Coastal weather table
Gale Force Winds
The wind is unbelievably strong, making passing play impossible and even affecting the kick-off! Whilst this weather condition is in effect, ignore Step 2 of the Start of Drive sequence – it is not possible for a kick-off to be resolved and a touchback is automatically caused instead. Additionally, whilst this weather condition is in effect, no Pass actions or Throw Team-mate actions can be performed.
If it wasn’t for the winds, it would be a lovely day. The ball does not deviate normally. Instead, after placing the kick, the coach of the kicking team rolls a D8 to determine the direction in which the wind is blowing:
- D8 - WIND DIRECTION
- 1-2 Towards the kicking team’s End Zone.
- 3-4 Towards the receiving team’s End Zone.
- 5-6 Towards the Sideline to the left of the kicking team.
- 7-8 Towards the Sideline to the right of the kicking team.
Next, place the Throw-in template over the square in which the kick was placed, with the central arrow (3-4) pointing in the direction in which the wind is blowing. The kick then deviates in a direction determined by rolling a D6 and referring to the Throw-in template. Additionally, the number of squares the ball moves is determined by rolling a D8, rather than a D6.
Perfect Conditions (well, almost)
Neither too cold nor too hot. A warm, dry and slightly overcast day provides perfect conditions for Blood Bowl.
A torrential downpour is making the ball slippery and difficult to hold. Apply a -1 modifier every time a player makes an Agility test to catch or pick up the ball, or to attempt to interfere with a pass. Additionally, the poor visibility means that only Quick and Short passes can be attempted. Finally, all players on the pitch subtract 1 from their MA. However, such extreme downpours seldom last long. During the End of Drive sequence, after Step 2 but before Step 3, roll again on the Weather table.
Freezing conditions and heavy falls of snow make the footing treacherous. Apply a -1 modifier every time a player attempts to Rush an extra square. Additionally, the poor visibility means that only Quick and Short passes can be attempted.