Azure Forest Tournament in May
24 players, 12 pitches, 1 trophy.
On the 17th May we’re holding the DreadBall Azure Forest Tournament at the Mantic Games Open Day, held in Nottingham, UK.
Played using Original... Read more
Mantic goes on the Rampage!
We are into the last seven days of the DreadBall Xtreme Kickstarter and we’ve had a tremendous week.
DreadBall Xtreme Boxed Game Mock-up
Here’s a recap:
Season 5 Teams and... Read more
Season 4 comes to Kickstarter!
DreadBall is about to get a whole lot bigger with the Season 4 Rulebook and 4 new teams.
Work in progress cover - Kovossian Mutants versus Mechanites!
Well you all... Read more
Calling all DreadBall players!
The DreadBall UK National Final is being held at Sanctuary Gaming Centre on the 9th March and we want to see you there!
Play against the best DreadBall coaches in... Read more
Things just got Xtreme
We just wanted to let you know the DreadBall Xtreme Kickstarter went live on Friday! It funded out in just 38 mins meaning we’re now in stretch goal... Read more
No Ref. No Rules. No Mercy.
Short and sweet - the DreadBall Xtreme Kickstarter launches this Friday 21st February at 1:30pm GMT!
We’re excited, and we hope you’ll join us for the launch.
Missing Bits... Read more
Things are about to get Xtreme…
You’ll want to have a listen to the latest episode of the Mantic Podcast if you want to know more about the above ;)
In other news, Manticdigital.com gets a... Read more
Let the games begin!
Back in 2012, as the DreadBall Kickstarter campaign was coming to a close, we put up a new stretch goal: Blaine, the Convict MVP! Although we didn't quite lock him... Read more
It’s the end of the week and as promised we’ve now sent all of you the Backer MVP rules digitally.
If you didn’t pick up these models on the survey... Read more
King of the Swingers
Happy New Year ‘ballers!
A new year brings a new season and we’re kicking things off in style with the Galactic Tours Series!
The Galactic Tour Series lets you play... Read more
I have a vision... for the greatest sport the galaxy has ever seen!
Update in short: Creating DreadBall digital book is released, Alessio Cavatore is running a new Kickstarter, Season 2 Upgrades and Season 3 Rulebook are shipping and we're still rather busy,... Read more
It’s a super busy period here at the Mantic Bunker so here’s today’s update in short: the Season 2 upgrades and Season 3 Rulebooks are now back in... Read more
Something's on the horizon...
Now that the DreadBall Kickstarter campaign is over, a lot of people are asking what's next for the Futuristic Sports Game. Well, DreadBall Extreme (as mentioned in the closing pages... Read more
They thinks its all over…
Earlier this week we passed a huge milestone. We shipped the last DreadBall Kickstarter!
That is 7500 orders, over three shipments, a massive number of players and millions of bases... Read more
They think it's all over...
As of tomorrow, the last of the DreadBall Shipment 3 packages will have shipped!
We’re down to our last lot of packages and the guys and gals in... Read more
Phew! Almost done!
It's been a crazy week in the Mantic warehouse, with boxes of DreadBall miniatures stacked from floor to ceiling and packers dashing about to get orders fulfilled and shipped. We're... Read more
And Logan goes for the Strik... wait, what's that outside?
Huzzah – the vast majority of Shipment 3 has been shipped and we’ve also received the Ultimate Cards and Counters from our printers, meaning we've been shipping out an unbelievable... Read more
Key to the Bunker
DreadBall shipping is going extremely well – as you can see from the massive amount of boxes being packed up! Over 800 orders have already been shipped out and more... Read more
DreadBall – you made it what it is!
In the next few days we will begin assembling and shipping the final delivery for the DreadBall Kickstarter – it seems like a sensible time to look back on what... Read more
Charting the Galaxy
It’s all systems go at Mantic HQ at the moment. We’ve had 100 boxes delivered today from the manufacturer containing Asterian and Nameless teams, MVPs and Season 2 alternative sculpts.... Read more
DreadBall Season 3: Coming Soon!
Top news is that the digital copy of the DreadBall Season 3 Rulebook will be sent out to backers next week!
We’re super excited to get this book into your... Read more
A new season is about to begin...
The DreadBall Season 3 Book is now done, dusted and off to the printers, alongside the Ultimate Cards and the DreadBall Ultimate Counter Sheet.
The new Season 3 Rulebook is... Read more
Things are getting big around here…
With the deadline for the final DreadBall survey quickly approaching (you've got until September 1st), we’ve got a special little update for you today.
Sorry, did I say little? I... Read more
Go ahead, Mech my day!
The Season 3 survey has been really popular, and we're working as fast as we can to answer all the queries that come in. If we haven't answered your question... Read more
Ronnie and Stewart have returned from their China travels and everything is moving along nicely.
All of the Season 3 models have been painted and are currently undergoing intense photography... Read more
DreadBall - Supersized!
Exciting times for DreadBall Season 3!
The Season 3 rulebook is now being laid out – with new rules additions, stats for the four new teams, MVPs and the multi-hex... Read more
The times they are a-changin'
DreadBall Season 3 is progressing nicely with models going to and from the painters, and the rules being playtested before we commit them to paper.
But what is Season 3?... Read more
The Ultimate Game of DreadBall
With Season 2 creating a big splash in the DreadBall community we’re playtesting Season 3 this weekend at Mantic HQ.
There are some very funky special rules to try out... Read more
Even with everything else that's been going on in the world of Mantic lately, DreadBall Season 3 is marching on! We just got this photo from one of our painters,... Read more
The DreadBall Mech is one of the new multi-hex items coming for Season 3 – and it’s a beast!
Here it is un-posed next to a Deadzone Enforcer for scale:... Read more
Season 2 has shipped; Season 3 steps up!
Hmm, after a couple of weeks of solid work in the warehouse, we’re proud to say that the last Kickstarter orders for DreadBall Season 2 shipped the end of last... Read more
Season 2 Shipping Update; Z'zor; Teratons Spotted!
Judging by the comments we’re seeing Season 2 packages turning up all over the world! Fantastic news!
The guys in the warehouse have been extremely busy picking and packing orders... Read more
Season 2 Starts Shipping!
Great news guys – Season 2 is now shipping!!
The following models will shortly be winging there way over to you!
- Void Sirens Female Corporation Team
- Pelgar Mystics... Read more
Season 2 is almost here; DreadBall at Adepticon!
Well, the Season 2 models have started showing up in the warehouse. As soon as everything's here we can start shipping them out to you. That means that... Read more
Can't feel a thing!
Well we hope you're all enjoying your Season 2 Rulebook ahead of the Second Shipment which is still on track to be dispatched in Q2 2013. We've had word that... Read more
New Teams take to the Pitch!
Some times all it takes is a cool picture!
The Void Sirens take on the Chromium Chargers… Season 2 is nearly here!
Please leave your thoughts in the comments!
Manticbowl UK DreadBall Tournament
The Mantic Open Day is coming on May 11th and we’ll be holding the Manticbowl DreadBall Tournament at the event!
DreadBall Season 2 is coming!
Download the tournament pack here.... Read more
Season 2 Incoming!
Hasn't time flown by? It doesn't seem that long ago that we were sitting here feverishly working on new team concepts ready to have them Kickstarted like crazy, but Season... Read more
It's Show Time!
Just a quick update for you whilst the Season 2 teams are off in tooling – we’ve got a huge number of DreadBall events coming up including:
18th January 2013... Read more
All Kickstarter first shipments have now shipped (with the exception of those getting painted models, those who have yet to pay and those who haven’t completed their surveys!)
Order Confirmations... Read more
We expect everything to be out by the end of the week - thank you for your patience!
The packing and shipping of DreadBall continues apace with more and more boxes being put in the post. Check it out:
We also pulled Ronnie last week to... Read more
Countdown to Kick-Off - It's Shipping!
Super bumper mega post today to cap off the week – the first Kickstarter Rewards have shipped!
Orcy with Keith’s Rewards – the first to be dispatched!
And there’s activity... Read more
Countdown to Kick-Off - Wednesday Round-up
In between building boxes and packing figures into cases, we’ve managed to squeeze a set off for photography – just check this out!
Countdown to Kick-Off - Tuesday Round-Up
You’ve already seen that the Kickstarter Exclusive Green Acrylic Counters are in the office and being bagged by Sock and Jacob (I’ve just been down to check and they’re reporting... Read more
Countdown to Kick-Off - Monday Round-Up
The warehouse is in over-drive with components still bursting their way through the doors:
Sam Lee has done a stunning job in delivering the limited edition Kickstarter T-shirts. Here’s one... Read more
And they are through on the strike zone!
We are getting close to the goal – that goal obviously being the dispatch of over 2500 Kickstarter pledges!
The first of our Kickstarter pledges will start shipping next week,... Read more
It is nearly time for kick-off!
We’re expecting the final components for the game in on Monday and then we begin the manic task of building thousands of copies of DreadBall.
These are filled with DreadBall... Read more
Submit your survey this weekend!
There isn't much time left until the Survey deadline – please make sure that you’ve submitted your survey by midnight the 28th October.
Surveys will have been sent to your... Read more
DreadBall Surveys Have Arrived!
And so it begins!
That's right, the surveys that you've all waited so patiently for are here, and will be sent out to every backer through the Kickstarter messaging system... Read more
Surveys are out tomorrow guys and there are tons of options for you to choose from and perhaps one of the most interesting (after all the teams and MVPs of... Read more
Kickstarter Withdrawal Symptoms
We’ve started work on the survey which we hope to release by the end of the week so that you'll be able to tell us your details and which options... Read more
Only the beginning...
Well what a ride!
Thank you for joining us on a wonderful, once in a lifetime ride that has helped us define ‘DreadBall – The Futuristic Sports Game’.... Read more
There are no words to express how awesome this journey has been! The popularity of DreadBall has been immense – we’re already getting emails from people who have missed it!... Read more
Dark, Dirty - and it's all yours!
Wow – this is nuts!
You’ve heard the rumours that Xtremeis coming next year – it’s dark, it’s dirty and you’re going to get the very first MVP with... Read more
Phew! Thank you all so much for your support!
This is going mental - can we get the Praetorian?
$720,000 – The Praetorian
The origins of the Praetorian is clouded... Read more
The gloves are off!
Well that went pretty quickly haha!
Season 3 Keepers are in and are now available in the extras, as is the Season 3 Book!
$709,996 – Thank you!
If we... Read more
Less than 60 minutes remaining!
And the Season 3 additional sculpts completing the teams and the range has now been expanded with even more variety!
Some of you mentioned that we'd missed Season 3 Keepers... Read more
Wahey - we’re really flying!
Season 2 has now been locked out with great alternatively posed miniatures, expanding the choice and variety in your teams!
With two hours left –... Read more
Well “Dozer” has gone down well – he’s now locked in!
"Dozer" is available in the extras to add to your pledge for just $10!
Ooh - who's that guy?... Read more
Well they didn’t last long – Season 3 Prone Markers are in!
Grab any four prone markers for $8 or add on the Season 3 Completist package to get yours!... Read more
WOW! That’s the twelfth DreadBall team locked in – the Teratons have arrived!
That’s now 2 figures included free into Striker!, the team added to the Buy One Get... Read more
7 Hours to go - let's get the Teratons!
And Barricade is in!
Barricade is now available in your choice of freebie multi-hex miniature at Striker! – and is now available as an Extra that you can add to... Read more
Give me everrrrrythingggggg!
Well, we thought it might happen but that’s two stretch goals smashed whilst we were sleeping and we’re over half way to the next one…
That’s now Riller added to ... Read more
Wow – with only 16 hours left to go, we’re really rocking!
We need to get some sleep for the final push towards the end, so in case we miss... Read more
Well they didn’t last long!
"Sssss----ARGGGGHHH" Lois, Female Corporation Player
That’s now a Female Corporation Prone Marker and a Robot Prone Markeradded into Striker! (and the forth-coming Season 2... Read more
And the Zees are in!
Some Corporate sponsors haven’t got easy access to bizarre aliens or giant robots to form unusual teams, and everyone wants something weird to draw in... Read more
DreadBall has been a dream project for us to work on – and the journey we’ve gone through together has been immense!
We’ve talked a bit about some of the... Read more
With just 30 hours to go - Alpha Simian is in!
Alpha Simian is now available in your choice of freebie multi-hex miniatures – and will shortly be added to... Read more
And the downloadable inlays are yours!
We've knocked over 5 stretches today - and there's still more to come!
Right, we’re still got this bad boy left to get!
$565,000... Read more
That’s now four stretch goals nailed today – and the day is still young(ish)!
The Nameless Spawnis now available in your choice of freebie multi-hex miniatures – and... Read more
From the deep...
Wow – and they’re in!
That’s now one Corporation and one Marauder prone marker added to pledges of Keepers and up - great work!
Right then, big gribbly time…
$545,000... Read more
WOW - That stretch goal didn’t last long! The DreadBall Mech is now locked in!
The DreadBall Mech makes it onto the list of “Multi-Hex Miniatures” that you can add... Read more
Road to Stardom
As we enter the final weekend of what has been an incredible journey, some interesting silhouettes have made it onto the front page…
If we can get up to $600,000... Read more
Well done - the second Season 3 Team is now in!
You’ve now funded the Nameless, allowing us to sculpt a new team – and lots of tentacles. 2... Read more
Tentacles - DreadBall needs more tentacles!
And there you have it - $500,000 achieved and a free digital copy of the Season 3 expansion included into EVERY pledge level!
That’s now rules for four new teams,... Read more
DreadBall Ultimate is nearly here… but what is it?
The simple answer is that Dreadball Ultimate is Season 3! It is more teams, more MVPs – but now with multi-hex figures too – creating more competitive play and more... Read more
Things are about to get Ultimate...
Wow – that is Veer-myn alternate sculpts and prone marker locked in! Great work guys!
As we posted earlier, we’re moving into big stuff territory...
$500,000 – Season 3: DreadBall... Read more
Free Robot as DreadBall goes Ultimate
The ultimate test of skill and tactics for any major-league coach, the colossal stadiums of Ultimate DreadBall reverberates with the screams and cheers of millions of fans. Hulking mechs and... Read more
Unbelievable – you guys are just knocking over milestone after milestone!
Guaranteed pre-Christmas Shipping Strikers have now sold out. We’ve put a new Striker!level up that will pull stock... Read more
I'm doing my part!
And the lovely Denton Dazzlers Cheerleaders are locked in – get in!
Along with Mellisandra and the amazing new Limited Edition Penny Arcade GabeMVP, the Cheerleaders have now been... Read more
Star of the Future!
Amazing – thanks to your efforts, Mellisandra has been locked in!
This bad-girl Asterian will now be included with Striker! and I need to go and find the keys... Read more
I know you said you had big things planned but... OH MY!
We’ve had this through from Heath Foley this morning and wanted to share it with you - any idea what it’s for?
We’ll have more on the mech over the... Read more
And the crowd goes wild!
Well would you believe it – with 5 days still to go, the Asterian Team are in!
That’s now 2 Asterian players added to Striker! and the team is now... Read more
Final Week Bonanza
Wow – what a day! We’re charging towards that Asterian team!
First up, because of its sizzling popularity we’ve re-allocated some of the stock from the Jack level to Striker!... Read more
Amazing stuff - Yurik "Painmaster" Yurikson has been locked in!
An incredible 4 weeks have passed and we’re into the home stretch – there are just 6 days left to... Read more
Bring on the pain!
Alright! That’s three new Forge Father sculpts and a prone marker locked in - great work!
Alternate sculpts add more variety to your Forge Father team whilst the prone marker... Read more
Your hard work and effort so far has allowed us to do so much with DreadBall, and we’ve already started work on fulfilling our promises.
Sculptor James has sent us... Read more
Great stuff - that’s two brand new Keeper sculpts fully funded for the Female team and the Z’zor. Brilliant!
Both of these models are now available in the extras to... Read more
Renton Ramblings - DreadBall update!
When he’s not busy prancing around in a cheerleader outfit, Ronnie talks non-stop about DreadBall and how great it is. John-luc Haywood managed to get a camera in front of... Read more
WOW – amazing stuff guys, we’ve broken our previous Kings of War Kickstarter total with 9 days to go! That means that Coach Renton is now included in Jack and ... Read more
One word: pitches!
Both of these pitches have been significantly upgraded from the initial prototypes in response to your feedback and both are available at a special reduced Kickstarter prices... Read more
A warm welcome to all of our new backers and thank you to everyone who has supported us – yesterday was our biggest day so far!
Not only that but... Read more
More than meets the eye!
And Robots have been fully funded!
We agree, Draft 1 is pretty cool. There's still work to be done, but it's on the right track. Wheels?
That's now 1 Robot... Read more
Doing the robot!
PHEW! It is proving to be one heck of an emergency meeting and the top men that are Roberto Cirillo and Jake Thornton have to come to our rescue, meaning... Read more
Zzz… zzz… *nudge* - huh? Oh. Oh wow… has the whole world gone mad whilst we’ve been asleep? WOW!
Incredible - with 11 days left to go we’re now less... Read more
Foaming at the mouth
The DreadBall figures are some of the best we’ve ever produced and we know you’ll want to keep them safe, so we’ve hooked up with Romeo and the great guys... Read more
Shades of Black
The Z'zor MVP - possibly called Ludwig - and the coaches are in!
Ludwig is a winged monstrosity revered for his grumpiness and sulking. Chants of "Cheer up bug!" are... Read more
ZZZ-ZZZ-Z'zor are in!
HA! That’s the Z’zor Team fully funded – get in!
The Z’zor team are now in the Buy One Get One Freesection in the extras alongside the Female Corporation... Read more
You can have any colour - just so long as it's black
Wow – seems like the Z’zor and the Z’zor MVP are going down well!
Z'zor MVP Concept Art - posted up earlier for your approval!
We’re so pleased that you... Read more
Z'zor are still a relatively new concept and we had a few different bits of art done to see what they'd look like. Since we're currently hunting them down as... Read more
Bumper Stretch Goal Smashed!
This is incredible - a quarter of a million bucks hit and a massive influx of models into your rewards!
We’ve now added:
1) the unlocked Season 2 teams to... Read more
Today’s post is all about Leagues, which is handy because Jake has done this fantastic blog all about league play! Here’s a snippet…
The idea is a simple mirror of... Read more
Mee-kel Judwan, Superstar Sportsman, is in and MJ has now been added free to Jack and Striker! – get in!
Thanks to your effort we now have two... Read more
We’ve just got a new Season 2 team!
And here they are:
Jake’s also been digging around and has found out more about the Judwan for us:
The Judwan are... Read more
With just over two weeks left to go we’re now approaching the quarter of a million dollars mark – a truly exceptional amount. With that in mind we really wanted... Read more
Today we’ve posted up two new pledge levels with the bricks-and-mortar store in mind!
Local Friendly Gaming Storesare a big part of Mantic’s make up and we’ve created two... Read more
MVPs - for the Wyn!
Good morning Sports Fans!
After yesterday's update on free figures and buy one get one free teams, we've only gone and knocked over another stretch goal - Wyn Greth'zkiis... Read more
Let’s turn it up to 11!
At the weekend we started to share our thoughts about the vision for DreadBall and over the next few days, weeks and months we will deliver on our promises.
What... Read more
And we’re through the stretch goal, meaning a set of very tasty new Keepers for the Season 1 Teams have now been funded!
If you want to grab these models,... Read more
Design: Sculpting the Trontek 29ers
We think our creative team have truly excelled themselves with this game and Remy Tremblay, master sculptor of all of the Season 1 teams (with the exception of the ... Read more
It's been a little while coming but...
... here is our basic gameplay video!*
This is only intended as a demonstration of some of the core mechanics, just so you can get a taster of what to... Read more
Buzzcut is in! Season 2 starts here.
Thanks to your efforts, that's two Stretch Goals in a day - and a massive MVP added to Striker!
That's right, Buzzcut joins The Enforcer as today's second new addition!... Read more
Enforcement Protocol: WIN
And… The Enforcer is in! Incredible.
Warpath Enforcer Armour Concept Art for illustrative purposes
The Enforcer has now been added to Jack and Striker!ready to play for one of... Read more
A New Season Approaches...
What an incredible day! The momentum is building - we've shot past the $175,000 goal and we're ready to put the Female Corporation team into production. Not only is the... Read more
Ronnie's Futuristic Vision... for the Sports game of the Future
As we approach the $200k milestone we thought we would share the vision we have for the DreadBall game. With the fantastic support we have received so far, and with... Read more
In anticipation of our gameplay video being launched next week, Jake Thornton has put this handy Example Rush together for the rulebook, and we’ve made it available for free download.... Read more
Something for the weekend!
We couldn’t let the week end without some of the coolest add-ons we’ve created yet - Team T-Shirts and Dice, exclusive to Kickstarter!
DreadBall Kickstarter Exclusive Team T-Shirts
Available in... Read more
Here come the girls part 2
We've just had this through from Roberto and couldn't resist sharing. Here's a revised copy of the female Corporation Jack for your consideration, still work-in-progress as she needs a DreadBall... Read more
Want to meet the Designers?
The interwebz always amazes us - we’re seeing some great DreadBall hobby already and the game isn’t even out yet!
Carmen Cerrahas produced some great looking alternate colour schemes... Read more
Number 88 is in - new stretch goal!
And Number 88 is in – great work everyone!
Number 88 has now been added to Jack and Striker!
There seems to be a lot of love for the girls... Read more
Here come the girls!
We’ve been playing around with what the next stretch goal could be and when we got this concept from Roberto Cirilloearlier today, we thought what the heck – could... Read more
DreadBall has been playtested to breaking point and then reassembled again into the fast, easy to learn gaming system we've now got.
Hundreds of games have been played, not least... Read more
And we’re through - that’s clear plastic hex bases going to tooling! Thanks to everyone who has made this funding possible.
We really do appreciate all of your help so... Read more
Show your colours
The brand spanking new DreadBall website is full of cool new background and shiny colour photos of all of the great new models. One thing they all have in common... Read more
My Most Valuable Player
The short, but violent history of DreadBall has given rise to some household names. Everyone’s heard of “Blind” Skaggar and Yurik “Painmaster “ Yurikson, and who could forget Grag the... Read more
Huzzah - tentacles for everyone!
And there he is – John Doe is in! Thank you so much!
The alien MVP John Doe has now been added to Jack and Striker!and you can read... Read more
It's the end of the first quarter and the crowd is going wild!
First up - the DreadBall Website is now live! Packed full of rich content, detailed background, never before seen shots and more than one snippet of news, head on over... Read more
More Players are in - Onwards to John Doe!
You’ve done it again – Stretch Goal smashed!
That’s now two Corporation and two Marauder Players added to Striker! meaning you now get…
Amazing thank you!
$125,000 –... Read more
DreadBall... now with added tentacles!
Wildcard has been achieved!
If you’re in for Jack or Striker!you’ll get the lovely lady herself included in your pledge, whilst also getting a special edition Kickstarter Acrylic Counter... Read more
Playing the Wildcard
That's the Veer-myn unlocked and two free Veer-myn players into Jack and Striker! Not only that, but if you've pledged Striker or want a Veer-mynteam, you'll now get... Read more
All about the Forge Fathers!
Just before we get into all things Forge Father, Jake has another excellent blog up on his site with a glossary of DreadBall terms. Want to know more about the... Read more
Show your colours!
We've had some requests for forum avatars so that you can show off which team you're supporting - so here they are!:
Just right-click, save... Read more
The DreadBall Book
There were many arguments in the office when we were working through DreadBall, mostly about which team we were going to have! The other thing of course was what... Read more
Forge Fathers are in! Now, I smell a rat...
Forge Fathers are in - thank you so much!
That's now two free Forge Father figures added to a pledge of Jack or Striker!, and the Gorim Ironstone MVP... Read more
The Elephant in the Room
DreadBall designer Jake Thornton has just got back from his rather well deserved holiday and has posted an excellent article about comparing DreadBall to other sports games.
Link - DreadBall... Read more
Teams expanded! Now get even more players!
Crazy stuff – that’s another stretch goal blown away! We’ve now added four new players to DreadBall – The Futuristic Sports Game, and you’ve made it possible for us... Read more
DreadBall you say? Tell me more!
The start of this Kickstarter project has been sensational, truly exceptional. We've had a few gameplay questions and James M Hewitt, who has worked on DreadBall with Jake since the... Read more
We want to join your team!
The sheer craziness goes on and that’s a Kickstarter exclusive DreadBall trophy added to your rewards - thank you all so much!
So then, who wants more models?
$60,000 –... Read more
RefBot smashed! Get more players!
Wow, what a start to the weekend!
Not only are we now fully funded but we’ve smashed the first stretch goal meaning there’s now a refbot in every copy of ... Read more
Outstanding - Funding Met!
We normally have a policy about not writing in capital letters – we don’t normally do it.
But just this once…
WE'VE MADE IT!!!!!!
We cannot thank you enough –... Read more