An expectant hush falls over the stadium as the players file out onto the pitch. The two teams of muscular, blood-thirsty, half-insane warriors, kitted out in cruelly spiked armour, takes their places on the field. A small, innocent, football is placed on the centre spot between them and the starting whistle is blown... the game of Blood Bowl is about to begin!
Blood Bowl casts you in the role of a coach of one of these awe inspiring teams. Orcs, Humans, Dwarfs, Elves; all the major races of the Known World (and most of the minor races too) have teams of mighty warriors who battle in great arenas for their people's honour, pride and the sheer unmitigated hell of it!
You decide the line-up chose the tactics and remember... "Its not the winning or losing - it's the mayhem and violence that count!"
Inside this box you will find everything you need to enter the pulse-pounding world of Blood Bowl. The package includes two complete teams of plastic minatures, sculpted in stunning detail by the famous Citadel Minatures design team; a three-part Astrogranite playing pitch in high-density, expanded polystyrene; the mind-blowing Blood Bowl Handbook, crammed full of facts about this most fascinating of all sports; plus rules, charts and play-aids which will have you playing the basic game in minutes, but which also provide additional systems for even greater realism. Football will never be the same again!
The rules are divided into Basic and Veteran Rules. Veteran Rules are all optional and expand on the game play of the Basic Rules. Veteran Rules cover the following areas:
- Specialist players (Blitzers, Blockers, Catchers and Throwers in addition to the non-specialist Linesmen)
- Heroic Tackles
- Revised tackling rules
- Revised blocking rules
- Revised throwing rules
Although Team Cards are only provided for Orc and Human teams (who have the same attributes - for the purposes of playing Blood Bowl- anyway), the rules contain attributes for the following races:
- Dark Elves