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Posted 10/25/15

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Dariamus wrote:

To heck with football, never could stand the sport.

I'll vote for Bloodbowl

Was this an actual videogame?


3 separate video games. Blood Bowl 2 just released, though I prefer Chaos Edition.

My real choice, however, is to play the board game, face-to-face with my opponent.
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Posted 10/28/15

Dariamus wrote:


onibrotonel wrote:


Dariamus wrote:

To heck with football, never could stand the sport.

I'll vote for Bloodbowl

Was this an actual videogame?


3 separate video games. Blood Bowl 2 just released, though I prefer Chaos Edition.

My real choice, however, is to play the board game, face-to-face with my opponent.


Hell yeah. This would be an awesome board game.

I knew I had seen this design in some old Sega game cover.
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Posted 10/28/15
Nope I honestly have just seen someone with a "american football" once and that was like 10 years ago,,,
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Posted 10/28/15 , edited 10/28/15

onibrotonel wrote:
Hell yeah. This would be an awesome board game.

I knew I had seen this design in some old Sega game cover.

It started out as a board game from Games Workshop.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/712/blood-bowl-third-edition


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I don't know anyone from my country that enjoys American football, myself included. I just don't understand the appeal of football as a sport.

I'll watch stuff like fencing and table tennis sometimes, but not football.
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Posted 10/28/15
Football is my life. I'm not entirely sure if the Philippines watch football, they're more into basketball.
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I don't follow it though I do know there is some who do in the UK. There's a local team called the London Monarchs.
Posted 10/28/15
Nobody here cares about it but we love soccer
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Posted 10/30/15
It's gaining populatry here in the UK. I started following the sport after watching Eyeshield 21
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Posted 10/30/15
Bahamians like to watch American Football. I remember in the '80s if you said you weren't a Dolphin's fan people wondered if you had some kind of mental disorder. There's even a college football game hosted here called the Popeyes Bahamas Football Bowl. If any of you want to watch it's December 24th. I think ESPN is covering it.

Basketball is more popular though.
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Posted 10/30/15
The hurdles the sport faces includes it's complex rule-set, the equipment required, and the danger.

People tend to not understand what is going on in the game and all of it's intricacies since very few outside of the US have played the game themselves in any organized form. The equipment costs and danger adds to the lack of youth players.

It took me a while to understand the sport myself first. There's a lot of terminology and rules to take in. Once I did start to understand the sport I love it. The very nature of the rules allows for an evolving meta-game involving wildly different types of players. You have you quick speedy athletes, the tough power men, the specialists and everything in between.

All of this allows for many different strategies and tactics designed to create mismatches with different players. Defensively you scheme to confuse and take away these match-ups. Finding these ideal mismatches in your teams favor while minimizing your own weaknesses becomes a very delicate balance.

The current NFL meta sees a lot of Nickle and Dime defenses even on 1st and 2nd down. This is leading to the power running game with stout hard to tackle running backs and bigger linemen to come back into favor lead by teams such as Seattle and Carolina (and suddenly people remember Fullbacks are a thing). The trend of faster and fewer linebackers to assist in pass defense itself is a direct result of the increasing use of spread formations, more wide receivers, and speedy pass-catching running backs.

Teams must constantly rebuild and rethink strategy to adapt to win.

I see it in a similar vein to a turn-based strategy RPG... with live action!

There are surprising twists in there too such as my big ass returning a short kickoff (done strategically to try and prevent a return before the half) for a touchdown.
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No, I don't. But then I don't like actual football either.
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