Tournament Time / Rush Report: DC*DC IV

ACK ACK ACK!

Translation: Assemble human scum, and read the data generated from another successful ‘District of Columbia DreadBall Cup.’

The Martians hosted another NADC event, the DC*DC.  An elite group of fearless Coaches accepted the Martian invite to play DreadBall in a daunting environment; WashingCon IV.  It was the fourth DC*DC.  It was the fourth WashingCon.  Coincidence?

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Competing Coaches were issued a custom score marker. Presidential busts of Earth Leaders after colorful adornment from the Cyber Optics Red Team Division. Martians are funny.

WashingCon is a convention like no other.  Small, but sweet.  Crowded, but cool.  High priced, but high valued.  WashingCon is a convention that focuses on playing board games.  In particular, an abundance of family board games.  You cannot swing a dead Yndij by the tail without hitting a child at WashingCon.

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There were 1,500 gamers at WashingCon IV. 1,494 of them were playing with either meeples, cubes, or discs.

DreadBall was an outlier.  It was the only miniature game present at the convention, disguised as a board game!  The Martians are tricky, mischievous organizers.  In a bout of counter programming, gamers far and wide came to witness the spectacle of DreadBall demonstrations and a tournament.  Flyers were distributed, and mints were consumed.  Three veteran Coaches entered the contest, and three brand new Coaches learned to play on Saturday in order to compete on Sunday.  Now that’s moxie.

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The calm before the storm at WashingCon IV.

Not surprisingly, the rookie Coaches got messed up against seasoned competitors.  But the winners were generous, the losers were eager to play in the next tournament, and the folk in middle had playbook criticism.  So it goes.  The Supreme Leader marked these rules and results:

The 2018 NADC rules pack was in effect.  In short; Team builds were 1,200 mc.  No Giants, no transfers, no Ronnie Rejects, and no “We Can Rebuild Him.”  Team Captains, support staff, and generic player advancements (one per player at 25 mc) were allowed.

Coach and Team name

Race.  Tournament Points.  Total Fan Cheers.  Total Serious Injuries.  Match specs.

6.  Juan Casanas and his Bash Bros.!

Brokkr.  0.  48.  4

Match 1. vs. Andrew.  3 point loss in Rush 10.

Match 2. vs. Wes.  7 point loss in Rush 5.

Match 3. vs. Dave.  2 point loss in Rush 6.

Match 4. vs. Brett.  3 point loss in Rush 12.

5.  Dave Erickson and his Hunky Human Hot Hogs!

Human Corporation, Male.  3.  28.  0.

Match 1. vs. Brett.   3 point loss in Rush 10.

Match 2. vs. Geoff.  7 point loss in Rush 3.

Match 3. vs. Juan.  2 point win in Rush 6.

Match 4. vs. Wes.  1 point loss in Rush 6.

4.  Wes Hayden and his Convicts of the Criminally Corrupt!

Convicts.  6.  23.  0.

Match 1. vs. Geoff.  7 point loss in Rush 5.

Match 2. vs. Juan.  7 point win in Rush 5.

Match 3. vs. Andrew.  7 point loss in Rush 5.

Match 4. vs. Dave.  1 point win in Rush 6.

3.  Andrew Wodzianski and his C.O.C.K.S.U.C.K.E.R.S.!

Z’zor.  6.  39.  2.

Match 1. vs Juan.  3 point win in Rush 10.

Match 2. vs. Brett.  7 point loss in Rush 13.

Match 3. vs Wes.  7 point win in Rush 5.

Match 4. vs Geoff.  2 point loss in Rush 12.

2.  Brett Postal and his Vampy Voluptuous Voids!

Human Corporation, Female.  9.  21.  0

Match 1. vs Dave.  3 point win in Rush 10.

Match 2. vs Andrew.  7 point win in Rush 13.

Match 3. vs. Geoff.  7 point loss in Rush 7.

Match 4. vs. Juan.  3 point win in Rush 12.

And the champion Geoff Burbidge with his Sphyria’s Fist!

Sphyr.  12.  27.  0.

Match 1. vs. Wes.  7 point win in Rush 10.

Match 2. vs. Dave.  7 point win in Rush 3.

Match 3. vs. Brett.  7 point win in Rush 7.

Match 4. vs Andrew.  2 point win in Rush 12.

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He may have lost, but Juan grabbed some loot! MOST BRUTAL, a set of BreadDoll dice, and THE INFAMOUS BREADDOLL! Good job killer!
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Hunky Dave takes home a girl. In Gold. FAN FAVORITE!
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Wes was SUPPOSE to attend a gaming lecture at 1pm. He skipped it. Why? SO HE COULD PLAY DREADBALL. And that Coaches, is BEST SPORTSMAN.
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The Tournament Organizer and BreadDoll co-editor got to play! THIRD PLACE.
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Coming off an undefeated season of league play, Brett suffers his first loss in over ten games. SECOND PLACE.
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Geoff nabs BEST PAINTED with a clever Sphyr team. The highlight? A magnetized Guard arm and head that can be swapped for Keeper upgrades. An impeccable build, coached impeccably. Good job old chap. FIRST PLACE.  Geoff’s win grants him a pass to the National Competition in March of 2019.  FYI – right after Geoff builds and paints his upcoming cyborg team, the DreadBall Rules Committee will adjust their rules.

And so, the North American DreadBall Circuit comes to a close for 2018.  Or does it?  If another golden ticket to the National Championship at Adepticon 2019 is on the calendar, let us know in the comments below.  Otherwise, keep the brushes swinging.  Keep the Slams brutal.  Keep the Strikes blistering.  May all of your sixes explode, especially when you’re playing against this Geoff character…

District of Columbia DreadBall Cup Champions

2018 Geoff Burbidge

2017 Dean Winkelspecht

2016 Xanth Squires

2015 Xanth Squires

DC DC 2018 FB Event

SAVE THE DATE: JANUARY 27, 2019.  EVENT HORIZON.

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Rush Report: CORT Season 7 Sacko & Championship

The seventh season of DreadBall CORT has officially wrapped.  While a celebratory, post-season Ultimate match will see the top ranked six Coaches compete in September, the worst and the the first have been crowned.

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Among CORT’s many traditions, each season is named.  Previous years have included;

S3 The Search for Spock

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S4 IV

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S5 Slaughterhouse Five

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and S6 Christ Punchers

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Most seasons are titled after pop culture references.  Season seven’s title, “Fresh Meat,” was literal.  For the first time since it’s inception, CORT welcomed two new coaches into the fold.  Their season debuts could not have been more different and their final matches are detailed below.

THE CORT DB S7 SACKO

VETERAN Steve’s Diaspora (Yndij)  vs FRESH MEAT Gavrie’s Bruce (Sphyr)

The Sacko is played to determine the Coach with the worst season record.  In a surprisingly tight field, the bottom game squared veteran Steve against fresh meat Gavrie.

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Set up is complete, and miniature truck nuts serve as a score marker. A ball launch takes on weighted meaning.
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Striker Scaramucci takes the early lead after Rush 1 with a 3 point Strike.
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Striker Megamouth keeps the game lively with a 2 point Strike to finish Rush 2.
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Rush 3. Rinse and repeat: The Mooch sinks another 3.
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And in turn, Megamouth scores another 2 to finish Rush 4.
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The Yndij in the backfield increase their lead. Another 3 point Strike at the end of Rush 5 puts the Diaspora ahead by a commanding 5.
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Rushes 6 & 7 are keep away, and repositioning. At the top of the 8th Rush, Stubborn Megamouth finds himself in a well guarded strike zone.
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By the end of Rush 8, the stealthy shark swims by threats for an easy 2 point Strike. Steve’s Yndij lose a bit of their lead. The Diaspora are ahead by 3.
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Rush 9. And the tide turns! The Yndij lose the ball in a failed Dash.
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The Sphyr capitalize on an Yndij fail, picking up the ball and attempting to score 2 points on Rush 10.
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But the Strike attempt failed.
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Back and forth, back and forth! Even scoring sends both Coaches into the final pair of Rushes with the Yndij still ahead by 3.
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A heavily guarded Strike attempt at the end of Rush 13. One success needed, one success rolled.
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Hammerhead sinks a 2 point Strike to finish the match with some R E S P E C T.  Steve’s Yndij Diaspora win.
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One the smartest, funniest, and good natured Coaches of all time is awarded the CORT Sacko Trophy.  He may be new to the sport and league, but Gavrie is not to be taken lightly.  He took a beating in the standings, but that recored does not account for games well played. Remarkably close matches throughout the season made Gavrie a constant threat. Now with Sacko in hand, Gavrie has the duty to “modify” the award before passing it to next season’s last place.

THE CORT DB S7 Championship

FRESH MEAT Brett’s Mean Machine (Male Corporation)  vs VETERAN Zak’s Russia’s Red Twitter Bot Army (Brokkr)

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A perfect Corporation record with a new coach, competes against a slow burning juggernaut Veteran.  It’s a match of green horns vs. a four time league champion!
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Set up is complete and a miniature Golden Blaine serves as the score marker.
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An action packed 1st Rush! The Brokkr head to score and The Ball Shatters! A new ball is launched and is followed by Run Interference! However, Mean Machine’s Bobby Boucher Jr. fails the pick up.
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The Brokkr finish Rush 1 with a castle break and 3 point Strike.
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The Mean Machine’s Shane Falco runs to grab the ball in Rush 2. And fails.
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The Brokkr capitalize, and Striker @Ozy Bear sinks 2 points at the end of Rush 3.
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Brett’s embarrassed Shane Falco redeems himself with a proper ball pick up, and 2 point Strike. End of Rush 4.  3 point lead for Zak.
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Rush 5 ends without a Strike. Instead, Guard @underthemotic looks at the ball.
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Rush 6. Fancy footwork puts Brett’s meanies into scoring position. 2 points! Zak’s lead is narrowed to 1.
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Rush 7.  A launched Ball Strikes a player.  A successful Dodge, but eventually – a failed pick up.  The ball scatters.
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Brett’s Mean Machine takes the lead in Rush 8.
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And Zak turns the pendulum with a 2 point Strike response. End of Rush 9.
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2 in the 10th!
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Zak’s Team Captain rolls down to pitch for a deep castle break through. Meanwhile, a challenging 2 pointer is scored by a grizzled Jack. Zak leads by 1 again at the end of Rush 11.
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Back and forth between Rushes! At the end of Rush 13, Zak has tied the game.
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Despite a last ditch Even effort by Zak, Brett’s Jimmy Dix scores 1 for the win.

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Reigning Champion Zak passes the torch (i.e. the well worn and battle scarred DreadBalls Championship Trophy) to the new winner. Brett finishes the season with a perfect record, a trophy, and the gratitude of other CORT coaches [Gratitude that Zak has been defeated in the Championship match]. Brett now has the duty of making “modifications” to the trophy before handing it to next season’s champ.
Several CORT Coaches will have an opportunity to seek revenge and hurl final insults during the post-season Ultimate match.  BreadDoll readers can anticipate another Rush Report from that game.  Meanwhile, Gavrie begins considering his team draft for Season 8.  That season will see its first ball launch in October.  Do readers have suggestions for CORT’s season 8 name?  Let us know in the comments below.

 

Long live DreadBall.  Long live CORT.

 

 

Rush Report: CORT Season 7 Playoffs (2)

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Elmer and Dobbs make another appearance on the Azure Forest. Good luck Coaches!

Coaches!  This BreadDoll Editor-in-Chief has ONCE AGAIN witnessed one the greatest DreadBall matches of all time.  And ONCE AGAIN, it is only now that I begin to sober-up from an intoxicating evening of pure sports genius.

DreadBall league CORT held their second playoff game last night.  Season seven was a close affair among all eight Coaches.  But as the Championship game approaches, only four can go into the playoffs.  The second playoff contest was Brett’s Mean Machine Team (sponsored by Miller Lite) [Trontek 29ers] vs. Alex’s The Replicants [Draconian All-Stars].

I’m still no Jimmy Olsen, but I did my best to capture the dynamics.  Photos detail a few outcomes from key actions and positions at the end of every Rush.

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Set-up complete, and Alex’s Neo-bots take the first Rush.
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Rush 1: Alex ultimately scores 1 point, after a slick Extended Run Interference by Brett. Brett’s Jack took the ball from the launch and played keep away. Alex gave chase, knocking both the Jack prone AND seriously injuring Brett’s best Striker. Only then was it time to score.
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And THIS is what happens when you take the ball on another Coach’s Rush.
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Alex’s support staff is well trained…
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Rush 2: Brett retaliates with a two pointer. Score = Brett 1.
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Rush 3: Alex attempts to smash Brett’s second good Striker and comes up short via Brett’s leggy line of Cheerleaders. So Alex heads off to pick up the ball. And fails.
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Rush 4: Brett takes advantage of the loose ball. Two precious cards are spent, but Brett pulls in a one pointer. Score = Brett 2.
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Rush 5: Alex does what he does, and he finishes his actions with a two point Strike. Score = TIED
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Rush 6: Brett returns fire with a two point Strike of his own. Score = Brett 2.
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Rush 7: Surprise surprise. Alex scores 2. Score = TIED
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Rush 8: The pattern continues. Brett returns the maneuver with his own 2 point Strike. Again, the score = Brett 2.
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Rush 9: Alex pushes AND SCORES A THREE! Brett did his best to prevent it: An extended RI and two cards burns. It didn’t work. Alex takes the lead.
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Rush 10: And Brett returns fire with a two pointer. Score = Brett 1.
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Rush 11: Alex “lays wood,” and takes out another Striker with a Serious Injury. Then, a two point Strike.
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Rush 12: Brett’s Guard smashes the previously scoring Neo-bot Striker and sends him out for 2. Then, Brett’s Jack grabs the ball and shoots for 1. Score = TIED.
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Rush 13: Alex almost has the ball, until he doesn’t. F***ing Cheerleader. FLAUNT IT FLAUNT IT FLAUNT IT
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Rush 14: The ball is within reach. It is Brett’s game to lose…
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And what comes around, goes around. Alex uses his own Cheerleader’s ‘Flaunt It,’ and the Rush is over. Off to Over Time!
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OT/Rush 15: Alex is pole position for a ball pick up. UNTIL BRETT PLAYS EXTENDED RUN INTERFERENCE! An incredible string of luck allows the Jack to weasel away from threats, pick up the ball, run, and throw to a ready Striker.
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Brett scores 1. ON ALEX’S RUSH.
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Alex finally grabs the newly launched ball, and fires off a shot for two. Score = Alex 1.
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OT / Rush 16: Brett spends 3 action tokens buying cards, just in case he needs to reroll. Then, a reliable Striker just needs to double the pick up, dash, and score two. Doable, right? Doesn’t pick up the ball. CARD. Doesn’t double the pick up. CARD. Doesn’t dash. CARD. Doesn’t make the two point shot. COACH! Brett wins by 1.

What a finish!  Alex programmed magic with Romeo Blue and Linked.  Brett’s impressive Support Staff brought (bought?) opportunity and upset over and over.  Who would have thought?  Two CORT playoff matches BOTH determined in Overtime!?

Brett’s Mean Machine Team heads into the CORT Championship match undefeated.  More impressive?  Brett is a rookie Coach! is opponent is not so green.  Zak is long in the tooth when it comes to DreadBall.  His Brokkr team is grizzled, steady, and tough as nails.  Brett’s  This season will be his sixth appearance in the big game.  He’s won four times.

Do readers want to see rosters?  Congratulate Coaches?  Hire harlots for their own nefarious plans?  Let it be known in the comments below.  While you’re at it, subscribe to the blog!

Rush Report: CORT Season 7 Playoffs (1)

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Coaches!  This BreadDoll Editor-in-Chief may have witnessed one the greatest DreadBall matches of all time.  Only now do I begin to sober-up from an intoxicating evening of pure sports genius.

DreadBall league CORT held their first playoff game last night.  Season seven was a close affair among all eight Coaches.  But as the Championship game approaches, only four can go into the playoffs.  First to the pitch was Ken’s Lanier Heights Losers [Rejects] vs. Zak’s Russia’s Red Twitter Bot Army [Brokkr].

I’m no Jimmy Olsen, but I did my best to capture the dynamics.  Photos detail a few outcomes from key actions and positions at the end of every Rush.  Post-match rosters are at the end.

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Removed from the normal stadiums in the CORTroom dungeon, this playoff match was held in The Kearny Lounge at Hill House. As such, the outlying Azure Forest pitch was employed. Brokkr begin the 1st rush.
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Zak uses his Brokkr Team Captain to good use. His 3+ Skill Striker uses THREE actions (plus a card) to get into the deep strike zone. Score for 3 in Rush 1.

 

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Ken exhausts one card, and two actions to gang up on Zak’s Team Captain. The Driller Thriller goes out for 1.
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Ken finishes his Rush 2 with an unguarded 2 point Strike.
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Rush 3: Zak brushes aside the tree beast and scores a 4!
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Rush 4: Ken beats down on the last Stirker, and returns fire once again with his Renegade Yndij. 2 points!
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Rush 5: A pattern emerges. Zak now brings in a Jack to score a 2 pointer. Meanwhile…
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Rush 6: Ken lays the beatdown from behind on the recently scored Jack. Then his Cherry picking Stiker once again effortlessly grabs the ball and scores for 2. Score, Zak 3.
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Rush 7: I’ll be damned.  Zak uses his Team Captain card “Brokkr and role” – the little f***er rolls two spaces away from the Tree Beast, and then stands up!
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AND here’s the first big swing and a miss. Zak goes for the shot and comes up short. Ken’s Rush!
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Rush 8: Ken sacks Zak, but does not acquire the ball. Off to Rush 9! Score is still 3 Zak.
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Rush 9: Zak is caught in a logger jam. The ball remains untouched.
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Rush 10: Ken piles on! A barely seen Striker enters the pitch to lock up the Team Captain even MORE. MOAR!!! Meanwhile, Ken sends his Zee Jack to grab the ball and boogie to the.. Dugout?
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Rush 11: Zak finishes up his Rush with no ball, and little to show. EXCEPT. The Reject Jetari Guard has taken a power down in the sin bin.
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Rush 12: Ken brings that Zee Jack up to mid-field and passes to his primo Striker. You know what happens next…
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Ken scores! The 2 pointer moves the score differential to 1 point Zak. Meanwhile, Ken brought out a Blood Sucking Nameless Jack to cock-block Zak’s 3+ Skill Striker.
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Rush 13: Zak deftly scores 3 thanks to his Team Captain supporting three actions per player and that handsome 3+ Skill Striker.
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Rush 14: Ken pulls off the impossible. The bloodsucker comes up to attack a Keeper with his Zee Jack assisting. Cards are rerolled, as well as a Cheerleader. THE LANE IS OPEN!
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Rush 14: Ken makes his first 4 point strike of the game. OVERTIME!!!
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OT / Rush “15”: Zak scores 3. Can Ken stay alive?
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OT/ “Rush 16”: Ken clears his lane for a 4 point opportunity. Then, Zak plays a Cheerleader on the ball pick-up. Ken rolls a one. Game over. Zak 3 points. ONE HELL OF.A GAME. Perhaps the best I’ve seen. Well done Coaches.
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Ken’s finished roster. 1 of 2.
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Ken’s finished roster. 2 of 2.
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Zak’s finished roster. 1 of 1.

While Ken does not advance to the Championship match, he does leave behind the specter of past seasons: The Sacko.  CORT’s worst Coach of the season is awarded a… less than flattering trophy.  Ken has been it’s recipient too often.  Not this time.  This season, his Rejects grew into a scoring juggernaut and laid some opponents into serious injury.

Zak move into the Championship game!  He’s no stranger to the top tier test.  With his seventh season appearance, he’s been to the Championship match six times!  He’s taken home the colossal CORT DreadBalls Championship Trophy Four times!  Will he do it again?  And if so, who does he defeat?

CORT’s second playoff match is tonight, June 29 2018.  Alex’s Neo-Bots vs. Brett Male Corporation.  Will this BreadDoll editor be lucid enough to document the game?!

Comments, questions, and congratulations to the Coaches are welcome below.

Tournament Time / Rush Report: Origenes Cup III

Hear ye!  Hear ye!  Gather round common coaches, and let me share a compelling compilation of numbers.  Thy third Origenes Cup has concluded!

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The 2018 Origins Game Fair in Columbus Ohio saw a futuristic sports tournament in its 2nd edition, and The Ohio War Kings graciously allowed DreadBall coaches to launch balls in their gaming area.  An elite gathering from the stretches of North America competed for seven action-packed hours, and the results were fascinating.  Final rankings were a nail biter, even to the last Rush.

The 2018 DreadBall UK National Championship rules pack was in effect, with ONE modification; Only ONE MVP was allowed in a team build.

In short; Team builds were 1,200 mc.  No Giants, no transfers, no Ronnie Rejects, and no “We Can Rebuild Him.”  Team Captains, support staff, and generic player advancements (one per player at 25 mc) were allowed.

 

Results:

Coach and Team name

Race.  Tournament Points.  Total Fan Cheers.  Total Serious Injuries.  Match specs.

8.  Joshua Tumbry and his South Bend Sewer Rats!

Veer-myn.  0.  12.  0.

Match 1.  vs. Jon Carter.  1 point loss in Rush 10.

Match 2.  vs. Wes Anslinger.  7 point loss in Rush 5.

Match 3.  vs. David Baker.  7 point loss in Rush 6.

Match 4.  vs. Ed Daugh.  4 point loss in Rush 12.

7.  Wes Anslinger and his L.E.D.s (Life Extinction Diagnostics)!

Meta-Bots.  3.  26.  2.

Match 1.  vs. Richard Matney.  3 point loss in Rush 9.

Match 2.  vs. Joshua Tumbry.  7 point win in Rush 5.

Match 3.  vs. Jon Carter.  1 point loss in Rush 14.

Match 4.  vs. David Baker.  7 point loss in Rush 12.

6.  David Baker and his Shaken & Baken!

Trontek 29ers.  6.  20.  1.

Match 1.  vs. Geoff Burbidge.  2 point loss in Rush 10.

Match 2.  vs. Ed Daugh.  1 point loss in Rush 12.

Match 3.  vs. Joshua Tumbry.  7 point win in Rush 6.

Match 4.  vs. Wes Anslinger.  7 point win in Rush 12.

5.  Ed Daugh and his BUG BASH!

Z’zor.  6.  30.  7.

Match 1.  vs. Lee Montgomery.  7 point loss in Rush 11.

Match 2.  vs. David Baker.  1 point win in Rush 12.

Match 3.  vs. Geoff Burbidge.  1 point loss in Rush 14.

Match 4.  vs. Joshua Tumbry.  4 point win in Rush 12.

4.  Jon Carter and his Teras Kasi Omegas (TKO)!

Teratons.  7.  57.  4.

Match 1.  vs.  Joshua Tumbry.  1 point win in Rush 10.

Match 2.  vs. Richard Matney.  TIE in Rush 12.

Match 3.  vs. Wes Anslinger.  1 point win in Rush 14.

Match 4.  vs. Lee Montgomery.  7 point loss in Rush 3.

3.  Richard Matney and his Proto Doom!

Cyborgs.  7.  72.  4.

Match 1.  vs. Wes Anslinger.  3 point win in Rush 9.

Match 2.  vs. Jon Carter.  TIE in Rush 12.

Match 3.  vs. Lee Montgomery.  1 point win in Rush 10.

Match 4.  vs. Geoff Burbidge.  1 point loss in Rush 14.

2.  Geoff Burbidge and his Unnatural Selection!

Mutants.  9.  18.  0.

Match 1.  vs.  David Baker.  2 point win in Rush 10.

Match 2.  vs. Lee Montgomery.  7 point loss in Rush 3.

Match 3.  vs. Ed Daugh.  1 point win in Rush 14.

Match 4.  vs. Richard Matney.  1 point win in Rush 14.

and…

Lee Montgomery and his Sim-ian Swarm!

Zees.  9.  32.  0.

Match 1.  vs. Ed Daugh.  7 point win in Rush 11.

Match 2.  vs. Geoff Burbidge.  7 point win in Rush 3.

Match 3.  vs. Richard Matney.  1 point loss in Rush 10.

Match 4.  vs. Jon Carter.  7 point win in Rush 3.

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WHO WON WHAT?!
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Joshua may have lost, but he WON the BreadDoll!
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This may be the only picture of Ed smiling. He’s a killer, with a shed full of seven corpses. MOST BRUTAL.
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Most distanced traveled (California), Richard not only took third place – his Cyborgs were FAN FAVORITES!
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Geoff’s takes home 2nd as well as BEST PAINTED. His mutants were both ugly and beautiful (or so says judge Michael Carter).
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Tactician and Terror on the pitch. But also the Champion and nicest guy on planet Earth – Lee Montgomery.

The 2018 Origenes Cup could not have been done without the support of many DreadBall fanatics.  Thanks to Michael Carter and the Ohio War Kings, Andy Meechan, Ciaran Morris, and my BreadDoll co-editors.

[Editor’s Note: I’m gratefully passing the Tournament Organizer baton to Mike Mueller for Gen Con 2018.  I need to answer less questions, and get back on the pitch.  I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in Indianapolis.]

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Know thy opponent, or know defeat…

Tournament Time / Rush Report: C-4 2018

The 2018 North American DreadBall Circuit’s C-4 is a wrap!

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DreadBall’s second edition presented an opportunity to retire the former Mid-Atlantic NADC event, and create something new.  And so the Martian sponsored District of Columbia DreadBall Cup is demoted to a “non-ranking tournament” while the Cocoa Castle Corporation Cup (C-4) emerges as the new DreadBall.com “DGB Regional Competition.”

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The NADC’s DC*DC / 2015 – 2017 / Blood was spilled

Those resilient Martians are a prickly bunch, and their return to hosting DreadBall tournaments will undoubtedly be filled with vengeance, mayhem, and slaughter.  There is speculation of a themed contest featuring an epic host finale for the top seed…

Konrad Castle’s Chocolate Empire had a humble debut on Sunday April 15, 2018.  Six Coaches brought the pain with a modified rule set* from the 2018 UK DreadBall Championship.  All participating coaches received a custom set of Home / Visitor cards as well as a Chocolate Castle delicacy.

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Delicacy may be a kind…

*No MVPs were allowed.

Veteran and rookie coaches rolled dice, and team captains made an appearance for three teams!  First introduced at Adepticon’s 2018 League in a Night competition (sponsored by the BreadDoll), the power and versatility of team captains is something to behold.  Their greatest attribute may be a matter of debate, but there’s no doubt: access to extra and unique cards, buffed stats, and assistant coach capabilities offer a lot.  However, those benefits do come at a high cost towards team construction.  Any team captain is going to have a mark on their back.  It’s a good thing tournaments have resurrection between rounds!

EDITOR’S NOTE: I feel access to additional cards are the Captains’ greatest strength.  While a TC’s cost may seem prohibitive, consider that two cards are worth 150mc.  With that calculation in mind, the most expensive TC seems more acceptable, and the least expensive is practically a bargain!  Beg to differ?  Let us know in the comments.

Coach / Team / Team Name / Tournament Points (TP) / Cheers / Serious Injuries / Record

  1. Geoff Burbidge / Tree Sharks / Planet X Mountain Tigers / 12 / 110 / 0 / 4-0
  2. Andrew Wodzianski / Void Sirens / C.U.N.T.S. / 9 / 32 / 1 / 3-1
  3. Brett Postal / Trontek 29ers / Mean Machine / 6 / 37 / 2 / 2-2
  4. Xanth Squires / Pelgar Mytics / ‘Judwan’ / 6 / 29 / 0 / 2-2
  5. Kevin Cornell / Trontek 29ers / Green Corp / 3 / 55 / 2 / 1-3
  6. Don Squires / Nemion Oceanics / ‘Sphyr’ / 0 / 13 / 0 / 0-4
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5th place and most violent – Kevin Cornell.
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Brett Postal in 3rd place, and the most sporting ( C-4 was his first tournament and he NEVER USED PROFANITY).
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Last place, and recipient of the delicious BreadDoll – Don Squires.
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Most Cheers, Best Painted, recipient of a BreadDoll dice set, AND consumer of the Chocolate Blaine Bar – 1st place Geoff Burbidge.
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This BreadDoll editor didn’t get a picture of himself with his 2nd place certificate, so here I am getting knocked around by Brett’s Lucky Logan.

Well played Coaches, and many thanks to DreadBall’s regional FLGS home; Victory Comics in Falls Church Virginia.

The BreadDoll’s next sponsored tournament is another DGB Regional Competition!  The NADC’s classic Origenes Cup will launch balls at 9am on Friday June 15, 2018 at the Origins Gaming Convention.  The BreadDoll hopes to see you there!

 

Rush Report / Tournament Time: Adepticorp 2018

 

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So the DreadBall tournament at Adepticon was held a few weeks ago. All the members of BreadDoll were in attendance and I had a great time, no doubt aided by my victory. There were 14 coaches playing, a big improvement over last year with only 6 coaches due to the lull between the announcement of 2nd Edition and it’s release this year.

The tournament started a bit rough. I was matched up against fellow BreadDoller Lee Montgomery, one of the best DreadBall players I know. Lee is a master of DreadBall tactics as I’m sure is clear from his articles here. A little something known as the Sucker Draw that you might all be familiar with was used on me and the best I could manage was a tie with Lee in that first game. It was a close thing against Lee’s Sphyr.

The next 2 games were a lot of fun and ended in landslide victories. I played a Matsudan team and a Forge Father team run by some really great guys.

The third game was against a great guy named Volker who was going into the final round undefeated playing the Sphyr. Both of our dice rolls during the final game were absolutely terrible but Volker’s roll were some of the worst dice I’ve ever seen. I won the game and the tournament.

I was the Visiting team in every match of the tournament.

Rush Report / Tournament Time: Clash of the Giants 3 results

Clash of the Giants 3 was held on Sunday January 28, 2018.  Ten coaches threw down Slams and Strikes in a battle of big boasts.  Literally.  Coaches were encouraged to hire an MVP Giant as part of their inducements.

Coach / Team / Tournament Points / Record / Fan Check / Total Injuries*

1) Don S. / Renton Rejects / 8 / 4-0 / 52 / 2 [Nameless Spawn]
2) Xanth S. / Male Corp. / 6 / 3-1 / 59 / 3 [Nameless Spawn]
3) Nathan / Mastudan / 4 / 2-2 / 50 / 2 [no Giant 😦 ]
4) Dean W. / Veer-myn / 4 / 2-2 / 48 / 1 [Karadon]
5) Lee M. / Sphyr / 4 / 2-2 / 23 / 3 [Karadon]
6) Andrew W. / Male Corp. / 4 / 2-2 / 20 / 0 [Big Mech]
7) Geoff B. / Neobots / 4 / 2-2 / 16 / 1 [Barricade]
8) Steve S. / Metabots / 4 / 2-2 / 13 / 0 [Barricade]
9) Daria W. / Martians / 2 / 1-3 / 39 / 2 [Big Mech]
10) Cael M. / Teratons / 0 / 0-4 / 22 / 5 [Dozer]

For ranking purposes, I prioritized; tournament points > record > fan checks.  Fan checks are far more egalitarian in the second edition.

* Serious Injuries were only tracked to award The “Most Brutal” Trophy.

I also asked all coaches to track experience for their players.  I was curious to see how far a player could advance in a tournament setting.  No ability upgrades were granted between matches; the tracking was merely an experiment.  Without the league consideration of serious injuries, Nathan had a Mastudan Jack earn 28 experience. He won the “Most Experienced” trophy as well as 3rd place.

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Cael does not care about winning. He only cares about killing. Credit to him, he wanted the “Most Violent” trophy – he got the “Most Violent” trophy.  He also came in last place and won the delicious BreadDoll.

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Xanth is an intense coach and familiar with tournament loot.  His trophy collection saw the addition of both “Most Popular” (previously called Fan favorite) and 2nd place.

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The only Coach to conquer Xanth was his own father.  Like Cronos devouring his children, Don took home the GIANT first place trophy.

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And for bragging rights, the employees of Victory Comics selected Dean’s Karadon as the “Best Painted” Giant.

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It’s important to note; Clash of the Giants 3 was the first BreadDoll sanctioned event.  All coaches received Home and Visitor cards with the event title.

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Additionally, Champion Don Squires will be receiving a set of BreadDoll dice.  Congrats Dad!

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Lastly, all coaches and their teams have been recorded.  They are BreadDollers, and they have an epic charge:

COMPETE IN 30 BREADDOLL EVENTS WITH 30 DIFFERENT TEAMS.

This goal will take years to complete, and it will not go unrewarded.  Any BreadDoll coach that accomplishes this lofty objective will get a painted team from the BreadDoll staff.

One down.  Twenty nine to go.

At the end of the day, coaches with a parched throat traveled to the Space Bar for a pint.  Or three.  Cheers.

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