This year I decided to bring my Insane Goblin Posse and aim for a Best Appearance award. Since I wouldn't likely be challenging for top tables with a goblin team, I chose to also use a FTLOTG roster (Zlurpeebowl does not use the usual stunty rosters - instead there are even more handicapped rosters who challenge for a "For the Love of the Game" cup) since this would gain the Eh Team an additional team point.
Here is the list I took - I was really happy with everything except I think I would swap jump up on the Looney for a simple dodge. Usually when the chainsaw goes down - his armour is broken. Stopping him from going down as frequently would have been preferable, since I barely got the chance to use jump up.
Bombardier - hail mary pass
Fanatic - mighty blow
Fungus the Loon
Looney - jump up/leap
Pogoer - jump up/sure feet
3 Goblins - side step
Game 1 vs Dan 0-5 loss
I had never really met Dan before, but I remembered him from zlurpeebowl last year - he won some dancing contest and when I brought it up he said he'd been practicing for this year! Dan brought a dark elf team which comprised of; witch w wrestle, 3x blitzer w dodge, blitzer w guard, 5x lineman w block, 2x linemen
This game was quite rough for me. For the first few turns, I turned over nearly immediately. I did manage to stun a lineman with the Looney, but this is how my dugout looked after two turns.
|one goblin left alive!|
Game 2 vs. Mike 2-0 win
Mike also brought a cheaters list - though very different from my list. I recall him playing at Chaos Cup when I was there in 2011. Mikes list had; fanatic w guard & mighty blow, looney, pogoer & 4x goblins w sure hands, 9x goblins. He said straight away he came to lose five games! I found out later he managed a win vs. a lizardmen team where his fanatic and chainsaw destroyed the poor girls kroxigor & saurus.
|an early scare!|
Game 3 vs Anthony (@KhorneliusPraxx) 1-2 loss
Anthony had to wake up at 4am and drive for several hours to arrive to play at the tournament. I was truly frightened when I saw his list. He only had 5 saurus and no kroxigor so he could afford 4 rerolls, but every saurus had block and three of them had mighty blow. One of his skinks also had sure hands.
|goblin side stepping cage!|
Game 4 vs Brian (@B_C_Harmon) 0-1 loss
Brian is a great buddy of mine since he roomed with me at Chaos Cup in 2011, but unfortunately we have not ever had a chance to play a game - so this was our first! Again it was scary to have to play a dwarf team with my goblins that did not even have trolls! Brian was having a pretty crappy tournament from what he told me. Not only that but he had a very VERY strong list; runner w block, runner w dodge, 2x troll slayers, 2x blitzers w guard, 5x blockers w guard.
|amazing first half!!|
Game 5 vs Josh (@Aldis_Snow) tied 1-1
I played Josh and his orcs at zlurpeebowl last year and he pulled off an epic last turn 1-0 win. This year I pulled something close to the reverse this year. This is the first time I've gotten a result other than a loss against any team other than goblins - woohoo! Josh had a pretty standard looking orc list; 4x black orcs w block, 3x blitzer w guard, blitzer w dodge, thrower w block.
|greenskin vs. greenskin|
Game 6 vs Sarge 0-2 loss
Sarge won best sportsman at zlurpeebowl last year and for the first time ever the repeat was pulled off - he won it again this year. Gearing up to zlurpeebowl I inquired about playing him in the grudge match (an excellent convention and one I plan to implement at the Canadian Open) - Sarge also played a FTLOTG roster which was based on khemri without any tomb guardians; 2x blitz-ras w tackle, 2x throw-ras w block, 2 skeletons w tackle, 10 skeletons & 7 fan factor.
|FTLOTG vs. FTLOTG|
As usual - Bryan, Jonny and I took our usual photo!
You can also check out the results thread here on the zlurpeebowl forums.
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