Berks-PA Gaming Club


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Welcome to Berks PA Blood Bowl!

Well, this is just the beginnings of what I hope to become an excellent resource.  

We here at the Berks PA Gaming Club are looking to reach out and expand our network and find other gamers in the area, in hopes of uniting us and creating an even larger player base, sharing information, and just having more fun in general.

I am hosting the Blood Bowl portion of our game club, as I have the most experience.   My name is Mike, I go by Steel Thunder in the gaming community.    I've been involved in Blood Bowl for around 8 years now.    I was introduced into the hobby by some local friends after getting my start with Warhammer Fantasy Battles.
Blood Bowl was simply a natural transition.   In my opinion, it is by far the best of the Specialist games ever made by GW.   It combines the elements of football and fantasy wargaming with the silliness of a circus and the hype and entertainment of professional wrestling.

What's really nice about Blood Bowl is that you only need 16 models to fill a complete roster.  So it's not a very expensive hobby to delve into, it's extremely fun and there are several online groups that support the expansion of the game.
I will be posting more information to come, but just wanted to get this site up and running.     Once we start finding out how many local players are interested, I will be scheduling demo games and start introducing folks into one of the most entertaining games one could ever get involved in.

I currently own 5 teams: Human, Dwarf, Orc, Chaos Dwarf, and Chaos Pact (but could be run as Norse as well).   I've played in local leagues and extensively in the AGBBL, the Adventurer's Guild Blood Bowl League based in Harrisburg, PA.   The folks at the AGBBL have been very supportive to us, and run full season Blood Bowl Leagues with 20-32 players a season.  
From Blood Bowl
The folks at the AGBBL also tour the tournament circuit and host many tournaments, with a roving band known as "The Harrisburg Mafia" that tend to win a large portion of awards at most major tournaments they attend.    We are fortunate to have access to the players at the Adventurer's Guild also to help mentor our players and invite us to play in their leagues as well.
Other resources to look into are:
The NAF  (Nuffle Amorical Football), this is the site that supports the hobby world wide.   Annual memebership also includes a set of Block Dice, which are needed to play Blood Bowl.

* Impact Miniatures:  The folks here are an independent company that support table top fantasy football and have a line of minaitures and excellent figure cases to help support the hobby.

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