Sunday, December 20, 2009

Gentlemen, Start your engines!

And they are off!

Last night we kicked off the Grand Prix League for our Saturday group. Only four folks are in the league at the moment, but we have plenty of room for others to join in. Here are the quick Grand Prix Campaign Rules we came up with.

Quick Grand Prix Campaign Rules

Each player (team) has two drivers on hire. Either driver my race on a given race day, but only one driver per team on the track per race day. If four or less teams are present and they all agree, they may choose to run both racers on the same race. Races with five or more cars will be limited to two laps while races with four or fewer cars may be three lap races if all team owners agree.

Players use the rules for the Advanced play and may design their cars per the rules. All cars are returned to full operational capability at the start of each race

A team earns Grand Prix Points (GPP) based on the finish of their drivers.

Finish Results

GGP Earned

1st

10 Points

2nd

8 Points

3rd

6 Points

4th

4 Points

Other Finishers

2 Points

Did Not Finish

1 Point

Driver Points:

Drivers earn Driver Points (DP) for the following items (Cumulative):

Action

DP Earned

Competing in a race

1 Point

Finishing a race

2 Points

1st Place

5 Points

2nd Place

3 Points

3rd Place

1 Point

Crashing Your Car, Minor Injury

1 Points

Crashing Your Car, Major Injury

2 Points

Crashing Your Car, Dead

10 Points, but then you can't spend them can you.

Use of DP. During the race a driver may spend their earned DP on the following three items:

Action

DP Cost

Times Per Race

Re-Roll

2

2/Race

Extra Break

3

1/Race

Extra Tire

3

1/Race


DP can be used in race as they are extensions of the driver's experience and abilities in the thick of the race.

Crashes:

If a driver loses control of their car and it is eliminated from play, roll the black D20.

D20 Roll

Results

1

Driver dies in fiery wreckage. Team hires new driver with no Driver Points

2 - 15

Major Injury, Driver is hurt and must miss at least one race.

16 - 20

Minor Injury, No impact on the driver

Campaign Winners:

Grand Prix Championship Team: Team that has collected the highest GGP earned. Ties for GGP will add the remaining DP of their drivers. Further ties will compare earned DP of their drivers.

Driver of the Year: Driver with highest earned DP

The Pericoloso Trophy: Driver with the highest percentage of DP used (Spent DP/Earned DP)

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We ran two races for the night. The first one was Monoco that came with the new Formula D box set. Since only four team owners showed up, we opted for the dual car race, especially since all our drivers were newbies. Here are the teams and their drivers:

- Team Ariete (Steve) with Morboni and Luigi
- Team Zealot (Eric) with Zur and Kalev
- Chaos Inc. (Rob) with Eld and Val
- JP Racing (Me) with Dale Burnout Jr. and BJ Foyt

Race one was very competitive with 10 debris fields littering the track, most of them around the tight 3-stop corner. It was a tight two lap race with three racers not finishing the event. In the end Morboni lead the pack out of the final turn for the checkered flag. He was followed by Kalev, Eld, and Dale Burnout Jr. Team standings following the first race:

- Team Ariete with 11 points
- Team Zelots with 10 points
- Chaos Inc. with 7 points
- JP Racing with 5 points

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Our second race took us to the Nederlands. With one of his racers out with a major injury (Luigi), we opted to run only single racers for this very fast track, but took it up to three laps. Morboni took a commanding lead, but was caught by Val of Chaos Inc, only to slingshot back into the lead again on the final two turns. Meanwhile, Dale Burnout and Zur spent time tight in the corners, trying to push their damaged cars a bit faster for third, with Zur finally hitting the wall and not finishing. Team results following Race Two:

- Team Ariete with 21 points
- Chaos Inc. with 15 points
- Team Zealots with 11 points
- JP Racing with 11 points

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Racer Standings by Driver Points (DP):

Driver Rankings

Driver

Team

DP Earned

DP Remain

% DP Used

Morboni

Team Ariete

16

2

13%

Val

Chaos Inc.

8

2

25%

Kalev

Team Zealot

6

0

0%

Dale Burnout Jr.

JP Racing

6

2

33%

Zur

Team Zealot

5

2

40%

Eld

Chaos Inc.

4

0

0%

Luigi

Team Ariete

3

0

0%

BJ Foyt

JP Racing

2

0

0%


Stay tunned for more racing news as the cars hit the course in the future!

jp
Self Proclaimed Commish of Grand Prix Racing

4 comments:

Ellros said...

Steve's team is "Ariete"

JP's RPG Blog said...

Stupid Spelling!

I've changed the stat sheet on my excel book, so it will right the next time.

Sorry Steve!

jp

JP's RPG Blog said...

Edited: Fixed Ariete!

jp
The Commish

Paul said...

I think you need to look at your final Driver's Point Chart. If Steve racked up 16 points, but only has 2 points left, I think he spent more than 13% of his DP total.