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New Blood Bowl Game Coming

As Gamespot.com announces, Games Workshop has licensed its Blood Bowl brand to Cyanide for use in an upcoming line of video games. At the same time, Cyanide signed over to GW its Chaos League brand, ending any dispute over the similarities between Chaos League and Blood Bowl.

I suspect this dispute and settlement has been coming for some time. My original title for my Blood Bowl novel was Sudden Death, which I had to change due to a conflict. It seems clear now that the problem came from Chaos League: Sudden Death. Perhaps this means I could now use the title for another Blood Bowl novel.

Either way, this is great news. I’m happy that all involved were able to come to an amicable solution, and I can barely wait to play a Blood Bowl computer game!

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  1. This is great news indeed. I have been looking forward to a new iteration of the game since your books came out. I have thought for some time that one of two things needed to happen. Either that the rules needed to be reworked completely in a new edition, similar to the changes from second to third edition, or that the game needed a couple of computer versions (one “simulation” and one “madden” style both could be on the same CD).

    I love the game, but playing on some of the online simulations available has proven to me that I won’t be able to make a pro career as a Blood Bowl manager. I personally think with the whole “pre-painted” explosion that any future board games ought be prepainted rather than unpainted. That’s just me though.

    As for the computer game, that would be great and would bring BB to a broader audience. Though the old CG may not have sold as well as they want, a FANTASY football game fits a nice niche.

  2. This is great news indeed. I have been looking forward to a new iteration of the game since your books came out. I have thought for some time that one of two things needed to happen. Either that the rules needed to be reworked completely in a new edition, similar to the changes from second to third edition, or that the game needed a couple of computer versions (one “simulation” and one “madden” style both could be on the same CD).

    I love the game, but playing on some of the online simulations available has proven to me that I won’t be able to make a pro career as a Blood Bowl manager. I personally think with the whole “pre-painted” explosion that any future board games ought be prepainted rather than unpainted. That’s just me though.

    As for the computer game, that would be great and would bring BB to a broader audience. Though the old CG may not have sold as well as they want, a FANTASY football game fits a nice niche.

  3. I think this is good news.. I never tried Chaos League because the StarForce copy protection was distributed in the demo (yeah, I’m weird that way). I’d like to see what it will be like – I’ve got a long history of making my own version of computerized bloodbowl. Hell, I just got a MS for training neural networks to learn how to play the game!

    I second the notion of pre-painted teams.

  4. I think this is good news.. I never tried Chaos League because the StarForce copy protection was distributed in the demo (yeah, I’m weird that way). I’d like to see what it will be like – I’ve got a long history of making my own version of computerized bloodbowl. Hell, I just got a MS for training neural networks to learn how to play the game!

    I second the notion of pre-painted teams.

  5. I think thaty this……is…….GREAT NEWS!!! I love blood bowl so much that sometimes i wish i was married to it. I can’t wait to be able to play Orks.
    P.s please make more warhammer games

  6. I think thaty this……is…….GREAT NEWS!!! I love blood bowl so much that sometimes i wish i was married to it. I can’t wait to be able to play Orks.
    P.s please make more warhammer games

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