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PBL League Rules
« on: July 21, 2018, 10:51:07 PM »

Here are all the vital rules of the PBL.  All Rules are Subject to Change and Moderator Discretion.


BE SURE TO CHECK FOR AMENDED AND UPDATED RULES THROUGHOUT THE RULES BOARDS
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Re: PBL League Rules
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2018, 11:26:33 AM »
PREFACE

If you have never played a game like this before, here is a quick introduction to the game and how it functions.

Firstly, this genre of games is a sports management simulation, in which you the player are acting as a team's General Manager / Manager.  You have a boss (the owner of the team) and you have employees (coaches and players).  In this game you must balance keeping your coaches and players happy, while making the moves necessary to achieve goals set for you by your teams owner.

How you play:

You will apply to any available team, where you will be interviewed based on if the Owner believes you are the right fit for the team. From there, you may or may not already have a coaching staff. Each team will be required to have a Manager, Pitching Coach, Hitting Coach, and Scouting Director. Once you've signed your coaches to a contract you will begin either scouting, drafting, or signing players.

Scouting is a process in which your Scouting Director will give you a short evaluation of a players talents and how they will or won't fit in with your team. Any player who is a free agent (without contract for another team) can be negotiated with (via their agent) to sign with your team, and you may also draft rookie players out of the amateur draft. Any players undrafted will then become free agents.   

In this game all you do is interact.  You talk with coaches, you talk with agents, you talk with players, and you answer questions from the media after each "week" of game play.  Remember though, every post you make has an impact on morale, every decision you make impacts fan support and your GM reputation.  The higher your reputation, the better chance of people seeing things your way, just like in the real world.

This game is designed for you to have to make tough decisions and deal with hard times (that is where the fun of it really comes in) so when you see a new story that makes you have to think about what you will do next, or a star player wants more money than you have to offer, put your thinking cap on and see what you can do. This game is about creativity and critical thinking more so than it is about the ins and outs of baseball.  Remember there is no such thing as an unwinnable situation in this game, just because you don't figure out the way out of the scenario, doesn't mean it was unwinnable.

Play the game at your own pace and have fun, that is the key!  If you get fired, wait until a new team has an opening and sign up to continue the fun in the next season! 

Also, don't be afraid to ask other players for advice!






  

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Re: PBL League Rules
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2018, 11:32:43 AM »
-   Each franchise will consist of a maximum of 20 players you can work with on your active roster, as well as 10 players on your reserve roster. You will be responsible for setting their roles in the team as to where they lie on the depth chart, rotation, etc.  You will also be responsible for understanding their issues and grievances and working out their contracts as well within the confines of a salary cap.

-   Each of players in the league will have a unique personality you will have to deal with.

HEARTLAND CONFERENCE

Midland Division
- New Orleans Brass
- Austin Drillers
- Albuquerque Roadrunners
- Mexico City Toritos

Badlands Division
- Omaha Explorers
- Indianapolis Aeros
- Chicago Mafia
- Thunder Bay Roar


COASTAL CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division
- Jacksonville Hammerheads
- Virginia Beach Tide
- Brooklyn Punishers
- London Griffins

Pacific Division
- San Diego Devil Dogs
- Golden State Bayhawks
- Boise Elk
- Tokyo Samurai Cats
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