Dungeonbowl

DUNGEONBOWL: ASTROGRANITE EDITION

Expanded rules and hobby ideas for the board game of dungeon fantasy football

Orcs, dwarfs and humans clash in the dungeon.

Welcome to the Dungeonbowl: Astrogranite Edition website.

 

The site has two main goals.

 

  • To present and promote the board game Dungeonbowl as a game and a hobby.
  • To be the home of a set of fan-written expansion rules for the Dungeonbowl, that current or prospective players can peruse and use if they so wish.

 

What you may want to ask at this stage is...

 

What is Dungeonbowl?

 

Dungeonbowl is an expansion to the popular hobby board game Blood Bowl, the game of fantasy football. Blood Bowl was originally released by Games Workshop in 1986, and was most recently re-released as a boxed game in November 2016. Dungeonbowl was released as a boxed expansion to Blood Bowl in 1989.

 

Blood Bowl is a fantasy parody of American football, played with hand-painted hobby miniatures. The Dungeonbowl variant sets the game in an underground labyrinth filled with tunnels and teleporters, pits and chasms. The goal of the game is to first locate the ball in a hidden chest, and then use that ball to score a winning touchdown.

 

What is Astrogranite Edition?

 

Astrogranite Edition is a set of optional expanded rules for Dungeonbowl, the intent of which is to make Dungeonbowl into a more immersive and fleshed-out game experience. These rules are entirely fan-written, and are published on this website to allow other fans to perhaps gain some inspiration from them for their own Dungeonbowl games.

 

Trivia: The word "Astrogranite" comes from the early editions of Blood Bowl, especially second edition, where the game was played not on the AstroTurf known from real American football, but on Astrogranite, an artificial stone surface, because the board game came with a grey styrofoam game board. Third edition came with a green grass card game board, so Astrogranite is meant to be a reference to early Blood Bowl, which is the era that Dungeonbowl originated from.

 

The Rules

 

There are basically two sections to these expanded rules. The first section is about additions to the core rules - how to create a dungeon, what the players can do in it, and so on. These rules suggestions can be found in the Dungeonbowl Expanded Rules section of the website. The second section is a suggestion for an expanded system for creating teams of players for the dungeon. These suggestions can be found in the Dungeonbowl Teams, Races and Players section of the website.

 

If you prefer to download and print the expanded rules instead of browsing through them online, you can download a PDF version here:

 

The Dungeonbowl: Astrogranite Edition PDF (last updated: 21/jun/2015)

 

In addition to the rules content, the site also contains galleries of models and dungeons that I have built and painted, which are not related to any rules specifically but just the game in general. There is also a section with game reports of games played using the expanded rules. You can browse these sections using the navigation menu on the left.

 

I hope you enjoy this site as a fan monument to Dungeonbowl, and any comments can be sent to me (and will be appreciated) at admin@senshichamber.com.

Last updated in March 2018