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Dreadball Season 4 – READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE!!

Dreadball Season 4 Cover

Dreadball is about to release its Fourth Season full of new teams, new rules, new MVP’s, and you can read all about it, right here!

Dreadball Brokkr's

First off if you are new to Dreadball, Dreadball is a futuristic sports game between 2 teams (up to 6 teams if you own Dreadball Ultimate, mostly the same rules, with a larger game field), that blends a stylistic futuristic Rugby with a smidgen of Hockey and soccer to create the best replacement for the long defunct Bloodbowl property from Games Workshop.

Dreadball releases in Seasons that each concentrate on 4 new teams, new MVP’s and new rules that work in 1 off games and/or league games. League games take the fun of a 1 off game and adds in rules that will have their teams gaining skills and abilities to improve over time! A rookie Veer-myn team is a different beast entirely from an experienced well grooved machine full of leveled up players indeed!

Dreadball Season:4

So what’s new in Season:4? LOTS!

First though, the big question, will it be compatible with Dreadball: Xtreme?

Dreadball Xtreme

Yes it will!

First up out of the gate we have achievements. Have you ever thought it would be grand if your players were rewarded for doing the near impossible on the pitch? Throw a long bomb across the pitch? Dodge half the opponents team while singing “Can’t touch this” (singing not required but rubbing it in can be fun with the right opponents)?  Rip the ball out of an opponents hand so hard that their future kids feel it? This kind of hard work and skill will be rewarded with Experience Points and Coaching Dice making these perfect plays worthwhile to attempt in both league and none league play. League organizers can even track these stats and award minor prizes to the best of the best at the end of the league/single game.

Cheerleaders also see some minor tweaking from Season:2 that really should come as no surprise for anyone who follows the designers blog over at

Dreadball Mixed Reb's Team

For the love of the fans the sport rolls on… and the fans are getting a little bit more involved now with Fan Threats. There is nothing like some drunk fans getting in on the fun, right? Anyone who is a sports fan has seen that guy, the one who paints their face, proudly displays their team colors, and screams at the top of their lungs, because “We all know that helps!” Well now this has come to Dreadball and Fan Checks just got a little bit more exciting as they can now enter the field. Even better your Cheerleaders can help egg the fans on generating more Fan Checks!

Of course it wouldn’t be a new season without new Free Agents, new abilities, New MVP’s, and new teams entering the pitch.

Dreadball Irsala

The Sphyr Team bring pretty straightforward tactics to the game with solid statistics and a Tail making them harder to take out from behind. The Brokkr’s or as I call them “not just another Forge Father Team”. Much like the Void Sirens, the Brokkr’s play a little differently from their base race adding in some mean Strikers to the mix with a stronger Guard dependance.

The rebellion brings in some mutability with 2 different Jacks, decent statistics and some nice skills, all hampered with some high costs and zero coaching dice/cards. I foresee them being a more advanced team much like the Nameless.

Finally we have the new Hobgoblin team which will have Orx veterans rethinking their strategies. They remind me of a combination of 2 other races and like the Rebellion are going to be a more advanced team to play well.

Season: 4 also has the Statistics for the Martians from Mars Attacks for anyone who missed that Kickstarter.

Dreadball Grak

The new MVP’s add to the variety with Galdo a fast moving skilled cyborg who will play for anyone. The Excavator a repurposed Brokkr robot that will play for anyone and will even give an Orx Guard pause. Insala Sephalin a Jack with poison who took a page from Ursula’s book of mean (The baddie in the Little Mermaid). She/it is a Jack who likes to hurt and has an uncanny knack for doing it. All in all Season:4 adds in 7 MVP’s that will almost universally play for anyone.

I hope you enjoyed this quick Season:4 overview. Once I get some extensive table time with the new races using proxies I’ll post the results!

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Video Blog #7 – Extra Life Gaming Marathon



Lance’s Extra Life Event please consider donating!


Extra Life began in 2008 as a way of honoring a young lady named Victoria Enmon. Tori’s battle against acute lymphoblastic leukemia inspired the Sarcastic Gamer Community in a way that is difficult to describe. Members sent in video games and bought gifts to keep Tori’s spirits up despite numerous hospital stays and three bouts with the deadly disease.

Tragically, we lost Tori to cancer in January 2008. Later that year, I asked my partners at Sarcastic Gamer if they would be interested in Extra Life, a 24-hour video game marathon to raise money for the hospital that treated and fought beside Tori. In 2008 and 2009 Extra Life raised a combined $302,000, 100 percent of which went directly to help kids like Tori at my local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (Texas Children’s Hospital).

While thousands of gamers, more than 100 websites and more than 12,000 donors were happy to support Extra Life, many expressed their desire to raise money to help kids closer to home. In what I can only consider destiny, in 2009 I left behind my radio career and went to work full-time for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as a Radiothon Director. This life-changing event gave me unique insight into an incredible non-profit organization that helps kids all over the United States and Canada.

I quickly realized that Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals would be the perfect solution to expand Extra Life into more communities.

This year, when you sign up to play games for 24 hours this year, you won’t just be raising money for kids. You’ll be supporting LOCAL kids and their families. Kids right in your own backyard.

All the money you raise for Extra Life 2014 will go directly to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital of your choice.

Do you want to have more fun than you can handle while helping some of the bravest (and smallest) warriors in your community? All you have to do is:

  1. Register and create your personal fundraising page.
  2. Try to get four friends or family members to sponsor you at $1 per hour ($24 each).
  3. Sit on your rear end and play all types of games for 24 hours.  We will be putting in our game play on Saturday, October 25th, beginning at 8 a.m.

I also encourage you to learn more about your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and to meet some of the kids we’ll be working to help.

— Doc

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