What’s The Play #6

  Welcome to another episode of What’s The Play. As always just tell us what you would do in the situation pictured. This time you are the Skaven coach, and although you find yourself 1-0 up, at the start of your turn your ball carrier is in no fewer than four opposing tackle zones! How […]

Purplegoo Plays… PalinkaBowl 3

PalinkaBowl 3 NAFC Preamble This month, in an attempt to further broaden my BB horizons (and also to have a lovely holiday), I traveled to Budapest with five British chums to play in the third PalinkaBowl. But, hang on, I hear you muttering, wasn’t this the month of the NAF Championship? I’m sure many of […]

Purplegoo Plays… Monkeybowl XIII

Monkeybowl XIII (I couldn’t find the MB logo online, so please accept a shot of the Watermonkey trophy: awarded to the best placed coach across the Waterbowl and Monkeybowl every year) The Monkeybowl is one of the UK’s big fish. Brendan (Pipey, the TO) claims that the MB was the first NAF tournament to introduce […]

Painting Competition!

Hello fine people. In conjunction with the dastadly duo of JBone and DeeferDan at the Double Skulls podcast, we are running a Blood Bowl Team painting competition. Take some pictures of those great teams that we know that you have and you can win another!   Listen to their latest podcast where they discuss the […]


Schlice over at Nufflytics has produced some wonderful visualistions using the new glicko ratings. This shows your progress tracking both your μ (the peak of the curve), and your φ (the distribution) over time. These multi-dimensional visualisations are not easy to make in a way that is both accurate and looks nice. Schlice does a great […]

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. […]