a serious introduction to blaseball (1/2)
Blaseball is defined by its own Patreon page as "an absurdist, player-driven, online baseball league".
It is a simulated baseball league of 20 teams, playing an entire season and postseason in a single week. Some team names are "Yellowstone Magic" and "New York Millennials". All the "day's" games play at once, with (usually) no outside input.
The website's users get in-game money to bet on the winners of games. Bet, watch, bet again. Collect enough money, and you can buy a vote on the future of the league, such as rule changes or "blessings", positive changes that are raffled off to the user's favorite team.
The game simulation is pretty minimal: a rotation of 9 batters against a pitcher and otherwise unnamed fielders. The rules are the same as normal baseball, except that when the home team scores enough points to win the game in the last inning, the game does not end; instead the away team is "shamed" and must play out the rest of the inning.
this write up ended up being
part 1: what it literally is
part 2: what it actually is, reaching gently into the absurd
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@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.
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