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THECEO
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Welcome to Season 22 of the Runescape Football League


Runescape football was founded nearly eight years ago in May 2007 by Dino Wino and over 40+ seasons have concluded. The RFL is the surviving league of a sport that redefined genius and shows a true lasting ability. Quite a few players from the beginning in 2007 still play today, displaying how true the meaning of friendship really is. If you are interested in joining a community that is centered around having fun, then the RFL is for you. Thank you for taking the time to read through this post and we will look to answer any questions you have as soon as possible.

- The RFL

General Information

Current Week: 4
Homeworld: 98
Timezone: EST
Game Locations: Team specific POHs

Notice: The RFL primarily communicates using Skype Messenger and our own off-site website.


Runescape Football League, 2007-2015.
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Thread Navigation


Page One: General Information

1.1: League Information
1.2: Thread Navigation
1.3: General Q & A
1.4: General Information
1.5: Defensive Concepts
1.6: Common Terms
1.7: Joining the League
1.8: Schedule
1.9: Schedule
1.10: Standings

Page Two: Team Rosters
1.1: Relleka Falcons
1.2: Miscellenia Vikings
1.3: Burthrope Badiaks
1.4: TGV Le Verts
1.5: Varrock Rams
1.6: Neitiznot Patriots
1.7: Entrana Firebirds
1.8: Lletya Lions
1.9: Reserved
1.10: Reserved

Page Three: Reserved

Page Four: Game Rules
1.1: Rules
1.2: Rules
1.3: Rules
1.4: Rules
1.5: Rules
1.6: Rules
1.7: Rules
1.8: Rules
1.9: Rules
1.10: Rules

Page Five: League Rules
1.1: Rules
1.2: Rules
1.3: Rules
1.4: Rules
1.5: Rules
1.6: Rules
1.7: Rules
1.8: Rules
1.9: Rules
1.10: Rules
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24-Dec-2014 07:41:07 - Last edited on 02-May-2015 23:10:13 by THECEO

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General Q & A


Q: What do you use as a ball?


A: The league uses a gnome ball which can be thrown by using it on another player.


Q: Where do games take place?


A: Games take place at the POH of a player on the home team. Games traditionally take place in world 98 in Rimmington.


Q: How long do games usually last?


A: Games consist of two, ten minute halves separated by a five minute halftime. They typically take about an hour to complete.


Q: When are games played?


A: Games are set each week for Saturday and Sunday with the time varying. Please check the schedule to find out when your team plays. Teams are allowed to reschedule games to ensure enough players are in attendance.


Q: How many players are in the league?


A: The league currently boasts 30+ active members of the community that all interact together. Some members have been in the league for multiple years forming bonds with others, proving that joining the RFL is a great choice.


Q: How do I join the league?


A: Fill out an application below, but for best results be proactive about joining the league. Add all of the team owners and shoot them a private message about your interest for the league. Become aware of our off-site which we use on a daily basis and become an active participant there.
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24-Dec-2014 07:41:57 - Last edited on 04-May-2015 18:09:17 by THECEO

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How to Play


General Information

Games are played in player owned houses (POHs) that are five houses long by two houses wide. The playing surface must be free and the end of the field on both sides in the end zone. Along the wall is out of bounds, or the sideline.

Games consist of two, ten minute halves separated by a five minute halftime. The clock only stops on incomplete passes, timeouts, challenges, the two minute warning, and running out of bounds.

The corner of the end zone acts as a pylon. You can run the ball into the corners but you cannot catch a pass there.

Before the game begins, a coin toss is held to determine who will start with the ball. The away team chooses heads or tails, and the winner of the toss chooses to receive or defend first.

The team that receives the ball first, will start at the first window on the field. This window is located five squares from the end zone.

The team receiving first will then have four downs to reach the end zone. If they do not score, it is a turnover and the other team gets the ball.

If they score, they can elect to go for a one point conversion, or a two point conversion. A one point conversion is the first window from the end zone they scored in. A two point conversion is the second window from the end zone they scored in.

Almost all teams go for two point conversions unless they are going for a win late in the game, when only one point is needed.
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24-Dec-2014 07:42:09 - Last edited on 04-May-2015 18:18:42 by THECEO

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How to Play


Defensive Concepts

A defensive end is typically tasked with guarding the quarterback. His job is to prevent the quarterback from running, and attempting to sack him when he is able to.

A corner is typically playing man coverage or zone coverage on a wide receiver. Zone coverage means you are tasked with covering a specific area on the field. Man coverage involves playing trade defense on the wide receiver.

Trade defense is an advanced technique that takes practice. Once upon a time players were able to follow wide receivers, but follow defense has become obsolete due to lag being nonexistent in games anymore.

Trade defense requires the ability to trade the wide receivers as they run their routes to stay in coverage on them. If you are unable to keep up, you will get beat and thrown on for a touchdown. If you play good coverage, you still have to have the skill to make the tackle or go for an incomplete pass.

Safeties generally are used to help in man coverage. They normally help the weaker corner out and double cover one receiver. Using a safety concedes space to the quarterback who can then run the ball much easier.

* In zone coverage, teams generally use one defensive end, with three corners. They position themselves in a 1-3 lineup. (Three CB's are spread across the field about 12 squares off the line of scrimmage. Not all games are 4 v 4 however, so in 3 v 3 the typical zone is a 3 man zone 12 squares away.

Run defense requires being able to tackle a player while they are running with the ball. Generally, the two types of run defense are "attacking" and "containing".

Attackers generally go after the quarterback and take a more direct path to him.

Containers try and force the runner to "cut" a different direction and hope to trap him in an area where the attacker can make the tackle.

Staying disciplined on defense is key.
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24-Dec-2014 07:42:17 - Last edited on 04-May-2015 18:19:31 by THECEO

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How to Play


Common Terms

Common terms are abbreviations that are used during games. Rookies should learn these as they are used often.

Tackle (D): Running through or touching any part of a player, results in continuation of the clock, a loss of down, and the new line of scrimmage being the spot of the tackle.

Incomplete (Inc): Running onto a player as he is catching a ball. A catch is defined as having two hands on the ball so the defensive player must be on the reciever as he is completing the catch process. An incomplete pass results in a loss of a down and stoppage of the clock.

Sack: Running through the quarterback on or behind the line of scrimmage when he is legally able to be hit.

Touchdown (TD): Reaching the end of the field with the ball results in a touchdown. You can throw, run, or get an interception to score a touchdown.

Good: Converting a two-point or one-point conversion.

No Good: Failing to convert an extra point.

Interception (Int): When the quarterback throws the ball to a defensive player. This results in the defensive team taking over on offense.

Out: Running out of bounds will result in a stoppage of the clock. Additionally, catching a pass out of bounds will result in an incomplete pass and stoppage of the clock.

P: This means there is a penalty on the play.

General Rules

Moving Center: If hike is called the center is required to throw the ball to the quarterback. If the center moves before throwing the ball, it is a moving center penalty.

Offsides: Being on the wrong side of the line of scrimmage will result in a penalty.

False Start: A penalty will result if the ball is in the air as hike is called.

Two Balls: A team cannot use multiple gnome balls on the same play.
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24-Dec-2014 07:42:25 - Last edited on 04-May-2015 18:20:05 by THECEO

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Joining the League


If you are interested in joining the league, simply post on this thread that you would like to join the league.
In your post indicate the amount of knowledge you have for American football and the timezone you are located in.
Please be ready to use an off-site forum where the league is able to be more structured and have communication on a daily basis. Furthermore, many players in the league use Skype for communication purposes during games. Include your willingness to use both the off-site, Skype, and potentially other methods to communicate with others in the league.
Finally, add all of the team owners on runescape and ask them to train you and potentially sign you to their roster. Be proactive and show your dedication and the league will accept you with open arms.

Application to Join


Name:
Timezone:
Prior American football knowledge?:
Willing to use off-site communication(off-site/skype)?:
What position are you interested in playing?:
Do you understand the general concept of how to play?
Do you understand the main rule concepts?
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24-Dec-2014 07:42:33 - Last edited on 04-May-2015 18:20:50 by THECEO

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Game Schedule


Week 1
August 1st, 2015 (4:30) Lletya Lions(48) @ Nardah Nirvana(72)
August 1st, 2015 (6:00) Burthorpe Badiaks (82) @ Rellekka Bears(78)
August 2nd, 2015 (6:00) Varrock Rams(80) @ Daemonheim Death Eaters(58)
August 2nd, 2015 (7:30) TGV Le Verts(62) @ Burthorpe Badiaks(64)

Week 2
August 8th, 2015 (4:30) Nardah Nirvana(84) @ Varrock Rams(76)
August 8th, 2015 (6:00) Daemonheim Death Eaters(102) @ Lletya Lions(106)
August 9th, 2015 (7:30) Burthorpe Badiaks(70) @ Lletya Lions(50)

Week 3
August 15th, 2015 (4:30) TGV Le Verts(0) @ Varrock Rams(8)
August 15th, 2015 (6:00) Nardah Nirvana(82) @ Daemonheim Death Eaters(116)
August 16th, 2015 (6:00) Daemonheim Death Eaters(52) @ Burthorpe Badiaks(64)
August 16th, 2015 (7:30) Lletya Lions(58) @ Rellekka Bears(74)

Week 4
August 22nd, 2015 (4:30) Varrock Rams @ Lletya Lions (Rescheduled TBD)
August 22nd, 2015 (6:00) Rellekka Bears(90) @ Daemonheim Death Eaters(70)
August 23rd, 2015 (6:00) TGV Le Verts @ Nardah Nirvana
August 23rd, 2015 (7:30) Burthorpe Badiaks @ Varrock Rams

Week 5
August 29th, 2015 (4:30) - Lletya Lions @ TGV Le Verts
August 29th, 2015 (6:00) Rellekka Bears @ Nardah Nirvana
August 30th, 2015 (6:00) Daemonheim Death Eaters @ TGV Le Verts
August 30th, 2015 (7:30) Varrock Rams@ Rellekka Bears
BYE: Burthorpe Badiaks
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24-Dec-2014 07:42:38 - Last edited on 25-Aug-2015 05:31:31 by THECEO

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Game Schedule


Week 6
September 5th, 2015 (4:30) Nardah Nirvana @ Burthorpe Badiaks
September 5th, 2015 (6:00) Daemonheim Death Eaters @ Varrock Rams
September 6th, 2015 (6:00) Rellekka Bears @ Burthorpe Badiaks
September 6th, 2015 (7:30) Nardah Nirvana @ Lletya Lions
BYE: TGV Le Verts

Week 7
September 12th, 2015 (4:30) Burthorpe Badiaks @ TGV Le Verts
September 12th, 2015 (6:00) Varrock Rams @ Nardah Nirvana
September 13th, 2015 (6:00) Lletya Lions @ Daemonheim Death Eaters
September 13th, 2015 (7:30) TGV Le Verts @ Rellekka Bears

Reschedule Week
September 19th, 2015 (7:00) Rellekka Bears @ TGV Le Verts

Week 8
September 26th, 2015 (4:30) Lletya Lions @ Burthorpe Badiaks
September 26th, 2015 (6:00) Daemonheim Death Eaters @ Nardah Nirvana
September 27th, 2015 (6:00) Varrock Rams @ TGV Le Verts
September 27th, 2015 (7:30) Burthorpe Badiaks@ Daemonheim Death Eaters
BYE: Rellekka Bears

Week 9
October 3rd, 2015 (4:30) Nardah Nirvana @ TGV Le Verts
October 3rd, 2015 (6:00) Rellekka Bears @ Lletya Lions
October 4th, 2015 (6:00) Daemonheim Death Eaters @ Rellekka Bears
October 4th, 2015 (7:30) Lletya Lions @ Varrock Rams
BYE: Burthorpe Badiaks

Week 10
October 10th, 2015 (4:30) TGV Le Verts @ Lletya Lions
October 10th, 2015 (6:00) Varrock Rams @ Burthorpe Badiaks
October 11th, 2015 (6:00) Nardah Nirvana @ Rellekka Bears
October 11th, 2015 (7:30) TGV Le Verts @ Daemonheim Death Eaters

Week 11
October 18th, 2015 (6:00) Rellekka Bears @ Varrock Rams
October 18th, 2015 (7:30) Burthorpe Badiaks @ Nardah Nirvana
BYE: TGV Le Verts , Lletya Lions and Daemonheim Death Eaters

Playoffs
October 24th, 2015 (4:30) - #1 @ #4
October 24th, 2015 (6:00) - #2 @ #3
October 25th, 2015 (7:00) - United Bowl XVII
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League Standings


1. Burthorpe Badiaks: 4-0
2. Nardah Nirvana: 2-0
3. Varrock Rams: 2-1
4. Rellekka Bears: 2-1
5. Lleyta Lions: 1-3
6. TGV Le Verts: 0-2
7. Daemonheim Death Eaters: 0-4

Bold= Clinched playoffs
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