Bloodbowl and DE! (extension pack announced)

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Bloodbowl and DE! (extension pack announced)

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Good evening sports fans... 8)

I just noticed that BB rules have been (slightly) updated and fully integrated in GW website (under "specialist games" menu).


A new rulebook
http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_Cus ... lebook.pdf

A new catalog
http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_Cus ... s_2009.pdf

and... (drum rolls)...
they match! :shock: (well, almost ;) ).


Changes from previous rulebook:

No more mention that it is the 5.n rulebook, nor that it is a living rulebook.
It seems that the rules will change more slowly now.

21 pages of background are added :P
Pages 35 to 55 are new, just about background,, and they are well written and they are fun!
You discover that BB comes from the New World, named Amorica. :shock:

Fluffwise, there is a visible wish to get closer to WHB races, but it has no impact whatsoever on the game:

- HE and Elf are said to be the same race (HE), HE being the rich noblemen, "mere" Elf being the "pro" from lower castes.

- Necro and Undead have the same origins (still not really attached to anything in WHB), with the explanation of the difference: werewolves are "distracted" to see skellie's bones :lol: so they cannot play together.

- Chaos and Nurgle are described together, of course.


The 2007 BBRC Rules Review & clarification have been inserted in the text:

No more highlighting of the modifications compared to the previous edition.

All clarifications have been either implemented (rarely), discarded (seldom) or further modified (usually).

The only rule that makes a significant change is about what is called a completion: the INTENDED receiver must receive.

All proposed changes have been cancelled, i.e. skellies stay at 30 kpts and so on.
No hint of a future change anymore.



Now, the catalog.

All minis can be bought individually :D

Most of the names of the models have been aligned on the names of the rules.
So, the former DE "thrower" is now named "runner" (but still carries a ball :? )
Same for the Norse team, where there is now a "runner" (more jumping than running and he has a big glove. :? )

There remain one difficulty:
some of the most recent additions still do not have their model.
The DE assassins have only the special player Heartripper who can proxy them.
Norse are missing Ulfwerners and Snow trolls, you still need to proxy them with Werewolves and Trolls.


Alas! :( some teams' updates have been forgotten.
The HE keep their ridiculous names (dragon & lion) ;)
Dwarves longbeards refuse to be called blockers. :evil:


I believe that there are new models.
First time I saw the goblins ooligans :lol:
and the Khemri team is beautiful. :o
Some nice models have disappeard in the process.
They might be still found in the collector's, if this section still exists.

Next?
Still waiting for the BB game on PC, which is imminent. :P
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Post by Silashand »

Thanks for posting that!

BTW, I always hated that they changed the name of Dwarf Longbeards to blockers. I for one am glad they changed it back ;).

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Wow, that's awesome. That game is a lot of fun, I don't get to play it often but I enjoy it when I get the chance.

Calisson wrote:Next?
Still waiting for the BB game on PC, which is imminent. :P

God, me too and I don't like sports one bit. :D
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I just bought my copy of Blood Bowl on PC! :P

For 50€.
The exact rules (possibly a few bugs, need to test) - except that there are only 8 races. :(

I just need to try. :D
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Post by Rork »

Calisson wrote:The exact rules (possibly a few bugs, need to test) - except that there are only 8 races. :(


Can you say "Expansion pack"? :P

I keep on meaning to get into Blood Bowl, so I suppose this is one way of doing it...
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You can also start much cheaper: http://www.bloodbowlonline.com/
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Got my copy of Blood Bowl yesterday, and darn, it is a nice game.

Currently playing with the chaos team, and must say that I enjoy it alot.

a great game! :D
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We have started a summer league recently, and so far, my elves live with one win, one loss and one draw.
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As i progress in my campaign in blood bowl (pc version) my team is getting better and better, but i seem to be unable to get any cash..

Last game i played resulted in two of my players getting serious injurys, but since i dont have any cash, i cant replace them.

MY question is: How do you make more money in the pc-version of blood bowl? after every single game i always get - in my earnings for some reason..

Anyone know what to do?

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Post by Calisson »

Rork wrote:
Calisson wrote:there are only 8 races. :(
Can you say "Expansion pack"? :P
Expansion pack announced in November, with...

Dark Elves! :D

Also, DE will be available on the website, free download.
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Post by Dalamar »

The whole Blood Bowl rulebook is a free download ;)
7th edition army book:
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8th Edition army book W/D/L:
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Post by Darthvegeta800 »

Dalamar wrote:The whole Blood Bowl rulebook is a free download ;)


But not the mini's ;)

In any case the Blood Bowl game does appeal to me. But feedback is quite ambiguous. Curious if there will be more 'addon' races in the future.
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Darthvegeta800 wrote:Curious if there will be more 'addon' races in the future.

Is this sufficient?

http://www.bloodbowl.blueblood.de/newra ... teams.html
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lol meant in the videogame :p
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