Blaseball (blood + baseball) is a horror baseball simulation that is accessible through the website blaseball.com.
Knowledge of baseball (the real sport) is not required and the best way to experience it is to just jump on in.
Currently blaseball is on Siesta(Siesta) [for almost a whole year *sobs*] and no games are being played, but you can sign up to the site to be notified when it comes back in the fall. UPDATE: AS OF OCT 2022 BLASEBALL IS COMING BACK WITH FALL BALL ON THE 28th!!! WAHOO!! You can also join the blaseball offical discord through the site if you like that sort of thing.
All players on the site are just a name with some defining characteristics (stars, fate, soul scream, pregame ritual, coffee type, ect.) and all characterization and most characteristics are created by fans, usually by the fans of the team the player is on. Player interpretation can differ from individual to individual. If you want to read about team interpretation (collaboration between fans of the team(s) that the player is on to brainstorm characteristics/characterization) or popular interpretation (for the more well known players) you can check the Blaseball wiki.
All characters here are my own interpretation of them and don't always reflect the ideas given to them on the wiki.
PREHISTORY:Players from events that take place before The Return of Blaseball. You can tell that I got really into Blaseball around the same time "Throwback Thursday" and the "Semi-Centinial" was happening because man do I think about these guys A LOT.
Listen. I love this guy a lot. My favorite league burner. If you want to hear me rant about his clones go to "Misc."
He's drawn as a scrawny guy with long black hair that's typically put into a ponytail. His hair is parted in a way so that only one eye is showing (important). He has red diagonal stitches on his face and a couple other stitches scattered over his body. His face is covered in stubble and acne. He typically has a brown jacket over whatever he's wearing.
This guy is a forever 19 year old that may or may not have been a roman brought back to life by a certain god.
He has an audio processing disorder and is transmasc.
Wanted to do hlorseback riding instead of blaseball but hey, that's life.
He's good friends with Megan. Neither of them really knew how to do rival stuff so they just kinda hung out outside of games. Like rival game nights, for example. (Megan starts this stuff as a joke but Parker took it seriously and they played along.) He's also good friends with new Megan, partially because they were stuck in the same room as each other for 50+ years in the vault.
Very nervous dude in season A but mellows out a lot over the next couple of seasons. During his stay in the vault he got into the habit of zoning out almost constantly and hasn’t yet shaked that off.
They/them mid 20ish.
Greatest prankster of all time (unofficial rank). Good friends with Parker MacMillan. Got exploded 100 times.
Megan is drawn with Eurasian magpie characteristics (wings, claws, colors under the eyes) due to A) alliteration and B) both are known for stealing stuff.
They have shoulder length black hair that's dyed pink and blue on the tips. They're drawn with a fuller body and with jock type clothing.
Think of themselves as an unofficial older sibling to Parker and cares not for property laws. Loves heist movies and playing ball.
They tend to act rather smug but can be very empathetic and kind when they feel like it.
As far as Megan vs new Megan goes: They're basically the same person for the most part. Being Echoed/static-ed has basically scattered the components that make Megan, Megan throughout the immaterial plane/shadows/hall/etc. in a matter that is unable to be seen nor able to be recovered. New Megan is the most solid part of Megan the league was able to fish up and is a superficial 2-D caricature of who Megan was. (you could say... just an echo of their former self haha!) They're now physically unable to take anything particularly seriously or able to empathize with others, stuck constantly as smug and aloof. New Megan Ito and Parker MacMillan are still good friends :)
SPIES:Players from the team I’m a fan of: The Houston Spies!
People who know my love of jellyfish and robots might be asking: Spies? Why not the Atlantis Georgias Or the Core Mechanics? Which is a good question! The answer is: A) I liked the aesthetics, B) I’ve been to Houston a couple of times when I was younger and I really liked the science museum they have there and C) most importantly and the actual final deciding factor for my decision: Math Velazquez is the coolest character concept I have ever heard of and I just HAD to be a fan of the team Math was on. (Math then got stolen by the thieves guild and was sent to LA Unlimited Tacos' shadows shortly afterwards :( )
Ivy (Wyatt Mason IV)
They/Them late teens - early 20s
Ivy! Little guy of all time.
Ivy is one of the several Wyatt Masons created through the events of the second Wyatt Masoning, because of that they have a bit of a complex about their own personhood. Despite this, they are quite close to their remaining sibling, Max.
Ivy is drawn as a young adult with light brown skin and freckles. Their hair is dark except for the tips, which are dyed pink. They tend to wear a teal jacket over a light purple sweater. They tend to have headphones around their neck, the wire of which connects up to their siblings-- usually disappearing into a different non-visible plane after a couple of feet.
They have a pet bunny named Dust that is gray and white. They also seem to have some sort of learning disorder, but it is currently undiagnosed.
Ivy, being the first of the post-blackhole (blackhole) spies to fall, has the best understanding of the undisclosed location (the spies stadium) out of all the new spies, and uses this often to their own benefit. They're good friends with Ankle Halifax of the shoe thieves, and often go over to Charleston to visit them.
Nanci Grackle (Also known as: The Grack)
He/him They/Them Ze/Hir 30s
Nanci is a mad scientist originally from the Atlantis Georgias. They have a very one sided rivalry with previous spies player and mad scientist Mohammed Picklestein, on account of Mo's additions to the undisclosed location's safety features. Nanci dislikes safety features.
He is drawn with short black hair, tan skin, and green triangle glasses. They wear an unbuttoned Hawaiian shirt with a stained lab coat over top. Ze has goggles around their neck and piercings around hir left eyebrow and right ear. Despite their overly green apperance, it's actually his least favorite color. He dsilikes green so much that ze removed the ability to see green from hir eyes, leaving him in the current situation.
Nanci and Ivy have a very cartoony cat and mouse situation, with Nanci wanting to study Ivy and Ivy not particularly wanting to be studied. Nanci also occasionally tries to help Rivers with their wishes of being struck by lightning. Rivers is also immune to almost all of Nanci's ray guns through over exposure to lightning strikes.
Despite being a mad scientist and trying to study Ivy, Nanci is not attempting to be actively malicious. He just has a very skewed perspective on what is or is not acceptable behavior.
SHORT CIRCUITS:Short circuits were three seasons that happened during the Siesta(Siesta) to test out the implementation of new features. Each season was two weeks and each had unique players for each team. Most of the ideas for the spies short circuits that I show here borrow heavily from ideas given in maincord (The blaseball discord, that is) and the Spies’ side discord. The design of the characters, while borrowing from these ideas, are for the most part my own.
The specifics of each have blended into a singular glob in my mind (although the event of the garage’s accidental vote fraud sticks out pretty clearly, that was pretty funny.) so I apologize for any inaccuracies. Check out the wiki or the spies debriefings if you want accuracy.
.DAT (Department of Applied Thaumaturgy).DAT is the first SC team and is a section of The Agency that is focused on studying magic.
He/Him young adult.
Link was a blittle league coach that was recruited by .DAT to help them with the play ball part of Blaseball (as, this is a department meant to research magic not to do splorts) so he acts as a bit of a coach to his teammates.
He’s drawn as a young person with an average build and slightly above average height, he has curly hair and doesn't wear the uniform the spies have. (instead opting to wear casual wear (cargo shorts + T-shirt) or an actual jersey.) He’s a trans man.
Link tends to bring snacks for everyone and has a good relationship with the rest of the team. He gets to ride shotgun in ZeeZee’s van the most often. They live in an apartment that also houses Pug Grenache and has some budding romance stuff going on with Eleanor Thyme, although it never came to fruition. Got sacrificed to the microphone at the end of the season and now lives in the void(?). In the main universe he is still a blittle league coach and never interacted with The Agency.
They/Them (?) Young adult.
Kofi!!! My good friend Kofi!!! Kofi is SO incredibly bad at blaseball, they had 1 (ONE) star in batting (they’re a batter) and IIRC it was AN OVER INFLATED STAR. (looked better than it was.) Their pregame ritual is making friends :)
Kofi is drawn as a person with average height, a brown and tan trench coat, short brown hair, and has a coffee plant replacing their right (our left) eye.
They do coffee alchemy! They’re also quite good at getting information.
They’re close to the rest of the team, but have made it a special mission for themselves to befriend the HECK out of Noah Dane, so the two of them are quite close (much to Noah’s disgruntlement). They are very friendly to opposing teams and like to wave to the pitcher whenever possible. (Hello!!! Hi!!! I am on the home plate!!! (two minutes pass) Bye!!! I just striked out and now it's the top of the inning!!! bye!!!!)
Secret of the century, but I actually put 101 votes into sacrificing Kofi to the Microphone (the rest of my votes went to Link), because if they use the SC staticed characters for something… I would like to see Kofi again. Also, I thought it would be funny, but I’m glad Link ended up getting zapped anyways haha.
They/Them Young child (around 12?)
Bibby doesn’t actually play Blaseball, They are a necromancer and make their reanimated skeletons (who are named numbers that are put onto hats that they wear on their heads) play ball for them. They also run a lemonade stand with their skellingtons,
Bibby has not connected the fact that people have skeletons and that the reanimated skeletons are actually the same stuff– like kids that think of dinosaurs as the skeleton because that's all they see.
They are drawn as a young child with mousy brown hair tied back into a ponytail, an oversized blue trench coat and purple cap, and a skull bandana tied around their neck.
Bibby is put in charge of Pug Grenache after Link leaves, since they tend to hang out with the dog a lot. They’re also friends with Roman Lighthouse and Madison Sycamore (AKA: Vert), they play card games together during vote reveal parties at Eleanor’s house.
He/Him (?) Young Adult.
The straight man (comedy term) of the group. Thinks magic is super dangerous and none of these guys are using enough caution, which causes him to try to not befriend any of them. (thwarted by Kofi.) Disenchant stuff frequently. Stickler for the rules and a bit of a square.
Noah is drawn as a above average height person with a naturally stern face, they have long blond curls and wear the traditional purple trench coat over a collared shirt and slacks.
They/Them young adult.
Eleanor is the only .DAT member that has a house large enough to use for events, so they usually host the vote reveal parties and other such things. They live alone.
Eleanor is drawn as an average height person with long ginger hair tied back in a ponytail. They wear a simple trench coat for games and casual wear (shirt, cardigan + long pants) elsetimes.
They have a bit of a budding romance going on with Link, although he was staticed before anything ever came of it. Eleanor specializes in plant and household magic, which comes quite naturally to them and much of which was passed down from their currently estranged family. They tend to look very serious but enjoys enabling chaos.
In my head, I connected them a lot to this song.
Any pronouns, middle aged
Pug is a pug that was the familiar of an artificer/ wizard and can currently survive anything. May have psychic powers, it's unclear.
They are drawn as a pug (the kind with a longer snout) with a red collar.
Pug originally lived in Link’s apartment, but after Link got staticed they now live with Bibby Zmith.
.CRT (Chrono-Reconnaissance Taskforce).CRT is the 2nd SC team and is a section of The Agency focused around time travel.
Jorge is stuck in a time loop and is attempting to save the members of the .CRT from the microphone. These loops have made them extremely good at blaseball, enough so that they were the candidate to get fed to the microphone in this final loop.
They're also an old timey union organizer, and uses ASL to communicate.
Jorge is drawn in black and white, with a fedora, vest, and collared shirt on. They have curly dark hair that is pulled into a low ponytail and their eyes are always shaded by their hat, unable to be seen.
They're good friends with Denny Frakes.
Denny is not able to be percieved because of space/time nonsense.
MISC:Any characters that I have designs for that don’t fit into the above categories.