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 Post Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:56 pm 
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In the course of collecting up some of the FAQ and errata for my local league, I sort of lost my mind and widened my scope to include some additional issues I had seen come up. Well, one thing led to another, and I ended up creating a 9-page rules reference document that comprises questions from the BB16 FAG/Errata, the LRB6 FAQ, the NAF Clarifications page, and most of the definitively-answered questions or clarifications from the last six or seven years of posts here.

I think it's in more than fine shape for answering any questions for my own league, but I thought I'd throw it up here for others to use, see, or critique:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rtaka6zq23g70 ... e.pdf?dl=0

A bit about my approach:

This is meant to be a reference document, not a rules-learning aid, which I think the other FAQs are more suited to. If you take a look at it, you'll see that it's cross-referenced, so that if you're wondering about whether you can use Shadowing on a Pass Block action, you'll find it by looking up either skill. That obviously makes for a longer document, but my hope is that it'll make it easier to use for a quick look-up of something. Does it work? Are there categories where I forgot to cross-reference something? Categories you think should be added?

As I said, I used the existing FAQ documents as a starting point, rewriting them to be in non-Q-and-A format. Did I mess anything up? Make it less clear? Attribute it badly?

From there, I dug through all of the rules forum posts from the last several years, adding rulings that seemed definitive, attributing them to either "Galak," if he issued a ruling, "Rules", if thing seemed easily solved by a straightforward rules interpretation, or, rarely, "Forum Consensus" or something of the like if I'm not totally sold on why it might be right. Then I added in stuff that I've been asked over the course of teaching the game and playing with newer players over the last several months; stuff that seems to come up even when players know the rules, but just space out on a particular rule or skill. Did I include too much weird stuff? Miss anything that's been overturned? (I worked recent-to-oldest, so I think I caught the rare reversals of position.) I considered providing Forum links to the individual rulings and so on, but the exponential increase in time spent would have been far too great.

I believe everything in this document is right, and I don't think I've put in anything that I think is my own preference or unique interpretation, but there's stuff in there that there might be no "proof" of, like the Bombardier not being allowed to reroll the 4-6 roll to hit adjacent players, and Fan Factor going below Zero. The one bit of editorializing I did was regarding the awarding of MVPs to players who were not eligible to play in a match. I'll leave it in for my league, but maybe others would prefer it to be removed...

And, finally: Did I leave anything out that you think should be in here, or put in anything that you think is so obvious nobody has ever asked it? A lot of items are things I've been asked by newer players and are really basic. Are they too basic?

Proofreading notes and such are also appreciated. This is a first draft, and I haven't checked it over too much yet! (On the same note--please don't share it yet! There is still work to do on it, including fixing the page numbers.)

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 Post subject: Re: Help wanted for rules reference
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:16 pm 
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Great! Look forward to reading it!

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This is great! I just had a small sneak peak, try to read it later.

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 Post subject: Re: Help wanted for rules reference
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:18 pm 
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What a fantastic read! Well done.

I don't agree with this one:
"An Apothecary may change a KO'd result to a Stunned result on a player with Ball & Chain, upon which they will remain on the field. (Galak, Forums)"
My search-fu isn't working, can you please point me to the thread? (I don't wish to derail this one)


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 Post subject: Re: Help wanted for rules reference
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:42 pm 
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ramchop wrote:
What a fantastic read! Well done.

I don't agree with this one:
"An Apothecary may change a KO'd result to a Stunned result on a player with Ball & Chain, upon which they will remain on the field. (Galak, Forums)"
My search-fu isn't working, can you please point me to the thread? (I don't wish to derail this one)


This one was not without some substantial discussion. Here's the thread I think is probably the latest word on the subject:

http://www.talkfantasyfootball.org/view ... &view=next

Also, I think this thread is fine for bringing up any potential flaws in the document. I'd prefer if the discussion were based on "rulings" moreso than people's own interpretations of the rules, but, as I suggested, I have no desire to inject my opinions as to what the rules should be--just trying to get them "right," at least as far as what we know to be accurate.

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 Post subject: Re: Help wanted for rules reference
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One bump just to see if anyone who's read this has any commentary or arguments (please note that "I downloaded it and really don't see myself ever caring about it" is a comment that I would welcome—if it's overkill for everybody, that's something I'd be happy to know). I may then unleash it on the Facebook page.

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 Post subject: Re: Help wanted for rules reference
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:44 am 
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"Wants to Retire
• A careful reading of the rules show that the Wants to Retire roll is made at season's end, whereas the "seasons completed" tal- ly is updated upon re-drafting a player. Thus, as the rules are written, a player will not roll to retire until the end of heir third season, at which point the re-hiring premium would cost an ad- ditional 60,000 gold. (Rules)"

Has this been confirmed? It might not be the intention.


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 Post subject: Re: Help wanted for rules reference
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MacHurto wrote:
"Wants to Retire
• A careful reading of the rules show that the Wants to Retire roll is made at season's end, whereas the "seasons completed" tal- ly is updated upon re-drafting a player. Thus, as the rules are written, a player will not roll to retire until the end of heir third season, at which point the re-hiring premium would cost an ad- ditional 60,000 gold. (Rules)"

Has this been confirmed? It might not be the intention.


Intention has not been confirmed to my knowledge, but after a... warm discussion here, people seemed unable to disagree that this is how it was written.

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 Post subject: Re: Help wanted for rules reference
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Under the Actions section:
"Once you have declared a Block and rolled any associated dice (Jump Up, Wild Animal) you have a choice about whether to actually do the Block. (NAF Clarifications)"
Under the Blocking section:
"You may only declare a Block if there is an adjacent standing player. (NAF Clarifications)"

For clarity/reference, I would probably include under the Actions section, the requirement of a standing adjacent player is necessary for the block.

Nice document, and I'm learning quite a bit from it. Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Help wanted for rules reference
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faust_33 wrote:
For clarity/reference, I would probably include under the Actions section, the requirement of a standing adjacent player is necessary for the block.


Thanks; a solid suggestion, and glad you're enjoying it!

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 Post subject: Re: Help wanted for rules reference
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Enjoyed reading it so far. But I have no improvement suggestions to make.

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