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How To Be Lucky

Ex England NAF captain, and uber-competitive munchkin, PeteW is very good at Blood Bowl. There's a saying on FUMBBL, the famous free fantasy football online website: "Don’t play PeteW on a Sunday." This is because PeteW is known to be lucky, and as a noted Christian, it's feared by the otherwise

Letting go of “Your” luck

Is there a deeper question than: "What do you really want?" When it is their turn to play, I often hear coaches say they do not have the faintest idea what to do. So, I ask them: "What would you enjoy?" Well, interestingly enough, the answer that comes up most often is: "I'd like to be lucky."

Black Orcs – The Pedda Theory

I’d like to caveat this article with this being my initial thoughts on black orcs from a tournament perspective without really having played them. Don’t take this as gospel, but rather a point of view, which may or may not prove to be true once we’re able to play tabletop games again. Why did I…

Year of the ‘Fling

On September 11th 2019, with more than a little bit of goading from the Two Drunk Flings and Friends crew, I set out on a Blood Bowl challenge; One Year, Only Halflings in all variants of the game. The challenge is set by the Fling Nation group of coaches. Often found bouncing around the lower to…

An Introduction To Tournament Blood Bowl

With the new edition just about to hit the shelves it is a really exciting time for Blood Bowl! After years seemingly lost in the wilderness, Games Workshop have blessed us with two new editions in the last three years, each more bounteous than the last. The new box set is overflowing with new toys…

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

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 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…