a serious introduction to blaseball (2/2)
At the end of the first season (last week), the league voted to "Open the Forbidden Book", ushering in a season of constant solar eclipse, random incineration of players by rogue umpires, and The Discipline Era. Nearly a dozen players have been incinerated this season.
This week's decrees up for vote are:
- Relegate the last team in the league
- The team with the most fans will Evolve (no context provided)
- The bottom four teams obtain a "fourth strike" for the entire third season
- Enhanced Shame, where a shamed team is penalized the runs scored against them during the shame period in the next game
There is a Discord server, where people are essentially inventing the entire lore of the league from scratch, as internet communities tend to do. And much like the real thing, players pick a team at the start of their experience and generally stay loyal to them, no matter their record.
this write up ended up being
part 1: what it literally is
part 2: what it actually is, reaching gently into the absurd
I like this
a serious introduction to blaseball (3/2)
I have no idea what's going on anymore
@iliana I have a vague understanding of the rules of baseball, but you have my attention with "open the forbidden book"
@dndegirl well, admittedly, there's not much else to say about the Book!
the option only said "It is Forbidden." https://twitter.com/blaseballcomms/status/1285637865863548928
people voted for it anyway, and this is what immediately happened: https://twitter.com/blaseballcomms/status/1287463776896180225 there's been incinerations of players all week, *seemingly* at the whim of the umps (the stats folks are trying to crunch the numbers to look for patterns and haven't found any yet).
the Book is actually the rules of blaseball and the league format. a lot of the useful, unique parts of blaseball are still blanked out. here's a part of it.
re: a serious introduction to blaseball (2/2)
@iliana thank you for writing this I was very confused
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