Greetings fellow gaming enthusiasts,
As I sit here, reminiscing about the past three years, my heart swells with a mix of emotions. It was around this time that we bid farewell to our cherished Guild Ball, a game that certainly held a special place in our hearts.
Since the announcement of its discontinuation there has been a void in my heart. Guild Ball was more than just a tabletop game; it was a dynamic blend of strategy and competition that truly set it apart.
The farewell note from the creators and Steamforged Games offered insight into the complexities that led to their decision. The delicate balance between competitive prowess and creative innovation is a tightrope that not all games can traverse flawlessly. It's a reflection of the challenge faced when catering to a dedicated community while keeping the game fresh and exciting.
It's true that the competitive scene grew immensely, and Guild Ball rewarded players for their skill and experience like no other. We revelled in the thrill of matches that hinged on well-calculated moves and brilliant strategy. But it seems that in the pursuit of perfection, we lost some of the whimsical charm that initially drew us to the game.
I would like to remind everyone (and this is the core reason for this post) of the incredible memories and experiences Guild Ball had given us. The friendships forged around the gaming table, the epic clashes of guilds, the triumphant goals, and the brutal take-outs — these moments will forever be etched in our hearts. Not every player at an event was playing for first either. I was always a mid-table coach, enjoying the game just for the game and camaraderie it brought to our lives. The legacy of Guild Ball will live on through us, the players who cherished every dice roll and every cunning move.
As we bid adieu to Guild Ball many of us fell into something new - Bushido, Malifaux, my beloved MESBG or what FreeCity attempted to jump into MCP, to name a few. This may have scratched the itch for some or even most, however I know not all…
Perhaps this is the moment for us to rally, to combine our creativity and love for strategic gameplay, and let our imaginations run wild in a new world filled with exciting mechanics, diverse strategies, thrilling intrigue, and a renewed sense of wonder…
With dice in hand and hearts full of anticipation,