The DreadBall 2 Kickstarter has been up for about 5 days now and without your help we'd have never had the game we have today.
In this update we've got a great post on what the rules committee are working on changing and improving in the rules - we thought this might be of great interest to you.
Also, we've listened to the feedback from the community about the project so far, and we've got some hefty stretch goals that will boost the value of the DreadBall 2 Striker pledge, whilst also adding a new pledge level designed for those who just want to upgrade their collection to 2nd Ed.
What is changing in DreadBall 2nd Edition?
By the DreadBall Rules Committee
“All right you miserable bar-stewards,” Jesus Ortiz barked at the hapless members of the DGB Rules Revision Committee, “I’m locking this door, and I don’t want to see any of your ugly mugs until we’ve got these rules nailed down harder than the furniture at a Zee convention!”
The members of the Committee shared a forlorn look as the heavy wooden doors of the conference room slammed shut behind the great man, the aroma of the cheap cigar he kept clenched between his expensive teeth at all times left behind him.
“Well,” said the Chairman, a pudgy man in his mid-thirties clearly out of his depth, “you heard the man. Let’s get cracking…”
Being given the task of working on the Galaxy’s Greatest Sport is a privilege and a responsibility, and one that every member of the Rules Committee takes seriously. Drawn from the DreadBall community, these are people who live and breathe DreadBall, who know every one of its quirks and are dedicated to making the Galaxy’s Greatest Game even better.
In this post on the Mantic Blog, we explore just how we’re going to do it. Read More
$45 Jack - DreadBall Veteran Pledge Level goes live at 8:00pm BST
Having spoken and listened to the community, we know there are a whole bunch of players who are eager to participate in the Kickstarter with a pledge that boils DreadBall 2nd Edition down to the essentials, and so at 8pm BST tonight we’ll release a new pledge level that does exactly that.
The Jack Pledge Level will include the Core Rulebook (MSRP $25) and the DreadBall Team Guide (MSRP $25), both physical and digital, as well as the revised DreadBall 2nd Edition Card Deck ($5 KS add-on), which has new action and event cards. There’s also a set of card counters that will be immediately upgraded to the new 3D plastic DreadBall counters ($10 KS add-on) the moment they are funded – because they are fun and add extra value to the pledge level.
This pledge level will go up for $45 at 8:00pm BST.
Striker level goes BIG
The Striker pledge level ($100) gets you the complete 2nd Edition core game ($80 MSRP), Team Guide (MSRP $25), DreadBall Ultimate (MSRP $25), extra players, prone markers as well as digital copies of each book and 3 Kickstarter Exclusive miniatures – plus every stretch goal will be added to the pledge level at no extra cost.
Our next stretch goals will bulk up (literally) this pledge level even further - and we’ve broken them into 2 to make them easier to hit.
NEW TEAM: Matsudan
When House Kajima annexed Neo Matsudo it could not help but be noted that the culture of the sentient lizards already living there bore a striking resemblance to the feudal societies of Old Earth. Some claimed a divine providence, and that Matsudans – the race had been called – were as equals with their human lords.
Of course that was not accepted, but it did not stop the coaches of the Kajima Taipans from seeing the Matsudan’s potential. The creatures are immense, weighing nearly a quarter tonne, and performed a ritualised trial of strength not unlike ssireum and sumo of Old Earth.
The Matsudans thrived, taking on the House’s identity and also falling for the love of the Sphere’s greatest sport. Their play style is called ‘glacial’, and for obvious reasons. They may not be the quick, but they are inexorable, and even a grown bull Orc is not guaranteed to come off better in a fight.
Stretch Goal: $140,000 BONUS Matsudan Team – 6 Players
When we hit this stretch goal, we will add a new plastic team to Striker ($100 and Early Bird) - the Matsudan! You will get 6 players - a mix of Jacks and Guards - a selection of different poses.
Stretch Goal: $150,000 BONUS Matsudan Substitutes – 6 Players
When we hit this stretch goal, we will add add a further 6 players to new plastic Matsudan team in Striker ($100 and Early Bird), in a selection of different poses.
These goals combined add an extra $30 worth of value to the Striker pledge level, making it truly a deal not to be missed.
There’s lots of fun stuff still to come and I hope that you'll join us for a round of the Galaxy's Greatest Sport on Kickstarter. The DreadBall kickstarter project is now live and runs until midnight BST 7th August.