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Old Feb 27th, 2015, 02:12 PM
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Blood Bowl

Game NameBlood Bowl
Game SystemOther Roleplaying Games: Blood Bowl LR6
ThemeBlood Bowl matches/leagues/tournaments
FlavourWarhammer world fantasy football/rugby matches
Plot SummaryBlood Bowl is a violent fantasy American Football/Rugby style game based on the Warhammer universe. Two teams take turns trying to move a ball to the opposing teams end zone through running and/or passing the ball while trying to avoid and/or take out the opposition.

The rules are available for free here and I will include reference material within the game threads.

The interest thread for the game concept can be found here.

I have run a private game to test the concept and iron out the wrinkles for changing the game format to a PBP system. The test match went really well and clarified what was needed for rules adaptations for the PBP format and post formatting so I want to open things up to the public.

I plan to run the matches as a type of custom league where people compete against each other for the best overall record; 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss, and possibly win percentage as well. The Blood Bowl rules provide weaker/newer teams advantages to even the playing field allowing for me to add new people to the game (or allow people to retire a team if necessary) without breaking the overall balance.

Sample MatchI will be posting the private test match throughout this application thread to give possible Coach's (the irl player) a sense of how it goes. This sample match was played before all of the public game formatting was finalized so some details may be different.

The images are made using MapTool. Preferably both Coaches will be using MapTool (the campaign files will be made available) or an alternative for tracking positions, player conditions, etc. as matches progress.

Spawn of Tiamat (Lizardmen) vs Leather And Denim (Dark Elves) Set Up
Team setups. Both teams have the same total value and no one used team gold for inducements. It was determined that Leather and Denim would kick off the ball so they set up first and they are on the red side of the pitch.
Player # Player Name Player type Player Position Player # Player Name Player type Player Position
2 Kilrash Saurus F-14 #1 Doro Witch Elf B-10
3 Saseth Saurus G-14 #3 Axxis Blitzer C-11
4 Belkul Saurus I-14 #4 Saxon Blitzer M-11
5 Jinbor Saurus J-14 #5 Dio Blitzer N-10
6 Zorvull Saurus C-14 #6 Ozzy Blitzer G-8
7 Rasseth Saurus M-14 #8 Dr. Feelgood Line Elf E-13
8 Asira Skink B-16 #9 Bad Blood Line Elf I-13
9 Arinys Skink N-16 #10 Pain Killer Line Elf K-13
10 Nesrinn Skink H-17 #11 War Pig Line Elf F-11
11 Surel Skink F-21 #12 Blood Angel Line Elf J-11
12 Kasira Skink J-21 #13 Jericho Siren Line Elf I-8

After both teams have posted their set up the kicking team starts posting.
 

 

 

Sample Match Part 2
Sample Match Part 3
ApplicationThe Game has been approved
I currently have no plans to limit the number of players. Don't worry if you are not familiar with the rules, as long as you are willing to read the rules carefully and learn the game I am happy to have you.

If you want in just post your interest and the team you want to play in this thread, this will hopefully keep the thread semi-bumped over time to ensure a strong pool of teams. Feel free to have a team name and/or theme ready as well. Once you have made this post you can move over to the game thread and start posting in the OOC thread and make a single roster thread post.

This game will have time limits on posting, if you are unable to meet the time limit for a post then a penalty occurs. As long as you check in every day you shouldn't have any problems with the time limits.
 
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Old Feb 27th, 2015, 02:38 PM
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While I was unable to finish this game due to school work and other games, I will say this is an awesome system, and I recommend this to anyone interested in Blood Bowl. The playtest seemed to go very well, and hope some players get into this.

It's a lot of fun!
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Old Feb 27th, 2015, 02:55 PM
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I couldn't be more interested. Dark Elves or Chaos Dwarfs for me

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Old Feb 27th, 2015, 03:34 PM
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Consider me the winner already, but seriously sign me up, i am so stoked for this.

My team is the Itza Crests
A lizardmen based team.

Just a quick query, would teams advance with spp and extra money etc?

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Old Feb 27th, 2015, 03:56 PM
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The matches will be set up in a loosely organized league so yes teams will change from match to match as players earn SPP and are injured and teams earn and spend gold.

Edit: The Sample Match section of the opening post has been edited to include the first turn for each team.
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Old Feb 27th, 2015, 07:50 PM
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Super interested, I'd love to run a skaven!
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Old Feb 27th, 2015, 10:21 PM
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I'm loving the interest so far. Now enjoy turn 2 of the sample match. Please remember that the sample game was played with editing allowed as I was unable to merge posts after the fact in the private game. The remaining turns are therefore formatted slightly differently than they will be for the public matches.

 

 


I wasn't planning on posting it at the same time but round 2 ends on something of a cliffhanger so here is turn 3 as well so you don't have to suffer and wait.


 

 
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Old Feb 28th, 2015, 10:25 AM
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My team, WIP

Name: The Blunderbusters
Race: Chaos Dwarfs
Players:
#1 Lord Grahk the Golden, Chaos Dwarf Blocker - Captain and patron of the Blunderbusters. Lord Grahk was a powerful Chaos Dwarf Lord but sold all his holdings in Zharr Naggrund to fund his team
#2 Chaos Dwarf Blocker
#3 Chaos Dwarf Blocker
#4 Chaos Dwarf Blocker
#5 Chaos Dwarf Blocker
#7 Bull Centaur
#8 Bull Centaur
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Old Feb 28th, 2015, 01:49 PM
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Interest, I still need to look over the rules. I'd play skaven, ogres, or vampires.

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Old Mar 1st, 2015, 01:24 PM
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Just heads up I've tried using maptool before and for whatever reason my computer thinks it's critically dangerous and won't let me run it even after I've specifically allowed the site. Can anyone give me some good alternatives?
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Old Mar 1st, 2015, 05:08 PM
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I had that issue previously but after reformatting my computer and starting from scratch I don't anymore. I am not suggesting you reformat your computer for this but the experience made me wonder if there was an issue with a specific version of MapTool which was swapped out for a newer version during the re-install. I am currently using version 1.3 b91, which is the most recent version as of the date of this post but does not appear to be available on the site at the moment, without trouble. If the download is not available when the game starts I will upload my version to ensure everyone can use it.

The security warning may have been from how you where trying to run MapTool as well. If you where trying to run it through the internet (there is a Web Launch version of MapTool) then it was probably trying to use a browser Java plugin to do so. The browser Java plugin is known for security issues so that is likely where the warning came from. Using Java outside of the web browser plugin does not have the same security risks (virtually all of the Java security exploits are actually for the Java web browsers rather than Java itself). I have Java installed but do not have any Java web browser plugins installed, the web browser plugins are not necessary to run MapTool.

I haven't found any good alternatives (free ones anyway) for MapTool. Unfortunately this game requires mapping of some kind.


Here is turn 4 of the Sample match.

 

 
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Old Mar 1st, 2015, 05:43 PM
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Interested in this and following along with the sample game updates.

Team would be a goblin based team called Blast Wranglers.
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Old Mar 2nd, 2015, 09:58 AM
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The game itself was indeed a lot of fun! 3Boxes was a mean player and pulled some really tricky stunts.

I also had a lot of trouble running maptool (mostly due to making my turns from different locations), so I actually ended up using Powerpoint and Paint while 3Boxes supplied the actual turns via maptool.


For giggles, here's one of my plays I actually spent a lot of planning on.

 

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Old Mar 2nd, 2015, 11:24 AM
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Yeah it's java that's keeping me from running the game, so do you know how I can launch it? Is there an easy way to disable my browser Java plugin? I'm not good with computers so details would be helpful, if you have the time of course.

Nevermind, after 2.5 hours I finally got it working, woo!

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