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Windows Bloodbowl 2 - Bit-tech League

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Goatee, 30 Oct 2021.

  1. Goatee

    Goatee Multimodder

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    Interesting game, I was looking down the barrel of a defeat until an optimistic pair of twin red die blocks completely turned the match. I really struggled in the first half and my (not so) secret weapons failed to really have any impact.
     
  2. Goatee

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    So final game of the season planned for tonight, I think it could end up shaping title depending on results.

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  3. Midlight

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    That is fairly close.
    On the off chance that I were to win tonights match, does it come down to goal difference, casualties caused or some other metric for determining the winner?
     
  4. Goatee

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    I wondered the same thing and a google search seems:

    • Could be TV (team value),
    • Could be casualties (inflicted or ratio),
    • Could be touchdowns (scored or ratio),
    • Could be head to head,
    • Could be based on distance travelled,
    • Could be nuffles roll,
    • Could be star player points the team has collected
    • or some combination or something entirely different.

    Basically I don't know. :D
     
  5. Midlight

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    Ok, I shall assume roll of a D20 then.:thumb:
     
  6. ModSquid

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    ++News from the Lane++

    Unfortunately over the weekend, the Hotspikes' catering person and one of the dependents were taken ill and have been milking it somewhat, leaving the coach to perform three household roles. Thankfully, dodgy hotel lasagne has been avoided so the team remains unaffected, although their skill level has not necessarily improved. The coach received a text from Oliver Reed and George Best (surprisingly, they were big Necromantic fans and have opened a bar in their second life) so he's stopped in to see them on the way upstairs to the dugout.

    It seems the cold-blooded ones need a win (and a good D20 roll) to have a chance at the top spot, but a draw secures second. The 'Spikes need a win just to avoid coming in the bottom half and shedding season ticket holders faster than their fur in Summer (sounds oddly familiar....:eyebrow:)
     
  7. Midlight

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    Well that was a heck of a game last night. Plenty of injuries, on both sides, decent amount of back and forth. When the rain showed up in the second half, that just led to great hilarity with the ball being harder to pick up than a bar of soap.
    The final outcome was a nice win for the lizards.
    Thanks Mod for the game, it was great fun.
     
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  8. ModSquid

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    It is a well-known fact that rats do not like water.

    This only compounded the errors made before the game had even started, first of which was mistakenly hiring a goblin fanatic thinking he was actually a rat ogre (speaking to the coach after the match, he used the excuse that yes, he does realise those two could not be further apart, but the countdown timer was pressuring him). Not only that, but said expensive, reluctant loon proceeded to swing his ball about twice before getting sent off, coming back on, getting injured, then sulking in the dugout for the rest of the game for no apparent reason. Art imitating life.

    An absolutely frantic last turn of the first half then saw a desperate blocking action by the skaven with the ball dead on the two yard line, made a mockery of by a skink (who clearly had the hidden skill Barefaced Cheek) as he skipped gleefully through about seventeen tackle zones, scooped up the ball and performed a little dance of celebration just to rub it in. The coach was unavailable for comment at half-time, although he was spotted at the bar downstairs, shaking his head and refusing to speak to the support staff.

    Rushing back onto the pitch after some half-time rotten fruit revealed the fact that time - or the concept of it - is apparently an issue for the Hotspikes' coach, as he let the turn timer run completely down on one push, missing a critical blitz, then succumbed again to temporal pressure and pushed a dodging skink back one square (wow) instead of knocking him over, due to ignorance of skills. Rat poison was seen being thrown onto the pitch by disgusted Hotspikes fans. At one stage a junior member of the support staff, upon walking into the viewing area, had to point out that the Wanderers' kroxigor was short a tackle zone and did not actually need to be danced around, before strolling back out leaving the coach muttering in a frustratingly bewildered fashion (said supporting staff was both congratulated and told to clear off to bed).

    Things got incredibly intense for the last half of the last half and it looked almost like it was possible to secure a draw, but with something like a 5+, 4+, 4+, 3+ combination-lock set of rolls required, hope was not high.

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    The Spikes slunk off the pitch like the vermin they are, to angry cries from their fans (something about a "ship"?). Adding fuel to the calls for his dismissal, the coach then proceeded to goof about with the petty cash after the game and rumours are emerging that he has completely misunderstood the system and lost about 30k due to "errors with the mouse". Oh, the irony.

    The TH management team would like to thank @Goatee for organising and rigging running the inaugural league (even though it is being whispered that the whole thing was obviously an incredible fix...:grin:) and @Midlight and @fix-the-spade for some corker clashes, especially that closing one. Much was learnt throughout.

    And now, a word from our league president (and possibly some unofficial awards)...
     
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  9. Goatee

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    That's it sports fans, season one over.

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    We saw some great games, plenty of fouling and the odd fatality. A pretty high scoring few games, with several players getting plenty of points and starting to unlock skills.

    Personally I'm really surprised with winning, Goblins are normally pretty self destructive and the team didn't really self immolate which was shocking but I maybe have a bit more experience so that gap may well change in the next season.

    End of Season Summary:

    Parcels2U - Still maintaining a low TV with a stadium upgrade and a nuffle alter, should mean any home games are well populated with star players. One of my trolls has block (chosen over pro on the double roll) which make the team a bit more reliable.

    @Midlight - Came in second based on the random calculation in the game. Skills are starting to stack up with the big lizards getting block and the skinks getting levels up too.

    @ModSquid - Rats took an absolute pasting in several games, loosing key positional players and lacking funds. Skaven can always score, its if they can survive long enough to stop the opposition. Second season woes may befall them if they dont start earning some coins!

    @fix-the-spade - I'm not sure how FTS ended up last without a win. The team should have beaten my goblins and is getting stronger and developing well so I'm expecting a better second season.

    Second season:

    Question: Same teams for season 2?
    Question: Do we have anyone else interested in joining / making up a second string league?
     
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  10. Midlight

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    I'm happy to run the same team again. Starting to like my guys.
     
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  11. ModSquid

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    Also happy to (mis)manage my guys through a second - hopefully less lacklustre - season. I have some things I want to try, although the lack of funds and ability may hamper this. As will the rain, no doubt!

    I've got two buddies this end who've just confirmed interest so I'll get them to open accounts today and sign in. Plus one of the Hotspikes support staff has announced they would prefer to strike out on their own and manage a team, but match times would have to be slightly earlier or towards the end of the week if that's okay with everyone, as support staff have to go to bed slightly earlier than us older thugs :grin:

    EDIT: Have we got ageing turned on? I think that would keep things fair, to stop OP teams if this turns out to have the legs we all hope it does.
     
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  12. fix-the-spade

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    That's easy.

    1) I built up a team centred around reversals and fast charges into the opposing half, which is a very high risk/reward kind of play. It either goes really well and they belt past the entire opposition in one move, or they get cornered and outflanked.
    2) I am a twonk with no grasp of the subleties required for such a team to work. But it is exciting!

    I'd love to play a season two, but do request that we get some transfer market time, I have a Golem with a permanently broken hip who would like to return to his eternal slumber.

    I'm also not overly keen on the aging mechanic, but will defer to the mob on that one. Only my Werewolves age as normal, the rest just hit retirement age and go poof.

    Edit. I just read up on how the transfer system works, forget I ever mentioned it, there's no point trying to sell players to each other in a 4 team league :lol:
     
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  13. ModSquid

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    In case anyone is sitting on the fence about joining up and maybe doesn't own the game, it's £3 on Kinguin at the moment.
     

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