Blaseball shouldn’t be fairly baseball. As we explained in 2020, It is “a simulated baseball league with the occasional Hellmouth” which wrapped up its ninth season with a goddamn JRPG boss fight. In 2021 Blaseball advanced right into a “massively co-operative tactical technique sport” that someway noticed a crew sucked into the nether realm by a black hole. One thing like that, anyway.
Quickly all of that strangeness will come to the corporeal realm as Blaseball: The Card Game, a aggressive sport for 2 gamers, every of whom will lead a Blaseball crew via the highest and backside of the ninth inning. It is being developed by board sport firm Wayfinder Video games in partnership with Blaseball developer The Sport Band, however will probably be fully separate from and haven’t any interactions with the Blaseball web site.
“Blaseball: The Card Sport takes place in a separate, splintered timeline, the place some issues are the identical, and a few issues are totally different,” the Blaseball: TCG web site explains.
Whereas there is not a number of element at this level, the positioning notes that Blaseball: The Card sport shouldn’t be a buying and selling card sport, and that there will probably be no gross sales of randomized card packs. The collaborative approach to the fan base that is so central to Blaseball will probably be maintained within the card sport, nonetheless.
“We’d like to emphasise that the followers’ capability to make their very own authentic fanwork stays the identical. Please create what you are impressed to create, and if it’s yours and authentic, be at liberty to promote it.”
This continues the Sport Band’s distinctive coverage on fan-made content material, which it shared to Twitter in August 2020, shortly after Blaseball went stay:
⚾️🩸 We’ve obtained a number of inquiries concerning making + promoting authentic #blaseball artwork + merch 🩸⚾️The Entrance Workplace’s official place is as follows: pic.twitter.com/FKUBZWl5TyAugust 14, 2020
“Create what you are impressed to create. Promote it if you would like. You will have our blessing. For those who’re feeling beneficiant, donating some proceeds to Blaseball—or to a very good trigger—is at all times appreciated. Be at liberty to contact us right here or on Discord with any particular questions.”
Wayfinder and the Sport Band are planning to launch a crowdfunding marketing campaign within the spring, which I’ve little doubt will probably be instantly and wildly profitable. The businesses are nonetheless evaluating which crowdfunding platforms to go for, however Wayfinder made it clear that NFTs will not be a part of the plan: “Screw the blockchain and all the things on it.”