Dreadball: Azure Forest
Mantic Games haben den ersten DreadBall Ergänzungsband vorgestellt.
The Galactic Tour series is a chance to try out some variations on the basic DreadBall theme. Unlike the Season books, which each add another dimension to the sort of DreadBall that gets played in the Core Worlds of the GCPS, this series will focus on how the game is played in a particular place, or by a particular group. These variants are still licensed DreadBall leagues – that is, they still exists within the framework laid out by the DGB – but there are a few new challenges that are great for experienced players who want to try something new.
The Azure Forest pack is based around Azure IX, a forest moon on the edge of Corporation space that’s home to a tribe of alien hunters known as the Yndij. When colonists arrived from the GCPS they were keen to stay in touch with their favourite sport, and they set about building their own arenas. Sadly, without the mod cons of the Core, they had to make do with local materials and whatever they brought with them; as a result, these early games were a very low-tech affair. Technology became more readily available over time, but players and fans alike came to realise that they enjoyed this back-to-basics approach. Following a licensing arrangement with the DGB, Azure Forest arenas are now built to a set standard that couldn’t be more different to their counterparts of the Core.
This is all reflected in game terms by a series of additional rules and a set of 14 new DreadBall cards. We’ll be looking at each of the new elements in more detail next week, but there will be rules for weather effects, new Cheerleader actions, additional DreadBall cards and an system that lets your players gain temporary benefits by making use of the bounties that the jungle can provide…
As well as all these new rules, the pack contains a new MVP: A’Teo Adysi, The Savage. You might remember him from the blog post on Monday – an Yndij who made his way from Azure IX to the Core to find his fortune, only to wind up – through an ironic twist of fate – back on his home planet! He’s the only member of his race to take part in the galaxy’s greatest sport, as most of his kind shy away from the roar of the crowds. The pack contains the metal A’Teo miniature plus full rules for using him in games. As an interesting point, he will only be legal in official tournaments in 2014, but of course there’s nothing stopping you continuing to use him in your own leagues and exhibition matches.
Das 32-seitige Booklet kostet zusammen mit den 14 Karten, dem neuen Starspieler A’Teo Adysi und einer apssenden Trophäe 14,99 Pfund.
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Quelle: Mantic Games