A Modest League
Welcome to the official homepage of our new test league! This is the official
testing site of the "Modest Proposal," an attempt by Yours Truly to "streamline"
the game of Third Edition Blood Bowl.
Why The Proposal?
The Proposal is the result of a discussion on the Blood Bowl Mailing List:
What changes would you make in a "Fourth Edition" of Blood Bowl?
What follows, then, is my answer. It was compiled after a couple of weeks of
discussion on the list, and finally put down on the webpage here. In the first
week of 1999, three friends and I moved to the playtesting phase. The Proposal
was playtested, and it was generally found to be pretty good! After a while, I
turned my thoughts to other things that would bring Blood Bowl more in line with
the current Warhammer world - a near certainty in any possible re-release of
Blood Bowl by Games Workshop. What you see here now is the result of that second
discussion on the Blood Bowl mailing list back in August.
Here's a look at what's contained on these pages:
The Rules Section deals (natch) with the rules we use in the league.
Included are such niceties as the League Charter and the League Accessory, which
are a number of agreements binding the various coaches in the league. The Garbage
Rules, a fragment of the much bulkier G.A.G. that once dominated these pages,
cover our own "house calls" on the finer aspects of the game.
The biggest part of the Rules Section, however, deals with the Proposal, which
contains my best approximation of what would be "good for the game" in a Fourth
The Teams Section covers some basic information regarding the teams currently
involved in the playtesting. These teams are all either brand new teams or
updated versions of the teams currently in existence in the Blood Bowl world.
For the current season (Spike! 2000), I have assembled three coaches to playtest
the teams in a lottery-league format, where no coach knows which team he will
coach next...in fact, no one really knows which teams are playing next,
If you'd like to e-mail any of the coaches, feel free to do so from the links
As you will be able to tell by the constant profane player names, these guys all
lack imagination to some degree. However, they're all decent Blood Bowl coaches
- so into the mix they go!
The Teams Section also contains the current rules, rosters, match
records, designer's notes, and history for each team - although the history
sections are works in progress.
The Season Section gives you the latest on the current season. You can
find the results of the latest games, up-to-date standings, and special
sections on the most notorious players - both alive and dead!
Enjoy! And if you have any questions or comments, feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org