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Why You Should Practice Gratitude

The devil is in the detail. I can roll nine consecutive pows followed by a lonely skull. What do I remember? The skull. Well, it seems I am not alone. Research shows that, unfortunately, we are all wired to focus on the negative. Obviously, being all stressed up and rancorous will not help us become…

Goal and Simplicity

For most Blood Bowl legendary coaches, games are made of sequences, repetitions, similarities, and probabilities. They allow us to roughly predict whether achieving our goal is likely even before activating a single player. However, when probabilities and humans insert glitches in these constants,…

Security and Surprise

At Blood Bowl, a coach must always combine security and surprise. Security is imperviousness to surprises, but if a coach only plays securely, he will have difficulties achieving a surprise to unbalance his opponent. Blood Bowl can only be played securely and a coach can become very good this way.…

Why do we amp up our game against a good coach?

You probably already have experienced this phenomenon: when you respect your opponent, you naturally amp up your game. But why? In the blood bowl world, almost every coach's development follows a very standard progression. We all start our career by compulsively trying the most foolish plays…

Blood Bowl Coaches and Bad Luck

When Nuffle decides to rot a game by granting too many bad dice, each coach absorbs the insult differently. If some coaches take the outrage without flinching, others will laugh, moan or get angry. Anyway, everyone has to face the facts: Blood Bowl is a "tragic heroic comedy" and sometimes, these…

Dealing With Your Competitive Self

Congratulations, you have adopted Blood Bowl! This game will reward you with rich experiences while easing the stress of everyday life! Or maybe not ... Especially if you have a bad competitive attitude, in which case you will continually ruminate your last few horrible games. It will be even worse…

The Importance of Creativity to Blood Bowl

This question comes back regularly among Blood Bowl coaches: "How important is creativity for a good coach? The more games I play, the more the situations feel similar and the more the solutions seem the same to me. Is creativity necessary or does repetition always prevail? " When a coach reaches…

An introduction to legendary coaching

One of the difficulties in discussing Blood Bowl is that what is easy to visualize is often discussed while what is vaguer is mostly left out. For example, interesting skill combos and kickoff formations are easy topics because there are a limited number of ways to approach them. However, as soon…

Blood Bowl Wisdom According to Nuffle

From a discussion between Nuffle, the god of Blood Bowl, and two of his followers. Nuffle: My followers, this is my Blood Bowl game that I created for you. Come on, play and have fun. Roze-El: But what is fun is different for everyone! Nuffle: So, find your own fun. Mungk: I like game…