Monday, January 13, 2014

How to Play Dreadball Vassal Online






Welcome to the Dreadball Online Vassal Module!
DreadBall is © Copyright Mantic Games 2012.
Vassal Module designed by Jeremy and Joshua Laverty

Special Thanks:
Geoff Burbidge for his fantastic Pitches and for editing the models and designing the Reference Cards
Painted Models provided by the fantastic community of Dreadball Fanatics!

How to Setup Vassal on your computer:
Click 'Download Vassal'
Follow steps to Install Vassal
Vassal module page: http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Dreadball

Dreadball module HERE - Latest Version: 1.3
Download the Vassal Module (Make sure that your computer does NOT decompress it).
Open Vassal
Click 'File', 'Open Module' select the Dreadball.vmod

Play online:
Create a new game in the Active Game Window
For others to join the game, they must join the active game and then right click on the player who started the game and select 'synchronize'

How to Play:
Setup:
Select ‘Player 1’ or ‘Player 2’ then ‘Pitch’
Click ‘Models’ to select your team players. Drag Models onto the board.

Controls:
Move a Model: arrow keys (Up arrow moves forward)
Turn off movement track: Click mov at the top right

Turn on Player’s Number: N
Increase Number: J
Decrease Number: M

Identify Positions (Striker, Jack, Guard): P, then [ or ] to change position

Carry the Ball:
Select the model and the ball by dragging a box around them. (turn the ball until it is on the forward facing edge of the model’s base.

To see how far the ref can see, click on the Ref and press 'R'
To show threat hexes on Models, click on the model and press 'T'
To show threat hexes on Giants, click on the model and press 'Ctrl T'

Increase/Decrease Coaching Dice/Action Tokens: Select the token and press up or down arrows to increase or decrease the number.

Dice: Move dice by dragging them with your mouse.  Highlight multiple dice and click 'Ctrl R' to roll.  Click 'Ctrl U' to snap them back to the side of the board.

Draw a Card: Open your player hand. Drag cards into your player hand.

Fan Check: Drag card from the deck to the playing surface. Drag the card to your Home or Away Fans Card. They will stack. Hover over the stack to see what cards are stacked. Double click to release the stack. Right click and select ‘Mask’ to turn a card over.

Scatter Template: Click S while ball is selected. A and D rotate the scatter template

Mark Running Interference: 'R'
Mark Take a Dive: 'D'



Azure Forest:
Right Click on the Main Card Deck
Select 'Draw Multiple Cards'
Open Expansions Tab
Drag the top cards of the Main Deck to the red Discard box in the Azure Forest window
Right click the Azure Forest Deck
Select 'Send to Main Deck'
Right Click the main deck and select 'Shuffle'

Dreadball League Update - January 13, 2014

Our Dreadball League continued on Tuesday night with 2 Dreadball games online on our new Vassal Module.  Blue Suns (Marauders) faced Nightmares (Nameless) while the Envy Corps (Void Sirens) faced the Marauders.  It was a disastrous night for the Marauders, with 2 gnarly landslides against.

Here are the current standings: (Click the Team Name to see their Roster)

Team Name
Type
Coach
Score
Jan 12
Wins
Tie
Loss
League

Points
Strike

Diff
Kills
Team Value
Judwan
Nathan
-
1
-
2
3
3 - 0
-
75
Nameless
Geoff
7 – 0
1
-
1
17
18 – 7
11 - 8
175
Marauder
Jeremy
0 - 7
3
-
4
9
11 - 12
5 - 2
167
Forge Fathers
Jason
-
1
-
3
4
11 - 7
1 - 3
137
Robots
Josh
-
1
-
3
4
3 - 11
4 - 8
85
Human
Adrian
7 - 0
4
-
1
12
26 – 1
0 - 7
146


Friday, January 10, 2014

Dreadball Vassal Module

Over the Holidays, with the help of many great artists and painters, I have developed a Dreadball Vassal Module.  So we can all play Dreadball online!  Mantic has given me permission to share the Dreadball Vassal Module I have developed. Please keep in mind that it is a work in progress.

When you open the Vassal Module, click the help menu at the top and select Quick Start. That will explain all the controls I have built in. You can also right click on the models/cards/tokens and it will give you a menu of options for what you can do.

I have created a page where I will post regular updates and versions of the Module.
click: DREADBALL VASSAL PAGE











Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Dreadball League Jan 6, 2014

Our Dreadball League continued on Tuesday night with 3 games and tons of mayhem.  The Blue Suns faced the Forge Fathers and Nightmares faced off against the Chromium Chargers for a double header.

Here are the current standings: (Click the Team Name to see their Roster)

Team Name
Type
Coach
Score
Jan 6
Wins
Tie
Loss
League

Points
Strike

Diff
Kills
Team Value
Judwan
Nathan
-
1
-
2
3
3 - 0
-
75
Nameless
Geoff
7 – 0
1 – 0
6
-
1
14
18 – 7
10 - 8
158
Marauder
Jeremy
7 - 0
3
-
3
10
11 - 5
5 - 1
171
Forge Fathers
Jason
0 - 7
1
-
3
4
11 - 7
1 - 3
137
Robots
Josh
0 – 7
0 – 1
1
-
3
4
3 - 11
4 - 8
85
Human
Adrian
-
3
-
1
9
10 – 1
0 - 7
119