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Road to the NAFC 2017

The first Online NAF tournament of 2017 is to be our recurring favourite, as once we once again travel the Road to the NAF Championship! The tournament will kick off on Monday January 23rd, and once again you can win your ticket to the NAFC (or other NAF Major of your choosing - see below).

The rulespack for our tournament can be found here, and here, and is summarised below.

The group page has an FAQ section, and you can ask any questions below. I hope you'll make 2017 the year where you join us in playing Online NAF tournaments!
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Purplegoo on Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 11:54

Accepting Applications!

Warpstone Open XII
Ranked Major

Tournament draw starts
22.00pm server time
Wednesday 11th January

Any Ranked team can apply here.


Dynamic gold
Bonus MVP
Record on your profile
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easilyamused on Thursday, January 05, 2017 - 00:33
With the new rules update that was recently released, work has slowly begun to implement some of the changes into the FFB client.

While we're not giving any promises for when this update will be released, there is a technical hoop for me to jump through. All java code that is runnable from a web context (ie, a browser) must be signed. To do this, a code signing certificate is used. These work more or less like an SSL certificate, except they are more expensive.

I have already sorted out the certificate on my end, but there is a slight issue with modern certificates. Over the last couple of years, the Internet (and world in general) has switched to a more secure underlying method for these certificates (specifically, the hash algorithm used has gone from SHA1 to SHA2). This in itself is a good thing(tm). As part of this process, what's called the "Root CA certificate" from the provider I use for code signing certificates has been switched to a new one (also signed with SHA2). This is also a good thing.

So you're asking yourself "Ok, so what's the problem?". FUMBBL has a relatively large number of users. Some of you have computers that are getting a bit old. And even more specifically, some of you have machines that can not run Java versions newer than Java 6 (Old mac computers, running MacOS older than Lion). From my quick look at the analytics, this is roughly 0.5% of you.

Now, with Java 6 being quite old, it's no longer being updated. No updates means that the built-in store of Root CA certificates isn't being updated. And that's the problem. Those of you who are running old versions of Java don't have the new Root CA certificate installed, which will cause some problems.

In theory, it would be possible to install this specific root CA into an old version of Java, but I have no reasonable way to verify if this would actually work.

If you have an old machine (in particular a mac running snow leopard or earlier with the last Apple-distributed Java), and a relatively technical mind, it would be great if you could get in touch with me. I have a very simple test application (which effectively does nothing) that I would like to see tested in an environment like that. Initially, it will probably fail, but I am hoping to be able to get it to a functional state by installing the correct root CA. If that doesn't work, things will get complicated..

For most of you, this doesn't really change much. You're already running a recent version of Java (Java 8 update 111 as I write this), which is what I always recommend. If so, consider this more of a public announcement that the certificate will be changing with the next FFB client update and you may get a warning that asks you if you trust me.
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Christer on Monday, December 12, 2016 - 16:18
An interesting mix of dizzying hights and deep, deep lows came out of the second round draw for XFL XI. Time to get your teams ready to win the right to represent their race in the XFL Masters!

The three races selected are:
Chaos Dwarf
High Elf

If you have a [R]anked or [B]lackbox team of any TV from one or more of these races, you are hereby invited to APPLY your team(s) on the Group page.https://fumbbl.com/p/group?op=view&group=2410&p=teams

***Please Note: for the first round of qualifiers we directed you to the XFL Masters page by mistake. We are now back where we belong, but make sure you apply ONLY to the group from the link***
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Cloggy on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 15:29

Our final online NAF tournament of 2016 is our third partnership of the year with a NAF major. This time, the Dungeonbowl! This post should contain everything you need to know to enter the Dungeonbowl Highlanderturnement (there can only be one!), and to be in with a chance of winning some great physical, Dungeonbowl prizes.

The tournament will kick off on Monday November 21st, and applications are open now. Find our rulespack here, here and here.
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Purplegoo on Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 23:11