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The NAF is an international association of players dedicated to Blood Bowl. The NAF acts as a central resource for coaches the world over – offering news, contacts, discussion, sanctioned tournaments and international player rankings. Whether you are planning to run your own tabletop tournament, looking for a league or just wanting to catch up on the latest from the world of fantasy football gaming, the NAF aims to provide everything you will need.

You can visit the NAF at thenaf.net, or join the NAF here.

Why not find the most up to date information on tabletop tournaments in your area? There is a handy list here. If you ever need help or have any questions regarding attending a tabletop tournament, please come ask!

Road to Thrudball 2022





ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT

Thrudball is a Blood Bowl tournament that has raised money for our chosen charities for over 15 years. Through raffles, auctions and the event itself, we're proud to say that we're continuing to raise money for worthy causes; in 2021, we broke £10,000 for the first time. This year, all profits will be split between Mind and the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
This is the best Blood Bowl experience you will ever have, brought to you by SquadChaos. The real life event will take place on the 6th and 7th August 2022 just outside of Swindon, where you can enjoy the best game in the world with on site camping, silly activities and an auction of rare and professionally painted miniatures, hard to get tournament dice and all kinds of other collectables.

For entry into this tournament, to help with Thrudball and SquadChaos' charitable endeavours, there is a recommended donation of £5, payable via PayPal as friends/family. Obviously, if you want to donate more it would be very welcome!

The Fumbbl online event will use the same rules and feature 4 weekly games, run in two groups. One will be for those coaches that can play in European evenings (EU), the other will be for coaches who can play in North America (NA) evenings. You can join both if you want - but make sure you can arrange both games each week! We might have multiple groups for EU if there are a lot of coaches. This is due to the fact that 4 games might make it harder to distinguish between coaches.

Tournament admins: neilwat • Stimme

CREATING AND APPLYING A TEAM ROSTER
Before you create your team on Fumbbl, we highly suggest that you use an Excel sheet or one of the online helpers to create your team and make sure it adds up to the total amount. Find roster making tools on the NAF site.

Once you have decided on your setup, generate a new team following all of the subsequent steps (do not reuse an existing team!):

1. Create a new team using this link and choose your race and team name. Make sure you put [EU] or [NA] for your preferred timezone. Put this before your team name e.g. [EU] MayHem Chaos Crew

2. On the team page, there is no need to change ‘Progression’ from ‘Standard’ to ‘None’.

3. Buy all of your players, re-rolls, etc. and click ‘submit for approval’.

4. On the following screen, select your skills.

5. When ‘Save’ is pressed to confirm your skill choices, there is no pop-up or conformation screen. You can check if your skills have saved correctly by navigating away from the screen and then checking ‘Team Options’ on your team page. You must select all skills before the start of the tournament and may not change them later.
Please note: currently, stat increases can not be selected. If you like to purchase a stat increase (and your team tier is eligible!), leave a note in the team bio, and the admins will add it manually.

6. NAF coaches must record their NAF nick and NAF number in the team bio section following team creation. This will help us in the future recording and ranking of online games. If you are not a NAF member, please write "non-NAF".

7. Inducement(s) you wish to use should be left out of your team creation process and listed in the team bio. Inducements have to be announced before start of the tournament and may not be changed in-between matches!

e.g.: at the beginning of a tournament match, select only your announced inducements, as you would normally by spending your remaining treasury as petty cash.

8. Navigate to the tournament team site and use the button at the bottom at the page to apply your team.

Please view Strider’s youtube video if you need more details how to create a team.


RULES SUMMARY
• BB2020 ruleset with Slann and the new Khorne and Norse rosters.
• Resurrection-style
• Four-week tournament
• 4 rounds total
Depending on their tier, teams have between 1200K and 1300K spend on buying their players and inducements


TEAM BUILDING
A single tier-dependent budget to be used for team building, inducements, skills and stars..

A minimum of 11 players and a maximum of 16 are to be rostered.
• 0-8 Re-Rolls
• Assistant coaches
• Cheerleaders
• 0-1 Apothecary for eligible races
• 0-6 Dedicated Fans

The following inducements are available:
• 0-2 Bloodweiser Kegs for 50k each
• 0-3 Bribes for 100k each, or 50k each for teams with "Bribery and Corruption" special rule for tier 6 only!
• 0-1 Master chef for 300k, for Halflings 100k
• 0-1 Mortuary Assistant for 100k for eligible races
• 0-1 Plague Doctor for 100k for eligible races
• 0-1 Riotous Rookies, for Ogres and Snotlings for 100k

Star player notes:
• Only the following stars are available
NameTeamsPriceMASTAGPAAVSkills
Maude RosbifAny team100K623+3+8+Bombardier, Dodge, Loner (4+), Secret Weapon, Stunty
Belly SmallsAny team150K533+5+7+Block, Dodge, Loner (4+), Nerves of Steel, Right Stuff, Stunty
Drunken ThrudAny team100K473+-10+Ball & Chain, Loner (4+), Mighty Blow (+1), No Hands, Secret Weapon
GymirAny team65K623+6+8+Dirty Player (+1), Disturbing Presence, Dodge, Right Stuff, Stunty
Hawk PringlefisterAny team270K454+-11+Loner (4+), Mighty Blow (+1), Regeneration, Stand Firm, Thick Skull
Thrud SquigAny team170K643+-9+Animal Savagery, Break Tackle, Claws, Leap, Loner (4+), No Hands, Pogo Stick


All inducements must be announced in the “team bio” at the team’s creation and may not change between rounds


TEAM VALUE AND ADDITIONAL SKILLS
Depending on their tier, teams may purchase additional primary or secondary skills out of their team budget.
• Primary skills cost 20K, secondary skills cost 40K.
• Players make take one primary, one secondary, or two primary skills.
• No skill may be chosen more than three times

• Tier 1: 1200K total budget, purchase of up to 5 skills and 1 star
• Tier 2: 1200K total budget, purchase of up to 6 skills and 1 star
• Tier 3: 1250K total budget, purchase of up to 7 skills and 1 star
• Tier 4: 1250K total budget, purchase of up to 8 skills and 1 star
• Tier 5: 1300K total budget, purchase of up to 8 skills and 2 stars
• Tier 6: 1300K total budget, purchase of up to 10 skills and 2 stars

Tier 1
• Dark Elves • Dwarves • Shambling Undead • Skaven

Tier 2
• Amazons • Chaos Dwarves • Lizardmen • Orcs • Norse • Vampires • Wood Elves •

Tier 3
• Elven Union • Humans • Imperial Nobility • Slann • Tomb Kings • Underworld Denizens •

Tier 4
• Black Orcs • High Elves • Khorne • Necromantic Horror • Nurgle • Old World Alliance • Snotlings •

Tier 5
• Chaos Chosen • Chaos Renegades • Halflings •

Tier 6
• Goblins • Ogres •


SCORING
• 2 points per win
• 1 point per draw
• 0 points per loss
• -1 point per concession

Tiebreakers are as follows:
1) NET TDs + NET CAS
2) Most TDs
3) Most CAS
4) Random

* only CAS that grant SPPs count


CONCESSIONS
No concessions are allowed during a match. Penalty may be exclusion from the tournament and no registration accepted for the next NAF event. The reason for this is that the tie-breakers can be effected by touchdowns and casulties, so both players should play on with the aim to maximise these.

If a coach misses their match at the scheduled time, a concession may be applied.

Everyone is counting on you to play all matches regardless of your performance. Dropping without a proper cause will result in denying your registration for the next NAF online event.


TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
EU rounds will start at 0:01 Monday morning server time and end at 23:59 Sunday night server time.
NA rounds will start and end at 9:00 Monday morning server time.

Team registration: before July 2nd

1st Round: July 4th to 10th

2nd Round: July 11th to 17th

3rd Round: July 18th to 25th

4th Round: July 25th to 31st


OTHER RULES
• Please endeavour to complete your games. Be aware that the majority of coaches reside in Europe, with weekday availability at server time evenings! PM your opponent as soon as you can and organise a time to play.

• If agreeing a time is proving difficult, PM the tournament admins - include both Neilwat and Stimme - and your opponent.

• Games will be forfeited promptly to begin new rounds.

If one player benefits from inducements not listed on the team’s “bio” or irregular use of Timeout with direct influence on the score, a concession may be applied.

• Games will count towards NAF ranking as Online NAF games on thenaf.net. Forfeits and games against non NAF members are not recorded.


FAIRPLAY
Be cordial in chat and PMs towards your opponent and audience. Any use of offensive laguage towards your opponent regarding racial, political or religious content might result in exclusion from the tournament and 1 year ban from NAF events.

• We recommend avoiding Timeouts. However, if you use it, you are not allowed to do it without a first “transgression” and consequent first warning on the chat.
Example: your opponent exceeds the time in one turn, you warn him that you will timeout next time.
You can only use a timeout if the other opponent is actively playing their turn - if they give an indication that they need 5 minutes or similar to deal with a real life event then they can’t be timed out for this.


NAF RANKING AND NAF MEMBERSHIP
• All games between NAF members are recorded on the NAF homepage and will be used to calculate the NAF online rankings.

• Even though a NAF membership is not mandatory, we highly encourage you to join the NAF: https://www.thenaf.net/members-area/join-the-naf/

o The cost is £5, 5 Euros or 5 dollars in person, or $10 by Paypal online. For this you get your NAF name registered for rankings purposes and this lasts forever.
o Tracking your online rankings and enabling your opponents to play for their ranking is solid fun.
o You get goodies every time you renew your membership




History


The Road to the NAF Championship 2015

5 rounds of Swiss, final
261 Coaches, 5.1.17 - 28.3.17

Champion – straume (won a ticket to the NAFC)
Stunty Cup – Zed
Raffle winner – m0gw41

Final Runner-up – Diceskill
2nd Place – cedric19
3rd Place – Jokaero

Lutèce Cup Challenge

International groups, 8 team playoff
180 Coaches, 1.4.15-28.5.15

Group Winners / Runners-Up:

Euro Group 1: Strider84 / MrPeng
Euro Group 2: Tripleskull / Estremo
Euro Group 3: JanMattys / Flix
Euro Group 4: Justicium / PacoSillas

North America: happygrue / Stimme

Oceania: hbgs / Dazedmw

Overall Winner - Tripleskull
Final Runner-up - JanMattys
Stunty Cup Winner - Lorebass

Online Dutch Open

International groups, 8 team playoff
92 Coaches, 15.6.15-31.7.15

Group Winners / Runners-Up:

Euro Group 1: Thot / Soycu
Euro Group 2: Yashin / Tripleskull
Euro Group 3: eldritchfox / Hamlet1980

North America: happygrue / pizzamogul

Oceania: Relezite / mushoomy

Overall Winner - Thot
Final Runner-up - happygrue
Stunty Cup Winner - Jopotzuki

World Cup Warm Up

International groups, 8 team playoff. Team based side event, 4 team playoff
144 Coaches, 24 Teams, 10.8.15-19.10.15

Group Winners / Runners-Up:

Euro Group 1: Joemanji / gesize
Euro Group 2: fxiii / Zoul
Euro Group 3: PeteW / Straume

North America: Sutherlands / happygrue

Oceania: bmilner / Dunenzed

Overall Winner - PeteW
Final Runner-up - gesize
Stunty Cup Winner - mrt1212
Team Challenge Winners - Joe le Taxi (azzroag (c), Bucks, geggster, felix_le, Simon_MLF, Nathaniel-FR)

The Road to the NAF Championship 2016

International groups, 8 team playoff
146 Coaches, 7.1.16-30.3.16

Group Winners / Runners-Up:

Euro Group 1: Kithor / Estremo
Euro Group 2: JimmyFantastic / Simon_MLF
Euro Group 3 Strider84 / Endzone
Euro Group 4: Jokaero / fxiii

North America: spock / nerdbird

Oceania: Olaf_the_Stout / Dazedmw

Overall Winner - Jokaero
Final Runner-up - fxiii
Stunty Cup Winner - m0gw41
Raffle Winner - iena

NAF Team Challenge

International groups, 6 team playoff
134 Coaches, 22 Teams, 1.4.16-30.5.16

Group Winners:

Euro Group 1: Strider84
Euro Group 2: Jokaero
Euro Group 3: didier59
Euro Group 4: simon_MLF
North America: Wreckage

Winners - Team Hellhound (Strider84 (c), madmatt13, Candlejack, Kithor, Jokaero, lauth81)

Spike! Magazine Showdown

International groups, 8 team playoff
62 Coaches, 1.7.16-31.8.16

Euro Group 1: Elyoukey / sann0638
Euro Group 2: Endzone / Jokaero
North America: keggiemckill / dashergeaux

Overall Winner - Jokaero
Final Runner-up - Elyoukey
Stunty Cup Winner - Topper
Raffle Winner - Ghorgrix

Online Welsh Open

International groups, 8 team playoff
66 Coaches, 10.9.16-31.10.16

Group Winners / Runners-Up:

Euro Group 1: Timetis / PeteW
Euro Group 2: iena / Strider84
Euro Group 3: Spartako / mobo

Overall Winner - Timetis
Final Runner-up - mobo
Stunty Cup Winner - m0gw41

Dungeonbowl Highlanderturnament

KO, first 2 rounds at the same day.
16 Coaches, 19.12.16-31.12.16

Overall Winner - BiBi
Final Runner-up - Nicodaz
Losing Semi-finalists - Badpublicity / Jonny_Kanone

The Road to the NAF Championship 2017

International groups, 8 team playoff
116 Participants, 23.1.17-20.3.17

Group Winners / Runners-Up:

North America Group: robocoyote
Euro Group 1: madmatt13 / Lard
Euro Group 2: dirold / itzla
Euro Group 3: Cedric19 / Strider84
Euro Group 4: CandleJack / Samdulac

Overall Winner - Strider84
Final Runner-up - Samdulac
Stunty Cup Winner - SkavenLordVinshqueek

Speed Bowl 1

One Group, no playoffs, 1 min turn limit
30 Participants, 10.7.17-20.8.17

Overall Winner - Jokaero
Runner-up - CandleJack

€uropen Online 17

3 european Gruops, 4 team playoff
126 Coaches, 42 Teams, 11.9.17-12.11.17

Group Winners:

Euro Group 1: Estremo
Euro Group 2: Jokaero
Euro Group 3: Justicium

Winners - Team Hellhound (Strider84 (c), madmatt13, Jokaero)

Online Welsh Open 18

2 european Groups, 4 team playoff
80 Coaches, 5.12.17-25.1.18

Group Winners:

Euro Group 1: Vicius
Euro Group 2: Kithor

Overall Winner - Kithor
Runner-up - Doclystria (Miko)

Dungeonbowl (K)Online

KO single elimination
70 Coaches, 25.1-13.3.18

Overall Winner - Kalos86 (Owen86)
Runner-up - Purplechest

RTTNAFC 18

2 european Groups, 4 team playoff
86 Coaches, 6.3.18-29.4.18

Group Winners:

Euro Group 1: Geggster
Euro Group 2: Jeguan

Overall Winner - Bugrum
Runner-up - Geggster

Danish Open Online 18

2 european Groups, 8 team playoff
70 Coaches, 23.4.18-10.6.18

Group Winners:

Euro Group 1: Clement0
Euro Group 2: Sebco

Overall Winner Gartch
Runner-up PurpleChest

NAFIFA World Cup 18

1 european Groups, 4 best coaches of the 4 best nations team playoff
100 Coaches, 23.4.18-10.6.18

Group Winner: Justicium

Overall Winners: Italy (buttinho, Dirold, Estremo, Sampittu)
Runner up: France (Justicium, Sebco, Ghorgrix, Clement0)

Europen Online 18

3 european Groups, Squads of 3, 4 best squads playoff
130 Coaches, 30.8.18-24.10.18

Group Winner: fxiii, Strider84, Silkoun

Overall Winners: I Lupi e la Piovra (dirold, Spartako, Liam_Gallagher)
Runner up: Team Azes (Fxiii, Siloun, Gseize)

[NAF Team challenge 19

4 European Groups, Squads of 4, 4 best squads playoff
176 Coaches, 1.11.18-1.1.19

Group Winner: fxiii, Spartako, Dirold, Tripleskull

Overall Winners: I Lupi, la Piovra e il Leone (dirold, Spartako, Liam_Gallagher, Kaltenland)
Runner up: Team Azes (Fxiii, Hely, zoul, gseize)

[NAF Speed Rush 2019

8 qualifiers of 8 people to make a final tournament of the 8 winners. one minute turns
1.2.19-31.3.19

Overall Winner: Strider84
Runner up: Spartako

[NAF World Cup Warm Up Dornbirn

6 European Groups, Squads of 6, 4 best squads playoff
176 Coaches, 1.7.19-30.9.19

Group Winner: fxiii, La_Yean, Bibi, Junior84, doclystria, Clayinfinity

Overall Winners: Team Alfea (La_Yena, BadStorm, ATP, Kalos86, Diomlord, Panicoblack)
Runner up: Amicale de Push push (Bibi, Elyoukey, Justicium, Karaak, Matt_Le_Fou, Harti78)

[Waterbowl double elimination

Double elimination KO tournament
82 Coaches, 25.11.19-2.3.209

Winner: PeteW
Runner up: Thot

Eur'Open Online 2020

4 groups, 6 rounds regular phase + 2 rounds of play-offs
364 Coaches, 91 Teams, 30 countries

Group Winners:

Euro Group 1: Ignaz
Euro Group 2: BadStorm
Euro Group 3: Ferra76
Euro Group 4: madmatt13

Play-Off:

Winners - Switzerland (Strider84, madmatt13, Jokaero, SiPa)
2nd - Italy (Spartako, La_Yena, Panicoblack, ione)
3rd - France (Blacksoul, Samdulac, Olivierdulac, clement0)
4th - Germany (Siggi, Junior84, Twyllenimor, Kithor)

Hall of Fame


Single Event Champions:

Road to the NAF Championship 2015: Straume
Lutece Challenge: Tripleskull
Online Dutch Open: Thot
World Cup Warm up: PeteW
Road to the NAF Championship 2016: Jokaero
Spike! Magazine Showdown: Jokaero
Online Welsh Open: Timetis
Dungeonbowl Highlanderturnement: BiBi
Road to the NAF Championship 2017: Strider84
Speed Bowl 1: Jokaero
Online Welsh Open 18: Kithor
Dungeonbowl (K)Online: Kalos86
Road to the NAF champtionship 2018: Bugrum
Danish Open Online: Gartch
NAF Speed Rush 19: Strider84
Waterbowl double elimination: PeteW

Team event Champions:

World Cup Warm up: Joe Le Taxi (Azzroag (c), Bucks, geggster, felix_le, Simon_MLF, Nathaniel-FR)
NAF Team Challenge 17: Team Hellhound (Strider84 (c), madmatt13, Candlejack, Kithor, Jokaero, lauth81)
Europen Online 17: Team Hellhound (Strider84 (c), madmatt13, Jokaero)
NAFifa World Cup 18: Italy (buttinho, Dirold, Estremo, Sampittu)
Europen Online 18: I Lupi e la Piovra (Dirold, Spartako, Liam_Gallagher)
NAF Team challenge 19: I Lupi, la Piovra e il Leone (Dirold, Spartako, Liam_Gallagher, Kaltenland)
World Cup Warm up 2019: I Lupi e la Piovra (Dirold, Spartako, Liam_Gallagher, Kaltenland)
Eur'Open Online 2020: Switzerland (Strider84, madmatt13, Jokaero, SiPa)

Stunty Champions:

Road to the NAF Championship 2015: Zed
Lutece Challenge: Lorebass
Online Dutch Open: Jopotzuki
World Cup Warm up: mrt1212
Road to the NAF Championship 2016: m0gw41
Spike! Magazine Showdown: Topper
Online Welsh Open: m0gw41
Dungeonbowl Highlanderturnament: No stunty cup
Road to the NAF Championship 2017: SkavenLordVinshqueek
Speed Bowl 1: No stunty cup
Europen Online: No stunty cup

Online NAF Rankings


Useful Links


The NAF website

Online NAF Rankings

The NAF forum

Online NAF Tournaments

The NAF Championship LIV

The NAF Blood Bowl World Cup

FUMBBL Quick start guide

Sann0638’s ‘How to’ FUMBBL videos

FUMBBL help section

A useful blog by Azure on online match scheduling etiquette

A GLN article on the future of online NAF events

FAQ


Q: Who are the NAF?
A: Click on the 'NAF' tab above and find out!

Q: What are Online NAF tournaments?
A: Online NAF aims to reproduce tournaments a NAF member may have attended on tabletop here on FUMBBL. Online NAF tournaments are open to all, members and non-members, and a number of shiny, physical prizes are up for grabs.

Q: When are the online NAF Rankings happening?
A: Part of the rankings are uploaded and can be found here

Q: What about format X?
A: We are always up for ideas, and you never know, format X might be in the pipeline! Remember - tournament functionality is open to everyone, so you can always have a go yourself in the mean time.

Q: I organise a tabletop NAF tournament. Can we speak about doing something online?
A: Sure! Contact Stimme or Neilwat. They are happy to hear from you.

Q: Can I help staff Online NAF tournaments?
A: We've a great team looking after Online NAF, but we're always interested in hearing from volunteers.



Tournament groups: European / Oceanic / North American.