Nearly 25 years old as a board game, Blood Bowl has a strong history among fantasy gamers for presenting quasi-football in a turn-based, strategy framework set in the Warhammer universe. But does any of that translate well to a console?
This is why elves don't generally make good football players.
The PC adaptation of the Games Workshop board game that put the fantasy in fantasy football is getting a free dose of hot Dark Elf action next month.
Like any battle between good and evil, the fantasy football face-offs in Cyanide's Blood Bowl are ultimately decided by who has the best-looking cheerleaders.
This is how you skirt the NFL license, folks. Ogres, orcs, dwarves and humans settling their differences on the gridiron, an emphasis on violence, and cheerleaders that look Ren Faire appropriate. Blood Bowl may represent most of what I forcibly reject in my games — medieval fantasy, a turn-based dice game…