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Bloodblitz, also known as Bloodblitz Football or simply Blitzball, once a rough peasant sport of unknown origins, today is still a brutal, but complex game, that has seen a vast spread in popularity in only a few decades. Bloodblitz is played by two lineups of eleven players, also known as Blitzballers or simply Ballers, who compete to place an inflated pig’s stomach past a post to score points. Save from a universal ‘no-weapons allowed’ rule, Blitzballers otherwise have free reign to undertake any physical action against members of the opposing team in order to enhance their own team’s chance to score points or decrease the opposing team’s chance to do this instead. While in the past only a few well-to-do merchants occasionally found themselves sponsoring Bloodblitz, forming teams to settle perceived as well as material scores between rivals, a whole new branch of economy evolved around the sport of Bloodblitz.

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This is the first installment of Ballers. It provides you a new optional character creation and advancement mechanism, a couple of new and expanded Professions and some new alternative Talents.

Ballers is not meant to be a whole grim & perilous setting for ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG. Instead, it is intended to provide specifically designed rules’ set and content in order to implement a Fantasy Gridiron Football (FGF) themed campaign setting.

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George F December 31, 2018 8:40 pm UTC
Is this a new version of Blood Bowl?
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Mariusz M January 01, 2019 4:54 pm UTC
I have to answer this question with a definitive, no it isn’t.

First, BloodBowl is a board game, which Ballers is not. Second, “BloodBowl” is a brand to which GamesWorkshop holds the copyright and I do not intent to challenge in any given way.

Ballers, is a community content supplement to ZWEIHÄNDER RPG and fleshes out the Blitzballer profession, that was featured in the fanzine SLLSWRD and will be introduced in the supplement MAIN GAUCHE. It provides a specifically designed rules’ set and content in order to implement the general concept of Fantasy Gridiron Football (FGF) into any ZWEIHÄNDER RPG compatible Setting, and thus providing a themed Campaign Setting Layer.

With optional character creation and Professions being the focus, we define where people, who are involved in Blitzball, may come from, and what was their role off the field in a grim & perilous world.

In the upcoming installment, we’ll take a deeper dive into this Campaign Setting...See more
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Travis W January 10, 2019 6:39 am UTC
Do you have a time frame for when that upcoming installment will be released?
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Mariusz M January 10, 2019 9:14 pm UTC
Since I’m a spare time developer, I do not have a time frame per se for that upcoming installment.

However I can tell, that about 75% of the draft is done so far. This includes all of the on-pitch-rules, which are in the first phase of playtesting by now.
The in-world rules of play are under development.
Total page count will be definitely higher than in the first installment.

We want to deliver the best product, we are able to create. Thus we’d rather take some time for maturation, than release an only partially developed installment.

For further discussion on any details, feel free to reach out for me at the Zweihänder Discord in the section Ballers-Discussion.
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