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If you want to help out new BB players by giving them a few lessons, please let us know of your interest here. Feel free to introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about your BB coaching experiences!

 

The mentor program is still starting out, and we have no formal requirements as of yet, so each mentor is free to decide the shape and length of their tutelage. You can have a look at this topic for some ideas on what you might do as a tutor, for now.

 

Edit: Please also do include a short summary of your Blood Bowl history and knowledge, just so we know what level of expertise we can expect from you.

 

@Bouffon edit: We have now a quick and dirty recording method for mentors in this Google sheet. Please add your coach name in it and list of teams you are willing to give lessons in. You can select multiple teams by using the script tool found under "Scripts" menu.

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I'm available. Even if I used to be better, before I took a break for a few years... and now the idea of having to go back to planning my turns ahead of time is so much effort, when I used to be able to just rely on my gut feeling!

 

approach - you try to play by the probabilities, but sometimes you have to do the dumb stuff. Regardless of race, I take the bashy/control approach to things, and love chainpushes

 

teams - experience with all the teams (except halflings), love Khemri in particular, will go into a rant about elves at some point

 

preferred coaching method - replay review in some form for more advanced overview / head-to-head casual match if going over basic strategy concepts for a newbie (formations, caging, action order, screening, elf columns, etc)

 

Really, I'd prefer if the coaching could benefit more than one person and was stored on the forums, but videos and scenario screenshots with overlaid arrows are a lot of effort (and admittedly, linking people to a strategy article can feel colder than trying to make sure they learned something in person).

 

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Count me in. I have yet to get good at this game, but I am decent with the teams I play, so I should be able to impat some wisdom to newer players. I have no coaching experience, but I've sat in voice chat spectating many games and irritating many players by giving vague hints to the other side, like telling them to foul.

 

Approach – Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable, to quote Eisenhower. You ask yourself what you want out of the match, develop one or two ways to achieve that and try to developed those into reality on the pitch. You take risks, but always for a reason.

 

Teams – I play diversely enough to have some experience of everything. Stunties, nurgle and chorfs are the ones I play the least and I while I like elves they might be my weakest playstyle.

 

Coaching method – I find it easiest to think when I am not playing myself, but it is good if the pupil can try what I say immedietely. Hence me watching them playing live and giving advice would be best, but is hard to arrange and a big no-no in a competative setting, so it is head to head matches with me taking time to think, I think.

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  • 2 months later...

Count Me in!

 

I'd be up for helping newer players with teams that I am familiar with! I've done some basic coaching before so I would have an idea of how to organize a session.

 

Approach - I would work on teaching the importance of having a plan, understanding your team, your opponents team, and what you want to achieve in a drive, and when you want to achieve it.

 

Teams - I would be up for coaching players on the following teams: Nurgle/Chaos/Chorfs. Pro elves/High Elves/Wood elves.

 

Coaching method - I would probably want to look at a players match stats and see if anything stands out. Then maybe theory craft a few offensive and defensive plans, and maybe review a match or play a practice match.

 

 

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I'm available for this!

 

I wouldn't describe myself as a good coach overall, but I do have considerable experience with certain teams, namely Underworld, Pro Elves, High Elves, Wood Elves. I also have played and observed BB enough to be able to coach the other popular teams on a decent level. I would shy away from offering any advice on the more exotic teams, like Vampires, Ogres, Halflings, Goblins.

 

Approach: Having played predominantly "agility" teams, my own play style is very much on the fly risk calculation. I think having a clear thought process is essential to playing these teams, and I would focus my teaching style on that. Having a plan for what you want to achieve is of course necessary, but especially for agility teams it's important to be able to adjust those plans and spot opportunities.

 

Teams: As I already said: In depth for Underworld, Pro Elves, High Elves, Wood Elves. Basic teachings for the other popular teams.

 

Coaching method: Mostly replay analysis (via screen sharing), but also general team development and strategy sessions.

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Hi, well of course I help ya!

I might have some strange Ideas but, playing Vamps is to be different. 

 

I'll be happy to dress you up in the Vamp suite :sir:

Approach – Plans are all for Vamps, and then worth nothing. So you have to double up the planning. Backup with that and then some.

 

Teams – Vamps, what else. 

 

Coaching method - Adaptable

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I am also available as a mentor. Necro is the team I've coached by far the most under serious circumstances, and my playstyle could be described as 'an aggressive hybrid'. I like all the hybrid teams and sometimes go unconventional with skills and tactics. I think going over a replay over screenshare is the best way to learn, but I need to experiment more with the whole teaching experience. I've tried doing a teaching match but I felt it wasn't optimal.

 

Strengths: Aggressive defence, fighting as the underdog.

Weaknesses: Sometimes I cross the fine line between 'unconventional' and 'stupid'. :D

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I will give this a go. Make sure you really want to improve, and are ready for my nitpicking though :)

 

I don't have loads of time and have done this before - generally I will watch replays and then send you some diagrams, where I think you could improve.

 

I've played a few thousand hours of online BB and won OCC, UKBBL and Big Crunch (x2), and am comfortable playing any team.

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Hudd said:

I will give this a go. Make sure you really want to improve, and are ready for my nitpicking though :)

 

I don't have loads of time and have done this before - generally I will watch replays and then send you some diagrams, where I think you could improve.

 

I've played a few thousand hours of online BB and won OCC, UKBBL and Big Crunch (x2), and am comfortable playing any team.

 

 

 

 

You also won New Ogham once (With Humans)  and was runner Up in New Ogham once. :-)

 

cf. http://newogham.datagnomes.eu/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=196&t=1312

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Approach – Adaptive, sometimes risky, creative, never-give-up, psychological warfare. Every block is potentially death for you or your opponent, so you should clearly understand why you block, when and where.

 

Teams – Vampires, Elfs, Wood Elfs, Dark Elfs

 

Coaching method - I will make you suffer playing against me. Depending on what team you choose I will be making you play against the worst match ups. 

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Doomy Mentioned I should stick my head in and offer to be a Khemri Mentor because while I can't commit to games on a schedule I've got a reasonable amount of bloodbowl knowledge in my head somewhere.

 

Approach: Psychological, Killer but pitch control by the numbers just don't expect to learn the passing game, I'm good at blocking, controlling the pitch and killing things.

 

Teams: Khemri, Undead and Necromantic are what I'm known for.

 

Coaching method: I know Bloodbowl theory better than I play and I can break down a game easily, so hands on, over the shoulder mentoring, and game play analysis.

 

I hope everyone is well and good!

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Are you brave enough?

 

Some elf tactics differing from the usual ones available. As per previous experience, people don't wholly adapt their style to my principles, but often they have taken something to their game. And not swallowing it all is probably sensible :P Even my own style is still a work in progress. And to be honest, currently I don't play THAT much, but while my games suffer from that, I think I could still backseat coach and teach a thing or two.

 

Approach: Basically hyper aggressive, but always ready to adapt to the opposing team and the situation on the pitch. Team building plays a huge part in that ability to adapt. Chevron colums and L screens, wedges and splitting the opposing team, groups on 1 side to split the opposing team, thoughtful clock control... And the big ones for me, army of leapers and counteraggression with gangfouls :DTo name some of the tricks I like to use.

 

Teams: I've played with all of the teams, but the area I might be able to contribute the most is elfies, especially the passy kind ie. high elves, wood elves and pro elves. Especially pros. I've had some moderate success with different kinda teams, but with elfies I play my best. If I'd speculate, maybe 500 - 600 online matches with pros, and the other elf ones in their hundreds as well.

 

Coaching approach: I guess adaptable. I've coached junior football for about 10 years and in many situations I prefer stop and ask method. Ie. Maybe we'd watch a replay or part of it together and then we'd go through the thought process in certain situations and I'd give my 2 cents. But other approaches are possible as well.

 

So @Borke, need a mentor :P:P:P

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I guess if all options are taken i can help too!

 

Im better in theory than in gamesituation, so i guess i could give some advice.

I like to play with other teams weaknesses, so basically human playstyle and thats why i play humanlike races.

 

Humies, Brets or Kislev (but i doubt any right minded kislev coach would need help if we dont count psychologist) are what i like to play and somehow know how to use.

 

Coaching method depends much on pupil. Someone likes to see mistakes in live, someone wants to read stuff, soneone wants to observe.

 

But as there is many new coaches and all im willing to serve if needed. If not im not gonna continue giving tips to @Bouffon anyway 

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i would like to sign up to help new palyers if you are still looking for people. I specialise in Khemri and Vampires but could do other races with basic knowledge if needed. I have not coached anyone previously in BB, however have coached previously at Microstakes poker. Ive been playing the game for around 2 years now in both CCL/TT/League formats.

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So. 

 

Missed this one but i could deffo be a mentor if needed.

 

Who am i? 

I'm a just under 40 computer nerd from Sweden that played a lot of BB in my 20s.

I did have a "15 year break" from bloodbowl but came back with bb2016. Have a few thousand online games on fumbbl and bb2 combined. No real records to speak of in terms of winning stuff out of some local tournaments in Sweden. Best merit is perhaps 34th individual overall rank in worldcup dornbirm 2019 with humans?

 

How am I as a player?

I would say that I like flair over conservatism but i have no problem playing a dwarf team. I also think that I am better at bashing than elfing.

 

Coaching experience:

I had 4-5 mentees under me previously in other environments and one of them actually applied as a mentor in this thread :) I think i know what to do in terms on teaching bloodbowl, both on low level to advanced thinking. I would probably do most of the stuff over discord with "whiteboard" to draw and play practice games with copy's of opponents team if my mentee would want that previous to whatever games he/she would have coming up.

 

 

 

Teams that I don't handle well/have limited experience with:

Slann/Kislev

Vampire

Chaos Dwarf & Lizardmen (mainly due to I think they are extremely boring due to them being OP)

 

Teams that I would say excel with:

Chaos

Orcs

Humans

Woodelfs

Dwarfs

 

Teams that i handle well:

The rest

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you @razta for that detailed write up. And given that you are comfortable with all races outside of 4 (1 of which are vamps for which we have too many coaches and another being possibly a soon to be non existent team) I am quite sure that you will definitely be needed in the coming seasons!

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@Ynwe told me to go here if i wanna volunteer.

I started playing OCC in season 15. Got 870 hours in BB2 some in bb1 and some Tabletop experience but not that much. My results in OCC have been decent so far I'd say. only 250 online games total so but with a decent winrate.

My alltime favourite race is by far Lizzards which i play in OCC aswell but they don't have such a hard learning curve compared to some other Teams in my oppinion. I played a good number of Chorf games and feel comfortable with them aswell.

Other Teams i feel strongly about giving advice are halflings, Ogres and Khemri.

I Think i should be able to give advice for all the bashy Teams so Orks, Dwarfes, Chaos, Nurgle.

Don't realy feel comfortable with the versatile Teams like Necro, undead, Humans, Norse, Kislev and Brets but should be more or less able to give some ok advice.

I Know how to play elves and rats but i realy don't like the idea behind it and would rather not have anything to do with that.

 

I have a very conservativ and "old-fashioned" playstyle that is based on the idea win 1-0 or get the 2-1 grind like most CCL coaches i know play for that is most likely why i don't like elves :P

 

 

 

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