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Referees and Allied Rulekeepers Guild (RARG)

For as long as Blood Bowl has been played professionally, the RARG have been around to maintain order and control. This, of course, means that the ranks of referees are either former players or naturally insane, since referees can become casualties themselves during a game. Initially, games were officiated by seven referees and line judges, but due to targeting officials on the field, each match is lucky if two turn up[1].

Because of the high turnover rate and high injury rate prevalent among the ranks of referees, bribery has become an art unto itself. So much so, that the RARG has set official union rates for bribing a referee- clubs are not allowed to offer less than the going rate. Naturally, the NAF had been appointing a second tier of referees to govern the RARG to make sure bribery is kept under control. Once the NAF collapsed, the RARG took over governing themselves[2].

Famous Referees and Honorable Mentions

Just like star players, there are referees who have been able to not only live through a single game, but several seasons. Some referees have even an established fan base! There have even been a few referees who have changed the game for the best- or the worst. Below are notable referees either loved or hated by the fans and/or teams!

Referees
Name Race Position First Appearance
*Bungo Trundlefoot* Halfling Referee Death Zone: Season Two, 2017
Darun McGloan Human Referee White Dwarf #101, 1988
*Filibert Trundlefoot* Halfling Referee Death Zone: Season Two, 2017
Galak Starscraper Storm Giant Referee 5th Ed., 2008
Gober Referee Spike! Journal #4, pg. 15, 2018
Gort "Grand Old Man of Blood Bowl" Kindersnap Human Referee White Dwarf #111, 1989
Hanse Kohl Referee 4th Ed., 2005
*Jeph Trundlefoot* Halfling Referee Death Zone: Season Two, 2017
*Jorm the Ogre* Ogre Referee Death Zone: Season Two, 2017
Max "Kneecap" Mittleman Human Referee White Dwarf #111, 1989
*Ranulf "Red" Hokuli* Norse Referee Death Zone: Season Two, 2017
*Thoron Korensson* Dwarf Referee Death Zone: Season Two, 2017



  1. 2nd Edition, pg 12, 1988
  2. 6th Edition, pg 33, 2010
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