Playing in a NAF Tournament? What do you need to know?
For the moment NAF tournaments are using the Competition Rules Pack (CRP), which can be found with a quick search of “CRP Blood Bowl”, and is very similar to the rules in the book and Death Zone 1 combined, but with some differences, which are detailed here. The NAF position is to allow a period of time (up to 3 months) for any changes to be considered before a final decision, so until then some choices are up to Tournament Organisers (TOs). From Feb 17, the Committee have produced a rules pack.
There are significant changes to League play in Death Zone 1, but as the vast majority of NAF tournaments are resurrection, we will concentrate on the core rules. League rules have always been decided by the League Commissioner anyway, so the NAF does not need to offer guidance there.
So, this is what you will need to know if you are familiar with the box and want to play in a NAF tournament, assuming you have read the box rules, Death Zone 1, the Errata and the Teams of Legend. NB the only skills listed in Teams of Legend are those not in the books.
Names of Teams and Positions
While the names of many rosters have been changed, the stats, skills and costs of the rosters are the same, except where noted below.
Human Catchers are 70k in CRP.
Wizards are an inducement, costing 150k, and allowing you to cast a fireball or lightning bolt. Find details in the inducement section of CRP. TOs have always had the choice to allow or disallow.
In CRP Piling On is a Strength skill that is used without needing a team reroll, otherwise it’s the same as the books/errata.
These are called Bloodweiser Babes in CRP, otherwise no change.
These are only usually used if included in the tournament rules – there are more of them, and they have various costs. TOs choice.
Head Coaches arguing the call is not in CRP. This will be optional for TOs to include or exclude for the moment.
Use of Timberrr will be up to TOs, including whether Deeproot has access to it.
There are a number of additional star players, check the CRP for a full list. Whether the new star players (those not in CRP) can be used is up to the TO.
And finally, if you want to play in a tournament, read the rules of that tournament, as each one is independent and it’s up to the Tournament Organiser about skills, Team Value and so on. For questions about any BB rules, it is recommended to read the GW FAQ and the NAF Clarifications.