#Livestream Recorded #RallyBird #StayHome #Baseball #BoardGame Game 3

 

Can my offense, formed around the nicknames of each player in my lineup, defeat Dei Vida, who swings for the fences?

This video includes some live candid events, priceless moments such as when DV needs to leave to close her garage door, or when her camera falls over. There’s one internet hiccup where we need to reconnect. And yet still the game moved quickly to conclusion under an hour. You can easily fast forward past the “candid moments” if you want. Big thanks to DV for playing me on camera! Let’s do it again.

I’m also looking for new opponents to play on camera! Bring it!

Update: I learned that YouTube allows me to edit an uploaded livestream. I gave it a little trimming!

Update2: I continue to learn the peculiarities of YouTube’s editing feature. Unlike normal editing, which allows many passes, this seems to require the editing to be done in one effort. Odd but okay! I’m grateful for the service.

#Livestream Recorded #RallyBird #StayHome #Baseball #BoardGame Game 2

My excellent opponent Jeremy and I faced off this afternoon for a quick paced 50-minute game! It helps to have consistent Internet. You don’t want to miss Jeremy singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game!”

What fun– although I find the multi-tasking of videoing the game a distraction, and remain a “think about one thing at a time” guy, I feel so much appreciation for the tools that support it. StreamYard works great, and of course YouTube makes it possible.

I was able to improve my camera angle over StayHome game #1 against Drew. Now you can see most of my head most of the time. You don’t want to miss that! I’m looking forward to more games against Jeremy and Drew–and I’m asking others as well. Some are shy, but it’s only going to be recorded for everyone forever and ever. So we’ll see!

So far all my live video opponents are fanatical Cubs fans. This is not a requirement. If you own a copy and want to play against me this way, please reach out to me.

Play Ball!

Sample of Play: #Sacrifice (#RallyBird #Baseball #BoardGame)

 

This is the 2nd “sample of play” video in the series that pits Schiller against me. Schiller again uses controversial tactics. It joins us at the top of the 9th. All die rolls are real, one shot events determined by chance or fate. I like to think the RallyBird Baseball Board Game has an extra value of allowing you to test out these controversial tactics for yourself. In the case of the Sacrifice tactic in baseball, its official history shows an evolving evolution–how it impacts the batter’s statistic batting average or not. A Sacrifice Fly, earning a run, is defined differently than a general Sacrifice, which merely advances a runner–at the cost of a nearly certain Out. When is it worth it to you to use this tactic? I think it’s fun to wrestle with the decision point.