plugs. The big thing though is really making the last push outwards with the stuff on twitter, Facebook, Google+, other forums. Granted, if they did manage to get some love from a site like Wired, MTV Geek News or Penny Arcarde in the next day or so - well, all that much better.

Not that interested in it myself, although the stuff released would make for some good new armies and what once they get around to that.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 17:14:33


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


As a pledger the more they take the better

but as a bystander I do wonder how the early peak the limited december Jack/Striker levels will effect the potential 'rush' later today & tomorrow

will it take off or not ? and on a Sunday, that is the question ?


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 17:17:00


Post by: GrimmKey


I think the only thing that MIGHT be holding some back are those that are watching things like Bombshell Babes which is also ending soon(like 4 days after this). Wallet pain.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 17:18:16


Post by: Cyporiean


So after talking with the Artist of the Zees, about what he designed them to be.. (He was surprised to see Mantic made them Apes.) I've figured out my color scheme.



Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 17:21:49


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


 Cyporiean wrote:
So after talking with the Artist of the Zees, about what he designed them to be.. (He was surprised to see Mantic made them Apes.) I've figured out my color scheme.



wonder if they have an freeze dried martians in the game ?


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 17:38:20


Post by: DaveC


Mantic Games just confirmed there will be 2 Zee minis included in Striker pledges (once Funded)


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 18:00:41


Post by: Commander Cain


Don't care much for the space chimps. A couple of free ones will be nice though!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 20:39:33


Post by: PsychoticStorm


Sigh they are really taking their time with the completionist deals, the thing could very well have been past 600k if they had released them.


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So some more pics turned up here.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=pcb.501284079883792&type=1

I would say I finally get Wildcards pose, yes she is stunning from front that is her intended viewing pose, but looks bad from the side, logical since the pose is a swing pose.

The sculpt is a really early WIP, I personally would not display it, because it leads to false ideas, but I guess a "Look we are working on it" is kind of important in kickstarter too.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 21:19:28


Post by: adamsouza


I'm not a big fan of the Zee's look, but since it's BOGO I'll buy a set just to have all the teams

Striker $150
8 BOGO TEAMS $100 ($12.50 for a 10 man team, combining striker and bogo, is a pretty good deal.)
MDF Board $25
Spare Nightshade $8
Spare Wayne Grethzki $8
Gabe Gabriel x2 $20
Cheer Leaders $15
Keepers $23
Season 2 Rule Book $10
Trophy $10
Bases $16



Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 21:24:14


Post by: GrimmKey


Little more than 300 left and then we're on to the last two announces stretches!


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I'm betting that we're getting a FemCorp prone and a Robot prone for the next two. Hope we get the full set.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
AND WE HAVE ZEES


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 21:47:07


Post by: Commander Cain


Well unless we get any more interesting goals past $600k I think I am set in at $253!

Pretty sure I already know this but am I right in thinking we can choose multiples of the same keepers as a pose to getting one of each? I have no need for the zzor or vermyn ones!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 22:04:41


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


and in

Up next…

$585,000 – Season 2 Prone Markers



More characterful pieces by Heath Foley!

Dead easy this one - we’ll be able sculpt a prone marker for the female team and the robot team – and include them both free in Striker!

$600,000 – Riller, Zee MVP



Not all clones are made equal. As soon as Farbiketek engineers discovered model CXLI was defective, they spotted an opportunity to turn the malformed creature into a star in it's own right. Fitting him with a powered exo-suit led to Riller being excepted into the ranks of the Zees, and from there his infamy has grown. Of course, exo-suits are technically illegal in most forms of DreadBall, but every court-case levelled at Rilla has been unceremoniously thrown out. After all, anything a lawyer says must be true.

If we hit this goal we’ll be able to sculpt Rilla – the Zees MVP – and include him free into Striker!

We also feel that the Jack pledge hasn’t been feeling the love as of late, so we’ve also decided that Rilla will go into Jack as well as a special thank you for getting us this far!

Oo, by the way...

Completist Package Season 1 is done!



This package is designed to get you the maximum allocation of every player postion. For those of you who must have absolutely everything simply add $20 for this bundle and we'll sort out the rest!

Completist Package Number 2 to follow - and news on this gentleman?



Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 22:05:07


Post by: GrimmKey


 Commander Cain wrote:
Well unless we get any more interesting goals past $600k I think I am set in at $253!

Pretty sure I already know this but am I right in thinking we can choose multiples of the same keepers as a pose to getting one of each? I have no need for the zzor or vermyn ones!
You can choose any combination you like of the season 1 ones, and for the season 2, yes, you can get two females.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 22:06:37


Post by: Commander Cain


Thank 'ya sir!

Latest prone sketches look promising!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 22:42:55


Post by: Construct


Cyporiean wrote:He was surprised to see Mantic made them Apes.
I was going to snark about him drawing not-Marvin the Martians – a short, silly character – with chimpanzee faces and being surprised when Mantic fluffs them as trained chimps, but you know what? They'd actually be funnier played as a straight copy, a race of comically-belligerent aliens perpetually unaware of how far their reach exceeds their grasp. Would help the Warpath universe seem more verisimultudinous too. Would earn a swift C&D from WB though.

Who is the concept artist? His work is like pencil porn.

Someone needs to tell Mantic that monkey ≠ ape before someone gets hurt.



Souleater wrote:Please let the Zee MVP be a PG Tips Chimp! Please!
Might be an Uplifted dog...



...or bunny wabbit.



OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:$600,000 – Riller, Zee MVP
Go Riller! Sorry...


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 22:50:31


Post by: scarletsquig


Worth pointing out the Striker upgrade pack is now in the extras section:



There will be another one for season 2 added tommorow, and potentially a 3rd one for the season 3 teams as well if the Plague get funded tommorow.


Also, for any casual latecomers to this thread who are now just checking it out to see what the value is like... it's really good!

Here's a list of everything you currently get in Striker, $150 gets you 95 miniatures and a whole bunch of other stuff that is worth over $454 RRP (conservative estimate). In short, you're getting about a 70% discount, same situation as the KoW Kickstarter, and you get it shipped by January 2013.

Here's the full list:

$150 - "Striker": - Currently worth over $454 RRP in total.
- Digital copy of the DreadBall rulebook
- Digital "Creating DreadBall" book.
- DreadBall Boxed Game ($80 RRP)
- Cover art print
- "Lucky Logan" Human MVP ($10 RRP)
- "Slippery Joe" Goblin MVP ($10 RRP)
- Forgefathers Team ($25 RRP)
- Veermyn Team ($25 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: Digital copy of the DreadBall season 2 expansion book.
- Kickstarter Bonus: Digital copy of the DreadBall Ultimate expansion book.
- Kickstarter Bonus: Robotic Referee
- Kickstarter Bonus: DreadBall Trophy
- Kickstarter Bonus: 2 additional alternate sculpt Humans
- Kickstarter Bonus: 2 additional alternate sculpt Marauders
- Kickstarter Bonus: 4 additional Humans ($12 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: 2 additional Female Humans ($6 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: 4 additional Marauders ($12 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: 6 additional Forgefathers ($18 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: 6 additional Veer-myn ($18 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: 2 additional Judwan ($6 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: 2 additional Zz'or ($6 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: 2 additional Robots ($6 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: 2 addtional Asterians ($6 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: 2 additional Nameless ($6 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: 2 additional Zee ($6 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: "Gorim Ironstone" Forgefather MVP ($10 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: "Reek Rolat" Veer-myn MVP ($10 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: "Wildcard" Human MVP ($10 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: "John Doe" MVP ($10 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: "Number 88" MVP ($10 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: "The Enforcer" MVP ($10 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: "Buzzcut" MVP ($10 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: "Wyn Greth'zki" Kickstarter/ Mantic Points exclusive MVP ($10 nominal RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: "Mee Kell" MVP ($10 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: "Ludwig" Zz'or MVP ($10 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: "Nightshade" Asterian MVP ($10 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: "Anne-Marine Helder" Female Human MVP ($10 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: "DBR-7 Prototype" Robot MVP ($10 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: "Coach Rention" ($10 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: "The Painmaster" Forgefather MVP ($10 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: "Melisandre" Asterian MVP ($10 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: Rico Van Dien MVP ($10 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: Dreadball multi-hex Mech/ Giant Beast. ($12 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: Ticket for DreadBall event at Tabletop Nation/Adepticon 2013
- Kickstarter Bonus: Kickstarter-exclusive green acrylic game token set ($10 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: 2 sprues of 22 clear plastic Hex Bases ($8 RRP)
- Kickstarter Bonus: Prone Forgefather counter
- Kickstarter Bonus: Prone Veermyn counter
- Kickstarter Bonus: Corporation and Marauder prone counter.
- Kickstarter Bonus: Decal sheet ($2)


Hopefully that encourages a few more of you to go for this one, as you can see Mantic has done their usual thing of going absolutely nuts with the freebies.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 23:04:05


Post by: GrimmKey


 scarletsquig wrote:
Worth pointing out the Striker upgrade pack is now in the extras section:

There will be another one for season 2 added tommorow, and potentially a 3rd one for the season 3 teams as well if the Plague get funded tommorow.

Also worth mentioning:
I got a reply back that they WILL be offering the prones on their own!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 23:05:49


Post by: Salacious Greed


I asked on the kickstarter site, but thought I'd echo it here:

Are these extra 2 guys from the alternate poses, or more of the original poses, which 10 of my 14 figures already are?

And really, $20 for 8 guys, when $25 gets me 16? At least drop this into the 2 for 1 scheme....

And why would any of us want the completionist package for season 2? Would that be them giving us 8 guys for $20, but no alternate poses, since there aren't any for season 2? Not seeing the point of a season 2 package....

**caveat: Do like the additional 4 prone markers in the completionist package. Also like the season 2 prones....but why only 2 teams worth?


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 23:12:38


Post by: GrimmKey


Salacious Greed wrote:
I asked on the kickstarter site, but thought I'd echo it here:

Are these extra 2 guys from the alternate poses, or more of the original poses, which 10 of my 14 figures already are?

And really, $20 for 8 guys, when $25 gets me 16? At least drop this into the 2 for 1 scheme....

And why would any of us want the completionist package for season 2? Would that be them giving us 8 guys for $20, but no alternate poses, since there aren't any for season 2? Not seeing the point of a season 2 package....

**caveat: Do like the additional 4 prone markers in the completionist package. Also like the season 2 prones....but why only 2 teams worth?

Two things regarding the Season 1 Completion pack: They're keeping Season 1 items higher than future items for the moment because they don't want someone sneaking in and grabbing stuff meant for more Strikers for less than Striker. Plus, you're getting TWELVE figures, albeit 4 of them aren't regular play piece. As to the Season 2 Prones, the night is young, perhaps if and when we hit 600k, we'll see the Z'zor and Judwan ones.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 23:20:34


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Salacious Greed wrote:


And really, $20 for 8 guys, when $25 gets me 16? At least drop this into the 2 for 1 scheme....


Remember the Season 1 teams arn't in the 2 for $25 offer, they are $20 each (only the season 2 & 3 teams are BOGOF)

so the upgrade pack is better value than a normal season 1 team (8 players + 4 prones, vs 8 players)


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 23:25:35


Post by: RiTides


Will the nameless team be named before the kickstarter ends?

When do season 2 and season 3 rules get released, to make those later teams/models usable?


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 23:34:42


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


The season 2 rules should be out by Q2 2013 alomng with the figures

hopefully Jake will put out some provisional data for the season 3 teams so we can use them too

not sure when the season 3 rules will be done, but the card pitch for it is listed as Q3 2013 so that would be a fair guess


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 23:38:39


Post by: RiTides


That's the thing- for me, I'd only be interested in fielding a single team (I don't play at my house and wouldn't want other teams for opponents to use, since I'd only be getting into this game if other folks from the local store were). Since I'd be interested in the Nameless Team, and they won't have rules till Q3 2013 (if that's correct)... it seems to make sense to wait.

I don't dispute that Striker is a good value, but like a lot of these campaigns it's fantastic value for a lot of things I don't need... plus, many of you are spending far and away more than $150 once the "hook is set" so to speak



Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/29 23:43:37


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


If you're just after one team it's probably sensible to wait

(I can't belive I'm saying this)

although I suspect about 1/2 the figures I get are destined for conversion and other uses.......


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 00:03:32


Post by: Triszin


i personally want them to remain the nameless. just give them some really long impossible to pronounce name so people go yeah, the nameless.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 00:03:45


Post by: GrimmKey


 RiTides wrote:
Will the nameless team be named before the kickstarter ends?

What is this, "Hu's on first, Watt's on second?"


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 00:08:46


Post by: DaveC


Season 2 Completist is now available


"Add this upgrade to a pledge of Striker to add Four Season Two Teams and Four Team Upgrade Packs (valued as Buy One Get One Free - worth $175). This combined with the two figures for each team already included at Striker! will give you the maximum allocation of player positions for your teams!"


It includes the 4 teams so if you have already pledged $50 for the 4 season 2 teams it will cost you another $35 to complete them. You must take 1 of each team there is no choice.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 00:33:45


Post by: Azazelx


I'm still down for an Early Bird Striker, but I'm getting so fething sick of the endless chopping and changing. Since the kickstarter is going to end in the morning when I'm still asleep, I know more stuff will be added overnight.

That's why I haven't been enthused about changing my pledge as the kickstarter has progressed and feel like I may as well wait for the inevitable pledge manager, so I can actually see what's available and how much it will cost.

It's also looking like a "complete set" will be around the $400 mark, so I'm now debating whether it's worth getting any of it.

I'll look at it again just before I go to bed. If I remember. And yes, I'm in a gakky mood this morning, but frankly, the mess of this Kickstarter is most of the reason why.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 00:35:47


Post by: nkelsch


Not thrilled about the ape origins, but the models are cool. Straight up marvin the martians.

I wonder how much of the Warpath universe is being built by Dreadball and how much was already planned for warpath?

I want a gorilla in a business suit as a coach.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 00:36:50


Post by: Cyporiean


The Monkey/Ape bit of fluff was removed from the Zee description in the latest update.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 00:41:36


Post by: GrimmKey


 scipio.au wrote:
I'm still down for an Early Bird Striker, but I'm getting so fething sick of the endless chopping and changing. Since the kickstarter is going to end in the morning when I'm still asleep, I know more stuff will be added overnight.

That's why I haven't been enthused about changing my pledge as the kickstarter has progressed and feel like I may as well wait for the inevitable pledge manager, so I can actually see what's available and how much it will cost.

It's also looking like a "complete set" will be around the $400 mark, so I'm now debating whether it's worth getting any of it.

I'll look at it again just before I go to bed. If I remember. And yes, I'm in a gakky mood this morning, but frankly, the mess of this Kickstarter is most of the reason why.
Don't quite see what's wrong with this Kickstarter, I've seen worse. Hell, they gave us a free Giant and a bunch of short goals to make up for that long stretch of no new stretch goals. If you're wanting something in particular, ask about it, the guys are pretty fast about answering and they've held little back when I've thought to ask about it.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 00:42:58


Post by: nkelsch


 Cyporiean wrote:
The Monkey/Ape bit of fluff was removed from the Zee description in the latest update.


Awesome... More alien races just being quirky evil aliens in a future setting is fine by me.

They should have a big guy which is those fat bird things


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 00:47:06


Post by: Construct


Cyporiean wrote:Artist is Heath Foley: http://artofhf.wordpress.com/
Hey, the Brushfire guy! Thanks!

RiTides wrote:That's the thing- for me, I'd only be interested in fielding a single team (I don't play at my house and wouldn't want other teams for opponents to use, since I'd only be getting into this game if other folks from the local store were). Since I'd be interested in the Nameless Team, and they won't have rules till Q3 2013 (if that's correct)... it seems to make sense to wait.
Use them to proxy one of the season one teams?


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 00:47:08


Post by: Azazelx


It's not that, it's the nightmare of endless extra +money options which also seem to keep changing (ie the "complete season" sets), and the horrible layout of the Kickstarter site so you can't actually see what the options are.

I mean, you shouldn't need to use [this to figure out what you're buying.

I'm just going to change my pledge to $300, which is my max budget for this and I'll look at it again when the pledge manager comes out. And maybe add some more to it then.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 01:01:01


Post by: Black Nexus


nothings changes scipio they've just added a new option for those who everything. there's options for everyone and the guide at the top break down the sections of the page down.

relic knights, now THAT was a mess. This is on par with Sedition wars in terms of ease of use...

And they've simplified going into the last day - Striker+Season 1 Upgrade+Season 2 Upgrade isn't difficult and get's you eight teams of 16 players with all those extra MVPs that are displayed on that rather useful diagram... then it's just a case of adding a pitch if you want one. I mean, they're options right?

Up next:



Not all clones are made equal. As soon as Farbiketek engineers discovered model CXLI was defective, they spotted an opportunity to turn the malformed creature into a star in it's own right. Fitting him with a powered exo-suit led to Riller being excepted into the ranks of the Zees, and from there his infamy has grown. Of course, exo-suits are technically illegal in most forms of DreadBall, but every court-case levelled at Rilla has been unceremoniously thrown out. After all, anything a lawyer says must be true.





Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 01:01:05


Post by: scarletsquig


It has gotten a bit confusing to add up. I'll make a summary here for people who don't have time for buggering about the calculator.

Current "Complete Set" pledge, just for the minis, not for pitches, dice or anything like that:

$150 - Striker
$20 - Season 1 upgrade
$85 - Season 2 upgrade

$15 - Cheerleaders
$15 - Coaches
$10 - Gabe
$15 - Season 1 Keepers
$8 - Season 2 Keepers

Those are all fixed, the following is subject to change as another large model and the final team gets added (for an extra $17):

$24 - 2 extra large models
$25 - 2 season 3 teams
$20 - One season 3 team

So, if you want to wait for the pledge manager to sort out all the season 3 stuff/ other frills, just add $105 to Striker and call it a day, that'll at least give you 8 complete teams of 16 players.

If you want all the stuff which isn't subject to change based on tomorrow's stretch goal, add $168 to Striker and you're sorted.

Current "absolutely everything" pledge is Striker + $237, which will probably increase to Striker + $254 or so.

In short, completionists are probably best off throwing $400 at their pledge (plus whatever dice, t-shirts, pitches etc. they want) and leaving it for the pledge manager to sort out any imbalance.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 01:08:38


Post by: RiTides


Yeah, but then folks would realize they're spending $400 on a "board game", since 8 teams of 16 minis isn't going to translate into being used for other systems too easily. Not sure why so many folks want all the teams at that kind of cost?

Whenever I got tempted to get into bloodbowl, it was with one team, maybe 2...

Hence my wanting those beautiful Nameless, but not much else.



Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 01:11:37


Post by: scarletsquig


There's nothing stopping anyone from pledging $30 for Guard!

You get digital copies of the rulebook and its 2 expansions, as well as a free MVP in addition to your single team.

Everything you need to play a pick-up game for $30, and it comes with free shipping too. It's pretty good as far as "dip your toe in the water" pledges go.

They've paid good attention to the low-end pledge levels in this, it's just that most people prefer to make more of a big spend... coupled with the tendency of gamers to be extremely completionist about stuff like this. Collect ALL the teams!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 01:12:17


Post by: PsychoticStorm


I am more or less pleased with the packs they did, what I wish is they updated more regularly.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 01:31:26


Post by: RiTides


 scarletsquig wrote:
There's nothing stopping anyone from pledging $30 for Guard!

You get digital copies of the rulebook and its 2 expansions, as well as a free MVP in addition to your single team.

Everything you need to play a pick-up game for $30, and it comes with free shipping too. It's pretty good as far as "dip your toe in the water" pledges go.

Hmm, that's actually pretty tempting, along with the Nameless Spawn for $12.

A few questions...

How many models is a "team"? Is there no way to expand the Nameless team to 14 models... yet? (I.e. they didn't get alternate sculpts like the earlier teams did?)

I'm also a bit confused by the pitch options. What's the basic pitch cost, if I wanted to add it to the Guard level? And then what's the additional cost to have a board that the Nameless Spawn / mechs can be used on?

I'm guessing all of that would be held to ship in Q3 2013, right, if choosing the Nameless as the team of choice?

Sorry for all the questions



Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 01:32:48


Post by: Cyporiean


RiTides, I believe the $12 price tag on Biggies only applies to Striker (like the Buy one get one Season 2/3 Teams)


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 01:37:33


Post by: RiTides


That price is listed on their graphics on the main page... I see some restrictions on other options about adding shipping if not pledging at least at the $30 Guard level, but I don't see it saying that the $12 is Striker-only (maybe I'm just missing it).


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 01:40:32


Post by: scarletsquig


- 8 models in a team, this is the standard size used for basic non-league games, and positions are fixed.

- The only way to get 16 models for your Guard pledge would be to add a second team to the pledge for an extra $20 (So $50 total). This would 100% set you up for league play with others who have a pitch. Teams max out at 14, but having 16 players would not be a waste as this would completely cover all of your hiring options during the league (this is why everyone wants 16 players for their team to be properly complete).

Basic pitch is not for sale as a card version, so that would be $25 for the .MDF version.

Ultimate pitch (that the nameless spawn can be used on) is sold for $20 for the card version.

You'll also need a card pack, counter set and refbot+ball pack to have your own self-contained "game set" with one team.

It's definitely possible to make your own custom set that doesn't include any of the first 4 teams at all if you want.

E.g. In your case, you'd be looking at something like:

- $30 Guard (Nameless team.. I guess they'll get John Doe as their free MVP)
- $20 Extra Nameless team.
- $20 Ultimate Pitch.
- $23 Card, counters, refbot, balls.
- $12 Nameless Spawn

So, $105 total for a completely pimped-out Nameless team of 16 players with their MVP and giant beastie, plus a dreadball ultimate pitch and all the other frills needed to play.

And yep, it'd all be a 2013 arrival.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 01:57:35


Post by: RiTides


Sweet, just one more question can parts simply be "left off" the Ultimate pitch, and thus it be used as a regular pitch?

Or will Season 3 teams only ever use the Ultimate pitch? I had the impression it would only be used when mechs / large base models were being used.



Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 02:08:31


Post by: scarletsquig


 RiTides wrote:
Sweet, just one more question can parts simply be "left off" the Ultimate pitch, and thus it be used as a regular pitch?

Or will Season 3 teams only ever use the Ultimate pitch? I had the impression it would only be used when mechs / large base models were being used.



Probably not for the card ultimate pitch. Definite yes for the mdf and acrylic ultimate pitches though, which are designed to be modular (there will be a central hex-shaped piece sold separately that 6 of the regular pitch halves attach to to form the ultimate pitch).. the mdf and acrylic ultimate pitches won't be finalised until after the kickstarter though, Mantic will update backers asking if they'd like to add them to their deliveries.

As far as I can tell, Season 3 teams are normal teams which can be used on any pitch, you'll definitely be able to use your nameless on a regular pitch.

I'm not sure if use of the multi-hex mechs/beasts are limited to the ultimate pitch or not.. it's possible that they will be, but you'd have to drop a comment on Jake Thornton's blog to get a definite answer... it's possible that even he doesn't know yet!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 02:11:53


Post by: RiTides


Got it, thanks


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 02:21:04


Post by: Cyporiean


I keep swinging back and forth between Staying at Basic Striker, and going all out on complete teams..

I'm not sure If I'll ever actually get to play Dreadball, But I love the models...

May just end up getting Striker + Biggies + Coaches + Cheerleaders..

Does striker come with enough bases to cover everything in it?


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 02:35:24


Post by: porkuslime


nope... striker comes with 48 bases... which would cover 3 "complete" teams...


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 02:44:49


Post by: RiTides


Do the minis not come with bases?


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 02:46:46


Post by: porkuslime


they have small round bases like the rest of Mantic's figures, but you get clear hex bases with Striker, and can add sets of more clear hex bases for 5 or 8 bucks (24 vs 48 bases)

I am getting the hex bases for my personal esthetic reasons.. I think the round bases they come with will work fine, though.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 04:55:06


Post by: Dysartes


Having played it yesterday, the hex bases seem to be a very useful addition, but they aren't compulsory.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 05:08:32


Post by: MasterSlowPoke


It says the hex bases are clear, but the photo shows grey plastic?


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 05:13:09


Post by: Cyporiean


the 'photo' is a CG rendering.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 05:15:42


Post by: MasterSlowPoke


You'd think they'd assign a translucent material to the mesh.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 06:59:14


Post by: Dysartes


Just crossed the $600k barrier, so on to the remaining season 2 prone figures.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 08:39:17


Post by: PsychoticStorm


We crossed the 605 barrier, i wonder how much fleshing out of the last minute (well 12 hours) can happen.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 10:13:57


Post by: Black Nexus


10 hours to go...


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 10:21:23


Post by: JoshInJapan


Well, I almost made it. I can't cite anything specifically that pushed me over the edge. I guess my resistance was worn down gradually day by day. I think that I'll have to stop reading the news forum to avoid future kickstarters until Warpath.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 10:50:17


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Mantic have added another add on option to the goodies on offer as we have been asking for them



remember you get 1 of each in striker

(and an additional one of each of the relevent ones in the completionist bundles)



Automatically Appended Next Post:
Another kind gesture from Mantic

People not planning on getting a mix of S2 and S3 teams couldn't make use of the completionist deal

NOW YOU CAN

another titbit from the update

- Can I mix and match Season 2 and 3 teams together instead of just Season 2 teams in the completionist?

Yes – if you’d like to mix and match Season 2 and 3 teams in the $85 Complete Season 2 Bundle, please add $5 P+P.

Mantic the listening company


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 13:32:45


Post by: scarletsquig


New stretch goal:

$645,000 - Teraton Team



The thriving Teraton Empire is a relative newcomer to the galactic powers-that-be but they have already embedded themselves into Corporate culture. Master tacticians, auxiliary fighters and shrewd merchants, Teratons are deep-thinkers and incredibly intelligent, despite their huge size and ponderous movements.

When the slow, hulking Teratons first announced they were going to field a DreadBall team as part of a public relations stunt within the Co-Prosperity Sphere, these living tanks were ridiculed and criticized by the media and senior coaches – too slow to keep pace with the acrobatic displays of the big league teams, too big to be able to cope with the skill and finesse of the sport’s rising stars. Once again, Teraton intellect had been underestimated.

Well aware of their apparent weakness, the Treserarc Titans took to the pitch with cerebrally implanted teleportation devices, seemingly able to disappear into thin air with a knack of rematerializing just in front of a lone striker going for a big score or an isolated jack that was chasing down the ball. Their first match was a bloodbath and the opposing Isotek Angels team were consigned to their first major league defeat of the season. Since then, Teraton Teams and the associated *pop* of the teleporation devices have become part of the DreadBall legend.

If we hit this goal, we'll be able to produce the Teraton Team - a lumbering race that can teleport around the pitch! We will include two figures free at Striker! and we will make the team available in the Buy One Get One Free section on the main page.

Have at it guys - 7 hours to go to get the Teratons and plenty more to come from us!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 13:34:38


Post by: Dysartes


Spoiler:
Barricade is in - and the next target is $645k for the Teratons, a team of teleporters.


7 Hours to go - let's get the Teratons!
Update #79 · Sep. 30, 2012 · 4 comments

And Barricade is in!

Barricade is now available in your choice of freebie multi-hex miniature at Striker! – and is now available as an Extra that you can add to your pledge for just $12!

Right then - next up, we need another Season 3 Team for your Buy One Get One Free offer!

$645,000 - Teraton Team


The thriving Teraton Empire is a relative newcomer to the galactic powers-that-be but they have already embedded themselves into Corporate culture. Master tacticians, auxiliary fighters and shrewd merchants, Teratons are deep-thinkers and incredibly intelligent, despite their huge size and ponderous movements.

When the slow, hulking Teratons first announced they were going to field a DreadBall team as part of a public relations stunt within the Co-Prosperity Sphere, these living tanks were ridiculed and criticized by the media and senior coaches – too slow to keep pace with the acrobatic displays of the big league teams, too big to be able to cope with the skill and finesse of the sport’s rising stars. Once again, Teraton intellect had been underestimated.

Well aware of their apparent weakness, the Treserarc Titans took to the pitch with cerebrally implanted teleportation devices, seemingly able to disappear into thin air with a knack of rematerializing just in front of a lone striker going for a big score or an isolated jack that was chasing down the ball. Their first match was a bloodbath and the opposing Isotek Angels team were consigned to their first major league defeat of the season. Since then, Teraton Teams and the associated *pop* of the teleporation devices have become part of the DreadBall legend.


If we hit this goal, we'll be able to produce the Teraton Team - a lumbering race that can teleport around the pitch! We will include two figures free at Striker! and we will make the team available in the Buy One Get One Free section on the main page.

Have at it guys - 7 hours to go to get the Teratons and plenty more to come from us!


Rats - ninja'd...


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 13:40:54


Post by: Commander Cain


I like the introduction of all these races. Not only is it making DB more and more interesting, the whole Warpath universe is coming together very fast!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 13:42:44


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


And for folk wondering about season 3 completionist deals the man from Mantic he say:

Will there be a completists Season 3 bundle:

Yes - if we are able to fund the four Season 3 teams! Teleporting aliens coming next?

so get the Teratons and we unlock the bundle

(but remember the S3 teams havn't had alt poses added yet if that matters toi you)


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 14:19:27


Post by: RiTides


I see the "Barricade" large model was unlocked- what is it?

Also just remembered Paypal isn't usable for this, darn...

New team concept looks good.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 14:22:07


Post by: DaveC


This is Barricade:



It's going for a redesign as a lot of people don't like the current wheel set up the top part and arms will stay the same they are hoping Roberto can get it done before the end.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 14:54:41


Post by: PsychoticStorm


I like the wheels, I would prefer legs with the wheel belly though.

Definitely better than hoverbot, although if done right it could stomp the opposition under it, that would be hilarious.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 14:58:42


Post by: Dysartes


I have to say, I really like the current design.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 15:27:29


Post by: Cytisus


Well, I up'ed my pledge to Striker + International shipping + Complete Season 1 + Complete Season 2 (read: I up'ed it to 275 hoping I haven't lost the ability to calculate). Hoping for at Complete Season 3 too B-)


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 15:58:05


Post by: Tannhauser42


I almost went in on this. Definitely an awesome deal, but I'm just tapped out after the Reaper and Dreamforge KS projects, especially with Christmas coming up.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 16:05:49


Post by: judgedoug


I literally have no idea what to pledge at this point and don't feel like figuring it out. I'm at Striker! plus a few extras currently. I'll just wait for the Pledge Manager and figure it all out then


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 16:08:27


Post by: Baragash


 judgedoug wrote:
I literally have no idea what to pledge at this point and don't feel like figuring it out. I'm at Striker! plus a few extras currently. I'll just wait for the Pledge Manager and figure it all out then


Have to say I was um-ing and ah-ing about adding stuff to my Striker pledge due to it being a ballache as well, but fortunately I had chores to do so it suddenly became worth the effort.

That's the one thing I'll say about this and the other two KS I've been in (KoW, Sedition Wars) that it did become a little bit PITA trying to work out what was going on, what I did and didn't want to add etc.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 16:29:27


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


WOW! That’s the twelfth DreadBall team locked in – the Teratons have arrived!

That’s now 2 figures included free into Striker!, the team added to the Buy One Get One Free Section and…

A Completists Season 3 bundle ready to boost your teams to the maximum 16 players!



Right, let’s keep aiming for the stars:

$655,000 – Season 3 Prone Markers

OK – so we’re short on art for this one after pushing Heath on the Teratons (and blooming awesome they are too!) but if we hit this goal we will sculpt all four Season 3 Prone Markers in the same characterful style that Heath has designed these others in!

[img]http://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/185/237/a09c579084688dd78335e1b3f523a9fa_large.jpg?1349013713[/img

If we hit this goal, we’ll be able to add them to the above ‘Any 4 for $8” deal and the Season 3 Completists Pack.

$670,000 – “Dozer,” Teraton MVP



Despite him irrational fear of the Nameless (ew, tentacles!), “Dozer” is not someone you tease lightly. Headstrong and reckless by Teraton standards, “Dozer’ is a living tank and immensely strong. Cunning use of his teleportation device means that “Dozer” always seems to be in the right place at the right time, electrical trails blazing all around him as he flails his entire body to beat his opponent into submission…

The big guy himself, if we hit this goal we will be able to produce “Dozer,” the Teraton MVP. This guy is big like Buzzcut, and we’ll include him in the extras to add to your pledge!

Striker! is now bursting with value (with a saving of over $200!) and we’re struggling to fit much more in. We’ve still got more to come– so let’s keep charging towards 2,500 backers and let’s get you some more stuff to ogle!!

5 Hours to go!

Just a heads up, we’ve managed to convince Golem to paint up 3 more Strikers meaning there are now 3 new Team Colours pledge levels opened up!

In addition, if you’re curious about having your own sculpts done (perhaps you’d like to be an MVP, a coach or maybe even a cheerleader!) then get in touch with us and we’ll see what we can come up with!

Have at it guys, still five and a half hours to go! Please keep spreading the word - we're now 82 backers away from 2500!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 16:45:11


Post by: Baragash


*throws in the Season 3 teams as well*

Stupid Mantic Open Day yesterday, if I hadn't played the game I'd be showing more restraint......


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 16:51:01


Post by: Commander Cain


Teraton MPV is looking fantastic! Hope we get him thrown in with striker. Shame I will miss the last hour or so. I always am working when any ks ends for some reason!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 16:52:13


Post by: DaveC


Dozer the Terraton MVP will be a purchasable extra comparable to Buzzcut at $10 - he will not be free with Striker nor will the Season 3 Prones you will have to buy a set of 4 for $8 or the Season 3 upgrade if you want them.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 17:34:16


Post by: rosafari


Have to say I don't like the way the fluff gets rewritten on the whims of the most vocal posters - the chimp/unchimping of the Zees, John Doe's background of mystery and uniqueness lasting all of four weeks! before oh look! there's actually a team!

Wish Mantic would actually have enough cojones to say this is OUR game and our universe, even if it cost them a few shekels on this kickstarter.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 17:39:45


Post by: Zweischneid


rosafari wrote:
Have to say I don't like the way the fluff gets rewritten on the whims of the most vocal posters - the chimp/unchimping of the Zees, John Doe's background of mystery and uniqueness lasting all of four weeks! before oh look! there's actually a team!

Wish Mantic would actually have enough cojones to say this is OUR game and our universe, even if it cost them a few shekels on this kickstarter.


Wait? What?

What about the gigabytes of text spilled on this forum and all others arguing that companies making games should, once in a while, try to listen to their fans?


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 17:40:00


Post by: Souleater


I dont think I was alone in guessing that John Doe's race were going to become a team from the get go.

I also prefer the Zees being their own race. It means they can be an independent faction in warparth


Automatically Appended Next Post:
 Baragash wrote:
*throws in the Season 3 teams as well*

Stupid Mantic Open Day yesterday, if I hadn't played the game I'd be showing more restraint......


Out of interest how does the game play?


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 17:43:00


Post by: Zweischneid


 Souleater wrote:
I dont think I was alone in guessing that John Doe's race were going to become a team from the get go.

I also prefer the Zees being their own race. It means they can be an independent faction in warparth


Do they have enough substance to be a faction of their own in warpath?

I probably would've preferred them as a unit-selection for corporation. As independent faction, they'll just have to stretch the idea to the breaking point to get all the "necessary" things you need for a whole army (i.e. heavy weapons, assault, command types, vehicles, etc., etc.9.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 17:46:37


Post by: rosafari


 Zweischneid wrote:
rosafari wrote:
Have to say I don't like the way the fluff gets rewritten on the whims of the most vocal posters - the chimp/unchimping of the Zees, John Doe's background of mystery and uniqueness lasting all of four weeks! before oh look! there's actually a team!

Wish Mantic would actually have enough cojones to say this is OUR game and our universe, even if it cost them a few shekels on this kickstarter.


Wait? What?

What about the gigabytes of text spilled on this forum and all others arguing that companies making games should, once in a while, try to listen to their fans?


Sure, but I think there's a balance - give the fanboys too much of what they think they want and you end up with episodes I-III *shudders*


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 18:02:52


Post by: Souleater


Which Star Wars fan asked for Jar-jar Binks?

He'd better hope the others never find his hiding place.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 18:05:21


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


 Souleater wrote:
Which Star Wars fan asked for Jar-jar Binks?

He'd better hope the others never find his hiding place.


I believe his name was Wickett T. Ewok.



Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 18:19:47


Post by: Baragash


 Souleater wrote:
Out of interest how does the game play?


Very quick and the scope of things to change seems quite broad. We played 6 turns in which time I managed to score 2 2-point strikes and my opponent scored a 4-point strike and a 1-point strike (dammit!). With no resets after a score you need to use a lot of thought for who you commit forwards, and hexes make it harder to protect players than forming a line or a cage in BB.

I quite like the +/- dice system (which I was used to from DKH and Pandora anyway) and there's doubling and bonus re-rolls for rolling 6s as part of a stat test which makes things tense.

 Zweischneid wrote:
I probably would've preferred them as a unit-selection for corporation. As independent faction, they'll just have to stretch the idea to the breaking point to get all the "necessary" things you need for a whole army (i.e. heavy weapons, assault, command types, vehicles, etc., etc.9.


Mantic intend the Rebs to contain a wide mixture of alien concepts rather than just be a.n.other human faction, so it's possible they'll end up in there.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 18:20:55


Post by: scarletsquig


And FINALLY, Penny Arcade makes a dreadball post.

About time! Now this will go nuts.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 18:32:11


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Isn't it a bit late?

Anyway, Mantic is getting slow about updating. I also notice that people are dropping Dec strikers and jacks.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 18:44:11


Post by: Commander Cain


Yeah a bit late for them to advertise now, should have been done days ago not with a couple of hours left in the Kickstarter.

Alt poses for all the season 2 teams sounds good. The more variety the better.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 18:47:58


Post by: RiTides


Finally caved assuming Cyporiean gets my PM taking her up on piggy-backing onto her pledge.

Nameless Team x 2
John Doe MVP
Nameless Spawn

Whoooo, tentacles


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 18:48:12


Post by: scarletsquig


^ Welcome aboard! Good plan on piggybacking, that way you get to get your full 16-figure team for $25.

And yes, it is a bit late for a PA post, nobody bothers to read PA on a Sunday (it updates Mon, Weds, Fri), the blog post has already been buried by two other newer (and much larger) posts, and they only bothered to write a single kinda half-assed paragraph about it.

PA support for Relic Knights had a huge impact and resulted in $225k pledged on the final day... not so much with this one, there haven't been many new backers, most of the money is coming from existing backers increasing their pledge.

From what people are saying on the KS, it sounds like Mantic paid PA for the licensing.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 18:52:20


Post by: RiTides


Here's hoping 700K is "Season 3, alternate sculpts!"

Hey, I can dream, right


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 18:52:53


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


yes the PA post was a bit.... weak

like there's dreadball, and I should have posted this earlier (proabably on the 28 when it's dated), but I was kind of busy, and the passed the goal, so I gave up

then I remembered they'd paid for this so I shoved it up to fullfill the terms of our contract

lame


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 18:54:07


Post by: Cyporiean


 scarletsquig wrote:
From what people are saying on the KS, it sounds like Mantic paid PA for the licensing.


Ugh..


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 18:55:56


Post by: RiTides


That's kind of lame on Penny Arcade... not necessarily Mantic, right?

I.e. PA sold out a bit?

Either way, maybe it will grease the wheels to 700k


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 18:56:24


Post by: scarletsquig


There wasn't even a stretch goal for the Gabe model, it was just added as an extra, so the "stretch goal got passed too quick" reason doesn't even make any sense!

Oh well, this thing is going at breakneck speed even without the boost.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 18:59:34


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


 RiTides wrote:
That's kind of lame on Penny Arcade... not necessarily Mantic, right?

I.e. PA sold out a bit?

Either way, maybe it will grease the wheels to 700k


Yup Mantic got a licence (probably paid for)

PA dropped the ball (hope they refund or plug the heck out of dreadball for PAX 2013)


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 19:09:36


Post by: Compel


I did a baaaddd thing.

I pledged 260 dollars to it. I may be regretting it already.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 19:10:46


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


no regrets

no retreat

no surrender


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 19:13:53


Post by: nkelsch


Bleh, new magic number is like 465$...

I kinda hope they stop making stuff and add alternate poses for season 2 and 3. Alternate poses should have been a given way long ago.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 19:20:26


Post by: RiTides


Alternate poses for Season 2 are going to be in momentarily, right (the magic number)? I agree that Season 3 alternate poses should Definitely be next... I hope Mantic agrees, too!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 19:23:16


Post by: nkelsch


Striker 150
Mech 12
Spawn 12
Alpha 12
Season 1 Complete 20
Season 2 Complete 85
Season 3 Complete 85
Gabe 10
Dozer 10
Season 2 Keepers 8
Season 1 Keepers 15

Total = 419

Cheerleaders 15
Coaches 15
Bases 8
Other MVP ?? 8


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 19:24:20


Post by: scarletsquig


 RiTides wrote:
Here's hoping 700K is "Season 3, alternate sculpts!"

Hey, I can dream, right


And your dreams can come true, that is the $700k goal!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 19:26:23


Post by: nkelsch


 scarletsquig wrote:
 RiTides wrote:
Here's hoping 700K is "Season 3, alternate sculpts!"

Hey, I can dream, right


And your dreams can come true, that is the $700k goal!


Sounds like all the leftover stuff is the 700k goal. season 3 keepsers and sculpts and the last MVP.

Come on guys, I gots no more monies!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 19:27:25


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Wahey - we’re really flying!

Season 2 has now been locked out with great alternatively posed miniatures, expanding the choice and variety in your teams!

With two hours left – let’s see what’s next!

$700,000 Complete Season 3



If we hit this goal we’ll increase the number of sculpts in EVERY Season 3 team, boosting the number of poses you’ll get in your team and improving the range even further.



We'll be able to do all of the variant parts if we hit this goal!

We will upgrade the Season 3 Figures already in Striker! to these new alternatively posed figures and we’ll upgrade the 6 “booster” models in the Season 3 Completist package as well!



Don't worry about the gentleman in the silhouette - he'll be with you soon as well!



We've nearly reached double the value of the Kings of War Kickstarter campaign - that's got to be worth celebrating right?


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 19:28:53


Post by: RiTides


Squig- Awesome sauce

nkelsch- I don't see any Season 3 Keepers- am I missing something?

Also, if Season 3 Keepers get added, is it possible to just buy a single keeper? I only see the bundles for the earlier ones.



Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 19:32:08


Post by: Souleater


Hmmm...not helped by people dropping their Striker! pledges.

I'm not impressed by Penny Arcade over this, either. I assumed they were making a big thing of DB.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 19:38:03


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


I think the majority of those are upgrading to cheerleader (2x Striker)


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 19:40:53


Post by: Compel


That's not going to help them, the striker image has wandered off


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 19:41:00


Post by: GrimmKey


For John Doe as a Season 1 character getting his race revealed in Season 3, I have no problems with this. In the game world, who knows how much time passed between Season 1 and 3?


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 19:44:25


Post by: carlos13th


Im considering getting striker. But the picture showing whats in it has gone bye bye.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 19:45:00


Post by: DaveC


Apparently Amazon payments is acting up now as well be careful if you have a pre Christmas Striker and try to add funds it may drop your pledge level.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 19:48:08


Post by: carlos13th


Thank you Gerinako


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:06:11


Post by: scarletsquig


New "fun" stretch goal - If we get 2500 backers, Orcy will go disco dancing!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:08:03


Post by: Vetric


Dammit. Striker. Fine, I'm in.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:19:02


Post by: porkuslime


$700K has been hit...

AND....

2500 Backers too!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:24:09


Post by: Lansirill


I think I'm pretty set at $202 for Striker, 2 extra teams, season 1 keepers, and a second multi-hex mini. Thought about getting more, but that's already going to be flooding me in plastic.

Edit:

And, of course, as soon as I post that I get the update about Season 3 keepers coming out. So make that $217.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:27:03


Post by: RiTides


Muwahahah, it's like they're reading my mind!

So, in for $65 now added onto Cyp's pledge...

Buy 1 Get 1 Free Nameless Teams: $25
John Doe MVP: $8
Nameless Spawn: $12
24 Clear Hex Bases: $5
Season 3 Keepers Pack: $15
Total: $65

20 sweet figures of Nameless awesomeness . Pretty stoked that they get 2 Keepers!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:32:12


Post by: GrimmKey


Dammit. *just plopped down an extra 50 for the new Nameless Keepers, QuadZero, and 2 sets of the figure boxes...*


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:34:28


Post by: RiTides


It certainly leaped past $705K quickly, I wonder what the final stretch is (presumably for the silhouette MVP).



Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:35:34


Post by: GrimmKey


I hope it's something that's a freebie for Striker(and Jack, but I want Striker more). I was disappointed to see that I have to buy the S3 Prones....


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:36:53


Post by: porkuslime


I suspect that it has something to do with surpassing Double the Kings of War kickstarter pledge total...

and it has knocked that one down....


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:36:55


Post by: Dysartes


That's a bit harsh, Grimm, given the silly amount of stuff now in Striker.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:39:14


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Well we've not got 2x the total reached in the KOW kickstarter


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:39:29


Post by: GrimmKey


 Dysartes wrote:
That's a bit harsh, Grimm, given the silly amount of stuff now in Striker.
I said 'disappointed', not "[censored]". I hardly call that harsh XD Yes, they've been glorious, but I am a greedy bastard, and always want more for my money.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:41:15


Post by: monkeytroll


Dammit, upgraded to Striker


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:41:55


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


The gloves are off!


Update #85 · Sep. 30, 2012 · comment





Well that went pretty quickly haha!

Season 3 Keepers are in and are now available in the extras, as is the Season 3 Book!



$709,996 – Thank you!

If we hit this goal, we’ll have doubled the amount raised as part of our Kings of War Kickstarter – that is cause for celebration, an incredible achievement!

To kickstart competitive play we will support DreadBall tournaments both sides of the Atlantic (and Australia and Europe when we find some willing partners!) with prizes and sponsorship. This should lead the way to make sure that DreadBall is played in every club and hobby stores (and you’ll never be far away from a game!)

The total amount pledged is staggering, and these tournaments will be a worldwide celebration where we can meet you guys, shake your hands in person and challenge you to a game.

Thank you for your support! More stretches to come!!

EDIT - OOPS! published too late. New one on it's way:

$720,000 - The Praetorian, Ultimate MVP!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:42:30


Post by: GrimmKey


...Ok, that stretch goal was a little disappointing. "We'll fund games that are essentially advertisements for our product"


....and now the Praetorian is another "pay-for" stretch. YES, YES, I know that they've tucked a lot into our bundles. YES. But they're breaking the pattern of MVP's getting tossed into Striker. I've pledged OVER my max, and it's like an itch to see what other freebies I'm getting.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:46:16


Post by: RiTides


It wasn't even a stretch, by the time he typed it they were past it


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:47:15


Post by: Dysartes


Giving prize support is always a good thing, though.

One thing that's just popped into my head from yesterday's seminar is that Ronnie said they intend to do reversible posters. One side will be a big advert, while the other will be laminated, with a league table etc on it, so you can use it to run a league off.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:48:18


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


the art, before we pass it



Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:50:06


Post by: porkuslime


Praetorian is in... $720k reached


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:51:50


Post by: GrimmKey


Decided to go for broke and ask if they've got one more stretch goal that adds Praetorian to Striker.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
ONE LAST FREEBIE, it seems. IF we make 735 in the next 7 minutes, Jack and Striker get a Convict MVP.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:54:19


Post by: RiTides


Not that one, but the $735K one is added to Striker if it gets hit... in the next 6-7 minutes


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:55:42


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


last chance saloon 730K



Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:56:05


Post by: GrimmKey


Yeah, just asked, they said "Sorry, you'll break our bank". I can respect it, given that they're already going to have to chip in for 3 separate shippings of some pretty damn huge items.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:56:09


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


free to jack & striker if we get him in the last 5 mins


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:57:08


Post by: GrimmKey


Spoiler:
 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
last chance saloon 730K


...they changed it down to 730k? AWESOME.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:58:26


Post by: Zweischneid


Blaine is fairly wicked. Why do they keep the cool stuff like that to the end?


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:58:30


Post by: GrimmKey


...we're not going to make it. 2 minutes and 1k just disappeared...


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:58:44


Post by: Dysartes


Yeah, I think they realised that there was no way we'd hit $735k, but we *might* hit $730k.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:59:12


Post by: GrimmKey


We need 25k in a minute.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 20:59:43


Post by: RiTides


So it's 730 not 735K?


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:00:22


Post by: Dysartes


 Zweischneid wrote:
Blaine is fairly wicked. Why do they keep the cool stuff like that to the end?


In his case, it is because he plays illegal underground games of Dreadball, as opposed to the clean, sanitised version we've seen thus far...


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:00:43


Post by: RiTides


Ended but number is still adjusting, looks just over $1K short... maybe they'll be nice and toss it in, anyway


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:00:45


Post by: porkuslime


missed it by 1000 it looks like...


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:01:09


Post by: Souleater


Oh, so close!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:01:10


Post by: GrimmKey


...
...
Less than 1500 dollars and we didn't make it in time.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:01:16


Post by: Zweischneid


Don't think they made 730 either.


A pity. Blaine was a really awesome concept piece.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:03:05


Post by: Dysartes


Eh, even if we didn't get him now, we'll get him towards the end of next year/start of 2014 when season 4 kicks off.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:03:08


Post by: GrimmKey


Looks like the final tally is $1015 unless Amazon's still chugging on payment change forms.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:03:13


Post by: RiTides


I bet they add him anyway

Final number looks like $728,985... crazy!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:03:15


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


And we just missed

(1.5K dropped out at the last minute or we'd have been in


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:03:46


Post by: Cyporiean


yeah, we'll get him (and the 5 or so other pieces Heath did) when EXTREME comes out next year.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:08:23


Post by: Souleater


Okay. I now have to swear off Kickstarter projects if I am ever to save enough money to re-build my PC.

Unless something really cool comes up.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:15:27


Post by: Coolyo294


Looking at all the free stuff that you get in Striker makes me sad that I could only pledge 30 bucks.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:15:33


Post by: RiTides


Congrats Strikers and Jacks you get Blaine! From the comments:

Mantic wrote:Hello everyone. Wow - what a ride!!!
So, the bad news is that we just missed Blaine.
The good news is that there is well over $1015 already pledged via paypal - and what do you expect your favourite minaitures company to do?
We will include a Blaine figure in every pledge above Jack!
Thanks for the most exciting ride over the last month. There will be a proper update about this and what happens next very soon. Then the hard work in getting it made and sent to you will begin!
I hope to see you a at show or store soon for a game of Dreadball - the sports game of the future!




Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:17:05


Post by: scarletsquig


Blaine is IN.

I knew Mantic would go ahead and add him in anyway.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:19:10


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


So we did get a tiny bit of season 4!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:21:36


Post by: Dysartes


Ah, nice one Mantic!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:24:13


Post by: Zweischneid


Woooho! Love Blaine!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:28:12


Post by: nkelsch


So how do we turn our pledge into product? What should we expect moving forward?


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:32:50


Post by: Cyporiean


you'll get a survey in a few weeks from Mantic asking what stuff you want.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:35:03


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


 Dysartes wrote:
Eh, even if we didn't get him now, we'll get him towards the end of next year/start of 2014 when season 4 kicks off.


No one will care about not-Bane by then.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:35:39


Post by: Dysartes


IIRC, there's 7 days for all the Amazon payments to resolve, and I think someone said Mantic doesn't get all the pledger information for another two weeks after that - having said that, let them get some sleep tonight, and I'm sure we'll get a structured update tomorrow or Tuesday.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:43:38


Post by: PsychoticStorm


Mantic has raised quit much in my opinion with this kickstarter, congratulations to them.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/09/30 21:52:38


Post by: GrimmKey


Holy crap, they added Blain. Thank you, whoever was pledging via Paypal


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Well, I think I've figured out what all I want:
Striker! with Nameless Spawn Giant
Female+Nameless
Z'zor+Judwan
Season 3 Prones(waiting on art/sculpts to be sure)
Quadrant Zero Stadium
Alpha Simian(Going to give that bastard a cigar)
Barricade(unless they change him in a way I don't like, then it's a second Nameless Spawn)
Dozer
Season 2 Keepers(one each)
Season 1 Keepers(one each)
Season 3 Keepers(maybe one each, waiting on the art)
Cheerleaders(still pondering this one)
Dreadball full paint set(Really wishing they had a purple in there, but I'll try my hand at mixing)
2 double packs of Mantic Carry Cases(Assuming these are the Large ones. Picture looks like the small one though...)


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/01 02:20:52


Post by: RiTides


I think I've realized what got me interested in this after really not being so at the start. It's all these unique, non-GW races and concepts they branched into. I think I like every race except the Zee better than the season 1 races.

So yeah, bring on seasons 2-3, and un-GW-charted territory


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/01 06:21:27


Post by: Construct


Dysartes wrote:In his case, it is because he plays illegal underground games of Dreadball, as opposed to the clean, sanitised version we've seen thus far...
You mean there are games where they don't mop the blood off the floor after a kill?!?

GrimmKey wrote:Dreadball full paint set(Really wishing they had a purple in there, but I'll try my hand at mixing)
You could hunt down the Army Painter Warpaint Alien Purple separately if you want to use the same stuff.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/01 06:53:37


Post by: Dysartes


 Construct wrote:
Dysartes wrote:In his case, it is because he plays illegal underground games of Dreadball, as opposed to the clean, sanitised version we've seen thus far...
You mean there are games where they don't mop the blood off the floor after a kill?!?


Welcome to Dreadball XTREME, where you could be playing in a warehouse one day, and the hold of a ship the next - all the time hoping the Corporation doesn't find out...


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/01 14:07:14


Post by: The Strange Dude


Wow 15 hours later finally managed to make my payment! I don't think I've ever had so much trouble spending my own money. Halifax decided to stop the payment as suspected fraud (even though I've bought stuff from kickstarter before) so lots of waiting on the phone (and waiting for the fraud department to open) followed by a bunch of questions about myself and my account (how much did you spend in Sainsburys yesterday sir?) and finally I have made my payment! Roll on December.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/01 16:17:46


Post by: SkaerKrow


So my girlfriend spent the past two weeks telling me not to buy-in to the Kickstarter, then, with three minutes to go or so, harped on me to buy it. Unfortunately, I missed the window by (literally) ten seconds. Oh well, hope that the game turns out to be really great for all the backers. Back to Blood Bowl for me.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/01 16:23:27


Post by: scarletsquig


^ Contact Mantic on their forums after it's over (or send them a message on the KS page) and they'll be able to sort you out with a pledge.

They did this for over a month after the KoW one ended, so you can still get in via a paypal pledge if you want.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 03:19:05


Post by: GrimmKey


Trying to join the Mantic Forums. Authenticated...but can't post because I'm stuck waiting on a mod to acknowledge my existence <_<;


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 03:26:50


Post by: Buzzsaw


GrimmKey wrote:
Trying to join the Mantic Forums. Authenticated...but can't post because I'm stuck waiting on a mod to acknowledge my existence <_<;


Same here. I imagine they are probably... busy, heh.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 04:19:45


Post by: Groundh0g


I tell you what, Mantic surprised me with the quality of the post-season 1 teams. Some tremendous concept art, I only hope that the models come out as nice and the rules are varied enough for each race.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 04:55:43


Post by: Azazelx


Well, the quality of their sculpts is up these days, particularly with Remy' on board.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 08:58:11


Post by: Skinnereal


 The Strange Dude wrote:
Wow 15 hours later finally managed to make my payment! I don't think I've ever had so much trouble spending my own money. Halifax decided to stop the payment as suspected fraud ........ Roll on December.


Barclaycard for me.
I got a call from them yesterday, and the $ payment seems to have triggered it.

Still, all sorted now.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 12:05:20


Post by: Taarnak


 scipio.au wrote:
Well, the quality of their sculpts is up these days, particularly with Remy' on board.


Yeah, but they are still using Bob Naismith. So, I will go on record as nervously optimistic...

~Eric


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 12:11:26


Post by: Azazelx


Bob Naismith is one of those sculptors that has a lot of stuff turn out "middle of the road" - not great but by no means awful either - with a few things turning out great or awful along the wayside. A bit like Mark Copplestone in a sense, though I am a fan of Copplestone's stuff overall.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 12:23:40


Post by: Taarnak


In my opinion he barely ever makes middle of the road.

I know he can do great, because I have seen a few pieces of his that were. It seems he can rarely ever be bothered though.

~Eric


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 13:10:12


Post by: scarletsquig


IMO, Bob Naismith has improved massively.

You'll struggle to find a late 2011/ 2012 sculpt of his that is actually bad.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 13:11:00


Post by: Azazelx


I haven't seen any of his most recent stuff. Links?


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 13:14:27


Post by: Alpharius


Yes!

All this talk of one sculptor vs. another, and no pics?

For shame!


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 13:15:28


Post by: scarletsquig


There's a bunch in the KoW kickstarter thread, his Obsidian Golems and Harpies are looking great.

He also sculpted (almost) the entire Mantic Orc and Undead ranges, which are the best-looking fantasy armies Mantic has. Goblins, too, and those are great.

IMO, the Dwarfs and Elves failed at the concept art stage more than the sculpting stage. Legs on the dwarfs are great, but the torso and above is where the design fails.The dwarfs have some dodgy sculpting in places (clearly visible cut-out squares of plasticard instead of rivets on the dwarf cannon, and a lot of the faces are just plain bad), but the elves are technically brilliant and loaded with fine detail. Goblins had fantastic concept art as the base, so the sculpts turned out really well.

He doesn't sculpt for sci-fi anyway, he's the go-to guy for fantasy, Remy does all the sci-fi (plus a few other random freelancers who do the stuff Remy can't schedule) so I don't know why this discussion isn't in the other thread that is filled with pics of his sculpts. :p


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 13:53:31


Post by: Souleater


Hmm...not a fan of those Harpies or the Golem. I do like the look of the Ogre a lot.

I'm praying for quality equal to the Marauders and FF in the DB set.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 13:58:19


Post by: Buzzsaw


 Souleater wrote:
Hmm...not a fan of those Harpies or the Golem. I do like the look of the Ogre a lot.

I'm praying for quality equal to the Marauders and FF in the DB set.


I'm not sure if this puts your mind at ease or not, but the Ogres, the Marauders and FF are all Remy sculpts (see the WIPs on his blog).


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 15:21:30


Post by: Souleater


Then I hope he is doing FemCorp and the Asterians!

Thanks for the link, too. I just love the FF models.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 16:03:35


Post by: nkelsch


Most of those warpath minis look awful.

My biggest fear was for us to be drawn in with amazing minis and then due to the bulk of teams promised they bring in sub-standard sculptors to translate the concept art into models and we just get a bunch of trash.

So far I haven't seen a single mini outside stuff sculpted by Remy which I would buy. I hope he does a severe bulk of the Dreadball sculpts.

I hope they keep with the hero scale... that is what has made the Dreadball minis look so good so far.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 16:23:50


Post by: Buzzsaw


nkelsch wrote:
Most of those warpath minis look awful.

My biggest fear was for us to be drawn in with amazing minis and then due to the bulk of teams promised they bring in sub-standard sculptors to translate the concept art into models and we just get a bunch of trash.

So far I haven't seen a single mini outside stuff sculpted by Remy which I would buy. I hope he does a severe bulk of the Dreadball sculpts.

I hope they keep with the hero scale... that is what has made the Dreadball minis look so good so far.


It's important to remember that tastes and art direction matter a great deal, even with a single sculptor; without knowing which Warpath lines you mean, it's worth pointing out that Remy is also the sculptor for a large amount of the Veer-Myn line. Personally they are not really my cup-of-tea, but they may be blowing other people's hair back.

Even the best sculptor can't work miracles if the basic idea, or the direction the client wants to go, doesn't agree with the customer.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 16:29:40


Post by: nkelsch


 Buzzsaw wrote:
nkelsch wrote:
Most of those warpath minis look awful.

My biggest fear was for us to be drawn in with amazing minis and then due to the bulk of teams promised they bring in sub-standard sculptors to translate the concept art into models and we just get a bunch of trash.

So far I haven't seen a single mini outside stuff sculpted by Remy which I would buy. I hope he does a severe bulk of the Dreadball sculpts.

I hope they keep with the hero scale... that is what has made the Dreadball minis look so good so far.


It's important to remember that tastes and art direction matter a great deal, even with a single sculptor; without knowing which Warpath lines you mean, it's worth pointing out that Remy is also the sculptor for a large amount of the Veer-Myn line. Personally they are not really my cup-of-tea, but they may be blowing other people's hair back.

Even the best sculptor can't work miracles if the basic idea, or the direction the client wants to go, doesn't agree with the customer.


The problem is when the concept art is good, and the mini doesn't match the concept art or looks like a poor implementation of it. That is the biggest problem is not if I like that type of model personally, but if the model is a good translation of the quality concept art.

This is what fails and is the biggest threat to dreadball. If the sculpts of the current models are flawless recreations of the concept art. If we don;t get that with the yet-to-be-sculpted minis, Mantic will have lots of angry people. I feel like we are seeing that with the KoW Kickstarter as the minis appear.

I hope they turn out good because I bought the entire line sight-unseen. They can either deliver quality sculpts or ruin their rep forever. That green they released for the female MVP scared the crap out of me.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 16:36:32


Post by: Riquende


nkelsch wrote:
If the sculpts of the current models are flawless recreations of the concept art. If we don;t get that with the yet-to-be-sculpted minis, Mantic will have lots of angry people. I feel like we are seeing that with the KoW Kickstarter as the minis appear.


Sorry what? Which KoW minis do you mean?


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 16:41:15


Post by: judgedoug


Riquende wrote:
nkelsch wrote:
If the sculpts of the current models are flawless recreations of the concept art. If we don;t get that with the yet-to-be-sculpted minis, Mantic will have lots of angry people. I feel like we are seeing that with the KoW Kickstarter as the minis appear.


Sorry what? Which KoW minis do you mean?


I dunno. the Brock Riders looked great, the Palace Guard look like the metal ones (just fine), the Ogres look fantastic, and I like the lithe bare-boobed Harpies/Gargoyles combo kit, and the rockman Golems with swappable heads.


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 17:39:00


Post by: Buzzsaw


 Buzzsaw wrote:
GrimmKey wrote:
Trying to join the Mantic Forums. Authenticated...but can't post because I'm stuck waiting on a mod to acknowledge my existence <_<;


Same here. I imagine they are probably... busy, heh.


As an addendum, I now not only can't post, but they seem to have lost my email (possibly my account in total).

Slightly disconcerting...


Mantic DreadBall Kickstarter - Completed! - 3 seasons fully funded! @ 2012/10/02 17:59:57


Post by: GrimmKey


Well, I'm allowed access now(same name), so they're working through the backlog at least!