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General information on DLE
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DLE member’s donation in 2017: 323$

A note on fluff

DLE is a franchise based league based in the Old World ranging from Reikland, to Bretonnia, to Estalia, to Tilea and all the way up to Kislev.

The league has started out with 18 franchise for season 1. All cities accross the world put in applications to house one of the 18 franchises. The League expanded to 14 more locations at the beginning of season2, and will be run on a 32 team basis.
One by one the founding owners, then the expansion owners selected their home base and thus the DLE was born. Each team was named after the City/Province they settled in along with a nickname.

Time to time a Franchize might be on sale. In such cases we rely on our wating list. Please see the "Joining DLE" section for more information.

DLE lingo (expressions widely used in the WARROOM)

- Hep! : Hi / Hello / Morning / Evening
- Trading rights: The draft pick itself
- Trade banter: Advertise a trading opportunity, and telling what you offer/need.
- Feeler: Sending an inquiry about a potential trade, without an actual offer.
- Conditional pick: When the result of the trade depends on a condition that will be or will not be met at a later point of time. Example: I give you a 2nd round pick for that, but i give a 1st round pick instead, if i will win my division.
- Overdrafted: Something is selected too early compared to value. Highly subjective. Like linemen are overdrafted.
- Underdrafted: Opposite of overdrafted. Something should have been selected much earlier.
- Trade up: This one is easy. Send a combination of picks for a higher selection.
- Trade down: Opposite of trading up. Giving up a selection for more selections.
- Frontload: Give up future draft selection right for immediate selection right. Future picks have less value as time is money, so the future pick given up is better.
- Backload: Opposite of frontloading. When someone sells current draft stock for better and or more future draft stock.
- Pulling an "Arcayn": Extreme case of backloading, when someone (like coach Arcayn) decides to give up on the current draft, and mass sell the current draft rights for future.
- Pulling a "Valen": Extreme case of frontloading, when someone (like coach Valen) decides to give up on future and current, and acquire the No1 overall pick!
- Pulling a „Darkwing2k6”: Converting a high selection into lots of 3rd and 4th round picks, and a roster full of skilled players.
- Pulling a „Hester”: Picking up the ball right after kickoff at the back of the end zone, and go the distance.
- Pulling a „badpublicity stunt”: Trading away the whole roster, and replacing them with a totally different kind. (With mass ag4 in the original case.)
- Pulling a „Barr”: Unintended dodge due to misclick, fail, armor break, death.
- Averheim PUNT: Punting to protect the baller and give the opponent the chance to get the ball and score.
- Conditional 1.5 pick. If the picks provider is in bottom16, then a 2nd round pick, if top16 then a 1st round pick. Basically the pick will be between No17 and No48.

Information on joining DLE

League is running with 32 franchises. As dropouts happen, and people quit at some point, so we are always looking for reserves. We are working with a waiting list in case a Franchize will be on sale. If you are interested, then get in contact with the staff.

Takeover procedure

1. Full migration using custom rosters. Including SPPs, injuries. (Except Niggle injury which is converted to armor loss.) Fan factor remains the same. New owner inherits the draft rights.
2. Team logos and stuff are inherited. Previous owner is kindly asked to provide the full code for the team bio. The new owner may adjust the bio. If the previous owner wishes a reference to the original designer of the team page will be added.
3. The new coach taking over a team is awarded a certain amount of TV points to spend on skills for new players if the team's TW falls below a calculated limit. This calculated limit is called the DLE league's current 'BENCHMARK TW' and is equal to 90% of the leagues current average TW. A coach has the option to retire one or more injured players to reduce his team's TW, and thus qualify for this compensation and/or be awarded more TV to spend on skills. The team's TW is further adjusted after retiring players based on it's draft situation. This 'Adjusted TW' is calculated as follows:
- If the team lacks a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th round draft pick in the upcoming draft, the 'Adjusted TW' will be decreased 80, 40, 20, or 10 respectively for the missing pick. If the team has extra draft picks in the upcoming draft, the 'Adjusted TW' will likewise be adjusted up for every draft pick the team has in excess of the normal '1 pick per round'.
If the team lacks picks, or has excess picks in the FUTURE draft, the value of the adjustment is less. Picks for rounds 1 through 4 of the future draft are worth 60K, 30K, 10K, and 0K respectively.
- If the team's final 'Adjusted TW' is lower than the BENCHMARK TW, the team is awarded the numerical difference between the two values in TV points to be spent on skills for new players, bringing the team's TW up to equal the BENCHMARK TW.
- New players acquired in this fashion are purchased 1 at a time, and are each given either 70K or 80K in skills, or the remaining balance of the skill points if it is less than 70K. New players are created in this fashion, 1 at a time, until the team runs out of skill points to spend. Therefore, only one of the new players can have less than 70K in skills.
- Maximum 20% of the TW amount spent can be used on STAT(s).
- These players cannot be traded in the season when they were created.
- The above process is valid for difference less than 400TW. Big restructure/takeover will be ruled on a case by case basis.

News
1/12/2017Moving close to round 16. Playoff almost here!
3/10/2017The last 7 rounds looks to be kicking off tomorrow! WUUT! Regular season at its peak!
19/8/2017Last season we had the killerplague, now 2 +ST players died within days. Will more follow?
24/7/2017Round 3-9 are up. The season is really rolling now.
4/7/2017Season4 is LIVE! Be mindfuld of who you meet!
3/7/2017Draft is done. Lets get ready for the new season.
20/6/2017Draft is on. Lets get drafting!
18/6/2017SuperBowl winner is Flashfurt Universe! Congratulations!
18/6/2017The 2 SuperBowl teams has been found. Norden Legion vs Flashfurt Universe. Game on tonight @22.00
28/5/2017Playoff starts 1st of June!
22/5/2017Remember to keep your team unready after you play your last match of the season.
18/5/2017Rumours of trading are flying back and forth. Stay alert if you want in on the action!




30/4/2017Playoff picture is getting down to a few teams in the hunt both in SHC and KFC. Who will move on?
22/4/2017Gruug has left us, and welcome to Arcayn. He is baaack!
27/3/2017Round 10 and the last 7 games of regular season are running!
2/3/2017Welcome to Calthor. He will be taking over Emsk Red Cardinals!
25/2/2017Round 9 is getting close, and so is midseason trading.
24/2/2017Welcome to Chimp2010 who has taken over Los Cabos Marauders
13/2/20176 games in one evening. Actionpacked!
3/2/2017New coach arrived. Welcome filthy 1. He got the team Aarnau Marauders from Roninluke.
23/1/2017Round 3 is live. Happy gaming!
30/12/2016Season 3 Draft is over. Get ready for season 3
20/12/2016Season 3 Draft is LIVE!
19/12/2016SuperBowl champions Kemperbad Knights
17/12/2016SuperBowl is upon us. Kemperbad Knights vs Averheim River Bandits
24/11/2016Trade market is warming up as the end of the regular season is coming.
15/11/2016Playoff roundup! Universe, Patriots, Legion, Knights secured division win. Bucs/Greenskins/Vikings are tied for 1 wildcard spot.
04/11/2016Round 11 is complete 3 days ahead of deadline.
03/11/2016Playoff race tightens up with important wins of Buccaneers over Wreckers, Gunners win over Bandits, 49ers win over Razorbacks.
20/10/2016Killer plague continues. 3 new death cases.
18/10/2016Round9 completed.
14/10/2016Trade frenzy! 13 trades completed within a week!
03/10/2016”Killer plague”! 3 blitzers died in round8, all of them had Mighty Blow. What a dangerous skill! Buccaneers, Bruisers, Wreckers all lost a blitzer with killer skillset.
02/10/2016New uniforms are a resounding success. 12 spectators, and win of Griffins over Classics.
30/9/2016Foxes stunningly relocated from Kutenholz to Marienburg! The city and its wealthy merchants are split about the news. Broekwater Patriots protest at city council, without success. Rumors that a wealthy merchant is stirring up the city circles, and this is only a small part of his scheme!
29/9/2016Round7 completed!
22/9/2016Round6 roundup: Sharks still 100%, Gunners/Patriots undefeated, Flashfurt just wild card, Brionne upset Legion ends both a losing and a winning streak, Eagles ends losing streak, Prague suffers injury plague.
19/9/2016 Remas has a new owner. Welcome Toriel!
12/9/2016 Round5 completed. Sharks are still UNDEFEATED! Nobody scored against them. Who will be the shark-killer?
10/9/2016Dunkelberg White Wolves have a new owner. Welcome Doofr!
31/8/2016Cedric The Elf Smith almost died. From now on the Franchize Player of the Dead Wood Rangers needs to play through a NIGGLEing injury.
24/8/2016Round 4 completed.
23/8/2016Playoff hangover for all 4 season1 playoff teams? Defenetly yes for Buccaneers, Marauders, and probably for Universe and Patriots. Buccaneers and Marauders are really struggling, while Universe and Patriots are heavily contested in their respective divisions.
23/8/2016 New owner of Middenheim is bigf. Welcome!
22/8/2016 4 Franchize players died on the pitch during season2. Univers, Foxes, Razorbacks, Sharks lost their most important piece. 24 FP lives...
21/8/2016 Lynch is no more! The franchize player of the champion Flashfurt Universe died on the pitch in the loss against Akendorf Griffin. This was another breaking news, as this was the 1st ever loss of Flashfurt in DLE!
17/8/2016Expansion teams and foundation teams have exactly the same amount of points (59).
14/8/2016Division leaders after 3 rounds: Erengrad Vikings, Drakenhof Legion, Monte Castello Wreckers, Skar Bay Sharks, Flaschfurt Universe, Nuln Gunners, San Luis 49ers, Broekwater Patriots.
14/8/2016Round 3 completed
03/8/2016Round 2 completed
28/7/20166 games are scheduled in the next 3 days!
24/7/2016Round1 is complete.
12/7/2016Season 2 is LIVE!!! Three KFC games in the books on opening day. Rotenbach 2-1 Remas, Wolfsbach 2-0 Talabheim, Nuln 2-1 Averheim.
08/7/2016The Draft of 2nd Season has been completed!
03/7/2016The inaugural DLE Pro Bowl is won by the SHC 2-1. Eric Ebron (Brionne Buccaneers) is the star of the show scoring two touchdowns in a 2-1 victory.
25/6/2016Draft2 has started. Fun times!
24/6/2016Flashfurt Universe has won the Superbowl 2-1, beating the Brionne Buccaneers!
20/6/2016Erengrad Vikings has a new owner. Spelledaren is now allowed to trade.
17/6/2016Irrana Avalanche has a new owner, and made the switch in player selection. CaptainRhino is now allowed to trade.
16/6/2016Praag Grizzlies ownership change is completed. New management is allowed to trade from now on.
13/6/2016Coach cowhead is the new owner of an expansion franchize. The building blocks are under construction, the team will be named soon! Anyway, he is eligible to trade from now on. Team name is: Akendorf Griffins!
11/6/2016Marienburg Marauders advanced to the playoff after eliminating the Wreckers in a wild foul party.
07/6/2016Middenheim Classics have a new owner. They are allowed to trade from now on.
06/6/2016Flashfurt Universe beat out Broekwater Patriots in the playoff, and advance to the final
06/6/2016Barboza Bruisers have a new owner. From now on they can trade.
04/6/2016Flashfurt Universe won their last match, and the KFC, and will play Broekwater Patriots in the playoff!
31/5/2016Barboza Bruisers are looking for a new owner.
20/5/2016KFC is still a 3 way race, while in SHC it is Brionne Buccaneers / Monte Castello Wreckers / Μarienburg Μarauders /{DLE} Kemperbad Knights.
15/5/2016Erengrad Vikings are rumored to close the business at the end of this season. On the other hand investors were spotted in the stadium, so the team has a future nevertheless.
13/5/2016Playoff is narrowing down to few candidates
KFC - 3 way race between [DLE] Nuln Gunners, Flashfurt Universe and Broekwater Patriots. SHC - 5 way race between Barboza Bruisers, Monte Castello Wreckers, {DLE} Kemperbad Knights, Μarienburg Μarauders and Brionne Buccaneers.
11/5/2016San Luis 49ers traded for the No1 overall pick with the expansion team of [DLE] Euresbourgh Blacksmiths! They gave up 2 1st rounders in the process. The San Luis 49ers did a series of trades to get those 1st rounders, basically giving up all other draft rights in the uncoming draft (draft2), and in the draft after that (draft3).
5/5/2016Draft board for season3 is finalized, and posted.
13/5/2016The filing for relocation deadline is looming. Rumors are the following:
- "Greenskins would like to relocate from west to east Grenzburg. Too many ponsy dandies in the west end."
- [DLE] Erengrad Vikings filed the paperwork, but team management noted that they are still working hard on upgrades of the existing stadium and on a long term lease.
- Μarienburg Μarauders might be on the sales block. Rumors suggest that new investor is ready to buy out the team. Relocation is not a possibility though.
26/4/2016A lot of games have been played lately - Karl Franz Conference is only 1 game short of completing round 7, Sigmar Heldenhammer Conference is halfway through round 5.
12/4/2016Round 3 will be done with tonight's match Erengrad vs. Dead Wood. By the way: Those Karl Franz Conference coaches really seem to be in a hurry - they are only one game short of completing Round 4 and only one other game short of completing Round 5! You are awesome, guys!
11/4/2016Broekwater Patriots vs. Middenheim Classics just saw 10 specs! That's a new record for DLE. Can we do even more specs? Lets say 12? Come on - schedule your games via fumbbl-scheduler and spec our games!
6/4/2016Round 2 has been completed yesterday. The weekly awards are dealt out - and we are only two games short of completing round 3!
31/3/2016With most teams having played twice (though some as many as four) there are two men out in front in the race to be the league's top scorer. In second is Jericho Cotchery of the Nuln Gunners with five touchdowns and leading is Sammy Watkins of the San Luis 49ers with six. Both having played two games. Watkins in particular has been spectacular with leaping touchdowns among his scores. Both players ran riot in the recent meeting between the two teams with Watkins getting his second hat-trick and Cotchery an incredible four touchdowns!
31/3/2016Last night's match 49er vs. Eagles (4:2 win for the Niners) saw 9 spectators at one time! Can we top this before round 3 is completed?
29/3/2016With the Buccaneers' 3-2 win over the Vikings the 1st round has been completed (4 days ahead of its deadline!) with some fantastic matches! Lots of 2nd round games have already been played.
22/3/2016First couple of games have been played - and there was quite some blood on the pitch! 4 games so far, 5 MNGs and 4 RIPs including the Thunderbolts' franchise thrower Jerry "Rev" Harris - he couldn't take Patriots' rookie lineman Sealver Siliga's boot. A 3rd round compensation pick will be given to the Thunderbolts but will they be able to overcome their grieve loss?

21/3/2016It seams that our Lord Admin bghandras will play the season opener himself: Tonight, 20:15: Broekwater Patriots vs. Altdorf Thunderbolts
Come and watch!
EDIT: No opener for bghandras! Schedule for today:
19:00 Emsk Cardinals vs. Talabheim Sluggers [KFC]
20:00 Dead Wood Rangers vs.Marienburg Marauders [SHC]
20:15 Broekwater Patriots vs. Altdorf Thunderbolts [KFC]
20/3/2016Season 1 is underway now. Deadlines will be 1st, 11th, and 21st every month. Please enter your scheduled matches into the fumbbl scheduler so that everyone can see on our group page (More -> Upcoming Matches) when there will be games - speccs are what makes matches great!
20/3/2016The admin stuff (setting the right skills to the right players) is completed - BIIIIG thanks to Mister_Joshua, who did a fantastic job here!

19/3/2016Draft is over! Man - that was a great experience! Thanks go out to all who participated and who kept up the good speed!
14/3/20164th round of draft has been completed. We might even get 6 rounds of draft completed in only 1 week!
12/3/20162nd round of draft has been completed. Keep up the speed, guys! You're awesome!
10/3/2016Draft is underway - very exciting!
9/3/2016Franchises are being located and named at the moment.
8/3/2016Positions on draft have been randomly assigned. Draft will start in about 2 days. Please have a closer look at the draft list so you won't need more time than neccessary during the draft!
3/3/2016All started with a forum thread


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Champions of DLE

Season1 - Flashfurt Universe won over Brionne Buccaneers
Season2 - Kemperbad Knights won over Averheim River Bandits
Season3 - Flashfurt Universe won over Norden Legion



Rules

DLE matches are played under CRP and fumbbl tournament rules - no game options take place with the following exceptions/additions:
  • No team may take any inducements - no matter if they are free inducements or bought from petty cash.
  • (VALID FROM SEASON 5). The following soft inducements can be taken. 0-140 TW difference: nothing. 150-240 TW difference: 1 BABE. 250-340 TW difference: 2 BABES or 1 APO or 1 REROLL or 1 BRIBE. 350+ TW difference: 2 BABES + APO . (Playoff excluded, valid only for the regular season.)
  • TW cap of 2000. DLE TW does not consider the base cost of players.
  • The CRP concession rules will be enforced manually even if the 4 or more skilled player has less than 51 SPPs.
  • The stat (not more than 2 points higher/lower than original) limits are manually enforced.
  • Niggled injury is transferred as an armor loss.
  • For a win you get 2 points, for a draw you get 1 point, and 0 points for losses. For infractions like concessions and no shows you get a -1 point for playoff consideration, but +1 point for draft consideration.
  • During play offs there will be sudden death overtime, of course.
  • Rolling 10 days to complete a round. As soon as the round finishes, there will be a new round with new deadline. (We are strict on all rules, emphasize this deadline. Dont expect extension, unless holiday was announced well in advanced, was discussed and agreed to an alternate procedure.)
  • Coaches are expected to be able to play their games in european time zones.
  • Dont time out your opponent. If the opponent is too slow, then report it. With that said play reasonably fast, dont go over 4 minutes without reason.
  • Breaking the rules, like concessions, egregious no shows may result in forfeiture of draft picks in the oncoming draft. Concession or repeated forfeit is valid reason for a ban.
    If you want to tank for next draft, then your best bet is to try scoring often, and collect SPPs, so play at least semi-competitively. You are, of course, allowed to put your reserve squad on the field...
  • If a player dies, or retired for any reason, then the team is allowed to buy a rookie replacement.
  • If a Franchize player dies or has been retired, then the team gets a late 3rd round compensation draft pick in the next draft.
  • Potion use allowed in the postmatch phase together with skilling.
  • Potion trade is considered an away and back trade of a player. Such trade can be only agreed and posted during the trade resolution windows (after round9 and during the offseason).
  • Potion cures all injuries no matter in which incarnation it happened.
  • Same logic applies for Magic Sponge.
  • The team with higher TV readies first.
  • Player trades are resolved after round9, and after the end of the season.
  • A trade is agreed once all parties agreed to it and a staff member is invited and sees the agreements. A trade is official once a staff member posts it.
  • A team can apply for RESTRUCTURE within 48 hours after its last game in the season. It is practically a TAKEOVER process (see ’Joining DLE’ tab) with the following differences.
    1.) The BENCHMARK TW is calculated 48 hours after the end of the regular season.
    2) A RESTRUCTURED team may not make any new trades until the end of the following seasons playoffs.
    3) The RESTRUCTURE is subject to league approval to avoid gaming the system. A judge checks whether there was any intentional gaming the system during the given season, such as artifically lowering the TEAM’s TW. A list of suspicious practices is being developed, and will continually evolve.

    List of possible reasons for rejection of RESTRUCTURING
    - Retiring of healthy players in the given season. (Hard rule. If this applies, then motion must be dismissed.)
    - There was any artificial decreasing of TEAM TW, like trading for injured player and their subsequent retirement, but not limited to that. (Soft rule. Judge decides if this was significant or not.)
    - Making trade about future draft capital to overcome the 1 season trade ban limitation. (Soft rule. Judge decides if this was significant or not.)
    This list is not complete, and its holes will be covered by the judge’s common sense.
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Playoff with 32 teams
After 16 games of regular season games, 12 teams advance to playoff, 6 from each conferences. 4 divisional winners, plus 2 non divisional winners with best record. Tiebreakers to determine divisional winners;
1: Points
2: Face to face result (win%)
3: Points against division rivals
4: Points against conference rivals
5: Opponents points
6: TD differential
7: CAS differential
8: Coin toss.

The detailed rules are in the WARROOM at sheet SCHEDULE.

Playoff teams are ranked. The 4 division winners get No1-4, and the wild card teams get No5 and No6 based on regular season record.

Playoff

Single elimination, played within the conferences.
Round1 (Wild Card): No3 vs No6, and the No4 vs No5 ranked team in each conference. No1 and No2 gets bye.
Round2 (Conference Semis): Best ranked vs Worst ranked, and middle ranked vs each other in each conferences.
Round3 (Conference Final): The 2 remaining teams play for conference glory.
Round4 (SuperBowl): The conference champions play for the championship title.

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Draft specific information

Rules for the DRAFT
  • 4 rounds.
  • Every team selects once in each round.
  • Teams will be given their pod in such a way that they will get to pick in reversed order of season 2 final standings: The team with the worst record will pick 1st in every round, the champion will get to pick last in every round.
  • Teams whose franchize player dies last season get late 3rd round compensation pick.

War Room

Link to our War Room
(Members only, sorry!)

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