Posted by PainState on 2016-01-16 16:09:04
Well, if you can find the 2ED rules packs both of them have stories that cover the origins of Blood Bowl from its founding.
Posted by NerdBird on 2016-01-16 16:16:52
But they have since stated the bb world and fantasy world are not congruent.
Posted by Prez on 2016-01-16 16:52:01
Posted by keggiemckill on 2016-01-16 17:33:49
They found an old NFL rule book. NFL= Nuffle. I know that for sure.
Posted by PainState on 2016-01-16 17:37:01
Iam up at work so I cannot get get it right now.
2ED had two books that came with the game, a rules book and a fluff, background book.
Also in the Red book, the Comapanion, they talk about the official NAF rules of play and so forth, which is different than "normal" Blood Bowl rules.
Also in the Fluff back ground book it list the 2 conference and 32 teams that played in the official NAF big boy league.
Posted by PainState on 2016-01-16 17:38:00
NAF: Stands for NUFFLE Amorical Football
Posted by Balle2000 on 2016-01-16 17:42:46
Rough timeline of the start of Blood Bowl
-5500 (estimate): The original game of Blood Bowl is first played.
2345 Hubris Rakarth is born
235x (estimate) Blood Bowl is rediscovered
* The current year is 2516
Q) So what world is Blood Bowl based in? Warhammer, 40k, earth?
A) Well, contrary to popular belief none of the above. Blood Bowl exists in it's own alternative Warhammer Fantasy universe, one where chainsaws, grenades and Chaos can find themselves welcomed into the middle of Altdorf. And that's straight from Jervis's mouth.
Otherwise harvestmouse is the resident loremaster on FUMBBL, so you could do worse than contacting him.
Posted by pythrr on 2016-01-16 18:11:45
yes, the mouse knows
Posted by gansus on 2016-01-16 18:45:35
I am pretty sure we may have some user of this WONDERFUL web who could just scan some "Mortal Zone" or previous editions rules for you. I say that because i know in those you have the history of bloodbowl in the Old World, what you are asking for, as i have read them in the Spanish version i used to play in my University days.... so long ago.
I have tried to look for them for you in the inet but i have not been able to find them up. So, i will tell you what i can remember, before PainState can maybe scan them for you.
Two armies were about to have a battle on the very next day. They were humans and orcs. So in that day, one of the orcs was wandering around and felt curious about one particular place in the roundabouts, where he end up finding a small temple devoted to Nuffle. There he also found a book where it was related that, in the past, battles were not the way to solve disputes. They were, instead, solved by means of a kind of battle where only 11 warriors from each side took part. They wore special armours, which our orc found there, too. The "battles" took part in a special place to praise Nuffle, which was essentially a flat prairie. Our orc could also see that outside of the temple there was such a place. After that, he told his partners and his chieftain about this incredible finding, and he inmediatelly asked for a truce with the humans to investigate all this. They did so and, of course, each army picked up 11 chosen warriors to battle, while all the others would watch the match. They had to look for a ball, which was made out of a pig's bladder that was pumped later on.
Both the players and the spectators went absolutelly mad in their enjoyment, and they sent news to every place in the Old World so the rest of the races and armies could make their own teams. And our orc, whose name i cant remember, became the first Nuffle Praist in the rediscovered bloodbowl.
Well, sorry i cant remember more details, but i hope you liked it: i did it when i read for the first time. And, apart from that, in those versions, all the teams were not only listed, but there also was a small fluff description for them. It was really fantastic!
Posted by gansus on 2016-01-16 19:34:03
Found this somewhere in the internet, seems copied word from word:
"The current Blood Bowl sport is relatively young compared to its original origins which is thought to be thousands of years old descending from the ancient religion dedicated to the God Nuffle. Lost for centuries the sport was rediscovered during a battle fought between two armies on a strangely formed battlefield. It was sheer luck that led to the discovery of an ancient temple of Nuffle when an over curious ork named 'Mungk' stumbled upon the temples entrance during a temporary cease fire. Inside the wondrous temple was discovered the original book describing the worship of Nuffle through the sport of Blood Bowl. After dispatching messengers to locate someone who could translate the ancient writings into understandable words. The person who was brought forth to do this was the Dwarf who would eventually take on the name Roze-EL. It took the Dwarf three days to uncover the lost secrets that were contained within the book but eventually he was able to tell the assembled warriors of a lost God Nuffle and how through a strange form of sport this God was paid homage. So it was decided the two armies selected warriors to don the armour found inside the temple and following the rules that the ancient Dwarf had discovered: such as the use of an inflated pigs bladder the use of 11 players to each team and the scoring of points through the crossing of a line. The resulting game was to say the least a sight of complete carnage but eventually the 'Game' was completed and the armies disbanded to take word of this new sport to al the corners of the world. It was after the armies had gone that the sacred Grid Iron that the book had spoken of was discovered was discovered and from then the course was set not only for the ancient Dwarf who had resurrected the word of Nuffle but also the rest of the Warhammer World."
--The History of Blood Bowl
Posted by SpecialOne on 2016-01-16 20:52:25
I would like to get my hands on those fluffbooks aswell. Could be a fun read!
Posted by Squiglet on 2016-01-16 21:18:45
If I remember correctly the original origin story appears at the start of BB1s story mode.
Posted by ramchop on 2016-01-17 11:07:31
there are some links in this TFF post:
Posted by The_Great_Gobbo on 2016-01-18 02:58:42
Doan't overlook der importance o der bogey flickin kontest we woz avin, which Mungk won wiv a deft up an under move !