Some maniac (Jervis Johnson) once decided that American football games set in the Warhammer universe would be a good idea. Thus, Blood Bowl. Some other maniac (Matt Forbeck) decided that stories set in the Blood Bowl universe would be a good idea. Thus:
Welcome to the world of Blood Bowl – football played fantasy-style, where teams can be human, orcs and ogres, and players are as likely to throw a goblin as a ball! These three stories follow the career ofAnd thus:
Paul HornungDunk Hoffnung, as he works his way up from unemployed adventurer to star player with the GreenBad Bay PackersHackers.
Dunk scanned the situation downfield. Most of his team-mates — the ones in the yellow and green uniforms with the three-sword H logos on their helmets — raced ahead of him, converging to a point, trying to form a protective wedge behind which he could run. Meanwhile, the pale skinned elves in the black and blue uniforms came charging up the field, seeking to find a way past the Hackers’ linemen so they could rip Dunk’s heart from his chest.I am a little surprised it wasn't a flying wedge -- no worries about lethality. Those are the
Dunk spun to the left and charged up behind his brother Dirk, pump faking a pass to the right. Only one of the Cowboys got fooled. He hesitated just long enough for Spinne to smash him to the ground, and then do a little dance on his helmet with her spiked shoes.
Where, you might ask, is Brett Favre? Well, in the Blood Bowl game, there's an ogre named Brick Far'th. But in the stories:
Dunk wanted to check on his friend, but he knew that if he stopped moving the Cowboys would pulverise him. So, he scanned the pitch and spotted the team captain, a dark-skinned legend by the name of Rhett Cavre, kicking over a defender and breaking away. Unfortunately, he had two other dark elves converging on him, and a toss in that direction would be a sure interception. Dunk cocked back his arm and hurled Towens’s [previously removed -- CY] head in the man’s direction, hoping it would buy them a few minutes.Yes, Brett Favre is a dark elf in the Blood Bowl universe. There is sort of an on-going traffic accident in my head as I contemplate that, car after car rear-ending each other, pushing the mass of wreckage further into the intersection.
(Before anyone asks, the owner of the head's full name is Er-Rel Towens. In other news, Hell is full of Italians.)