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Taarnak wrote:
One gripe: Why the bloody hell do the Orcs and Goblins have loincloths?!


Probably because original Kings of War model its based on had one, and sculpting new models is hard!!!


Sorry... was that overly harsh to Mantic's MO when it comes to making 'new' models?

   
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Sacramento, CA

 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Taarnak wrote:
One gripe: Why the bloody hell do the Orcs and Goblins have loincloths?!


Probably because original Kings of War model its based on had one, and sculpting new models is hard!!!


Sorry... was that overly harsh to Mantic's MO when it comes to making 'new' models?



They aren't based on any previous models.

But yes, you'd never see a piece of cloth draping down in front of a player in a real sport! ..oh wait.
Spoiler:

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^ Y'all are going to be begging for a loincloth once you see what the Veermyn team are wearing "down there".

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Texas

You know, those game pics makes me wonder...


That is a really nice robot imo

Please tell me mantic is going to make some robot faction. I could use an army of drones and stuff

 
   
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 Cyporiean wrote:
But yes, you'd never see a piece of cloth draping down in front of a player in a real sport! ..oh wait.


Do you wear a loincloth? Does it cover the part of your body where your sense of humour used to be?


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 scarletsquig wrote:
^ Y'all are going to be begging for a loincloth once you see what the Veermyn team are wearing "down there".


MC Hammer parachute pants?

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 Cyporiean wrote:
 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Taarnak wrote:
One gripe: Why the bloody hell do the Orcs and Goblins have loincloths?!


Probably because original Kings of War model its based on had one, and sculpting new models is hard!!!


Sorry... was that overly harsh to Mantic's MO when it comes to making 'new' models?



They aren't based on any previous models.

But yes, you'd never see a piece of cloth draping down in front of a player in a real sport! ..oh wait.
Spoiler:


Whether there is a random real sports player or twenty who have towels, it is still lazy miniatures design.

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Longtime Dakkanaut






London UK

yeah...
DreadBall is completely original.
Spoiler:



I hear they have already planned an Expansion pack 'PandoraBall', games are played in corridors and rooms, in space.
You have to search cargo boxes for the ball before you can score.


Panic...

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Now who's being a cynic!


   
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Does Elf Ball get this much hate?

-Emily Whitehouse| On The Lamb Games
 
   
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Texas

 Cyporiean wrote:
Does Elf Ball get this much hate?


Too obscure or everyone uses them for BB Proxies


Look how many different people make fantasy football stuff

Notice everyone compliments the models and etc

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/400021.page

 
   
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Sarasota, FL

While I like the models and enjoy the inter-company drama over my morning coffee I have never found sports based board games to be very fulfilling either due to the pace or complexity. Going to live sporting events, participating in sports, or even watching a game on tv is better than a drawn out recreation of a made up sport. It's easy enough to add a ball element to any other game. Not being a negative nancy here, just wondering what the appeal of sports based board games is? Sell me!

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Made in gb
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London UK

yeah
 kenshin620 wrote:
 Cyporiean wrote:
Does Elf Ball get this much hate?
Too obscure or everyone uses them for BB Proxies ...

Bingo!
Elfball is like pizza shop run by some wise guys.
Sure some people might buy the pizza or a copy of elfball.. but that's not were the real money is being made.

Panic...

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 Cyporiean wrote:
Does Elf Ball get this much hate?


It must be fun to live in a world where you can just dismiss all criticism as 'hate'.

I actually don't care that much - and the board and the models look fine to me - but it's hard to ignore the fact that this is yet another Mantic thing that's not-GW.

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West Michigan, deep in Whitebread, USA

Wow, I think Dakkadakka is going to have to back off before they cross the limit of snarky, smarmy and cynical comments that the Interwebz can hold and it all comes crashing down.....sheesh.

"All hail to the holy and immortal GW and it's ability to be so awesome that no one can do anything even approaching similar to the glorious material they have done without earning the scorn of it's fans- even though they couldn't care less what those fans think about their games!"

Good god. At least Mantic will be actively promoting Dreadball products rather than let it stagnate on the Specialist games page for the last....how many years?. It actually sounds like it has just as much in common with Grind from PP as it does with Bloodbowl. Hell, the fans do more advertising for Bloodbowl than GW- I even actually wonder about the percentage of GW players that even know BB exists at all..........



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London UK

yeah,
Indeed.
And once we have more info about the rules (maybe squig will post the pdf and stop clamering for attention...) we can decided if we want to buy the not-bloodbowl game.

Panic...

   
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 AegisGrimm wrote:
"All hail to the holy and immortal GW and it's ability to be so awesome that no one can do anything even approaching similar to the glorious material they have done without earning the scorn of it's fans- even though they couldn't care less what those fans think about their games!"


Please tell me you're not accusing me - Of. All. People. - of holding such an attitude?


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 Panic wrote:
yeah,
Indeed.
And once we have more info about the rules (maybe squig will post the pdf and stop clamering for attention...) we can decided if we want to buy the not-bloodbowl game.

Panic...


speaking of attentionseekers... oh did you consider he's probably allowed to answer questions, but **not** to post the PDF?
   
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Ramsden Heath, Essex

There's pirates too - cool beans!

Seriously though if you post the original it won't be a pirate copy. We share on the internet you know. Simples.

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Bolognesus wrote:
speaking of attentionseekers... oh did you consider he's probably allowed to answer questions, but **not** to post the PDF?


That's a good point. For all we know he's under an NDA and has been told what he can and cannot say.

   
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yeah
Bolognesus wrote:
speaking of attentionseekers... oh did you consider he's probably allowed to answer questions, but **not** to post the PDF?
That doesn't make any sense why else did they release it to him if not to build hype.
No one knows or cares who he is, It's implied that he's ment to leak the PDF.

Panic...

   
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West Midlands (UK)

 H.B.M.C. wrote:


That's a good point. For all we know he's under an NDA and has been told what he can and cannot say.


Just as well. Then post the stuff that's been green lighted.

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West Michigan, deep in Whitebread, USA

Please tell me you're not accusing me - Of. All. People. - of holding such an attitude?


Why would you automatically assume that's meant to be about you?

I never stated anyone in particular. But it's one of those things where anyone who takes offense should think about whether they are doing so because it applies to them, though, because no one else would care.

I'm just tired of all the Mantic hate like it's some kind of "cool" thing to do, like Ultramarines hate.

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"By this point I'm convinced 100% that every single race in the 40k universe have somehow tapped into the ork ability to just have their tech work because they think it should."  
   
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Sacramento, CA

 Panic wrote:
yeah
Bolognesus wrote:
speaking of attentionseekers... oh did you consider he's probably allowed to answer questions, but **not** to post the PDF?
That doesn't make any sense why else did they release it to him if not to build hype.
No one knows or cares who he is, It's implied that he's ment to leak the PDF.

Panic...


Because the pony has been one of their bigger fans for some time now? There are a number of us who get information leaks from Mantic because we've supported them from the beginning.

-Emily Whitehouse| On The Lamb Games
 
   
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London UK

yeah,
If your not sharing it's not really a leak then is it?

Panic...

   
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UK

Bolognesus wrote:
did you consider he's probably allowed to answer questions, but **not** to post the PDF?

This. I haven't signed an NDA or anything, it's just blindingly obvious that I'm not going to go ahead and pirate Mantic's stuff as an illegal download, since I'm not a sociopath.

Going to re-quote a post of mine from earlier in this thread, since it seems to have appeared in an alien language for some people reading it:

Also, any requests for me to post a pirate copy of the .pdf on Dakka (or anywhere else) are going to be ignored.

Still happy to continue answering any questions anyone might have about the rules, as I have already been doing on previous pages.

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Richmond, VA

/delurk

So I came to Dakka and read this thread hoping to find new information about Dreadball. Four pages and maybe four useful posts later... well, I could say that I'm once again taken aback by the sheer amount of useless noise that most of this community pours out of their gaping mouth-holes, but I'm fairly used to it by this point. Mods, please lock this thread. SS, please start the Kickstarter thread. I'd like posts in the News & Rumors section to contain information about, uhh, News & Rumors, not complaining that some company's models helmets look like another company's helmets whose helmets already look like Storm Troopers. Eurgh.

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@judgedoug

oh don't worry, they'll fill the new thread up with just the same drivel within the hour. par for the course, on any mantic subject
   
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 scarletsquig wrote:
^ Y'all are going to be begging for a loincloth once you see what the Veermyn team are wearing "down there".

Don't give Maelstrom ideas

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Honestly I dont hate mantic for doing this. Just not "I MUST BUY THIS" attitude

 Kroothawk wrote:

Don't give Maelstrom ideas


Oh no, melusine cheer leaders!

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






London UK

yeah,
There's not much to discuss at the moment since the kickstarter isn't live and the mantics 'leaks' are not doing their job of passing on the .pdf ...

So what else we gonna talk about other than the obvious comparrisons and what we might hope to get from the game.

I'm a big fan of both bloodbowl and speed ball.
I'm not a fan of mantic sci fi orks although the humans look pretty good.

I'm really only interested in the rules and the board.
If the kickstarter offers a choice of teams and you can pick two human teams Like speedball I'd be more tempted to buy.

Found this online

NYA MGE DBF11-1 DB Midgard Delvers $24.99
NYA MGE DBF70-1 DB Forge Father MVP $9.99
NYA MGE DBH11-1 DB Trontek 29er's $24.99
NYA MGE DBH70-1 DB Human MVP $9.99
NYA MGE DBM01-1 Dreadball Futuristic Sports Game $79.99
NYA MGE DBO11-1 DB Greenmoon Smackers $24.99
NYA MGE DBO70-1 DB Goblin MVP $9.99
NYA MGE DBV11-1 DB Skittersneak Stealers $24.99
NYA MGE DBV70-1 DB Veer-myn MVP

Looks like;
Boxed game retail price is $80
Teams $25
Star Palyers $10

Teams seem to be
Space Dwarfs
Space Orks and Goblins
Space Humans
Space Skaven

Panic...

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