Richardson Games

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Richardson Games is a lineup player for the Charleston Shoe Thieves, and has been with the team since Season 4, Day 83. Games has played for the New York Millennials.

Official League Records

Games joined the ILB as a lineup player for the New York Millennials with the Return of Blaseball.

During the Season 2 elections, Games's batting was randomized and increased from 1.0 -> 1.9 as a result of the Millennials' Soul Swap blessing.

On Season 4, Day 83, Games was exchanged to the Charleston Shoe Thieves due to Feedback. Games was replaced by Ren Hunter.

During the Season 4 elections, Games received the Grappling Hook blessing, increasing their baserunning from 2.8 -> 5.7 and defense from 3.2 -> 5.6 (The Grappling Hook would later be lost, along with all other Discipline Era items across the league, at the beginning of Season 15.)

During the Season 6 elections, Games received a combined 14.1 -> 14.5 stat increase as a result of the Shoe Thieves' Mutually Arising blessing.

On Season 9, Day X, Games gained the Flinch modification after the Shoe Thieves lost to THE SHELLED ONE'S PODS.

During the Season 9 elections, Games received the Siphon modification due to the passing of the Forecast: Blooddrain decree.

Over the course of Season 10, Games made use of this new modification, siphoning 9 different players. These stat increases boosted Games from 2.0 -> 2.6 in batting and 5.7 -> 8.2 in defense. In the Season 10 elections, Games received Noise-Cancelling Headphones, becoming Soundproof. (The Headphones would later be lost, along with all other Discipline Era items across the league, at the beginning of Season 15.)

During the Coffee Cup, Games played for the Americano Water Works as a lineup player.

On Season 18, Day 53, Games became a pitcher due to Reverb. On Day 58, Games retreated to the Shoe Thieves' Shadows in exchange for Oscar Dollie as a result of Choux Stadium's Fax Machine.

On Season 19, Day 58, Games rejoined the active roster in exchange for Alejandro Leaf via Choux Stadium's Fax Machine.

On Season 20, Day 16, Games retreated to the Shoe Thieves' Shadows in exchange for Oscar Dollie as a result of Choux Stadium's Fax Machine.

During the Season 20 elections, Games rejoined the Shoe Thieves' active roster in exchange for Cornelius Games as a result of the Shoe Thieves' Swap will, becoming a lineup player in the process.

During the Season 21 elections, Games was sent from the Shoe Thieves' lineup to the Shoe Thieves' lineup as a result of the Shoe Thieves' Move will.

On Season 23, Day 84, Games became a pitcher due to Reverb.

Over the course of Season 24, Games entered and exited the Shoe Thieves' Shadows two times as a result of Choux Stadium Fax Machine and Voicemail events, ending the Season on the lineup.

COMMUNITY LORE

The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.

Career with the Millennials

In his first few seasons with the Millennials, Games was notoriously unreliable on and off the field. He was known for frequently arriving to practice late and leaving early, as well as tricking teammates into showing up at the wrong place or time in an effort to make himself appear less irresponsible in comparison. When asked to comment on this behavior, teammate Winnie Mccall said, “Yeah he sucks, but I’ve been using his credit card to Plostmates fancy gum for years and he’s never said anything. Plus I think he’s paying for the entire apartment? I’m not really sure how any of that works.” Following their soul swap at the end of Season 2, Games’s practice attendance improved slightly. Their inherited wealth continued to be a frequent source of conflict between Games and teammate Schneider Bendie, despite the fact that they both agree that people just shouldn't worry about money so much.

Games made repeated vocal objections to what they considered to be the more onerous parts of the Millennials contract, in particular the requirement for the entire team to live on one shared apartment. Rumors that they owned a secret second apartment on Glamercy Park were never able to be confirmed. However, Games ultimately came to enjoy his team-mandated side hustle as a fashion reseller. Their love of striking vintage pieces from the '70s and contemporary designers like Raf Simmons led to an extensive wardrobe, which reportedly began reselling after feeling guilty about keeping their beauty in a dark closet.

Joining the Shoe Thieves and Acquiring Grappling Hook

Shortly after joining the Charleston Shoe Thieves, Richardson Games made his first reported foray into theft by stealing teammate Esme Ramsey's accursed grappling hook. When asked why, Games only shrugged and said, “I wanted a grappling hook.” He then proceeded to vehemently deny that any part of the theft was motivated by a need to “show off” or “prove himself.”

After the conclusion of Season 9, reporters and teammates alike noticed that the hook had somehow taken the place of Games’s right arm. Games assured interviewers that this body modification was entirely intentional and normal, and that they, of course, knew exactly what they were doing. Games repeated this sentiment during Season 10 after the hook began seemingly involuntarily shooting from their arm to consume the blood of opponents. Games was at one point overheard in the Shoe Thieves locker room muttering “can you boost my [expletive] batting stat for chrissake” directly into the hook itself, although no conclusions regarding the sentience of the hook can be drawn from this, as Games’s defensive ability proceeded to reach a record-breaking 8 stars. When asked for a comment, Ramsey stated simply, “it wouldn’t have bit his arm if he’d fed it."

Season 9 - Dead Weight Fears and Boss Fight

At the outset of season 9 Games had the lowest primary star rating on the Shoe Thieves, making them vulnerable to incineration if the team were to win the “Dead Weight” blessing. Despite publicly claiming he wasn’t worried about it, Games was said to be spending a considerable amount of time in the Choux Stadium batting cages. He ultimately led the team in overall batting average that season, achieving a career high (excluding the season the Millennials had Fourth Strike). During his first at bat on Day X against the Peanut God, he hit a triple, setting up teammate Velasquez Alstott to hit him in for their signature Richardson Games Scores On The Sacrifice combo play, scoring the first and only run for Shoe Thieves against THE SHELLED ONE'S PODS. These accomplishments, however, had no impact on Games’s star-rating. It is unclear whether his extensive blood siphoning in season 10 was a deliberate effort by either him or the grappling hook to protect against future similar blessings.

Personal Life

Richardson Games is married to fellow Shoe Thieves player Cornelius Games. The two are both notoriously private, and do not often talk about their marriage. Regardless, a few more details can be gathered.

The couple seem to have grown steadily further and further apart in the past few years. According to an anonymous source, their relative stubbornness and emotional constipation is what continues to prevent either of them from seeking marriage counseling or divorce.

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Fan Works

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