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Subject: Kick-Off Variant rss

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namander
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Has anyone come up with a variant or house-rules for the kicking team to roll dice to determine how far the ball goes down field?

With the base-set rules, it seems the kicking team always kicks the ball 65 yards to the goal line. It might be nice to shake things up a little bit.

One idea is 60 yards + brown die. If the receiving team runs the ball out, then the kicking team also rolls the black die.

Any other ideas?
 
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Shane
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I use expansion dice for special teams, which makes each team have a slightly different special teams.

Really Good offensive teams will have really good returns but to stop them from having monster returns we allow the kicking team to roll their black dice twice to negate some of the yardage.

This creates scenarios where weaker offensive teams are more likely to take touchbacks.

So far the results have been fairly good with kickoffs usually ranging in the 15-35ish range.
 
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namander
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That wasn't really my question, actually.

Under the base rules, the kicking team doesn't roll any dice. My question was referring to a variant for the kicking team to roll a die or some dice to simulate them actually kicking the ball down field.
 
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Adam McLean
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namander wrote:
Has anyone come up with a variant or house-rules for the kicking team to roll dice to determine how far the ball goes down field?

With the base-set rules, it seems the kicking team always kicks the ball 65 yards to the goal line. It might be nice to shake things up a little bit.

One idea is 60 yards + brown die. If the receiving team runs the ball out, then the kicking team also rolls the black die.

Any other ideas?



Since the NFL is kicking off from the 35 yard line now and most kicks end up in the end zone (except a few falling a yard or two short of the goal line .... maybe using the goal line as the basis, roll the Red and Black dice, determine the number and begin the return from there.

For example, if the Red = 1 / Black = -4 .... have the return start 3 yards deep in the endzone, or if Red = 3 / Black = -1 ... have the return start at the 2 yard line.

However, if you prefer teams kicking off from the 30 yard line, you could use the Ivory and Black dice instead, and you'll get more returns beginning from outside the endzone.


Anyways, just some thoughts.
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