Thursday, November 26, 2020

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 79: Blitz Bowl!

Season 2 is here!

In this episode we are joined by our friend Brad Smith and talk about Games Workshop’s new season of Blitz Bowl. We discuss how it differs from the classic Blood Bowl, of which it shares the same setting, and how it offers different tactical challenges. We spend a lot of time talking about the addition of Challenge cards, and how they define the game, giving teams multiple ways to approach victory. We also talk about how Season 2 added League rules and Ball cards, all adding more of the randomized charm inherent in Games Workshop’s games. We end the episode considering what is yet to come for the game, in light of the new addition of Blood Bowl that is soon to be released.

If you are not already, listen to the Crush! Blitz Bowl Podcast!

Watch the entire stream on YouTube:

Or listen to the recording:

- Eric Wier

1 comment:

  1. Listened to this a couple of weeks ago, just getting around to commenting! Great episode and a very useful review of the game - it tempted me to try to find a copy at some point... It has been many years since I played any Blood Bowl and I agree its problems are game length and the extreme risk-aversion/management involved - good to see GW has tried to get around this, interested to think if you could somehow combine the two to make a full-sized Blood Bowl that played quicker...? Not that I have time to do that anyway, but it's an interesting thought!