Bottom of the 9th

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baseball fan should like this game. well constructed.

7/21/2019

Bottom of the 9th is a blind guessing game, with the pitcher and batter trying to outguess one another. The fatigue mechanism invites double thinking, but most often the batter will make contact before striking out. In hopes of countering the inherent hitter's advantage the game utilizes a 'Run' phase which effectively destroys the game balance and tension. After contact is made both players race to roll a 5 or 6, essentially flipping a coin to determine if the runner is safe or out. Even in the turn-based variant the batter will be thrown out 45% of the time. This causes the lengthy pitching duel to culminate to a five second die race, stripping the duel of its importance. Even more generally the dice mitigation is insufficient and the player abilities are too situational to excite play.

1/11/2019