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Imperial Dragon
12-07-2007, 07:24
just from pics ive seen its like warhammer and football as one? is that right? but i don't understand how you would play it.

and is it worth playing?
and if so how easy are the models to get or do you convert them your self?

thanks to anyone who comments back.

Crube
12-07-2007, 08:08
Indeed.

Warhammer, plus American football

Immense fun. 8 turns for each team per half, in which you try and score as many touchdowns as you can (officially) and cause as many injuries as possible to our opponent (semi-officially).

It's a great game, both as a one off, quick scrap (about an hour or so if you know what youre doing, or even better, if you can get to be a part of a league.

Model wise, there's a whole range of Blood bowl models available from GW - check out the Specialist games site for more info - you can even down load the rule book for free too... here (http://www.specialist-games.com/bloodbowl/default.asp)

Imperial Dragon
12-07-2007, 08:12
haha that sounds good can you get it from an Australian GW store?

IG88
12-07-2007, 11:30
Blood Bowl is the greatest game in the universe and I highly suggest you give it a try. However, remember that it becomes infinitely more fun playing in a league than just one-off games. Therefore, get some of your friends to start playing as well. You'll wonder how you ever lived without ever uttering the magical words, "He's got Dodge!"

Darkson
12-07-2007, 18:34
haha that sounds good can you get it from an Australian GW store?

I don't think so (going from what I've heard from Oz posters, GWMO Oz doesn't carry a lot of SG stuff:mad:).
Do a search there though, they might have started since.
If not, check out eBay, as there's often sets for sell there.


Finally, you can download the rulebook from here: http://www.specialist-games.com/bloodbowl/rulebook.asp

Lardidar
12-07-2007, 18:36
Blood bowl is the most fun you can have fully clothed.

It just gets even better nekkid!

Play, live it, love it .... you know you want to.

PhrollikK
12-07-2007, 21:29
There's no reason why you couldn't convert a team of your own if you can't get hold of a team. Although they usually go cheap in places like eBay. For most Races it's sufficient to buy a plastic regiment box and convert all the different players from there (In Blood Bowl you have positional players like Linemen, Throwers, Catchers, Blitzers and others).

Btw a shameless plug: Check my signature below, I'm currently converting an Ogre team for BB. Might spark an idea or two. Also there are other teams in the same thread getting done up.

the1stpip
14-07-2007, 21:40
I've found a lot of BB teams go for silly prices on ebay.

My converted, fairly well painted, 'Chaos' Human Team, just sold for 29. More than a new team would cost...

Bubble Ghost
19-07-2007, 18:21
It's also the most intensely tactical game GW have ever made. Partly because it uses squares rather than measurements and partly because of how its rules interact, every single choice you make, every selection of square to stand in and order of action, is of vital importance. You deliberate over moves as though you're playing chess, and for that reason it's uniquely gripping.

Lardidar
20-07-2007, 23:07
It's also the most intensely tactical game GW have ever made. Partly because it uses squares rather than measurements and partly because of how its rules interact, every single choice you make, every selection of square to stand in and order of action, is of vital importance. You deliberate over moves as though you're playing chess, and for that reason it's uniquely gripping.

This is the truth.

Also the reason why in my opinion Blood Bowl is the best game GW have ever produced.

(BB, Epic and LOTR ... all close as my fave games)

Nkari
16-08-2007, 01:06
This game along with Space Hulk and BFG are the best games GW have ever produced.. =)

LordSnotball
17-08-2007, 14:26
well, imagine american football with fantasy races, the elves passing the ball and dodging away, the orcs slowly trying to catch them and bash them to pieces, skaven scoring touchdowns in 1 turns thanks to mutations, treemen having to roll dice to stand up whenever knocked down, and frenzied dwarves pushing opposing players into the stands (who procede to get beaten up by the crowd)...

and that's just the fluff...