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Title: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 22 Apr 2009, 16:59
Alright, a few of us have started up with an online java based game called Blood Bowl recently. It's based off of a tabletop game and the gist of the game is that it is turn based American Rules Football but with ultra violence and fantasy themed teams. Orcs, Chaos beast, Humans, Elves, Goblins and the like all forming teams to pound each other senseless, while occasionally getting ahold of the ball and making a touch down. While I'm sure real football knowledge might help you for placement of players, it's not necesarry at all to enjoy the game.

The game is pretty strategy based so it does require some practice to get down, so getting in while all of us are learning is a good way of getting introduced along with the rest of us. Even if you aren't on any time soon with the rest of us there is a pretty active community with a lot of people willing to teach and the PDF with the rules is a free download. Also keep in mind that the very basics are best learned in game.

As I said, it uses a Java Client to connect the 2 players and your first game, like with most board games, is likely to take several hours but once you have the basics down, games take about 60 - 90 minutes. Players can be kicked out of games, KO'd, get permanent injuries or even killed. It's expected for payers to die or at least be retired at some point, so no point in getting too attached to any specific player.

Here are some important links to get you started.

http://fumbbl.com

http://fumbbl.com/help:

http://fumbbl.com/help:NewbieWhichRace

You'll want to download theJavabbowl 8.9 installer and the Living Rulebook from this link. http://fumbbl.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Downloads&file=index&req=viewdownload&cid=3

This is the suggest Java client to avoid lag. I tried the newest and it was terrible, but installing this older version fixed all of the issues I was having. http://java.sun.com/products/archive/j2se/6u7/index.html

The community tends to use IRC a lot for matchmaking so if you're up for it, it's a good way of getting more experienced players to help you out and tear your teams apart in the attempt to beat good tactics into your skull. The forums are also an invaluable tool to get yourself started and learn how leveling your players works and what are good choices for leveling.

Members:
ackblom12 - http://fumbbl.com/~ackblom12
Cardinal Fang - http://fumbbl.com/~Fang_Hamhands
the_pied_piper - http://fumbbl.com/~the_pied_piper
e.spaceman - http://fumbbl.com/~espaceman
Thomas Edison - http://fumbbl.com/~ThomasEdison
Christophe - http://fumbbl.com/~Christophe
Ballard - http://fumbbl.com/~Ballard
öde - http://fumbbl.com/~odei
Animal Ghosts - http://fumbbl.com/~alyosha
Storm Rider - http://fumbbl.com/~eirenarch
Sam - http://fumbbl.com/~walkingclouds
odi - http://fumbbl.com/~supersheep
PantsFTW - http://fumbbl.com/~LuchaPants
Tyler - http://fumbbl.com/~teresias216
Jeans - http://fumbbl.com/~Jeans
negative creep - http://fumbbl.com/~NegativeCreep
JohnnyC - http://fumbbl.com/~warmandpunchy
loco_banana - http://fumbbl.com/~ideologist
Merrick - http://fumbbl.com/~Merrick
Snalin - http://fumbbl.com/~snalin

I will continue to add folks to the list as they post in here.


EDIT - Ok, things you should familiarize yourself with before you start your first game.

This link has more strategies and stariting line up suggestions for all of the races - http://fumbbl.com/help:RaceStrategy

This link has step by step instructions on how to setup a game - http://fumbbl.com/help:SettingUpGames

In the PDF, there are a fews pecific pages that will be amazingly useful from the start.

Page 11 - This has the list of Block Die icons. These are very very important to get down. Skulls are bad and a couple of other ones have conditions, but it's a good idea to memorize these icons as quickly as possible.

Page 34 - This is a list of skills. Some teams have a lot of skill based players so even for new teams this is a good lsit to get somewhat familiar with. At the very least, it's a good reference page.

Page 43 - This page has a list of handicaps and explanation. If you end up playing a stronger team, you'll get to roll for handicaps, and these are some of the effects. Not terribly common, but good to have for reference.

This is the most useful picture you will have starting off. This is the lsit of Die icons and what they do. Memorize this as quickly as possible.

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t85/FangHamhands/DiceResults.jpg)


We've gotten enough people that we've opted to make a Meebo room to avoid cluttering Pocket Jury. Just PM one of the coaches for the password.

http://www.meebo.com/room/qcbloodbowl/

Edit: Ok, found these gorgeous skins for the Pitch in the forums and thought we should share them.

http://tinyurl.com/yj54fwc

In the JBBowl/Pics/Fields path make a new folder and extract the files into that folder. Once you're in game you can use the right click menu to change what field options you want, which includes Pitch sie and Field Tiles.

Here are some player icon sets for those of you who have encounted games where players are showing up as just letters or missing pictures

Ultimate Pack - This one should cover 95% of your needs, it misses a few large icons though which is what you'll need the next one for
Code: [Select]
http://www.mediaf!re.com/?wznqndtmlzm
Large Pitch Pack - This includes a lot of large pitch stunty icons which is about the only thing that was neglected by the Ultimate pack
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?zijkdzymzoh
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Christophe on 22 Apr 2009, 17:00
I was wondering what the hell all you guys in Meebo were talking about.

Whenever I'm not completely bogged down with going to class et al I will consider making a team.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 22 Apr 2009, 18:45
The game really is a blast.

Tonight one of my players was killed, turned into a zombie, and then was killed again by one of erstwhile teammates.
Since players get skill points for causing casualties that means both teams got points for killing the same guy.

Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: supersheep on 22 Apr 2009, 20:01
I am totally getting on this. A tactics article from a fifteen-year-old White Dwarf is all I really need, right?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 22 Apr 2009, 23:20
Holy shit I just had a great game. Ended up being tied on his half of the last turn of the game. Did a "Go for it" to get his last guy into the endzone... and fucking dropped the ball right into the endzone. You will have to watch the replay to understand, but I ended up making a full field run, from endzone to endzone, in the very last turn of the game.

Holy shit that was awesome. Not even any permanent injuries or death!

http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2642724

If you have the Blood Bowl client installed give it a watch.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 23 Apr 2009, 03:30
The FUMBBL site as been around for awhile. I'm not sure how long but I've seen forum posts going back to 2004. There's a very useful User's Guide linked on the front page. It will pretty much tell you anything you need to know.
They've set up several different divisions for games.
From the website

Academy
    A division for newcomers and people who want to become better at the game, without a permanent record or the competetive tone of the other divisions.
Faction
    Highly competetive division that requires a high level of activity. Not recommended for newcomers to the game or FUMBBL.
Ranked
    The main competitive division and the largest one on FUMBBL. Free choice of opponents, a ranking system and regular tournaments.
Blackbox
    Newly created division with a high competition level. Scheduled matches in a blind system, with assigned matches.
Stunty Leeg
    Highly unique division with custom races.
League
    This division is designed for coach-run leagues. A large number of leagues and tournaments run here, using their own specific rules.
Unranked
    This division follows the same rules as Academy, but without the TR150 cutoff. It is intended as a recreational division without rankings or non-LRB rosters. Back to back games vs same teams and or coaches are not allowed in this division.


We are currently playing in the Academy Division. If there's enough interest we could start up a QC League.

As Ackblom12 mentioned you can watch replays of games, not only yours but anyones. It's a good way to take a look at how other people play. You can also 'Spectate' and watch a game in progress. This is another excellent way to learn the game and see what tactics work or don't work as the case may be.

A nice touch is that you can set up multiple teams. I currently have a Human, an Amazon, and an Orc team. I plan on concentrating on my human team mostly though.
 
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Coward on 23 Apr 2009, 14:29
An ill-fated question perhaps, but do any of you think that Workshop is a crack-like dependency that will slowly whither you away and, ultimately, consume your soul?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 23 Apr 2009, 15:34
Yes.

But this one does it for free at least!
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: zerobar on 23 Apr 2009, 15:45
Kinda on topic, did any of you guys ever play "Mutant League Football," on NES? This sounds like it's spiritual succesor, so to speak. Might give it a shot.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: supersheep on 23 Apr 2009, 16:38
Man Blood Bowl was around six years before that. It's nearly as old as I am. Also, the GW addiction never goes away. It's been years since I played any of their games and fuck me if I don't think about Space Marines stomping on people's faces every other day.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 23 Apr 2009, 16:40
Indeed. As much as I loved the Mutant League games, they were direct rip offs.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Alex C on 23 Apr 2009, 19:50
I don't have the time to play this, but it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside to know you guys are playing Blood Bowl.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 24 Apr 2009, 09:21
It's too bad that you don't have time to play. The more the bloodier merrier!
Most of the games I've played have taken around 2 hours. The longest was around 4 hours but that was me playing Ackblom12 in his first game online and we were doing a lot of chatting.
Okay, I was doing a lot of chatting.
The shortest was about 1.5 hours or so and that was last night's game against The_Pied_Piper. I think the reasons it was shorter is that we've both gotten comfortable with the interface, Elves are very fragile so he had less players to move as the game progressed, and both (mine mostly though) teams showed a remarkable antipathy towards picking up the ball. You see one of the things that will end your turn early is dropping the ball when trying to pick it up. My Orcs did that very well. Another way your turn will end early is if a member of your team gets knocked prone either after an attempted block His Elves did this very well.

Alex C, I will be happy to name a player after you so that in some small way you can be involved. Any preferences? I currently have a Human Team, an Orc team, and an Amazon Team. The Amazon team is named after the band members of Tokyo Brass Style so I don't think you'd fit in well there. If you'd prefer something else I'd be happy to create a new team. 
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Alex C on 24 Apr 2009, 09:45
Greenskins all the way.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Yayniall on 24 Apr 2009, 10:29
Aww, no snotlings team.
I played the board game with my papa ages ago.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 24 Apr 2009, 14:12
I now have Alex Wisefang as a new Lineman. I plan to add Ratface as a Rat Ogre at some point. This should work out well.

Edit: I also just realized that Ozyratdias has almost twice the rushing of anyone else on my team but has also not gotten a single SP. I need to fix that.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Lummer on 24 Apr 2009, 14:58
Fuck mand. Real Blood Bowl is SO MUCH FUN, especially with beer involved.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 24 Apr 2009, 15:04
it is! It would also require me to put in $120 minimum just to get started and then I'd have to go to Millenium on the weekends when it smells of death. That makes me sad.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Lummer on 24 Apr 2009, 15:07
Don't feel bad. I play Warhammer 40000 and I have long since given up count of how many Space Marines I have.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Coward on 24 Apr 2009, 15:11
It's crack.

It took me forever and a day to stop playing Workshop and to stop paying them ridiculous amounts of money for their twee little plastic gnomes of distilled evil.

The worst thing, though, is that every time someone talks about it or mentions a new edition, model, or range I want to start again. This hurts muchly.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Lummer on 24 Apr 2009, 15:14
Hey, have you heard about the new Imperial Guard codex, and the MASSIVE overhaul they're getting?

They now have like 15 Leman Russ variants, including the Punisher, which can hurl out 9 heavy bolter shots and TWENTY S5 shots from it's turret weapon, PER TURN....
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Coward on 24 Apr 2009, 15:21
Very droll.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Lummer on 24 Apr 2009, 15:27
I try.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 24 Apr 2009, 15:44
Aww, no snotlings team.
I played the board game with my papa ages ago.

Actually there is a snotling team. And a Chaos Halfling team (yes I said Chaos Halfling). And a Nurgling Team.
These and many more are unofficial rosters that are used in the Stunty Leeg.
You can see them all here. http://fumbbl.com/help:RaceStrategy (http://fumbbl.com/help:RaceStrategy)

Okay, Alex C, my next Orc player will have your name!
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Lummer on 24 Apr 2009, 15:46
CHAOS HALFLINGS

Oh fuck, this is brilliant.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Alex C on 24 Apr 2009, 15:48
Sweet! Two Alexses increases my odds of survival! Or, more likely, my odds of being killed twice in the same week! Which, is just as good, really.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: MadassAlex on 24 Apr 2009, 18:47
Also, the GW addiction never goes away. It's been years since I played any of their games and fuck me if I don't think about Space Marines stomping on people's faces every other day.

This.

I don't know how they do it. It's utterly ridiculous.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Lummer on 25 Apr 2009, 02:57
It's because Space Marines are SO FUCKING COOL.

That, and the entire background setting is enormously gripping
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Thomas Edison on 25 Apr 2009, 03:06
Right, I've joined up, I've made a team and...

Well...


Lord, I haven't got a bloody clue what I'm doing.

But naming players sure is fun.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 25 Apr 2009, 05:21
If you put up your manager name then i'm pretty sure someone will be willing to show you the ropes.

Which race did you go for by the way?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Thomas Edison on 25 Apr 2009, 05:44
Aye, Ackblom was kind enough to show me the ropes.

ThomasEdison is the coach name.

And I went with Norse, but I've set up an Elven team now. 'S'all good.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 25 Apr 2009, 08:32
Man, Ozy has 65 Rushing in 3 games. This compared to my 2nd best rusher who has 28. Goddamn.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 26 Apr 2009, 22:11
Okay I have a team. We are called Karamazovs. We are confused about the fact that it keeps telling me a splash image is missing and it won't let me do a thing.

Anyway how do you play this damn game anyway.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 26 Apr 2009, 22:17
As long as you're on late I'm up for teaching you the ropes and getting a game or two setup. Also, if you ask in meebo, there's usually at least one person in there who has started playing and can help ya get a game setup.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 26 Apr 2009, 22:18
I am up right now! Want to play now? I got nothing going on.

Do I need to get an IRC thing?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 27 Apr 2009, 00:30
Okay this game is awesome and I am terrible at it, but learning.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 27 Apr 2009, 16:13
Updated the OP to include some important references in the Rulebook PDF.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 28 Apr 2009, 03:18
You might want to add Pg. 19 The Kick-Off Table to the OP.
People are going to see that more often than the Handicap Table and knowing that the defender might get to Blitz is a handy thing.
I'd also like to take this moment to let everyone know that my fans tend to throw rocks.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 28 Apr 2009, 05:35
Yes, eric, we know.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Storm Rider on 29 Apr 2009, 00:22
Who else wants to challenge my dwarves? It looks like I have one game left in the Academy before I have to move to a higher league.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 29 Apr 2009, 03:19
I've got some Chaos Dwarves that would love to meet them and show them that Chaos is the way to go.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Christophe on 29 Apr 2009, 13:31
Just a note of advisory re: loading games: Eric and I experienced this yesterday when trying to finish a game. If you load a game that was cut off at one point, both coaches must be using the same computers, using the same IP address. We had problems with this because I had changed connections at that point from the normal school connection to the guest one, and it gave me a totally different IP address. We must have tried reconnecting ten times before we figured what the problem was.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Jace on 01 May 2009, 03:27
Okay, I'm playing. Gonna read over the rules since I can't get the game to work on the computers at work.

http://fumbbl.com/~LuchaPants
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 01 May 2009, 10:40
I have a brand new team that you could play, even.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 02 May 2009, 16:38
Okay, we now have a Group.
Everyone should've gotten invites for all of their teams.
Let me know if I missed anyone.

I'm still figuring out what having a Group means.
One thing I do know is that we can have Tournaments. However when we do we'll have to create new teams in the League Division to play in it.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 04 May 2009, 14:06
Alright, we've got plenty of new people added to the coaching roster and we are currently trying to work out a tournament.

Also, goddamn I love the Khemri.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 05 May 2009, 23:57
First game I have the Krox for my Lizardman team and he gets 3 casualties. Fuck yeah Amygdala!
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 13 May 2009, 22:03
I'd say that my only complaint about the game is that Dorfs are incredibly unfun to play against until you got a few skilled players.

Fuck Dorfs.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 14 May 2009, 04:49
I'd say that my only complaint about the game is that Dorfs are incredibly unfun to play against until you got a few skilled players.

Fuck Dorfs.

Stupid Dorfs. I say this as someone who has a Chaos Dorf team. You've got your solid linemen who although painfully slow are hard to hurt and are good at hurting others and then you've got the Bull Centaurs who are not slow and have a higher ST than most. The only bad thing about the Bull Centaurs is their low AG and even that's not all that bad.

Of course you want to talk about your sick teams look no farther than Chaos. (I'm looking at YOU Mr. Ackblom.) They have okay speed and good AV and have access to disgusting skills (literally and figuratively). Apparently they are weak at start but are one of the stronger teams when they start getting some kills. So folks, remember when playing a starting Chaos team kick them when they're down!


We (Steve, Rob, and myself) are planning on running a tournament in Mid-June. We figure that way exams will be over and we might see some of the folk who signed up but haven't been around lately. For those people who still pop in from time to time I ask if you would please create a team in the League Division. Let me know when you have and I'll invite the team into the Group. We aren't going to try anything fancy the first time out since none of us have done this before. Any team you want to create is fine (even stupid Dorfs). The teams have to be in the League Division because the website will keep track of scoring and what-not for Tournaments but only for teams in League.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: supersheep on 14 May 2009, 05:51
Will we all be starting with fresh teams, or should we get a few games under our belts in the League beforehand?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 14 May 2009, 07:36
Will we all be starting with fresh teams, or should we get a few games under our belts in the League beforehand?

The plan, such as it is so far, is to start with fresh teams in the League. However everyone is encouraged to make Academy teams to get in some practice before the League Tournament starts. You can have 30 teams active at any time so don't be afraid to make up a team in Academy to learn the ropes. If they get crushed or you just don't care for them then you can retire them and make another. The retired team won't count against the 30 you can have so I think you won't have to worry about running out of slots.

The idea is that everyone starts the Tournament on even standing as far as team strength goes. If someone gets a chance to play 3 or 4 games with their League team and someone else joins just as we start the Tournament then team that's played a few games is likely to have gotten a few skills making them stronger. Of course they may also have a few players die in which case they'd be much weaker. In either case it just seems that everyone starting fresh is the best idea.

Even if you don't get a chance to practice before the Tournament I suggest you join anyway. We can use an Open Round Robin format which will allow coaches to choose the order in which they play. That way we can try and pair people up according to their experience and if you have a tough game against, letís say, a Dorf team (Stupid Dorfs) and have injured players you can try to set your next match against an Elf team and hopefully get a chance to recover. If we have enough people and an odd number I might do what the site suggests and not actually have a team in the tournament. That way if there are any disputes itíll be easy to stay objective and I can concentrate on figuring out how to run a Tournament since Iíve never done it before.

I suppose I am nominally in charge since I was the one that created the group. I did it mainly to see how hard it was to do (the answer: not hard at all). Rob and Steve are on as Staff (what all that entails I donít think weíve completely figured out yet). However everything is still up in the air and weíre a certainly open for suggestions. I'm usually online and in the BB Meebo room (Link is in the original post) around 7pm to 10pm EST (GMT -5) on weekdays. On the weekend it varies but since I'm still rather addicted I'll probably be around. Rob (The Pied Piper) and Steve (Ackblom12) are generally on about the same time. Steve is normally at work at that time so can't play but he'll be more than happy to answer questions and give advice (Note: His advice is likely to include the words "Foul" and "Often" you should ignore those words) and his work schedule might make him more available for those people in different time zones. Rob is our official Blood Bowl teacher. He knows the rules and the tactics and unlike me he has the ability to instruct others. Rob is also known as the Red Whisperer. He has the uncanny ability to make the most out of what should be a very risky move.

Tl:dr Ė Blood Bowl is good clean violent fun and you should play.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 14 May 2009, 11:36
I'd say that my only complaint about the game is that Dorfs are incredibly unfun to play against until you got a few skilled players.

Fuck Dorfs.

Of course you want to talk about your sick teams look no farther than Chaos. (I'm looking at YOU Mr. Ackblom.) They have okay speed and good AV and have access to disgusting skills (literally and figuratively). Apparently they are weak at start but are one of the stronger teams when they start getting some kills. So folks, remember when playing a starting Chaos team kick them when they're down!


This is true! but Chaos are pretty painful to play early on. No skills outside of Horn, so it's kind of like having a choice of different players, but they're all lineman. I mean, the optimal early build for a Chaos team is all beastman and that's just boring as hell.

Edit - Also, I'm staying away from Claws from now on... that shit is just mean. Of course this also means I have to stay away from Razer Claws...

EDit again - What if I just stay away from Razer Claws and take Claws? That's fiar right? Right!?!?!?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Alex C on 14 May 2009, 12:43
I'm certain I'll have the time to play in June, although I haven't played in literally aeons. And don't worry about being too powerful Ackblom. If worst comes to worst I'll just make Khemri team and murder half your good players with mummies about halfway through the tournament.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 14 May 2009, 13:55
All of my favorite teams suck early on. It's like, is it worth playing lizards on the hope they'll develop enough before getting kicked out to fucc all y'all up?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Alex C on 14 May 2009, 16:51
I'm thinking of going Norse just because even their starting lineman can lay the hurt with a little luck.


[EDIT] Which version of the LRB does FUMBBL use? I'm pretty certain there's a LRB 5, but the link at the beginning of the thread took me to a LRB 4...

[EDIT AGAIN]

Man, I'm not a good blood bowl player, so I know I shouldn't play a vampire team since they usually fail miserably, but I keep reading quotes like this one and getting intrigued:
"Thralls really are the most amazing players on a Vampire team. You can actually select one and move it six squares across the pitch without any chance of killing a team-mate!"
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 15 May 2009, 04:53
FUMBBL currently uses the LRB4 rules.
They are currently Alpha testing the client for LRB5 though. It's an open test but I haven't tried it yet.

The User's Guide linked in the original post does have very useful information in it. It might be a good idea to play your first few games with a Human or Orc team. Once you get used to the program and the game then go ahead and make a Vampire team. Vampires have a trait called Blood Lust. Every time they do an action a die is rolled, on a 2+ the Vampire can act normally. On a 1 the vampire is over come with blood lust and must make a Move action and if he ends up next to a Thrall then he injures them (this could result in anything from a stun to being killed). If he doesn't end up next to a Thrall then he's removed from the field to the Reserve box. As you can tell this can lead to some frustrating moments for the Vampire coach and some hilarious moments for everyone else.

BTW Alex, there are two players named Alex C on my Orc team one is a Lineman but that didn't seem right so the other is a Blitzer called The Real Alex C. I'm sorry to say that The Real Alex C has not caused any casualties as of yet however he has scored twice.

Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 15 May 2009, 09:06
In my opinion there are 3 choices for your first Blood Bowl team.

1) Human: The most balanced team on the game. They can run, pass and block easily and as you progress they can turn into some fairly great players.

2) Orc: Slightly more 'bashy' [This is the QC BBowl term for big and strong]: They have a couple of players with the ability to run the ball and usually you have one with the ability to pass it but there are no designated catchers. However, they are great at injuring the other team with some bashy players to allow you to run it through the gap.

3)Undead: This is a great team for the exciting part of the game that is attempting to maim and kill the other team. They have players who can run the ball but not really any passers or catchers. This really doesn't make too much difference though as the Mummies are there to maim and kill along with the zombies and the majority of players have the skill 'regenerate' so it is not often that you will have to replace your players leaving you plenty of cash for other boosts like extra rerolls.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Alex C on 15 May 2009, 21:36
I actually played blood bowl an awful lot on the table top in the '90s, so I've got a handle on warhammer lingo in general, although obviously there's been quite a few rules changes. Terms like "bashy" are kinda self-explanatory anyway. And yeah, I know that Vampire teams essentially self-destruct all the time thanks to Off For A Bite. Vamp teams are fairly terrible, really. You're essentially a gimped human team (because you're so dependent on thralls) that can randomly pull a miracle out if its ass if you use Gaze right. I definitely won't be playing vampires since it'd really just be a waste of my opponent's time more often than not.

I'm still torn though; on the one hand, Norse aren't very good because they're so damned fragile and have frightfully average speed. On the other, nobody can chuck people into the stands or abuse Pile On quite like a team of pissed-off Viking Blitzers. Well, except for developed witch elves, but then you get into fragile AND expensive territory. Will probably just go Dark elf or Orcs. Probably orcs, since they have the best names.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Yayniall on 16 May 2009, 04:18
How bad are goblin teams?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Thomas Edison on 16 May 2009, 04:50
Somebody invite my undead team into the tourny, please'm's. Rotting Cupcakes want some QC love.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 16 May 2009, 05:00
Your Undead team has to be in the League Division. Unfortunately you can't transfer from Academy to League. You can however recreate the team in League and use the one in Academy to practice for the tourny.


How bad are goblin teams?

I've yet to play with or against the gobbos. This is from the Strategy Guide for gobbos "First of all, if you really want to play the gobbos, then you have to realize that this game is all about having fun, and the Goblin team is all about creating chaos."
I do have a Halfling (known as flings) though and they are hilarious. They can be frustrating to play against though since they have a special rule where they can remove their opponents Rerolls. Last night I was attempting to throw a fling with one of my Treeman. I succeeded in throwing him but the pass went awry. Instead of the treeman throwing the fling into the clear area of the pitch he threw him right into one the elf players. The elf player went out of the game with a Serious Injury (Groin Pull). So even though I lost the game I managed to hit an elf in the balls with a halfling. I think that counts as a win.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 17 May 2009, 07:17
Somebody invite my undead team into the tourny, please'm's. Rotting Cupcakes want some QC love.

Pretty Cupcakes has been sent an invitation to the EXCLUSIVE QC Blood Bowl Group 'Pocket Judge, Jury, and Executioner'.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: negative creep on 23 May 2009, 06:35
I am on there now! My coach name is NegativeCreep, my team is called Radadad (orcs, of course).

Now I only have to find out how all of that stuff works.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 23 May 2009, 06:43
Welcome aboard!
I'll be sending your team a group invitation.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: negative creep on 23 May 2009, 07:15
Nice! Thank you.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 23 May 2009, 07:22
If you want some advice from current players join the QC BBowl room in Meebo. I'll be around all day, ackblom will be around later most likely and fang will be there at some time aswell. If the room is left empty one of us will leave a message when we'll be back. PM one of us for the password if you don't have it.

Finally, good luck and welcome to the QC BBowl community.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 23 May 2009, 08:01
And another cultist/coach added to the list...
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 01 Jun 2009, 07:42
The Inaugural Pocket Judge, Jury, and Executioner Blood Bowl Tournament is tentatively scheduled to begin June 14th.
Please respond and let us know if that's a good date for you (and if it's not what would be a good date) and if you plan to attend.
Even if you're not planning on playing it would be nice to reply and say so. We need to have a pretty good grasp of the number of players to make the schedule and it will keep me from having to send annoying PMs.

Intricate knowledge of the game is NOT a requirement. This is a learning process for everyone. The key idea is to have fun. Good old fashioned bloody violent fun.
the_pied_piper (Rob) is available all this week if you'd like a learning game or three.

Any questions feel free to ask them here or PM Cardinal_Fang(Eric), the_pied_piper (Rob), or Ackblom12 (Stephen).

Edit: Those of you who are going to play you'll need create a team in the League Division and please don't play any games with that team before the tourny.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 01 Jun 2009, 10:42
I probably will not be able to make it in the late afternoon, but i can play any games before 2 probably. I'll let you guys knows as we get closer whether I can stick around longer there.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 03 Jun 2009, 15:49
So a provisional list for the tourney is:

the_pied_piper (Rob)
ackblom12 (Stephen)
CardinalFang (Eric)
E.Spaceman
Jeans
Christophe
Supersheep
Negative Creep*
Storm Rider
ideologist

*May have to arrange set times.

If you'd like to add yourself to the list you can either post in this thread or PM the_pied_piper, CardinalFang or ackblom12 and we'll sort that for you.

The plan is to hopefully have a nice number of players to work with (ideally 12 or 16 but if not no worries, don't feel like you can't play because of this) and set up 2 conferences based on time zones to make it easier to schedule the games. After the conferences there would be playoffs with each player eventually being given a single rank so everyone plays the same number of games regardless of where you finish.

Provisional start date is 14th June and it would likely run just over a week if we play a game a day but this is just a provisional setup and can be altered if necessary. Hopefully we'll get a few new faces joining in and good luck to everybody involved.

P.S. Don't forget about our blood bowl room in Meebo which anyone is free to join to talk blood bowl, find a game or even learn from scratch from one of the more experienced players (most likely me as i have been designated the teaching position). Just PM one of the current players for the password.

EDIT: All players must start with a fresh team in the League division. Any race is acceptable.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: supersheep on 04 Jun 2009, 08:14
Oh wow, forgot about this. Yup, I'm in for the tourney.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: negative creep on 04 Jun 2009, 08:19
I would like to participate, but I can only play on weekends.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 08 Jun 2009, 13:13
Tourney scheduled to start Sunday. T-6 days.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 08 Jun 2009, 13:16
Also, if you feel like you got the mindset to play in the Stunty Leeg it is great fun. 3 of us have already started up teams for it so if you want to try it out it's quite a bit of fun. More flair and ridiculousness than even normal Blood Bowl.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Storm Rider on 09 Jun 2009, 02:07
You guys are all just mad that my Dwarves fucking wreck your shit. I do kind of want to start a Wood Elf team too, but I need a theme for it. Blood Bowl is always, always more fun when your players are named after real people.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 12 Jun 2009, 12:59
Ok, BBowlers you have until 12:00am Sunday GMT (Saturday 7:00PM EST) to put yourself into the tournament.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 13 Jun 2009, 08:56
Deadline is tonight potential BBowlers.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Christophe on 13 Jun 2009, 09:50
Do I actually have to create a team now or can I just do that really quickly on Monday?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 13 Jun 2009, 09:52
Well, considering we are starting Sunday i would recommend tonight or before you play your first game tomorrow.   :-P
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Storm Rider on 13 Jun 2009, 12:21
You just have to be in the league to be 'in' the tournament, right?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 13 Jun 2009, 12:27
Correct, once you make your league team just let us know and we can invite it into the league itself.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Storm Rider on 13 Jun 2009, 12:32
I already did that when the league was first made, so I guess I'm ready. I hope you guys are ready to get fucked up by my dwarves again.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: E. Spaceman on 13 Jun 2009, 12:37
team made, name is Rulers of Verse
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 13 Jun 2009, 13:01
Invite sent.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: supersheep on 13 Jun 2009, 15:02
Nehekhara Nasties is what I'll be playing under. What time will everything start at tomorrow?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 13 Jun 2009, 15:10
Invited.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 13 Jun 2009, 16:31
Well, its likely that we're going to set a certain number of games to be played over the next 4 days so that everyone can schedule it when they're free. Official rules will follow soon.

Also, any stragglers can still join, i'm extending the deadline for another hour or two while i make the necessary arrangements.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 13 Jun 2009, 17:08
Ok, i lied, you got half an hour but your time is now up.

The full list of players is:
the_pied_piper (Rob)
ackblom12 (Stephen)
CardinalFang (Eric)
E.Spaceman
Jeans
Christophe
Supersheep
Storm Rider
ideologist
ThomasEdison

Good luck to everyone involved.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 13 Jun 2009, 17:20
Ok, rules for the tourney. Everyone starts with a fresh team in the League division. Games will be played as regular games and scores are passed on to me after they are finished. If you could, both players please submit the details from the game for verification.

Necessary details are:
Score
No. of casualties per team + type of casualty

These stats will help determine deadlocks in the final conference tables.

NOTICE: Star players and Wizards are not allowed in this tournament. Freebooters can be purchased if you need a squad boost for a game.

For ease of fixtures the players have been split into 2 conferences based on time zones: East and West. The list of players in each division and their teams are (forum nickname in brackets):

WEST
ackblom12 (ackblom12) - Muppet's Vengeance
espaceman (E.Spaceman) - Rulers of Verse
Christophe (Christophe) - Best Wing
eirenarch (Storm Rider) - Venture Industries
ideologist (loco_banana) - Lunch B

EAST
the_pied_piper (the_pied_piper) - Treekeepers
Fang_Hamhands (CardinalFang) - 'Ette's
Jeans (Jeans) - Sneer Kings
supersheep (supersheep) - Nehekhara Nasties
ThomasEdison (Thomas_Edison) - Pretty Cupcakes

Please accept invitations into group before the start of your first game.

Fixtures to follow.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 13 Jun 2009, 17:41
Fixtures are set so that each team plays each other once in the group stages. After this the top 2 from each conference will go into the Trophy playoffs and the bottom 3 will go into the Shield playoffs. Runners-up games will be played and playoff rules will be posted when the time comes.

NOTICE: Please do not attempt to change teams during the tournament. We all have bad luck but please don't taint the experience for others if you are the unfortunate one in this case.

NOTICE 2:Please use servers Sweden 2, Sweden 3 or Sweden 4 for these games. Sweden 1 is reserved for casual non-tournament/league play.

Notice 3 (There will probably be a lot of these by the end): Player Awards will be handed out so keep a record of those game stats. Awards will be handed out for:

Namby-Pamby Award for Most Completed Passes
Lucky Bastard Award for Most Passing Yards
Grim Reaper Award for Most RIP Caused
Kurt Cobain Award for Most Self-Inflicted Injuries
Total Jerk Award for Greatest Number of Fouls Committed
BWTTBFYWYTTPITYT Award for Most Interceptions
Ogami Itto Award for Most Casualties Caused in Total
John Madden "PENETRATION" Award for Most Touchdowns Scored
Geddy Lee Award for Most Rushing Yards.
Milan Lucic Award for Most Blocks in a Season.
Tommy Dski Foundation Award for Most SPP By A Single Player.

NOTICE 4 (See, i told you): There will be some team awards handed out aswell. These are:
Nuffle's Bitch Award for Greatest Number of Snake Eyes Rolled
Eight Belles Award for Most Failed GFI Attempts.
The Missing The Point Of The Game Award for Most Touchdowns Scored
The Getting The Point Of The Game Award for Most Casualties Bludgeoned
The Sellout Award for Most Overall SPP by A Team

Other than that here are the fixtures to start at 12:00GMT Sunday 14th June. You have until 08:00GMT Sunday 21st June to play all games in the group stages, please arrange as is necessary between players.

WEST

Fixture Set 1: Muppet's Vengeance vs. Rulers of Verse
                        Best Wing vs. Venture Industries


Fixture Set 2: Muppet's Vengeance vs. Best Wing
                        Rulers of Verse vs. Lunch B


Fixture Set 3: Muppet's Vengeance vs. Venture Industries
                        Best Wing vs. Lunch B


Fixture Set 4: Muppet's Vengeance vs. Lunch B
                        Rulers of Verse vs. Venture Industries


Fixture Set 5: Rulers of Verse vs. Best Wing
                        Venture Industries vs. Lunch B



EAST

Fixture Set 1: Treekeepers vs. Pretty Cupcakes
                        'Ette's vs. Nehekhara Nasties


Fixture Set 2: Treekeepers vs. Sneer Kings
                        'Ette's vs. Pretty Cupcakes


Fixture Set 3: Treekeepers vs. Nehekhara Nasties
                        Sneer Kings vs. Pretty Cupcakes


Fixture Set 4: Treekeepers vs. 'Ette's
                        Sneer Kings vs. Nehekhara Nasties


Fixture Set 5: 'Ette's vs. Sneer Kings
                        Nehekhara Nasties vs. Pretty Cupcakes



This is your fixture list for the tournament. Tables will be added when games have been played. Good luck to all involved.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 14 Jun 2009, 03:01
Hey Emilio, Just to let you know I stayed up way too damn late, so it's possible I may not be waking up in time to do our game before I head out today. If you're up for it though I'll be able to do it later tonight like, 10 - 12 Eastern guaranteed.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Thomas Edison on 14 Jun 2009, 04:08
I could have sworn that I was in this, but I do not really mind, because I'm at work, and really really really bored, so I did this


(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/7205/wooo.png)



just because I'm s bored and oh god someone save me from this work.


So yeah, woo, go The First Pocket Judge, Jury, and Executioner Blood Bowl Tournament. Woo.

I'm hoping for a Muppet's Vengeance vs. Treekeepers final.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 14 Jun 2009, 06:02
You should be in there somewhere. You have a League Team in the group.
I don't know what happened there. Hopefully we can work something out.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 14 Jun 2009, 08:08
Sorry about that Ryan, i'll change it to include you in the Eastern division. We of the East will still be starting Monday though as Jens is not back until tomorrow.

Jens is back today so as soon as his team is entered we will be opening the Eastern Division. Western Conference is already open so good BBowling to all.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 14 Jun 2009, 15:44
Opening match played, a very entertaining encounter between Best Wing and Venture Industries that ended in a tie.

WEST

Fixture Set 1: Muppet's Vengeance 2 - 0 Rulers of Verse
                    Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2718190) 

                    Best Wing 1 - 1 Venture Industries
                    Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2717911)

Fixture Set 2: Muppet's Vengeance 2 - 0 Best Wing
                    Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2719805)

                    Rulers of Verse 0 - 2 Lunch B
                    Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2721474)

Fixture Set 3: Muppet's Vengeance 2 - 0 Venture Industries
                    Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2723090)

                    Best Wing 1 - 2 Lunch B
                    Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2722943)

Fixture Set 4: Muppet's Vengeance 1 - 1 Lunch B
                    Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2725232)

                    Rulers of Verse 0 - 2 Venture Industries
                    Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2725928)

Fixture Set 5: Rulers of Verse 1 - 1 Best Wing
                    Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2728478)

                    Venture Industries 0 - 1 Lunch B
                    Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2727355)


EAST

Fixture Set 1: Treekeepers 1 - 0 Pretty Cupcakes
                    Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2719565)

                    'Ette's 2 - 0 Nehekhara Nasties
                    Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2719613)

Fixture Set 2: Treekeepers 1 - 1 Sneer Kings
                    Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2721127)

                    'Ette's 3 - 0 Pretty Cupcakes
                    Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2721280)

Fixture Set 3: Treekeepers 3 - 1 Nehekhara Nasties
                    Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2722244)

                    Sneer Kings 0 - 1 Pretty Cupcakes
                    Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2728690)

Fixture Set 4: Treekeepers 0 - 0 'Ette's
                    Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2723698)

                    Sneer Kings 2 - 1 Nehekhara Nasties
                    Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2725530)

Fixture Set 5: 'Ette's 3 - 0 Sneer Kings
                    Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2724088)

                    Nehekhara Nasties 2 - 1 Pretty Cupcakes
                    Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2724186)
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 15 Jun 2009, 09:28
The East Tournament has been started!
With any luck we can get the first two games played today.
May the best team (mine of course) win!
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Christophe on 15 Jun 2009, 21:00
(Pocket Jury Pitch) The Pocket Judge, Jury, and Executioner West Conference has just suffered its first full casualty. Gonzo, a player in Muppet Vengeance, died in the 1st half after being blocked by a Best Wing lineman. According to coach Ackblom12, Gonzo had been needlessly reckless in the season's first game, having to Regenerate from a death. Unfortunately, Gonzo was not so lucky this time.

Despite this, Muppet Vengeance has been doing remarkably well, sending three of the opposing team's players back to the bench (including one sprained groin, in what spectators are calling "a relentlessly disgusting act of violence and possibly sexual assault"), and scoring the first goal of the night.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 16 Jun 2009, 12:38
Ok folks, added a link to the bottom of the OP for new Pitch tiles. They are gorgeous so I highly reccomend downloading them and using them.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 17 Jun 2009, 07:42
Aw man. I woulda done this.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 17 Jun 2009, 08:25
We will do this again! ( I hope!)

Edit: Why hello page break. Fancy meeting you here.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: negative creep on 17 Jun 2009, 11:10
I hope so, too!
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 17 Jun 2009, 16:13
Reposting the fixtures for ease. Results post is still on page 2.

WEST

Fixture Set 1: Muppet's Vengeance vs. Rulers of Verse
                    Best Wing vs. Venture Industries

Fixture Set 2: Muppet's Vengeance vs. Best Wing
                    Rulers of Verse vs. Lunch B

Fixture Set 3: Muppet's Vengeance vs. Venture Industries
                    Best Wing vs. Lunch B

Fixture Set 4: Muppet's Vengeance vs. Lunch B
                        Rulers of Verse vs. Venture Industries


Fixture Set 5: Rulers of Verse vs. Best Wing
                        Venture Industries vs. Lunch B



EAST

Fixture Set 1: Treekeepers vs. Pretty Cupcakes
                        'Ette's vs. Nehekhara Nasties


Fixture Set 2: Treekeepers vs. Sneer Kings
                        'Ette's vs. Pretty Cupcakes


Fixture Set 3: Treekeepers vs. Nehekhara Nasties
                    Sneer Kings vs. Pretty Cupcakes

Fixture Set 4: Treekeepers vs. 'Ette's
                        Sneer Kings vs. Nehekhara Nasties


Fixture Set 5: 'Ette's vs. Sneer Kings
                        Nehekhara Nasties vs. Pretty Cupcakes
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 18 Jun 2009, 17:40
For any of you interested the game of the tournament has just happened. I doubt it will be beaten.

BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD BOWL AWARD WINNER (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2724186)

Thomas_Edison (Undead) vs. Supersheep (Undead)
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: supersheep on 18 Jun 2009, 17:47
Did You Know: In the Undead Derby in PJJE East, the first and last plays resulted in the only fatalities of the game - and both say a new zombie join the opposing team! Emily of Pretty Cupcakes was taken out by the second block, while Nehekhara Nasties star player Billy Long-legs was beaten to death with the ball by Lilly while attempting to prevent her scoring. Six other casualties were taken in the game, with both coaches heard shouting at times "Get into them! FORGET THE BALL!"
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 18 Jun 2009, 18:35
Good news Blood Bowlers!

Apparently they got rid fo Unranked entirely, and all Unranked teams are now LEAGUE! Academy Teams can now switch to League. This means all of our old teams can be brought back and your academy teams are no longer useless heaps of dog shit. I personally plan on using 2 or 3 teams again. This also means our future tourneys can hav e alot more flexibility in what teams to use.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 19 Jun 2009, 13:01
The crowd was sorely dissapointed with the matchup between Lunch B and Muppet's Vengeance tonight with an unfortunate series of blocks and lack of blood on the pitch!

The Angry Mummies of the Muppet's apparently thought they were in a mosh pit and were really doing nothing but pushing people around like fucking pansies and the few skellies that got seriouly hurt had the gall to regen like the inconsiderate bastard they are. Even Muppet's 3 attempts at fouling Werewolves of all things only ended up being little love taps with no successful fouls and no one even having the dignity to do it obviously enough to get caught! It ended on a draw and possibly in what is very likely to be the most dissapointing match of the season!

Edit: This just in, dissapointment from fans has caused comments such as "Even the Elves and the Amazons had a bloodier game than this!". We tried to get comments from Waldorf on the situation but he instead killed our field reporter. We have accepted this as a "no comment".
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 19 Jun 2009, 17:17
Also also, in case you were ever wondering, this is what the pitch looks like when an entire team has been eliminated.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/BLOOOOOOD.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/BLOOOOOD2.jpg

Thank you Stunty Leeg!
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 22 Jun 2009, 17:01
Well, a big well done to Stephen (PJJE West) and Eric (PJJE East) for their respective inaugural conference titles.

Now, however, the playoffs are upon us and the season's big trophies are to be decided.

TROPHY PLAYOFFS

Muppet's Vengeance 3 - 2 Treekeepers

Game 1: 2 - 1 (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2734813)
Game 2: 1 - 1 (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2734855)

'Ette's vs. Lunch B

Trophy playoffs will be best of 2 game semi-finals then a best of 2 game final and a best of 2 game 3rd/4th place playoff.


SHIELD PLAYOFFS

Game Set 1: Venture Industries 1 - 2 Nehekhara Nasties
                   Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2734636)

                   Sneer Kings 1 - 0 Rulers of Verse
                   Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2734619)       

                   Best Wing 2 - 0 Pretty Cupcakes
                   Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2734644)

Game Set 2: Pretty Cupcakes Win [Forfeit] Loss Venture Industries

                   Best Wing 1 - 1 Rulers of Verse
                   Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2737072)

                   Sneer Kings 1 - 0 Nehekhara Nasties
                   Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2734729)

Game Set 3: Venture Industries Loss [Forfeit] Win Sneer Kings

                   Nehekhara Nasties 1 - 1 Best Wing
                   Game Results (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2744137)

                   Rulers of Verse vs. Pretty Cupcakes

Game Set 4: Rulers of Verse Win [Forfeit] Loss Venture Industries
                   Best Wing vs. Sneer Kings
                   Pretty Cupcakes vs. Nehekhara Nasties

Any ties in the shield playoffs after all games are played will be decided by final position in the conferences.

Good luck to all playing.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 24 Jun 2009, 09:36
Needed to bump the thread so i'm posting this instead of altering the other one.

Shield Playoffs are now OPEN!!!

Get started ASAP and good luck brave bbowlers.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 24 Jun 2009, 10:51
One of our more murderous players has produced some great logos for us that we will be using from now on. Thomas_Edison (Ryan) has produced these images for the East and West conferences:

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/livbarrob/eastskull2.png)  (http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/livbarrob/westskully2.png)

A big hand to him for this hard work. (He is currently working on logos for the Trophy and Shield playoffs)
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 25 Jun 2009, 00:26
Just to bring this up, the PC version of Cyanide's Blood Bowl game came out today and from what I've played thus far, I highly recommend it.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 25 Jun 2009, 22:10
We have our first finalist after Muppet's Revenge beat Treekeepers both literally and 3 - 2 over 2 games.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 27 Jun 2009, 14:12
To go with our excellent conference logos we now have a fantastic trophy one aswell.

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/livbarrob/trophyspotlight.png)

So good luck to the winner of 'Ette's vs. Lunch B and Muppet's Revenge who will have the chance to win this fine, fittingly blood-soaked trophy.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 28 Jun 2009, 13:31
With Lunch B unable to play their games and ultimately forfeiting 'Ette's were given a bye into the final.

PJJE TROPHY FINAL

Muppet's Vengeance 2 - 0 'Ette's

Game 1: 0 - 0 (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&op=view&id=2737661)
Game 2: 2 - 0 (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=2737826)


PJJE TROPHY FINAL WINNERS

Muppet's Vengeance

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/livbarrob/trophyspotlight.png)
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 28 Jun 2009, 16:23
Since he didn't manage to kill any of my Amazons I consider it a victory of sorts.

Not the kind that counts of course.

Wait until next time!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 30 Jun 2009, 13:12
Added this image to the OP becasue it will be the msot useful thing you can possibly memorize in the beginning stages of learning the game. Thank ya Eric and shame on us all for not doing this earlier!

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t85/FangHamhands/DiceResults.jpg)
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 08 Jul 2009, 15:50
Bump to remind people that there are games still to be played before the inaugural PJJE tourney is over.

Next tourney is likely to be all-elf. More information about this as and when it happens.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: negative creep on 22 Jul 2009, 10:39
Regarding any future tournaments: Starting this week I can play every day for about three months. After that, not so much. So if it is in any way possible, i'd appreciate it if the new tournament could start pretty soon!
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: MrBlu on 27 Jul 2009, 23:33
Hey, guys. (http://www.bloodbowl-game.com/)
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: JD on 28 Jul 2009, 22:15
That's a 50 dollar game though.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 28 Jul 2009, 22:52
It's a $50 awesome fucking game.

Also, the latest patch fixed some of the bigger issues like Secret Weapons not leaving the field properly and blitzing from the ground being fixed.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 29 Jul 2009, 03:11
But you should all sign up for FUMBBL if you haven't yet and those that have should play more often.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 29 Jul 2009, 15:13
I agree with Eric's sentiment. However, i put forward that Eric himself should play more, eh?  :-P

For anyone wanting to join don't forget the QC BBowl Meebo room linked in the first post and to get the password just send one of the regulars a PM.

If you are planning on joining to play in one of our tourneys it would be worthwhile to get a couple of games in beforehand and if anyone would like a teaching game i am around most nights from 21:00 to 01:00 GMT/BST.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: loco_banana on 04 Aug 2009, 16:14
My Beast of Nurgle will devour you. o:<
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Durb Durb Durb on 05 Aug 2009, 09:07
Whoah, BloodBowl on the QC forums? Nice!

I've been playing this game for about a decade now - not sure I'd want to join fumbbl since after learning 5th edition, 4th edition rules make me sad. I'm on the new PC game from Cyanide though, if anyone thinks of starting a league there.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 05 Aug 2009, 09:08
Hell yes, what is your coach name?

mine is totally original: ackblom12
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Durb Durb Durb on 05 Aug 2009, 09:13
Hell yes, what is your coach name?

mine is totally original: ackblom12

Stroudomatic is what I go by over there.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 05 Aug 2009, 10:14
Come join us in the wonderful world of fumbbl. We have our own group there and have just finished running our first tourney.

The plan is to have another at the end of august, likely to be an all-elf affair. Even if you don't want to participate in tourneys feel free to join us in the qc bbowl meebo room, just PM a regular for the password.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 16 Aug 2009, 19:00
ATTENTION: This thread is rising from the dead like a Khemri Mummy.

Guess what folks? That's right, its tourney sign-up time again.

This time we will be playing all-elf and are hoping to start from one week today.

If you are interested in playing please make a note in this thread and the final arrangements will be made next week. No teams are necessary to be made until such teams are decided.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 16 Aug 2009, 19:05
Fantastic, I'm in of course. My schedule should also be much more convenient this time around with me being home by 8pm EST most nights.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: negative creep on 17 Aug 2009, 09:17
I'm in! I'm at home every day, so I just have to find time.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 17 Aug 2009, 09:29
Excellent!
I will be there with my pointy ears on.

Hey, how about an all Amazon tourny?


I kid! I kid!
kind of
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: snalin on 20 Aug 2009, 04:54
Hey, thread!

Yesterday a couple of friends introduced me to this, I judged their training game (not sure if this is needed when you do it online). I'll read through the thread and join up later today. Bad part is that they played with house rules, so I'm guessing there will be differences. The game I saw was Undead vs. Wood Elf, Undead owning because of a team with tons more experience than the other one.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 20 Aug 2009, 04:58
They may have been using LRB5 whereas FUMMBL uses LRB4. Although there are differences the basic gameplay is the same so I don' think it'll be a problem.
The_Pied_Piper (aka Rob) is our official TEACHER OF THE GAME although any of us would be glad to help you out.



Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 20 Aug 2009, 17:20
DOUBLE POST!

This DOUBLE POST brought to you by Bloodweiser. The Official beverage of Blood Bowl.

Don't forget we will be setting up the tourny this weekend! Violence and Mayhem guaranteed!

Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Merrick on 20 Aug 2009, 17:45
HOLY SHIT I LOVE YOU GUY I JUST FOUND THIS THREAD

http://fumbbl.com/~Merrick (http://fumbbl.com/~Merrick)

Too late to get involved?  :wink:
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 20 Aug 2009, 18:16
Nope! It is not too late.
Welcome aboard!

Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Merrick on 20 Aug 2009, 18:21
So, I'm gonna need an Elf team? Any kind of Elf?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 20 Aug 2009, 18:24
As far as I know we've made no limitations on it. If they prance like an elf (or stab like a Dark Elf) they're good.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Merrick on 20 Aug 2009, 18:29
Stabby stabby!  :-D

Erm...I should enter mine under 'League' right?  :-D
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 20 Aug 2009, 18:33
Yup make it League and we'll invite all the time this weekend
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Merrick on 20 Aug 2009, 18:40
Neeeeever mind.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 21 Aug 2009, 17:47
ATTENTION!

Those people interesting in the tourny please meet in the BB Meebo room at 1800 GMT-5 tomorrow (8/22) and we will get this thing organized!
Don't worry if you can't be there though. We will do our best to make sure that those people who aren't there aren't penalized. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHA!

No seriously, it's okay. We'll take care of you.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Merrick on 22 Aug 2009, 03:23
Woo yeh woo!

Bring it.  :-D
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: snalin on 22 Aug 2009, 14:40
18 at GMT-5 is 24 at GMT+1. I really want in, but there's no chance I can start playing later than 22ish (16:00 ECT), so if that leaves me out, I guess I'll have to live with that. Unless you're matching Europe against Europe first. I'll probably loose early anyway.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 22 Aug 2009, 15:31
Nah, we were just doing the draw tonight. You are still in!
As a matter of fact you need to make a High Elf team. Don't forget to make it a League team!
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 22 Aug 2009, 15:42
The next tourney teams have been designated (some presumptions about possible players were made so if your name is here and you can't play please say so; or vice versa even and we will sort it out for you).

High Elf Players (Snobbies): Johnny C, Snalin, Allde, Sam
Wood Elf Players (Woodies): Merrick, Supersheep, Thomas_Edison, E.Spaceman
Dark Elf Players (Nasties): ackblom12, loco_banana, Jeans, Cardinal_Fang
Pro Elf Players (Pros): the_pied_piper, negative_creep, Christophe, Storm Rider

Only restrictions on these designated teams are that they must have an FF of 7 or more so as not to handicap the chance of a decent payout for both players.

Other decisions on tourney setup are still being decided but if you could prepare your team to be able to play by Monday 24th August it would be much appreciated.

Aside from this all i can do is wish everyone a bloody Bbowl tourney and good luck.

EDIT: Please remember to make your teams in League divison.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Merrick on 22 Aug 2009, 15:45
I have wood!


Ok, I'll leave now.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: supersheep on 22 Aug 2009, 15:47
My ability to play is uncertain - depends on whether the internet is working in my house tomorrow. If not, I might be able to do it, but I'll have to fix times and futz things about and all that malarkey. Anyways, I should know by early Monday (GMT) whether I can rock this or not.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Johnny C on 22 Aug 2009, 22:16
This week is actually futzed for me if we're doing evenings. Sorry!
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: snalin on 23 Aug 2009, 03:24
I'm so in.

The team is named, due to no being too lazy to make something better, "Elfin Crew"
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 23 Aug 2009, 08:34
Johnny, it will be up to the players to organise the times for their games so if you can persuade your opponent to play in the afternoon you should be fine.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Merrick on 23 Aug 2009, 10:40
Treehuggers Anonymous are ready to rock. 8-)
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 23 Aug 2009, 11:54
Sundancer's Hug Squad is ready to roll.

Just let us know when teams are done and we'll invite the teams to the Leeg.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 23 Aug 2009, 12:00
Stabity Stab Stab Stab is ready to go!
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 23 Aug 2009, 17:03
Due to unforseen circumstances (partly my being a dolt) we are going to delay the start of the tournament until Wednesday 26th August (2 days extra) so that people have a chance to reply to the messages, get their teams sorted and let us know if they can't play.

The format of the tournament will again be 2 conferences, East and West, to allow everyone to play at a suitable time and the playing format will be Swiss Style (Explanation here: Swiss Style Tournament rules (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_system_tournament)).

So hopefully we will see your teams in a couple of days. Good luck all.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: loco_banana on 23 Aug 2009, 18:57
Quote from: meebo
[21:55] Patrick|Biscuit!?: NOOOO
[21:55] Patrick|Biscuit!?: I was going to make my team, but fumbbl is down!!
[21:55] Eric _ZonLover: yep
[21:55] Patrick|Biscuit!?: NOOOOOO
[21:55] Eric _ZonLover: so sad
[21:56] Patrick|Biscuit!?: Your sympathy is overwhelming.
[21:56] Eric _ZonLover: honestly, there are tears in my eyes
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: supersheep on 24 Aug 2009, 09:50
So, not only do I not have internets at home, but my college account has expired (three weeks before I go back for a masters' too.) So I'm out, I'm afraid. I have no idea when I will be internet-capable again.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: snalin on 25 Aug 2009, 00:31
so that people have a chance to reply to the messages

QC-PM or FUMBBL-PM?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Merrick on 25 Aug 2009, 04:17
I would say QC, what with Fumbbl being down for nearly an entire day now.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 25 Aug 2009, 16:42
FUMBBL is back up. If you haven't made your team and are planning on joining in please do it today as we hope to start tomorrow.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Christophe on 25 Aug 2009, 18:22
Honestly I will probably be busy with stuff for the next week or so, and I'd rather be free to deal with that stuff. Unfortunately that means me bowing out of Elf-a-ment. Let me know when the next one is because by then I should be relatively free.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: negative creep on 26 Aug 2009, 10:25
My team is made and ready to go!
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 26 Aug 2009, 13:43
Just to point out, you need to make your team before we can invite you to the tourney group.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 27 Aug 2009, 18:17
Ok, apparently you need at least 8 teams for a Swiss Tourney so that is out.

In its place is a standard league setup.

Please check your fixtures here:

PJJE All-Elf Tournament Listings (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=group&op=view&group=6680&p=tournaments)

Good luck to all.

Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: loco_banana on 27 Aug 2009, 19:48
O:
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Merrick on 28 Aug 2009, 04:33
the_pied_piper, snalin, Jeans and negative creep?

Bring it.  :evil:
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 28 Aug 2009, 10:42
PJJE West has been closed for a few hours while i make a couple of changes that should've been entered first.

PJJE East is fine and games can start whenever.

PJJE West is back open. Fixtures have changed though due to the edit so please check the updated schedule.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: loco_banana on 01 Sep 2009, 12:59
Bryan - I'm free anytime after 7pm EST tonight, until around 11 EST?
Emilio - I'm free as soon as Bryan and I play tonight, if you're free. :D

Also, I am free tomorrow during the same times. I'd love to play tonight, though. Bryan, hit me up on an IM if you see this to confirm.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Storm Rider on 01 Sep 2009, 13:51
I'm free pretty much all day today, so if you're in the Meebo room we should be able to get this going.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: loco_banana on 01 Sep 2009, 13:52
I'm in the bbowl room. I don't have the other meebo room.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Storm Rider on 01 Sep 2009, 13:56
Really? You weren't when I checked just now...
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Merrick on 01 Sep 2009, 14:20
WHO LIKES DEAD ELVES

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee6/MintyM15/bloooood.jpg)
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 01 Sep 2009, 14:57
It's.. it's so beautiful.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: snalin on 01 Sep 2009, 23:52
Can you add skins to the client?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Merrick on 02 Sep 2009, 05:59
You can, but it took me a while to work out how. Plus, I'm no good with instructions.  :-P
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 02 Sep 2009, 06:00
Yup, there is an High Quality field pack in the OP with instructions. It looks very nice.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: loco_banana on 02 Sep 2009, 08:26
Emilio, are you free this evening? I will be home around 7pm EST [or possibly earlier], and free until 10:30pm EST [or possibly later].

Let me know. :D
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: E. Spaceman on 02 Sep 2009, 11:38
Sadly I ain't free today. I gots to play Eric too, hopefully i will take care of that on thurs. I am free 24/7 though so it shouldn't be a huge hassle to get sometrhging going
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 02 Sep 2009, 16:10
Don't forget that you play Pat before you play me.
WARNING!! Pat seems to be very very good at hurting elves.
NOTICE!!! Pat seems to be very very bad at scoring touchdowns.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: loco_banana on 02 Sep 2009, 17:46
Don't forget that you play Pat before you play me.
WARNING!! Pat seems to be very very good at hurting elves.
NOTICE!!! Pat seems to be very very bad at scoring touchdowns.
OBJECTION!!! Pat just has bumbling retard quarterbacks who CANT PICK THE GODDAMNED BALL UP!
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 02 Sep 2009, 18:15
To be fair, you did issue Apollo a jersey that included boxing gloves.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Merrick on 03 Sep 2009, 05:51
Mine and Snalin's save game is being retarded.

In the meantime, here is a glorious Human vs Human bloodbath!

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee6/MintyM15/mooooreblooooood.jpg)
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: loco_banana on 03 Sep 2009, 13:27
To be fair, you did issue Apollo a jersey that included boxing gloves.
I put glue on them for this game, instead of butter.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 05 Sep 2009, 14:46
Just a reminder to people that games need to be played in order so can we keep the tournament moving along?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: snalin on 05 Sep 2009, 15:18
Sorry, Merric, for not getting on sooner. I've been larping and partying since Thursday, so no time to finish that game.

I'll try to get around to finish it tomorrow, I hope the save game works when I'm on the right computer.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: loco_banana on 05 Sep 2009, 23:11
To Emilio:

Sorry for the beatings. My elves have anger problems.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 06 Sep 2009, 06:15
To Pat,

Thank you for destroying Emilio's team right before I play them.
The check is in the mail.


Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: snalin on 07 Sep 2009, 11:50
Who gets the (I think) first death in the tournament?

Me.

How?

He trips trying to pass a guy. It wasn't even necessary.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: loco_banana on 07 Sep 2009, 14:17
Emilio and myself both had deaths the other day.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Merrick on 08 Sep 2009, 00:29
Dead Elves all round then!  :-D
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: negative creep on 08 Sep 2009, 16:21
snalin, I'm sorry, I had to work after all, so everything was delayed.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: snalin on 09 Sep 2009, 00:24
Yeah, it's cool. I had prepared to be super-quick the morning after so I could sleep longer, since we were going to play to laaate.But when you dodn't show up, I got tons of sleep and feel like a thousand today (I could conquer the fucking world), so there came some good from it.

You have time tonight before 11-ish?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: negative creep on 09 Sep 2009, 18:26
I'm sorry (again). I got drunk and now it's too late.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 12 Sep 2009, 21:38
Bryan, we needs to get our game done. If you're available tomorrow I can do it pretty much anytime, and on weekdays any time after 6pm EST.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: snalin on 13 Sep 2009, 14:03
Could you add me to the members list?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 13 Sep 2009, 14:15
Got ya. Sorry about that, thought I had included everyone in the last update.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 16 Sep 2009, 18:53
I... I feel a mixture of glee and guilt after the game with Emilio.

On the other hand, PJ West is done!
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: snalin on 18 Sep 2009, 01:19
What happened? You quit and we won on walkover?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Merrick on 20 Sep 2009, 01:40
You dropping out, Jeans?  :-o
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: snalin on 20 Sep 2009, 03:48
Now there's only one game left. And thanks to Jens' drop-out, I'm leading the table. Woo!

Anyone that knows how to get games with strangers? Is it just to drop "hay any1 want to play" in the irc, or is there more to it?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 20 Sep 2009, 06:57
http://fumbbl.com/help:FindingGames

The games I played against strangers I would wait until there was a likely looking matchup on Gamefinder and then add my team and PM them. I never used the IRC.
I must admit it looks like it might be easier to do via IRC though.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Merrick on 20 Sep 2009, 09:49
It's a lot easier using IRC.
I used to have to search around for ages using PMs trying to find a game.
But using IRC, you often get 3 people at once asking you.

Dependant on how many teams you have, of course.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 22 Sep 2009, 11:20
alright, we got one game left in the division tournys.

Merrick and Dom, it is yous guyses turns. Discuss a time and let's spill some more BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD BOWL.!
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Merrick on 22 Sep 2009, 12:21
But now I don't have a result against Jeans, and my position has suffered for it?  :-(

I'm confused now. :?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 22 Sep 2009, 12:23
no no, Jens pulled out for time reasons, as far as points are concerned you are going to have what counts as a win.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: snalin on 24 Sep 2009, 09:43
Yeah, both you and me, who both had games against him, got two free points in the tourney. We didn't get any ssp, though, so that's a plus. On the other hand, we could have had a lot of deaths, so I guess it's a trade-off.

If Merric wins this one, do I have to play him again to see who's the CHAMPION?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 24 Sep 2009, 09:58
If Merrick wins then you and him go into the playoffs as the Eastern division representatives to play the top 2 from the Western division. Stephen was 1st so he will play 2nd place Eastern and Pat was 2nd so he will play 1st place Eastern.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Merrick on 24 Sep 2009, 14:11
If Merric wins this one, do I have to play him again to see who's the CHAMPION?

If Merrick wins then you and him go into the playoffs as the Eastern division representatives to play the top 2 from the Western division. Stephen was 1st so he will play 2nd place Eastern and Pat was 2nd so he will play 1st place Eastern.

Snalin, good for you, considering the beating I gave you. :P
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: negative creep on 02 Oct 2009, 10:14
Wow, sorry! I've been since tuesday and I didn't have internet there.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: snalin on 02 Oct 2009, 10:57
Your game was forfeited since it took too long for it to happen. We will start the finals pretty soon.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 02 Oct 2009, 11:33
Sorry Dom, i know it wasn't completely your fault but the rest of the games were finished at least a week ago, we just couldn't wait any longer.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 03 Oct 2009, 20:54
Allllright, me and Pat will be gone for the weekend, but we will be doing the CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Monday or Tuesday.

BE THERE!!!!
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Papersatan on 03 Oct 2009, 21:17
I am totally thrilled, honored and humbled to be living in the same house as the next Blood Bowl Champion; and his runner up.   Much honor has been bestowed the great yellow house tonight!!
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: snalin on 04 Oct 2009, 07:34
Got any idea on when to play the last game, Rob?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: negative creep on 04 Oct 2009, 14:31
Yeah no problem, that was the right thing to do.
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Post by: Merrick on 04 Oct 2009, 23:33
Oh ballsack.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: snalin on 07 Oct 2009, 06:32
Lucky me?

(http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt260/Snalin/ScreenShot001.jpg)

My entire team was gone, and I still managed to score. Some people seems to prefer bashing to scoring, but I kinda see the money price as an extra reroll.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: loco_banana on 09 Oct 2009, 20:45
Goddamn invisible players on a black background. D:

Steve railed me, great games fellas!
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: CardinalFang on 10 Oct 2009, 06:48
For the next tournament I propose we decide ahead of time what to do if someone drops out and either figure out how to set up a game that goes into overtime or decide how to resolve a tied-game that occurs in the playoffs.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: snalin on 10 Oct 2009, 08:32
Could we first decide what kind of tournament it should be?

I'm all for stunty.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Merrick on 10 Oct 2009, 17:12
ALL OGRE.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: snalin on 13 Oct 2009, 14:39
How about a tournament where everybody play

Horrors of Tzeentch (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=team&op=view&team_id=593734)

:evil:
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 13 Oct 2009, 14:46
Actually, for all you stunty fans out there a few of us (so far me, Stephen, Pat) have joined this group:

OCCS Stunty Series (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=group&op=view&group=5554)

which is a group run by more experienced members of the FUMBBL community than ourselves and they host several tournaments each month starting on the 15th of every month (except December when the big tourney is).

The entry-level tourney is the Spike "Kick It Open" (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=group&op=view&group=5556) for teams up to 100TR (brand new teams fit this category).

All you need to do is create a stunty team in [L]eague (not [Stunty]) and apply to join the group and tourney and you will be in.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 22 Oct 2009, 07:46
I added some icon packs to the OP for those of us having problems with not having all players show up properly.

Ultimate (this will cover most) -
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?wznqndtmlzm
Large Pitch Pack (this includes a lot of large stunty stuff) -
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http://www.mediaf!re.com/?zijkdzymzoh
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 10 Nov 2009, 11:50
Ok folks, some of us are finishing up a official Stunty tourny and I'm hoping to get a few more folks in. The tourny is Round robin and you get something like a full month to get all the games done, so it's a pretty relaxed schedule.

You would make a Team in LEague, make sure they are stunty, and apply them to the following group:

http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=group&op=view&group=5554

The next tourny should start accepting applications shortly, so if you want to join, make a fresh stunty team and lets GET IT ON!

Edit - Here is the Forum thread for the tourny. http://fumbbl.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=13235&start=150
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: snalin on 11 Nov 2009, 06:18
I'm in now! With my horrors, which I haven't played before.

And I really want to play a team with 5 players with right stuff/TTM and 2 more players with TTM. ^^


btw, did I tell you about the two players with bomb?

and the two others with ball&chain?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: snalin on 13 Nov 2009, 10:14
In case you haven't noticed, Games Workshop has written fumbbl a letter asking them to take down the site.

Fuckers.

I've signed the petition, and I think I'll send a mail complaining, if I have time - this is after all their consumers and not at least fans they are fucking over. Any reactions?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 13 Nov 2009, 10:41
I noticed the letter but it seems more that the legal division of GW is doing all of this work to protect their patents and copyrights so that they can legally renew them. However, (hopefully) it is possible that they won't have to take down the site at all and only remove a few things until GW get the copyrights and patents renewed.

There has been a lot of overreaction about this but the bombarding of the GW legal department is a good thing because often the lawyers are dicks who just care about the amount of money being made from the merchandise itself.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: supersheep on 17 Nov 2009, 10:19
I don't know, this seems like a legit thing, and I doubt GW will back down. They can be complete dicks about their IP, it's probably a function of British copyright law and GW going balls-out to ensure there's no chance of losing rights to anything. (Also I'd say the LotR stuff has a part to play, because I believe they're under a very strict licence there.) It sucks, but they are (legally) in the right here. Not that I think restrictive control over IP is a good idea for a company that wants to portray itself as hobbyist-focussed.

Then again, Alien Assault managed to get away with it by minor fluffing, so who knows?
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: snalin on 17 Nov 2009, 14:33
Horrors of Tzeentch absolutely sucked. A Firewyrm with ST6 and ball&chain can do massive damage, yes, but it has 4 move, and for every move, there's a 1/6 chance of failing, and causing a turn over. The pro means that it's more like... 1/12 chance on every move, but with two fireworms, you have to hope for 1/12 eight times before you can even start using the rest of the team, which is the part that's supposed to do stuff.

Bomb wasn't reliable at all, you could use it with the wyrms at short range and hope, but the Flamers only have AG3, and even a quick pass is hard to make for them. Throw team mate isn't reliable enough to make these guys good either. I'd much prefer a treeman or lots of move or whatever.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: snalin on 04 Dec 2009, 11:58
Guys, are you able to find the client download? I can't find it anywhere anymore.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: the_pied_piper on 04 Dec 2009, 12:13
No, it seems to have been taken down from the site. All of the downloads in the essentials folder have been removed. Presumably this is to do with the copyright thing but all I know is that you can't get them from the FUMBBL site any more.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 04 Dec 2009, 12:16
I'll upload the client and all tonight when I get home, I managed to download and save all of it before it got taken down after the C&D. I'll post links when I do.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 06 Dec 2009, 15:25
here, we go, because I forgot completely the other night.
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http://www.mediafire.com/?oj2mybmnmg5

http://www.mediafire.com/?zytwtdg22dw

http://www.mediafire.com/?dzw1mm1zxym

http://www.mediafire.com/?zijkdzymzoh

http://www.mediafire.com/?njjxzmndhjy

http://www.mediafire.com/?wznqndtmlzm
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: loco_banana on 08 Dec 2009, 10:29
The PC game roooocks! You should get it if you don't have it.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: Merrick on 18 Dec 2009, 10:49
I do have it now.

It's good.
Title: Re: Blood Bowl: A Real Fantasy Sports Game
Post by: ackblom12 on 22 Dec 2009, 09:40
It just occurred to me that I should link the Living Rulebook 5. It's not the edition Fumbbl currently uses, but if you plan to get the PC game at any point, or in the case that Fumbbl officially updates, it will be useful to keep up with the skills and rosters.

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http://www.mediafire.com/?xwnh2wuyzew
Personally I'm a huge fan of 95% of the changes.