Because I find these discussions almost more interesting than playing the games. Preparing for a final match against a high TV Dwarf team (Guard Deathroller, Mighty Blow Longbeard, +STR Longbeard, and a bunch (5) Guard Longbeards + a Strip Ball Runner, 2 plain troll slayers and a dodge blitzer + normal blitzer. 4RR). His team got a few injuries in his semi-final, but mine got pretty much amputated. It's: 4 Rerolls. Usually play with 3, but went for 4 due to knockout format (an extra RR is good to have for extra time play). Runner: +AG, Block, Niggle. He got a regular level up pending. Definitely my star player, though I expect the niggle means he won't last long. Unfortunately, I haven't had the opportunity to replace him. 2 Witch Elfs: Both have block. Blitzer: Tackle, +AG. Blitzer: +MA, Dodge Blitzer: Dodge, Sidestep. Injured -1MA. Out of the match. Blitzer: Dodge. Injured -1AG. Out of the match. Lineman: Kick. Has a level up pending (11). Lineman: Block Lineman: Wrestle, -1MA. 2 Linemen: Wrestle. TV difference prior to level ups is 250 and I have 140K petty cash. I only have 10 players, though, so will get a journeyman if I don't make any changes. Considering giving the Runner Sure Hands (to counter Strip Ball), since I don't see much else being all that useful against Dwarves. Leader perhaps, combined with cutting a RR, but that seems a bit risky, considering that he's already a huge target. Also considered simply ignoring the level, to keep TV down. Strongly considering passing on the AG for the Kicker, and simply going with Block. I don't see +AG on this player being much use with the current team. The loss of the two Blitzers is going to hurt. I'm thinking the conservative approach to this match would be to drop the -AG Blizter, and use 110K to buy a new Blitzer, allowing me to enter the next match with 3 blitzers and 11 players. With luck, I might even be able to afford a wizard by spending some petty cash. An alternative that I'm thinking could be interesting would be to save the money, play with the journeyman, and then spend some petty cash to get Eldril. That would allow me to go into the match with 12 players (which is the reason I'd consider this - I expect casualties, of course) and hypnotic gaze to help offset the Guard phalanx a bit. What do people think? Good plans? Bad plans?