Please note that...
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even the existence of a scoring mechanism
...is a spoiler for the entire of Season One. Please edit your posting to put all mention of it inside the spoiler tag.[/quote]
Fixed, sorry about that (I thought that thing was fairly well known, as in my group it was mentioned well before we finished).
[quote]I'm not sure I quite understand your proposal. Are you suggesting:
• Lose the first game in a month: +2 funding
• Win the first game in a month: -3 funding
• Lose the second game in a month: +3 funding
• Win the second game in a month: -1 funding
That's it exactly.
[quote]You say you want to make things a bit harder for strong players and a bit easier for weak ones, but I suspect it would make things a lot easier for weak players, a bit easier for strong ones, and make no difference for very strong ones.
Very strong players will win almost every game. They'll have a funding of 1 instead of 2 in February under your proposal, but after that their funding is 0 for almost all of the rest of the season anyway.[/quote]
True; for players that almost always win with 0 funding, this makes little difference.
[quote]Strong players are unlikely ever to lose both games in a month. If they lose the first game and win the second, that gives them +1 funding the following month, which is a help. But their funding will never get above 2 so the -3 instead of -2 will never make any difference.[/quote]
If they can avoid ever losing both games in a month, that also strongly suggests they can win fairly regularly with 0 funding, so it won't have much effect on them. It will bring them down to 0 funding somewhat faster, which is what I meant by "somewhat harder".
[quote]Meanwhile, weak players who seldom win the first game of a month are going to head pretty rapidly towards a funding of 10.