Greetings masochistic heathens! It is I GrandviewKing(WaitHoldMyBeer) finally back to publish this much delayed article. My subject this week was kind enough to respond quickly then I totally flaked. All on me. I probably deserve some type of punishment for standing up my 5 readers. I wonder what would be appropriate.. What’s that? Funny you should mention being put in his division because that’s exactly who I got to interview!
The enforcer himself. The only match reports I can consistently count on to contain a minimum of 25% more armor breaks than blocks made. The dreaded boogeyman of all REL coaches everywhere- Orabbi!!!
First off, the whole idea behind this is to get to know the people we are playing with so on that note: tell me as much about yourself as you are comfortable sharing! Hobbies, career, relationships, where you have lived- whatever!
Orabbi- I'm a huge gamer. I have over 1,000 video games, over 600 board games, and a virtual ton of Warhammer 40K/AoS models. I spend most of my off time trying to put together all my models to play in league games. I currently work for an Engineering firm as a cost engineer. Which means I spend all the hours of my day sitting in a cubicle staring at a computer. Most days I'm lucky if I even talk to another human being. I've been married now for 12 years and have 3 kids. My brother ended up introducing me to my wife. I was in Iraq during the last war and my brother told me he met a girl in Spain I needed to write. So we became pen pals and it worked out. Mainly grew up in the Midwest (Missouri and South Dakota) but also lived in Utah, Arizona, California, Spain, Iraq and Kuwait.
Pineapple on pizza? Yes or no
And if no how are you currently treating your obvious psychosis?
O- Yes, I guess I'm normal 🙂
How did you find Blood Bowl and ReBBl respectively?
O- My relationship with Blood Bowl is Love/Hate. I have been playing it for a long time but man this game can burn you out quick, especially during the totally "random" rng nuffle fests. I'm not much of a min maxxer and have found alternative ways to enjoy the game w/out winning. REBBL is fun! It is my 2nd favorite league. I've met some really cool people. It is really really big though and with all the movement it is east to get lost in the crowd.
Who do you admire in ReBBL? For Blood Bowl or for anything..and why?
O- Lets see people I admire. I really dig Jimmy Burrito (may all his players die horrible deaths) and Rusty Seabutter (even if he is from NY). Those 2 were awesome recappers and I had a blast the few seasons I was under their evil eye. I admire DeerKannon (I spell it like I say it) for not fearing to play me, Darken Rahl for being one of the best players in BB that I've had the pleasure to smash for multiple years, Highlord Salt for not completely rage quitting that one time I smashed him, Thul for creating the Old World Football League, and those REBBL leaders that keep this monstrosity going and keep coming up with new things to do. Oh and Michaels Really Sucks, well because he does.....
If you could boil your thoughts on Blood Bowl to one concise bit of advice what would it be?
O- Have fun and make sure to foul on turn 16!
How much joy exactly do you get from destroying other people’s teams?
O- Wow, how to express the sheer delight that comes with seeing that CAS box filled to the brim with red crosses and skulls. It feels good jim, it feels good.
Any post-Chorf plans? Next challenge/team?
O- Chaos, full kill
I, umm think I sense technical difficulties preventing me playing in his division sorry.. but best of luck those that are..
Thanks again Orabbi for taking the time to answer questions and my apologies for the delay!
I am going to be honest I plan to do more of these but I cannot commit to the weekly load I was taking on. Stay tuned for the next installment! And as always thank you for reading!