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Looks a lot like the old video games; Speedball & Speedball 2...
   
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I'm from the future. The future of space

I hope the game isn't wrecked if you put the miniatures on bases that are large enough to keep them from tipping over.

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I'm actually looking forward to this. Sweet. Mantic, you make me happy...Kings of War may steal me away from WFB and Fantasy Flight Games are stealing me from 40k with Dust Warfare...this looks more enjoyable to me than Bloodbowl. I probably won't toss the same quantity towards this kickstarter as I did with KoW, but it's not impossible dependent on deals.

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shut up a take my money...


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London UK

yeah,
I hope one of the reward levels has just the rules tokens and board.
I would love to play this with 40k armies.

SM vs Eldar or Orks vs CSM

Awesome!
I might buy this just for the rules and ditch the minis on eBay.

 deejaybainbridge wrote:

Reading between the lines I can only assume BloodFleet will follow soon.

HAHAHAHA!
+1

Panic...

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 Gorlack wrote:
Looks great. And nice to finally see Mantic making something original instead of just copying old GW products...


uh?!

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SoCal

The models look like they could work as superheroes for any table top rpg or skirmish game.

   
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Some interesting looking mini's, I would love to see the Veer-Myn team.



Hmmm Rogue Trader Orks vs. Mk7 Marines.

Reasonably interesting (but not mind blowing) miniatures combined with another unoriginal game - 1 outta 2, a new Mantic high score!

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As said in the previous locked thread: They're even doing their own version of SPIKE! Magazine? All we need now is two colourful announcers and we've got us a full-blown BB copy that rips off everything.

Be ash and cinder forevermore!

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The cover looks nice, the board is interesting, but just honestly as soon as I heard 'Dreadball" I thought 'No.. bloodbowl too?"

..I am sure it will be unqiue in rules, and just because it is a tabletop sport game it would be predictable to compare it immediatly to bloodbowl.. but the human team in blue, orc team in red....


 
   
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Mordomunda and Necroheim are next on the list according to my sources

Trolls in the Pasty being the final release just before Mantic are forced to close their doors.

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What about Warfleet Baroque? I want that game.

   
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 BrookM wrote:
As said in the previous locked thread: They're even doing their own version of SPIKE! Magazine? All we need now is two colourful announcers and we've got us a full-blown BB copy that rips off everything.


You realise though that Blood Bowl, and a lot of the components in it, are caricatures of sports on US network TV and the kind of commentary duos they have on there? if the two commentators turn out to be a goblin and an ogre then I'll agree that it is going into 'rip-off' territory however..

Looking at this, I'm guessing a mix of Speedball, Rollerball (the rather cool 70's sci-fi movie - why did they never make that into a real sport? ) and yes of course Blood Bowl as well. But, seeing as the latter may as well be out of print (and has quite a different style to it anyway) it's not something that really bothers me to be honest.

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 notprop wrote:
Mordomunda and Necroheim are next on the list according to my sources



Which is the puzzle. It's so obvious a money-maker that one has to ask why GW doesn't just go and hits it out of the ball-park (instead of trying to awkwardly hype artificially limited releases like Dreadfleet)?

Wrote a whole blog-post on that actually.

   
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 ironicsilence wrote:
shut up a take my money...


As long as there are at least 12 models to a team I'll buy this for it's Bloodbowl potential alone. If the game is actually fun to play on it's own merit that will be gravy.

   
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 mattyrm wrote:
 Gorlack wrote:
Looks great. And nice to finally see Mantic making something original instead of just copying old GW products...


uh?!


 Gorlack wrote:
Brother SRM wrote:
Gorlack wrote:Looks great. And nice to finally see Mantic making something original instead of just copying old GW products...

Yes, Bloodbowl but in space is something completely original. The artwork and minis so far look decent though.


I was actually being sarcastic. Guess it wasn't clear enoguh for you.


I can see I need to add a smiley next time :-D

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Texas

Perhaps they're not copying Bloodbowl, but Battleball!

With aliens

Ahh I remember those commercials!


 
   
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 kenshin620 wrote:
Perhaps they're not copying Bloodbowl, but Battleball!

With aliens

Ahh I remember those commercials!



I actually have this somewhere. I feel the need to find it now.

Thanks for the reminder!

~Eric


   
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Battle Ball is áctually a pretty awesome game. It only suffers from the teams being identical to play, aside from one special rule for each team.

   
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I'm from the future. The future of space

Waiting for the Reaper Kickstarter to be over? Smart.

Balance in pick up games? Two people, each with their own goals for the game, design half a board game on their own without knowing the layout of the board and hope it all works out. Good luck with that. The faster you can find like minded individuals who want the same things from the game as you, the better. 
   
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 frozenwastes wrote:
Waiting for the Reaper Kickstarter to be over? Smart.


No. They should overlap for a day on friday.

I doubt there is any such fine-grained co-ordination between a Texas and a UK company each working full steam just to manage their own campaign as best they can.

   
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As for the miniatures, would they be any good as conversion pieces, for 40k for example? Orks as Nobz?
Scale, armour types, amount of skulls, etc?

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Yes the 'Marauders' (Mantic Orks) are a rather easy stand-in for 40k Orks. Although, they are somewhat smaller in stature, with different proportions so I'm not sure how well they will go alongside the other orks if you already collect a force.

Personally, they remind me a lot of the old Rogue-Trader era orks. Not so much their size (although they are closer to the pre-Brian Nelson orks), but more in their style - kind of a mix of Max-max and other sci-fi themes.

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Some predictions for the future of this thread.

Commentary on the past quality of mantics miniatures.

Commentary on how mantic is going to cease to exist as a company because their business practices are apparently not good/moral/working at all.

Commentary on how using kickstarter as a preorder medium is somehow morally wrong, perhaps with the assumption that there is a set level of money that will ever flow through kickstarter at any one time.

40 days later a successful kickstarter and some time after that, a whole bunch of happy mantic fanatics.
   
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 Zweischneid wrote:

No. They should overlap for a day on friday.


I'm not seeing the advantage of doing that.

I doubt there is any such fine-grained co-ordination between a Texas and a UK company each working full steam just to manage their own campaign as best they can.


Or maybe, the Mantic people simply saw how many days the Reaper Kickstarter was going and didn't want to start theres while there was lots of attention directed that way.

No real co-ordination required.

Balance in pick up games? Two people, each with their own goals for the game, design half a board game on their own without knowing the layout of the board and hope it all works out. Good luck with that. The faster you can find like minded individuals who want the same things from the game as you, the better. 
   
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GBL wrote:
Some predictions for the future of this thread.

Commentary on the past quality of mantics miniatures.

Commentary on how mantic is going to cease to exist as a company because their business practices are apparently not good/moral/working at all.

Commentary on how using kickstarter as a preorder medium is somehow morally wrong, perhaps with the assumption that there is a set level of money that will ever flow through kickstarter at any one time.

40 days later a successful kickstarter and some time after that, a whole bunch of happy mantic fanatics.


Kinda correct, although you have to add in a few random "Kroothawk calls Ronnie Renton a lying, stealing [insert insult of choice here]" posts at some point a few pages in.

Throw in a "scarletsquig is being paid by mantic to say good things about them", too.. that's one of my favourites.

Also, someone has to post a pic of the drakon riders and claim that Mantic stole the colour green from GW for their orcs.

We're off to a good start Dakka, keep it up!

I'd say the timing of this kickstarter probably has more to do with the fact that the final shipments for the first half of the KoW kickstarter (everything other than the freebies and bogofs) are going out this week.. so by the time this Dreadball KS is over, everyone who pledges on the KoW one will have the bulk of their stuff already shipped.

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 Skinnereal wrote:
As for the miniatures, would they be any good as conversion pieces, for 40k for example? Orks as Nobz?
Scale, armour types, amount of skulls, etc?


Powered Armor orks for 'Counts as' Allies for ork players.

If you put these down with a backpack and weapons, they would be very visually distinct from common tee-shirt orks and could represent all sorts of 'MEQ' allies (chaos and imperial) allies.

I feel like there is a huge hole in the Ork collector's line for futuristic orks in space armor as well as Futuristic orks in space helmet heads... These are quite possibly the first ones I have seen (or at least the first decent ones)

Mantic could consider adding an armored Ork to the Marauders line based upon these models... these are what the failed Marauder hero model could have been when he failed to match his concept art. Also, the proportions on these actually seem to be different from the marauders as the hands and fists almost seem like the size of the ork head, which I prefer actually and has a bit of a hero-scale look to them. The arms seem way longer than the marauders as well leaning towards the 'gorilla' proportions which makes me very happy.

I still need to see detailed images of what I am buying before I would agree to buy something. I have no problem buying something later at full retail as long as I know I will be 100% happy with the result.

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 frozenwastes wrote:
 Zweischneid wrote:

No. They should overlap for a day on friday.


I'm not seeing the advantage of doing that.


Because you still think they care about Reaper. They don't.

Thursday's a "cinema-type" of starter. They get a first few backers from their viral/emails to get a few initial bucks on the Kickstarter on thursday / early friday. Than, with the first few $$ down, they'll bombard anyone and everyone throughout the weekend for a hopefully blockbuster weekend.

Reaper's not in the equation. If anything, other box games like Sedition Wars would be.

I am sure Mantic has looked at Reaper to see how to keep the hype alive. But they are not competitors really.

And even if they were, they probably should've gone a few days earlier, not later, so that perhaps some people would cancel their reaper at the last minute as they see something even tastier to back.

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