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CMON Expo continues to grow. They've added another trio of events for this upcoming year. (I know, because I put them there)
First off is a fan favorite, Frankenfest. Modelers work all weekend making whatever they can with a plethora of random bits. It's great fun and I can't wait to see what people create this year.
Next is the Kaos Ball Cup. The winner of this convention-long event will be crowned the Kaos Ball Champion and get the Koas Ball Cup trophy.
Finally is the Sedition Wars: Why Can't it go Smooth event. 6 players must try and race out of a doomed space station before... well... you don't want to miss the flight, let me tell you.
Check them all out on the CMON Expo website.

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Gaming Trend takes a look at the sports board game Kaosball, from CoolMiniOrNot, and gives you their thoughts on the situation in this review.

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From the post:

Bringing sports to board games has been a difficult proposition. The Strat-o-matic series allowed people to create their teams using real baseball players. 1st and Goal uses cards to call plays and dice to determine the yardage. Spring-loaded levers were used to pop a ping pong ball to try to make a somewhat realistic basketball game. However, most translations of sports to board games have been less than spectacular. One way to try to buck that trend is making a game about a made-up sport. One of the best examples is Blood Bowl. Where else can elves, orcs, humans, and goblins fight for a ball and score? Eric Lang has used that strategy with Kaosball, and the results are interesting.


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Kaosball posted up their League rules for their game up on their website. Man, I need to get into a league around here.

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From the announcement:

GREAT NEWS! The Kaosball League Rules are available for download! Start a League and compete for the coveted Kaosball Chalice.

Also, you can take your tournament even further by asking your Friendly Local Game Store to order the Kaosball League Kit.


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Miami Dice has posted episode 140 of their vidcast up online for your watching pleasure.



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In this episode:

Tom Vasel and Sam Healey take a look at this futuristic sports combat game by Eric Lang and CoolMiniOrNot


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Kaosball is in their final 24 hours over on Kickstarter. If you've been waiting until the last minute, that time has pretty much come.



From the campaign:

Wow, it looks like Rumblefist will be rumbling your opponents, as we head into the last day! It's looking pretty good for the Barbarians too! We've still got M.A.Z.E. to introduce to you though...


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Kaosball has passed the $200k mark on Kickstarter and therefore unlocked the Kutulu ringer for the game. They're showing off the next upcoming ringer, Gojira, as well as some new teams.



From the update:

Gojira has chased Mr Awesome all the way from distant shores! It doesn't help to be speedy if there's no where to go.... time to face the terrible might of Gojira!


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Kaosball has made it over $150k and has unlocked the Zombie team for free for all backers. They've also added more stretch goal previews, as well as greens as well as a new add-on for just the field and accessories as well as new ringers... They've been busy.



From the update:

As requested by some backers, we're making the internal components sans teams, coaches and rulebook available so you can play 2 games at once without duplicating teams. We don't expect to sell many of these through traditional channels, so the price is a little higher than we'd like but hopefully it'll fit your needs if you so desire to have a "league night".


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Kaosball now has their own, official website. They've posted up team cards for most of the teams known so far, as well as most of the ringer models as well.
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From the launch:

“All right, listen up. People say Kaosball is a community, it’s a way of life, it’s the world in miniature played out on the crossfield. It’s all that and more. You find yourself in a team that plays the game the same way you would live your life if you had no limits and no fear.

But to find that team, you have to know why they play the way they play. And to know that, you’ve got to know the game.”

- Hardman Jury, “Monday Night Kaosball”


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Kaosball is showing off three more stretch goals over on Kickstarter, including Ringers for Gabe, Tycho and Kutulu.



From the update:

The team over at Penny Arcade were cool enough to let Gabe and Tycho play Kaosball (all this while in the midst of what sounds like a massive office move).

Jerry "Tycho" Holkins worked with Eric so their powers are unique and reflect the odder aspects of both Gabe and Tycho.

So, if we hit these stretch goals, all KBL Passholders get these ringers free, and they'll only be available here and at conventions / PAX!


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Kaosball passed $110k and has unlocked Spectre for every game.
They've also started a contest over on BoardGameGeek.com.



From the announcement:

Spectre now unlocked in all games! Get your ghost on!

Also, we've tied up with Boardgamegeek to give even more stuff away, so check it out their contest here:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/contests/kaosball

We're also happy to report that we're back in the search index, so let's catch up for that lost weekend!


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Kaosball has made it up and over $100k over on Kickstarter. That means everyone gets T-Bone added to their sets. They've also showed off the $150k stretch goal: Zombies.



From the update:

4 days in at we're over $100k!

That means, of course, that we'll be adding T-bone to the core game!

While we hopefully wait for the rest of the ringers to unlock, how about a whole extra team free? Yes, that's right, a whole other team gratis, including coach, miniatures, magnetized team board etc! - and in Prison orange too...


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Kaosball has a new extended game play video posted up. Want to know what a game looks like in-progress? Here's where you can check it out.



From the update:

Here's a great video we put together to illustrate the gameplay in detail. Note these are prototype components.


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Kaosball made it over their funding goal in their first hour and the total continues to rise. To make sure it does for the next 17 of the days, they've posted up some of the next stretch goals.



From the update:

300% in 1 day, that's pretty amazing! So, the important question is what next? Well, with the additional overfunding, instead of having a separate Ringers box, we'd LOVE to add them into the core game!


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Kaosball has their Kickstarter campaign up and running. Get in on the full-contact action!



From the campaign:

Fast paced fantasy sports game of total domination with 60+ great miniatures! From legendary game designer Eric Lang.


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Kaosball is full of rather esoteric teams. Here's the card for the Wortshire Goblins.



From the preview:

From the slums of Worstshire, The Goblins bring their punk rock attitude to the field of Kaosball! They may be tiny and miserable, but their team ability completely changes the game for their opponents.

Don't get surrounded - not even a little bit - or prepare to be crowd surfed right back to the bench. That's domination, Goblin-style!


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Kaosball has some rather interesting teams in the game. Here's a preview of the team stat card for the Mt. Cloberton Ogres.



From the preview:

The Mt. Clobberton Ogres are a team focused purely on being large. Their stats are not the greatest, but they have high health (making them harder to kill) and some resistance to tackling.

Their STOMP ability is where they shine, making it very difficult for opposing teams to score with the ball. With some clever positioning, they can even sandwich enemies between ogres or walls (or even their own teammates) and knock them down without resistance ... like a free tackle you can pull off ever turn! Beware the largeness!


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Spaghetti Western Games gives us a look at one of the team stat cards for Kaos Ball with a preview of the Amazons.



From the preview:

Amazons are one of the four teams in the Kaosball core game. They are elite fighters, and their team ability breaks one of the sport's fundamental rules, making them very difficult to dodge.


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CoolMiniOrNot along with game designer Eric Lang have announced Kaos Ball! So grab your helmet and shin pads. It's time to get brutal.



The announcement (there's a couple pages worth):

CoolMiniOrNot has burst onto the gaming scene with a string of successful Kickstarter projects, including Sedition Wars, Relic Knights, Rivet Wars and of course the two Zombicides (season 2 having gone over $1 million). Now they're entering the sports game arena with Kaos Ball, created by game designer Eric Lang (who will be at the CoolMiniOrNot Expo, just to remind you all). Well, Eric's revealed a bit of the details for Kaos Ball, which will be further officially announced at the GAMA Trade Show next week.

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