What’s in a name? – Falconer’s Guild

Welcome back sports fans! This time we look at some of the possible inspirations for the latest Guild released for Guild Ball, the Falconer’s Guild.

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Falconer’s Guild

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Devana

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Devana is the supposed Slavic equivalent of the Roman goddess Diana and so is a goddess of forests, wild things and hunting.

Frelsi

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Frelsi is the Icelandic word for freedom or liberty because…

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Ikaros

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Ikaros is an alternative spelling of Icarus, the character form Greek mythology who used a pair of wings his father build to fly, but flew too close to the Sun causing the wings to fall apart and he fell to his death.

Mataagi

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Mataagi is probably named after the the Matagi (Japanese: 又鬼) who are traditional winter hunters of the Tōhoku region of northern Japan

Minerva

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Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare, who was closely associated with owls.

Rundaas

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Rundaas is probably named after the Hittite god of the hunt and of good fortune whose emblem was a double eagle with a hare in each talon.

Until next time sports fans!

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Fangtooth Reborn

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Hello Sports Fans,

Today we have a quick look at the final model to join The Order, Veteran Fangtooth.

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He’s a very different prospect than his original incarnation. With higher MOV, KICK, ARM and INF, his playbook and Character Plays and Traits are different too.

It’s as if he is permanently Unleashed!

Whatever The Order has done to him has cleared him of his stench too.

Gluttonous Mass has been renamed to Resilience, I’m assuming to allow the trait to be used for players who aren’t on the large size.

Until next time Sports Fans!

Solthecian

Learning to Fish

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So, I’ve been playing Morticians for just over 3 years now (how time flies) and the more Season 3 goes on the less I feel I can get the most out of them.

I had been toying with the idea of jumping ship over to the Ratcatcher’s, as their play-style seems very interesting to me. However, I’ve never really been that comfortable with the football side of the game and my Morticians have usually been leaning towards the 1-4 (or 1-3 with Casket Time) play-style, so I feel it’s time for a dramatic change.

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I’ve decided jump in with both feet and I’m hoping to be playing the Fisherman’s Guild for a while (at least until season 4) and will probably be leaning on Shark a lot to try and concentrate on the ballgame.

I’m hoping to write a series of blogs on things I’ve picked up along the way.

If you have any hints, tips or suggested resources please post them below.

Spigot – Third of his Name

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Hello Sports Fans,

Today we have a quick look at the next model to join The Order, Seasoned Spigot.

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He’s a real mixture of both the original and Veteran versions, retaining Close Control and Ball’s Gone, whilst regaining Floored which he lost in his Veteran version.

He’s lost a couple of points of health but has gained a point of Armour.

Reading the Game also ties in nicely with Seasoned Brisket’s game as another way of moving the ball from a previously activated model.

Until next time Sports Fans!

Solthecian

 

 

 

 

Ratcatcher’s Guild – Scourge

The next model from the Ratcatcher’s Guild to be previewed is Scourge, the Pestilent Abomination.

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Scourge is a beast of a man who seems to have bulked out on a high protein diet of rats. He’s the first model we’ve seen the rules for that has a direct interaction with the disease condition – both with starting the game suffering the condition (much like Katalyst with burning) and also gaining [+1] DMG to Playbook damage results when he is suffering the disease condition. His playbook is also interesting as it’s quite Blacksmith like.

Combining Snack Break with Grave Digger for 4 VP take outs could be interesting.

 

I’m very excited to see what the Ratcatcher’s are capable of on the pitch – until next time sports fans!

Ratcatcher’s Guild – Pelage

Steamforged are releasing a new concept into Guild Ball – the Minor Guilds.  These are teams that have been affiliated with the Major Guild (all the currently playable Guilds) in an effort to wrest control back from the Solthecian Church (surprise surprise Obulus is behind it).

The first Minor Guild are the Ratcatcher’s who are affiliated with the Mortician’s Guild.

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The latest model to be previewed for the is Pelage.

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She’s a seductive killer who is wearing a cloak of rats. I’m sure comaprisons will be drawn between her and Cosset

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Check out her rules below:

 

I’d also suggest you listen to the Strictly the Worst guys talk to Mat Hart and Jamie Perkins about here here: http://strictlytheworst.libsyn.com/episode-34-the-gang-hosts-an-interview 

What’s in a name? – Blacksmith’s Guild

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The first 6 of the second Season 3 Guild, the Blacksmith’s Guild, has been released, so we have a look at the origin of their names. The Guild has a unique structure on the pitch as there are no mascots and the team is comprised of three Master’s and three Apprentices with a Master being named Captain each game:

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Blacksmith’s Guild

Anvil

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An anvil is a metalworking tool consisting of a large block of metal (usually forged or cast steel), with a flattened top surface, upon which another object is struck or worked.

Anvils are as massive as they are practical, because the higher their inertia, the more efficiently they cause the energy of striking tools to be transferred to the work piece. On a quality anvil, the smith’s hammer should rebound with almost as much energy as the smith puts into the downward stroke, ultimately making the smith’s job easier and less physically strenuous.

 

Sledge

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Almost certainly named after a sledgehammer rather than the vehicle. A sledgehammer is a tool with a large, flat, often metal head, attached to a lever (or handle). The size of its head allows a sledgehammer to apply more force than other hammers of similar size.  Although they are used in a variety of professions they are used in Blacksmithing to  shape heavy sections of iron.

 

Furnace

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A furnace is a device used for high-temperature heating. The name derives from Greek word fornax, which means oven. In an industrial setting they are used in the extract of iron from ore and in steelmaking.

 

Cinder

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Cinder is a material derived primarily from volcanic materials and are similar to pumice. An ember (a glowing, hot ‘coal’ made of greatly heated wood, coal, or other carbon-based material) is sometimes referred to as a cinder too.

 

Ferrite

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Ferrite is a cubic form of iron and it’s structure is what gives steel and cast iron it’s magnetic properties. Much like ‘Get Over Here, Iron’.

 

Iron

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Iron is a metallic chemical element and along with it’s alloy, Steel, are the principle metals used in blacksmithing.

Until next time, sports fans!