Here are sample pictures of a tense game situation in a recent play session of RallyBird Baseball. I’m on the right, playing Home (blue). The situation as we join us is… It’s the 10th inning, with 1 Out. Score is Red 3, Blue 2.
Note: The RallyBird made an appearance earlier, which I squandered, so it flew away. I’m on my own now!
The pictures below are screen grabs from the video I took of the match–while failing to turn the microphone on, as I mentioned in my previous post.
Here’s the situation… 10th inning, 2 outs, bases loaded, down by 1 run. And due to limitations with the video source, here I have to leave you hanging. Folks, it’s a mystery what happened next. Yep, I guess we’ll never know if I hit in another run or perhaps even two for a Walk-Off. No, we’ll never know.
Okay seriously my next At Bat was another Out… I left ducks on a pond stranded… What a finish! Visitors 3 – Home 2 was the final score. Congrats to my worthy opponent M. who persevered in this tense game session of RallyBird Baseball.
If I can recover pictures of the remaining (tragic) play I’ll come back and add them.
The RallyBird Baseball board game now has a presence on the premier board game website, Board Game Geek. If all goes right over time, more content about the game will show up there. Here’s the address (or click the picture below): https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/252879/rallybird-baseball
In this video I describe baseball’s natural dramatic storytelling structure. Yes I use a graph. There are two kinds of baseball dramatic structure. You may recall from grammar school the classic literary story graph with rising action leading to the climactic confrontation. The overall drama is the fatigue of the starter pitcher, the rising tension when the coach needs to send in the first reliever, and what happens next. I also argue that the baseball game includes mini dramas each half inning with the struggle of batters and baserunners against the hard limit of only 3 outs.
This new video replaces my previous effort on the same topic. It gives more description of my theory, and does not include a feline interference. I also quote from a baseball book as anecdotal support of my theory. In addition, it includes more specific information about how the theory influenced my board game design. I honestly don’t know if my theory is controversial or not. It’s probably not; however, I haven’t heard anyone talking about it in this manner. I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to let me know what you think!
I hope you enjoy this and it makes sense. The rules book requires only 2 pages to teach the basic rules. There’s also a page that explains the components, a page that shows an example of play plus variant rules, and a few more pages of help for beginners plus a F.A.Q section. So while I try to cover all the bases (get it?), I want to repeat that the basic rules require only 2 illustrated pages.