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 Post subject: NAF Championships 2017 - April 29th and 30th
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:46 am 
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A message from Jervis Johnson and Andy Hoare.

Jervis:

It is with a real sense of excitement that I write the introduction for the NAF Championship 2017! I could not be more delighted to welcome you all to what I know will be an action-packed weekend, put on with the usual stylish panache that only the NAF organizing committee is able to muster!

However, what makes this year even more exciting than usual is that it will mark the first NAF Championship to be held since the brand new edition of Blood Bowl was launched. To help commemorate the occasion, Andy Hoare, the leader of the team responsible for the latest and greatest version of our favourite game, is joining me in welcoming you to what we know will be a memorable weekend.


Andy:

As the manager of the new team recently set up to bring Blood Bowl and many other fan-favourites to a new generation of gamers, I’d like to extend my thanks to the NAF for so enthusiastically championing the game for so long. I sincerely hope that existing members enjoy the new edition and that many thousands of new coaches join the ranks of the NAF over the coming year.

Jervis:

Good luck to all of the coaches taking part in this year's NAF Championship, and may all of your dice rolls be 6s!



The NAF Championship 2017

Date:
29th and 30th April 2017, once again on the May Day bank holiday weekend here in the UK.

Venue:
The event will continue to be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.

Cost and sign up:
Ticket price is £50 if payment is received before an early bird deadline of 31st December 2016. After this point the price will be £55.

Tickets can be purchased as of now by PayPal to the following address: thenafchampionship@gmail.com

INCLUDE YOUR

EMAIL ADDRESS
NAF NAME
NAF NUMBER

WITH YOUR PAYMENTS PLEASE


We will provide a running list of paid entrants here in this thread. If you have any queries please contact us via the email address above or PM me here.

Accommodation:
We have once again negotiated a reduced room cost with the 4-star Orchard Hotel, adjacent to the East Midlands Conference Centre. If booked before December 31st 2016 there will be a discounted rate for single, double and twin rooms. We will provide the discount code on purchase of your ticket. Bookings after this date will be at the normal hotel rate.

Rules:
The NAF Championship 2017 rulespack will be made available on thenaf.net and here on TFF later this summer. The content will be very similar to previous years however the organising team have made changes to the rules for roster building. We have done so in conjunction with the organising team of the other European Major, the Dungeon Bowl in Dusseldorf. See our rules discussion thread for more information.

Note. Should rule changes to the CRP we know and play by happen with the new release of Blood Bowl I will consult with the Naf TD and Comitee a course of action.

Rules are found here - http://www.thenaf.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/NAFC2017_final.pdf

Thanks
Andy
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NAF Championship Rules 2017

There is a recent tradition of the two European Majors (NAFC and DungeonBowl) sharing the same roster building rules. We would like to continue this. However, there are a few changes that both organising teams wanted to implement and we have been in discussion to agree new rules. The main factors we considered were:

1) We wanted to widen the number of viable races, and move away from a situation where the 5 or 6 most powerful choices dominate the top tables. This was driven by feedback received from attending players at both events.

2) We wanted something with precedent, which has been tested previously and well received.

3) The rules should not be too controversial or too divergent from a standard NAF Blood Bowl tournament; we are conscious that NAFC and DB may be seen as examples which to follow.

4) The rules should not be too complicated; we do not want to confuse casual or younger players.

5) We wanted to retain some restrictions on inducements but continue to allow some of the more prevalent and popular options.

Taking all of these things into consideration, we came up with the below. You may notice the rules are very similar to those used at the very successful and well received Eurobowl in Belgium 2014.

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The tournament will use the ‘Competition Rules Pack’ Blood Bowl rules. All 24 teams are available, including Chaos Pact, Slann and Underworld.

Rosters are purchased with a treasury of 1,100,000 gold crowns. All inducements are permitted except Mercenaries, Special Play Cards and Team Wizards.

If you include Star Player(s) in your roster you must first have at least 11 normal rostered players before including the Star. If two coaches are drawn against each other in the tournament with the same Star Player on their roster, then both players are permitted to use the Star (contrary to the normal CRP rule).

Note, during the pre-match sequence extra gold crowns for inducements are not awarded to teams that have a lower team value (such as they are in league play).

Besides the starting skills on your roster, you are also permitted to add additional skills to your players. These skills are added in two phases, firstly before day one of the tournament and then before day two. You may pick a different number of skills depending on your team’s race. The 24 available choices are divided into three tiers.

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Note that skills are exactly as “New Skill” rolls specified either “Normal” or “Double” as per the CRP Improvement Rolls table. There are no restrictions on skill duplication i.e. you may give several different players the same skill if you wish.

All skill choices for both day one and day two must be determined before the tournament and added to your roster. Each round your roster must be made available for your opponents to check.

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NAF Championship 2017

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1. Eldrichfox
2. dfunkateer
3. Barney_the_Lurker
4. Butch
5. RoterSternHochdahl
6. Pipey
7. Ceetee
8. Deetee
9. Paul Thompson (22035)
10. DocMaxx
11. Arioso
12. Ringbeard (21949)
13. Leipziger (4380)
14. Mortimer (10579)
15. GORGOROTH (5893)
16. CunningStunt (19068)
17. Waldorf (17275)
18. Mr_Frodo
19. BDOW
20. BillyDee 18145
21. Robin Wall 18516
22. straume 20685
23. bothun - 20953
24. VultureSquadron 7192
25. stuartwalker 15739
26. DangerRat 18175
27. Be4ch
28. ManticoreRich 1156
29. crystalmcdoll 17393
30. Lyracian 11776
31. BOURPIF 19071
32. JUSTICIUM 12319
33. KFoged
34. Matt_le_Fou
35. wilzif
36. JBone
37. Blues 15279
38. Punker 20607
39. Shadowlord 19277
40. T_Konrad 15444
41. peterd 16619
42. Sjapie
43. Driesfield
44. Glorian Underhill 2798
45. Jonny Kanone #9621
46. nivlap 21783
47. Spike 14558
48. Lunchmoney 12145
49. LarsEnvengger
50. Canteloup 13763
51. Lycos
52. antipixi 7806
53. Neilpferd
54. Maverick 7873
55. Trondur 15254
56. deeferdan 20747
57. Azzroag
58. Joemanji 3312
59. Heff 17316
60. Videador 13507
61. Hacha Blanca 10236
62. Marc.Andy
63. Besters 5131
64. ploppy_mcploppy 16417
65. Glowworm 10845
66. Pressie
67. Matt (New member)
68. Mamapepe 10997
69. Carca34 naf 22526
70. kaju 19529
71. Myrmedon
72. Ruthy 18992
73. JT-Y 18991
74. Garrick 18506
75. HumptyTrump 20360
76. purplegoo 11777
77. david_hamlin 18253
78. Melisqus 16238
79. Lamby
80. Valen 1538
81. Bill 19741
82. Cam 19742
83. mtyloki 23042
84. Simon_acp
85. Lordillo 18059
86. Pellevin 19271
87. agingergoblin 21354
88. Duckwing 16278
89. Anna_Delafield
90. Pete_Delafield
91. Anasarca
92. Elyoukey 8836
93. Stig 12032
94. shaun_dodge_gray
95. mubo 13409
96. Skuld 20481
97. coma 13697
98. PeteW 7769
99. ciicain 22510
100. Kithor 3874
101. Mago 17290
102. Tank15 19727
103. Touchdown 19687
104. speedingbullet 16845
105. Milo 29
106. Bsking 13571
107. simon_acp
108. VMCat
109. Gaunab 2150
110. Justin easby
111. Nathan easby
112. Tojurub 2591
113. ZerosGiven 21527
114. MAD
115. Darkelfdan
116. Wotfudboy 16184
117. malkijunor
118. Carlosakoa12 21962
119. Vulcano 21748
120. boldfox
121. Chankas
122. Jose Chitty
123. fromherashes 21977
124. madmatt13 (RTNAFC)
125. Jokaero, 2785
126. Timothy Nissen
127. nonumber
128. Graham Gibbins (GG)
129. Ben Prego (FFFs)
130. Isaac Quinton (Bubbadodge)
131. Dan Quinton (Australopithecus)
132. Tom Boyd (TheMuffinMan)
133. Nick Hale (Nick)
134. Ed Statham (Ghoulmaster)
135. Misha Grinberg (non-NAF)
136. Henry DuPlessis (non-NAF)
137. Christopher Bovet-White (non-NAF)
138. Mark Newman (non-NAF)
139. Louis Charlesworth (?)
140. ChoiDivision 23201
141. Hawca
142. D_Arquebus 9252
143. Griptenstien 22298
144. Pidpad 20957
145. Pug 9711
146. Lord_amosi 20047
147. David Butterworth
148. GreedySmurf
149. manning 21410
150. tycoon 23045
151. LordGarlack - 16591
152. mrhayward99 22507
153. joe allen
154.janninu - 21410
155. tymon - 23045
156. nainfa 20596
157. yogibedlambear 20617
158. Greshvakk
159. Goldeneye 19966
160. Quick_Ben 22478
161. BrocCooli
162. inforthepain
163. Knowmad 16416
164. Martyn Forster
165. Skaffen
166. MadeofWelsh
167. Morpao 20249
168. Barbossa 19236
169. Smilzo 20243
170. Marcone 21859
171. Lordbertocaos 21419
172. Lockmund 19816
173. smed1986 23258

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PS: good work on the new rules pack. Anything that attempts to introduce some racial variety and reduce the depressingly large number of woodies and undead that are usually in attendance is a good thing by my reckoning.

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Will definitely be there.

Love the new rules. No Doubles for Tier One teams - excellent.

One wee question: Why the "must first have at least 11 normal rostered players before including the Star"? Is this to make it difficult for Tier One teams to have Stars?

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Garrick wrote:
Will definitely be there.

Love the new rules. No Doubles for Tier One teams - excellent.

One wee question: Why the "must first have at least 11 normal rostered players before including the Star"? Is this to make it difficult for Tier One teams to have Stars?


We (I say we as the rules change was discussed at length with the Dungeon Bowl team organisers and the NAF Championship team, Dapiranha and Pipey), and we want to keep the cord rules as they were writen regarding stars and inducements

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hawca wrote:
Garrick wrote:
Will definitely be there.

Love the new rules. No Doubles for Tier One teams - excellent.

One wee question: Why the "must first have at least 11 normal rostered players before including the Star"? Is this to make it difficult for Tier One teams to have Stars?


We (I say we as the rules change was discussed at length with the Dungeon Bowl team organisers and the NAF Championship team, Dapiranha and Pipey), and we want to keep the cord rules as they were writen regarding stars and inducements


I am just curious as it is such a specific variation on the standard CRP rules and as such must have a reason for it being included?

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Garrick wrote:
hawca wrote:
Garrick wrote:
Will definitely be there.

Love the new rules. No Doubles for Tier One teams - excellent.

One wee question: Why the "must first have at least 11 normal rostered players before including the Star"? Is this to make it difficult for Tier One teams to have Stars?


We (I say we as the rules change was discussed at length with the Dungeon Bowl team organisers and the NAF Championship team, Dapiranha and Pipey), and we want to keep the cord rules as they were writen regarding stars and inducements


I am just curious as it is such a specific variation on the standard CRP rules and as such must have a reason for it being included?


This is a fairly standard tournament stipulation down here and possibly has something to do with the team creation rules on page 16 of standard CRP saying you must have 11 players when you create your team.

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