What exactly is Guild Ball?

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What exactly is Guild Ball?

Post by 3eland » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:22 pm

As the title states. What exactly is Guild Ball? I stumbled across it at the FLGS yesterday and the models looks really nice.

What is it. How do you guys find it? I am intrigued.

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Re: What exactly is Guild Ball?

Post by MagickalMemories » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:46 am

It's a bunch of guilds.
They play ball.


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Re: What exactly is Guild Ball?

Post by wsott1970 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:39 pm

It looked (to me) that it was kind of a blood bowl substitute for a time when Blood Bowl was not readily available... but that is just a guess...

I think I did look at the minis for use in blood bowl at one time...

The board is very different, and I would think it is mechanically different... but in the vein of Blood Bowl.

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Re: What exactly is Guild Ball?

Post by wsott1970 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:41 pm

Ah... I see more soccer vs I guess rugby would be more what Blood Bowl is... even though it looks like American football.

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Re: What exactly is Guild Ball?

Post by 3eland » Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:58 pm

Hmm. Do the models come as a single, full sculpt or do you have to assemble them? I've seen the starter pack (or I think it's the starter pack) and its red and blue full sculpt models.

@MM - Hardy har har. LOL. Thanks for the link

@Wsott - Yeah I'm thinking you're right re: a game when BB barely had the fanbase it does now.

I guess I need to see if it's even popular around me. I know BB has gotten a lot more popular since GW started actually doing stuff for it.

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Re: What exactly is Guild Ball?

Post by Boskie43 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:24 pm

Every model for the fisherman guild needed to be assembled from multiple pieces - and pinning them was a real pain in the ass. Can't speak of any of the other guilds though!
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Re: What exactly is Guild Ball?

Post by wsott1970 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:26 pm

Oh, you mean the guild ball yearly celebration... yeah, it for the faint of heart.

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Re: What exactly is Guild Ball?

Post by 3eland » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:01 am

Okay cool. So there is the option.

I might just get them and assemble them for my collection. The models look great.

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Re: What exactly is Guild Ball?

Post by Vastare » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:27 pm

The newer boxes come as one-piece plastics, whereas the older pewter models were a little finicky.
It is nothing like Bloodbowl - soccer vs football at the very least.
It is very popular here - it has a strategic element that rivals WMH and the models are gorgeous. It doesn't really cater to campaign play the way that Bloodbowl does. Rather, it is a legitimately clever game with excellent synergies wherein various guilds play ball ;)

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Re: What exactly is Guild Ball?

Post by 3eland » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:34 pm

Vastare wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:27 pm
The newer boxes come as one-piece plastics, whereas the older pewter models were a little finicky.
It is nothing like Bloodbowl - soccer vs football at the very least.
It is very popular here - it has a strategic element that rivals WMH and the models are gorgeous. It doesn't really cater to campaign play the way that Bloodbowl does. Rather, it is a legitimately clever game with excellent synergies wherein various guilds play ball ;)
Thanks for the response. Very interesting.

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Re: What exactly is Guild Ball?

Post by Tryntius » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:33 am

I don’t know A about you guys but at my FLGS the guild ball folks are, shall we say, weird even by “nerdy” standards. So I’m unsure about it. But from what I’ve seen, Rumbleslam looks like it would scratch the same itch and be more fun *Rick Flair voice* WOOOO
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