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.
RallyBird Baseball Rules 07AUG2019
I filmed the next RallyBird Baseball theory video yesterday and editing it today. I’m uploading it now. It should take about six years to upload, possibly quite less than that. Perhaps even later today. I filmed it via my laptop, because I think my camcorder’s audio quality may be irredeemable. That dictates the angle and make it hard not to show my face. (“Don’t look at me!) Here is a still pic of me with my baseball tie and one of my colorful graphs.
It is funny and disconcerting to view myself–full stop. For one thing, this video shows my eyes looking upward when I try to be precise about my spoken language.
I asked google about this posture, and it offered this:
So I suppose it’s disconcerting to see myself processing information in a way that isn’t entirely self-aware. I’m only self-aware from the inside viewpoint. (“Let me out!”) Sadly I don’t have a sidekick who walks around with a mirror for me, like that wonderful man in the band called “The Time”… you may recall the highly engaging and hilarious performance from the movie Purple Rain.
Back to my somewhat less hypnotic and groovy examination of the shape of value of baseball’s sacrifice At Bat… I take an intuitive approach to evaluation, and explain why, and how it reflects on the RallyBird Baseball Board Game.
Here is the RallyBird Baseball board game’s place in BoardGameGeek.com: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/252879/rallybird-baseball
And here’s where you can pick up a copy: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/rallybird-baseball
PS. Where’s my Mirror Guy?
Discussions with early purchasers of the game motivated me to make a few pointed additions to the Beginner’s Guide pages of the RallyBird Baseball rules. These all have to do with the individual details of the cards–the ways in which they stand out from each other. A casual glance from a new player may not be enough to notice these idiosyncrasies. (You can learn more about my rationale for it by watching my video explanation of baseball’s asymmetricity.) These At Bat differences will impact the success or failure of your offensive decisions.
You can see these changes in the red font of this screen capture:
To be clear, none of this changes any rules or text on the cards. These discussions by the way are so helpful. I welcome your comments and questions. Play ball!
The latest RallyBird Baseball news hot off the wire…
In response to this question about a Runners In Scoring Position double play situation, I amended the rules to include this specification…
This does not change any rules. It’s just a clarification that makes explicit the logic of baseball. I want people with different levels of baseball confidence to enjoy the game, so I’m happy to make this addition. I write about all this more extensively in my previous post.
Thanks to the RallyBird Baseball gamers who asked the question!