Secret League Americas is an American-timezone league that uses the Secret League ruleset. Detailed info on Secret League can be found here - essentially, it comprises some 70+ custom team rosters that can be used, in addition to the 24 standard Blood Bowl rosters and the Simyin roster (which has been available in the FUMBBL [L] division for some time).
Round Deadlines for Season 2:
Round 1 - Sun 7/9
Round 2 - Sun 7/16
Round 3 - Sun 7/23
Round 4 - Sun 7/30
Round 5 - Sun 8/13
Round 6 - Sun 8/20
Round 7 - Sun 8/27
Round 8 - Sun 9/3
Round 9 - Fri 9/15 Round 10 - Sun 9/24
Round 11 - Sun 10/1
League Structure and Scoring:
It is intended that SLA will be a round robin league with weekly rounds - each round starting on a Monday. Round deadline dates will be posted here once the season has started. The league divisional structure will be flexible and will be tailored to suit the number of teams that have applied for each season. Season 1 featured two East/West coast divisions, with a final playoff tournament to decide the overall winner. At some point, I would like to have a joined Premier division with promotion/demotion between East/West conferences, if we have the numbers to support it.
Scoring will be 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss. However, there will also be 'player prizes' awarded at the end of the season (see the Booty tab for more details). Teams will be awarded +1 to their season score for each player prize they possess; however, there will only be 1 of each player prize for the whole league (regardless of no. of divisions).
Further to this, there will also be items of 'lost treasure' that can be uncovered during the course of a season (again, details can be found in the Booty tab). There will be one of these per division and any team that possesses a lost treasure at the end of the season will be awarded +2 to their season score.
Only 1 team of each roster will be accepted (after all, there are ~100 different teams to choose from!). This may be reviewed at a later date, if we end up with a large number of coaches.
Standard rosters will be welcome, however at least two thirds of the teams must be Secret League teams (it is supposed to be a Secret League league!). The League Commishioner may refuse entry to standard rosters if we have too many.
Turn time limit will be 4 minutes (FUMBBL standard).
Concessions are allowed, however if a team concedes then, along with the usual penalties, the opposing team will also steal any 'lost treasures' that the conceding team had.
Both teams will be given 50k extra at the start of each game, which they can use to purchase a special play card.
Claw and piling on work as normal. However, Right Stuff prevents tackle on blocks and Sneaky Git acts like guard for fouling assists.
How to join SLA:
The league is open to all coaches that are able to play games in American-timezone evenings (approx. GMT-9 to GMT-4). In terms of bbtime, that is approx. 00:00 to 07:00.
To sign up, please pm coach JellyBelly, stating the roster you would like to play and your preference of East/West coast. Roster assignment will be on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to the rules above.
Once your choice of roster is approved, you will need to create a new team using the Secret League ruleset (there is a link at the top of this page) and apply it to this group. I will make an effort to include as many coaches as possible when a new season starts; however, if you apply mid-season, I will add you to the waiting list for if/when a place becomes available.
We also have a league Discord channel, which can be accessed at the following link. Feel free to drop in for a chat, or if you have any questions:
Momentum is very important to the health/credibility of the league and round deadlines will be actively enforced, with foreits where necessary. Extensions will be given for games where both coaches have been communicating and a firm time/date can be arranged for the game. If a game is forfeitted and one coach can show that they have made an effort to contact their opponent, then they will be awarded 3 points for a 'forfeit win'.
The league will be operating a 3-strikes-and-you're-out policy regarding forfeits - if you forfeit 3 games in any given season then you will be kicked from the current season.
Ever since Marco Columbo returned from his expedition of discovery to the New World, rumors have spread like wildfire of the forgotten continent across the Great Ocean. Daring explorers have ventured there in search of lost riches. Many have not returned, but those who did brought back enticing tales of lost civilizations, ancient cities and temples hidden deep in the Lustrian jungle, which contain ancient treasures beyond mortal imagining. Legends abound also of unusual races and creatures that can be found there – of cities full of deadly lizardmen; packs of ferocious dinosaurs; and primitive tribes of amazons and cannibal halflings that reside in the depths of the jungle.
One tale in particular that has intrigued Empire historians are reported discoveries of Blood Bowl stadiums that have been found in these lost cities. It had previously been thought that the venerable sport had been invented by warring Dwarves and Orc tribes in the Old World, several centuries ago. However, if true, this discovery would suggest that the origins of Blood Bowl go back much further, perhaps even to the early days of the Slann and the Old Ones.
To settle the mystery once and for all, Emperor Karl Franz dispatched his most intrepid explorer, Dr. Averland Jones, to the New World to find out. For many months, Averl scoured the hostile Lustrian jungle, surviving only on insects and having no choice but to kill many ferocious Lizardmen and dinosaurs with nothing but his bare hands and trusty whip. Eventually, exhausted by his trials, he stumbled across an ancient, ruined stronghold, concealed in a lost valley at the base of the Spine of Sotek mountains. On venturing into the stronghold, he discovered that it was home to a legion of undead Rasetra, who quickly apprehended him and brought him before their leader - a huge, powerful Slann Necromancer named Sloss-tti.
As he was awaiting his fate in the great Slann’s throne room, Averl was sure he was going to die. However, to his surprise, Sloss-tti offed him a bargain. In exchange for his life, Sloss-tti demanded that Averl return to the Old World to spread news of a new Blood Bowl league that he was preparing to launch. The victors would be declared the greatest team in the Warhammer World and their coach would be worthy to wear the Crown of the New World – an ancient treasure that had been handed down through generations of Slann for centuries.
And so, that is how the rumors began. Now, Blood Bowl teams from all corners of the world – from the Empire and the Skaven underworld, to the remote reaches of Nippon, Ind and the Chaos Wastes in the north – are travelling to Lustria to compete in Sloss-tti’s league, for timeless glory and ancient treasure.
Do you have what it takes to defeat them all and stake a claim to the Crown?
An ancient and coveted relic, said to have been worn by Shak'rilak, a long-dead Slann of the second spawning who, according to Lizardman legend, is said to have first invented Blood Bowl. Now, the crown is in the possession of the Slann necromancer, Sloss-tti, who resides in Crokus Keep.
Awarded each season to the team that wins Secret League Americas.
Silver and Bronze Chalices
Awarded to the second- and third-place teams.
Golden Ball of Shak'rilak
This golden statue was directly cast from the very first Blood Bowl ball, which was used by Shak'rilak himself. Made from the skin of an Oinkasaurus (hunted to extinction centuries ago, as the popularity of Blood Bowl exploded across Lustria), it was crude and barely fit for purpose.
Awarded each season to the player that scores the most touchdowns.
Golden Gauntlet of Ixlsis
This gauntlet was worn by the legendary Saurus Temple Guard, Ixlsis, who was the captain of Shak'rilak's personal bodyguard, as well as a member of the Lizardman team that first won the Lustrian Cup many millennia ago.
Awarded each season to the the player that makes the most blocks.
This solid, but lethal mace was the favoured weapon of the Saurus Warrior, Ixlsis, when he went into battle (or just wanted to hurt someone really bad). Countless invaders and unwary colonists fell beneath its swing, before it eventually became a museum piece.
Awarded each season to the the player that causes the most casualties.
These wings once belonged to a fearsome Lord of Change of Tzeench, who was part of the first Chaos incursion into Lustria. Vraxx seriously injured Shak'rilak after challenging him to a one-on-one game of Blood Bowl. However, the Slann got his revenge when the Greater Daemon was fouled to death on the pitch by a skink the folowing day. As Shak'rilak said afterwards: "Shit happens, then you croak!"
Awarded each season to the the player that achieves the most passing yards.
This glove is a sacred heirloom that was once worn by the Slann catcher, Hopsalottal, who was part of the very first Slann Blood Bowl team. Hopsalottal achieved Blood Bowl immortality when he led his team to victory in the final of the Lustrian Cup, by making 5 interceptions and scoring the very first Larson (pre-dating Larson himself by several thousand years).
Awarded each season to the the player that makes the most interceptions.
Golden Boot of Ripfang
This is the boot that was worn by the legendary Skink, Ripfang. Ripfang was a serial fouler and one of the very first Dirty Players to grace the pitch. Legend has it that he only finished 3 games without being sent off in his 42-game career (and those were games where the ref had been bribed!). His most well-known victim was the Lord of Change, Vraxx, who was killed by Ripfang's boot in an infamous game during the height of the first Chaos incursion.
Awarded each season to the the player that makes the most fouls.
These golden shades once belonged to Slimi Hendrik, who is said to be the coolest Skink to ever have lived. He was gifted with incredible speed and agility, which allowed him to slip past many opponents on the BB pitch as if they weren't even there. It is said that he once defeated an entire Amazon team singlehandedly, and got all their phone numbers, for which he was awarded MVP for the match twice!
Awarded each season to the the player that is awarded the most MVPs.
Yes, you heard it right! In this league, not only will you have the chance to play Blood Bowl with/against some whacky teams, you will also have the opportunity to uncover various items of ancient Lustrian treasure and attempt to smuggle them back to your homeland!
Plus, if you can uncover one of these coveted pieces of loot (and hold on to it until the end of the season), then you will be awarded +2 to your season score!
Below are details of the current 'rumors':
Sacred idol of Potzipanzi
This is a fertility symbol that once belonged to Potzipanzi, the ancient founder of the cannibal halfling tribe, Slo'cookum. The idol was stolen centuries ago by Estalian raiders and, despite catching and feasting on many of the humans over the years, Slo'cookum never managed to retreive it. However, it seemingly never turned up in Estalia either, leading to rumors that it had been lost somewhere in the Lustrian jungle.
Acting on a tip-off, Averland Jones was able to track down an old Saurus hermit living in a cave next to the Amaxon river, who reportedly had some information on how to find the idol. The hermit's dialect was old and difficult to understand, but Averl could make out the following words:
"Dwarven ... runes ... will lead ... idol ..."
Bejewelled Helm of studmandudebro
This classy headpiece once belonged to the famous Imperial explorer studmandudebro. studman was well-known for his affinity with werewolves (which he referred to as his 'buff doggehz') and he helped establish the first contacts between humans and the small, reclusive werewolf population in Lustria. Unfortunately, he also had a reputation for exploring whilst heavily drunk (which is never a good idea in Lustria). He was last seen running off into the jungle doing a shirtcopter and yelling "Who let the dogs out?! Ruff! Ruff, ruff, ruff!".
Thanks to his uncanny research skills, Marcus Toady has managed to uncover the journal of a werewolf clan chieftain, who lived several hundred years ago. On examining the journal, Averland Jones finds that the passage referring to the location of studman's tomb contains what seems to be lyric excepts from a song, which he is not familiar with:
... if you like to gamble, you know that I'm your man
win some, lose some, it's all the same to me ...
... the pleasure is to play
makes no difference what you say ...