Cakebowl 8 will be on June 2nd – 3rd 2018

Mike (sann0638) is taking over the running of this illustrious tournament after seven years of Hudson’s stewardship.  Very few changes, as there is little to fix!

In Summary

Six games of NAF Blood Bowl, lots of skills, in a lovely hotel, with nice lunches on both days and evening meal included, right by the hotel, free parking, gaming until late on Saturday evening.  What’s not to like?

These lovely people are all coming!

Also part of the South West Tournament Championship 2018!

The Details

Location The Great Western Hotel
73 Station Road, Swindon, SN1 1DH
Accommodation available – ask for Gavin, book early!  It’s £50 per room per night, including an excellent breakfast.
Cost £32
How to pay Cash to Mike, or PayPal


Sign in 8:30 to 10:00 and breakfast (Price to be confirmed but it was £5 buffet all you can eat last year)
game 1: 10:00-12:00
game 2: 13:00-15:00
game 3: 15:30-17:30
17:30 onwards evening meal and gaming in bar


Breakfast begins: 9:00
game 1: 10:00 – 12:00
game 2: 13:00 – 15:00
game 3: 15:15 – 17:15

Teams 1,150,000 to build your team (115 TV)
Each day you have 6 Skill points to allocate
A normal skill is 1 point
A double is 2 points
A stat increase is 3 points
On day 2 you can use your points to put an extra skill on any players who already have skills (stacking). If you do this, it costs an extra point. There is a total limit of 2 skills per player.You can use any of the 26 NAF teams.
Inducements Halflings may hire a Master Chef for 100K and Goblins may take 0-3 Bribes at 50K each. All other teams pay full prices.  Any team can hire 0-2 Bloodweiser Babes, Mercs or CRP Wizard at normal prices.
Stunty teams can also take 2 star players and all other teams 1.
Your roster must have 11 players before stars.UPDATE! Other ridiculous inducements from DZ2 are also allowed, all good fun, except for the cards, which are more like Fun.  No inducements from Spike magazine though, we’ll let others see how broken the froggy wizard is.

CAKES!  For 1st, 2nd, 3rd.  Glowworm award for 4th place if the man (the myth) is in attendance.  Certificates and small prizes for Stunty Cup*, though it’s not traditionally a strong stunty tournament, and also Best Newcomer for the person with 4 or fewer NAF tournaments.  We’ll also have a Best Painted (chosen by me!) and Spoony McSpoonface, as well as Most TD and Most Cas.  Prize-tastic!

Prize UPDATE!  There will be a painted team for the best newcomer (U16 or 4 or fewer NAF tournaments), as well as a painted team raffle for all competitors.  Lots of volunteers have come forward to paint swag.

* because Cake is not a bastion of stuntiness, I will be allowing Skink+Krox or non-Skaven underworld as Stunty, with whateve stars.  After all, while Zara and Klara are around, the gloves are off!

Scoring Keeping it the same as previous Cakebowls – 10 for a win, 5 for a draw, 0 for a loss, then up to 3 bonus points each for Touchdowns and Casualties.

You can express your interest and get involved at the Facebook event.