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Let the Matchups Begin
Foul Play Is Now Available for Blood Bowl: Team Manager
Blood Bowl: Team Manager | Published 17 July 2014

The Foul Play expansion for Blood Bowl: Team Manager is now available at your local retailer and online through our webstore!

A new season begins for Blood Bowl: Team Manager, and you’ll uncover more opportunities for trickery and low-down, backstabbing moves than ever. The Putrid Players’ Guild joins the Team Managers’ Union, bringing with it three entirely new teams and unprecedented levels of cheating. A fifth player may now join your games of Blood Bowl: Team Manager, and no matter how many players you have in a game, the new fouling skill is sure to upset opposing managers’ plans.

Putrid Players

In our first preview of the Foul Play expansion, we revealed some of the key players that you can expect to see in the three new teams of the Putrid Players’ Guild. The followers of Nurgle spread disease wherever they play, choking other teams and lowering Star Power with disease tokens. On the other side of the field, the goblins set the standard for sheer craziness in a Blood Bowl matchup. With plenty of flying bombs, chainsaws, and pogo sticks, the goblins offer a multitude of ways to get the better of your opponent. The final team to join the Team Managers’ Union is the Chaos Dwarfs, and they bear grudges like none other. Tackling a Chaos Dwarf just makes him more angry and more likely to exact vengeance.

Each of these teams also features the new fouling skill, which allows you to look at a Player card in your opponent’s hand and choose to discard it or not. If you reveal a powerful Star Player from your opponent’s hand, you can discard it, and your opponent draws a replacement card, but if you pull a lowly Guardsman, you can return it to your opponent’s hand, keeping him from drawing a better card to replace it.

The Penalties of Corruption

As we explored in our second preview, you’ll find more than three new teams in Foul Play. The Team Managers’ Union makes new efforts to crack down on cheating, resulting in penalties issued to managers. A thrown elbow at the wrong time might result in a player’s removal from your roster, while roughing the ref may cause you to lose fans. Fortunately for players intent on getting ahead through nefarious tactics, a corrupt ref also makes his first appearance in this season of Blood Bowl: Team Manager. This ref moves from matchup to matchup, helping you and your players cheat by giving you advance knowledge of cheating tokens.

In addition, for the first time in the history of Blood Bowl: Team Manager, you’ll find stadiums in which to play your matchups. Every stadium has its own special rules that govern how you play there, but rules are meant to be broken in Blood Bowl! You always have the option to cheat by breaking a stadium’s restrictions, but doing so incurs a penalty, which may cost you fans, upgrade cards, or players.

Ready for the Big Leagues

Nurglings, goblins, and Chaos Dwarfs burst onto the scene of Blood Bowl: Team Manager in this expansion, bringing more cheating and fouling in their wake. Play a game in a brand-new stadium, escape penalties with the help of the corrupt ref, or learn the trademark tactics of new teams. Download the rules from the support page, and pick up your copy of Foul Play at your local retailer today!

Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game is a bone-breaking, breathtaking card game of violence and outright cheating for two to four players. Customize your team by drafting Star Players, hiring staff, upgrading facilities, and cheating like mad. Lead your gang of misfits and miscreants to glory over your rivals as you strive to become Spike! Magazine’s Manager of the Year!

    
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