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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!
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Star Saga countdown! Five reasons to back Star Saga

Posted by Mantic Games (Creator)

It’s been an exciting few weeks on the Star Saga Kickstarter and as we approach the end of the campaign, we wanted to give you an update and explain why you should jump on board.

The Star Saga Kickstarter campaign now features:

  • 90 Miniatures
  • Five Kickstarter exclusive characters and an exclusive campaign
  • Rules for using Warpath characters as minions
  • A Veer-myn expansion, with two new expansions just around the corner
  • Brand new Nameless miniatures

But just in case you need more great reasons to back, here are five of the top reasons to support Star Saga on Kickstarter

Sci-fi Dungeon Crawling!


This is a genre that we don’t think has been explored to its full potential and Star Saga aims to change all that. You’ll be blasting lasers down corridors, placing sentry guns, hacking computer terminals, facing off against a deranged psychic Chovar, hunting down futuristic equipment, uncovering secret plots, desperately trying to stop security alarms and taking on horrific Plague experiments.

Even better, the experience will never be quite the same, as you can play campaigns with different mercenaries, thanks to Star Saga’s points-based selection system, while the evil Nexus Player will have to adapt their plans on the fly thanks to the random action/event cards. This means the replay value is superb.

Create your own Mercenaries


Along with the core game, the Star Saga Kickstarter comes with the brilliant Character Creator expansion. This detailed book explains how to create your own character by choosing their race, attributes, bonuses and even spectacular feats that can dramatically change the outcome of a mission.

Thanks to the Character Creator you’re not limited to those mercenaries included with the pledge. In fact, you can use any miniature in your collection and create a mercenary that perfectly captures their appearance… a goblin sniper, a Brokkr engineer or Asterian Overseer.

And why stop there… what about a time-travelling physician? A bounty hunter that likes to shoot first (allegedly)? A lord of the stars? The choice is yours… if you’ve got a miniature, you’ve got a merc.

The Eiras Contract is just the beginning…


Also included in the Kickstarter pledge is the Mission Creator. This is for those people who love to craft their own adventures and write their own action-packed storylines.

Even better, the Mission Creator includes a Bestiary with a wide selection of races from the Warpath universe, which allows you to use them as enemy units in your own campaigns.

So, if you already own a massive collection of Asterians, Marauders or Forge Fathers, for example, this means you’ll be able to get even more fun from your miniatures by using them in Star Saga. As gamers, we don’t always have time for a full-on game of Warpath, so Star Saga will scratch that sci-fi itch when you want to dig out your favourite minis from Deadzone or Warpath.

The Nameless!


Need we say more? The Nameless have always been one of our most popular races thanks to their appearance in Dreadball, along with Project Oberon in Deadzone. So we thought Star Saga was a fantastic opportunity to not only give them a leading role in the Kickstarter exclusive campaign, The Fear in the Darkness, but also flesh out their background too. Who would like to see them as a Deadzone faction too? Well… only time will tell!

Veer-myn, Rebs and Nameless expansions


We’ve already funded Retake the Blackstar Station, which is an expansion starring the Veer-myn aboard a space station but earlier this week we unveiled two new expansions that will be unlocked at $325,000… so we need your support to make sure we reach them.

The Devil’s Betrayal features a raid on a Rebs base, as Francesco ‘The Devil’ Selvaggio encounters some characters from his past, who aren’t too pleased to see him. Meanwhile, Terror in the Deep introduces two new mercenaries and a Nameless boss in this action-packed adventure that takes place in a biosphere underwater.

Even better, once funded you’ll be able to grab all these bundles – along with the Beyond Eiras Mission Book – for the fantastic price of $75.

What are you waiting for? Check out the Star Saga Kickstarter now!

Into the dying seconds...

Posted by Mantic Games (Creator)

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!

Posted by Mantic Games (Creator)

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

Posted by Mantic Games (Creator)


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

Posted by Mantic Games (Creator)

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!