Building a team
Coaches will have different options available to them when it comes to building their team for the tournament depending on which race they choose to bring.
Firstly, the available races have been assigned to tiers, as per the table below. Coaches should select a race and note to which tier it belongs.
The table above will tell you whether your chosen race is permitted to give players secondary skills, stack skills, or improve a stat. The table to the right will tell you how much TV each choice will cost. ‘Skill stacking’ is where a single player is given more than one additional skill: one of these skills must be a primary skill.
Players with stacked skills may also be given a stat improvement. However, in this case, both of the additional skills which they have been given must be primary skills.
Giving a stat improvement to a player with one additional skill will count as stacking.
Certain stacking combos
If a team is permitted to 'stack' skills, this means that they may give a player or players up to two additional skills. At least one of these skills must be a primary skill.
Thrud’s greatest enemy the Black Currant has used his hordes of warriors to terrify coaching staff across the land, making it harder for them to teach certain combinations of skills. For that reason, if certain pairs of skills are taken as additional skills for a player, 50TV will be required, on top of the normal costs for the skills. This cost comes from Spending Cash. These pairs are:
The following inducements are available for coaches to roster on their teams. Coaches may hire the following inducements (if the Blood Bowl rulebook says that it is available to their race):
There is no team progression at Thrudball: this is a resurrection tournament. This means that you build a roster, and through a savvy use of To-Me Ku-Pa’s Spell of Weasley Cunning, any player who has the bad judgement to die or suffer a serious injury during the match will be whisked away for full healing/reanimation, ready to play in the next match with all skills and fundamentals intact.