In a few weeks we’ll start up our first season of Blood Bowl at my FLGS. I’ll be using my Human team, and have come up with a starting roster.
Aside: It was pointed out to me that my math is wrong. I’ve completely changed the list to fix that, and because of other discussions. However, I have not updated the list below. Just easier to write a new article with the correct list.
Titan Bay Thunderhawks
Thrower x 2
Blitzer x 4
Catcher x 1
Lineman x 4
Ogre x 1
Re-rolls x 3
I always like starting out with an Apothecary when possible, and 3 re-rolls should be good. That roster also gives me 12 players, so one to jump in for the Catcher who will no doubt get a beat down quickly. I also like starting Humans with an Ogre. I find the big guys tend to be slow leveling up, as they rely on injuries for SPP, which can be a very slow road. That, and an Ogre is more reliable than some of the other big guys. So, starting off with him shouldn’t be too much of a determinant.
The remainder (50,000), will be used towards getting a second catcher when I can.
I’m looking for feedback from Blood Bowl vets. Not only feedback on the starting roster, but I’m also curious about Assistant Coaches, Cheerleaders, and Fan Factor. Assistant Coaches and Cheerleaders aren’t something you’ll always get a use out of, so I’m curious the common consensus on starting with any, as well as buying them later. Do you bother? If so, how many do you usually get on a typical team?
Fan Factor, same questions really. That has more value game-to-game, I get that, but still curious where people stand with that on a starting roster.
I still have quite a bit of painting to do for the team, but I wanted to finalize my roster first. No sense painting up more than I need – initially anyway.
The season we play likely won’t be very long. So, I’m not expecting to see a ton of progression with the team. That’s why I’m trying to front-load the team as much as I can, as the cash for players later on, and other team benefiting options, will likely be lacking.
I’m really looking forward to my first tabletop Blood Bowl season!