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The Crush! Blitz Bowl Podcast

34 EpisodesProduced by Santa Cruz Blitz Bowl LeagueWebsite

This is a podcast about Games Workshop's excellent game, Blitz Bowl. (Show Credits: Theme music- "Donors" by Letter Box; Crowd Sound Effects- from n Beats on YouTube)

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Episode 29: The Social Contract

May 4th, 2021


Matt and Jody discuss the social contract and its implications in gaming.


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Episode 28: Nurgle

March 30th, 2021


Matt and Jody discuss the durable and disgusting Nurgle team.


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Episode 26: Organized Play

February 15th, 2021


Matt and Jody discuss organized play and how to run a successful Blitz Bowl (or Blood Bowl) league.

The Blitz Bowl Brawl Bonanza (Winter League) …

Episode 25: Wood Elves

February 2nd, 2021


Matt and Jody do a deep dive into the first of three new teams in the Season 2 box: the Wood Elves!

Doctor Faust's Painting Clinic:

Squidmar Miniatures …

The Crush! - Second Season Preview

January 18th, 2021


Matt and Jody discuss what to expect on the second season of the show; new episodes start February 1st!


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Episode 24: The Official FAQisode

December 17th, 2020


Matt and Jody discuss the Blitz Bowl Season 2 FAQ document.

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Episode 23: Balls!

December 1st, 2020


Matt and Jody review the ball cards from Season 2.


No-Shave November:

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Episode 22: Our Favorite Models

November 17th, 2020


Matt and Jody rank their favorite models and teams!


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Episode 21: Season 2 (Part II)

October 26th, 2020


Matt and Jody review Blitz Bowl: Season 2.


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Episode 20: Season 2 (Part I)

October 20th, 2020


Matt and Jody discuss the changes brought by Season 2, and why we think they were made.

Stay tuned for next episode when we (finally) do our formal review of the game- you won't have to wait long, it's coming out in

Episode 19: Being a Hobby Veteran

October 6th, 2020


Mat and Jody talk about what it's like to be a long time hobbyist, and how to thwart life's attempts to derail your hobby mojo.


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Episode 18: Being a Beginner

September 21st, 2020


Matt and Jody discuss what it's like to be a beginner hobbyist, and doll out some advice for folks thinking about picking up a brush.

Here's a …

Episode 17: Blood Bowl?

September 8th, 2020


Matt and Jody discuss what die hard Blood Bowlers think of Blitz Bowl, and whether Blitz Bowl is a good introduction to Blood Bowl.

Episode 16: The Rules Document

August 25th, 2020


Matt and Jody (in their most self serving episode yet) talk about the newest version of their Official Unofficial Rules Document.

Check out the Both …

Episode 15: Meet the Maker

August 10th, 2020


Matt and Jody talk with Blitz Bowl's designer, James Hewitt, about his design process and philosophy.

Do yourself a favor and check out James's Goonhammer Interview and Needy Cat Games (links below). Do it now!

Finding …

Episode 14: Do It Yourself

July 27th, 2020


Matt and Jody discuss their philosophy and method of D.I.Y. gaming and home-brew rules writing.

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Episode 13: Power Rankings

July 13th, 2020


Matt and Jody compare their power rankings for every team from Season One.


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Episode 12: The Expansion Teams

June 30th, 2020


In the final Season One Marquee Match-up, Matt and Jody take a look at the Undead and Halflings.


Community Shoutout: 1:40

Undead: 4:25

Halflings: 55:51

Outro: 1:32:19

Episode 11: Talking Strategy

June 15th, 2020


Matt and Jody discuss how to git gud!


0:00 -3:35 intro

3:35-6:35  Community Shout-out

6:45-36:00 Preamble and Early Game

36:00-1:14:00 Midgame

1:14:00-1:25:30 Endgame

1:25:40- Final Thoughts

Episode 10.5: Our Favorite Teams

May 27th, 2020


Matt and Jody discuss their favorite team from the Season 1 Core Box.


2:50 - Community Shout-out

5:08 - Team Discussion

58:49 - Game Breakdown

1:18:00 - Outro

Episode 10: We Sold Out

May 19th, 2020


On this episode, Matt and Jody talk about new partnerships with some of the biggest names in the industry.


Time stamps:

0:00-2:45 intro

2:45-6:00 community shout out

6:26-15:40 A.B.C. Cabalvision

15:41-22:09 …

Episode 9: Kin Strife

May 5th, 2020


Matt and Jody tackle a marquee match-up between the Elven Union and Dark Elves!

Editorial Note: There is no official Blitz Bowl expansion that …

Episode 8: Unshuffling The Challenge Deck III

April 21st, 2020


Matt and Jody discuss the Endgame Challenge Cards.

Episode 7: Servants of the Dark Gods

April 7th, 2020


Matt and Jody take a look at the Skaven and Chaos teams in another Marquee Matchup!


0:00 - 1:05 - Intro

1:05 - 6:55 - Community Shoutout

6:55 - 43:00 - Skaven

43:05 - 1:24:10 - Chaos

1:24:10 - Outro


Tabletop …

Episode 6: Unshuffling the Challenge Deck II

March 23rd, 2020


Matt and Jody continue their deep dive into the Challenge Card Deck- this week they run through the Bonus Plays!

Bonus Episode: The Tabletop Simulator Mod

March 23rd, 2020


Matt and special guest host, Josh, chat via Skype about the new Blitz Bowl Tabletop Simulator mod!

Editorial Note: At one point we discuss the range …

Episode 5: Unshuffling the Challenge Deck

March 10th, 2020


In Episode 5 of The Crush, Matt and Jody take a critical look at the Challenge Deck. We review each Challenge Card and talk about the best strategies and tactics for making the most of these scoring opportunities.


Episode 4: Grudge Match

February 24th, 2020


In episode 4, Matt and Jody delve into their second Marquee Match-up exploring ancient grudges and cunning tactics for Dwarf and Goblin teams in Blitz Bowl.

0:00 - Intro and Community Shout Out
5:30 - Dwarf Team …

Bonus Episode: Season 2 Announcement

February 24th, 2020


On this bonus episode of the show we have a freewheeling discussion about the Blitz Bowl Season 2 announcement from the NY Toy Fair.

Episode 3: The FAQisode

February 11th, 2020


On Episode 3 we answer the most pressing rules questions from the community!

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Get at Matt on BGG - The …

Episode 2: An Instant Classic

January 28th, 2020


In our first "Marquee Matchup" episode we take a look at the Orcs and Humans.

Editorial note: "Handling Skills" actually reads: "Whenever this model moves into a square containing the ball, they pick it up as though …

Episode 1: The Pitch

January 25th, 2020


In our inaugural episode we tackle the rules and why you should play this game!

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