Blood Bowl Competition Rules Pack.pdf


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BLOO D B O WL



BLOOD BOWL COMPETITION RULES
This rules pack contains a set of alternative game rules that have been developed in order to maintain game balance
in leagues that last for long periods of time (e.g. for months or years rather than weeks), and for use in tournaments
where very precise play balance and exact wording of the rules are important. They have been heavily tested by
Blood Bowl coaches around the world, to ensure the best long-term balance and minimum of confusion. However, by
necessity this makes the competition rules longer and more complex than the standard rules, and because of this their
use is entirely optional. League commissioners and tournament organisers should therefore feel free to use either the
competition rules or the standard rules included with the Blood Bowl game, whichever they consider to be the most
appropriate for the league or tournament they plan to run.
Note that the Competition Rules pack only includes the information and rules that you will need during play. All
descriptions of game components, the history of Blood Bowl, and all illustrations and ‘Did You Knows’ have been
removed, both in order to save repeating information already in the Blood Bowl Rulebook, and to save time and
money when printing the document out. We recommend printing two pages to a sheet to save further paper. Also note
that the original page numbering has been preserved as much as possible, to ensure that page references in the text
remain correct, and this sometimes means that the page numbers ‘jump forward’ or that pages have a certain amount
of empty space. In other words, the Competition Rules pack is a functional document, rather than an attractive one!

TABLE OF CONTENTS
SETTING UP THE GAME ................................... 6
THE KICK-OFF ............................................... 6
THE SEQUENCE OF PLAY ................................ 7
MOVING THE TURN MARKER ................... 7
PLAYER ACTIONS ........................................ 7
TURNOVERS … ................................................ 7
MOVEMENT ........................................................ 8
TACKLE ZONES ................................................... 8
PICKING UP THE BALL ................................. 8
BLOCKS .............................................................. 9
BLITZ MOVES ................................................ 9
STRENGTH .................................................... 9
KNOCK DOWNS & INJURIES ............................ 11
INJURIES ....................................................... 11
SUBSTITUTES ............................................... 11
THE INJURY TABLES .................................... 11
THROWING THE BALL ....................................... 12
THROWING ..................................................... 12
CATCHING THE BALL .................................... 13
BOUNCING BALLS ........................................ 13
THROW-INS ................................................... 13
TURNOVERS ................................................. 13
RE-ROLLS ........................................................... 14
TEAM RE-ROLLS ........................................... 14
PLAYER RE-ROLLS ...................................... 14
SKILLS ............................................................ 14
WINNING THE MATCH ....................................... 15
SCORING TOUCHDOWNS
IN YOUR TURN ............................................... 15
SCORING ON THE OPPONENT’S
TURN ............................................................... 15
RESTARTING THE MATCH ........................... 15
CONCEDING THE MATCH ............................. 15
EXTRA RULES ......................................................... 16
CREATING A BLOOD BOWL TEAM .................... 16
TEAM ROSTER SHEETS .............................. 16
BUYING PLAYERS ........................................ 16
TEAM RE-ROLLS & FAN FACTOR ................ 16
COACHING STAFF ........................................ 16
APOTHECARY ............................................... 17
THE KICK-OFF TABLE ........................................ 18
THE FANS ...................................................... 18
THE WEATHER ................................................... 20
HANDING-OFF THE BALL .................................. 20
GOING FOR IT! ................................................... 20

ASSISTING A BLOCK ..........................................21
INTERCEPTIONS & FUMBLES ............................22
FOULS....................................................................23
SKILLS .....................................................................23
BLOOD BOWL LEAGUES .......................................24
STARTING THE LEAGUE ...................................24
TEAM ROSTER ...................................................24
TREASURY ....................................................24
TEAM VALUE .................................................25
MATCH RECORDS ........................................25
INJURIES ............................................................25
CASUALTY TABLE ........................................25
STAR PLAYER POINTS ......................................25
HOW TO EARN STAR PLAYER POINTS ...........26
STAR PLAYER POINTS TABLE ..........................26
IMPROVEMENT ROLLS .......................................26
IMPROVEMENT TABLE .................................. 26
NEW SKILLS ....................................................26
CHARACTERISTIC INCREASES....................26
ROLLING DOUBLES .......................................27
IMPROVEMENTS & PLAYER VALUES ..........27
VALUE MODIFIERS TABLE ............................27
PLAYING LEAGUE MATCHES ...............................28
PRE-MATCH SEQUENCE....................................28
THE WEATHER ...............................................28
PETTY CASH ...................................................28
INDUCEMENTS ...............................................28
POST-MATCH SEQUENCE ................................. 29
IMPROVEMENT ROLLS.................................. 29
UPDATING TEAM ROSTER............................29
JOURNEYMEN ................................................29
SPIRALLING EXPENSES.....................................29
CONCEDING ........................................................29
TOURNAMENTS .....................................................30
RUNNING A TOURNAMENT................................30
THE GLITTERING PRIZES .................................. 31
OPTIONAL LEAGUE RULES .................................. 32
AWARDING THE MVP.........................................32
SPIRALLING EXPENSE MODIFICATION............32
EXCLUDING INDUCEMENTS IN
LEAGUE PLAY.................................................32
INDUCEMENT USE IN ONE-OFF PLAY..............32
FREE FAN FACTOR.............................................32
ADDITIONAL WINNINGS FOR
SHORT LEAGUES ...........................................32

SPECIAL PLAY CARDS ..........................................55
MISCELLANEOUS MAYHEM DECK ....................55
SPECIAL TEAM PLAYS DECK.............................56
MAGIC ITEMS DECK............................................57
DIRTY TRICKS DECK...........................................58
GOOD KARMA DECK...........................................59
RANDOM EVENTS DECK ....................................61
DESPERATE MEASURES DECK ........................62
SKILL DESCRIPTIONS ............................................63
INDUCEMENT DESCRIPTIONS .............................69
BLOODWEISER BABES.......................................69
BRIBES..................................................................69
EXTRA TEAM TRAINING .....................................69
HALFLING MASTER CHEF ..................................69
IGOR......................................................................69
MERCENARIES ....................................................69
STAR PLAYERS ...................................................69
WANDERING APOTHECARIES..........................69
WIZARD................................................................70
TEAM ROSTERS .....................................................71
AMAZON TEAMS .................................................71
CHAOS TEAMS....................................................71
CHAOS DWARF TEAMS .....................................71
DARK ELF TEAMS...............................................72
DWARF TEAMS ...................................................72
ELF TEAMS..........................................................72
GOBLIN TEAMS...................................................73
HALFLING TEAMS...............................................73
HIGH ELF TEAMS................................................73
HUMAN TEAMS ...................................................73
KHEMRI TEAMS ..................................................74
LIZARDMAN TEAMS ...........................................74
NECROMANTIC TEAMS .....................................74
NORSE TEAMS....................................................74
NURGLE TEAMS .................................................75
OGRE TEAMS......................................................75
ORC TEAMS ........................................................75
SKAVEN TEAMS..................................................76
UNDEAD TEAMS .................................................76
VAMPIRE TEAMS ................................................76
WOOD ELF TEAMS .............................................76
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ......................78
STAR PLAYER LIST ................................................80

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