06 April 2012

F is for Frenzy!

We’ve all seen them on the pitch – unstoppable brutes who push aside all before them. Frenzy is the Blood Bowl skill which reflects that and the rulebook says that A Player with this skill is a slavering psychopath who attacks his opponents with uncontrollable rage.  Good times indeed. So how does it play out on the pitch?

Basically, a Frenzy player making a block against an opponent must follow up but then can (uniquely) block a second time (again following up).  This is a powerful ability but is definitely a double edged sword.

Firstly, it is one of the few skills that MUST be used by the Frenzy player – there is no option to hold back.  This means that positioning is key or the second block can find the Frenzy player out strengthed by supporting players who were not initially engaged.  Strength 4 or higher players will find this less of a disadvantage but Big Guys generally cant access this skill easily.

It also a golden ability on a player prowling the sidelines as he is able to crowd surf unwary adversaries that try to sprint down the wings and think they are safe.  Again be careful though, because your Frenzy player will in turn find himself next to the sideline and a target for being crowd surfed himself!
My favourite ever player with this skill was one of Right Stuff's snotlings called Bruce Almighty.  A lowly 1 strength player, he had the skills Block, Frenzy and Dauntless - which made for some hilarious moments on the pitch as he ran up to player 4 or 5 times his size and tried to smash them down!

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like an English football team's right back. Just wind them up and point them in the right direction!

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  2. Bruce sounds amazing! not to mention a snotling who managed to get 3 skills and live to tell about it ;)

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  3. Hmm, could be a New Orleans Saints lineman ;)

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