Glicko – rankings explained

Introduction The NAF has just recently started using the Glicko tournament ranking system developed by Mark Glickman, and implemented by Nick Harding (mubo). This rating method has become very popular over the last few years as an upgrade to the ELO ranking system, which is the one that the NAF have been using to date. […]

Purplegoo Plays… Dungeonbowl 2018

The Dungeonbowl Germany. Home of the penalty shoot-out victory. The Black Forest. Oktoberfest. The winner of the coveted ‘Greatest Haircut Since the Dawn of Time’ competition. Most importantly of all, Germany (Düsseldorf, to be precise) is the home of the Dungeonbowl. Rudi Voller. He also won the World Cup, I think, but that’s less important. […]

Waterbowl 2018 Report

WARNING: This is a picture-light, text-heavy write up…   However I did gratuitously steal this pic of myself and my Round 6 opponent (Stick_with_poo) from Purplegoo. Also see Purplegoo’s fine report on the Tackle Zone site.   Waterbowl is one of the UK’s longest-running and most celebrated events. In recent years the attendance figures have […]

YBBL Tourney Report

Sent by Chris to me, until he has time to get his bloggin capability up and running! — The Far Albion Cup was the 5th tournament hosted by the West Yorkshire Blood Bowl League, and was a one-day event that was eventually won by Podfrey. We had two coaches who were brand new to the […]

Purplegoo Plays… Waterbowl 2018

The Waterbowl In the UK, the month of February is illuminated by all things Waterbowl. From humble beginnings in the local bookstore (Waterstones, hence the league name), Manchester’s finest have come a long way. Now, a 50 strong league meet fortnightly in the North West Gaming Centre (NWGC) to fight it out for Lancastrian dominance. […]

What’s The Play? #5

Hello and welcome to the first What’s The Play? at our new home of The Tackle Zone! The premise is simpler than a Stone Troll’s playbook – tell us what you would do in the situation pictured below. The score is 0-0; you are the Amazon team and it is the start of your second […]

Your first Blood Bowl tournament

Myself (and Merrick) at Elflympics. Think this was about four GFIs into his spot prize-winning ten GFIs attempt!   Introduction I was really honoured to be invited to write an article for about advice for new tournament coaches… is how I’d like to start this article. Unfortunately, I wasn’t asked, I just figured, a few tournaments in, […]

Purplegoo Plays… the UKTC

Introduction So what’s this all about, then? I suppose I feel that as newly installed NAF Tournament Director (TD), I should be talking about tournaments. Well, SHOUTING about tournaments. There are two parts to that; firstly I want to talk about tournament stuff; updates the NAF make to improve your tournament experience, great work being done […]

First NAF tournament creation

I suppose this is as good a place as any for me to chronicle my foray into running an NAF sanctioned Blood Bowl tournament. This being the week of the tournament, it isn’t going to be a play by play as much as a recollection and then maybe a place for me to post pictures […]

Making the Stadium

The background for the website uses a custom built stadium to create the picture of a game being played, and here’s how I made it! Now to start with a confession: as I knew this was just going to be for a picture from one angle as a one time thing the stadium is both […]