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Does anyone remember SmallWorld?

Postby hermes_vb » Sun Apr 17, 2005 5:53 pm

It was a points league with salary cap and I really liked the scoring because it was the fairest one I have ever seen. That was the first time I played fantasy baseball (back in 1999). I abandoned the fantasy scene after that but started playing in yahoo leagues again in 2003. Ever since I've been thinking about creating a yahoo league with that type of scoring, but I can't remember all of the details. Does anyone remembers?
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Postby rich101682 » Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:03 pm

I remember. The players' worth went up or down depending on how many people owned them!
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Postby Rirruto » Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:08 pm

SmallWorld was also my first fantasy game site. I just typed in smallworld.com and it got directed to this page:
http://fantasygames.sportingnews.com/crs/home.html
Seems to be the same concept/game
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Postby max01889 » Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:10 pm

Sounds cool. I might have to bookmark it and try it some time.
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Postby racmurphy » Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:12 pm

I played also.

It was similar to a stock market. The players cost was determined by the number of adds/drops he had.

The problem was that the cost changes were not in real time. All you had to do was pick up whomever had a huge game (at today's cost), and the next morning your player was worth much more. Now sell him and increase your teams available spending.

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Postby BillyHoe » Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:12 pm

I believe that The Sporting News purchased Smallworld and are now using the same asspects of it at TSN. Smallworld was also my first go at fantasy baseball and I didnt mind it that much. You really needed to pay attention because a players cost went up and down depending on how many managers added and dropped that player. The one thing I didnt like is that every team in the league could have 4 or 5 of the same player on their team.
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Postby quietstorm » Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:17 pm

Never played it... Sandbox was my first. Them and their associate, Wall Street Sports (which was a sports stock market).

(WSS used to be a fantasy market, though, not real. Apparently it's real $$$, now.)
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Postby hermes_vb » Sun Apr 17, 2005 8:33 pm

Hey Thanks! I went to the site and yes, apparently sporting news took over Smallworld. I keept on looking and found the Scoring I praise so much. I'm gonna save it to start a league next year. Here's the scoring. You tell me if it's not fair for a points league.

Out (0-for-1) -2
Run Scored 5
Single 5
Double 10
Triple 15
Home Run 20
RBI 5
Walk / Hit By Pitch 3
Strikeout -1
Stolen Base 10
Caught Stealing -5

Win 30
Save 30
Loss -15
Inning Pitched 15
Hit Allowed -5
Earned Run Allowed -10
Walk / Hit Batsman -3
Strikeout 3

PS I played Sandbox too that same year, but It was Smallworld what did it for me.
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Postby pokerplaya » Sun Apr 17, 2005 8:35 pm

Ahh, yes, good old Smallworld.

Anyone remember the "Randro" strategy? :-b
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Postby hermes_vb » Sun Apr 17, 2005 8:59 pm

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