After years of offense-only Razzball Commenter Leagues, 2014 saw the long overdue introduction of Individual Defensive Players to the RCL world in the form of RazzDPs. We’re back again for Season Two, and it promises to be even better than Season One. Or at least it promises to be better than True Detective Season Two, but let’s set the bar a little bit higher than that! J-FOH is focusing on the baseball side of the Razzhouse for now, but he has graciously agreed to return and host his own RazzDP league, so we’ll have at least two leagues again this year.
Now for the specifics, in the form of an FAQ:
Q: What are RazzDPs?
A: RazzDPs are the IDP version of the standard Razzball Commenter Leagues. They are 100% free and the scoring system and format on the offensive side of the ball are exactly like the standard RCLs.
Q: What’s different about RazzDPs?
A: Instead of a Team Defense/Special Teams roster slot, there are 6 IDP roster slots (2 DL/2 LB/2 DB), and two additional bench slots. The IDP scoring system is as follows:
This is an increase in the IDP stats across the board, but it accentuates the defensive side of the ball more than the Yahoo standard scoring system, and isn’t that the point? For readers who have asked this before, this is pretty much my preferred scoring system outside of one that includes position-specific scoring.
Q: Can I join if I’ve never played in an IDP league before?
A: Yes! One of my biggest motivations in creating these leagues is to spread the love of IDP leagues. Last year we had a mix of experienced and inexperienced owners, and our eventual RazzDP Champ hadn’t played in an IDP league in over 5 years. There has even been rumors that the Elder Gods will bless the RazzDPs with the presence of Tehol, which will add yet another element of mystery and intrigue to these leagues. To reiterate, these leagues are 100% free, and comprised of Razzball readers like you, so the barrier of entry literally could not be any lower.
Q: What do I get if I win?
A: Last year we had two leagues, and the Champ got his pick of Razzball shirts, courtesy of Grey, but the more leagues we have, the better the prize.
Q: That sounds awesome, how do I join?
A: I’m glad you asked that. The links for this year’s leagues are below:
Kevin’s League: Click Here!
JFOH’s League: Click Here!
We’re starting with two leagues for now, but if those fill up we will add more by including the links in the Comments or in future posts. We have a great group of IDP fans here at Razzball, so I’m excited to see these leagues grow in Season 2.