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I have uploaded the first version of my newly created Blood Bowl Reference Guide. I would love to collect feedback from people on how to improve this document, especially if you find any errors that need to be fixed. My email address is in the bottom left corner on the last page of the downloadable PDF. This is the best way to reach me for corrections.

Building this Reference Guide was a big part of how I re-learned Blood Bowl after a 25 year hiatus. I hadn't played since Second Edition back in the late 1980s. I'm no expert, so I suspect there will be some errors that I will need to correct.

http://bit.ly/bbrefguide

Thank you.
   
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Wow that is quite extensive list of summary! See you have an error for "Thick Skull" skill.

I found that after playing a few games, all I'm interested in having a quick reference to are:

-Star Player Point Levels
-Injury Table
-Weather Table
-Kick-off table
-expensive mistakes / spiraling expenses
-skill categories and which skills are divided into each category
   
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I just uploaded a revision to the PDF.

v0.91 (6 February 2017)

* Incorporated the Games Workshop Death Zone Season One Errata – the revised Pre-Match Sequence on Page 1
* Typo: “Before Turnover switcher to…” to “switches” on Page 1
* Renamed Scattered Ball to Inaccurate Pass and fixed typo from D6 to D8 on Page 3
* Fixed the Armor Roll Modifiers for Fouls on Page 4
* Added a mention of the two additional Special Play Cards decks (Magical Memorabilia and Heroic Feats) on Page 4
* Fixed the description of the Thick Skill skill on Page 5
* Added link to Games Workshop Blood Bowl errata files on Page 6
   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'




Cary, NC

This is awseomely useful--especially for those of us learning (or relearning) the game. It's really nice to have all the references in one place.

My only quibble would be that some rules which are optional (or aren't even rules, just suggestions) aren't called out as such. For instance, the 4 minute turn isn't a part of the mandatory rule set, and the suggestion to turn models around to indicate they have taken their action is just that, a suggestion. Perhaps you could mark these items with an asterisk or something?

Still, I LOVE having this all in one place to reference. Thanks so much!

 
   
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A fabulous compendium of rules, really well done. Definitely printing this out to bring to my games!

I'd also say that a quick sheet with all of the base rules on a single page would be a nice addition but I really can't ask for much more.

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I am posting an update today that will include a single page quick reference sheet aimed more at advanced players at the end of the PDF.


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I just uploaded a revision to the PDF.

v0.93 (11 February 2017)

- Added a one-page quick reference page for advanced players
- Fixed a variety of typos and ambiguities submitted by Brandon Alderman

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Cary, NC

Thank you so much! This is super-helpful, and the one pager actually has most of the stuff I actually end up looking at! GW should have paid you to do the Quick Reference sheets in the box!

 
   
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Hi Da Butcha - what else would you want on a one-pager to reduce rulebook lookups?
   
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I just uploaded a new version of the PDF at http://bit.ly/bbrefguide

v0.95 (23 February 2017)

* Added a variety of corrections submitted by Darren Olson & Tim Harr from the Two Dice Uphill Podcast
* Added a variety of corrections submitted by Steve (not sure which one) from the Both Down Podcast
* Added text to clarify that the Post-Match section in the Sequence of Play is for League play only
* Changed the name of the Blocking section to Blocking & Blitzing so that it’s easier to find Blitz rules while scanning through as a new player
* Added note in Improvements that rolling doubles on 2D6 allows for greater skill options
* Added note than a player conceding the match must give their MVP roll to the other player and they get no winnings
* Clarified that Dodge modifiers are calculated based on the square moving into, not from
* Clarified that an Interception attempt roll takes place before the Pass attempt roll
* Clarified that all Casualties are out for remainder of the match
* Clarified that a Blitz action costs 1 MA at the start of the action
* Clarified that you can stand and Blitz
* Clarified that Blitz actions do not require a Block
* Clarified that a Blitz action Follow Up does not count against Movement Allowance
* Clarified that players can lose their tackle zones due to game effects
* Clarified that you can make two Go For It attempts per Action
* Clarified that if a pass is unsuccessful and not a fumble or the intended destination is empty, it is an Inaccurate Pass
* Clarified that If the ball lands in a square occupied by a standing player, an attempt to catch the ball must be made
* Clarified that each coach rolls a D6 to determine the number of Special Play Cards they receive
* Clarified that a hand-off not caught by moving team after ball comes to rest is a Turnover
* Added a note about the Human Nobility and Savage Orcs test teams added to the My Dugout smartphone app
* Fixed miscellaneous typos
* Minor layout tweaks

v0.94 (12 February 2017)

* Added a variety of corrections submitted by Twelfman from the Anything But A One! Podcast

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I just uploaded a new version of the PDF at http://bit.ly/bbrefguide

v0.96 (25 February 2017)

* Updated design with new box style, colors, fonts, and header banners
   
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Dakka Veteran





That one-pager is truly epic!

Btw one more thing which was quite common in previous edition of Blood Bowl: a passing range grid.

Something similar to this:

I don't know how exact the new measurements are though.

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Cary, NC

pistachio wrote:
I just uploaded a new version of the PDF at http://bit.ly/bbrefguide

v0.96 (25 February 2017)

* Updated design with new box style, colors, fonts, and header banners


I much preferred the old style. The color choice is personal preference, but the older font I find easier to read, and the box style looks like my printer head needs cleaning. You are doing a fantastic job for free, and I will use it, 'cause it's amazingly useful, but I much prefer the old style.

 
   
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I just uploaded a new version of the PDF at http://bit.ly/bbrefguide

v0.97 (28 February 2017)

* Changed design for improved legibility on non-color printers
* Re-organized Miscellaneous (Page 4) to make better use of space
* Added note in Improvements on Skills And Tables (Page 5) that rolling doubles on 2D6 allows for greater skill options
* Minor layout and design tweaks

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Cary, NC

Best of the old and the new. Looks just as nice, and the boxes and text are much more legible! Our league is loving this thing-especially the one pager!

 
   
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Great work, and damn useful. Thank you!

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Hi everyone. I have uploaded a new version of my Blood Bowl Reference Guide.

Blood Bowl Reference Guide
http://bit.ly/bbrefguide

v0.98 (28 May 2017)

* Added references to new content in Death Zone Season Two
* Updated design with improved section headers
* Alphabetized the topics in Teams, Leagues, & Tournaments
* Added new GW release teams to list
* Added new test teams available in the My Dugout smartphone app
* Added Argue the Call to Fouling section
* Fixed several page number errors for Death Zone Season One
* Updated Underworld Renegades to Underworld Denizens
* Move bulleted text items to single text areas for ease of design updating
* Updated the link to the new version of the Blood Bowl Teams of Legend (v4)
* Indicated that the 4 minute time limit per coach is an optional rule
* Precision alignment of boxes, spaces, headers, etc.
   
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My small gaming group is made up of new players, and veterans that had very old rules (pre-LRB!) so engrained in their minds, our first few matches suffered from page turning and interpretation arguments reminiscent of 40k. And that was despite us all owning a copy of the rule book...

I introduced your quick reference guide and the arguing ended immediately. All games have been brisk, amazingly fun, and we have you to thank. May you always roll 6's and thank you!
   
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Phoenix, AZ

so I am new to warhammer 40k, but am interested in blood bowl. are these game quicker then 40k games? does it have a difficult learning curve like 40k? or would the starter pack(box set) have me set up to play some fun games?

xNerdCorex 
   
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Los Angeles, CA, USA

Games are typically around an hour or two depending on how quickly you play. The basic game is fairly simple and the starter set has literally everything you need to play some fun games right away. Look around for an existing league in your area as that is where the game really shines.

Also keep in mind that the Blood Bowl 2 video game uses mostly the same rules and teams and is a good way to practice some strategies.
   
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Phoenix, AZ

 Todosi wrote:
Games are typically around an hour or two depending on how quickly you play. The basic game is fairly simple and the starter set has literally everything you need to play some fun games right away. Look around for an existing league in your area as that is where the game really shines.

Also keep in mind that the Blood Bowl 2 video game uses mostly the same rules and teams and is a good way to practice some strategies.


cool, this seems like a cheap option and looks fun as hell. thanks for the info I am gunna buy it now.

xNerdCorex 
   
 
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