The 2019 NADC Season and YOU

It’s time to scratch your competitive itch.  A new season of the North American DreadBall Circuit (NADC) is upon us!  This post includes event notifications, rules for gaming, and rules for… life.

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Big Trophy. Do you want it? YOU MUST WIN IT!

We BreadDoll editors wear multiple hats.  We are spouses, sons, and fathers (I adopted a cat, damnit).  We’re also Coaches, Rules Committee Members and Ambassadors to a game we adore.  DreadBall!  On occasion, we’re Tournament Organizers (TO).

This humble editor is organizing three (maybe four) DreadBall tournaments under the NADC banner.  And so the bell must be rung.  While it’s not the best method of communication, announcements should be made where Coaches will read them.  For DreadBallers, that often means the social media site Facebook.  Last week, I posted the following on Facebook’s DreadBall Fanatics;

ATTENTION COACHES! It’s the summer of Slams! It’s the season of Strikes! It’s another cycle of the North America DreadBall Circuit!!! The NADC concludes its run every March at Adepticon. Coaches attending compete for the continental championship. The contest is open to all, but if a Coach wants to WIN their ticket – they need to conquer a regional tournament first. And so it begins. Already posted on DreadBall.com, the first three events cross the U.S. of A. ;

Friday June 14 = Origenes Cup at the Origins Game Fair

Friday August 2 = General Control Cup at Gencon

Sunday August 4 = DC*DC at Washington DC’s Franklin Hall

NADC events have swag! Come get some! Certificates, BIG TROPHIES, little trophies, dice, and the occasional baked good. Perfect your rosters. Suit your team players. Attend your regional tournament. The NADC 2019 rules packet has been uploaded to the files section.

And here’s a challenge; if you attend a NADC event? BRING A FRIEND. Let them borrow a team (or borrow one from the tournament organizer). Share this gem of a game with others.

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Little trophies. Metal totems of excellence, and they make great score tokens. Place in the top three, and one goes back to your locker room.

 

Are any BreadDoll readers not members of Facebook?  If not, I suppose you could consider joining.  It’s a fascinating cess pool of ignorant trolls.  Thankfully, one respite is the secret group DreadBall Fanatics.  Ask to join, answer some non-robot questions, and Geoff will most likely punch your ticket (he’s on Facebook twenty two hours every day).

Less visited, but still important?  Boardgamegeek.com.  Presumably, it’s a popular site.  A few people visit on a semi-regular basis.  Also, a favorite from this editor; therewillbegames.com. Posting tournament announcements to multiple sites is wise.  No site will capture all eyeballs.  Diversification is needed.  Even if no one reading an announcement on BGG will attend a DreadBall throw-down; they’re still reading the announcement.  They know the game is active and a community supports it.

Once Coaches have a play date, they’ll want rules to govern the competition.  The 2019 NADC rules have been uploaded, here! NADC-Tournament-Rules-Pack-2019  Give them a gander.  Veteran Coaches may notice that all transfers are now legal, Giants too!  However, MVP transfers are still limited to one (and Giants are MVPs).

While Coaches roster-bate, the tournament organizer is doing their own prep work.  Punch lists are good, and here’s a modification of what this editor brings in a BRIEFCASE OF DREAD:

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The infamous BRIEFCASE OF DREAD
  • Three (3) complete sets of DreadBall [board, tokens, cards, miniatures]
  • Collector’s rulebook
  • Printed FAQ/Errata
  • Sixteen (16) Copies of tournament score sheet
  • Sixteen (16) sets of Home / Visitor cards for participating Coaches
  • Name tags
  • Sixteen (16) Pencils with erasers
  • Permanent marker
  • (6) Certificates
  • (4) Trophies
  • Six (6) DreadBall dice
  • Six (6) BreadDoll dice
  • One (1) Granola bar for the “hangry” Coach whose blood sugar is low
  • Emergency miniature repair kit: super glue, blue tac, tweezer
  • Reading / tech glasses
  • Cell phone charger
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The BRIEFCASE OF DREAD, opened. Repo Man / Pulp Fiction quotes are welcome.

Once the big day arrives, the Coaches and Organizer need to perform their duties.  Coaches need to play legal and efficient games, and the organizer needs to keep the trains on time.

DreadBall Tournament DOs and DON’Ts

DO

  • Be on time
  • Listen to opening remarks
  • Validate rosters with the Organizer
  • Discuss rosters and miniatures with opponent
  • Shake hands with your opponent
  • Have familiarity with the rules
  • Articulate your Actions, including dice pools
  • Wear deodorant
  • Take photos of your match
  • Pay attention
  • Confirm tournament sheet results with opponent
  • Congratulate winners at tournament’s end
  • HAVE FUN

DON’T

  • Delay a game
  • Field unprepared miniatures
    • Every mini is painted, numbered, and threat hexes identified.  DreadBall is a hobby-centric board game, and What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG).
  • Have bad breath
  • Incessantly look at your phone
  • BE A %*#$ing @#$+~^&

A rather all-encompassing DON’T, it’s important.  Here are some specifics:

  • Complain about game “balance” during a game, or between games.  Save it for constructive criticism after the tournament.
  • Contrast DreadBall with other games’ mechanics during a game, or between games.
  • Use vulgarity
  • Celebrate an opponent’s failure
  • Project any sort of aggression to your opponent or the Organizer.  Micro, macro, cosmic.  None of it.

Prep work is almost finished for this Friday’s tournament at the Origins Game Fair.  The Origenes Cup is a raucous good time.  Raucous, because it’s after hours.  The dealer hall is closed.  It’s Friday night.  Origins is a dry Fair, but many Coaches (AND THIS ORGANIZER) look forward to a nightcap after the winner is crowned.  The BreadDoll will have a Rush Report in three weeks, if not sooner.  One History of Fantasy Sports Board Gaming III will appear in July.

Good luck to all competing NADC Coaches.

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Adepticon Highlights

ADEPTICON

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Adepticon 2019 was this past weekend. I was lucky enough to attend for my 5th year in a row. Ever since my first trip to the Chicago area back in 2015, Adepticon has been my favourite gaming convention. I’ve met so many good friends while attending these conventions and as always part of the greatness of the convention is getting to see them all in person again. There were several opportunities to play DreadBall at Adepticon this year and I took advantage of all of them

LEAGUE IN A NIGHT (LiaN)

Thursday night was League in a Night. BreadDoll takes credit for creating this event last year and it was back again in 2019. With 12 coaches participating, this year was twice the size of last year.

Not only were there twice as many coaches, in my opinion this years was twice the fun. League in a Night is a relaxed, fun event. Four rounds of DreadBall are played using the League rules for DreadBall.

I’m happy to say yours truly pulled out a win in the end having the best winning record (4-0) if not the highest ranking team in terms of megacredits.

If I could only play one DreadBall event at Adepticon it would be League in a Night!

DEADZONE

I will quickly mention Deadzone since I played in the tournament on Friday. As you may not have heard of Deadzone, it’s another game by Mantic, a skirmish game set in the DreadBall Universe. Deadzone tends to take all it’s best ideas from DreadBall ( 😛 ) and the Nameless have now made their way over I painted up a Nameless team. I lost but I won best painted. I had fun. Moving on.

ADEPTICORP CUP

Saturday was the DreadBall Adepticorp Cup. This is the North American DreadBall Championship tournament. There were 10 coaches competing this year. While it’s not the most coaches I’ve seen participating for the North American title, the competition was fierce! Over the course of four rounds I went 3-1-0 and pulled off a tournament win and the Championship by a very, VERY narrow margin. TWO fan check was the difference between winning and losing.

Results:

  1. Geoff Burbidge – Cyborgs
  2. Volker Jacobsen – Sphyr
  3. Andrew Sharp – Yndij
  4. Benjamin Kinne – Zee
  5. Andrew Wodzianski – Convicts
  6. Rob Shlemkevich – Yndij
  7. Natasha Gray – Sphyr
  8. Anthony Sarlo – Sphyr
  9. Dom Laurion – Yndij
  10. Jack B. – Sphyr

Additional awards:

  • Best Painted – Geoff Burbidge
  • Fan Favorite – Geoff Burbidge
  • Most Brutal – Anthony Sarlo
  • Best Sportsman – Benjamin Kinne

 

Thanks to Bryan Novak for running the tournament and providing the results.

MANTIC NIGHT

After the Adepticorp Cup we only had a couple hours until Mantic Night. It has become a BreadDoll tradition now to run a game of DreadBall Ultimate during Mantic Night which we did again this year. I will leave it to my BreadDoll colleague to provide the details since he was running it but Ultimate was played and everyone playing had a blast! Here are a few pics.

CONCLUSION

Adepticon was amazing! I am already looking forward to the next one in 2020. If you can come I highly recommend it. And if you do and you want a game of DreadBall just let me know, we’ll make it happen. There’s no such thing as too many friends or too much DreadBall!

 

Tournament Time: BreadDoll swag at Adepticon 2019 Events

Next week, the 2019 convention season launches for us at the BreadDoll.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

DreadBall at Adepticon

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Adepticon 2019 in Schaumburg Illinois (outside Chicago) is just over 2 weeks away. There are several DreadBall Events going on you won’t want to miss if you are going to be there.

  1. The Adepticorp Cup – This is the big tournament that determines the North American DreadBall Champion for the year. It’s four matches of DreadBall played on Saturday March 30th from 9am to 5pm. Location: ADVENTURE HALL
  2. DreadBall: League in a Night (LiaN) – This is DreadBall league play. Four games of DreadBall carrying over the developments of each prior game into the next. Players rank up and get injured! Captains and MVPs are hired! LiaN is the Thursday evening from 5pm to Midnight. Location: UTOPIA
  3. DreadBall Ultimate: Clash of the Giants – this epic game of DreadBall Ultimate brings the “big” talent to the pitch. This game will be happening at Mantic Open Night, Saturday night starting at 8pm. Get your ticket here.

You can find the RULES & REGS for the tournament and League night on the documents page.

Don’t worry if you want to play but haven’t pre-registered. You can register at Adepticon when you get there or just show up with your entry fee at the correct place and time and there will be a seat for you.

Scattered Scullery: We love you

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Does any Coach need a chocolatey score marker?

Konrad Castle continues cooking chocolate.  And he’s pleased to report the C-4 will return in 2019!  Curious Coaches may need a reminder;

C-4 = Cocoa Castle Corporation Cup

If any competitive Coach needs a cause to attend a North American DreadBall Circuit (NADC) contest, the C-4 is the cream of the crop.

…because the trophies are chocolate.  Dates to be announced.  TEASE!

Meanwhile, Happy Valentines Day.

 

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The C-4 champion receives the coveted prize: THE CHOCOLATIZED BLAINE.

Tournament Time: Event Horizon

Attention sports fans!  It’s time for a tournament!  On Sunday, January 27 2019 – a few Coaches will meet one other, throw strikes, and distract refs.  During their matches, a few events may occur.  It’s EVENT HORIZON!

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EVENT HORIZON is a unique tournament offering.  Not officially endorsed by the North American DreadBall Circuit (NADC), EVENT HORIZON is taking advantage of the distinction in order to expand the traditional tournament settings.

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For Coaches unfamiliar with NADC rules, EVENT HORIZON is allowing:

  • The Red Planet & Renton Rejects
  • Team Captains
  • Transfers
  • Giants

and…

  • The Event Deck

How will Coaches spend their 1200mc team building allotment?  An upgraded Team Captain?  A transferred Matsudan Guard?  Alpha Simian?

Regardless of team composition, all participating Coaches are showered with swag.  The BreadDoll wouldn’t sponsor a tournament without goodies for all.

Superfluous, but super handy – the Home & Visitor cards return for 2019!

 

EVENT HORIZON also welcomes an additional deck to the fray; the Event deck!  Consequently, us bread bakers thought it would be funny to add a new card to the mix:

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Coaches can use their three cards during DreadBall play, or for any number of alternative uses; house-of-card building, carving cocaine, low-end lock picking, etc.

The top three Coaches receive certificates of accomplishment, while the last place Coach is bestowed the tasty BreadDoll itself.

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Along the way, there is a set of BreadDoll dice to award AND Mantic Games has generously donated a copy of the DreadBall Event Deck.  Elmer and Dobbs ROCK!

 

Come one, come all!  If any Coach can travel to the Washington D.C. area at the end of January, they should witness EVENT HORIZON.  If any Coach wants to organize a tournament, but doesn’t know where to start – ask in the comments below.  Meanwhile, review the attached PDF tournament pack and score sheet.  Lastly, visit DreadBall.com and register.

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

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

Tournament Time: Nova CTS Cup

The next big tournament coming up is the General Control Cup at GenCon. But since I won’t be there I want to look just a bit further forward to the Nova CTS Cup.

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WHEN: Saturday August 18th

WHERE: Evolution Games – 6323 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917, USA

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Evolution Games in Lansing Michigan

TIME: Registration:  12:00 12:30
Game 1:           12:30   2:00
Game 2:             2:00   3:30
Break:                3:30   4:15
Game 3:             4:15   5:45
Game 4:             5:45   7:15
Awards:             7:15   7:30

COST: $10

The Nova CTS Cup is part of an entire Mantic Weekend. Friday night there will be Kings of War (FOR FREE). It will be 1000pts to play and learn and have fun. On Sunday there will be a 200pt Deadzone tournament ($15) kicking off the Outbreak summer event!

Each event (Kow, DreadBall, Deadzone) you participate in will earn you some raffle tickets for a chance at a big Mantic prize!

The Nova CTS Cup is an official NADC ranked qualifier DreadBall tournament. The final results of the tournament will be submitted to Mantic and incorporated into the global ranks at dreadball.com.

NADC Tournament Rules Pack 2018

The winner of the tournament in addition to any other prizes will win free admission to the Adepticorp Cup at Adepticon (Chicago) in March 2019. This is the largest event of the year and the de facto North American Championship event.

The Nova CTS Cup is also a BreadDoll sponsored event. As such:

  • counts towards BD30
  • all participants will get Nova CTS Cup themed fan check cards
  • BreadDoll donated prize support (a custom pitch or custom dice for the winner and second place finishers)
  • a BreadDoll for last place
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Fan Check Cards
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Sweet BreadDoll Dice
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Custom BreadDoll DreadBall Pitch

The Mantic Weekend is being organised by the exceptional Mantic Pathfinder: Richard Hall

The Nova CTS Cup Tournament Organizer (TO) is newly minted Mantic Pathfinder: Bryan Novak

There is word on the street that the Mantic Community Manager Pat “Chopper” Lewis will even be in attendance.

Also, I’ll be there. 😉

 

 

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: Summer, NADC, and You.

Coaches!  Huddle up, and let a schedule unfold before your marred clip boards.

The North American DreadBall Circuit (NADC) has three, THREE!, summer tournaments on schedule.  You should attend one of these galactic contests.  You should attend two!  YOU SHOULD ATTEND THREE!!!

Not only will each NADC tournament be sanctioned by the DreadBall Governing Body (DGB), they’ll also be sponsored by your favorite little DreadBall blog – the BreadDoll!  How does this impact attending coaches?

BreadDoll = All BreadDoll sponsored tournaments are chock full of awesomeness.  Every participant receives a custom set of Home / Visitor cards.  The tournament winner receives a set of BreadDoll D6.  The tournament loser receives an actual BreadDoll!  And returning Coaches that compete with a different team chip away at the coveted BD30.  Coaches that participate in thirty BreadDoll sponsored tournaments with thirty different teams will receive a painted team from the BreadDoll editors!

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Hot. Tasty. It’s the BreadDoll.

NADC = All NADC sanctioned tournaments grant tournament winners an entry into the National Championship.

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North American DreadBall Circuit

DGB = All DGB sanctioned games issue ranking points.  Coaches can build their status over multiple tournaments and claim domination!  Geoff Burbidge is the current raking Leader, and this travesty cannot stand.

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DreadBall Governing Body

All event information is available on DreadBall.com

[ Editor’s Digression: Have you created a coach profile?  Have you created a team?  Please spend a few moments on DreadBall.com, and make your presence known.  Other coaches need fresh meat.]

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Editor’s Z’zor team logo on DreadBall.com –  C.O.C.K.S.U.C.K.E.R.S.

I. Arriving soon – Origenes Cup.  Returning to the Origins Game Fair in Columbus Ohio, DreadBall casts off its peculiar ‘Zero to Hero’ 2017 format for a full fledged 2nd edition throw down.  Friday, June 15th.

 

II. Next on the tournament block, the General Control Cup!  The largest convention in North America, hosts the most Orwellian tournament, for the galaxy’s best coaches.  Get inside the Indianapolis Convention Center on Friday August 3rd.

 

III. Lastly (?), Lansing Michigan attempts a four point Strike with the Nova CTS Cup!  Evolution Games hosts on Sunday August 19th.

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The Nova CTS Cup is particularly interesting this year.  In addition to the previously mentioned goodies, BreadDoll co-editor Geoff Burbidge has designed a BreadDoll pitch for prize support.  Hot stuff!

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DreadBall league play is brilliant.  One-off matches are super fun.  Ultimate is a chaotic hoot, and even Xtreme needs a ray of light to penetrate it’s dark hangar bay.  But tournaments…  Tournaments offer an opportunity to travel, enhance rankings, eat different food, meet new coaches, and spill blood on the neodurium.  Hopefully, opponents’ blood…