Wednesday was the last day of the first Blood Bowl season at my FLGS. I only got in 3 of my 4 season games, but I played a handful of friendlies. Friendlies are games against other teams that you aren’t scheduled to play. The idea being that you can get in some more games, make more cash, advance players, etc. Friendlies don’t impact your record.
Anyway, my game on Wednesday was a friendly against Kenny and his Orc team. We’re the most active players at the shop, and this was our 3rd friendly game.
Note: The Space Marine you see is my new Catcher. I forgot him at home, so I had to use a proxy ;)
Kenny won the coin flip and decided to kick to me, which suited me. I prefer to try to score in the first half against a bashy Orc team anyway. The weather decided to rain.
I got the kickoff and drove up the left side of the field with my Thrower.
I was making great progress, cleared a nice path, and then decided to start stalling. I was in goal range, but it was turn #5, and I didn’t want to give Kenny the chance to score in the first half.
On turn #7 I decided to throw to a Blitzer in range to score. I wanted that Blitzer to score so he could level up. Well, with the rain factoring in, the Blitzer didn’t catch the ball. The ball bounced off the field, and the fans threw it back near the center field.
I had one turn to get the ball and score. My Thrower got the ball, went to throw, and he fumbled!
The second half saw me kick off. Kenny got the ball with his Thrower and drove forward.
I really wanted to force the ball loose to make up for my lack of scoring first half, so I sent a Blitzer and both Catchers after his Thrower. Kenny saw me committing to the left to chase him, so he shifted to my right.
My team moved to the right as well, and eventually I popped the ball loose. However, it was buried in a sea of bodies, and neither one of us managed to get it down field.
In to Sudden Death
Kenny kicked off to me. I was 2 players down, the Orcs having beaten my team senseless in the second half. So, I decided to send anyone down field I could for a pass.
I got a Blitzer and Catcher in scoring range, and Kenny moved to mark them up. His Thrower had a going for it roll that he failed. Neither of us had re-rolls left, so that left me wide open to try to score.
My Blitzer moved up the field, threw a successful short pass, which my Catcher caught! The Catcher ran in to score and win the game 1-0 in sudden death.
Every single game Kenny and I have played has gone to sudden death, which is pretty awesome.
The regular season is now over, and we’re going into the playoffs. I won all 3 of my season games that I played, making me the top seed in my division. Overall, including friendlies, my team went 6-1, so I can’t complain. That one loss was against Kenny and these very same Orcs.
I’ll be working out the playoffs schedule soon, so we will have our first Blood Bowl champion. Unfortunately, so far 3 players have opted out of the playoffs. The league began with 9 players, dropped down to 8 during regular season, and now only 5 remain; and I fully expect at least another 1 player to drop. I’m afraid this may be the first and only Blood Bowl season for a while :(