Woooo played Norse in a Blood Bowl one-day resurrection tournament on Saturday, and after eight hours of constant play, I came away with a second place! I tied my first round game against Amazons, which I was delighted with as half my guys were taken off the field. Second round was against Chaos Dwarves, which started badly as they blitzed the kick-off and then scored shortly after. I managed to get both of the opposing centaurs off the pitch and then my greater speed let me literally run rings around the remaining dorfs, for a 2-1 win. Third round was Halflings, who had induced a STR7 super tree, a wizard and a chef who took all my rerolls. The dice were good though and the game finished without a single halfling left on the pitch, and a 3-0 win.
The final round was against the Chaos player who had so far not lost a game; if I won, I was grand champion, but he only needed a draw. It was a brutal and bloody fight, and I broke his serve to pick up the first score. He returned the favour though and over the course of eight incredibly tense turns we battled only a few squares from my touchline. Eventually my cage collapsed and my blodger almost got clean away before being caught by an incredible desperation blitz (dodge, dodge, dodge, gfi, one-die block, gfi, pickup). I took his ball carrier down on the following turn but failed the pickup, kicking the ball loose in the process and he wasted no more time in grabbing it and tying the game on the last turn. Such a good game, and a very fitting epic finale!
Second place was enough to net me a die-cast metal Necromantic team though, so I'm super pleased!