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PostSubject: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:02 pm

1 Who are you? Where do you live?
Hey everyone, my name's Edward. I live in Boston and work as a clinical psychologist specializing in combat-related PTSD. I grew up in Cincinnati, so I'm a long-suffering Bengals fan. But once I got into FF I realized I could put all the Patriots players that I hated to good use on my team. So between that and moving here, I've adopted the Pats as my second fandom. Hobbies include: PS4, lifting, trolling on Reddit, writing, and of course, fantasy football.

2 Tell us about your fantasy football experience, including the types of leagues you play in and where they are hosted.
I've been playing for just 4 years now, and running my own dynasty league for the past 2 years. I'm going from 2 leagues up to 5+ this year, and branching out into IDP and larger leagues for the first time.

3 Why do you want to be part of Roster Wars...what drew your interest?
I really appreciate the level of commitment everyone has here. That seems like a pervasive issue in FF - always a few people who just aren't as active/involved as everyone else, so I love the idea of a league where you know everyone is in it 100%. I also liked the idea of a larger community with its own history and culture.

4 How much time in a typical week do you spend on your fantasy football hobby?
Ha. I'm the co-founder of a startup developing a new FF platform, so this has literally become a part-time job for me. I'd say I'm doing something fantasy-related about 20-30 hrs/wk on average. It only gets worse over time. But you know what they say: do what you love and you'll never work another day!

5 Talk about a favorite memory or crazy fantasy football related story.
My third year of playing (1st year of dynasty) I managed to win both of my leagues, after not even coming close previously. There was a particular play where Bortles hit Arob for like a 90 yd TD which sealed the deal. Another favorite was when I picked up Latavius Murray in a keeper league before he started in his first game against KC. Unfortunately he was on my bench, but he had 2 TD's and about 120 yds on maybe 6 plays before leaving with a concussion, and I was convinced I had just grabbed the next AP for myself for nothing.

6 What do you think members of your other leagues would say about you as an owner?
Dedicated, obsessive, highly-competitive, tend to try to talk shit and get shot down from multiple directions for my overly "cute" coaching decisions grumpy cat

7 Anything else you would like to add?
I've been to 47 of the 48 mainland states, so if you're from the U.S., there's a good chance I've been by your team's hometown at some point!

8 Are you joining to be a friend of the league or are you looking for the first chance into the fray?
Interested in joining the fray!
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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:06 pm

Welcome Edward.

I'm a new member as well. Go ahead and check out the rest of the site. There are so many cool history things about the owners and teams, and I'm still discovering it all.

Look forward to possibly competing with you in the Minors.


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:14 pm

Thanks Philly, will do! See you in The Thunderdome haha.
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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:15 pm

Welcome Edward! I gre up north of Cincinnati in west Chester and went to Ohio state and recently have move to Carolina. Hope you enjoy this place. I'm new but love it here already. Get comfortable and enjoy the process of membership.


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:22 pm

Wooo Cincinnati! Hey Matt, that's cool to hear, and thanks for the warm welcome. I had a good buddy who lived in West Chester (Steve Mitchell...just in case). I grew up in Kennedy Heights/Amberley Village and had a house in Reading for a bit. Went to Walnut Hills for HS then Miami. Small world!
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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:26 pm

Hi Edward and welcome.

Happy to know you could be players from the current Super Bowl champions to good use. They aim to please.


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:41 pm

Thanks Tim! Yeah, I got sick of watching the Bengals get destroyed by Brady/Welker/Gronk and figured if they were on my fantasy team at least there would be a silver lining the next time it happened Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:43 pm

Hi Edward,

I'm sure I've met you somewhere. Can't place it.

Anyway, I'm sure you'll love it here - hang around and get involved - it's a great place.

cheers


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:46 pm

Welcome Edward. Glad you found us!


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:49 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:53 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:40 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:12 pm

Welcome Edward! Love it when guys stick with their hometown team. Interesting that Cincy took a chance on Mixon, like there isn't enough locker room BS going on there. I still wouldn't forgive Burflict for fucking up that playoff game you guys should have won.


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:20 pm

Welcome Edward.


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:06 pm

Hey Edward, welcome to Roster Wars!  Look forward to your posts and getting to know you.  Please stop by this thread:  Help My Friend ...One of our members has a "friend" that could use some advice, figured you may be qualified.  laughing   Join the fray, and have some fun!


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:40 pm

Welcome Edward. Glad you found us.


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:40 pm

Welcome Edward! I'm not around as much on the weekends because of work but like the others said, jump in wherever and look forward to getting to know you more. I'll hit you up this week via email get you started down the rabbit hole officially.


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:45 pm

Welcome glad to have you. Hope you join the Minor League......it's gonna be fun!



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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:54 pm

Welcome Edward! You'll love it here!


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:25 pm

Hooray for another mental health professional. I am a clinical social worker, trying to help mentally ill people get out of jail and into treatment. Thank you for your work with vets.

As for Roster Wars, welcome aboard. Jump on in and enjoy the ride.


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:18 am

Welcome to the bunch man! Pull up a seat and dig around!


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:47 am

Welcome, Edward! Looking forward to hopefully competing with you soon! Intrigued and interested to hear more about this startup FF platform of yours sometime


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:23 pm

Wow, thanks everyone! I don't think a group has ever been this glad for me to show up anywhere laughing

Muskego Muskies wrote:
Welcome Edward! Love it when guys stick with their hometown team. Interesting that Cincy took a chance on Mixon, like there isn't enough locker room BS going on there. I still wouldn't forgive Burflict for fucking up that playoff game you guys should have won.
Oh man, picking Mixon was such an obvious move for them I didn't think it would happen. We love the "character concern" guys. And by "love" I mean Marvin Lewis is the most apathetic person I've ever seen. I've got mixed feelings on Mixon of course, but just trying to just stay excited about what he can do for our non-existent run game.

Oaktown Malosos wrote:
Hey Edward, welcome to Roster Wars!  Look forward to your posts and getting to know you.  Please stop by this thread:  Help My Friend ...One of our members has a "friend" that could use some advice, figured you may be qualified.  laughing   Join the fray, and have some fun!
Ha, looks like you guys helped his friend come to their own decision, which is about the best support you can ask for! I'll keep an eye out for more "friends" at a crossroads though.

Charm City Justice wrote:
Hooray for another mental health professional.  I am a clinical social worker, trying to help mentally ill people get out of jail and into treatment.  Thank you for your work with vets.
Thank you for the work you do as well, that's amazing! Ironically, I was just watching Luke Cage and thinking about how tough it would be to work in a forensic setting. I don't think I could hack it!

Denver Demons wrote:
Welcome, Edward! Looking forward to hopefully competing with you soon! Intrigued and interested to hear more about this startup FF platform of yours sometime
Thanks, Blake! Looking forward to that as well. And yeah, I will be glad to provide some info on the startup and would love to get your feedback. It's actually more of an effort not to talk about only that most of the time blah blah blah

Andrew: Sounds good, I'll keep an eye out for that!
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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Mon May 01, 2017 9:40 am

Welcome Ed sounds like you will love this place. Would love to hear more about your startup FF platform at some point...

I am somewhat involved in a new project setting up an NFL style fantasy football platform for UK soccer, so I know how much goes into these things!


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Mon May 01, 2017 10:27 am

Welcome Edward!!

Once you go to IDP, you won't go back to the boring way of playing FF!!! It's IDP or nothing IMO


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Mon May 01, 2017 11:06 am

Welcome aboard brother!


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Mon May 01, 2017 11:15 am

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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Wed May 03, 2017 2:38 am

Littleton SilverBallers wrote:
Welcome Edward!!

Once you go to IDP, you won't go back to the boring way of playing FF!!!  It's IDP or nothing IMO

So true, your about to get your world rocked..

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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Thu May 04, 2017 12:05 am

Edinburgh Galacticos wrote:
Welcome Ed sounds like you will love this place. Would love to hear more about your startup FF platform at some point...

I am somewhat involved in a new project setting up an NFL style fantasy football platform for UK soccer, so I know how much goes into these things!
Whoa, we should definitely trade notes! I'd love to hear about how things are going for you with that.

And thanks guys. Yeah, IDP is bewildering. But I guess I had no clue what I was doing with offense/DST at the beginning, either! Pretty sure I drafted SEA in the 7th round my second year. People groaned. I thought I knew better. I was wrong.
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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Thu May 04, 2017 2:35 am

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Edinburgh Galacticos wrote:
Welcome Ed sounds like you will love this place. Would love to hear more about your startup FF platform at some point...

I am somewhat involved in a new project setting up an NFL style fantasy football platform for UK soccer, so I know how much goes into these things!
Whoa, we should definitely trade notes! I'd love to hear about how things are going for you with that.

And thanks guys. Yeah, IDP is bewildering. But I guess I had no clue what I was doing with offense/DST at the beginning, either! Pretty sure I drafted SEA in the 7th round my second year. People groaned. I thought I knew better. I was wrong.

Last season was my first time in IDP in the Roster Wars re-draft league.  What I noticed is that the scoring here is pretty balanced for offense and defensive players, so when I lost out on an offensive player in the draft, I took an equally solid defensive player scoring wise and it worked out pretty well for my first stab at IDP. 

That doesn't mean I didn't make mistakes too with IDP.  Ian Williams was a scoring stud on the defensive line so I was sure to draft him, but I forgot to research the fact that he was already out for the year with a season ending injury.  No wonder he was still on the draft board.  laughing  IDP is a blast as it opens up a lot of avenues for draft strategy or team-building strategy.


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Thu May 04, 2017 7:04 am

I still draft Brian Urlacher every year so that tells you how up on my IDP knowledge I am!


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Thu May 04, 2017 7:58 am

Haven't heard on Edward's status yet. He must be struggling with the interrogation.



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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Tue May 09, 2017 1:00 am

It would be a lot easier to read all these bylaws without this pencil in my eye!
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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Tue May 09, 2017 6:31 pm

I'm thinking Edward needs to visit the site more and hop into other threads. shrug

You'll love it, I promise!


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Tue May 09, 2017 7:38 pm

We don't bite....hard.


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Fri May 12, 2017 6:05 pm

Han-Yang must have scared him off.


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Mon May 15, 2017 9:41 pm

Uh-oh, looks like Edward turned purple and didn't pass the screening into the Minor League.  Oh well, how many Ed's do we really want represented in the leagues anyway?


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Mon May 15, 2017 10:07 pm

Rocky Mountain Oysters wrote:
Uh-oh, looks like Edward turned purple and didn't pass the screening into the Minor League.  Oh well, how many Ed's do we really want represented in the leagues anyway?

Only 7 posts. Such is life I guess. Not everyone is gonna put up with our shenanigans.


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Mon May 15, 2017 10:38 pm

Sorry, I was enjoying the shenanigans a lot, but haven't had much time to hang out on the boards the last week or so! I'll just be lurking as an RWDOC friend for this upcoming season.
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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Tue May 16, 2017 7:44 am

Beacon Hill Badgers wrote:
Sorry, I was enjoying the shenanigans a lot, but haven't had much time to hang out on the boards the last week or so! I'll just be lurking as an RWDOC friend for this upcoming season.

Stick around. You'll enjoy it. And we recently had one person move from friend status to the main league and a few have entered the minor league ranks. Those that hang around usually want to become more involved.


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Tue May 16, 2017 2:34 pm

Beacon Hill Badgers wrote:
Sorry, I was enjoying the shenanigans a lot, but haven't had much time to hang out on the boards the last week or so! I'll just be lurking as an RWDOC friend for this upcoming season.

Great to hear! Glad you didn't abandon ship.



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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Wed May 17, 2017 8:05 am

"I'm the co-founder of a startup developing a new FF platform,"...always interested in the "cutting edge", whats to come...so can you give some highlights? Social media? Sports? Online?


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat May 20, 2017 5:06 pm

Hey Mac, sorry for the slow reply. The platform is actually a place to play in season-long leagues, similar to MFL. The new twist we're bringing to the table is the addition of a "spell card" system that lets you give boosts to your players' scores (e.g., triple TD points, double yardage, all targets count as receptions) or weaken your opponent's players (reduce yards by half, knock a player out of the matchup etc.). Then there are even more chaotic effects, like giving boosts to every player in the league that's in a RL snow game.

There's additional strategy involved in terms of budging your magic points, choosing which spell cards to acquire, and deciding whether to use them right away or wait and see how your players are performing. We also let you impact any team in your league, so hopefully people will interfere with matchup they're not even in, either for tactical reasons or out of spite  laughing

It's pretty geeky, but should be a ton of fun for those who are up for this sort of thing. There's actually a FF league out there call the Power Hungry league that has a similar "super powers' concept, but I think it's just one league and the score modifiers are handled manually. Our will be online system to host unlimited leagues, with the scoring modifiers built right into the application.
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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat May 20, 2017 6:33 pm

Beacon Hill Badgers wrote:
Hey Mac, sorry for the slow reply. The platform is actually a place to play in season-long leagues, similar to MFL. The new twist we're bringing to the table is the addition of a "spell card" system that lets you give boosts to your players' scores (e.g., triple TD points, double yardage, all targets count as receptions) or weaken your opponent's players (reduce yards by half, knock a player out of the matchup etc.). Then there are even more chaotic effects, like giving boosts to every player in the league that's in a RL snow game.

There's additional strategy involved in terms of budging your magic points, choosing which spell cards to acquire, and deciding whether to use them right away or wait and see how your players are performing. We also let you impact any team in your league, so hopefully people will interfere with matchup they're not even in, either for tactical reasons or out of spite  laughing

It's pretty geeky, but should be a ton of fun for those who are up for this sort of thing. There's actually a FF league out there call the Power Hungry league that has a similar "super powers' concept, but I think it's just one league and the score modifiers are handled manually. Our will be online system to host unlimited leagues, with the scoring modifiers built right into the application.

How far into the process are you? Do you have an ETA cause that idea sound fun.

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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Sat May 20, 2017 6:40 pm

Oh wow! That's an interesting concept. I definitely think I'd be up to giving it a shot, but I'd want to do a single season before I could ever commit to a dynasty format with it. Not even sure if you're building it for one way or the other. IMO, increased strategy is always good. And there's no competition in that market of the FFL community, so hopefully it takes off! Definitely keep us updated!


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Wed May 24, 2017 5:36 pm


Thanks for the explanation...so this is a real time, online game?

Beacon Hill Badgers wrote:
Hey Mac, sorry for the slow reply. The platform is actually a place to play in season-long leagues, similar to MFL. The new twist we're bringing to the table is the addition of a "spell card" system that lets you give boosts to your players' scores (e.g., triple TD points, double yardage, all targets count as receptions) or weaken your opponent's players (reduce yards by half, knock a player out of the matchup etc.). Then there are even more chaotic effects, like giving boosts to every player in the league that's in a RL snow game.

There's additional strategy involved in terms of budging your magic points, choosing which spell cards to acquire, and deciding whether to use them right away or wait and see how your players are performing. We also let you impact any team in your league, so hopefully people will interfere with matchup they're not even in, either for tactical reasons or out of spite  laughing

It's pretty geeky, but should be a ton of fun for those who are up for this sort of thing. There's actually a FF league out there call the Power Hungry league that has a similar "super powers' concept, but I think it's just one league and the score modifiers are handled manually. Our will be online system to host unlimited leagues, with the scoring modifiers built right into the application.


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PostSubject: Re: Beacon Hill Badgers (Edward)   Wed May 24, 2017 7:18 pm

No problem! And yep - real time, online game. So imagine you're looking at your weekly matchup screen, and along the bottom you've got shortcuts to active different spell cards you've acquired, and the amount of magic points you have left to spend on them. When you decide to activate a spell, it goes into effect at that moment and only applies from then until he rest of the week. So if a player gets two TDs and then you use the spell that gives him triple TD points, you need him to score again to get any bonus points out of it. This will all be handled by the platform, so there's no hand-scoring or tracking required of the team owners.
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