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For many years the most famous Blood Bowl teams competed in the NAF, until the infamous 2489 Blood Bowl final between the Darkside Cowboys and the Reikland Reavers, when Commissioner Nikk Three-horn did a runner with the entire treasury and most of the Cowboys cheerleader squad. The NAF went bankrupt, and many teams travelled widely to play one-off exhibitions or short tournaments, while the top star players became freebooters and hired themselves out to the highest bidders...
But fast-forward and after all the years of turmoil, major Blood Bowl sportswear/weaponry corporation Rabidass has decided to pump filthy amounts of cash back into the game! Famous teams from the old NAF conferences are invited to return and duke it out once again in the Rabidass Super League! So keen were Rabidass to host this event that they have spared no expense, and hired all manner of wizards and apothecaries to ensure that the last, famous team line-ups of the NAF are reformed in all their glory.
1) This is a league purely for published, famous team rosters from the Almanac, Spikes, White Dwarf or the Blood Bowl website. You will start with the published roster, the only difference being Fan Factor which starts at 0. All teams will also get 50k spare cash before Game 1. If you want to join please send a PM so we can set your team up correctly.
2) The league has 14 day rounds and games are expected to start in the evening server time, or mornings/afternoons on weekends
3) It's a straight league with 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw, 0 for a loss and -3 for a concession. Ties at the end of the league will be sorted by head-to-head result, then TD difference, then if still tied Cas difference
4) You may not fire any players from the original rosters unless they pick up a permanent injury or niggle (you think Frenzy is a questionable skill for Gorbag 'Rabid' Foamface, the Orcland Raiders' Black Orc? Well tough - the fans love him!)
5) Teams may induce a Star Player even if he is already rostered for the opposition (e.g. Morg for the Allstars). It is assumed he is a doppelganger, similar player or an outright fraud who will be found out on the pitch! If a Star dies on a rostered team, similarly he will remain on the inducement list for Star Players
6) Other teams may also join in future as and when official rosters are released in new Spikes, the online Blood Bowl site, or other official publications
7) Cards and wizards are enabled as inducements
8 ) If you forfeit more than one league match in one season, you may get booted (as with most other leagues - just to keep it running well for the coaches who do play)
9) If a coach does drop out (preferably between seasons), the team will be up for adoption as it stands by another coach. The roster will be as it was left, but get a 'parachute payment' incentive (to encourage someone to take them on if they have been mangled). This will be half the difference between it's TV and the most expensive team in the league, in Gold Pieces
10) After your first game you may start hiring new players, and dropping coaching staff/rerolls if you like. New player names must fit the fluff - no rubbish like 'Luke Skywalker', 'Hatstand A' or whatever. If you can't think of a good name use a fantasy name generator for that race please - there are lots out there
11) Fluffwise you can play them how you like in game without restriction (e.g. if you choose the Bright Crusaders, you may choose to go with the fluff and religiously avoid fouling. But if that wardancer is down you can endure the spectators' fury and boot him if you wish!)
Hall of Fame
The return of Blood Bowl sounded such a good idea at the time – the lights, the fans, the glory, all that gold… But alas, the dreams of many a player end up shattered on the astrogranite, fading out to the baying of 50,000 hooligans. Here then are the sorry fates of some of the famous players that have fallen in the Rabidass Super League…
‘Acid Scarred’ Max – Of all the players that entered the opening game of Season 1, surely Max felt the safest. So hideous was this renegade that few wanted to go anywhere near him, including his own team-mates of the Chaos All Stars. Died on the first Line of Scrimmage!
Glart Smashrip Jr – The ferocious blitzer of the Skavenblight Scramblers only made it to Game 3 of the RSL where he got minced by the murderous Borag Toofrippa of the Gouged Eye – who has topped the casualty charts ever since! Glart Smashrip Senior is rumoured to be furious and keen to sign up at the next opportunity.
Grishnak Goblinthrottler – Famous captain of the Orcland Raiders; his last play was a heroic blitz that knocked out opposing Gouged Eye Captain Hurka da Fist and popped the ball loose. However the Eye promptly pushed him into the crowd where he was ripped apart by his fellow orcs. That’s derby matches for you.
Split Tendoncutter – Deadly blitzer of the Underworld Creepers. Well technically he’s not dead, you could say he has just made a big transfer to the Nurgle’s Rotters… not quite as dynamic as he used to be though, and somehow he smells even worse!
Forleon Summerdraft – Dashing catcher of the Elfheim Eagles, and top scorer of RSL Season 1 for which he won a pair of Griffin Boots. The fame went to his head though and while showboating a couple of games later he was promptly slain by another elf – Oriel Blaze of the Celestial Comets, who now wears his boots!
Thysia the Vain – Famous dark elf of the Chaos All Stars, and probably the best to sneak a dagger on to the pitch as he didn’t bother with those poncy cloaks! Was bravely trying to gather a bouncing ball in the Gouged Eye’s backfield (yes them again), when he got trampled into the dirt by the monstrous black orc Savage Robba.
Vorean Dawnstar – When will the Eagles learn? This strong blitzer was the lynchpin of the Eagles’ inaugural Season 1 title, but then in Season 2 came a cropper while showing off to the crowd at 3-0 up against the Champions of Death. An irate fan hurled a rock at him; he now plies his trade on the Champions’ LoS! His hair is still immaculate but the rest of him… euughh.
Yellowbirch Slybranch - you would think a treeman would be safe right? Wrong! Yellowbirch returned to the pitch from retirement for a single game, and only lasted one half vs the Champions of Death before being felled and then booted into kindling by a horde of zombies.
Hrion Brantho - another classic foul did for Hrion. Of all the ignoble ways for an elf player to go, getting sat on by a troll must rank right up there. Lil' Bunky the Greenboyz troll then really rubbed it in by intercepting a pass later in the game.