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    This is a blog devoted to my undead team Reborn Dead, which will hopefully have a long and succesful career in Big Crunch 2, taking part in Season 14, Indus division. I can't promise how actively I'm going to update this, but I'll try to register match results and injuries here. I'd also like to write more or less fluffy game reports as well as fluff between games.

    Nevertheless, here is the team I'm starting the journey with, while also giving short introductions!
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    Mummies: Mortti the First and Monni the First. Searching for strong blockers for his team, Supa struck gold when he found two ancient tombs with plenty of bodies to raise as mummies. Mortti and Monni families probably aren't known to many, but they sure will be given plenty of chances to prove themselves while taking baby steps in Blood Bowl.

    Wights:

    Jere the Legendary was apparently a true legend ages ago, although probably not for good. Playing in amatour leagues since the early ages of Blood Bowl, this worthless blitzer didn't have any positive stats during his career. Indeed, failing every single block, pass, catch and was suspectible to interceptions, this man just couldn't do anything. He spent the rest of his playing days as a fouler, who got ejected every single time without injuring anyone. If this wasn't enough, Jere was a horrible team player. A frustrated fan finally put him out of his misery by throwing a rock at him. However, coach Supa has seen some great potential in this player and has raised him as a supposedly powerful wight. Can this (former) man truly lead his team to glory?

    Löde the Godlike on the other hand played a long and a rather succesful career in his previous life, playing as a blitzer. But as he started getting older, his attitude turned to a rather cocky and arrogant one, which started to hurt his team in the end Hence his rather ambitious nickname. Injuries hampered his career too, so he had no choice but to spend his final days as a coach and retiriment. He died of old age peacefully, although his soul lusted for Blood Bowl. Dead are restless indeed, and Löde has been raised as a wight to play Blood Bowl once more...

    Ghouls:

    Rincewind: Rincewind was created by Supa to resemble a wizard, who ran, ran and ran. Finding this creature amusing, he's one of the main scoring threats in the team along the other ghouls.

    Ni: Another annoying creature, is a ghoul who can also run, while constantly repeating the word "Ni".

    Sorbus: Sorbus is an odd one. A ghoul who drinks anything he stumbes upon, muttering "Sorbus". Atleast this player should be a good enough runner to act as a scoring threat.

    Zombies:

    Mustafa the Confused: As his nickname implies, Mustafa is (and was) a confused invidual. Lineman in previous life, he died a horrible death as he was obliterated by a troll for not knowing where to run with the ball. Perhaps he's not the player to handle the ball in the next life.

    Supa "Burana" Summerson: Sharing the name of the coach himself, this is a creation who slowly mumbles in a deep voice "Burana, Burana, Burana..." as he strolls goofily around. Still, should be a durable enough player to fill the line for a while.

    Pisko the Foreigner: Pisko was a man who came from far, far away to watch the legendary game called Blood Bowl. He only enjoyed the game for mere three seconds, as he was killed by an ogre in the audience after first kickoff. His enthusiasm for Blood Bowl however has earned him a chance to prove himself during the playing fields in afterlife.

    Hugo the Crybaby: This big and tall zombie was supposed to be the next legendary human blocker. Unfortunately that was not to be, as this man cried and cried before games, during games and after games. He died in mysterious conditions. Supa has decided to give this man another chance in afterlife.
     
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    Season history
    Season 14 (Indus): 7-1-1 (1st)

    Game 1: 2-2 Draw against Fairy Law (Wood elf, coached by Hauntmachine)
    Game 2: 3-0 Win against Mordheim Bodysnatchers (Necromantic, coached by cr3pusculum (and Swuul replacing me))
    Game 3: 2-0 Win against BBT Gobblebonners (Goblin, coached by toastguy)
    Game 4: 2-0 Win against Mean Green Doctrine (Orc, coached by Condor Drake)
    Game 5: 2-1 Loss against Ulthuan Ravens' (High Elf, coached by Ravers)
    Game 6: 1-0 Win against Crunchy Crispers (Chaos Dwarf, coached by Luke4444)
    Game 7: 3-1 Win against Merchant's Guild (Chaos Dwarf, coached by Pray4Patrick)
    Game 8: 2-0 Win against Circus Flying Scooters (Necromantic, coached by Ernedar)
    Game 9: 3-0 Win against Alf Pacinos (Elven Union, coached by PauNosCornos)
    Blart (Ghoul for MD3): As coach Supa was missing for MD2, he went on to practice his necromancy to test his limits. Apparently he indeed was able to upkeep a fourth ghoul on his team, although he had actually mistook this rotting corpse for a dead dog first.

    Monni II (Mummy for MD4): First player to replace a player in team after the feared match against goblins. Coach Supa thought that he needed slightly more fresh corpse to hold his lines, as the previous one's knee wasn't holding that well. Eager to see him holding the frontline, coach Supa hopes that this mummy has more potential within him than the previous one.

    G'Hol (Ghoul for MD5): Ghoul G'hol. HAHAHAHAHAH! What a funny name. Err... right, excuse me. Replacing a first dead (for good) player in this team, G'hol looks to follow the example of experienced Rincewind and Sorbus. Supa hopes that either he or Blart can continue with the dangerous job as a sacker in the team.

    Carathorn (Zombie raised during MD5 (Rookie high elf lineman)): Carathorn became the first victim of coach Supa's necromancy in game against Ulthuan Ravens'. Brawling against G'hol near the ball, Löde the Godlike brought a mighty blitz against his rear, killing him in its place. Unfortunately this former highborn likes to keep his life elegant, which is even worse habit for a braindead zombie.

    Mystaes (Zombie raised during MD6 (Rookie Hobgoblin)):
    Mystaes was slain by a mighty blitz made by Monni II, who couldn't resist the urge to test his might. He got to play during the same game immediately, holding off against chaos dwarves Crunchy Crispers. Toughened by undeath, this player is going to have a different role going forward (although he probably will end his career the same way it ended in life).

    Leonard L. Abess (Zombie raised during MD7 (Rookie Hobgoblin)):
    Another hobgoblin, this one died at the start of second half against The Merchant's Guild on line of scrimmage duty by Monni's vicious strike. As a zombie he already got his hand smashed by his former duty on line of scrimmage duty near the end of the game, and is expected to continue doing that role when he recovers.

    Bloodstain (Ghoul for MD8): Getting tired of his ghouls dying, Supa named his next ghoul Bloodstain. At this point scoring is almost completely filled by magnificent Rincewind whenever he is healthy, so he is expected to play more of an utility role in the team. Unless he gets splatted into a... bloodstain.
    Monni the First (Mummy): 3 games, Experienced player (Guard) Casualty x4, 8SPP. Status: Retired First of the Monni line played only three matches. He suffered a smashed knee after coach Supa wrongly instructed him to follow into a foul-vulnerable position against goblin team BBT Gobblebonners. A mighty troll blitzed the mummy down, and then the goblins ganged up a dirty foul on his knee. While the player was experienced, Supa decided that he doesn't quite have enough potential to carry on with the team with that permanent injury. Second of his line was quickly raised to replace him.

    Mustafa the Confused (Zombie): 3 games, Rookie, Casualty, 2SPP. Status: Fired, literally Mustafa burned himself during christmas break after coach Supa ordered him to place the christmas ham inside the oven. The poor zombie didn't understand a thing and instead placed himself inside the oven. There are speculations though that coach Supa would've wanted this to happen, to reduce the team's wages and reduce the chances of facing a wizard in his next game.

    Ni (Ghoul): 4 games, Experienced (Wrestle), Touchdown x2, 6SPP.
    Status: Dead. Ni died against orc team Mean Green Doctrine. It was supposed to be a simple dodge to protect the ballcarrier better but alas, he was tackled down and he hit his head hard on the ground, which proved to be fatal.

    Pisko the Foreigner (Zombie): 5 games, Rookie, MVP, 5SPP.
    Status: Dead. Pisko died on the very first block of the game as soon as the game started against Chaos Dwarf team Crunchy Crispers on Line of Scrimmage.

    Supa "Burana" Summerson (Zombie): 7 games, Rookie, Casualty, 2SPP.
    Status: Dead. In a game against chaos dwarf team The Merchant's Guild, some brawling happened at the middle of the pitch during first half. After Hugo horribly failed his block against a chaos dwarf, their line was exposed, and zombie Supa got to feel the brutality of chaos dwarf blockers. Not much of his remains was left to be buried.

    Sorbus (Ghoul): 7 games, Experienced (Block), MVP, Touchdown x2, 11 SPP.
    Status: Dead. Trying to distract a bull centaur carrying the ball, he was actually taken by a surprise and ripped in half. Nothing much was left of this ghoul.

    G'hol (Ghoul): 5 games, Experienced (Guard), MVP, Touchdown x2, 11 SPP.
    Status: Retired. First ghoul to be released, Coach Supa decided to run next season with only two ghouls. He's surely missing him as he could've developed this player differently...

    Bloodstain (Ghoul): 2 games, Experienced (Wrestle), Touchdown x2, 6 SPP.
    Status: Retired. See G'hol's status. Although this player wasn't as impactful as G'hol was. Two games has to be shortest amount of games played for Reborn Dead, previous record was held by Mustafa and Monni the First (who suited in three games).

    Season 15 (Nuln): 8-1-0 (1st)

    Game 1: 2-1 Win against Naggaroth Blues (Dark elf, coached by Ihmisraunio)
    Game 2: 1-0 Win against Woe Vale Grievers (Chaos Dwarf, coached by marthyboy)
    Game 3: 1-0 Win against Horns Gorer (Chaos, coached by Rhystel)
    Game 4: 2-1 Win against Crunchy Crispers (Chaos Dwarf, coached by Luke4444)
    Game 5: 2-0 Win against Merchant's Guild (Chaos Dwarf, coached by Pray4Patrick)
    Game 6: 2-1 Win against Blunderworld (Underworld, coached by Orielensis)
    Game 7: 2-1 Win against BBT Gobblebonners (Goblin, coached by toastguy)
    Game 8: 2-0 Win against Monster Destiny (Dark elf, coached by Shadow)
    Game 9: 1-1 Draw against Lybalas Raiders (Khemri, coached by TheSir)
    Mikhael (Zombie bought for MD2):
    This former bard was raised to have a deeper bench against fearsome Chaos Dwarves. It's possible that he's going to be fired next game if everyone survives, to finally buy a skeleton for the team.

    Jack (Zombie bought for MD4):
    Jack might've not even been his real name, but he truly was the "Jack-off-all-trades" player in his past life, providing his services as a human lineman. After Mortti the First was injured against the ruthless Chaos team Horns Gorer, coach Supa decided to buy a zombie to strengthen his bench against the ever violent chaos dwarves he's about to face. Perhaps one of these fellows learns to foul better one day...

    Splinter (Wight bought for MD5):
    Not the worst time to replace a wight in the team, but certainly not ideal either. This former mass-murderer in life, "Splinter" enters the team in a hard situation, as rookie mistakes will be unacceptable to ensure success. Löde is the veteran that might reach star-hood one day and by the looks of it Splinter will play in a more supporting role for the team... unless he's a quick learner along some hidden potential, then his former murdering skills will prove to be extremely useful.
    Jere the Legendary (Wight): 13 games, Experienced (Mighty Blow), MVP, Touchdown, Casualty x3, 14SPP.
    Status: Retired. In a match against Crunchy Crispers his back couldn't take it when a bloodthirsty chaos dwarf piled on him after a block. Coach Supa figured that Jere would carry a too big risk carrying that niggling injury with him for the rest of his career. At least now he can spend the rest of his career "boning" around tavern wenches and what not...

    Season 16 (Nordland): 2-2-5
     
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    Thanks mate. Many blogs here have fantastic artwork, but I think I can come up with something by just writing.
     
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    Really enjoyed reading the players introductions! Great work! May your team "live" long!
     
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    Reborn dead started their season with a 2-2 draw against wood elf team Fairy Law, coached by @Hauntmachine. The weather is nice and wood elves have Fame. Undead choose to kick the ball first. Weather turns from perfect weather to perfect weather. Elves look like they're attacking one flank. A wardancer is left vulnerable and gets surfed, but the fans are merely tickling him. Some fighting happens and then elves switch flank and form a nice screen to protect the ballcarrier. Not much can be done, and elves score on turn 3.

    Undead start their offensive drive. Rincewind and lineman Objection suffers thrown rocks, but they are only stuns. Undead get two knock outs, but Sorbus fails to pickup the ball despite using a reroll. The ball is out of elf reach however and to make things worse, a wardancer snake-eyes his dodge. Undead knock out one more lineman and attempt to form a loose, anti-leap-ish cage around Sorbus. Elves reposition. Wardancer blitzes a zombie and goes next to Sorbus, but a lineman fails a dodge who was supposed to be supporting the dancer. Using a reroll on 2x both down, wight manages to get a pow and stun on the dancer. Undead switch their offense to left flank, but their cage turns into more standard one, which is suspectible to leap, if rolls so decide. Elves back off, and 2nd last lineman fails a dodge. Undead switch to right flank now. To truly form a cage, Pisko the Foreigner has to run just one GFI...

    ... Of course he fails and with 1 reroll remaining, the reroll is not used and the damn zombie gets stunned. Elves utilize this opportunity. Wardancer leaps and badly hurts Sorbus. However the ball bounces to Monni the First from a wardancer. Clearly he wants nothing to do with the ball. Some path is cleared, along a KO and with a reroll a ball is handed off to Rincewind. One dodge and it's a touchdown. Coach Supa's close to having a heart attack...

    One elf wakes up. Elves have a great shot at OTTD getting high kick, but despite having a reroll, final GFI turns out to be too much and a catcher falls. Undead punish the elves and Supa "Burana" Summerson gets a casualty, gouging an eye of an elf lineman named Defense Ottorney. Pisko the Foreigner throws himself down with elf lineman Appeal and gets a knockout.

    Second half begins with 10 undead vs 8 elves, as 2/4 elves wake up. Brilliant coaching gives elves an extra reroll. 2 elves are immediately knocked out however and a cage is formed with Rincewind carrying the ball. Rincewind gets sacked by a leaping wardancer however and a catcher uses his agility 4 bullshit to dodge, run all GFI and pickup the ball from 2 tacklezones. A desperate attempt to throw the ball close to Undead TD line fumbles however, which allows Undead to bash and pick up the ball. However ballcarrier Ni is left vulnerable, as Mortti the First fails a 2d block despite using a reroll against a wardancer. An elf lineman Closing Argument snake eyes a GFI and gets knocked out. Welp.

    At this point elves barely have any players on the field and Undead can quite safely stall until turn 16. A dancer manages to get 1d attempts with leap, but they've run out of rerolls. 2-1 and the game should be finished... or is it?

    A riot erupts on turn 16, giving elves 2 turns to score. And what do elves do when they're given 2 turns to score? They score.

    :D thank you for the match Haunt. Can't be too sad about the end result. Wood elves are easily my #1 hated team in this game, so I am glad I didn't lose.
     
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    I love stuff like this, wish I was as good a writer. Thanks for the game my friend, I think I learned a lot from you!

    I always feel bad about this. I know Wood elves are hated, but I can't help but love the heck outta them. I'm too much of a sissy to play bash teams :oops: I just wanna prance around and dive into the endzone.
     
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    Chapter One: Aftermath
    Somewhere in deep catacombs...

    Coach Supa was sitting on his throne, reading some statistics of his team's first game. The game against wood elf team Fairy Law had left a bittersweet taste on his mouth. The team was actually on the verge of actually winning against elves, and then some goddamned moron who calls himself a "ref" couldn't keep the game in his control, he thought. Indeed, there was some questionable officiating that game. Perhaps the team shouldn't have fouled the elves that much and the audience wouldn't have reacted in such outrageous way...

    It doesn't matter. The game is over and all that matters is that certain individuals would be punished for the wrong done towards the team. But first, an after-game report should probably given to the team. And for what! It's already two days late and over half of the players are brainless.

    As Supa raises his head towards the hallway infront of him, he notices that most of his team is already present. The rest of the players are slowly marching towards him, eager to listen.

    "All right, everyone is here. Good. Let's begin with--"

    "Sorbus! Sorbus!" says the eager ghoul Sorbus, as he runs towards coach Supa. He's especially forbidden the undead to come closer than ten meters to him, unless especially ordered to do so. As the ghoul approaches, he vomits a rotten, dead rabbit at Supa's lap.

    "Mitä vit--" Supa was once again interrupted as the ghoul grabs Supa from his head, saying:

    "Gift! Sorbus... for master! Sorbus, sorbus."

    "Back off!" shouted coach Supa, as he grabs a bottle of wine and throws it at Sorbus. The bottle shatters, while Sorbus is knocked down. This joyful creature turns into the saddest thing, but coach Supa isn't done yet:

    "Where did you even spend last game? Not scoring touchdowns atleast, that is for sure! Injured by a sissy elf! Crawl back into the depths I found you, you useless beast!".

    Supa rose and slipped on the spilled wine, but fortunately for him mummy Monni grabs him, saving him from any more injuries. As he looked again, Sorbus ran into a hole, crying. Supa shaked his head and sat back on his throne, although now spoiled with filth.

    "There's no need to go in the tactical details today. Rincewind, Ni! For scoring our team's touchdowns, your rewards shall be..." Coach Supa pondered, as he then looked down at the disguisting rabbit corpse.

    "Ah, what the hell", he muttered, and kicked it towards his ghouls, who gladly started to feast on it, while repeating their own names. With only mummies, wights and zombies to continue listening, Supa continued:

    "Now, the rest of you have done good work, but there is still a little bit more work to do with actually hurting our opponents. And I guess there is no choice left but for me to actually show you how it is done. Mortti! Bring in the prisoner..."

    Mortti revealed that he was carrying a small sack on his shoulder the whole time. Opening it, a goblin dressed in ref's clothes dropped on the floor. The clearly frightened goblin could barely move, for who knows what horrors Supa's lackeys have done to him...

    "Our victory was within our grasp! And this so called referee decides to give elves a little bit more time in a critical moment of the game, just enough for them to score! As a lesson of pain, I shall show you how it is caused. But first, behold my most violent player, Supa!"

    Supa pointed at his zombie creation, Supa.

    "This creature actually injured an elf. He demonstrates what truly perfect Blood Bowl player should look like, just like I am!", still pointing at the zombie with eyes almost ripped, and overall the body itself barely holding itself together, as the zombie just stares at his coach. "Duhh..."

    "Now"... Coach Supa uttered. "Watch and learn. For this referee is about to have the beating of his life! Prepare yourself, greenskin! Raise your fists, and FIGHT!"

    It was a horrible beating. It could barely have been called a fight, for one side was overpowering the other one. It lasted for less than fifteen seconds, and the winner was already clear, for the losing participant was already laying on the ground unconscious and blood everywhere.

    And so Mortti picked up his bloodied coach, placed him in a sack and slowly started to march towards the nearest doctor, who would actually want to heal coach Supa's wounds. Although the referee was the clear winner, surviving the "fight" without a scratch, Monni stomped on his head, crushing it and left the zombies to eat its brains. Life can certainly be cruel and unfair, especially when it is about Blood Bowl.
     
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    Chapter Two: Something ends, something begins
    Inside an old shack...

    Reborn Undead had gathered around a bed. Even for such brainless creatures, they felt great sorrow, for their coach had passed away. The battle against the goblin ref proved to cause severe injuries, and no doctor wanted anything to do with undead. After a moment of silence, Löde broke the silence:

    "We've come too far to give up now, my brethren. Even if it just one game, we must continue playing in Big Crunch. Every single one of us went through hellish rituals to be raised again, yet our souls lust for one true thing that keeps us all together: Blood Bowl! This team has everything. We're not known by many yet, but we are still ranked first on Indus predictions. With or without a coach, we press on and honor coach Supa's legacy, and--"

    "Boooriiiing!" shouted Jere, interrupting Löde with a snotty voice.

    "I'm just trying to cheer up--" Löde continued, but was once again interrupted by Jere:

    "Cheer up?" He thought for a moment and then let out a howling scream that would shiver the spines of living men:

    "ALLRIGHT BOYS, let's go grab some BOOZE! And some Bloodweiser! Nearest tavern isn't that far away, let's go sack the place!"

    A chaos erupted as the Undead ransacked the shack as they hurried outside. Ghouls ran quickly through the door, with zombies following them slowly. Few undead went through windows. The ceiling was about to fall on Löde's head, so he sighed and walked outside. Then he watched as the undead horde moved towards the tavern while they manically laughed. Except for Monni, who was still breaking things that were left on the ruined shack.

    Suddenly, Löde was grabbed from behind. As he was turned around by one massive arm, he realized that it was Mortti.

    "Blood... Bowl..." Mortti mumbled, followed by a huge smile, silly laughter and a bonecrushing hug. Löde could almost feel a bone break on his back. But atleast somebody had listened to him, he thought, and gave a pat on Mortti's chest after being released, which was followed by a hearty chuckle.

    "Ah, whatever... Come on, we can't let Jere get all the maids to himself!" Löde said, as he started to jog towards the tavern himself. Mortti looked at Monni, and pushed him on the ground. After slowly getting up, he started the slowest chase for revenge in the history. He started to walk towards Mortti with his arms raises towards him, while Mortti fled Monni by walking with exactly same style as him.
     
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    Chapter Three: Home sweet home

    At BBT Gobblebonners visiting team's training field...


    The mood among the undead players was great. Clearly being the underdogs, they managed miraculous win against Mordheim Bodysnatchers. The team had found itself a replacement coach, but only for that one game, unfortunately. The team however had been contacted by a new coach, who had been watching the players do their original drills.

    After the usual footwork drill where less-surprisingly the team's ghouls shined, a newcomer joined the pitch. A ghoul who was quicky repeating the word "Blart" made some laps around the pitch and avoided the clumsy zombies and mummies. The teammates stared at each other, but then the coach dressed in hood and robes raised his hand to get attention to himself:

    "Could always use an extra player, eh? Meet Blart, your new, not so idiotic Blood Bowl player, compared to most of you!"

    "Who the hell are ye anyways?" Jere shouted at the coach, as he was met with a huge surprise as the coach removed his hood. It was Supa, who made a weird gesture to surprise everyone.

    "Surpriise! I'm baa-aaaack! Necromancers do not die just like that!" he yelled, as the players just blankly stared at him or cursed his name. The team's morale was actually much better without him prancing around.

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    Bah, whatever guys! Let's just see what you can do during blocking drills."

    Coach Supa saw lots of improvement as time went by. Ni was pouncing around everyone and bringing them down with them, shouting his name every time he wrestled something down. Rincewind managed to stay on his feet much more this time, even better than the team's wights. He even managed to down Mortti on a defensive block.

    As the scramble went on, Supa couldn't help but to notice that the team Monni was fighting on eventually got better and better blocks in. His teammates clearly looked for his support and fought much better near him, as the hulking monster swung his arms around wildly, not allowing anyone to touch his friends that easily. While that guardmanship was truly appreciated, Supa still was slightly sad that his mummies spent too much time on the ground for his liking.

    "Uppercut, Pisko, uppecrut! Yes, just like that! Oh, stop crying Hugo, that wasn't so bad at all. Mustafa NO! Don't take on a mummy just by yourself, perkele...!"
     
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    Coach Supa sat down nerveously. The game was against goblins and the ref was once again a goblin. They had also hired Bomber dribblesnot. Atleast the weather is perfect...

    BBT Gobblebonners-Reborn Dead: 0-2

    Undead win the coin toss and decide to receive. Ball gets kicked close to the line, but it gets picked up. Goblins however are not getting hit at all. Sorbus carries the ball while being protected by his teammates, but also avoiding possible bombs.

    Reborn Dead engage, but a troll stuns Mortti with a mighty blitz, and goblins gang block Löde, who gets knocked out. However not all goblins manage to escape, which lets the undead to pay back. Using his newly learned blocking technique, Rincewind badly hurts a goblin. Monni also finally gets a hit in and badly hurts another goblin.

    Then, goblins mess up. Or the so called star player Dribblesnot does. He lights up a bomb and prepares to toss it, but it explodes before he throws it, injuring him. His beloved apotechary carries him out of the field to fix him. A goblin looney wielding a chainsaw is left vulnerable, and Rincewind charges ahead. Blitzing him, he grabs the goblin from his throat and tosses him towards his still fired up chainsaw! A horrible death, even by Blood Bowl standards...

    However another mighty blitz by a troll and Jere is injured. Goblins still manage to hold their formations and overall Reborn Dead have hard time bringing hits in. But when they do, they hurt. Undead manage to proceed, but Monni has to be sacrificed. A blitz by a troll, gang foul by dirty player and the mummy's knee is as good as gone.

    As the time is about to run, undead switch from one flank to another. Ghoul Blart makes a critical mistake and snake eyes on GFI. A troll stands in a bad position, meaning that ghoul has to make a dodge and 2GFI to score. Sorbus does so. Goblins cannot quite launch a goblin on OTTD, so first half ends 1-0.

    Second half begins surprisingly, as bribe isn't used on a fanatic by accident. Löde is awake, so it's 10 undead versus 10 goblins. Ball is kicked deep and a troll badly hurts zombie Supa. A turnover sends a goblin on in a knock out box however and the ball is free to reach for ghouls. Goblins cannot quite stop them, although some dice rolls are needed for Undead. Sorbus makes it 2-0.

    Final 6 turns goblins proceed with the ball with the ghouls pressuring them. Undead are seriously running out of players. However the ball is finally blitzed off and goblins fail to pick it up again. An unlikely final turn score fails for Undead and the game ends 2-0.

    Thanks for the game @toastguy7 ! Really violent one. Fortunately I got enough gold to replace my mummy. Good luck for the rest of your season. :)
     
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    Chapter Four: Christmas Break
    Deep in the training halls (AKA catacombs) of Reborn Dead...

    Fireplace was warming up the folk inside (well, just coach Supa (and even he himself had left for a holiday)) with a roaring fire. Indeed, coach Supa had installed a fireplace inside catacombs. The fire was magical in nature though, so smoke wouldn't be a problem. Some festivity had been built inside, for Christmas was near. A rotten spruce, socks dug out from the graves, you name it. Eagerly the players were awaiting for something. Or someone. Finally, with dark magic a portal opened and a creature dressed in Santa's clothes appeared.

    "Ho-ho-ho! Has anyone been naughty this year?", santa shouted. He was met with relishing grunts and groans by the team, followed by roaring applause. Even though the zombies did it rather slowly, not to speak of the mummies. Only one wasn't amused.

    "Bah, cut the crap already Löde! I'd be boning around something much more fun, if you get my meaning."

    Indeed, the creature dressed as santa was Löde, who removed his fake beard.

    "Well I agree. But coach Supa insisted us for celebrating Christmas, and I believe our teammates are liking it.", Löde uttered.

    "It's as boring here as it is inside a troll's arse! Tsk, whatever. What is next?", Jere continued.

    "Well, I believe the ham should be inside the oven... has Mustafa done it already?"

    Everyone looked at each other. To everyone's (more or less) surprise, Mustafa wasn't around.

    "Where is he... oh no he did not!" Löde shouted.

    Everyone hurried towards the kitchen. Monni II had the honor to open the stove, despite being last in the room, as the team was met with some cruel brutality. It was Mustafa, or what remained of him. The poor confused zombie had placed him inside the oven instead of the ham.

    "Gaah, feck. Wasn't such a bad fella." Jere said, barely finding the words. Monni started to sob in a deep, gruntish voice and sadness filled everyone in the kitchen.

    Some hours later...

    After cleaning up the place, drinking for Mustafa's honor and the ham finally placed inside the oven, the team decided to continue with the to-do list Supa had written to them. If the tasks wouldn't be filled, nobody would be paid a christmas bonus in gold. And so, they all gathered at the center of the living quarters and started to sing some Christmas songs.

    Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum
    A new born skull to see, pa rum pum pum pum
    Our finest fists we bring, pa rum pum pum pum
    To lay before the elf, pa rum pum pum pum,
    rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

    Midway to the songs, Jere noticed something atop a bookshelf. A camera stolen from Cabalvision. Coach Supa had set the team up so that he could enjoy this show for many, many years. In HD.

    With an agonizing roar, Jere rushed towards the camera. As he was just about to smash it with his fist, the camera disappeared. Surely it was teleported to coach Supa's hideout.

    Merry Christmas to everyone here on bbtactics.com! :):skull::skull:
     
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    Merry Christmas Supa, you've inspired me to do one of my own
     
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    Unfortunately I do not have time to write a detailed match report today. Rather lucky 2-0 win against orc team Mean Green Doctrine coached by @CondorDrake. Reborn Dead were 4 men down at worst!

    Orcs have a bribe (but no fouling was done this game). Weather is perfect. Orcs decide to kick and it lands to a ghoul who catches it 1 square behind LoS. I made a mistake while moving a cage on 2nd turn, which caused orcs to attempt a 2D sack later (against blodge, but but still). Undead rather foolishly attempted to start a bash war which looked to be going fine first, but AV9 was solid and eventually they gained upper hand. Especially when undead finally started to break.

    A ghoul tried to run for it around turn 6, but a mistake on positioning leads to an attempt tto sack for orcs. Two 3+ dodges and 2GFI blodge with 2D block does the job (RR was used). A ghoul picks up the ball, but a blitzer blitzes the ball alone and ball bounces to him. Same Undead turn a wrestle ghoul Ni failed a dodge which resulted into death. Undead eliminate orcs only scoring threat by making a 1d blitz on a blitzer.

    2nd half Undead gain a reroll. 2 men down, they are desperate to keep it a draw. Orcs however fail a 1/9 block and decide not to use RR. Undead approach with the mobile players while zombies and mummies act as punching bags. Orcs pick up the ball with RR and form a screen. A lineman gets KOd by a wight and he, along blodge ghoul mark the carrier. I missplaced them. Had I switched their positions, a chain push wouldn't had been enough to free the blitzer. Huge mistake by my part. The ballcarrier however runs next to a downed mummy, who blitzes him with a GFI (succeeding this time, he snaked it on last half). Players approach the ball, it isn't picked up by orcs. Undead chain push blitz next turn a player into a ball and it bounces into a favorable spot. It's still 4+ pick up, 4+ dodge and 3+ dodge , but a ghoul does the job with RR. Thanks to blodge he doesn't go down despite a rerolled 2d block. 4+, 3+ dodge and it is an unlikely defensive TD on turn 13.

    Orcs attempt to pass the ball, but they fumble it (no rerolls anymore). Undead use their mobile players to blitz and pick up. Orcs down the carrier, but slower players are marked by mummies and remaining zombies. Undead blitz the ball again and run for it, wight Löde dodging with the ball. Wight gets blitzed. Orc marking the wight gets blitzed. Wight Löde picks up the ball again and GFIs to score. On T16.

    Thanks for the match. Luck was changing wildly, but I was favored more, as dictated by score. Fortunately for Condor he leveled up 2 Black Orcs. Wight Löde got MVP, thus earning a level up. A new ghoul (G'hol) was bought to replace Ni.
     
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    Chapter Five: First player interview
    (Disclaimer: Very late aftermatch report against Ulthuan Ravens', but here it is anyways.)

    "An interview, eh?" coach Supa mumbled, watching his TV. Apparently Löde got the honor to being interviewed by "Oddbowl News", some poor sports media. Deciding to take a look, Supa sat comfortably...

    Good evening sports fans! Tarquin Austicke here. I had a chance to interview one of the blitzers of Reborn Dead. Clearly a fan favourite, he's been voted as the MVP twice now! Please say hello to your viewers.

    L: Do we really have to do this...?

    T: Err, right! First things first, it is your first loss of the season in a dramatic clash against Ulthuan Ravens'. It is the second elf team you've faced off against this season and no victory yet! Any comments about the game?

    L: Well, elves wanted to receive the ball first. And they did score. After some brawling, we lost Blart rather quickly and after that. Out muscled by elves! We certainly weren't prepared for their blitzes, as many of our players laid on the ground during the first minutes. Pisko and Hugo got knocked out too. Luckily for us, Rincewind proved again with his versatility, by hurting an elf... that must be his third casualty in five games! After that... heheh... I killed one of them! Hey, Carathorn! Say something!

    C: Gnawhhhhhhhh...

    T: Eheh, I see... well, ladies and gentlemen. It looks like that this former highborn elf has turned into a zombie! I hope he finds better luck in his next team.

    L: Anyways, the elves scored with their fancy passing play. But we were very close of equalizing the game before the half time. If only coach Supa would've wanted Rincewind or Sorbus carry the ball... G'hol certainly still has some training to do with his blocking game.

    T: I see... do you disagree alot with your coach?

    L: Let's not get carried away with that. When second half came, we were taken by a surprise. The kick was short and elves caught the ball! We almost got it back, but not quite. Hrmmh, we might've got slightly bloodthirsty there... anyways, elves scored. At that point we really had the numbers compared to them, so it was an easy walk to score one more touchdown. Not that it matters really, but atleast G'hol got his first touchdown in his first game.

    T: Thank you for your short match report! Now, how does it feel to be the fan favourite of your team?

    L: Well, against Mean Green Doctrine I scored the final touchdown during the final moments of the game. Not that it mattered the result, but I still have the fighting spirit of my youth in me. And last game I really started bringing in the pain. I mean, look at Carathorn there, haha!

    T: It starts to look like that you and Rincewind are the players for your opponents to look out for.

    L: Rincewind has some natural elvish agility in him. And he's a pretty tough bone too! But even with mummies in our team, it is I who shall bring the pain train in this team to our opponents. I'll never give up on the play and will do everything for the team to secure a victory!

    T: Well, we shall see about that. Thank you for your time, and good luck to you against your next opponent!


    That's that. Thank you for the match @Ravers looking forward to face you again, hopefully next season. :)
     
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    A crazy crazy match against @Luke4444 and his chaos dwarves. Undead are missing 1 ghoul and chaos dwarves have one extra hobgoblin on the bench. Weather is perfect and Undead induce babes with petty cash (which didn't do anything this game :p). Game starts bad when chaos dwarves start offence by killing zombie Pisko and knocking out another one. Some fighting happens in the middle, undead manage to catch up a little bit by removing hobgoblins from the pitch. At some point sure hands hobgoblin snakes GFI and knocks out himself and the ball isn't picked up anymore, until last turn by a dwarf. An importan hand off to a centaur fails however.

    After first half, four undead players are removed, although one wakes up from a KO. Three chaos dwarf players are removed, although an apotechary has been used and their only KO wakes up. Undead prepare their offence and some fighting happens again. Two hobgoblins are removed, but chaos dwarves still have a slight edge with bashing game. Ball isn't picked up by ag4 ghoul due to rolling 1 and a centaur gets nearby. However after few turns Undead get away and later on actually outrun dwarves with a screen. A hobgoblin attempts to 1D a blodge ghoul, but falls down on a skull. Undead have to score on turn 15 though, leaving chaos dwarves two turns.

    Chaos dwarves prepare their final offence, sending the bull centaurs ahead. Ball has landed on a bad spot for chaos dwarves though and the carrier stays next to the sidelines (without a reroll, GFI is risky too). A ghoul makes a 49,5% play with a reroll and surfs the hobgoblin. Ball lands near ag4 ghoul, who picks it up and goes out of reach of the chaos dwarves.

    @Luke4444 Thanks for the match! Truly a crazy game and I started to think it was over very quickly on first half. Then the carrier snaked and with no hobgoblins remaining on first half, score remained 0-0. Undead didn't have very good dice today, but got just the right amount of rolls to get the hard worked victory tonight. :)
     
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    The Merchants Guild is NOT Coached by the Goyim known als @Luke4444 . I as the real coach, Feel very offended by this Post.
     
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    Whoops. I was copy pasting it and wanted to edit it, but I must've fallen asleep. :oops: Overall the whole blog kinda died for a week or two, I'll probably finish it sooner or later now that the season is over. :D fixed the name for you at least. :)
     
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    Revamped some of the non-trivial things from the blog. Here's how they're rolling for season 15 in Nuln! Some of the player numbers have been changed after so many roster changes last season.

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    Mummies: Mortti the First and Monni II. They didn't develop that bad, the rest of the team is truly grateful when fighting near their ever-guarding presence. Coach Supa is hoping that they will gain even more valuable experience this season and continue developing in tougher games.

    Wights: Löde the Godlike and Jere the Legendary. Coach Supa focused training them as heavy hitters. Löde is clearly the more experienced one, but Jere followed his footsteps as the season progressed and did cause some carnage himself too during the final games of the previous season. The real question is though that should one of them had focused more on supporting duties. And how will these core players pan out in the team now? There are so many possibilities where they can go, but it's up to them, coach Supa and almighty Nuffle.

    Ghouls: Rincewind and Blart. The ghoul roulette came to its end with Supa deciding to roll next season with only two ghouls. This severely cuts the team's mobility down at the exchange for some durability and lower team funds (the team's board is light on the budget, so they have to spare some gold for new acquisitions). Blart is mostly finding his place in the team, but Rincewind is the true aspiring star of the team. It is indeed thanks to Rincewind that coach Supa was comfortable of cutting the ghouls down. His only regret is though that he trained G'hol wrong way and released him along Bloodstain (who also showed more potential than Blart has so far...).

    Zombies: Hugo the Crybaby, Mystaes, Carathorn, Romanov, György and Leonard L. Abess. Hugo is the only original zombie in the team remaining. Mystaes, Carathorn and Leonard L. Abess were raised in matches last season, so not much gold was spent on zombies. Indeed, György and Romanov are the only two new players for season 15. Both being Kislevians in life, coach Supa had no trouble raising them, as if they were ready to bounce from their graves!... ehe-he... heh...

    The stakes are high. Reborn Undead are expected to promote next season, as Blood Bowl experts have ranked them 3rd of their division. Will they accomplish the feat? Make it even better? Or will it all collapse due Nuln bones being too big to chew on? Whatever the case, coach Supa is ambitious as he looks upon the mighty Altdwarf already... But to do that, he has to take care of his team day by day.

    The journey has only begun, but looking forward to meet some new faces next season, as well as defending my honor against fellow coaches from Indus who promoted to Nuln too. :)
     
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    Chapter Six: Speculating of promotion, goblins, team and sponsors.
    Reborn Undead made it. They've ensured promotion to tier 2 (likely Nordland). Two games remaining, they are looking forward to rest their players for the rest of the season and give playtime to new faces.

    Last game against BBT Gobblebonners (coached by @toastguy7) wasn't a great example though how to "rest" players in a game. No, that game was full of tactical errors committed by Coach Supa. Coach who was celebrating promotion too early in good spirits, so to say. They could've held on to the ball after stealing it early on defense. Instead, he instructed his ghoul to go for the touchdown... hopefully sending off those damned cheating gitz for carrying weapon around! Whether it was fatigue or overconfidence, Reborn Undead almost blew their chances. If it weren't for Rincewind's magic, the first half would've ended 0-0.

    Next half didn't go so smooth, as bombs were falling all over the pitch. Goblins scored a quick defensive touchdown, but their knocked out players just wouldn't return to the pitch. Ripper, star troll hired by the team was also under-performing a lot in that game. The goblins fought on until the end. Looney wielding the chainsaw got plenty of hits at Rincewind. The star ghoul won't be so lucky in the future... eventually, wight Splinter scored the winning touchdown for Reborn Undead to end it 2-1. In any way coach Supa is not disrespecting other coaches by saying that this was one of the most difficult games ever for this team. The coach wasn't prepared and the team wasn't either.

    Splinter. Now that wight has been an acquisition for the team. In just three games he's proved that he can play the game like a battle-hardened veteran. He's probably not generational talent, but damn is he a hard worker and doing his role well for the team. He's scored once in all three games he's played in. In the latter two games he scored the game-winning touchdown. Especially against Blunderworld he was a shining star: Fighting like a madman and making a great running touchdown after catching the ball from a hand-off. Rightfully voted as the MVP of that match.

    What makes this even more impressive is that the team has rising names such as Rincewind the Ghoul who can handle all the agile duties, as well as Löde the Godlike, the murderous wight. While Splinter will carry on filling in a more supporting duty, occasionally throwing blocks around, this team might be more deeper than it looks.

    The one and only original zombie left in the team, Hugo the Crybaby has finally gained some experience on the Blood Bowl fields and it looks like that the zombie has bulked up. Reminding more of him on his past life, known as a big, tall brute. Nickname crybaby will stay with him for the rest of his career, but make no mistake. This zombie isn't just an ordinary walking corpse.

    Also, the first ever player raised during a game, former high elf lineman Carathorn has learned the ways of fouling. He shall make a brutal duo with zombie Romanov on kicking players around.

    There's still room to improve on every single player. Especially the mummies and the other ghoul, Blart. By all means they haven't done bad work, but the team is getting awfully outbashed by opposition, despite usually throwing much more blocks at their opponents than receiving.

    Will all that talent, budget seems to be light after all. Current sponsors and winnings aren't enough to satisfy the wages of this team much longer. Especially since coach Supa installed sauna in his catacombs, along a new library for new spells, wine collection and what not else...

    There are rumors of a rich man named @Ilgoth, president of Big Crunch 2 willing to hire teams for IBS. What IBS means is unknown, but let's assume it is called "Ilgoth's Broadcasting Service". This could be the salvation Reborn Undead needs, but it their operation mode smells fishy. Still, options are running low. The financial status of Reborn Undead isn't secure due to team's rising status as well as coach Supa's gluttony. Something must be done before next season begins. Will IBS approach Reborn Undead in the future? Will coach Supa beg on his knees to have Ilgoth save him? Or are both going to ignore each other?

    Blood Bowl isn't just a game played on the field, apparently. It can be so much more than that.