Subj: [BBOWL-L] P: Studio League & Dirty Players Hello All, Following a long, heads down, no-nonsense, let's get this damned Chaos Codex finished session, I can finally return to other things, not the least of which is Blood Bowl (hurrah!). Unfortunately my enforced sabbatical has meant that I've missed a few digests, so the comments and stuff below relate to only the last few days worth of stuff. STUDIO LEAGUE The good news from the Studio league is that on the whole the new Big Guy rules have been working out pretty well, as has Sigurd's Injury Table. However, one thing which has become clear fairly quickly is that something needs to be done about fouling and dirty players. This has mainly come about thanks to the efforts of one of the newer members of our Studio staff, who has learnt his Blood Bowl skills out there, in the real world as it were, rather than being a member of the Studio League from the start. What this has shown is that there was obviously a certain form of 'peer group pressure' which stopped coaches maxing out on certain aspects of the rules in the previous Studio leagues, simply because they knew 'it wasn't the done thing'. Unfortunately our new coach, not being used to the rather more gentlemanly spirit in which we obviously play our games, has shown a distresing tendancy to stick the boot in - i.e. foul! - any chance he gets. *And* he grabbed the Dirty Player skill as quickly as he could lay his blood-stained little fingers on it! I ask you, what *is* the sport of Blood Bowl coming to! Of course, none of this will be news to you guys, judging by the comments I've seen on the list about dirty players etc, but it proved rather a rude awakning for coaches here at the Studio,not least myself. But now the blinkers are off, and foulers everywhere, especially those Dirty Players, had just better watch out, oh yes! Or at least they better had in the Studio league, where the following new rule will be taking effect just as soon as I get it pinned to the notice board! And before I get flamed to death by irate coaches with dozens of dirty players in their teams, I _know_ this new rule is a harsh, knee-jerk reaction, but that's the way I like 'em! Ha ha ha ha < sound of evil laughter dwindling away into the distance > I'VE GOT MY EYE ON YOU Add this rule to the end of the rules on fouling. In order for it to work you will need a new counter; anything will do, bottle caps, small coins, a bunch of keys, etc., but the best possible "I've Got My Eye On You" marker is a painted referee model. Whatever, once you've got a counter, put it beside the pitch when you set up. Only one is ever need per match. Here's how you use it: The first time a coach commits a foul, he must hand the "I've Got My Eye On You" counter to the opposing coach, who should place it on their re-roll track. As long as the opposing coach has the counter, any of your players that will be sent off if they make a foul and they _don't_ roll a double on the dice, instead of only if they _do_ roll a double! The opposing coach is allowed to keep hold of the counter until his own team commits a foul, at which point he must hand it over to his opponent, who can then place it on his re-roll track. In addition the counter must be returned to the side of the board (i.e. so that neither coach has it) when a half ends or an illegal procedure call is made against the coach with the counter. In the case of the Illegal Procedure call the counter is lost in addition to any other effect the call has. And while on the subject of... ILLEGAL PROCEDURES The way the rule is meant to work is that if a coach starts _any_ 'game mechanic' _before moving the down marker, then he can be called for illegal procedure. Basically the only thing you are allowed to do without being called is think about things, as soon as you pick up a model, or roll a dice, or do something rules orientated, you can be called. Jervis *Disclaimer* This stuff is just our own opinions - it ain't official until it's in print!
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