Decrees

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Decrees are sweeping rule changes to the game of Blaseball voted on by participants and implemented by umpires, or other characters such as Lōotcrates. Blaseball participants may vote on any decree during the entirety of a season, with the election ballot explaining how many of the top decrees will be implemented (typically one or two). At the end of each season (after the postseason games), the winning decree or decrees are announced.

Decrees can affect everything from individual teams, such as the retiring the lowest scoring team in a season; fans, such as redistributing wealth from the top 1% of participants; or worldwide events, such as swallowing an entire city and renaming its home team.

Decrees are often, but not always, recorded in The Book of Blaseball for posterity. They can last for one season or indefinitely, depending on the decree's effects.

History of Decrees

Decrees from each season are shown below, with the winning decrees highlighted.

Season 1

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Redistribute Wealth The top five players from the Internet Series champion will be distributed to five other random teams in the league.
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Relegation The last place team in the league will be eliminated from the league, and replaced with a new team.
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Open the Forbidden Book It is Forbidden.

Season 2

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Relegation The last place team in the league will be eliminated from the league, and replaced with a new team.
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Popular Evolution The team with the most fans will Evolve.
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Peanuts Peanuts
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The Fourth Strike The bottom four teams in the league gain the Fourth Strike. It will take Four Strikes to strike out any batter on their team for the following Season and Postseason.
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Enhanced Shame Rule Change: When a team is Shamed, they will be punished in the following game. Their next opponent will start with runs equal to the number of runs scored in the Shame period.

Season 3

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Eat The Rich Redistribute the funds from the Top 1% of Fans at the end of each Season
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Eat the Crust 5 Players from the 2-Time Champion Pies will be reassigned to Random Teams
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Interviews GET TO KNOW THE PLAYERS
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Late Stage Postseason Bet Payouts increase each round: 2x, 3x, 5x
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Blaserunning Stolen Bases are worth 0.1 Runs

Season 4

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Alternate Reality Randomize the stats of one hitter and one pitcher on every team.
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Tame The Tigers Five Players from the Hades Tigers will be Randomly Distributed throughout the League.
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Targeted Shame The Top 4 Teams will be punished with Targeted Shame next season. When they're shamed, they'll start the next game with negative runs equal to their shame.
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Home Field Advantage The Bottom 4 Teams will gain Home Field Advantage for next season. They'll start each of their homes games with 1 run.
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The Fourth Strike[1] The Bottom 4 Teams from each Season will gain the Fourth Strike for the next Season. It will take four strikes to strike out any of their batters.

Season 5

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Confuse Good Unknown
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High Filter Unknown
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Diagonal World Unknown
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Parallel World Unknown
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Do Nothing Unknown
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Confuse Evil Unknown

Season 6

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Hot Sauce Feel the Heat. Makes a random player on each team Spicy.
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Enhanced Party Time When a team is in Party Time -- Mathematically eliminated from the Postseason -- they'll have a chance of receiving random permanent stat boosts during their games.
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New Kids Incinerate the least Idolized player on every team.

Season 7

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Fifth Base The Top 4 Teams of the Regular Season must run an extra base next season.
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Walk In The Park The Top 4 Teams of the Regular Season will walk batters on the 3rd Ball of an At-Bat instead of the 4th next season.
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Bless Off The Top 4 Teams of the Regular Season cannot win blessings in this Election.

Season 8

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Wild Cards Every Season, a random team from each Subleague will leave Party Time to become the 5th Playoff team. A best of 3 Wild Card series will happen on Fridays.
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Relief Next Season, the bottom four teams will have Relief. When one of their pitchers gives up 5 runs, they'll immediately be replaced by a pitcher from their Shadows.
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Double Jumps Whenever a team defeats the team currently leading their Division, they'll earn an extra win. Permanent effect.

Season 9

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Forecast: Eclipse N/A
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Forecast: Peanuts N/A
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Forecast: Birds N/A
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Forecast: Feedback N/A
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Forecast: Reverb N/A
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Forecast: Blooddrain N/A

Season 10

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Black Hole If your team scores 10+ runs in a game, open a Black Hole.
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Eliminator Every time a team hits a Home Run, there is a chance your Opponent loses a hitter for the remainder of the game.
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Self-Destruct When your Team is Shamed, initiate the Countdown.

Season 11

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Bury ...Bury! the Forbidden Book...
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Burn ...Burn! the Forbidden Book...
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Close ...Close! the Forbidden Book...
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Deface ...Deface! the Forbidden Book...
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Eat ...Eat! the Forbidden Book...
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Freeze ...Freeze! the Forbidden Book...
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Shred ...Shred! the Forbidden Book...
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Sink ...Sink! the Forbidden Book...
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Trash ...Trash! the Forbidden Book...

Season 12

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Title Belt Win the Championship to claim the Belt, then Defend it in Title Matches next Season. The Holder of the Belt is protected from Steals and Swaps and guaranteed a Postseason Birth. Should the Holder win the Championship, they will claim a Title.
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Pennants The Champion of each season will play the following season under Pennants, starting every game at a severe disadvantage. Win the Internet Series under Pennants in order to Repent.
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Based Evolution Every Third Championship a Team wins will cause the Team and its Players to Evolve. Players that round the phylogenic Bases will get to go Home.

Season 13

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Bird Rights Allows Division Winners to Hatch a Player from the Field of Eggs with a chosen name from the Filtered Pool.
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Force Fields A Player on each Team is placed in the Force Field, protecting them from Steals and Swaps. Use a Will to move the Field to another Player
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Free Wills Teams that finish in the Bottom 4 of the League will receive an extra Will in that Season's Election.

Season 14

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Meal Plan All Fans will gain 2 new temporary Snack Slots each Earlsiesta and 2 new temporary Snack slots each Latesiesta. The 4 extra Slots and the Snacks in them will be washed away after each Election.
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Pot Luck All Fans gain 3 Snack Slots permanently. Every season, 3 random Snacks in the Concessions will be selected to be Spoiled, earning extremely low payouts, with a small chance of a Gourmet jackpot.
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All You Can Eat Fans will be able to freely buy and sell Snack Slots at any time. The less Snack slots the Fan owns, the higher the payout for the Snacks in them.

Season 15

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Bats Swing Away. Go on the offensive while providing a Global Hitting Boost.
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Caps Don't Lose Your Heads. Keep your wits about you while providing a global Pitching Boost.
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Shoes Flight or Flight. Run away while providing global Baserunning Boost.
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Gloves Catch and Release. Keep threats in front of you while providing a global Defense Boost.

Season 16

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Goodie Bags Anytime a Player accumulates 400 Runs (scoring as a baserunner or allowing as a pitcher), they'll earn an Item Crate for a random active Player on their Team.
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Gift Baskets Anytime a Division accumulates 99 Wins, each Team in that Division will receive an Item Crate for a random active Player on their Team.
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Community Chest Anytime 3000 Runs are accumulated league-wide, every Team will receive an Item Crate for a random active Player on their Team.

Season 17

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Forum Upshelling Events on the Feed will earn you Coins and Prizes.
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Library Reveal the Ancient Histories of Blaseball.
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Laboratory Add a Will that lets you build a custom Item and give it to a Player on your Team.
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Smithy All non-Playoff Teams from this Season build a Smithy in their Ballpark, which occasionally repairs Items.
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Monument The Top 99 Events of each Season will be Remembered.
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Fairgrounds All games have a chance of being Prize Matches, in which the winning Team will open an Item Crate.

Season 18

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Wrecking Ball Gain Access to the Wrecking Ball to Remove unwanted Renovations.
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Hype Train Build Hype in your Ballparks when you Shame Opponents.
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Ratification Renovations built by at least 18 Teams will be Ratified into Non-Physical Law for the entire League.
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On The House Teams will build an Additional Renovation at no extra cost each Season.
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Climate Control Gain Access to Weather Reduction Renovations.
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Trust Fall[2] turn the tables. winning will be losing. trust me.

Season 19

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Repeal Turntables Repeal the Turntables Rule.
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Under Achiever[3] unwin the underbracket. crown the underchampions.

Season 20

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Sun 3 Set Sun. If your Team sweeps all 3 games of a Regular Season series, the final non-loss is worth 2 Wins.
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Sun 9 Set Sun. Non-losses on the Week End (every 9th Day) are worth 2 Wins.
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Sun 30 Set Sun. When a game enters Extra Innings, both Teams will immediately earn 1 Win.

Season 21

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Sum Sun Weather. Each successive scoring play by a Team within a half inning is worth an additional Run.
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Sun 90 Weather. Scoring Plays will earn an additional Run for each out.
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Sun .1 Weather. Each Run scored is worth .1 more per Inning.

Season 22

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-Sun Set Sun. Non-losing with Negative Runs earns you 2 Wins.
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Sun 0 Set Sun. Non-losing with Zero Runs earns you 2 Wins.
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Equal Sun Set Sun. A home run during a game's final out ties the game.
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MAXIMUM SUN Set Sun. Scoring plays in Maximum Blaseball are worth 3x the Runs.
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Sum Sun Weather. Each successive scoring play by a Team within a half inning is worth an additional Run.
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Sun 9 Set Sun. Non-losses on the Week End (every 9th Day) are worth 2 Wins.

Ongoing Decrees

These decrees from previous seasons have an ongoing effect.

  • Eat The Rich (Season 3): Funds from the top 1% of coin-havers will be redistributed to the remainder of Fans at the end of the postseason.
  • Enhanced Party Time (Season 6): When a team is in Party Time -- mathematically eliminated from the postseason -- they'll have a chance of receiving random permanent stat boosts during their games.
  • Wild Cards (Season 8): Every Season, a random team from each Subleague will leave Party Time to become the 5th Playoff team. A first-to-two-wins Wild Card series will happen on Fridays.
  • Based Evolution (Season 12): Every Third Championship a Team wins will cause the Team and its Players to Evolve. Players that round the phylogenic Bases will get to go Home.
  • Free Wills (Season 13): Teams that finish in the Bottom 4 of the League will receive an extra Will in that Season's Election.
  • All You Can Eat (Season 14): Fans will be able to freely buy and sell Snack Slots at any time. The less Snack slots the Fan owns, the higher the payout for the Snacks in them.
  • Community Chest (Season 16): Anytime 3000 Runs are accumulated league-wide, every Team will receive an Item Crate for a random active Player on their Team.
  • Fairgrounds (Season 17): All games have a chance of being Prize Matches, in which the winning Team will open an Item Crate.
  • Ratification (Season 18): Renovations built by at least 18 Teams will be Ratified into Non-Physical Law for the entire League.
    • Hotel Motel (Season 18): Holiday Innings will occasionally happen during the Earlseason, where Teams Party instead of Score.
    • Turntables (Season 18): Any Win earned from a non-loss during the Regular Season will be converted to an Unwin.
    • Tunnels (Season 20): Tunnels allow the Home Team to steal from the Away Team.
    • Balloons (Season 21): A small, permanent amount of negative eDensity is added for each Run or Win earned in this Ballpark.
    • Bird Hotel (Season 21): When the Home Team parties, a number of Birds will come join the Party.
    • Voicemail (Season 21): When the Home Team is shut out in this Ballpark, they'll swap the worst Batter in their Lineup with the best Batter in their Shadows.
    • Phantom Thieves' Guild (Season 22): If the Home Team loses by 9 Runs in this Ballpark, they will steal from their opponent's Shadows.
  • The Underbracket (Season 19): Every Postseason, the bottom finishing Teams will compete in the Underbracket while the top finishing Teams compete in the standard Overbracket.
  • Sun 30 (Season 20): When a game enters Extra Innings, both Teams will immediately earn 1 Win.
  • Sun .1 (Season 21): Weather. Each Run scored is worth .1 more per Inning.
  • Equal Sun (Season 22): A home run during a game's final out ties the game.
  • MAXIMUM SUN (Season 22): Scoring plays in Maximum Blaseball are worth 3x the Runs.
  • Sum Sun (Season 22): Weather. Each successive scoring play by a Team within a half inning is worth an additional Run.

  1. Note that the Season 4's Fourth Strike applies "each Season" instead of Season 2's Fourth Strike which applies "for the following Season."
  2. Trust Fall was added to the ballot during Earlsiesta.
  3. Under Achiever was added to the ballot during Earlsiesta.