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Message started by Rude Dog on 04/02/08 at 6:16pm

Title: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by Rude Dog on 04/02/08 at 6:16pm

I play BB. I have 2 different versions of the game and play an Orc team.

You?

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by Ogre on 04/02/08 at 9:32pm

I don't... I think the only big BB player here is Biff..

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Post by Slev on 04/02/08 at 10:53pm

Two or three different versions of the game, I run a Chaos team.
I really should find the time to actually paint my marching band (I count them as cheerleaders).

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by Naked_Ninja on 04/02/08 at 11:04pm

Nah it always seemed like a crap idea to me. Like Ogre said, Scratch liked it lots there at one stage I think.

NN

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Post by Malechi on 04/03/08 at 11:08am

Too much of a money hole to me ...

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Post by JulesWinnfield on 04/03/08 at 9:40pm

I play, I have lots of teams and play in a league with some of my buddies, we are in our 14th season now I believe.

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Post by Black_Drazon on 04/05/08 at 12:01am

My BB group mostly broke up (can't have a season with only two players!).  I used to play Skaven, though, undefeated over two seasons.  I still keep up with the rules revisions but mostly out of habit.

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by Ogre on 04/05/08 at 8:51am

I could deal with futuristic laser foot ball easier than fantasy sword and sorcery football...

just seems fuckin silly..

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by Rude Dog on 04/05/08 at 3:13pm

It's supposed to be light hearted. It's a good game though and a good excuse to buy random staff miniatures like cheer leaders, coaches and other mundane crap. ;)

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by Ogre on 04/06/08 at 10:51pm

I can barely get the minis I use painted... I need to lay off buying staff.

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by Malechi on 04/07/08 at 8:12am

You have an entire staff for buying minis? ! ?  You can't just lay them off, think of their families, man!
:o

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by roberious on 06/18/08 at 7:38am

I really enjoy Bloodbowl and have Humans, Orcs and Skaven teams. We don't play all that regular but any chance I get we'll play through a few sessions.

Roberious
http://www.members.shaw.ca/genoliuos/bloodbowl.html

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by Biff on 12/10/08 at 12:03pm

I don't really ever have anyone to play with, but Blood Bowl is by far one of my favorite GW games ever.  It's fun and quick (time limit imposed on players), the Go For It rules are just awesome and add a whole edge-of-your-seat excitement to the game, and it really doesn't cost that much at all.

To you naysayers, you should really give it a try.  If you don't like it being set in a fantasy setting, buy it and pick up Battle Ball and use the figures there.  :D

The game really is a lot of fun, and you can get a few games out in one evening since it doesn't take long at all.  Love this game.

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by Tianna Starfall on 12/14/08 at 6:44am

Is this game still in print?  I think my fella's brother has a copy hardly played with and unpainted - I might ask him if I can paint it up for his son who has just turned three (so it gives me some time to complete it before he is ready to play!).  Mind you Steve just said he might be up for playing it!   Now I really want to get it, I love playing games!

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Post by Slev on 12/14/08 at 10:53am

Yes it is. And there's a large range of figures too.

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by Biff on 12/15/08 at 11:21am

GW still publishing it?

Side note, just this weekend I found my (HEAVILY modified) Blood Bowl team I was working on.  I might just try to finish the team and paint them up.

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by Slev on 12/15/08 at 11:28am

Yes.
You can also download the latest version of the "living" rule book. Free.

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by Biff on 12/15/08 at 2:58pm

I remember the Living Rulebook!

So did those dipshits ever figure out how to sculpt some Blood Bowl players as if they're actually playing Blood Bowl, or is it still Mr. Universe with footballs?

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by Biff on 12/15/08 at 3:05pm

Yeah I just looked, and... No.

Do they just not sculpt any more stuff for Specialist games?

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by Slev on 12/15/08 at 10:30pm

They just did a new Griff Oberwald. Looks pretty funky.

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by Biff on 12/16/08 at 12:14pm

Can't be any worse than the old one.

Well, it is GW, so it can be.  I'm gonna check it out and hope they got rid of that stupid-ass chicken on his head.

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by Biff on 12/16/08 at 12:19pm

Wow, I'm actually impressed that they got rid of the giant chicken and put him in a pose where he actually looks like he's playing football.  Kudos to GW.

Now if I can only get a couple different views on that figure so I can see if they got rid of the big pink bow on his ass.

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Post by Wolf on 12/17/08 at 6:55pm

No, I don't think so.  He earned that bow.

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by Biff on 12/18/08 at 2:43am

NO FUCK YOU.  No star player has a big gay bow on his ass.

And side note, I actually did get back into my Blood Bowl team, and did a whole conversion tonight!  He's tossing a ball like he wants it to land on the backside of an ELF'S ASSHOLE!

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Post by fallensaviour on 02/01/09 at 6:25pm

Hmmm...I find myself wanting to pick this up...
I saw it at my local games shop for $80.
If it is fast and quick(1-2 hours) then I'll try it out.
I used to play the old NFL table top board game way,way,way back.
This looks like it may be way cooler.
Can't believe I never bought it before.

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by Biff on 02/02/09 at 12:34pm

I recommend it.  I got my copy for 25 bucks on ebay.  There was some thing about stores other than GW stores not being able to sell GW shit anymore, so the small guys had to push out their stock, and were basically giving these things away.

Anyway yeah, it's a great game, definitely under 2 hours (the game enforces a 4-minute turn), and just fun as hell to play.  

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by fallensaviour on 02/02/09 at 3:38pm

Awesome...Looks like I'll have to grab one.
Is there one edition that is better than the others?
Or are they all just basically the same.
It looks pretty cool to me but just never had anybody to play with before.
Getting people to play HQ was easy but a footbal type game....Not so easy.
Now with the my kids they will play whatever I say....Muwahahahahahahha
Kids built in gamers got a love it.
Anyway my daughter is hit miss somedays now playing HQ so that leaves me and my son.That's why I created the beastmaster char.So he could do solo quest and still stand a chance.
But I think with blood Bowl it would be better for the two of us to go head to head.
I remember taking my son to a CFL game this fall to watch the bombers take on edmonton and he loved it.One thing he said to me was "Hey dad could you imagine if they just battled each other like warriors."
Sounds like he may already be hooked before he even starts...Thanks for the info.

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by Biff on 02/02/09 at 4:25pm

I was gonna suggest you try the Milton Bradley version first, Battle Ball, but it looks like it's out of print and going for 60 bucks now.

Get any edition you can find.  Really you're looking for everything but the rulebook, since it's available for free (and updated) from Games Workshop.

If you have problems getting people to play it, just have them watch a game.  If they're already familiar with tabletop games then they'll most likely like it.  It's more intense than any other game I've played.  When you've got a guy 2 squares away from the end zone, you roll your Go For It, hit it, then you're just that close to scoring, decide to Go For It again and... BAM, you biff it right in your face and drop the ball.  At this point, trust me, nobody's sitting in their seats; everyone's leaning in waiting for that Go For It roll do go douche.

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by fallensaviour on 02/02/09 at 5:24pm

Any addition cool.I will get one as soon as I can I know I saw a few used one here and there so hopefully I can pick one up in the next couple of weeks or so.Do the trophies and extra ball markers come with it as well or are they add ons?

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by Biff on 02/02/09 at 5:57pm

I think it comes with 2 balls, one with no base and one with a base.  Comes with 1 orc team and 1 human team.

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by Spyxh on 07/04/13 at 10:26am

Heya, I play BB. I have alot of teams... orcs, humans, dwarfs, skaven, undead and dark elves. I made a big fat orc conversion team... ill try to post some pics soon

Title: Re: How Many BB Players are there here?
Post by fallensaviour on 04/23/18 at 10:50pm

Just bought the new blood bowl core set.
Plus picked up an extra skaven team.
Painting the minis has started.

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