Play Fantasy Football anywhere you wish! Portaball is a set of 15mm fantasy football teams including an appropriately scaled field.
Portaball is meant to be used with the popular sets of fantasy football rules that already exist. No reason for us to reinvent anything!
For this Kickstarter we will provide a card stock printed playing field with each team purchase and will also offer a limited resin field at the highest reward level. The figures are half the size and so is the field! Portaball is playable on a surface that is just 15 inches by 9 inches!
We have 6 teams: Humans, Orc, Elves, Ogres, Quar and Dwarves. Four of them pictured below. We will have painted images of these teams in update form in the coming days.
Human Team - 16 15mm figures! Thrower, 2 Catchers, 3 Blockers, 3 Blitzers, 6 Lineman and an Ogre!
Ork Team - 16 15mm figures! Thrower, 2 Catchers, 4 Blockers, 3 Blitzers, 5 Lineman and a Troll!
Elf Team - 16 15mm figures! 2 Throwers, 2 Catchers, 2 Blockers, 4 Blitzers, 5 Lineman and a Treeman!
Dwarf Team - 16 15mm figures! Thrower, 2 Catchers, 4 Blockers, 2 Blitzers, 6 Lineman and a Minotaur!
Resin Playing Fields
Pictured above is our work-in-progress resin field. We'll have better photos of it soon. It is broken up into three pieces. Here are the measurements:
The resin field will be limited to this and any future Portaball kickstarters but will not be available in our online shops between this and any future campaign.
39cm x 22.5cm x 3cm (13cm x 22.5cm x 3cm per tile.)
15.3in x 8.8in x 1.1in (5.1in x8.8in x 1.1in per tile.)
24 squares x 15 squares (8 squares x 15 squares per tile.)
Printed Playing Fields
Each reward level will come with a cardstock three piece field. The WIP image is pictured above.
Additionally a roll-up rubber field is available as an add-on. This will measure 10in by 15in and will roll-up or fold nicely. It will also use the above image.
UNLOCKED! - $2000 -- MVPs: A special Character will be added to each team, bringing team totals to 17 figures. This will be included with every team ordered! (We are inches from this one!)
UNLOCKED! - $2500 -- Ogre Team: Ogre team of 5 figures. Ogres are big! they are the size of regular 28mm scaled Fantasy Football models.
UNLOCKED! - $3000 -- Quar Team! This team will include 17 figures. If you aren't sure what Quar are, check out the main Zombiesmith site. The Quar have their own version of the game called Mhudd, so we'll clean those rules up as a standalone and release em as a free pdf after the KS.
UNLOCKED! - $3500 -- Dark Elf Team: 17 Figures
$4000 -- Chaos Dwarf Team: 17 Figures
Beyond? More teams!
Purchasing Multiple Teams and Shipping
At the end of the campaign we will provide a survey to determine which teams you wish to receive at your respective reward levels.
Shipping should also add automatically to your pledge levels based on your location.
Here's how new teams will work:
At the end of the campaign you will get a survey. That survey will allow you to decide what teams you want. It was not clear to me, and its my own fault, that I could not alter reward level text after the campaign launched. It makes perfect sense that you can't, though.
So, for any reward level with more than one team you will be able to pick from among any of the first set of teams or any unlocked teams. You won't be stuck at what the reward level spells out. My apologies for the hassle!
I will also add backer rewards that allow you to get 5 or 6 or 7 teams, depending on what we unlock.
Resin Field - $30
Roll-up Rubber Field - $15
Just up your pledge by the above amounts!
For anyone that chose the resin field as a reward already we will give you the choice at the end of the KS between the two. For everyone else they will be an add-on. If you chose the resin field reward but want the cheaper rubber field we will give you two (one for a friend!) or throw in a bunch of extra players for your teams. Also your choice!
What and why?
We at Zombiesmith and Flytrap have more ideas than we can ever possibly get done. Its sometimes hard to tell if those ideas are good or not. So... kickstarter! Portaball is an idea we were kicking around. Lots of our friends play fantasy football miniatures games and an oft heard complaint is portability and table space required. We thought: hey, we can fix that!
So this is an experiment to see if 15mm fantasy football is viable or not. If this campaign goes well we will fully support it with more teams, characters and all the other fun stuff involved in fantasy football minis gaming!
How big is 15mm, Anyway?
Glad you asked:
Risks and challenges
Zombiesmith and Flytrap have been making miniatures for quite a while so we understand the logistics and process of making figures. The biggest risk is that we are way more successful than we had planned. Even then we should be able to cover hundreds of backers in the time we have allotted. We purposely picked a time of year that is a slower pace of orders for us.
We can do this!
- (30 days)