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 Norchack wrote:

Does anyone know if newer teams not covered in the initial release of Blitz Bowl will receive rules for use in Blitz Bowl?

Not having Blitz Bowl rules is the only thing keeping me from buying factions like Undead and Slannn.


I will say this is a huge bummer. Blitz Bowl is a super fun and quick game, and I think it would be awesome for GW to put out some supplemental rules for the new teams. I even wrote GW customer service requesting, but I think they approached the game as a one and done kind of thing.


 
   
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 Easy E wrote:
Zetan wrote:
 Original Timmy wrote:
 ekwatts wrote:
Zetan wrote:
GW has never even made a Slann model that wasn't large and sitting on a platform.


Nope, GW had a small range of metal Slann figures that more closely resembled generic fantasy lizard/frog men. The big fat platform-sitters came after an extended absence from the catalog and fluff.


Yep they were even on display at WHF this year alongside a couple of old Zoats.


Huh, that's neat, I was unaware. I still think it's unlikely they'll go in that direction with anything new (since all the fluff says that most of them are extinct and the ones that aren't are all fat now) but I'd love to be wrong.


When you are nearly extinct, the best thing to do is to create Blood Bowl teams! It is a sure way to bounce back in no time. Just ask the Elves!


Haha, exactly.

It's an interesting question, I suppose, and more likely than the weird suggestions people keep making about the possibility of AoS elements creeping into Blood Bowl (again: not happening).

Blood Bowl has a timeline, and it is distinct from Warhammer Fantasy as it's effectively an "alternate" reality. Through 1st and 2nd edition, Blood Bowl was a gigantic, worldpsanning franchise within the alternate Warhammer world. The fluff for the Slann race was mostly fully-formed by the time they popped up as a playable team in the 2nd Edition Star Players expansion book, former space travellers that had become so degenerate that they would engage in Blood Bowl, but they never received specific Blood Bowl miniatures and, in Warhammer, ended up as the fat space frog wizards we now know less than a decade later.

The "current" Blood Bowl background is based off the mid 90s 3rd edition box set, in which the NAF collapses and Blood Bowl becomes a much smaller-scale affair. Those of us old enough to remember this period of GW history will remember how some of the newer versions of their boxed side games during this period were brought much further into the established "Warhammer" universe. Talisman, as an example, become overtly "Warhammer-ised". So I believe the collapse of the NAF storyline to be an attempt by GW to more closely incorporate BB into WHFB, and you can see this in many of the models: while some of the 2nd edition models looked like a mashup of fantasy tropes/races and sporting gear, the 3rd edition models looked more overtly like fantasy models with the weaponry snipped away.

The 3rd edition rulebook eventually evolved into the LRB model that gave rise to the 6th edition ruleset that was used as the basis for the 2016 box set. In spite of that, I've noticed that the more anarchic, experimental feel of 2nd edition has been creeping back in via the fluff and the models. Zoats? Fat Skaven? Gobbler Grimlich? So I guess the return of the Space Slann team comes down to whether or not the Blood Bowl design team feel like inserting a tiny bit of fluff explaining that not all of them turned into fat floating frog wizards... There is, at the very least, a precedent for the team, and explaining it in the fluff is an easier bet than trying to shoehorn Judge Dredd in.

Who knows?

Truth is, they could come back. Between that and a trolls-n-snotlings team and maybe a polystyrene astrogranite pitch and I'll never complain again.

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and maybe a polystyrene astrogranite


My god, I had totally forgotten about that.

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Man would I ever love for the other teams to get Blitz Bowl rules.

That's also the one thing keeping me from really buying in to the fantasy football stuff. I need something fast and easy to play.

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 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
Man would I ever love for the other teams to get Blitz Bowl rules.

That's also the one thing keeping me from really buying in to the fantasy football stuff. I need something fast and easy to play.

What's weird, to me, is that they gave the Dark Elves Blitz Bowl rules with White Dwarf...and then they stopped doing that?
   
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 Kanluwen wrote:
 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
Man would I ever love for the other teams to get Blitz Bowl rules.

That's also the one thing keeping me from really buying in to the fantasy football stuff. I need something fast and easy to play.

What's weird, to me, is that they gave the Dark Elves Blitz Bowl rules with White Dwarf...and then they stopped doing that?


Yeah, when I saw that I thought it was going to be a semi-regular thing, but was disappointed how quickly they scrapped it. I don't think it would cost GW a ton of money to include the rules of the newer teams in the next BB compendium or put out a card pack. Maybe they could even make a "non BN" edition and sell a few more copies of a product they have already invested in.


 
   
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Does stats and costs differ much from regular Blood Bowl? Is it difficult to make them yourself?
   
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Right behind you.

 Sabotage! wrote:
 Kanluwen wrote:
 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
Man would I ever love for the other teams to get Blitz Bowl rules.

That's also the one thing keeping me from really buying in to the fantasy football stuff. I need something fast and easy to play.

What's weird, to me, is that they gave the Dark Elves Blitz Bowl rules with White Dwarf...and then they stopped doing that?


Yeah, when I saw that I thought it was going to be a semi-regular thing, but was disappointed how quickly they scrapped it. I don't think it would cost GW a ton of money to include the rules of the newer teams in the next BB compendium or put out a card pack. Maybe they could even make a "non BN" edition and sell a few more copies of a product they have already invested in.

There's a rumor that they're doing something "big" right?

Maybe a part of that is setting up a compendium with Blitz Bowl "simplified" rules for everyone and advanced rules?
   
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 Kanluwen wrote:
 Sabotage! wrote:
 Kanluwen wrote:
 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
Man would I ever love for the other teams to get Blitz Bowl rules.

That's also the one thing keeping me from really buying in to the fantasy football stuff. I need something fast and easy to play.

What's weird, to me, is that they gave the Dark Elves Blitz Bowl rules with White Dwarf...and then they stopped doing that?


Yeah, when I saw that I thought it was going to be a semi-regular thing, but was disappointed how quickly they scrapped it. I don't think it would cost GW a ton of money to include the rules of the newer teams in the next BB compendium or put out a card pack. Maybe they could even make a "non BN" edition and sell a few more copies of a product they have already invested in.

There's a rumor that they're doing something "big" right?

Maybe a part of that is setting up a compendium with Blitz Bowl "simplified" rules for everyone and advanced rules?


Something like that would be fantastic. Blitz ball is a blast and probably my favorite one off game GW ever did. Having Blitz Bowl rules in a compendium would go a long way to make a shorter officially supported version of the game. I definitely wouldn't mind if they did an official rule set for sevens either, but I think Blitz Bowl is more likely.


 
   
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 Thargrim wrote:
Probably within the next two months, other than that no clue. They will be previewed on twitch at some point, so when they get their preview then we know their release is very soon.


But i want them NOW!

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 DivineVisitor wrote:
 Thargrim wrote:
Probably within the next two months, other than that no clue. They will be previewed on twitch at some point, so when they get their preview then we know their release is very soon.


But i want them NOW!


Same here.

A GW worker at Gen Con hinted end of August but it doesn't appear like it is happening...

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really tempted by Blitz Bowl, but the team issue for expanding is rough.

For those of you who have bought Blood Bowl teams to split into Blitz Bowl.. how hard has it been to find someone to split with?

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We'll find out soon enough eh.

Hey, at least you guys get Blitz Bowl, they won't even sell it to us over on this side of the pond.

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