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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

The links just up on the KS comments if you want to look

I'm not linking direct as too many folk will glance and go

'that's not a complete board' and never bother looking again, LOL

 
   
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Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA




Please remember this is just a prototype and not the actual board! We'll show this off next week (hopefully!) The actual board is going to have the full rush track, score track, sin bin and subs bench so you can use it as a complete second pitch. The grid and all of the markings are etched so when you paint it, you'll still see them



This looks better than the acrylic board to me. I think it's cheaper and easier to produce the full rectangle board with the extras etched in that it would be to cut the boards out into that shape I'm willing to bet whoever is manufacturing them suggested it.

In any case I'm in for a MDF board.

I'm not linking direct as too many folk will glance and go 'that's not a complete board' and never bother looking again, LOL


I have ZERO problem with that. That will make owning one that much sweeter.

   
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Haughty Harad Serpent Rider





Richmond, VA

wait, that's only $25?!

"...and special thanks to Judgedoug!" - Alessio Cavatore "Now you've gone too far Doug! ... Too far... " - Rick Priestley "I've decided that I'd rather not have you as a member of TMP." - Editor, The Miniatures Page "I'd rather put my testicles through a mangle than spend any time gaming with you." - Richard, TooFatLardies "We need a Doug Craig in every store." - Warlord Games "Thank you for being here, Judge Doug!" - Adam Troke 
   
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Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

judgedoug wrote:
wait, that's only $25?!


Actually, an EVEN BETTER VERSION will only be $25.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

Two more MVP shadows have shown up on the homepage

future stretches ?



that one looks like a Judwan to me



but no idea on the race here

 
   
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Mutating Changebringer





Pennsylvania

Egads, it's the Green Goblin! Run Spidey!

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Haughty Harad Serpent Rider





Richmond, VA

 adamsouza wrote:
judgedoug wrote:
wait, that's only $25?!


Actually, an EVEN BETTER VERSION will only be $25.


pledge upped! if it's got all the jazz the board does, then striker plus the mdf board is basically two sets of the game.

"...and special thanks to Judgedoug!" - Alessio Cavatore "Now you've gone too far Doug! ... Too far... " - Rick Priestley "I've decided that I'd rather not have you as a member of TMP." - Editor, The Miniatures Page "I'd rather put my testicles through a mangle than spend any time gaming with you." - Richard, TooFatLardies "We need a Doug Craig in every store." - Warlord Games "Thank you for being here, Judge Doug!" - Adam Troke 
   
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 Buzzsaw wrote:
Egads, it's the Green Goblin! Run Spidey!


If he has ghost AND pumpkin bombs, goblin sparks, razor bats... I'm in for sure!
   
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Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

 Buzzsaw wrote:
Egads, it's the Green Goblin! Run Spidey!


I saw the silhouette and thought Wolverine.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

Space Jam


Update #36 · Sep. 14, 2012 · 9 comments

With just over two weeks left to go we’re now approaching the quarter of a million dollars mark – a truly exceptional amount. With that in mind we really wanted to say thank you, so we’ve put together two new stretch goals…

$242,500 – Mee-kel Judwan, Superstar Sportsman – Season 2 MVP
What is there to say about this Superstar Sportsman other than if we hit this goal, we’ll sculpt him and include him free with Jack and Striker!



Mee-Kel Judwan - Cool, calm and collected!

$250,000 – Full Roster
This is a truly monumental milestone and we’re going to take this opportunity to upgrade your rewards with loads more figures. If we hit this goal, we will do the following…

1) At Guard ($30) – in addition to the digital copy of the Season 2 rules already included, we will add the Season 2 teams to the list of what you can pick from and add a free MVP to every team chosen at this level.

2) At Keeper ($80) – we will complete your team roster and add in eight models, making for a total of 14 Corporation and 14 Marauders! We will also add a DreadBall Decal sheet with four sets of numbers 1-14 in four different fonts, making Keeper worth over $120.



3) At Jack ($100) – In addition to all of the extras included in Jack, we will add in nine models – 4 Corporation Players and 4 Marauder Players to complete your team rosters, as well as 1 Female Corporation Player (so eventually you'll get one of every player from Season 2!). Couple this with all of the MVPs you've got and you’ll be spoilt for choice as to what you actually play with in your team! We’ll also add the decal sheet, making Jack worth around $200.

4) At Striker! ($150) – We will complete the rosters of all four teams, adding in twelve new models – 2 Corporation, 2 Marauders, 4 Veer-myn and 4 Forge Fathers – and a decal sheet to make Striker! worth over $300!

Once we've completed your team rosters, we’ll do the Z’zor (where you’ll get one Z’zor in Jack, two in Striker and we’ll make the team available as part of the Buy One Get One Free!)

Please help us spread the word - the more backers that support us now, the quicker we can add more free models in!

And if that's enough...

We’ve done some tidy-ups to the main page today, introducing new graphics and making all of the MVPs available so as add-ons (we’ve hit our character limit on the main page too so I’m sure you’ll appreciate more photos of cool minis and less waffle!) Here's an exampl... oh, I wonder who that could be?



Anyway, we’ve also taken the opportunity to include the Referee and some extra Balls as an add-on as well!

Happy hunting >

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Made in gb
Incorporating Wet-Blending





UK

The $250k goal is all kinds of absolute awesome!

8/9/12 new minis for keeper/jack/striker pledge levels, free MVPs for guard, it's basically just a heaping great massive pile of minis added to all pledge levels.

Also, the core rules have now been made available as a free download (20 pages out of the 88-page rulebook):

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e62f0c35454fa3ba687404d69/files/DreadBall_Core_Rules.1.pdf?utm_source=Mantic+Games+Newsletter&utm_campaign=30af116faf-Mantic_Games_Newsletter_DreadBall_8&utm_medium=email

Also, Zz'or concept art!



Tons of news on this today!

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Calm Celestian





England

Must. Resist.

 Nostromodamus wrote:
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

surrender

surrender to the dread side

 
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut




Bristol

wow 12 new models into striker and 9 into jack is pretty impressive.

with aliens bugs and robots I'm not sure this could get much better and im super excited to play it.

has everyone here pledged?
   
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Haughty Harad Serpent Rider





Richmond, VA

Yeah. This and Low Life are eating all of my moneys.

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Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

There we go. Hopefully then in another few stretches they fill out the Season 2 teams as well.

   
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Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

 Souleater wrote:
Must. Resist.


Resistance is futile.

   
Made in au
Incorporating Wet-Blending






Australia

 scarletsquig wrote:
Also, the core rules have now been made available as a free download (20 pages out of the 88-page rulebook):

Something that stood out is that the ability to catch the ball is not strictly better than the inability to catch the ball. Forcing the player to try to pick up the ball (and causing a turnover if they fail) means that sometimes a Guard can handle the ball better (forcing the ball to scatter out of an opponent's tackle zones) than a Keeper or other player (moving into the hex, failing the pickup, causing a turnover).

"When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."
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What is the sweet spot pledge level for this one?

I miss Mutant League football, and hockey. I have a few other people really interested in this.



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Calm Celestian





England

 Black Nexus wrote:


has everyone here pledged?


TLR - I will probably make a small pledge at the basic level.

I haven't yet. Although I'd really like to. My gaming budget is £60/mnth plus what I make on eBay so I should be careful on my spending.

(I've then backed Planetary Annihilation for more than I sensibly should have to get miniature commanders and Alpha access. Bought some Cryx (but got an army for less than 33% retail) and really, really should spend that £190 in my gaming fund pot on a new graphics card before mine finally goes to Silicon Heaven.)

I dithered the whole month about Sedition Wars then jumped in quite literally at the last second. If both projects were running side by side I would have gone with Dreadball without doubt. SWs looks good but it is another sci-fi wargame. I've debated cancelling my pledge but a) I would feel really bad breaking a promise and b) I'm hoping that the mechanics such as the nano-swarms, etc really make the horror survival schtick work. I have been a little disappointed with the WiP shots of Studio McVey so far. I'm so used to seeing their finished resin boutque stuff...

Previously I've been very critical about Mantic for largely making poor 'copies' of GW's. I felt that with the Forge guys and Vyr-mnn they were largely just pandering to the old-guard. I dislike everything else they have produced so far! However, with Dreadball the quality of the sculpting has visibly improved...well apart from the Corporation Team which hopefully is just suffering from a rushed paint job. I'm still not too sure about their originality but I think most ideas these days have pretty much already been done - so it comes down to how well Mantic make their version of e.g. Ratmen, and how original and interesting their background is.

So, Mantic have gone up a lot in my estimation with this Kickstarter.

Hmm...looking over the last two paragraphs it seems Mantic could only go up in my estimation while McVey would have to deliver the kind of utter perfection likely to cause the implosion of the universe. Not fair on either company.

I've talked to the guys at my gaming club plus a few mates who game. Unfortunately, a number of people can't see past 'fantasy race sport = bloodbowl" However, there are a couple of others who are interested - sadly not enough to put any cash up front with me.

I wouldn't feel too bad pitching in for, say, the Forgefathers and Marauders because I really like those sculpts (and i'd love to paint the FF up in a metallic scheme) and a board to trial the game with people. Ideally, I'd like to try and run a league for this.

Yet I am a sucker for those damn sweet spot deals. I keep looking at Striker! with all the goodies...luckily for me only one of the MVPs is Limited Edition so I could pick the rest up later...and thinking that if I can get the game off the ground hear I'd have a lot of useful stuff to use. Possibly sell of a couple of teams that I didn't need to get others into the game (not that they look that expensive). But it is a lot for a game I haven't played yet....

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Thornton, Colorado

 Grot 6 wrote:
What is the sweet spot pledge level for this one?

I miss Mutant League football, and hockey. I have a few other people really interested in this.


I believe it's $190 for just the miniatures right now:

Striker $150
Goalies $15
Female Corp Team $25 (Gets you Judwan team "free")

Obviously this can go up as more teams roll out...expect another $25 to get the next two teams plus probably some more if you want to upgrade them to hex bases.

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

We've just unlocked Mee-Kel, the Judwan Jumper MVP

so onto the mega freebie unlock at 250K

only $7500 to go so hopefully we'll get it later today!

And the concept art for the Z'zor striker is up for consultation, so if you want to influence things head over to the comments



Edit: they have 4 arms! which is extra cool (even though I missed the small 2nd pair at first glance and had to have them pointed out to me!)

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Thermo-Optical Spekter





Greece

Well it has 4 arms, I would like to see manipulators in the lower section, not sure on the asymmetrical claws, but it was pointed out it may be a dreadball glove, then it is ok.

Not sure is it would benefit from an S shaped posture.

   
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Phanobi






Canada,Prince Edward Island

Hmm, not a fan, I think it is the head that puts me off. It could also be the fact that it shares far too many characteristics with many of the models and sketches by Mantic. They all seem to be tall, slender and even the armour/scales on it look like that worn by the humans and Judwan. I will ponder for a bit and come back with some more constructive criticism and not just say what I don't like after some breakfast!

   
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Incorporating Wet-Blending






Australia

I think D&D's Thri-Kreen are a better take on the concept aesthetically.

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Zealous Knight






the Netherlands

 Commander Cain wrote:
Hmm, not a fan, I think it is the head that puts me off. It could also be the fact that it shares far too many characteristics with many of the models and sketches by Mantic. They all seem to be tall, slender and even the armour/scales on it look like that worn by the humans and Judwan. I will ponder for a bit and come back with some more constructive criticism and not just say what I don't like after some breakfast!


of course the armour looks like that of the humans and Judwan; it's regulation dreadball armour. I'd be surprised if there weren't some similarities...
go read up on John Doe's backstory; it seems those regulations are rather inflexible.
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

 AlexHolker wrote:
I think D&D's Thri-Kreen are a better take on the concept aesthetically.


I'd agree the pose looks a bit static, but hopefully that will change for the actual sculpts

(although doing them as single piece castings that seems to be the way they're going will limit it somewhat)

 
   
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Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

 coyotius wrote:
 Grot 6 wrote:
What is the sweet spot pledge level for this one?

I miss Mutant League football, and hockey. I have a few other people really interested in this.


I believe it's $190 for just the miniatures right now:

Striker $150
Goalies $15
Female Corp Team $25 (Gets you Judwan team "free")

Obviously this can go up as more teams roll out...expect another $25 to get the next two teams plus probably some more if you want to upgrade them to hex bases.


Striker $150
All 4 Season 2 Teams $50
Keepers $15 ( Mind you keepers are an upgrade to a guard requiring some sort of campaign advancement, so not really needed, but cool looking)
MDF Board $25 (Full version of the game board laser etched into MDF)
Hex Bases x2 or 4 $8 or $16 (you get 44 to start, but striker is up to like 58 models, not counting the season 2 teams (40 figures atm), and they keep adding MVPs)


   
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Phanobi






Canada,Prince Edward Island

Bolognesus wrote:
 Commander Cain wrote:
Hmm, not a fan, I think it is the head that puts me off. It could also be the fact that it shares far too many characteristics with many of the models and sketches by Mantic. They all seem to be tall, slender and even the armour/scales on it look like that worn by the humans and Judwan. I will ponder for a bit and come back with some more constructive criticism and not just say what I don't like after some breakfast!


of course the armour looks like that of the humans and Judwan; it's regulation dreadball armour. I'd be surprised if there weren't some similarities...
go read up on John Doe's backstory; it seems those regulations are rather inflexible.


Oops! I was under the impression that it was not wearing armour, in that case I am fine with it.

Maybe if it was more hunched over and less bipedal it would have a more insect-like appearance. I think it would go a long way to making them seem much more alien.

   
Made in gb
Incorporating Wet-Blending





UK

Yeah, they'll be going with a more insect-like pose when they get some more concept art made.

Agree that it's a bit too "guy in a rubber suit" at the moment, ideally the middle set of limbs need to be functional and larger rather than just looking like some human glued a pair to his hips.

I've tidied up the OP, should be a lot easier to find the useful info with it now.

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