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Ranis

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Blood Bowl
« on: May 30, 2013, 09:23 AM »
During my absence, I was introduced to a game called Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition on Steam. Let me acquaint you to what exactly it is.

Blood Bowl takes place in the Warhammer Fantasy-verse, but in an alternate universe where the many races decide to settle their score on the pitch instead of on the battlefield. Blood Bowl is football. Football with spikes. Football where people DIE.



All of your weakling players have the makings of a star in them. They earn SPP, Star Player Points (which is like experience) for doing things like making touchdowns, throwing successful passes, and INJURING OTHER PLAYERS.

There are 16 races in Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition, and it makes your experience the epitome of what football should have been. How is football not made more entertaining with:

Minotaurs.


Zombies.


Bloodthirster Demons.


Something Completely Different.


Dwarven Centaurs.


Mummies.


This is just a small taste of the variety. I'm talking, vampires, orcs, humans, norsemen, dwarves, elves, ratmen, ogres, and so many others. Each race has things it's good at and things it's not so good at. At it's core, Blood Bowl is a re-creation of the old Games Workshop board game, done mostly faithfully to my understanding. It's a turn-based, very chaotic, strategy game where a large multitude of things can happen and you are at the mercy of the dice at every turn. I've seen huge hulking minotaurs get smashed collarbones at the hands of halflings, I've seen elves break their necks when falling trying to push past their normal movement allowance, I've seen skeletons with broken legs (the lowest agility in the game) intercept a pass when they had no business doing so, and a multitude of other hilarious things.

I'm constantly searching for real people to play. If you think this looks fun, want to learn, or just give it a go, I'll be more than happy to teach ya. Just let me know.



Campbell

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Re: Blood Bowl
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 12:31 PM »
Sounds like an updated version of mutant league football


Ranis

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Re: Blood Bowl
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 01:09 PM »
I'm not sure which came first, Games Workshop has had the rights to Blood Bowl for some time now. Probably very comparable.

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Re: Blood Bowl
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 04:45 PM »
I remember playing mutant league football back around 1989-1990

 

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