Based on the results in this thread, we’ve got enough interest to run a game of The Videogames Off-Season right here on the forums, as designed by @RevRyeBread and @regresssion on twitter. Their original rules can be found here.
Due to the forum format, there will be a few small changes to the rules, as follows:
- Players have 48 hours to take their turns, starting from when the last player took their turn. If you miss your turn, you’re free to take it whenever you get the chance, but the player who’s turn it is gets priority if their action conflicts with yours
- Bidding in blind auctions is done using spoiler tags. Put how much you’re willing to pay in your post under a spoiler tag, and everyone else has 48 hours to do the same or opt out. (If bidding five million, you can write it as 05 so it’s not visibly a single digit under the tag, eg. 5 vs 05)
- The salary cap is 120m rather than 110m. This isn’t forum related, I just thought it would be nice to have a bit more wiggle room.
- Turn order is randomised, in case anyone doesn’t want to disclose how long it’s been since they got a new videogame (also I haven’t picked up anything new since Monster Hunter World, and if that makes me go first it would feel awkward given I’m organizing it too).
As always, if you disagree with any of these changes, or find them unclear, let me know!
As for spaces, three people in the podcast thread asked for their spot to be held, and with me too that only leaves one spot spare… But as with all forum games, someone might fall through, or maybe we’ll get enough people to run multiple games, so feel free to put your name down anyway!
Good luck, and good drafting!