March 7, 2014 by brennon
As the title suggests Mantic Games are giving you a chance to win yourself a full Crystallan DreadBall Team! All you have to do is comment below with a name for the team and once they pick their favourite they will send you a team! If it’s REALLY good it might also find its way into the rulebook too! Xtreme Kickstarting ahoy!
So as a reminder about their background…
“The ancient Start Realm of the Forge Fathers was once not very different from the GCPS, aggressively expanding and conquering any who stood in its way. One such planet was the ice-world Crystallis, which they coveted for its mineral wealth. When negotiations with the indigenous population turned sour, the avaricious Forge Fathers simply sent in fleets of drop-rigs, towering constructions which let them bypass the surface to access the planet’s subterranean riches by way of armoured drill-shafts. This was taken as an act of impudent hostility, and the Crystallans – who were a fairly advanced society, with knowledge of space travel – declared war on the invaders. The fighting was fierce; the Forge Fathers had advanced technology and veteran warriors, but the Crystallans had previously been visited by the Ada-Lorana, who had gifted them with weapons unlike anything the Star Realm had ever encountered.
Now coveting this unknown technology as much as the planet’s wealth, the Forge Fathers sent more and more warriors into the fight. It seemed that the Crystallans were defeated, but the remaining members of the High Council were even more stubborn than their enemies, deciding that if they could not have their planet, no one could. The greatest of their weapons was revealed: the Phase Flare.
The Forge Fathers pulled back as the device was detonated at the planet’s core, but the Crystallans were not killed. Instead, thanks to the mysterious technology of the Ada-Lorana, they were melded with the very substance of their world, even as it broke apart into a series of jagged shards. The recovering Crystallans, their bodies now encased in the very minerals that the Forge Fathers had sought, rebuilt as best they could, turning the remnants of their world into spacefaring vessels known as Shards. They now exist as a series of nomadic tribes, scraping together what resources they can as they prepare to strike back against the Star Realm.”
1) Think up a name for the team and comment below!
2) You have until midnight Sunday 9th March 2014 to drop in your entry then Mantic Games will choose a winner!
But that’s not all for the goodness coming out of DreadBall. We’ve also seen some awesome artwork for the teams coming out of Season 5 including Sphyr, Dwarfs, and Sorak which you can check out below.
I think we know what Warrens favourite team from this lot is going to be don’t we? I have to agree on that however since the Sphyr really do have me drawn in as an awesome team. I love the look of their armour, the way they have done their heads, and the tails don’t look stupid either.
The Rebs are that cool that they have made their way onto the cover of the Season 5 Rules alongside the Crystallans. Not a bad one either even though it’s in it’s work-in-progress stage! Don’t forget that you can make your games all the more awesome with the DreadBall Deluxe Mat that’s rubber backed. There is also a selection of brass etching sheets for adding more detail to your players.
Over all it’s quite the awesome selection of DreadBall goodies on the way and you can get your hands on a bit of DreadBall itself by making sure you come up with an awesome name.
What name do you think fits the team?