Hey, Sports Fans!
Whether it's the brutal arenas of the DreadBall Xtreme circuit or the glitzy stadiums of sponsored DreadBall matches, the DreadBall universe has been going from strength to strength. As the two games share models, both support each other.
Over the years DreadBall has grown beyond the simple core game and 2 expansion teams we originally had planned. It developed into 6 season books, 25 teams, a cast of MVPs, a multi-player expansion, several stand alone expansions and a supporting range of accessories, pitches and giants.
Two of those books and several teams are now out of stock and the range has become intimidating to new players and unbalanced as new teams have joined the game. With the core game going out of print and 4 years of community feedback under our belt, it’s time to tidy it all up and make it into something even better.
What does this mean for Xtreme?
DreadBall Xtreme is and always has been it’s own standalone game that shares a miniatures range with DreadBall and, whilst we will not be updating the rules for DreadBall Xtreme as part of this Kickstarter, we will be adding rules for any new teams that get funded by the 2nd Ed DreadBall Kickstarter so that you can use those in Xtreme.
So far we've shown off concept art for the sports robots and a complete Yndij team, and we also have designs for the Matsudan (Sumo Lizards!) and Cyborgs - all very fitting for the Xtreme setting I'm sure you'll agree!
DreadBall is returning to Kickstarter tomorrow to bring in loads of new players and fund the 2nd Edition of the game. This will be focused on re-balancing the Teams, streamlining the rules and layout and overhauling the league mechanics. If you want to find out more - check out the Development Diary over on the Mantic Blog.
Launching at 1:30pm BST on Friday 22nd July and running for just two weeks, the DreadBall Kickstarter is designed around one main $100 pledge level that contains items worth over $150 MSRP – and, should we break our funding goal, the pledge level will get even better value as we break stretch goals and throw in free stuff. We’ve had some great ideas from the community – from miniatures representing the Eye in the Sky to DreadBall’s own Commentary Team event card holder – that we hope to see become reality.
I hope that you’ll join us for a fun campaign. Thank you for your support!