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gazthrak
17-07-2008, 15:49
Hi, the names Gazthrak. I'm new around here and if there are any NYC BB players, let me know.

Anyway, I have been playing BB for many years now and after a while without the game due to... well, life... I got back into it. I was wondering that since the LR5 is really only available in PDF, how are people using it for games? Assuming you guys aren't just memorizing every word, do you print it from home, go to a kinkos, play with a laptop? I ask because I am tired of having some copy sheets held together with a clamp. I'm trying to make it look nice and sturdy. I also want to print out the reference sheets and laminate them so if we are enjoying frosty brewed beverages, we can be a bit messy and not worry about the rulebook or sheets.

Also, speaking of LR5 reference sheets, you used to be able to download them at the specialist games site, but now they are removed. I used to have them, but I do not. Does anyone want to be my hero and let me know if there is another way i can get them?

Thanks.

floyd pinkerton
17-07-2008, 16:13
Hi, welcome to the forums!

I know about in NYC, but around my area and on www.fumbbl.com we still mainly play LRB4, which i believe is also the most recently updated "physical" book (though I'm not 100% sure about that). If you do play LRB5 around you the only real option is to do what you mentioned, or put it on a ipod or similar.

If the LRB5 ref sheets are the ones halfway down the page, are they not?

http://www.specialist-games.com/bloodbowl/playera.asp

gazthrak
17-07-2008, 18:17
I was about to mention that link wasn't working until i decided to see what happens when you select another country than the US. I pick Germany and lo and behold, it takes me to the site. In English no less. Thank you very much.

Also, I am curious as to why people prefer v4 over v5 of the rule book. I got back into it with v5 so thats pretty much all i know right now other than waaayyy back. A lot of people on this board and others talk about the virtues of v4.

I'm off to a print shop to see how much it would cost to print and bind the sheets of the rulebook. Lets hope they dont bother me about it not being an "original work" of mine.

Darkson
17-07-2008, 21:47
we still mainly play LRB4, which i believe is also the most recently updated "physical" book (though I'm not 100% sure about that).
Incorrect I'm afraid. The last printed version was LRB1 - everything since then has been online only.

Personally, I just print from home and stick it in a 99pence binder in A4 clear plastic wallets. They (both my LRB4 and LRB5 versions) have been all over the country to tourneys with me, and it's served me fine.

Darkson
17-07-2008, 21:48
I was about to mention that link wasn't working until i decided to see what happens when you select another country than the US. I pick Germany and lo and behold, it takes me to the site. In English no less. Thank you very much.
That's because you get the shiny new GW website, so as far as GW are concverned, there's no reason for you to go to the old SG site.:rolleyes:

AlmightyNocturnus
18-07-2008, 05:50
I do the same as Darkson. It`s free, so use it. I think GW has given up on the idea of making money from selling the rulebooks to their specialist games. But like any good pusher knows, GW gives the rulebook for free and then charges for the minis when you get hooked. I can live with that.

Almight Nocturnus

gazthrak
18-07-2008, 15:39
Well, I ended up going to a print shop and printing it out on heavier stock paper with hard front and back covers with a spiral bind. It was only $10US but i like it a lot. Its sturdy and i can actually flip through.

And I agree that of all the things I have griped about concerning GW tactics, them giving the rulebooks for specialist games gets an applause from me. I've recently played one off games of Necromunda and Mordheim with proxies because of it. These are games that would have been lost to memory if not for that.

Sadly though, looks like one of my faves, Gorkamorka, has gone away. I'm sure though i can find something online if i really looked though.

floyd pinkerton
18-07-2008, 17:42
It's on the SG site somewhere, they put it up a while back with a few of the other old games (Dark Future and the Armageddon board game I cant remember the name of)

Darkson
18-07-2008, 23:25
GorkaMorka can be found here: http://www.specialist-games.com/veriants.asp
(Yes, the spelling is meant to be like that!).

gazthrak
19-07-2008, 04:28
You my friend, are my hero.