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brownrob



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PostSubject: I didn't know where to put this   Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:59 am

Just wondering if any of you Guys have ever played ElfBall by Impact! Miniatures. It was designed by Tom "GalakStarScraper" Anders who pretty much wrote the current rules for BB.

I decided to make a VASSAL mod for it so that I could play online. Its Fantasy Football like BB but thats where the similarity ends. Is anyone up for a VASSAL game etc?

Its played on a round pitch with hexes. There are 6 players on each side with subs who can enter the pitch if you are a man (or woman) down.

Its really quite tactical as you may only move one player a turn, but unlike BB you can do many things in 1 turn such as shove, tackle, throw etc until your movement runs out. Not only that, you need to face your players carefully as you dont want an enemy to slip behind you without being able to see him.

The best thing about the game I think is Momentum. During your turn you roll challenge dice. If you need 3 successes to pass something and you roll 5 then you get 2 momentum, which can reroll 2 dice. This is rather powerful but it has a huge drawback! If you flop your roll completely then there is a shift in momentum and your opponent gets all your momentum!

There are also some awesome minis for the game. The Sarcos, Siringit and Pharoahs especially. Check them out if you dont believe me! http://impactminiatures.net/

Finally the rules are available for free here. http://www.impactminiatures.net/Elfball/ElfBall_Rules_ver5_1_cover2.pdf

Let me know what you thnk
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PostSubject: Re: I didn't know where to put this   Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:58 pm

Personally I have not, but I am familiar with impact they sell some great stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: I didn't know where to put this   Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:29 am

Agree with Tom,

I love Impacts models, haven't read too much into their game, but I'd wager its a good system due to the people who made it.
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PostSubject: Re: I didn't know where to put this   Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:22 am

Yep, it really is. The only problem with it is that there arent enough people playing it! I have a board and all so would be keen to give it a whirl. I have been playing a few guys online with the VASSAL mod I made and its been fun, if a little slow as VASSAL isnt as automated as FUMBBL etc

Where BB suffers is that it is unbalanced in the sense some skills are all or nothing, eg Tackle/Dodge, Sure Hands/Strip Ball, Dwarves vs Amazon/Stunties etc while Amazon pretty much hammer everything else! BB has great backstory however but it is a crying shame as GW ripped the heart out of the latest rules by removing all the fluff Crying or Very sad

ElfBall is nice in that each team has a nice flavour but they are all pretty much equal. Id be glad to have a game sometime, or BB for that matter Smile
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PostSubject: Re: I didn't know where to put this   Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:05 pm

brownrob wrote:
ElfBall is nice in that each team has a nice flavour but they are all pretty much equal. Id be glad to have a game sometime, or BB for that matter Smile

Well if that's the case simply attend tabletop North one night and I'm sure some of the guys would quite happily let you get involved at some time. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: I didn't know where to put this   Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:55 am

Cool!

When and where do you meet?

Im pretty much tied up every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evening!
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PostSubject: Re: I didn't know where to put this   Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:20 am

You're in luck then, TTN (Tabletopnorth) meet monday nights in the strandmillis boat club right beside Cutters Warf on monday nights.

I've just done signups for a practice league there and so far we have 4 signs up with one maybe as well as 3 more people who i reckon ar eplaying but havent signed yet.

looks like a nice varied practice... goblins, humans, high elves, orcs so you are more than welcome along. If you're unsure i can fire you my mobile number incase get lost or need directions on the day.

Its simple enough to find though and runs from 7-11pm roughly
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PostSubject: Re: I didn't know where to put this   Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:09 am

Nice one!

Monday Nights are out until the end of April, after which they will be free!
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PostSubject: Re: I didn't know where to put this   Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:19 am

brownrob wrote:
Nice one!

Monday Nights are out until the end of April, after which they will be free!

ohh really? thats the time the practice league begins. Must eb fate good sir Wink
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