I’ve recently been looking at updating my Mutant and Mechanite teams from DreadBall 1st Edition to DreadBall 2nd Edition. In order to help me with this I decided to create an Excel Spreadsheet. I’ve started with the Mutants (for no other reason than they come first in the collected rulebook).
Here is version 1 of the spreadsheet. I will go over how to use it but I tried to make it as user friendly as possible. If you find any problems or have any suggestions for changes please let me know and we’ll get an updated version.
mutant_team_builder_v1.1 (Updated: Minimum roles are included initially. Included players are highlighted to be more obvious.)
mutant_team_builder_v1.2 (Updated: option dropdowns now include the mc cost in brackets as an easy reference; included highlights are now color coded by role using the stoplight pattern)
mutant_team_builder_v1.3 (Updated: rows with duplicate mutations are indicated with bold red text)
Here is what the excel file should look like when you open it:
Most of the options are dropdowns. You don’t need to manually enter any values (unless you want a team value different than 1000mc). Simply select the options you want for each mutant player from the dropdowns and the cost, attributes, and abilities will automatically be updated. Make sure to check the include checkbox for a player to include them in the team value calculation.
To build a team with a value other than 1000mc simply edit cell D1 to the value you’re aiming for. This mc value should always be greater than or equal to 0, otherwise you have over spent (it will turn red if you go over budget).
Team extras can be added at the bottom of the sheet using the spinner controls.
Make sure to pay attention to the rules in yellow. The sheet does not currently notify you of or enforce these rules. Also note that if you give a player 2 internal mutations they must be different from each other.
The Mutant are a fun team to play. Building the various player configurations is also fun hobby time.
Here are some pics of the mutants I built for 1st Edition DreadBall. Now that this sheet is done I’ll need to update the team for 2nd Edition.
Coming soon, Mechanite Builder…