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laneford
30-06-2012, 03:53 PM
I have a newish (~TV1000) skaven team that need some gametime if anyone is interested this afternoon.

Steam me up if so.

cyberpunkdreams
30-06-2012, 04:18 PM
I'm around for a game or two.

Squiz
30-06-2012, 05:13 PM
Oh my, oh my, oh my. My humans got a hell of a beating from Brain's fresh Undead team. 6 injuries, but just one permanent one on a Lineman. He has already been replaced and the new guy is already feeling much better.

Now the crazy stuff: My Block Ogre leveled again. He rolled 6+6. So now I have to decide between another doubles and +1 Str. Sweet.

cyberpunkdreams
30-06-2012, 05:35 PM
My humans got a hell of a beating from Brain's fresh Undead team.

Your humans seem to be in the habit of getting serious beatings! Awesome about the ogre though... surely the +str is the thing to do? I wouldn't want to face that.

Squiz
30-06-2012, 06:00 PM
Your humans seem to be in the habit of getting serious beatings! Awesome about the ogre though... surely the +str is the thing to do? I wouldn't want to face that.During the last games they usually had quite the good backhand as well. I've got the tools, I just need to practice with them.

Gorm
30-06-2012, 06:09 PM
Would be good against other big guys to go for the +st, strangely i was talking to lowkey about it yesterday and we were both undecided if its a good idea. Could always give him tackle.

Jiiiiim
30-06-2012, 06:14 PM
If you want a roadblock, go with strength. If you want to hurt even more people, something like tackle or frenzy might be nice. Or sidestep. That'd be a bugger.

Screwie
30-06-2012, 07:00 PM
+ST gives him the edge on Big Guys, too.

Although Tackle would make him really vicious against everyone else.

Or Pro, which would make him more efficient.

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EDIT: Just faced cyberpunkdreams' Humans with my Chaos and it was a crazy match.

Team A scored 2 TDs, 0 casualties. They won the match despite only having 4 guys left on the pitch at the end. Team B scored 0 TDs, but caused 4 casualties including 1 death.

Team A was mine...

Indefatigible Snoozer
30-06-2012, 07:38 PM
I'm up for some challenge league action with my ogres - I'll be on steam all evening. They're 1800tv.... BUT they're also Ogres.

Steam me for game.

Squiz
30-06-2012, 09:17 PM
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. It was a tough choice, I have gone with Tackle now. Please let this be worth it.

potatoedoughnut
30-06-2012, 09:32 PM
Anyone fancy a game? Steeeeeam

Squiz
30-06-2012, 11:30 PM
Thanks for the game potatoedoughnot (3-1 for his Darkelves against my Humans). Another lost match but at least I got that Witchelf.

potatoedoughnut
30-06-2012, 11:44 PM
Thanks for the game potatoedoughnot (3-1 for his Darkelves against my Humans). Another lost match but at least I got that Witchelf.

Yeah my elves continue to fail at armour. 2 dead witch elves (1 apo'd sucessfully!), a -AV, and 2 or 3 BH. This was my 2nd game where I was able to field a full 11 without loners, so I'm back to saving cash for replacements.

At least they succeed at being elves and doing things with the ball.

Squiz
01-07-2012, 12:03 AM
At least they succeed at being elves and doing things with the ball.I can confirm that. Bloody elves.

sketchseven
01-07-2012, 01:06 AM
Well my newly minted Elf team went up against cyberpunkdream's Human team - a completely ineffectual Wizard strike and armour that must have come from some scheming goblin saw most of my team end up in the injury box.

That and 1s coming up at the worst time saw me beaten again.

cyberpunkdreams
01-07-2012, 01:06 AM
So, I've finally beaten my losing streak, in a 2-0 win for my human's vs Sketchseven's rookie elves. It was an insanely bloody match, with none of my guys off and six of his in the dugout, four badly hurt or worse, almost from the beginning. Despite getting 18 SPP or something, I didn't get a level though.

sketchseven
01-07-2012, 05:10 PM
I'll be rolling up some form of bashy team and submitting them as well soon, so I'll have a couple in the challenge league.

Squiz
01-07-2012, 05:20 PM
Anyone up for a game right now? My 1400 TV Humans want to give their new staff a tryout.

Gorm
01-07-2012, 05:24 PM
I'm about for a game

Squiz
01-07-2012, 09:10 PM
Thanks for the game, Gorm. It once again showed me that I still have trouble playing against Chaos. Strength + relatively speedy players is a tough combination for me to face.

potatoedoughnut
01-07-2012, 09:39 PM
Thanks for the game, Gorm. It once again showed me that I still have trouble playing against Chaos. Strength + relatively speedy players is a tough combination for me to face.

You'll hate lizards. They're probably the team I have the toughest time with.

Squiz
01-07-2012, 10:16 PM
You'll hate lizards. They're probably the team I have the toughest time with.Yeah, Lizardmen aren't my favourite enemy either.

sketchseven
02-07-2012, 12:45 AM
Good, kind admins of the Challenge League. I have two freshly minted teams waiting for acceptance (an Elf and a Chaos team).

I promise I will not ask for access again for another six months. Even if I have to play games with 8 journeyman players.

Squiz
02-07-2012, 08:03 AM
Good, kind admins of the Challenge League. I have two freshly minted teams waiting for acceptance (an Elf and a Chaos team). I promise I will not ask for access again for another six months. Even if I have to play games with 8 journeyman players.Oh, I think you missed me by a few minutes yesterday, as I was checking for new applications. Will get your team into the League tonight. If I somehow forget about it, ping me on Steam.

sketchseven
02-07-2012, 11:22 AM
Will get your team into the League tonight.

That's cool, I have two up for acceptance. The Servants of Shaylak (or something, I mashed the keyboard with my face to come up with the name) and The Storm Tigers. One bashy team, one not-bashy team.

Screwie
02-07-2012, 02:10 PM
I will be around and looking for a game tonight. Chaos again probably, sorry.

Squiz
02-07-2012, 02:15 PM
I will be around and looking for a game tonight. Chaos again probably, sorry.Oh joy! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZFR7aZ3oAc) tenchars

Screwie
02-07-2012, 02:28 PM
Sorry, but they are in training!

Squiz
02-07-2012, 03:03 PM
To be fair, I have beaten them once.










They are also quite ok.

cyberpunkdreams
02-07-2012, 05:09 PM
I'm about for a game. Steam me...

laneford
02-07-2012, 08:25 PM
So it turns out last time I wasn't free, but if anyone does want to play some new skaven TONIGHT. I am free. Promise.

potatoedoughnut
02-07-2012, 10:28 PM
I am for game tonight. Steam me.

sketchseven
02-07-2012, 11:32 PM
Hooray both my teams have been ok'd so I'll be about for games in the following evenings.

Screwie
02-07-2012, 11:44 PM
Had a bit of a bosh against Gorm's Vampire team which ended up quite heavily in my Chaos' favour.. 2-0 at the end of it and very scrappy, although my bad luck was not quite as bad as Gorm's bad luck.

3 of 4 warriors now have Block, at least. Still some way off retiring and rehiring a minotaur though. And my team's TV just jumped another 100 points, yay...

Jclooth
03-07-2012, 06:57 PM
Hello, I just applied to the league user name Jcloth, team name JMC Maul Stars. I bought this game ages ago in a steam sale and only just started playing it thanks to Kieron's diary which I found very entertaining. Thanks in advance!

Squiz
03-07-2012, 07:28 PM
Hi there and welcome! Your team is in the League now. Cheers!

Gorm
03-07-2012, 08:17 PM
I'm about for a game if anyone fancies it

Jclooth
04-07-2012, 02:33 PM
Thanks for the acceptance! Well if anyone fancies schooling my brand new human team then I'll be around tonight from about 6pm BST. I've only ever played against the AI (which from what I've read is very easy?) so I cant promise too much of a challange!

Zenohero
04-07-2012, 05:30 PM
Hey guys this is Zenohero and I just applied. My team name is Skaven Gravediggers ( you know, just in case a orc team decides to make a quick visit to my pitch....) and I would love to play sometime

Squiz
04-07-2012, 09:36 PM
Hey guys this is Zenohero and I just applied. My team name is Skaven Gravediggers ( you know, just in case a orc team decides to make a quick visit to my pitch....) and I would love to play sometimeYour team is in. There should be plenty of opportunity for matches at the moment. Just look some people up on Steam or post in here, there are usually lots of coaches around.

Janek
04-07-2012, 09:53 PM
Hullo hullo I have plonked applications in with three teams for when I want to scratch that BB itch.

Zenohero
05-07-2012, 02:50 AM
hey if anyone wants to play against my fresh and hopefully somewhat lasting skaven team i'm up for a game. if so just hit me up on steam

Screwie
05-07-2012, 10:30 AM
I may be around for a game tonight, if no one minds a little Chaos-ing.

sketchseven
05-07-2012, 11:16 AM
Will try and catch you guys for a game tonight - am in the middle of a clan application and a serious DayZ addiction, both of which are eating my time a bit at the moment.

Gorm
05-07-2012, 12:50 PM
I'll be around for a game UK evening time

cyberpunkdreams
05-07-2012, 04:34 PM
I'll be around for a game in a bit. Steam me.

potatoedoughnut
05-07-2012, 10:11 PM
I'm game for a game. My DoD wasn't enough! Moar BBbbbbbbbbb.... steam me.

Squiz
06-07-2012, 05:42 PM
Hullo hullo I have plonked applications in with three teams for when I want to scratch that BB itch.Your teams are in.

AgP
07-07-2012, 11:10 PM
Hi everybody, the Divisions of Death just isn't enough so I'd like to join this happy band of challenging folk if it's OK. I've added a few new/nearly new teams to the league.

Squiz
08-07-2012, 10:45 AM
Hi everybody, the Divisions of Death just isn't enough so I'd like to join this happy band of challenging folk if it's OK. I've added a few new/nearly new teams to the league.Your teams are in the League now. Have fun!

Indefatigible Snoozer
08-07-2012, 12:36 PM
Anyone game for a game against my Ogres. They are 1800 tv.... I'm around all afternoon - ping me on steam

Gorm
09-07-2012, 07:44 PM
I'm about for a game as always

Screwie
09-07-2012, 10:10 PM
If anyone would like a quick 2 min (or 40s! :D ) game starting soonish, I am around.

Gorm
09-07-2012, 11:41 PM
You cant do 40s games in the challenge league.

potatoedoughnut
09-07-2012, 11:56 PM
Sorry I missed your msg earlier squirrelfanatic :(

I am around now if anyone is in a challenging mood though. Steam!

Screwie
10-07-2012, 12:15 AM
You cant do 40s games in the challenge league.

Bah humbug >:(

Squiz
10-07-2012, 06:55 AM
Sorry I missed your msg earlier squirrelfanatic :(

I am around now if anyone is in a challenging mood though. Steam!Oh, I am NOT BITTER! >:(

Not a problem, I played Wolfenswan's Woodelves instead. Cheers for the game!

cyberpunkdreams
10-07-2012, 06:08 PM
Anyone about for a game? Sketchseven and I have had problems connecting for our league match, so I'm keen to find out if the problem's at my end or his (well, I'm just keen to play as well!)

potatoedoughnut
11-07-2012, 12:47 AM
I'm about for a game from anyone still awake (or in the states).

Walrus
11-07-2012, 07:35 PM
Entered a new team called Orks dat be runnin' fast. So if an admin could validate that would be great. Thanks in advance.

cyberpunkdreams
11-07-2012, 09:24 PM
I just had the unluckiest game of my BB career so far, over in the DoD. I could do with a friendly later, just to sort myself out ;).

cyberpunkdreams
12-07-2012, 04:35 PM
I'm up for a game this evening, as ever. Steam me. Gorm and I played last night, and I had a reversal of luck, thank Nuffle. Gorm suffered the ultimate BB insult: a death on a failed GFI.

Gorm
12-07-2012, 06:56 PM
Ah well he was an unskilled ghoul.

Screwie
14-07-2012, 12:03 PM
I should be around this afternoon for a game.

The Brain
14-07-2012, 03:41 PM
I'm around for a game this afternoon or evening. I've got a nearly new undead team that need to get some games in before they are thrown into the open.

cyberpunkdreams
14-07-2012, 04:23 PM
I'd be up for a game later.

Patser
14-07-2012, 05:56 PM
Hey, I signed up for the League, Bloodbowl-ID Patser.

Indefatigible Snoozer
14-07-2012, 08:16 PM
If anyone else is up for some Ogre action, ping me on steam. I'll be here all night.

groovychainsaw
15-07-2012, 04:30 PM
Anyone want a game right now? My wood elves need some serious levelling to get into the open next season...

cyberpunkdreams
15-07-2012, 05:26 PM
Anyone want a game right now? My wood elves need some serious levelling to get into the open next season...

So you want to bring woodies in as well, eh? *fight*

Squiz
15-07-2012, 09:54 PM
Hey, I signed up for the League, Bloodbowl-ID Patser.Hello and welcome. Your team is in.

cyberpunkdreams
16-07-2012, 06:14 PM
Anyone up for a game today?

Screwie
16-07-2012, 08:02 PM
I would be up for a quick 2min game.

Silgidorn
17-07-2012, 12:19 PM
Hi,
I'm Silgidorn. I want to get back to Blood Bowl and i'm a reader of RPS, so i figured that this league would be good for me. I'm not used to play anymore and i'd be glad if some one was ok to make some friendly matches in order to remind me of the mechanics.

I've asked for registration with my orc team: The Orclympic Marauders. I figured they'd be the best suited to remember the tricks of the gameplay.

I'm available for questions or a game.
Anyway have fun and see ya!

cyberpunkdreams
17-07-2012, 09:47 PM
I'm up for a game if anyone's around... steam me.

Squiz
17-07-2012, 10:19 PM
Hi,
I'm Silgidorn. I want to get back to Blood Bowl and i'm a reader of RPS, so i figured that this league would be good for me...Hey there Silgidorn! Confirming that your team is in. Glad that you're joining the Leagues, you won't regret it. There are plenty of nice people around that can give you a hand with getting into the game.

See you around!

ioanwigmore
18-07-2012, 09:08 PM
Hi,
I'm ioanwigmore, I've asked for registration with my team 'Making a Skink', looking forward to my first online game!

Squiz
18-07-2012, 09:16 PM
Hi,
I'm ioanwigmore, I've asked for registration with my team 'Making a Skink', looking forward to my first online game!Hi there and welcome. Your team is in.

Screwie
19-07-2012, 12:41 PM
If you're interested in a little more Blood Bowl (emphasis on little), our resident Stunty league is accepting applicants for the next season right now!

Check out the thread here (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/forums/showthread.php?2010-RPS-Blood-Bowl-Stunty-Tournament-%96-The-Gauntlin-Goblet!) for details.

Silgidorn
19-07-2012, 05:54 PM
Thank you very much!
I'll try get by playing next week. I usually won't play on week ends (girlfriend, gigs, parties, beer,...).

I guess i'll try the stunty league, once i'm readapted to the game.

Gorzan
22-07-2012, 08:06 PM
I think I've played enough SP to get how the game works, now I want to see how good I do against humans, I'll be sending 2 or 3 teams for validation soon.

cyberpunkdreams
23-07-2012, 05:09 PM
I'm around for a game this evening... steam me!

Zenohero
23-07-2012, 06:00 PM
Hey Squirrel, I just realized I've been a dummy and now wish to have 2 more teams added >.<. One is the elf team, the Elven Snipers. The other is a chaos team, The Chaotic Evil. Also, if anyone is looking to play a game today, steam me! I"ll be on for a quite a while so just shoot me a message and I'll be happy to play :)

Squiz
23-07-2012, 07:07 PM
Hey Squirrel, I just realized I've been a dummy and now wish to have 2 more teams added >.<. One is the elf team, the Elven Snipers. The other is a chaos team, The Chaotic Evil. Also, if anyone is looking to play a game today, steam me! I"ll be on for a quite a while so just shoot me a message and I'll be happy to play :)No worries Zeno, that's what they pay me for.

You do pay me guys, right? I didn't get my check last month. Or the month before.

Zenohero
23-07-2012, 07:57 PM
No worries Zeno, that's what they pay me for.

You do pay me guys, right? I didn't get my check last month. Or the month before.

We pay you with the blood of innocent Skaven, who were tragically sacrificed by Chad's Norse to you D:

Gorzan
23-07-2012, 09:24 PM
I'm up for a game too. I'm on RPS' group with the same name as here.

Silgidorn
24-07-2012, 01:17 PM
Hey, there i've also applied for the league with a human team in order to try the different possibilities.
I'm up for a game my steam and Blood Bowl name is: Silgidorn

Zenohero
24-07-2012, 03:59 PM
Hey looking for a game today if anybody wants to play ;) steam ID is Soradain

cyberpunkdreams
24-07-2012, 05:04 PM
I wouldn't mind a game today, but only two minute turns and if we can play pretty soon, as I'm going out later.

cyberpunkdreams
25-07-2012, 04:46 PM
I am, as ever, around for a game...

Zenohero
25-07-2012, 05:04 PM
I'd be up for a game today as well, feel free to message me ;)

Squiz
25-07-2012, 07:14 PM
i'd be up for a game today as well, feel free to message me ;)THAT WENT WELL, DIDN'T IT? 10charsorsomesuch

Zenohero
25-07-2012, 07:39 PM
THAT WENT WELL, DIDN'T IT? 10charsorsomesuch


on one hand, 3 casulties. On the other hand, hey, i learned that FF is officially garbage now

potatoedoughnut
25-07-2012, 09:21 PM
I might be convinced to play a challenge match instead of working this evening/afternoon. Steam!

Disclaimer: the convincing might not be all that challenging.

neon_flame
26-07-2012, 08:39 PM
Hi, got Blood Bowl recently and I'm enjoying it. Some people have told me NOT to practice against the computer before playing other people. Would you all agree with that, or should I go through story mode before I ask to join this?

Gorm
26-07-2012, 08:47 PM
Getting used to all the different skills cant hurt

cyberpunkdreams
26-07-2012, 10:17 PM
Hi, got Blood Bowl recently and I'm enjoying it. Some people have told me NOT to practice against the computer before playing other people. Would you all agree with that, or should I go through story mode before I ask to join this?

I went through the story mode before trying MP. It definitely helped with understanding the basics. The AI's not much like playing a human (although it's okay-ish), but it's still fun.

Sarfus
27-07-2012, 05:32 AM
Hello all,

Just applied to the league with a fresh (well as fresh as you can get) Nurgle team. Haven't played for while and I've never tried the multiplayer - unless you count tabletop vs my brother waaaay back in the day - so I thought I'd go for a team with armour as rusty as my skills.
See you on the field :)

SteamID : z.hatton

Squiz
27-07-2012, 07:17 AM
Welcome, new guys!

neon_flame, I'd say playing the AI is ok for a few games to get used to the controls and see the rules in action. After a few games, I would switch to playing people from the Challenge League or taking part in the Divisions of Death (our ongoing, tier-based League, see the link in my signature). Don't worry about running the risk of loosing, people here are very nice and helpful, so you'll learn quickly. Also you can check out some online sources for Blood Bowl knowledge, like bbtactics.com, talkfantasyfootball.org, and the playbooks and other aids at http://plasmoids.dk/bbowl/Bloodbowl.htm. Give me a shout if you want a practice match, Steam ID is the same as my name here.

Sarfus, your team is in. Have fun with the challenging challenges of chance we provide!

cyberpunkdreams
30-07-2012, 05:17 PM
I'm about for a game today... Steam me! ;)

cyberpunkdreams
31-07-2012, 06:45 PM
I've just applied with a new DElf team (The Steel Remains) and I'd be up for a game later, either with them, my dwarf or my human team.

neon_flame
31-07-2012, 10:03 PM
I have gotten some way through story mode, though I'm annoyed with the strange requirements. I won a game 3 - 0 but had to replay it because I only made one pass instead of two. Started a single player campaign instead, and I'm enjoying that. Pretty confident about what the skills do now, so I've entered a Pro Elf team into the challenge league (The Dauntless Dodgers). My in game ID is neon_flame :)

cyberpunkdreams
31-07-2012, 10:06 PM
... strange requirements.

The trick is to ignore winning the game and just do what they want you to ;). The requirements may seem a bit weird, but I found, as a total BB newb, that they helped with getting used to some of the odder gotchas in the game.

Gorzan
31-07-2012, 11:34 PM
I've been trying to play with soradain, but I'm continually getting "Error: failed to establish connection". From my internet search it seems like it's cyanide's server's fault, anyone can confirm or deny?

Squiz
01-08-2012, 07:27 AM
I've been trying to play with soradain, but I'm continually getting "Error: failed to establish connection". From my internet search it seems like it's cyanide's server's fault, anyone can confirm or deny?Did you set up a static IP? That's a common problem with Cyanide's Blood Bowl. Also check out the detailed networking guide on the RPS Divisons of Death spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApZtTuVnFIbvdDRKQ20yb0N1Zy1FMlcybFFFQ0Vre Xc&authkey=CLqFqKgH&authkey=CLqFqKgH#gid=41) (it has its own sheet, see bottom of the spreadsheet). Possibly you'll have to forward some ports.

Gorzan
01-08-2012, 10:26 AM
Yeah, I did it, the funny part is that the problem came after I did it, I'm checking right now if I did something wrong, but I think not.
EDIT: Yeah, everything seems right.

ntw
01-08-2012, 12:32 PM
Did you do the proper port forwarding in your router(s)? It generally helps if both players do it.

Gorzan
01-08-2012, 12:39 PM
The problem isn't connecting to him, it's connecting to cyanide's servers. That error appears when I try to log-in to my account.

Everblue
01-08-2012, 02:57 PM
Pretty confident about what the skills do now, so I've entered a Pro Elf team into the challenge league

Christ, you are brave! I would avoid armour 7 teams like the plague until I was more confident. Even now I am only beginning to dip my toe into the Amazons.

cyberpunkdreams
01-08-2012, 06:31 PM
Christ, you are brave! I would avoid armour 7 teams like the plague until I was more confident. Even now I am only beginning to dip my toe into the Amazons.

I think Pro Elves are hard, but in general, high agility teams are easier for beginner players. Careful positioning and that kind of thing doesn't matter so much with fast, dodgy players and the ability to score quickly, unless you're up against a very experienced coach or well developed team, of course.

potatoedoughnut
01-08-2012, 07:13 PM
I think Pro Elves are hard, but in general, high agility teams are easier for beginner players. Careful positioning and that kind of thing doesn't matter so much with fast, dodgy players and the ability to score quickly, unless you're up against a very experienced coach or well developed team, of course.

I agree. I think the teams with lots of starting skills are the easiest to learn with (humans, wood elfs, norse, etc) while these with little or no starting skills are much more frustrating (chaos, delf, lizards, etc).

Pro Elfs start with a good skill selection and should be easy to score with on offense. Defense is harder, but a good learning tool on how to slow/break cages and such.

neon_flame
01-08-2012, 09:59 PM
I can always switch to Orcs if the Pro elves die horribly :P I just get impatient with the slower teams, especially if my opponent is fast.

potatoedoughnut
03-08-2012, 03:31 AM
Any US timey people up for a game this evening? I have brand new pro elfs waiting to die. Steam.

cyberpunkdreams
03-08-2012, 05:00 PM
I'm up for a game today.

potatoedoughnut
06-08-2012, 01:06 AM
Anyone want game?

laneford
06-08-2012, 12:32 PM
I'll be up for one in an hour or so for the rest of the day.

Everblue
06-08-2012, 09:58 PM
Just to mention - there's a single free spot in the bottom tier of the divisions of death. Signups in the next few days I believe...

drawlien
07-08-2012, 09:31 AM
There's also a spot free in the Open!

laneford
07-08-2012, 02:20 PM
Anyone fancy a game in the next hour or so? I can offer some newish rats. (TV 1100 I think)

cyberpunkdreams
07-08-2012, 04:50 PM
I'm up for a game this evening... steam ;)

potatoedoughnut
09-08-2012, 09:25 PM
Anyone for a challenge?

President Weasel
10-08-2012, 07:14 PM
Laneford, last online 4 minutes ago eh? Are you ducking my entirely reasonable all consuming lust for vengeance?
In other news, if anyone wants a challenge in the challenge league look me up on the Steams. I am the one called chompmancobra.

President Weasel
11-08-2012, 08:46 PM
or this evening?

LowKey
12-08-2012, 04:27 PM
If anyone wants a game give me a shout on steam

potatoedoughnut
13-08-2012, 06:06 PM
Anyone for a game? Steam

cyberpunkdreams
14-08-2012, 06:03 PM
I'm up for a game or two... steam!

potatoedoughnut
16-08-2012, 12:35 AM
I'm up for a steam. Game me!

neon_flame
17-08-2012, 12:21 PM
Haven't yet been on the RPS server at the same time as anyone else, but I'm having second thoughts about the elves all the same; my Orc team on Auld World suffered three stat decreases... against halflings. Only one was by a treeman :/

Squiz
17-08-2012, 04:23 PM
Haven't yet been on the RPS server at the same time as anyone else, but I'm having second thoughts about the elves all the same; my Orc team on Auld World suffered three stat decreases... against halflings. Only one was by a treeman :/If you are looking for matches, it is much easier to post in here or look for people on Steam (if you have that installed) than to wait in the League chat ingame. My Steam name is the same as my forum name here, just go ahead and shoot me an invite.

potatoedoughnut
17-08-2012, 09:41 PM
Yeah in general use cyanide for as little as possible. The forums and steam are the best ways to get people.

sketchseven
17-08-2012, 11:56 PM
Another massively frustrating game of BB against PresidentWeasel - my Chaos vs his Dark Elf and he's giving me about 500K in inducements, so I go for Blackhoof and a couple more rerolls.

First block of the game, he BHs my +AG Chaos Warrior off the pitch. I proceed to be utterly unable to injure his players for the entire match - every single time I broke armour, they got KO and were back on the pitch for the next drive. Blackhoof didn't break armour once the entire game, and although I did kill one of Weasel's players, that wasn't even Blackhoof, it was the crowd (and an unlucky apoc reroll from Dead to er ... Dead).

A 3-0 drubbing in the end.

sketchseven
18-08-2012, 12:14 AM
In other news I have three teams in the Challenge league and they all need match experience so hit me up for a game; Steam me if you haven't already :)

Wolfenswan
19-08-2012, 11:15 PM
Same for me. Got a WElf and a Chaos team both around the 1000TV mark.

cyberpunkdreams
21-08-2012, 04:39 PM
I'd be up for a game this evening... Steam!

potatoedoughnut
21-08-2012, 09:26 PM
I am for game, steam me?

EOT
22-08-2012, 10:04 PM
Hello. I would very much like to have super-fun game with you. And iPod at best price...

Anyway, ingame name is Blastvader, team is the...shit I've forgotten...they're Orcs anyway. Steam name is also Blastvader. See you on battlefi...I mean pitch.

Squiz
23-08-2012, 02:09 PM
Hey there, EOT, welcome to the club! *makes secret club handshake* I'll get your team in as soon as I manage tonight.

See you on the pitch!

sketchseven
08-09-2012, 12:34 AM
Usually up for a game most evenings at the moment - three teams in the Challenge league - just give me a nudge on Steam :)

LowKey
08-09-2012, 06:23 PM
I am up for a game in the next couple of hours if anyone is around

potatoedoughnut
12-09-2012, 10:49 PM
The challenge league has been a bit slow recently. Anyone fancy a game? Steeeeeeeam.

cyberpunkdreams
14-09-2012, 04:04 PM
If anyone fancies a game a bit later... steam.

cyberpunkdreams
21-09-2012, 04:28 PM
So who wants to play some Blood Bowl today?

President Weasel
24-09-2012, 08:58 PM
anyone looking for a challenge league match in the next couple of days, look me up on steam

President Weasel
29-09-2012, 10:19 AM
Wouldn't mind a challenge league game today.

LowKey
02-10-2012, 06:56 PM
Anyone fancies a game tonight give me a shout on steam

potatoedoughnut
03-10-2012, 09:31 PM
I'm around for a game this evening. Steam me.

potatoedoughnut
06-10-2012, 08:48 PM
I'd be down for another challenge league game today. Steam.

President Weasel
11-10-2012, 09:45 PM
CHALLANGE LEEG! NOW!
Or soon, anyway. Got some chaos dorfs I want to try out.

the_scotsman
13-10-2012, 01:29 AM
Hey all! I'm not exactly a newbie to the game, having played it years ago after my dad found it in his parents' attic. I got the game when it went on sale a while ago, and I've enjoyed it ever since but I've never been in an honest online league before. RPS seems to be the place to go for friendly open play, so I'm bringing a team I'm relatively new to, the Elves. This'll be my first real attempt at an elf race, so it'll probably be plagued with a lot of restarts as my entire team dies.

So I'm used to orks. So sue me. Anyhow it's great to finally join up with a place where I can play real people rather than dumb AI. See you as soon as the game stays connected enough to let me make a team!

Squiz
13-10-2012, 08:57 AM
Hey there, just post your Blood Bowl account name or team name in here so that we know which team to accept into the league.

See you around!

Dolphan
14-10-2012, 12:08 AM
Hi all, I've picked up Blood Bowl again after grabbing the LE and thought I'd drop in - application is in, same account name (team is The Hobbyists).

Squiz
14-10-2012, 04:44 PM
Teams are accepted guys, welcome to the league.

Dolphan
14-10-2012, 07:30 PM
Thanks! If anyone fancies a game tonight hit me up on Steam.

Janek
14-10-2012, 07:36 PM
Applied with what should be my future Open team.

Axler
19-10-2012, 02:04 PM
Applied with a Necro team "Clawsome" seeing as I really should get some practice in before the new season, so if someone fancies a game grab me on steam (ID aclimey).

Screwie
19-10-2012, 02:08 PM
I just applied with an underworld team "Best Frenemies" and should hopefully be around for some Challenge matches this weekend.

Squiz
19-10-2012, 02:09 PM
In in in! Everyone's in!

LowKey
19-10-2012, 05:50 PM
I will probably be up for a game tonight if a lovely admin could approve my teams (except for the easy dead, that was a mistake!)

Squiz
19-10-2012, 06:10 PM
I will probably be up for a game tonight if a lovely admin could approve my teams (except for the easy dead, that was a mistake!)Your teams have been accepted into the league, apart from the Easy Dead which have been rejected. Cool?

LowKey
19-10-2012, 06:41 PM
Very cool, thanks!

President Weasel
23-10-2012, 09:00 PM
anyone wants a challenge league in the next few days, challenge me up on Steam

Janek
28-10-2012, 08:09 PM
I should probably get to work on these Chaos Dorfs. To that end: CHALLENGE ME! (On Steam!)

Screwie
29-10-2012, 03:33 PM
I might well be around for a game tonight, if anyone fancies facing a rookie, skilless, harmless Chaos side.

President Weasel
30-10-2012, 09:25 AM
challenge me up on Steam if you want a game, I have a chaos dwarf side that needs development. Yes, this means your team will be punched a lot - it also gives opportunities to run faster than the stumpy legged ones and get a touchdown.

Any time in the next couple of weeks if you see me online and I'm not at work, let me know if you're up for a game.

Everblue
30-10-2012, 09:28 AM
Janek's mean chaos dwaves killed another one of my Khorne blokes. TV down to 860 now.

Still though - I got 4SPPs on my bloodthirster, one of my thongfighters levelled up and I got an apo. So, not all bad.

sketchseven
02-11-2012, 12:21 AM
I have a new Elf team submitted to the League after Weasel murdered half of my team. If the admin could let them in that'd be great.

President Weasel
02-11-2012, 01:47 AM
He's exaggerating - but a lot less than you'd think. By about turn 4 there were 3 dead elves. One of them may have died on my first hit of the game, certainly within the first five blocks I threw; the apoc offered to change dead to dead, which wasn't helpful. I'm pretty sure the second elf died on a failed dodge; the third died from a foul (well we'd had "get the ref" at kickoff and he'd just fouled me, I was hardly likely to refrain from fouling back) at which point I started feeling like I was murdering kittens or something.

Anyways, I am an admin for the challenge league. The least I can do is let a new team in to replace the one I just brutalised.

cyberpunkdreams
02-11-2012, 02:14 AM
I think this is karma after sketch claimed there was a "funny side" to my dead wardancer. Humpf ;).

sketchseven
02-11-2012, 02:46 PM
You lot just better look out - sooner or later this run of atrocious dice is going to end, and someone's team is going to end up beaten so hard they'll be running home to cry to their mothers.

Right? I mean, this run of back luck can't go on *forever*

sketchseven
02-11-2012, 02:49 PM
By about turn 4 there were 3 dead elves.

Not just three dead Elves - you killed my Wrestle catcher (when apoc helpful changed dead to dead) on a block, my Guard lino died dodging away, and then you killed my Kick lino with a foul. It wouldn't have been so bad if they were unskilled linos. But you murdered anyone that gave the team any kind of potential.

Ah well. 'Tis done now.

President Weasel
02-11-2012, 03:39 PM
Yeah, I noticed the Guard one. That's a loss - but the others are general skills and should be relatively easy to replace.

Squiz
02-11-2012, 07:46 PM
Thanks, sketch for reminding me that only a dead Elf is a good Elf. Another lesson learned: Don't play random BB matches if you aren't prepared to be put in a bad mood.

President Weasel
04-11-2012, 02:34 PM
anyone want a challenge league before about 7pm today, let me know

Everblue
07-11-2012, 09:45 AM
Cheers for the game last night Weasel. Crazy dice for both of us. Hopefully no permanent damage for you...

President Weasel
07-11-2012, 10:40 AM
Crazy game, starting with me choosing the wrong team to challenge with. I hadn't played those lizards in about 6 months. Still, they're up to 4th in the challenge league - now I just need to knock your humans off their perch.

Space Indaver
07-11-2012, 10:56 AM
Are you chaps using that Chaos update, or can a newbie jump in with the Legendary Edition? I haven't played a second of BB, but I assume I'll be awesome at it.

President Weasel
07-11-2012, 11:16 AM
Pretty sure they're cross-compatible anyway - I don't think everyone in our leagues has updated to the Chaos Edition, although you do get to buy that one much cheaper if you already have Legendary.

Everblue
07-11-2012, 11:20 AM
Are my humans top of the league? I'll have to start playing them again!

President Weasel
07-11-2012, 12:27 PM
5 wins no draws no losses; 1 draw and they'll plummet down the rankings.

sketchseven
07-11-2012, 04:16 PM
I'm still playing with Legendary Ed and had no issues at all playing Weasel's Chaos Dorfs. Apart from him killing my players, of course.

Hmm-Hmm.
16-11-2012, 05:23 PM
Just joined the league. My account name is 'Stormcaller' and I applied with an untested Skaven team. Also, hi!

potatoedoughnut
18-11-2012, 08:45 PM
My DoD game was cut short, and I still have a hankerin for some BB. If anyone fancies a match steam me.

drawlien
22-11-2012, 11:31 AM
I just got a message saying Squirrelfanatic can no longer act as an admin for this league. Does anyone want to volunteer to be a replacement so we can ensure that people's teams get accepted fairly promptly? It won't be much of a burden!

Screwie
22-11-2012, 11:34 AM
I'll join the admins, no probs.

drawlien
22-11-2012, 01:43 PM
Thanks Screwie, I'll add you right away! Just check it's worked when you get the chance.

Screwie
22-11-2012, 02:00 PM
You'll be sure to hear form me if it's not :)

perdurabo
23-11-2012, 04:56 PM
Hi all, I'd love to play a few games - only got the game recently, so need to learn the ropes. Also, had a few issues with playing with a buddy last night with the various connection issues - don't know if it's my computer or his, but I've followed the guide the best I can. It's BT Homehub, so god only knows if it'll work now. But if any of you don't mind all that, give me a shout and we can have a few games over the weekend.

Team is "That Be Tree,Son!"

President Weasel
30-11-2012, 05:12 PM
Anyone fancy a game in the challenge league this weekend? I need to get 6 points on my mino so I can find out if he rolls a double or gets sacked.

Screwie
30-11-2012, 05:33 PM
I might well be around for a game this weekend. Sunday is most likely.

LowKey
30-11-2012, 07:26 PM
Also aboot tonight for a game if anyone wants one

potatoedoughnut
30-11-2012, 08:45 PM
I could be persuaded to game in the next couple hours if anyone has an itch.

laneford
30-11-2012, 08:46 PM
I have a newbie ish skaven team who need a runout

Screwie
01-12-2012, 02:12 AM
All outstanding teams who applied to the league are now in.

potatoedoughnut
01-12-2012, 05:09 PM
All outstanding teams who applied to the league are now in.

What about the mediocre ones?

cyberpunkdreams
01-12-2012, 05:23 PM
What about the mediocre ones?

I take it that you didn't read the "no riffraff" sign?

potatoedoughnut
07-12-2012, 09:09 PM
Anyone feeling challenged today?

Symbiode
08-12-2012, 05:40 AM
Hatuls and Symbiode requesting to join the league, just applied with 'The Reapers Scythe' and 'Grimm's Army' :)

Screwie
08-12-2012, 10:45 AM
Teams accepted.

President Weasel
08-12-2012, 01:16 PM
anyone for a challenge game?

peanutcrusher
16-12-2012, 05:34 PM
Hi guys is this where i need to post for joining your blood bowl league

RAVNOS_1812
16-12-2012, 05:36 PM
Hi Fellas, just joined and eager to wade into with Hunter's Creed! (Lizard team :)

LowKey
18-12-2012, 07:31 PM
Any of you fine people want a game tonight give me a shout on the steam machine

NieA7
18-12-2012, 08:09 PM
I've applied with the Nurgle team I'm hoping to enter the Open with (got fed up with the never ending bash-fest of Naggaroth, the final straw being my 48SPP beast dropping dead on a failed GFI), be happy to play lots of games with them once they're in.

President Weasel
18-12-2012, 08:36 PM
Accepted your teams, gents

NieA7
19-12-2012, 08:43 AM
Thanks Pres. If anybody's about during the day I can probably fit a match in with a kick off before 15:00GMT, just ding me on Steam.

peanutcrusher
20-12-2012, 10:22 PM
Hey guys i applied the other day to join you guys, i missed off my team name i'm guessing that is why you have not ok'ed me to play yet. my team name is sicknutts they are a dwarf team so it anyone wants to play then please feel free.

peanutcrusher
22-12-2012, 12:44 AM
hey guys im friends with Ravnos you have accepted him to the group but not me is there any chance you can accept my request to join you guys

President Weasel
22-12-2012, 01:42 AM
done (10 characters)

Janek
22-12-2012, 12:49 PM
Hit me up on the Steams if you fancy a match today. Because I do. Fancy a match. Really should finish getting my Chaos Dorfs ready for the next Open.

President Weasel
22-12-2012, 05:14 PM
Mine are all ready, but I'll give you a match with one of my other teams.

LowKey
22-12-2012, 08:37 PM
I am up for a game this evening if anyone's into that sort of thing

NieA7
23-12-2012, 12:31 PM
I'll be about for the next few hours if anyone wants a match today.

kwisatz
25-12-2012, 01:44 AM
Hi Administrator, I want to join as The Pompous Pricks (Chaos Dwarf Team) carrying them from Auld World. My coach name is zwdaniel. DO accept my application.

20phoenix
26-12-2012, 01:16 AM
If any of you fine gentlemen want a game over the next week or so and i'm online give me a shout. I have approximately bugger all to do so will likely be loafing around the internet a bit.

Juhkystar
29-12-2012, 12:08 AM
Hullo folks. Longtime reader of RPS, but never got around to making an account until just now. I just picked up BB:LE on the recent steam sale, and poked around a little in campaign, and I'm now ready to brave the world of ONLINE MULTIPLAYER, haha. I've entered a basic Orc team named "Grinch Legion" and I'm looking forward to playing games you with you all. =) I've played through some of Campaign mode using Amazons on Easy, but someone recommended to me that I learn how to play a "Real Race" to start out, so lovable green monsters it is! So yeah, probably going to be beaten horribly, but I guess that's all part of the learning experience. xD

20phoenix
29-12-2012, 02:18 AM
Hullo folks. Longtime reader of RPS, but never got around to making an account until just now. I just picked up BB:LE on the recent steam sale, and poked around a little in campaign, and I'm now ready to brave the world of ONLINE MULTIPLAYER, haha. I've entered a basic Orc team named "Grinch Legion" and I'm looking forward to playing games you with you all. =) I've played through some of Campaign mode using Amazons on Easy, but someone recommended to me that I learn how to play a "Real Race" to start out, so lovable green monsters it is! So yeah, probably going to be beaten horribly, but I guess that's all part of the learning experience. xD

I'm around quite a bit at the moment so if you fancy a game add me on steam and give me a shout if i'm online.

laneford
30-12-2012, 11:17 AM
I'll probably be around for a game today if anyone fancies one. Let me know on steam.

20phoenix
30-12-2012, 12:27 PM
I'll be about this afternoon for a game laneford.

NieA7
30-12-2012, 12:46 PM
I'll be about and wonderfully unoccupied over the next week, if anybody fancies a match ding me on steam.

President Weasel
30-12-2012, 01:53 PM
to the new joiners, you probably need to add a few people on steam in order to get a game. As you can see there are a good few people looking for challenges.
Also for regularly scheduled matches the Divisions of Death are always looking for new people

mrpier
31-12-2012, 01:07 PM
Applied a couple of new (and old) teams. One is a lizardman team which I plan to take into the open next season, so I'll probably be a bit more active in here the coming months.

20phoenix
03-01-2013, 10:09 PM
Anyone want a game in about an hour? (11pm GMT)

Squiz
03-01-2013, 10:54 PM
What TV (roughly, low, mid, high) do you want to play at? I'd need to play a fresh team but would be up for it.

Squiz
04-01-2013, 02:04 PM
Looking for a game during the afternoon, low-mid TV would be best.

Easy
04-01-2013, 05:00 PM
I *finally* decided to buy BB: Legendary Ed given the sweet recent sales. The only reason I bought it is knowing that there is a fine group of players here on my beloved RPS community. Given how old this thread seems to be, what would be the best way to get involved in friendly tournaments (of course, after I've learned the ropes in single-player)?

potatoedoughnut
04-01-2013, 05:15 PM
There is a handy FAQ that will probably never get sticked: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/forums/showthread.php?5031-FAQ-read-this-first!

The long and short of it is Challenge league is good for occasional games, but can take some effort to find an opponent (this thread and steam are the best bets). The DoD is probably the best intro, it's a short (3 games, ~30 days) structured league and a good intro.

Easy
04-01-2013, 09:41 PM
Alrighty, I'll knock on the DoD door then. Thanks!

Edit: I tried the tutorial.... blimey, almost unbearable to follow along, I'd rather gouge out my eyes with a rusty spoon. I shall look elsewhere for help.

Squiz
05-01-2013, 12:38 AM
Alrighty, I'll knock on the DoD door then. Thanks!

Edit: I tried the tutorial.... blimey, almost unbearable to follow along, I'd rather gouge out my eyes with a rusty spoon. I shall look elsewhere for help.What tutorial are you talking about exactly? If you mean the basic concepts, the rulebook really is the easiest way of learning about the basic concepts. After that, have a look at bbtactics (http://bbtactics.com/) and maybe watch a few commented replays. I found these (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD57C7F7D682BB872) quite ok for getting started, not too much tactical depths, the videos are quite long as well, but entertaining to watch. A bit more explanation about positioning can be found in these videos here (http://www.youtube.com/user/bloodbowlubernoob) (man, we really need a thread for good learning materials).

If you want a few introductory matches with instructions, tipps and tricks, feel free to post in here. The thread is still active and most people will gladly help you out with answering questions. Welcome to the community!

20phoenix
05-01-2013, 03:56 PM
If anyone is free today for a game give me a shout

potatoedoughnut
05-01-2013, 05:26 PM
What tutorial are you talking about exactly? If you mean the basic concepts, the rulebook really is the easiest way of learning about the basic concepts. After that, have a look at bbtactics (http://bbtactics.com/) and maybe watch a few commented replays. I found these (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD57C7F7D682BB872) quite ok for getting started, not too much tactical depths, the videos are quite long as well, but entertaining to watch. A bit more explanation about positioning can be found in these videos here (http://www.youtube.com/user/bloodbowlubernoob) (man, we really need a thread for good learning materials).

If you want a few introductory matches with instructions, tipps and tricks, feel free to post in here. The thread is still active and most people will gladly help you out with answering questions. Welcome to the community!

You could make a post in the FAQ thread with some of these links.

Also, I think he's talking about the cyanide in game tutorial, which is useless.

Easy
06-01-2013, 12:17 AM
Also, I think he's talking about the cyanide in game tutorial, which is useless.

That. And thanks for the links folks. Today Heliocentric generously donated an hour+ of his life.... and hour he will never get back since I was unable to join a game after much huffing and puffing. We'll give it another shot soon now that I have been accepted into the challenge league.

mrpier
08-01-2013, 05:57 PM
Anyone up for a match tonight? I have a TV1000 lizardman team I'd like to skill up. Would need to start before 8 pm though.

cyberpunkdreams
08-01-2013, 06:13 PM
Anyone up for a match tonight? I have a TV1000 lizardman team I'd like to skill up. Would need to start before 8 pm though.

I can give you a game shortly if you don't mind a fairly large TV difference.

mrpier
08-01-2013, 06:18 PM
No that's fine, hope you don't kill all my skinks :p

Just hit me up on steam when you're ready.

20phoenix
17-01-2013, 07:30 PM
Free for a game this evening if anyone wants one....

sinister agent
17-01-2013, 09:13 PM
I hate vampires. Well played, Phoenix. Literally ran rings around my hopeless humans in the second half.

20phoenix
17-01-2013, 09:21 PM
With the aid of the dice though - a lone vamp who seemed immune to bloodlust mounted a one man defence against a horde of humans. Once you get some tackle I won't be able to pull off some of the crazy shit I did. Thanks for the game and you deserved better than that result.

cyberpunkdreams
18-01-2013, 09:20 PM
Anyone up for a challenge in the near future?

LowKey
19-01-2013, 04:40 PM
If anyone fancies a game in the next few hours give me a shout on steam

Screwie
23-01-2013, 09:00 PM
I would be up for a challenge game tonight if anyone's about.

cyberpunkdreams
24-01-2013, 12:26 AM
I would be up for a challenge game tonight if anyone's about.

Those of you who are fans of killing elves: this match resulted in six injured elves, including three dead. I didn't do it on purpose, honest!

Screwie
24-01-2013, 09:20 AM
The elusive triple kill! (Plus a fourth career-ending injury!)

They were a rookie Pro Elf team in their first ever match, so no Dodge/Fend/Wrestle or other survivability skills, no apothecary either (not that it would have made a difference) and no commitment from me. Team deleted, starting a new one.

It was still fun though :)

Volkmair
04-02-2013, 04:51 PM
Hello there, I'd just like to check how active this league is, I've been trying to get games in Naggaroth Open but haven't been having any luck.

cyberpunkdreams
04-02-2013, 04:55 PM
Hello there, I'd just like to check how active this league is, I've been trying to get games in Naggaroth Open but haven't been having any luck.

It goes in fits and starts (starts especially when the RPS Open is coming round for a new season). I'm usually up for a game whenever though. If you want more regular matches you could try one of our scheduled leagues - the RPS Open, the Divisions of Death or the Gauntlin Goblet stunty league.

President Weasel
04-02-2013, 05:07 PM
You're very unlikely to get a game using the "matchmaking" button, but you should be able to arrange a match in this thread. As Cyber says there are also competitions that have regular scheduled matches.

mrpier
04-02-2013, 05:36 PM
Are my lizards accepted in again btw? I remade the team after I lost a saurus in the first match.

Volkmair
04-02-2013, 06:59 PM
I've applied to join the challenge league with a Chaos Dwarf team, the Zharrduk Bulls, my coach name is Volkmair, I'll probably end up having a look at the divisions of death at some point as well.

NieA7
04-02-2013, 09:00 PM
I'm trying to level up my Nurgle team prior to the next open, if anyone wants a game just ding me on steam if I'm online.

President Weasel
05-02-2013, 10:29 AM
hmm, play against a Nurgle team on purpose you say?
To be fair they're the one team I am worst against (a very difficult position to hold considering how I play against other teams) so I do need the practice.

mrpier
05-02-2013, 04:22 PM
I'll be available for challenging today, want to get some games on my lizards.

Submitted a vamp team All hail Hypnotoad too.