Kelton Keener
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Has anyone tried the optional rule of using the second number in a player's jersey for breaking ties (instead of rolling of with a d6)? I'm wondering if the teams were made with this rule in mind, or if the secondary numbers seem completely random.
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Barry Miller
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I'm thinking of using this rule all the time, no matter the mode of play. Would be interested in the reply, though I suspect that the rule and the jersey numbers were designed in concert with each other.



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John Cross
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Yep. All the time.
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Gene Chiu
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For my first game, we started using the rule. Then I noticed that it would put one team at a disadvantage. Some match ups would mean one team gains an advantage with the tie breaker rule over others as one team has a higher second number on more players than others. I decided to just go with the straight tie breaker rule.

I was going to do a little more analysis between teams to see how even the tie breaker optional rule is compared to not using it. At first glance, the optional tie breaker rule will change who gains an advantage. Even without the tie breaker rule, the ties aren't broken evenly due to some teams have more impact+ players than others.
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Jonathan Peletis
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In our league, we don't use the second number but we do use the Star Player tiebreaker.

Superstar > Star > Impact > Normal

If same level, then a roll off will occur.

It has seemed to work out pretty well so far.
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