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ramchop



Joined: Oct 12, 2013

Post   Posted: Feb 22, 2021 - 09:40
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Socrates Conference LXXXV
Game 5: Sharpers's Chaos Dwarf "Bronzed Raiders"Image

BUG!

I think it says a lot about how solid FUMBBL is, when after over 200 games of SWL I can't recall any games that were affected by a client crash or a game changing bug. Apart from the tough guy Caging Rollins shaking off a serious injury. But that was a freak event never replicated so didn't even make the Bugs log.

Today's bug is a bit more well known. Tree rolls to take root and fails, tree automatically stands up rooted. Did it make a difference this game? If the 50% stand up roll on guard Large Woodie had failed, the 2D push to open the gap would have been a 1D. Lots of what ifs in that one. Let's just watch the replay....

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Hardly the biggest highlight of the game. There was a wizard, 1D hits, -2D strip, long passes, and importantly some sweet sweet KO rolls.

Full time 2-0 (1/0/0 - 2/0/0)
ramchop



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Post   Posted: Apr 24, 2021 - 07:10
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Socrates Conference LXXXV
Game 7: JoeKano's Slann "Skye Hoppers!"Image

Back in Round 1, I tried and failed to demonstrate how BB20 would change things. Well against Slann there's sure to be a difference... sadly there is no Slann in BB20.

So let's not mention the frog leaping shenanigans in this game, and instead focus on the mighty wood elves.

Turn 8:
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Wardancer leap
BB16: 3+ [3] Success \o/
BB20: 2+ (-2 markers +1 for leap skill) = 3+ [3] Success \o/ but hang on... there's a diving tackle to consider in BB20 FAIL

Dodgy lino pass
BB16: 3+ [2] team rr [4] Success \o/
BB20: 5+ [2] team rr [4] FAIL

Of course the Dancer might have found a different way to avoid that leap in BB20. There'd be no Slann blitzer to dodge away from for a start. Space frogs don't exist. Sad

Full time 2-0 (1/0/0 - 2/2/0)

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Another win in conferences. That's 4 times in 10 appearances at that tier. Pretty happy with that.

Less happy with my record in Prem, how will I get on there in S86? We won't get to find out. After 13 seasons plus cups (106 games) with Freezy Trees and 15 seasons (104 games) with Bravado it's finally time to have a break from SWL.

Why? Clearly the elves are shit scared of Skitter Stab-Stab. He lives up there.

o/
ramchop



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Post   Posted: Oct 23, 2021 - 22:09
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So in SWL you're allowed to park your team for up to 5 seasons. If you don't come back within this period, the players are deemed to have gone their separate ways and are done for good. After a three season break I was all set to clip the ticket with Bravado, reset the timer and see how things felt before (potentially) going back on holiday.

But then BB20 happened. It was pretty clear to me a few weeks ago that Glee Strawberry and co would not be returning to the pitch. So I've been stretching my Wood Elf legs instead in DIBBL Shiny with the Brave Dodos.

And what did SWL do when they flicked the switch to BB20? Not quite a full reset. New teams had to be made, but you could keep your franchise if you liked. It meant that some racial drafts would be prized possessions and you'd need to be very lucky to get them. I wanted Underworld, but JPM and HaruHaru had decided they'd like to keep their franchises meaning it was highly unlikely I'd get them. SWL balances things out with races and classes of races (Rock/Paper/Scissors/Dynamite). I was also drawn to Black Orcs for the novelty value. Beyond that though, there is the nagging knowledge that scheduling in too many leagues can be quite stressful.

My full draft list:

Underworld
Black Orc
continued holiday.

Clearly I got one, or I wouldn't have rebooted this blog.

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I'd wanted to use the team name GG Luckers for a while. I hate with a passion the premature "gg", and being called a "lucker" really triggers me. So I embraced the rage!

50 teams have signed up to SWL in its first BB20 season. 5 pools of 8 a 6th of 10. I'm in the 10, which means two byes. And by the luck of the draw I miss out on fling fun which is sad. Saves me the embarrassment of fling fun though, which is a bit of a relief.

So who am I up against in SWL Season 89?:

SWL JoeKano's Skye Conference

Image Tor Yvresse Griffonz (griffonnz)
Image New Blacktown Expatriates (ClayInfinity)
Image Call of the Zombie (Angryman)
Image Talons of the Warp (Hyton)
Image Little Rip-snorters (Nubs11)
Image [SWL] Mandatory Happiness (Kransky)
Image Grim Mountain Grudgebearers (Semitence)

GG Luckers!
ClayInfinity



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Post   Posted: Oct 24, 2021 - 03:14 Reply with quote Back to top

Looking forward to our match!
ramchop



Joined: Oct 12, 2013

Post   Posted: Oct 24, 2021 - 05:51
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SWL JoeKano's Skye Conference
Game 1: griffonnz's Elf "Tor Yvresse Griffonz"Image

What do you mean fouls don't count towards the team cas count anymore?

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BB20 Cas count:
+1 (1/0/0) - (0/0/0)

BB16 Cas count (includes fouls):
+3 (1/1/1) - (0/0/0)

GG Cas count (includes foul and surfs):
+4 (1/2/1) - (0/0/0)

Hey we're a grab team! It counts!

15 seasons, 104 games of posting Bravado's elf BS. I guess it's only fair that I'm on the receiving end. Yeah, it's not too BS - I just want to show off my garish new wide zones.

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Final Score 1-1 (1/2/1) - (0/0/0)
oozeboss



Joined: Mar 06, 2016

Post   Posted: Oct 24, 2021 - 08:00 Reply with quote Back to top

And very impressive wide zones they are. There was wide spread admiration for them in the peanut gallery.

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ramchop



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Post   Posted: Nov 07, 2021 - 02:06
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SWL JoeKano's Skye Conference
Game 2: ClayInfinity's Black Orc "New Blacktown Expatriates"Image

Mirror match. ex-SWL dorf coach vs ex-SWL wood elf coach. I felt I was going to get positionally outplayed. Also, I'd never beaten Clay, it was going to be tough.

Maybe my single skill (mighty blow borc) could help give me the edge. Or perhaps I'd suffer at the boot of his single skill (sneaky git).

Boot beat blow.

However, ex-wood elf coach found a few options Go the dodging Borc!
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With no guard on the pitch it's pretty hard to protect a goblin from a 1D goblin hit. Fortunately a nice scatter had given it to a Borc channeling his inner elf.

T8 though, saw a no-reroll 1-turner reply.

Half time 1-1

With no guard on the pitch it's pretty hard to protect a goblin from a 1D goblin hit. The Luckers lucked it, and the GG goblin who recovered the ball refused to go down.

Final Score 2-1 (0/0/0) - (1/2/0)*

Niggled Borc apo'ed, MA3 Borc replaced, Niggled goblin sacked. I need me a sneaky git.

*GG Cas count (includes foul and surfs)


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ramchop



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Post   Posted: Nov 12, 2021 - 20:45
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SWL JoeKano's Skye Conference
Game 4: Angryman's Undead "Call of the Zombie"Image

Glorious!
(though that offset at the top bugged me all game. whose fault is it?)

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Less glorious was the performance of the Black Orcs. Outmuscled, outplayed, outcoached.

Final Score 0-2 (0/2/0) - (1/1/0)*

*GG Cas count (includes foul and surfs). On this occasion it matches the BB20 stats. Undead and Borc need to up their fouling games.
ramchop



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Post   Posted: Nov 13, 2021 - 20:53
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SWL JoeKano's Skye Conference
Game 4: Hyton's Chaos "Talons of the Warp"Image

I love trolls. Not too long ago my trolls Punishing Wounders won the Oceanic Secret League's Sucker Cup. A four round KO tournament. However, trolls do have their drawbacks.

Happily today's drawback story is not about the GG troll, the mighty, Whātaitai. Instead we turn to a new position in BB20, the Chaos Troll. The appropriately named Brain Rot.

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Three double skulls for each side in this game. Brain Rot accounted for two of them. Loner 4+ failed both times.

Paparangi followed up knocking out the troll with a nice Image rr Image
Caught the scatter in 4 TZs
Withstood a 2d blitz Image Image rr Image Image
Blitzed through a goat Image Image
Blitzed off a goat Image Image rr Image Image
Blitzed off a warrior Image and scored!

<Hyton> round of applause for Paparangi the untouchable
<ramchop> you touched him, just not in a bad way

Final Score 2-0 (0/0/0) - (0/0/0)
ramchop



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Post   Posted: Nov 26, 2021 - 09:28
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SWL JoeKano's Skye Conference
Game 5: Nubs11's Lizardmen "Little Rip-snorters"Image

0/0/0 again!
Zero hurt, zero injuries, zero kills!

5 games, 225 blocks, 3 cas. Pathetic!

How pathetic? With the round 5 deadline approaching, all of the 50 teams in SWL are on 4 or 5 games played. GGs are this pathetic:

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2nd to last. It's a bit hard to develop the black orcs when they aren't firing.

Oh well, can't complain. Another win to the Luckers.

Final Score 2-1 (0/0/0) - (1/0/0)
mekutata



Joined: May 03, 2015

Post   Posted: Nov 26, 2021 - 09:32 Reply with quote Back to top

Can still rename them to Unluckers.

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