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With the release of the "Head Coach's Handbook", there were a few small changes to the ruleset of the game:

1. Piling On is back
... but with the modification that it requires a team reroll to use. As of now, this is enabled in R, B and L by default. Player-run leagues still have the option of changing this.

Inevitably, this change will have people asking about their old players who used to have Piling On, which were modified to having Juggernaut instead. These players will remain unchanged without exception. The removal of Piling On back then was explicitly written in the rules (despite people arguing that the intent was to change it to the rule as written in the new handbook), and FUMBBL complied to that rule. Any new skill roll (or skill roll that hasn't been picked yet) that gives access to Strength skills will have access to Piling On, regardless of if they were hired before or after this change.

2. Cards
The rules for special play cards are modified. Cards are no longer purchased as part of the inducements, but three variations are available to choose from which involves the two teams getting cards for free. This means that in addition to FUMBBL not having support for the current cards, the overall system for selecting them is no longer accurate either. My intent is therefore to disable them from the official division rules (again, leagues can configure cards as they see fit). However, because of the significant impact this can have on teams currently participating in the FUMBBL Cup, I will defer this change until after the final match of the tournament has been played.

3. Star Players
I have not yet had the time to review these, but I am being told the Star Players in the handbook are not matching what is published in the Spike Journals. My intention is to keep Star Players as up to date as possible with the handbook set being taking precedence over the ones published in Spike Journals 1 through 7, and later Spike Journals being considered updates.

I hope this information is helpful to you, and the best place to discuss any of these changes is on the forums (although I will read comments to this news posting as well).
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Christer on Friday, October 18, 2019 - 17:55


The FUMBBL Bloodbowl Association, in association with the Cabel Vision Network and the Grotty Little Newspaper are proud to present the FUMBBL Cup!

The FUMBBL Cup is the largest annual tournament sanctioned by the FBBA and features hundreds of teams clashing in epic matches, all broadcast live to your choice of viewing platform by Cable Vision.

We bring you the best coaches, the best teams, the living legends and the most enthusiastic newcomers in the most lavishly sponsored tournament of the League.

Tournament draw starts
22.00pm server time
Wednesday 16th October 2019


Any Ranked or Blackbox team can apply here.

(If you applied before today you will need to re-apply as I booted your teams to start fresh.)

Prizes

The winner of the tournament will receive a Health Scroll (Brings back a player from death or retirement fully healed). This healing scroll can also be used on any current or future player that suffers an injury. And of course a bonus MVP.

In addition Christer will send the winner a BB box.

There will also be bonus awards of fan favorite, to players which deserve to be given the award. These can be earned in a single game or across the Tournament.

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Bazakastine on Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 00:02
Starting today, Blackbox Trophy Season 3 is underway.

Season 2 ended up being a very close race, with the top 10 (well, 11 because of a tie at 9th place) being the following coaches:

1. 127.5 points - DrDeath
2. 125.0 points - Bibi
2. 125.0 points - Malmir
4. 119.0 points - fxiii
5. 114.0 points - vicius
6. 111.5 points - Strider84
7. 111.0 points - Chivite
8. 109.0 points - PurpleChest
9. 107.5 points - Prez
9. 107.5 points - Candlejack
9. 107.5 points - Timetis

Those of you who, like me, enjoy "watching slow moving numbers" had a great time following the last few days of season two. I'm hoping season 3 turns out to be equally exciting (perhaps more trickery with racial leads this season?).

Season 3 rules are as follows:

Coaches select a squad of 4 unique teams with a budget of 7 points with team costs as follows:

0 points: Goblin, Halfling, Ogre.
1 point: Vampire, Slann, Underworld Denizens.
2 points: Dark Elf, Elven Union, High Elf, Human, Khemri Tomb Kings, Norse, Chaos Renegades.
3 points: Other races. Max 2 of these teams are allowed in a squad.

The score is calculated based on the first 25 games with each team in the squad.
Scoring works as follows:

A win gives 1 point, a tie gives 0.5 points and a loss gives 0 points.
An additional 2.5 points are awarded per point of unused team budget.
Having a team with the highest points for that race awards 1.5 additional points.
A bonus of 0.5 points is given for every 5 games played per team.

Once a squad has completed all their 100 games, a new squad can be created with the same rules as above, with the addition of no previously used race in the season can be used again.

All teams must be new (0 games played) to sign up with the new season.

Good luck to you all, I am looking forward to following the progress of the squads to see who can take the top spots this year.
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Christer on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 13:53



The Grotty Little Newspaper is proud to present the Grotty Little Tournament!

Follow the link above to decide which qualifier you want to apply for.

High TV, Old Teams, Forlorn Races, Specialty Qualifiers?

There is something for everyone!!

The Goblins have some special weapons for the winner. Two secret weapons from Chainsaw, Bombs, Ball and Chain and Pogo. All (except pogo) come with Secret Weapon.

So apply and have fun in the craziest major tournament of the year!
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Bazakastine on Friday, July 05, 2019 - 17:57
Fortunately this has nothing to do with asteroids crashing to earth it’s just the final round of this XFL season.

The eighth round of Races are Human, Slann & Wood Elf.

Coaches are invited to apply with Ranked or Blackbox Division teams of the three races listed above
The tournaments will be drawn Wednesday 26th June at about 22.00 server time.

You may enter teams for as many of the above races as you wish but may only enter one team for each race.
Remember no League Division teams & only the 3 Races listed please!

Apply Here

And remember this is your last chance to win a place in the Masters tournament, above all you must want to be the best Human coach what greater title could there be!
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Cyrus-Havoc on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 21:48