It’s been a while since there have been official DreadBall news, given that Mantic Games has been busy with Deadzone and Mars Attacks.
Now, things are on the move again, with a small DreadBall expansion at the end of this month and a second DreadBall Kickstarter a month or two after that.
#1- DreadBall Galactic Tour Series: Azure Forest
For a start, Mantic Games revealed a little “in-between” Kickstarter’s DreadBall Expansion, called Galactic Tour Series:
NottinghamAzure Forest. Presumably, this means more Galactic Tour Series expansions are on the way.
This one has a little rulebook, new cards and a new MVP.
Galactic Tour Series packs let you play DreadBall in different ways to represent how the sport varies across the galaxy. In this pack, there are rules for weather effects and new Cheerleader actions, as well as new event cards to alter your DreadBall deck and bring new elements into play.
This set contains a 32 page rulebook, 14 new DreadBall cards, the new MVP A’teo “The Savage” Adysi and the Azure Forest Trophy – everything you need to adapt your games of DreadBall!
- 32-page rulebook
- 14 DreadBall cards
- Metal MVP A’teo Adysi
- Metal Azure Forest Trophy
For a total of 15 quid, this sounds like a fun little package to switch up the routine, even though I admit I haven’t ever used Cheerleaders so far.
The MVP looks cool too. I wish there’d be more ways to use MVPs more often….
#2 – DreadBall Xtreme Kickstarter in February or March
… which would arguably my main-wish for DreadBall Xtreme. Mantic Games have been busy working behind the scenes to take DreadBall to the next level.
Now, they’ve announced that the second DreadBall Kickstarter, and Mantic’s first Kickstarter of the year, is possibly less than 2 months away.
Can DreadBall Xtreme! bring back the DreadBall fever?
#3 – Thoughts?
It’ll be interesting to see what they plan to do with the game. Little “Galactic Tour” expansions with weather-effects aside, DreadBall as a game, in its current form, is blessedly complete.
On the other hand, a “new game” in the DreadBall spirit, which may (?) be played with my existing (and some new) DreadBall miniatures, could be an exciting thing.
What do you think? Would you be interested in more DreadBall? A “follow-up Kickstarter”? Or is the entire idea a bit silly? Too soon?