It’s a whole new ball game!
Hey, Sports Fans!
Whether it's the brutal arenas of the DreadBall Xtreme circuit or the glitzy stadiums of sponsored DreadBall matches, the DreadBalluniverse has been going from strength to... Read more
Now that the dust has settled on the Wave III DreadBall Xtreme dispatch, we’re clearing the decks so that we can close the Kickstarter down.
The following... Read more
Coaches, Players, MVPs, Sponsors and Cheerleaders,
The picking line is dead and dismantled; the warehouse crew are cleaning up and picking Kings of War. It has been a monumental undertaking,... Read more
Final Shipping + Mantic Open Day
These orders are the last of the penultimate batch of DreadBall Xtreme Frenzy pledges.
As you can see by the boxes in this following image, there are some crazy... Read more
Kickstarter Shipping Update
We’re approaching the final weeks of DreadBall Xtreme shipping. We have two batches left:
- 400 Frenzy backers and everything that goes with that, which will be completed in a... Read more
Kickstarter Weekly Update
Welcome to the first weekly Mantic Kickstarter update.
The purpose of this update is to keep you informed with all of the latest goings on and insights to... Read more
Wave 3 - The Final Batches and some changes to Updates.
Those of you who have seen Mission Control will have noticed a slight change on Friday in that the final parts are listed as in the warehouse.
This means the... Read more
PDF Rulebook Digital Editions
We’ve now sent a private message to you with download links to the PDF digital editions of the remaining books. Please note that it can take up to 24... Read more
DBX Wave 3 Shipping update
Time for a quick update. We've shipped about a third of the final orders now and Mission Control has been updated.
As you can see below we have... Read more
Xtreme Wave III is now shipping
The news you’ve all been waiting for – shipping time has arrived!
Shipping – The Plan
Shipping started on Monday and will likely finish around the 2nd or 3rd weeks... Read more
Player Manual Download
We are building up to the bulk of the DreadBall Xtreme shipping, which starts in the next couple of weeks (more accurately, the week commencing 22nd June).
This week we... Read more
We are rapidly approaching the shipping date for the third and final wave of DreadBall Xtreme – and the bulk of the shipping. We are expecting to ship the... Read more
Here are our Day 4 Reveals for DreadBall Xtreme:
DreadBall Xtreme offers many unique bits of gameplay, though nothing quite as dynamic as choosing which players go... Read more
Taste of the Extreme
Today on the blog we are having a a public reveal of DreadBall Season 5 to the wider community who may not yet have seen all of the... Read more
Xtreme Previews May 1
The third wave of shipping for DreadBall Xtreme is approaching.
Firstly, DreadBall Xtreme Mission Control has now been updated.
On the print side, we’ve had word from our manufacturer... Read more
More previews today with the first showing of the Mechanites!
Premium robots like the Chromium Chargers are all well and good, but tailor made mechanites designed to specialise in the... Read more
Mantic May Open Day
The Mantic Open Day is back!
Based at our Nottingham UK HQ on the 16th May we will open the doors to all our Mantic fans for an epic day... Read more
Happy Easter everyone!
We’re sorry it has been so long since the last update, and for not keeping Mission Control more regularly up to date – we hope that you... Read more
Wave 2 Shipping Complete!
The DreadBall Xtreme Wave 2 shipping has been completed – we're just waiting for a bulk collection to get these final orders left out the front door and... Read more
And the fans go wild!
DreadBall Xtreme Sports fans - the second shipment of DreadBall goodness started shipping today!
We’re mostly shipping DreadBall Season 4 and Original DreadBall items in this shipment, meaning you’ll get... Read more
Season 4 coming soon...
Happy 2015 everyone!
Hot on the heels of the DreadBall Xtreme Boxed Game shipped before Christmas, Season 4 is on it's way to you very shortly.
Before Christmas... Read more
Xtreme Mission Control now live!
Earlier in the week, we completed the DreadBall Xtreme Boxed Game dispatch!
To make things clearer regarding what you should have received and when, we’ve set up DreadBall Xtreme Mission... Read more
DreadBall Xtreme Game is shipping!
Great news! The DreadBall Xtreme Boxed Games will begin shipping this week!
It was really important to us that you had your DreadBall Xtreme game to put under the... Read more
DreadBall Xtreme Rulebook Inbound
We’ve just sent you a link to the DreadBall Xtreme Rulebook via the Kickstarter messages.
Please be patient if it doesn’t appear straight away – we have just sent an... Read more
Well folks, it’s only a couple of weeks until shipping and we’ve got some fresh new previews!
Hot on the heels of the free agents, sponsors and scenery are these... Read more
Pick-up your DreadBall Xtreme at the Open Day!
Great news – we have more previews for you today…
Team Preview: Rebs
The Rebs play against the Void Sirens Corporation Team, with MVP Galdo leading the line. Let us... Read more
DreadBall Xtreme is on the way!
Great news! The DreadBall Xtreme Boxed Game is now on a boat from the manufacturer. This will be with us right at the end of November!*
* Subject to the... Read more
Tomorrow is your last chance to submit your pledgemanager and lock in your final choices. You will not be able to change your selections after this date.
However – if... Read more
There are just 11 days left to get your PledgeManager completed and locked. It closes on the 30th September.
If you need to access the PledgeManager, you can do so... Read more
Free Agents for hire!
Bit of a production update for you!
The rules are in, edited and in layout. These will be sent to print at the end of the month and... Read more
Just a quickie on the PledgeManager – we’re looking to get orders for a couple of items placed with our suppliers.
The items are:
- DreadBall Xtreme T-Shirt ... Read more
Stretch Goal Smashed! New Stretch: $625,000!
The opportunity for new backers to join the DreadBall Xtreme Kickstarter has now passed and, with the influx of new blood, we’ve broken through our latest stretch goal - meaning... Read more
Early Original DreadBall shipping has commenced
Apologies if this doesn’t affect you, but we just wanted to let you know that DreadBall Original has started shipping.
There are just over 200 of you who have picked... Read more
Last Chance for DBO, First Chance to See the Ada-Lorana!
Good news folks – we’ve now implemented the Unlock feature on the PledgeManager meaning you can now go in and amend your pledges, or add to your pledge!
This is... Read more
So it’s been an eventful week, apologies that this is a little overdue.
Throughout this update there are some pics of cheerleaders to, er, cheer you up if you’ve been... Read more
The majority of PledgeManager emails have now gone out - if you haven’t got yours yet, don’t panic, they are still going out.
Naturally with a new system of this... Read more
The Pledge Manager has arrived!
UPDATE IN SHORT: Emails for the PledgeManager are now being sent out. It may take up to 24 hours to come through, so please be patient and don't panic if... Read more
Meet the 'bots! And the Rock Monsters...
Ssh – whisper it. Rumour has it the Pledge Manager is complete. Look out for more information coming later...
In the mean time, I wanted to share these with you…... Read more
Pause on Pledge Manager
We had hoped to bring the Pledge Manager to you today but alas events conspired against us and we simply ran out of time.
We've done some more... Read more
Xtreme Pledge Manager is on the way!
Let’s get straight to it – the Pledge Manager is going live over the weekend so that we’ve got technical support in case there are any issues. Adam – the... Read more
The Tsudochan Way
Our beta testers have done their job and fed back to the man in charge of the new PledgeManager, who is making sure it’s ship shape before it’s released. Ronnie’s... Read more
Come and see us!
If you want to learn to play DreadBall Xtreme with the Games Designer on hand to answer your questions, plus see the models for real before the Kickstarter ship, make... Read more
Petr flinched as the rusted tannoy system blared the announcer’s voice to the bar. Distracted by the screeching feedback, he stumbled into one of the patrons. He backed away,... Read more
Pledge Manager + New Sculpts
We had hoped to get the pledge manager out this week but it was more important to test it thoroughly so we’ve delayed the launch.
It’s a new... Read more
The dust has settled...
So the dust has settled, we’ve had a mini-break just to recover after Sunday’s shenanigans and we’re back with update withdrawal syndrome.
That happens unfortunately, after posting one a day... Read more
Well thanks you everyone for backing and supporting us and helping create such an amazing range!
As a big thank you we upgraded every Season 5 and Season 6... Read more
30 Minutes to go...
Well we are in the closing minutes of another fantastic and incredible Kickstarter – thank you everyone for backing and supporting us and helping create such an amazing range.
As... Read more
The final whistle is beckoning!
Boom! That’s the Kovossian Mutants and the Mechanites all upgraded with new components and prones! That’s 4 prone markers added to Rampage and 8 prone markers in Frenzy!
Next up:... Read more
Fear his Wrath!
And that’s Grax, our Furon MVP locked in!
Grax is included in Frenzy at no extra cost, and is now available to add-on to your pledge for $5!
Up next,... Read more
Stretch Goal Smashed! Season 6 Locked in!
Brilliant stuff, we’re rocking along at the moment and we’ve now unlocked the Season 6 DreadBall Rulebook!
A digital PDF is now included in all of the different pledges levels.... Read more
Death Arena unlocked!
As promised – we’re back!
We’ve broken through the Furon Arena stretch goal, locking in the feral Free Agent challenge pledges of Rage and up, whilst also unlocking 4 bonus... Read more
We're into the last 12 hours!
Thank you so much for supporting the DreadBall Xtreme Kickstarter.
Over the last 23 and ½ days we’ve funded 12 teams, creating a whole host of cool characters and awesome... Read more
You face certain death in the Furon Arenas
Sublime – Eclipse is locked in!
The Eclipse Sponsor is now included free in pledges of Frenzy and up, and is now available to add-on for $5!
Her sponsor rules... Read more
Penny Arcade Special: Some people play DreadBall, I erode the human soul!
Mantic will be travelling the globe again this year, with Adepticon, Gen Con and Salute being three of the biggest events we go to. For the first time though, we’re... Read more
Stretch Goal Smashed! New Stretch: $550,000 - Eclipse
And there we go – Kryphos, the Koris MVP is unlocked! He is now included free in pledges of Rampage and up!
Let’s kickstart the day by having some fun... Read more
We're moving into extra time!
The DreadBall Xtreme Kickstarter is preparing itself for one last weekend of massive uncontrollable frenzy action - before heading off into the sunset forever. And it would not be a... Read more
BOOM! Season 6 teams are here!
Stunning work guys - we’ve unlocked our first two Season 6 teams – the troublesome Koris and the tricksy Hobgoblins.
Oh, and the Hulk!
Rampage gets 1 bonus Season 6... Read more
Medibot locked in!
Fantastic – you’ve broken through our bonus stretch unlocking the Xtreme Medibot!
We’ll throw one into Frenzy at no extra cost and make him available to add on to your... Read more
Add-on Wednesday (2) is here!
So it seems the Frenzy Frenzy is back on as we’ve got just 35 of our Limited Edition 2 Frenzy packages left!
Remember that when we go through our $525,000... Read more
Rampage Rush + Frenzy Frenzy!
We’ve had a few requests from potential backers enquiring about Frenzy. We actually sold out of Frenzy a good 10 hours before the midnight deadline, and it’s fair to say... Read more
Into the last 7 days!!
We’re ¾ of the way to our next stretch goal, so it’s time to get things moving in our race to the finishing line - here we go!
Ronnie... Read more
DreadBall Season 5 is here!!
Everyone’s favourite Elastopod Avenger was put up late last night and boom, you’ve swiped Schnorkel aside, locking him FREE into pledges of Rampages and up!
So, today’s the bigone... Read more
We are into the final 24 hours of Frenzy!
It’s been a crazy week but all good things must come to an end. At midnight (GMT) Sunday 9th March, the... Read more
A Shark's Tale
We have unlocked the Sann-gar Giant - fantastic!
Yesterday we also unlocked the Iron Ancestor Giant - and both of them are included free in the Xtreme Xpansion!
We’ve barely... Read more
There’s always a bigger fish!
Wow! We're so close to sweeping not 1 but 2 stretch goals aside – you guys are ruthless…
… and we like that!
That’s now Irsala, the Sepharin MVP, and... Read more
I CHALLENGE YOU!
It’s Day 4 of the Frenzy Frenzy and as we approach the penultimate weekend, it’s always a good time to reflect.
In the last 7 days we’ve added a free... Read more
UNDER THE SEA!
Overnight we smashed through the 2,000 backer milestone. Thank you so much to everyone who has backed the Xtreme project!
Breaking 2,000 backers means that we have unlocked multiplayer... Read more
Day 3 of our 4 day Frenzy has begun! (I know we said the 3 days of Frenzy, but surely 4 is cooler, right?)
We’re still getting into a Frenzy... Read more
Stretch goals Unbrokked! New team and MVP locked in!
And there we have it - that's two stretch goals busted in 12 hours. Thank you so much!
Yep, the Brokkrs are our third Season 5 team -... Read more
Add-on Wednesday is here!
Yesterday we made the Crystallans team available - and we gave a maxed team of 16 to everyone in at Frenzy. We also locked in Lyra the Fixer and the... Read more
The players are coming out for the second half...
...and it is time to go on a Frenzy!
Dreadball is all about teams - and we want to get lots of interesting ones for you to pick from during... Read more
Stretch Goal Smashed: Brute Force! Next Up: Lyra the Fixer!
Great start to the week – we’ve locked in Brute Force, throwing her free into pledges of Rampage and up.
Thank you for making this a reality.
Up next,... Read more
Let's Talk Material!
We are over a third of the way there to locking in Brute Force – dare we imagine a third stretch goal broken in three days?
Today we’re going to... Read more
Pitch, Traps and Brute Force!
We're on the verge of breaking two stretch goals in less than 24 hours – excellent stuff!
This latest one is a doozy as well – we're just $600 from... Read more
More, more, more!
That's the Mechanite team locked in - and if you keep reading, some interesting developments...
It is exactly 1 week after the launch and it’s safe to say... Read more
DreadBall Season 4 is here!!
“Eliza Casi here, reporting live from the Sportak Direct SlamBall Arena for SBNSC, sponsored by StimShake supplements, for the stimulation you need to get out of bed in the morning!”... Read more
DreadBall Xtreme Beta Rules now available to download!
So, Kovossians, Kalyshi and kick-ass characters are all rather exciting, but what do they do in the game? What is it that makes Xtreme different to regular DreadBall? It’s time... Read more
Stretch Goal Smashed! Doin' the Robot!
That’s the Short Story Compilation locked in and included free digitally in all pledges from Disorder and up!
We’ll really excited by the prospect of hiring an editor and some... Read more
5 Ways Xtreme is more violent than DreadBall!
DreadBall is a violent, brutal sport, made all the more worse when it’s taken underground. Intimidation is a key tactic employed by sponsors and blackmail is seen as the norm... Read more
Team Progression: ICE CREAM ICE CREAM!
Every Monday we're going to post a round up of all of the latest Xtreme progress in a series called Team Progression. This’ll include the newest sculpts, the latest art... Read more
It's Time for a New Team!
And that’s “Dead Man” Davitz locked in and included free in pledges of Rage ($100) and up!
Amazing, that’s already four MVPs fully locked in, in addition to a pile... Read more
Stretch Goal Smashed! NEXT: Dead Man Davitz PLUS Kovossian Mutants
Well that didn’t take long!
That’s five Free Agents locked in and included in pledges of Rage ($100) and up!
I have a feeling those Robots are quite popular ;)... Read more
Stretch Goal Smashed! New Stretches: Free Agents and Dead Man Davitz!
And that’s Acrylic Counters locked in!
You can now add them onto your pledge for an extra $15, or if you’re a Frenzy backer you get a set with Kickstarter... Read more
Stretch Goal Smashed! New: Frenzy Video and Kalyshi Background!
We’ve just broken through anotherstretch goal, funding the tooling and sculpts for the new poses. These upgrade the Asterian and Convict team with new and characterful figures, increasing the... Read more
Stretch Goal Smashed: NEW! Bonus Poses and Acrylic Counters!
Superb stuff – that’s the lunatic Asylum locked into pledges of Rage ($100) and up. Fantastic stuff!
Asylum is one of my favorites and totally encapsulates the dark side... Read more
Stretch Goal Smashed! Next up: Asylum, MVP!
24 hours have now passed since the launch of the Xtreme Kickstarter, raising over $268,000 and breaking through a bunch of stretch goals.
It’s been a wild ride already,... Read more
Stretch Goal Smashed: NEW! Enhanced digital rules + Asylum MVP
Wow! $250,000 in less than 24 hours. Amazing!
That’s now a free team of your choice at Rage ($100) and Rampage ($150 and Early Bird+)of your choice, of which... Read more
Stretch Goal Smashed! MEGA Stretch: Plague Mutants Team!
This is the best first day we've ever had on a Kickstarter campaign - they never cease to amaze us and we're going to have so many goodies funded,... Read more
Stretch Goal Smashed! New Stretch: Prones + Kailasa!
That’s the Chovar locked in – a great new Giant that is included free in Rampage ($150) and up!
Giants are great fun, big players that can smash things out... Read more
Stretch Goal Smashed! New Stretch: Chovar Giant!
That’s colored bases in – not only that, but we’ve only gone and got big “Brickbat” himself!
$200,000 is a bit of a milestone, so who better to celebrate with... Read more
Stretch Goal Smashed! New Stretches: Colored Bases upgrade and BONUS Convict MVP!
We’ve now funded the four new Free Agents and included them in the Boxed Game. Let’s get you some more stuff.
$160,000 – UPGRADE! Colored Hex Bases
With the ability... Read more
Stretch Goal Smashed! New Stretch Goal: BONUS Free Agents!
Stretch Goal smashed! That’s a whole heap of bonus figures thrown in free.
Let’s keep going shall we? How about some Free Agents!
A set of Alien and Robot Free... Read more
Thank you! New Stretch Goal: Bonus Figures!
Wow, the DreadBall Xtreme Kickstarter is go, funding out in just 39 mins.
Thank you so much – we’ve now funded the Boxed Game, the Player Manual, the 4 New... Read more