Blood Bowl is a game that lives because of its dedicated fan base (see cult following). The reason people get hooked is because the rules allow for competitive play, but still gives players the power to change the game in the name of fun! About 75% of the LRB are optional rules (though cyanide has shown us the danger in this) and fluff detailing extraordinary events in the Blood Bowl. Also, nearly every table top league or tournament I have been to/heard about uses some form house rules. House rules (can)make the game fun and fresh, and still be in the spirit of the game. The big kahuna of house rules is implementing your very own team. Naturally, building a team from scratch has its pitfalls. It’s difficult to build a team that is competitive, yet doesn’t go overboard and become too powerful. Thankfully, there are guidelines to building teams that will help to curb ones... erm… enthusiasm without banishing the team to tier two. Blood Bowl Team Building Guidelines Checklist Some things to consider: These guidelines were written during 4th (possibly 3rd?) edition though they still hold true for the most part. Just be aware that you should treat wrestle as you would block. Also, the guidelines tell nothing about how rerolls are priced, nor how to decide who gets access to what skills on a normal/double roll. My personal experience of the game leads me to believe that the more a team needs rerolls, the more expensive they are. As for skill access, it seems to be somewhat fluff based, though there are several instances of team balancing in the book as well. Big guys are another issue. If you want a big guy on your team, it will spark some discussion the just as skill access will. Finally, there WILL be discussion about team balance. Do not get offended if someone points out that your team is too strong for reason x, y, and z. Realize there is a very thin line between a solid team and an overpowered one. The "best" teams in the game right now still only win about 57% of tournament games. Teams I want to see: Slaanesh Tzeentch Revised Human Team Revised Amazon Team I will post some teams, I just want to see what ya’ll make of teambuilding first So what team would you build and like to see in action? In the name of fun, let’s see what you would bring to the table!