Started with 2 Vampires, 9 Thralls, 5 Re-rolls, 7 Fan Factor. First game vs. Dwarves (I win 1-0): +1 Fame, 70k winnings First half: Dwarf player received the kick and chanced a one-die block early in turn one. When this failed (and again on re-roll), I got a chance to pop the ball loose. We fought over it for a while - the pile was very tight and there was a lot of chain pushing. Since I was on the outside of the pile, I mostly controlled this and was able to score the TD when the ball finally bounced out of the pile. Second half: I had a thrall w/5 spp (CAS+TD), so I had him pick up the ball. He rolled out to the side and tried to throw downfield to a Vampire, but fumbled (and again on the re-roll). So another pile developed on the sideline. This one was also going well - I crowd-pushed a runner and a blitzer. But then I got greedy - I tried to pull a Vampire from the center of the field to let me push the last runner into the crwod. The Vampire failed the bloodlust (which I rerolled), and then the dodge roll (2+). This left the last runner free to dodge out and pick up the ball. I caught him before he scored, though, and the game ended 1-0. Second Game vs. Orcs (I win 1-0): +2 Fame, 90k winnings First half: I receive the kick, try to run left (with the same thrall as in the last game). The orcs are too strong, so we cross field and throw a completion to a Vampire who runs down the right side. My vampire dodges and pushes his way to a touchdown. He receives the next kick deep. I get between the ball and the LOS, but he passes over me and runs with a blitzer. We chase him down and he rolls a skull on the one-die block to try to get the ball free and casualties himself. Second half: He gets the ball and cages up. I hypnotic gaze my way in and pop ball loose. The rest of the half is almost a comedy show - possession changes every turn, but neither one of us can keep the ball from the other. He eventually has the upper hand, but I've tied up all his potential receivers and the clock runs out. The winnings have been almost ridiculously good and I am now in possession of an apothecary and a third Vampire. I have a thrall missing the next game.