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24 Mar 2020 18:34 #308542 by Frohike
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Some other deals:

Doomtown: Reloaded - $20
Sons of Anarchy - $20
Super Fantasy - $20
Dark Darker Darkest - $15

Any Nemo's War fans who want opaque sleeves for the inconsistent card backs (some of mine were straight up marked). These sleeves work nicely & look great:

Fantasy Flight Sleeves: A Game of Thrones - House Greyjoy - $2.50 for 50

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25 Mar 2020 07:12 #308553 by drewcula
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Every year, Mantic Games has a March clearance. They're going really deep this time. This sale is particularly good if you're interested in;
DreadBall (My favorite. Anybody?!)
Star Saga
HellBoy
The Walking Dead

www.manticgames.com/games/warehouse-clearance/

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25 Mar 2020 09:47 #308557 by jpat
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I fear I'm going to hate myself for asking, but is the Dreadball set a good deal? I have hemmed and hawed about various sports games like this before, so I've looked at Dreadball off and on.

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25 Mar 2020 10:02 #308559 by Gary Sax
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I know Drewcula has written a bunch of stuff on the site on the game but I'm struggling to search it down, let's see if I can find some...

therewillbe.games/forum/24-social-networ...ball-at-origins-2017
therewillbe.games/forum/10-ameritrash/19...100th-post-dreadball

I did also find some stuff from Mr. White, as well, a user who doesn't come through anymore:
therewillbe.games/blogs-by-members/5417-dreadball-into-the-pit
therewillbe.games/forum/20-table-top-min...let-s-talk-dreadball
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25 Mar 2020 12:05 #308569 by the_jake_1973
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I'll sell you all my Kaosball stuff if you want.....

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26 Mar 2020 15:56 #308612 by drewcula
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Jpat,
I'm obviously biased.
I'm a DreadBall nut. I'm a tournament organizer, and I'm on the rules committee.

I love DreadBall. Love love love.

When I'm headed to an event in an Uber, and the driver asks,"WTF is DreadBall?" I respond, "Have you seen Space Jam? Yeah? I'm playing a board game version of Space Jam with a bunch of nerds for a couple of hours."
From a Blood Bowl background, I think it's best compared to the big dog at the park:
- DB is less punishing
- 1/2 the number of minis
- 1/2/ the time to play a match
- As BB is a parody of GW's Warhammer, DB is a parody of Mantic's Warpath

When I mentioned DB to BB players, they immediately reply, "Yeah! 1/2 the fun too!"

DB is not without warts:
- Miniature scale is all over the place
- Miniature material is all over the place
- Miniature quality is all over the place
- 2nd edition balls are incredible hard to handle
- Giant MVPs are grossly under-represented
- 30 teams are relatively well balanced, though some are more challenging to master and may have naturally weak/strong opponents. But ranking up teams in league play can sometimes be uneven.

Very few BB players play DB. Very few GuildBall players play DB. No Kaosball players play DB. These observations are largely because.... Not many people play DreadBall.

It's tragic IMO, but there it is. I cling to the game system because I still have a monthly league. Our stable has shifted over the years, but we're finishing our season 9 with eight Coaches. It's a blast.

I was suppose to run a "League in a Night" tournament at Adepticon this evening. Tomorrow night? I was suppose to run the National Championship. Now I'm at home, painting a DreadBall miniature typing to you about the game's merits. So it goes.
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26 Mar 2020 17:03 #308614 by jpat
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Thanks. I'll return us to our original programming shortly. I've always been on the margins of sports gaming. I'm sitting here looking at a stack of Strat-O-Matic baseball seasons that, except when I was playing a PC league, have barely been touched, and my attempt to teach TechNoBowl to my wife proved more than I could've imagined that she was right when she said she knew nothing about football. At. All. If there were more of a community environment--hard to sustain, I know--I'd be more interested, but even then I've talked myself out of playing in leagues before. But that sounds like a hella fun environment, and kudos to you for supporting other people's fun as well as your own.
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27 Mar 2020 17:23 #308649 by fightcitymayor
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drewcula wrote: Not many people play DreadBall.

it would be exceedingly difficult, but (as a Mantic fan) if there were a solo automata for Dreadball, that would really set it apart.
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