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2014-04-18 20:12:27
18 votes, rating 5.6
Meatbags
Greetings, nerd type.

As you sit, likely in your underwear listening to Dido (that’s right, I’ve rumbled you), surveying the world from the comfort of an LCD display, it’s easy to forget real meatbags exist. It’s likely you once knew at least two meatbags yourself; perhaps you’re an advanced nerd and you’ve taken one into your lair to provide you with food, or to type /cheer for you because you’re too lazy. Perhaps you’ve projected some DNA into a female meatbag at some time or other, and meatbags of your very own have gestated within her. Nine months later, they have fought their way to freedom to consume your cash and life force. So, some of you will be familiar with others of the same species.

Curiously (and scientists are yet to fully understand this phenomenon), meatbags occasionally like to gather for ‘social time’. An odd concept, I know. Consider it like spectating a match with many others, only you don’t need to use your keyboard to insult them, but that gap in the middle of your face used mostly to insert pies to extend FUMBBL time. This ‘social time’ is usually predicated on sharing a hobby or pastime all participant meatbags enjoy, usually with a social, alcoholic, lubricant involved to cut back on awkward silences and stop you driving back to your laptop to end having to play nice with others.

My favourite version of this kind of occasion is where 150-200 or so meatbags gather in Nottingham around May time to push small pieces of painted metal around on cardboard to win fantasy sporting matches between made up races. These toy soldier movements are usually paired with throwing cuboids around and swearing at the pretty, skeletal like picture or solitary dot that lands face up most of the time. After each set of 3 ‘matches’, we insert pies into that face gap I talked about earlier and continue to imbibe alcohol until the wee hours; often ending up horizontal having put many faces to names what we have seen on this here website.

Yes, friends, in four short weeks time, the NAF Championship (NAFC) is taking place in Nottingham. For the third time, the biggest nerd party of them all (well, team events apart) is entirely under the control of that most wonderful group of men, the NAF. For those not in the know, these individuals tirelessly work on a voluntary basis to make your Blood Bowl happy, even if you don’t know about it. Previous NAFC's have been out of this world, so 2014 can't fail to impress. This year, I can ensure my favourite wins by means of being an entirely corrupt referee, so the party is guaranteed to be wonderful, and you get to meet / punch / kiss / pay me for my service(s).

A few short years ago, I thought anyone who played this game in reality must be an uber nerd, an idiot, an ugly son of a gun who was probably not worth spending any time with and should probably be put down for the rest of the world’s benefit. That rogue PeteW convinced me to attend a nerd gathering, and I can confidently say that all of the above is true. However, the process of a tabletop tournament is actually surprisingly charming. People you meet are as embarrassed to be there as you are. Talking about Blood Bowl to a person that doesn’t instantly want to leave the room and blow it up with you inside is relaxing. Drinking is good. Actually touching dice and pushing bits of metal about is oddly gratifying. Actually, I wish I was doing it right now. It beats this Dido record and these pants need changing.

So, I recommend, insist, nay, ORDER you to attend the NAFC this year. For it will be the gateway drug to our beautiful, real, hobby for you. It will open your eyes to the world of Blood Bowl beyond these four walls. It will make you a better person. Not having minis is no excuse, we’ll sort something out for you. I promise I won’t bite; and I also promise to buy one pint for each FUMBBList for whom this is their first tournament. If you have even the slightest question / issue / facial growth, PM me this very instant for factoids or redirection to better humans than me with more knowledge.

Get thee to Nottingham, be changed by our hobby. See details here; http://member.thenaf.net/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=6109

Big hugs, meatbags. X

You may recognise this blog from a previous iteration. If you do, I say, erm, I can't be creative every day. ;)
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Posted by the_Sage on 2014-04-18 21:02:18
rated 4, for repost, even though you're right about TT being fun. =)
Posted by akaRenton on 2014-04-18 21:05:59
I have a hot girlfriend 8 years younger than me. I try to limit her reasons for leaving whenever possible, otherwise I'd be there in a shot :D
Posted by Purplegoo on 2014-04-18 21:08:27
Heh. I will strive for originality next time, Sage. Although, if you knew without me saying, I take that as a compliment. :)

When do I next see you? World Cup (must cook something bloggy for that...)?

Also, played Agricola properly with full cards yet? Addicted?

You should bring her, Renton! I shall prove how lucky she is with my face. ;)
Posted by phil78 on 2014-04-18 21:19:35
Looking forward to this one, especially after missing the last couple of years
Posted by Rabe on 2014-04-18 21:43:05
Wish I could. Sounds fun. :-)

Some day I'll start with a TT tournament in Germany. ;-)
Posted by Purplegoo on 2014-04-18 21:52:05
The Germans have some fantastic tournaments, Rabe. Look up your local event on the NAF site! I know that B7 is really well regarded, and I've been to the last few Dungeonbowls in Dusseldorf (March). Tremendous TT action!

I'm sure Oventa or Flix can give you all of the local knowledge if you PM them, top chaps.
Posted by pythrr on 2014-04-18 23:06:30
goo, are you on teh drugs again?
Posted by Purplegoo on 2014-04-18 23:21:14
All of teh drugs. ALL OF THEM.
Posted by Jeffro on 2014-04-19 01:17:39
This is on my Bucket List. NAFC 2014 cannot happen... but I have been playing in a local TT league, and I will be attending Chaos Cup 2014. I have rekindled the love of pushing painted metal around and rolling real dice.

I am excited to know that a vibrant community of nerds exists and does not appear to be dwindling. Good on all who attend!
Posted by pythrr on 2014-04-19 02:29:14
let's make a date Jeffro!
Posted by PaddyMick on 2014-04-19 13:13:40
Gutted I can't make this, it's my sisters wedding on the 17th
Good luck pg
hope it's on next year, and keep us informed on any other tourneys
Posted by Purplegoo on 2014-04-19 13:41:55
I shall update the thread in the RLBB section soon. But there is always great TT action near you to be sought out.
Posted by sann0638 on 2014-04-19 14:37:53
Predictably, some linkages for you:
- thenaf.net, then Tournament Info, for all the upcoming tournament action
- @officialnaf on that Facebook and Twitter, for updates with no effort at all

Enjoy!
Mike
Posted by Severedunit on 2014-04-20 17:50:55
This might be my favorite blog post of all time, ever.
Posted by the_Sage on 2014-04-20 20:10:18
Yes, I knew before I got to the bit where you told me. =)
No, haven't played the real Agricola yet. Proposed to, but one person there never played it at all, so we wound up with the basic game again.

I might be going to Eurobowl, not sure yet. I tend not to go abroad too much for tourneys, because there's a lot of close ones and time is limited.