Friday, August 1, 2014

Star League - Week 10

Final Standings:

The Geminids were victorious in their final game of the season, clinching the championship of the Stellar Division and earning a berth in the Star Cup.

Week 10 Games:

Scores listed above. There was no real standout game this week as all victories were by comfortable margins. In the Stellar Division, the Fomalians handily won their game, which meant that the Geminids needed a win to clinch the division.

Geminids vs. Hydrans - The Geminids started slowly in their contest against the Hydrans, but they scored in the waning moments of the first half to take the lead. They also scored at the start of the second half, but the Hydrans got a goal a few minutes later to keep the game close. Then the Geminids took control, scoring twice more to close out the game and the division title.

Next Up
The Star Cup! The division winners will meet in a best of 3 series to determine the Star League champion. After losing their first game, the Canopans reeled off 9 straight victories to win the Galactic Division handily. The Geminds started the season with a 2-2 record (with losses to the Canopans and the Fomalians) but had their own winning streak (6 games) to surpass their division rivals with a crucial win in week 9.

Week 10 was played using my revamped game tables. I'm still using opposed dice rolls (a la DBA) but i revised the table to create more gradations of results. The change increased scoring just a tad. I didn't see it fully realized but I'm hoping that the new tables will give more chances to the weaker teams. If you look at the final stats for the league, you'll see a striking disparity between the top-scoring teams (with 30 goals being best) and lowest scoring teams (only 2 goals in 10 games!). I also plan to tweak the ratings a bit next season to even out results a bit.

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