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Hopefully Nuffle has a Blood Bowl realm where everything is preserved as it was!

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Philadelphia

 Nostromodamus wrote:
Hopefully Nuffle has a Blood Bowl realm where everything is preserved as it was!


It would totally be in keeping with the Blood Bowl spirit if the writers mention Nuffle seeing the End Times going down and thinking, "Screw that, I'm taking my ball and leaving."

One worry I have regarding the potential development of Blood Bowl is, of course, the fluff. The game was developed back when the writers and developers still had a sense of humor - Blood Bowl wouldn't be Blood Bowl without all the tounge-in-cheek and outright humor.

Now, 40k and Fantasy have gotten pretty up their own butts, ramping the dark-gothicy-epicness to eleven. All the people with a sense of humor have apparently left. So what happens to Blood Bowl? Does it also get "serious?" Or do they try to take the humor to stupid levels as well?

Best thing to do is to just keep the fluff as is, and just work on the rules a little bit.

   
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Blood Bowl has always been a separate, parallel universe from WFB. Check the latest BB novel/ebook releases from Black Library to see them mentioning it.
   
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London UK

Yeah,
The updates via the Facebook page indicate it's the alternative world and the humour is intact.
The updates are amazing, Bob and Jim.

But the Ourrkc? sculpts look a bit new style...

Panic...


   
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This classic Black Library novel was the first ever set in the lunatic alternate fantasy of the Blood Bowl world: a world where the brutal wars of the Old World have been replaced with an arguably even more brutal game of football. If you're after serious fantasy, this is not it. But if you fancy a no holds bared, action packed, rough and tumble roller-coaster of a sporting hero story meets monster mash - then game on!

http://www.blacklibrary.com/all-products/blood-bowl-ebook.html
   
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Et In Arcadia Ego





Canterbury


“Well will you look at that, Bob. These tireless individuals, selflessly giving up their own free time to test the new season guidelines for this great game.”

“That guy at the front isn’t playing against anyone, Jim.”

“No, Bob, I think his opponent might have used one of those invisibility potions, developed by some of the less reputable Necromancer coaches. We’re pretty sure they are going to rule against that after playtesting though…”




https://www.facebook.com/Blood-Bowl-219720111727104/

another 2700 or so page likes and we get to see another mini......
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The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all
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p... playtesting at GW? Using volunteers and not employees?

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 Mymearan wrote:
p... playtesting at GW? Using volunteers and not employees?



Maybe it will lead to less testers exclaiming: "Hey, that was fun I guess, but you know where all the Flyers?! DRAGONS! TITANS!!!!!"
   
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Scotland, but nowhere near my rulebook

Also - old boards. What look suspiciously like old block dice. Old transparent plastic range rulers.

Yeah... I wouldn't be surprised at all if this game is essentially a re-issue with a couple of teaks. Which is better than good.
   
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 Graphite wrote:
Also - old boards. What look suspiciously like old block dice. Old transparent plastic range rulers.

Yeah... I wouldn't be surprised at all if this game is essentially a re-issue with a couple of teaks. Which is better than good.


Or they're just using old stuff to playtest because the new ones aren't made yet.

But I really hope they keep the old school look, and don't change too much. I'd be more than happy with a reprint.

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Scotland, but nowhere near my rulebook

Well, yes, I'd expect them to actually MAKE new stuff. I just don't expect it to be functionally different from the existing - same size, etc.
   
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Leicester

 Graphite wrote:
Also - old boards. What look suspiciously like old block dice. Old transparent plastic range rulers.

Yeah... I wouldn't be surprised at all if this game is essentially a re-issue with a couple of teaks. Which is better than good.


I think that's just because the new stuff hasn't been produced yet and a board is a board as far as gameplay is concerned.

I'm very ambivalent about this; on the one hand, yay, play testing. On the other, what are they changing that needs play testing?!

I'm hoping it's just some new special characters / team special rules and not any major core rules changes.

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 Zed wrote:
*All statements reflect my opinion at this moment. if some sort of pretty new model gets released (or if I change my mind at random) I reserve the right to jump on any bandwagon at will.
 
   
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infinite_array wrote:
 Nostromodamus wrote:
Hopefully Nuffle has a Blood Bowl realm where everything is preserved as it was!


It would totally be in keeping with the Blood Bowl spirit if the writers mention Nuffle seeing the End Times going down and thinking, "Screw that, I'm taking my ball and leaving."

One worry I have regarding the potential development of Blood Bowl is, of course, the fluff. The game was developed back when the writers and developers still had a sense of humor - Blood Bowl wouldn't be Blood Bowl without all the tounge-in-cheek and outright humor.

Now, 40k and Fantasy have gotten pretty up their own butts, ramping the dark-gothicy-epicness to eleven. All the people with a sense of humor have apparently left. So what happens to Blood Bowl? Does it also get "serious?" Or do they try to take the humor to stupid levels as well?

Best thing to do is to just keep the fluff as is, and just work on the rules a little bit.



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I like Blood Bowl, give it to me GW.
   
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Scotland, but nowhere near my rulebook

Hell, if they want to put a Stormcast team into bloodbowl I'm game. The over-the-top cartoon nonsense will fit better in BB than it does anywhere else. If Judge Dredd can play, why stop anyone else

Just don't destroy everything else to do it

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The Great Marsh

 reds8n wrote:
anyone going......?


We definitely need a Dakka spy to take pics!

The playtest images are encouraging... only problem is I already jumped to Guild Ball assuming this was completely dead! Might be too much to resist if they don't mess with the rules too much and just put out sweet new models, though...
   
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Guild-Ball, while amazing, is nothing like Blood-Bowl though, outside of broadly the theme.

GB is very much Warmahordes reimagined as a sports-game. You feel it in every design choices. Blood-Bowl is much less about spacing, and more about efficiency in how you use your activations, etc...

: 5200pts (3950pts painted)

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I'll be at WarhammerFest.

Anything BB related shall be photographed.
   
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 ShaneTB wrote:
I'll be at WarhammerFest.

Anything BB related shall be photographed.

Drop *extremely* heavy hints that an 'official' online team/league manager app or website would be beyond amazing...
   
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If I can I'll directly ask them if they're doing one. And if not, will they do an app.

As the AoS one is great and continues to improve.
   
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The Great Marsh

 ShaneTB wrote:
I'll be at WarhammerFest.

Anything BB related shall be photographed.

Fantastic, thanks ShaneTB!

NewTruthNeomaxim wrote:
Guild-Ball, while amazing, is nothing like Blood-Bowl though, outside of broadly the theme.

GB is very much Warmahordes reimagined as a sports-game. You feel it in every design choices. Blood-Bowl is much less about spacing, and more about efficiency in how you use your activations, etc...

Yeah, that's why I'm interested actually . I do like Guild Ball as it's already a faster game than, say, Warmachine... but Blood Bowl has its own charm
   
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Canterbury


At Warhammer Fest this weekend, we’re going to be showing off loads of details about the new Blood Bowl. Until then, here’s a tantalising tease, as we play – Guess that body part!”
“Reminds me of a game we used to play at halftime in the injury pit.”
“Good times, I’m sure. Let's start off with an easy one.”
Jim & Bob


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The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all
We love our superheroes because they refuse to give up on us. We can analyze them out of existence, kill them, ban them, mock them, and still they return, patiently reminding us of who we are and what we wish we could be.
Life is a constant balancing act between wondering why you weren't invited to something and wondering how to get out of it

 
   
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Adolescent Youth with Potential





UK

 Pacific wrote:
Anyone like to make some predictions for the new set and rules?
- No limits on players per side, play with what you've got.
- New Sigmarites and Chaos teams, starter set (inc. 3 page rule pamphlet) $150. Pitch available separately.
- All one block dice attacks (you can role the dice in a special Sigmarite themed dice rolling cup, available separately)
- New mega-size players that fill 4x4 squares, priced $80. Can only be knocked down by mega-size player on other team.
- Faction specific special rules; Bearded dwarf players get to re-roll blocks, double bonus for dwarf giant slayer teams who are bearded and naked. Undead players get a free resurrection roll if they have dragged the corpse of a deceased family pet to the game .


I'm hoping for flyers
   
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London UK

yeah,
Why have they been cutting the noses off all the orcs?

Panic...

   
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Gosport, UK

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Damn, those (slightly blurry) orcs incredible. I wish 40k 'Ard Boyz looked like that.
   
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I posted a lot of info/photos onTwitter (@35on40k). Will post here once home.

And I asked about the app: they're meeting with the digitial team next week to discuss. I passed on the suggestion(s).


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Resin prototype
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Quick fire memories:
Six plastic teams; human, orc, dwarf, elf, skaven, nurgle
Humans and Orcs in core box
Core box out by end of year
Three piece snap-fit plastic
Each team will have its own ball
There will be an app for it
Star players will return; some will become coaches as the timeline moves on
3rd ed was the startinf reference point
Teams designed to look like sport teams rather than armies dropping weapons to play
Elf sketchs looked good
Pitch board is reversable; they'd love to do one for each team
Model bases had a hole in to place the ball peg
Optional rules for team balls may happen (drawf is metal ball, skaven warpstone ball may explode/mutate)
Additional teams may happen in resin (ie dark elves)
Core game - will be stocked in stores
Not limited
If sells well, season 2 to follow
D16 was there

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New York

infinite_array wrote:
 Nostromodamus wrote:
Hopefully Nuffle has a Blood Bowl realm where everything is preserved as it was!
It would totally be in keeping with the Blood Bowl spirit if the writers mention Nuffle seeing the End Times going down and thinking, "Screw that, I'm taking my ball and leaving."


That would be great. I too hope it retains its humor, or even humour.

I like the new minis a lot. I do wish that some of the more weapon-y things were bits that you could either glue on or leave off. But otherwise, this looks great. And I love the team tokens, which I'll find some way to use in the Fantasy Flight BB:Team Manager card game too.
   
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Thanks, Shane!
   
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Thinking back on a comment today, I think the success of the videogame is what got this signed-off (or at least seriously helped).
   
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The video game is/was really popular

From/Via War of Sigmar

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