DreadBall

By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Dec 27th, 2016
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We’re only 4 days away from the end of 2016. I know a lot of people are going to be very happy about that. Lots because 2016 wasn’t the greatest. But, really, it’s also because there’s a lot to look forward to in 2017. Certainly, the folks at Mantic have a lot planned, and the...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 5th, 2016
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So, it’s coming up to 8pm. Day 2 is definitely in the books for Gen Con 2016. It’s been a very busy day. I’m tired, but still pretty amped about everything that’s gone on. And I’m sure you all would like to know about some of it. There’s been about a billion things...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 26th, 2016
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The original Kickstarter for DreadBall was one of the first crowdfunding campaigns I’ve been a part of (and I’ve only been a part of 4, total). It was a pretty exciting thing, with lots of stretch goals getting me lots of extra parts and pieces. I also did add-ons for a few of the extras ...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 22nd, 2016
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And there’s the starting gun. Mantic has launched their Kickstarter campaign for their 2nd edition of DreadBall (taking full part in the Year of New Editions). The game puts you in charge of your own sci-fi sports team in one of the most brutal leagues out there. Score strikes against your oppo...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 13th, 2016
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DreadBall is Mantic’s sci-fi, high-impact, fantasy sports game. Pass, tackle, and shoot your way to the victory circle. As part of the Year of New Editions, they are coming out with a 2nd Edition of the game, coming via a Kickstarter campaign that will be launching in just over a week (the 22nd...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Jun 27th, 2016
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Seeing as 2016 is “The Year of the New Edition,” we’ve got lots of them coming out. As always, people want to know what’s going to be changed. People that play the game want to know if their favorite aspects are leaving. Meanwhile, those that don’t play because of certai...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Jun 10th, 2016
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For all that I report on them, I’ve actually only pledged for four total crowdfunding campaigns. One of them was for the original Dreadball game. What can I say? I was drawn in to the theme (having been a hockey goalie for quite some time) and liked the look of the minis. Though, I have [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Jan 27th, 2016
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With all the news about The Walking Dead, this one almost got by. But Mantic’s not just working on their upcoming zombies game. Oh no. They’ve also got all the pulse-pounding action of DreadBall that they’ve been working on. Every team is looking to be the best. But how do you know ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Dec 5th, 2015
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Hello to everyone on this cold Saturday. I hope you’re having a good day. I’m cracking nuts… for that fruitcake I’ve been telling you all about all week. They don’t use the phrase, “nutty as a fruitcake” for nothing, you know. I hope you have your own project...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 27th, 2015
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And our TGN broadcast day will end with one of the bigger sales for the weekend. Mantic Games doesn’t disappoint with their Black Friday sales announcement. This weekend you can pick up Deadzone for 50% off. Yeah, half off. I know. Pretty good deal....
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Oct 21st, 2015
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For those of you not in the US, you probably already know about the Rugby Championships that are going on. For those of you in the US… The Rugby Championships are going on. Also for those of you in the US, rugby is a sport that’s sort of like soccer and football put together (and [&hellip...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 31st, 2015
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Day 2 is about to be in the books (as it’s only got about 15min. left and then I’m going to go to sleep). It was quite a wild and busy Friday. The frantic-ness of Thursday turned into a more calm, but no less busy Friday. Everyone was buzzing about the games that they’d picked [&hel...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Jul 21st, 2015
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You’ve seen it played in the glitz of professional arenas all around the galaxy. You’ve seen it taken to the back alleys and abandoned warehouses. Now, see DreadBall in an entirely new light as the game heads in all new directions, almost literally. Mantic has announced DreadBall: Xtreme ...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Jun 10th, 2015
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DreadBall combines various sports and mashes them together on your tabletop… which invariably has your players mashing into one-another on the tabletop as well. It’s a good time had by all (if you enjoy mashing, that is). Xtreme takes DreadBall to the streets. It’s wild. It’s ...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
May 29th, 2015
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Are you ready for some DreadBall!? While the stereotype has it that gamers don’t even know the most basic fundamentals of sports, the truth is that many of us are sports fans (my personal preferences being hockey and college football). And a lot of us want to play game that are meant to simulat...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
May 25th, 2015
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Mantic Games wants to give you free stuff. Do you want free stuff from Mantic Games? Of course you want free stuff from Mantic Games! Everyone wants free stuff from Mantic Games! They’re having a special contest over on their website where you could win £800 of DreadBall stuff (for American rea...
By Polar_Bear
In Deadzone
Apr 16th, 2015
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Mantic will be making their way to Salute and they’ll be bringing quite a lot with them. First off, they’ll have Kings of War demos going on the Tablescapes Tiles they have from Secret Weapon Miniatures (Mantic’s the exclusive distributor of those in the UK and Europe). You can also...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Mar 17th, 2015
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Here we are again on Tuesday. Seems we got here pretty quick. Monday, thankfully, came and went without much of a hitch, at least here. Hopefully yours was much the same. So anyway, we’ve got our regular segment here of collecting the week’s podcasts for you to listen to at your leisure. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Deadzone
Mar 2nd, 2015
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Ironwatch, the Mantic fan magazine, has issue 31 now available for your downloading and reading pleasure. Full of articles about upcoming Mantic events (both by the company and just at local gaming shops), alternate rules for all of Mantic’s games, and special scenarios you won’t find els...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Feb 19th, 2015
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Mantic has launched their DreadBall Xtreme website and they’re looking for people interested in helping out. Do you have match reports? Send ’em in. Do you have strategy or tactics articles? Send ’em in. Painting guides? Send ’em in. Expect a review of the game here on TGN in ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Feb 7th, 2015
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Another Saturday night (well, afternoon) and I ain’t got nobody (well, I’m hanging out with my gaming group). I got some money ’cause I just got paid (well, earlier in the week, yeah). Oh how I wish I had someone to talk to (well… again, with my gaming group, so I’m talk...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Feb 3rd, 2015
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Here to get you through another week are the podcasts and vidcasts that we think you might like to listen to. This week we have: Gamers on Games Episode 270 : Gameplay Overview of Terminus Gate, Gamers Behaving Badly episodes 7 and 8, the first episode of a new Mantic video series (this episode’...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Jan 28th, 2015
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Mantic is now taking pre-orders for the next expansion of DreadBall, DreadBall Xtreme. This version of the game eschews the lights and glamor of the arena for the rough and rumble world of “wherever we can have a game that doesn’t get busted by the feds.” No referees. No fouls. Just...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Jan 20th, 2015
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Mantic has announced that they’ll start taking orders for DreadBall Xtreme starting this Friday in their webshop. This new version of DreadBall doesn’t have fouls or Referees, and is played not in the glamorous arenas, but instead in the back alleys and warehouses out of the public eye (d...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Jan 19th, 2015
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Mantic continues to add more Season 4 DreadBall stuff to their online store with the Hobgoblins and Sphyr. Remember, these new sets come pre-assembled, so you can just open the box and start playing. Source From the announcement:...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Jan 12th, 2015
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Mantic has started taking pre-orders for the 4th season of DreadBall. Get yourself the new book and teams and crunch some bones as you look to out-score and out-hurt your opponent. There’s new teams, new MVPs, and updated and expanded rules for cheerleaders and coaches for you to check out. Sou...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Jan 6th, 2015
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Mantic gives us a look at what they have in store for DreadBall this year with a preview of Season 4. The Season 4 rulebook will be 48 pages an include four new teams: Sphyr, Hobgoblins, Unincorporated Rebs, and the Forge Father Brokkr Team. Of course, there will be some MVPs as well. Along with [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Jan 5th, 2015
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Ironwatch, the fan-created Mantic magazine, has issue 29 out now for your downloading and reading pleasure. Included inside you’ll find chilling new fiction for Kings of War with “Deathtime Story,” a new MVP for Dreadball who proves you can teach and old player new tricks, and a new...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Nov 4th, 2014
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Mantic gives us a look at how things are coming along with a little bit of everything. But the big announcement for the blog post is a mini-Kickstarter campaign they’ll be launching next week. Source From the post: We’ll have a low buy in pledge. It will get you a hard cover book, with rules, [...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Oct 30th, 2014
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Mantic lets us know how things have been moving along with a couple of their projects, plus a tease at the next one they’ve got coming up. Source From the post: We are continuing this year and next to keep investing in our two worlds – The Kings of War realm and the Warpath universe. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Oct 4th, 2014
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Mantic has released the rules for Dreadball for free via their digital downloads program. Source From the announcement: Mantic Games have announced that they’ve released the rules for Dreadball for free via thier publishing arm, Mantic Digital. These releases are the refbot, giving an at a glan...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Aug 6th, 2014
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Azure Forest, the expansion for DreadBall, from Mantic Games, gets reviewed by the experts over at Play Board Games. Source From the review: Azure Forest is an expansion for DreadBall that takes the sport to a jungle moon. The setting provides new challenges for coaches and teams. They are required t...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Jun 17th, 2014
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Mantic gives us a deeper look inside what’s coming with the Azure Forest DreadBall limited edition set. Source From the post: Ronnie’s spilled the details on the Azure Forest edition of the ever popular Dreadball. Find out what’s in the box and read more on the limited edition set....
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
Jun 16th, 2014
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Mantic is working on making their 5th print run of DreadBall. Along with it, they’re making some limited edition Azure Forest sets. Source From the announcement: One of Mantic’s Flagship games, Dreadball, is out of stock. To celebrate our upcoming fifth print run of the Futuristic Sport&#...
By Polar_Bear
In DreadBall
May 9th, 2014
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Mantic is showing off some new renders for a new mini for DreadBall Xtreme. Source From the post: Our beta testers have done their job and fed back to the man in charge of the new PledgeManager, who is making sure it’s ship shape before it’s released. Ronnie’s seen it too and given it the […]...