This might be helpful for beginners.
I am recovering from an unwelcome bug. So I fight back with practical news mixed with an impractical mirthful spirit.
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I’ve already received a few player emails and I welcome them!
RULES UPDATE (MINOR)
I paid a service to review my rules and received some suggestions about small clarifications. Therefore, voilà, here’s a link to the October 2019 version of the rules. Truth is beauty, beauty Truth.
BIG LEAGUE GRAPHICS
Here’s an update on the RallyBird Baseball Board Game Add-On Kit: Big League & Coach Card Easy Advanced Game. There is no change to the rules or to the Coach Cards portion of the kit.
I’m in the process of changing the graphics due to branding/copyright respect of the large and powerful legal entity known as . These changes include the 30 team tiles. They will show a graphic of a variety of rally birds instead of the team name.
I laboriously finished all the 60 graphics of the two-sided tiles and ordered a prototype to proof before releasing. I imagine this will happen in November, the same month that TS Eliot took British citizenship in 1927. Coincidence???
BIG LEAGUE… 2019 SEASON ?!
Much to my astonishment, I stare with eyes round like saucers at the fact that the 2019 regular big leaguebaseball season has concluded. Therefore its history of jostling team performance is now available to RallyBird Central’s mathematical wing. What can stop me? I can cogitate and digest the points of the 2019 season into the easy, quick turned, ready-to-play RallyBird rules. I’ve plunged once into the data, and came up for the air. When will my next plunge be? Soon, friends, soon.
When ready I’ll add the 2019 season to the Big League Add-On Kit. Whether it’s part of the printed part or not I have to consider. I suppose it should bump the 2018 season data off. If I include both seasons in print, it adds to the cost. I’ll consider all the options. Both seasons will be available as a free download for anyone who buys the Add-On Kit.
Yes, I did it. The RallyBird Baseball Board Game is now on Instagram. You will never see a picture of me posing with duck lips, however. I’m still figuring out what it can do. I like the ability to send short video clips of the board game in action. I don’t want to shock you, but the address is: https://www.instagram.com/rallybirdbaseball . I’ll follow you back.
The RallyBirdBaseball YouTube Channel
There are 8 videos for you to watch about the RallyBird Baseball board game here. Please subscribe!
In a funny way, the videos reflect a history of my familiarity with making videos, the tools I use, and my ability to edit them. Who knew that board game creation required knowledge of video editing? Crazy world, yes, but it’s also an awesome world of opportunity I’m trying to embrace.
Dreams & Ambitions
I’d like to make the RallyBird Baseball Board Game available on Amazon. There are a lot of little steps I need to take before I can do this. One I have done already–purchased UPC codes for the game. There are other steps I need to take, equal in charm.
In general I’d like to bring the cost down. Suddenly iron laws of economics stomp in the hallway. I’d like to explore other manufacturers. Suddenly CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and key black) standards rear their proboscises. Professional printing standards shouldn’t be an intrusion!
Well, everything is a learning step and I like to learn. However my little computer is already wheezing with my current graphics program. In short, I probably need a new computer and a new professional graphics program in order to explore other manufacturers. Perhaps there is a work-around. That’s where my thought process slenders down under the Limbo stick and probes the far end of the asymptote.
Have you been enjoying the October Baseball postseason drama? My little friend here was so nervous about the 9th Inning last night, she just went to bed with a plate of apple pie. I’m still trying to calm my hair down from it standing straight up for so long.
Why is that pain so delicious? Isn’t it odd how baseball adds meaning to my humble life? I made a conscious decision in my middle age to follow baseball again and I have no regrets! It’s so much fun. Too soon it will be over. Relish it, friends!
Thank you for reading.
The RallyBird Baseball board game continues to refine! In addition to codifying some new optional rules such as the asymmetrical advantages of a Series, I also corrected a single typo as a favor to you. Here is a truncated teaser!
Yes you may read the whole paragraph! Please enjoy the enclosed PDF in good health, leaving a place for a certain round, saddle-stitched microbe called baseball fever.
Click the Ump Bird with Glasses below to download the pdf of the rules for the *Mini* RallyBird Baseball Board Game.
It’s the same game play as the standard sized RallyBird board game, but the different components required different graphics. The PDF has 4 pages not counting the cover. It might be helpful to print it full sized as the game’s rules are smaller to fit in the mini box.
I think the game is ready for sale, but I made a few minor graphics changes to the box that I want to see printed before I promote it. The store page will allow sales soon. Also you can go there to watch the unboxing video. Thanks!
Click here for the PDF of the RallyBird Board Game score sheets: RB ScorePage.
There’s one page for the Visitor team (Red) and one for Home (Blue).
Note that unless most regular baseball scoresheets, these align the batters horizontally, the innings vertically. This I think works best with the way the RallyBird board game plays… Take a look!
If your inning happily runs through more than 8 batters, just cross out the Inning numbers in the rows below, and continue.
In each At Bat box, you can write the name of the At Bat tactic below the diamond. You can use the diamond to indicate where the runner advances. I’d trace the line from home plate to first base and then draw an open circle around first base. If that same runner moved to second later, I’d trace that path on the diamond and put a filled circle on 2nd. If the runner makes it home, fill in the diamond. If a batter knocks a runner in, draw a filled in circle in a corner. I don’t know if it’s plausible yet (as this is new), but completists could possibly write the Glove tiles in the field as suggested by the diamond in each box.
At the end of the half inning, on the right side, record the number of hits you earned, how many runners your team left on base after 3 outs (“LOB”), how many of Defense’s Glove tiles you knocked out of the inning (“GloveX”), and of course your Runs. So you can see there is some emphasis of the experience in the RallyBird BoardGame terms.
At the bottom of each page record your game totals. The point is both to give you a numerical picture of the game performance, and to engage you and help you think about the impact of your strategies and tactics.
Don’t forget to write your name on top, where you’re playing, and any other details that will make it fun for you to look back at this scoresheet of your epic struggle and reminisce! And perhaps gloat…
PS. It’s a blast to keep score at live baseball games.