Welcome to the MBBL (Merlyns BloodBowl League) Season 2
RULES: we are using LRB 5.0 (the current one on the Specialist Games website).
also we are using two of the optional rules: Special Play cards, and choosing your MVP
TEAMS: all teams are either continued from season one OR are brand new.
each coach may have any # of teams, however only one team per coach may be an Upper Division team
UPPER DIVISION: the division! the only division that can enter the end of season tourney or get end of season awards. each coach may only have ONE Upper Division team, and it must remain the same team for the entire season. these teams will have 6 scheduled games and up to 6 pick up games.
ROOKIE UPPER DIVISION TEAMS: as an expansion team you get these bonuses- can have up to 2 extra pick up games, get a +20k in winnings for your first 10 games (does not carry over to next season, use em or lose em)
LOWER DIVISION: each coach may have as many of these teams as they want and add new ones whenever. not eligible for end of season tourney or awards. all games for lower division teams are considered pick up games, and each team can play as many games as they want/can.
SCHEDULE: the Upper Division schedule will be released 1 week at a time, with Week One games starting on Friday the 13th, Oct 2006. coaches/teams can join late, thats why the schedule is one week at a time. game weeks will be 2 weeks in real time.
PICK UP GAMES: pick up games can be played at any time within the following restrictions: max 2 games consecutive vs the same coach, up to half of your pick up games vs the same coach.
***note*** upper and lower division teams may play against each other in pick up games
WEBSITE: all teams and games must be on the new website! no exceptions
if a game is not allready on the website post it in the Merlyns BloodBowl forums
and either Sean (Gremdel) or I (fe2mike) will make it for you.
END OF SEASON: there will be an End of Season Tournament and End of Season Awards.
Tournament: The Spike! Magazine Tournament. any upper division team is eligible, single elimination bracket, with byes if there are enough entrants.
Winner of the trophy will have these benefits until a new spike trophy champion is crowned: a bonus Trophy reroll and +2 to there gate roll
For the Spike tournament there is also a Spike! Player of the Year award.
This award goes to the single player with the most star player points after the championship game is played. (in case of tie, the 1st tie-breaker is least amount of MVPs, 2nd most CAS) This player gets the Fan Favorite skill (dbls roll for value)
End of Season Awards: End of the regular season awards will be passed out as follows: (only stats earned in this season count)
season 2 leaders in COMP, CAS, TDS, INT, and SPP
Rookie of the Year leader in SPP (only players who's 1st game came in season 2)
awards are +1 FF and +10k for team
(in case of ties: if only 2 are tied each player chooses one of the 2 above, if more than 2 are tied no award)
if there are any other questions or things to include here let me know.
thanks, Mike G