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429TEAM ROBORALLY FUN-LEAGUE

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  • Founder.
    Jan 25, 2008

      Well, last week (20 Jan) we had another quick Team Roborally after the main games.

      So I'll continue to cumulate scores.  As a quasi-league, just for fun.

      Last week's again had its fun moments.  StuartF, the maestro after one game, was scuppered by having AndrewM and KeithD in his team (just joking!), and then by (accidentally) having one route back to the middle-flag-base much harder than the other, and then by crooking the dice-throw such that Stuart's team got the harder route.  It was just enough.  Stuart lost!

      Strangely, it was a Team Roborally where NO robot got junked.  It was still fun:  Team-mates BobR and JosepA approached the enemy flag more or less simultaneously ... so they shot each other (well, JosepA shot team-mate BobR twice).  Which meant that BobR and JosepA had left team-mate GeorgeY as defender, trying to see off all three of the enemy robots coming for our flag ... we knew he could do it ... he crippled Stuart's robot (first-to-a-flag as always), such that it stood no chance of overcoming the game-bias on route-to-middle-flag, even if it was Stuart.

      At the end, we were telling GeorgeY to just hang on and survive, he'd done enough.  He did.  Even with KeithD shooting BobR in the rear as he went for the flag-delivery, the damage was not enough to slow BobR from planting the flag for his team to win.

      So, JosepA, BobR and GeorgeY, beat StuartF, AndrewM and KeithD.  Fun and only took 45 mins.

      UPDATED FUN-LEAGUE:

      POINTS: Regardless of whether you are reduced to junk or not, 4 pts
      if you are on the team that wins ("I sacrificed myself for the Team"),
      0 pts if you are on the team that loses.
      Plus: 1 pt for surviving, 1 pt for being the one to deliver the flag
      (or kill off last opponent), and 1 pt for finishing off an enemy
      robot. No minuses for finishing off a friendly robot - hey, it happens!

      FORMULA FOR RATING AND LEAGUE-POSITION

      Just like in Perikles.  ie. Cumulated points, divided by games played plus one.



       Game 1 of 13 Jan 2008: (2 teams of 3)

      StuartF:........WSFKK.................=8
      DaveB:..........WS....................=5
      JosepA:.........WKjunked by MartialC..=5
      NeilP:..........WS....................=5
      MartialC:.......LSK...................=2
      MichaelY:.......Ljunked by Stuart.....=0
      MichalK:........Ljunked by Josep......=0
      BobR:...........Ljunked by Stuart.....=0

      Game 2 of 20 Jan 2008: (2 teams of 3)

      JosepA..........WS....................=5 pts

      BobR............WSF...................=6 pts

      GeorgeY.........WS....................=5 pts

      StuartF.........LS....................=1 pt

      KeithD..........LS....................=1 pt

      AndrewM.........LS....................=1 pt

      I'm sure you can work out what W,L,S,F and K mean.  OK:  Won, Lost, Survived, Flag-delivered (or else Final enemy robot killed), Killed an enemy robot.

      So the just-for-fun league now looks like this:

      PLAYER........Points......Played.....Rating

      1) JosepA......10..........2..........3.333

      2) StuartF......9..........2..........3.000

      3) GeorgeY......5..........1..........2.500

      4) DaveB........5..........1..........2.500

      5) NeilP........5..........1..........2.500

      6) BobR.........6..........2..........2.000

      7) AndrewM......2..........1..........1.000

      8) KeithD.......2..........1..........1.000

      9) MartialC......2.........1..........1.000

      10)MichaelY......0.........1..........0.000

      11)MichalK.......0.........1..........0.000

      For those who are interested in such things, if a tie, league-position goes to the most recent having a result;  if that is equal, then alphabetical.

      For those interested on how easy it will be to move up, how volatile the formula is, no problem:

      If, say, curently-on-zero MichaelY next did what StuartF did in game one, 8 points, he would rocket up from a rating of 0.000 to one of 2.667, to end up third in the league (or even top if the top one or two took a team-defeat in the same game, and thus lowered their rating to below that 2.667).  Unlikely that both would;  they would be on opposite sides.  If MichaelY or RichardB scored a more-normal 6 points, either or both of them would advance from 0.000 to 2.000, and thus move to mid-table...

       But you get the point that the table is volatile enough to be interesting, and forgiving enough for you to aim high even if you lost your first game?

      OK. enjoy!  Team Roborally is not to be taken seriously - you win and score points if your team wins, even if you were lousy at it and were scrap-metal on Turn3!

       

      Cheers,

      Bob

       

       



      As a filler or ice-breaker, this LBGC Team RoboRally lasts about 1
      hour (less if you simply move the bases closer together). 

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