Good Coaches are compulsive Coaches. Compulsive Coaches know how to organize, and the best of the compulsive crew know how to implement their organization into winning strategies. Herein lies a relatively easy strategy to strengthen any DreadBall Coach’s neat and tidy toolbox.
Coaches with the best record are Coaches who know the rules, wherein “know” means; live, breath, eat, sleep, and defecate the rules. Knowing the rules is easier if the rules are accessible.
Knowing a rulebook becomes a challenge when there are multiple sources. Such was the case with the rapid expansion of 1st edition DreadBall material.
Multiple volumes of 1st edition rules could be remedied with the assistance of a photocopier and a binder.
One of the best aspects of Kickstarting DreadBall’s second edition was the Collector’s Edition Rulebook. Finally, there would be ONE BOOK TO RULE THEM ALL.
And yet. There was a problem. The binding. A dense paperback tome that required strenuous use was not going to last the tests and tribulations of multiple seasons. A remedy was needed…
The remedy was a SPRIAL.
A rulebook is not a sacred and delicate text to be reviewed with white gloves on rare occasions. No. A rulebook is an engine. An engine needs to be used and maintained. A spiral binding allows ease of use, and its laminate front & back cover keeps blood and beer from deep penetration.
It is not without faults.
Cropping issues aside, binding a DreadBall rulebook is awesome and well worth the minimal investment. Embrace the compulsion. Tune your engine. Know your engine.
Also, the BreadDoll held a contest a few months ago as part of a membership drive. One lucky Coach was randomly awarded an alternative Coaching Assistant. It turns out the recipient was a robot fishing for hits. It is not known if the robot was a Metabot, a Mechanite, or a Neobot. No idea. So another name was randomly selected. Congratulations jtumbry! You are the real flesh-and-blood winner of not one, but TWO alternative Coaching Assistants. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fitz, and a Squirrel.