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Hi, I'm Stobelius...

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Stobelius, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Stobelius

    Stobelius Member

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    ...and this is me introducing myself from eastern Finland.

    My first contact with Blood Bowl was in the early nineties as a teen when me and a few friends of mine bought the game. We only had few matches as we only had one box and two few players anyway. Also time was a problem as we played quite a few RPG's (GW's Rolemaster in LoTR-world as the main game). So the excitement withered and died after a while.

    A couple of years ago a Facebook friend (of a friend actually) posted now and then some cryptic status updates of Dwarves making Touch Downs, Elves' amazing passing plays and whatnots. I't soon dawned on me that there was a version of BB playable online and after a while, and discussions with this friend of a friend, I bought the first version. Even though Cyanide's code was crappy and the game buggy I found myself playing day after day and having fun! Soon we were recruiting friends everywhere to found a private league of our own. We got six guys, including our selves, for the first league and now there's about twenty of us playing two private leagues. Almost all of us early nineties RPG-geeks with jobs and families today so Blood Bowl is an excellent (fantasy) game for people like us who can't just jump in any game any time anymore.

    As a player I'm really down to earth kind of guy. I used to be an active online poker player so understanding words like statistics, probability, variance, game theory and such gives me the edge not to cry my self into sleep after a few lost matches. Imo by taking playing too seriously kills the fun. (Winning is of course more fun than losing no matter what I try to say here.) :)

    I don't have a favorite team nor a team I'd hate. All of them have their perks and downsides. With a right mindset they all are fun.

    At the moment in our private leagues I'm playing with Skaven and Khorne Daemons which, by the way, has been one of the hardest teams to master since I started.

    I've been following bbtactics since I started online Blood Bowl but for some reason haven't registered until now. Almost everything I know of tactics is based on the articles written by the Coach. Thank you for that. :)

    This introduction seems to have gotten out of hand so I'll stop now. Good matches for all!
     
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  2. Coach

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    Hi Stobelius, what took you so long! Glad you finally posted :pow:
     
  3. Nikolai II

    Nikolai II Super Moderator Moderator

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    Welcome to the forums, Stobelius (anything to do with Topelius?)

    You should join OCC or CC so you can match up against Juriel ;)
     
  4. Phunbaba

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    Hello and welcome.
     
  5. Stobelius

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    Yes, my nick is a mash up of Topelius, Sibelius (Jean Sibelius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) and finnish slang word for a pint of beer "stobe". I came up with the nick some twenty years ago and have used it everywhere ever since. :cool:

    I may end up joining Crunch Cup though I have too little time.
     
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  6. Mikko

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    Welcome to the forums Stobe, thumps up for the nick:)
     
  7. Stobelius

    Stobelius Member

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    Now I've applied for the Crunch Cup XI. Hopefully there's still room for me.
     
  8. Austeniitti

    Austeniitti New Member

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    Hello Stobelius and welcome. Eastern Finland you say? I'm living around the same hoods, so where do you live, then? (If you dare to reveal that classified info...) :)
     
  9. claaaams

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    Hello from a fellow former online poker player turned Blood Bowler, halfway across the planet from you. I seem to remember getting check-raise-all-in-semi-bluffed by Finns back in the day, so Skaven sound like the perfect team for you. ;)

    It's really cool to hear that there's about 20 of you that managed to organize your own league! Hope there's more that find your way to the established private leagues. Welcome!
     
  10. Nikolai II

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    So your nick is just missing some Lönnroth then? :p

    Two hours per week. Could be manageable ;)
     
  11. Stobelius

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    I'm living in Pieksämäki. Almost three years now.
     
  12. Stobelius

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    I used to be more of a rock type player. Among other things it requires some check-raises and all-ins with flush draws and such once in a while to keep the bank balance healthy. :)
     
  13. Stobelius

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    You just can't mash up everything. It get's tacky.

    I applied for the Cup and if I understood I'm one of the last ones to be accepted. 56 for seven eight team divisions and I was number 54.

    Those two hours seem to pile up. I'm already managing and playing one private league and playing in another. So it's closer to six hours per week + management. :)
     
  14. Nikolai II

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    Oh, yea, several leagues do add up, since you need to come up with suitable times as well..

    But you have Lönnrot in there - Stopelius :p
     
  15. Stobelius

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    Perhaps I should change my nick to Stobelias.
     
  16. Nikolai II

    Nikolai II Super Moderator Moderator

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    Heh. No worries on my account - I just like the name Elias since I named my son that. Just have a Stobe and take it easy :D
     
  17. claaaams

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    Ah, then more of a Dwarf coach, on the felt. ;) Me too, which makes it funny that you and I are both Skaven players in Blood Bowl (The equivalent of a hyper-aggressive
    poker player, I'd say).
     
  18. Austeniitti

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    Cool, Stobelius. I'm currently living in Savonlinna so same province for us, then. GL in crunch cup! I didn't apply at it. Dont really know why.
     
  19. Nikolai II

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    Austen - You mean "won't apply" - still a couple of days left to report interest ;)
     
  20. Stobelius

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    Thanks. There's still time to apply Crunch Cup. ;)

    We're probably the only people in this province who have even heard about Blood Bowl. :)