The History of the AD Blood Bowl League
- 2007: Another large expansion takes the league up to 32 teams across 8 Conferences. The ADA and ADF both contain 4 Conferences each and it is the ADF that makes the greatest impact. The ADF North produces two undefeated teams and both make the final. The Revenue Stealers top the Conference and as the number three seeds knock out the Langdon Christ-Punchers in the longest overtime ever seen to make the championship game. PAIN Corp have to make-do with a wildcard but march on to glory past teams including Revengers' Tragedy and the Tempo Ray Mutineers to set up the all-ADF West final. A surprisingly one-sided event sees PAIN take the trophy and become the 5th different winner in 5 years, representing 4 different Conferences. Elsewhere in the ADF, the Tragedy put up new standards for scoring and continue their perfect run in the South, the East goes to the Punchers, while the expansion West produces some of the most brutal clashes ever seen and the Overhyped Ninjas as first Conference champions. The ADA sees some continuity with the No Talent Allstars and Tabard Delight both making it two Conference titles in a row but the Mutineers finally lose the ADA East to the Fabienettes. Expansion side Agincourt Saluters round up the Conference champions.
- 2006: The largest expansion so far brings the total number of teams in the AD Blood Bowl League to 24, making it the largest ongoing face-to-face league in the world. The expansion sees the league organisation split into two equal divisions, the ADA and ADF who each contain three Conferences. It is traditional powerhouse, the ADA West (formerly the Western Conference) that supplies the league champion in the form of the No Talent All-Stars who defeat the Tempo Ray Mutineers in a high scoring final having survived a scare against both the KoPite MuGaz and Bomb Squad en route. The All-Stars win means the league has now seen four different champions in the four years of existence. The Mutineers and Revengers' Tragedy continue to dominate their Conferences though PAIN Corp make a major splash in the ADF North. The expansion Conference titles go to Tabard Delight and the Hotspur Hacks. Some movement among the coaches takes place again during the year though with no notable departees from the league pool.
- 2005: Another expansion of the league to four full Conferences brings even greater depth to the AD Blood Bowl league. The new Northern Conference find the going tough, becoming the first Conference to supply just a single qualifier to the post-season. That qualifier is the Northern Conference Champion Revenue Stealers who, along with the champions of the West and South, KoPite MuGaz and Revengers' Tragedy respectively, are undefeated in the regular season. A four round post-season sees all the favoured sides advance including a gripping overtime semi-final victory for the Tragedy against the Tempo Ray Mutineers. Tragedy go on to take the title in a tight final against the MuGaz. Elsewhere in the league, the All-Stars change coaches again as D!sciple takes over. Junior Wildmen part company with head coach LordBastardo and in turn appoint Fabien. Despite these changes, 2005 is the most successful season to date and the league now has a champion from three different Conferences in the three years of competition.
- 2004: Following the success of the 2003 season, the league expands to include a third Conference. The Southern Conference produces the first team to go undefeated through the regular season in Ultimate Team The Second but they do not win the conference title due to too many draws. That honour instead goes to Revengers' Tragedy. Some turmoil in the other leagues takes place though. The coach of the In D.A. N/a Police Dolts is killed in a prison riot and replaced by Unfavourable, the coach of the No Talent All-Stars who in turn appoint a new head in Sorra Firespike. Unfavourable only lasts two games before being replaced by The Enforcer. The wooden spooners from 2003, The Mercenaries are bought out by The Darkstalkers and a change of coach takes place. A series of exciting post-season games including multiple overtimes sees a championship match between the winners of the West, the Junior Wildmen and the winners of the East, the Tempo Ray Mutineers. The Mutineers take eventual victory after a bloody overtime.
- 2003: A first season of AD Blood Bowl takes place. 8 teams participate in an inaugural season that features a few newly formed sides and some re-built from more experienced teams. The league is partitioned into two conferences of four. The Eastern Conference is won by the Tempo Ray Mutineers while the Western Conference is won by the KoPite MuGaz. A championship match between the two sides goes the way of the Mugaz who lift the first ever AD Blood Bowl League title.
- 2002: AD is officially founded from the remnants of the rebel Blood Bowl league of nearly 13 years previous. The Commissioner is appointed to look into the possibility of resurrecting a Blood Bowl league and bringing back some classic coaches and teams.
- 1997: The off-shoot league literally collapses. At around the same time, the Pendragon Knights withdraw from Blood Bowl to focus on other interests. The rest of the world draws towards a single codified set of rules and away from the instant danger and strategy favoured here. With no centralising force, it looks as though the time of Blood Bowl has passed.
- 1994: Members of that small group inflitrate the Pendragon Knights and begin taking part in their first structured Blood Bowl league. The experience of structure and order proves to be a favourable one. Within a couple of years, a Pendragon Knights affiliated league begins. Frequent rules changes and team turnover hamper long-term development but clubs begin to form and full seasons are played.
- 1989: A small group of Blood Bowl rebels set up their own informal clashes. The matches are fun, light hearted and excessively bloody. Much mirth was had by all and the first thoughts of an alternative Blood Bowl organisation were garnered without leading to much initial impact.