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8th May 2020: Experimenting On The League

After more than a year of prep-work, and waiting for enough time to get stuck in, I've finally started my Blood Bowl Experimental Rules League. Not sure whether anything will come of this, but for now I'm just changing and chopping rules from the old LRB6, trying to make the game a bit faster and a bit more fun.

The games I've played definitely seem to make the game faster, that's for sure, with less players on the pitch and less turns. But the first few games saw the teams struggling to score. That seems to have changed with my first little mini-update to the rules, which gave the players a little more speed, and made it a bit easier to injure opponents. My first little effort with these rules saw the Rotting Chimps undead team win 3-0 against the amazonian Heat Wave.

I'll try and keep it up, as these new rules have promise. Here's a few images from the games so far:

The lineups for the first E.R.L. game

The lineups for the first E.R.L. game

A well-placed bomb foils Heat Wave's touchdown plans

A well-placed bomb foils Heat Wave's touchdown plans

The high elves face off against their undead opponents

The high elves face off against their undead opponents

Highwind sends a pass into the waiting hands of Valentine

Highwind sends a pass into the waiting hands of Valentine

Goulash breaks through for his first touchdown

Goulash breaks through for his first touchdown

Gaia Light fumbles her passing opportunity

Gaia Light fumbles her passing opportunity

26th January 2020: You're Gonna Need A Bigger Shark

Over the last couple of weeks we've managed to play the new Jaws board game twice. Gotta say that, while it's got its flaws, everyone seems to quite like it. Inspired by its source material, though much more the film than the book, the game is split into two acts.

In the first act, the shark player uses hidden movement to swim around Amity Island and eat swimmers, while the human hunters search for the shark and try and stick it with barrels, as well as rescuing swimmers. Once the shark has eaten its fill, or once it has enough barrels attached to it, the game progresses to the second act.
The final confrontation plays out in the second act, as the shark tries to sink the Orca and kill the crew, while the crew attack back with their rifles, machetes and other equipment.

I'd read online before playing this that it is quite difficult for the shark to win, as the second act heavily favours the crew. While we've only played two games, this has certainly proven true so far, with the shark struggling to do enough damage to the boat before the crew bludgeon it to death with their hammers and baseball bats. I'm seriously thinking of tweaking the gameplay with some house rules, and maybe even making some custom resurface cards or ability cards that give the shark a bit more punch near the end.

The people of Amity attempt to survive the shark

The people of Amity attempt to survive the shark

A tense struggle on the water

A tense struggle on the water

The sequel begins

The sequel begins

The Orca takes some punishment

The Orca takes some punishment


Stupid Deaths is another board game we got to try recently. This is a short true or false game where players have to answer correctly in order to run away from the Grim Reaper who is stalking them around the board.

And also, I'm wondering how many more versions of Monopoly I will recieve as gifts? Seriously got to think of a way to combine them all into a faster and more entertaining mess of chaos and shenanigans.

Fearing the Reaper in Stupid Deaths

Fearing the Reaper in Stupid Deaths

Stebloke's many Monopolies

Stebloke's many Monopolies

30th November 2019: A Little Bit Of Gaming

At the start of the month, a couple of little things happened in the board gaming world. For starters, we played our first game of Marvel Legendary for quite a while. Facing Mysterio and the Clone Saga scheme, we ended up choosing a bad combination of heroes, who were quite expensive to recruit. We found it tough to get up our combos, especially as we had to discard down to 3 cards at multiple points. By the time we'd built up enough strength to start knocking down the mastermind, the villain deck ran out and we lost. Oh well, it was more of a refresher game anyway.

About the same time, I finally received this little beast:

Something to get our teeth into

Something to get our teeth into

When I originally pre-ordered it, I was only going to have to wait a few weeks for it. Ended up waiting 3 months. Not that it matters, as we haven't got round to trying it yet. But still.

16th November 2019: Blood Bowl Catch Up

<Old Stuff>

Since nearly all of my wargaming pages were lost in the switch to the new site, I've got plenty of old images and information that I can re-upload whenever I want. Or when I can be bothered.

I figure bringing this site up to speed with the state of my Blood Bowl teams and their adventures is the best and easiest idea to begin with.

Up first are the documents. These documents contain the results for all the Blood Bowl games that I have ever played with my mates over the years, with most of them containing match reports of varying levels of detail.

The following links are to downloadable pdf files.

Seasons 1-4 (1994-1998)
Game Report: Lightning Screws Vs The Stompers (9th August 1996)
Season 5 (2010-2011)
Season 6 (2013-2018)

Following on from the info are the images. This is a gallery of the seven teams I've fully painted so far, with my Skaven, Dwarves and Lizardmen teams still to finish.

Bloodknights Chaos Team

Bloodknights Chaos Team

Constructicons Human Team

Constructicons Human Team

Ellyrion Fantasy High Elf Team

Ellyrion Fantasy High Elf Team

Heat Wave Amazon Team

Heat Wave Amazon Team

Ladies Of The Might Dark Elf Team

Ladies Of The Might Dark Elf Team

Rotting Chimps Undead Team

Rotting Chimps Undead Team

The Stompers Orc Team

The Stompers Orc Team

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