Introducing the first ever Rain City Games Open Blood Bowl League!
League communications will be conducted through a private channel on the Rain City Games Discord server.
For this inaugural season, the league will use the current Blood Bowl: Second Season ruleset.
Regular season games will be played as an 8-week randomized round robin tournament. Each coach will play a different random opponent once a week for 8 weeks. Post-season games will run in a playoff format to determine who will win the Rain City Games Blood Bowl League Championship Trophy!
Each week will run Tuesday to Monday, and coaches will play their weekly game sometime during that period. Official timeslots will be made available for in-store games, but you’re welcome to arrange alternate times with that week’s opponent if needed.
Additionally, during the regular season, coaches will be authorized to play a single exhibition game each week against any team that agrees to play against them. Exhibition games will not affect league standings, but all winnings, star player points, injuries and recoveries will stand. Thus, a team’s rating may increase or decrease as a result of playing in an exhibition game.
Ideally, all regular season games will be played at the Rain City Games Vancouver location. It will be each coach’s responsibility to work with Rain City Games staff to coordinate table reservations. Coaches are allowed to use other venues, though they obviously won’t be able to make use of any supplies, dice, boards or minis that Rain City Games can provide.
A team’s rating in the standings will be calculated as follows:
If two teams are tied in points at the end of the regular season, the tie will be broken based on how well painted each team is, as decided by the league commissioner and staff.
Pitches, dice, minis and all other supplies will be provided by Rain City Games for coaches to use in-store.
Rain City Games owns a handful of teams and can provide miniatures for in-store use to any coach that does not have their own, but coaches are expected to have their own miniatures by the end of the regular season. Rain City Games has the following teams:
Proxy minis will be allowed for the first three weeks of the tournament (ex. using Black Orcs in place of Lizardmen), but after week 3, proper GW minis must be used. Miniatures do not need to be painted, though there is a prize for the best-painted team.
There will be a $50 league entry fee, payable upfront.* Payment must be made before September 26th.
Each coach will be required to sign up for a TourPlay.net account to register their team and track their team’s progress in the league.
Lastly, each coach will be expected to join the Blood Bowl channel of the Rain City Games Discord server. All league announcements will be made there.
*Any participant that purchases a Blood Bowl team of miniatures from Rain City Games will receive a $15 rebate to store credit on their league entry fee.
Teams will be constructed with 1,000,000 Gold Pieces as per the Blood Bowl: Second Season ruleset.
Eligible teams include:
For this league we won’t be using any special rules found in any books other than the main Blood Bowl Second Season rulebook*, with the exception of a single house rule as follows:
Each coach will designate a single player as their team captain. The team captain will get one free upgrade immediately. This upgrade will not cost any Star Player Points, nor will it affect the player’s value. The captain will still be considered to be at 0 SPP. To determine what the upgrade is, 2d6 will be rolled (on Discord or in the presence of the league’s commissioner) and the following chart consulted:
* Though the league commissioner reserves the right to change any league rules
All inducements found in the Blood Bowl: Second Season Official Rule Book will be available to coaches.
At the end of the playoffs, the championship team will be crowned as the first ever Rain City Games Blood Bowl Champions. Prizing for the coach of said team will be a $75 Rain City Games gift card and getting their name on the Rain City Games Blood Bowl Championship Trophy!
Additionally, the coach deemed by the league’s commissioner to have the best-painted miniatures will receive a $25 Rain City Games gift card.