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BloodBowl League 2017 Discussion

Postby afeinman » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:03 pm

Talk on the town is there's a new league comin' in...a Blood Bowl league.

(*dodges a flying Cody tackle*)

Now, I ain't runnin' it--y'all probably don't want my "miracule cure" style of rulesets--but I want to play in the darn thing. Heck, I can host games at my place, and that ain't sayin' nothin'.

You in?
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Re: BloodBowl League 2017 Discussion

Postby nick_nameless » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:30 pm

I am in. I will run it.

What I want from interested folks is: how many games do you prefer and what are the maximum number of games you will play. I will use that information from the interested coaches to make a decision on schedule length.

We will not be using the new rules. The lrb we have been using for years is still in play 6.5 IIRc. If someone desperately wants to play a khorne team or a Bretonian team, let's talk about how that can fit. There are rules kicking around for both teams in that system.

I am up in the air on using traditional SPP development or running a resurrection league (tournament style) with a fixed advancement schedule. Leaning towards SPPs, but feedback from participating coaches is welcome. Please include such thoughts in your participation post, as well as what team you are thinking of running.

New teams, no preseason, teams start at 1,000,000 TV.

Lastly, a co-commish would be a help in keeping up with the 'paperwork'. Fcfs.
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Re: BloodBowl League 2017 Discussion

Postby Thunderjaw » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:46 pm

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Re: BloodBowl League 2017 Discussion

Postby nick_nameless » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:01 pm

Thunderjaw wrote:Happy to Co



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Re: BloodBowl League 2017 Discussion

Postby Drool_bucket » Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:48 pm

six games, scheduled opponents. Game every two weeks. a Saturday event to end.

That's what I woudl like.
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Re: BloodBowl League 2017 Discussion

Postby nick_nameless » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:28 pm

Drool_bucket wrote:six games, scheduled opponents. Game every two weeks. a Saturday event to end.

That's what I woudl like.


Please answer all of the questions. Thanks.
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Re: BloodBowl League 2017 Discussion

Postby Drool_bucket » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:54 pm

nick_nameless wrote:Please answer all of the questions. Thanks.


Please provide a questionnaire if you're gonna be so damn anal...

something like:

1. How Many Games

2. Length of League IRL

3. Is Jim a Giant Carbuncle on the Ass of DorkaMorka?

4. Are you going to bitch endlessly if we don't play the new (and shitty) GW rules abortion?
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Re: BloodBowl League 2017 Discussion

Postby Thunderjaw » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:28 pm

1. 6-8. I'd prefer 8, but 6 is probably the "sweet spot" for a small league. But its biased towards fast teams.

2. Max games would be 740. After that the season is just too long.

3. Khorne Daemons is in the software. Bretts are not IIRC. It might be hidden in there. Dunno. All the other teams are there I think.

4. Traditional SPP. Fuck Res League. I play BBowl to develop a team. A Res league means I walk away at the end without a developed team started. So... that gets a no vote from me. Great for tournies, but I want a league.

5. New Teams is easier. 1mil per. Unique spin might be "no duplicate races"? :)

6. Something, something, Fred, Sheep, Something.

7. Ron has to play.

8. Least experienced players should get "dibs" on race selection if doing no dupes. :)
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Re: BloodBowl League 2017 Discussion

Postby Thunderjaw » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:29 pm

Also, there's no significant difference in the new rules and the old ones apart from things that probably won't matter in a 6 game league...
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Re: BloodBowl League 2017 Discussion

Postby nick_nameless » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:47 pm

Drool_bucket wrote:
nick_nameless wrote:Please answer all of the questions. Thanks.


Please provide a questionnaire if you're gonna be so damn anal...

something like:

1. How Many Games

2. Length of League IRL

3. Is Jim a Giant Carbuncle on the Ass of DorkaMorka?

4. Are you going to bitch endlessly if we don't play the new (and shitty) GW rules abortion?


These do not sound like answers. :geek:
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Re: BloodBowl League 2017 Discussion

Postby nick_nameless » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:49 pm

@Brad, I have no plans to limit races. If it's all orc teams, so be it.
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Re: BloodBowl League 2017 Discussion

Postby NobleSavage » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:26 pm

I'm in.

Never played in a BB league, so not sure how valid my feedback is, but:

--Prefer 6 games. Wouldn't play more than 8 unless peer pressured.
--No preference on Res vs. SVPP. The pros and cons of both probably even out.
--I'll coach an Orc team. No surprise there, surely.

Scheduled opponents, games every two weeks, and a Saturday event at the end sounded good, too.
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Re: BloodBowl League 2017 Discussion

Postby afeinman » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:54 pm

My opinions:

1. 6 games, scheduled opponents. I could go to 8 but it makes the league longer. (Thank you, Lieutenant Obvious.)

2. 14 weeks. Two weeks per 'week', because we are losers, with two "special event" weeks thrown in because I hate you. Flat 2-0 forfeit if you can't get that shit done by the time the next opponents want to play. Brad's decision who gets the W/L.

3. Semi-finals and finals at the end. I can even host this if we time it right.

3b. Optional: "Pro Bowl" too, coaches' choice for players, zany wacky hijinks, no lasting injuries from the pro bowl.

4. New teams, sure, wah, but okay.

5. Old rules. I ain't learnin' new shit again!

6. SPPs plus targeted MVP (pick 3 dudes, randomize) is better than pure random for a quick league. You get to develop a few pieces before they die horribly.

7. I have no idea what Res League is but it sounds bad. This is Blood Bowl--Bad Things Happen(tm).
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Re: BloodBowl League 2017 Discussion

Postby Drool_bucket » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:39 am

So I do have a thought, re: Preseason.

I think for this season, the re-launch, we should include a preseason. and by Preseason all I mean is this.

-Any team can qualify for the DMBBL season X (not sure which we are on) that has two (2) or less games played in its existence.
-All MNG's for the first game of the season are ignored

Why, you may ask? Well, let me tell you why I think we should do this...

-the stated goal was to get us who never see each other to see each other more. A scramble preseason works towards this.
-we have new coaches, lets them play more games in warm up with a tiny taste of progression
-I am supporting a shorter, 6 game season. Teams are more fun after 2 games and more fun at 8, generally. Almost getting 8 games on a team in only 12 weeks.
-avoids catastrophic first games (for the most part)
-let's us coaches, who haven't been playing, play around with a few teams and then settle on one.

that's my idea.
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Re: BloodBowl League 2017 Discussion

Postby afeinman » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:43 am

I like the idea of a preseason! Totally makes sense and lets people get some learning games in.

But only if teams have played two or fewer games. That way editorRon will play without grinding his teeth.
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