Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Proposal: More Games

Self-killed. Adminned by pokes.

Adminned at 19 Apr 2017 21:06:10 UTC

Replace “Gameplay” with:

As a daily action, the Commissioner may oversee a Bloggsball game between two Full Teams (not of the same conference) of the Commissioner’s choice, henceforth referred to as teams A and B. As a weekly action, the Commissioner SHALL oversee Bloggsball games between every pair of Full Teams (of the same conference), henceforth referred to as teams A and B. As a biweekly (once every two weeks), a manager may oversee a Bloggsball game between their team and a team of their choice, henceforth referred to as teams A and B. As an action, a manager (whose Full Team is henceforth referred to as team A) may challenge a Full Team of their choice, henceforth referred to as team B. If the manager of team B accepts the challenge, the manager of team B SHALL oversee a Bloggsball game between teams A and B.

This Overseeing is an atomic action consisting of the following steps:

  • Calculating the Power of each team. A team’s power is the sum of the Levels of the team’s players. Let the power of team A be represented by X and the power of team B be represented by Y.
  • Choosing an odd number of rounds for the game between 5 and 25. Traditionally, this is 13.
  • Rolling a DICE(X+Y), not necessarily in the GNDT, once for each round. For a given die, if it is less than or equal to X, team A scores a point. Otherwise, team B scores a point. The team that scores more points during the game wins the game.
  • Making a post containing the results of the game.

The number of games a manager’s team has played is tracked in the GNDT.

This should allow more games to be played.



04-18-2017 11:54:59 UTC

You have some nasty mathematical stuff in your rules, mostly because it demands all teams in a conference play each other every week. this gives an advantage to larger conferences, because the play large games.

You’re also removing the provision that keeps the number of games roughly the same.

Publius Scribonius Scholasticus:

04-18-2017 11:57:45 UTC

The main reason I made my changes was to encourage cooperation more between managers. If everyone works as expected, it should stay about even.


04-18-2017 15:24:58 UTC

If I’m reading this correctly you’d want a game of every pair of the same conference. I don’t know if you’ve done the math on this since it could certainly tire pokes out to at a minimum do 66 games a week: 3 conferences of six at 15 games (45 games) and 1 conference of 7 at 21 games.

Anyway using a permutation calculator (http://ncalculators.com/statistics/permutation-combination-calculator.htm), the nCr formula since I assume order doesn’t matter, you’d have 45 games played in a week for East.
By the number of players, this is how many games would be played:
13 = 78
12 = 66
11 = 55
10 = 45
9 = 36
8 = 28
7 = 21
6 = 15
5 = 10
4 = 6
3 = 3
2 = 1
1 = 0

That’s too many games for me against


04-18-2017 16:34:51 UTC



04-18-2017 18:50:00 UTC

against to many gamesss

Oracular rufio:

04-18-2017 19:00:29 UTC


Publius Scribonius Scholasticus:

04-18-2017 19:31:36 UTC

against Self-kill, I hadn’t yet done the math. I will come back with a new version.