So all of a sudden we have this glut of blood bowl clones on Kickstarter! What is up with that! I'm calling unnecessary roughness on this one! Someone could lose their pants!!
I didn't back the original Dreadball and I do wish I had. But I am currently backing Dreadball Xtreme at the crazy frenzy level (that might change though the project has awhile to go yet and if the math doesn't work out on it I'll drop down to the uproar level probably). I don't know I'm somewhat excited about the project. BUT ... there happens to be two other alternatives up right now which are both a little tempting.
So the one that I am not backing, mainly just due to not getting as much for the cost, Guildball does look interesting and they have funded.
Dreadball Xtreme is the clear frontrunner, they seemed to just automatically fund to several hundred thousand and could easily crack the 1 million dollar mark knowing how popular mantics offerings tend to be. I think Slaughterball and Guildball are going to struggle by comparison, which is sad because I'd love to see more games like these.
I hope they do succeed because I think a good, very clean, fast playing Blood-Bowl-esq game could be really awesome. If the design has enough fun and doesn't boil down to too much random or just a total chess game. So we'll see ... right now I'm backing 2 of 3 and I'll likely drop one if not potentially both ... just depending on how the projects develop.