Jim Johnson: Welcome to another great season of Blood Bowl, Team Manager fans! I'm Jim Johnson, and with me, as always, Bob Bifford, say hello to the nice fans, Bob!
Bob Bifford: Hello to the nice fans, Bob!
Jim Johnson: Well, as you can tell, Bob either is still recovering from last week's Legends of Blood Bowl match to support the Malignant Referees Association, or he's still recovering from the post game party! Anyway, this season we'll be focusing on three of the top teams in Blood Bowl...
Bob Bifford: That's right, Jim, when you think of top Blood Bowl teams, three names come to mind. The Reikland Reavers, the Gouged Eye and the always dangerous Chaos All-Stars!
Step 1: Each week, a Spike Magazine Card is flipped (which either is a global modifier to games played that week, or one of the Big Four Tournaments), and one highlight for each coach in the game.
This week, the Spike Magazine Card is:
"Rivalry Week Kicks Off"!: In addition to collecting the central payout, the winner of each highlight gains an additional two fans.
The highlight Cards are:
"Illegal Proceedure": Rewards: Left 1 Fan, Central 2 Fans, One Star Player pull, Right Two Star Player Pull (choose 1)
"Skullcracker Suite": Rewards: Left 2 Star Player Pull (Choose 1), Central 2 Fans, Right 2 Coaching Upgrades Pull (Choose 1)
"Right in the Jibblies": Rewards: Left 2 Fans, Central 3 Fans, Right 1 Fan
Jim Johnson: Yes indeed, and we're about set for the kickoff of the opening round of the season, so let's go down to the field.. it's time to play..
Bob Bifford: BLOOOOOD BOWL!!!! RARGHH!
Jim Johnson: Don't hit me Bob, Don't hit me..
Step 2: Play the week out: Each team in turn plays a card on a highlight (you can only play players on the side of a highlight which is unoccupied or has your players, Tournaments are special, they're basically free for alls)
The Chaos All-Stars Player goes first and places "Beastman Thrower (2 Star Power)" to the right side of the Illegal Proceedure Card. The Beastman Thrower has a ball icon, so the ball moves from the center of the highlight, to the Thrower (If you have the ball at the end of a highlight, it's worth 2 Star Power towards winning the highlight)
The Reavers are up next: They decided to stay away from the Beastman and play a Human Lineman (Star Power 1) to the left side of Skullcrakcker Suite, hoping to get the Star Player pulls from that side.
THe Gouged Eye ddecide to play "Orc Lineman (1 Star Power)" the left side of Right in the Jibblies.. if they have a player there at the end, they get two fans, the central reward is three more fans, and the special card for the week gains two fans.. so if they win here, that's SEVEN fans and a good chance at having the early lead!
Jim Johnson: Interesting, the Chaos All-Stars are going for the ball instead of their opponents. That's unusual for them..
Bob Bifford: I hear that they've decided that if they have the ball, the other team HAS to come to them to get it, and this makes sure that the All-Stars can get them within arms reach!
Jim JOhnson: I hear that negotiations between the Reavers and Griff Oberwald are not going as well as the Reavers would hope, the Reavers last offer was Griff Oberwald's weight in Gold Pieces..
Bob Bifford: And why didn't Oberwald take it?
Jim JOhnson: His agent told me that he's holding out for Morg'th N'hth'rog's weight in gold pieces.
Bob Bifford: That's... That's a lot of gold.
Jim Johnson: Indeed. Meanwhile, the Gouged Eye are serenading us with their most popular song 'Ere we go 'ere we go 'ere we go"
Bob Bifford: That's because it's the only song they know![