Welcome to NBBFL - National BIG BASH Football League, where we play NFL football the old school way: Hard, with really big players, and where hurting each other is central to the game.
The league uses one roster, but it lists all the big guy players (all strength 5+ players from all the normal and SL rosters).
Season 1 is the playoffs.
We are taking coach names/franchises for Season 2, which should kick off around early November 2023.
See the teams tab to find out which teams are playing in Season 1.
Season 2 signup:
If it says VACANT, then you can claim that franchise.
North American time zone (NFC):
Minnesota - KNINE - MightyBlowta Claw Kings
Detroit - HOUSEBLACKFYRE - Detroit Riots [NBBFL]
Chicago - Vacant
Carolina - Vacant
Tamba Bay - vacant - was DIEURASKEL (quit after one game)
Dallas - SQUIGADIER - Dull As Cows Boys
New York - Vacant
Arizona - vacant
Seattle - Vacant
NFC - EU coaches only (or those that can play EU evenings)
LA - Vacant
Washington - Vacant
New Orleans - Vacant
Atlanta - Vacant
Green Bay - Vacant
New Orleans - Vacant
Arizona - vacant
Philadelphia - Vacant
AFC - EU coaches only (or, can play EU times):
Pittsburgh - vacant
Cincinnati - DRCLAES - [NBBFL] Cincinnati Bengals
Cleveland - Vacant
Baltimore - RAVENSFAN - Bashmore Ravens
Houston - DRAKO88 - HoustonHaveAProblem
Tennessee - CHRISDEKOK fill with - Tennessee Fouly Titans
Jacksonville - FOL82 - JacKILLERSonville
Indianapolis - Vacant
Buffalo - Fol82 - Bufalo Kill
Miami - GRRRRREINDEER - Miami Killphins
New England - THE_DEMON - Nearly New England Patriots
NY Jets - Vacant
Denver - Vacant
KC - RITZI - Killsas City
LA Chargers - MiniMorg - LA Revers
Vegas - Las Vegas Demons CHRISDEKOK
pm knine if you are interested.
The NBBFL is a league loosely based on the real-life NFL structure.
All the players are 'Big Guys'. That's right - all players are Strength 5 or more.
Every Big Guy from Normal FUMBBL and Secret League FUMBBL team rosters is available to be hired. Only one of each player is available (about 90 different big guys to choose from). One twist: all Loners have the Pro skill. Note: the skills are all from pre-Jun 2023, ie before the Secret League Big Guy skills were all amended.
Conferences and divisions are broken down regionally.
There is a North American division, made of some NFC teams, and there are three European divisions, made of the remaining NFC teams and the entire AFC.
Season 2 will be about 7-8 games, followed by playoffs.
Team build for Season 2:
-2000 starting tv (big guys are expensive).
-This is enough to buy 12 players (average cost is 140k across the entire player list), 3 RRs and a few DF. Only 0-1 players are allowed on rosters. There is one player (a tomb guardian with loner and no pro skill) that is 0-16 - that is only for journeymen - do not buy him.
-All players with Loner come with pro (free, after all, this is a Pro League). Once your team is built, you have 72 spp to spend on players - use it or lose it (ie, you can't save any). No stats, but secondaries and stacking are allowed. Put your spp spend details in your team bio. You can also take random skill rolls if you want - but explain this in the bio.
Returning teams will be capped at $2600 tv. If they are below 2240tv and/or 72spp in skills, returning teams may ask the league to bump them up with $ and spp, up to a maximum season starting tv of 2240 and skill requirement of at least 72 spp. Skills first, then money. Ie, before game 1 of the season, the league will give you $ to buy more players if you are short of 2240tv and will grant you spp if you are short of 72 'spent spp' total (you must have skilled all players that can get a normal skill before the extra spp is given). Returning teams are permitted to start with less than 2240tv/72 spent spp if the coach wants to (an inducement strategy).
Returning teams treasury will be cut to 100k for the start of the season prior to the first game.
Returning players will have Niggles healed on a 4,5,6 (d6 roll)
All returning players will have MNGs removed.
RRs - 60k
Same stars allowed (there are only big guy stars available).
No expensive mistakes
You may hire and fire as you see fit.
No over overbuying. Ie, the team with the higher tv is not allowed to induce anything.
We value BASH, so teams tied on points at the end of the season will be differentiated by total CAS, then team CAS difference, then head to head CAS difference. Then head to head score. Then Nuffle.
Forfeits: The rules:
1. PLEASSSSSSE communicate early using the fumbbl messaging system - not Discord. (feel free to also use discord, but I can't track it, so it's only used if you @knine in discord so I know you are communicating).
2. Include the Commish (knine) as soon as you think you're having trouble contacting your opponent.
3. If a game is not played in the Round, you can ask for an extension, BUT, only if you have an agreed date and time. Max extension is three days.
4. Games not played or extended by the end of the Round will be forfeited to one team using the following system to determine who gets the forfeit win:
A. Nuffle roll. 1 d3 each. Highest wins. The dice rolls are modified as follows:
B. Plus one for the coach that sends the first pm on fumbbl to the opponent.
C. Minus three for every instance that a coach fails to show at the agreed time.
D. Plus one for every time a coach responds to a message from the opponent on fumbbl. (only one response is counted per message sent, ie consecutive messages don't count)
E. Minus 3 for zero communication.
5. MNGs are NOT cleared after a forfeit.
MOST important rule: This is a game.... have fun. SECOND most important rule: be nice!!
League standings are based on 5 points for a win, 2 points for a draw, and 0 for a loss, BUT, there is also one point assigned for each CAS caused to the other team (any type of CAS by any cause, so long as the client is able to score it).
One game every two weeks.
Playoffs for Season 1: Division winners and 4 (AFC)/ 2(NFC) wild cards go through to the playoffs. For Season 1, AFC teams will be stacked 1-3/4 by division winner and 4/5-8 by wild card. Then pairings are: 1v8, 2v7, 3v6, 4v5. For the NFC, the first KO round in the playoffs is wildcard teams only, then the wildcard winner goes up against division winners in the second KO round (1 v wildcard, 2 v 3). Conferences play KO rounds until the Conference champions have won, then there is a superbowl game between the conference winners.For those that want it, there will be a post-season tournament for the teams that didn't make the playoffs, called the Pyrrhic Cup - opt in only (note: it would be a mix of NA and EU teams).
Playoffs for Season 2: Will depend on the division structure - TBD.
Team list for Season 1:
NFC- NA timezone games
Minnesota - Knine - MightyBlowta Claw Kings
Green Bay - Vacant
Detroit - HouseBlackfyre - Detroit Riots [NBBFL]
Chicago - deurbroucq - Chicago Mummies of Da Midway
Atlanta - VACANT
Carolina - Spinball - Carol Line Panthera
New Orleans - Vacant
Tamba Bay - dieuraskel
Dallas - Squigadier - Dull As Cows Boys
New York - MediumThomas - Nue York Giants
Washington - VACANT
Philadelphia - MrTrickey??? - Birdtown Brothers
Arizona - Jogrenaught - Arizona Sweet Teas
San Fran - VACANT
Seattle - CoachLelund (maybe; C-attle Bulls)
LA - VACANT
AFC - EU timezone games
AFC North :
Pittsburgh - Fuel - Pit Stealerrs
Cincinnati - DrClaes - [NBBFL] Cincinnati Bengals
Cleveland - VACANT
&Baltimore - RavensFan - Bashmore Ravens
Houston - VACANT
Tennessee - VACANT (Chrisdekok will fill with - Tennessee Fouly Titans)
Jacksonville - fol82 Valen - JacKILLERSonville
Indianapolis - Linnanherra - Indianapolis Imps
Buffalo - puccios - Buffalo Drunk
Miami - grrrrreindeer - Miami Killphins
New England - The Demon - Nearly New England Patriots
NY Jets - Ben-Awesome - New Yankee Jets
Denver - Greathorn - Denver Bashin' Broncs
KC - Ritzi - Killsas City
LA Chargers - Rayhell - LA Bonehead Chargers
Vegas - Las Vegas Demons Chrisdekok
*** Did you know...
Season 1 Winners:
NFC Regular season Champs: Dallas (Squigadier)
AFC Regular season Champs: Tennessee (Chrisdekok)
CAS are just as important as winning!!! Each CAS counts for a point towards season standings. We are the BIG BASH league!!
Season performance for all the players of both conferences can be viewed on this table. NFC standings are now finalized, but AFC still shows round 15: NBBFL Player stats to Round 12
PM knine with the city you want to play.
NBBFL on Discord
Ignore this table - it's just a placeholder for some code: