Put the Boot In - July 2013

stunty little articles and gaming news about the scifi and fantasy football boardgames you love


Dungeon Bowl is Back!

tournament news, by anc001

AFOUL has recently announced the fourth Adelaide Dungeon Bowl Cup, March 15th and 16th 2014.

ADBC will again feature a 6 game Dungeon Bowl tournament, but is expanding to incorporate Dreadball on Saturday night and Bloodbowl on Sunday.

Each of these three tournaments will run independently, you can attend, one, two or all three. Sunday's gaming will be the first running of 'the AFOUL Classic', a NAF approved standard Bloodbowl tournament- Adelaide's first competitive one-day bloodbowl tournament. The expansion of the tournament from one day to a full weekend also makes this a great tournament for interstate coaches to attend.

Prices, rules, schedule, accommodation options and other information will be available soon.

      

      

Do you want to hear about more tournaments throughout Australia and New Zealand?

Send us your ideas and feedback.


Featured House Rule

by anc001

Looking for a little flavour in your next game of Bloodbowl? Try this special rule.

AFOUL House rule card

Deck: Crowds

Stunty-Loving Crowd

"Stunty players pushed out are not injured but are instead thrown back onto the pitch D6 squares using the sideline template.

Otherwise use applicable rules for throw team mate."

      

Hobby Corner

by anc001

      

You might have had a go at sculpting a new shoulderpad or a replacement arm for a weapon-snip but have you thought of trying your hand at sculpting a whole mini?

Its not that hard and you don't need much to get started.

  • epoxy putty (e.g. green stuff)
  • sculpting tool
  • armature

Apparently most sculptors use only one sculpting tool, so a basic set is enough for the beginner.

For my first attempt (left) I used a reaper non-heroic "dolly" (also known as an armature). These are great for beginers because most of the muscles and mass have been started for you. Just whack some putty on and move it around.

My tips:

  • When a bit looks good, stop working so you don't accidentally smooosh it when doing the next bit
  • Lube the tool lightly with vaseline or similar
  • Unhappy with a bit? Hack it off and try again!
  • Mount on a cork to make it easy to handle

      

Pictured above:

Clockwise from left

  • Reaper 28mm posable dolly
  • Reaper 28mm heroic male dolly
  • Reaper 28mm non heroic male dolly
  • Hasslefree 25mm armature
  • Reaper 28mm non heroic female dolly
  • Reaper 28mm heroic female dolly
      

Pictured above:

Left Count Luthor mini by Games Workshop
(sculpted by Gary Morley/ Ally Morrison;

Right Crazy Igor (sculpted by anc001,
but with a GW head added from the bitz box)


10 Reasons why Dreadball is better than Bloodbowl

by anc001

  1. Players can activate multiple times per turn
  2. Players have facings & a field of view
  3. More types of fouls!
  4. Hex movement
  5. Less minis needed- A maxed out team required purchase of exactly 2 team boxes
  6. Games are shorter (great for tourneys)
  7. Less dreary setup time (at kickoffs)
  8. More special event occurrences in game
  9. Good quality minis for cheap, AU$25
  10. Novel and satisfying dice/stats system

(bonus) The company that makes the game supports the game and cares about its community

      

Next time we'll turn the tables and look at this topic from the other direction


Upcoming Events

(for AFOUL and SA in general)

Every Wednesday
AFOUL Bloodbowl and Dreadball

Saturdays once a month
Kings of War campaign , Greenacres Gamers

September 7th and 8th 2013

Southern Shrike Bowl (Bloodbowl Tournament)

November 30th 2013

Hypernova (Dreadball Tournament)

March 15th 2014
Adelaide Dungeon Bowl Cup

March 16th 2014
The AFOUL Classic
      

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