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Waikikamukau
On certain mornings, as the first rays of light radiate from the dawning sun, a long white cloud can be glimpsed in the distance over the rippled blue waters off the coast of the Southern Wastes. Tormented by the stifling heat and relentless dry winds turning their skin to leather, the Blood Bowl tragics are contemplating an off season going to seed and withering like weeds under a good dose of ‘Roundup”.


Then one day in late December a voice is heard drifting over the waves.
“Cricky dick! Bro, stop stuffing ya face with greasies and come here. Can’t be sure based on the togs, but there is some pakeha cuz over other side.”
“Sheez Bro, you ain’t wrong.”
“Now that Chrissy is done, you think that they might be wanting a tiki tour over here and play some Bloodbowl?”

The sun-addled brains absorbed the word ‘Bloodbowl’, triggering an involuntary response. Before you could say, “couldn't see the road to the dunny if it had red flags on it”, all the blokes and mates got a into g, grabbed their gummies went sailing of to Aotearoa to find Waikikamukau and play Bloodbowl in cooler climes.

“Sweet as. Hey bro, rattle your dags and make sure the chilly bin is chocka with L&P, get your nana to jack up some savs and pavs and don’t forget the chocolate fish from the dairy. This going be a piss up large so better make sure that zambuck is around in case some dag carks it”

The Waikikamukau Bloodbowl Festival.

Rules.

Open to all SWL teams new and old, not currently playing in SWL proper. No TV limit and no age limit so whether you are a LRB4 legendary team or a CRP rookie you are welcome.

Format. Swiss chess scheduled rounds with seeding based on TV with overtime to avoid draws. Basically the meaner and nastier you are the more likely you will play together for the first couple of rounds.

The festival will use all the optional rules for Claw, Piling On, Right Stuff, Sneaky Git and Stand Firm. So any dirty fouling ‘flings and more than welcome to come and put the boot in.

The festival management have done a great deal with the local wizarding guild and got them to sponsor each game with some special items. This is pot luck, but every team will receive 100 gold to spend with the guild on CARDS before each game.

Prizes to be determined, but as with all festivals, everyone is a winner.

Sign up here, post here and lets have a great off season blast before SWL starts afresh in 2017

The Waikikamukau Festival kicks off on Boxing Day!! 26th of December the day after Christmas ;-)
MRS SMACKS SMACK TOURNEYS
Better than a Halfing Chef's pastries, Mrs Smack produces the best lard bun wrapped gravy and meat morsels in the Southern Wastes. Guaranteed to hit the spot a Mrs Smack pie, pasty or sausage roll is the nourishment of choice amongst Southern Wastes Blood Bowl fans.

Long term denizen of the Southern Wastes <<<deposed>>> has secured Mrs Smack as naming right sponsor for SWL Fringe SMACKS. Fast, furious and fun for players and fans alike, PM ramchop or subscribe to the SWL Fringe Touneys Forum Topic to keep in the loop.

SMACKS are KO tournaments of at least 4 Fringe teams. Arranged at the drop of the hat in SWL discord, or perhaps flagged a little ahead of time in the forums. Fringe Teams, old and new, big and small, loved and hated, can stretch their legs and show they still have what it takes to win something.

TV restricted SMACKS are for those terrified to match up to the big boys. First round TW must be at of below the stated level. Subsequent rounds, TV increase cannot be more than skills gained, winnings won, or fan factor ummm factored.

The Greatest SMACK is of course the unrestricted OPEN

And a new addition. Sevens SMACKS, open TV. Max 7 on the pitch, minimum 2 on LOS, and none in the wide zone.

Smack Winners
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11 Orcs, 1 Cup
Chavo

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2516 December
Stinkfinger
ramchop

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Seattle Sirens
Toonie

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2517 December
Fungal Finks
jevouse


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2516 September
Technically Minded
Grod
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2517 December
Dick Tracy's Detective Agency
Wozzaa

2517 November
Cheeky Darkies
ramchop



THE THUNDERDOME
- AN SWL FRINGE MAJOR
"Listen on! Listen on! This is the truth of it. Fighting leads to killing, and killing gets to warring, and that was damn near the death of us all. Look at us now, busted up and everyone talking about the Great War! But we've learned! By the dust of them all, we've learned. Now, when men get to fighting, it happens on the pitch, and it finishes on the pitch! Two teams enter; one team leaves." - Dr. Mealgood

Holders Late Show


OUTLINE
A three-stage Fringe Major with weapons and dirty tricks and a big prize with implications even beyond Thunderdome. There is also a big risk (read on, read on).


STAGES
The tournament has 3 stages.
  1. Thunder Road
  2. The Tourney in Fringetown
  3. The Thunderdome Final


SCHEDULE
Stage 1 starts as teams return from the Waikikamukau Festival.
Stage 2 & 3 runs alongside The Bob Borc Cup.

1. Fringe Fights aka Thunder Road
A team must gain the recognition of Fringetown (aka Bushtown) through playing in various games and competitions. This means playing against at least 8 different SWL Fringe coaches during Stage 1, to book a place in the next Thunderdome.

2. The Thunderdome Tourney
The tournament held in Fringetown (aka godforsaken place) where teams fight for the right to face off versus the reigning champions and compete for the grand prize. All games take place in Fringetown's stadium The Thunderdome.

Fringetown (aka filthy pit of swine) has rigged the Thunderdome with all kinds of traps and weapons. They have also rigged the draw -- making sure the biggest teams face off towards the end.

Note: The Champions don't compete in the tourney, and are automatically qualified for The Thunderdome Final. If the Champions are unavailable, the last game of the Thunderdome Tourney doubles as The Thunderdome Final. The reigning champion may enter a new team in the tournament, however this means forfeiting his chance to defend the title.

Thunderdome Rules:
  • Open for Fringe teams having played 12 (or 8 ) non-ToB Fringe Games since the end of Waikikamukau.
  • 3 rounds swiss with overtime; then top half (rounded down to 2, 4, 8, etc.) plays TV seeded KotH. Winner plays the reigning Thunderdome Champions.
  • No extensions.
  • Banned Sneaky Gits goes to KO box
  • Teams receive 50k card and 250k inducement allowance to be spent like this:
    50k to be spent on 1 Dirty Trick
    100k to be spent on bribe(s)
    150k that must be spent on player(s) with the Secret Weapon Skill (including Mercs with SW like Loonies and Deathrollers). You must spend as much of the 150k in this way as possible and you can also add other (normal) inducement cash to hire for instance a Merc Deathroller. Any spare cash after purchase may be spent as normal.
  • Note: Elves and Halfling teams, not having access to Secret Weapons, must instead spend this 150k on a combination of Cards/Apothecary/Babes/Chef
  • Take care getting the inducement buying phase right, but feel free to add of your own treasury and TV difference to buy inducements as well.
  • If mistakes are made during the inducement phase, you can have the game restarted by Fumbbl staff (support ticket).

3. Thunderdome Final
"Two teams with a gutfull of fear!
Ladies and gentlemen,
boys and girls,
dying time's here!!
This is the fight for the Grand Prize. The reigning champions compete to keep their prize for another year, while the challengers will be trying to take it off of them.

The loser must get ready to Face the Wheel!


MAIN PRIZE
  • 100,000 gold coins.
  • Gain the service of Master Blaster* as long as team remains Champions.
  • A permanent Secret Weapon of choice on player of choice* (and no SW skill**).
* They are a pair. You can not choose to get only one. Should one of them leave (retired), the other will follow.
** Master Blaster may not get Secret Weapon.
*** The Wastes respects the Thunderdome champions. Refs won't ban this Secret Weapon player.



SPECIAL PLAYERS
"The little one is called Master. He's the brains. He runs Underworld. The other one is Blaster. He's the muscle. Together they can be very powerful."
Master

Halfling Chieftain
MA5 ST1 AG3 AV7
Dodge, Leader, Right Stuff, Side Step, Stunty
TV 50,000

Blaster

Human Blocker
MA4 ST4 AG2 AV9
Bone-head*, Block, Disturbing Presence, Fan Favourite, Guard, Thick Skull, Throw Team-Mate
TV 180,000

* represents Blaster's only weakness.




THE WHEEL
Bust a Deal and face the wheel.

Justice is just a roll of the dice. A flick of a coin. A turn - of the Wheel.

The losing finalist will be punished with one of the following (roll a d10):
  1. Death - team loses random player
  2. Hard Labour - random player gets -AV and Thick Skull*
  3. Amputation - random player gets halved MV (rounding up) + Foul Appearance
  4. Underworld - random player gets Bone-head + Disturbing Presence**
  5. Forfeit Goods - remove treasury from team
  6. Gulag - team exiled from Fringetown (can never re-enter this tourney)
  7. Spin Again - re-roll the result
  8. Imprisonment - all players get MNG (i.e. plays next game with 11 journeymen)
  9. Acquittal - all players go free
  10. The Fringe chooses - limited time forum poll for punishment

* permanently weakened physique but mentally strong after hard labour
** reeking and traumatized after repeated pig torture


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Deep in the Southern Wastes...

...desert winds race uninterrupted across endless leagues of scorched earth. Ever erratic, the winds this particular day offer up the fractured remains of a skull, as it comes skittering across the sands. For an age it has wandered the desert like a nomad, seemingly doomed to the mercy of the winds, but finally its path has now terminated at this barren piece of ground marked out in the middle of nowhere. A behomothian orc spots the skull as it comes to rest, and looking immensely pleased, wanders over and straps the skull to his shoulder pad.

This is the Fringe... there may not be much else, but there is Blood Bowl!

WHAT IS SWL FRINGE?
The SWL Fringe is the entry portal for new coaches to the Southern Wastes League, and is home to most non-league Blood Bowl in the Southern Wastes. In these barren lands new legends are born, and old legends come to die. Play free standing fringe games versus other roaming teams; train your team for the next Fringe Tourney; raid Old World tournaments and bring back trophies & glory to the Wastes; prime your team for the SWL through the gruelling Trial of Blood; or stand in/on the rookies' way/throat as one of the Blooders.

ENTER THE FRINGE
As with the SWL, to participate you must be living in an area within the broad GMT+7 to GMT +12 timezones. (Usually this consists of Australian/New Zealand and East Asian areas). Each coach is allowed any number of [L]eague teams. These can be any team you like, a brand new team, an SWL team, or an [L] team that once played elsewhere but have migrated to the Fringe. Once in however, they're ours! No dodging in and out of the group except for when raiding Old World tournaments.

IMPORTANT LINKS
Southern Wastes League - 'nuff said.
SWL Channel BB - stories, interviews and news from the league.
#SWL chat room - join the league chatroom. #SWL is now on Discord. IRC is dead. Long live IRC.

AFFILIATE LEAGUES & GROUPS
CBBA - competition between the established Old World Universities.
SSL - Southern Survivalists League. The only way out... is death.
NAF Online Tournaments - NAF group for Australasian timezones.
DIBBL - Deserted Isles Blood Bowl Leeg is a Kiwi league.

BLOOD BOWL COMMUNITY
AUSBOWL - The no. 1 resource for fantasy football in Australia.
NZBBN - The Home of Tabletop Fantasy Sports in Aotearoa.

LEGACY GROUPS
Southern Pioneers
Fringe Smackdowns
Fringe Tournaments
Fringe Top 30
NEW!! Fringe Tour
Guild Bifrost
Champions Cup Challenge
Southern Wastes Warlord Showdown Group Page
FRINGE TOURNEY WINNERS
Thunderdome 13Late Showtussock
Waikikamukau 2516Technically MindedGrod
SWL Birthday Cup 2516Technically MindedGrod
Waikikamukau 2515Dhingo InitiativeBalle2000
Thunderdome 12Blackwater BlitzChavo
Waikikamukau 2514Blackwater BlitzChavo
Christmas Carnage 2512Bush CobrasBalle2000
The Great War...
The Trial of the Exploding KegGongoth Gargantuansalmic85
Thunderdome 11Artesian ApparitionsSnorri
Need for Speed ChallengeNorsemen of ApocalypseOldBugman
Donut CupBig Dan's FreebooterzPatrician
Gentleman's Picnic '06Southern Waste GreenskinsSandune
Lad's Picnic '06Aus for Germany '06erikekers
Gentleman's Picnic '05Southside Stone SmashersSandune
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