Have you ever wished you could design your own miniature? At Southern Shrike Bowl (SSB), you can do just that. MVP votes from each game are totalled and the best player is declared the SSB MVP. If your player wins, you then get to design a miniature in that player’s likeness, and the mini is given out as a gift to everyone at the following SSB (along with lots of other cool items in your free prize pack).
If that wasn't awesome enough, at the next SSB, your MVP can be taken as a Star Player on any team. The 2012 SSB MVP was a Chaos Pact Minotaur (pictured). So at SSB this year you’ll see Minotaurs racking up kills for Amazon, Halfling and even High Elf teams!
Of course SSB is about more than a cool mini, prize pack and prizes for every player. Over 6 games of Bloodbowl there are mini games, challenges and more. [The editor of this article has won miniatures just for being the first person to be scored on at SSB2011]
Players are matched by skill level (Swiss pairings) so serious players float to the top, while newbs, stunties and those with a more relaxed approach to the game fill up the bottom half of the draw
All 3 SA BB leagues attend, so if you think you might want to get into Bloodbowl but don't know how, SSB is the best way to dip your feet in the water and learn what gaming options are available near you.