Blood Bowl Season 12


#1

I’m planning on starting up the annual Rygas Cup Blood Bowl league again at the end of January. I’ll put up more details in the next few days but if you are interested in taking part reply below!

EDIT: here’s the main details of the league.

We will be running the league through the OBBLM again as that seemed to work for most people and saved me a lot of time and effort. All the teams from the new game plus the legacy teams are permitted, including Slann, Daemons of Khorne and Bretonnia.

Extra rules for this league: You always get a minimum of 20k for winnings (after applying modifiers to the dice roll). A variation of this has proved popular in previous leagues.

Inducements/Special Rules
In addition to the above, the other inducements and special rules are classified as follows:
• Mandatory – these rules have to be used, and the inducements can be taken without their opponent’s permission.
• Optional – these rules and inducements may be used if both players agree to them before the game. Coaches should not feel obliged to use an optional league rule just because their opponent wants to try it out.
• Disallowed – these rules and inducements may not be used, even if both players want to.

Mandatory
• All star players from CRP, Death Zone’s, Spike! Magazine and Grak & Crumbleberry (FAQ’d version). Where two versions of an identically named player exist (e.g. Lewdgrip Whiparm), use the most recently published version.
• Piling On skill (FAQ’d version)
• Special Play Cards: Use ‘Variant One – The Points System (League Play)’ from the Special Play Card Variants rules (see attached). In addition, cards can be taken as inducements as described in the ‘Variant Special Play Inducement’ section. Cards from White Dwarf and the race-specific upgrade packs may also be incorporated into their respective decks. Blitzmania special play cards may be used as follows if you have access to them:
o ALLOWED: Blitzmania Mania (Random Events); They Think It’s All…Ogre?! (Random Events); Pampered Players (Miscellaneous Mayhem).
o DISALLOWED: Heel Turn (Miscellaneous Mayhem); It’s All To Play For (Miscellaneous Mayhem).
• CRP Special Play Cards (Inducements only)
• (In)Famous Coaching Staff
• Bloodweiser Keg/Babe
• Extra Team Training
• Wandering Apothecaries
• Igor/Plague Doctor
• Mercenaries
• Bribes
• Specialist Coaches
• Temp Agency Cheerleaders
• Hireling Sports-Wizard (plus variants from Spike! Magazine)
• Weather Mage
• Cavorting Nurglings
• Bottles of Heady Brew
• Riotous Rookies
• Slave Giant
Optional
o Famous Referees
o Themed pitches/Weather tables
o Golden Era Star Players
o Winterbowl Inducement cards
Disallowed
o Rostered Star Players
o Sponsorship Deals
o Stadiums
o Special balls

Coaches will have 1,000,000 to spend on their starting teams as usual. If you want to take part please post below with your team name and race.

Important Change for this Season: As we are a bit short of ideal numbers I have decided we are going to try a more flexible format this year that allows coaches to drop in and out of the league more easily. As usual, there will be league matches culminating in a series of knock-out games to determine this year’s winner. However, rather than having set fixtures to be completed within two-week windows, I’m going to leave it to coaches to arrange their own matches. There will be a period of league play lasting from 12th February to 10th June for coaches to play their matches. At the end, ANY coach that meets the minimum criteria below will be eligible to proceed to the knock-out phases and the chance to win the much-coveted Rygas Cup! The criteria are:

  • Play 4 matches against 4 different opponents
  • Play 5 matches against 3 different opponents
  • Play 6 matches against 2 different opponents

Coaches cannot play each other more than four times during the league period. Note that fulfilling one of the above criteria is the only way to qualify for the knock-out stages. League position alone doesn’t guarantee it, although it will determine seedings/byes and a better final position when the league stage ends should make your route through the knock-out stages more favourable. Note that this means you could qualify for the knock-out stages even if you lost every league match, you just need to play the games! Matches can be played outside of the club if that makes it easier to fulfil your fixture requirements.

The same scoring system will be used as before, which for those of you who are unfamiliar with it is:
Win = 30pts
Draw = 14pts
Loss = 6pts
+1pt per TD scored
+1pt per Casualty inflicted (only Casualties that would earn SPP’s count for this)
-1 for each TD conceded
No team can score more than 36pts or less than 0pts per game.

Any questions on how the league works or how some of the new rules changes should be incorporated please post below.

Jonathan, League Commissioner

Coach List
Jonathan - Norse
Santa - Dark Elves
Jim - Chaos
Kev
Dave O - Wood Elves
Dopey - Human
Phil - Skaven

Link to OBBLM: http://rrbbl.dopeybosley.co.uk/


#2

I’m in!


#3

Cool, added you to the coach list.

I’ve updated the original post with the league rules. Not sure if I’ve captured all the new inducements so let me know if any are missing. Also, here are the rules for Concessions, Abandoned matches and league table tie breaks:

Concessions (when one coach is unable to play a fixture)
If one player fails to attend a club night that a fixture was due to take place on, and their opponent was available and waiting for them, then they will have to concede the match to their opponent. The exception would be if you gave your opponent adequate notice that you would not be attending the club to play your match. As a rough guideline you should aim to let your opponent know the day before at the latest to avoid the penalty. The conceding player gets a 2-0 loss with no casualties inflicted is recorded against them and the post-match sequence is adjusted as follows:
The Winner gets 2 MVP’s, one generated normally by choosing 3 players and rolling a D3, the other generated randomly by rolling a D16. This second MVP cannot go to Journeymen, Star Players, or players that would have missed that game. The Winner also gets two sets of winnings, one rolled as if they were the Winner (i.e. D6+1, re-rolling if desired), the other rolled as if they were the Loser (D6, no re-roll). Both sets of winnings are subject to the minimum 30k winnings league rule.
If they are conceding for the first time in the league, the Loser gets a randomly generated MVP using a D16 (as above) and loser’s winnings. They also roll to see if there Fan Factor goes down. This will all be taken care of by the League Commissioner if the player is not present. For second and subsequent concessions, the loser gets no MVP or winnings and their Fan Factor automatically goes down by 1. In either case, they do not have to roll for Expensive Mistakes, regardless of how much money they have in their treasury.

Abandoned Matches (when both coaches are unable to play a fixture)
If both players are unable to play a fixture during the period it is due, or if both players are available but on different club nights, then the match will count as abandoned. This is recoded a 0-0 draw with no casualties inflicted. Both players randomly generate an MVP, using a D16, and both get D6x10,000 winnings as if it was a draw and with no FAME bonus. Both players then roll to see if their Fan Factor goes up or down as if it were a normal draw result. Neither player has to roll for Expensive Mistakes. If one or both coaches are unavailable this may be done by the League Commissioner (with another coach to verify).

If teams are level on points at the end of the league, the following are used to decide final positions:

  1. Highest Touchdown difference
  2. Most Total Touchdowns scored + Casualties inflicted
  3. Most Touchdowns scored
  4. Most Casualties inflicted
  5. Least Touchdowns conceded
  6. Win percentage
  7. Head-to-head record
  8. Most Sportsmanship Points accrued

#4

Having had a year off Blood Bowl I’d be up for taking part in the season 12 league.

Chaos Team - The Chaos Theorists


#5

Hi guys,

Let me know ASAP if anyone plans to use the Orge team.

The new “Disposable” skill on the Snotlings is currently incompatible with OBBLM. It will require a code change and I’ll need time to implement it. I can do a “quick fix” if needed, but my preference would be to implement it more robustly, which would likely be on a timescale beyond the start of the Rygas Cup.

Block n Roll!

Dopey


#6

Hi, I’d like to play too.


#7

Update,
Race Wood Elves
Team name ‘Once we were Elves’


#8

I’m in. Wood elves. Rhinestone elfboys.


#9

Hey guys, won’t make the league this year due to travels but about for a couple of weeks if anyone fancies a walm up game ?


#10

Hi Guys (Jonathan, Santa, DavidO, Jim, Kev),

You should have received an private message from me detailing your usernames and passwords.

You should have access to two leagues “Rygas Cup” and “Research and Development”. The latter being for friendlies and testing etc if needed.

Be careful to select the correct one when you input your team.

Cheers!

Dopey

PS site at: http://rrbbl.dopeybosley.co.uk

Old leagues at: http://rrbbl.dopeybosley.co.uk/archive/2016-2019


#11

Also sent a login to @Muppett, who has access to the development league (as he won’t be in the Rygas Cup this year).


#12

Hi guys, Happy New Year, hope you are all well and had a great Christmas.

As much as I’d like to give the Cretins another run out to see if they can salvage some pride from last season, I’m afraid it looks like I’m not going to be able to commit to a full season due to family and work commitments. :frowning:

I’d be interested in the development league though.

All the best
Phil


#13

My team should be all up loaded and ready to go :slightly_smiling_face:


#14

Team up, guess the references :stuck_out_tongue:


#15

Anyone else out there interested in joining in? An extra person would be great to even up the numbers. :smiley:


#16

OK, I’ve decided to change the format for this year to make it more flexible. I’ve updated the original post but here it is again:

Important Change for this Season: As we are a bit short of ideal numbers I have decided we are going to try a more flexible format this year that allows coaches to drop in and out of the league more easily. As usual, there will be league matches culminating in a series of knock-out games to determine this year’s winner. However, rather than having set fixtures to be completed within two-week windows, I’m going to leave it to coaches to arrange their own matches. There will be a period of league play lasting from 12th February to 10th June for coaches to play their matches. At the end, ANY coach that meets the minimum criteria below will be eligible to proceed to the knock-out phases and the chance to win the much-coveted Rygas Cup! The criteria are:

  • Play 4 matches against 4 different opponents
  • Play 5 matches against 3 different opponents
  • Play 6 matches against 2 different opponents

Coaches cannot play each other more than four times during the league period. Note that fulfilling one of the above criteria is the only way to qualify for the knock-out stages. League position alone doesn’t guarantee it, although it will determine seedings/byes and a better final position when the league stage ends should make your route through the knock-out stages more favourable. Note that this means you could qualify for the knock-out stages even if you lost every league match, you just need to play the games! Matches can be played outside of the club if that makes it easier to fulfil your fixture requirements.


Any questions about the above please ask. League officially starts next Wednesday but the way I have structured it now new coaches can jump in at any point so if you are interested in taking part, even if you think you will only get to play one or two games, then please let me know. :grinning:


#17

Great stuff! This means I have signed up the aptly named “Part-Time Pirates”.

I probably won’t get to the requirement myself, but I happy to help if somebody needs a game to meet their requirement. :skull_and_crossbones::black_flag:


#18

Hi Jonathan, great idea. The Cranbrook Cretins have had to go part time and take a pay cut to avoid the club going bankrupt after last season’s bottom finish. They would love another crack in the league, when they aren’t busy doing their day jobs. Please sign them up thanks.


#19

That’s great Phil. I’ve added you to the list above.

See if you can sign in to the updated OBBLM to set up a team and if you can’t PM @Dopey as he should be able to help you. :slightly_smiling_face:

http://rrbbl.dopeybosley.co.uk/index.php?section=main


#20

@Clarkey, you should have your details in a PM.

@Everyone, let me know if you want to sign up! Good time to now that there is a looser format.

Cheers!

Dopey