Formula BG World Series powered by VASSAL - 2013 Season Home
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Welcome to the home of the exciting first season of the Formula BG World Series powered by VASSAL! (thanks to gavv for the great name!)

Here you can follow learn about the series, follow season results, and comment on races.

In the entries that follow you will find details about series teams and drivers, rules, playing via VASSAL, season standings, and race results.


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1. Board Game: Formula D [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:462]
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Formula BG World Series powered by VASSAL is an online racing league playing Formula D. The series season is seven races long with individual race winners along with season championships for a driver and a constructor (team).

Races are held on a schedule agreed to by the owners, but the aim is to hold races every other week. The target race night is Thursday at 8pm Central time.

The series is made up of the following teams, owners (BGG members) and drivers (fictitious). Colors are based on the VASSAL version of the game.

1. Crimson Dragon/ stevendver6 / (1) Vladimir Tepes XIII - (2) Draco Viteză

2. Stradale Rabbia / toddwf /(1) Alberto de Tomaso - (2) Gino Cabianca

3. GW Design Works / gavv / (1) Angus Jack (AJ) MacDuff - (2) Fernando Christiano

4. Home Cheapo / geebob / (1) Lambert Simnel - (2) Perkin Warbeck

5. TORRO VERT / tsnouffer / (1) Jalo Nurmi - (2) Bert Van Adrichem

tsnouffer also serves as series Administrator.


Owners are responsible for providing players to act as drivers for their cars. Owners may play as drivers. They *may* run both of their cars in a race to help keep the field full. However, they may recruit other players on a permanent or ad hoc basis.

Additionally, other ad hoc players who express an interest in playing will be assigned as a driver for a team on a rotating basis. Owners are expected to allow these ad hoc players to have a seat in one of their cars. It is up to the owner to decide if that is as the #1 or #2 driver.

The Series Administrator will also work to promote the Series and recruit owners and ad hoc drivers.
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Series Rules

The Series will primarily be playing using the Formula D Rules for Advanced Players found in the box.

No optional or house rule have been adopted yet. However, because of the nature of online play and the size of the field I would expect the following:

1) Standard qualifying - i.e. by a single die roll.
2) 2 lap races, perhaps 3 on the shorter tracks

Team and driver scoring is handled as per the optional rules in the Advanced Rulebook. However, no team winner is declared for individual races.

A Driver's Champion is declared at the end of the season based on their total points accumulated over the season.

A Constructors' Champion is declared at the end of the season based on their total points accumulated over the season as earned by their two drivers.

Optional/Home Rules That Have Been Surfaced - Record keeping only
Overrevving - you could burn an engine to 'over-rev' and make it one space to the corner, but it cost an engine and leaves a debris.

Race Marshal - eWill keep players moving and take over for players who drop off or lose connections

Incentives for finishing - Perhaps qualifying bonuses to drivers that finished races.

Pit Rules - ??

Weather - ??
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Ad Hoc Drivers

The BGG members below have participated in Series races in the past or have expressed general interest in playing as an ad hoc driver. They may be worth contacting if you are looking for a driver for your team.

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VASSAL/Race Night Instructions

As you prepare for race night, make sure you have the technical components lined up by following the guidelines that follow.

VASSAL STARTER INSTRUCTIONS
I encourage you to get the appropriate files and play around with them.

The main VASSAL app is here:
http://www.vassalengine.org/download.php

The module for Formula De is here:
http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Formula_De

We'll be running the season on the newest GP style tracks. Make sure you download at least the track file FD2-Circuits2.vmdx file from:

http://bggames01.blogspot.com/2013/02/formula-de-module.html

Place the track files in a folder named FormulaDE-2.1_ext that is subordinate to the module file.

The night of the event, launch the Formula De module. Select the "Join a Game Online" option. This will put you in the Main Room online. You should see another room in the list once I have it open. Right click on that room in the list and you'll see an option for Join Room. Select that and you'll sync with the room provided you have the tracks installed properly.

Too much to think about? Let me know and I can help walk you through it sometime.

SKYPE: I'll have a room running for folks who want to join via Skype as well. My ID is tysnouffer so please add me before the event if you are interested. In the test run, everyone joined by Skype and it helped a lot.

If you've followed the instructions and downloaded the VASSAL components, you may have noticed that the dashboard is different from what is in the box. I've labelled the equivalent in the pic below. The black "X" in each row show the starting position. So in the pic below, you're starting with 6 tire WPs.

If you have any questions, let me know.

Cheers
Ty

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Season Results and Standings


Drivers' Championship (Updated 1/30/2014)


Race Winners
Race 1 Sebring Winner: Perkin Warbeck Home Cheapo / geebob
Race 2 Hockenheim Winner: Lambert Simnel Home Cheapo / geebob
Race 3 Singapore Winner: Lambert Simnel Home Cheapo / geebob
Race 4 Monaco Winner: Gino Cabianca Stradale Rabbia / toddwf
Race 5 Valencia Winner: Perkin Warbeck Home Cheapo / geebobname/team
Race 7 Buddah Winner: name/team

Constructors' Championship (Updated 1/30/2014)
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6. Board Game: Formula D: Circuits 1 – Sebring & Chicago [Average Rating:7.40 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.40 Unranked]
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Race 1 Sebring


Race Date: October 3, 2013
Race Time: 8:00pm Chicago Time (CDT)
Laps: 2

RULES:
The stock Rules for Advanced Players with the following adjustments/clarifications:

:+3 to the qualifying roll of the next race (Hockenheim) for each driver who crosses the finish line
: No weather or tire optional rules
:Cars do not block in the pit lane
: Drivers are stock advanced stats

Qualifying:


Results:


Notes:



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7. Board Game: Formula D: Circuits 2 – Hockenheim and Valencia [Average Rating:7.58 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.58 Unranked]
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Race 2 Hockenheim



Race Date: October 17, 2013
Race Time: 8pm Chicago time (CDT)
Laps: 2

RULES
The stock Rules for Advanced Players with the following adjustments/clarifications:

:+3 to the qualifying roll of the next race (Singapore) for each driver who crosses the finish line
: No weather or tire optional rules
: Cars do not block in the pit lane
: Drivers are stock advanced stats
: 2 repair points per car available in the pits (new)
: Driver can overrev engine to move +1 space at the cost of 1 engine and leave a debris marker (new)

Qualifying:


Results:

Notes:
Good racing tonight. deTomaso caught two quick debris and was eliminated early. Other than that though it was a pretty clean race.






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8. Board Game: Formula D: Circuits 3 – Singapore & The Docks [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.54 Unranked]
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Race 3 Singapore



Race Date: November 7, 2013
Race Time: 8pm Chicago time
Laps: 2

The stock Rules for Advanced Players with the following adjustments/clarifications:

: +3 to the qualifying roll of the next race for each driver who crosses the finish line
: No weather optional rules
: Cars do not block in the pit lane
: Drivers are stock advanced stats
: 2 repair points per car available in the pits
: Tire rules are in play (new)





Notes:
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Race 4 Monaco




Race Date: December 12, 2013
Race Time: 8pm Chicago time
Laps: 2

Monaco - 2 laps

The stock Rules for Advanced Players with the following adjustments/clarifications:

:+3 to the qualifying roll of the next race for each driver who crosses the finish line
: Weather rules in effect for the race (but it is Monaco, it wouldn't rain, right? )
: Cars do not block in the pit lane
: Drivers are stock advanced stats
: 2 repair points per car available in the pits
: Tire rules are in play

Qualifying:


Results:


Notes:
Tight race throughout. No DNFs. Weather wasn't much of a factor. Good times . . .

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10. Board Game: Formula D: Circuits 2 – Hockenheim and Valencia [Average Rating:7.58 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.58 Unranked]
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Race 5 Valencia



Race Date: Jan 30, 2014
Race Time: 8pm Chicago time
Laps: 2

The stock Rules for Advanced Players with the following adjustments/clarifications:

:+3 to the qualifying roll of the next race for each driver who crosses the finish line
: Weather rules in effect for the race
: Cars do not block in the pit lane
: Drivers are stock advanced stats
: 2 repair points per car available in the pits
: Tire rules are in play

Qualifying:
Not Recorded

Results:



Notes:
Great racing. One DNF toward the end of the first lap. Five cars in contention through the second to last lap. Home Cheapo pulled through again!

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11. Board Game: Formula D: Circuits 4 – Grand Prix of Baltimore & Buddh [Average Rating:7.66 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.66 Unranked]
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Race 6 Baltimore



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12. Board Game: Formula D: Circuits 4 – Grand Prix of Baltimore & Buddh [Average Rating:7.66 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.66 Unranked]
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Race 7 Buddh




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