This podcast is concerned with the people who play the game of Blood Bowl, Game Workshop's game of fantasy football. Specifically, we report on the tournament scene in Alberta, Canada.
Rogue Josh with Rob and Barry
1:06:13We didn't have the scheduling accumen to make sure all the interviews got into the last episode, so we decided to include them here! First, I chat with Rob Wright, the winner of the latest iteration of the Cry Fowl Cup about High Elves and the tournament that was. Following that, Barry Gergel drops by for a hobby-related goodness. He is an exceptional local coach and hobbiest and we could ALL learn a few things from him to level up our modelling game. Enjoy!
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The Big 5-0
1:11:57Welcome to episode FIFTY of Get The Ref - where we talk all about Games Workshop's best game - Blood Bowl! In this episode, we chat about January's Braft up in Calgary and then spend some time talking about the build for the Cry Fowl Cup. While those are the big rocks, we also fit in lots of moose talk, some of our favourite things that come in groups of fifty, and pump the Pedro Ramos' tires. Come have a listen!
Chat with James Luft
1:00:08Today's bonus episode is an interview with James Luft. James is currently running for Tournament Director of the NAF, so we thought we would pick his brain a bit. If you didn't know much about James Luft before this episode, you certainly will afterwards! Then, if you are so inclined, please go to the NAF member's website and read through the Q&A section to get a sense of what all the candidates are about - and then vote!
1:40:24The guys at GET THE REF sit down to discuss all things Blood Bowl in and around Alberta. We recap Thor's Hammerslam, look ahead to the Braft in Calgary, and preview the Cry Fowl Cup in Lethbridge. We also examine some of the newly released models, news, and questions from around the internet. Any way you slice it, we are excited to see what fun 2023 brings and wait in anticipation for Josh to finish a model or two for those lovely bases that he spent a year on!
1:35:19Now that we know about the Dungeonbowl expansion, the 2022 Almanac (with the star player expansion), and the November FAQ/Designer's commentary... well, there is a lot to talk about! We dip into the mailbag of questions and offer the rookies some unsolicited advice. Finally, have an interview with the winner's of Winter Mayhem, and a breakdown of what to expect from Thor's Hammerslam in December. A little disclaimer: for the records, Scrappa *does* have his normal agility of 3+, unlike the confused noises we made when looking at some fo the preliminary reports. We hope you all enjoy the episode!
What Would Poppy Do?
1:33:59While we touch on all the regular segments like the Rumour Mill and Tournament Round-Up, but our Ask the Internet homework took on a life of its own this month. What trait would you like to see in a new team that would make them more themeatic? The question was actually asked last month, but we revisist it again, this time after more consideration. Finally, we spend more than a little time talking (again) about the importance of sneaky git and its new champion, Poppy.
Getting Defensive About Amazons
1:30:13Welcome to the Jungle, where Josh, Lair, Scott, and Darcy delve into the new stats from the upcomming release. The Amazons are different and we are here to tell you how. We then answer some questions from the internet, which inevitably leads to Lair confessing his undying love for Westjet. We listen to tales from Chaos Cup and look forward to our own Golden Sausage and Winter Mayhem competitions! Lots of awesome goodness in this months episode. Lick the closest toad and join us!
Pow Town 22 Wrap Up
1:10:00PowTown 22 has come and gone, leaving us with only memories. We talk about the tournament that was, sitting down with the champ, Steve Hall, and our adopted Canadian, Rory Donahoe. We also asked twitter for a few topics to talk about and had to juggle through a few technical difficulties. From Alberta, with love.
1:21:57So many things to look forward to! We offer our humble opinions and wild speculation regarding the upcomming Amazon team box as well as the new star player that will be accompanying them. Hot on those heels, we prep everyone on what you can expect when you get to PowTown, our biggest local tournament - now in its tenth anniversary year! Many things to digest. We hash out a few roster ideas and make some predictions. Enjoy!