Guild Ball

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Jul 17th, 2017
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The Blacksmith’s Guild is looking to reshape the world of Guild Ball like a smith reshapes metal. Their Master/Apprentice dynamic gives you a team with no mascot and no official captain (you pick who is in charge at the start of the game). So there’s a lot of anticipation on what these pl...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Jun 27th, 2017
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The Blacksmith’s Guild is an interesting group, to say the least. Steamforged is slowly showing off this new Guild Ball team, teasing us along as they go. This time around, we get a look at team building. Here’s a place where the Blacksmiths break a couple rules. 1st: no mascot. 2nd: no c...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 19th, 2017
1 Comment
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My dad’s side of the family is from South Dakota. Many of them are farmers. It’s not easy work. Me, as a city boy, would go and visit and spend a week or so helping out around the farm. It was fun, but man, it would definitely kick my ass. It’s easy to see how […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Jun 14th, 2017
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The little previews of the upcoming Blacksmith’s Guild continue. Anvil and Sledge are the two starter figures that are being shown, slowly but surely. This time around, we get a look at the full front of the stat card for Sledge....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Jun 1st, 2017
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Well, Steamforged shows off most of Anvil, anyway. We got a little preview back when they first announced the Blacksmith’s Guild, but now we’re getting a little more. They’re showing off the rest of the front of Anvil’s card, along with the majority of the back of it....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
May 26th, 2017
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It’s New Release Day over at Steamforged Games. The next couple of releases are available for Guild Ball. I just got a game in of that last night. 12-0 Win for the Hunters against the Union. Though things might’ve been different if these two new Union members had been on the pitch. Grace ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
May 15th, 2017
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The Farmer’s Guild, the new team coming for Season 3 of Guild Ball hasn’t quite hit the pitch yet, but I know many people are looking forward to what’ll be coming next. Well, that’s just been announced. The Blacksmiths’ Guild is coming....
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
May 5th, 2017
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Steamforged is looking to repackage some of their old kits in order to do a couple things: make it easier for a player to know what they need to field a basic team and make it easier for stores, since they won’t have as many SKUs on the shelf and in their catalog (note: those […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Apr 21st, 2017
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Here’s one that I’ve been waiting several months to post. The new expansion for the Hunter’s Guild for Guild Ball is now available from Steamforged Games. You’ve got a new captain, a new mascot, a new veteran player, and a new regular player. Want to get a look at what they do...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Apr 14th, 2017
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Well, I’m ridiculously excited. One of my primary teams for Guild Ball is getting a pretty hefty expansion coming out next week. The The Heralds of the Winter’s Moon set comes with a new captain, new mascot, their first veteran player, and a new “regular” player with which to augmen...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Apr 12th, 2017
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The Hunter’s Guild is getting a 4-player expansion later this month. The team, that was new in Season II, is getting themselves a new captain, mascot, their first Veteran player, and a new player. I know I’m excited. We get ourselves a bit of preview. It’s not full stats, but a good...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Apr 11th, 2017
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Salute is coming up soon. It’s an all-out, one day extravaganza. Think of a really huge gaming convention, and then cram all of it into a span of just a single day. That’s Salute. And, obviously, such a big deal means that companies at the show have big deals of their own. Steamforged Gam...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Apr 7th, 2017
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Steamforged has gotten their Spring Sale underway over on their website. It might be a week before Easter, but they’ve also launched their special Easter Egg Hunt. Fangtooth has dropped a bunch of Easter Eggs all around the Steamforged pages. Find them and you could win....
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Apr 4th, 2017
1 Comment
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Spring has sprung. Soon, the Easter Bunny will be hopping on down the lane, hiding eggs. *sniffsniffs* Whew! Those eggs are smellin’ kinda ripe already! Oh, it’s just the limited edition Easter Fangtooth model that’s going to be available during Steamforged’s Spring Sale. They...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Apr 3rd, 2017
4 Comments
1237 Views
When the Hunter’s Guild came out in Season 2 for Guild Ball, their box set contained a full team. You had your captain, mascot, and four players all in one place. Previous boxes just came with a captain and two players. Well, going forward, Steamforged is looking to make all their guilds have f...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Mar 24th, 2017
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Guild Ball is getting a trio of new players hitting the pitch today. You’ve got a giant robot, a girl with alchemical gas-jets attached to her wrists, and an old sea hag. Just goes to show that the various Guilds are rather inclusive. If you’re able to help out on the pitch, there’s...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Mar 8th, 2017
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Yes, they already make a joke about “seasoned brisket” in their post. So I don’t really need to make another one here. Suffice to say that, having left the Butcher’s Guild, it might seem as though Brisket was going to be out of Guild Ball. That’s definitely not the case,...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Mar 3rd, 2017
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Most of the members of the Union that we’ve seen for Guild Ball have been the lowest dregs of society. Thieves, murderers, liars, deranged psychopaths (ok, that maybe covers a lot of Guild Ball players, but still…). These two new players are quite different. Grace and Benediction bring a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Feb 24th, 2017
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Happy Guild Ball Release Day, everyone! As you would expect, I’m rather excited about the next 3 releases being made available. However, I won’t be picking up Hag right away for my Fisherman’s Guild. I’m gonna be getting her at Adepticon. But that doesn’t mean you should...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Feb 23rd, 2017
0 Comments
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We’re only a couple days from having the next wave of Guild Ball releases available. One of them is Veteran Ox for the Butcher’s Guild. He used to be the captain for the team. But if the fluff for Guild Ball is like anything, it’s like Game of Thrones. Characters die, get thrown in ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Feb 3rd, 2017
4 Comments
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So, you probably already know by now that Guild Ball is one of my favorite games that exists right now. I’ve let my love for the game show numerous times. So when I opened my e-mail this morning and saw this in there, I let a very audible “SQUEEE!” Though, since I’m the only o...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Jan 20th, 2017
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Season 3 of Guild Ball somewhat-started when we got the stat cards right after Steamcon. But I know a lot of people (myself included) have been really wanting to get the actual Season 3 stat cards. I mean, sure, the print-outs work, but just like getting the official token packs, there’s just s...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Dec 23rd, 2016
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The year is coming to an end. We’ve got just over a week left. Time to look forward to next year. We’ve already seen some releases for January and February from Steamforged Games for Guild Ball. But they’re not stopping there. They’re marching right into March with three new f...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Dec 9th, 2016
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Steamforged Games is getting ready for the holiday season. They had their big Black Friday sale (which, sadly, they were out of the one LE model I wanted by the time I was able to make my order 🙁 ), but that’s not the only sale they have planned for this holiday season. Many of […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Dec 2nd, 2016
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Steamcon was just last weekend, and we’re still pouring over all the information given at the show. The Season 3 cards have also been up online this week. I know I’ve been looking over them daily, looking for what all has changed. Well, it’s not just the old, but the new. There̵...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 28th, 2016
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While those of us here in the States were celebrating Thanksgiving, gamers over in Britain could’ve gone to Steamcon, the inaugural convention by and for all things Steamforged Games. Well, one of the things people at the convention could pick up were the Season 3 stat cards for Guild Ball. Sin...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 22nd, 2016
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One of the teams I play against the most often in Guild Ball is the Mortician’s Guild. It’s Blackstock’s go-to team. So I’ve had some experience with dealing with them. They’re a rather hard team to pin down, always bouncing around wherever they want to go and stabbing y...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 18th, 2016
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How’s everyone doing today? Ready for the weekend? I think I’m gonna keep mine rather chill, just putting together the last of my friend’s Guild Ball stuff. They’re already assembled. They just need greenstuff work done on ’em (filling in some small gaps, filling in the ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 17th, 2016
0 Comments
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Another day, another new Season 3 preview for Guild Ball. With every model being free to play in Guild Ball (except for captains and mascots, really), that means that every model must be exactly as good as any other, since there’s no points cost to differentiate power levels between players. Yo...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 16th, 2016
0 Comments
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Arguably the toughest models to balance in any game are the mercenary figures. You have to make sure that they work not only with their own group of figures, but also with potentially every other model in the game. And while the captain of the Union won’t be mixing with models from other Guilds...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 15th, 2016
0 Comments
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My main team in Guild Ball is the Fishermen. A major part of my team strategy for them is getting my opponents tied down to Kraken. With a 40mm base and 2″ reach, he takes up a lot of board space. So it was with a lot of anticipation that I was looking forward to […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 14th, 2016
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Some figures changed very little as we head into Season 3 for Guild Ball. Midas isn’t one of those figures. He had a play that would copy the effects of some other player’s play, swapping it out and now making the Alchemists’ Guild captain able to use it whenever. While that sounds ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 10th, 2016
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With SteamCon getting ever-closer (this is the last week to buy tickets, by the way), that means the release of the Season 3 card decks is getting ever-closer (those in attendance can pick up their own copies, with the full online release happening the day after the convention’s over). That mea...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 9th, 2016
0 Comments
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With Season 3 rapidly approaching, every Guild Ball player is on pins and needles, wondering how their favorite players (as well as their opponent’s players) will change. Some are being changed a lot. Some are being changed a little. Steamforged is trickling out previews as SteamCon gets closer...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 8th, 2016
2 Comments
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The Hunter’s Guild is the “new” full team on the block for Guild Ball. Sure, we’ve got Tater for the Farmer’s Guild, but he’s just one guy. The Hunters are the newest full team to hit the pitch. But that doesn’t mean that they aren’t getting some tweaks...