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More violence, intimidating sponsors and all-new teams, Xtreme is a whole new way of playing Dreadball - The Futuristic Sports Game!
More violence, intimidating sponsors and all-new teams, Xtreme is a whole new way of playing Dreadball - The Futuristic Sports Game!
More violence, intimidating sponsors and all-new teams, Xtreme is a whole new way of playing Dreadball - The Futuristic Sports Game!
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Into the dying seconds...


There’s only six days left until the DreadBall 2 Kickstarter ends! This means that if you want to back, do so now or you’ll miss out.

There are plenty of great value pledges available:

Jack gives you everything you need to use your existing DreadBall collection in 2nd Edition for just $45! You'll receive the DreadBall 2nd Edition Rulebook, complete Team Guide, 2nd Edition card deck, Plastic Counters, Eye in the Sky, Embers Cup, Refbot 2.o and PDFs of both books.

Striker is a great Core pledge for $100! You'll receive a copy of the Core Game, DreadBall 2 Ultimate, Plastic Counters, all of the new teams and captains as they are unlocked, Kickstarter exclusives and more!

The MVP pledge contains just about everything, including the contents of Striker, the new version of Azure Forest, Dice Shakers and Dice and even more. At $160 it’s a steal, with a massive 50% off MSRP!

 As we break through Stretch Goals and Backer Goals, both MVP and Striker will have more added – such as the freshly unlocked Matsudan Team – increasing their amazing value even further! Right now, we’re chasing the Yndij Team Captain and Subs plus the hugely characterful commentator’s stand.

If you're curious as to how the game is changing, then the Rules Committee have gone through some of the planned changes in this article!

If you’re unsure which teams you want to play, then we’ve set up a handy DreadBall Spotter’s Guide which gives you a brief overview of every team in the game, including the three new ones funded by the Kickstarter!

 Try not to miss out on this - there's only six days left until the campaign ends on Sunday 7th August Midnight BST. Pledge Now!

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 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!

DreadBall Digital



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.

DreadBall Digital

The following DreadBall items are all being digitized at the moment:

  • DreadBall Season Five and Six (Mantic Digital)
  • Challenge Cup (Mantic Digital)
  • Xtreme, Xtreme Player Manual and Xtreme Xpansion (Mantic Digital)
  • DreadBall Xtreme Short Story Compilation

Mantic Digital have supplied us with a date of the 30th October for when this will be sent to those of you who are eligible.

The Rules Committee has finished the Furon Arena and Zombie Pitch Invasion Rules and we are aiming to get them included in the digital dispatch above, but please be aware they may come in a second wave.

The Playbook Apps are still in development and are coming soon.

We’ll let you know next week how we are getting on!

SpeedBall 2 Steam Keys

We have received the SpeedBall 2 Download Keys from Steam and we will be sending those out to backers who added on this product this week – look out for them in your inbox soon!

DreadBall UK Open Final

This is your last opportunity to get tickets for the UK DreadBall Regional Tournament Open Final!

Held at the illustrious Mantic Towers, this UK event will pit the country’s regional champions – and anyone else who would like to participate, the event is open to all! – against each other in a battle for the Ultimate Tyrant trophy.

If you have a DreadBall team and fancy a fun day out gaming with the Mantic gang, get your tickets here!

Rush 7


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, but we have completed the dispatch operation for Dreadball Xtreme.

If you don't have you pledge yet - don't panic! Many of these will still be en route and we're already seeing many backers posting up pictures of their new teams and models. If your pledge hasn't shown up by the end of next week, then get in touch and we'll look into any issues that may have cropped up.

Additionally, if you think that anything is missing from your pledge, you can send us a missing parts form - - which we're working through and packing/dispatching as quickly as we can. If you've already submitted one of these, it is in the middle of being processed and will be addressed soon.

If you aren't sure what you are meant to be receiving, then please refer to the picking sheet located in your order and your original survey confirmation email.

We really hope that you enjoy your rewards - thank you for joining us on this amazing journey!

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 big orders!

With the 2nd Edition Rulebook into the warehouse tomorrow, this naturally leads us into our final batch of orders to pick for this Kickstarter - the last Xtreme backers in the schedule who also have a Kings of War pledge, (and subsequently prioritised as the very first Kings of War orders to be picked and dispatched) – will start shipping.

There's going to be some very big boxes going in the post indeed!

Customer Service

With a shipping operation this large and complex, sometimes mistakes do happen. If you do find you have something missing then please use the Missing items form.

Please do not contact us before the 1st of September regarding the whereabouts of your order. If it has not arrived after that date then please use the Missing Items form for this as well.

Mantic Open Day + Brush with Death Global Painting Competition

If you need a good excuse to get your Kickstarter miniatures built and painted, then the Mantic Open Day is back in November!

Held on the 21st November at the Mantic Open Day, the format of the show is getting a refresh, with a heavy focus on Kings of War and DreadBall.

- A Day of Gaming: with events including Chariot Racing, Zombie Hunt, Deathmatch and StreetBall, there are plenty of prizes to be won by beating the competition in our challenge events!

- Secret Room: Entry to the Secret Room is drawn from a few special tickets in our raffle. Dare you enter and find out what lurks inside?

- Sneak Peak Corner: with awesome displays (light up DreadBall Stadium anyone?) and demonstrations from our in-house painting and graphics team, we'll also be showing off never-before-seen concept art and figures.

- Get a spot in our seminars with Ronnie and the team. Games Designers Alessio Cavatore and Jake Thornton will be on hand and with Warpath, Deadzone, Dungeon Saga, Kings of War 2nd Edition, new DreadBall Seasons and the, er, other thing we're doing, all to talk about, you can be assured that there will be plenty of sneak peaks on offer...

- Learn to play: our crack team of Pathfinders will be on hand to show you how to play Kings of War 2nd Edition and DreadBall - The Futuristic Sports Game.

There are two types of ticket on offer and both are limited for the show due to space considerations:

– Single Ticket: £10

– Group Ticket for four people: £30

Tickets get you access to the Mantic Open Day, and include a free show-exclusive DreadBall miniature. Children under the age of 12 get in free. Tickets are now available to order through the Mantic online store. Get yours here!

Coming soon: A Brush with Death UK and Online painting competition. Look out for more details coming soon.