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Lustria's Jungle [Fluff S17]

Discussion in 'Big Crunch 2' started by Sataric, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. Sataric

    Sataric Well-Known Member

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    Really glad to have you with us, mate. Tickets has been sent to both you and @Havol. I expect that we can launch MD1 sometime today. :cool:
     
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    UPDATE:

    So with all ten teams now created, we have the following races participating in the battle for Lustria:
    @TravelScrabble - Coaching Kislev under the banner BBT Grudgers.
    @Werebat - Coaching Lizardmen under the banner The Land Before Halftime.
    @sbr32 - Coaching Nurgle under the banner Keepers of the Garden.
    @Filadeus - Coaching Chaos under the banner La Famiglia Filadore.
    @Reverend Radio - Coaching Underworld under the banner The Unclean Usurpers.
    @Kawira - Coaching Chaos under the banner Wildfire Brawlers.
    @Supa - Coaching Kislev under the banner Sucky Bloat.
    @Znarx - Coaching Chaos under the banner Rapid Offensive Units.
    @cjblackburn - Coaching Halflings under the banner Shortman F.O.O.D. Heroes.
    @Havol - Coaching Necromantics under the banner Headbangers Ball.

    This is going to be an exciting and intense season, gentlemen!
     
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    Woah - hats off to Reverend Radio! Underworld are the true stars of Blood Bowl!
     
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    2 teams with starting block.

    Mustn’t get excited.
     
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    I wonder who made the divisions... ;)

    And yes, let us assume just this one time that you knew before-hand which races we'll be playing, Mr. President.
     
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    This is going to be a very weird division. Fully half the teams have access to mutations, and two Kislev.

    I fully expect to lose my match with cjblackburn.
     
  7. Sataric

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    BREAKDOWN OF THE TEAMS:

    @cjblackburn - Coaching Halflings under the banner Shortman F.O.O.D. Heroes.
    Starting Roster: 2 Treemen, 10 Halflings, 1 Re-Roll, No Apothecary.
    Starting with a lower-than-average number of spares to ensure some delicious inducements in every upcoming game. This does lower their fouling potential to some extent as they won't have a large bench, but it gives them access to far more potent tools such as Chefs and Wizards and Star Players. In a division with so few teams starting out with a lot of Block, these guys might end up doing surprisingly well.

    @sbr32 - Coaching Nurgle under the banner Keepers of the Garden.
    Starting Roster: 1 Beast, 4 Nurgle Warriors, 1 Pestigor, 5 Rotters, 2 Re-Rolls.
    This is the most common and classical starting Nurgle set-up, and it's heavily considered to be the best one. It has two main weaknesses in that two Re-Rolls is quite low for a team starting without many practical skills, and that if the Pestigor gets removed you are left without a proper Ball Carrier. However, the strengths of this set-up is very significant and I think that they are quite favoured in a lot of the match-ups this season.

    @Supa - Coaching Kislev under the banner Sucky Bloat.
    Starting Roster: 1 Bear, 3 Catchers, 7 Linemen, 4 Re-Rolls, No Apothecary.
    With three Catchers, these guys are the most agile team in Lustria this season, alongside of Travelscrabble's fellas that have an equal amount. I think that taking the Bear in a division with so many opponents bringing STR 4 pieces makes a ton of sense since it gives you some much-needed punching power, and to then just focus on doing as many circus tricks as possible with the rest of the team. I expect these guys to do really well if they can stay alive.

    @Znarx - Coaching Chaos under the banner Rapid Offensive Units.
    Starting Roster: 4 Chaos Warriors, 7 Beastmen, 2 Re-Rolls, and starts with the Apothecary.
    We have three Chaos teams in Lustria this season, and each of them are bringing different starting line-ups. Will be interesting to see how they will perform, and which of them comes out on top! In my opinion, the choices Znarx have made are the safest ones you can go for and I expect it will suit him nicely. His tenacity is of note, and his willingness to take calculated risks will be fun to watch as well!

    @Reverend Radio - Coaching Underworld under the banner The Unclean Usurpers.
    Starting Roster: 1 Troll, 2 Blitzers, 2 Throwers, 2 Rats, 5 Goblins, 3 Re-Rolls, and also starts with the Apothecary.
    This is without a doubt the best starting line-up for the Underworld. You definitely need every single positional with these critters, and although you can sacrifice the Apothecary for another Goblin, I find that the Apo usually adds more value to the matches and is undoubtedly the safer of the two options. Normally Underworld struggles before they earn some skills, but against the races they're going up against this season, I reckon they have a decent shot at winning some matches if they can manage to find a way to deal with all the STR pieces thrown at them.

    @TravelScrabble - Coaching Kislev under the banner BBT Grudgers.
    Starting Roster: 1 Bear, 1 Blitzer, 3 Catchers, 6 Linemen, 3 Re-Rolls, No Apothecary.
    Similar to their rival Kislev that Supa is coaching, but Travel has opted to trade one Re-Roll out for starting with a Blitzer. I think this will be a worthwhile trade against the opponents that are on the less-bashy side as it gives him access to Diving Tackle right away. Furthermore it means he will be developing a proper STR-Access piece sooner. It will be important to keep this piece safe until he can afford to hire the Apothecary though as they are really expensive to replace.

    @Filadeus - Coaching Chaos under the banner La Famiglia Filadore.
    Starting Roster: 4 Chaos Warriors, 7 Beastmen, 3 Re-Rolls, No Apothecary.
    Unlike Znarx's team, Filadeus goes for an extra Re-Roll instead of starting with the Apothecary. Theoretically this should increase his chances of winning his first couple of matches of the season, and then having the extra winnings to spend on hiring that Apothecary (or an extra Beastman) early on. Even though Chaos usually aren't at the top of their game during their first season, as they desperately need some skill-ups, I reckon that with Filadeus coaching expertise these guys will win more games than they lose for sure.

    @Kawira - Coaching Chaos under the banner Wildfire Brawlers.
    Starting Roster: 1 Minotaur, 4 Chaos Warriors, 7 Beastmen, but with zero Re-Rolls and no Apothecary.
    This is the most unorthodox and peculiar starting roster of the season, opting to start with a powerful line-up of 12 total players and every single positional (Including the Minotaur!) but going for no Re-Rolls at all. I sincerely hope that Kawira has constructed an altar to Nuffle somewhere in his home and that he prays at it very ferociously before every game, because he will need the dice to fall in his favour in order to come out on top in the matches this season. I wish him the very best of luck!

    @Havol - Coaching Necromantics under the banner Headbangers Ball.
    Starting Roster: 2 Werewolves, 2 Wights, 2 Ghouls, 5 Zombies, 3 Re-Rolls.
    This Necro team puts the focus on speed, going for both Wolves and two Ghouls right out of the gate, but having no Flesh Golems yet. In a division with a lot of STR 4 opponents, you could make an arguement that the Fleshies would have been highly desirable; But on the other hand, they would be outnumbered either way, so maybe taking the hit-and-run approach and avoiding direct combat is the way to go. One thing is for certain - The Claws will be wonderful in this division as most opponents are highly armoured.

    @Werebat - Coaching Lizardmen under the banner The Land Before Halftime.
    Starting Roster: 1 Kroxigor, 6 Saurus, 4 Skinks, 2 Re-Rolls, No Apothecary.
    This is certainly the correct starting roster for Lizards in my opinion, and in a division like this it makes even more sense than usual. This is the strongest team on paper, and they should be able to hold their ground against pretty much all of the other races in this division early on. If they can protect their skinks well, and get some much-needed SPP to level up the Saurus early on, I reckon they will finish close to the top of the scoreboard.


    NOW FOR THE PREDICTIONS:
    1. Supa - In a division with so little Block, Kislev should be stronger than average, and Agility 4 should prove invaluable against most of these opponents.
    2. Filadeus - This man's positioning of his players is legendary. Even with a team like Chaos, who usually are quite weak during their first season, I think he will do exceptionally.
    3. Werebat - Lizards are very strong at this Team Value and the Skinks should technically be very strong in a division where most opponents are on the slow side.
    4. Cjblackburn - Yepp. The Halflings will do well. I can sense it! Most teams in this division will really struggle once the Chef steals some of their rerolls as they lack starting skills.
    5. Sbr32 - I predict the Nurgle will win some and lose some, but primarily get a lot of draws against these opponents and finish somewhere in the middle.
    6. Travelscrabble - I think Travel will likely finish higher than this, truth be told. But Kislev is quite reliant on luck in their early development phase, and Travel's luck is not always on point. :p
    7. Znarx - I think Znarx is the dark horse of this division. He'll either get unlucky and lose some matches as a result of taking some risks, else he'll probably finish in the top 3.
    8. Havol - The speed advantage of the Werewolves will be the key to victory here, but if they get knocked out or injured, I think it'll be really hard to win a lot of games.
    9. Reverend Radio - Against these opponents, taking 2D-Blocks safely will be difficult, and yet dodging away with AGI 3 is tricky and unreliable. With such low AV, they may have a hard time.
    10. Kawira - I hope that Kawira does well, but without a single Re-Roll purchased, any single move - even a reasonable safe one - Can be a turnover. Risky business!

    DISCLAIMER:

    Everything written in this post, from the team breakdown to the predicted results, is simply my own personal opinion and I have oftentimes been proven wrong. :p So please do not be disheartened if I put you lower in the prediction than you would have preferred. Thank you.
     
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    Whoa! Pressure is crawling to me in the form of cold sweat. :D Let's hope your prediction on me is on point this time as well. ;)
     
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    When will you people learn how terrible I am at this game? I couldn't win 1 game with a ST4 AG5 war dancer last season and you have me in the top half of this loaded division with rookie nurgle? :D
     
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    I know no one wants to hear about other people's bad dice but since July 1st I have played 7 on-line BB league games.

    BC2 Nurgle (3 games): 3 MVPs on Rotters, 2 of those Loners. Each Loner was the only one on my team
    OFL Orcs (2 games): 1 MVP on Blitzer who got -ST that game, 1 MVP on Loner Lineman who replaced him and was the only Loner on the team.
    Khemri in online league with my TT league (2 games): 2 MVPs on Skeletons, 1 of them a Loner who was the only Loner on the team.

    I had played 2 earlier games with the Khemri team and got MVP on each Throw-Ra but one of them died the next game.

    EDIT: and good game TS! I got a TD and your ST4 dude died so I'll take it
     
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    Did someone mention MVP nominating? ;)
     
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    Bump! @Sataric this time your bold prediction didn't quite work out. I'm struggling to stay away from the 10th place! On the other hand my team is quite healthy. For those who haven't noticed my last game/blog, my best player just got a little bit better. :D

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    Try not to foul or bolt him too much, he likes to take naps on the ground after falling on his face. Also he's struggling to pick up the ball while there's no contest. But one day he'll be a damn good Blood Bowl player! Pretty please?
     
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    For me it's the opposite. I've lost my 2 key players in last 2 matches, Mino is benched for next game and I'm starting to consider new team for next season. Probably Skavens or Bretons
     
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    I'm reasonably happy with the way my season ended up.

    The season started very rough with 5 straight losses, none of which I was very competitive in, and very little SPP development but things turned about mid-season. I finished up with 3 wins and a draw in my last 4 and I think my team is in a decent place going forward for a 9 game Nurgle team.

    3 RRs and healthy positionals with some skills and 70k in the bank.

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    Thanks to @Sataric for once again running a great division and to all of my opponents for some very fun games.
     
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    END OF SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT:

    With all matches now completed, the season's battle here in Lustria is officially over and we can crown a winner! Massive congratulations to Filadeus for a stellar performance. He managed 8 wins and 1 draw with rookie chaos which is simply outstanding. Very impressive!

    The total stats for the season ended up looking like this:
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    Most of my predictions weren't too terrible far off, with Supa being the most noteworthy exception. :p

    I checked the decision thread, and here's who's going to be around for next season:
    @TravelScrabble - Kislev ~ BBT Grudgers.
    @Werebat - Lizardmen ~ The Land Before Halftime.
    @sbr32 - Nurgle ~ Keepers of the Garden.
    @Filadeus - Chaos ~ La Famiglia Filadore.
    @Reverend Radio - Underworld ~ The Unclean Usurpers.
    @Supa - Kislev ~ Sucky Bloat.
    @cjblackburn - Halflings ~ Shortman F.O.O.D. Heroes.
    @Havol - Necromantics ~ Headbangers Ball.

    And these two teams will not participate in Season 18:
    @Kawira - Chaos ~ Wildfire Brawlers. (Rerolling to a new team, thus retiring the Wildfire Brawlers)
    @Znarx - Chaos ~ Rapid Offensive Units. (Taking a break from the league)

    Nice to see so many of you sticking around. Top 4 is guaranteed promotion - So that means Filadeus, Havol, Werebat, and Cjblackburn. However, I think it's somewhat likely that one or two bonus promotions occur, though we have a larger-than-average amount of returning coaches coming back with their old experienced teams in higher divisions this upcoming season, so nothing is guaranteed.


    PLAYER AWARD CEREMONY:

    Let's take a look at some of the players that did exceptionally well this season in Lustria!

    Firstly, the Hungry for SPP award goes to Ismo "Finlandes" Laitela (Beastman) of the La Famiglia Filadore for munching up a total of 27 SPP. There were quite a few players that were running just behind this season though, with No Monty in AltDwarf (Kislev Catcher) from BBT Grudgers on 26SPP, and Thish-fagor (Beastman) from Keepers of the Garden on 25 SPP. After that, a whole bunch of players were sitting on 24 SPP, 23 SPP, and so on. :p

    As for my most favorite award, Thirsty for Kills, it's a tie between the two bear brothers! Both Nalle (Bear!) from Sucky Bloat and Regor Too Good (Bear!) from BBT Grudgers got two kills each.

    And the BBT Grudgers continue to impress, because the award for Shining Quarterback(s) is shared this season between Street HiE BiR (Kislev Catcher) and Emil Frei, Die Die Die (Kislev Catcher) - These two gents have racked up the top two spots for yards gained by passes as well as total passes thrown. Between the two of them, they have 8 completed passes and 54 yards gained!

    And speaking of yards gained, the Sack me if you can award goes to Warren DiMartini (Ghoul) from Headbangers Ball. He carried the ball a total of 500 yards this season - An outstanding amount! I am sure that it was a team effort though, as no Ghoul should be allowed to do that without a proper team of meanies surrounding him to deal with any threat.

    Finally, the most controversial award - One not based on actual performance, but rather is my personal preference pick; The Rising Star award. This goes to a player that I foresee will do extremely well in the future, usually because they rolled some silly level-ups. That is, provided that they can stay alive. This season, however, I want to hand out two of them - Both going to Supa's promising players from Sucky Bloat. Nalle, the bear already awarded above, deserves this medal as well for rolling both Block and Pro! Furthermore, his teammate Bär Hana (Kislev Catcher) has rolled both +STR and +AGI, and somehow has not been fouled to death yet. :p Amazing!


    CLOSING WORDS:

    That is all for now, but before I leave I want to give out a huge thanks to all of you for your contribution to this division, and to the greatness of this league as a whole. You have been outstanding this season, getting most matches scheduled without any complications, and the drama has been at an all-time low. I am incredibly thankful for that and it was a true pleasure to Admin for you all. Maybe I'll see some of you on the pitch for next season as I am in Tier 3 myself. Then you can bully me for not knowing how to coach Vampires properly. :cool: Stay classy, gents!
     
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    Thanks for the season everyone, especially you Sataric.

    Season went how I expected it go in terms of performance. However, my players stayed healthy! Bär Hana will die quite soon I'm afraid, so I hope he'll fetch me some victories next season 'til he gets stomped to death. Nalle *should* be gold, it's just that he started to think about life a bit too much ever since he turned "pro". :D Maybe he knows how silly this game is.

    Looking forward to meet you all another time. Just wait 'til I climb up from here... :D
     
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    Everything was fine for me until last 3 matches. Literally lost all my key players except Mino who wouldn't be able to carry next season
     
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    Great fluff @Sataric though it could have been even more about ME and less about that wannabe @Supa. Thanks for the season all and especially to our brilliant admin.
     
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    Which one of us has a team left?
     
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    Oh i'm sorry, I didn't realize this was Pixel-Huggers Anonymous! My team will win or die trying..... or both....or neither!
     
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