Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Here it is sports fans! The Adventuer's Guild Blood Bowl League located in scenic Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is ready to launch the 10th hard-core season of the AGBBL.
A fantastic mix of players ranging in skill from rookie neophytes to tournament champions will take to the pitch, block dice in hand, and miniatures ready for what is perhaps the greatest game ever created by Games Workshop (In my own humble opinion).
All I can say is that these folks know Blood Bowl. The common joke slogan around the Adventurer's Guild is that "Blood Bowl is Life", Sure it's just a gaming phrase, but these guys really have their act together when it comes to running a football season and tournaments. Playing on a board is one thing, but to play on completely built stadiums and textured fields, much like one one build for wargaming terrain, makes the game much more enjoyable.
Information can be gleaned upon their website: http://www.agbbl.com/, and rookie players in the local area looking to set up their teams to play in an "open-style" league plan can simply click on the "Open League" section of the AGBBL home page.
As for the veterans and serious players looking to keep a committment to a scheduled 8-game league, Season 10 is looking to open in the middle of September.
When the PABBL is ready to start their league and season, we will be using a similar format to the AGBBL.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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.
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 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.
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.
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* 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.