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anc001 wrote:Anyone who likes this roster should be playing checkers, not BB.
And also they should die in a fire.
Ouch. My pride :(

... but yeah, they could use an overhaul. I know what I'd do, but it's never going to happen, is it?
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I don't wish a fiery doom to any Amazon players, but that roster is hot garbage. One of the few teams I have no desire in playing.

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Ditto.....
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Enjoyable to play, though (if you're a mediocre player like me). Don't get me wrong, I'd overhaul it, but I still like actually playing it as it stands. Too many alternative roster suggestions are from haters that miss the point of its playstyle. Imho :)
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Shteve0 wrote:Enjoyable to play, though (if you're a mediocre player like me). Don't get me wrong, I'd overhaul it, but I still like actually playing it as it stands. Too many alternative roster suggestions are from haters that miss the point of its playstyle. Imho :)
I've never given much thought to the roster to be honest because they're subject to the Tackle/Dodge magic bullet scenario.
Its like a Dwarf team shows up with mirrors, the Amazons look into them and see in the reflection a Hobgoblin!

Its just a collection of bad design decisions. Lets give them all the same crappy profile - but we'll give them this great skill that be countered absolutely. I don't know if Amazons v Dwarf/Chaos Dwarf is an auto-lose, but it sure seems that way. Binary outcomes = bad.

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Amazons are my cup of tea, I'd it was not for the opportunity to paint female player I think there would be a lot less of them on the pitch.
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Can't edit post. Not my cup of tea!
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Fassbinder75 wrote:
Shteve0 wrote:Enjoyable to play, though (if you're a mediocre player like me). Don't get me wrong, I'd overhaul it, but I still like actually playing it as it stands. Too many alternative roster suggestions are from haters that miss the point of its playstyle. Imho :)
I've never given much thought to the roster to be honest because they're subject to the Tackle/Dodge magic bullet scenario.
Its like a Dwarf team shows up with mirrors, the Amazons look into them and see in the reflection a Hobgoblin!

Its just a collection of bad design decisions. Lets give them all the same crappy profile - but we'll give them this great skill that be countered absolutely. I don't know if Amazons v Dwarf/Chaos Dwarf is an auto-lose, but it sure seems that way. Binary outcomes = bad.
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I think you "haters" should actually try playing a team you profess to hate so much. You might be pleasantly surprised.
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Viking wrote:I think you "haters" should actually try playing a team you profess to hate so much. You might be pleasantly surprised.
I barely have enough space in my life (and most of it comes at work which is either flat out or dead) to play the teams I like!

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Amazons v dwarves is an awesome match up for the zons. You guys should try actually playing them :-*

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Slightly off-topic, but is there a sparknotes version of the non-fluff history of the 24 teams? When/which version of BB they were introduced/added, dates at which the roster was tweaked/overhauled, etc? It would make interesting reading...

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Viking wrote:I think you "haters" should actually try playing a team you profess to hate so much. You might be pleasantly surprised.
I've played against Amazons a lot and played with them a little and I still think they suck! :P
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Dazedmw wrote:
Viking wrote:I think you "haters" should actually try playing a team you profess to hate so much. You might be pleasantly surprised.
I've played against Amazons a lot and played with them a little and I still think they suck! :P
*laugh* I can't argue with that - you've got the experience to back up your opinion. Which is such a refreshing change in this day and age!
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birdman37 wrote:Slightly off-topic, but is there a sparknotes version of the non-fluff history of the 24 teams? When/which version of BB they were introduced/added, dates at which the roster was tweaked/overhauled, etc? It would make interesting reading...
Not that I've seen. Some of the tenured around here could probably brain storm it out though.
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All the previous LRB versions are easy enough to dig up, so you could do your own detective work. Hell some of the earlier ones might even have edition change notes (I know they used to red highlight changes, not sure if there was a summary changelog too)

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Here's the changes from LRB5 to 6 (current)
https://www.facebook.com/BurlingtonBloo ... 5722189402

seems minimal. I remember playing under this ruleset while the LRB6 ones were in playtest. MV9 WE Catchers were busted.

Here's a summary of LRB4 to 5 which seems to be when the norse overhaul happened:
http://bbtactics.com/lrb5-changes-differences/

The LRB5 and previous docs have changes highlighted in red so if you can find them hosted somewhere you can check out the changes fairly easily.

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I just checked my archive and I have copies of every edition of the BB rules (all the way from 1.0) and what appears to be all the LRB rules (from 1.0 through to whatever is the latest).

Looks like I just found myself a project... ;)
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Update: I have a matrix of all the teams from BB v1.0 (1987) through to the Cyanide Studio LRB6 (2010).

Next is to get all the team rosters and start comparing them.

There were some teams (probably better described as 'races') that only appeared in one or two editions of the rules.
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