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During the Season β4 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 β15.)
Over the course of Season β10, 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 β10 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.)
On Season β20, Day 16, Games retreated to the Shoe Thieves' Shadows in exchange for Oscar Dollie as a result of Choux Stadium's Fax Machine.
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.
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 married for "tax purposes" after a year of close friendship, according to an anonymous source. Shortly after their first anniversary, however, Cornelius was overheard telling then-teammate Workman Gloom that feelings had inadvertently blossomed forth, and they were "giving romance a shot."
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The following song is about Richardson Games:
Season 2 card, by @ruthie_edwards
Season 6 card featuring Grappling Hook, by @kyl_armstrong
Richardson and Cornelius Games, by @shenaniglenn
Richardson Games by @crikadelic
Richardson and Cornelius by @solphy
Richardson Games by @glassgoblin
Miniblaseballer by @HetreaSky
Games Tlopps Card Season 11 by @CurseOfScots
Richardson Games attacking Consumers with a Steel Chair, by @kurukanro
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