Oathsworn Open Playtesting For A New Game, Furball!

February 12, 2021 by avernos

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Oathsworn Miniatures have set up a facebook group to open up playtesting for their tabletop sports game of Furball. Set in Burrows & Badgers Universe it will let people play out the fastest field sport in the world on the tabletop.

Furball // Oathsworn Miniatures

So what's it all about then? Well if you've never seen any of the real-world games it's based on being played you have two teams armed with sticks, a small leather-covered wooden ball and what appears to be the closest thing to two warbands clashing you will see outside of the Vikings tv show.

Throughout all the many Kingdoms of that mighty island Albion, the populace have long enjoyed a most noble pastime. Whether they call it Shinty, Hurling, Camanachd or some other local variant, it all boils down to a handful of beasts running up and down a field, using bent sticks to to send a small leather-covered ball hurtling into the opposing team’s goal.

To play it's not for the faint-hearted so it will be interesting to see how it finally plays out when all is said and done.

Furling Player // Oathsworn Miniatures

The current version of the rules is being expanded from a game previously published in the Oathsworn Journal currently ten pages long and using a similar stripped-down system to Burrows & Badgers it should be easier to pick up for new players and existing players can more or less jump on in.

Teams will consist of six to twelve per side made up of miniatures ranging from small to large, and will play out in an area under 36" square. It's still very early days so a lot of details and finesse will come later on, for now, though if you're interested in helping playtest then you can join the test group on facepage and download the rules. With most of the sports games out there being based around American football in the main, it's lovely to see someone tackling a Gaelic sport for the tabletop, and since people have been playing them from prehistory in some fashion it was about time we got a version for our tables.

Now all I need are some OTTers and squirrels and I'm set.

Yes someone has already made a Kilkenny Cats joke.

"it's lovely to see someone tackling a Gaelic sport for the tabletop, and since people have been playing them from prehistory in some fashion it was about time we got a version"

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