Steamforged Previews Veteran Gutter For Guild Ball

The Union is going through changes. The Solthecian Church has taken over, and many of the players that used to be on the team have looked elsewhere for employment. One such is Gutter. Back during the Union in Chains event for Guild Ball, Gutter could’ve ended up with the Butchers or the Fishermen. In the end, the Butchers won out. In this preview, we get a look at what they can expect when she hits the pitch.
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Steamforged Previews Last Two Ratcatcher Minis’ Stats

The Ratcatcher’s Guild is the first Minor Guild to hit the pitch. They’ll be making their way to tabletops soon, but it’s best to know what you’ll be getting into. As such, there’s two final players to preview for them. One’s Miasma, the other is Squeak, their mascot. Because, yes, you get a giant rat to use on the pitch.
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Steamforged Previews Falconer’s Guild

The Falconer’s Guild is the new Minor Guild coming for the Hunter’s Guild in Guild Ball. (Guild, Guild, Guild)
They’ll be taking to the skies in a couple months, but you can get a look at what they’ve got in store, as well as previewing the retailer-exclusive figure you can get if you pre-order through your LGS.
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What’s Changed in DreadBall Second Edition?

Whenever a game goes through an edition change, there’s going to be things that stay the same and things that change. I mean, there’s a new edition, so there’s gotta be changes. But many players might be anxious to see what those are. Did a favorite mechanic get an overhaul? Did a model’s rules change? There can be a lot of anxiety over all of that. Well, Mantic’s here to put your worries at ease with a look at what’s changed in the new edition of DreadBall.
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Rookie League Minis Available To Pre-Order From Steamforged

Steamforged is working on bringing you the new Rookie League for Guild Ball. This new format allows players to use a Rookie in their games, then build them up throughout the League, choosing several different options as they go. Steamforged is taking pre-orders for the whole bundle of players, as well as selling them individually.
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Ratcatcher’s Guild Available To Pre-order From Steamforged

Steamforged Games has a trio of new pre-releases available over in their webshop. One is the first of the new Minor Guilds that are making their way to the Guild Ball pitch. It’s the Ratcatcher’s box. You can also pick up special team dice for them. But even if you’re not interested in the new Guild, every Guild Ball player will be wanting to pick up the Game Plan Deck. These cards take over for the old Guild Plot cards and also roll in the Initiative Roll into their uses.
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Steamforged Announces Gameplan Deck For Guild Ball

Guild Ball is getting a bit of a shake-up this morning. Steamforged had mentioned the Gameplan deck, but the details were thin on the ground. Now they’ve been fully revealed. The deck replaces the Guild Plots from the game, but also change how Initiative works at the start of a turn. They can even change how much Influence a player has during their turn. It’s a little change that makes big changes in the potential for the game.
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Steamforged Previews Piper For Ratcatcher’s Guild

“It’s time to pay the Piper.”
It’s an old saying, taken from the fairytale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. You know, the town had a rat problem and they paid a dude with a magic flute to make them go away. Of course, when they didn’t pay, he led the children of the town away. In Guild Ball, the Ratcatcher’s Guild is being led by just such an individual. Piper’s his name and he’s also got a magic flute that will also cause players around the field to end up in spots they weren’t originally expecting. Take a look at his cards in this preview.
Also: Aaaaaaaaqualung!
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February Releases Available For Infinity

5 days from the end of the month and Corvus Belli is finishing off February in style. You thought all the love was gone a couple weeks ago, but such is not the case. The latest releases for Infinity are now available over in the Corvus Belli webshop as well as at an LGS near you (well, hopefully that last part, anyway).
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Steamforged Previews May Releases

The Union in Chains event left the Union decimated, with players being pulled away to join different Guilds as the Solthecian church took over the organization. In May, the results of that event will start hitting players’ tables. There’s two box sets coming, one based on all the characters that had been Union but are now gone, and another on the Chruch’s new leadership role in the Union.
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Steamforged Previews Scourge for Ratcatcher’s Guild

The Minor Guilds will change the dynamic of Guild Ball. They’re their own teams, but also tied with a Major Guild. The Ratcatchers are the Minor Guild for the Morticians. So death and decay is part of what they’re about. Also, rats are well-known to carry diseases. The Ratcatchers bring a new Condition to the game, Disease. And Scourge is one of the main carriers. Get a look at this stat cards and mini in this preview.
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Predators Occulte Fantasy Football Team Up On Kickstarter

Just because the (American) football season is over doesn’t mean that you are just on vacation. No, training for next season is already underway. Maybe you’re looking for a new team to back. Well, you could always check out the Predators Occulte Fantasy Football Team that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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February LE Minis Now Available For Guild Ball

Steamforged has started making a habit of releasing special, limited-edition minis for Guild Ball around the various holidays. I, for one, welcome our alternate-sculpt overlords. In this case, it’s the Puppy Love set, including a new version of Brisket and Boiler for the Butcher’s Guild. There’s also an exceedingly adorable new ball token with a little puppy wanting to show they can play a swell as the big dogs.
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Thursday Terrain Corner

It’s another Thursday. Still haven’t gotten a handle on Thursdays. But we’ll make it through to the weekend soon. Just gotta put our heads down and power through. It’s a quick Terrain Corner for you today.

We’ve got: Resin Cast Mob Football Goals Up On Kickstarter

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Dreadball Season 2 Available to Pre-order From Mantic Games

True story: DreadBall was the first game I ever backed on Kickstarter. However, as excited as I was for the game, it didn’t last once I got it on my tabletop. While Mantic put out the best game they felt they could at the time, they’ve since seen where things could’ve gone better. It’s alright, it happens to most games at some point or another. Well, the revamp is done and you can now pre-order DreadBall 2nd edition from the Mantic webshop.
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Steamforged Previews Valentine’s Minis For Guild Ball

I love alternate sculpts for minis. Steamforged does, too. They’ve been coming out with holiday-themed alternate models for a while now, and this Valentine’s Day will be no different. If any Guild would be best for Valentine’s, it might as well be the one most associated with the color red. And they’ve probably had someone’s heart in their hands at some point… literally. It’s the Butcher’s Guild.
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Steamforged Previews Skulk and Pelage For Ratcatcher’s Guild

The Ratcatcher’s Guild will be the first minor guild released for Guild Ball. They will be hitting shelves relatively soon, and so, as to make you all informed customers about what you can expect, Steamforged has posted up a preview of two of the characters that’ll be in the box. They are Skulk and Pelage.
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The Farmer’s Guild: Old Father’s Harvest Now Available For Guild Ball

The new Farmer’s Guild box set is now available for Guild Ball. Expanding the options of this new Guild, it contains a full team of 6 players, goal post marker, terrain, and more.
I mean, there’s a pig taking a mud bath in a tub for your goal marker. Plus a turnip ball.
I kinda just want to get the ball to have. But that’s me.
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Steamforged Launches Fisherman’s and Butcher’s Guild Indiegogo Campaigns

The latest teams to come out for Guild Ball, the Farmer’s Guild and the Blacksmith’s Guild, have both been in pre-constructed boxes, with the figures made out of PVC. Meanwhile, the original teams have only been consolidated into team boxes. Well, Steamforged is looking to switch entirely over to that new format, and bringing the original Guilds to that new style is on the docket. To test the waters to see if this is something you, the players, want, they have launched Indiegogo campaigns in order to get the first two of those teams made, the Butchers and the Fishermen. The campaigns are limited to 800 each, as that’s the break-even point on tooling and creating the teams. From there, they’ll go to retail… if the campaigns succeed. They are up and running now.
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Steamforged Previews Ratcatcher’s Guild

The new thing coming to Guild Ball this year is the addition of Minor Guilds. The first of these is going to be the Ratcatcher’s Guild. They’re a sub-group off of the Mortician’s Guild. But what does being a Minor Guild really mean? And what sort of new tricks will this new team bring to the field? Well, Steamforged is answering some of that with this preview.
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Steamforged Previews Ratcatcher’s Guild

Minor Guilds are coming to Guild Ball. These guilds are offshoots of the main guilds already in the game. There’ll be some character sharing between the main guild and the minor guild associated with them. For the Morticians, their minor guild is the Ratcatcher’s Guild. They’ll be the first of these minor guilds to roll out, and Steamforged has posted up preview photos of the team.
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Punga Miniatures Running Savage Orcs Team Kickstarter

I know I’ve been following this one since the initial greens started showing up. A lot of you have, too. If you’re a fan of Polynesian culture and wish to infuse some of that into your fantasy sports games, you’ll want to check out Punga Miniatures and their Savage Orcs Kickstarter. Not just one, but two teams are available as part of the campaign. Plus, there’s my favorite mini out of the group, the Whale Troll.
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Corvus Belli Previews New Aristeia: Soldiers of Fortune Preview

Corvus Belli has hit the ground running with Aristeia, their sci-fi sports miniatures game. But, as much as people might be loving the base game, gamers are almost always wanting more. Corvus has listened. The first expansion for the game is almost upon us (release date of March 23rd). It’s called Soldiers of Fortune, and if you wanna check out what you can expect, look at this new preview.
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Punga Miniatures Announces Kickstarter Launch Date

The American Football season is getting close to an end. The Super Bowl will be happening in the next month. But it’s never too early to start thinking about next season. Maybe you want to switch up your team a bit. Get something a bit different. Well, if you want some new Orcs (and a whale), you’ll want to check out Punga Miniatures. They’ve been working on their Toa Orcs, and starting next week, they’ll launch their Kickstarter campaign so you can pick up a team for yourself.
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4th Quarter Football Miniatures Game Up On Kickstarter

Just this past Monday, the College Football Championship was held. Actually, it was just downtown from where I’m at. And while the game was on after my bedtime, I did watch highlights the next morning. What a way to end a game! There’s various games out there that are American-Football-Like, but 4th Quarter Football looks to actually recreate the traditional gridiron on your tabletop. The game’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Review Roundup

Saturdaaaaaaaaaaay!
I’m sure a lot of you are probably traveling today, or perhaps hanging out with some non-gaming family. So, to take your mind off of things, here’s your regular list of reviews I know you so desperately desire.

Today we’ve got: Guild Ball Blacksmith’s Guild, Rail Raiders, Naruto Shippuden The Board Game, Zendo, Cottage Garden iOS, Meeple Circus, Gut Check, Mountains of Madness, Import/Export, Ticket to Ride Map Collection 6: France/Old West, Welcome to Centerville, Hunt for the Ring, and Master of Wills.

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Santa Chaos Magnetic Fantasy Football Team Up On Kickstarter

Sometimes it can be really difficult when putting a model together because of all the options you’ve got. Which head looks better? What accessories are the best? Do you have a preference between a couple different backpacks? All of this can lead to potentially not assembling the thing because you’ve got paralysis of design. Well, with the Santa Chaos fantasy sports team up on Kickstarter, the figures are magnetized for you so you can swap out different options as you see fit.
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Steamforged Previews February Releases

The Blacksmith’s Guild is the newest team to hit the pitches of Guild Ball. They’re a unique team in that they don’t have captains and mascots. It’s all just masters and apprentices. For now, there’s little variation in teams, as mostly just those first 6 figures are available. But if you’re waiting for the next batch to hit stores, you’ll be waiting until February. Steamforged is also showing off an alternate Bolt model you get when you pre-order through your LGS.
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New Blood Bowl, Blood Angles, and Hobbit Pre-orders Available From Games Workshop

Games Workshop’s a little bit of all over with this week’s set of pre-releases that you can order now. The biggest one is probably the new Blood Angels codex, as well as a bunch of units for them, including Primaris Marines with Blood Angels insignia. Second would be the Blood Bowl items, which includes a new Elf team, along with an Elf pitch, team cards, and other various and sundry. Finally, there’s some new The Hobbit releases, including a Battle Companies book.
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Punga Miniatures Previews Whale Troll Figure For Toa Orcs

I’m always a big fan of seeing new twists on classic miniatures types. There’s been troll miniatures around for seemingly forever, but I have to say, I’ve not seen so many whale trolls. Well, for those that are interested in the Toa Orcs that are coming from Punga Miniatures (like I am), then you’ll want to check out what they’ve been working on.
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Steamforged Previews Farris and Bolt For Guild Ball

The game of Guild Ball is part rugby, part soccer, part football (and yes, I know many of you think that soccer and football are the same game, but you know what I’m talking about here), but in their upcoming expansion, the Blacksmiths are showing that it’s also part polo. Farris takes to the field on her horse, along with her apprentice, Bolt. Dude flings horse shoes. Check ’em out.
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Steamforged Previews More Black Friday Alternate Miniatures

I’ve mentioned before that I love alternate sculpts for figures, and it’s true. I think they’re a great way to have holiday and event special figures that doesn’t have people that couldn’t attend/whatever miss out on chunks of the game. Well, Steamforged has shown off some of the alternate-sculpt minis they’re going to have this Friday. They’ve just shown off some more now.
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Aristeia Now Available From Corvus Belli

If you’re looking to get into a new sci-fi sports game, your time has come. Today’s the release day for Corvus Belli’s Aristeia. Grab your team and head on down to the pitch. There’s both the main core box, as well as a collector’s edition available to order over in Corvus’ webshop.
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Steamforged Announces Rookie League Event

People love to see characters grow and change over time. That’s the whole point of the narrative structure for a story. In Guild Ball, we’ve seen how numerous characters have progressed along (including now taking dirt naps, because the Guild Ball fluff is the Game of Thrones of miniatures sports games). But what about heading the other direction? By that, I mean taking characters we know and seeing where they came from. That’s what the Rookie League is all about.
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Corvus Belli Previews Skills and Special Effects in Aristeia

Some of you have your pre-order already in for Aristeia, the new fantasy sports game coming from Corvus Belli. But we still don’t know everything about the game. In their continuing preview series, this time we get a look at Skills and Special Effects in the game. And I don’t mean CGI.
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