Guild Ball

By Polar_Bear
In Events
Nov 14th, 2017
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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 miniature...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 9th, 2017
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I am a huge fan of alternate-sculpt models. They’re a great way to get an exclusive figure out there to the players. Well, for those that are into the Farmer’s Guild and looking to get the new box that’s coming out in January, you can also pick up an alternate-sculpt Millstone. How?...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 8th, 2017
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The Blacksmith’s Guild is different from the others in Guild Ball. Their teams are always made up of 3 Masters and 3 Apprentices. As each Master has a specific Apprentice they work with, there’s a strong impetus to use the matching pairs. Well, we’ve seen the Master Burnish. So what...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 7th, 2017
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The New Year is rapidly approaching (at the rate of 3600 seconds an hour!!). When January does roll around, Steamforged will be ready with some new releases for Guild Ball. There’s going to be the 2nd Farmer’s Guild box set, as well as a Launch Party kit for their newest faction, the Blac...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Nov 6th, 2017
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In the Union in Chains event, the Hunters and the Morticians had been fighting for Hemlocke. Well, it would seem as though the Morticians are getting antsy and don’t want to give her up. So they’re offering a trade: they get Hemlocke and the Hunters get Minx....
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Nov 2nd, 2017
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It’s odd. Each day this week I’ve found myself, at some point, looking at the clock and going, “How is it only (time)?! Geeze! Today is taking forever!” And yet, in contradiction of that, I’ve also found myself going, “Whoah! It’s already (day)!? This week is...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 31st, 2017
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Though sports teams are built around a core style that they want to utilize in order to win, each one will also practice ways to counter-act other team’s special styles. You certainly know of teams that focus more on offense or defense, or some other specialization. Guild Identity Cards for Gui...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 30th, 2017
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The Union in Chains event continues along. It sees the Union guild captured, tortured, interrogated, and then make a break for freedom. Who will make it out? Who will end up with other guilds? Well, we know some things if you’ve been reading along with the fluff and following the results (all m...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 27th, 2017
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It’s getting cold here in Georgia. Well… cold for Georgia, anyway. Lots of my office mates are bundling up in coats and hats. I’m still in shorts and a t-shirt, because I’m from Chicago. But even I consider it to be getting a bit cool out. I’d certainly like to warm up a...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 23rd, 2017
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Busy morning for Steamforged Games. First off, they’ve launched their Halloween Sale over in their webshop. They’ve got a trio of new kits you can pick up. One’s showcasing all the different characters that’ve died in the fluff, while another has a Pumpkin King vibe to it, wit...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 19th, 2017
5 Comments
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Recently, Deep-Cut Studios started a new program where you can send in a photo and they’ll print a custom game mat for you. They sent out invitations for reviewers to get an early look at the service and give people their thoughts. I was one such reviewer selected, and since I’d been meaning to get [...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 16th, 2017
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The Union in Chains event is continuing. … All my teams are losing… badly (or I guess, they’re really great at losing, it would seem). So there’s a chance I won’t get any of these awesome resculpted models for my teams, but that doesn’t mean someone won’t be ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Oct 10th, 2017
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The Union in Chains event will see several members of the Union get new versions of their characters being recruited into different Guilds. These figures aren’t just going to get a new stat card and you use the old mini. Oh no. They’re all getting new sculpts. The first we get to look at ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Oct 2nd, 2017
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Last year, Steamforged ran their The Butcher’s Civil War event, with players all over the world throwing their support either behind Brisket or Fillet. This year, the scope of their worldwide event is a bit more extensive. The Union, the “mercenaries” of the Guild Ball world, are th...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Sep 29th, 2017
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You might think that a team like the Blacksmith’s Guild would have all the subtlety of… well… a gigantic hammer smashing into a near-molten-hot piece of metal. “Ninja” might be the last thing on your mind. However, the Blacksmith’s Guild knows that just running hea...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Sep 19th, 2017
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The article, itself, already uses “Home is where the Hearth is,” so I can’t really do that one again. So, I’ll go with “Happy Hearth’s-Warming, everyone!” A few of you might get that, anyway. But enough on puns of this player’s name, Steamforged is show...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Sep 14th, 2017
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Steamforged Games has been looking to make entry into Guild Ball easier for new players. They’ve created starter boxes for all of their factions. But what if someone has looked online, seen the stat cards, and kinda wanted the other captain and mascot for the team? Well, there’s help now ...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Sep 8th, 2017
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Guild Identity cards give coaches in Guild Ball a new way to customize their team. Each Guild is starting out with 3 different Identities they can choose from, each one giving you a universal ability, from getting you more kicking distance to offering new ways to get VPs and just about anything in-be...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Sep 6th, 2017
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Still rather new to the Guild Ball pitch, the Farmer’s Guild has an interesting dynamic of planters and reapers on their team. Planters set out harvest tokens that can later be used by the reapers for some sort of bonus. There’s a lot that goes into building a Farmer’s team, looking...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Sep 1st, 2017
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Before a game, professional teams will do a lot to prepare for their upcoming opponent. That includes particular training regimens that are designed to specifically beat what the other team usually brings to the match. Until now, Guild Ball has lacked such a details. But Steamforged is looking to cha...
By Polar_Bear
In A Song of Ice and Fire
Aug 19th, 2017
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Once more it’s early in the A.M. and I’m up. That’s just my schedule. But I’ve got another batch of galleries to show off from Day 2 of Gen Con. Remember, the best way to see these immediately is to follow us over on our Facebook page. Anyway, let’s get to it!...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Jul 28th, 2017
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Nothing is perfect. And the more complex something is, the more chances that something not being quite right getting through. Well, miniatures games can be pretty complex, and sometimes things need to be fixed. Guild Ball has a lot of interactions that go on, and some of them have been deemed a bit t...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 25th, 2017
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Well, like Corvus Belli earlier today, Steamforged is showing off their upcoming releases for Gen Con. Also, like Corvus Belli, there’s Chibis involved. And… ok, I’m not too proud to say it, but I actually went, “Squeee!” when I saw that there’s going to be a Chibi...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Jul 24th, 2017
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Always two there are, master and apprentice. Where you find one, you will find the other. Recently, we got a preview of Furnace. He was the master. So, now we get a look at the apprentice. Her name’s Cinder. She can, literally, blow up the ball and have another one kicked out onto the pitch. [&...
By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Jul 17th, 2017
9 Comments
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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
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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...