Blood Bowl – Tabletop Reference Cards

I don’t play much Blood Bowl; I try but there’s not always the demand at my club outside of the league season and I am new to tournament play. As a result when I do come across one of the more usual races with some of the non-standard skills (i.e. not Pass, Block, Dodge etc) I need a way of remembering how they work and what the basic attributes are. I also need a way of having this information to hand and usable in a small space. A lot of time with Blood Bowl I find that there’s not much room at the table for everything you need. Cases and books get left under tables and chairs and rosters are an afterthought.

At my most recent tournament I saw some small reference cards that looked like they were part of a special play deck. I got inspired and produced my own trading card style reference cards covering some of the key tables, race summaries, essential skills and inducements. They aren’t complete and I will end up adding to these over time as I come across new scenarios.

Version 0.1 of the Reference cards

Version 0.1 of the Reference cards

I’ve taken details from the CRP, the CRP Ickle book and the Rules Clarifications on the NAF website. The cards are 2.5″ wide and 3.5″ tall which means they are standard trading card dimensions (I am told) and you can therefore use card protectors with them. I have printed them onto card and put them into protectors. I intend to use them in games by taking the card for the race that I’m facing as well as the cards for any secret weapons or inducements that I need, and placing them on the pitch in front of me where I’d usually have my dice.

If you’ve got any suggestions for new cards or notice any errors then please let me know and I’ll update them.

Blood Bowl Tabletop Reference Cards v1.0


Small Printable Blood Bowl Dugout

A couple of weeks ago I played at my first Blood Bowl tournament – Gert Bowl. You may have heard me talk about it 😉

I learned many things at the tournament both on and off the field and one of those things was space management. Now this isn’t a new problem, the tables that we play on at the club are round and although they fit a board fitting two original dugouts plus various other paraphernalia is a challenge to say the least. The same it true at tournaments, where if anything it is more of an issue.

What’s the solution? Well it is to make your own smaller version of the dugout – or have a custom pitch with them all included 😉

Now I can’t take credit for this idea, my first opponent at the tournament (Cracol) turned up with a small printed and laminated dugout that a friend had made for him. Anyway, I got to work and have created my own that I’m pleased to be able to share with you.

They are nothing special but feel free to use them.

Enjoy 🙂

Blood Bowl Dugouts