The maker of DreadBall talks about the game as its resemblance (or lack thereof) to other Fantasy Sports games

DreadBall is getting higher and higher in their funding campaign on Kickstarter.
Meanwhile, there’s been a lot of comparisons between it and other Fantasy Sports games out there. In his blog, Jake Thornton talks about the design of the game and how it’s not just “another Blood Bowl.”

From the article:

The elephant in the room* is a colourful and evocative phrase that I rather like, but one which is rarely appropriate. Here, for once, I am happy to say that it is.

The elephant is, of course, Blood Bowl.

It was obvious from the outset that whatever DreadBall was or was not, it would be compared to GW’s Blood Bowl. Whether this was going to be favourable or not depended on the individual, but compared it would certainly be. This is exactly what is happening now, and so I would like to take a few moments to discuss the similarities and differences from my point of view as designer, and explain my decisions and talk a bit about where the concept for DB came from.

Firstly, let me say that DreadBall is very deliberately, NOT a Blood Bowl clone. I cannot stress that strongly enough.