Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 30, 2012.

Update #128

They thinks its all over…

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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 – but everyone has their order on the way, if they don’t have it already.

I have to apologise that the final DreadBall Kickstarter took longer to ship than I wanted it to – between typhoons, a late delivery from our printers and each order taking a lot more time than we thought (there was lots of teams and prone figures on that final survey!) it meant the whole operation took weeks instead of days. But they are all now in the mail systems.

We still do owe a few backers a couple of upgrade models and a very few the Season 3 books. Again I am sorry about that. We will have these delivered very soon and we will send them out to anyone who is owed them immediately (within weeks). You have to do nothing, we know who you are. There is a letter in your box if you are affected (so ignore this if you don’t have the letter) and I hope the discount coupon goes some way to covering the inconvenience.

We have some exciting plans for the future of DreadBall, starting in early 2014 with a league system for the year ahead, and the release of the season 3 upgrades (which you already have). We will also be supporting organised play and tournaments throughout the year and intend to make DreadBall the first choice sports game of the future – certainly on gaming tables everywhere.

We are also working on plans for DreadBall Xtreme – when the game gets ugly! We will keep you posted with progress here.

Before then we will celebrate the shipping of our final Kickstarter pledges with a Martian DreadBall team on our current Kickstarter campaign.

They will go up this soon, and we have a special pledge level for those backers who just want the DreadBall team. But of course I am hoping that you might want to get involved more deeply with another great Mantic game ☺. This does have something to appeal to everyone, and the models are very characterful and fun.

I have just finished writing an introduction to the Creating DreadBall book, which will be emailed out soon That will be the last correspondence about the old Kickstarter. However, it is by no means the end of DreadBall!

What made this design book was a fantastic and interesting range of models. And that was down to the support we received from you. It was just over a year ago (yes, just a year!!) that your faith in Mantic to deliver a great game served up a massive Kickstarter. While delivering it has be a challenge we are very proud of the game we have. I hope you realise what a huge part you played in that.

Without your generosity, ideas and adventurous spirit the game would not be as popular and well-known as it is. So, once again thank you!

Ronnie

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      Creator Ian Mepham on November 6

      Good to hear people are getting their season 3 deliveries. Nothing here yet, in the UK. The shops here has the stock in, but my club's KS order is missing.

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      Creator Tim Crothers on November 2

      So my order came and no Season 3 rule book and several missing mini's. If season 3 shows up in the game stores again before my copy arrives I will never again be purchasing Mantic products. Pretty sad that you can ship to game stores for retail before you take care of your backers. Clearly its only about the money for you guys.

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      Creator Jason Moquin on October 29

      Prasant Moorthy, my sentiments exactly. I've considered jumping in on the Mars Attacks KS. But, the more comments I see alluding to Mantic not taking care of their prior backers very well, the more I back away from them.

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      Creator Prasant Moorthy on October 29

      Does anyone know how to actually get hold of mantic these days? I've emailed, sent a KS message and tried direct contact through the website. Went from best customer service ever when Stewart was replying to completely shambolic. It should not take a month to get a response to a simple question. For this kickstarter I bought everything except shirts and dice, also got multiple boards and tokens. Definitely not going to back anything else of theirs until they learn how to actually reply to their paying customers.

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      Creator Vegabond on October 28

      Ugh, I was hoping a Martian team wouldn't be made.

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      Creator Pablo Rambla on October 28

      I have at least a friend interested in the martian team, so I hope they will notify us in here when it becomes avaliable

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      Creator Alex Wreschnig on October 27

      Agreed--I would be interested in the Martian team, but I don't see any information about it on the kickstarter page.

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      Creator Paul on October 27

      Rules for the backer MVPs would be nice indeed.

      Notification of the Martian Team becoming available would also be appreciated.

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      Creator Lee on October 26

      It's been great fun to see this game grow! Received my Season 3 package today, and yes, it was missing a few things, but they were clearly indicated on the invoice and the letter explained what had happened in addition to a little compensation for the inconvenience...certainly well handled. I too, received metal miniatures. This does not bother me at all, but I do understand where some are coming from and it should have been made transparent before shipping. Communication has been a little sparse as of late and while I understand that there are many projects that have all hands on deck at the moment, it is never a good thing to leave people feeling forgotten. That said, I have full confidence in Mantic and can't wait till DeadZone arrives! Until then, it's off to the Ultimate Pitch! Thank you Ronnie and Co. and again Thank You for everything! (And thank you again for Gen Con, it was a BLAST!)

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      Creator Rich Hawkins on October 26

      @matt yep, it was in the season 3 survey; I got the cards and counters, but no pitch (but it's on my invoice)

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      Creator Willem-Jan Bertram on October 26

      It definitely has been an exciting time, really nice to see the game do this well in general. Hope the last couple of folks, boxes and missing bits get sorted out soon.

      So a Martian team.....tempting, same goes for the Tiger Corps/Blaine stuff for the Deadzone backers ;-)

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      Creator Matt Gilbert on October 26

      @Rich Hawkins there was an mdf ultimate pitch? I can't see it in the add-ons. Was it extra in a survey? Was there an acrylic one too?

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      Creator euansmith on October 26

      Martian Dreadball Team :D Great that also adds some unarmed Martian Technicians to the Mars Attacks Game!

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      Creator Rich Hawkins on October 26

      Still missing my DB ultimate mdf pitch guys....

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      Creator James 'Maz' Marsden on October 26

      Its been an amazing ride, thanks ronnie, well done & congratulations!

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      Creator Draccan on October 25

      Wow.
      Another update and still no detailed word to the backers who got dozens of metal booster models, keepers and prones for season 3.

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      Creator Talarius on October 25

      It had better NOT be the last correspondence, as I have several Kickstarter MVP's with no rules! When can we expect to get the rules for these guys??

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      Creator mike 'comes at night,mostly' spike on October 25

      not got any of mine, whats up?

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      Creator Y. Chung on October 25

      Where is the Martian Dreadball team level pledge in the Mars Attacks KS campaign?

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      Creator Jason Moquin on October 25

      Martian Dreadball team?! Ok, I'm intrigued!

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      Creator TSINI "Unholstered Comfort Gun" on October 25

      Hi guys, I should be at your open day on the end of November, will you have Dreadball seasons books available? :)

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