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The Crush! Blitz Bowl Podcast

45 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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Farewell

February 22nd, 2024

0:39

An important message from RadioPublic

Black Orcs

February 25th, 2024

1:25:14

Matt and Jody discuss the Black Orc team!

Doctor Faust's Painting Clinic: Black Orcs

Ultimate Edition Rulebook

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Blitz Bowl Fans Facebook: 

Game Analysis

November 6th, 2023

1:17:26

Matt and Jody (and special guest @djakl!) discuss the benefits and limitations of quantitative and qualitative game analysis!

Andrew's (@djakl) Math Document

Community Team Guide

Team Value System Spreadsheet

The …

Necromantic Horror

September 19th, 2023

1:55:38

Matt and Jody discuss the Necromantic Horror team!

Brian Nolte's Ogre Painting Saga

Ultimate Edition Rulebook

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Khorne

August 14th, 2023

1:34:44

Matt and Jody discuss the Khorne team!

Note: This episode contains an instance of profanity at 19:30.

Ultimate Edition Rulebook

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Endgame Challenge Cards & Bonus Plays | Ultimate Edition

June 22nd, 2023

1:38:01

Matt and Jody discuss the endgame challenge cards and bonus plays from Ultimate Edition!

Note: The ad copy for Blitz Bowl AI was written by a large …

Nobles

June 10th, 2023

1:34:20

Matt and Jody discuss the Noble team!

djakl's Blitz Bowl: Ultimate | Math Edition

Ultimate Edition Rulebook

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Goblins & Halflings

April 30th, 2023

1:38:35

Matt and Jody discuss the Ultimate Edition versions of the Goblin & Halfling teams!

Ultimate Edition Rulebook

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Blitz Bowl Fans Facebook: 

Ogres

February 12th, 2023

1:34:15

Matt and Jody discuss the Ogre team!

Link to Goatmoerser's Instagram

Ultimate Edition Rulebook

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Blitz Bowl Fans Facebook: 

Unshuffling the (Ultimate) Bonus Plays

January 23rd, 2023

1:42:19

Matt and Jody take a look at the (Ultimate) Bonus Plays.

Ultimate Edition Rulebook

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Blitz Bowl Fans Facebook: 

Unshuffling the (Ultimate) Challenge Deck

November 21st, 2022

1:32:18

Matt and Jody take a critical look at the (Ultimate) Challenge Deck. We review each (Ultimate) Challenge Card and talk about the best strategies and tactics for making the most of these (Ultimate) scoring opportunities.

Bash to Dash Ratings

October 20th, 2022

1:27:09

Matt and Jody break down all of the teams in Ultimate Edition from bash to dash!

Editorial Note: The stadium cards were the creation of user @Myself on our Discord channel.

Aquilaprime Design on Inked Gaming

Ultimate …

The Pitch: Ultimate Edition

October 2nd, 2022

1:02:41

Matt and Jody pitch Blitz Bowl: Ultimate Edition to new, curious gamers!

Ultimate Edition Rulebook

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Blitz Bowl Fans Facebook: 

Ultimate Edition

September 11th, 2022

1:43:01

Matt and Jody discuss Blitz Bowl: Ultimate Edition.

Ultimate Edition Rulebook

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Blitz Bowl Fans Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blitzbowl/

Lizardmen

August 22nd, 2022

1:49:53

Matt and Jody discuss the dynamic Lizardman team!

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Blitz Bowl Fans Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blitzbowl/

Blitz Bowl BGG Page: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/247104/blitz-bowl

The Social Contract

May 4th, 2021

2:03:19

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

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Blitz Bowl Fans Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blitzbowl/

Blitz Bowl BGG Page:

Nurgle

March 30th, 2021

1:38:09

Matt and Jody discuss the durable and disgusting Nurgle team.

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Blitz Bowl Fans Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blitzbowl/

Blitz Bowl BGG Page: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/247104/blitz-bowl

Our League Rules

March 2nd, 2021

1:43:10

Matt and Jody breakdown their home-brew league rules.

The Crush! League Rules 2.5

The Blitz Bowl Brawl Bonanza League Documents

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Organized Play

February 15th, 2021

1:38:40

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) …

Wood Elves

February 2nd, 2021

1:27:31

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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbJCFAtGMXQZm6WfSMMLzvw

Squidmar Miniatures …

The Official FAQisode

December 17th, 2020

1:42:33

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

Link to the FAQ: https://www.warhammer-community.com/faqs/#blood-bowl

For a Discord …

Balls!

December 1st, 2020

1:25:17

Matt and Jody review the ball cards from Season 2.

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No-Shave November: http://www.no-shave.org

Blitz Bowl Fans Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blitzbowl/

Blitz Bowl BGG Page:

Our Favorite Models

November 17th, 2020

1:53:27

Matt and Jody rank their favorite models and teams!

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Blitz Bowl Fans Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blitzbowl/

Discord Channel Invite: https://discord.gg/AUGEKnp

Blitz Bowl BGG Page:

Season 2 (Part II)

October 26th, 2020

1:38:38

Matt and Jody review Blitz Bowl: Season 2.

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Blitz Bowl Fans Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blitzbowl/

Discord Channel Invite: https://discord.gg/AUGEKnp

Blitz Bowl BGG Page:

Season 2 (Part I)

October 20th, 2020

51:20

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

Being a Hobby Veteran

October 6th, 2020

1:34:16

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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Blitz Bowl Fans Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blitzbowl/

Discord Channel …

Being a Beginner

September 21st, 2020

1:32:42

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 …

Blood Bowl?

September 8th, 2020

1:12:16

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

The Rules Document

August 25th, 2020

1:32:05

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 …

Meet the Maker

August 10th, 2020

1:14:56

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 …

Do It Yourself

July 27th, 2020

1:31:29

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

Blitz Bowl Fans Facebook:

Power Rankings (Season 1)

July 13th, 2020

1:29:18

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

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Blitz Bowl Fans Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blitzbowl/

Discord Channel Invite: https://discord.gg/AUGEKnp

Blitz Bowl BGG Page:

The Season 1 Expansion Teams

June 30th, 2020

1:40:10

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

Talking Strategy

June 15th, 2020

1:30:15

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

Our Favorite Teams

May 27th, 2020

1:21:16

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

We Sold Out

May 19th, 2020

37:12

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 …

Kin Strife (Elven Union & Dark Elves)

May 5th, 2020

1:21:14

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 …

Unshuffling The Challenge Deck III

April 21st, 2020

1:22:17

Matt and Jody discuss the Endgame Challenge Cards.

Servants of the Dark Gods (Skaven & Chaos)

April 7th, 2020

1:25:26

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

Links:

Tabletop …

Unshuffling the Challenge Deck II

March 23rd, 2020

1:29:44

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

Unshuffling the Challenge Deck

March 10th, 2020

1:29:29

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.

 

Grudge Match (Dwarves & Goblins)

February 24th, 2020

1:29:12

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 …

The FAQisode

February 11th, 2020

1:26:54

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

Get at Jody on Facebook - Blitz Bowl Fans page

Get at Matt on BGG - The …

An Instant Classic (Humans & Orcs)

January 28th, 2020

1:24:35

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 …

The Pitch

January 25th, 2020

1:05:28

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

Watch It Played: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTTDxZZDhL4&t=2s

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