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 Post subject: Eurobowl / EurOpen Introductions
 Post Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 10:15 am 
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In the spirit of this awesome thread from the UKTC, which nearly convinced me to buy a flight to England and register for the tournament just to be allowed to post in that thread, I present to you the big-budget sequel! Starring Nic Cage as President Sann.

(EurOpen) Trauma Lite:
Team TRAUMA was formed by six Blood Bowl crazed coaches in Munich, over more than a few beers, for last year's World Cup in Lucca. Although none of us expected to win the whole thing (Spoiler alert: We didn't), we did rally for a solid finish, placing 70th. Shut up, that's better than it sounds. The position of the bar toward the middle of the hall in Lucca became a self-correcting system for us; as we got knocked farther back in the rankings, our tables were farther away from the delicious Birra Peroni, causing us to drink less and play better, moving foward but also closer to the bar.
Sadly, Team TRAUMA will be unable to field two teams of three players each in Örebro. Our top coaches have lame excuses such as "I'm skiing that weekend" or "My kids aren't on vacation that weekend" and other such pathetic pretexts. That's basically "The dog ate my homework" of Blood Bowl. So three of our four lowest performing coaches from Lucca will be representing Munich at the EurOpen. I'm still confident that we can match our results from last year, although more in the "70th place" sense than "beating .500".

You'll see us at the back of the room, hopefully having a great time. It should be obvious by the number of empty cups how we are doing.

Without further ado, here are our members!

Captain rolo
Yours truly will be immediately recognizable by my New England accent, commonly voted the sexiest and most attractive of all the flavors of the English language (by absolutely nobody, ever). If I am the only person from the US present, I am absolutely insecure yet egotistical enough to crown myself "Eurobowl US Champion". Just play along and pretend that you're impressed.
Strengths: My Blood Bowl skills are already subpar, so I can't damage my chances much by drinking.
Weaknesses: Sometimes I play just well enough to think I have a chance; this makes it infinitely more disappointing when I lose.

Tojurub
Our beloved Vice President, NAF Oldtimer, former Swiss champion, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of the Dwarven passing game. Will not be playing Dwarves.
Strengths: As VP, he is allowed to cast the deciding vote, turning ties into wins*.
Weaknesses: Dice with skulls, Dice with 1's, rerolls.
* - Officially we are still waiting on a ruling as to whether this applies to NAF Tournaments or only the United States Senate.

Sir_Twist_089
The only remaining member of "the Munich team" who actually lives within the city limits of Munich. No matter how much beer he drinks, he somehow always remains skinny. Bastard. Rumored to gain strength from his many tattoos; Ladies, if you like what you see, ask him to show you "the other tats".
Strengths: Dodging and Passing with Tomb Guards, Black Orcs, and other players not generally associated with finesse plays.
Weaknesses: Actually showing up to tournaments. Don't worry, he's going to Örebro even if we have to ship him as freight.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurobowl / EurOpen Introductions
 Post Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 1:45 pm 
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I was hoping that people would use this thread; I don't know a lot of the international coaches who are going, and since one of my favorite things about tournaments is meeting new people who I'd never get to know otherwise, I'd thought I'd start that process early.

Also: Are captains really required to buy their players a round of drinks for every match? I usually trust my players but I think they're lying to me about this.

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 Post subject: Re: Eurobowl / EurOpen Introductions
 Post Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 2:02 pm 
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I hope they do too - well done for setting it up. TFF is pretty UK / English speaking focused, so I wouldn't expect Europe wide responses, but I hope the English get around to it. ;) Even if you don't follow the French BB team on Twitter, take a peek. They do a great job of building up the EB and introducing their coaches, just not here.

I think that rule only applies to good captains. I recommend just being a bad one. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Eurobowl / EurOpen Introductions
 Post Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 5:44 pm 
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Will the EuroBowl teams/races be posted somewhere?


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 Post subject: Re: Eurobowl / EurOpen Introductions
 Post Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 5:54 pm 
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Eurobowl.eu gets updated with coaches as they pay, but the racial breakdown can be a bit sketchy in the buildup. Some countries declare openly in their own way as teams are selected / come together (typically on their own forums), some keep cards closer to their chests. If you skip around the Internet, you can probably work about 60 % of it out ahead of time.


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 Post subject: Re: Eurobowl / EurOpen Introductions
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:15 pm 
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First teaser of the german eurobowl team....


one guy....


...is playing undead!!!


More teasers to come? maybe...


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