Interest in a PBEM Blood Bowl league?
There's no Vassal or Cyberboard modules but there does seem to be a custom tool for the job. I've not used it but there are a lot of ongoing leagues around on the net.
Would anyone care if I extended the invitation to members of my former GW games group?
I think I could be interested. I've played F2F a couple of times and have all the stuff still back home. But I have no idea how a PBEM league works. Most important questions for me: 1. how time-consuming is this (how much time per game and per season) and 2. is it fun?
1) I doubt it'll be very time consuming but it will take a long time. This would be international and that means there will be people playing who can't do better than one move/day. And with 32 turns overall in each game you're likely to be looking at waiting 1-2 months between rounds.
2) I've never tried BB PBEM so I don't know. However I've played a lot of other stuff via email and my general experience is that whilst it's always less fun than playing face-to-face, it's often not a lot less fun. Blood Bowl is actually a fairly slow, analysis-heavy game in which players take very discrete turns so it should work quite well via email.
I'd be interested if you can get it going. I can't remember the campaign rules for the game, and I can't remember whether or not I have them. What's this FUMBLL thing I keep hearing about?
The rules are free and available online:
FUMBLL is a java client for playing real-time matches over the internet. I've never used it and I'm not suggesting we use it for this league. I'm after PBEM play.
I've tried to get a fumbbl league going in the past, but nobody seemed interested. I'd prefer fumbbl to PBEM, but I could go with PBEM. What do I need to play via PBEM?
FUMBBL is the way to play for right on fun as it is live. The problem though with a FAT league would be the worlds time zones. If I had a match against someone on the opposite side of the clock it gets hard to schedule a time to play.
I will look up my old pbem bb stuff through the weekend and report back here early next week.