THE BASICS OF ELFBALL: AN INTRODUCTION


This guide was written to help total newcomers to the game of Elfball by teaching them some basic pointers that will make them better Elfball players. The 2nd edition rulebook covers everything you need to know to play the game correctly, but it doesn’t necessarily give up much in telling you how to play the game well.

The secondary reason for this guide is to try and draw more people into the world of Elfball, particularly those of you who regularly play Blood Bowl. If you are of this category, the first thing to realise is that they are completely different games – tactics and strategies that work in one game will not work in the other!
Please feel free to check out the linked Elfball/Blood Bowl Comparison for some details on the main differences between the 2 games

Throughout these guides it is assumed that (as new players or tournament players) the optional rules for the face-off challenge and star = 2 successes on the challenge dice are being used. See the rulebook for more information, downloadable for free at the link below.

http://www.impactminiatures.net/Elfball/ElfBall_Rules_SecondEdition_Valkyrie.pdf

Right, now we’ve cleared that up, where do we start? To learn how to play well at Elfball, you need to understand three key things: - the challenge dice system, player positioning, and the effective use of momentum. These are covered in detail in the first three sections.

Contents

SECTION 1: UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGE DICE SYSTEM
SECTION 2: POSITIONING & MOVEMENT
SECTION 3: THE EFFECTIVE USE OF MOMENTUM
SECTION 4: UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENT PLAYER TYPES
SECTION 5: TACKLING & THE BATTLE OF ATTRITION
SECTION 6: THE THROWING GAME
SECTION 7: THE SHOVING GAME
SECTION 8: SUPPORT PIECES (TEAM DEVELOPMENT)
SECTION 9A: GENERAL ABILITIES
SECTION 9B: TYPE ABILITIES
SECTION 10: PLAYBOOKS
APPENDIX: NUMBER CRUNCHING


This guide was developed by The Painted Goblin, Spiky, Sann0638, Juergen, Dark Lord, Bouncergriim, Antipixi and GrumpyGrizzly.