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New Metagame for stunties: Throne of Blood


Greetings stunty coaches everywhere!

In these trying times of Covid-19, I'm launching a new metagame open to stunty teams in ranked, box, and league. I've drawn inspiration from E.L.F. which got me playing lots and lots of elf games.

The inaugural season starts next Monday, 2020-03-30 and runs for 7 weeks.

Background

We all come to the game with our own goals, our own dreams, and our own aspirations. For some it’s the friendly banter of a tight-knit league, and for others the knife’s edge of competitive play in the Blackbox or the majors.

And then there’s the coaches who prefer stunties. Life for the stunty coach flows at a different pace than for those who run with elves or bash with the Undead. We relish in the simple pleasures of landing a thrown team-mate for a game-changing touchdown as much as we cheer when our big guys smash a hapless lineman into a pool of gore on the line of scrimmage.

Death is ever present for the stunty coach. We smell it when we take to the pitch, see it in the gleaming eyes of a charging opponent blitzer, and hear the sickening crunch of stunty bones breaking. It is our curse, but also our blessing.

But if Nuffle gave the stunty players paper-thin armor to protect them on the field, he also gave them the determination to fight back, the ferocity to punch above their weight, and the mobility to swarm around immobilized opponents for vicious, head-splitting gang fouls. Many a coach has seen their fully grown players taken off the field one by one by a determined stunty team—in body bags or on stretchers—and walked away in abject horror, having won the game but lost their team.

For some, the trophy hunting takes on a life of its own. We seek out the strongest, most experienced players facing us and target them for elimination. On good days we bring a cadre of dedicated foulers who know every dirty trick in the book. Our big guys hone their blocking skills to perfection to lay waste to the line of scrimmage after the obligatory touchdowns scored by our opponents, and the crowd cheers as they water the grass with bright red blood.

The competition

TOB is a meta-group open to the traditional stunty teams (Ogres, Goblins, and Halflings) from Ranked, Box, and League. Each season runs for approximately 2 months, and teams collect points for every opponent player that is dead at the end of the game. The fans don’t care if it’s a wardancer leaping to his death, a mummy failing a dodge, or even a thrown rock from an enraged audience member, they all count. At the end of the season, prizes will be given to the highest scoring teams, and the greatest of them all will ascend the fabled Throne of Blood.

Scoring

Every opponent death during the season is scored as follows: Score = ST * ST + SppCategory * SppCategory + Bonus.

SppCategory follows the progression from Rookie to Legend as (0,1,2,3,4,5,10).

Bonus points are given for Draws (+5), Wins (+10), Concession wins (+10), Shutout wins (+5), and for the opponent choosing to retire their team after the game (+15, the Soul Crusher bonus).

The sum of all the scores is the total score for the season. Ties are broken by total number of deaths inflicted.

Dwarfs count double.

A special prize is awarded for the Top Trophy, the single highest scoring death using the formula above.

During the season the leaderboard for the metagroup will be updated on the tournament page and in the season thread in the forum. Members are encouraged to share stories of their feats of stunty brutality in the forum thread.

Scoring is automated by a Java program. If you find something that doesn’t look right, please alert the group administrator.

Apply Here!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do foul kills count?
Yes.

Do deaths from tripping / failed dodges / failed leaps count?
Yes.

Do deaths from rocks thrown by the crowd count?
Yes.

Do deaths of players count if the player regenerated after the fact?
No.

Do chaos dwarfs count double?
The actual chaos dwarfs do. Hobgoblins, bull centaurs, and minotaurs do not.

Do dwarf star players count double?
Barik Farblast, Boomer Eziasson, Flint Churnblade, Grim Ironjaw, and Zzharg Madeye all count double.

Is "ST" in the formula above the base strength or the strength after +ST or -ST modifiers have been applied?
It's strength after modifiers have been applied.

Can my stunty unofficial team join the group?
Initially we're sticking with just the three official stunty rosters: ogres, halflings, and goblins.

This is terrible! You're reveling in other coaches' misfortunes! It's unsportsmanlike, malicious, and encourages bad styles of play!
That's not a question.

Is the name of the group a film reference?
Yes.
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Comments
Posted by neilwat on 2020-03-25 07:34:53
Brilliant that Dwarfs count as double, what about if they are a chaos dwarf or star player?
Posted by Mattius on 2020-03-25 10:38:28
I'd recommend a [Apply here] link as not everyone will know how. Thank you and I have added 3 teams. Not sure when they will play however, but looking forward!
Posted by ben_awesome on 2020-03-25 10:53:22
Bros that Lift are in. The question is, do other stunty teams lift?
Posted by DrClaes on 2020-03-25 17:15:12
After deliberation, I've decided that the actual Chaos Dorfs will count double, but not their hobgoblins, bulls, or minos.

The star players that are dorfs or chorfs will also count double.

Similar to the bonus points in E.L.F., I will see about adding some code for a bonus for games that the stunty teams drew or won, shutout victories, and a special "Soul Crusher" bonus for games which saw the opponent coach retire their team after the game against the stunty team.
Posted by DrClaes on 2020-03-25 18:10:06
Morg and Zara do not count double when playing for dorfs. The dorf and chorf stars, on the other hand, count double even when playing for other teams (for Boomer and Zzharg).
Posted by Bloodfeast on 2020-03-25 19:43:14
Grymt jobb :)
Posted by Dalfort on 2020-03-25 20:28:32
Love the idea, can I suggest that if Regen'd kills do not then players with Regen that do die are worth double like Dwarves? Also, do we need to apply fresh Stunty teams or can established teams enter as well?

Good luck with the venture regardless of the answers above :P
Posted by DrClaes on 2020-03-25 20:33:24
Hey Dalfort!

All teams, new or old, are welcome! And all games count.

The reason dorfs count double is because they are the natural sworn enemies of dodging stunty players everywhere. So at this point no plan of bonus points for regenerators.

Cheers and welcome to stuntyland!
Posted by PaddyMick on 2020-03-25 23:37:15
You had me at 'Dwarfs count double'
Posted by DrClaes on 2020-03-26 07:07:59
A quick teaser run of the program shows that 15 of the 23 teams that have applied so far have recorded kills this year.

The points leader is a halfling team with 6 kills (2 dorfs among them).

Top trophy so far is a Star ST6 tomb guardian where opponent retired the team after the game. He was killed by an ogre.

But on Monday, everyone starts from scratch. The race is ON!
Posted by Bluegill87 on 2020-03-26 12:03:55
Ahh decided to apply since you've got it up officially.

Spaceballs goal has always been to break the Dwarf menace, to count them as double pleases my team greatly. This could be the ultimate purpose this team has been looking for.

I look forward to seeing where this bloody road leads. My thanks for this dear Doctor ;D
Posted by DrClaes on 2020-03-26 17:04:41
Welcome Bluegill! New teaser run shows excellent results for the Spaceballs crew! I will have to up my dorf hunting game and show you my Schwartz is as big as yours!