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  • Recommended Blood Bowl Inducements

    Or, “How to avoid getting steamrollered by a team that’s much bigger than yours” Even with teams that are evenly matched on Team Value, Blood Bowl wasn’t designed to provide completely balanced play. Take two rookie teams at 1,000,000 TV; if that’s Dwarfs (well armoured, almost every player comes with Block as standard) vs Khorne […]

  • Resolutions for 2022

    Fashionably late this year, here’s some things to try to achieve: Do better at Blood Bowl, but don’t focus on just winning all the time. In 2021, I played 165 matches: 39 wins, 37 draws, and 89 losses. I’d like to get my lose rate below 50%, but that’s also dependent on a lot (like, […]

  • Resolutions for 2021 – slight return

    When I look back at my resolutions for 2021, they look a lot like what I thought I’d resolve to do. In 2022… I tracked resolution progress for a while, but the spreadsheet went off the rails eventually (which means I can’t talk about every resolution accurately…) I did blog every night, but it wasn’t […]

  • Things to take to the Chaos Cup

    It’s Tuesday night and I’m starting to panic a bit about what I should be taking to the Chaos Cup in Chicago. So far it’s: Three sets of block dice (my Fumbbl ones that are easy to read, my Skaven ones because they’re official GW ones, and another set) Four NAF D6s, a D8 and […]

  • All I ever wanted to know about marking skills in Blood Bowl

    There’s lots of things to worry about before you play your first table top tournament, and a big one is how to mark the skills your players have. Unlike some other games, there’s no WYSIWYG rule – if you roster a team where one guy has tentacles, another has 2 heads and a third has […]

  • Nurgle in Blood Bowl 2020

    It’s a bit odd to refer to Blood Bowl 2020, as the rules only came out at the end of November and so I won’t even get to play a match in the 2020 version until some way into 2021, but that’s the name (or Blood Bowl Second Season, if you want to take Games […]

  • Blood Bowl – are you getting better or worse?

    It’s a bit tricky to figure this out, for lots of reasons that I’ll (maybe) go into at some point, but here’s my Fumbbl performance: 2020 Pre 2020 Win 108 21% 46 12% Draw 91 18% 58 15% Lose 305 61% 281 73% So although I ended the year with what felt like a terrible […]

  • Resolutions for 2021

    After looking at my last year’s performance, this year I’m thinking more about continuity and consistency. I didn’t do enough to track some of my resolutions last year, and I think being more focussed on that might pay dividends when we get to looking at the results in a year’s time. Some things I need […]

  • Resolutions for 2020 – results

    I made ten resolutions for 2020, back in a different reality, before covid hit. I started last year incapacitated with an ear infection, and honestly the year didn’t really get that much better before it got worse. On the other hand, I finished my MBA, we bought a car, we refinanced the house, saving more […]

  • Resolutions 2020 – January

    Not wonderful so far. I tried to find a banjo teacher, failed, haven’t been practicing. I haven’t got round to volunteering for anything. I was meaning to last weekend, Blood Bowl interfered, which is a lame excuse for not helping the community. Next weekend. I’ve read no books this year, unless you count the rulebook […]