Next week, the 2019 convention season launches for us at the BreadDoll.
Adepticon is here! It’s a pretty special convention; tightly curated to highlight miniature games. It’s not as sprawling as Gen Con, but it’s not as small as regional events. Adepticion is the Goldilocks of gaming.
DreadBall is well represented. As such, the BreadDoll is there too. We’re sponsoring three events and like always – Coaches participating in BreadDoll sponsored events get swag.
First up; League in a Night 2! Thursday March 28, 2019. 5pm. Coaches are going to settle down an evening of team development. It’s a four round slug fest of strikes and slams. And, experience is marked along the way. I adore League in Night tournament formats. In this humble BreadDoll editor’s opinion, league play is the superior way to enjoy DreadBall. No tournament format can replicate a league setting, but League in a Night comes pretty darn close. League play is an entirely different beast from “normal” tournament formats. “Resurrection?” No no no… If a player is injured in league play, they’ll feel the consequences in future games. Unless of course, a Coach rolls a 6, 7, or 8. Or, if a Coach wants to spend 40mc on an injury re-roll. What’s hurts more Coach? The back injury of your level 3 Striker, or your thinned out pocket book? League in a Night tests different skills sets and requires different strategies. A battle (ahem, match) can be lost, but a Coach can still win the war (ahem, league). Launch the first ball with a vanilla starting team, and promote roster growth for a high team value. Competing Coaches get a set of Home / Visitor cards from the BreadDoll.
Second is the MAIN EVENT: Adepticorp Cup! Saturday March 29, 2019. Sometime in the morning… Adepticorp Cup is the North American DreadBall Circuit (NADC) Championship tournament. Any 2018 regional winners are awarded a seat at the tournament, but even scrubs like me can buy a ticket and reach for glory. As League in a Night demands specific straggles, so too does Adepticorp Cup. Whereas “Leaguers” are tasked with developing a team through a meta growth tournament, Adepticorp Coaches need to do their homework long before their first match opponent is determined. Power gamers rejoice, because the Adepticorp Cup rewards those who “roster-bate.” Coaches are issued 1200 mc and an empty bench. Have at it! With the exception of a few omissions (Martians, Rejects, Giants), Coaches can build their team to theoretical perfection. Coaches that actually respect the game and its hobby aspect also literally build their team. What You See Is What You Get, otherwise known as WYSIWYG. Anything less in my opinion, and the Coach is just a Chump. Competing Coaches get a set of Home / Visitor cards from the BreadDoll.
Lastly, it’s BIG TIME. Saturday March 29, 2019. Sometime during the bacchanalia known as Mantic Night, six Coaches will compete in Clash of the Giants! For its fourth iteration, Clash of the Giants moves from its Mid-Atlantic roots, AND it gets a serious facelift. Clash of the Giants was a popular non-sanctioned tournament in Washington D.C. that celebrated the beautiful (and beautifully neglected) Giants. Coaches were rewarded if they added a Giant to their rosters. Fun was had by all, but after the 2018 tournament – the winds of change had blown. Clash of the Giants 2019 is now an Ultimate Match. Coaches will choose from a selection of pre-built teams. They are lean, mean rosters that happen to include – Giants. And because Clash of the Giants is a spectacle, there’s even more. MORE GIANTS! DreadBall’s deep line of miniatures include nine Giant models. Clash of the Giants will introduce FOUR NEW GIANTS. Rosters are top secret. However, the BreadDoll will offer one image to whet any Giant appetites.
Only six Coaches will get to experience the big brawl at Mantic Night. But do not fear! The new Clash of the Giants only debuts at Adepticon! If any Coach wants to participate in a colossal convention contest, Clash of the Giants will be offered several times at Gen Con 2019.
The Coach who Conquers will receive a set of Ultimate turn cards, and the Champions of League in a Night and the Adepticorp Cup will get a fresh set of BreadDoll dice.
Good luck Coaches. BreadDoll editors look forward to meeting as many of you as possible. For those that won’t cross our launch lines, come back to the site for a Adepticon Rush Report.