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2019

2019-12-05 14:07:21
rating 6
2019-11-28 12:56:48
rating 4.2
2019-10-31 21:03:52
rating 5.7
2019-10-01 22:14:02
rating 5.8
2019-08-30 20:42:57
rating 5.8
2019-07-31 22:06:42
rating 5.2
2019-06-01 21:19:02
rating 5.8
2019-04-30 20:50:51
rating 4.8
2019-04-12 11:48:46
rating 6
2019-03-31 22:12:47
rating 6
2019-02-28 22:15:36
rating 6
2019-01-31 22:36:53
rating 4.3

2018

2018-11-30 18:48:22
rating 5.2
2018-10-31 21:31:37
rating 3.5
2018-09-28 21:04:52
rating 5.3
2018-08-29 17:19:08
rating 4.8
2018-07-31 11:28:46
rating 6
2018-06-29 17:21:49
rating 4.3
2018-05-31 22:31:52
rating 6
2018-05-01 22:21:48
rating 5.3
2018-03-30 21:58:47
rating 5.7
2018-02-28 20:53:29
rating 5.3
2018-01-31 22:10:32
rating 5.3
2018-01-08 23:13:09
rating 5.6

2017

2017-02-27 22:16:44
rating 5.7
2017-01-19 21:01:15
rating 4.8
2017-01-16 20:19:25
rating 3.5
2017-01-07 16:30:25
rating 5.3

2016

2016-11-07 21:21:31
rating 4.7
2016-10-13 12:48:51
rating 5.3
2016-09-12 09:06:48
rating 4.4
2016-09-08 21:05:08
rating 6
2016-09-05 18:57:28
rating 5.8
2016-09-01 19:24:37
rating 6
2016-08-30 21:34:24
rating 6
2016-08-28 11:26:25
rating 5
2016-06-24 06:34:00
rating 6
2016-06-22 20:55:03
rating 3.5
2016-06-20 19:18:03
rating 0
2016-06-13 21:12:57
rating 5.2
2016-05-18 19:37:27
rating 4.2
2016-05-15 20:23:20
rating 4.9
2016-04-11 12:44:27
rating 5.4
2016-04-04 09:20:28
rating 4.3
2016-04-01 18:40:48
rating 4.3
2016-03-29 18:47:58
rating 4.3
2016-03-25 11:39:15
rating 5.4
2016-03-24 09:16:47
rating 4.3
2016-03-20 12:35:28
rating 5.4
2016-01-17 21:05:12
rating 4.3
2016-01-14 19:47:35
rating 5
2016-01-11 20:58:21
rating 5.4
2016-01-09 19:03:09
rating 6
2016-01-06 19:39:11
rating 5.5

2015

2015-12-22 19:49:53
rating 6
2015-12-03 19:20:34
rating 5.3
2015-11-26 08:41:28
rating 4.3
2015-11-23 22:13:44
rating 4.8
2015-11-20 22:13:14
rating 5
2015-11-16 19:40:13
rating 5.3
2015-11-05 14:44:28
rating 4.3
2015-11-01 11:12:19
rating 5.3
2015-10-19 11:16:03
rating 6
2015-08-17 23:19:49
rating 4.8
2015-08-14 20:44:56
rating 4
2015-08-10 17:05:27
rating 5.2
2015-07-25 12:24:57
rating 4.9
2015-07-20 22:21:44
rating 3.5
2015-06-14 20:22:26
rating 5.4
2015-06-11 22:42:00
rating 5.2
2015-06-08 22:04:49
rating 6
2015-06-03 22:22:44
rating 5.2
2015-05-27 23:26:35
rating 5.3
2015-05-26 20:03:18
rating 6
2015-05-10 17:11:14
rating 5.6
2015-05-09 16:27:45
rating 5.8
2015-03-29 12:40:53
rating 6
2015-03-23 20:00:14
rating 5.6
2015-03-15 16:30:16
rating 5.6
2015-03-08 17:44:13
rating 5.5
2015-02-24 19:03:23
rating 5.1
2015-01-29 20:45:56
rating 5
2015-01-12 09:44:16
rating 5.5

2014

2014-12-30 19:45:18
rating 5.3
2014-08-02 11:18:38
rating 5.8
2014-04-18 20:12:27
rating 5.6
2014-03-22 10:18:13
rating 5.8
2014-01-19 10:47:29
rating 6

2013

2013-12-23 17:59:38
rating 5.8
2013-10-14 19:20:12
rating 5.6
2013-07-03 21:03:39
rating 4.8
2013-04-15 17:28:27
rating 5.8
2013-03-19 21:14:15
rating 4.7
2013-03-13 19:41:40
rating 5.1

2012

2012-10-16 20:56:34
rating 4.3
2012-07-28 09:44:26
rating 5
2012-07-13 19:52:14
rating 5.3
2012-04-19 21:10:11
rating 5
2012-03-02 18:47:22
rating 5.1

2011

2011-11-29 19:45:04
rating 5.1
2011-11-22 10:02:09
rating 5.4
2011-11-15 21:03:30
rating 4.5
2011-11-01 21:39:43
rating 5.1
2011-09-25 16:48:03
rating 4.9
2011-05-23 16:04:59
rating 5.6
2011-02-27 11:51:34
rating 4.8
2011-01-20 12:45:03
rating 5.7

2010

2010-11-11 17:50:10
rating 5.4
2010-09-28 20:56:23
rating 4.8
2010-08-30 16:25:01
rating 5
2010-08-01 21:22:32
rating 4.9
2010-04-04 21:25:57
rating 4.6
2010-02-17 20:09:59
rating 3.5
2010-01-05 12:05:02
rating 4.6

2009

2009-12-21 11:19:56
rating 4.8
2009-10-04 20:50:45
rating 4.5
2009-08-22 14:18:13
rating 3.8
2009-08-09 09:12:55
rating 4.7
2009-08-02 21:07:56
rating 4.7
2009-05-05 21:24:46
rating 5.1
2009-01-25 11:17:28
rating 5

2008

2008-11-04 20:06:44
rating 4.6
2008-10-15 20:26:30
rating 4.8
2008-06-03 11:50:09
rating 5.1
2008-02-16 15:47:30
rating 5
2008-01-06 10:48:05
rating 5.1
2008-01-03 21:03:34
rating 4.6

2007

2007-11-12 15:51:33
rating 4.7
2007-10-27 19:33:15
rating 4.8
2007-09-20 15:15:48
rating 4.2
2007-09-10 10:11:44
rating 4.5
2007-08-17 17:11:56
rating 4.6
2007-08-17 13:46:09
rating 3.8
2007-08-02 15:32:47
rating 4.5
2007-07-31 12:11:50
rating 3.9
2007-07-30 18:44:45
rating 3.8
2007-07-30 09:51:58
rating 3.6
2012-10-16 20:56:34
15 votes, rating 4.3
NAFC 2013
Those of you that travel to the real life BB section of our forum will note that the NAF have announced the NAF Championship for May next year. Read about it in this thread what I started; http://fumbbl.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=22471.

I guess actual tournament chat should live there, but I fancied writing a personal view. Hence a blog.

The NAF Championship (or GT or Blood Bowl, as it was) has piffle all to do with the Blood Bowl, really. You can get 6 games of Table Top in a city near you pretty easily, I dare say, if you made the effort to go and look around a bit. Indeed; from a competitive point of view (and I guess mine always is), in a field of 150+ coaches, you could put the 40 or so names who know what they're doing into a hat on the Friday night and pick a winner just as easy as run the event. The size makes it a bit like a spin on a roulette wheel.

No, what this event is, what it has always been, is a big Blood Bowl party. A massive Blood Bowl party; bar the World Cup every four years, attendance pretty much dwarves any other event. A celebration of the game, the hobby and a chance to meet up with old faces from the past, newcomers or that bloke from the internet you'd never even considered you'd meet. For instance, two years ago I sat down to play our very own JimmyFantastic in game one, who had turned up out of nowhere. And he's alright, really. He didn't even kill all my mens.

The NAF took the event over (from GW) two years ago to rave reviews. A body with a real passion and understanding for the game elevated the tournament to new heights and increased attendances. This year, the event steps out from Warhammer World for the first time. Obviously, the venue was a big draw for first timers, it's helpful to tempt newcomers to the scene with the nerd cathedral they've heard of as a backdrop to the game. But with a venue change, the NAF have even more scope to make the event their own, to put their own stamp on it since they're really running the whole show. I'm really excited to see what the team have in store, I've no doubt we'll be hearing more in the run up.

So, if you're a lapsed tabletopper, someone who's never had a go before, or simply someone who has always really meant to come and have a go (but never really gotten around to it), there really is no better time than the first weekend in May next year. Come join the big Blood Bowl party, get stuck in and make some new friends.

Go on, give it a go. I remember the first tournament I turned up to, the worry beforehand. What kind of nerd would really play this nonsense game? Surely FUMBBL is better? I had so many concerns, and now I'm addicted. Come along, find me at the bar and get yourself immersed. You won't regret it.
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Comments
Posted by KFoged on 2012-10-16 21:10:49
I guess I better go to this one ;)
Posted by Purplegoo on 2012-10-16 21:11:08
YES!

FOOOD!
Posted by SillySod on 2012-10-16 21:31:12
FOOOOD!
Posted by SillySod on 2012-10-16 21:31:25
(also, YES!)
Posted by Purplegoo on 2012-10-16 21:34:47
FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!
Posted by sann0638 on 2012-10-17 00:05:20
Go on then, you convinced me you silver-tongued rascal.
Posted by KFoged on 2012-10-17 11:14:42
It is a really great tournamet! :D One big Blood Bowl party where you can meet and greet all your friends :P
Posted by bobafettsmum on 2012-10-17 13:07:21
I've been to the last 2 and I hope to go to this one as well! Not sure about the change of venue tho as I love Warhammer World.
Posted by jamesfarrell129 on 2012-10-17 14:00:02
Agree with pretty much everything here... I first went last year, having met maybe 1 person there before, but luckily I met up with some nerds from an online (*whispers Cyanide*) league I plaed in and basically had a blast, despite finishing about 140 from 190. Also went this year, still not knowing that many people, and still having a great time (despite again finishing about 140 from 180+). So yeah, its great fun, and definitely worth it.

Also agree with the slight concerns about it not being at Warhammer World, since I reckon a lot of people only show up for an excuse for their annual trip to geek mecca. Although it will probably mean more people showing up with slann, which can only be a good thing.
Posted by Joemanji on 2012-10-17 15:36:19
You can still visit GWHQ is that is a reason for travelling, it's just down the road.
Posted by DukeTyrion on 2012-10-17 16:13:51
It's starting to look a bit watered down to me.

The GT used to be the huge tournament, with teams straight out of the rule book (1000k), using GW mini's being playing in the cardboard castle that is GW HQ, right next to Bugman's Bar.

Now it's 1050k, any mini's are welcome and it's been moved from the Games Workshop site. I agree that the Games Workshop event wasn't the best run tourney in the country, and it didn't have the greatest prizes, but it was the GT.

Now, it's starting to look just like any other tournament in the UK, albeit a very large one.
Posted by the_Sage on 2012-10-18 00:37:52
The NAF does a great job all round, and forcing you to use GW minis to play a game that GW no longer supports is silly. Make me some slann minis and we'll talk! Also, TV 1000 is just bland. I'd love to see more of TV 1200-1500 with up to 2 skills on 4 players and up to 3 skills on 2 players.