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Made in gb
Incorporating Wet-Blending





UK

 Cyporiean wrote:
 scarletsquig wrote:
Cheerleaders look great! Really liking this new concept artist, there's a great sense of playfulness in those sketches, which is exactly what you want for a game like this.


Me too, but I'm biased.

Here is a bit more of his art: http://artofhf.wordpress.com/


Wow, that's great, really liking that space orc:
Spoiler:


Judging from the file name that was one of the sample pics he sent their way.

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Made in au
Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

 scarletsquig wrote:
Cheerleaders look great! Really liking this new concept artist, there's a great sense of playfulness in those sketches, which is exactly what you want for a game like this.

Kickstarter commenters are raging about sexism because there aren't any male cheerleaders.

I am really, really hoping Mantic does a hairy male FF cheerleader in nothing but a Borat mankini now, with a nice big "we have listened to your feedback, and here he is!" header for the update.


Lack of male cheerleaders wouldn't have worried me, but now that you've put a Borat-in-Mankini picture into my mind, I've got a mind to join them to get a figure like that into production! Get over there and "suggest" that to Mantic!

   
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Been Around the Block




I just want some non-humans to cheer on their teams too.

Lead the team to victory! 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut





I'm so proud of myself for resisting the urge to jump on this. Been Kickstarter crazy the last couple of months, and I spent a stupid amount on Sedition Wars already. Not to mention that fact that I have enough 28mm Mongols and samurai to keep me busy painting for the next decade or so... Having said that, love the models - the Delvers in particular - and as a huge Bloodbowl fan back in the day, I really hope the ruleset delivers. I could see myself supporting this post-kickstarter once people have had a chance to play a few games and report back.
   
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Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets







I've been holding off on this because I know for damn sure I'm never going to have anyone to play this with - all the hobby stores in my area are dead and gone now - but hell, I like the minis. Maybe I can shove some of them into my other tabletop armies. And anyway, I want Mantic to do well... so, in I go.

 
   
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 jamsessionein wrote:
I've been holding off on this because I know for damn sure I'm never going to have anyone to play this with - all the hobby stores in my area are dead and gone now - but hell, I like the minis. Maybe I can shove some of them into my other tabletop armies. And anyway, I want Mantic to do well... so, in I go.


Well yeah, there's that too. I know I will never actually end up playing Sedition Wars either, that was just the first KS to pull me in thanks to models...
   
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Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

Remember guys - Sedition wars and Dread Ball are self-contained miniature boardgames. You don't necessarily need other miniature wargamers to play them with. You just need some friends or a wife/GF/etc willing to play a board game with you.

   
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Phanobi






Canada,Prince Edward Island

$400k! I am guessing cheerleaders will be up next. Seeing as that was the latest new concept art.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

And the painmaster is in

on to

So here we go - something new for you!

$425,000 – Asterian Team



Jack Concept Art for Art Direction - let us know what you think!

Even before Man began its space age, there had been reports of mysterious beings and fey creatures appearing to a few individuals. Once dismissed as legend, dedicated research has finally proved the existence of the advanced alien race known as the Asterians.

Asterians are naturally inquisitive, and whilst the Corporation spin builds a mythology based on murder and abduction, there are those who leave the safety of their other-plane homes simply to sate their thirst for knowledge. It was these Asterian adventurers (or mercenaries as the Corporation documents them) that first discovered DreadBall for their race, and the allure of glory and physical challenge the game presented was simply too enticing to ignore.

If we hit this goal we will be able to fund the Asterian Team, an alien team with both male and female players.



We will include two figures into Striker! and make the team available as part of our Buy One Team Free Get One Team Free (remember you can mix and match teams – you can have two of the same or two different ones!)

$440,000 – Mellisandra - Asterian MVP



Mellisandra Concept Art - which options would you use?

Mellisandra was once the mercenary chief of the Diabolic Sevens, an Asterian rapid attack force. With her specialized military training and hand-to-hand combat expertize, turning to the pitches of the Galaxy’s Greatest Sport was an easy choice for this glory-hunter.

If we hit this goal we will be able to fund Mellisandra, an Asterian MVP. We will include her in Striker! and make her available as an individual add-on!

There you go guys – have at it! We’re going to be introducing an update to our main page soon to make constructing your pledge super easy so make sure you look out for that!

PS: Did we mention there is just 6 days to go and less than 100 Striker packages left? Best be quick!

 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




Bristol

awesome. 6 days to go... don't think I can take much more of this

Any ideas on when we might see ultimate?
   
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Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

Don't rush it.

Everyday we get some thing new added.

 scipio.au wrote:
Remember guys - Sedition wars and Dread Ball are self-contained miniature boardgames. You don't necessarily need other miniature wargamers to play them with. You just need some friends or a wife/GF/etc willing to play a board game with you.


He's absolutely right. I was starting to sweat who was going to play Dreadball with me, until I realized that with 4 teams and 2 boards no one else needed to buy anything.

   
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Been Around the Block




London

Heads up: I'll be relinquishing an early bird striker in the next few min - decided I only need Guard at most so hopefully one of you can catch it.

EDIT: Out now! And it was Jack I swapped for btw couldn't remember which was which

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Calm Celestian





England

Evil Space Elves FTW!

Out of interest are people finding much interest from other gamers, FLGS, for this game?

 Nostromodamus wrote:
Please don’t necro to ask if there’s been any news.
 
   
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 Souleater wrote:
Evil Space Elves FTW!

Out of interest are people finding much interest from other gamers, FLGS, for this game?


My bloodbowl friends are a bit of "wait and see", but I showed the Kickstarter to some of my non-wargaming but gamer friends who are interested to play it when I get my models.

I figure if I provide the models and game, people will play it with me and if there is interest and we enjoy it, then people will buy their own or continue to use mine. That is how I have gotten people into Bloodbowl by having 16 teams available




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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

Game stores ?

No, or rather, not via KS

They seem happy to pick it up via a distributor later (probably makes business sense if you've not got a direct acount with Mantic)

Gamers ?

No huge demand, but if anybody brings along something new it will get played, and if we enjoy it played again, seems it's my turn to bring the new thing

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






 Black Nexus wrote:

Any ideas on when we might see ultimate?


@$500k it would appear

Mantic posted:

"We've just launched two new stretch goals and we have a big event planned if we can get the $500,000 goal with Ultimate "




Automatically Appended Next Post:
Down to 50 pre-Christmas delivery Strikers left now.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

There are only


50 Striker slots for pre-Xmas delivery left (gives the best extras)

at the rate they're going I'd say less than 24 hours to grab one


Automatically Appended Next Post:
we're sure they'll be replaced with a 2013 delivery version, but pre-Xmas, that could count as a present!

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Been Around the Block




I've pledged 300 bucks with Striker. That's...really all I can afford, maybe 5 bucks more if they've got something I NEED. As it is though, I should have about 50 bucks to work with after what they currently offer's through.

Lead the team to victory! 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

Mantic have shuffled round the number of sets available at different pledge levels, reducing keeper and jack to open more pre-Xmas Striker slots

so at the moment there are

25 Keeper level slots ($80) - the basic game

40 Jack level slots ($100) - the game plus some free bits

126 Striker level slots ($150) -the game & most free stuff

 
   
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 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
Mantic have shuffled round the number of sets available at different pledge levels, reducing keeper and jack to open more pre-Xmas Striker slots

so at the moment there are

25 Keeper level slots ($80) - the basic game

40 Jack level slots ($100) - the game plus some free bits

126 Striker level slots ($150) -the game & most free stuff

Assuming they sell ALL of that and get no more cash...we might be just under 700k.

Lead the team to victory! 
   
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Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

Hm, this is starting to get expensive. Any word on whether we'll be able to add additional stuff after the fact? Especially with the final stretch goal frenzy-type thing and people around the globe being asleep (Female soldiers on DFG's KS, etc)

   
Made in ca
Phanobi






Canada,Prince Edward Island

I decided to add the coaches and keepers to my pledge. I get the feeling that if I don't get them now I will regret it later on!

   
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Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

$150 Striker
$25 MDF Board
$50 4 Season 2 Teams
$15 Season 1 Keepers
$8 Season 2 Keepers
$15 Coaches
$8 Multi Base
$10 Trophy
$8 Wayne Gretzki
$8 Nightshade

They are killing me

   
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Focused Fire Warrior





Thornton, Colorado

@adamsouza: Are you buying extra MVPs? I thought those were included in Striker.

 
   
Made in us
Mutating Changebringer





Pennsylvania

 adamsouza wrote:
$150 Striker
$25 MDF Board
$50 4 Season 2 Teams
$15 Season 1 Keepers
$8 Season 2 Keepers
$15 Coaches
$8 Multi Base
$10 Trophy
$8 Wayne Gretzki
$8 Nightshade

They are killing me


Wait, what? Wayne and Nightshade are extra? Why are they pictured on the Striker! guide? Seriously, this is what it says;


Striker! – Get all of this!

Ships free in the USA and UK. Everywhere else please add $15 to your pledge.


If Wayne and Nightshade are not included, then that is wildly (possibly illegally) misleading.

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Thornton, Colorado

I think he's stocking up since they're "limited edition". They're definitely in Striker...not a bad idea if you want to hoard 'em in case the game gains traction down the road.

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Mutating Changebringer





Pennsylvania

 coyotius wrote:
I think he's stocking up since they're "limited edition".


That makes more sense. Although the fact those two MVPs are outlined in yellow seems to have no significance whatsoever. I can't seem to find any information to support the idea that they aren't included in the pledge levels.

   
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Fixture of Dakka






Sacramento, CA

I believe they are in yellow because they are Kickstarter exclusive (or close to it)

-Emily Whitehouse| On The Lamb Games
 
   
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Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

 coyotius wrote:
I think he's stocking up since they're "limited edition". They're definitely in Striker..d.


I learned with Zombicide that my friends who I get to play the game will want the kickstarter exclusive stuff.


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Well would you believe it – with 5 days still to go, the Asterian Team are in!


That’s now 2 Asterian players added to Striker! and the team is now available to pick-up as part of Buy One Get One Free!

Right then, let's get this fortune hunter locked down...

$440,000 – Mellisandra, Asterian MVP


Mellisandra Concept Art - we're hearing current boots and shoulder pad, alternate glove and chest plate, and then head with half shaven hair. That sounds great to us!

Mellisandra was once the mercenary chief of the Diabolic Sevens, an Asterian rapid attack force. With her specialized military training and hand-to-hand combat expertize, turning to the pitches of the Galaxy’s Greatest Sport to seek her fortune was an easy choice for this glory-hunter.

If we hit this goal we will be able to fund Mellisandra, an Asterian MVP. We will include her in Striker! and make her available as an individual add-on!

Mellisandra might be one-hard nosed lady, but the sport needs it's glamorous side too:

$460,000 – The Denton Dazzlers, Cheerleader Troupe


Much like the action on the pitch, DreadBall Cheerleading is a physical sport in its own right and, if Catalina Luvan’s right hook on Goblin Stunner Kruela Dancov is anything to go by, it can be just as bloody. For the most part, DreadBall Cheerleading Troupes belong to individual Stadiums rather than specific teams (though some wealthy Corporation owners employ their own as well) and gone are the days of the Pom-Pom – Cheerleaders instead wear energized Flexire skirts and carry sophisticated ‘shields’ that shimmer with trails of bright colours, team logos, point-scoring explosions and half time advertising. They also make great protection when the crowd starts getting rowdy and begin throwing things…


The Denton Dazzlers are one of the Galaxy’s most famous Cheerleading troupes and if you help us pass this goal, we’ll be able to fund sculpts for them. Cheerleaders will have a physical in-game effect just like the Coaches, as Jake explains in his initial brief:

Everyone loves cheerleaders, and DreadBall fans are no exception. Whether they are human, alien or robot, cheerleaders are part of the DreadBall experience, helping to wind up the fans into a fever pitch of excitement.

Currently their rules are still being playtested, but it looks like they’ll work something like this.

Coaches will be able to buy one or more cheerleaders as part of their team. At the start of each game the cheerleader models are placed on the scoring track, one model per space, starting at 1. During the game, whenever the team scores you move the tracking marker as normal. If it lands on a space containing a cheerleader then she/he/it rouses the crowd to even greater enthusiasm and you make an immediate Fan Check (on top of any you got from the Strike itself). The cheerleader model is removed from the scoring track and placed next to the team’s subs bench. Other Coaching Staff may be able to reposition the Cheerleaders during the match to make the most out of their skills.

A Fan Check, in case you didn’t know, is one of the ways the cards are used. This is a test to see how much support the fans give the team, and counts towards generating extra Coaching Dice.

These rules will be playtested and tweaked ahead of the Season 2 launch next year, but the ability to generate extra coaching dice - essentially free one-use only dice - is invaluable. If we hit the goal, we'll be able to sculpt the Troupe and make them available as a pack of four models for $15 - that's two figures for free!

And there we are guys, another stretch bites the dust! Let's get that MVP - still plenty more to come!



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Bristol

That makes more sense. Although the fact those two MVPs are outlined in yellow seems to have no significance whatsoever. I can't seem to find any information to support the idea that they aren't included in the pledge levels.


they are limited edition. you get them in striker and you can add extra on in the addon section but they are only available as part of the kickstarter and probably a couple of other places like mantic points and convention.

seriously i don't know how them being a different colour or listed in the extras means they are not in striker...
   
 
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