Fourth game: Chris – Underworld
First game of the second day was against the Tournament Organizer! This was a really interesting game, as up to this point I was playing against fairly bashy teams. I had to really adjust my strategy to face a team made up of Goblins and Skaven. Chris also had a really cool theme with his army, using these awesome pumpkin people models for his Gobos and the Troll. The team really looked great and had a lot of flavour. If he wasn’t the TO filling in to round out the matchups, I would have probably voted for him for best team.
Lots of crazy stuff happened in this game, but unfortunately it now being a few days later I kinda forgot most of the details. The main things I remember were 1) Chris was an absolute blast to play against 2) I manage to keep his troll on his ass for most of the game. I also remember that it was a very close game and while we were at 1-1 for most of the second half, we were both in position to take the lead at various points. While we came close a few times, neither one of us managed to score that second touchdown!
1-1 tie for the Stagnant Society.
Fifth game: Mark – Humans
Finally, a human team! Mark is a very good player. He was telling me that he brought his team to practice for the World Cup and here I was not even knowing that there was a World Cup! It was a good feeling knowing that I was matched up against a very experienced player for this last game. Both of us came into it with a 2-1-1 record and this ended up being an important game for both of us, as the winner would end up fairly high in the final rankings. Unfortunately the game didn’t go very well. After opening strong with some hot dice and knocking out a lot of his players in the opening turns, he came back strong to score early in the first half. I managed to break through his line late in the first to come within squares of evening up the score, but his superior play stopped that cold.
My dice rolling cooled off significantly in the second half right in time for his to heat up and it was not pretty for me. The game ended up mirroring my only loss in the previous day and it was a lesson that I have a long way to go to being a great Bloodbowl player.
0-3 loss for the Stagnant Society.
So at the end of the weekend I ended up doing much better than I expected to. My final record was 2-2-1 which ended up being 9th out of 14 overall. Not bad! I know if I managed to win either of my games on the last day I would have placed a lot higher. But really, I wasn’t in last place and that’s what mattered to me. It also really helped that I ended up winning the award for Best Team! Since this award was completely player voted, it means that much more to me. I was so very happy to go home with my own Sack of Rats award and a copy of the Blood Bowl Team Manager card game. And just to make things even better, Tristan ended up winning the Most Fouls award (which was second in prestige only to the Overall award) by a very wide margin – something he had his sights set on all weekend. You can read up on his experience over on his blog. And if you’re interested, you can head on over to the Blingtoof blog and see more details on the final results for all players at the tournament.
Now that my Bloodbowl tournament cherry has been popped, I’m bound to attend more in the future. At the very least, expect to see me at Blingtoof 2012!