Mikel wrote:How is BB2? I played a bit with it but never did a league or anything.
A very slight improvement over BB1 but nothing major. The AI still sucks rocks. They did add the ability to make skill use optional (which is always should be) which is nice. I mean, most of the time, if you have Dodge, you want to use Dodge. But every once in a while, there are edge cases where you don't want to. Oh, perfect example. I was playing Halflings against Dwarves last night. Dwarf coach set up the assists and a Troll Slayer made the Dauntless Roll to get two dice on one of my Trees. Normally, I want my trees to Stand Firm, but in this case, if the Troll Slayer pushed me, his Frenzy would require him to follow up and make a second block, this time loosing all his assists and I would gain an assist (based on the one square he could push me to). So I didn't use it, he had to roll two dice uphill... POW and Skull. Guess which one I picked? KO'd the Troll Slayer too.
League organization was apparently improved but since I do not run a league in BB2, I cannot comment with any authority.
Oh, they did add a few more Star Players - but did NOT add skins to go with them. So... you can hire Rosewood for the Halflings, but she looks an awful lot like a stock Wardancer.
Obviously, the newest edition is where the majority of the players are as well.
BUT... there are credible rumors (stoked by announcements made by and then retracted) that Blood Bowl 3 is coming this year. Rumor has it they will add cross platform play, a couple missing teams (Simiyin, Chaos Pact, & Slann [not Kislev]), and some further improvements/refinements to league creation/management. Oh, and it would bring the video game rules completely into alignment with the current tabletop rules. I personally would like some more customization options in designing unis for my players as well as converting the turn clock to something more like a chess clock. Let me take more time on one tough turn if I need it by sacrificing time on other turns.