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Blood Bowl 2016, anyone? 28 Apr 2017 15:09 #247412

So I just got a copy of this for about $80 shipped. I'm pretty stoked because I'm big into painting minis lately and I've heard great things about it everywhere I've looked.

Anything special I need to know to get going? I know the rules will be in the box, but any gotchas that you guys are aware of?
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Blood Bowl 2016, anyone? 28 Apr 2017 15:42 #247416

Nuffle will shit on your team with great regularity.

If you GFI to cross the End Zone line, you will fail.

An AG2 player will intercept your last turn comeback pass to an open receiver.
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Blood Bowl 2016, anyone? 28 Apr 2017 16:30 #247419

I feel like that was a different language.
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Blood Bowl 2016, anyone? 28 Apr 2017 18:11 #247421

You should be aware that you don't get any Star Players in the main box or in the team boxes. And you may not get the mix of players you really want (i.e. not enough Black Orks). The Star Players are...not cheap. Especially the Forge World ones.

That said, if you are not doing a league and just playing casually...and don't really care about the Star Players...you'll be fine without them. There are already Skaven and Dwarf teams available and they are fun to play. But the main box is 100% complete if you just want to play one off matches with humans and orks. No need to buy anything else for the casual player.

The team pitches seem to be sort of hard to get. There was a snow one at Christmas but it is gone. There are also a couple of expansion card decks you can get that add more random nonsense. I have the Hall of Fame one and it's pretty neat, worth the $10 or so I paid for it.

There is a referee model of a Halfling eating a giant sandwich. But it's expensive too.
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Blood Bowl 2016, anyone? 28 Apr 2017 18:55 #247424

Buy Death Zone Season 1. It will give you the rules for seven more teams (Skaven, Nurgle, Dwarf, High Elf, Dark Elf, Wood Elf, and all elves), two unique teams (Orcland Raiders and Bright Crusaders), additional rules, some star players, etc. You can proxy all of the minis, but still have more variety.

Otherwise, what Barnes said.
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Blood Bowl 2016, anyone? 30 Apr 2017 12:25 #247461

I'd suggest there's enough randomness already with the kick-off table. You don't need the cards.

Star Players and certainly fun for casual play (and the occasional tourney / league). If the FW prices are too disgusting (IMO - yes), you can always get a third party variant. Often, the third party Star Players look better.

Mr. White can lead the way.

I bought Death Zone 1, and enjoy it for the production values. A majority of the content can be found online via the Living Rulebook.
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Blood Bowl 2016, anyone? 30 Apr 2017 12:41 #247464

Thanks! For now it will just be completely casual, probably my wife and I. My FLGS is talking about doing games so maybe I'll get into league play eventually.
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Blood Bowl 2016, anyone? 30 Apr 2017 13:12 #247471

The main box without anything else is plenty of fun. It is not at all a "starter box" or "core set". It's a full game. Just with two teams.

The cards are fun but totally not essential.
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Blood Bowl 2016, anyone? 30 Apr 2017 14:20 #247477

Thanks, Barnes! We'll see how much we like it. We're very much in a mode where if we like a game, we want to expand it. So we'll have to see how this plays out.
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Blood Bowl 2016, anyone? 14 Jun 2017 16:41 #249884

I have been running a BB League the past few years and it has been a lot of fun.

I am not totally sold on the latest edition campaign rules but it is still mostly the game I have grown to love so it's all cool.

If you want to check out our shenanigans you can have a look at our site: www.reginaflatland.bloodbowlleague.com

Cheers,
Michael
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