April 2, 2013

Season 2 Shipment...Mid April?

The Mantic folks have a big convention over in England on April 20th called SALUTE.  They have said the shipping order for the new Season 2 product will be...

1) Kickstarter Backers
2) Salute
3) Game stores / distributors.

We should be getting our season 2 Shipment Mid to Late April.  Here is a reminder as to what we drafted / purchased.  Still not sure about Yurik for Chris and Wyn for Gregg...neither are listed on the Pre-order page.  Also the Prone Markers, Season 1 & 2 Keepers and Extra stance Season 1 minis were pushed off to the Season 3 shipment (August?).

We should also be getting Dereck's Season 1 rulebook, Derek and my copies of the Season 2 rulebook, and 2 extra decks of cards.

The Rulebook for Season 2 is said to include.  New leveling up tables for players, and you can choose if you want to use the season 1 or Season 2 table with each roll.  The rules for Cheerleaders and Coaches.  Optional Injury rules...not sure if this is if your player has been killed or in the sin bin at the end of the match.

I picked up an about of extra teams for the buy one get one price.  Females for my Daughter.  Z'zor team is available if you want them Dave.$12.50.

Interesting bit of info I just discovered.  Judwan and Robots only start with 6 players on the team.  Following the rule of Double the starting position players...where Robots are all jacks (to start) and Judwan are all Strikers...they both are limited to 12 players, and have to leave the last two slots open for Free agents or MVP's.  EDIT: just got the season 2 rulebook...turns out the 12 cap is true for the Judwan, but Robots can go upto 14 due to their ability to transform.

Though noone has come close to having 12 players in our league yet...much less the cap of 14...so it looks to be a non-issue.

April 1, 2013

Season 1 Playoff Rules.

So we have one game session left in April before we have our Season 1 Playoffs in May.
Figure this would be a good time to go over the playoff rules we will give the test run.

1) All players will make the playoffs, The Proxy/filler teams in each league (Charming Princes in Bullpen / Sons in Greenhouse) will not take part in the playoffs.

2) We will seed teams 1-8. based upon.  Standard 8 team bracket. We will not reseed through the rounds.
     A) League Record
     B) Score Differential
     C) Team Ranking
     D) Coin Flip

3) Should any player miss the May event then the Top remaining seed will receive a bye in the 1st round.  Meaning only 6 people can make it...the top 2 seeds will get a bye, and we will match up teams 3-8 with those that are there.

4) Winning team advances to the next round...Should there be a Draw.  Both teams are eliminated from the playoffs, and the team they were slated to meet in the next round gets a bye.

5) MVP's...No MVP's will be available the playoffs.  However, underdog funds may be spend on one game only Coaching Dice or Cards. Free agents may also be purchased with underdog funds.