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"Breezy fun…. [Deadball] captures the spirit and feel of the sport." —Baseball Prospectus

"With Deadball you can simulate America’s Pastime during any season, no matter where you are." —Sports Illustrated Kids

Deadball: Year III is an expansion to the bestselling Deadball: Baseball With DiceInspired by the cheats and scoundrels of baseball history, Year III features Steroid Era all-stars, rules for throwing the World Series, and fully-updated rosters for the wonderfully bizarre Southern Circuit. It requires either the original game or Deadball: 1909 to play.

What Is Deadball

Deadball is a fast-paced baseball dice game for one or two players that uses real statistics to bring the ballpark to your tabletop. Its elegantly simple rules are intuitive to die-hards and casual fans alike, allowing you to simulate a game between real or imaginary teams in about twenty minutes. Check out the free quick start guide to see how fast and fun it plays.

What's New In Year III?

One hundred years ago, a group of Chicago White Sox players attempted to throw the World Series, creating a scandal that ended their careers and changed the sport forever. Deadball: Year III allows you to simulate a game or series in which one or more of the players on the field are deliberately trying to lose, and to find out how it feels to throw the most important games of your life. 

Along with the rules for fixing a series, Year III includes:

  • An oddities table that seamlessly integrates incidents like balks, fan interference, botched calls, and animals on the field—without slowing down play
  • New rules to simulate modern bullpen usage
  • A revised Deadball scoresheet that makes it easier than ever to keep track of the action
  • Rosters for the notorious All Stars of the Steroid Era
  • A history of baseball’s bans and blacklists by John Thorn, the official historian of Major League Baseball; a meditation on losing on purpose by USA Today’s Ted Berg, and a poem about the dead ball era by Nicole Callihan

In Year III, cheaters never prosper—but they still have a marvelous time.

Make it a Grand Slam With Deadball Complete: In Print or PDF!

A NOTE ABOUT DICE: This book does not come with dice. You can play Deadball with any standard set of RPG dice (d4, d6, d8, d10, d00, d12, d20), or a dice-rolling app.

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August 4th, 2019
Another great expansion to a great game. I love that I can make it complex or I can tone it down if I want something a bit lighter. Keep up the great work! [...]
July 12th, 2019
Really enjoy this series... Quick easy and entertaining. We are planning a 10 team league for year 3. Should be fun ! jere dutt [...]
July 11th, 2019
Quick and easy to learn with as much (or little) depth as you want. Super easy to create a fictional league or recreate a MLB season. Highly recommend! [...]
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