I've had a chance to play my first full game of Bottom of the 9th and think it is great. It helps that I like baseball, but what I enjoy the most is the Stare Down and the real time dice rolling.
I think a better solution could be found for some of the terms. Right now, the pitcher's die has three results: B for Ball, S for Strike, and C for Corner. After the batter has swung, the final result of a pitch can be Ball, Strike, and Contact.
These terms have multiple problems:
- Overloading: Both Ball and Strike are used in two different contexts.
- Confusion: C is used for Painting the Corner, but in part because of the first problem, players consistently think it means Contact.
- Change the pitchers die terms from Ball/Strike to something like In-the-Zone/Out-of-the-Zone (IZ/OZ)
- Change the letter used for Painting the Corner to 'P'